PRIVATE ALL DAY CRUISE
Have fun under the sun, in your way, with your people.
Book the whole traditional boat and crew for the most amazing, intimate travelling experience.
the hidden caves of Mastichari – rocky whity formations with secret entrances.
the best meal of your vacation (according to our TripAdvisor reviews). Fresh, organic, local food and drinks, with unlimited consumption.
or just float in the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon sea lake! All equipment of the photo provided (but the partner!).
the (almost exclusive) open-air museum of Despotiko and the huge temple of Apollo and Hestia.
into the clearest navy blue waters of the Aegean!
and feel the liberating power of the greek sea (yes, it’s different from the others!).
and celebrate your birthday or other fiesta! Dance with your favourite music and have fun on the boat or the beach.
and if you’re lucky, taste the fresh caught & prepared fish! (Available only for small groups).
Visit a ksoklísi
or two. Small white-blue orthodox churches in the middle of the sea.
at the NATURA 2000 protected areas (ecological network in the EU).
and enjoy a glass of wine, the breeze, the sea music and the chirping of the seabirds.
with nature and with your loved ones. Be present. Make each moment of your vacation count.
“What a fantastic feeling to have the boat for yourself, away for the crowds,
to discover the beautiful island of Paros. It was like paradise…”
Dussaert, from Hague
100% fresh, organic, home & boat-made delicious food!
All the places you’ll visit are only accessible by boat.
A 5 stars, all included, customisable experience!
The itinerary mainly depends on the weather conditions on the day of the cruise, but here is our favorite one.
Plan your boat trip during the first days of your vacation, to avoid missing it in case of bad weather.
Useful info about your cruise
- 7 hours duration (from 10am to 5pm)
- departs from Aliki harbor, Paros
- swimming stops of 30- 45 minutes each (customizable)
- 2 hours to explore the archaeological site and have lunch (customizable)
- crew of 2
Both of our boats are traditional wooden caiques and they only differ in size. One can host up to 22 people while the other one up to 14.
We are accepting the 60% of the boat’s capacity and we make sure that everyone has their place on the couch, the table, the shadow etc. and feeling comfortable all day long.
- A full traditional, organic meal (salads, appetizers, main courses, fruits and dessert)
- Unlimited consumption of drinks (water, beverages, local wine, beer)
- Water to shower
- Fishing line
- Dj Buffer for your music (USB or Bluetooth)
If you cancel for personal reasons, up to 15 days prior to the cruise, you get a full refund. Otherwise, the deposit money is kept as compensation.
The boat goes with winds up to 6 Beaufort. In case of bad weather conditions, the captain has the obligation to cancel the cruise. We announce the cancellation, 1-2 days before the cruise, by email or phone (or both). In some rare cases, we reserve the right to inform you on the same day of the cruise. In case of cancellation due to weather conditions you can: reschedule the cruise if possible or get a full refund of your money.
If the day is windy but no more than 6 beaufort, the captain will change the itinerary and the cruise will take place. All itinerary changes are planned in order for you to be safe and feel comfortable, while still enjoying your cruise and not missing it. This is a firm obligation we have towards you and a commitment to the travelers that trust us.
(…)Saying it was an incredible trip is an absolute understatement. Even though it was slightly windier than normal that day, Captain Dimitri and his crew found us all of the best spots for swimming, snorkeling, and sailing. Paros’s waters are a beautiful emerald green, and no one wanted to get out.
Everyone was also blown away by the food, which was NOT the typical day cruise fare. This was down home, family cooking (…) that blew away even the pickiest of eaters. (Seriously, I do not like fish but I ate 3 servings) And the beer, wine, water, and soft drinks did not stop flowing the entire time.
Dimitri also catered to some food allergies (celiac, dairy) with ease, and made sure everyone could eat 95% of what was being served so as not to feel left out.
Trust me, and just book a day with Dimitri and his crew. It will be an experience you’ll never forget.
Thank you all so much!!!
Dimitra & Family
A fabulous experience! Fabulous boat, beautifully maintained with plenty of areas to relax in sun or shade.
Jim and Elena were wonderful hosts and it was obvious they really cared about giving us the best experience possible.
We cruised to Anti Paros and then smaller islands with lots of perfect swim stops in the clearest water.
Jim caught fish and Octopus for lunch and it was beautifully prepared along with salads, fresh sardine, spinach pie.
The salad grown in Jim’s garden. Fresh fruit and coffee in the afternoon with ouzo and wine along the way.
