Fethiye - 12 Islands - Kekova - Fethiye
Fethiye to Islands
Today you will check into your gulet in the afternoon around 15:30pm. Once you are onboard you will be given information and settled into your cabins and then your cruise begins. You will head out of Fethiye Harbour into the beautiful Gulf of Fethiye and the 12 Islands region. It's time to slip into holiday mode where you will spend the next week swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling and enjoying this beautiful coastline. Tonight you may like to have your first sunset drink when you anchor down at either Tersane (Shipyard) Bay or Flat Island.
12 Islands to St Nicholas Island
This morning you will cruise onto Bedri Rahmi Bay. This bay is famous for the painted fish by Bedri Rahmi himself who is the explorer responsible for discovering the turquoise coastline. Here you can go ashore and walk to the amazing King's Tomb before taking a dip at Cleopatra's Bath. These baths are said to be where Cleopatra bathed herself and where given to her as a wedding gift from Marc Antony. After this you will then cruise onto Oludeniz Beach, which is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Here you will anchor down on the backside of the Blue Lagoon where you can climb over the rocks to for a swim in lagoon itself. This afternoon you will anchor down for the night at St Nicholas Island. Here there is plenty to do. You can join in one of the many water sports activities on offer, enjoy the beautiful waters and maybe be able to swim with turtles or go on shore to explore the ruins that make up the island. From the top of the islands you can also enjoy one of the best sunsets in Turkey.
St Nicholas Island to Kas
This morning after breakfast we will cruise onto Aquarium Bay, which is a beautiful bay known for its crystal clear blue waters. There will be time for a swim before heading onto Kas. Here you can enjoy the time in town to go shopping. Kas is well known for its beautiful jewelry shops and boutique clothes. Wander the old cobbled streets, explore the fantastic markets or stop at a cafe for a drink to watch the sleepy little fishing village and all its passing tourists. For the evening you will anchor down in a bay just outside of Kas.
Kas to Gokkaya Bay
Today is the day to discover some of the many wonders of Turkey's Mediterranean coast and visit some of the sights that are infamous for this area. We will cruise straight onto the Sunken City of Kekova. This was once part of the village you can see opposite, but was destroyed in an earthquake back in the 2nd century. As you cruise by you will see the ruins of the houses and the village all submerged in the waters. You will then head over to visit Simena, where you can join the optional walk up to the ancient castle grounds. Or you can choose to wander through past all the old Lycian tombs that are scattered over the island. You will then cruise onto Gokkaya Bay where you will anchor down for the night. If you fancy a night out there is a night club called Smuggler's Inn in the middle of no where nearby. If you are interested in going to meet up with other neighbouring boats and dance the night away, speak with your crew. Or you can always choose to stay on board and have a quiet drink under the stars.
Gokkaya Bay to Kocakari Bay
This morning is a lazy start to the day. After breakfast you will cruise around to the beautiful old fishing village of Ucagiz and Aperlai Bay. Here you have the chance to go trekking through the Aperlai ruins or you may like to wander through the small little fishing village of Ucagiz looking at all the locally made craft products. You will then cruise onto Kocakari Bay where you will anchor down for the afternoon/evening, so there is plenty of time to sunbathe, swim and relax.
Kocakari Bay to Firnaz Bay
This morning we will cruise onto Kalkan where we will spend the day. You can either go exploring the old fishing village enjoying the many shops and cafes, bars and restaurants. Or you may like to seek out one of it beautiful beaches and continue to enjoy the stunning Mediterranean. Later in the afternoon you will cruise onto Firnaz Bay where you will anchor down for the evening.
Firnaz Bay to Tarzans Bay/Samanlik
You crew will set off early this morning whilst you can continue to sleep to wake up at the amazing Butterfly Valley. You will be served breakfast and then you can really enjoy the stunning azure waters for a swim. You can swim to the beach or you may like to go for a wander into the valley to try spot one of the many butterflies that are said to inhabit here. You will then cruise onto Cold Spring Bay, where if you are brave you can jump into the icy cold waters that they say takes ten years off your life. For the evening you will anchor down at Samanlik Bay or Tarzans Bay.
Tarzans Bay / Samanlik to Fethiye
This morning after breakfast you can fit in one last swim before you cruise onto Fethiye Harbour where it's time to check out around 10:30am and bid farewell to your friendly crew. If you need assistance with your ongoing journey or transfer please do not hesitate to discuss this at the time of making your private charter reservation.