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Review of Filippos Boat Hire

Filippos Boat Hire
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Very easy to book. Good advice from Filippos about the size of boat that would be best for us. Great restaurant recommendation from Katie, Toulas - superb food and service and view. We chartered a rib and opted for a captain, this is an excellent move, Ilias (sp?) was excellent with every one of us, personable and affable. He knew where to go and what we saw was superb, beaches, caves, fish, the works. Not wishing to sound dull, safety is key - he understands the water and what to do and not to do, speed, where and when to stop, etc. Best day!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We hired a little boat for a day while staying in Kassiopi. It was our favourite part of our holiday. Everything was explained to us clearly by a lovely English lad and it was all very easy to do. We had a great time sunbathing on the back and sailing up and down the coastline. You can go quite far along the coast so lots of places to explore. We stopped at Stefanos bay for lunch where there are restaurants who will help you dock the boat at their own jettys. The lunch we had here was the best of the whole holiday. If you don't hire a boat while in Kassiopi then you are really missing out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steph L
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We have hired boats before but this was the best experience ever, hired their largest rib with an excellent skipper Thanasis. He took great care to explain crew, passenger safety whilst we were to be on the trip. We wanted a day trip to Paxos and Antipaxos to remember and he ensured we were not disappointed. Saw all the main sites whilst cruising around the islands, swam and dived in the caves of Paxos, listened to the swallows flying and chatting in the largest cave. Swam in a lovely sheltered beach at Antipaxos too. We were given fist hand knowledge from him as he has undertaken the trip many times. On the return trip had a fabulous lunch in South East Corfu Boukari Beach fish restaurant. Nice quiet gently slopping pebble beach with shower and jetty. Before heading back in search of dolphins and turtles, we were unlucky in that regard unfortunately on this trip. Although I have watched them off shore Kalami Bay, and outside Kouloura Harbour from our villa(Rare in two weeks here). But we ended the day with more cave diving in a sheltered cove near Nisaki. Fabulous day creating family memories with an excellent knowledgeable friendly skipper. On shore staff at Flippos boat hire were extremely helpful and I believe genuinely wanted us to have the best day they could help us find. And we did, thank you.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank geoffhannelais
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Our adult family of 6 found Filipos Boat Hire a delight start to finish. Our request for a skipper was accommodated and with Spiros at the helm, that permitted a glorious day of stress-free swimming, investigating coves, caves, stops for frappes and lunch: joyous. The wash from speedboats was dealt with a competency that far out classed our novice status. The fuel was no issue and other than the competitive cost of hire we paid our captain separately. Plenty of room in this small boat - waterproof bags a good idea when managing those sudden washes! Enjoy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Val R
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

we used these guys and were not told an end time of the day - it was all very greek , laid back, no prob when booking - VERY different on return. We were late - unknmowingly - and the owner said he had called us and sent boat out for last 45 mins - but they had actually called us on phone records 5 mins before and we saw no other boats out . Very nasty aggressive experience in front of children . Uneccessary and not needed and was a display of the bad side of corfu where some (not all by any menas) greek business owners have had too much for too long. Would NOT use this company again,

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank D2668JLnickp
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Filipposboats, Ιδιοκτήτης at Filippos Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you very much for using one of our boats on your holidays.
Before you start your day we explained a map of the area that you are permitted to go and we told you what time you had to be back and this was 17:00-17:30(the reason coming back is the weather and your safety)
All this is recorded on our CCTV of our office.
You signed your rental agreement before the rental that said that you cant go further than 500meters from the Corfu coast.At 18:00 in the afternoon(you werent back!!!) we send 2 of our service boats looking for you and your mobile you gave us was switched off!!!
At 18:45 a fishing boat called as that one of our boats(you had our yellow boat named Pluto,the fisherman said YELLOW!!) was coming from Albania!!!Thats why our service boats couldnt find you.
Your return was 19:05(Thats watch shown on our CCTV cameras but the policy of TripAdvisor doesnt allow as to upload it).Your friend with the beard said sorry and he said the fish you ate was too big(thats why you were late!!!)and you drunk lots of Wine!!!!
You as a driver put your familys life in danger driving so Drunk and you were offended that we told you off for being late!!!You couldnt even speak from yor drunkness!!
We as Filippos Boats put safety first,especially when there are kids on the boat.


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