General Information

All the information given here is handed out to you when you get on the boat. You also get a map of the area and the points of interest.

The boat is equipped with all the statuary safety items (life jackets, flares etc), cool box, sun canopy, and fitted boarding ladder.

We give driving tuition for all levels of ability as well as briefing on local information & safety before departure.

Our departure point is located at the foot of the steps 70m past the White House at the south end of Kalami.  Look out for the yellow flags!

Please note that a boat driving licence is required for boats with engine power above 30hp.

Due to great demand, especially in high season (July-August) we strongly advise that when possible, you book your boat in advance. Please keep in mind that even in sunny Corfu the weather isn’t always infallible, so to avoid disappointment try not to leave your excursion by boat for the last day!

Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries, wish to check availability or simply check out our 72 hour weather forecast.

Hours

Mon - Sun
09:00 - 19:00

Standard Boat Hire Includes

  • Full boat handling tuition
  • Safety & general information briefing before departure
  • Pictorial route map of the area
  • All statutory life-saving equipment
  • Rescue & recovery service
  • Fitted boarding ladder for swimming
  • Sun canopy
  • Cool box for food and drinks
  • Snorkelling equipment (on request)
Damage waiver is optional at extra cost. Petrol is not included in the price, It is charged on return.

Boat Operation

Start the engine with the gear in neutral and the boat still tied up.

When engine is running ok untie the boat and take the rope into the boat, making sure the rope is not hanging in the water.

If the anchor is out, pull it up and take it, and the rope, into the boat. Put seaweed back into the sea.
Reverse boat 20-30 meters clear of shore before turning

When travelling at full speed you are required by law to keep a distance of 200 meters from the shore.

Approach your destination from 100 meters slowly. At 12 meters from the shore put the anchor in the sea. Keep the anchor rope out of the propeller. At 5 meters put the engine in neutral gear.

On arrival tie the forward rope to the jetty or shore and pull the anchor line tight, to check the anchor has caught, and tie it to the boat. If leaving the boat for some time, slacken the forward rope a little to let the boat lie clear of the jetty.

Turn the engine off and put it in the tilt position.

When tying up to a beach try to leave the boat with at least 1 meter of water underneath. When the big waves from a passing ship come in your boat will be safe and not hit the ground.

 

While Cruising

Keep a lookout for and keep clear of shallow water areas.

Always watch out for swimmers and snorkelers.

Do not enter Albanian waters or visit Albania.

Watch for changes in the weather. Return to base if unsure.

Keep clear of big ships, their waves could swamp your boat.

Give way to other vessels to your right.

Please keep within the area limits to ensure a quick and safe recovery service if necessary.

If the wind becomes strong please take down the sun canopy.

Also remember that the captain should avoid alcohol consumption. He is responsible for the safety of his passengers as well as other people at sea.

EMERGENCY
T. +30 26630 91040 

If anything unexpected happens the first thing to remember is not to panic. Remain calm and follow the following instructions. Many “Help Points” are spread in the area as indicated on the map we give you. You may call the emergency numbers above and we will be with you withing a few minutes.

What to do if ...

ENGINE STOPS AND WON’T RESTART
  • Check the fuel line is not shut in the door or squashed flat anywhere.
  • Check petrol tank – if it is empty fill the tank with the emergency supply and go to our nearest service station indicated on your map.
  • Check there is not air in the fuel line and check the cap on the petrol tank is not too tight.
  • If the engine still won’t start drop anchor – if anchor line is too short tie on the forward rope. Failing this , use umbrella anchor located in the forward locker as this will slow down drifting.
  • If the engine still won’t start, rig your oars, pull up your anchor, and row to the nearest service point or telephone. If it is too far to row, wave down another boat and ask for help. You will find that most people are very obliging and will tow you back to the shore for the price of a beer. It is not necessary to offer money or pay on demand and we strongly recommend you do not do so. If you do so, you do so at your own discretion.
  • As a very last resort or if life is in danger use the flares in the container in the forward locker to signal for help.
YOU LOSE YOUR ANCHOR

If you have lost your anchor take note of the spot and return to the nearest service area. Do not continue your journey without an anchor. Phone us and we will come to you with a new one.

YOUR ANCHOR IS STUCK

Untie the anchor rope from the boat and tie on a marker (an empty water bottle or anything that will float ). Return to the nearest service station and phone for help. Again do not continue without your anchor.

YOUR BOAT IS SWAMPED (FULL OF WATER)
  • Bail out the water with the bucket and sponge.
  • If the engine won’t start follow procedure 1.4 above.
YOU RUN AGROUND OR DAMAGE YOUR PROPELLER
  • Attempt to push the boat free and follow procedure 1.4 above.
  • If there is a small hole in the boat it can be plugged with a piece of cloth or a polythene bag. It is best to push this into the hole from the outside if possible.
  • If there is a big hole pull the boat as far up the beach as you can. Send a message to us anyway you can (with another boat or walk to a phone), and wait for us to come and help.
YOU RUN INTO BAD WEATHER

If the sea gets rough put on your life jackets located in the forward locker and return to the nearest safe harbour and phone us with your location.