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Blue Caves and Shipwreck Cruise

Andy H          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlargeThere's only one trip to book levante tours speed boat and the amazing captain spiros

Wendy H          9/10

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Captain Spiros Speedboat trip is a must for shipwreck bay, Blue caves and Turtle island. Excellent value for money and for all the family. Great fun!!!!!!

Claire R          10/10

GO WITH CAPTAIN SPIROS!!!!! We read lots of reviews of this levente boat trip and boy did it live up to its expectatipns!! The captain is a wonderful man and we even got the rhe shipwrecl before anyone else, since the weather was to windy the captain took us to see the face on the rocks instead of some of the blue caves evem though we syill saw some of them! He let children drive the boat and captain spiros was very informative when comjng to the history and facts!! This is a must and well wprth your money!!!!!

Kat S          10/10

I stayed in the resort of Tsilvi and there are lots of companies that do trips to blue caves and ship wreck.  In the end as I booked with Levante company which I am so glad I did. There is a reason that the most way they get their business is by word of mouth. Captain Spiros is so knowledgeable and informative. He has so much passion for the job and it shows during his trip.  What is also good is that there is only about 30 of you on his speedboat so its a lot more personally and love the fact that his boat can get into the blue caves When you speak to other tourists they all recommend going to blue caves and shipwreck with Spiros and his team.  Sadly the day we went Captain Spiros couldn't dock in Shipwreck due to the waves however that was most likely a good thing as there was a dead goat floating in the water at shipwreck. Since we couldn't dock at Shipwreck he took us to Poseidon's face.  My friend and I loved this trip and while we were in the resort we recommended Captain Spiros to everyone we saw.  IF YOU WANT TO SEE SHIPWRECK THIS IS THE COMPANY TO USE.

Miss phoebe84 C

What are these trips like for Children? We are a small group coming with a 2 and 4 year old. They sound amazing and we don't want to miss out however at the same time we don't want to waste time and money if there is a possibility we may struggle. X

Penny P          10/10

After reading reviews and hearing from others about how good Levante were we decided to book with them a trip to the ship wreck and blue caves. I must say I am extremely glad we did as the trip was brilliant! Captain Spiros and his 2 crew were fab! Spiros is very knowledgeable and tells you everything you need to know about each stop you visit. The boat is a speedboat and can hold 35 people, this is very nice as it feels a lot more personal. We left Tsilivi harbor at 8.30 and we're the first to arrive at the ship wreck, we had the beach to ourselves! The beach does get very busy which we saw as we were leaving and more boats arriving! It was great having the beach so private and the captain told us stories about the wreck! The blue caves were also stunning with plenty of time to swim, take photos and again because we went early we had the caves to ourselves! We also stopped at a small village (St Nicholas) for refreshments! All in all a brilliant day out, the best boat trip we've done and would highly recommend!!

Karen M          10/10

Went with captain spiros  levante travel an absolute must,arrived at the shipwreck before anyone else and in and  out of blue caves and others with plenty swim stops.he is very knowledgable a fantastic must do trip .what a fantastic speed boat trip.

Angie H          6/10

Done this trip travelling from St Nicholas Port (2013).

Blue caves definately worth doing, but the ship wreck - not so much unfortunately.
 
Glad I've been but wouldn't go again, too many people on the beach at one time, "beach" hurts your feet, the water is colddna dangerous as small boats plowing in to drop more people off and because of the amount of boats there the diesel fumes are terrible
But like I say, the blue caves are definately worth the trip, and will be going again next time I go

Andy L          10/10

You must go with captain spiros  he is brilliant best trip ever been on I would have paid a lot more and not complained Zante would not be the same without  him .

Veronika V          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlargeWhat a brilliant trip. Capitan Spiros was the best choice we could have made, he loves his job and I m soooo happy we picked his speed boat for our trips. 1st trip We were the first boat to reach the shipwreck, it was absolutely amazing, never seen blue water like that. You have got plenty of time to take lots off pictures without any other tourists . The Blue caves were just awesome. The Capitan Spiros tells you all about them, he is funny and he makes it very interesting. We also stopped at ST Nicholas port for little refreshment and swim, the water at the port is also beautifully blue. When we got back to Tsivilli Harbour we have booked the afternoon trip straight away 2nd trip The turtle trip was brilliant too; we really did get to see the turtles in no time. They are such a beautiful creatures. After turtle spotting we head off to the Marathonisi (Turtle Island) for a swim in crystal clear water , relax on the beach and picture time . Then we head off to the Keri Caves, you get to swim in the caves On the way back to Tsivili we stopped at Banana beach for more food, drinks and pictures. The day was absolutely amazing.............................. I would highly recommend the CAPITAN SPIROS to everyone who wants to get best of the Holidays. Can t wait to go back, hopefully I ll see all my new friends next summer XXXx

Veronika V          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlargeWhat a brilliant trip. Capitan Spiros was the best choice we could have made, he loves his job and I m soooo happy we picked his speed boat for our trips. 1st trip We were the first boat to reach the shipwreck, it was absolutely amazing, never seen blue water like that. You have got plenty of time to take lots off pictures without any other tourists . The Blue caves were just awesome. The Capitan Spiros tells you all about them, he is funny and he makes it very interesting. We also stopped at ST Nicholas port for little refreshment and swim, the water at the port is also beautifully blue. When we got back to Tsivilli Harbour we have booked the afternoon trip straight away 2nd trip The turtle trip was brilliant too; we really did get to see the turtles in no time. They are such a beautiful creatures. After turtle spotting we head off to the Marathonisi (Turtle Island) for a swim in crystal clear water , relax on the beach and picture time . Then we head off to the Keri Caves, you get to swim in the caves On the way back to Tsivili we stopped at Banana beach for more food, drinks and pictures. The day was absolutely amazing.............................. I would highly recommend the CAPITAN SPIROS to everyone who wants to get best of the Holidays. Can t wait to go back, hopefully I ll see all my new friends next summer XXXx

Debbielouise N

could some one please tell me how much it cost to go to shipwreck cove ?

Alan H          10/10

I have been to zante a couple of times before this years trip in aug 2012, have seen the caves and ship wreck before with the big boats, this year went with  Captain Spiros & the Levante speedboat.you would think it was a different trip , please please if you want to go on a boat trip in zante captain spiros is the man , fantastic trip

Margaret J          10/10

I have just returned from spending five days in Zante and, with such a limited amount of time in Tsilivi, I wanted to go on a decent trip and I wasn't disappointed by Captain Spiros & the Levante speedboat. It was interesting and entertaining, delivering exactly what was advertised and was good value for money. You can book online at www.zantelevante.com

Debbie B

Hi, we are off to Zante in August. Please could you tell me if the ship (boat) goes close to the ship wreck as im not a great swimmer and would like very much to actually get on the beach. Thank you

Colleen C          10/10

Went to Zante this summer for holidays (July/august) with my boyfriend!!! When booking our holiday, i saw the beautiful picture of the shipwreck beach and was determined to go visit while we were there.  We booked the trip with a company along the street.  Instead of taking the large boat, we booked with the speedboat as it gets there in 1 hour instead of 3!!!! when we arrived at the shipwreck, it was 10am.  There were only 50 of us there as we were the first boat to arrive!!! And boy was it worth the trip!!! the view is outstanding, the water is so blue and the sand so white!!!! the shipwreck is great too!!!!!

To top it all off, my boyfriend (of 8 years) got down on 1 knee and proposed!!!!! its something i wil never forget and a place i will def visit again!!!!

Definately, if u are going to zante, this is a place u dont wanna miss out on.....and take the speedboat!!! u get the whole beach to urself for an hour!!!!! 

Jo J          10/10

Just arrived back from Zante. WONDERFUL holiday, beautiful island. If you want to do the boat trip to the Blue Caves and Ship Wreck (or to Turtle Island and the Keri Caves) you have to go with Captain Spiros and crew (http://www.zantelevante.com/). The early morning trip means that you are the first on the Ship Wreck cove, and you honestly are - most of the other operators promise this but don't deliver. Captain Spiros is great with the kids and will stop anywhere you ask. The boat takes 35 (approx) people so you get to see everything and it's not over crowded. Great value for money. You will not be disappointing.

Keith W          10/10

Went on the trip with captain spiros from the levante tour direct from tsivili harbour went in all the caves,shipwreck, stalactites absolutely brilliant have a look at their website www.zantelevante.com fully recommend this trip

Big P          8/10

 Have been going to Zante for the last 10  years or more; My Tip; If you intend to do these trips DO NOT BOOK WITH YOUR HOLIDAY TOUR COMPANY, THEY MAY WELL OVER-CHARGE YOU FOR WHAT YOU GET; Instead Go to Porte Vromi (porto roma) Hire a Small boat to take you instead, That way you don't have to go all round the Island, If you only want to do the Ship Wreck; We have Done the Tour 4 Times, Once on Our Own Steam, 3 With Holiday Tour Companies; & Guess What We Only Got To Dock & Go To The Ship Wreck On The Trip We Organised Ourselves, not Once With The Holiday Tour Company Trips.

Alas if you want to see the Island Round Trip By Boat, Your Holiday Tour Company Trip Will Be A  Day Trip; Your Call!!! Advice THESE ARE WELL WORTH SEEING, ESPECIALLY BLUE CAVES, In a Smaller Boat.

