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Aretousa – Lazy Day Cruise

Nissiotis Jetty/Protaras Pier


4.5 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

27 people




Come aboard on our Yellow Boat-Aretousa on a relaxing half-day cruise out on the coastline of Protaras.

As we depart from the jetty in center Protaras we follow the coastline of Pernera and Kapparis all the way till the buffer zone of the Ghost Town of Famagusta. There, our local crew will give you all the information regarding the occupation and the situation that still exists to this date, followed by a first swimming stop close to one of the most beautiful bays of  the coast of Kapparis.

Continuing the trip and taking the direction to Creen Bay, you have the chance to sunbathe or just relax on board as it gently cruises along the coastline of main Protaras and Fig Tree Bay.

With our main swimming stop by Green Bay (Turtle Bay), you have plenty of time to swim and snorkel around the area, explore the under water world and if you are lucky spot some turtles.

Once lunch is ready will call you up for a lunch break, and then continue the trip up to the coastline of Cape Greko, where our captain takes you as close to the coastline as possible and explore the cliffs of Saint Anargiroi, the sea caves, and of course the lovers bridge for some memorable photos.

And we cannot forget Blue Lagoon, where we have our last swimming stop and you can jump in the  crystal-clear blue waters, or just simply relax on board.

Being the longest trip and with less passengers on board, we take our time to explore the beauty of our coastline and stop at the best spots for swimming, all while our experienced  and local crew gives you all the insights of the area in a cozy and hospitable environment.

*Please note that this is an adult only cruise (age of 12+)

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  • Authentic Cyprus guiding from our local crew
  • Visit to the buffer zone of the Ghost Town of Famagusta and an extensive guiding regarding the occupation of 1974 and the situation that prevails today
  • Swimming stop in one the coves of Kapparis area
  • Visit closely the cliffs and caves of Cape Greko area
  • Visit the Lovers bridge and take memorable photos with your loved ones
  • Swimming stop at the popular Blue Lagoon
  • Main swimming stop and lunch at Green bay area (if you are lucky, you may get the chance to swim with Greta the turtle)


View of Ghost Town Famagusta
View of Ghost Town Famagusta

One of our destinations of this cruise is the buffer zone of the Ghost Town of Famagusta. Once on-site, you will be able to see the historic town of Varosha, which once was the most popular and modern tourist destination on our island.

Kapparis Coastline
Kapparis Coastline

Just after the buffer zone of Famagusta begins the coastline of Kapparis. Located in between Protaras and the local town of Paralimni, Kapparis is a smaller yet popular destination for holidaymakers with small coves along the coastline. The three main beaches of the area are Fireman’s Bay, Malama Beach, and Agia Triada Beach which of course you get to see during our cruise.

Pernera Coastline
Pernera Coastline

Pernera is situated between Kapparis and the center of Protaras. The two resorts are linked by a beachfront walkway, popular all year round with walkers, runners, and those taking a stroll to admire the sea views. With several small bays along the coast towards Protaras, it is a popular resort for families who prefer a quieter area.

Protaras Coastline
Protaras Coastline

Protaras is situated on the south-eastern fringe of Cyprus and has the blessing of the first sunrise in Europe. Protaras extends along the eastern coast and stretches for 10km from the district of ‘Kapparis’ to the location of ‘Konnos’. Hundreds of windmills grant its landscape a quaint, tranquil beauty. Fantastic beaches with crystal clear waters are found along this coast, most of them accredited with the prestigious Blue Flag status.

Fig Tree Bay
Fig Tree Bay

Fig Tree Bay, located in the popular Protaras resort boasts beautiful and fine sand with crystal clear waters. It takes its name from the fig trees found there since the 17th century. There is an uninhabited islet easily reached by swimming through the shallow waters, the location of which provides a good shelter for the rest of the beach. In 2022 it has been rewarded as one of the top 25 beaches in the world.

Green Bay
Green Bay

Green Bay is situated between the center of Protaras and the area of Cape Greko. It is particularly popular for its underwater sculpture park, attracting snorkelers and divers from around the area.

