Turtle Spotting Zante Zakynthos

Many tours and trips exist in Zakynthos, Zante Greek islands,  for turtle spotting adventures in teh Bay of Laganas.

Some trips are directly liasing with the turtle protection society in Zante and the National Marine Park of Zakynthos.

You actually get the chance to spot the caretta-caretta turtles, also known as caretta caretta loggerhead sea turtles.

 In Zante, Zakynthos in the Greek islands the caretta caretta loggerhead sea turtles are the main  symbol of the island. On turtle spotting trips you learn about this endangered species of caretta caretta sea turtles.

On turtle spotting trips in Zante you usually get the chance to swim and snorkel in the most spectacular beaches around the island of Marathonisi.

The best way to travel in Zante on a turtle spotting trip is with a specialist tour, which are specially designed to visit the Bay of Laganas in Zante where the caretta caretta turtles breed in Zakynthos. They breed during the onths of May to October, coming out of the sea from dusk to dawn, and crawling up he beach to lay their eggs.

Caretta careta always return to the same beach where they themselves harched, usually about thirty years following their own birth.

If you are looking for turtle spotting tours in Zante, Zakynthos, you will find boats heading out from teh Beach in Laganas. Boats also leave from the small port at Agios Sostis near Cameo Island, and further around the Bay at POrto Koukal fro the Tropics Bar at teh Gloria Maris Hotel.

If looking for places to visit in Zante, most travel agents will take you on extraordinary sight-seeing tours in Zakynthos, which are guided and off the beaten track in Zante, away from mass tourism in Zakynthos.

You can visit travel agency offices in the main resorts in Zante where we arrange trips in Zakynthos from Tsilivi which is central on Zante island. we also arrange trips around the island of Zante by boat

You can take brilliant day trips while on holiday in Zante at really affordable prices. There are a number of organized boat trips, to spectacular locations such as the the Keri caves, the Blue Caves, Shipwreck Beach and Marathonisi Island. You will be amazed by the natural beauty here in Zante and the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea.

Coach tours, jeep safaris, and a number of other excursions operate daily around Zakynthos island so you can make the most of all the island has to offer. Alternatively, you can also hire a car or bike in Zante and explore Zakynthos at your own pace!






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Caretta Caretta turtle spotting boat trips in Zakynthos, also known as Zante in the Greek islands, provide a popular holiday activity while staying here in Zante.

Caretta Caretta loggerhead sea turtles are the symbol of the ecology of the island of Zakynthos. The turtles use Zante as their main nesting ground in the Mediterranean and return to the same beach where they hatched to lay their own eggs. They are considered to be an endangered species and are protected under legislation by the government.


Scientists consider Zakynthos to be the most important endangered turtle habitat in Europe and among the most important in the world. In the year 2000, Greece created its first ever National Marine Park to protect the activity at the centre of that habitat.

During the summer holiday season in Zakynthos the staff of the National Marine Park, and a crew of volunteers, patrol the turtle-nesting beaches by day and night, counting turtle nests, giving out information to tourists, and keeping people away from the most important nesting areas.

Boat trips for Caretta Caretta turtle spotting in Zakynthos mainly depart from beaches around the Gulf of Laganas, in the South West of Zakynthos. The turtles are mainly found in this Gulf which includes the beach resorts of Kalamaki, Laganas, Agios Sostis and, Porto Koukla, and Keri.

It is possible to pick up boat trips from Zakynthos Town, such as the Catamaran trip. Boat trips from Zante Town travel down the South east Coast of Zakynthos and into the Bay of Laganas from the Gerakas beach region.

During your turtle spotting trip you are likely to see a turtle swimming around in its natural environment, and very often they will come up to the surface for air. This is a great chance for photos of these beautiful creatures and a lovely experience during your holiday in Zante.

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