44 Skippers at the Ribs
19 Skippers at the Sailing Boats
6 Skippers at Gullets
7 Helping staff
Our company, Rib Cruises, specializes in the sector of maritime tourism providing luxury services and support for more than two decades consisting the biggest management company of rib boats in Greece.
Our success is a guaranty of the combination of our innovative events together with the absolute safety and privacy of our clients at all times during their trips. We are always on hand to arrange exclusive access to various sites of cultural interest like historic buildings and monuments, along the coastline. It all adds up to a total flexibility tailored-made for our clients’ interests and needs.In a coordinate effort for continuous development, we promote our services for years in order to support Greek culture and civilization, while we prove Greece’s beauty daily through our cooperation with journalists in both Greek and foreign media, publications on touristic websites, our extensive presence in all kind of social media and of course through our sea events, incentives and excursions.
We proudly inform you that we were challenged to organize the largest ever group of people, a total of 650 persons, in an autonomous fleet in Greece.
This touristic event lasted three days (the 18th ,19th and 20th of April) and took place at the islands of Aegina, Poros and Agistri and also at the isthmus of Corinth and at lake Vouliagmeni. It was about a very significant venture held during a crucial period in Greece after the end of Easter and at the beginning of the summer season.
With a massive fleet of 42 rib boats, 19 sailing boats, 3 gullets and a special wooden hand-made traditional boat, and also with a fully trained and experienced crew that reached a total of 75 employees (43 skippers at the ribs, 19 at the sailing boats, 6 at the gullets and 7 staff persons) we organized and coordinate with complete successful a cooperation of high seafaring requirements and organizational complexity.
Specifically, on Wednesday morning (18/04), our guests arrived by plain in our country from different European destinations and headed to Acropolis in order to experience by sight the ancient Greek culture and civilization. Following this welcome, they were all transferred at the same time by buses at two ports, as the capacity of a single marina could not serve their huge number, and namely at Agios Kosmas Marina and Alimos Marina. Our staff welcomed them there, they distributed them at the boats assiduously and by the time they were informed about the safety instructions, their simultaneous transport began to three different islands.
Their dispersion took place by the following way: 300 persons at Aegina in 3 locations (Aegina main port, Souvala and Perdika), 150 at Agistri in 2 places (Skala and Megalochori) and 150 more at Poros in 2 locations (Poros main port and Saga). As a symbolic starting, the fleet passed in between 2 big sailing boats marking the start of the trip. Their safe and comfortable trip was completed successfully and the participants, while reaching the islands, stayed in their rooms.
The second day began early in the morning at 06:00 o’clock with boat transfers of our guests to selected locations like Lagousa and Moni (opposite of Aegina), Metopi (opposite of Agistri) and Mpourtzi (opposite of Poros), in order to enjoy the sunrise and to swim at the crystal blue waters of our seas with a magnificent view. After that and during noon and afternoon, the boats kept transferring the clients to a variety of locations of the 3 islands, so they visit distinctive destinations and hike to the unique landscape of each area. At night, beach parties were organized at 3 different spots: Moni, Klima and Russian Dockyard. The tourists were loaded to the boats depending again to their hotel locations and of course their party participating. While reached each beach, they had their dinner, they amused themselves, they enjoyed the Greek landscape and they sang and danced with their guitars till 00:00 o’clock when they were safely transferred back to their places of staying.
The third and last day was extraordinary, an experience of a lifetime. Our fleet departed coordinated from the 3 different islands with destination to crossing the Isthmus of Corinth and Lake Vouliagmeni.
After a sunny trip, our massive fleet in an aligned course with priority firstly in rib boats, secondly in gullets and finally in sailing boats, completed the passing through the impressive isthmus of Corinth while keeping the necessary safety distances. The participants had the chance via a pioneering -for the Greek and global standards-project to experience with the best possible way the landmark which used to separate in ancient times the Peloponnese from mainland Greece and to see on sight that significant strategic point.
It is remarkable that when the first rib boat finished the pass-through, some of the rest of the boats hadn’t even entered the canal- a fact that shows the size of the fleet and gives us the magnificent image of boats filling this historic sea passage of 6,3 kilometers. Upon completion of the crossing of Isthmus of Corinth, the boats transferred the tourists to Lake Vouliagmeni. The course of our fleet headed to the northwest of Loutraki, passing through a very narrow channel with a width not more than 6 meters. The participants were disembarked with their luggage and continued their trip participating in a variety of activities, such as water sports, drawing, theater, marathons and ceramics constructions. Therefore, our crew took the way back to Athens having completed our work successfully and above all safely.
The innovation of the project is due to the fact that it consisted the largest Greek initiative with the most expanded fleet for a three days trip and with a diversity of activities not only at sea but also aground and with cultural and recreational character, while the mass of the fleet and its transit through the narrow isthmus of Corinth smashed a Greek- and global- record.
The high level of the naval force and of the organizational complexity is found to the successful confrontation of the following parameters:
- Large number of fleet boats
- Continuous loading and unloading of the clients while maritime tourism’s hosting was defective because of the isolated destinations and the access difficulty for the local authorities.
- Great degree of skill and organization – keeping non-stop high-readiness (shifts to cover the 24 hours of the day / with a maximum degree of difficulty overnight)
We would like to thank you for the recognition of our effort and for the possibility that you are giving us to reveal our hard work.
WHO WE ARE ?
Rib Cruises is a full service marine & rent a rib company offering quality services over the past 5 years in Greece. We offer complete itineraries which include rib, sailing and speed boat rental along with personalized service during your trip.Read More
WHAT WE DO ?
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