Some more traditional boats of Mykonos, Source: Depositphotos

You can book a boat on Uber in Mykonos

You can book a boat on Uber in Mykonos

Sometimes, the best route is the scenic route

The ride-hailing app Uber launched a new service this summer – ordering a motorboat. The service is available only on the Greek island of Mykonos, however, it seems so if you’re itching to try it out and feel fancy, you’re best advised to head there.

The classic cab Uber is already available on the Aegean island, however, tourists and residents can now also pick a more scenic ride – say from one beach to another by going around the island and enjoying the amazing scenery.

This new service is another step in the company's strategy, which puts Greece at the centre of the European market and strengthens its support for Greek tourism, ensuring affordable and safe transportation options for both its residents and visitors of the islands," the company said in an announcement.

The capacity of the speedboats is up to eight people, so there’s a possibility for ride-sharing.

More details

Available from late June to October, "Uber Boat" will be an on-demand service, provided by a local licensed operator and available through the Uber app. App users will be able to book speedboat tours at the touch of a button to move around Mykonos easily and reliably.

A few caveats exist though. Seafaring customers will need to reserve a boat at least 45 minutes ahead of time, and they can only be picked up or dropped off at 25 designated sites around the island.

Uber has dipped their toes in the water before, too. Ten years ago, the company tried out a “boat to work” option in San Francisco. Since 2020, London residents and visitors have been able to order a boat ride on the Thames River. And in the case of London, it’s not just a summer option – it’s available year-round.



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