FETHIYE – BONCUKLU BAY
Come aboard Cheers at 16:00 in the beautiful Fethiye Harbour. Settle in with a refreshing beverage and we will give you further information about the Gulet and the tour. After everyone is on board, we will set out for BONCUKLU BAY for the rest of the afternoon and stay for the evening. Swimming, lounge, and simply relax until dinner is served. After a delicious traditional Turkish dinner, feel free to make your bed on deck under the stars.
BUTTERFLY VALLEY- BLUE LAGOON- ST. NICOLAS ISLAND
After breakfast, we will cruise to Butterfly Valley for a couple of hours to swim or take a walk on the beach.
Then we will sail further on to Blue Lagoon (ÖLÜDENİZ) which is world renowned for its stunning beauty. As we arrive, keep your eyes open to see the paragliders swimming in the sky! You are welcome to make reservations with us, if you want to be the next to jump from 2000m.
We will end the day at ST. NICHOLAS ISLAND. The Byzantine ruins of five churches built between the fourth and sixth centuries AD remain on the island. Other remains from the same period include forty other ecclesiastical buildings and fifty Christian tombs. One of the churches was cut directly from the island´s highest point, and is located at the far western point. It is possible that the island was used as by Christian pilgrims en-route to the Holy Lands. Modern archaeologists believe that the island may be the location of St. Nicholas´ original tomb. The traditional Turkish name for the island is Gemiler Adasi, meaning, island of the boats. Nicholas´ role as the patron saint of sailors. The island was also referred to as Nicholas by seafarers in the medieval period. Archaeologists believe he was interred in the rock-hewn church following his death in 326 AD. His relics remained there until the 650AD, when the island was abandoned as it was threatened by an Arab fleet. They were then moved to the town of Myra, some 25 miles (40km) to the east.
ST. NICOLAS ISLAND – KAŞ – AQUARIUM BAY
We will get an early start to KAŞ in the mornıng. Upon arrival we serve breakfast and there will be time for a swim, before heading to the harbour where you can enjoy some shopping and explore this beautiful little town. For the explorers there are some archaeological ruins here, Lycian tombs and a Hellenistic theatre with stunning views over the sea looking towards the Greek island of Meis. We are flexible, if you´d like to the stay in KAŞ for the night life, or we can head to AQUARIUM BAY for the night.
Kekova – Simena Castle – Sunken City – Smuggler’s Bar
We will set sail after breakfast for KEKOVA. More historical views await as we observe the ‘SUNKEN CITY’, which is said to have been abruptly sunk by an earthquake in the 2nd century. The KEKOVA region was declared a specially protected area on 18 January 1990 by Turkish Ministry. Diving and swimming were prohibited and subject to special permits. Although we are not able to swim up to the ruins, we will drift past them so you can view the partıally sunk ruins on deck. Then we wıll cruıse to Kale, where you can do a short hike up the ruins of SIMENA CASTLE. Keep in mind these beautiful places are only accessible by boat
But there´s more! After everyone is back on board, we will take a good peek at PIRATE´S CAVE en route to SMUGGLER´S BAY. We will finish this day of exploration in this beautiful cozy bay. In case you brought your dancing shoes, there is an option to hit the dance floor at Smugglers Inn -although shoes in general are very optional! This partially floating, charming little bar has great drinks, music, and even a free taxi boat service.
Wake to another fresh Turkish breakfast served for you, before setting off to Andriake harbour near Demre. It’s picturesque! Andriake harbour was the port for the nearby Lycian city of Myra, the capital of Lycia province mid 5th century B.C. At Andriake you can take an optional extra* tour (2 hours) to go to the very beautiful Myra ruins and Noel Baba (St Nicholas) church.
Myra is known to be at least as old as the 5th century B.C. Myra hosts Lycia’s largest theatre, 23 lycian rock tombs and is surrounded by orange groves.
Nicholas of Myra (late 3rd – early 4th century BC) was bishop of Myra and canonized after his death. For pilgrims going to Jerusalem, Andriake port was a stop and St Nicholas church was a place of pilgrimage for believers.
After your tour and time at Andriake harbour turle spotting, we´ll make our way to the Kekova area and Kokacari for the rest of the evening.
*A small extra cost for tranfers and entry fees to both sites
We´ll get started back towards Fethiye but not before we stop in the crystal clear blue waters of KALKAN for a little of what we do best: SAIL UP, eat, swim, and relax. Enjoy the picturesque scenery as we cruise back towards Fethiye, watch the hypnotic sunbeams glistening on the water surface as you relax on the subeds with a beer or two.
SAİL-TARZAN BAY -FETHIYE
We will sail to TARZAN BAY for breakfast and then to SAMANLIK BAY for lunch. We trust you will be a professional by this point at taking a dip, eating our delicious traditional Turkish cuisine, and relaxing with a freshing beverage. We will arrive early afternoon in Fethiye so you have time for the Hamam or some last minute shopping. Don’t forget to visit the Fish Market!
After breakfast on the boat, we say goodbye and farewell.
We will help get you off to your transfers and will be waiting for your return next year!
We are grateful for your patronage and look forward to any feedback you have for us.
We work diligently to make sure your experience is unique and catered to your preferences. We appreciate you choosing Cheers for your holiday!
Our nearest airport =Muğla/Dalaman Airport
Our nearest airport =Antalya Airport
Dalaman Airport to Fethiye Harbour =45 Minute
Antalya Airport to Fethiye Harbour =3:30 Minute
Check in Time =16:00
Check out time= 09:00
We are at sea and weather conditions can change, Ahmet and his crew will always be watching weather forecasts, if the forecast changes from the usual calm seas and sunny skies, Ahmet will recommend the best route at this point. Any recommended changes to the route are for your own safety and most importantly for your own enjoyment so that you have the most comfortable experience onboard Cheers.