Sarah M          9/10

We took the VIP shipwreck tour with Nefis Travel. Jackie, the owner, helped me arrange the trip including the transfer all be fore we arrived on the island. We had a scenic trip up to the north of the island by coach where we then boarded the boats. The great thing about the Nefis trip is you haves maximum of 25 people on the boat so it's not uncomfortable or over crowded. The ride out to shipwreck bay was exciting and we spent a glorious hour on the beach before any other tours arrived. It was great to get the beach and the wreck to ourselves. Later we visited the blue caves, Xigia beach where the water is naturally rich in sulphur and collagen and we also stopped off for a great lunch at a fab local taverna. It was a great day out and I this trip is a 'must' for visitors to the island. Thanks jackie for making our holiday to your beautiful island special! X

Paul C          8/10

 We went on a all day trip aroud the island.  At first it was bloody freezzing. wind blowing us.  when we got to the other side of the island it was lovely. went to sumuglers cove. where the ship wreck is.  it was stunning. the warter was clear and the sand was lovely. and we also went inside a cave which was stunning. i wouldnt recomend this trip to fammilys with small children as it is a 8 hour cruise. but to anyone eles go for it. ur love it

Samantha V          10/10

we did the shipwreck and blue caves trip with Nefis travel in Tsilivi and they are fantastic. Jackie the owner wasn't out on that trip but it was fantastic. We had a roller coaster speedboat trip which was great fun but we still managed a quick swim at the shipwreck before going to the blue caves. I have done trips previously when I was on holiday 2004 but it was with an over crowded big boat and you couldn't get in the caves this time George the captain took us inside various caves and we swam there which was amazing, like Jackie says"you will all look like little smurfs". Last stop was xenia bay where you swim on a small beach rich in sulphur and collegen, that combined with the shingle makes a great scrub for the skin, although it does smell like my youngests backside lol.

By far this is the best company to go with and I know as I worked for two different companies when I lived in Tsilivi. When I go back I will certainly do all my trips with you again Jackie and hopefully the Kefalonia trip.

Thanks for three fantastic trips you are "simply the best".xx

Rob D

HELP

IM GOING TO GREECE LAGANAS IN A WEEK I WOULD LIKE SOME ONE TO HELP ME I JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH THIS TRIP WILL COST ME FOR 2 PEOPLE (adults)
IT LOOK FANTASTIC ON THE VIDEOS AND PIC'S DEFO GOING TO DO IT JUST WANT TO NO WHAT ITS WAS LIKE BOAT WISE AND PRICE AND CAN YOU BUY FOOD ON THERE OR IS IT BEST TO TAKE UR OWN
WERZ THE BEST PLACE TO BOOK THE TRIP I CARNT FIND ANY WEBSITES TO DO IT APART FROM THE TRAVEL AGENTS BUT THAT IS A RIP OFF
 

Chris W          9/10

We were looking for a small boat trip and felt an all-day one would be a bit much in the heat.
We visited 'Pats Tours' in Kalamaki and she showed us the 'Half-Day' Cruise on a speedboat which went to Smugglers Cove, Blue Caves and stopped off somewhere else where the name I forget for a swim.
Cost for the 4 of us was just a little over 100 euros. To me it wasn't cheap - especially for a half day but it suited our needs.

We were picked up by Coach at the end of the road where Dias is around 8.30 and drove through to Argassi (I think) to pick a few more people up.
When the coach parked up at the harbour, it was difficult to understand what the coach driver was saying but he was sort of pointing us in one direction.

Just like sheep, we all followed the first people off.  We found the boat and noticed that it wasn't particularly very big - the open roof top only held about 10 or so passengers so we ended up inside. (In the end, this was actually a bit of a blessing!)
It seemed quite a while with everyone sitting on the boat just waiting - when eventually the engines started and we started to be on our way.
However, we had just got out of the main harbour when we noticed the crew huddled around the controls. A few minutes later the boat started to turn around and head back to the harbour.
Boy that was a quick trip!!

The problem here was that no one knew what was happening and the crew seemed to want to keep it that way. Lots of locals started to get on the boat, go down to the tiny engine room and then back out again. Make-shift items seemed to be bought on board to fix whatever the problem was.
After about 30 minutes one of the crew jumped on a moped and headed off. Again no one was informed what was going on and how long it would take to fix. Obviously we have to thank the local Halfords (or whatever) that they were open as after another 30 minutes, the guy returned with what looked like a fuel filter. 20 minutes or so of banging under the engine compartment, the engines roared back up.

This is why we were actually better sat inside rather than on top of the deck as it was so
hot and the people upstairs were getting scorched.

Once we were on our way, it was actually a very nice trip. The sea was very calm and we had click to enlargechance to take in all the views. As the boat headed north around the island, the waters started to become a bit choppier - this actually made it a little bit more fun.
Rather than stay inside we managed to sit/stand at the back of the boat. this was bliss as the wind kept you cool and you had the occasional mist of sea water in your face.

 
 
After about an hour we started to moor into Smugglers Cove. We were told we had an hour here. The click to enlargeplace is an absolute gem and one of the biggest memories of our holiday.
Be warned though, it can be a little tough for some people getting off the boat as you have to climb down a small ladder into the sea. (Getting back on is even harder).
 

 
 

It was lovely to have the opportunity to swim in such blue water - although you do have to be careful click to enlargeclick to enlargeoff all the boats coming in and out to drop off/pick people up. Unfortunately this also made the sea full of diesel.
The beach is made up of a small shingle which seemed to stick to you. My partner was still finding stones in her bikini hours later!
 

 

It was nice to see the actual shipwreck - especially as it appears on so many picture postcards. It's a click to enlargeshame though that the Greek authorities could not almost fence it off since it was totally covered in Grafitti - most of it Greek may I add.
The place was packed - but you could still find a spot to sit. My only problem here is that I would have quite happily stayed another hour.




Once we got back on the boat, we started to make our way to the Blue caves. This was ok'ish but click to enlargeseemed to be a bit rushed. My guess is that the crew wanted to make up some lost time.
The Blue caves were nice for a few pictures but the boat couldnt really get in to them.
 


 
We then went on further and stopped off somewhere elese for another swim opportunity. Some people jumped into the sea from the top of the boat. I naturally did not want to give away that I was an Olympic diver so I opted for the more casual effect of simply jumping in off the back of the boat - about 2 foot high!!

Again the sea here was lovely. You could lie back and float. We had about 30 minutes or so here click to enlargebefore we had to come back on board and make our way back.



 
 
Although we left the harbour about 10.20 (originally should have been 9) we were back in harbour around 2.15 (originally should have been 1) so we really didnt lose out timewise.
The coach had been advised that we were going to be late back and it was waiting for us and we got off.


Recommendations:
1. Take plenty of water with you as the boat doesn't sell it on board and there is no where to buy anything from.
2. Take a few snacks with you as the sea air makes you hungry.
3. Use the WC on the boat at your own peril. No locks on the door and sometimes the waves
made it an almost difficult exercise !

Would we do it again?  Probably not in this way. Dont get me wrong, there was absolutley nothing wrong with the trip, but if doing something similar, I would look for something that allowed a bit more time at Smugglers Cove.

Janice W


well we booked last week with thomas cook and was a bit disappointed there must have been 300 people on the boat took hours to get there and the coach picked us up half hour late!!!!we got to shipwreck beach and was only on there 40 mins which wasnt long enough,very long day

Kelly J

Hi Claire

I went to the ship wreck last year and it was 35 euros each going thru our rep... mayb cheaper in the high street tho.... And to be honest we didn't really enjoy it that much. Don't get me wrong it was absolutely beautiful, but we only got to stay at the actual ship wreck for about 30-45 mins which I didn't think was long enough to really enjoy it, and it was packed!!! But we went at the beginning of August so it may not be as busy when you go...
 
Not sure about the other trips tho sorry x x

Claire W

Hello,

Myself and my boyfriend are coming to Alikes / Alikanas in September this year. I've been to Alikanas previously but I have a couple of queries.
We would like to pay visits to the Blue Caves, Shipwreck and Turtle Island. We were just wondering if anyone knows roughlt how much the trips cost in Euro's??
 
Any help would be appreciated!!    
 
Claire x

Jane S



can anyone tell me how much the day trip costs and if you go to turtle island? not sure if reading reviews of right trip. thanks

Amber E          10/10

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the best day trip we had was to visit the blue caves ship wreck and turtle island u see allot of caves and the water is so clear it looks like  a swimmingpool check out sum of my pics, also we had top deck of the boat with sun loungers there was also a kids pool on board this trip costs 22 euros for the whole day u leave at 8.30 from zante town and catch a coach and the coach takes u to the dock where u get your boat theres a cafe on board and music it drops u back to the dock at about 5 so a very long but well worth day out.ive put a picture on here so people can see just how blue the sea realy is,

 
warning though when u do get of the boat to visit the ship wreck its not sand its little stones and it realy does hurt your feet so wear sandles ...

Harry B

Hey I am travelling out to Kalamaki with my girlfriend on th 9th of july and plan to go to visit the blue cave and ship wreck, I keep hearing good things about captain Spiros boat trips and would like to find out where to find him ??? please help 

Robin G          10/10

 
go on this trip round the island by boat well worth it
such a relaxing dayout. the views and scenery are amazing.
 
u see dolphins and turtles and the shipwreck is amazing as are
the blue caves. take the swimgear and suntan lotion u will need it.
 
best boat trip weve been on.

John J          10/10

hey i've just got back from argassi went with xl lol, i went on the island tour just one tip to anyone that goes to shipwreak ,wear shoes that you can swin in because you will not be able to walk on the beach due to the stones and shells.   hope this helps

Nicola S          10/10

George and Nico made it a great day and only 28 euros, they stay out longer if everyone is able to and tailor it to what you want so if you want longer at St Nicholas or longer swimming then fine, would definitely recommend this trip! 

Gemma B

hi im going to zante on 7th sept. im really looking forward to seeing the shipwreck and the caves. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the small boats have toilets as i suffer from stomach trouble and need to know there is a toilet nearby, or would i be best to go on a bigger boat? thanks

Tracey E          9/10

We went to shipwreck, caves, stopped at St Nicholas port, swam in a bay then returned to Tsivilli harbour. Excellent hospitality, great captain (it is his boat and he only has one) only 35 people - we had really calm day. Two teenagers and two adults in our party. There were small children on the boat. You have to swim to the beach at the shipwreck so you need to be able to swim or take arm bands etc. We all swam and had an excellent time. Need to take own drinks and snack.

