Blue Cruises in Turkey

KEKOVA BLUE CRUISE FROM ANTALYA

Weekly Blue Cruises from Antalya with Gullet Boats. Antalya, Kas, Phaselis, Kekova Bay

Blue Cruise in Antalya Turkey


Luxury Cruise with Air-Conditioned Boats


Antalya departure blue cruise route is recommended for those who will also want to observe history and see more ancients sights on the way, besides the main idea of blue cruises: escape from the tiresome city life into the untouched nature.

Day 1: Kemer (Antalya)

Embarking: Check in to boats from Kemer Marina after around 15:30. Dinner on board and overnight at your private cabin at the cruise boat. The cruise boats stay in the marina of Kemer on the first night, therefore the guests can check-in to the boats from early afternoon till late hours of the evening if necessary, which gives you flexibility with arrival time of your flights or buses.  Public transportation between Kemer and Antalya is available every 15-30 minutes with comfortable minibuses.

Kemer is a seaside resort and district of Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, 40 km (25 mi) west of the city of Antalya, on the Turkish Riviera.  Kemer is on the Gulf of Antalya, 53 km (33 mi) of sea coast with the skirts of the western Taurus Mountains behind. The coast has the typical Mediterranean hot, dry weather and warm sea. Until the early 1980s this was a quiet rural district but today the town of Kemer and coastal villages in the district play a very important part in tourism in Turkey.

Day 2: Olympos - Adrasan

We will set sail to the ancient city of Olympus (Olimpos),Antalya. Olympus, one of the most important port cities of Lycia, has been an element of mythological stories all throughout history. Olympus was a home for pirates because of its location in the past and today it is now known all over the world because of its historical values, 3.200 meter long beautiful coast, endemic plantation, and its wooden houses used as pensions today. After lunch and a swimming break we will be heading to Adrasan Çavus Bay for dinner and overnight stay.

Olympos is a green valley at the southern coast of Turkey, 90 km southwest of Antalya city near the Town of Kemer. The ancient city was founded in the Hellenistic period dating back to the 2nd century BC, sharing its name with the nearby Mount Olympos. Near Olympos, located in the neighboring village of Cirali and about 200 meters above sea level, the eternal flames called the Chimaera may be seen issuing from the ground. The source of the flames is actually natural gas, mostly methane, seeping through cracks in the earth. The mythical

Chimaera - or Chimera - was a savage beast who sprouted fire from its mouth. The Olympians worshipped the god of fire Hephaestos (Vulcan), probably connected to the eternal flame. Apart from the ruins, modern time Olympos village is well known for its simple tree-house camps, where most tourists stay, and a natural environment thanks to forests and vineyards near to a beautiful beach. The Olympos village is located some distance from the shore in the heart of the Olympos national park by the banks of a small river. The surrounding area of the village offers best conditions for trekking, Mountain biking, canyoning, rock climbing.


Adrasan Bay is 8 miles away from Olympos, a place that you would expect to see in a National Geographic magazine, set in the middle of most beautiful untouched natural zone, which has the most fantastic bronze colored sands stretching along the numerous beaches. It is an exceptional place in Southern costs of Turkey which tourism industry hasn't reached yet, a serenity place with its pure nature, clean air and sea. It is a kind of vacation destination that you will enjoy visiting year after year with its natural attractions, an ideal location for boat trips to nearby bays and islands, windsurfing, scuba-diving, water-ski and similar activities.


Day 3: Demre - Cayagzi- Gokkaya

After breakfast the boat will depart for Demre (ancient Lycian city of Myra) arriving around midday. The lunch will be served in Demre bay. After lunch you can either stay in the bay or join an approximately 2 hours optional tour of Demre-Myra with an extra self-payment. The incredible rock-tombs carved on the mountain slopes, the ancient theater which is still standing and the Church of St. Nicholas who is believed to be the original Santa Claus are the most interesting highlights of Demre. After the tour, the boat will move on to Gokkaya bay, arriving early in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Gokkaya bay in Kekova.

Demre is the Lycian town of Myra, the home of Saint Nicholas of Myra the original Santa Claus; located 25km west of Finike and 48km east of Kas, Myra was one of the most important cities in antique Lycia. Coins have been found dating back to 300 BC but logically the city must have been founded centuries earlier. The city thrived as part of the Roman Empire and many public buildings were constructed. The earliest church of St. Nicholas at Myra was built in the 6th century. The present-day church stems mainly from the 8th century; a monastery was added in the second half of the 11th century. The ruins of the Lycian and Roman towns are mostly covered by alluvial silts. The Acropolis on the Demre plateau, the Roman theatre and the Roman bath (eski hamam) have been partly excavated. The semi-circular theater was destroyed in an earthquake in 141, but rebuilt afterwards.

Day 4: Tersane - Ucagiz

After breakfast we will cruise over the sunken city. We will be docking at Tersane Bay for lunch and swimming break. For dinner and overnight stay we will anchor at Üçağız Bay. If you wish, you can join the optional Kas - Saklikent excursion.

Day 5: Simena - Kekova

After having breakfast in Ucagiz, you can take the chance to visit Simena which is located on the mountain edge right behind Kaleköy and opposite Kekova Island. There you can find the Genoese Castle and the ruins of a theatre with a 300 capacity. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Kekova.

