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Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos
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Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos

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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.
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Ages 0-80, max of 25 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Loggerhead turtle-spotting and Keri Cave boat trip in Zakynthos
  • 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

  • Local taxes
  • Commentary on board
  • Professional Captain
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Alykes, Greece
    Outside the Special Offer Tour office.
  • Option 2
    Alikanas, Greece
    Outside the Special Offer Tour office.
  • Option 3
    Karras Grande Resort, Planos 291 00, Greece
    Outside the front of the hotel
  • Option 4
    Popeye's Restaurant, Planos 291 00, Greece
    Outside the front of the restuarant (opposite the bus stop).
  • Option 5
    Zakinthos, Greece
    At the train stop in Solomos Square.
  • Option 6
    Argassi 291 00, Greece
    Outside the Magik Bar on the corner.
  • Option 7
    Zakantha Beach Hotel, Argassi, Zakinthos 291 00, Greece
    Outside the front of the hotel.
  • Option 8
    Kalamaki 291 00, Greece
    At the roundabout.
  • Option 9
    Paulo Bar, Zakynthos 290 92, Greece
    Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • Option 10
    Taj Mahal Indian and Halal Restaurant, KALAMAKI ROAD, Zakinthos 290 92, Greece
    Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • Option 11
    McDonald's Λαγανά, Laganas 291 00, Greece
    Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • Option 12
    Agios Sostis, Ag. Sostis, Greece
    Pick up point to be confirmed, depending on hotel.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26587P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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.
    • 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 25 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos?
    Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos price starts from $38.14. Discover and book Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos on Tripadvisor
    What is the Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos cancellation policy?
    Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos?
    Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos is hosted by Island Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Island Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26587P3

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    • Island Travel
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      Booked a return airport/hotel transfer to Alykanas. Corresponded via email with Angela. Extremely efficient. The driver was waiting with a board. Smooth ride and very helpful with our enquiries about the Island. Popped by to amend our return transfer and found Angela to be very amenable and charming. The cost was excellent as after speaking to others who ordered through their hotels or directly from outside the airport, realised we’d paid at least 30 per cent less! Will defo use next time. Thank you Angela and Island Travel.
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      Good day out
      We visited the park as part of our holiday. The boys certainly had a lot of fun. There is even karting which the boys loved. However, my son bruised his hands as there no karting gloves provided/available . So the generally the safety around he waterpark no so great. The number of slides was quite limited. Good day out overall
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    • chloeescott21
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      We visited this water park, we got a transfer from Tui as that's where we booked our holiday from. The transfer picked us up at 9:40 and took us straight there, we got there and paid for lockers but got €1 back. There is a couple of food places but a bit pricey as you can't take your own food or drinks in but we did sneak in a couple bottles of water. There is lots to do for kids also which is great, it's not a massive water park but we did enjoy ourselves. Lots of sun loungers and umbrellas everywhere and it wasn't too busy considering we went during a heatwave and summer time! Transfer picked us up at 4pm so we had plenty of time to have fun on the slides!
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    • Karanszia
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      Bad service for 2nd day running.
      2nd day running we've had s**t service from this company. Yesterday's was a dangerous drive, although the boat trip itself was good. Today we waited outside our hotel as stated on our ticket. No one turned up. On phoning the office, it appears the driver picked 3 people up from the office, thought it was us so didn't stop at our hotel. To be fair to the office, when we rang the office they did say they could arrange for us to do the same trip an hour later, but that would have meant getting back just shy of midnight. The office was supper quick at coming out and giving us a cash refund. No grips with the office, just with the driver.
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    Pjugpu
    Bath, UK33 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    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. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    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.

    Paul
    6 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022 • Family
    SEPT 22

    Awful !

    Picked up from our Jet2 hotel by coach, (1 of 3) which was 20 minutes late, having stopped at multiple hotels prior to us, and many after.
    Bundled onto a large boat run by 'Ionic' which was rammed full of people, ( so potential for 156) with a lack of seating, and no safety briefing.

    The guys admitted on our return, (one turtle spotted at sea) its off season, so the likelihood of spotting turtles was slim.

    Food and drink is not included in the price, although available at an additional charge.

    The swimming element off the boat was unsupervised ...

    Do yourself a favour, and spend the money on a taxi instead to the harbour, where there is a turtle in residence !

    Seriously not worth the money and now really disappointed with the Jet2 Rep who turned up at our Aluasoul hotel & sold us the cruise :(
    Written September 22, 2022
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    Hello, I do not know why this review has been put against our excursion as it is not one of ours... These guests have clearly bought the excursion from Jet2... Angela
    Written September 23, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    moira s
    Edinburgh, UK36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Dave J
    Ayr, UK91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Georgee Clarke
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Richard W
    Gloucester, UK18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    kirkyGlasgow
    Troon, UK37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Denol1
    Israel17 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    T N
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    dafnisha n
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2019 • Family
    So I paid for the tour and upon receiving my confirmation email it said to call and confirm. I called and called but nobody answered for a full day. The next day I keep calling and finally someone unswerving the phone and they tell me they would pick my kids and I up from this restaurant that’s 15mins walking from the hotel instead of the hotel itself as advertised on TripAdvisor. We show up 15 mins early to the designate restaurant that is still closed and wait for a good 10 mins when a British guy gets out from a white van with a list of names and we were on his list. He tells us to wait for our bus that was going to be a few mins late to take us to the right tour. We wait an addio al 40 mins there while trying constantly to reach the office by phone but no bus came. I’m still trying to reach the tour ppl but nobody knows who they are or where they are!!! Not to mention this trip costs €28/person while the locals sell it for €15. DONT BOOK THIS TRIP!!!!
    Written July 29, 2019
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