One of the best activities in Karpathos island are the boat trips, which depart from the main ports of the island in the morning hours. Daily boat trips and excursions are quite popular among the visitors of Karpathos, because sailing on the sea offer special adventures. Some of the best beaches of Karpathos can be visited by daily boat trips, and also some hidden gem can be discovered during the excursions. Cruise on the clearest waters of the Aegean Sea, and enjoy the amazing scenery of Karpathos from a deck!
Karpathos boat trips and excursions
From late May till end of September there are several daily boat cruises and boat trips, offering a great cruise on the blue Aegean Sea. On these daily trips travellers sail to several famous beaches of Karpathos and view these gems from the sea, which offer completely different experiences and shows the interesting coastline of the island.
The most boat trips depart from from Pigadia, which is the largest port in Karpathos island. The place from where the excursion boats depart is the inner port of Pigadia, next to the rocky hill. The tickets to daily boat trips you can by directly at the staff of the boats, who introduce their trips in the evenings in the port, and local tourist offices and tour guides sell tickets for the boat excursions also.
Ask the staff of the boats, local tourist offices and tour guides for actual schedules and destinations, but there can be seen usually flyers and billboards also. In Karpathos island the other important port for boat excursions is Diafani. While the biggest excursion boats depart from Pigadia, Diafani has slightly smaller boats with less passengers.
It’s an important information that the boats depart only if the weather conditions are suitable, for maximum safety of passengers.
Boat trips from Pigadia
Boat trips depart from the port of Pigadia in the morning hours, most of these leave the port with passengers between 8:30 – 9:30. The boat excursions last until late afternoon, and usually the sail ends between 16:30 – 18:00, but it depends on actual weather conditions and destinations.
The schedule of the exursion boats in Pigadia can be find in the port in the evenings, or just walk into one of the local tourist offices, where you can see the program or you can buy a ticket.
Some of the boat trips visit the most famous beaches of the island (Achata beach, Kyra Panagia beach, Apella beach, Kato Lakkos beach, Vasilis Paradise beach), or sail to the nearby Saria island. There is also a boat trip which depart from Pigadia and arrive to Diafani village, from where the traditional Olymbos is just a few kilometers away.
It’s worth to known that the boat excursions which arrive to Diafani or Saria, depart earlier (usually in 8:30), while the beach trips depart slightly later, usually an hour later. Always check your actual schedule, and don’t be late, because the boats will not wait for anyone.
Sofia My Love
Sofia My Love has been offering daily trips for a long time in Pigadia, and this brand is of the oldest boat trips in Karpathos island with experienced staff. In the daily excursions of Sofia My Love can be find beach days with Achata beach, Kato Lakkos beach, Kyra Panagia beach, Apella beach, Vasilis Paradise beach. On a few days of a week it offer also boat trips to Diafani (Olymbos) and Saria island.
The ship ‘Sofia My Love’ looks like a charming old style sailing boat.
Kapitan Nikolas is a mid-size boat which offer boat excurions to Saria island and Diafani (Olymbos).
One of the largest excursion boats in Pigadia with its length of 33 meters. The vessel offer daily trips to Diafani (Olymbos) and Saria, and beach days to Kyra Panagia beach, Apella beach and Kato Lakkos beach.
Orca Glass Bottom Mini Cruise
The small boat with its glass bottom offer short boat trips near Pigadia. The glass bottom boat operates in the evenings also, when the seabed is lightened by the boat.
Kasos Princess sail 4 times in a week to Kasos island, and it connects Kasos island with Sitia, Crete. Kasos is a small Dodecanese island about 7 kilometers away from the coastline is Karpathos, and has small villages and mountanious areas.
Boat trips and excusions from Diafani
Diafani has less boat trips in Karpathos island than Pigadia has, but most of these offer unique excursions and sail to special places. If you would like the visit some secluded beaches in the northern part of Karpathos (Agios Minas beach, Nati, Forokli, etc), just catch a boat in Diafani. From the port there are some boat trips to Saria island also.
Nikos boat offer three different boat excursions from the port of Diafani. They sail to Saria and visit some highlights of this small island, and take a journey to the most abandoned and secluded north beaches, which can be reaches by boat. If you would like to visit Tristomo or Vrikounda, just ask Nikos boat for actual daily schedule.
Captain Manolis boat
The boat of Captain Manolis sail to Saria and to the north beaches of Karpathos. If you would like to discover some beaches which can be access only by boat, ask for actual boat schedule in the port of Diafani from Captain Manolis boat.
Have fun while you sail on the deep blue Aegean Sea, in Karpathos by boat!