10 Things To Do In Kas, Kalkan and Kekova

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Every trip involves a little planning. And here is a list of attractions in Kaş and Kalkan to help you decide what to do.

 

  1. Sailing

 

A holiday in Kas and Kalkan is unthinkable without getting on board a boat. The coast of the Antalya province of Turkey is one of the most beautiful places in the world along which to sail, and you can enjoy its beaches and islands on one of our weekly voyages or daily boat trips.

 

  1. Fishing

 

Say “fishing” and the majority of people think of a middle-aged angler in muddy waders. Our tours in Kaş and Kalkan, however, will prove just how glamorous fishing can be. Our Kaş – Kekova daily trip includes a stop at Yalija Bay, where you can enjoy fishing for wrasse, bonito and leer fish; all in beautiful, golden sunshine – we even provide all the equipment you’ll ever need.

 

  1. Swimming and snorkelling

 

The clear, turquoise water of the Antalya coast acts like a magnet for swimming and snorkelling enthusiasts. Indeed, the plethora of diving areas is one single reason that many people holiday in Kaş and Kalkan. Most of our day trips and all of our voyages include at least one opportunity to go snorkelling. Don’t forget, we provide the equipment, a sea scooter and underwater camera. You can even enjoy a swim by moonlight on our Full Moon Tour.

 

  1. Walking and hiking

 

Among the many attractions in Kaş and Kalkan is the sheer, simple pleasure of walking. The climate, of course, makes any walk in the area a pleasure. However, all of our tours in Kaş and Kalkan include at least one great, walking opportunity. For example, our Kaş – Antalya voyage involves an evening and night in Finike; a town filled with orange groves. Another place you will want to walk around is Gemiler Adasi or Ships Island; a place we visit on our Kaş-Fethiye-Göcek Voyage.

 

  1. Exploring history

 

Going back in time is one of the things that you will want to do on a holiday in Kaş and Kalkan. The Antalya coast is steeped in history, being the site of the ancient Lycian culture, and all of our voyages include a tour of at least one historical sight. On day five of the Kaş–Fethiye-Göcek voyage, for example, we visit Tersane Island where you can view ancient shipyards among the Byzantine ruins.

 

  1. Eat great food

 

A holiday in Kaş and Kalkan should also mean a holiday from cooking. All of our boat voyages include three meals daily, prepared by an on-board chef and made of fresh and local ingredients. Most of our daily boat tours in Kaş and Kalkan include lunch and/or a repast of fruit and tea. Of course, many of the towns that we visit feature their own restaurants serving wonderful meals of local seafood.

 

  1. Hunting for treasure

 

Tell someone that you are going on a treasure hunt and they will most likely think you a bit crazy. However, while you are on Holiday in Kaş and Kalkan, you will have the opportunity to do just that. The Kaş – Kekova voyage includes a stop at Pineforest Bay, site of the infamous pirates cave. Swimmers will have the opportunity to explore this cave where, tradition has it, that pirates hid treasure and women.

 

  1. Tax-free shopping

 

If a search of the pirates’ cave fails to net any bounty, you may want to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. Among the attractions of Kaş and Kalkan is the opportunity to go tax-free shopping. The daily boat Kaş – Kastellorizo (Megisti) tour involves a trip to the Greek island of Kastellorizo. It is a tiny island, population about 400, with a shop where you can buy souvenirs or just take a good look around.

 

  1. Enjoy the night life

 

While on holiday in Kaş and Kalkan, you might want to embark on the Full Moon Tour, for one night. It is a beautiful trip and gives you the opportunity to go swimming by moonlight. Another attraction is that you decide when you want it to finish. Of course, nightlife also includes visiting one of the wonderful bars and restaurants that are among the attractions of Kaş and Kalkan.

 

  1. Sunbathing

 

Finally, we arrive at one of the most popular of all pastimes while on holiday in Kaş and Kalkan – lapping up the sun. With our coastline and islands, there is no shortage of stunning beaches – Cleopatra Bay, Kaputaş Beach and many more, upon which to enjoy this ever-popular holiday activity.

 

Finally…

 

Step right up and take your pick of any or all of these attractions in Kaş and Kalkan.

