Spend an enjoyable day on the water on one of Turkey’s finest boat tripsEnjoy a relaxing day on the water as you sail the stunning Turquoise Coast of Turkey.
This is one of the best one-day boat cruises in Turkey! After a picturesque drive through the countryside, you will set sail from the charming seaside village of Üçağız to explore Kekova Island and Simena. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch and cool off swimming and snorkelling in the clear blue waters of the many unspoilt bays.
Your chance to
- Experience ancient culture and natural beauty
- Savour a fresh Mediterranean lunch on the water
- Swim and snorkel in crystalline waters and unspoilt bays
- Enjoy a picturesque drive through the idyllic countryside
At a glance
- One of Turkey’s finest boat tours to Kekova Island and Simena
- Numerous swimming and snorkelling breaks
- Suitable for all ages
- All transport
What´s not included
- Travel insurance
Remember to bring
- Sun protection, sun hat and sunglasses
- Suitable clothing and footwear
- Swimsuit and towel
Activity briefingThe ancient city of Simena was located on the peninsula of the Tristomos Bay and dates back to the fourth century BC.
The Crusader Castle was built on the fortifications of a much older citadel and has a magnificent view of the Kekova area. There are gnarled olive trees, hundreds of years old, next to stone sarcophagi which are shaped like houses.
Below the castle is a small seven-tiered theatre and you will see an ancient tomb submerged in the water in the harbour.
Across the bay along Kekova Island are half-submerged ruins of the city sunk by earthquake in the second century AD. You will be able to see remains of stone foundations beneath your boat and on the land staircases seemingly going to nowhere, with remains of abandoned houses.
There are also strangely shaped rock islands that have been hollowed out as they were used as stone quarries and later as dwellings.
Please note that swimming or snorkelling over the sunken village itself is not allowed as it is a protected area.
Starting time10:00 am, please be at the Bougainville Travel office 15 minutes before departure time.
ItineraryWe will depart the Boungainville Travel Kaş office at 10:00 am sharp and travel by van to Üçağız Village (Yuch-ah-uz, or three mouths), a small seaside town near Kekova Island with old stone houses, simple cafes and a cluster of ancient Lycian and Roman tombs.
Along the way you will pass open cisterns and shepherds tending their flocks among the rocky outcrops.
At Üçağız your boat will be waiting to navigate you around the Kekova Island area to picturesque Simena, a charming town that has changed little over the years.
After an enjoyable lunch on the water, there will be several swimming and snorkelling stops in the area’s unspoilt bays such as Aquarium Bay, Tersane Bay (an ancient shipyard and remains of a Byzantine Church), Gokkaya Bay and Burc Bay.
You will return to Kaş in the early evening, around 17:00.