The Fethiye to Kekova Blue Cruise takes 7 days and 6 nights, this route is one of the most popular along the Turkish Coastline. Travelling in a traditional Turkish gulet this cruise takes you to visit ancient ruins, stunning crystal-clear waters in quiet bays with time for swimming and snorkelling.
Departing the harbour at the town of Fethiye you will sail to Butterfly Valley where you will have time to relax a sunken city or talk a walk to Simena Castle, here you will be able to view these ancient ruins. Gokkaya Bay is the overnight stop before heading on to Demre. Sailing from Demre you will return to Fethiye taking a slightly different route, allowing for a return to some of the best places and see some new ones.
Your accommodation is a traditional Turkish standard yacht. These gulets offer cabins with, twin and double share with solo travellers able to share with another solo. All the cabins have private bathrooms, giving privacy while onboard. While on board you will try a variety of Turkish dishes, offering you a great cruise all around.
Day 1: Fethiye to St Nicholas Island
Your cruise will begin with boarding your vessel at approximately 10:30. You will be given some information before departing Fethiye harbour around 11:00 to 11:45.
You will begin with sailing to Butterfly Valley, here you will be able to enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear waters. While here you will enjoy lunch before the optional hike to the waterfall at the back of the valley. This valley gained its name due to it being a popular breeding ground for both common and rare butterflies from the region.
After Butterfly Valley you will visit the famous Oludeniz beach. The views here are spectacular and one of the best ways to experience them is to take the optional paragliding tour. This thrilling activity sees you glide from the top of the local mountain to the beautiful beach below, if you wish to try please inform your captain know before departing Fethiye.
St Nicholas Island is the final stop of the day, you will have time to walk through the ruins of this small island and view the sunset over the ocean.
Today you will cruise towards Kalkan, Stopping at Aquarium bay to enjoy breakfast before taking to the water. This bay is a perfect location to snorkel and explore what the Mediterranean has to offer below the surface.
Before lunch, you will sail to the small fishing town of Kas, where you will moor at its quaint harbour and enjoy lunch before exploring the towns small shops and handmade crafts. You will then head to a peaceful bay between Kas and Kekova for the night.
You will spend the night in Gokkaya bay. Here you have the choice of relaxing on the boat or you can visit the island bar. Smugglers Inn is a bar that can be reached by the shuttle boats, here you can dance the night away under the stars. Please note Smuggler Inn is not always open, please check with your captain.
Today you have a relaxing start to the day, beginning with breakfast you will then head to the pirate cove or another of the equally beautiful and peaceful bays.
You will head to Cayagzi (Andriake) harbour of Demre, where you will enjoy lunch before having free time to explore the town of Demre. A free shuttle can take you to the town centre where you can either do a little shopping or visit some of the ancient sites such as the church of St Nicholas or the ancient city he came from, Myra. The Returning bus will head back to the boat at 12:00 pm.
Tonight you will head back to Gokkaya bay for the night, here you can visit Smugglers Inn again or remain and relax on the boat.
You will then sail to Liman Agzi or Firnaz bay where you will enjoy dinner in these peaceful destinations where you will also spend the night.
Day 6: Firnaz By or Liman Agzi to St Nicholas Island
The captain will begin sailing north to wake up at Butterfly Valley where you will enjoy your breakfast. Here you will be able to relax in the sun, swim in the ocean or even hike to the waterfalls at the back of the valley.
Following here you will sail to the world-famous beach of Oludeniz where you can try the optional paragliding tour either again or try it if you did not before. After you have enjoyed Oludeniz you will sail to St Nicholas island where you can walk to the top of this small island among the ruins to watch the sunset.
Day 7: St Nicholas Island to FethiyeBLD
Your final morning the captain will sail to Tarzan bay where you can enjoy breakfast before taking to the water, here a strong rope swing was added to make the bay more fun for everyone. From here you will head to Samanlik Bay to enjoy a quiet lunch before returning to Fethiye Bay.
Here you will bid a fond farewell to your crew and say goodbye to your fellow passengers.
Fethiye, Kas, Oludeniz, Demre, Kekova, Butterfly Valley, Simena Castle, St Nicholas Island, Aquarium Bay, Gokkaya Bay, Yaglica Bay, Samanlik Bay, Tarzan Bay, Cold Spring Bay, Finike, Kocakari Bay, Blue Cave, Sunken City