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Fethiye 12 Island Boat Cruise

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Full Day Tour

Our Oludeniz 12 Island boat tour departs Fethiye harbour at 10-11am every morning and returns around 5.30pm, it's a full day at sea exploring the best bays and islands around Oludeniz whilst eating, drinking, spotting sea turtles and dolphins and most of all, having a lot of fun.

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Hotel Return: 5pm
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Bask in the sun on the upper deck of the boat, or if you prefer, relax downstairs with a coffee and play backgammon with the crew, either way keep your eyes peeled for dolphins , flying fish and sea turtles with are abundant. If your hesitant about boats dont worry, this holds upto 150 people so far from a rubber dingy!

Our 12 island boat tour usually makes 5 stops, including:

  • Gobun Bay or Cavy Bay
  • Cleopatra's Baths
  • Dockyard Island
  • The Flat Islands
  • Red Island or Samanlik Bay

Gobun Bay

The first stop, Gobun bay, is placed in the south-western coast of the Fethiye Gulf, and is a very calm with crystal clear water, 7-10m. in depth. Just like all bays in the area, the calmness of the bay makes it feel more like a lake. There's a small cafe-restaurant which is run by a local family, mainly frequented by sailors stopping overnight.

On the shore lies a small naturally made cave in the rocks, and a stairway leading up to it, again completely natural.

Cleopatra'a Baths

Cleopatra's Baths, (actually The bay of Cleopatra's Baths), is a large bay full of pine trees with a dark blue sea which gently gradients to a beautiful light blue as it reaches the shore. In the south western part of the bay lies some ruins to explore, victims of the many earthquakes that have shaken Fethiye over the centuries.

According to myth, in a visit from Cleopatra to the Anatolian coast her close friends decided to build a Roman Bath for Cleopatra as a present where they had found a hot water spring. The mineral-rich water here had very beneficial properties on the skin, some claiming it to be the mystery behind the beauty of Cleopatra.

If you look at the bottom of the sea where the ruins are early in the morning before there's any wind you'll see the sand moving showing that there's still hot water coming out today. So if you want to try your chance to be as beautiful as Cleopatra and to look 10 years younger, you're allowed to swim around and in the ruins of Cleopatra's baths.

Dockyard Island

The next stop, Dockyard Island, is the first Island you'll see in the tour which is called the 12 Islands Boat Cruise (the ones before were semi-islands). Here resides a shallow bay where the water comes towards the land, just like a lake.

Its not until you approach the island that you see the well disguised bay and the ruins which once belonged to the early Greek people lived here in peace during the Ottoman Empire times. The shallow waters of the bay made it an ideal place for the Greek and Turkish people who once lived here to build ships, coining the name Dockyard Island.

Flat Islands

Flat Islands, are a group of islands extremely close to each other located opposite the Gocek town. In the middle of the long sandy stretch of beach on the island is a beautiful pool of clear, dark blue and very deep water. Pass from the biggest island to the smallest easily on foot as the water bridging the islands is only 1.5m deep.

To the north, there's a long, sandy beach leading to a lake, where there are two families who come every morning from the Gocek town selling delicious pan-cakes and pastries. For those looking for some excitement there's banana boating, ringo and water skiing available, and for those who simply fancy a bite to eat there's a big boat used as a restaurant on this island.

Red Island - Samanlik Bay

On the way back, your captain will choose one of the two suitable bays. If he chooses the Red Island you'll enjoy the crystal clear sea and the clean shore of this island, an undeniably beautiful location. Swim to the shore, which is only a few meters from the boat; and after getting on again, you can enjoy the sunset with a coffee or Sunset Cocktail.

If you go to the Samanlik bay it's a very similar story, again you can jump (or dive?) from the top of the boat, and let the other passengers watch you under the water just like an aquarium from the hull of the boat. Don't forget that this one is your last chance to swim, and you'll be back in the Fethiye Harbour in 30 minutes!

Fethiye 12 Island Boat Cruise Reviews 5.0 / 5 based on 4 customer reviews

Fethiye 12 Island Boat Cruise
The 12 island boat cruise is another excellently planned day, relaxing, fun and some beautiful scenery from the boat. We found this a great tour to do half way through our holiday for something a bit different, we didn\'t see any dolphins but we did see some lovely turtles and plenty of colourful fish.

Again thoroughly recommended
Christina from New Forrest, UK -
Fethiye 12 Island Boat Cruise
By far the best day of our holiday!! Can't recommend OludenizExcursions highly enough. The people were great to deal with, the prices were the best we found anywhere and the trips themselves were all brilliant fun.

Fethiye 12 island boat tour made our holiday everyone on-board was lovely, the crew were great fun and seemed like they loved what they were doing. Have recommended to friends and will be using you again.
Ben and Susan from Middlesborough -
Fethiye 12 Island Boat Cruise
What a fantastic day!! Me and my boyfriend wanted to to Oludeniz because of the beautiful beaches, and this is definitely the way to make the most of them!

As the marketing speel says, it really is just a day out eating, drinking, spotting wildlife and having a lot of fun. The boat wasn't the newest but had a lot of character and a great atmosphere.

If you're after an easy going day that gives you the chance to see some stunning beaches then I cant recommend this trip highly enough xx
Robin and George from England -
Fethiye 12 Island Boat Cruise
Absolutely fantastic day with Oludeniz Excursions on the 12 island boat cruise. The bays we saw were beautiful, the food was very nice and the whole day was a lot of fun. Would 100% recommend!
Dean North from Uxbridge -

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Oludeniz Excursions are a web-based tour operator, the savings we're able to achieve are passed straight on to our customers meaning our prices always up to 50% cheaper than tour operators prices.

Our fantastic prices along with our unequaled level of customer service has helped us become one of Oludeniz's favourite tour operators.

As soon as you book online you will receive booking confirmation. Once our booking department has double-checked your order we will email you pickup times and for your trips. We recommend you print out and bring your confirmation with you to Oludeniz as a reminder of your itinerary.

Our tours and excursions run from April to the end of October, inline with the tourist season for Oludeniz.

We pick up and return you to your holiday accomodation anywhere in Fethiye and Oludeniz. This includes hotels, private apartments, villas or any other type of accomodation.

Yes, as part of our commitment to giving you a fantastic experience on every tour with us, all prices include transfers to and from your hotel/apartment or villa unless otherwise stated.

Wherever possible, we are happy to change the details of your reservation for free.

Children 0-6 years are free, 7 – 12 years old are half price unless otherwise stated.

Fethiye 12 Island Boat Cruise Customer Questions

Asked By: Asked by Ashiq
on 13th October 2015
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Hi, are the packages available in mid November?


All tours run April to the middle of October so I\'m afraid our trips wont be running when you go to Oludeniz in November

Asked By: Asked by Dave S
on 21st October 2014
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Hi will you still be operating this trip during last week of October ?

Im afraid our tours end around the middle of October

Asked By: Asked by Chakib
on 11th July 2014
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hi, we are Algerian and we do not have credit card, how can book excursions online?

Hi, payment is made through our secure PayPal gateway, either using your PayPal account or using a Debit or Credit Card.

Asked By: Asked by John
on 16th May 2014
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Are drinks included in the 12 Island boat cruise from Oludeniz?

Hi John, drinks are not included on boat tours in Oludeniz, but they are charged at very competitive local prices. a buffet lunch is however provided to you in the cost of the trip.

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