• Location: Zakinthos, Greece
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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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.  

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos

Marathonisi (Turtle Island).

Customer Reviews

vanessa_wong13

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Seeing a turtle swimming effortlessly through water is just breathtaking...Great tour!

stephen m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Good day out and a great guide worth the money

r.flounders

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It is well worth the money and they picked us up from are hotel and took us back again .

Terrybrown_uk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very good excursion managed to see one turtle even though it was the end of the season. Both captain and rep were very good

Rab S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

All the 3 excursions including this that we took through Viator provided excellent value for money and brilliant service. Turtle spotting is definitely worth doing in Zakynthos - requires some patience but it is worth it. This excursion also gives you the opportunity to dive into the waters by the Turtle Island. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Sarah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The tour was amazing, really informative and fun. We were lucky enough to see a turtle and was able to visit two different locations for a swim. It was a fabulous trip, well organised and Sue was a great guide. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great day out whilst in Zante.

Todor D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a nice cruise, we saw a turtle in the water, it was very close, the picture does not lie here. We then went to turtle island and swam in crystal clear waters and there was a cave too. Following that we went to the Keri caves, though unfortunately there was no time for a stop over and another swim. I would recommend that the boat trip is increased by and hour even if it means to up the price a bit. Sue was an awesome hostess once again! Thanks for a most enjoyable few hours.

Barry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This excursion was turtle-ly brilliant sorry! After a short ride from our resort on Laganas to Agios Sostis on an air conditioned coach we boarded a comfortable and well equipped bar/snacks/toilet large wooden boat which took us out to a popular viewing area just off Laganas, where we didn't have to wait too long before a gorgeous female turtle made an appearance. Sue, our fabulous tour guide, had given us lots of interesting information about the turtle population on the island en route and about the island itself. She is extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining! After we had all had a good look at the turtle, we headed off to and around Marathonisi Island, avoiding the busy Laganas side we headed to the opposite side for a swim stop, where we swam through a cave and snorkelled around the boat, the water was lovely and cool and so clear, a fantastic experience! Obviously the boat can only get so close to the shore so very deep initially but my three boys aged 11, 10 and 6 all got in and loved it. We stopped there for about 40 minutes then clambered on board again and sailed towards the Keri Caves for a photo stop. If you are looking for a family friendly trip, that is fun, educational, and beyond picturesque - this is the one for you! Brilliant value for money, the Captain and crew were helpful and friendly and Sue was an excellent guide.

Lisa J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I went on this trip last week with my husband and our boys ranging in age from 10 to 27. We all had a fantastic time. Our tour guide was excellent - very knowledgeable, we saw a turtle immediately. Swimming through the caves was a great experience. Thoroughly recommended.

James United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our group were staying at Zante Plaza Hotel Apartments in Laganas, it was then a short 10 minute bus journey to the dock. We were lucky as we were the final pick-up destination outside McDonald's on the main strip, closest to Laganas beach. Our bus was at least 20 minutes late but just hold out and keep and eye on all the many buses that pass your pick-up point. Make sure you've got lots of water, sunscreen and a snack or two. Once on board the boat we went to the top deck, this is where and when you definitely need to apply lots of sunscreen! We set our on the waters of Laganas beach and within 10-15 minutes we found our first turtle. It was intense waiting for the turtle to surface and take a breath but well worth the wait. Unfortunately, after viewing one turtle the tour moved on and no attempt was made to search for any more. We then took a pleasant journey around Turtle Island and circled round and stopped to swim in the caves, eventually swimming to the small beach where we took lots of photos. It's a great idea to get a decent waterproof plastic wallet casing/bag not a phone case designed to take your phone into and underwater where it will be safe - buy on Amazon. We got a good amount of time here stopping to explore. After getting back on the boat we then took a view of the further area around Turtle Island and then headed back to the dock where our bus was waiting. A very organised trip, and many thanks to the women tour guide who knew a lot about the turtles and the areas we viewed. Later during the holiday after this tour, we took out a padelo on Laganas beach and went far out and came across two turtles and were swimming next to them in deep waters. So you might want to try this instead if you want to see AND SWIM with turtles if you can't make or afford this tour. Be respectful of the turtles at all times if you do so!

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