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Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

1. Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

Embark at the tourist port of Rhodes and cross the Aegean to the magical seaside resort of Marmaris. Discover how Marmaris has evolved from a tiny fishing village into a popular tourist resort with numerous restaurants, bars, shops, and a bustling marina. Explore at your own pace and use the time to visit the medieval castle on the hilltop. Stroll around the Old Town to see the traditional houses and visit a museum with archaeological finds from Knidos, Datça, and various shipwrecks. Try the local cuisine or go to the bazaar to purchase spices, traditional artwork, and sweets. Take an optional shopping tour of Marmaris by bus. Enjoy a walk along the promenade and swim in the cooling lagoon along the 10 km long beach before the return boat trip to Rhodes.

Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

2. Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

Enjoy a relaxing full-day tour of Dalyan on Turkey’s Lycian Coast, sailing by boat across the turquoise sea to Turtle Beach (officially known as Iztuzu Beach). Departing from Marmaris, admire the remarkable rock cut tombs of the Kings of Kaunos along the coast. Founded around the 9th-century BC on the border of the Kingdom of Lycia, Kaunos became an important Carian city around 400 BC and its culture reflected aspects of both kingdoms. The tombs were designated for the kings and other powerful people of the city, and filled with food, money, jewelry and other valuable items. Marvel at the Dalyan Canal as it weaves its way from Köyceğiz Lake to the beach, a peninsula jutting out from the mainland. Famous for the endangered loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) that lay their eggs in the sand, as well as blue crab, the beach is now protected to help conserve the turtles, making it out of bounds to the public from May through September. Jump into a mud bath for an indulgent and therapeutic wallow before your return transfer to Marmaris.

Marmaris: Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch, Foam Party, and Stops

3. Marmaris: Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch, Foam Party, and Stops

Embark on a cruise aboard the Davy Jones Pirate Boat in Marmaris and visit Paradise Island, Phosphorous Cave, Turunç, and more. Enjoy lunch, unlimited drinks, on-board entertainment, a foam party, and plenty of activities to keep kids busy and having fun. Make stops for shopping and swimming. Start your adventure by hopping on board and stepping into the pirate life. Along with an authentic pirate theme, the Davy Jones Pirate Boat features 3 floors with sunbeds on the top floor. Once settled in, the ship departs from the harbor in Marmaris, toward sights including Paradise Island, Aquarium Bay, and Phosphorous Cave. Along the trip, you’ll make 4 stops for swimming and other fun. If you want to snorkel, you can bring along your own gear. Stop at Turunç for a shopping break and swimming. At lunch time, sit down and get served chicken, meatballs, salad, and pasta. Pair unlimited local alcoholic and soft drinks with your meal. Then, continue to Kızılkum for a second swimming break. For the final part of your day, enjoy a foam party and disco on the second and third floors. Take advantage of a full entertainment team and many other activities for your group to enjoy while on board. With kids in mind, there are also face painting activities and free take-home souvenirs such as bandanas, pirate certifications, bracelets, and necklaces. When your adventure on the high seas comes to an end, return to the marina in Marmaris for drop-off back at your pickup location.

From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

4. From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

Find yourself in an incredible world where you can see the fish and plants underwater while staying dry onboard a glass-bottom boat. Marvel at the sea caves and magnificent canyons and stop for a swim in the turquoise waters. Enjoy swimming breaks in four different bays throughout the day at Aquarium Bay, Kadirga Bay, Green Sea Bay and Paradise Island Bay. Next, use the facilities on board the boat to relax on the water. Dine in an air-conditioned fast food hall, and relax on deck chairs on the upper deck. Enjoy a lunch of meatballs or chicken with rice and salad aboard the boat before sailing back to harbor.

Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

5. Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

On this 1-day tour from Marmaris you will visit Pamukkale, known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, this natural formation contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Because of the glorious white travertine and historical value, Pamukkale was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1988. Pamukkale can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 kilometers away. On the top of this white “castle”, which is a total of 2,700 meters long, 600 meters wide, and 160 meters high, the ancient city of Hierapolis was built. Here you can visit an ancient Roman amphitheater, the historical museum which was formerly a Turkish bath, the ancient Cleopatra swimming pool, the monumental tomb of Saint Philippe, and the most magnificent Necropolis of Anatolia.

Marmaris: Turkish Bath Experience

6. Marmaris: Turkish Bath Experience

Enter the calm relaxing atmosphere of the hammam, the traditional domed Turkish bathhouse. Relax in the sauna and allow your pores to open. Feel the deep calm that comes while reclining in the dry heat of an authentic Turkish bath.  After your pores have opened and you’ve begun to sweat, you’ll be treated to a full body scrub, which will allow your skin to exfoliate. Lay down and receive a foam massage. Your personal masseuse will work hard relieving the tension in your muscles while simultaneously rejuvenating your skin. Finish your Turkish bath experience feeling fresh, renewed, and invigorated. This treatment is recommended at the start of your trip, in order to remedy the stress of air travel, but before spending too much time in the tropical Turkish sun.

