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Tailor made boat trip excursions and bus tours in Zakynthos Zante island

Are you looking for a Private Cruise or Private Tour, with our fantastic guiding expertise and thoroughly knowledge of the island of Zakynthos and mainland Greece, it will be our pleasure to take the time to listen to your ideas and travel dreams, providing our honest and personal recommendation and sharing our first-hand experiences, to create a tailor made tour for you. We will go out of our way by creating a personal programme tailored to the needs for a solo booking or special groups.

Seeing Zakynthos as a couple or a group of friends, is a wonderful experience, whilst you share your private moments as there will be more eyes to discover it all and to point it out. Whether you are on honeymoon or travelling together with friends, a family reunion, a group of college’s and many more situations of groups gathering. We will create a VIP Private Cruise or Private Island Tour itinerary that will be an experience of a lifetime. It’s hard to organize a romantic or a fun in the sun trip for your loved ones in a country you know little about – so why not let us take the pressure away. It may be your partner’s or Family and Friends treat, but we want it to be stress-free for you all.

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Zakynthos Highlights - Diamond tour Our most popular private tour!

In our Mercedes Limo van or Mercedes Minibus, with an English speaking chauffeur, you will be picked up from your accommodation and driven to an idyllic harbour in the North. You will cruise to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the Shipwreck beach of Zakynthos. When the crowds arrive we will sail to the Blue Caves. There you will enjoy a swim and take pictures. Having enjoyed the beautiful crystal waters of Zakynthos, continue your journey by minivan, driven to the panoramic platform in the North of the island. From here you can take the famous picture of the Shipwreck bay. After this enchanting Kodak moment, its now time to relax and have lunch (optional) at a traditional Greek tavern, while overlooking the Green mountains of Zakynthos. On the way to the harbor in the South of the island we can stop at a local mountain market. You can have a taste of Zakynthos local products. At the harbor in the south, a captain will be waiting for you to board a private speedboat to cruise to one of the most beautiful beaches and caves, situated around Turtle Island also called Marathonisi, to swim and snorkel in the most extraordinary turquoise waters and you will have time for a turtle eco-frienldy spotting adventure. With this unique tour, you can see all the highlights of Zante in one day.

Cruise around Zakynthos island Private cruise

Private Special Chauffeur transfer from your hotel by VIP Mercedes limo or Mercedes Minibus to the harbour where your luxury speedboat will be waiting for you. Aboard your own speedboat you can take each day as it comes. With a first-class crew to pamper your every need, you can stretch out and simply watch the world sail past. Stop at interesting picturesque harbours and private beaches for swimming, snorkeling or to enjoy a stroll and lunch. Sail aboard a speedboat in Zakynthos, explore the exciting rugged coastlines without compromising on luxury. Cruising aboard a private speedboat affords the opportunity of exploring exciting new destinations amidst luxury, style, and total privacy.

Tour to the North of the island Private boat trip - Private excursion

BASIC PACKAGE: Private chauffeur transfer from your hotel by VIP Mercedes limo or Mercedes Minibus to the closest harbor where you board on a luxury speedboat and sail to the enchanting Shipwreck bay and Blue Caves before the crowds arrive. Visit the magnificent Xigia Sea spa for a natural scrub and floating therapy and experience the wonders of Collagen on your own skin. Lunch can be arranged at a picturesque harbor seaside tavern.

SPECIAL UPGRADED PACKAGE: Special Private Chauffeur transfer from your hotel by VIP Mercedes limo or Mercedes minibus to a picturesque harbour in the north of Zakynthos. You will enjoy the scenic coastal views around you without compromising on luxury. Board on a luxury speedboat with an English speaking captain and sail to the famous Shipwreck bay and Blue Caves before the crowds arrive. As the first arrivals to Shipwreck Bay every day we enjoy a very peaceful, and often exclusive, time on the famous Shipwreck Beach. Next is a visit into the beautiful Blue Caves of Zakynthos. Our speedboat has the ability to safely enter the Blue Caves of Zante. We stop to take photos of the sea caves and arches, as well as the stunning translucent blue waters. Those who wish to fully experience the phenomenon of the Blue Caves can take a dip in the blue waters. On this unique tour we will also take you, to the panoramic platform from where the best pictures of Shipwreck bay are taken! After this enchanting Kodak moment, its time to relax and have lunch at a traditional Greek tavern, while overlooking the Green mountains of Zakynthos island. And we’ll have the opportunity to stop at a small market to get acquainted with the local products of the island, before we make our way back to your holiday accommodation. Our unique Special Upgraded Package will create an authentic taste of Zakynthos by land and sea, as well as enjoying the famous highlights of Zante in the North.

