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Full-Day Orak Island Boat Trip from Bodrum

1. Full-Day Orak Island Boat Trip from Bodrum

The Orak Island Boat Tour departs from Halikarnas harbor at 11:00 AM, and makes its first stop at Red Bay, where you’ll be able to enjoy a short swim. Continue to Orak Island, and one of the most beautiful bays in the region. You’ll have about 2 hours to swim in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the white sand beach. After leaving Orak Bay, there will be 2-3 additional stops at different bays, where you’ll also be able to swim and snorkel. The exact itinerary will depend on sea conditions the day of your boat tour. You can be sure of stopping at a number of beautiful sheltered bays on the Bodrum peninsula. Midway through the tour you’ll have lunch on board, which is freshly prepared by the staff. Meals can vary, but usually include fresh salad, grilled chicken and rice or a pasta dish. In the afternoon, enjoy melon and Turkish tea with biscuits. Admire views of the picturesque coastline of the Bodrum peninsula on the return trip to Bodrum. The tour ends at 07:00 PM, when you arrive back in Halikarnas harbor.

From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

2. From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

After being picked up from the port in Kos, take a stunning boat cruise across the Aegean Sea to Bodrum. Once you have passed through passport control and customs, enjoy a full day to explore this incredible ancient city on your own.  When you arrive in the port, gaze in awe at the beautiful white houses built amphitheatrically on the hillside, dozens of sailboats and yachts, plus one of the most imposing castles in the world. Take a walk along the picturesque streets and admire the architecture. Take in the historical sights and ancient ruins, including the Castle and the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus, the Windmilles, and the ancient Greek Theatre with 13,000 seats. If you are not a history lover, take a stroll through the small streets and get to know the local cuisine instead. Enjoy a Turkish coffee or tea at a traditional coffee shop, or try 'kebab' and other traditional 'mezedes' and sweet 'kazandibi' - some of the most popular Turkish specialties. After that, head into the really big bazaar for a chance to practice your bargaining skills. Shop for all kinds of souvenirs, folk art, crafts, and clothing. Soak up the incredible lively atmosphere and enjoy the aromas of the spices and local produce. Many stallholders accept euros and almost everyone speaks Greek or English. For a truly Turkish experience, visit a Turkish bath for a little relaxation. Discover how Turkish bathhouses have held a special place in the Turkish culture for hundreds of years. Relax in the steam roam while a highly skilled masseur works away the stresses and strains that have built up in your body during the year. At the end of your incredible day trip, take the boat back to Kos Port in time for your onward journey. 

Bodrum: Black Island Boat Tour with Lunch

3. Bodrum: Black Island Boat Tour with Lunch

Hop aboard this boat tour for a fun-filled day exploring Black Island. Relax with plenty of time to swim and discover the island's beautiful bays. Enjoy alcoholic beverages and soft drinks onboard throughout your day at sea. Start your tour with a stop for a refreshing swim at the Black Island hot spring cave. Then, discover Meteor Bay, where a meteor crashed many years ago, and jump in. Stop at Aquarius Bay for a lunch break and time to swim. Make your way to Red Bay for a swim and enjoy complimentary fresh fruit. End your tour with a visit to Rabbit Bay. Enjoy some tea and biscuits before heading back to Bodrum.

Göcek: 12 Islands Boat Trip

4. Göcek: 12 Islands Boat Trip

Drive to Göcek Gulf by bus in the morning and take in the stunning views of the mountains, pine forests, and seascapes on the way. Arrive at the harbor in Göcek where you will board a boat and begin your day of cruising around the surrounding islands. First, visit Yassıca Island for a breakfast of delicious homemade pancakes called gözleme. Look out for the wild rabbits which hop around the area.  Next, make a stop at Tersane Island, the biggest island in the region with an important history that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. Continue on to Bedri Rahmi bay where you can try to spot the big fish picture on a rock.  Head back to the boat and continue your cruise. Enjoy a lunch of fried chicken, salad, and pasta served on board. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, flying fish, and other local wildlife as you sail. During the trip, you will have free time to swim, sunbathe, and see colorful fishes as you explore the underwater world with a snorkel. Stop at 3 more bays in the afternoon before returning to Sarigerme. 

