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Tantalise your tastebuds and learn the history of our famous regional wines on our exclusive to Volkan’s Adventures  Evening Wine Tasting tour

The domesticated grapevine (Vitis vinifera) is historically one of the most important fruit species in the classic Mediterranean world, and it is the most important economic fruit species in the modern world today. Amazingly, the pine forests in the region from Mugla eastwards along the coast to Antalya still grows the wild vitis vinifera sylvestris, which produces some of the most popular wine grapes such as pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon. All wines will be tasting will be grown and produced in Turkey. Most grapes will be original Turkish strains but we will also have some non-Turkish originated grapes but still grown in Turkey. Our wine portfolio changes almost weekly, but always at the top notch quality.

Beginning at 7.00pm, set sail with us on our newly renovated boat from Dalyan harbor as we make our way out across the breathtaking Koycegiz Lake until we arrive at the perfect spot to marvel at the stunning sunset. As day turns into night, you will have the opportunity to enjoy ten variations within a cross section of red, white and rose wines on an unlimited basis. Furthermore these will be expertly matched with sumptuous platters for you to indulge in, the contents of which will be chosen due to the perfect harmonization of flavors with the wines. You will be spoiled with a huge variety of meats, cheeses, nuts, breads and fruits to truly bring out the best of the deep rooted essence within each type of wine. Later in the evenings we will also light up the BBQ  for plenty of perfectly cooked chicken wings.

As well as savoring the wonderful tastes of all that is on offer, you will also be able to learn the history of the wines, the vineyards and the areas of origin as we cruise on our boat making occasional stops at beautiful scenic points along the way. Weather and your mood allowing, you will have the opportunity to enjoy warm (depending on season) waters of Koycegiz Lake swimming under the stars and your wine being served to you in the water. We will aim to return to Dalyan for 11.00pm.

At the end of the trip there will be the opportunity for you to purchase any wines you particularly enjoyed by the bottle should you so wish. If you are not a wine drinker as such but would still like to join the trip there will of course be a fully stocked bar on board selling a wide range of other alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, or upon talking to us we can change your unlimited wine option to something else you prefer.

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 the age of 12
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 8

Things To Know

AVAILABILITYWednesday & Sunday
TOUR PRICE£45 pp
TOUR MAX25 people
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONOur office at Gulpinar Street
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease be ready by 6.45 PM for a prompt departure at 7:00 PM.
RETURN TIMEApproximately 11.00 PM
WHAT TO BRING
Camera,
Swimwear & Towels (Optional)
INCLUDED
Professional Guide
Unlimited Wine & All Beverages
All Foods as stated in tour description
NOT INCLUDEDWines purchased after the tour
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 6 reviews
October 12, 2018

One of Volkan’s new tours and we decided to give it a whirl as it seemed to be our sort of low key trip. Volkan’s at 6.30pm to meet up with the group, a nice number of 14, all friendly and as is always with Volkan’s tours, chatty and happy. Lovely trip, brilliant selection of wines, and food. Volkan as always was prolific in his knowledge of the wines available, and the history of Turkish wine-making. Red wine is not our favourite so we stuck to whites and rose, but the others on the tour said it was delicious. Lots of laughter, and nice snuggly blankets offered on the boat since there was a chill in the air. Great for star-gazing.
Finished up at the Jazz Bar with a gang off the boat, dancing and shots, a thoroghly enjoyable experience to be repeated next year!!!

Highly recommended.

May 19, 2019

Excellent addition to Volkan’s tours. Nice intimate group who socialised well. Volkan’s knowledge of the wines and their inception knows no boundaries. The wine did truly flow as promised in the information and the mezes on offer were plentiful. All in all a very good value for money, chilled out excursion. Can’t wait for the remainder of our trips over the next week.

February 12, 2022

We met some great people and the after party continued back on shore in the Riverside bar. This trip is highly recommended

February 15, 2022

Fantastic evening experience with Volkan and his team, really friendly and welcoming. They make you feel really at home. We did the wine tasting boat trip and what a trip it was. Amazing scenery amazing wine and great fun. If you are thinking of booking any trips in Dalyan this is the place you need to go, so many unique experiences we’ve booked the next 3 already!! Thanks for a great night can’t wait to try out the next trips!

February 15, 2022

Went on Volkan’s Wine Tasting trip – excellent – Volkan took time to explain the origin of all the wines. Able to sample all wines on offer – with plentiful trips to the wine barrels…lol. Definitely recommend as a must do boat trip

February 15, 2022

Wine tasting evening was excellent. 11 wines sampled, all Turkish and with written info sheet to reinforce the spoken presentation. Highly recommended

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