Daily Boat Trip and Tours
What boat trips do you offer ?
Our daily boat trips take you on a journey to some of the best nature spots and historical sites in the Kekova region. We have specialised itineraries that bring you to a number of gorgeous bays and interesting underwater ruins. There’ll be plenty of time for relaxation, swimming, and exploration. You can find these options on the website under Kekova Boat Trips.
Where do the boat trips leave from ?
For our daily boat trips to Kekova, you can choose to depart from Demre, Üçağız or Kas harbour. However, we also organise tours (boat and museum/historical site visits) which involve a transfer service from a different region, depending on the season and number of participants. You can find the tour options on the website under Kekova Tours.
What’s the difference between a boat trip and a tour ?
Our daily boat trip adheres to a preset itinerary stopping at beautiful destinations in the Kekova region. Apart from one stop on the full-day boat trip which you can explore on foot (Simena Castle), all other spots are located on the water (lots of gorgeous bays for swimming!).
When it comes to our tours, although they also involve a boat trip to Kekova, once the trip has ended, we go on to visit additional museums and historical sites on land in neighbouring Demre, such as the Ancient City of Myra. Therefore a tour can be seen as a more extensive trip and continues past the boat trip. The boat trip departs and arrives back in Demre, however we provide transfer service from where you are staying. The reason we offer this tour is for those who are not staying in Demre but also hope to visit some of the most interesting archeological sites there.
Do you arrange trips and tours daily ?
Yes, we provide boat trips and tours (boat and land) daily.
Can I just have the boat for myself ?
Certainly! If you have enough guests, you can opt for a private boat trip or tour, and we will arrange everything just for you. You can find these options on the website under Kekova Boat Trips and Kekova Tours. We also offer private boat rental from Demre or Kas, which can be found under Boats & Yachts, giving you more freedom with the places you visit, rather than sticking to a preset itinerary.
Do you plan all the activities on the boat ?
Not at all! We take breaks in the most beautiful areas surrounded by nature where there are swimming and snorkelling opportunities. In certain areas, you can disembark the boat and explore villages or ruins by foot.
Blue Cruise: Cabin Charter
Blue Cruise: Private Yacht Charter
Can we start and end the tour at different harbours ?
Start and endpoints can be agreed upon before starting your boat journey. Usually, the boat is returned to the departure port, although it is possible to accommodate special requests. In this case, a price difference may be requested to compensate for transferring the boat or equipment. The cost will vary depending on the distance between the start and end ports of the tour.
Can I decide my own route for the trip ?
Yes, this is possible with our private yacht rental. We can organise tailor-made itineraries for you depending on where you would like to explore.
What is included in the price of the yacht charter ?
The price of renting a private yacht includes mooring fees in Turkish waters, port taxes, yacht insurance, fuel, boat laundry, water utilities, transit log, personnel service, and free use of equipment on board.
What is not included in the price of the yacht charter?
The price of the private yacht charter does not include harbour taxes and mooring fees in Greek territorial waters, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, land tours, or transfers to and from the airport or your hotel.
Can we bring our baby on the yacht tours ?
You can bring your baby on board the private cabin charters.
Can I request museum visits during the yacht charter ?
We can organise private guided land tours for you in areas near the Blue Cruise route according to your requests. This includes museum visits and historical sites. The entrance fees are not included in the price of the yacht rental.
What should we bring with us ?
We suggest bringing: swimwear, sunbathing towel, high-protection sun lotion, hat, protective lip balm, suitable clothes (to accommodate changing temperatures), and of course your (action)camera to capture your happy moments. You are not allowed to walk on deck with shoes, but you should bring appropriate shoes for exploration on land.
Can we bring snorkels, masks, and flippers?
We recommend you to bring your own snorkel and goggles even though it is available onboard our boats.
What activities can we do during our Blue Cruise ?
There is plenty to see and do! You can sunbathe, go swimming, read books, take part in a variety of water sports, explore the area when the boat drops anchor for the evening, or even do a spot of fishing. If you wish to add on a land tour as part of your Blue Cruise, you can visit ancient ruins and museums in the area. But don’t feel obliged to do everything on offer; you can just enjoy the sailing route, and appreciate the time with your travel companions.
Can you cook meals for special diets ?
On the private yacht charters, anything is possible when it comes to the menu.
Can we bring drinks on the yacht ?
Yes, you can bring your own drinks on board a private yacht cabin charter.
Is smoking allowed ?
Smoking in the lounge and cabins is not permitted for health and safety reasons. However, should guests wish to smoke they can do so on the deck area.
Can we use our electronic devices and how can we charge them ?
Electronic devices are charged with 220-volt electricity. Unfortunately, they are not available on every boat. You will be informed about this beforehand so that you know if the boat has this possibility or not.
How many crew members will be on the yacht ?
The number of crew members varies according to the size of the boat and the number of cabins. 4 cabin boats have a minimum of 2 staff members, whilst boats with more cabin rooms have 3 or 4 crew members. For ultra-luxury yachts, they will have at least 4 to 10 people making up the crew.
Do I need any qualification or certificate to sail?
You do not need any documents or qualifications to rent a crewed yacht charter. When the crew is sailing the boat, you can sit back and relax as you enjoy the journey with its beautiful scenery and turquoise waters. But if you’d like, you can chat with the captain as he/she’s sailing the boat, and they will happily tell you about how to direct the boat and the different boat terms they use!
Do I need to take out travel insurance ?
All of our yachts are covered by third-party liability insurance, protecting the owner, guests, and crew against personal injury or boat damage. However, we recommend that you take out your own personal travel insurance, to fully protect you against any personal accidents or sudden illnesses.
Can we visit any Greek Islands ?
For private Blue Cruises, we can prepare tour programs for you to visit one or more Greek islands in the vicinity. Harbour costs to visit the Greek islands are not included in the price.
Is tipping the crew customary ?
It is customary to tip workers in Turkey in appreciation of good service. Generally, gratuities are given to the captain to share among the staff. The tip amount tends to be around 5% of the charter fee if you are happy with the service from the crew; however, this is entirely at your discretion.
Do I need a document or an amnesty to go fishing with you on the boat ?
Since our boat is private, there is no need for any documents.
Do you have bathrooms in the boat ?
Yes, we do have bathrooms on our boats. All of our toilets are powered by electricity, so we only ask that you don’t flush down any paper towels, wet napkins, etc. If a blockage or other issue occurs, unfortunately this means we’ll have to turn around and potentially cancel the tour!
What kind of fishing equipment and bait do I need to bring ?
It might not be possible to know beforehand and also depends on what kind of fishing you want to do. If you’d like, you can call us for more information before your arrival.
Do you serve food and drinks on the boat ?
On the boat, coffee, tea, and cold beverages are treated to the guests. The boat has a kitchen with an oven and a BBQ. If you bring food onboard, it can be cooked and served to you. In addition to this, we offer pasta and salad on the house.
How big is the boat and is it comfortable ?
The boat is very spacious with a 3.60 m width and 12 m length. Our seats are also very comfortable, so you will have a pleasant stay on board.
Should I make a reservation for going fishing ?
It is beneficial to call ahead of time when booking a fishing trip at the weekend. For weekday tours, it will be enough to inform us one day in advance. Please contact us with your reservation for a weekend or weekday date, and we will get back to you.
What time do you go out and when do you return?
Our daytime fishing tours operate between 06:30 and 16:00. Our night tours are held between 20:30 and 03:30. If the weather conditions deteriorate or our guests become uncomfortable, we will return earlier than planned.