Zakynthos Southern Highlights Private cruise - Private boat trip

Keri harbor - Turtles island - Turtle spotting - Keri Cave - Mizitres rock formation

Have the option to, either start from Zante town or picturesque harbor in the South or start in the south as in Keri Harbor. With that choice, we can upgrade without extra cost, a visit to the olive oil factory, to see how the liquid gold is made. In a luxury minibus with English speaking chauffeur, you will be picked up from your accommodation and driven to an idyllic harbor, where a captain will be waiting for you to board a private speed cruiser. While you sail away from the harbor town you will be able to take in beautiful panoramic pictures from the picturesque harbor. You will cruise to one of the most beautiful treasures in the South of the Island. First stop will be at Turtle Island also called Marathonisi, one of the nesting areas of the famous Caretta Caretta turtles. Your guide will give you all the interesting details about these amazing animals while you will be amazed by the beauty of this white sandy little island surrounded by blue turquoise waters, in the Marine Park. From here we go for our turtle spotting adventure, we nearly always have the chance to take a snapshot of these enchanting animals up close, in an eco-friendly manner. We now sail to the Keri caves and the Mizitres rock formation. Explore the enchanting west-coats of Zante, with its fantastic views of the stunning white cliffs and indulge yourself with the amazing blue colors of the Ionian sea while swimming and snorkeling. When we arrive in the harbor of Keri, you will have free time for strolling and enjoy food by visiting one of the Greek Tavern, which are situated at the picturesque boulevard. On the way back by luxury minibus, we can stop at the Aristeon Olive factory, for a guided tour to learn how olive oil is made. The pinned-studded mountains, the Greek sun, private beaches and endless blue skies will form the ideal setting for an amazing private tour.

Sunset Diamond tour Private sunset excursion

In a luxury minibus with English speaking chauffeur, you will be picked up from the hotel and driven to an idyllic tavern for the most memorable sunset in Zakynthos Greece. We will travel through a scenic route of vineyards to Wine estate known for its authenticity and great Zakynthian hospitality. At the wine estate you will be able to learn how to taste the best traditional wines of Zakynthos like Avgoustiatis (red dry wine) and learn about Zakynthian traditions of winery. We will move deeper into the mountains of Zakynthos, taking in the majestic views of the Ionian Sea and authentic villages along the way. In the picturesque village of Agios Leon, we will be intruded to the making of the "liquid gold of Zante" the famous Extra virgin olive oil, at one of the finest Olive Oil factory’s on the island. At Kampi we reach our ultimate sunset Zakynthos destination for one of the most breathtaking, panoramic sunsets in all of Greece. The Kladis family will introduce you to the Zakyntian traditional way of cooking. When you arrive in the tavern you will be enchanted by the beautiful panoramic view of the horizon that will light up with swirls of pink and orange, fading to blue and purple over the Ionian Sea... You will be set at a decorated private table, overlooking the sea, with nice white linen and fresh flowers.

Private island tourPrivate day out

In our Mercedes limo van or Mercedes Minibus, with an English speaking chauffeur, you will be picked up from your accommodation. Have the opportunity to travel with an interactive and highly flexible schedule at a very relaxed pace, and are able to visit authentic places where larger bus tours simply can not reach. This private island tour will invigorate your senses, providing a fantastic opportunity to dig into the roots of the island’s culture. You’ll meet local residents while enjoying off the beaten track scenery and the hidden treasures of Zakynthos. In a very friendly and laid back style, your bus driver will share beautiful stories from Zakynthos. We guarantee you the best holiday tour – so good that it will be the crown on your stay in Zakynthos!

Life is a beachPrivate day out

In a luxury minibus with an English speaking chauffeur, you will be picked up from your accommodation. We offer a day out for those of you who want to explore different type of beaches on Zakynthos. It’s also possible to start later in the afternoon and combine this beach tour with a sunset on the West Coast. You can choose from the following beaches: Azzuro Beach – Banana Beach – Gerakas – Limnionas – Porto Roxa – Porto Vromi – Xigia – Makris Gialos. We will go out of our way by creating a personal programme tailored to the needs for a solo booking or special groups.

The excursion days:

You can choose your preferred date.

The excursion prices:

Ask us for a quote and let us surprise you with our very affordable prices.

