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Marathonisi (Turtle Island)
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US$33.25*
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Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos
Ranked #18 of 138 things to do in Zakynthos
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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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...less cool was literally chasing old, poor turtle by the boat full of tourists. The Turtle Island was covered by beautiful sand and ...tones of trash left by the stupid tourists. Generally I think it should be real Turtles Island. For turtles only! It's their place. So I definitely won't back there.

1  Thank Julia F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went turtle spotting June 22nd, Sue was our guide ("super guide) , got off to a Rocky start with the rope tangled on the anchor, but the local divers got it out. We spotted two turtles, one female who was shy and left, and one spectacular male who stuck around long enough to take pictures and video. It was a great excursion on a lovely boat. The blue Keri caves were magical, and swimming off the coast of Marathonisi was tremendous fun. My only concern was waayyy too many boats out at the same time, the Zante government really needs to monitor better and protect the turtles more. The bus pick up and drop off was also very smooth. I can't recommend this excursion enough, it really was a highlight of my trip, to see these majestic creatures in their habitat, tks to Sue and crew!

1  Thank dchlomi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this trip and there were too many on the boat, not enough seats and the rest had to squeeze up by the railings. We did manage to see two turtles very quickly but then it was just two stops for swimming in the sea. Having said that it is a pleasant half day out with stunning scenery so worth the €25 price we paid each including coach transfer. Not bad when it cost us €22 each way to get a taxi just into Zante town from Kypseli and back on another day out.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on turtle cruise and yes we saw only two but brilliant to see came right upto boat sticking there heads out got pictures great...

1  Thank eileanwalker
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here whilst on a turtle spotting cruise. The beach is beautiful and sandy, very clean. The water is chrystal clear and gently shelves from the beach. The tourist boats line the beach, packed full of visitors, and there are several floating bars and cafes, selling everything from rolls, ice creams, teas and coffee and beers. You just need to be aware of incoming boats whilst you are swimming, but on the whole it seems to be a safe place for swimming. The nesting sites of the turtles are coned off so they cannot be disturbed and there are little cages over the top of them. A nice little place to have a rest and swim whilst siteseeing. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Angela1806
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