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Boat trip from Oludeniz Blue Lagoon to Butterfly Valley and Gemiler Island with lunch

Fethiye, Turkey

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Cruise to Butterfly Valley and Gemiler Island, also called St. Nicholas Island, on a full-day sailing excursion from the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz, and enjoy a day of sun, sea, and exploring on the spectacular Turkish coast. This full-day cruise includes a grilled lunch on deck, as well as pickup and drop-off at hotels in selected areas.
  • Full-day sightseeing cruise from Oludeniz
  • Independent time to visit Butterfly Valley
  • Eat a grilled lunch prepared by the crew
  • See the island where Saint Nicholas was buried
  • Chance to spot dolphins and sea turtles
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels in selected areas
  • Family friendly

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entrance fee to Butterfly Valey around 2
  • Drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Ölüdeniz Cd. No:32
    Ölüdeniz, Ölüdeniz Cd. No:32, 48340 Fethiye/Muğla, Turkey

    Oludeniz Beach pier, just opposite the polis (jandarma) station

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Start time

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Opening hours

  • 7/1/2022 - 8/31/2022

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

  • 9/1/2022 - 10/31/2022

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

  • 5/1/2023 - 6/30/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

  • 7/1/2023 - 8/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

  • 9/1/2023 - 10/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick up point is always outside the hotel, close to security gate / main gate of the hotel. There is no pick up service for the hotels located in Oludeniz district as the boat starts from Oludeniz harbour itself. You can easily walk down to the beach and harbour where the boats are. We will give you the boat name and the time to show up there.

What To Expect

Meet a driver at your hotel in Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Calis, or Ovacik, then travel to the Oludeniz harbor to board a two-deck boat for the day.

Find a comfortable place to relax on board as the crew steers away from the Blue Lagoon, sailing south along the coast towards Butterfly Valley, where the mountains join the ocean at a pristine, sandy beach.

Upon arrival at Butterfly Valley you’ll have ample time to explore on your own: swim off the beach, enjoy the sun, or try to spot some of the region’s colorful butterflies on the valley’s easy-to-follow hiking trails.

When it’s time for lunch, the crew will serve a meal of grilled chicken or fish with rice and salad, then raise the anchor for the trip to Gemiler Island, believed to be the final resting place of Saint Nicholas.

Disembark for a hike to a scenic overlook and visit hillside ruins that date back to Byzantine times. After the walk, cool off in the bay, where dolphins and sea turtles can sometimes be seen.

Following your time at Gemiler Island, begin the sail back to Oludeniz, then finish the day with return transfer to your hotel.

Butterfly Valley

It is beatifull valey called Butterfly valley. You can get off the shore, buy entrance ticket (around 2€) and walk in the valley. Those who dont want may stay on the boat and relax or swim.

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Oludeniz

The marvelous lagoon of Oludeniz from the boat. Swim in the crystal water. Swim break

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Boat trip from Oludeniz Blue Lagoon to Butterfly Valley and Gemiler Island with lunch?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Boat trip from Oludeniz Blue Lagoon to Butterfly Valley and Gemiler Island with lunch?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Boat trip from Oludeniz Blue Lagoon to Butterfly Valley and Gemiler Island with lunch?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boat trip from Oludeniz Blue Lagoon to Butterfly Valley and Gemiler Island with lunch?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Do not book!
sSerena_B, Aug 2022
Did not contact me for pickup. I did not make the trip. The company refused to give me a refund also Viator refused to give me a refund. Horrible experience.
Bad communication & poor organization
riley_d, Aug 2022
We had a good day despite the tour company. When I booked, I reached out to the tour operator to get more details - like start and end time and how much cash to bring. They wouldn’t answer my questions and if it hadn’t been booked through viator I would’ve cancelled because it seemed very sketchy. They finally told us they would pick us up at 9am and I sent the address for a 5th time, they didn’t tell us this pick up time until 10pm the night before. The instructions were to wait outside and that there’s always a possibility the shuttle may arrive up to 15 minutes after that time. We went outside to wait at 8:58am and didn’t get picked up until 9:53am. Nearly an hour late that we just waited outside with little to no answer from the tour company as when they’d arrive. The shuttle didn’t have enough seats for everyone and multiple people had to stand for the 30+ min drive to the beach. The boat ride itself was nice with lots of time to swim and plenty of space, a good lunch out on the water. However we booked for English and they made maybe 2 announcements in English, the rest in Turkish so every time we stopped we had no idea where we were stopping or for how long. More of a transfer than a “tour” when we arrived back the beach, the transfer was again 20+ mins late to pick us up and then the organizers argued and spent another 20 mins trying to figure out who was taking which guests while we stood wet, sandy, and hot, waiting. The shuttle back was miserably hot and the driver skipped four stop so we had to go to the front and request he turned around. The views were gorgeous but things were not organized well at all.
Wonderful
Zaiem_M, Jul 2022
Everything was perfect, so many nice places visited. The only Bad thing in this trip is the food. i recommand it.
Good trip. Decent amount...
ChrisSutton, Jul 2022
Good trip. Decent amount of stops. Lunch was nice enough for a day trip type of lunch. Music was a bit dodgy.
Great value, nice lunch in beautiful turquoise water
Sally_B, Jul 2022
The water and scenery is excellent. Great customer service from the team. Pick up from hotel and comfortable boat tour. Very good lunch
It was alright
Arooba_Q, Sep 2020
So the experience wasn’t as nice as I expected it to be. I wanted to go to butterfly valley but due to bad weather we didn’t stop there. Also i wish i would have book tickets on spot as they were much cheaper!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great locations but no tour guiding
Alkesh, Sep 2020
Overview great locations and the boat was in the majority comfortable. However no element of tour guiding it was more of a taxi service to each location (with the exception serving food and drinks). I would have preferred more time at the cold water lagoon rather than at an hour at St Nicolas Island. No one from the boat wanted to climb up to what is essentially only ruins.
Amazing experience
Rodayna_A, Jul 2019
The day was so well organized, we visited many places, foad the man with the parrot was truly helpful, and he made our day :)
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Mounaim_K, Jun 2021
Het was een mooie trip met een geweldige kapitein. Wij waren de enige toeristen op de boot en kregen telkens persoonlijk uitleg over de plekken die wij gingen bezichtigen.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
thank you
Fascinante. Excelente la atención de la tripulación. Paisaje maravilloso, el agua espectacular.
MARIAALICIA_F, Oct 2019
Disfrutamos muchísimo un ambiente tranquilo relajante. El barco en excelentes condiciones. Y los lugares que visitamos maravillosos.

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