FAQ - Trident Boats
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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Giving answers to your questions

I have never driven a boat before, is it ok?

If you drive a car, then driving a boat is very easy. After a few instructions and few tips, you are ready to go.

Is it safe?

As long you follow our instructions and respect the boat and the sea, you don’t have to worry. Just be aware of your surroundings and stay inside the limits we provide you and we guarantee that you are going to have a perfect day cruising.

Do I need a license for a boat?

For boats up to 30hp you don’t need a license

Can children and babies get on the boat?

Yes, but they need to have their life jackets on.

I do not know how to swim, can I get on the boat?

Yes you can, a life jacket is supplied for you to feel the absolute safety.

How far and where can I go?

On a boat up to 30hp you can go up to 5 miles away from Nidri and visit Meganisi, Skorpios, Desimi Bay and more. (check our destinations and our map)

Is the fuel enough for our trip?

The main tank of the boat is 25lt and you have another 10lt reserve. The fuel provided is more than enough for the whole day and the area of 5 miles.

How much does fuel cost? and how much will the fuel cost for the whole day?

The fuel litres calculated are charged per litre on the daily fuel rate from the local gas station.The average usage of fuel is approx 20 to 35 euro for the whole day.

Does the boat has insurance?

Yes. We required by law to insure all of our boats. All of our vessels have a third party insurance.

Do we have a option of full insurance?

We have options on full insurance for all our boats and ribs, both with an excess of 500 euro for the boats and 1200 euro for the ribs respectively.(contact us for pricing)

Do I need to book in advance?

We advise you to book your boat at least 4 days before, especially during high season.(3-8 days in advance)

Do you provide cool boxes?

We offer ice coolers free of charge upon departure, please ask for one.

Is there a sun tent (bimini)?

All vessels are equipped with sun tents (bimini)

What happens if something goes off while on board?

In case of any malfunction or breakdown, contact us immediately at one of the numbers we gave you before departing. Usually a direct solution is given following simple instructions over the phone and the problem is restored.
In case of a breakdown, we provide an immediate solution.

What equipment does the boat have?

The boats are fully equipped with the following:
Anchor, life raft, life jackets, ropes, fire extinguisher  signaling flares-smoke signals, pharmacy, torch.

Do we need to pre-pay to book the boat? What happens in case of bad weather?

In order to book a 30% down payment is required. In case of bad weather conditions(rain or force 7 wind) on the day we may change the booking for another date, or cancel the booking.

Where do we pick-up the boat from? Can we choose to pick-up a boat from a different spot?

Boat’s pick-up spot is our office in Nidri. We can only deliver boat in condition they are rented for more than 3 days consecutively. (For some areas there is charge for delivery and pick up)

Does the rib have an electric anchor?

Ribs larger than 7m are equipped with an electric anchor.

What kind of license do I need to rent a rib?

Speed Boat License under the compliance of EU for EU citizens or Typical Speed Boat License for International Waters. You need to have an ICC (International Certificate of Competence).          (Licenses for just coastal trips, will not be accepted).

Is there a backup engine on the ribs?

Ribs with one main engine include spare engines which need an extremely simple starting procedure.

My villa-hotel has a jetty, may I keep my boat there?

If the boat/rib can safely stay at the jetty then yes you may. The vessel will be moored with your responsibility.