Water activity

Zakynthos: Island Day Trip with Turtles, Swimming, and Caves

Activity provider: Dali Tours

Zakynthos: Island Day Trip with Turtles, Swimming, and Caves

Activity provider: Dali Tours

From US$ 57.98 per person

Explore Zakynthos on a day trip. Take a boat trip. Spot sea turtles, swim in crystal clear waters, and marvel at incredible scenery. Visit an olive oil museum to learn about Greek heritage.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, Greek, German
Pickup included
After booking the tour, our customers can contact us, to define exactly their GPS location, in case it is not clear on Google maps For any other accommodation that is out of the free pickup radius (that is 10 kilometers from the office at Lomvardou 20, Zante Town), there is an extra charge of 20 euros/reservation, please communicate with the local supplier. The northeastmost place where you can get a pickup from is Alykes. The starting pickup point is Dali Tours Office in Lomvardou 20, Zakynthos City.

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste olive oil treats at the Aristeon olive oil museum
  • Swim in crystal clear waters and enjoy unbeatable views
  • Take super photos at the famous Cameo island bridge
  • Spot turtles from the glass-bottom boat
  • Learn more about Greek cultural heritage
Full description

t 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. You may spot tiny baby turtles breaking out of their shells.

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, known as Turtle 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.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off are available for free within a radius of 10 km from the office of Dali Tours, Lomvardou 20, after the 10 km, there is a charge
  • Full insurance
  • All fees and taxes
  • Map
  • Boat ticket to Marathonisi island
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Food or drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-flops
  • Beachwear

Know before you go

  • Wear your bathing suit under your clothes
  • There are no toilets at Turtles Island or Marathonisi
  • There are many floating canteens at Marathonisi island, where guests can buy snacks and refreshments
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 140 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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HIGHLY recommend this tour! Khalifa was an awesome guide kind, informative & passionate about the topics. We saw a sea turtle on the boat tour thanks to our amazing captain, the water & landscapes were breathtaking. Olive press museum was more enjoyable than I had expected, don't forget to try some of the cosmetic products. Don't pay 5EUR to enter the island across the bridge, theres nothing to see that the tour hasn't already shown you except for a keyring with your photo on it.

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September 18, 2022

This tour takes you to Keri Caves which is definitely the most beautiful part of the island. The water, the caves and remote beaches are indescribable! There is no stop for lunch but you can grab something at Turtle island which has boat bars if you need. Tour guide was super nice and the quick stop for the tasting at Olive Museum was also fun :) highly recommend it!

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August 29, 2022

It was a unique experience. You should keep in mind that it is more focused on swimming and less on spotting turtles. We spent about ten minutes spotting turtles and then we went boating to the caves. The great thing about Dali tours (booked through get your guide) is that it is not massive. We were on a small boat with 6 people. I would really advise against going with bigger boats, that looked really awful. As an extra you go to an olive oil museum and the nesting beach. There is not really a guide available so that was a shame. Our two supervisors Elina and Isabella were very sweet!

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August 28, 2022

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