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Eco-cruising and dolphins

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Eco-cruising and dolphins

Not strictly Lefkada, but I just had to tell people about these brilliant cruises which start from Preveza -- only an hour from Nidri or half an hour from Lefkada town. If you want a great day out, this is it. The cruise is within the Amvrakikos Gulf and you're virtually guaranteed to see dolphins, we saw lots and they were very close to the boat, sometimes right under it. The cruises are run by two young scientists who are passionate and very knowledgeable about the environment. You'll see coasts and islands that most Lefkada-based tourists never see, you'll learn about the local eco-systems, wildlife, traditional fishing methods, etc, you stop at a nice taverna for lunch & a swim, and you get free cold drinks & snacks on the boat. It's brilliant!

The cruises only run when they have enough people and when the weather's right, so you need to book in advance by phone or email. There's plenty of information on their website and Facebook page, but here are the contact details:

Lekkas Vasilis & Gigi Venetia

Preveza

tel : 0030 2682041992

mob : 0030 6973395839, 6975067399

www.eco-cruising.gr

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1. Re: Eco-cruising and dolphins

Wow!! that looks amazing, thanks for that post. We go to Nidri on Sunday, can't wait, so will definitely think about doing that cheers.

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2. Re: Eco-cruising and dolphins

is it possible to catch that boat in nidri ?????

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3. Re: Eco-cruising and dolphins

No! The boat starts from Preveza and stays inside the Amvrakikos Kolpos (Ambracian Gulf), a large inland sea area to the east of Preveza. Have a look at google maps, search for Preveza and then expand the map until you can see the whole area, and then you'll see where Nidri is in relation.

From Nidri to Preveza, you'd have to go by road; it's 20-25 mins to Lefkada town, then another 25 mins to Preveza. So if you've got a car, it's no problem, and well worth it, because Preveza town is a nice place to take a look and have a meal.

In theory you can do it by bus, timetables for Lefkada-Preveza here www.ktel-lefkadas.gr/… and for Nidri-Lefkada here www.ktel-lefkadas.gr/… But in practice I don't think you'd be able to get to Preveza early enough to catch the boat.

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4. Re: Eco-cruising and dolphins

My friend went on this cruise a few weeks ago and said it was worth every penny! They saw dolphins and a turtle and had a wonderful day. There's a 7:45 bus to Preveza which will get you there in plenty of time - especially if you get off at the small masoutis supermarket on Leoforos Irinis and walk through to the harbour front. Even the 9am would just manage it. (just)

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5. Re: Eco-cruising and dolphins

I'm sure if the owners know someone is coming on the trip, and if you tell them that you might be a few minutes late because of the bus, they will delay the departure by a few minutes. If in doubt, talk to them!

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