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Exclusive Crewed Yacht Charters in Turkey / Kaş, Kalkan ve Kekova da Özel Tekne Turları

Boat Trip Turkey is a family owned business. We don’t use expensive marketing strategies, make exaggerated claims, or offer an impersonal service. In fact, we pride ourselves on giving our customers a unique, customised cruise experience that is unparalleled in the market place; when it comes to crewed boat rental in Turkey, we believe that we’ve got the edge.
Both my wife and I are avid fans of travelling and are always excited to meet new people; first and foremost, we love making new friends and we are both adventurous souls.
My love affair with the ocean began almost a decade ago, during my studies, when I was entrusted to run the family boat during the summers between University years, largely offering private boat tours in Kas.
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Sailing Holiday for Honeymoon

One of the most romantic things that a newlywed couple can do is go on a sailing holiday for their honeymoon. Just imagine being able to sit on the deck of a luxury yacht, sipping champagne and watching the sun rising or setting.

Now, just imagine that you are taking your honeymoon along the coast of the Antalya province of Turkey; enjoying the sparkling blue of the Mediterranean Sea from one viewpoint and the sight of the costal orange and lemon groves on the other. And you can hire a crewed yacht for your honeymoon from Boat Trip Turkey, to make your special days together the memory of a lifetime.

The intimate experience 

The newlywed pair availing of our honeymoon yacht charter will have an undoubtedly intimate experience. This is because we understand the need to leave our clients alone at the most intimate time of their lives. When you hire our crewed yacht for your honeymoon, on an overnight or weekly basis, we leave you alone or with your guests at night.

The following morning, we sail to your yacht on our tender boat, keeping up our exceptional level of service for that day. The price you pay us for your sailing holiday for your honeymoon does include three full meals daily, cooked by an on-board chef, as well as limitless tea, coffee and water. The boat fuel is included in the trip, as are all harbour fees for stopping at Turkish ports. You also have the use of kayaks and snorkelling equipment, a sea scooter and underwater camera.

If you decide to go on one of our weekly voyages, you may welcome guests on board at any one of the many stopping points. Depending on the terms of your rental, you can welcome between six and twelve guests on a boat that is hired on a daily basis, and between six and eight guests on a weekly rental boat. The real beauty of a sailing holiday for your honeymoon, however, is that you don’t have to stay in the same place.

Kaş to Kekova

On a crewed yacht for your honeymoon, you can choose from one of our three voyages. The Kaş – Kekova trip takes up to a week, depending on how much time you want to spend at each of the resting places. At a time decided by you on day one, we set sail from Kaş to Pigeon Island, a place where you can enjoy swimming in crystal clear waters.

Afterwards, we head for Limanagzi or Harbour Mouth’s Bay, a place to wine, dine and hang out before settling down for the night. On the following days, our trip takes us to the Five Islands, the Byzantine ruins of Aperlai, and Simena, the “sunken city” of Kekova. The remainder of the trip includes stops at Pineforest Bay and Eleks Bay. On the final day, we travel from Ufak Dere to Kaş harbour.

Kaş to Antalya Voyage

This trip is ideal for the happy pair who is looking forward to quiet time on their crewed yacht for their honeymoon. You decide the time that we depart Kaş harbour for Aquarium Cove. Here, you will have an opportunity to snorkel in clear, blue waters and use the sub aquatic camera, before we set sail to Shipyard Bay, famous for its Byzantine ruins. We spend the first night of this trip at Karalos Bay.

The following day sees us in Finke, a town famous for its orange groves. Your honeymoon charter yacht continues on to places like Genovese Harbour, Olympos, Rat Island and Inonu Bay – this stop is where we spend our final night. Even so, the following day is filled with activity, before we return, happy and suntanned, to Kaş harbour.

Kaş-Fethiye-Göcek Voyage

On this voyage, you will spend one week on board your crewed yacht for your honeymoon. Once more, the boat leaves Kaş at a time that you appoint. Our first stop is Besmi Island, where you can swim in the clear and fabulous waters, before sailing on to Kaputaş Beach. This little town is famed for being unspoilt by restaurants and suntan parlours. We spend the first night in Fimtaz Bay.

