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Fishing trips & Boat tours

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Hydra is a one-of-a-kind destination, a place where tradition is respected and preserved. One of the Mediterranean’s most cosmopolitan islands, Hydra attracts  a large number of visitors from Greece every year, due to its proximity to Athens, as well as from abroad.

The island is embraced by high mountains, rocky outcrops and pine forests reflecting their colours into the crystal clear waters. Idyllic and breathtaking views of Hydra’s nature make your visit an out-of-time experience underlined by the absence of vehicles and its slow rhythm.

The island has been inhabited since the New Stone Age (3000-2600 B.C) and in more recent history during the 19th century Hydra played a crucial role in the Greek revolution providing the state with its numerous merchant naval forces. Hydra has been the home of many prominent and wealthy Greek families,  their history nowadays echoing  through the architecture which reveals a different way of living, elegant and rich yet simple. A walk through Hydra’s picturesque alleys is enough to convince one of its beauty and high level aesthetics. The city is amphitheatrically built offering mesmerizing views from each and every spot where you might find yourself.

Hydra was thrown into the international spotlight during the 1950’s when many films were made here and it has remained there ever since. It has been a shelter and a source of inspiration for many artists, poets and actors over the years. Today it is considered a must-see destination for contemporary art lovers.


A boat tour is an alternative and ideal way to explore and discover Hydra’s seascape and most secluded areas. Enjoy a private tour just  for you and your friends and family  on board the fishing boat “Ιωαννίκιος, a traditional 9,50 meter Greek wooden boat.

A relaxing day on board starts by leaving the harbor from our meeting point and sailing towards fun! A full day trip is recommended  starting at 11.00 and returning at 20.30 approximately, just in time to contemplate the sunset. However, you can always adapt your trip to your own personal preferences and available time.

We will sail along Hydra’s coastline and see its magical scenery. We will stop at beaches that are easily accessible and enjoy swimming and snorkelling in serene bays and turquoise crystal clear waters. You will be able to fish and enjoy a freshly cooked meal of your catch!

If you are mainly interested in fishing, then the captain will lead you to the best fishing destinations around Hydra island for a genuine fishing experience.

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Personalize your trip by combining  activities -fishing, swimming and snorkelling- or just one, and enjoy what you love most. Book the boat for a full day or a half day with your trip starting  either in the morning or in the afternoon.  You set the time limit.

The trip includes: water, beer, finger food, seasonal fruits, snorkelling and fishing equipment.

What to bring along: comfortable shoes and clothes, sun cream, beach towel, any extra food and drinks you prefer, your camera and book.

Cancellation is possible if the weather conditions are not favourable for a safe trip.

For further detailed information regarding routes, prices and availability, please contact us via email or phone:  & +30 698 70 30 113.

The activity is not accessible for wheel chairs.

Children must be under their parents or carers supervision at all times.

Bed, restroom, outdoors shower and first aid kit are available.

Animals are allowed on board.

The minimum of participants is 2 and maximum 8.


A glimpse of our amazing experiences


What our clients said

  • Tom CWe had the most amazing day on Hydra. There was plenty of amazing food and drink and the captain Giannis provided the best day. Would recommend 10/10Oct 6, 10:38
  • GretaWe have been on Giannis boat twice now and both times have been some of the best days of our lives! The most incredible day from the cute traditional boat, to Giannis the host (no request is too big or small), the amazing waters and coast around the island and the food that is prepared. I could not recommend this trip more highly!Oct 6, 10:22
  • Marta FanesWe were on vacation in July on this wonderful and quiet island and I share the most fabulous thing we did without a doubt was the hydraboat trip, much better than expected. Dimitra’s management and the attention received by Giannis and Maria on the boat was familiar and perfect! We have fabulous memories of the experience.Sep 13, 12:26
  • LauraWe booked Hydra by Boat for our wedding day and they could not have been more accommodating, helpful and lovely! I arranged a short boat trip in the morning for my bridesmaids and we went swimming at beautiful Kasteva, a hidden gem further along the coast from Mandraki. Later the boat took us from our ceremony venue in the port to our reception at Castello – Dimitra and Giannis went out of their way to make sure it all ran smoothly. It really was a highlight of our day! Thank you so much, we will definitely be back!Sep 9, 12:37
  • PerrineWe had the most wonderful day with Hydra Boat team in August. You are welcomed as family members on the boat and can enjoy simple but luxury attentions (fresh fruits, shrimps…). The tour allows you to round the island and shore on the most secret beaches.I do not only recommand but encourage to cruise with Hydra Boat !Thank you to the teamSep 8, 06:40
  • MarykeThis was, without a doubt, the highlight of our stay in Hydra! Captain Giannis and Maria were delightful, spoiling us with delicious food, drinks informative stories. The swimming was next level and we felt privileged to see all the magical swimming spots the island has to offer. Thank you for a wonderful day!Maryke Mostert, South AfricaSep 6, 13:25
  • FelicityI have been on a full day cruise with the wonderful Hyrda by Boat team twice now and have had the aboslute BEST time. There is no better way to explore the island — the beaches and spots where we stop are incredibly beautiful, Giannis and Maria are so kind and fun, and the food is excellent. The experience is a truly authentic and local way to see and experience the island. Cannot recommend it highly enough!Sep 6, 13:08
  • Angie AndreasWe enjoyed a lovely cruise around Hydra stopping by beautiful beaches and soaking up the scenery of the rocky coast. Giannis, our captain, was kind and capable. We felt safe, welcomed and were well fed with pastries, octopus two ways, prawns, and a delicious greek salad! Ice cold refreshing beverages and tasty peaches and cherries were available throughout the day! We had everything we needed to make the trip one to remember! Thank you, Hydrabyboat, for the lovely experience! The Andreas FamilyJul 8, 14:23
  • M. ReynoldsWe spent a delightful few hours exploring the coast of Hydra, with hydrabyboat in April. They made our group of 8 very comfortable on the boat and served us delicious sandwiches as well as fruit and pastries and drinks at various points during the cruise. The coast was lovely and we made stops at sea caves and beaches where we could get off and swim. Our captain was knowledgeable and so friendly and hospitable. Would highly recommend especially because their price was very reasonable and they were so pleasant to work with! M. Reynolds/USAJun 5, 14:09


Born and bred on Hydra island Giannis developed a true passion for the sea and everything related to it at a very young age. He decided to dedicate himself to what he loves the most and became a full time professional fisherman.

Giannis is authorized by the Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine to operate his fishing boat and is moreover a licensed and fully qualified diver.

Giannis Tsanos

Giannis Tsanos


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