Everything you should know before you rent a boat in Corfu

Renting a boat in Corfu is one of the best ways to explore the island.

Yulia Sakharnova


5 min

Renting a boat in Corfu is one of the best ways to explore the island. That said, it's important to know the rules of renting a boat before you do so. Here's what you need to know.  

Boat rental is a popular activity for holidaymakers in Corfu and there are lots of different options available.  

Many people choose boating as their main method of exploring the beautiful Greek island of Corfu. Whether you want to explore the coastline as part of your day out on a boat or have planned a trip where you can just relax, soaking up the sun while exploring an area at your own pace, then choosing a boat that fits your requirements should be your first step. This article is all about helping you to understand what to expect when renting a boat in Corfu so that your next trip is enjoyable and hassle-free!

Understand your needs:

Boat trips are the perfect solution if you would like to combine sightseeing, sun, sea, and a lot of photos to create unforgettable memories. First, let's define your needs.  

Family boat trip:

If you come to Corfu with your children, depending on the age, you may adjust the activities, timing, and duration of your boat trip. Here are several bits of advice:  

  • We advise you to make sure there are lifejackets for all your children, and that they are wearing them while on board.
  • Sun protection is a must. Summertime is quite hot in Corfu, and even though you are going to open water, you shall protect your children's skin (and yours, by the way)
  • Make sure your children drink a lot of water. Children tend to forget to drink water while being so excited and enjoying the sea, to prevent dehydration, they shall drink water approximately every twenty minutes. Make also sure their heads are protected.  
  • Do you know if your child can get seasick? If it is your first time, take some pills or syrup (consult with your family doctor in advance) - this type of medicine works very fast and will help in case your little one feels a bit sick. And here is a very useful tip: if your child is at the age when he can jump in water himself, and he feels sick, let him get into the water and stay there for around 2-3 minutes, it will stabilize his vestibular system, he will feel better almost instantly. (Also works perfectly for adults)
  • Have some snacks with you. Children spend so much energy being on a boat, playing and jumping into the sea - they might feel hungry very fast. Remember that if you rent a boat from Alipa Port, you have a pop-up Cantina where you can find everything you need including a "picnic basket" option with some delicious homemade sandwiches, fresh water, and fruits (check it out on our website).

Romantic boat trip:

If you are planning a romantic boat trip in Corfu, here are several things you should know before renting a boat. If you come with your spouse or partner and would like to have a romantic boat trip or even to PROPOSE, you shall think about the following details to make it unforgettable:

  • We advise you to book your boat tour in the late afternoon hours so you can witness a sunset.
  • If you are planning on a proposal, let your captain and the boat rental company know, they might suggest some great spots and can organize something special for you and your partner.
  • If you go for a romantic boat ride, you might want to have some wine on board, again, if you chose Alipa Port, you could find everything needed in the pop-up Cantina.

Renting a boat with your friends:

Planning a boat trip with your friends in Corfu? Do it right! Here's what you should know before signing up for a boat rental in Paleokastritsa.

  • Chose the date and the place you are taking your boat from. If you decide to take it from Alipa Port, you will be able to discover magnificent beaches and hidden caves while discovering the coat of Paleokastritsa.
  • Prepare your swimming suits, towels, sunscreen, and all other necessities to feel comfortable and enjoy your boat trip.
  • If you are up to adventures, you can combine diving sessions with your trip. For more information, check out our special offers.
  • Finally, don't forget your camera - you will make lifetime memories.

Renting a boat in Corfu - the bottom line

As soon as you define your rental boat category, you can book your dream boat adventure through Alipa.gr, the process of booking is easy and secure. You shall plan your boat trip according to yours or your family needs. If you travel with small children, prepare sunscreen, water, snacks (can be purchased in our pop-up cantina), think about seasickness and cosult your local doctor to take some pills or syrup, and prepare some hats, so your children can enjoy the boat trip safely and in comfort.

If you go with your partner and want to create unforgettable memories, think about time of your departure ( in case you want to see sunset), talk to your boat trip provider to make it even more special and get some advice on how to organize your boat experience. If you travel as a group of friends, think about combining your boat trip with some diving lessons or watersports activities, don’t forget your picnic basket (also possible to pre-order) and you are all set and ready to go.

If after this article you still have questions, don’t hesitate to rich us on our Facebook page – alipa.gr or through our Instagram account - @alipa.gr. Our team will be happy to answer your questions, give you friendly advices and help you out with the booking process.  

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