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  • mike and jane
    November 16, 2019 at 13:01

    We had only wonderful experiences with the team during our honeymoon. I would say a highly recommended agency!

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  • Maggie and Chris
    November 16, 2019 at 12:58

    Without doubt this company does the best value for money trips there is on the island. If your only going to book one trip make sure you try Nefis travel .
    We visit shipwreck with Nefis. The VIP private arrangement was perfect, first visitors at that day on the beach shipwreck and captain Tasso and Guide Taki are such a great team!
    We traveled by luxury Mercedes minivan and the open speedboat was just all we wished for !
    Thank you , you will see us again !!

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  • Family Erskine
    November 16, 2019 at 12:50

    We had the most amazing time! we have been coming to Zante for 15 years already and done many Nefis Tours but wanted something more private this year. We went to the south and had such a memorable day. Our guide Taki told us all the ins and outs and really cared about the turtles . We swam at private blue lagoons and the lunch stop was just something else! Thank you nefis Travel for again making our stay in zante so special ! We see you all in 2020!!

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  • Lyn clarke
    November 16, 2019 at 12:42

    Dear Nefis Travel.
    We would like to thank you for our private island tour!
    Our guide Taki was amazing! So much knowledge , great sense of humor and so polite!
    Her really showed us the beautiful gems and the whole day was so relaxed!
    Thank you for the highlight of our holiday !

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  • Katina Faunda
    November 16, 2019 at 12:37

    We had an amazing day with our 105 guests!!, who had come over form all over the world for our wedding day! We went to the to the Shipwreck and Blue caves and everything BUT everything was organized in such a relaxed way , from the pick up until the drop off. As you can understand this was not easy to organize but Nefis did it for us ! From the very start by answering all the emails and whats app’s ( and we had many 😉 ) they have be on top off all our questions. Always polite and giving us all the extra attention! what an amazing customer service the provide ! Thank you Jackie and Mariska for being there for us and thank you Vendula and steve for being the perfect guides on our day out ! What a start of our special holiday !! we highly recommend Nefis Travel!

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  • Diana S
    November 16, 2019 at 12:23

    Paid for private tour to shipwreck bay and blue caves. Our tour guide was Takis. He was amazing with his information about the island, where he was born and has lived ever since. Got to Shipwreck Bay before the hoards arrived!!! Then went to the Blue Caves. Being in such a small boat we were able to go right inside, which was amazing. We then went to Zingia Beach, which is a natural sea spa, rich in sulphur and collagen. Be aware, it does smell!!! Lovely to swim in it and feel the hot and cold water. Would thoroughly recommend this Company. They were all very helpful in helping us to decide what to do

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  • Mara and Lucila
    June 27, 2017 at 02:24

    We would like to thank you for the two day tours we had made.The program was perfect, the driver was extremely polite, explained very well every place. Also the boat captain was fantastic. We will recommend your company to all. Congratulations! Mara Stegun Lucila Figueiredo

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  • Clair
    June 14, 2017 at 22:38

    I have visited Tsilivi many times over the past 14 years and thought that I had seen everything there was to see. That was until I went on Jackie’s tour along with 11 of my family. Jackie is an absolute delight and a wealth of knowledge. It was my birthday that day and she made it so special. I can’t wait to join her on other tours again next year. My whole family fell in love with the island and are looking forward to returning too. Don’t miss out on this tour.

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  • Erica P.
    June 4, 2017 at 07:49

    Last month, my family went on a cruise that stopped on Zakynthos for a day. None of the cruise’s excursions on Zakynthos were especially appealing, and an independent tour we had booked ended up getting cancelled, so the day before we were supposed to arrive on Zakynthos, we got in touch with Nefis Travel to see if they had any tours available for the next day.
    We corresponded with both Mariska and Jackie, who were so patient with us — we were concerned that the tour they had available was supposed to return to the port only one hour before our cruise ship was scheduled to depart, and we were worried about a delay that would cause us to miss that departure. With a few Nervous Nellies in our group, we hemmed and hawed about whether or not to do the tour; all the while, Mariska and Jackie patiently, politely, and thoroughly answered all of our questions (emailing with us late into the evening), and reassuring us that they’d worked with many cruise ship passengers in the past and knew how important it was to get back to the ship on time.
    Finally, we decided to book the tour — VIP Zakynthos Highlights. We are so glad that we decided to book the tour; everything about it was wonderful — we saw so much more of the island than we expected we’d see in just a day, the stops and transfers to the speedboat were seamless, and most importantly, Jackie was an amazing guide — telling us stories and history, and even singing for us!! In a vacation full of highlights, our day on Zakynthos ranked amongst the best. And of course, we made it back to our cruise ship on time! We hope to make it back to Zakynthos and if we do, we will certainly book another tour with Nefis Travel!

