FETHIYE TO OLYMPOS BLUE CRUISE
The Fethiye to Olympos Blue Cruise that takes 4 days and 3 nights to cruise down to Olympos, is the most popular route along the Turquoise Coastline*. Travelling on a Turkish gulet, this blue cruise has something for everyone. From the ancient cities and sights to crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkelling.
You depart Fethiye to cruise on for Butterfly Valley where you can take the time to hike in the valley or just enjoy the vivid blue ocean for your first swim. You then cruise past Europe’s most photographed beach, Oludeniz, anchoring on the back of the Blue Lagoon. That afternoon you anchor at St Nicholas Island, where you can explore the ruins before catching the sunset. Kas and the Kekova region will be explored over the next few days. You will be taken past the famous Sunken City of Kekova, have time to go shopping in Kas and visit the ruins of Simena Castle. Throughout your blue cruise you will be offered the chance to undertake some optional activities of paragliding and diving, you will get the chance to relax and swim in some stunning bays, whilst the whole time enjoying a plentiful of Turkish dishes and hospitality.
When you board your Blue Cruise, you will be cruising along on a standard Turkish gulet. These gulets are now to a very high standard and all the cabins come with private ensuite bathroom. The gulet will be equipped with sun beds, shaded area and some water toys are usually on board with snorkeling gear. The cabin options on the gulet could be twin, double or triple depending on the yacht layout. You will depart your gulet cruise in Demre Harbour where you will then be transferred to Olympos as part of your Blue Cruise adventure. Fethiye to olympos gulet cruise is the most popular gulet cruise in Turkey because of the variety of highlight destination of sites which this coastline includes. The coastline keep relics from the ancient Lycians, Romans, Ottoman and Greeks.
HIGHLIGHTS : Fethiye, Kas, Oludeniz, Demre, Kekova, Butterfly Valley, Simena Castle, St Nicholas Island, Olympos, Sunken City.
Duration : 4 Days 3 Nights
Gulet Class : Standard
Meals : Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea Time + Fruit & Snacks
Drinks : Excluded
Shared Cabins : YES
FETHIYE TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND
Guests will be collected from any centrally located hotel in Fethiye around 10:00am to meet in the Alaturka office for check in. You will then all be taken to your gulet for a briefing about your cruise. You then depart Fethiye harbour around 11:00am to 11:45am and cruise to Butterfly Valley for swimming, lunch and an optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is known to be the home to over 136 different types of butterflies and moths, however in the summer months they can be difficult to spot.
Afterwards, you will visit the most photographed beach in the world - Oludinez. Here you have the optional excursion of going paragliding. You will take off from Babadag Mountain, 2000 metres and fly over Oludeniz beach and Blue Lagoon. This is one of the best spots in the world for paragliding and will offer you the most amazing and spectacular views! Please look into pre booking this activity either online for special online rates; with our friendly office crew or last minute let your captain know on departing Fethiye. Tonight you will anchor down at St. Nicholas Island, where you will have time to walk up through the island's ruins and sit and enjoy the sunset. (L, D)
ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO KAS
Today you will wake up just outside of Kalkan in the beautiful Aquarium Bay for breakfast and a swim. You will then cruise onto Kas, which is a small fishing village with some of the best shopping in the area, especially unique jewelry pieces. You will be given time to explore the local shops, including many handmade jewelry, clothes stores and some local cafes for great coffee. For those interested in the optional extra of diving, you will be transferred out to the diving boat to go scuba diving in what is said to be the best place to dive in Southern Turkey. Get the chance to dive in the beautiful clear waters of the Southern Mediterranean with some sights offering a cave dive or even a wreck dive. Be sure to look at booking this optional extra online before your cruise to receive an online discount. The night is spent in one of the secluded bays between Kas and Kekova. (B, L, D)
KAS TO GOKKAYA BAY
Today after breakfast you will cruise onto the Sunken City, an ancient town that dates back 2000 years to the Lycian period and was destroyed by an earthquake. You will cruise over this protected World Heritage site nice and slowly to enjoy the view, however no swimming, diving or snorkelling is allowed in this area as it is now a protected sight. Afterwards you will anchor down to visit Kekova and Simena Castle, where you can walk to the top and witness a magical view over the bay.
For the night we anchor down in Gokkaya Bay and there is a chance tonight to go party at the nearby bar, Smuggler’s Inn. Meet up with other travellers from other boats, for a night of dancing under the stars. A free boat service will pick you up and runs regularly all night. If you don't want to party, simply relax and chill out on the gulet. (B, L, D)
GOKKAYA BAY TO DEMRE / OLYMPOS
Your last day on the boat will be a nice and lazy start. Resting off any sore heads from partying the night before you wake up and have time for a morning swim. After breakfast you will head past Pirates Cave on your way to Demre Harbour, also known as Cayagzi (Andriake) Harbour to arrive before lunch at 10:30/11:00am for disembarking the boat. It is time to farewell new found friends and your friendly crew.
Lunch is not included on the last day. We will meet you in Demre Harbour by bus to transfer you onto Olympos and drop you off at your tree house of choice. If you're planning on travelling onto other destinations, you need to let the driver know so you can be dropped off at Demre bus station where you can catch a local bus. Buses to Antalya and Kas depart every 30 minutes, buses onto Fethiye depart every hour and no need to pre book these tickets. (B)
IMPORTANT NOTICE All efforts are made to follow this itinerary, however in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change at Captain's discretion. Our passenger's safety is 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 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...