OLYMPOS TO FETHIYE BLUE CRUISE
The most popular Blue Cruise leaving from Olympos is the cruise that heads onto Fethiye. Taking 4 days and 3 nights this cruise is the highlight of most peoples time in Turkey. The cruise has something for everyone whether it is the ancient sights or the beautiful turquoise waters for your swimming and snorkelling, no one will leave disappointed.
You leave Olympos / Demre Harbour bound for the famous Sunken City of Kekova and Simena Castle. You will spend the day in the Kekova area before getting to visit the little fishing village of Kas on the following day. There is time for shopping and plenty of swimming along the way on gulet cruise. The following morning you will wake up in Butterfly Valley where you can take a hike in the valley or just in enjoy the view. You will then cruise past Europe’s most photographed beach, Oludeniz, anchoring on the back side of the Blue Lagoon before you finally anchor down at St Nicholas Island, where you can go and explore the ruins and enjoy your last night on board. Throughout your gulet cruise you and the other guests 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.
You will be travelling on a standard Turkish gulet – yacht. The gulet is equipped with all your will need for your days and nights on board. You will have ensuite private bathrooms to each cabin and plenty of space inside to store your bags. Your Blue Cruise will end in Fethiye harbour on the forth day around lunchtime. Olympos to Fethiye blue cruise route is the most popular gulet cruise route in Turkey because of the variety of special destination of sites this coastline include. The coastline keep relics from the ancient Lycians, Ottomans, Romans, and Greeks which will make your gullet cruise turkey experience unforgettable.
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
OLYMPOS/DEMRE TO GOKKAYA BAY
- Around 10am our ground crew will come and collect you from your accommodation in Olympos. For all other locations we will have another pickup from Olympos Junction at 10:30am. We will set off by land to Demre where we will do another pickup at 12:00pm at Demre bus station. All guests will then be transferred to Demre Harbour, also known as Cayagzi (Andriake) Harbour. We check in to the gulet and brief you about your cruise. Lunch will be served shortly afterwards.
Our first sight for the day is the Sunken City, an ancient town that dates back 2000 years to the Lycian period and was destroyed by an earthquake in the 2nd century. We will cruise over this protected World Heritage site nice and slowly to enjoy the view, however as this is a protected sight no swimming, diving or snorkelling is allowed. Following this, we will anchor down near Kekova and the island of Kalekoy to visit Simena Castle. Guests can enjoywalking through the cobbled streets of the town or head into the castle to witness some amazing views of the Kekova region.
Tonight we anchor down in Gokkaya Bay, an area known to be a haven for turtles. Later in the evening a free shuttle service is provided 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. If you don't want to head to the bar, simply relax and chill out on the gulet. (L, D)
GOKKOYA BAY TO AQUARIUM BAY
Today you will 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 lots of handmade jewelry, clothes stores and some local cafes for a great brew of coffee. For those interested in the optional activity 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. There is some pretty good spots to see marine life, rock coral and even a wreck. Be sure to look at booking this optional activity online before your cruise to receive an online discount. After your time in Kas we will cruise past Kalkan and moor in Aquarium Bay for the night. (B, L, D)
AQUARIUM BAY TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND
This morning wake up to vivid blue sea and find yourself in Butterfly Valley. Wake yourself up with a morning swim, have breakfast and then take the optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is known to be the home to over 136 different types of butterflies and moths, in the summer months they can be difficult to spot though as they search for cooler climates deeper in the valley.
For lunch we will moor near the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz. Much swimming is to be had here and most venture into the blue lagoon over the rocks. Oludeniz Beach and the blue lagoon are one of the most photographers beaches in the world due to the thousands that paraglide here each year. Paragliding is an optional activity at this stop. Please look into pre booking this activity either online for special online rates; with our friendly office crew or last minute you can let your captain know. Tonight we will moor at St. Nicholas Island, where you will have time to walk up through the island's ruins and enjoy the sunset. For an afternoon of fun on the water, keep a look out for the watersport boats around this area too! (B, L, D)
ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO FETHIYE
Your last day on the gulet will be a nice and lazy start. You will wake up at St Nicholas Island where you can enjoy another morning swim. Lots of fish are in this area too, so why not throw a hand line in to see what you can add to lunch! We have breakfast before cruising around to one of the bays near Fethiye for lunch and a final swi. The gulet will enter Fethiye Harbour after lunch time around 1:00pm - 2:00pm. You will disembark the gulet and say farewell to new found friends and your friendly crew. Please note: Transfer services onto Fethiye Hotels is not included. We will have a crew member meet the gulet shall you wish to organise onward travel or transfers. (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 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...