Passion for the Sea
Sailing out of Ayia Napa harbour, centre stage, on the jetty in front of Vassos Fish Taverna, the Yellow Submarine provides the best underwater extravaganza, with vision up to 40 metres, it’s the most you’ll see underwater without getting wet! I’ve known Captain Yioryis since he launched and a more passionate man about the sea, you’ll never meet … btw, he’s just an awesome character!
Yioryis’ godson Captain Ermis is only 25 and the Youngest Fully Qualified captain in Cyprus, Studying at The Maritime Academy in Greece, he’s not just qualified to drive a boat the size of the Yellow Submarine but Ermis is licenced to drive those huge Oil Tankers … Taking the wheel he glides the semi-sub with such uncanny precision allowing Yioryis to look after everyone on the boat which he does with extraordinary finesse.
On the Boat
The top deck is for the sun worshippers, on the main deck you can grab a drink from the bar, relax in the shaded areas and enjoy the stunning coastline. Whilst down on the lower deck, 30 huge round windows look straight outwards, rather than downwards, so you can take in the whole essence of the underwater world of the med …
Then they stop off for swimming and snorkelling at the famous Smugglers Sea Caves, usually for about 45 minutes, with stunning views and if you want help to get into the caves Yioryis and the crew will make sure you get right inside … and if you’re brave you can do a little rock jumping there …
Kids and Grown-ups
You can fly off the end of the 10 metre water slide, the kids diving board or if you’re brave enough, try the high flying diving board, they’ll even give you free snorkelling equipment so you can snorkel around and discover inside the Smugglers Sea Caves, or just crash out on the top deck with an ice-cool drink! oh, they also have complimentary new Kayaks that you can jump on to get you to the caves or just go exploring nearby and there’s lots to see with crystal clear waters here …
The Dive show
Everyone goes down below sea level to look out of the huge windows. Captain Yioryis is a qualified diver and the fish feeding is sensational and of course, the large viewing windows allow you to sit in comfort with a view out and across, as opposed to standing and looking at the seabed that you’ll find with most glass bottom boats … After the show, you can join in feeding the fish and get loads of photos. Captain Yioryis has a phenomenal zest for life and btw I can’t imagine he’ll ever change!
On the way back, Captain Yioryis lets the kids steer, and you’ll laugh so much if they hit a bump !!! and even when they moor up back at the harbour, Captain Yioryis is there giving everyone a Hi 5’s at the end …
The Trips last about 90 minutes, hmm the afternoon one maybe a little bit longer … its fun for all ages and it’s worth every cent, hard to believe it’s only € 10 for adults and € 5 for the kids, who btw, will love it, and they’ll love the captain loads … and tbh all you see and hear as the crowd get off the boat, is loads of smiles and compliments !!!
Deep Sea Fishing
As a dedicated fisherman for decades, Captain Yioryis also provides deep sea fishing trips, with Captain Morgan or aboard Star Gazer … so if you want to catch that big one, Yioryis will know where the fish are! Booking by appointment only …
Captain Yioryis, his son Joshua, and Godson Captain Ermis recently received certificates of bravery for saving the lives of two tourists stuck in very dangerous waters, but together with their extensive experience of the area and extreme bravery, the three managed to save their lives, where coast guards struggled. The 3 crewmembers received bravery certificates from The Chief of Police … that should make you feel a little safer!
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Open long summer season
Sailing 3 times daily
10.30 am ’til 12.00 pm
12.15 pm ’til 1.45 pm
2.30 pm ’til 4.00 pm ish
Lots of fun for absolutely all the family!