Sail Fethiye - Kekova - Fethiye Blue Cruise
Departing Days :
Taking a blue cruise along the Turquoise coastline is some peoples highlight of their time in Turkey. So if you think you have a little bit of time up your sleeve, well why not stay on board for a whole week and do the Fethiye to Olympos to Fethiye Sail! If you have the time, you will really be spoilt to be able to totally unwind, relax and get to kick back and enjoy a week-long Sail Fethiye blue cruise holiday.
This week-long cruise actually goes along the same route down to Olympos and then back into Fethiye. Although you are seeing some of the major highlights twice, you will be spoilt by getting to enjoy swimming in and visiting different secluded bays on the way there and back. Although some people may think that seeing the highlights twice seems too much, it really is not. When you think about it, you will have the choice each time to get off-board and go onto land to visit the site or you may choose at one time to stay on board and enjoy the possible peace and quiet of being there alone. For those who also may be interested in the extra activities of diving and paragliding, this also gives you the chance to enjoy that to know you are not missing out on any part of you Sail Fethiye adventure as you will be seeing it again on the way there or back. The other luxury of a week-long blue cruise is you are fed, you have a bar on board and everything you need on board - it's time to not to have to think but really just relax and enjoy being looked after.
The Fethiye to Olympos to Fethiye Sail visits all the major highlights of the Turquoise coastline. You will get to visit St Nicholas Island, Butterfly Valley, Blue Lagoon and Oludeniz Beach, and all of this is just in your first day. You get to visit the gorgeous little fishing village of Kas as well as the Sunken City of Kekova and Simena Castle. Some of the secluded bays you stop in are pure wonders of natural beauty and you will get to be doing all of this whilst experiencing true Turkish hospitality. Your friendly crew on board will consist of a Captain, Sailor and Chef. They are all there to look out for you, feed your bellies and show you around this magical coastline of Southern Turkey.
So have a think and try to squeeze the extra days into your Turkey holiday as I guarantee you you will not want to be getting off your Sail Fethiye Blue Cruise holiday!
|Rates||1 Apr - 26 Jun EUR 460||27 Jun - 31 Jul EUR 560||1 Aug - 31 Aug EUR 600||1 Sep - 30 Sep EUR 560||1 Oct - 31 Oct EUR 460|
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|Dates Available||Pax 1 - 5||Pax 6 -10||Pax 11 - 16||Pax 17 +||Expires|
Fethiye - Kekova - Fethiye Gulet Cruise Itinerary
Fethiye to St Nicholas Island
Today we will ask you to get to our local Alaturka office in Fethiye for check-in information by 9 am. Please ask our friendly Sail Turkey crew for directions if required. Once we have all your soon to be new friends, we will take you down to your Turkish gulet for cabin check-in and some boat information. It will then be time to head on out of the harbour and on your way to the first stop of Butterfly Valley. Here you can either take the time to enjoy your first swim in the ocean or you may want to get back on land and take a wander through Butterfly Valley to see if you can indeed spot a Butterfly. From there you will head onto the famous Oludeniz Beach, well known to be the best place in the world for paragliding, as well as home to the Blue Lagoon.
Optional Activity: Paragliding Blue Lagoon
Now for those who want the best vantage point of seeing the Blue Lagoon - from the air, there is the optional activity of paragliding. If you think you would like more information please ask our Sail Turkey staff at the time of your booking to get some more details on this and a great pre-booking discount. As you sail past Oludeniz Beach your Captain will anchor down on the backside of the Blue Lagoon for you to have another swim and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Last stop today will be at St Nicholas Island. This is where you will anchor down for the evening and the afternoon is yours to swim and also go on land to explore the amazing ruins and climb to the top of the island for your Fethiye Sail best sunset. (L, D)
St Nicholas Island to Kas
This morning it's time for you to enjoy your sleep whilst the crew wake up at dawn to get moving on the biggest distance of your sail week. The crew will head off early in order for you to wake up in a beautiful bay just outside of Kalkan. . You may want to wake yourself up with a dip in the ocean before your Captain will be taking you onto Kas.
