Volkan’s Adventures have always been proud to provide you with something different from the norm. Improving each year, 2020 season will show that our even more improved Beyond The 12 Islands Sailing tour will once again be one of the best choices of our guests.
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. This boat is a stunning 19 metre long championship Mediterranean wooden gulet with deluxe sunbeds, a fabulous rear lounge area, toilet facilities and a fully equipped kitchen area. With capacity for 35 guests, the fact that we will only take a maximum of 16 on any one trip means there will be more than enough space for everyone to truly relax and enjoy this fabulous day to come.
Once you have become settled and are enjoying your welcome drinks, 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 on the day)
Our first stop will be the stunning Summer Harbour, directly behind the shipyard. During the period of Carian civilisation the ancient name of the shipyard was Telandria and was the second port in the bays. As history reports, if sea conditions were calm the captains would moor their boats in Summer Harbour, but when they were rough they would head to Telandria for safety.
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, marinated chicken and home made meatballs accompanied by a staggering array of freshly prepared mezes, salads and breads. Fish, vegetarian and vegan options can all be available if requested at the time of booking and all dietary requirements can of course be catered for. The onboard bar will be fully stocked with alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages for the duration of the trip so you can quench your thirst however you choose.
After lunch we will hoist our 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, cakes and fresh fruits 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 between 5.00pm and 5.30pm where the mini bus will be waiting to transport us back to Dalyan.