FETHIYE TO DEMRE BLUE CRUISE 3 DAYS
If you are pushed for time then the shorter Blue Cruise for 3 days and 2 nights departing Fethiye is your best choice to still get to see the stunning Turquoise Coastline. Travelling on a standard gulet, you will cruise onto Demre and depart the boat after the third day so you will still be able to enjoy the best of the ancient sights and sights, swimming and snorkelling.
You leave Fethiye to cruise on to Butterfly Valley. Here you will be given the chance to take a hike in the valley or you may choose to just stay and enjoy the vivid blue ocean around you. It will then be time to cruise past Oludeniz, which is Europe’s most photographed beach, before you anchor on the backside of the Blue Lagoon. That evening you spend the night at St Nicholas Island, where you have time to go and explore the ruins before the sunset. The following few days you get to enjoy the fishing village of Kas and the ancient sites of the Kekova region. Before you depart the gulet you will get to visit the Sunken City of Kekova and visit the ruins of Simena Castle. Whilst on board you will be offered the chance to undertake some optional activities of paragliding and diving.
This amazing blue cruise is undertaken on a traditional Turkish gulet. The gulet will offer each twin share or couple their own private cabin whilst other solo travellers will share together. All cabins come with private bathroom and there is plenty of room to store your bags. The standard gulet will have lounge areas for you to chill out and fully relax. At the end of the third day you will depart from your amazing blue cruise in Demre. The 3 day Fethiye to Demre gullet cruise is slightly shorter version of Fethiye to Olympos blue cruise, perfect for those short on time. Because of the coastline, this is one of the most popular Gulet cruise in Turkey.
HIGHLIGHTS : Fethiye, Kas, Oludeniz, Kekova, Butterfly Valley, Simena Castle, St Nicholas Island, Sunken City
Duration : 3 Days 2 Nights
Gulet Class : Standard
Meals : Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea Time + Fruit & Snacks
Drinks : Excluded
Shared Cabins : YES
FETHIYE TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND
The meeting point for today is at the Turco Travel office at 10:00am. Those staying in central Fethiye will be collected from their hotels at a predetermined time and those staying outside of these pickup locations will meet at the office. Following check in, we will board the gulet for a short briefing. The gulet will then depart Fethiye harbour around 11:00am to 11:45am and cruise to the first stop, Butterfly Valley. Time for some swimming, lunch and an optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is known to be home to more than 136 different types of moths and butterflies, however in the hotter days they can be difficult to spot.
The next stop is the most photographed beach in the world - Oludinez. At Oludeniz there is the option to go paragliding. This involves taking off from Babadag Mountain, 2000 metres high and fly over the Blue Lagoon and Oludeniz. This is the best spot in Europe and probably the world for paragliding and will offer you the most spectacular views! For those wanting to fly please consider pre booking this activity either online for special online rates or you can book with our friendly office crew and also last minute with your captain. Tonight the gulet will anchor down at St. Nicholas Island, where you will have time to walk up through the ruins covering the island and sit and enjoy the sunset. (L, D)
ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO KAS
Today our guests will wake up just outside of Kalkan in the beautiful Aquarium Bay for a morning swim and breakfast. Afterwards we then cruise onto Kas, a small fishing village with a cafe culture home to great cafes, beer gardens and restaurants. It also has some of the best shopping in the area, especially unique jewelry. You will have plenty of time to explore these shops, cafes and even the town's ancient theatre. At this stop there is also the option to do scuba diving. It is the best place in southern Turkey to dive. For those without a license you can do an introduction dive or certified divers can view everything from caves or even a wreck. Be sure to look at booking this optional extra online before your cruise to receive an online discount. This can also be booked with the captain on board. Tonight is spent in a secluded bay between Kas and Kekova. (B, L, D)
KAS TO DEMRE
Today, following breakfast we will cruise onto the Sunken City, an ancient town destroyed by an earthquake in the second century. This dates back 2000 years to the Lycian period. We will cruise parallel to this protected World Heritage site nice and slowly. There is, however, no swimming, diving or snorkelling allowed in this area as it isa protected sight. Afterwards the gulet will anchor down near Kekova to visit Simena Castle and the rest of the island. Walking to the top of Simena Castle provides a magical view over the bay.
In the afternoon you will be transferred to Demre Harbour where your cruise ends. A Turco Travel ground crew member will then transfer you by car to Demre Bus Station where you can make your own way onto your next destination. There are regular buses onto both Olympos, Antalya and Fethiye from this bus station. (B, L)
IMPORTANT NOTICE All efforts are made to follow this itinerary, however in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change. This is at the Captain's discretion. Our passenger's safety is our number one priority. This could include daily destinations as well as overnight stops. If these situations arise, all efforts will be made to consult customers on the alternative options. No money will be 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 and will only be used if specified on your cabin charter information and itinerary.Yachts are determined on your arrival. Gulet cannot be predetermined or guaranteed at time of booking. All our yachts have yacht insurance. We advise all travellers to take out their own individual travel insurance.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Free pickups are provided for the Fethiye to Olympos and Olympos to Fethiye cruise. Pickup is provided from central Fethiye and central Demre and Olympos. No pickups from surrounding areas including Calis, Oludeniz, Cirali Beach, Antalya and Hisaronu. No pickup is provided for Kas cruises.
- Port and marina fees, taxes and fuel are all included in your cabin charter package price.
- Passengers have the use of all standard yachting equipment on board. This includes snorkels and masks and board games.
- 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.
MEALS & DRINKS
All 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 may not bring along your own drinks. All drinks including water are sold on board at reasonable prices. A bar tab is setup for the duration of the week. All bar tabs are paid on the conclusion of your cruise.
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. Where possible, Alaturka will do their best to room couples in a double cabin, and individuals in a twin room of a person of the same sex.For individual travellers who do not want to be assigned with another passenger, single supplement cabins are available.All cabins have private bathrooms with toilet and shower
-Your cabin charter is a non-guided tour. There is no local guide on board providing information on the sites and locations.
-Children of all ages are allowed on this cabin cruise. However it is not recommended for 1-3 year olds. Ages 4 to 10 years old are charged at 50% of the full cruise rate if staying in their parent/guardian’s cabin. If there are more than one child, the first child is charged 50% and every child after at full price. Ages 11+ charged at full cruise price.
-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...