We loved this it was different. We have been on day trips on pirate boats- got crowded, hot, fed up. We didn't want to share a boat with a 100+ so this was ideal. One of our children doesn't travel well but loved this.

Jennifer C

Hi Guy's,

 
Im going to Zante in October 7th and was wondering if the boat rides are still on, but most importantly if my children will be allowed on the boats? I have a 10yr old 3yr old and a 11month old baby.
 
Thank you for your help

Zoe Y

I recommend visiting The Blue Caves down at St Nikolas, look out for the little yellow hut at the end of the village.

It was 5 Euros per person and worth every penny (or cent)  We were out for about an hour & half with Captain Karidis who took you right into the caves, he even managed to get a starfish out of the water and pass it around. He even let my friend drive the boat back which made her day
 
If you're going to take photo's inside the caves make sure to turn your flash off as you get a better picture.
 
 

Sarah S

Going to Laganas in Oct for 2 weeks 3 adults 3 teens and 1 infant, any info on best day trips and prices plz

Andrea H          5/10

The blue caves are very beautful, with crystal clear water and lovely to swim and snorkel in.  Our boat arrived at the ship wreck the same time as 2 others so the beach was packed out.  Shame as spoilt the photo opportunities. You go around the whole of the island on this trip and after a few hours, it gets a tad boring.  Boat ideal for sunbathing for the day but was so full, was difficult to get a seat.  Food on drinks on board are expensive so take your own with you. I would recommend doing a smaller boat trip who travel direct to the sites, rather than going round the whole of the island.  Enjoy!x

Becky H          10/10

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Fantastic experience. boat ride was brilliant, captain was lovely.

 Blue caves were beauitful, Shipwreck was amazing.
We could swim to the shipwreck and we swam by the blue caves. Me and my Fiance sat right at the back of the speed boat- what a way to spend your 21st bday. i will never forget it.
 great experiance.

Louise

hi, we did the boat trip around zante and we can honestly say we would never do it again.

positives:
chance to swim in the clear waters
something different than other days
interesting to see the island
 
negatives:
big que to get on the boat
nowhere to sit down, we were curled up on the floor inside of the boat
drinks and food so expensive.
boat was rather smelly
couldnt get off at the shipwreck due to the sea conditions ( guess not boats fault)
 
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would have been a better out if boat wasnt overcrowded, if you could sit on the deck in the sun and view everyhting you wanted to see. we ouldnt do it again, but if your looking for somehting to do and willing to take risk of not getting seat outside would recommend it.
 
louise and sophie x

Gavsta W

This is the only place you can see the famous wreck other than actually going to it. Unfortunately there is not much there other than the platform as the café/ bar was closed down. There are a couple of stalls selling drinks and ice cream however. The platform itself juts right out over the cliff and you can see the wreck and the beach, along with all the tourist boats. Its very pretty and worth the trip, those with a fear of heights may want to skip as its very high and does feel at best a little precarious. There is no security staff and just a sign advising of no more than 4 people on at once.

If you fancy a walk then there is a cliff top path that will allow further views, but its not safe as the edge is sometimes masked with bushes and the ground itself slippy with stones and loose rocks, unless your confident then I wouldn't bother and under no circumstance allow young children there unattended.

If you decide on a boat trip then you can get to see the wreck up close. It takes a while to get there but its a nice enough day out if the sea is calm. Take some shoes though as the 'sand' is actually very fine coral and sharp and uncomfortable to walk on. The sea is great to swim in too. The other stops on the way are good too visiting various caves and seeing the island from the sea really iilustrates the diversity of the coastline.

You can however get to the wreck quickly from a little port just down the road from the viewing platform, where you can have a little boat ride there and back. This is a good way to get to the wreck without spending the day to do it.

Claire G

Me and my boyfriend visited the blue caves and the shipwreck September 2007 and words can't describe how beautiful and gorgeous the water was at the shipwreck especially. The image of the bay will stay imprinted on my memory for years to come and when I think of our holiday in Zante I will always think of that scene- it was just so lovely. We were lucky because our boat got to dock right up at the shipwreck and we spent about an hour there which was fab for me as I love swimming in the sea and the saltiness of the water made it effortless as you more or less float. Could have stayed in there for hours as the water was lovely and warm when we went. Not sure why others found it so cold if they went in Summer. You have to be quick with your camera when going past the blue caves though otherwise you'll miss them (if you're on a big boat like we were).

 

Reading some of the posts I can't believe people say they found the shipwreck trip boring- what more do people want! The scenery was amongst the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. There's no pleasing some people is all I can say!

 

Claire

Wayne C          8/10

Had a great day here though the shipwreck beach was a bit disappointing. The wreck has obviously been put there deliberatly,I certainly didn't believe any of the story that it was wrecked during a storm...smack in the centre of the only beach for miles...yeh right!! A good day out though.

Sarah A

A very pretty trip with the potential of being a fantastic day out. That is if the temperature is not 47 degrees and the trip is not 9 hours long.

The places visited were lovely but anyone thinking of doing the all day cruise I would advise you to pay a little bit more and do a few half day ones instead of one whole day because it is really long and most people on the boat had sunstroke.
 
The trip was on the delphini. This was a nice boat, however there is another one that is just slightly more expensive and has a pool on board so this may be better for the heat.
 
Oh and if you are going to the shipwreck be warned what seems like a white sand beach is actually full of hard sharp pebbles and stones which really really hurt! Scenery fantastic though and water is so clear and beautiful.

Paul K          1/10

You should defenetly NOT visit the horrible Blue Caves and the Ship Wreck because it is a compleet waist of your holiday (wel a day of it). The ShipWreck is put their by the gouverment to atract tourists and the Bleu Caves is a whole lot of nothing to. The boat that we where traveling on was horrible and the food they sold on it was dirty. The people said the boat was made in 2006 but we think it was older then the Ship Wreck. On the way back we maid a stop and they said you could jump of the boat but I almost died doing that.  

This was the most crapy part of our holiday ( the only good part was getting of the boat).
 
family Keily

Natalie F          9/10

 

This was a great trip. We were taken to the ship wreck where we have half an hour to do as we pleased and swim in the beautiful blue sea. Then for a look at the Blue Caves, not as spectacular as i was expecting, but the boat stopped and we had the choice to jump off and have another swim .
This trip was good for the swimming in my opinion. If you want to go in all the caves and have a proper look at them then i would reccomend you go on a trip that takes you out on samller boats - these ones don't go to the ship wreck though.click to enlargeclick to enlarge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I've got to give a mention to the Caretta Caretta turtle spotting trip from Keri as there isn't a section for it. It was a fantastic trip and a bargain at 13 euro. The trip lasted 2 hours in which time you see the turtles, Keri caves, and get to go for a swim on a beautiful little beach.click to enlarge

Ann & Lee          10/10

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Jordan, you should have considered swapping sides!

We booked this tour through "Dionysos" tours (speak to Jade from Stoke) in Tsilivi. It was absolutely excellent. In fairness we were able to get onto the beach at the wreck (no trouble with excessive swell on our trip), and were also able to get in really close to the blue caves for a swim stop. We also stopped for a swim on the way back! We went out on the "DIAS" and were kept amused and informed by Chris (our English guide). All in all, a fabulous day (09:30 - 16:00) and would definitely recommend this trip to others. We will be going back again next year. As you can see, I've attached pics of the "DIAS" at Shipwreck beach, and one of my daughter with Chris.

Jordan D          1/10

oh jesus what a boring day espcially because we we on the wrong side of the boat all i saw all  day was the harizon woulnd t recommend this trip to anyone with a hang over or if you ve got somthing better to do like sleep

Phil E          10/10

julies comment couldnt be more wrong! it was 1 of my favourite days on the boat trip to the blue caves. must have just been a bad day. if you wanted to see turtles why didnt you go on the 'turtle trip' (caretta castaway) we seen 3 turtles. the crew are really friendly and as long as you like sight seeing then this is the trip for you. as for sunburn and sea sickness, isnt that what sun lotion and sea sickness pills are for?? i fully reccomend this to anyone

Louise H          6/10

Booked with Thomas Cook. Although this was a shipwreck and blue caves trip we travelled round the whole island. It was a long day. I just wanted to see the shipwreck and blue caves as the title of the trip describes but unfortunately it wasnt like that.

I think they should concentrate on the shipwreck and blue caves more and maybe take smaller boats through the caves.

Julie S          4/10

My family went out on the Delfini on what we thought would be a fantasitic day out on a board, it turned into the worst day of the holiday.   Don't get me wrong - I am glad I have seen the shipwreck but I regret taking my daughter out that day.  
As we turned the first corner we were warned of a "swell" and choppy water - whoa - understatement!  It was extremely rough - boat swaying from side to side, numerous people were sea sick including our daughter - for the whole day.
It is a long day when you have an ill child to look after and your only concern is to touch dry land. 
Unfortunately, due to the sea being too rough, we were unable to do a stop at the ship wreck, so all we saw all day was a lot of cliffs and sick!  They even mopped up half way around the island!
Not a trip to take children (mine is aged 10) so certainly not little ones.  
Sunburn, boredome and sickness.  Oh an no turtles to end a disappointing day.
Loved Zante, loved the people and the food - just avoid the boat trips!

Claire H          4/10

My boyfriend and I went to see the shipwreck and the caves last year.  All I can say is 6 hours on a boat isn't my idea of fun!  I would recommend sitting inside on the comfy seats if you can find one, as it's like sitting on a plastic lawn chair all day in the wind if you don't. We did actually get to see the ship, which was nice if a bit rusty, although didn't really stay for that long, and another boat hit ours while we were docked, almost taking out a handful of swimmers!  The caves were very pretty, although we only saw them at a distance, and the water I must say, was an amazing blue.  I am glad I've seen the shipwreck, as it's one of the reason's I went to Zante in the first place, but I wish I'd maybe done a half day instead, wouldn't have been as seasick!

