7 hours
All Ages
Special Diets

Have you ever wondered what life is like as a captain in Dalyan? What they experience, well this is another brand new tour designed to give you a taste of that combined with a truly magical day on the delta.

Zeko is a local man and a very experienced Captain, he has his own boat Zeko 1 and has spent most of his working life sailing the delta. This puts him in such an amazing position to be able share that knowledge with you.

The day will start at 08.30 am. You will start with a captains breakfast on board, cheeses, olives, breads whatever he would normally eat with his local family and friends. (We personally find those breakfasts the most unforgettably tasty and cozy). Whilst your having breakfast he will begin sailing to his first stop. There are probably so many things around the delta that you have noticed (if you have been here before) but never asked, or you are new to dalyan or never noticed but we can assure you there is so much wild and human life revolves around the delta.

Captain Zeko is a wonderful person to talk to. He can give you in depth information about the fish, crabs, local life, the fish cooperative, the boat cooperative, how people live, cultural and historical facts, stories… He can introduce you to interesting people whom are working on or around the the delta. If you want to look at Dalyan in a whole new light , see things you’ve never noticed before, learn things you never knew and there’s no one better than Zeko to teach you. The tour is all about experiencing the very best of the delta and with stops to swim in the lakes to cool off, just the way captain and his family and friends would do. A lunch will be provided cooked by the captain and his crew again just as the way they would cook for themselves and serve. You will not be a tourist in this tour. You will be a friend, sharing a wonderful day with your friend Zeko and the crew.

You will return to Dalyan at approximately 15.30 pm with your new found knowledge of how this little town became what it is, how its run, how people live, work and enjoy life.

At Volkans Adventures if you’re a guest on one of our Dalyan Boat Tours you can be assured not only of an enchanting and comfortable experience, but also a safe and secure one.

New for this year we have our own exclusive boats with 2 local and very experienced Captains who live and breathe the sea, they are both charismatic characters in their own right and who will ensure you have the best possible experience whilst on board.

Sari Zeybek boat is captained by Savaş, this boat was specially constructed by Savaş himself. He owns his own boatyard, Güven Yachting, right by the river opposite Dalyan Resort, which is also where his home is. Savaş is a local man and has spent his whole life sailing the river and sea, so his experience is second to none and you could not be in safer hands. Savaş also part owned a scuba diving school (Dalyan Dive Center) and has 16 years’ experience in diving. He also is a very experienced fisherman and his knowledge of the sea cannot be rivalled anywhere in Dalyan. All this knowledge about what goes on above and below sea level puts us in such a great position to give you the best ever adventure at sea. Savaş is very well travelled and speaks English and with his endearing character you will undoubtably find a newfound friend.

Sari Zeybek is a 14 metre long boat which is one of the longest in Dalyan and 4m wide which allows for plenty of room on board. The boat was originally a diving boat but is going through a full renovation this year and will be all sparkling and new ready for the 2022 season. This boat and its captain Savaş are one of only a handful of boats in Dalyan that has a special open sea licence which means he can take the boat anywhere on the open sea including international waters. It also means that if necessary he is licenced to take 16 passengers out to sea rather than 12 like most boats in Dalyan.

The boat has a full security radio system, full insurance for all guests, TPDK alcohol and ministry of tourism food serving licence. The boat has 220 volt electric supply complete with wifi, there is also a top of the range espresso coffee machine and a full kitchen with oven, so you can be assured of experiencing the very best of the captain`s seafood which will rival the very best fish restaurants and suit any connoisseurs.

Zeko 1 is captained by Captain Zeko, he is a local man who has spent majority of his life around the delta. He previously captained a sea yacht so also has his sea legs gaining years of experience out at sea with many multi-cultural guests . Zeko is a larger than life character, a big guy with a fascinating and captivating character. He is well travelled and has a story or two to tell and speaks excellent English. His knowledge of local life on the river and lake will challenge any other Captain in Dalyan. He literally lives and breathes life on the water, you could not be in better hands than spending a day with Zeko talking about life around the Delta, wildlife, culture, lifestyles, ecology, or you could even be talking about the economy and anything else that becomes a topic that day all whilst enjoying the local area whilst relaxing on his boat.

Zeko 1 is a 13m tall boat and is 4 metre wide so you will have plenty of room to relax. The boat is also licensed to go out to sea, it has a TPDK alcohol and ministry of tourism food license, it’s also fully insured for all guests, and has a full radio and security system. The boat is also in an enviable position of having wifi and is designed for our guests’ comfort. Spending the day with Zeko and his boat with be a first class experience and you will leave with a newfound friend.

  • 50% discount for children under 12 years old
  • Children under 4 years old go free

Things To Know

TOUR PRICE£ 30 per person
TOUR MAX 15 people
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONOur office at Gulpinar Street
15:30 pm
Sun Cream
Welcome Drink Tea, Coffee, Water
Breakfast & Lunch
All Day Free Water
NOT INCLUDEDExtra beverages purchased throughout the trip

Additional information

Tour ConceptLife Style, Boat Trip, Swimming
Ticket typeAdult, Child, Infant

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