Marmaris: Full-Day Boat Trip with Unlimited Drinks and Lunch

7. Marmaris: Full-Day Boat Trip with Unlimited Drinks and Lunch

Your tour will begin at 9:30AM, at which point hotel pickup will begin from hotels in the region. From there, you will be transported to your boat. Adaköy'te will be the first stop of your tour. Here you will discover fish farms, where mullets can be thrown bread. After about 15 minutes exploring the fish farm, you will take your first swimming break on the "Island of Paradise". After a swimming break of about 45 minutes, you will depart for some nearby caves. You will then have a short break, before exploring the local cave for 30 minutes, with 5 minutes for a photo shoot following your exploration. Following 45 minutes of sailing, you will take a break for food. Your good will be prepared and served onboard, with a menu usually consisting of grilled chicken, salad, and pasta. Following lunch, a 1hour break will be given, in which you can swim at Turunc Beach, or explore the nearby quaint town. You will then have time to relax with a drink on your way back to Marmaris. After arriving back at the port, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Marmaris: Scuba Diving with a Qualified Instructor

8. Marmaris: Scuba Diving with a Qualified Instructor

You cannot visit Marmaris without doing a diving tour. This beautiful resort town located on the Mediterranean coast is known for its pristine, clear waters. Experience the unique Aegean Channel waters and Mediterranean waters whilst scuba diving.  Marmaris has a variety of different bays and diving destinations for you to choose from. Each one showcases the incredible biodiversity of these calm waters. Discover a world of underwater plants, underwater caves, coral reefs of all shapes and sizes that house vibrantly colored fish, and a lot of other spectacular marine life. The tour includes two 30-minute dives Tours are available every day of the week for new divers and experienced divers alike. You will be guided by qualified, experienced instructors and the instructor’s assistants. Only the most modern equipment, that complies with international safety standards is used.

Marmaris Bays and Islands: All Inclusive Boat Trip

9. Marmaris Bays and Islands: All Inclusive Boat Trip

Spend the day in the sun on a full-day gulet tour from Marmaris. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Marmaris or Icmeler, transfer to the pier to board your boat. Once on board, laze in the sun as cabin boys bring complimentary drinks to your sunbed. Sail the coastline looking for secret islands, caves, and bays. Swim in crystal clear waters, discover secluded beaches, and more. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you pass sights such as Paradise Island, Kumlubuk, and Turunc Beach. At around noon, a lunch will be served on board the boat. Continue in the afternoon to the “blue grotto” of Phosphorus Cave. Swim in magical waters as the light from the sun reflects on the water and cave walls. Cruise back to the pier for a transfer back to your hotel.

Marmaris: Atlantis Water Park Transfer and Entry Ticket

10. Marmaris: Atlantis Water Park Transfer and Entry Ticket

Find fun for all the family at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, the biggest waterpark in the city. Enjoy flexible transport to and from your hotel, and focus on making the most of your vacation to Turkey’s sunny southern coast. The park is open everyday so you can plan when it works best for you. Thrill seekers of all ages are catered for at Atlantis. Test your bravery on the winding water slides, make a splash in the wave pool, or hang out with the little ones at the kids pool. Shake things up with a round of mini golf and bowling, or lounge on the private beach lined with sunbeds. Top it off with some entertainment from the selection of restaurants and bars, and refuel with some tasty bites and refreshing drinks. Don’t worry about tiring yourself out, you can look forward to a smooth ride back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Marmaris

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 555 reviews

A really full and fun day. Starts with a boat ride on a larger boat to Dalyan, drinks and food are available on board and staff are all really friendly. There is also a swim stop on the way. After lunch (served onboard) there is a transfer to river boats to Turtle Beach and you get about an hour to explore the beach and waters. Then you continue round past the tombs and to the mud baths. There is lots to do so timing is tight but perfectly doable in order to be able to enjoy each part. Really good value and well organised. Would highly recommend.

Nice tour with pickup and drop off. Enough sunbeds. showers available. Fair prices and good selection of drinks. Even a small shop on board if you forgot something or want to snorkel spontaneously. Very nice service. Enough time at all stops. Food (chicken in our case) was delicious too. Completely satisfied and can be recommended with a clear conscience.

Was awsome. Picked up and dropped off right at out hotel, Picked up 8.30 dropped back off at 5.30ish. Your lunch is included bring money with you lots of stuff to buy on the boat good prices I bought chips 50l (£2.50) beer 50l (£2.50) magnum ice cream 30l (£1.50) soft drinks 30l (1.50) snorkeling Gear 300l (£15) bring sun cream, sun glasses and towels.

Although the pick up was a bit late, i thouroughly enjoyed the tour: Other than meal stlops and another rest stop, we only and one “stop” at a ceramics place which was interesting so that was okay. Generally I don’t like stopping at shops and other places and rather spend more time at the destination.

Very relax and enjoyable, first time do the diving and really enjoyed every moment of it. Definitely would recommend to anyone who would like to try it for the first time like my family.