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Bus and speedboat excursion to the Shipwreck and the Blue Caves of Zakynthos Zante

The VIP Shipwreck and Blue Caves boat trip is a Zakynthos Zante holiday highlight. On this Zante island tour you will enjoy some of the most famous sights in Zante, while avoiding mass tourism. The Zakynthos island excursion VIP Shipwreck and Blue Caves begins early in the morning, with pick-ups by our 48 seated coach from nearly every holiday resort. As we move deeper into the mountains of this stunning island, we will take in the majestic views of the Ionian Sea and authentic villages along the way. Your Nefis Travel Zakynthos guides, who are all fluent in English, will give you an interesting commentary as you travel up the east coast of Zante, on this unique Zakynthos island boat trip and bus tour. They will provide you with information regarding this Zakynthos excursion, as well as special stories about the history, culture and mythology of Zante Island.

Your first stop on the VIP tour Shipwreck Bay and Blue Caves boat trip will be at the enchanting harbor of Agios Nicolas. It is here where you can grab a coffee and some breakfast before we board the speed boats for Shipwreck Bay and the Blue Caves. At Nefis we believe in quality, so as a guest on this tour you will take a seat on either one of our two speed boats, ensuring that you really do experience this thrilling ride in comfort! You will have a view of the charming harbor as we make our way out to sea.

The Nefis Travel Zakynthos VIP Shipwreck and Blue Caves boat trip features a ride on a 25 seated passenger, highly secure and ultra-fast speedboat. Our boat excursion's first stop of the day is Shipwreck Bay. On our way we are often lucky enough to spot some dolphins and even the local Monachus Monachus seal. The boat trip to Shipwreck Bay usually takes around 30 minutes. Your adrenaline and excitement will build up as we enter the fascinating Shipwreck bay. The enchanting white limestone cliffs surrounding the bay of Navagio and its white pebbly stone beach, contrast the mesmerizing bands of sea colors from light turquoise to dark blue. You will instantly understand why this masterpiece of mother nature is called one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and is a must do on the list of things while on holiday on Zante, one to tick off the bucket list for sure! As the first arrivals to Shipwreck Bay every day we enjoy a very peaceful, and often exclusive time at this enchanting bay. We will take that much desired picture and then go for swimming at an amazing beach close by at the west coast of Zakynthos (Please check local law update at the bottom of the page).

Next on the itinerary of our boat excursion, is a boat trip into the beautiful Blue Caves of Zakynthos. Our Nefis Travel Zakynthos 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. Your whole body takes on the blue hues and everyone enjoys photographing all the swimming "blue Smurfs"! Don’t worry though, this is just an optical illusion and the blue hue will disappear once out of the water. By the time you return to land at the picturesque harbour of Agios Nicolas, you will be ready for lunch. For those of you that want to sit and enjoy the spectacular views while enjoying some refuelling, we have found an exceptional local Taverna. Here you can try some real traditional or modern greek cuisine and use this opportunity to get that final special photo of the day to be envied by all, who will definitely wish they were here with you.

Our final destination during the VIP Shipwreck and Blue Caves Zakynthos boat trip and bus tour, is the natural Sea Spa of Xingia. The Xingia Spa Beach is a beautiful small sandy bay. The turquoise blue sea here contains traces of sulphur and collagen. The sulphur and collagen pours down from the mountains into the sea and has been proven to offer significant health benefits. A swim in the healthy waters, combined with a Nefis Travel Zakynthos sand scrub, will revitalize your energy and polish your skin. Many visitors have reported feeling younger and relaxed due to this natural phenomenon in the North of Zakynthos. Nefis Travel Zakynthos VIP Shipwreck and Blue Caves tour is the ultimate way to escape the crowds and enjoy some of the most beautiful places that Zakynthos has to offer.

Please be aware:

• Please be aware that the most recent announcement made by the municipality of Zakynthos prohibits us from landing on the Shipwreck beach this year. This decision has been made as a result of the landslide in 2018 in combination with the large number of visitors expected on our island this summer season. Despite not being able to land on the beach, we are allowed to sail into the bay and take pictures at a short distance from a wonderful, empty beach! This will nonetheless create a 'wow' feeling to mother nature at its best.

In the last four years, we have been in the same situation twice and have successfully amended our tour program accordingly. Our alternative program consists of sailing into the bay to take beautiful pictures of an empty Shipwreck beach, a swim stop at another beautiful bay on the West side of Zakynthos as well as additional time at the enchanting Blue Caves. The amended program offered has always been received with much joy and satisfied feedback from our guests and many even perceived the view of an empty beach as a bonus!

• As we enter Shipwreck bay before the masses arrive (note: early in the morning the beach will have limited sun), you will have the opportunity to take pictures of a beautiful, empty(!) beach with little to no other boats around you.

Useful information:

• The Shipwreck and Blue Caves boat trip consists of a 3 hour speedboat tour with 2 swim stops.

• We will stop for lunch. The lunch is not included in the price, but it’s allowed to bring your own packed lunch, which can be consumed at the beach next to the restaurant.

