There are plenty of alternatives one can choose from in terms of discovering the island of Corfu. Nevertheless, undeniably, confining one’s experience of Corfu to the island as such is a loss they should avoid, since to cruise around the island and, possibly, making a trip to the nearby attractions – such as the islands of Vido, Paxous, Othoni, Mathraki or Erikoussa – might bring a new enriching perspective on Corfu. In addition, the many coves and the wonderfully laced portions of shores which embellish certain beaches are definitely worth exploring by sea. For all these reasons and for others one can make up as they go, hiring a boat is the only way to literally get around Corfu.
The success of boat hire operators is mirrored by the massive demand of boats for hire from the part of enthusiastic tourists who want to tick off as much as possible from the rich tourist assets of Corfu. These services are so appealing for tourists not only because they open new perspectives and possibilities of spending their leisure time, but also because boats are generally extremely well equipped and modern, and in most cases (but depending on the type of the vessel) there is no experience or documents ascertaining such an experience in sailing a boat required in order to manage to get a boat. Moreover, the procedure proper of hiring a boat is fairly simple, and clients also have the possibility of selecting from a large range of variously rated vessels. May it be mere speed boats or even luxury vehicles, boat hire operators are able to match by their offer all tastes possible. Yet, tourists should keep in mind that details about the hiring as such differ greatly from operator to operator and depending of other various circumstances.
Some of the most noteworthy operators refer to, for instance, Corfu Rent A Boat (also known as Costas Boats), located in Agios Stefanos-Sinion (close to Kerasia, in the northeastern part of Corfu).
However, one should always want to check the offer put forward by other operators, such as Corfu Boats Hire, located in Dassia, near the Dassia Cahndris Hotel.