Enjoy the best boat excursions and daily boat trips of Lefkada, and conquer the blue waves of the Ionian Sea! In Lefkada island there are extremely wide range of boat cruises, which are one of the favourite activities during a summer holiday. Let’s see, what you should know about the boat cruises in Lefkada!
Where can be find daily boat trips and excursions in Lefkada?
The shipping companies offer daily cruises in 2022 from the most popular ports of Lefkada, from Nidri and Vasiliki. To sail to the west beaches of Lefkada, or take a visit in Meganisi, Ithaca or Kefalonia you have to go to these villages.
Most of the excursion boats of Lefkada depart in the morning hours, and return to the port in late afternoon, offering a one day trip. You can buy the tickets in tourist offices, travel agencies, kiosks, or by tour guides and directly from the boat’s staff at night in the port. Ask for actual destinations with schedules and timings at the same place.
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It’s worth to know, that the boat cruises which sail the to west coast of Lefkada in 2022, visit only the beaches of the south! The boat trips on beach days sail past Cape Doukato and arrive to Porto Katsiki and Egremni beach, but the famous beaches of the north (Megali Petra / Kavalikefta, Kathisma, Mylos, Pefkoulia, etc) can’t be visited by a boat trip which depart from Nidri or in Vasiliki. To visit the north beaches you have to rent a car, bike or quad, or take advantage of taxi service.
Daily boat trips, cruises and excursions in 2022 from Nidri
Some of the most popular excursion boats in Nidri:
- Nidri Star 1 – round trips to Porto Katsiki – Egremni, Kefalonia (Fiskardo), Ithaca, Papanikolis cave, Skorpios, party boat
- Nidri Star 3 – trips to Porto Katsiki – Egremni, Kefalonia (Fiskardo), Ithaca, Papanikolis cave, Skorpios
- Makedonia Palace – to Porto Katsiki, Ionian Islands cruise to Kefalonia, Ithaca, Meganisi, Skorpios
- Eptanisos – round trip to Porto Katsiki, Egremni, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Meganisi, Skorpios, party boat
- Odysseia – round trip to Papanikolis sea cave, Meganisi, Skorpios, Madouri
- Nikolaos boat – trip to Kastos & Kalamos, Egremni – Porto Katsiki – Agiofili, Lakka beach, Meganisi, Skorpios, etc
- Argo Ionian Sail – round trip to Meganisi, Papanikolis cave, Kalamos, etc, private & daily cruises
- Papanikolis daily cruises – round trips to Meganisi, Lakka beach, Skorpios, Sparti, Skorpidi, Madouri
- Ionian Star – Meganisi, Skorpios
- M/S Christina – Kastos & Kalamos, Meganisi
Boat excursions of Nidri in details
7 islands cruises – sail around the islands of Ionian Sea
Discover the most beautiful islands near Lefkada! You can sail around 7 interesting islands of the Ionian Sea, such as the charming Meganisi, Madouri, Skorpios, Skorpidi, Sparti, Kefalonia and Ithaca on a one day roundtrip. By visiting some larger islands the excursion boats dock for a few hours to eat a delicious meal or a short walk. The places where excursion boats stop for a while you can see in the actual schedules, because these stops always depend on the boats. The villages where most of these island cruises spend a few hours, are usually the beautiful Fiskardo in Kefalonia (Cephalonia), and Frikes or Kioni in Ithaca.
There are some excursion boats, which take first a short visit at the famous beaches of Lefkada (usually Porto Katsiki, Egremni or Agiofili) before sailing to the picturesque nearby islands. During these cruises the boats sail next to the famous sea cave of Meganisi, called Papanikolis cave!
In the port of Nidri there can be find large and high-tech excursion boats, which take hundreds of people to sail with 3 decks, and even small, more familiar boats with less passengers.
Boat trips to other interesting Ionian Islands, Kastos and Kalamos
Kastos and Kalamos islands are also nice members of Ionian Islands, but these places are not so well known by tourists. These small islands are interesting as well, because they have preserved their romantic charm in the past decades.
Daily beach cruises and beach days from Nidri to the west coast of Lefkada
In 2022 you can take a visit to the most famous west beaches of Lefkada by boat from the port of Nidri. If you would like to see the magical Porto Katsiki and Egremni beaches from the direction of the sea, these boat trips will comply your wishes. The excursion boats spend some time at these beaches, and you can swim in the crystal waters of Ionian sea, relax and sunbathe. There are some things what you should know: when the waves are too large on the west coast of Lefkada, excursion boats don’t dock ashore! Some boats don’t leave the port due security reasons during this period.
Glass bottom boat excursions
Take a look to the underwater life of the Ionian Sea! With sailing glass bottom boats you may see several small fishes, crabs, starfishes, morays, and if you are lucky, maybe turtles or dolphins too.
Party boat from Nidri
If the bustling nightlife of Nidri is not enough for you, or you want something more exciting, get in a party boat! The party boat depart from the port of Nidri in the evenings once or twice in a week (usually on wednesdays and on saturdays), sail to the sea, while the greatest music hits are played by DJ’s. Sometimes the boat stops at one of the nearby beaches and the party continues on the shore. The party boat returns to port of Nidri at midnight. Find the staff of Nidri Star 1 or Eptanisos and ask them for prices and actual schedules.
Daily boat trips and cruises from Vasiliki port
Excursion boats in Vasiliki:
- Ionian Princess – beach days (Porto Katsiki, Egremni)
- Nidri Star 2 – to Porto Katsiki, Egremni, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Papanikolis cave, Skorpios
Taxi boat to Agiofili beach
Agiofili beach is known as one of the best beaches in the area of Vasiliki village. You can sail to this magnificient beach by a taxi boat, which departs hourly from the port of the village. Taxi boats to Agiofili beach can be find in front of the taverns, with actual schedules. Book in advance in not neccessary, you pay on the boat.
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Boat cruises and excursions from Vasiliki to the west beaches of Lefkada
If you spend your holiday in Vasiliki, you can also sail to some west beaches of Lefkada. There are boats in the port which depart to Porto Katsiki or Egremni beaches during summer days.
+1 boat trip in Lefkada – a taxi boat from Agios Nikitas to Mylos beach
There is another boat trip, which takes just a few minutes, but it is definitely a great one. In Agios Nikitas there are small taxi boats, which take passengers to the amazing Mylos beach. The boats depart hourly (during high season months schedules are more frequent) from the beach of Agios Nikitas, you have to pay on the boat after boarding.
Enjoy the boat trips in Lefkada island, Greece on your amazing holiday!