Steve U          10/10

Myself, my wife and our 6 year old twin girls booked this trip through the First Choice rep at the Planos Bay apartment complex in Tsilivi when we stayed there back in September 2006. We were supposed to go on the Thursday but our eldest daughter caught an ear infection so we couldn't go but it wasn't until we went to claim our money back that we were told the trip was cancelled that day due to bad weather, so we eventually went on the Friday.

 
We got a coach from Tsilivi to Zakynthos port and got on one of the biggest cruisers there. It was a good ride until we got out into sea a little bit and closer to the destination that it started to become a bit choppy and I myself actually felt sick but luckily I didn't throw up!    We never got to see the shipwreck close up as we were told that the water was too choppy for us to anchor there  so we looked and took pictures from the boat. We then went round to the blue sea and had the opportunity for a swim in the sea. The crew gave all the kids, not that were many, lifejackets to wear which we thought was cool. We jumped in the sea and were surprised how warm it was. (Could be that the hotel pool was freezing!!) I had to hold our youngest daughter in my arms as she was a bit scared what with the water being deep, but our eldest daughter was happlily swimming in it with her mummy although they never strayed far from the safety of the boat. We had about 20 minutes here then we all got back on the boat and sailed round to St Peter's Port where we stopped for a spot of lunch and an hour's play on the beach. Then back on the boat again and round to look at the caves before heading back to Zakynthos and subsequently our coach and accomodation.
 
It was a long day, 9:30 - 5:00, but we all enjoyed it and if we return to Zante again we would go back on this trip. Well reccommended!  

Marie B          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlarge hi all, myself, my other half and our 6 year old daughter were in tsilivi last may. we had a fantastic time, weather was gorgeous, mid to high 20,s all week.

we booked the blue caves and shipwreck beach with dionysis tours in town, got a great deal 20 euros for the three of us including coach transfers !! the boat was great and food and drink was very reasonable, coffee was great.
take some travel pills with you though as quite a few people were sick, a few of them got wind that i had kwells travel pills and a queue quickly arose !!
yes the water is as blue as they say, it really is breathtaking. dont forget your camera. we stopped off at a secluded beach later on, only accessable by boat and had a lengthy swim stop, there were some rocks and i took the plunge and dived off, i was extremely proud of myself, lol. !!!!
all in all a great day out, we are going back this may and cant wait, blue lagoon cocktail from the two brothers cocktail bar............. im on my way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emma R           

abit disappointed with the shipwreck ...but the blue caves and scenery was beautiful

Lynn W           

WE WENT ON THE TRIP TO SEE THE BLUE CAVES WITH CAPTAIN YIANNIS AGAIN THIS YEAR AND IS WAS FANTASTIC. VALUE FOR MONEY AND VERY INFORMATIVE.

SEE YOU AGAIN IN 2007.
LYNN FRANK AND LISA WHITE.  

Sheila J           

We went on the Delfini around the island. Very long day totally unsuitable for children. Some very pretty scenery. Stopped at the shipwreck for an hour and again later at some caves for swimming. Last trip of the season and so plenty of room on the boat. Not as clean as we would have liked especially in the toilets. 

Julia B           

We have just come back this weekend. We did the trip with  Hotel Operator and they rip you off big time,  and did not dock in any where near far enough,  it was a lump of metal and nothing spectacular, however the caves were beautiful and the blue waters were gorgeous, we even got to swim in the blue water which was wonderful.

Edward S           

We went on the all day cruise, the boat was noisy, we were told the boat would go in the caves. "only one that does sir" it didn't. our daughter was seasick, as were loads of other people. The only good thing was the visit to the shipwreck which i would recommend. After the shipwreck it  was boring bit of a waste of a day really. Didn't see the turtles either but by this time i couldn't car less anyway.

Martin C           

it was ok. VERY long day, you are better paying the extra 5e to go on the top cruiser. We were on the Delfini with Cavo Grosso and the boat is not the fastest (as they claim) The top cruiser sailed right past us and well into the distance. The shipwreck was the best bit - went swiming into the coves
Was ok but not good for kids - just too long a day

Ian A           

We done the cruise to the shipwreck, what a waste of time, couldnt dock there,apparently there  was too much of a swell. Hadn't been able to land in weeks so they said. Shame we were not told about it, that the only reason we went, so went off to another cove that just wasn't the same. didn't see the caves on the way back either, just sailed past!!!.

Jelly K           

We hired our own boat from alakanas beach to see the blue caves, it was 80euro for 3 hrs.  We went off to see the blue caves but were very dissapointed!! Rubbish as far as Im concerned!!!  Apparently the shipwreck is only from the late 90's so its a bit of a con, its not the titanic or anything!!!  Hiring the boat was cool tho so if we did it again we would just do our own thing! 

Brain &           

click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge We went for the full island tour on "Top Cruiser", booked through one of the agents along Kalamaki strip (25e compared with Thomas Cooks 38e). Three decks - top two crowded, plenty of room on lower deck - has snack bar. It was a long day (9am - 5pm), but the sea was flat calm and weather perfect. Good commentry onboard. Worth it for visit to shipwreck alone - awesome. Had good snorkelling session near Keri Caves which was a tremendous experience. If you feel you cannot stomach the full day, go for the half day cruise - well worth it.

Chris H           

Booked our trip with Thomson....What a waste of time.....Had a ride round the mountains to get to the place where we at to get the boat( which was lovely scenary).At to walk down this hill to get there..If you are on the less of the mobile side dont bother you have to walk back up this hill and when you reach the top are you grasping for breath even kids of the age 6yr to teens found it hard to climb......Gets on the boat if the sea ok would land on the beach of the shipwreck and be there for about 2 hours....No had to anchor if you wanted to go and see the wreck it was a case of jumping into the water and swimming to the wreck. Was there for 20mins....Then told will find a cove to go on....No cove.... so went out to sea which was a bit on the rough side. And the amount of people on the boat that was seasick just wanted to get off.....Spent about 1.1/2hrs on the beach where we boarded the boat which was nice.......Then went to this taverna just up the hill for a meal.....Which listening to some on the coach they just wanted to get back......

Leanne N           

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went on the island tour geroge the man we got our tickets off is really nice keep a look out for him if you are going

Melanie P           

booked this cruise from kalamaki even though we were staying in argassi. thought we would do all the sites in one cruise,not a good idea.coach came late for us so when we got on the boat we ended up with the side of the boat with no views just looking out at the horizon.very crowded and toooooooo long . didnt see any turtles as promised, and once youve seen one cave uve seen them all. best part for me was smugglers cove amazing like paradise.after that the boat was like a ghost ship beacause everywhere i looked people were very sick, toilets, sinks and floors were covered in vomit , was waiting up to an hour to get to the toilet.  would never do a days cruise again.def recommend visiting the shipwreck but thats all!

Paul T           

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WE loved this trip. Book from the office and not from your rep, it will be cheaper. There is an office in the main street of Alykes run by an english couple who are friendly and welcoming. We went on the half day trip which leaves at 9.30 am and returns at 3pm. Food and drink is available on board, the fresh fruit salad is a must!!! Only cost 17 euros for the the trip, however we thought the  food prices on board where a little over priced, but what you got was good. A great trip, your camera is a must!!!  Make sure you wear water prove shoes as the beach looks like sand, but is little tiny stones and can be painfull with bare feat. There is a lot of graffitti on the shipwreck, so if you want to leave your mark, a small pot of paint would be a good idea!!click to enlarge

Steph B           

Well worth going to i thought but it depends on your taste. if you enjoy seeing sights then it is worth going to, but if not and you think once you've seen one cave you've seen em all...dont bother. i loved it though, but you'd think the sand at the shipwreck would be white and fluffy, it was actually tiny little pebbles and difficult to walk on. the water was spotlessly clear though, you could see the rocks at the bottom and it was nice and cold. people were jumping in off the boat into the water, it was loads fun. you get a tour guide who can speak english but you have to listen carefully. I actually went on the cruise around the whole island, so it went rather quick. 9am-5pm.

 
we found that it was cheaper booking it without your rep. for 2 adults it was 50 euros on the air conditioned and pool boat. the pool is the size of a pool table and you dont even need air con though cos you have a breeze from the boat cruising quickly. but it was a little less packed that the cheaper boat however.

Laura            

I guess you have to visit the shipwreck, right?  Was an OK excursion, but felt very very long and I just wanted to get back by the end of it. Was average I'd say - wasn't particularly impressed by the blue caves (ones in Kefalonia are much better!).

Sim F           

click to enlargeclick to enlargeWe went on the full day trip and i agree, it was too long. most people were asleep! didnt get back til about half 6 then had to sleep! would have been better to do the half day cruise as you still get to go to the shipwreck but you get to stay longer. Well worth it though, the water is just amazing and ya just float in it coz its so salty! The beach isnt sand though, its small pebbles and they hurt! (although think i was the only one complaining coz i'm a wimp hehe).

Carole P           

The day trip was far too long, particularly as it was too windy to disembark at the shipwreck. The food on board was dreadful and very overpriced. Also, the tour guide was not "marvellous" but rather extremely annoying as the day went on. The only highlight was one of the Thomas Cook reps, Dougie, leading the diving off the boat fully clothed. Dougie saved the day!

Kelly W           

we booked our trip to see the blue caves and the shipwreck but it was too windy to go around to the shipwreck  so we only got to see the caves...and as someone on my boat said....a cave is a cave! gorgeous but boring after a while. so, make sure it's not too windy for little boats. we were told bigger boats could still visit the shipwreck but they were quite crowded and the trips last all day. had a 10 mins stop for swimming and then stopped for some food...our drivers annoyed one of the locals with their driving, she was screaming at them so that was quite entertaining! although we sat there having no idea what they were saying!

