9 hours
All Ages
Special Diets

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.

Beyond The 12 Islands Sailing Route

Beyond The 12 Islands Routes

Notes and highlights :

– See beautiful bays far away from the standard tour zone
– Wide selection of freshly prepared dishes from Turkish home cooking
– Unsurpassed knowledge of local guide to inform you about the immense history of the area.

Please note: We have a full range of snorkelling equipment on board available to hire. The full hire cost will be reimbursed at the end of the trip upon safe return of the equipment.

* %50 discount for children under the age of 12
** You can watch the short video collected from our trips here.

Things To Know

AVAILABILITYMonday and Wednesday
TOUR MAX12 people
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease be ready by 9.00 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
RETURN TIMEApproximately 18:00 PM.
Sun Cream
Eye Protection
Binoculars (optional)
Professional Guide
Welcome Drink Tea, Coffee, Water
Open Buffet Lunch
All Day Tea, Coffee, Water
Snorkel equipment
Beach Towel
Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDEDExtra beverages purchased throughout the trip

TIP: Göcek 12 Islands area is considered the Pearl of the Mediterranean with its calm waters surrounded by sheltered bays and deep coves, pine forrests and small islands where you can enjoy its warm and crystal clear waters. Being an indispensable destination for sailors from around the World, we have many alternatives for you to enjoy the best of this unique paradise on earth:

Sunset Sailing from Sarsala

Breakfast Sailing On True Love

True Love for a Day

Sailing Gocek to Fethiye

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
April 25, 2016

Volkan went out of his way to accommodate my friends and I when the season hadn’t even started! He is a delight to work with and is very hospitable. We did the Beyond the 12 Islands tour and it was everything we could want and more. Beautiful scenery, relaxing/tanning on the boat, good food, and plenty of swim stops. I could not recommend taking a tour with Volkan’s Adventures more!

July 16, 2016

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Another fantastic day with Volkan and his team.Picked up at our apartment at 9.30pm for the 40 minute drive to the Marina at Gocek ( a very,very upmarket area) where we went on board the boat, there were plenty of sunbeds and shaded areas for the group of 12.
This was a great lazy day, with one stop at the most incredible bay, here there were hot springs bubbling up from the sea bed. There were other swimming stops, interspaced with lounging in the sun sipping either water, fruit juice or something a bit stronger!
Volkan explained all about the islands we were passing, making it an informative day as well as a relaxing one.
Lunch was prepared by “mama”, who provided a superb spread of chicken, meatballs and a great variety of Turkish Mezes.
On the trip back in to Gocek the engine was cut and the sail hoisted, the most peaceful time on the water you can imagine.
After a full day of swimming, sunbathing and good food I nearly fell asleep on the drive back to Dalyan.

10 out of 10 Volkan

May 3, 2017

Bir tatil ancak bu kadar güzel yaşanabilirdi. O güzelim doğayı, diğer turların uğramadığı yerlerde yaşatan Volkan Bey ve ekibine çok teşekkürler. Kocaman teknede, çok az insanla, koyların keyfini sürmenin verdiği özel hissi ancak bu tura katılarak anlayabilirsiniz. En güzel Restaurantlara taş çıkartacak zenginlikte menün keyfini de sonuna kadar yaşattık. Teşekkürler Volkan Bey.

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