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Welcome to our day ship “PAPANIKOLIS”

We are a family-led business aiming to offer our customers moments of enjoyment, relaxation and fun! Feed your soul with moments… take plenty of time to swim in the crystal clear beaches of the Ionian Sea enjoying a lavish fresh traditional Greek meal…
PAPANIKOLIS CRUISE BOAT
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About PAPANIKOLIS BOAT

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Boat capacity 50 people.

The boat was built in the most famous shipyard of Greece “PSARROS” by the same ship carpenter to give it the initial line of the traditional ship.

It is made of Samos pine, and generally its wood consists of iroko, eucalyptus and cypress. captain who made ships in Ithaca-Cephalonia.

Later it was sold and bought by an English captain who made private cruises with diving on the island of Lefkada !!!

It was later sold again to a couple of Englishmen who had it for private use by transporting all their documents to England to avoid paying taxes. One of them became seriously ill so that “Maria” (Original name) anchored in the Lefkada basin and waited “sadly” for its next owner. So I come from a naval family.

My father was always absent from our house when I was little with the word “I have a route”. Memories indescribable in my mind with Scorpio and Meganisi. When Dad grew up, he was required by law to put the crew on his boat and he suggested that I go with him. Now married, I also took my son with me and we did local itineraries daily with Dad, the captain and the grandson always by his side. to teach him.

Something like Aliki Viougiouklaki with her father in the movie “Another with our boat”. This is how my customers characterized me. When my father passed away, my son and I decided to continue doing what we loved so much!  The sea. That’s how I found the English owners of “Maria” and with a long process of documents to bring them back to Greece I became the owner in 2011 of today’s “Papanikolis. It was rebuilt and in the summer of 2015 it went out again for cruises in its native waters !!! It started with Scorpio Meganisi cruises and in 2019 we started the incredible cruise that we do until today with my son now captain.

The boat has fixed ladders on both sides for easy access of our customers safely and not moving. We also provide lifebuoys for children. children and adults, masks, snorkel, flippers and sea hammocks, for moments of enjoyment in the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea.

You need a towel and sunscreen and leave everything else to us !!! Boat capacity 50 people. Seats firmly around the boat to see from everywhere and mattresses as well as sofa in the back. We are in direct contact with people for any question they have to explain to them. Family business. Write them as you think.

Discover the uninhabited jewel of the Ionian
with a private cruise.

The boat has fixed ladders on both sides for easy access of our customers safely and not moving.
We also provide lifebuoys for children. children and adults, masks, snorkels, flippers and sea hammocks, for moments of enjoyment in the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea. You need a towel and sunscreen and leave everything else to us !!! Boat capacity 50 people.
Seats firmly around the boat to see from everywhere and mattresses as well as sofa in the back. We are in direct contact with people for any question they have to explain to them. Family business. Write them as you think.

Meet Your Team

Meet Our Expert Team

Spiros

Captain

Kassiani

General Manager

Petros

Engineer

Harry

Mini Captain

Daily Cruises

Every day we start from Nydri and visit 7 magnificent spots Perfect for Diving, Relaxing ...

Wedding Cruise

Live a magical experience.

Private cruises

If you are a group of people who would like to charter our boat yourself ...

OUR GOAL

Our main goal is from the first moment you board “PAPANIKOLIS” to feel your safety and our wonderful hospitality from the business owner, the captain and the crew of the boat so that you can enjoy with us the most perfect day of Your vacation with joy, fun, experience, relaxation, impressed by the enchanting landscapes and the heavenly beaches that you will visit without crowds and other tourist boats.

We welcome you to our day ship “PAPANIKOLIS” based in the port of Nydri, Lefkada. “PAPANIKOLIS” is a family business, characterized by the Ministry of Shipping as a wooden (motor – sailing) traditional boat, with sailing 30 nautical miles and a capacity of 47 people plus crew.

The construction of the boat, according to the specifications of the Ministry of Shipping, is so as to provide you with comfortable spaces, stable seats, bars, sofas and mattresses for your comfortable and relaxing stay during the voyage. Also inside it has two comfortable toilets (men – women) with showers and a vestibule with sink. For diving enthusiasts, there are specially designed areas on both sides of the boat as well as two non-moving stairs for your direct and safe access to the sea.

The lifeboats are in conspicuous places and easy to use for adults and children for your safety as well as free masks and flippers for seabed lovers which are disinfected daily due to COVID 19.

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