Enjoy your time on the Greek island and plan a boat trip from Corfu to explore the coast, its caves and the beautiful island around. The area around Corfu includes several charming islands, surrounded by clear blue water where you can swim and snorkel.
During your boat trip, you will have a wide choice of islands to visit, such as Paxos, Antipaxos, Parga and Sivota, plus the opportunity to swim in the transparent water of the blue lagoon and the blue caves. Boat tours are operated both with catamarans and sailing boats or motor-powered boats.
What are the best places to visit with a boat trip from Corfu?
Paxos island (also named Paxi or Paxoi) is one of the smallest Ionic islands, which also include Corfu, Zakynthos and Ithaca. Paxos is located southern from Corfu island and it is famous for the high number of small beaches around the island. The Blue Caves are also located in Paxos.
Antipaxos sits in front of Paxos and it is often visited together with Paxos. The tiny island of Antipaxos is a paradise on earth. There are no streets on the islands and no cars and it is inhabited. The coast is dotted by small bays accessible only by boat: the clean and blue water surrounds the islands. Most boat tours from Corfu stop in Vrika bay, which is a beautiful beach. Some boat tours head to the beach of Voutoumi, which is even more spectacular. Voutoumi is probably the most amazing beach in Greece.
Parga is a small town located on mainland Greece in front of Antipaxos. Parga can be reached on boat trips from Corfu. There are a few lovely beaches in Parga, such as Valtos and Lychnos. In Parga, you will notice an old Venetian fortress.
Sivota is another small village on the coast of mainland Greece, not far away from Parga. Boat trips from Corfu are visiting Parga and Sivota together. Sivota is very small and the beaches are not very crowded. The most famous beaches are Pisine, Diapori, Dei Beach and Bella Vraka.
The Blue Caves
The Blue Caves are located on the western side of Antipaxos island. They are a set of caves inside the cliffs of the coast, which are particularly famous for the clean and blue water. Most boat tours from Corfu to Antipaxos include a boat excursion to the Blue Caves. Differently from other marine caves, it is allowed to swim inside the cave and snorkel around. Small boats are the perfect choice to visit the caves.
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon beach is located on an island in front of Sivota. The beach is sandy and natural; the water is clean and blue. It is the perfect environment for swimming and snorkeling. Since there are no human activities around, the Blue Lagoon is very quiet as small. Most boat tours from Corfu to Sivota include a stop at the Blue Lagoon.
How much do Corfu boat trips cost?
Boat trips from Corfu are very affordable.
- Boat tours and sailing excursions from Corfu to Paxos, Antipaxos and the Blue Caves are priced starting from €30 per person. It is a low price for a boat excursion of 6-7 hours.
- Boat trips and cruises from Corfu to Parga, Sivota and the Blue Lagoon are slightly more expensive but still cheap. The price starts at €38 per person.
- Private yacht cruises or boat rentals are more expensive, but you will have all the boat for your own. The typical price ranges between €300 and €400 for the entire group.
- Boat tours with lunch or BBQ cost between €40 and €160 depending on the inclusions.
How long does a boat trip take?
Most boat trips from Corfu last one full day. There are boat trips that last 6-7 hours up to 10 hours. Since the destinations are not far away from Corfu, you will have plenty of time for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. Private boat tours typically last about 4 hours.
Where do boat trips leave from?
Boat tours can leave from different ports. Some boat trips leave directly from Corfu town, while others leave from the port of Lefkimmi. However, you should not worry much about which port you leave from, because most boat tours include the pick-up from your hotel. The pick-up is either included in the tour price or it can be added paying just a few euro. Nevertheless, take a look at the description of the specific offer and it is specified.
When is the best time for a boat tour?
The best time to enjoy a wonderful day on a boat is definitely the summer. The weather can be hot in the summer in Greece, but there is often a nice sea breeze. Therefore, it will not be too hot.
The temperatures are mild in Spring and Autumn as well. Therefore, a boat tour from Corfu is definitely feasible from March to November.
If the weather is sunny, do not forget the suncream!