The following day sees us in Gemiler Adasi or Ships Island, a place that is ideal for exploring on foot. Next day, we travel to Monastery Bay and then on to Cleopatra Bay, the golden sands of which will appeal to sunbathing honeymooners. Many adventures later, we make our final journey from Five Islands back to Kaş.

Really, with our luxurious boats and superb customer care, there is no other firm from which to hire a honeymoon charter yacht.

For further information please check our web site http://www.boattripturkey.com

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Boat Trips in Kas, kalkan and Kekova

For the visitor on holiday on the Antalya coast of Turkey, we offer a variety of boat trips in Kaş and Kalkan. In addition to our three stunning voyages, we offer four day trips, a Full Moon tour and the Dinner Dining tour, which gives you the opportunity to dine under a starlit sky as we sail.

Kaş – Kekova Tour

This is one of our boat trips to Kekova and Simena, the “sunken city.” We depart at 9.30 in the morning and enjoy tea or coffee on our sunny deck, as we sail to Yalija Bay. Those of you who enjoy fishing can use our tackle to fish for wrasse, bonito and leer fish.

One hour later, we will all be swimming in the waters of Yalija Bay. The swimmers refreshed, we depart for Aquarium Cove; a place that is as good as it sounds. Here, the snorkelers can explore the clear, blue waters filled with interesting marine life. It’s also worth mentioning that the price of your tour includes the use of snorkels and fins, masks and goggles.

Snorkelling is hungry work and, back on deck, you can tuck into a freshly prepared lunch of kebabs and Turkish mezes. Afterwards, we set sail for the Kekova islands and Simena, really the highlight of this trip. Not only is it one of the lovelier parts of the coastline, you will have the opportunity to see the ruins of the ancient Lycian city that sank into the sea after an earthquake, over 2,000 years ago.

When we are finished touring the Kekova islands, we set sail for Kaleköy or Castleville, where you can view Roman ruins and ancient sarcophagi. Later on, we visit Üçağiz Village or “the village with three mouths,” where three rivers converge.

You can see more Roman ruins in this little fishing hamlet before we sail on to Inonu Bay. Here the swimmers will have one more opportunity to get wet before we return to Kaş Harbour.

Kaş – Islands Tour

One of our very popular boat tours in Kaş and Kalkan is the Kaş – Islands tour. We depart Kaş Harbour at 9.30 am and sail for Güvercin or Pigeon Island; a journey which takes about twenty minutes. The snorkelers among you will love the bit that comes next; a stone sculpture of a shark under the water.

Here, we remind all snorkelers that you have the use of our sea scooter and our underwater camera, since no one will want to forget this part of the trip. We spend two hours here before setting sail for the Greek island of Megisti or Kastellorizo. Here, snorkelers can delight in exploring an underwater canyon.

Back on deck, you enjoy one of our superb lunches, before setting sail for Limanağzi Koyu or Harbour Mouth’s Bay. The history lovers among you will enjoy seeing and, no doubt, photographing the ancient tombs that are carved into the mountain cliffs here.

Later, we cruise to the Büyük Cakil or Big Pebble Beach and enjoy a refreshment of fruit and tea before sailing back to Kaş harbour.

Kaş – Kastellorizo (Megisti) Tour

This tour is one of our slightly different boat trips in Kaş and Kalkan. All holders of EU passports may enter the Greek island of Kastellorizo without a prearranged visa. All other nationalities, including Turkish nationals, must have a visa for this trip.

We leave at 10am and sail for twenty minutes before arriving at Meis harbour. You can enjoy a whole day on this island, visiting its little churches and going tax-free shopping in the town. You can also say “hi” to the seals that live in its Blue Caves. And we return to Kaş harbour by 6pm.

Kaş – Kaputaş Tour

This tour is one of our very popular boat trips in Kaş and Kalkan. We leave Kaş harbour at 9.30am and sail for Maradi Island, not far from Meis. After one hour’s swimming, we sail on to Kaputaş beach, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches in the world.

