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“Better by boat”

Marathonisi (Turtle Island)
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Owner description: A small islet with tropical beaches and sea caves located just outside Keri Beach (Limni Keri) inside the bay of Laganas, in Zante (Zakynthos) Island, Greece
Skipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Better by boat”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

You can go and see where the turtles come to lay their eggs.
Even better if you hire your own boat then you can stop at the more secluded little beachs around it and have a chill out. Look for the one with the cave and floating bar :-)

Visited June 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Along with the visit to Turtle Island, my friend and I visited some caves off the Island of Zante.

Unfortunately we only saw one turtle in the sea on this trip, but the experiencing was amazing. The small boat also took around 15 people around a number of caves with amazing views - perfect photo opportunities.
The driver stopped at one cave and allowed people to get off the boat and go swimming in the sea and the cave watching shoals of fish. The driver had lots of stories to tell of the caves and the island and was able to drive inside the caves in his tiny glass bottom boat.

The trip seemed like it went on for ages, maybe because we only saw one turtle very close to the beginning of the trip.

There is nothing to do on Turtle Island as it is protected and monitored my staff, although there is a food kiosk and a little church - there is the opportunity to sunbathe or swim in the sea. We were also told the turtles only come to the Island at night times to lay their eggs as in the day times, the sand is too hot.

Altogether, the trip lasted around 2 hours, with taxi transport to and from the pick up point outside our hotel. The excursion was brought from a kiosk on the main strip for under 20euros.

Visited August 2012
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“boat trip”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

good fun you get to see the turtes and the boat parks up and you can swim to the island. There is also a boats shop which you can buy lollys and drinks from when you are out on the boat. Deffinately recommended for families and people that like turtles!

Visited June 2012
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“SO MUCH FUN”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

we went as part of a girls holiday and booked it on the strip. Was well worth it really relaxing and got up close and personal with the beautiful turtles in their natural habitat.

Visited April 2012
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yassou!!!!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

The turtles trips are amazing!!!. Please go on a trip around the island, you'll love it.!!!! Swim stops, turtle watching. Come on, what's not to like. !!!!!

Visited August 2012
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