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Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos

Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos
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Loggerhead turtle-spotting and Keri Cave boat trip in Zakynthos
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
49
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    49
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
While swimming in Zakynthos’ seas might turn up a loggerhead turtle sighting—if you’re very lucky—a turtle-spotting cruise will maximize your chances of seeing these marine creatures. Prebook to guarantee your place, and watch for the turtles in their natural habitat as your boat criss-crosses Laganas Bay. Then, admire turtle-shaped Marathonisi island before swimming and snorkeling near the Keri Caves. Cross-island return transfers make your trip extra easy.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Prebook to secure a place and up your chances of seeing wild loggerheads
  • Look for turtles in Laganas Bay, see the caves, and swim and snorkel nearby
  • Relax with select hotel transfers, plus refreshments to buy on board
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Prebook to secure a place and up your chances of seeing wild loggerheads
  • Look for turtles in Laganas Bay, see the caves, and swim and snorkel nearby
  • Relax with select hotel transfers, plus refreshments to buy on board
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26587P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Alykes, Greece Outside the Special Offer Tour office.
  • Alikanas, Greece Outside the Special Offer Tour office.
  • Karras Grande Resort, Planos 291 00, Greece Outside the front of the hotel
  • Popeye's Restaurant, Planos 291 00, Greece Outside the front of the restuarant (opposite the bus stop).
  • Zakinthos, Greece At the train stop in Solomos Square.
  • Argassi 291 00, Greece Outside the Magik Bar on the corner.
  • Zakantha Beach Hotel, Argassi, Zakinthos 291 00, Greece Outside the front of the hotel.
  • Kalamaki 291 00, Greece At the roundabout.
  • Paulo Bar, Zakynthos 290 92, Greece Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • TAJ MAHAL INDIAN RESTAURANT & HALAL, KALAMAKI ROAD, Laganas 290 92, Greece Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • McDonald's, Zakynthos 290 92, Greece Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • Agios Sostis, Ag. Sostis, Greece Pick up point to be confirmed, depending on hotel.
Additional information
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Alykes, Greece Outside the Special Offer Tour office.
  • Alikanas, Greece Outside the Special Offer Tour office.
  • Karras Grande Resort, Planos 291 00, Greece Outside the front of the hotel
  • Popeye's Restaurant, Planos 291 00, Greece Outside the front of the restuarant (opposite the bus stop).
  • Zakinthos, Greece At the train stop in Solomos Square.
  • Argassi 291 00, Greece Outside the Magik Bar on the corner.
  • Zakantha Beach Hotel, Argassi, Zakinthos 291 00, Greece Outside the front of the hotel.
  • Kalamaki 291 00, Greece At the roundabout.
  • Paulo Bar, Zakynthos 290 92, Greece Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • TAJ MAHAL INDIAN RESTAURANT & HALAL, KALAMAKI ROAD, Laganas 290 92, Greece Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • McDonald's, Zakynthos 290 92, Greece Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • Agios Sostis, Ag. Sostis, Greece Pick up point to be confirmed, depending on hotel.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 6, 2020
A note from Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos
Regulated numbers in vehicles to ensure social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 12 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Keri Caves
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Marathonisi (Turtle Island)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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3.5
43 reviews
Excellent
13
Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
11

Vinpin77
Enfield, London63 contributions
Jul 2018
It was such a thrill seeing these beautiful creatures in situ. Great guide, Sue, who told us about the area and the turtles as we looked for them. Then we cruised over to the Keri peninsula where we looked at some caves and had a sea swim - brilliant. Highly recommended!
Written July 28, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

krysttynaa
Bucharest, Romania101 contributions
Jun 2018
Plus:
- if you are in Zakintos you have to see the Caretta-Caretta
- it's better in an organized trip because the guide knows the places and knows what to do to find Caretta Caretta so the tourist can see it, we payed for Yellow Submarine, 15€ / person
- the trip last 3 hours, the ship left from Port Sostis where you can also visit Cameo Island, toward Keri Caves and Marathonisi Island
- the ship had glass bottom so you can see the turtles
- trip price includes a drink (water, juice or beer) but there are also snacks and ice-cream extra charge
- very professional personnel, the captain and the team lead the way and make you feel safe along the trip
- if you don't want to stay in the glass bottom space you can stay on the deck enjoying the view
- highly recommended for the tourist to ware from the beginning the bath suits, because the ship stopes at Keri Caves where you can swim in those incredible waters and then another stop on Marathonisi Island / Beach where you can also swim.

Minus:
- despite the good personnel the ship is too crowded for one way, they don't control the number of tickets sold and you find yourself on the deck with no possibility to move, incredible! this is the reason why we saw that part of tourists abandoned the trip asking for refund
Written June 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

