“Our day trip centres on learning a little of the area’s natural history and it’s fantastic marine environment, in a fun, yet safe manner”
The Marine Adventure Excursion
Adults 66.00 Euros – Child 49.00 Euros
We cruise across the Ithaca channel for our first stop on a beautiful, secluded beach nestled in the foothills of the island of Odysseus. Here in the crystal clear waters you can learn the basics of snorkelling in a fun and safe environment. For the more confident there is the chance to go exploring for one of the many broken and dismantled World War 2 sea mines that dot the coast line of Ithaca. With only 17 guests on board there is always a convivial atmosphere.
We later carry you to a stunning island in the middle of the channel known as Dhaskalio or Asteria. Mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey this is supposedly the island where Penelopes suitors lay in wait for the return of Telemachus, Odysseus son. Surrounded by unique rock formations and underwater reefs this area is a haven for marine life and a superb snorkelling stop. It is also one of the best areas to come across the fantastic Octopus which lurk amongst the rocks.
For lunch we head for a sheltered cove or bay where you have the chance to swim, sunbathe or join in the hunt to collect examples of marine life to display in our onboard aquarium. After a substantial lunch of typically Greek fare, our knowledgable guide, will give you a fun yet informative talk on the marine life that has been gathered. This gives everybody a chance to see these amazing animals at first hand without even getting wet!!
As we head back to port our last stop has to be Shipwreck bay. Here, lurking in the shallow waters, you have the chance to go snorkelling again over several shipwrecks, each one in a different stage of decay! Was it smugglers?.. was it pirates?… was it hurricane Giorgo?……….or was it plain old inebriated Giorgo?
The answers lie within so join us on a voyage of excitement and discovery!
The price includes the full day out, use of all equipment, masks and snorkels, fins and wetsuits, a comprehensive lunch with wine or soft drink and the education and information.
Things to bring: – swimming costume, towels, suncream, light jumper (in low season).
We leave Fiskardo at 9.30am and return at 4pm.
NB: All routes are subject to weather conditions.