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Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

1. Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

After being picked up from your accommodation, set off to begin your 3-hour eco-friendly turtle spotting cruise. Climb aboard a special glass-bottomed boat and embark on your journey through the National Marine Park surrounding the island.  Make a photo stop at the famous Cameo Islet, which was created by the 1633 earthquake. Take unique photos (guaranteed sightings) of the turtles from up close, and take the opportunity to swim amongst them in their natural habitat.  After this, explore the enchanting Keri Caves, and pass underneath the “Kamares”, before enjoying another swimming opportunity in the clear waters. Finally, arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Swim and have fun at the Golden Nesting Beach which is home to the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta Caretta. You will also have the chance to admire the stunning caves.

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting, Marathonísi & Keri Caves Cruise

2. Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting, Marathonísi & Keri Caves Cruise

Depart from the Gulf of Laganas where your cruise begins. After boarding the boat your guide will give you some information about the loggerhead turtles "Caretta Caretta", while the crew will try to spot some turtles as they surface for air. Grab the opportunity to observe the turtles and take some great souvenir photos and videos. Continue to the stunning caves of Keri and stop for a relaxing swim in the crystal clear waters. Arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling as the clear turquoise waters surround you and explore the Golden Nesting Beach, where sea turtles lay their nests. Return to the Gulf of Laganas at the end of the tour.

Zakynthos Water Park Entrance Ticket

3. Zakynthos Water Park Entrance Ticket

Prepare to get wet on the slides of a brilliant water park in the village of Sarakinado, just a few kilometers from Zakynthos Town. Enjoy a fun day out for the entire family and avail of the park's shops and snack bars. Get your thrills at the largest water park on the island and have some fun on attractions such as the 3 octopus slides, Slippery Rabbit and Boomer Bowl. Relax on the 300-meter long Lazy River or get an adrenalin rush as you are sucked into the Black Hole. Play spray games and take the kids to the dedicated slides and attractions of the Children's Tower. Newer attractions include the 25-meter high Mat Racer, where you can slide head first into the water, whilst the multi racing slides continue to thrill for those who want to challenge their mates to a race down a 60-meter slide.

Zakynthos: Marathonisi and Cameo Islands & Keri Caves Tour

4. Zakynthos: Marathonisi and Cameo Islands & Keri Caves Tour

After a convenient pickup from your hotel, head to Kalamaki beach on Zante's southern shores. Enjoy the pristine beach with soft sand and warm waters, protected by National Marine Park. See where the endangered loggerhead sea turtles nest. Next, head to Laganas beach to board the glass-bottom boat. Sail to the Keri Caves, carved by time, tides, and wind. Follow the coastline, admiring the white beaches, rock arches, forested hills, and enormous limestone cliffs that fall into the sea. Pass through the famous rock arch, Kamara.  Stop for a 20-minute swim just outside the entrance to a vast cave. Climb back on board to head to Marathonisi Island, an exotic, green, and coincidentally turtle-shaped island. Enjoy an hour on the golden sandy beach where you can swim and snorkel. Head back and pass the famous Cameo island bridge. Enjoy the idyllic views of secluded beaches surrounded by steep white limestone. Enjoy a final stop at the award-winning Aristeon ecological olive oil press museum in Lithakia. Explore the history of olive oil making on the island with experts.  Enjoy free tasters of local olives and traditional bread with different flavored extra virgin olive oils (most likely lemon, orange, and garlic). Take a sample of olive oil shampoo, soap, body cream, or face cream. You can also buy these products to support local businesses.

Laganas: Zakynthos Marine Park and Turtle Spotting Boat Tour

5. Laganas: Zakynthos Marine Park and Turtle Spotting Boat Tour

Discover the underwater world of Zakynthos Marine Park on a glass-bottom boat trip in Laganas Bay. See loggerhead sea turtles (caretta caretta) in their natural environment, and make stops to swim in crystal-clear waters. Head to the meeting point to board the glass-bottom boat. Then, set off over Laganas Bay, viewing the world beneath the water's surface through the transparent floor of the boat. During the boat trip, feel free to relax on the sundeck or in the shaded seating area. Stop near the Keri Caves for a refreshing dip in the sea, then continue to Turtle Island to discover the large cave and enjoy another chance to swim. Next, make your way to Marathonissi. Stop on the islet's sandy beach, and buy a drink, snack, or ice cream. Cool off in the sea again before returning to the starting point in Laganas.

Zakynthos: Turtle Island and Caves Private Boat Trip

6. Zakynthos: Turtle Island and Caves Private Boat Trip

A 3 hour private boat trip where you will experience the magically National Marine Park in Laganas Bay. The adventure starts from Agios Sostis harbour where you wil be familiar with the experienced skipper. During the trip you will spot Caretta Caretta, the turtle that lives and nest in Laganas Bay. Admire and explore the hidden gems of the small islet "Marathonisi". Its shape looks like a turtle and it is one of the bech where turtles nest ots eggs. Adventure in Keri Caves and Mizithres rocks where you will dive into the clear crystal waters, admire the breathtaking landscapes and the turquoise waters. Snorkel in the caves and feel the essence of the island. Capture the momments up and under water with your family or your friends and live like a local for a day.