Laura B           

We didn't go the the smugglers cove, but went on a 'sunkissed cruise' which was in a word sublime. We spent the day on the boat touring the southern coast of Zante, going past the carreta-carreta reserve, stopping at the Keri Caves for photos and wondering at the magnificent scenery. One the way back, the boat stopped at a quiet cove were nearly everybody jumped of the ship into the aquamarine waters for a swim, a snorkel is a must! We then went onto another bay were the boat moored up for three hours and we were treated to a barbeque, more swimming and watersports. We decided to stay on the boat for great sunbathing without the sand and our meal was bought to us by one of the ships crew - service or what! There was a small bar that served drinks, food and icecreams, shaded areas and a full blown sun deck for the serious sunbathers. Take plenty of sun screen as a day on the boat is worth three days on the beach. I would highly recommend this trip as it was the highlight of our stay in Zante. This was booked through our rep and again thought slightly more expensive than the high street agents it was well worth it. The tour guide Steve was english and had a great sense of humour. The boat was great and there was a kids club to keep the kiddies amused. This is the memory of Zante I will keep in my head forever, feet dangling over the side of the boat whilst slipping though the calm blue and aquamarine ionian sea, with the sun turning your skin a golden brown. I was so relaxed by the end of it I had trouble walking to the coach! It's got to be done

Emma B           

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Liz G           

JUST READING OTHER COMMENTS WHEN WE WENT EARLY JULY WE HAD AN HOUR AND HALF STAY ON  SHIPWRECK BEACH, ABSOL STUNNING BUT NO SHADE SO TAKE PLENTY OF SUNCREAM, HAVE FUN!!!!WISH I WAS THERE!!

Liz G           

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beautiful memories of beautiful island of zante," look at the fab waters of the shipwreck cove,"!!! absol freezing but when u get in so nice  after the heat "HAPPY HOLIDAYS"!!!!

Liz G           

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pic of boat we went with   beach not crowded and we went  early july

Liz G           

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jut some pics of the shipwreck and boat we went on look how lovely water is stunning but very cold

Liz G           

sorry meant to say two adults and one child we paid 42 euros

Liz G           

if u do get to go to zante please go on the shipwreck cruise u will not be disappointed, it was absol stunning and the tour takes u all way around island well worth what we paid 42 euros for two children and one child, we never book with reps as they were double this for the same boats!!! we stayed at the athina aparments, i cannot remember the name of the company we booked with but all i can say is if u go up the main kalamaki road past mermaids keep going on this side and past the supermarket i think it is the second travel agency  is an english man he advised us brill as all the other tours were charging further 5  each euros for this trip because u go on boat with swimming pool do not be fooled this pool is a s big as a billiard table and the boat is always full, go on the other boat, made 15 euros cheaper the same coach takes u to both boats right next to each other, we had brill tour spoke all launguages and was not full!!!the shipwreck island is absol stunning though it is really deep and cold so if u have little ones take armbands as water gets deep very quickly, beautiful water best i have seen since barbados, two swimming stops on way long day from 10 until got home about 6.30, lots of snacks and drinks avaliable to buy onboard also as usual was told to be at pickup at 10am but bus did not arrive until 10.30 but thats being  away from rat race

Natalie            

 my goodness! It was absolutely fantastic! Just came back from zante after staying in the soula studios in alikes for a weekat end of june. Me and my sis has a wonderful time. The boat cruise to see shipwreck was wonderful and breathtaking! I enjoyed the shipwreck bay but comments made about the water at shipwreck bay is freezing.! I couldnt get mybody in there! There were alot of pebbles on the beach which killed my feet. So take shoes! The sand was hot too! The blue caves were extrordinary its beautiful!

 
But th captain was so damn fine! and so was the tour guide!
 
The turtle trip wasnt worthit. It took aes and I was bored to death after seeing only 2 turtles in the sea! Half of the people on the boat were bored and with the heat beating on my head was no help!What was even more disappointing is that we couldnt even stop on the caretta island!
 
Apart from the the food was yummy and the people(men) were lovely! Greek men are the best!

Zoe W           

This trip was good for the swimming, but other than that it got a bit boring as it takes so long, which we were expecting, but still it was boring!  The water at the shipwreck is freezing, but so nice once you get in - you just have to go for it!  We didn't see any turtles, but later we went out on a pedalo on Laganas beach and we saw loads, and you don't have to go out very far!  So if you don't see any, don't despair there are other ways!  Lol!

Laura N           

We really enjoyed this trip.  We had seen the shipwreck from above when we went on the jeep safari so it was great to actually get down there on the boat trip.  Just beware that the sea is freezing and the beach is all stones!

Trevor P           

my family and myself have just got back from zante , we booked the shipwreck beach trip through a company called dionisos they made our trip the best trip we have ever been on if you can ask for the guide called steve as he was everso helpful . our boat along with others sailed into  the bay no probs and we were diving of the top deck of the boat into the clearest of seas ive ever swam in. the only draw back is the beach isnt sand but small stones . anyway that didnt ruin our trip as we saw 2 turtles dolphins and a monk seal  along with 2  otherswim stops totally brill   trev.

Denise H           

first of all we all met by coach at alykanas where we were waitng for our boat to arrive, But it did not turn up it had broken down. We then had to wait half an hour for coaches to arrive to take us to zakynthos town to get the broken down boat !!! we were then waiting for the boat to be fixed, the trip should of been back for just after lunch, but we did'nt get back untill after 6.00. It was very cold we had two babies with us not much fun at all and as stated in other comments we did'nt see anything much because of the rough sea. i personly would never go on the trip again but who knows you might enjoy it. i have been on a small boat before and he took us right into the blue caves and i did enjoy that, and it did'nt cost as much.

Stephanie P           

Hello,

    I have just come back from a week in Alykanas and if your gonig i would defintiely reccomen the alykanas beach aparthotel it was fab, ideal location with pool and beach spitting distance apart it has everything you could need and there are a wide variety of shops and places to eat, plus for any girls out there there are plenty of fit male staff in the pool bar worth seeing !!!!
We did the boat trip to caves and shipwreck by big boat and my advice is defintiely steer clear, book with one of the smaller companies tht can take you by speedboat as we couldnt get onto shipwreck beach as it was too rough and we only had two swim stops for like 10 mins, i was very dissapointed after spending a whole day at sea and feeling sea sick!!! It was a good day out and if you go to Greece u cannot leave without seeing the shipwreck it is breathatking and one of the beautifulest sites i have seen, the blue caves are also good and if ur lucky enough to get in them i have heard u can get some amzing pics. All in all DEFINITELY do go on the trip to shipwreck and caves but book with a Small boat. I would be intersted to hear other peoples accounts of how their trip went, u can email me at garethslady@hotmail.com

Robbie W           

we loved this trip .did full day boat trip with mamfredas tours ,really good value ,visited blue caves ,shipwreck and other areas . got chance to swim three times. kids loved it as much as we did definately would go again .

 tip if you book tours at mamfredas you get a discount if you book so many trips at once we went on three trips

Nigel W           

we enjoyed the first part of the trip the crew realy tried to make every one welcome  the caves a realy nice   the ship wreck  quite interesting altough i think the view from above is better  but as we had gone on the right round the island tour we found it a little long  and the people who sell the tours should advice better about taking warm clothing as it got quite cold at times in the wind and there where a few on board not prepaired for it . i think i would go for a quicker boat next time

we did manage to see 3 turtles on the trip

Edi E           

went on this trip yesterday. it was a good day out but i think it took a little too long to get there. i would say about 2 hours to get here on the big boat.

was nice on the way back as we stoped at st nicks and had lunch as they stoped there for an hour.
also at the shipwrek, the beach wasnt crowded as it was the first trip of the season. also the boat was full and on the way back i sunbathed on the top deck for an hour till we arrived back in zante town.
 
we left argassi at 8.45 and got back about 4.30-5ish.
good day out.

Jessica A           

If any one is considering booking a trip to the Blue Caves/Ship Wreck, please take my advice, and book a speed boat not the big delphi ships. We made the mistake of booking with the larger ship and we were surrounding by hundreds of cramped, stressed people. There we not enough seats for everyone and spent most of the trip with standing room only.

The Shipwreck beach itself was ok, beautiful water, veiws etc. But the beach was absolutly packed full with two huge boats worth of people and it was difficult to find somewhere to relax as the beach is reletivly small. (There was no shade, so take a hat or something similar).

The Tour Guide started to annoy us too, mumbling away in his three diffrent languages. In the end each language sounded like the next. I suppose if the boat hadn't of been so crowded, the tour guide wouldn't of bothered me in the slightest. Guess I got a bit stressed!

I have worked and holidayed on the Greek Islands many times and thoroughly enjoy the experiance of the Greeks and the Greek Culture and landscape. This trip could of been better, but we live and learn and next time we will book with a smaller boat -  Im convinced we would of enjoyed it more!

Oh and the other comments about taking shoes.... I agree, the stones really hurt - Take some suitable foot wear!




Simon W

my wife,myself and the kids are going to the daisy studios apartments in 2 weeks .this is our frst time to greece and would appreciate any comments on absolutely anything with regards to the accomadation and or attractions and anything else you might think would be of interest.many thanks. please feel free to e-mail me at simon100765@uk2.net

Eve M           

 
The boat trip was okay but when we got to the shipwreck the sun had risen over the cliff top and there was no shade of any description

Leanne B           

I visited the Ship Wreck and Blue Caves in July it was a beautiful day and the ship wreck was stunning a great value for money ! The water was clear blue and after getting off the boat you was able to swim in it . The drive to the harbour from Tsilivi was very long but was worth it .

Nicola D           

We went on a trip around the island, can't remember the boat name tho! Apparantely there all similar! Boat was rather crowded, but just enough space to feel a little comfortable, take whatever the tour guides who sell it you say lightly tho!!!

Sea was very rough around Shipwreck which made me feel sea sick!!! worth it tho, shipwreck is amazing to see. The caves were all pretty too and there were opportunities to swim in the sea there.
 One negative, sea was rough on the day of our trip so we never had the opportunity to go onto the shipwreck beach, just viewed it from the boat which pulled into the cove as much as it could.
 