Here, you can catch fish and capture images before we sail on to the Mavi Magra or Blue Cave. Now, it is the turn of the snorkelers to have fun, before we sail on to Pigeon Island. If you haven’t done so already, you will want to dive in and take photos of the stone shark sculpture with our underwater camera – always available to you

Finally, we travel to Büyük Cakil or Big Pebble beach for a refreshment of fruit and tea before returning to Kaş harbour.

Why we are different

Our boat tours in Kaş and Kalkan differ from all of the others because of the service that we offer to our customers in terms of personal comfort, attention to detail and all of those extra matters that transform a satisfactory holiday into an experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

You can find detailed information on our web site. http://www.boattripturkey.com

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Crewed Sailing Holidays in Kas by Captain Ergun

Boat Trip Turkey is a family owned business. We don’t use expensive marketing strategies, make exaggerated claims, or offer an impersonal service. In fact, we pride ourselves on giving our customers a unique, customised cruise experience that is unparalleled in the market place; when it comes to crewed boat rental in Turkey, we believe that we’ve got the edge.

Both my wife and I are avid fans of travelling and are always excited to meet new people; first and foremost, we love making new friends and we are both adventurous souls.

My love affair with the ocean began almost a decade ago, during my studies, when I was entrusted to run the family boat during the summers between University years, largely offering private boat tours in Kas.

Upon graduating, with an economics degree, I was faced with the not so straightforward task of deciding what to do with my life. While my friends were all attracted to high paying office jobs, my summers spent running boat trips in Kas had had a deep and telling impact on my internal dialogue.

Rather than taking the traditional path into employment, I decided to follow my heart and continue to run the family boat, full time. It was a decision that I didn’t take lightly, but it’s certainly one that I feel thankful that I made, each and every day.

My wife, who also owns a Seaman’s license, shares my passion for adventure and is a valuable member of our team. Like most Turkish women, she’s an exceptional cook, who is able to create the most sumptuous of dishes, from the most basic of produce. I don’t know how the business would run without her; our boat trips in Kas just wouldn’t be the same.

My wife and I run boat trips in Kas during the summer months, spending the winters travelling the world. It’s been a long, hard road, building our business together, but we believe that our passion is what has got us this far. And we don’t intend on stopping anytime soon.

Why am I telling you this?

Hopefully, after finding out a little more about our team, you can see that, unlike other, large commercial outfits, who offer crewed sailing yacht rental in Kas, Boat Trip Turkey is run by a group of people that have real passion for what we do, and that have a deep understanding of what our guests are looking for when they book with us.

Sure, we have to make a living, but our overwhelming focus is on taking care of our guests, helping to ensure that sailing through the Turkish Riviera, with us, is one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

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Boat Trips in Kas, Kalkan and Kekova

As a captain, I have taken hundreds of different people on these tours: I realize the impact of my profession every time I see the smiles on the faces of my guests.  I am sure that my occupation is the very best one imaginable:  I myself never tire of the extensive and stunning beauties of the natural environs in and around Kaş.

These days people work extra hard and look forward to their summer holidays.  I highly suggest Kaş for primary consideration as holiday destination for such people: a small coastal town in Turkey, it has successfully preserved its natural landscape and offers incomparable beauty and leisure activities.

Imagine being on a holiday only to enjoy the very same beach day after day.  Of course everyone wants a holiday with relaxation and fun.  But with a Blue Voyage, you get all this and more: you get to change the setting of your beach and swimming excursions several times a day!  That is, a rare opportunity to combine complete relaxation while also travelling about, exploring new frontier—let us put in the effort of travelling while you read your book or enjoy a coffee or tea on deck!

As you finalize your holiday plans, please keep in mind that our “Mavi Tur” or Blue Voyage just might be the dream vacation that you have always wanted to take.

Excuse me please as I must now embark on another magical journey with our newly arrived guests!

Hope to see you here too!

Time to Set Sail

Close your eyes and imagine yourself on the deck of a boat.  Imagine that you are cruising with your privately hired crew and vessel on a Blue Voyage taking you through the pristine bays and small islands around Kaş, Kekova and Castellorizo (Greece).  We bet this image stirs excitement within: it doesn’t sound so bad, being with your friends and family far away from the suffocating bustle of city life!