Lazy Day Cruise: Spend a day lazily sailing the seas of the Gulf of Antalya with this scenic cruise available from Alanya, Manavgat, Kemer-Belek and Antalya. Lounge on deck soaking in those Mediterranean sun rays and then cool down with a refreshing swim of a chilly drink. It’s for days like these that we daydream about all winter long.
For the cruise from Alanya and Manavgat, board your gulet on the Manavgat River, sailing along its emerald waters towards the open sea. Relax in the sunshine and enjoy the passing scenery - everything gets particularly pretty when you cruise into the turquoise sea. Sail along the coastline, drifting by long sandy beaches to the sound of soft music played on board. Every now and then, the skipper drops anchor for swimming and snorkelling stops. Complimentary local drinks are available and midway through the trip, lunch will be served on board.
From Kemer-Belek and Antalya, sail on a double-decker wooden boat, gliding from bay to bay, wafting past coves, forests and pine-clad mountains. Stretch on a sunbed on the upper deck cooled by the sea breezes. Relax on the shaded lower deck and take in the views. Keep an eye out for dolphins - there’s quite a high concentration in these waters. The captain will drop anchor a few times so you can swim or snorkel. The first stop is Phaselis Bay, where Hidden among the trees you will discover crumbled shops, baths and streets dating back 2,000 years to Roman times. There are two more bays to visit as well as lunch on board.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collections from hotels.
Start/opening time: 8am to 9.30am
End/closing time: 4.45pm to 6pm.