Rhodes Town: High-Speed Boat Cruise to Symi Island

4.3 / 5

85 reviews

Rhodes Town: High-Speed Boat Cruise to Symi Island

From US$ 46.37 per person

Take a speedboat cruise to the scenic island of Symi. Enjoy free time to explore the fishing village and swim at one of the most beautiful beaches in St. George Bay.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Take a high-speed boat cruise to Symi
  • Enjoy 3 hours exploring Symi Island
  • Swim in crystal clear water at St. George’s Bay
  • Try the Symi mini shrimps and some local Ouzo
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Your 1-hour high-speed boat cruise starts from Mandraki Harbor at 11:00 AM. Take in the crystal clear waters of Symi's fishing harbor, the pastel-colored neoclassical buildings framing the bay, and the colorful church domes dotting the landscape. In Symi, you will have 3 full hours to explore the fishing town, have lunch at one of the numerous traditional tavernas, and try the famous Symi mini shrimp with a glass of Ouzo. After exploring, take time to swim in the amazing waters right nearby. Depart Symi at 3:00 PM, sailing through Saint George’s Bay, and stop for a dip in the crystal clear waters before heading back to Rhodes.
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  • Transport for activity duration: Sightseeing cruise, speedboat
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    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Pl. Eleftherias 47, Rodos 851 00 Please come to the meeting point 30 minutes prior to departure.

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    4.3 /5

    based on 85 reviews

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    Comfortable, fast and on time. No o Tera ruin from crew so don’t expect and narrative about the trip. Stop-off at St George’s Bay a bit of an anti-climax. Symi is stunning and well worth the visit. Advise that you get the bus to the top of the hill at the start of the three hours and eat after the walk down rather than on a full stomach

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    October 15, 2021

    Very efficient and basic service. Don’t expect a running commentary, the staff get you onboard, ferry you to Symi and bring you back on time (no safety brief but there are signs for life jackets etc and it looked like a well maintained vessel). We had a day with good weather, the views were great and coming into Symi harbour and then the bay for a swim were fantastic. Beautiful village, lots of choices for lunch and our seafood was excellent. The stop and swim in the crystal clear water in the way home was the highlight. Take some swim goggles or a dive mask if you have one. Comfortable, efficient operation would go again.

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    October 12, 2021

    This was such a great day trip! I love how it isn't too early or too late, so you can have a relaxed morning at your hotel or the new/old town of Rhodes, and back at 5pm. The boat ride was super fast and relaxing; masking was nicely in place during boarding and unloading. The boat left Rhodes promptly, and we had exactly 3h in Symi. That was enough time to visit shops, take a bus to the top, hike down, get pics, walk through the narrow streets, and eat a lovely meal (try the Symi shrimp!). The 30-min swim at St. George's Bay was quick but a nice end to cap the sunny trip. Then you get to sleep while enjoying the sun and breeze on the way back to Rhodes. No frills, simple and easy. There are other complaints here saying the boat almost left them and so, but you just need to follow the schedule. A couple wasn't there on time, and almost missed the boat leaving Symi even with waiting an extra 3min for them. Stick to the rules, you'll be fine. Overall an enjoyable and cheap day trip!

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    September 30, 2021

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