Hiring a catamaran is an excellent way to explore the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus. From Paphos to Larnaka, its unique coastline is ready to be explored by a sailboat of your choice. Cyprus has 5 excellent marinas, where you can pick the ideal catamaran of your choice. You can directly contact the owners for the vessel you desire, or allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of available options for sailing:
You can book and hire a catamaran with a skipper, or without one if you have a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to the blue lagoon in the Akamas peninsula or the sea caves in Paphos. You can also hire a catamaran for a romantic sunset cruise in Limassol or enjoy a private party in Ayia Napa. Finally, you can hire a luxury catamaran in Northern Cyprus and explore the beautiful coastline of Kyrenia and the endless beaches for multi-day trips.
Marking a piece of land at the crossroads of three continents (Europe, Africa and Asia), Cyprus offers superb sailing conditions all year round. With 340 days of sunshine throughout the year, it is the ideal place for outdoor sports and, of course, sailing. If you are tired of the sea and want to get your feet back on dry land, there are countless things you can do and sights to see in Cyprus’ towns.
Nicosia is the capital of the island, and you can spend time visiting its museum of archaeological finds or visit the Saint Sophia Cathedral. Paphos is a coastal city, southwest of Cyprus, included in the official list of UNESCO world’s heritage, and its history dates back to the myths of the goddess Aphrodite, who was worshiped for many centuries.
If you want to see more than just harbors and beaches in Cyprus, then definitely spend time in the beautiful resorts of the island. Paphos, Larnaca, Latchi, Protaras, Limassol, and Kyrenia are fabulous coastal resorts with plenty of sites, open to being explored.
You can rent a catamaran in Cyprus by departing from the main marina of Limassol. This is a developed marina, offering visitors spectacular day cruises. You have the option to cruise towards Ladies Mile Beach, with calm waters as well as many more incredible beaches, which are awarded the Blue Flag status for their cleanliness and pristine waters. With a catamaran, you will be able to visit Zapalo Bay or the enchanting hidden beach at Cape Aspro, with its impressive white rocks that reach up to 200 meters in height!
One place you cannot miss exploring on a catamaran adventure in Cyrpus is the blue lagoon of Paphos. You can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters, and you can even spot a fair amount of fish on the bay's seabed. If you visit the Akamas area, you must take the chance to go swimming in the Baths of Aphrodite (near Latchi). It is a place with magnificent wildlife and, without a doubt, the waters will cleanse your soul. Paphos is also known for its sea caves and the opportunity it provides to swim and snorkel amidst wonderful rock formations.
Cyprus has countless beaches. A few worth mentioning include Nissi Beach and Makronissos. They are both famous for their watersport activities and their family-friendly vibe. The beach of Ayia Napa is one of the most famous party spots in the world. You can spend a wonderful night by the beach or have fun in the nightclubs with some of the best international DJs. Some of the most favored catamaran tours from Ayia Napa include a voyage along the east coast of Cyprus. This offers guests the chance to reach the popular resort of Protaras and the Cape Greco nature reserve. By renting a catamaran in Cyprus, you can go from beach to beach, as well as to many areas that cannot be accessed differently. Take your time to treat yourself with one of the best days out in the sea, with a cruise that is guaranteed to uplift your senses.
A private catamaran trip in Northern Cyprus will always give you the option to partake in an array of watersport activities and tour various bays and beaches. Escape Beach is located just 5 nautical miles from Kyrenia and will give you the chance to get away from the town’s bustle. The anchorage is great for sailboats as it is protected from winds. Other great beaches to tour in Kyrenia include Alagadi Turtle Beach and Golden Sands, where sailors may have a whole beach to themselves, and they can navigate the Karpaz peninsula with ease. Several other great anchorages include Kaplica bay and Karapaz Gate, also known for their incredible diving and swimming opportunities for families with children.
Below you will find some useful information related to your catamaran hire in Cyprus.
Limassol Marina: Limassol has 650 mooring sports for yachts and near the marina. There are many shopping centers in proximity.
Ayia Napa Marina: Offers top yachting facilities and services and is constantly being updated to accommodate more berths. Currently, at a 600 berthing capacity and offers many luxurious residencies.
St. Raphael Marina: The marina is situated in Parekklisia, with 237 berths for yachts in total that go up to a length of 30 m. Boats depart from here and make stops to Episkopi Bay in Pissouri, before they reach Paphos.
Larnaca Marina: The marina has berthing facilities for 450 yachts at a depth of 3 m. It provides all-around shelter from winds. All the required amenities for a top marina and additional facilities include parking space for 700 cars, a spa and a fitness club.
Karpaz gate Marina: Holds a capacity of 296 berths. It’s an amazing marina, with beautiful scenery that gives access to a lot of beaches in Northern Cyprus.
Paphos harbor: A bustling harbor that occupies space for 600 berths, with a large selection of bars and restaurants. The medieval castle of Paphos is situated at the edge of the harbor and was originally built to protect it during Byzantine times.
Latchi Harbor: Has a berthing capacity of 350 vessels. Boat trips depart from here and go to the blue lagoon of Akama, which is nearby. There are also some good eating choices here.
Weather: The average temperature is 10-12º C in winter and about 30º C in summer.
Cyprus has two international airports: one at Paphos and the other at Larnaka. The Paphos harbor is nearly 40 minutes from the airport. British Airways fly to both.
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