Unforgetable Mini Cruises to Akamas and Blue Lagoon Bay
A day to remember and cherish forever
Every morning from the late days of March until the 31st october the alkion departs daily from latchi harbour ,which is approximately 35 minutes drive time from paphos and coral bay areas .Latchi harbour area is possibly the most undeveloped tourist area in cyprus with its amazing unspoilt akamas coastline which borders on the akamas national park .
Departure times for the alkion ll are as follows
-10.30 to 13.30 ish
-14.00 to 17.00 ish
-June ,july and august also
17.00 to 20.00 ish
Sunset cruise for those that like it cooler (pre booking highly recommended) as very popular during these hot months .
On departure Captain mike our captain for 25 years will give a short health and safety brief ,along with an introduction to our boats facilities making you and your family feel safe and comfortable for the trip.
Once we leave the harbour we have approximately one hour cruising along the majestic coastline of the akamas national park ,with unspoilt views of the magnificent pine forest up on the mountain side , a perfect time to take some photos . As we cruise along you get a professional guided tour in english and greek of key points of interest along the way
1) The baths of aphrodite
Where in mytholgy the goddess of eternal youth ,love and beauty used to bathe
2) St george church
High up on the mountain side
3) The island of St George where we go around (Glass bottom viewing highly recommend)
4) Blaji bay
That was onced used to extract the rock for building use
5) Manolis bay
Was named after a local fisherman from the area
6) Chamili bay
In recent years more famous as BLUE LAGOON which is our swim stop here we will have 1HOUR swim and snorkelling stop ,free masks snorkels and flotation devices are given to those that like adventure ,once the captain and his crew have anchored they will prepare for you FREE wine ,juice and fresh fruits of the season included in the price a gift from us to you so you can relax and take in the amazing beauty of the natural surroundings ,after our swim stop we head back toward the beautiful harbour of latchi where there are many restaurants to choose from ,where you and your family can relax and enjoy a lovely meal or a cold drink overlooking the harbour .
All our trips are approximately 3 hours long which is more than enough as people out at blue lagoon do not realise how hot the sun can be reflecting off the crystal clear blue water, the limestone and sandstone rock face along the beach,this makes it a very hot hour swimming !!We recommend to bring a hat of some type,sunscreen and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated
The alkion ll has seating on the lower deck by the glass bottom for 40 people ,here you will also find the head (known as the toilets) male and female also a changing room and a big fan that blows cool on our hot summer days .Under the seats on the lower deck you will also find life jackets for adults and childrens .Plenty for everyone .
Our middle deck has shaded seating for 50 peope ,a fully stocked bar where you can purchase light snacks and drinks including soft drinks ,alcholic drinks , bottled water ,frappe which is a cyprus cold coffee made the way you choosing and our famous mojito which is the summertime favourite .Behind the bar we have CAPTAIN MIKE in the wheelhouse where you are more then welcome to go and take photos with the captains hat on and show the kids the wheelhouse ,which is also our medic first aid point the captain and his crew are all fully trained medic first aiders with all necessary paperwork up to date after all we are the professionals with 25 years on the alkion ll the first big boat in latchi to be doing professional cruises to the blue lagoon therefore we feel that our standard of professionalism and quality cannot be beaten .In front of the wheel house we have the Bow(front of the ship) with seating for 10 people, a good spot if you are alittle group and get there early as you should have this space to yourselves .
This is fantastic but be warned spaces are limited on top deck , where we have unobstructed views of the akamas peninsula magnificent for photos and just chilling out .
Alittle about the alkion ll
For any further information or bookings call :
Tyrone for english, dutch and flemmish on 00357 99 239 807 or
Dana for greek ,english 00357 99 556 052
Sea conditions can vary at certain times of year just because the sun is out does not mean calm seas ,therefore if you are coming from afar and are not local we highly recommend calling ahead so as not to be disappointed by travelling to latchi and finding the trip has been cancelled due to rough seas
Thanking you hope to see you all on board this summer
ALKION ll and crew