Volkan’s Adventures have always been proud to provide you with something different from the norm. In 2017 our Beyond the 12 Islands sailing tour took you on a journey that no other boats would, and now for this season we’ve made it even more unique.
After picking you up from your accommodation between 9.00am and 9.30am we will make the thirty minute journey to Gocek in our air conditioned comfortable mini bus. Upon arrival at the harbour it’s just a short walk along the jetty to reach our brand new boat, True Love. This boat is a stunning championship sailing vessel with deluxe sunbeds, a fabulous rear lounge area, changing cabins and toilet facilities and a fully equipped kitchen area.
Once you have become settled and are enjoying your welcome tea or coffee, we will begin our nautical adventure. Throughout the day, aswell as our island exploring, for the daredevils among you there will also be various water sports options available. At any point during the trip we can call the team and they will bring banana boats, inflatable sofas, para-sailing speedboats and much more straight to us for you to enjoy. (Please note water sport experiences are an additional cost payable directly to the providers on the day)
Our first stop will be the stunning Tersane Island. The ancient name of the island is Telandria and was renamed Tersane (dockyard) when the Ottoman fleet used it as a port during the First World War and the original dockyard rocks can still be seen lying in the sea. The island was once inhabited by Greeks who migrated to Rhodes after the Greek/Turk population exchange of 1922 and the ruins of their 140 houses can be seen along with their fruit orchards, their descendent goat herds, two churches and the tomb of their ancient chief.
After a swim break here we will leisurely move along to our second stop – the equally beautiful Mardivenli bay where there are yellow coral reefs deep below the surface and the water is wonderfully calm. As you relax and enjoy your peaceful surroundings the Captain will be preparing your lunch. Ready your tastebuds for a sumptuous feast of locally sourced and freshly caught fish, accompanied by a huge range of home cooked mezzes, salads and breads. As this area is famous for it’s fish we really want to share this with you however a meat alternative can be available if previously requested at the time of booking. The onboard bar will be fully stocked with alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages so you can quench your thirst however you choose.
TIP: If you love sailing why not spend the whole day with us by joining our True Love for a Day all day adventure!
After lunch we will hoist our double set of sails and, weather permitting, sail across to the breathtaking Bedri Rahmi bay where we will indulge ourselves in the stunning scenery and warm waters for our penultimate swimming experience. It is a little known fact that the name of this bay comes from a great Turkish writer and painter. Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu and his friends discovered this beautiful Lycian coast and in 1973, during one of his voyages to the area, he painted a fish on a rock behind a fountain of the bay. After that the bay was renamed after him.
Afternoon tea coffee and cakes will be provided for you to savour as you take in the magnificent sights that surround you in this picture perfect environment.
Following our time here we will begin to make our way back to Gocek harbour, incorporating our final stop in the secluded Boynuz Bay. As always we promise to take you where no other tour operators venture so the waters will be clear for you to enjoy as you wish.
Our aim is to return to Gocek harbour at approximately 5.30pm where the mini bus will be waiting to transport us back to Dalyan.