Konnos Bay
Konnos Bay

The 200-meter-long beach of Konnos, located 4 km east of the center of the popular resort of Ayia Napa, on the road between Akrotiri Greko and Protaras, is one of the most picturesque beaches on the island.

The last beach that defines the border between Ayia Napa and Paralimni, Konnos is small and idyllic, covered with fine golden sand. It's calm and crystal-clear waters are protected from strong winds.

Cape Greko
Cape Greko

Cape Greco was designated as a National Forest Park in 1993. It is a relatively unspoiled area with great natural beauty both on land and on water. It is an oasis of tranquillity nestled midway between the resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras. Covering an area of 385 hectares, Cape Greco is covered by a dense juniper forest. The Grecian Park hotel, the small chapel of Agioi Anargyroi, are some of the few buildings in the area. With natural rocky formations, several caves can be found with the Cyclops being one of the most popular. There are several hiking trails, bicycle tracks, and a designated picnic area. The rocky seabed and underwater caves encourage a wealth of sea life making this area a hot spot for both snorkeling and scuba diving.

Ayioi Anargiroi
Ayioi Anargiroi

The chapel is found on the Eastern side of Cape Greko and is devoted to Ayios Kosmas and Ayios Damianos, both doctors who treated and cured patients without receiving any payment. According to tradition, during one of their journeys in the area, they faced rough seas and their boat was carried away into a cave and was since turned into a chapel. Later on, a new chapel was built just above the cave and it is still used to this date for weddings, christenings, etc.

Lovers Bridge
Lovers Bridge

One of the most amazing natural bridges in Cyprus. It is a masterpiece of nature.
It is located on the road to the chapel of Agioi Anargyroi and is part of the nature path "sea caves".

Pirate's Cave & Virgin Mary Cave
Pirate's Cave & Virgin Mary Cave

The Pirate’s Cave is located right next to the Lovers Bridge. It is a natural cave that was once believed to had hidden treasures from the pirates.

The Virgin Mary Cave is located right next to the pirate’s cave. It is named after the carved colonization of the Virgin Mary which can be found inside the cave.

Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon is the most popular swimming stop for both private and passenger vessels that visit the area from all around the island. It is popular for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sandy bottom. The area is sheltered from strong winds, making it nice and calm.


  • Lunch & Drink Included
  • Additional snacks and drinks available for purchase
  • Tour Guiding
  • Music System
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Area
  • Swimming Platform
  • Jumping Bridge
  • Life Jackets
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Noodle Floats
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • WC

Tour's Location

Nissiotis Jetty/Protaras Pier


What time and where do we depart from?
We depart at at 10:00 am from Nissiotis Jetty in the center of Protaras.
It is suggested to be there approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of your trip.
How many people will be on board?
The permit of the boat allows the accommodation of 35 passengers. However, for your comfort, the number is limited to 27 passengers.The full capacity of the boat is used only for private charters.
Is there an age restriction for the trip?
We have had passengers of all ages on board. However, this cruise is adult inclusive therefore it is not suitable for babies or young children under the age of 12. We would recommend another one of our cruises or a private charter if your group includes babies or young children.
Can I pay with card on board?
Absolutely, you can pay by either cash or card on board.


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Excellent lazy cruise

We had a fab day on the Lazy Cruise - an entertaining insight into the different areas of the coastline of Protaras, plus some history and a few anecdotes along the way. The layout of the boat is very sociable, with different seating areas including options for sun and shade. The cruise is family run & the service is excellent. The small boat & limited number of passengers allows for personal touches too (like lunch delivered to each group individually) and to chat to other passengers which made for a really good day out. Definitely worth it!
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Fantastic day with Cpt Andreas and the lovely Anna. We have enjoyed days with them fir over 20 years now and we still love it. Seeing the turtle today made even more special.

Claire Smith


Lazy day boat trip, fabulous!

We had a wonderful time on the lazy day boat trip. Andreas and Anna were fabulous hosts! Very welcoming and informative about the history of the area. 3 delightful swim stops and fun along the way! Not overbooked at all, so enjoyable for all! Freshly prepared sandwiches for lunch, drinks and watermelon. Perfect way to enjoy the beautiful coastline. Highly recommended by us! Thank you!!
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