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  • Tracey Moonbeam
    November 29, 2016 at 18:05

    In our honeymoon in Zante Greece, this company put together a VIP day just for me and catered for all my needs, the day went better than plan, our driver Takis was fabulous and showed us Zante and took us to places we would never normally see, our speedboat trip was great, never been on one before and in some places a bit scary lol but the captain look after us and made sure we were safe and happy, for lunch they had arranged a very special table in a lovely little restraint by the water xx our day was perfect from start to finish xx I can highly recommend this company for any trips you wish to go on xx we used them a couple of times on our honeymoon and will defiantly be using them again when we go back xxx

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  • Jenny and Garrie Light
    November 21, 2016 at 15:43

    Good afternoon Jackie and all your lovely team, Sorry not to have written sooner, but as you know it is always hectic when you get home from a holiday. Firstly I hope you are feeling better. It was a shame that we did not get the chance to have a real chat. Hopefully next time. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at Nefis, what a wonderful team of people you all are.I cannot praise you all enough. Everything from the communication before our trip, the transportation, the venues and the amazing itineraries were all spot on. You helped to make our holiday even more spectacular. All of our drivers were friendly and knowledgeable and always had a smile on their faces and were great company. The trip around the island was such a memorable day for all of us, and a special thank you has to go to the wonderful Jo, who really went the extra mile to make sure our day was perfect. Please pass on our thanks and good wishes to her. I will be writing a review on trip advisor and I’m sure that we will be in contact with you again when we return to beautiful Zakynthos. Kind regards & Best wishes,
    Jenny & Garrie Light

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  • Liz and Alex M. - Miami, Florida
    September 25, 2016 at 16:37

    From the start, Jackie was extremely pleasant in communicating with me and reserving our private tour for 2 to the shipwreck, blue caves and Zante town. Even though we did not speak for months, as soon as we arrived to the airport, the kindest tour guide, Takis, was already there to greet us and pick us up to begin with our adventure! He was amazing at all times and shared with us many interesting details about different things and places on the island. We arrived and swam at Navagio Beach before the crowds, just as promised, and it was perfect to be alone in the beach taking in all the beauty! We had a great tour to the Blu Caves even with rough seas and Xigia Beach was an amazing experience with all the sulfur and collagen making the water really warm and cold at the same time. After our lovely meal, we decided to relax at Tsilivi beach instead of walking in the town and that was another awesome suggestion by Takis and Jackie. We were then taken to the airport for our flight back to Athens and we could not have been more thankful to the Nefis travel team for making this day magical and unforgettable.

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  • Jess and Duane
    September 3, 2016 at 08:12

    A big thank you to Takis, our guide who took us out on 1st August. We had a lovely time. Thank you for our special day. Thank you for the beautiful wine. Jess and Duane

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  • John Williams
    August 29, 2016 at 11:51

    I recently booked a one day private trip for my girlfriend and I with Nefis. In advance of the holiday they helped with the booking via email and handled all questions very efficiently. On the day itself our guide, Spiros, was fantastic and gave great information about the island. Having a motorboat to ourselves was a great way to see the Shipwreck, the Blue Caves and the spa. I would recommend Nefis to anybody organising a trip in Zakynthos.

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  • Nao
    July 16, 2016 at 21:38

    To Jackie and Takis,
    I’m Nao from Japan. Few days ago, I participated in your private tour.It was very nice and we spent precious time thanks to you. This time we visited one part of Zakynthos, so I want to see much more. I have arrived at Japan, but I’m sure going to Zakynthos again, and will apply your tours. Thank you very much!See you in the future! Nao

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Zakynthos Zante

Will you pick me up from my holiday resort?

Yes, we have pick up transfers from nearly all the Zakynthos resorts but please keep in mind that South Vassilkos and the Harbour of Keri are remote areas in Zakynthos. We will do our very best to give you the pickup service transfer with a small extra cost, but we do ask cooperation in being flexible with the days and cannot guarantee a pick up from these areas.

Can I participate in the VIP tours, with my rental car?

