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Levante Speedboat Trip
(Excursions in Tsilivi)
10/10 Louise and dave M
Wow absolutely brilliant trip. We did the afternoon trip and was lucky enough to see a turtle and also about 8 dolphins. If you are thinking about it get on and do it a trip not to be missed
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10/10 Louise and dave M
We went on the afternoon trip absolutely fab we saw dolphins and a turtle would recommend this trip 100%
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10/10 Petra Schoeman
WOW, what an fantastic trip to shipwrecked beach and the caves.
Great thanks to captain Spiros and team! We had a great time on your speedboat, and much fun!
1 post by Petra Schoeman ip - Netherlands
10/10 Heather V
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2 x Amazing Trips,  if you can afford to do both then do it! You will not de disappointed.  Bookings taken at New Office on Tsilivi High Street (Next to Ark Bar),  on way to Tsilvi Waterpark. Look out for the yellow parasol,  fab new signs and two lovely ladies wearing Levante T Shirts (Addelies and Sue).  I cannot recommend this trip highly enough,  this was our 2nd year at Zante and the first thing we did before unpacking was seek out Sue and book our turtle and shipwreck trips again.  Granted the price is slightly higher than some trips on offer,  but this is THE REAL DEAL,  except no imitations trust me.  Levante saisl direct from Tsilivi Harbour so there are no buses involoved which is a bonus I do not have enough space on here to tell you all about the two trips but I have put a detailed account on Trip Advisor should you like to know more.
View 2 posts by Heather V ip - GB
10/10 Heather Viggars
SIMPLY THE BEST
 
Both trips are amazing and if you can afford to do both then go for it. 40 Euros each and it is money well spent.  The new booking office is situated on Tsilvi High Street (Next to Ark Bar) on way to Tsilvi Waterpark,  look out for the yellow parasol and new signs!!
The boat leaves at 8.30 from Tsilvi Harbour (another bonus as no long bus trips to reach the boat) for the morning trip to the shipwreck.  You arrive before the crowds and larger boats arrive so you get to spend a half hour or so on the beach taking pictures (swimming optional,  but it is cold and very deep) and listening to the tale of the shipwreck.  Onwards to the blue caves to see beautiful corals and amazing rock formations.  After  a swim and some snorkelling,  it is time to head to St Nicholas Bay for lunch or a drink,  you can have a walk round, sunbathe or swim,  it is lovely.  Time to head back to the harbour for approx. 1pm.  Great morning
 
The afternoon trip leaves the harbour at 1.30 and heads straight round to Laganas Bay to spot the gorgeous turtles,  don't ask me how they do it,  but Captain Spiros and Socrates ALWAYS spot them!! We spotted 6 in 20 minutes (July 2013) it was fantastic.  Then off to Turtle Island for a swim in the crystal clear waters,  have an Ice Cream 
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10/10 Andy P
Great trip from the Captain Spiros team - got soaked on the way back which was part of the fun !...Would highly recommend .
1 post by Andy P ip - GB
10/10 Roy S
What a great trip by Captain Spiros & his crew to the turtle island will defo book another trip with him. I would also say well worth the 40euros as he made the trip very enjoyable both for the children on board as well as all the adults. The swim stops also very good onto turtle island & the Keri caves.
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10/10 Roy S
What a great trip on the speed boat by Captain Spiros to the turtles
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10/10 Ian W
Was on the afternoon  trip Tues 9.7.13 with my wife two 16 year olds and a 12 year old.  We greatly enjoyed this trip, fun all the way combined with interesting facts and information especially about the turtles. 
It was exciting spotting the turtles and the swim stops in the caves and on the beaches were so refreshing and enjoyable.  The scenery from the boat was amazing. 
 
The children voted this the best trip they had ever been on  and voted Captain Spiros the best host as he was very friendly and sociable towards all on board. They said it was not a 'boring' boat trip as they enjoyed the speed too.
 
We would never consider taking a trip on another boat as they seem to carry too many passengers and therefore could not give the  'personal touch'  shown to everyone on this trip.  We also felt the health and safety aspect of the trip was good because of the experience of the Captain.
 
I  would highly recommend this trip and think it was value for money, thank you for the experience.
Next time we visit we will also try the morning trip.
 
 
1 post by Ian W ip - GB
10/10 Caroline T

Just got back from an amazing holiday in Zante!! This was made extra special by going on both the Turtle and Shipwreck beach trips with the lovely Spiros and team!