Would recommend not to sit on top deck, no shelter from sun and when the sea gets rough the plastic chairs do move, even when people are sat on them!
  Also be aware that you are sat on a boat for around 8 hours so take plenty of food and water as boats do rip you off!
would recommend this as long as you don't get sea sick easily or sit on top deck!

Adrieanne H           

we only visited the ship wreack, which was beautiful, it was kind of a cold day but seemed to get warmer on the beach! TAKE SOME SHOES IF YOUR GOING TO GET OFF THE BOAT AT THE SHIPWRECK THE STONES HURT YOUR FEET! the boat wasnt too full which was good! we had a good day out however i think it would have been better to stop at more places! good value for money i only paid 13 euors for the trip! the staff were friendly, however the coach transfers were over booked so people were stadning up on the coach! so more coaches are needed next time! all round good day!

Not good for people who get sea sick!    
 

Derek B           

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We booked with Pelargos tours in Argassi (near to the Magic mushroom in the main street).

We took the trip on theAlexandros the larger of the two boats the tour is a full day taking in about 4 stops,although the day we took the trip the boat could not stop at the shipwreck due to rough seas.
A stop for lunch of about 1 and a half hours is made in a cove where swimming is allowed in clear blue water.
Lunch is available on the boat in snack form ie filled rolls crisps and some warm meals,drinks are also available.
Although the trip is not as informative as the tour by coach is again should not be missed,a word of warning take something warm to ware if you intend to stay on the open deck during sailing as it can be quite cool (October 2005)
Cost 20 euro each and half price for children
 

Carolyn F           

 once again the boat tour was fantastic,we paid 15 euros each.the food onboard was a bit pricey but very nice.we went on the fast boat and thought it should have had a few more stops - the windmill at skinari is a beautiful spot to swim and take pictures.we werent near enough to the coastline as on previous times so the resorts were that clear to see.but would go again.if only to go to the shipwreck. 

Julian P           

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Kate F           

Was a lovely trip.  We took ages to decide who to book with after reading other people comments!!  We booked with Smile Tours on the Kalamki road just past the Mermaid n Soda Bar.  The English girl was very helpful and not at all pushy, the bus picked us up on time from the office and off we went.  As mentioned by others, the beach at the Ship Wreck is stones, it really hurts your feet!  Make sure you have some kind of swim shoes, you will need to paddle slightly to get off the boat!  The colour of the sea will take your breath away.  A very enjoyable day.  We booked the half day trip at for 15 euros, this was from 9 til 4, and was long enough, was hoping to see some dolphins but unfortunately did not

A very good grip.

Gayleen            

the tour round the island was good, only bad thing was i got in at 6am had to be on the boat by 9. bought a can of red bull and nurofen,, these people were laughing at me but we soon started getting drunk again.in the end they gave us the wine for free.... hahaha..... the ship wreck was so beautiful the colour of the sea was like blue mouth wash --(had some laughs about that one) sunbathed all day on the top deck and enjoyed the lovely breeze only paid 15euros,

April S           

we loved this trip, cheap and a full day out, was really great to see the sights and stand next to  the ship wreck, we wrote our names and dates on the side of the ship.

the crew entertained us with different water stops and swimming areas, water was so clear. we will never forget the trips as went two years in a row.

Rebecca B           

me and my friends paid 35 euros for the trip around the island. it was beautiful  in places.as we went to the smugglers cove it was packed with the tours boats. it took 20 mins. for everyone to get off the boat.

we only had 1 hour to swim and sunbathe.which was not that long-really. the sea was so blue picturesg don't really show off how beautiful it was.
 
the only warning i give is don't flush the toilet paper down the toilet.

Mandy G           

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Best to view the shipwreck from the viewing deck

Terry B           

We drove to Alykes and took a boat rip from here, the boat was small but very fast. Went to the shipwreck and the blue caves, the ship wreck was a little boring but the caves were great. The crew were silent most of the way and gave little info. On the way back we stoppped at a bar and enjoyed the views out to sea. The trip was a little expensive for a family of four but we enjoyed the boat ride and would recommend it.

Emma M           

Wow, what a fantastic trip. We followed the advice of some of the other people on here, and Wendy, I hope you will do the same. The best trip is with the Potamis brothers as these people said. They are situated right at the north of the island. Basically you go as far north as you can, then go along a small road down to the bottom of the cliffs.
 
It costs 15 euros to do both the blue caves and the shipwreck, and was well worth it. Because the boat is small, it goes right into the blue caves, and the helpers on the boat how how blue the water is by putting their hands in. They are also quite happy to take photographs for you. The boat then goes all the way round the other side of the island to the shipwreck, where it drops you off, (you do have to walk to the shore through the sea), and leaves, to pick you up 40 mins later. The water was amazing....the clearest and bluest I have ever seen, but was absolutely freezing, but very refreshing.
I guess the snorkelling was quite good, although I didnt take my set, but it might be worth taking a pair of flip flops or something to wear as the beach and sea is pebbley.
 
You cannot go to Zante without doing this trip!
 

Wendy R           

Hello, Ive been looking through the reviews and theres a mixture of suggestions of going on a speed boat and going on the bigger boats, can anyone tell me of a place in Alkies where we could get the speed boat, it would be great to hear from someone who has been on a speed boat from Alkies.Im going there on the 20th Sept 2005, thank you

June H           

We did this trip with Captain Spiros, Levante Speedboat Excursions www.zantelevante.com and would thoroughly recommend it. Because it is a speed boat, you only need half a day and you can get into the caves themselves.

The shipwreck is, well a shipwreck, I have to say not that exciting, although the cove is really nice and the water amazingly blue and the caves are pretty, but Spiros is the highlight, extremely entertaining and very knowledgable about the area. Watch out, he does have an eye for the ladies, but he is very funny and not at all sleazy.
 
We booked with Ian on the beach, but the trips are very popular, and also they won't run them if the wind is too strong, so book early in your holiday or you may be disappointed.
 
Whatever you do, don't book on the large boats.  We saw several and they are packed in like sardines and you can't get near the caves. Everyone we spoke to who had done one of these trips said they were awful.

Kirsty P           

Very Good...went with spring tours and found itvery great

went on the full island cruise and took us too the blue caves theshipwreck~(but wastoo rough to stay there)
gave plenty time forswimming...stopping at 3 seperate beautiful beaches.
 
Even had 3 dolphins playing alongside the boat near the ship wreck

Jackie T           

We had a great time on the full day cruise. We went onto shipwreck beach but make sure you wear something on your feet as it is all small stones and kills you feet. We were able to swim there, at the Keri caves and at the blue caves.

We went from Zakynthos town and paid 15 Euros. The "fast boat" was 20 euros but they were packed on like sardines.

Maybe I           

If you get sea sick easily then do not go on this tour. The boat absolutely stunk of sewage. The first hour or so of the journey was interesting and then everything just seemed the same. Cave after cave after cave. You see the shipreck from about a few hundred metres away along with the blue caves (this is obviously because the boat can't get closer). After these two stops it gets a bit boring. Threw up twice. Was walking around the boat and people were throwing up all over the place. At one moment I thought we were on some sort of death boat. However, the staff are quick to act and extremely friendly. The stop off at one of the beaches is really good. Carribbean style tuquoise waters and great sand.

Jamie W           

We went on The Alexandros and, as several cruises had been cancelled due to bad weather on the previous couple of days, the ship was full to bursting and there was nowhere to sit.  As we cast off from our moorings, we got tangled up in the anchor chain of a very posh cabin cruiser and after much shouting and waving of arms, we sailed out onto the sea to be hit by a very harsh wind.  The waves were breaking over the bows, all the chavs got soaked and it was great fun.  We finally found somewhere to sit.

We couldn't go to the shipwreck because of the bad weather (as soon as we went round the top of the island, the wind was so strong we had to turn back.)  The Blue Caves were, um, blue and some chav who had far too much Mythos jumped off the boat and had to be rescued by the hard working lady who provided the commentry in 5 different languages.
 
Not to be deterred by the weather, the captain took us down to the Keri Caves.  I think I may have been suffering from cave fatigue by this point but, hey, the cruise was 2 hours longer than expected and I managed to top up my tan on the lst day of my holiday.  It was worth the price alone just to see the chavs running for cover at the first sign of a wave. 
 

Declan M           

we went on the alexandros, thinking it was a boat trip that would inform us about the island and at least give us the opportunity to enjoy seeing the island. however, what it turned out to be was an 8 hour party boat, especially on the top deck, with the most inane techno pap being played as bikini clad girls pranced about, while the macho males looked on. after the first hour i could not wait for it to end. halfway through, there were a good few people glumly sitting looking bored rigid. the commentary was spa**e and totally uninformative. i have no issue with people enjoying themselves and indeed if i knew it was going to 8 hours non stop eurotrash music, i could have decided not to go or give my brain the day off and join in the "fun". zante is a lovely island with great views and the next time, i will be make sure i get on a trip that informs and allows people to enjoy the island, rather than 8 hours of noise!! the snack bar was a rip off as well, with that well known greek dish of nuggets and chips readily available.

Adrian T           

Having been to Zante 2 years ago and did the whole island tour, we decided to just do a 3 hour trip on a speedboat to shipwreck and blue caves. Going by speedboat is definately worth it. Got to shipwreck in about 40 mins, had 30 mins at shipwreck, which is pretty much all you need, and then did the blue caves on the way back. The boat was small enough to go into each cave, which was about 6. You can certainly see why they are called blue caves. The water is literally blue, definatlely worth going on a small boat to get inside the caves.

Booked with Golden Dolphin who were excellent. But make sure you book at the kiosk on the main street next to Zeus Bar as they charge an extra 5 euro if you book down at the beach.

Paul M           

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If you make sure you get a good boat it's a great day out, not to be missed, so don't get the Delfini.Stunning views, great swimming etc etc. Freeze some water and take it with you to save a small fortune. Superb swimming at the wreck and a truly stunning location.