By the end of the day we felt we had made new friends. Jim and Elena know everything about their beautiful island.
We can not recommend this experience highly enough.
Jules Forman, Skipton
Book this boat day, don’t look anywhere else!
Our day with captain Dimitris and Eleni was easily our favourite day in Paros.
Four of us did a private boat trip from Paros to Antiparos and surrounding area, and would highly encourage anyone to do this!!!
The boat is so beautiful. The lunch they made for us consisted of delicious fresh fish, and various salads and appetisers (including the best octopus I’ve ever had). It was actually our favourite meal on the island (and Paros has some great tavernas).
They took us to some beautiful swimming / snorkelling spots, and adapted the itinerary as required as it was a windy day.
The captain and Eleni are such kind and fun people – I will happily repeat this experience every time I’m in Paros.
Efcharisto again for such a wonderful day!
Deborah R, London
The most delicious meal you’ll have on the island.
“One of the best meals we had in Greece”, says Stevan.
“…the food was absolutely delicious: the best meal we had during our week in Greece.”, Jennie.
TripAdvisor travellers praise Michael Zeppos food experience! But, why?
We’ re Greeks! We love cooking, eating, feeding our guests, drinking wine, clinking the glass and shouting “yiá mas” (=cheers) every 3-5 minutes.
And we’ re Parians! So…no frozen food on our watch! You’ re about to taste the real deal, the Parian gastronomy!
Fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables and fruits, regional mezédes, sweets, salads and main courses that you can’t find anywhere else!
All ingredients comes from the sea or our garden. Captain’s mother, Stavroula, prepare part of the menu with her secret family recipes and the rest is being prepared by us, in front of you.
Just imagine the smell of the fresh fried onion tickling your nose while swimming in the Aegean!
Wine is local & organic, from Moraitis winery.
Why choose a traditional wooden boat trip instead of other options?
Would you book a gondola in Venice or choose another water transport? The kaíki (wooden boat) is the gondola of the greek islands. The moment you hop into it you’ re becoming a part of it’s story. It’s not about speed or power. It’s about connecting with nature. You’re gonna love it!
Why do you depart from Aliki and not from Naoussa or Parikia?
We’ve tested a lot of itineraries over the past 11 years and we found that departing from Aliki gives you a precious extra time to spend in the actual cruise stops. Less time travelling at the open sea. More time swimming and sightseeing. It’s also the best way to avoid local winds during our way back so you don’t get sick.
Is this activity suitable for kids?
Kids love Michael Zeppos boat trips! They feel free, connected to nature, adventurous! The boat is safe for kids and the food is 100% organic and homemade. While the activity is safe even for newborns (if baby’s exposure in the sun is allowed), we’d advise you to book the Private Sunset Dinner Cruise if you are travelling with kids up to 3 years. Because 7 hours of sun and sea can easily overwhelm or sunstroke your little ones, even if there are at the shadow or under the tent. If that’s your case, you may want to check out our Private Sunset Dinner Cruise, by clicking here.
What should I bring with me in the boat?
We’ll provide you with everything you’ll need, but your personal items. This is a 7 hours sea sun activity so be sure you carry your hat and sunblock (Very very important if you don’t want to turn purple!)!
You may also want to bring: swimming flippers, your book/kindle, your favourite music (usb or bluetooth), an action camera or a drone (!), medicines, or other personal and hygiene products.
Important! Please, bring your positive energy, your locura and that vacation feeling that only travellers have!
Can I book Michael Zeppos boat to go to Koufonissia or elsewhere?
No. Chartering the boat privately gives you the advantage to stay longer on the stops or even skip a stop or pass the whole time fishing for example in the areas of south Paros and Antiparos. But the travelling area of the boat is specific (and the most beautiful of all Cyclades!)
I’m not a huge sea fan / I’m not a great swimmer. Should I stay at the hotel?
Of course not! Michael Zeppos boat is large and comfortable, with a cozy couch and an awning for fresh shade. So, if you’re not a huge sea fan, you can still have fun with many ways! Bring your kindle and sunblock. Pillows and wine provided!
If you hesitate to swim because you don’t trust your swimming skills, we’ve got your back! With a life vest and the floating equipment provided, you’re gonna feel safe and have fun like everyone else (if you want to, of course)!
A must-do Paros and Antiparos activity!
100% authentic, local & delicious experience!
7 hours of sea & sun, great food & real fun!