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Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Cruise through the sparkling blue waters of the Ionian Sea on this wildlife and sightseeing cruise from Zakynthos. Spot native loggerhead turtles swimming in Laganas Bay, and take in views of Marathonisi, nicknamed ‘Turtle Island’ thanks to its resemblance to the adorable hard-shelled creatures. Get close to the fantastic rock formations of Keri Caves, where you can splash into the crystal-clear waters straight from the boat.  
  • 5-hour wildlife spotting cruise from Zakynthos
  • Look for loggerhead turtles swimming in their native envorinment
  • Get a new perspective on the island's dramatic coastline
  • See why Marathonisi is known as ‘Turtle Island’
  • Stop to swim in the crystal-clear waters near Keri Caves
  • Drinks and snacks available to purchase on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Local taxes
Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Alykes, Greece

Outside the Special Offer Tour office.

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Departure Point

Alikanas, Greece

Outside the Special Offer Tour office.

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Departure Point

Planos 291 00, Greece

Outside the front of the hotel

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Departure Point

Planos 291 00, Greece

Outside the front of the restuarant (opposite the bus stop).

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Departure Point

Zakinthos, Greece

At the train stop in Solomos Square.

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Argassi 291 00, Greece

Outside the Magik Bar on the corner.

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Departure Point

Argassi, Zakinthos 291 00, Greece

Outside the front of the hotel.

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Departure Point

Kalamaki 291 00, Greece

At the roundabout.

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Departure Point

Zakynthos 290 92, Greece

Outside the front of the restaurant.

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Departure Point

KALAMAKI ROAD, Laganas 290 92, Greece

Outside the front of the restaurant.

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Departure Point

Zakynthos 290 92, Greece

Outside the front of the restaurant.

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Departure Point

Ag. Sostis, Greece

Pick up point to be confirmed, depending on hotel.

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ISLAND TRAVEL
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos.

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Reviews

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star-5
I love boattrips
Peter_V
, Aug 2021
Wonderfull boattrip. Just outside the harbor they allready found a turtle. After we went for some caves. And had a swim. We saw a lot of fish at That point. At the turtle island we had something to eat at a snackbar. Than we went back for the harbor
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again in the future.... Angela
star-4
The visit went very well and the boat pilote was very nice but the pick up services was bad
Tuyet_T
, Jul 2021
The visit went very well and the boat pilote was very nice. But for the pick up services, the older driver was : unpleasant and fast driving. We almost had an accident because the driver was always on phone and driving at the same time. We arrived early, at 3 p.m. while we had an appointment at 3:30 p.m. The driver told us to hurry up whereas we were on time.
star-5
Consider it as a cruise with the turtles as a bonus
Oribash
, Nov 2019
Enjoyed the guide, and the sites and the two turtles we encountered. Should've brought good beers and food with us.
star-5
OMG
Paul_B
, Jul 2019
Omg our trip was amazing, top class service from pick up in the aircon minibus to the coffee on the boat, we did see turtles and it was controlled by the boat crews that they were not crowded by boats and safe all the time we had 2 swim times of 30 minutes in different locations that was fantastic. The best trip ever well done to all
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Felt like chasing helpless turtles
ellietycer
, Jul 2019
tour guide was great and cave swimming was excellent, but this tour made me and my friends uncomfortable in many ways. When a turtle is spotted boats swarm around the turtle (3-5 boats at a time.) The boats continue to follow one turtle for extended time. I noticed that the turtles progressively attempt to stay under the water longer and longer to avoid the gawking and get the boats to leave them be. In comparison to other boats this one was relatively respectful, as it kept a fair distance from the turtles, but I would not recommend this to anyone who cares deeply about animals.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
A good tour but better ways to see turtles
Tom_D
, Jun 2019
The tour itself was good and well organised. We booked it before we went on holiday to ensure we had something lined up but having spent a week in Zakynthos in hindsight I wouldn't have booked this tour. There are better ways to see the turtles. We swam in the sea at Kalamaki beach and saw turtles, and hired a glass-bottomed kayak for 10 euro and saw a turtle at the same spot. We did see on a turtle on our boat trip, but I felt uneasy about the distress to the turtle with another boat also crowding it and a lot of fuel and fumes seemingly polluting its natural environment. The stops to swim on this tour were great but you can do that on lots of smaller boat trips that don't stress out the wildlife.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Lovely trip
Rachael_C
, Jun 2019
I would defiantly recommend this trip, not to busy or rushed. Time to spot the turtles then off to the coves for 2 swim stops in beautiful surroundings. Then head back with views of the coast. Tour guide was really nice to.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
Maria_B
, Jun 2019
This experience was amazing, we were so lucky to be spotting 3 turtles up close, beautiful trip and funny guide Sue, she was very informative and overall great trip!
star-5
Excellent
Traveler21086357196
, Jun 2019
Very good cruise, conciderate of the turtles enviroment unlike others we witnessed. Show other areas of the islands cave features, with stop off for swimming. Commentry of the sights were great
star-5
Great service and good value
Caroline B
, May 2019
Picked up from hotel, which was arranged via email a couple of days before and was able to use mobile ticket so no need to print out, which was convenient. Friendly driver took us from Tsilivi to Laganos. Very knowledgeable local team and Sue was brilliant. Not guaranteed to see a turtle but our team were fab and ensured we did, amazing to see. Really well worth it and highly recommended.

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