We saw about 7 turtles, swam in the the blue caves (the highlight!!), sat on turtle island beach which is the most beautiful place I have ever been, sat with Spiros to help drive the very fast speedboat, were first to step on the shipwreck beach to get great photos before everyone else arrived, given very informative information on both trips and got to see some amazing picturesque views which wouldn't have been possible on the larger boats! Fab fab fab!!
1 post by Caroline T ip - GB
10/10 Nicole C
Not normally one for trips, but my friend Nicki Wanted to see the turtles. We booked with Ian on the beach It was an excellent afternoon out Captain Spiros was a fantastic And enthusiastic host . We all took turns at steering The boat. We did see a turtle. The swim in the caves Was lovely . You can do that on any boat trip I know But the journey by the speedboat was worth the Money by itself. Our only complaint would be , of we Had gone on first trip earlier in our holiday , we would Definitely have booked another one . Well there is always next time Don't bother booking with anyone else this is the one you want
1 post by Nicole C ip - GB
10/10 Melanie H
I went on both the Smugglers Cove and Turtles excursion with Captain Spyros and have to say that the trips really made my holiday. Having been a Travel agent for over 20 years and have been lucky to travel to many destinations and having been on many excursions, both days were the best that I have ever experienced. Spyros is a man of his word and he is the first boat to get to Smugglers Cove, which does make a difference. And you do really see Turtles which is not always as easy as people may think. It is amazing how he can manoeuvre the boat into the tightest of spaces, a man with many years experience at sea. People may think that the cost is pricey and may be tempted to go with another operator, but believe me in that the trips are worth every penny and worth the slight bit extra. For any people that are not keen on boat trips or are unsure of being on the water, I can honestly say you would not be in safer hands. Enjoy everyone : ).
1 post by Melanie H ip - Greece
10/10 Carol R
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Absolutely brilliant trip not only did we see Turtles but on the return trip Dolphins swam by the boat about 10 had to get video clips they were so fast. Captain Spiros was great letting people steer the boat, the ice cold water was refreshing in the heat. Our daughter steered the boat (shes 17 and loved it) a few suprises instore for anyone not been before! Prices remained the same for this trip for years, which is great best boat trip we have been on! Caves are beautiful and the stop at the Island you can have food, icecream,or drinks. If you want can swim in the sea when Spiros stops the boat. My husband, daughter and her boyfriend all enjoyed this me too and Im not keen on boats!!! Thankyou from The Rock family and Josh, made our holiday very special.

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10/10 Louise C
What a fab time we had. Catain Spiros makes the trip more personal than the big boats a lot of the places were advertising. A bit more expensive than some but definately worth every penny. We saw a turtle (which was more than the last turtle spotting trip we went on in Zante years ago) and the kids loved swimming in the caves and driving the boat. Keep it up Captain Spiros, you offer a truely original experience. Bore da!
1 post by Louise C ip - GB
10/10 Margaret B
Whilst in Zante we booked with the lovely Ian who walked up and down the beach day after day always had time to talk to you even after he had taken your money !! Went on both trips with Captain Spiros and his crew . Had so much fun Captain Spiros certainly knows how to entertain people. Will Certainly go again !!!!
1 post by Margaret B ip - GB
10/10 Joe &
On our two week stay in Tsilivi we went on both trips with Captain Spiros. The trip to the shipwreck and the Blue Caves was very enjoyable, especially getting into the caves to swim. Even more enjoyable was the trip to the Keri Caves and Turtle spotting. This trip was very relaxed, we stopped along the way to watch some fishermen haul their nets in, which was very nice to see.We saw three turtles surface, one for more than a few seconds. Again the swimming was really good. The Captain "Aye Aye Sir" Spiros was an enjoyable host, ready to take photos and interact with passengers. Both trips would come recommended from us suiting all age groups.
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10/10 Helen J
If you have only one excursion during your holiday make it the afternoon with Captain Spiros, you won't regret it. The return time is flexible so Captain Spiros will make sure you do see turtles. He is great with children (of all ages) and really does make you feel like your trip is special. It is obvious that he loves this beautiful island and knows it well. The bigger boats don't have the flexibilty to search for the turtles and can't get into the caves. Swimming in the caves was a special treat we will never forget!
1 post by Helen J ip - GB
10/10 Laura W
Just recently returned from our 7th visit to tsilivi ,went on the speedboat trip to ship wreck,spiros fantastic captain,very good host ,great day worth every penny a must do on your holiday.
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10/10 Julie B
We have just come back from a week in Zante and while there we went on the Levante speed boat trip with captain Spiros which was amazing ! We went in caves and could swim around in them, saw turtles appear in the sea and just had a brill time . Captain Spiros was brilliant with kids letting them steer the boat in turns and getting to know everyone, even giving my son one of his hats in case his head burnt when he took the shade down . I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Zante it is not to be missed , so much better than the larger cramped boat trips .
1 post by Julie B ip - GB
10/10 Mel E
First time to Zante 15th July to the 29th July 2012. Read about the the famous "Captain Spiros". Did the shipwreck trip first. I can only say that I have never met anyone who enjoys his work so much!. Lewis and Charlotte my 11 year old son and 15 year old daughter who he called "sporty girl"absolutely adored him. Great trip on the speed boat. We also booked the turtle trip. I can only say ignore all the other boat trips . Spend a little more and get VALUE FOR MONEY!!! Create some memories.  BOOK WITH CAPTAIN SPIROS(SPYROS)!!!!!!!!!!  YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED 
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10/10 Lisa G
All hail CAPTAIN Spiros absolutly brill man really looks afta his passangers and gives a totally mind-blowing tour! Cant wait to go back.
1 post by Lisa G ip - GB
10/10 Steve S

