Snorkelling is a fun experience that you can share with friends. Ithaca is an idyllic island with extremely beautiful beaches all around. The only thing is that you need a boat to reach the most beautiful bays. That's why the snorkelling boat trip is simply a unique experience that everyone should indulge in. You will start in the morning and you have two different options - either a 2.5 hours excursion or a 5 hours excursion to see almost everything
The snorkelling spots: There are many different spots to snorkel around the island. You can find interesting reefs with a great variety of marine life, or you can take a look at the shipwrecks around the island. The most important is that the water is crystal clear offering great visibility even at depths ranging from 20 to 30 metres! For more details about the spots, you can see in the desciption of the options.
During our aqua Safari trip, we explore Ithaca’s coastline around Vathy with a skipper who is also a PADI instructor or divemaster.
There are many snorkelling spots such as Nisopoulo reef where you can also relax on the beautiful beach, enjoy a swim in the crystal clear light-blue waters or explore the nearby reef with mask and fins and the experienced guide next to you.
Kritami beach is one of the highlights of the trip with its interesting reef and the sailing wreck in the middle of the bay.
We also visit a small sea cave and we snorkel next to the big underwater wall. We can choose between many small isolated bays and Ithaca’s famous beaches such as Schinos, Filiatro or Gidaki.
You need to be at least 10 years old and able to swim.
The 5-hour RIB Safari gives you the opportunity to visit the most remote places around Ithaca, accessible only by boat. There are three options to choose from with your instructor for your snorkeling trip:
1) Afales bay is one of the highlights. Make sure you won’t leave Ithaca without visiting this wonderful bay. On the way back to Vathy you will stop in locations as cape Agios Ioannis (the north tip of the island) or Marmakas bay which is one of the best snorkeling spots of the Ionian Sea! You may also stop to Kritami bay or visit Gidaki beach.
2) Another option for the 5h trip is to visit the uninhabited Atokos Island and explore its sloppy and rocky coastline. Atokos is also famous for a small population of seals. Before arriving to Ithaca you can visit some snorkeling spots around Vathy like Filiatro or Gidaki.
3) The third snorkeling option is to explore the southeast coast of Ithaca. There are many isolated unspoiled beaches and bays. While returning to Vathy you may visit Meneris sea cave or any small bay close to Vathy harbor.
You need to be at least 10 years old able to swim.
The price is per group to rent the boat for 5 hours.