Cruise Turkey’s Mediterranean coast on a full-day boat trip to the ancient city of Phaselis, swim in scenic bays, and enjoy views of the Taurus Mountains from the water. You'll have time to explore the historic port town with a guide, or spend a lazy morning in the Turkish sunshine. This day long tour includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located hotels in Antalya, with live entertainment throughout the journey and a fresh lunch prepared on the boat.
Full-day sightseeing cruise to Phaselis
Travel by boat and see the coast from the water
Swim in scenic bays along the way
Option to visit the ruins of Phaselis (own expense)
Meet a driver at your hotel in Antalya for your morning departure, then transfer to the Kemer Yacht Marina, where you’ll board a two-deck sightseeing boat.
Find a comfortable place to relax on deck as the captain steers along the coast, and keep your camera ready for shots of the Taurus Mountains with a foreground of crystal-clear water.
Make several swimming stops along the way, pausing in picture-perfect gulfs that are perfect for cooling off. Upon arrival at Phaselis, you’ll have the option to go to shore and tour the city: follow the long, ancient road through the center of town, see ruins of shops and stores, and visit the former sites of Roman baths and public squares (boat transfer and admission to Phaselis are own expense).
Back on the boat, refuel for an afternoon of cruising with a lunch of grilled chicken or fish with sides, and start the return trip to Kemer, watching for dolphins in the boat’s wake. This full-day Phaselis boat tour concludes with return transfer to your original departure point.
Booked weeks in advance and first received a mail saying that our hotel was outside the normal collection area and we would be informed if the collection was viable, we did receive another mail promptly saying they would pick us up at no extra charge but at a slightly earlier time, good service which if you read our other reviews you will see is not always the case with other tour operators. The collection was punctual and in a smart, clean and comfortable Mini bus, it took around an hour and a half to get to Kemer but interesting sights on the journey. At the marina we were welcomed aboard and it was explained what to expect, we sailed off on a great looking pirate style ship to the rousing anthem of the the theme tune to Pirates of the Caribbean the tune all these boats seem to play from Crete to Turkey after a short cruise we anchored up for some sea swimming, the boat is equipped with a theme park style water slide which take you from the deck to the sea or you can step off the back of the ship or jump from the sides, then another cruise along the shoreline to Phaselis where for a small fee you can take an excursion to see the ancient ruins, back to the ship for Lunch and a nice long sun basking cruise back approx. 4 hours of fun on the way back we were treated to a foam party on the deck which was great fun, bearing in mind I am 61 but still like to rock a party We really enjoyed this tour, the staff are great, fantastic in fact and it was fun all the way and more importantly good value for money, lunch like all these trips was simple but filling and nice.
This was by far the worst trip I think I have ever been on in my life. If you are an English speaker DO NOT GO ON THIS hardly anyone spoke any so there was no one to be complaining to! The day of our trip was changed without allowing us to opt for the day we had actually booked. 3 hours in a cramped minibus to get to the marina which was in Kemer NOT Antalya, we were issued by people with SO little English onto a joke of a themed boat utter trashy which had glass tiles not totally secured to the tables-health and safety would have it shut down so quickly. The 'music' for want of a better word was loud and thumping most of the trip, there was nowhere to escape the 'noise'. We had NO opportunity to go to Phaselis, which was the whole purpose of buying this in the first place. Added extras seemed to crop in at every opportunity from someone stating it was part of lunch but actually selling bread type products, to drinks even water being extortionate prices, ice-cream, photos...WHAT A RIP OFF!!! The best part of it was being able to be in the water OFF the boat! I took a snorkel set, but where we stopped was rubbish for that too. To top all of the horrendous journey off, they started a foam 'dance'...it was RIDICULOUS and I have video proof of the utter stupidity of it all...hairy back, bad 'dad' dancing, rude and ignorant Russians wiping foam over themselves and watching 2 girls, having been paid to podium dance! PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR SANITY AND SO YOU CAN HAVE AN ENJOYABLE HOLIDAY, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS TRIP. In saying that, we did go to Antalya harbour on the day we were supposed to have the trip and the boats there seemed a lot nicer and I didn't see a foam machine on any of them...maybe we just missed the trashy ones that morning. It really isn't worth chancing it though...DON'T GO!!!