This is our second holiday to Tsilivi. The first time we opted for the cheaper boat trip from Zante , but this time we thought "what the hell, lets splash out and go with captain Spyros". Let me tell you that IT WAS THE BEST MONEY WE SPENT ON OUR HOLIDAY.If you want to go on a trip where the host cares about you and the island you wont beat Captain Spyros and the Levante speedboat. We actually did both trips and they were both absolutely fantastic.If you are going to Zante this trip is a must.Remember you only get what you pay for!!!!!!

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10/10 Cameron B
THIS IS THE BEST TRIP ON THE ISLAND! Captain Spiros is an amazing man who really makes an effort to know all his passengers and make the day special for them. We werent sure about the price being higher than the other trips at first but 10 minutes into the trip it was obvious why. The experience is so much more personal and the best day out of the two amazing weeks we had here. Such a pleasure to be taken by a man who knows so much about the island and loves his job! DO THIS TRIP!!! :D
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10/10 Rich S

Hi

Just returned from Zante last week and initially went into Tsilivi to book with another operator but got chatting to the chap on the ZanteLevante stand. He made no bones about them being the most expensive, but then again when you consider it was 100 for a family of 4 (40/adult, 20/child, 4 and under free) for upwards of a 5 hour trip (Keri caves, turtles, Banana beach) and 4.5 hours for Shipwreck cove and Blue caves, in my mind that's not too bad! Particularly when other operators as I later found out, would have charged around 80-85 for the same areas but in large, slower vessels; for us it was a no brainer.
 
Spiros is great - sadly no discount for similar sounding surname although I did try - and thoroughly justifies his praise in these posts. Very experienced seamen, very capable speedboat driver he skilfully gets you right into the caves, drawing your attention to many things along the way. Saw plenty of turtles as well. Extremely relaxed about time although happy to put his foot down both in terms of speed and telling people what to do - remember it's his boat and he's responsible for you and he's also clearly passionate about the island and wants to keep it pristine!
 
Shipwreck was incredible - you do get there ahead of any other boat so have the beach to yourself which you may only really appreciate as you leave and see other vessels turning up, jostling for position. He also takes time to fully explain how it got there - an amusing story in itself - and to dispel any doubnts about it's provenance. Blue caves were amazing and throughout both trips he was checking on the kids up front and chatting to them. They get a chance to drive the boat as does anyone else who wants to once the kids have had their turn!
 
Truly worth every cent - based on the above for a 5 hour trip you're talking an extra 83p an hour to have an experience which is unforgettable.
 
Finally, we had an evening flight home but decided to 'squeeze' in the morning shipwreck tour on the last day. Not a bad way to cap off a great holiday!
 
1 post by Rich S ip - GB
10/10 Gail R

hello twinnies

 
I have been going to Zante for 15 years and also stay in Captain Spiros's rooms. I think the prices are about 30 - 40 euros (can't quite remember now) and although its alot cheaper to go on the big boats, can i just say its worth every penny and more to go on Levante boat. I can only say its much safer (Spiros has been a Captain sailing around different parts of the world through his life) and also its extremely more exciting, so i would pay the extra and go with Spiros. Trust me, you won't regret a minute of it. I ve been on his boat loads of times now just for the sheer enjoyment, it makes your holiday even better. Have fun! ( i'm going back to Tsilivi end of August, i just love it)
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