Pickup from my hotel was clearly communicated and I was told to be in the lobby at 7:50 am. After waiting and two phone calls, I was finally picked up at 8:45 am without an apology or explanation of what happened. As a result, the cruise started about 1/2 hour late. The trip itself and the crew on board were very nice. It was a smooth ride, the islands were beautiful and the crew attentive. Soon after we departed, a crew member advised there were drinks and food items set out on a table. I did not immediately respond, but went a little later only to discover nothing was left. This was unfortunate since I skipped breakfast to get up early and make sure I was ready at the agreed on time of 7:50 am. The lunch, however, was very good and plentiful. It was a very enjoyable day overall, the cruise relaxing and the guys were great - they were generously tipped as a result. It just would have been nice to have slept that extra hour or enjoyed breakfast beforehand rather than stand around waiting in a lobby wondering what was going on. There was also confusion after the trip as to how we were all getting back to our hotels - but we eventually did.
This was an amazing experience! I think it only costs slightly more per person than going on a ferry with hundreds more people, and this trip has a max of around 50 people and includes an great lunch. And after having done it, I'm so glad we made this choice instead of a ferry!! The host and crew were all friendly and helpful! The day we went out, we weren't able to make any stops at sea to swim, because the captain decided the waters were too rough and it wouldn't be safe. So the host went around to each person or group, and explained everything, which I thought was a very personal touch that they didn't have to do in that manner. But aside from that, the rest of the trip was incredible!! The lunch they served was homemade, and was one of the best meals we had during a 2 week trip through Europe!! I really couldn't recommend this trip more highly!!!
Wow, just wow. This trip was everything I was hoping it was going to be. Took a bit of a flyer on the low review count, but I have to say it was exceptional. We lacked for nothing onboard - from plentiful water, an INCREDIBLE onboard lunch, to drinks and excellent service and attention from the crew. The time at each location was just about perfect as well. Never felt rushed nor shorted on time and conversely never felt stuck. Each location has a distinct feel to it and different in all the good ways. Also highly suggest taking the optional bike option! Adds a little extra flavor and gives you an opportunity to get even more exposure to some of the island 'life'. This cruise is 100 worth every penny! I highly recommend taking advantage of the taxi/car service that they will arrange - it ensures boat leaves on time and you have a direct way back to where you are staying - no thought required, and very reasonable pricing. I really cannot say enough about this journey. We had just short of 20 people on the cruise with us but never felt cramped for space or room to spread out. The islands are great and do NOT forget to go into pistachio overload on Aegina.
Our family of 5 really enjoyed this day cruise. The ship's crew was friendly and knowledgeable. They were quick to help a couple of passengers who were initially experiencing motion sickness. The ship was clean and the water and snacks were plentiful. The onboard lunch was excellent - salads, pasta, roast chicken, fruit, bread...tons of food and all delicious. We really enjoyed the opportunity to bike on Agistri and Aegina was a very cute town to walk around. Our kids loved being able to swim off the boat near Moni - beautiful clear water, snorkel gear and swim noodles, tons of fun walking the plank to jump in. In hind sight I wish we had more time to enjoy the water at Moni. It was a pleasant, relaxing day that we all thoroughly enjoyed as a break from hectic (and hot) sight seeing in Athens. We took advantage of the option to have transfers from our hotel rather than trying to make our own way to the port and everything worked smoothly with friendly and on-time drivers. I'd highly recommend it!
The islands, the bike tour, the food, the staff, everything was incredible! Even if at some point we got some waves, the staff took great care of everyone, especially the kids and calmed everyone down. We highly recommend booking this while in Athens! Thank you guys for a wonderful day, I will be back!
Fantastic! After spending a few days in Athens, I wanted to see a few islands so I decided to book the trip seeing so many 5 star reviews. Glad I did as the tour did not disappoint at all. Picked up on time by their driver, the boat was parked near some very expensive yachts at the end of the marina, crew very welcoming from the beginning and throughout the day. Arrived on the first island after about 2 hours and I took the bike tour and indeed you have some great views. Snorkeling and swimming on the second island was fun as everyone started to jump from the boat and last but not least try the pistachios on the 3 island. Highly recommend the tour to everyone!