• Xingia beach is a bit of the beaten track please be aware that it involves steps to be taken, towards the sea spa.

• We visit Xingia bay after lunch, meaning by bus from the road side not by boat.

• The beaches we will visit are stony so please think about your foot wear!

• As this tour involves taking steps, walking down towards Xingia bay and getting in and out a speedboat, we do not recommend this tour for our guests with mobility problems.

The excursion days:

From April until the half of May: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

From the half of May until the end of September: Daily.

From the end of September until the end of the season: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The excursion prices:

Adult: 37 euro PP

Child: 25 euro PP

The lunch is not included in the price.

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  • J.Jones
    October 1, 2019 at 20:08

    Amazing day! The gorgeous sunrise was well worth getting up early for . To almost have shipwreck beach to ourselves in the morning was fabulous. Swimming in the blue caves is a must, and the spa beach was a gorgeous end to the day. Well worth the price and now looking for our next excursion for next year. We will definitely recommend nefis x

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  • Cindy Walker
    September 24, 2019 at 20:58

    I messaged the company hoping to book the VIP tour with my children ( and friends we met on holiday). Jackie responded straight away… unfortunately they were fully booked but put on an extra tour, which meant we could go after all.
    Someone came to our hotel and gave us the tickets (so easy and they went out of their way).
    Already we were impressed… nothing was too much trouble!
    We were collected bright and early, nikkos our tour guide was full of information and the trip to the boat was very picturesque. The speed boat was fab… shipwreck was lovely and we were so pleased of the early start, as got there before the large boats arrived and had a quick swim.
    The skipper also was fun and full of facts about the blue caves/monastery. Such a beautiful day. We swam in the caves and had a great time jumping off the boat.
    (The only negative …if there was one, was the smoking on the boat..but I appreciate that’s a personal choice)
    Lovely lunch back on land (and an iced mythos) and then onto the natural spa.
    We had an amazing day… really was a highlight and I would absolutely recommend Nefis as a company, the personal touch was second to none. Our next trip will be to see the turtles x

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  • Bob Smith
    September 24, 2019 at 20:56

    We were picked up early 7.25 in the morning to beat the crowds from the bigger boats and arrive to just a handful people on the beach this was brilliant as enabling us to take some fantastic photographs having a smaller boat meant that the boat could actually enter the the blue caves for us to take pictures as well lunch stop with a view and quick service then on to a beach 2 swims top on the boat as well very well organised trip great tour guide and boat captain really enjoyed the trip would definitely recommend this to anyone.

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  • Ali and Brian
    September 24, 2019 at 20:52

    Absolutely fantastic service from Nefis Travel including delivery of tickets to our hotel and face to face description of what to expect on the trip. The actual trip itself was great, the places visited are beautiful and the trip includes a stop at xigia spa beach to rejuvenate us oldies. Plenty of time to swim, eat and refresh oneself. Lovely tour guide who spoke st least 2 languages. Would highly recommend.

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  • Janis Doyle
    September 15, 2017 at 11:37

    We have just arrived back in Aberdeenshire after our wonderful week in Tsilivi. We stayed at the Lesante Hotel & Spa (first class) and without a doubt the highlight of our break was the VIP Shipwreck tour on Sat 5th Sept. Jackie provided a superb day out, with 5 beautiful locations included. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for the island is immediately apparent, and we were delighted with the whole experience. I cannot recommend this special trip highly enough!! Terrific day out with a really pleasant guide and a great price!

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  • Laura Lee
    September 3, 2017 at 13:38

    While in Tsilivi we booked the Blue Caves and Shipwreck tour with Nefis and we definitely got more than we bargained for. Getting to the shipwreck beach before the masses was a bonus. Having lunch in the fishing village then bathing in the sulphur beach, plus the tales and information provided by Jackie all helped to make this a truely memorable excursion – definitely to be recommended.
    Thanks Jackie
    Laura and Peter Lee

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  • Steph and Craig
    June 14, 2017 at 10:24

    Hi Jackie and everyone at Nefis Travel, we just wanted to say a huge thank you for the two wonderful trips with you during our stay in Tsilivi. We thouroughly enjoyed both trips, it was lovely arriving at shipwreck bay to have the beach to ourselves for almost an hour, it was well worth the early start! We found the information given by Jackie on both tours interesting and enjoyable, we also have a lot of respect for the captain of our boat during the turtle spotting trip for obeying the rules of the marine park, unlike some of the other boats we seen! Nefis Travels trips are well worth the money, and we will highly recommend you to our families and friends. Many thanks again, if we return to Zante in the future we will be seeing you all again x x

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  • Green family
    October 2, 2016 at 21:42