Turtle Trip and Keri Caves

7. Turtle Trip and Keri Caves

We pick you up in the morning from your hotel in our mini bus. Drive you to the port of Agios Sostis. Will we get on to our glass bottom boat. We go around Laganas bay to spot the caretta caretta loggerhead turtles. We then take you to Marathonisi Turtle Island where we will spend an hour on the beautiful beach there. We then take you around the coast to see Keri Caves. As our glass bottom boat is quite small the boat can fit right into the caves and you can see all the beautiful colors underneath. We also stop for you to swim in some of the caves. We then bring you back to the port and the mini bus and take you back to your hotel. We are based in Tsilivi but are able to do pick ups/transfers from most destinations all over the island for a small extra cost. For more information please contact us.

Zakynthos: West Coast & Navagio Bay Cruise with 3 Swim Stops

8. Zakynthos: West Coast & Navagio Bay Cruise with 3 Swim Stops

Embark on an unforgettable 3-hour tour, promising three enticing swimming spots and a unique boat voyage to uncover hidden, unspoiled coves along the captivating West Coast. Explore Shipwreck Beach at your leisure and spend as much time as you desire, soaking in its beauty and tranquility. Discover the Hidden Treasure Cave, also known as the Blue Eye Cave. Visit a variety of sea caves, each offering its unique charm and natural wonders. Dive into the turquoise and crystal-clear waters, immersing yourself in nature's beauty. Explore the scenic marvels of Sfogio and White Beach, two pristine locations that promise breathtaking views and serene moments. Witness the awe-inspiring Porto Stenitis, a natural wonder that will leave you spellbound.

Tsilivi: Zante Water Village Entry Ticket with Transfers

9. Tsilivi: Zante Water Village Entry Ticket with Transfers

Book entry tickets to Zante Water Village, with the convenience of hotel transfers from Tsilivi. Get a full day’s access to slides and attractions including the 73-meter-tall Free Fall, the pleasant Lazy River, relaxing sunbeds, and the bubbling jacuzzi, with lifeguards on duty round the clock. After pick up from your hotel in the morning, be driven to Zante Town, in the village of Sarakinado. Upon arrival at the water park, hit the high-speed chutes of the Thrill Tower and Boomerbowl Tower, or check out gentler attractions such as the Lazy River, baby pool, and lagoon pool. If you are visiting with kids, head to the multitrack and mat slides of the Family Tower or Extreme Tower. Race on your own or with 3 other people to see who is the quickest down 60 meters into the pool. Take a dip in the pool or the jacuzzi for a well-deserved break between water slides. When it’s time to recharge your batteries, grab a snack or a drink at the Restaurant and Fast Food area. Alternatively, head to the pool bar or stone bar to buy a refreshing cocktail or a cold beer and unwind in a large sitting area. Benefit from other facilities such as lockers, souvenir shop, photo shop, showers and changing rooms, first aid, trampolines, mini cars, go-kart racing, and mini golf. After a day of fun, get ready for a return transfer to your hotel.

Zakynthos: Guided Boat Tour to Turtle Island with Swimming

10. Zakynthos: Guided Boat Tour to Turtle Island with Swimming

The private boat trip in National Marine Park of Zakynthos starts every 3 hours from the graphical harbor of Agios Sostis. After meeting your skipper you will get on board you will set sail for the Turtle Island. Capture the moment you spot the turtle Caretta Caretta on its natural environment. Enjoy swimming in the crystal, turquoise Water of this islet, which shapes' looks like a turtle and explore on it the turtle nests. Admire the Caves with the blue water, dive and snorkel to discover the sea life.

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The boat trip was really great, even though turtle season is over we were able to see a turtle in the harbor. Furthermore, we drove to the Keri Caves where wonderful turquoise water invited for a short swim and snorkeling. The last stop at Marathonisi was also very nice for swimming and eating ice cream. Thanks to our wonderful skipper Stella!

We had a great time. We did not see the time passed. Jumping off the boat to see lots of fish, going into the caves with the boat, passing between narrow rocks, the color of the water, a beautiful beach with protected turtle nests and turtles. Kudos to the guide for her conduct in making us your turtles. Very nice.

Loved the smaller boat as easier to go into caves for a close up look… Excellent value! Captain was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of area. Drove around on the way back in the harbor which took us over our time but we saw turtles!!

Great trip, tour guide was very accommodating and saw some beautiful places! Would’ve been nice to see a few more turtles (we saw 3) but it was off season so still great to see and visit the other places.

The guide was very nice to everyone making sure we were okay asking if this was good enough for us everything was fine