Bill D           

Loved this trip, Shipwreck has to be seen. I swam in the sea then had lunch sitting next to the wreck. This was the reason for booking Zante and did not let me down.

Booked through Direct Holidays, but no rep was on the trip.
But hey the sail up the coast was great...Blue Caves did not look that exciting though.
 

Natalie P           

Last year we went on a big boat to see the caves - when we swam in the sea, it was like being on the titanic - no room to move! This year we went on a small boat from alykes (about 15 of us) and it was fantastic! our advice to you, is to always ask about the size of the boat!

Lisa A           

We went on Alexandros boat, really good day saw everything we wanted to see, ie shipwreck and blue water caves, although going down the West side of Island was a bit boring as once you've seen one cave you've seen them all.  Only got one hour at Shipwreck Cove but still a must visit!!  Swimming stops amazing, deep blue water to splash about in for half an hour in three stops!! Take some food and drink with you as food on boat is a little expensive

Carleh B           

We went on this trip with Thomas Cook, however we had been on a boat trip to see the turtles with Thomas Cook and it was too similar, we didnt even see any turtles, because our boat had really load music, it probably scared them away!.

we couldnt get off of the boat to see the shipwreck because the sea was too rough, but the caves were really pretty and we saw some amazing views touring around the island.
the reps on our boat were lovely especially the tall lanky one- Matt?, he was really chatty and sweet,Wink
 but the other one- Mark, i think?, was really irritating and very similar to David Brent!!.Angry
 
this was a good trip but if you want to see the shipwreck and the turtles do one trip with Thomas Cook and the other with one of the trips in town , as both the Thomas Cook ones are too similar.
 
it was a nice relaxing day out thoughtSmile

Fidel C           

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Zante levante By far the best trip on the island, believe me, it had it all! With scenes of natural beauty, from the smugglers cove with its well placed malboro-fag smuggling shipwreck, and chalky beach, to the dramatic blue caves with their vibrant mineral deposits. All this you can absorb from the boat at close proximity. The boat edges its way through the caverns and crevices of the luminous caves: to think I thought they'd coloured it in on my brochure, silly me.This trip was 5 solid hours of fun and frolicks, from the unbelievably larger than life Captain Spyros, who thankfully owned a boat not only to sit 25 people, but to house an ego the size of a small East European country. Spyros is pure compressed entertainment, part John Travolta, part Barry White. He could swoon the shell off a turtle at 20 xiliometpo. This man, must have been the inspiration for the popular Shirley Valentine film from the tragic mid 80's! Any males wishing to honk Spyros' horn then I'd advise you to dress in drag or else steal his boat! But on a serious note, although Spyros may appear to be the aquatic Casanova of the Ionian waves, he is also a closet nautical supremacy whose factual competency, inexhaustable enthusiasm as well as relentless humour contributed to an all-round engaging, hence, memorable journey and much required respite away from the numbers. Also Ian's (the trip organisers)relaxed and honest approach was a refreshing change from other hard-sell tour excursion administrators.Thank you to all at Zante Levante!!!

Wednesday, July 27

Lisa C           

In response to the views on "the Greek way of life".

I have to agree with Samantha, the Greeks just like the Spanish have the attitude of taking things easy. You only have to look at the amount of building work in Zante. The Greeks themselves made fun of themselves in the fact that the Olympic Stadium had only just been completed on the day they were starting.
 
I dont think Sam meant anything malicious by her comment, our tour rep told us that if your waiting for a bus and it doesnt come within half an hour, go home as it wont be coming.
 
I think as Brits we have to accept the slow pace of life on some holiday islands.

Lisa C           

We booked our trip with Dionisis Tours in Tsilivi.

We were due to be picked up at 8.45 by coach to take us to the top of the island where we were to get on a speedboat. The coach arrived at 9.25 !!
Anyway, the coach took about an hour to reach the top of the island where we all boarded the speedboat.
 
The (so-called) speedboat was in fact good in size etc so could access the caves etc and the guys were great.
 
HOWEVER, because the coach had been late in picking us up we were only given 20 minutes at the shipwreck ( something we werent informed of as we got onto the beach) and because of this we left a family of four including 2 young children on the beach!! Then the tour rep had the cheek to blame them for it. They were brought back by one of the bigger boats but they will have missed the caves because of it.
 
After leaving the boat we went to a cafe in a picturesque setting with some windmills etc, but I do think Id have rather longer at the shipwreck than sat in some cafe selling fast food.
 
The Coach trip back took an hour and a half after dropping people off in Alykes and Alikanas.
 
Id suggest another tour operator for this trip.

Jo            

We booked this trip through our tour operators airtours as apparantly its a must see! the cruise boat was very nice and clean however it was overcrowded and we had to sit inside the boat the whole trip as all the open air seats were taken but inside boat was spacious and cool! the trip is great if you are a confident swimmer as they stop at blue caves for you to jump in and swim but it is very deep so we just watched from boat and also the trip consisted mainly of young groups of people we only saw about two families. We went as a couple and we got some good snaps of the blue caves, now be warned as you depart from the blue caves on to the shipwreck island the sea can become very choppy like it did for us and everyone was feeling ill and the captain was handing out sick bags! I felt funny too and by the time we arrived at smugglers cove I felt to sick to move and just saw it from the window and also it was too dangerous to go any closer to it as the captain said it was too rough! apparantly this is the case on most of the trips there! you will be lucky if you get to go on it! the day is long and its best to take drinks and water with you as the prices on board are very pricey. We did like some aspects of the trip but it was along time on board.

John P           

I'm writing this to make a comment on Samantha Walpole 's (June 01, 2005) post. I am Greek and i just found my self to be insulted by her post.I would like to say that not everyone in Greece is unreliable and that she shouldn't say these things just because she had an unreliable coach.I think this is kinda racist approach;  You know, dear Samantha, these things happen all the time and not just in Greece.Thank you very much and remember to judge people as individuals and not as an entire nation...

Lyn H           

The blue caves are wonderful. The ship wreck is worth a view but is slightly over-rated. No matter where you go in Zante you will be offered a trip to these. Levante tours is best if you want to do in it style on a speedboat. Or for a cheap option if you are driving, go to the top of the island (past the windmills) and you will find a couple of brothers who will take you on a short trip (approx 20 mins) on a glass bottomed boat to the caves.

Helen O           

We booked the Island Cruise with Smile Tours, a local company for 20Euros. The Tour Operator costs were very expensive and they advised us not to go with the local companies but there isn't anything to worry about. The boat they use is called the Alexandros which is fantastic to just relax and sunbathe on, there is a restaurant and snack bar on board which isn't particulary expensive. The cruise in itself is fabulous, taking you around the entire coast of the island  and stops three times for swimming stops. The most spectacular being the Shipwreck which is just breathtaking. The boat is too big to take in the Blue Caves properly so only passes by slowly. You may want to go on another trip to see the Caves better. It is the best all-rounder trip though.

Georgina T           

Just back from Laganas. We had a brilliant time! However our First Choice rep was not very helpful. He told us about 2 excursions: A boat trip around the North of the Island or one around the South of the Island. Each cost 32 euro and were only available on a particular day. He told us to stay away from the excursions sold at kiosks as he had " heard terrible things about them". When we asked him what the terrible things were he couldnt even make up a bad lie about them. He just kept shaking his head. Anyway, we booked a boat trip with Pelagos Tours for a boat truip around the entire Island for only 20 euro! The boat was lovely, we had lots of room for sunbathing, eating and moving around the boat. I didnt find the food too expensive. A bottle of water was 50 cent, a large roll was 3 euro. All in all a great time!!

Dee P

My family are going to Zakynthos next year and are trying to find out as much as possible before we go. We are staying in Alykanas and want to know what trips go from there?

Tina P           

Just got back from our first trip to Zante. The blue caves and the ship wreck are a must. Don't miss it. You should make sure that you go on a small'ish boat as the big liners never get anywhere near the blue caves. If you have a hire car the best way to do this is to drive to Skinari. Keep going as far as you can North. When it looks like the road is going to run out you will find car park and a little hut on the cliff. I think they are called the Potamis brother boats, but not sure. These guys will charge you 7.50 Euros for the Blue Caves and the same again to take you to the shipwreck. What a bargain! They operate small glass bottomed boats and get right into the cave. Great trip! Make sure to bring your swimming cossy!

Hollie W

My boyfriend and I have booked to go to Argassi in two weeks time. We are very keen to go on the boat trip to Blue Caves and Shipwreck, however have seen so many mixed reviews. Is there anyone who can help... where is the best place to book to get a good price and with which boat. And any other tips for staying on the island?

Zoe T           

We went on the Thomson trip Smugglers Cove and it wasnt worth the money at all you spend most of your time on a coach and then you go on some small boats for 1/2 an hour we couldnt stay at the smigglers cove because they said it was too rough so we were there for about 3 monutes and then they took uther beach where there was no sun! Complete waste of a day and I wouldnt recommend it to anyone 

Colin B           

Went on a trip with Delphini Voutirakos Cruises tours booked at a kiosk in Kalamaki.

We booked a tour to Olympia but at 7.15 am on the morning a repsesentative showed up and told us our tour was cancelled. We were asked if we would like to take their tour around the island instead and we agreed.
 
Later that morning we were stuck floating in Zante harbour for 2 and a half hours as a technical problem had caused the boat to break down. Once the boat was fixed we asked to get off and we were not allowed to.
 
The tour was cut short and we did not get to do as was advertised on the company brochure.
 
The weather was bad that day and if the captain knew this as most captians should why was the trip not cancelled and re arranged for the next day given all these variables? I am sure that we would have enjoyed a day in Zante town, made our own way home and enjoyed the boat trip another day.
 
We lost a day of our holiday and were very angry as was everyone else who sailed that day. There was people complaining at every stop off on the bus trip home.
 
 

Joe W           

There are so many companies offerring different prices for different versions of this tour that it makes your head spin.