moira s
Edinburgh, UK35 contributions
May 2018
Unfortunately, the day we went on our trip, only 1 solitary turtle decided to join us by swimming by our boat. Having said that, we spoke to other people who had been on the same trip on different days and they had seen a lot more. It's not an expensive trip and the waters are lovely. Worth the money
Written June 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pjugpu
Bath, UK22 contributions
May 2022
Be careful which trip you book. We were put in a small boat with no life jackets.
When they spotted one turtle all the boats surrounded the poor thing so everyone could see it. It felt very distasteful to be crowding the poor turtle.
The jetty to the boat is barely safe. Very disappointed with the standard.
I understand they are trying to catch up financially after the Covid Lockdowns but we must consider the poor turtles.
Written June 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
island t
We are very sad to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. Turtle spotting is very popular and not all people abide by the rules, especially people who rent boats independently. As for the regulations with life jackets, life jackets are on board, but due to regulations by the Port Authorities, they are only allowed to be used in an emergency situation, this rule prevents damage and wear and tear...
Written June 13, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dave J
90 contributions
Jun 2018
Really enjoyed the turtle spotting tour. Our guide was very informative and helped us see 4 or 5 turtles. My onky regret was that I didn't get great pics butvtbat was my fault, the turtles surface for a few seconds and I wasn't quick enough, I would recommend videoing them and then use freeze frame to get best pics. Tour then goes out to the blue caves. Stunning scenery and blue crystal clear water. You will get opportunity to swim in the caves which is amazing. This tour was well worth the fee. I went on a similar tour thriugh my tour operator and it was nowhere near as good.
Written July 8, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Georgee Clarke
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Absolutely shocking trip, boat about capsized with everybody on it very ignorant people toilet absolutely disgusting told staff and they couldn’t of gave a damn being pushed around by ignorant people one lady cried she was that scared her kids was going to go overboard with the boat tipping, have to be a very good swimmer to get in the sea because of the current and they decided to advise you an hour or so into the trip wouldn’t recommend if you do want to go make sure you go on a glass bottom boat, terrible aircon on the bus really hot then the driver decided to leave 2 people behind and we had to stop everybody moaned on the bus and boat on the way back how rubbish they’ thought it was won’t be going on it again would rather chizzel my eyelids off
Written July 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard W
Gloucester, UK18 contributions
Aug 2018
Approx 3 hours tour Turtle spotting cruise. Our Guides and Captain looked for loggerhead turtles swimming in their native envorinment of Laganas Bay, once spotted (and yes we did see a Turtle, photographed it & left it alone to continue doing things Turtles like to do) we continued the trip to get a perspective on the island's dramatic coastline. The images show you why Marathonisi is known as ‘Turtle Island’ stopped for a swim in the clear waters. Continued the trip with another 30minute stop to swim in the crystal-clear waters near Keri Caves. Our trip to the caves was a little "Choppy", when we anchored and we "bobbed" around quite a bit due to the breeze, but previously people had said how calm it was. I guess we were slighly unlucky. 26-08-18. When we began sailing again it was fine as the boat cruised along the waters.
Drinks and snacks were available to buy on board should you feel the need. Toilets on board too. We were picked up from our Hotel (Karras Grande) and drop-off included in the price. Children half price. We booked the excursion with Jet2. 20-08-18 til 27-08-18. Definitely worth doing, especailly if you get to see a Turtle swimming by.
Written August 28, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kirkyGlasgow
Troon, UK39 contributions
Sep 2017
Absolutely loved it. Totally recommend this but make sure it's a safe season to see them and not in breeding season
Written June 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Denol1
Israel17 contributions
Aug 2019
I guess we didn't know what to expect when we sought out sea turtles. We’d seen the nests around the island and I particularly enjoyed seeing how they were protected with small structures guarding them from being trampled by the myriad tourists traipsing up and down the beaches. The entire island is fairly packed with people, but we did find a private couple of days by trying hard to find secluded spots. The turtle viewing adventure was much the same, in terms of crowds, except worse in terms of the sheer amount of people herded together in order to (in our case) see one turtle. It was a large glass-bottom boat, or submarine-boat, but when the turtle was spotted I felt the boat shift from the sheer weight of people trying to get a photo of the poor thing surfacing for air. This lone turtle was surrounded by three boats and a joy riding skiff at one point during the day.

When we finally started heading back to port it was a relief to be finished with the excursion. But, I had forgotten that we were also going to Turtle Island to hang out for an hour. I was surprised, however, to motor right past it on our way to some blue caves to view with myriad others bobbing about, then to swim with about 50 people from two boats splashing about and going to town in a beautiful blue cove for 15 minutes. Then it was back onto the boat and a quick float over to the island we had motored by earlier. They dumped us all out and sped away, leaving us on a beach with literally boat-loads of people and no shade. Immediately I began walking towards some rock outcroppings to get out of the hot afternoon sun while we waited for the boat to come back. Once I arrived, however, I found that the only shady alcove on the entire beach had been used as a toilet. I don’t recommend this trip at all.
Written August 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

T N
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
The trip never happened! On the reservation it says to call to confirm even if you already paid for it! I did call and confirm. The pick up time was at 235pm in front of an Indian restaurant, not the hotel as advertised, and my kids and I showed up there at 215pm to b on the safe side. We waited about 7 mins when a guy with a name list approached us and we were indeed on the list! He told us he was not the guy to pick us up and to wait there for a yellow minibus. We waited till 305pm while calling the office number incessantly without answer. Later that night I finally reach someone at that number who tells me her name is Sandra and she would investigate the issue and to call back the next morning for a refund. Next morning I call and the actual Sandra answers telling me it wasn’t her who spoke with me the prior day but her collegue gave me her name instead. I ask for a refund and she tells me I need to ask it of TripAdvisor for I book through them and also had the nerve to ask why didn’t I get in the weird dude’s van the prior day! DON’T use them !!! They also appear to be €12 pricier than the locals!!!
Written August 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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