Simena is the ancient Lycian name of Kalekoy which is a village of the Kas district in the Antalya Province of Turkey on the Mediterranean coast. Lycian League consisted of a group of city states (Xantos, Patara, Myra, Pinara, Tlos and Olympos) dating back to 13th century BC which was self-governed most of the time although it has been under the control of greater empires of Romans, Greeks and Persians. Kalekoy faces the island of Kekova, and can be reached only by sea. The village lies amidst a Lycian necropolis, which is partially sunken underwater. Kalekoy is overlooked by a Byzantine castle, built in the Middle Ages to fight the pirates which nested in Kekova. The castle contains a small theatre. Kalekoy is a popular yachting destination.

Kekova Island is a small Turkish island near Kas district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kalekoy (ancient Simena) and Ucagiz (ancient Teimioussa). Kekova has an area of 4.5 km² and is uninhabited. On its northern side there are the ruins—partly sunken—of Dolchiste/Dolikisthe, an ancient town which was destroyed by an earthquake during the second century A.D. Rebuilt and still flourishing during the Byzantine Empire period, it was completely abandoned because of Arab incursions
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Day 6: Porto Ceneviz - Phaselis

We will start early in the morning and arrive at Ceneviz (Genoese) Harbour or Sazak Bay. After lunch we will anchor at Phaselis Bay. Phaselis was founded as a colony of the Rhodesians in 7th century B.C. Phaselis has three different bays and its people used to earn their living from the sea. The city was also famous for perfume trade in ancient times. If you wish, you can walk around the antique town full of antique ruins which are located on the seashore. Dinner and overnight stay will be in this beautiful bay.

Phaselis an ancient Roman city on the coast of ancient Lycia. Its ruins are located north of the Kemer district of Antalya Province in Turkey, between the Bey Mountains and the forests of Olympos National Park. Phaselis and other ancient towns around the shore can also be accessed from the sea by daily yacht tours.

Day 7: Kemer (Antalya)

After breakfast, we will cruise to Ayisigi (moonlight) Bay  in Kemer. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Kemer Marina . 

Day 8: Goodbye

Guests will leave the boat by 10:30 after your last breakfast on board.

Note: The captain can make some minor changes with the route due to weather conditions or unexpected technical problems.



2020 DEPARTURE DATES & RATES

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Prices in Euros between below dates (person in double cabin)

GULLET CRUISE  WITH AIR CONDITIONED BOATS
Attention: Air-Condition is run average 8 hours per day at times designated by boat staff.

First departure on April 25th / Last departure on October 10th

 

Beginning Days:  Saturdays only
First departure on April 25th / Last departure on October 10th
April 25th – May 08th
October 10th – 16th
270 Euro pp
May 09th- 22nd
Sept. 26th – October 09th
345 Euro pp
May 23rd – June 26th
Sept 12th –25th
400 Euro pp
June 27th –July 24th
August 29th – Sept 11th
475 Euro pp
July 25th - August 28th 550 Euro pp
Single supplement: % 60
Attention:
1) Cabins mostly have 1 double bed and twin (separate) beds are not guaranteed. Cabin share is also not guaranteed for single participants, who need to book a private cabin and pay the corresponding price supplement. 
2) This cruise is operated  with better quality "standard plus" gullet boats with air-condition.
3) Air condition is run average 8 hours per day at times designated by boat staff.




Prices include:
* All services, harbor taxes and yacht insurance*
* Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the cruise period*
* Basic snorkeling and fishing equipments and board games*
* 7 nights accommodation in private cabins with en-suite bath/WC*
* Towels and bed sheets, but still bring personal towels and swimming materials*

Prices do not include.
* Personal travel insurance.
* Airport and hotel transfers from/to boats.
* Optional excursions at some stopover places which may be recommended by boat staffs.
* Drinks are not included but available at the boat with very reasonable prices.
* Various surcharges in case of credit card payments ( Visa, Master, and Amex)
 

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Note: The captain can make some minor changes with the route due to weather conditions or unexpected technical problems.

Payment and Reservation

Reservation and cancellation policy of these blue cruises can differ for different dates and seasons. We will send you all necessary details by email once we receive your request. You can make the payments from our secure online payment link by Visa and Master Credit cards.

Please also note these:
This blue cruise starts regularly only on mentioned days. Private version of the same or similar route can be organized starting any day for private groups if requested. .
This cruise is classified as cabin charter. Private charter version of the same or similar route can be organized with standard, deluxe or superior quality boats if requested by private groups.
There may be small changes with the cruise route. This is the most probable route for this destination but the captain can make some minor changes with the route due to weather conditions and technical reasons.

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Marmaris - Fethiye - Marmaris (4 Days or 8 Days)
Average Price: 240-520 Euro per person per week in double cabins; including tax, accommodation on gullet boats with en suite baths, breakfast, lunch, dinner, board games and basic snorkeling equipments.


Fethiye - Kekova - Fethiye (8 Days & 7 Nights)
Average Price: 240-520 Euro per person per week in double cabins; including tax, accommodation on gullet boats with en suite baths, breakfast, lunch, dinner, board games and basic snorkeling equipments. .


Bodrum - Gokova - Bodrum (8 Days & 7 Nights)
Average Price: 240-520 Euro per person per week in double cabins; including tax, accommodation on gullet boats with en suite baths, breakfast, lunch, dinner, board games and basic snorkeling equipments. .


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Average Price: 190-300 Euro per person in double cabins. This is a budget mini-cruise including tax, accommodation on gullet boats, breakfast, lunch, dinner, board games and basic snorkeling equipments


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Book your private boat and cruise in any destination and time. From recommended variety of boat options you may select the one which fits to your budget and/or expectations.


 

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