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“Fast and Furious”
Review of Tiger Boat

Tiger Boat
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scotland
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74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fast and Furious”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

This is a unique experience which can get quite addictive. Lots of twists, turns and wave jumping. I've done this several times and each trip is memorable. If you want to try it at a slower speed, they also do a trip from Paphos Harbour right down the coast to St George's Bay which gives you time to admire the scenery while being told about some of the local history and folklore. At the right time of year you will probably see turtles and flying fish at close quarters. The trip back is much faster but without the twists and turns of the shorter trips. I would recommend that you give both options a try.

Visited October 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“AWESOME!”
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Awesome, stunning, fantastic.... just go & do it, then go & do it again! Get flung around the sea in a beast of a boat in very capable hands, you'll want to go again. Rob & Ben.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A thrilling ride - must do !!”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Tiger Boat rides sail from a small jetty in Paphos harbour just past the restaurants that overlook the boats as you walk towards the old fort.

Run by a Brit ex-pat who has been in Cyprus for 9+ years who has one of those enviable jobs of giving white knuckle rides in the 30-degree plus temperatures and fairly calm waters. The boat is a 450 bhp twin engined rib fitted with a couple of saddle seating arrangements that can take 8 - 10 people sitting 2 abreast - it can go go well over 100km/h.

We had a group discount of 20 euros each and signed up for a 20 minute ride which turned out to be 30 minutes on account that the skipper really enjoys his job !!. Safety is a key aspect and you get a life jacket and clear instruction on how you are supposed to lean when the boat takes bends and how you dont sit on the seat but stand and bend your knees.

The trip starts with a slow and gentle ride to the harbour entrance where you can sing along to some of the skipper's favourite songs (we had Plastic Bertrand and Ca Plane Pour Moi) played at moderate volume. Then you're not going to help but grin and smile for the remainder of the trip as skipper opens the throttle - and the acceleration has to be experienced to be believed. We went a few miles out to sea (in a couple of minutes) bouncing across the incoming waves - utterly brilliant. We then turned and came back as if surfing those waves, where we did an exhilarating hands free session.

The remainder of the trip comprised different curves and bends, figure of eights, creating waves that you then cross a few moments later - the skipper will slow and tell you in advance what the next moves will be. Our session wrapped up with some "freestyle" zig-zags, a final figure of eight and a gentle ride back to the jetty.

If you like those fast theme park rides or speed boats then this is too good to be missed - you'll remember the experience for a long time.

Visited July 2012
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Argaka, Cyprus
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“An exhilarating experience, a definate must do!”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Having had many trips on these boats I still highly recommend it to anyone interested. If you love speed boats you'll adore this. For the extra keen, try and get on a trip with experienced riders on a day with some desent waves, you will get a liittle wet but it's great for the sun tan. On carm days you'll get more speed (107 kms yesterday). Very friendly couple who own the business, will instructed and guide you from start to finish. They will certainly see me yet again.

Visited July 2012
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United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Tiger Boat rides are situated right in Paphos Harbour next to HOBO's cafe.
25 euros gets you approximately 20 mins of high flying adrenalin rushing ride on a 450 bhp twin engined rib.
Well worth the money we went twice!
Noneed to book just turn up as they run on the hour every hour.
Its great for all ages. Give it a go.

Visited August 2011
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