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Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos
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Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos

By Island Travel
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.
from
₱1,835.19
per adult
from
₱1,835.19
per adult

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Ages 0-80, max of 49 per group
Duration:
5h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

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
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
What's not included
  • 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 and Halal Restaurant, KALAMAKI ROAD, Zakinthos 290 92, Greece Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • McDonald's, Laganas 291 00, Greece Outside the front of the restaurant.
  • Agios Sostis, Ag. Sostis, Greece Pick up point to be confirmed, depending on hotel.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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 49 travelers

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

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
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos?
Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos price starts from ₱1,958.04. 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 5h. 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

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 12 starting options
    See departure details
  • 1
    Keri Caves
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Marathonisi
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Lynette F
Lynette F
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Best in the evening
Zante town - taxi from Tsilivi was 15euros and is a 10 min drive. You can get a bus for 1.60 euros but we were advi
500wmc
500wmc
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Water Village
Fun day out as part of holiday. Slides good, ques short. Food terrible and pricey (as you would expect) but definit
Treganhorne
Treganhorne
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A Good day out
Really good day out for grand parents children and grandchildren. Arrived at 10 and left at 5. There were no queues
896rdk
896rdk
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Highlight of our stay in Zakinthos
We were looking forward to that “shipwreck” day and when we saw the wind and waves in the morning, we thought it wo
Phoebs_le
Phoebs_le
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Great day with a boat, a wreck and blue caves.
Great tour. We got a pick up from the hotel. The tour was very well guided with great local knowledge.Loved the bo
luizl596
luizl596
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Best experience in the world
Unmissable! This is by far the best experience on the Island. Having our own private boat was not only more practic
icanswim
icanswim
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Amazing beach setting!
Shipwreck Beach in Zante is often voted as one of the world's best or most impressive beaches so I was keen to find
BishoyBenjamin
BishoyBenjamin
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The Prettiest beach
Truly a beautiful site, historic in some way, but a real natural gem, makes perfect sense why its the most photogra
MikeG1512
MikeG1512
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Great day out with family. Safe, clean, socially distanced and still great fun.
Very few tourists due to COVID. On a hot day in Aug 2020 the office said that they had around 120 visitors instead
Mac94
Mac94
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Intresting
Intresting story to the fate of the ship, worth it just to admire the azur blues of the sea ! The swim is refreshin
Companion797869
Companion797869
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Island tour
Great trip with very good guide. Excellent service however no alternative to boat trip being cancelled because of w
Travels4Sarah
Travels4Sarah
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Tour Cancelled but Refund was quick Is more expensive than similar tours
We had booked the tour a few weeks before we arrived in Zante. The night before we were due to go the tour was canc
SarahisatZante
SarahisatZante
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Island coach tour
Sue our rep was friendly, informative, educational and entertaining, we were so happy with this tour we booked a co
lindacJ5018HU
lindacJ5018HU
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1st time in Greece
Went on trip to Shipwreck. Price of 23 euros. Beautiful scenery, sea gorgeous colour. Then o to Blue Caves and
Bernard P
Bernard P
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Sights, Sounds and Succulent food
Our tour Guide was both funny and Knowledgeable with a mix of information and history and even though she must have
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

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Vinpin77
Enfield, London70 contributions
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 28 July 2018
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krysttynaa
Bucharest, Romania101 contributions
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 27 June 2018
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moira s
Edinburgh, UK36 contributions
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 18 June 2018
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Pjugpu
Bath, UK22 contributions
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 12 June 2022
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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 13 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul
8 contributions
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 22 September 2022
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island t
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 23 September 2022
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Dave J
90 contributions
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 8 July 2018
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Georgee Clarke
2 contributions
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 5 July 2019
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Richard W
Gloucester, UK18 contributions
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 28 August 2018
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kirkyGlasgow
Troon, UK39 contributions
Absolutely loved it. Totally recommend this but make sure it's a safe season to see them and not in breeding season
Written 19 June 2018
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Denol1
Israel17 contributions
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 16 August 2019
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