The coach picked us up at 9:10am and we were taken on a short journey to a harbour where we got on a glass bottom boat. It was the Turtle Bay Tour and we were guaranteed to see some turtles. We were taken to the place they hang out and saw one that kept coming in and out of the water. It was a massive, stunning creature. I did feel a little bad because there were 4 boats all crowded around it and I wondered if it was scared or pissed off at human beings.
After that, we were taken on a trip to Turtle Island (AKA Marathon/Marathonisi). It’s a Island that is shaped like a turtle that has lots of sea caves and tropical beaches. We toured the whole island from the boat, going in and out of the caves. The captain was a bit risky as I’m pretty sure we hit a few rocks at some points. It got very close to the cliffs. I hung on to the front of the boat where my hangs dangled overboard very tightly.
We stopped for a bit and got to jump off the boat to swim and snorkle for about 20 minutes. Disaster struck when my brothers wedding ring fell off. We could see it on the bottom of the ocean, he went to get it but it was too deep, he ran out of air and just knocked it a bit further down. After looking and looking, my nephew managed to grab it, although he almost died in the process.
We got back on the boat and were taken to the beach part of Turtle Island. It has ice cream boats! We spent an hour there and the beach was stunning. Aqua blue sea and the snorkelling was the best we’ve had in Zante so far.
The boat trip was about 3 hours and by 1:30pm, we were back at the hotel eating lunch and enjoying the pool. We went on a trip in Cyprus but it was way to long, this was just the right length to still be enjoying it and wanting a bit more, rather than being bored.
Visit Turtle Bay if you visit Zante. That’s a command.