The calm crystal clear waters around Fiscardo are perfect for spending the day on a boat. There are many options and we have picked 5 of our favourites that suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
1. Odysseas day trip to Ithaca
From Fiscardo you can take a lovely boat trip to Ithaca aboard Odysseas, a traditional wooden caique. The boat takes a maximum of 40 people. Ithaca is the second smallest of the 7 Ionian islands and only 4km from Kefalonia.
Captain Christos and his crew will take you first to the beach at Afales bay on the northernmost tip of Ithaca. It is the only white sandy beach on Ithaca and can only be reached by boat. There is an opportunity to swim from the boat.
The next stop is the beautiful fishing village of Frikes, on the east coast of Ithaca. Here you can enjoy a coffee and delicious homemade cakes in the harbour.
You will then travel to the picturesque Kioni, with 3 traditional windmills at the entrance to the harbour. There is a good choice of tavernas for lunch on the waterfront and some lovely shops for browsing.
There is another swim stop in a beautiful secluded beach on the way back to Fiscardo. The trip starts and 10am and you return to Fiscardo by 5pm. The cost is about 45 euros per person.
2. Ionian Discoveries marine adventure
Many of our guests have enjoyed a wonderful day trip with Ionian Discoveries, aboard one of the last few traditional kaiki’s in the area. This is a marine adventure where the focus is on learning a bit about the area’s natural history and marine environment. The kaiki takes just 17 people which makes for a friendly atmosphere.
Under Fabio the experienced skipper’s direction you will learn the basics of snorkelling. Perfect in these crystal clear waters. For the more experienced there is a chance to explore dismantled World War 2 sea mines along the coast of Ithaca.
You will then head to the island of Asteria in the middle of the channel between Kefalonia and Ithaca. Surrounded by unique rock formations and underwater reefs this area is perfect for viewing marine life. You may even spot an octopus.
From here you will head to a sheltered cove where you will enjoy a swim and typical Greek lunch with wine and soft drinks. Examples of the sea life seen are put in the onboard aquarium for all to view.
The last stop is shipwreck bay where you can snorkel over shipwrecks in different stages of decay. The trip including lunch and use of snorkelling gear is about 74 Euros per person.
3. Acqua Kefalonia
For a very special private charter choose Acqua Kefalonia based in Fiscardo. Relax on board this original lovingly restored traditional wooden boat. Create a tailor made trip with swim stops at the best secluded beaches.
This can be a relaxed day on the sea including drinks and a freshly prepared mediterranean lunch, or an aperitif sunset trip.
A music surround sound system, snorkeling equipment and paddle boards are all included.
4. Vathos Sailing
If you prefer boating under sail, then Vathos Sailing will take you on an unforgettable sailing experience. They offer 3 different full day options that include secluded beach stops, sailing and lunch breaks for up to 6 people.
You can choose to focus on swimming or sailing. From Fiscardo you can choose to set sail to Lefkada or Ithaca for the day. Drinks and snacks are provided and you choose the itinerary. Lunch on board or stop at an authentic taverna. There will be plenty of opportunities for snorkelling, paddle boarding and swimming in the crystal clear water.
Learn to sail
The professional skipper is happy to let those interested actively participate in sailing the boat, and will share his knowledge of sailing and the local area.
In the afternoon the wind usually picks up and so you should be able to experience an exhilarating sail back to Fiscardo.
The cost starts from 650 Euros for a full day trip including diesel, drinks, snacks and use of the snorkelling equipment and paddle boards.
5. Private Yachting
For the blow the budget option and the ultimate in luxury, a trip with Konstantinos of Private Yachting has to be the answer. MY Yacht is a premium Italian motor yacht built by Mochi. It is 45 feet long with two 575 HP engines. The yacht accommodates 10 people plus crew very comfortably.
There are many cruises to choose from, which include visiting 2-3 Ionian Islands of your choice. Your skipper knows the best secluded bays to anchor at.
Refreshments, local organic meze appetisers and local fresh fruit are included. Enjoy the privacy and exhilarating ride aboard this wonderful and beautiful motor yacht.