Eventually we went with Mamfredas Travel (in Alykes high street) and the prices have gone up since 2004!! First Choice were offerring it at 42 euros per person - we got it for 23 euros per person. You get coach pick up and drop from as near as possible to your hotel included in the price. It also includes an hour at the shipwreck and two other "swim stops".

Make sure you book the "Alexandros" Island Cruise - its the biggest and the fastest. The "Delphini" left Zante dock 15 minutes before us, made all the same stops, and was nowhere to be seen when we got back on the coach. And the muck it pumps out of its funnels cannot be healthy!!

All the staff on the Alexandros were helpful and friendly, including the feuding Olympiakos and Panathanaikos fans in the kitchen! The Shipwreck is stunning but impossible to walk along in bare feet - wear jelly shoes or something - unbelievably, the Alexandros backed right up onto the beach. The Keri caves are amazing and the boat managed to squeeze right into one of the caves. Definitely worth it!

Samantha W           

Me and my boyfriend have just returned from a weeks holiday on Zakynthos, we stayed in Laganas. We originally booked the above trip, just travelling around the North of the island, with our First Choice Rep, but the coach never turned up to take us to the boat!!! We were very annoyed but got our 32euros each back.

We ended up booking through Spring Tours for the next day, as First Choice didn't have another trip we could go on, and we were due to go home in 2 days. We were warned against booking with the companies advertising on Laganas Strip but we felt we had no choice. We booked a complete cruise around the whole island for 20 euros each, we thought that was such a BARGAIN!!
 
Anyway, yet again the coach didn't turn up, what is it about the Greek and their lack of reliability or communication??? We had to rush and find a taxi to get to Zante town to get the boat. We just made it, but it cost us an unneccesary 10 euros to get there. I am in the process of sending a complaint letter to Spring Tours and demanding a refund.
 
Anyway, we had an excellent day!!! The boat wasn't too packed, so we had lots of room to move around, etc. Took tons of photos, so many lovely sights, caves, etc. The best part was the shipwreck cove, it's unbelievable, I have never seen water like that before. We had three swim stops, the water was freezing, but so inviting, I just had to swim in the aquamarine waters. Got my photos back yday, and they are fab.
 
Food drink, ice-creams are very expensive on the boat. We took a picnic, but still found ourselves buying more drink and ice-cream throughout the day. A magnum ice-cream was about £2.00! A hot dog around £3.00. I would say that was the only down side of the whole day (apart from the lack of coach in the morning!!!)
 
We would well recommend, just be aware that the Greek aren't exactly reliable, so have contingency plans in place!!!
 

Nancy            

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Nancy            

I am going to Zante Laganas for the first time with a whole bunch of friends.... we were quite interested in doing an excursion. and we saw the ship wreck on navagio beach, thought it looked beautiful. could anyone tell me how much this excursion is from laganas and what you do when you get there? xxx

Sue D

Add your comment here.. I purchased some wine while on holiday I think it was called emogulu it was while we were on an evening trip is was a wine tour and greek night. Can i purchase it any where in England

Gemma

Which is the best place to book excursions to the shipwreck and island tours in Alykanas?

Ken H           

WENT ON THE ALEXANDROUS THE BIG FAST BOAT. FOR 10 EUROS WE HAD A 8HOUR CRUISE WITH SWIMMING STOPS AT SMUGGLERS CAVE AND SOME MORE CAVES ON OTHER SIDE OF ISLAND. THE GREEK GUIDE WAS VERY CLEAR AND FRIENDLY AND ALTHOUGH THE FOOD WAS NOT CHEAP, IT WAS QUITE NICE AND A BOTTLE OF WATER WAS GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY. FIRST CHOICE WERE ADVERTISING THIS TRIP AT 25 EUROS EACH

Donna S           

This was by far the best trip you could go on, but please please be aware that you need to wear comfortable shoes preferably ones you can swin not sandels or fil flops the beach at the wreack is grvel and you cannot walk on it bare foot.
It is a long tiring day but well woth it, take sun cream and drinks the boot is a bit expensive for food and drink, dont use the delphini book with spring tours.

Susan C           

This was our first excursion that we went on when we arrived in Zante and it was a great way to see the island.
However, don't expect much in the way of comfort on the boat - we were on the Alexandros Cruiser. It was totally crammed and there were not enough seats to accomodate everyone. Luckily we were able to get a couple of seats on the right side of the boat which was great for seeing the coastline!
Smugglers Cove was worth seeing BUT we felt that it would be better visiting it on a smaller boat to beat the crowds as the beach was absolutely packed! We would recommend travelling to St Nicholas port and catching a boat to see the blue caves and shipwreck from there.

Susan & Dougie. September 2004.

Diane W           

My sister Julie and myself have about 24 hours ago returned to South Wales from Zante. During our stay of the first week the sun shone and temperatures soared into the 80's! On the 6th October we booked the trip from Smile Tours in Laganas Avenue (the main shopping strip) and was picked up by the Olympia Hotel and taken to Zante Town Harbour to catch the wonderful Alexandros Cruiser. It was built in 2000 and has 3 decks. First deck was the lounge, 2nd had seating areas and restaurant and 3rd deck seating area. We enjoyed a leisurely 9 hour cruise right around the island taking in some of the gorgous coastline you could ever imagine.

The seas were so clear and warm and we stopped at Smuggler's Cove where people were allowed onto the beach and swim in the clear blue waters and we also went to Keri Lighthouse and the Blue caves. The driver of the Alexandros cleverly drove the front of the boat into the entrance of the caves. For 15 euros this trip will stay in my mind for a long long time!
What a wonderful way to see the coasline! When we got off the boat the beach at the cove was very hard for our bare feet and I took video of the wreck close up and took a photo of Julie by the wreck before getting back onto the boat.

Normally this trip will cost 24 euros each in high season but we got it for 15 because it was end of season price. I will recommend this cruise to everybody as it is a great way to see the wreck and I even walked around it.

Julie and I ended up waist deep in water getting back aboard the Alexandros! Our trousers soon dried in the warm sun and we even saw holiday makers diving off the sides of the boat to swim in the clear warm sea. We met two girls on this cruise and a Scottish woman called Ruth was badly bitten on the leg by an insect.

From Diane Wilsher

Dave S           

Best 15 Euros spent each for this fantastic day out. We went with the big red fast boat, NOT the Delfini. 3 great swim stops but the wreck / smugglers cove was very rough. My wife got battered to bits trying to get back onto the boat here! Don't bother with a mask here as you cannot see in the milky water, and remenber that beach is pebbles, not sand!

A great way to see the island, so go do it! Get a seat on the top deck at the front if you can (there are 3 decks) but watch that air horn, it's lound!!!

Justin W           

Went on the entire island cruise with Euro Zante via Kosmar.

It was a great trip. We stoped off for 1 hour at the ship wreck beach and there was plenty of swimming in the sea.

It cost 20euros but was well worth it. My tips are to take your own food and drink (as the refreshments on the boat are dear) and also take a wind proof top (the east side of the island is windy!).

Clare & Clive           

Paid 7 euros for a half hour journey in a glass bottom boat. Caught it from the north of the island by the Lighthouse. The caves were stunning and we were offered the chance to swim but it was a bit rough. They didn't do a trip to the Ship Wreck that day due to bad seas.

Fannie            

Me and my 3 friends took this trip with the delfini boat and i don't have anything to complain about, i definitly think it was worth the money!

Sheppers Wreck was so beautiful!

And Hello to the captain and all the others we got to know, who were working at the boat. Thanks for a greate time!

Alan J           

13 euros for the day from a tour operator in Argassi. I cant remember the name of the shop but a lady called alexandra ran it. The delfini toured the whole island with three swim stops, and visited all major coastal tourist spots. Navagio (shipwreck) beach is pebbly so remember flip flops. Try and bring some of your own food and drink as it is hideously expensive on the boat. All in all though a lovely day out but a little long winded by the end.

Kevin M           

Visited smugglers cove on the Delfini boat out of Zante harbour.
Booked through Direct Holidays rep at 20 euro per adult 10 euro per child.
No offical rep on boat apart from an English bloke who gave the odd comment and the greek captain Spyros who we couldnt understand.
Although the sea was rough at times, we did get to land on the beach before the other two boats came in. Then the beach got crowded.
Very hard on the feet at the beach was very pebbly.
Bacon sarnies and hot dogs were microwaved and expensive.
To see the Blue Caves, its best to go by small boat (part of the island tour) as you get to go through the caves and get great photos.

Nikki K           

We went on the island trip on the Delfini - no way is that boat 2 years old!!! more like 20! If we had taken the trip on the Alexandra - or fast boat, the trip would have been much better. Our boat was filthy, the toilet is disgusting and the food is just minging. The trip cost us 13 euro's each, which for what you saw on the tour (had we seen it all) would have been value for money. However we did not stop to see turtles at turtle island and did not stop at the shipwreck as tide was out and too dangerous to stop! we did stop for 3 swims, and stopped on 1 of these on a beach - you need feet of steel! lots of pebbles!!
So book the trip - Alexandra or Fast Boat - avoid the Delfini.

Andrew L           

We went of the speedboat Levante with Captain Spyros. Bit more expensive then others but we got right up to the beach with the shipwreck without swimming and could go right inside the caves

I even jumped off the boat insode one of the caves to demonstrate the effect limestone has in the water. The beach at the shipwreck isn't too good though...looks better from a distance...

More Excursion on Zante

Blue Caves and Ship Wreck by boat -  Day trip to Kefalonia -  Jeep Safari -  Island Tour by coach -  Horse Riding -  Alykes Tourist Train -  Greek Night -  Glass Bottomed Boat Trip -  Weekend trip to Athens by coach -  Day trip to Olympia -  Bar crawl with your reps -  Nefis VIP Excursions -  Zante Town Shoppers Special -  Night Out in Laganas -  Levante Speedboat Trips
JustGreece Guide to Zante Excursions