You can join our boat trips with your rental car. You can book tickets by email or through our booking form and meet us at the port where we will board our Shipwreck and Blue Caves tour and the Turtle Spotting tour. In this way you have the freedom of your own transport and you will enjoy arriving at the Shipwreck bay before the crowds, see the turtles in an eco-friendly way and help the turtles in their fight for survival.

How do I book a tour?

You can book your tours by email, Whats App or at our Nefis Travel Zakynthos facebook page by personal messages. Jackie and Mariska will answer you on a 24-7 basis. You can also use our website’s booking form (you can find it on each tour’s informational page) to send a booking request for your desired tour and date.

How can I pay?

You can pay upon arrival at the ticket delivery service on your arrival day, one of our team members will come to your holiday address to take care of it all. You can pay by Credit Card in the offices in Tsilivi or by signing an Authorized Credit Card form. If you have an IBAN number then you can also easily pay into our bank account. If you pay by Credit Card or bank account, we will send the tickets to you by email with the explanation of where the pick-up point for the tours will be. The choice is yours.

Are the tours child friendly and what is considered child age?

Our child age is normally 12 years but can be flexible if families are travelling with teenagers. We have very child friendly tours:
On our VIP "Once upon a time" tour the children and young at heart will step back in time and by interactive stories will enter the world of Aesop and his enchanting and inspiring stories. They will learn a little Greek poem and while we sit around the camp fire singing songs, you might drift away to your own childhood memories…
On our VIP Eco-friendly turtle spotting tour, we will have a presentation from the Sea Protection Society Archelon where the children will learn about the high endangered Caretta - Caretta Turtles and in a pirate game they will also learn a few facts about Odysseus while looking for the treasure.
At our VIP "Back to the roots" tour they will hear a few nice short Greek mythology stories and see and learn how Zakynthian olive oil and local sweet are made. They can sing along with the live music over lunch and the tour has many stops, what means that they will be out and about and entertaint the whole day. Many of our little Nefis friends have send us beautiful drawings, from this unique tour afterwards.
At our VIP Shipwreck and Blue Caves tour the children might see dolphins or our Monachus Monachus seals and get guided with nice stories about Zante. On certain days they will be able to enter a pirate game at the Smugglers Cove, please do ask about this opportunity! Our family tours are designed to spark a passion, inspire a sense of wonder, and enrich understanding.

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How do I receive a 10% discount?

If you book over the internet, you will automatically get a 10% discount.

Do you have early bird discounts or group discounts?

With our 10% internet discount we reward all the early birds, but we also offer tailor-made extra discounts for groups and multiple bookings.

Is lunch included on the tours? May I bring a lunch box?

Lunch is NOT INCLUDED on any of the Nefis Travel tours, but our dear Nefis Travel guests are more than welcome to bring their lunch boxes on the tours. The tavernas that we work with are informed about this extra service at Nefis Travel and you are even allowed to bring your lunch boxes into the tavernas used on the tours.

How can i contact Nefis Travel?

You can contact us by phone (+30 2695048004, +30 6984534687, +30 6975765741) or email ( or through our website's contact form. You can also reach us by sending a message via Facebook or Whats App.

What happens if the sea conditions are not okay for a tour?

We at Nefis Travel provide the highest level of customer service given on the island. If the weather reports are bad, we will cancel the tours and give you a refund.
If the weather shows a 50-50 situation, we will phone you on your mobiles or at the hotels before the tour starts and tell you that we might have to use an alternative program. This only happens on the Shipwreck and Blue Caves tours. The east coast of the island as in Blue Caves and Xingia Sea Spa and the west coast as in Shipwreck beach is possible to have 2 totally different sea conditions.
Our captains will check the situation early in the morning and if we see that the Blue Caves and Xingia Spa, east coast are okay but around cape Skinari on our way to the west coast, the sea doesn’t allow us to go to the Shipwreck beach, we will create Plan B:
Plan B: We will go to the Shipwreck platform by bus so you'll see the Shipwreck from above and we will offer extra time at the Blue Caves for pictures and swimming, and go to the Xingia Sea Spa after our lunch stop. We will tell you honestly what the situation is and leave the choice to you. You can swap your trip around and go on another day, take a refund or decide to come.
From our experience those who came on these few rare days that this happens in the summer, still had a great day out. And as we said it is a 50-50 situation sometimes the wind drops, while we drive to the harbor and we can still sail to the Shipwreck beach. We at Nefis Travel just want to be as straight forward about as we can be and will always be honest about the weather conditions.

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