Can I rent a charter boat with a Powerboat License, Skipper, or Commercial License?
No, you need a special skipper certificate from Cyprus. Only registered skippered employees at George’s Watersports are allowed to skipper our Charter boats.
Can we rent a boat without having any experience?
The safety of our customers has always been and will always be our priority. That’s why we have been so successful for the past 33 years. We have many customers who never stepped foot on a boat and feel confident to drive and spend an incredible journey following the briefing. We will make you feel safe and answer all of your questions.
Is it safe to drive a boat along this coast?
We will not let you go out alone, and we explain all the places to go on a map before you set out, including the safest watersports and the best sightseeing places. A map is aboard each vessel with photos showing where to go and what to see. We will explain everything during the safety briefing. We also drive you out of the harbour and show you the right direction and places to visit. The coast is only 13km long and very easy to follow. Furthermore, we have safety boats that patrol the coastline checking all of our boats and customers, so we always watch you guys 🙂
Can I do watersports with any boats?
If you hold a boat license, you can practice watersports. We offer watersports equipment at an extra cost, including kneeboard/water skis/ wakeboards and inflatable rings. It would help to have a powerful boat, a minimum of 100hp, to participate in watersports. You also need to have a minimum of three people aboard (1 driver, 1 Lookout, plus the person practising watersports)
Can we have a discount on our boat rental?
Check our social media for special offers. We usually have lower prices during the off-season (excluding July-August)
Do you have rent-out snorkelling equipment?
We offer snorkelling equipment and cool box free of charge according to availability.
What happens if the weather is not suitable for taking out a boat?
Booking will depend on weather conditions. Suppose the weather is not suitable for taking a boat out. In that case, we will let you know before your rental day. Depending on availability, you may reschedule at your convenience at no extra charge.
How much does fuel cost?
The petrol consumption always depends on the driver (speed, watersports activities, etc.). Therefore, it is impossible to predict an exact price for petrol consumption. Roughly, from the harbour to the blue lagoon and back, at a medium speed, it will cost approximately 25€ to 45€ of petrol, depending on the boat and engine size. We charge petrol at the current market price.
Are we insured?
All boats are licensed and equipped with safety equipment; insurance is included in the price. Please note that the insurance covers the boat and boat equipment for damages and/or loss. The following insurance excess applies; 300€ for the Standard Line, 650€ for the Luxury Line, 850€ for the Exclusive Line (Cabin Cruiser 8.0m & Karnic SL701 250hp) and 1000€ excess for the Exclusive Line 250hp 8.1m RIB.
When do I pay, and how can I pay?
Rental fees are due on the boat’s return on the day of rental, along with petrol consumption costs. We accept cash or credit card, whatever is more convenient for you.
How long does it take from the harbour to the Blue Lagoon?
It takes about 30 minutes to go from the harbour to the Blue Lagoon.
Can we beach the boat?
You cannot beach the boat. Please, anchor in the middle of the lagoon, keeping 50m from the shore. It is then only a short swim to the beach.
Can we drive inside the harbour?
No, you cannot enter or exit the harbour by yourself. We drive you out of the harbour, escorting you back in when you return.
Do we have to wear life jackets?
Yes, you must wear a life jacket on the boat until it’s safe not to do so. They are provided free of charge. We have sizes from 10kg up to XXXL.
What’s the maximum capacity of your biggest boat hire?
Alexander the Great has a capacity of 12 people maximum.