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Full-day Dolphin Island Boat Trip with Lunch

1. Full-day Dolphin Island Boat Trip with Lunch

The exuberant daily boat trip organized in and around Side offer quite nice pleasures that add value to your holiday. Sunbathing, relaxation and swimming from the boat will give you extraordinary pleasure. While sipping your drink on the terrace of our boat, you will admire the scenery you will see with a sweet breeze waving your hair. This full day joyful daily boat tour will start from Manavgat River. We will take a 40-minute boat ride from the river pier to the sea. During this journey you will see the river turtles lined up on the river bank. When our boat gets a little closer to the turtles, they will all jump into the water quickly. And while our boat is slowly traveling with music, we will pass the shipyards by the river. Very amazing and wonderful wooden boats are being built here. All the boats you see on the river were built at these shipyards. When we get to the place where the river meets the sea, we will take a break here. This place is quite interesting on one side of the sea and on the other side of the river. And you can swim in the icy water of the river or in the sea. Or you can take a walk by the beach. Or you can choose to stay in the boat. After the break at the mouth of the sea, our boat will take anchor from the pier and will slowly leave the river and go out to sea. And our boat tour starts at the sea. Depending on the weather, we will sail east or go to the ancient peninsula Side. Of course we're gonna have a swimming break on the way. And if we are lucky today, we will follow dolphins in the sea. We will also see huge sea turtles (caretta caretta) at the sea. When you cross the ancient peninsula by boat, don't forget to watch the magnificent Side view from the boat and the temple of Apollo at the end of the peninsula! If the weather is favorable, we will go from sea to east direction for about 1 hour. Again, of course we will have swimming breaks. If we go to the direction of Alanya there will be a chance to go to a small island and walk there. And open your eyes to the Dolphins!

Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

2. Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day sailing cruise with this tour from Side. Swim around Karaburun Baym, the Manavgat Bosphorus, and at Dolphin Island. Party with foam and savor a fresh-cooked meal as you sail along the water.  Be collected from your hotel by airconditioned bus and transfer to the sailboat where staff will greet you and ask you which lunch option you would prefer, Depart along the Manavgat River and listen as your guide provides you with facinating commentary.  Listen as a live DJ starts to play and stop for the first swim break. Head to Manavgat Bosphorus, which has the sea on one side and the river on the other. Here, you can rent a Jet-Ski or taste a Gözleme (traditional Turkish food). Be served by the crew a fresh-grilled lunch of chicken or fish which is served with salad and a rice. After enjoying lunch on board, cruise to Dolphin Island. Stop for a second swim break. Start the foam party on the boat.  Continue towards a third swim break spot, near Karaburun Bay. Keep an eye out for dolphins along the way. Return to your accommodation at the end of your experience. 

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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 17 reviews

We liked it very much. We did the tour without children. The excursion is definitely something for adults who are looking for fun and entertainment. However, if you are looking for peace and quiet, you will not find it there. You can miss the foam party on the 2nd deck. Photos can be taken printed on a glass plate with or without a parrot (they look really great, I can't say anything about the price). We had the pleasure of seeing dolphins and turtles. However, it cannot be guaranteed, that's nature and that's a good thing. Even without the animals it's really a lot of fun. Several bathing breaks were taken, so you could swim, linger and enjoy the view in different places. Anyone who is looking for variety and enjoys life should take part, no matter what age.

Really great. Suitable for every age group. We in our early 20s had our fun and little kids and their families were also very entertained. Unfortunately, we didn't see any dolphins (who is surprised given the overfishing), but we did see Helmuts (turtle in Turkish). During most swimming breaks you could jump off the "Baba Boat", swim and snorkel. There was also food, I just wish there was an alternative for vegetarians. The guide was fantastic and ensured a great atmosphere throughout.

It was a great trip with the crew and the BabaBoot. The family does everything with a lot of passion and commitment. Sometimes you can't stop laughing, it's so funny and humorous. There were huge "Helmut's (turtles)" to see and every swim stop was an experience. The food was really delicious and overall the trip is highly recommended. ☀️

Everything happened as advertised. The crew is really in a good mood. It was even driven with the ship pictured on the internet. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to experience this with another provider. We have no regrets and will certainly do it again. I can recommend it with a clear conscience!

It was a very well organized excursion with a very angry boat crew which always made for fun and good cheer