Optional Activity: Diving
The waters here are so crystal clear that even though you can see the bottom of the ocean it is still at least 20 or more metres deep. We recommend pre-booking this optional activity online before your cruise to receive special discounted rates and also to guarantee your dive.
This is said to be so many of our guest's favourite spot in Turkey. A small cobblestoned old fishing village. The streets are now lined with beautiful bougainvillaea and old ottoman houses that now have beautiful jewellery shops and clothing boutiques inside. Enjoy your time shopping or you may want to catch up on social media sitting in one of the numerous cafes that all offer wifi. After a few hours in Kas, your Captain will then head off to anchor down in a secluded bay for the evening for another beautiful night under the stars. (B, L, D)
Kas to Gokkaya Bay
Today is an action-packed day. It's time to sail past the famous Sunken City of Kekova. Your Captain will go slow enough for you all to get your photos and enjoy the natural ruins as they look to be falling into the ocean. This is a protected sight so it is illegal to swim or stop over the ruins. After enjoying the ruins you will then be offered the chance to go onto Kekova and visit Simena Castle.
You can enjoy the climb up to the top to enjoy some amazing views over the coastline or you may choose to prefer to sit and enjoy a cold drink or locally made ice cream in one of the cafes in this tiny, unspoilt fishing village. This afternoon your will anchor down to enjoy Gokkaya Bay - one of the most beautiful of your whole trip. Keep an eye out as you swim for all the turtles you are likely to find in the area. (B, L, D)
Gokkaya Bay to Demre
This morning you will get to have another swim in the beautiful Gokkaya Bay before you head onto Ucagiz Village Harbour. Here the people who have chosen the shorter 4-day cruise will depart the boat. So it's time for you to say farewell to new friends. You will also have a few hours to head into town where you can spend your time either wandering around, sitting in a cafe or go out to the impressive Lycian ruins. Around lunchtime, it's time to get back on board and welcome and newcomers who are going to be sailing back with you on the Sail Fethiye blue cruise.
Once everyone is back on board it will be time to go back to visit the Sunken City of Kekova and also Simena Castle. If you didn't climb up last time, now is your chance, or you may like to sit in a cafe or even just chill out on board and enjoy the sun and quiet time. (B, L, D)
Gokkaya Bay to Liman Agzi or Firnaz Bay
This morning you will head on for Kas. Time to get the credit cards out again and make those purchases you may have been tempted by last time. You will get to visit a new bay on your way back to Kas for a swim before anchoring down in the beautiful little village. For those who are history buffs, there are actually some ancient ruins scattered throughout the town and the little amphitheatre that overlooks the ocean is only a short walk just outside the main hustle and bustle of Kas. If you are finding it all just too hot to talk then why not just stroll around to one of the little beaches and take a dive back into the ocean. Kas has some natural cold currents coming through, so it's a certain way to get a refreshing break from the heat of the day. Once your time in Kas is finished you will head off to spend the night in another beautiful bay on the way towards Kalkan. (B, L, D)
Firnaz Bay or Liman Agzi to St Nicholas Island
This morning your crew have headed off early again to get you all onto Butterfly Valley. So as you open your eyes for the morning, you may be familiar with the surroundings you will see. Breakfast will be served before you have the time to go hike into the valley if you didn't last time or just enjoy the beautiful blue waters and have a swim to wake yourself up and start the day. Once Butterfly Valley is done it will be time to cruise back to Oludeniz Beach and the Blue Lagoon.
Optional Activity: Paragliding Blue Lagoon
Did you go paragliding last time? Are you tempted now? If so again we recommend pre-booking or speak to your Captain about giving it a go.