From Fethiye: Jeep Safari to Saklikent Gorge with Lunch

5. From Fethiye: Jeep Safari to Saklikent Gorge with Lunch

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the meeting point where you’ll be briefed on the day’s itinerary. From here, set out towards the ancient city of Tlos, one of the region's oldest settlements dating back to 2000 BC. Explore the array of fascinating ruins, including city walls, tombs, theaters, stadiums, baths, and more, preserved from the Lycian, Greek, Roman, and Ottoman eras. Climb through the ruins to reach the top of the hill, where you are rewarded with epic views of Tlos and the surrounding landscape. Continue the tour onto Yaka Park, where you can enjoy free time to relax beneath the shady trees. Breathe in the fresh cool air and listen to the tranquil sounds of babbling brooks. Arrive at Saklikent Gorge next, the second largest gorge in Europe, and embark on a trekking adventure through the canyon. As you explore, marvel at this impressive natural formation and soak up the beauty of the mountain and waterfall scenery. To cool off from the trek, make a splash in the water and go rafting through icy-cold mountain water. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious buffet lunch at a riverside restaurant. Finally, enjoy a well-deserved rest at a nearby natural mud bath before beginning the return journey to Fethiye.

Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

6. Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

Embark at the tourist port of Rhodes and cross the Aegean to the magical seaside resort of Marmaris. Discover how Marmaris has evolved from a tiny fishing village into a popular tourist resort with numerous restaurants, bars, shops, and a bustling marina. Explore at your own pace and use the time to visit the medieval castle on the hilltop. Stroll around the Old Town to see the traditional houses and visit a museum with archaeological finds from Knidos, Datça, and various shipwrecks. Try the local cuisine or go to the bazaar to purchase spices, traditional artwork, and sweets. Take an optional shopping tour of Marmaris by bus. Enjoy a walk along the promenade and swim in the cooling lagoon along the 10 km long beach before the return boat trip to Rhodes.

Marmaris: Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch, Foam Party, and Stops

7. Marmaris: Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch, Foam Party, and Stops

Embark on a cruise aboard the Davy Jones Pirate Boat in Marmaris and visit Paradise Island, Phosphorous Cave, Turunç, and more. Enjoy lunch, unlimited drinks, on-board entertainment, a foam party, and plenty of activities to keep kids busy and having fun. Make stops for shopping and swimming. Start your adventure by hopping on board and stepping into the pirate life. Along with an authentic pirate theme, the Davy Jones Pirate Boat features 3 floors with sunbeds on the top floor. Once settled in, the ship departs from the harbor in Marmaris, toward sights including Paradise Island, Aquarium Bay, and Phosphorous Cave. Along the trip, you’ll make 4 stops for swimming and other fun. If you want to snorkel, you can bring along your own gear. Stop at Turunç for a shopping break and swimming. At lunch time, sit down and get served chicken, meatballs, salad, and pasta. Pair unlimited local alcoholic and soft drinks with your meal. Then, continue to Kızılkum for a second swimming break. For the final part of your day, enjoy a foam party and disco on the second and third floors. Take advantage of a full entertainment team and many other activities for your group to enjoy while on board. With kids in mind, there are also face painting activities and free take-home souvenirs such as bandanas, pirate certifications, bracelets, and necklaces. When your adventure on the high seas comes to an end, return to the marina in Marmaris for drop-off back at your pickup location.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

8. Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

Explore the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale (literally “Cotton Castles” in Turkish), and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Depart Bodrum and transfer by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known as the “8th Wonder of the World” to those in the know. Explore the natural landscape of limpid pools, hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Get a view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Then, go to the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the “Cotton Castles” in the 2nd century BC. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater, and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted to an archaeological museum. Discover where Cleopatra used to swim, and the monumental tomb of the Christian apostle St. Philippe. Marvel at the Necropolis of Anatolia, filled with sarcophagi, most notably that of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.

