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Rhodes Town: Boat Trip to Symi Island and St George Bay

1. Rhodes Town: Boat Trip to Symi Island and St George Bay

Join a city cruise from Rhodes to Saint George Bay and the tiny boutique island of Symi, with sun beds and floating gear included. Stop for swimming and snorkeling in the bay which is only reachable by boat, before sailing to Symi to enjoy 3 hours of free time on the island. Depart in the morning and set sail for St. George Bay. Feel the sunshine on your faces and admire Rhodes from the water. Stop for a 30-minute break to swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear water of St. George Bay. Then, enjoy a short boat ride to Symi Harbor. Disembark and take 3 hours to explore Symi at your own pace. Soak up the stunning harbor views and lose yourself in the colorful streets lined with neo-classical houses. Finally, relax as you sail back to Rhodes Harbor in the evening.

Rhodes: Speedboat Trip to Symi with Free Time to Explore

2. Rhodes: Speedboat Trip to Symi with Free Time to Explore

Admire views of town of Rhodes and the town of Symi from the water with this speedboat tour between these two points. Have ample time in Symi to shop, try local cuisine, and capture pictures of the colorful houses before returning by speedboat to Rhodes  Hop aboard the new speedboat in Kolona Harbor. Soak up some sun on the outdoor deck or cool off in the air-conditioned closed deck as you take in views of the Rhodes castle walls, the minarets of the Old Town, the medieval clock, and the Marine Gate. Head out from Rhode and catch a glimpse of the on your left hand the 46-meter high Naillac Tower, the windmills of Rhodes, the Saint Nicholas Fortress, and the Aquarium of Rhodes.  Arrive in the bay of Symi where you can spy the town of Symi which is amphitheatrically built. Spy the colorful neoclassical houses which reflect in the sea on clam days. Disembark and have over three hours to take in the charm of this island before returning to Rhodes. 

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 222 reviews

The trip to Symi was amazing, we got to stop for a swimming session at St George's Bay which is a marvellous place. The staff were super friendly, the boat is clean and there are many seating areas available inside and out, there are also sunbeds available on the top deck (better get around 8 am to the boat to find an available sunbed :) ). The views from the boat are great, Symi Island is beautiful and 3 hours were more than enough for us to go for a walk around the beautiful port, take photos, buy souvenirs, we evem had lunch at a taverna and had time for iced coffee later. 100% would recommend, definitely worth the money for such a lovely trip.

The day trip was amazing, 4 hours for Symi are really enough… more free time is not needed. The vessel is clean and brand new. The interior of the boat looks like business class of airplane, but we choose to seat on the outside deck as the weather was sunny. I suggest you to seat on the outside deck as the view when departing from Rhodes and arriving at Symi was astonishing. Thank you for the great memories.

Excellent excursion: the bay of Saint-Georges (stop of approx. 30min. on the outward journey) is magnificent. The time granted to the dive could be slightly more important but remains correct. The island of Symi (the town and the port) is very beautiful. We had time to visit the city and have a drink / ice cream on the terrace on the port.

A very nice trip. Symi is really a dreamy place. Only the outward and return journey I found a bit long (about 2h15min). The stop at St. George Bay was also very nice but also very short.

Super fun boat trip, both the swimming and the town of Symi are very worthwhile. The boat is neat, clean and the staff is friendly. All in all highly recommended!!