    Hello Darling Jackie and greetings from rainy windy England!! We wanted to let you and all those who have yet to visit Zakynthos know what a brilliant trip we had with you to the shipwreck and blue caves! Everything was perfect and we would not hesitate in recommending you and Nefis Travel, we certainly will be seeing you again when we return to beautiful Zakynthos!
    We were thrilled to see and hear you perform at the Lesante Hotel you have a fantastic voice (Are there no end to your talents!!) and thank you so much for giving our son Ryan an opportunity to perform with you and your musicians!
    We wish you and your family good health and every success for the future. Thank you Jackie for making our visit to Zakynthos extra special.
    Steve Della Ryan and Lauren Green

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  • Jenny Massey
    September 16, 2016 at 08:38

    After returning from Tsilivi one of the 1st things I want to do is recomend Nefis’s VIP shipwreck tour to anybody who stumbles upon this website. We went on the trip and it was fantastic, you get to swim in caves, visit the shipwreck before the crowds and experience the sulphur beach (which made my skin feel amazing)! The trip was well worth the price and we couldn’t of asked for a better guide, Jackie. Jackie knows anything and everything about Zante and was very interesting to listen to, such a nice lady.
    The year before my boyfriend and I booked to visit the shipwreck with one of the office’s that use the larger boats. We didn’t get to see it because the water was too rough. This wouldn’t have happened if we had booked with Nefis 1st time round because they only use a speed boat that fits around 20ish people on it. Book with Nefis, you won’t regret it. Jenni. x

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  • Tracy and Shaun
    August 26, 2016 at 18:11

    We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Tsilivi Zante. We had a great day out with nefis travel and jacki exploring shipwreck island and swimming in the beautiful blue caves, then on to lunch at a lovely taverna that served fabulous food with great service. Then we went on to the sulphur springs what an experience… WE LOVED IT!! Its the second year i have done this trip with nefis travel and jacki and i would recommend it to everyone and would be back again to do the same next year.
    Tracy and Shaun

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  • Karen and David Burton
    August 4, 2016 at 10:02

    This was an absolutely fantastic trip, we took our two teenage sons who enjoyed the trip equally. The early start was well worth it getting to the shipwreck beach before all the other boats carrying 100’s of people. Our group travelled by two speedboats (a thrill in inself). The colour of the sea at the Shipwreck beach was such a beautiful turquouise colour we were totally mesmorized! The lads particularly enjoyed the swim stop at the Blue Caves. The taverna we stopped at for breakfast/refreshments and later for lunch was in a superb spot with beautiful views overlooking the sea, the food was excellent too. Stopping at the sulphur/collagen beach on the way home was also a highlight, a lovely setting, very picturesque, and we all tried the body scrubbing, which did feel good!
    Thank you for an absolutely wonderful trip Jackie and co, we would definitely do a repeat of this exact trip if (hopefully when) we return to beautiful Zakynthos.

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  • Liz and Stew
    July 30, 2016 at 12:56

    We had a great holiday in Tsilivi especially on the two excursion we did the Shipwreck and Back to roots which was my favourite. Jackie was a great tour guide full of passion and knowledge about Greek Mythology (i loved the little tales she told). Not only is she multi-lingual but she has a talent for singing. She found the best taverna’s to eat at and created a great atmosphere for our small group.
    Thank you for a great time x

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  • Rachel Tony and Sophie The scoucers
    July 16, 2016 at 14:52

    Wow! – The Vip trip to the blue caves and the shipwreck was truly wonderful – even more than we expected due to Jackies refreshing enthusiasm and love of Zakynthos and the Greek mythology. Jackie is so friendly and helpful, even down to taking photos of the whole family swimming in the Blue Caves with our camera – so many wonerful memories. The extra parts of the trip, visiting a fishing village for lunch, and the collagen and sulphar spa beach were addedd extras that you would not get on any of the other tours offered in Tsilivi – and we all definitely look 10 years younger!! We would definitely recommend Nefis for all trips. Thanks Jackie.xx

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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. You can also use our website’s booking form to send a booking request for your desired tour and date.

Please keep in mind that our office is open between 9 AM - 10:30 PM. We will answer your email within 24 hours. If you wish to make an urgent booking because you are already on the island, please contact us directly on +30 2695048004, +30 6987746506 or +30 6984534687 numbers to avoid a delay in your booking.

For our tours we have different pickup routings, to keep the transfers as short as possible. We kindly ask to be flexible with the preferable days of your tours.

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 old, but we can be flexible on our "VIP Eco-friendly turtle spotting" tour and "Back to the roots" minibus island tour, if families are travelling with teenagers.

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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Do you have a Book Now - Pay Later policy?

With Nefis Travel you can indeed enjoy the freedom to choose a tour now and pay later! Our unique customer service is created for your convenience. We will organize a ticket delivery service on your arrival day at your holiday accommodation, where the payment can be done (as long as you arrive at least 24 hours before the departure of the tour). If you are staying in Planos – Tsilivi, we then kindly ask to pick up your tickets in one of the 2 Nefis Travel offices close to your accommodation. For guests staying on a far distance, a payment in advance will be requested.

Do you have group discounts?

We can indeed look into a tailor-made discount for groups.

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.

How can i contact Nefis Travel?

You can contact us by phone (+30 2695048004, +30 6987746506, +30 6984534687) 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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