From Fethiye: Island Sailing Trip with Transfer and Lunch

9. From Fethiye: Island Sailing Trip with Transfer and Lunch

Discover peaceful islands by boat in Fethiye Bay… A lazy day with experienced staff to beautiful and relaxing islands of Mediterranean in Fethiye gulf with Fethiye Sailing 12 Islands Boat Trips. Our tour starts after pick ups from your accomadations and meeting at our sailing boat in Fethiye Harbour. Our first stop is Flat Island, with dark blue and shallow waters. Then Dockyard Island, the island is used as a dockyard with it’s smooth water, which to wards the land just like a lake. You can also see ruins from Grek and Otoman times in here. BBQ lunch is freshly cooked and served at Göcek Island with turquoise and clear water. Open buffet lunch includes chicken, fish and meat balls as main course and diffrent mezes starters with pasta. Another atractive stop, Cavy Bay. Fantastic place with it’s pure waters and calm sea charmes everyone who sees. On the shore there is a small cave in the rocks and stairway leading the cave, the strange thing is both of them are natural. Last stop is Red Island, clear water over the red ground. These are just to name a few… During the day route can change depends on captain and crowd of the islands. In each stop we spend 1 hrs. If you like you can enjoy the sun upstairs with sunbeds or if you like you can watch around under the shade. Changing cabins, toilets, life jackets avaliable on board.

Marmaris: 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari Experience

10. Marmaris: 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari Experience

Start your adventure with a short test run to establish your confidence, then head off on a 30-minute safari along riverbeds and through the forest. Afterward, head back to the practice track to speed things up a little as you race around the track. Stop to swim and enjoy the beauty of the Turkish countryside, and see how it is different from the seascapes. Absolutely all riders will come back to the starting point very dirty and dusty but in great spirits. Enjoy a wonderful day, full of fun and adventure.  Quad biking in Marmaris guarantees only positive emotions and unforgettable impressions. Make sure to prepare for the most memorable experience of your life. 

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,329 reviews

We had the best day! You will 100% get sunburnt so bring lots of suncream! But the guides are great and friendly, the day is so much fun, there is a good amount of doing stuff compared to relaxing on the boat. The bays are beautiful, especially the shallow one with blue water and white sand. It was great value for money too! It’s good that lunch is included, although I think they should ask about dietary requirements before serving up plates - we had pasta, meat and salad so I’m not sure what other options there were. However, as a vegetarian with celiac it wasn’t great that it was all on the same plate. BUT this is the only fault with the whole day! The experience as a whole was fantastic and I couldn’t recommend it enough. We especially loved snorkelling in the bays.

Incredible tour. The charm of the captain (Hasam) and his assistant (Kadir) The gulet , very clean and in excellent conditions. Wooden constructed (as I wanted to hire) , is the boat the you can see in the photo of brochure We choose fish , but it comes with surprise... some starters , a giant salad and delicious pasta with sauce. Drinks, dont worry to take your own drinks . They sell it at reasonable price , kept cold. Four bay steps , incredible for swimming. Well managed the tour times by the captain, allow relax tour. I strongly recomend this tour, relax and enjoy it

Amazing trip! I went once in May and liked it so much I came again in June with my family. It’s a lovely day trip that leaves from the harbor and you get to relax on the water all day. The boat has two levels and I appreciate that you must take your shoes off when getting on the boat. The upstairs has pillows and thin mattresses that you can lay on. Food is fresh and great, and staff is lovely! Swimming at the different bays is a dream. Absolutely would come again and again!!

Very easy process. Was contacted day before for passport info and where to collect ticket. Ferry was a relaxing 40 minutes. In Bodrum roughly 5 hours. Enough time to visit the castle (wear good shoes), do some shopping, have a drink by the beach and lunch at the marina. A good day out.

Very relaxing and beautiful trip. Excellent service! Katarzyna