That night is again spent at St Nicholas Island. As the sunset is the best from the top of the island you may choose to go back on land to enjoy it with your new friends or you may like to sit on deck and enjoy a quiet sundowner as your crew are getting things ready for dinner. (B, L, D)
St Nicholas Island to Fethiye
This morning it's your last day on your Fethiye to Olympos to Fethiye Sail. It's time to enjoy the luxury of being on a boat and get a few swims in before you head back into Fethiye harbour. You should arrive at the harbour just after lunch. Again it will be time to farewell new friends and your friendly crew before you will make your own way back to accommodation or onto your next destination within Turkey. If you think you need assistance with any of your onward plans, please be sure to speak to the Sail Turkey crew when you are making your booking as they can assist you with ideas or answer any of your queries. We are sure that this Fethiye Sail week-long cruise has left you relaxed and re-energised ready to continue on with your travels. You will be sure to miss it all once you leave. (B, L)
Important note: although we use the word sail, our Turkish gulets actually cruise with their motors. No sailing is normally done along this coastline. Please also note that the Captain is in charge at all times. Should the weather change and any parts of this itinerary are too rough or dangerous to do or complete, we hope you understand your safety comes first. If any of the route is amended due to weather conditions all efforts are made to help customers on alternative options. No money is refunded.
Please find more details and information on your cabin charter below.
- A standard gulet is provided for this cabin charter. Some may be equipped with air conditioning, however, this cruise is a None-AC cruise.
- Yachts are determined on your arrival. Gulet cannot be predetermined or guaranteed at the time of booking.
- All our yachts have yacht insurance.
- We advise all travelers to take out their travel insurance.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Drinking water is included on this cruise.
- Meals are included for the duration of your cruise. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and snacks. Drinks are not provided in your cabin charter package.
- On this cabin charter, you cant not bring your drinks. All drinks are sold on board. A bar tab is set up for the week. All bar tabs are paid on the conclusion of your cruise by cash only.
- Port and marina fees, taxes and fuel are all included in your cabin charter package price.
- Linen is provided on this cabin charter. Please note that you must bring along your own bath/beach towel. No towels are provided.
- Entrance fees and optional activities are not included in the cabin charter package price (Paragliding, Diving, Water sports, Land transfers, etc).
- All cabins have private bathrooms & and a shower.
- The allocation of cabins is done on-site. All gulets and cabin layouts are different, cabins are not predetermined.
- On these cruises, you may be roomed in a twin, double, triple or quad cabin depending on your group breakdown. If you are a couple please notify beforehand & we will arrange a double private cabin for couples. Individuals are all shared in a twin, triple room mix gender (we will always try to match same-gender first).
- For individual travelers who do not want to be assigned with another passenger, single supplement cabins are available with extra cost. All cabins have private bathrooms with toilet and show restrictions
- Children of 6 and under are not allowed on this cabin cruise. Ages 7 to 10 years old are charged at 50% of the full cruise rate if staying in their parent/guardian’s cabin. If there is more than one child, the first child is charged 50% and every child after at full price. Ages 11+ charged at full cruise price.
Bringing your drinks is not allowed on this cruise.
- Your cabin charter is a non-guided tour. There is no local guide on board providing information on the sites and locations.
- All efforts will be made to follow this itinerary, however, in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change. This could include altered daily plans and overnight stops. In these situations all efforts will be made to consult customers on alternative options, no money will be refunded.
Pickups and Meeting Point
Departing from Fethiye: There are no Hotel pick-ups available. You will need to meet at Our Office at 09.00 AM. Please visit the 'Location & Contact page' for Alaturka office location.
Departing from Kas: There is no Hotel pick up available. You will receive the meeting point details on your e-ticket.
Departing from Olympos: Pick up is available from Olympos Hotels. Pick up is not provided from Cirali or Antalya.
Departing from Demre: Meeting time is at noon at Demre Bus station.
Transfers are available for an additional cost, please contact us if you want to book transfers.