Boat and Gulet Trips
Kalkan is located on one of the most beautiful
parts of Turkey's Turquoise Coast and at least one day
at sea should definitely be a part of everyone's holiday.
Boat trips can be arranged
through tour agencies or at the Kalkan harbour for daily and extended
trips. Daily boat trips leave the Kalkan harbour around 10 AM, so make
sure you are down there before that and you can choose which boat you'd
like. Don't forget your snorkeling gear (can be bought in town).
(wooden Mediterranean-type Turkish
yachts) can be arranged through tour agencies.
Some trips explore the many beautiful bays, beaches and sea
caves along the coast near Kalkan while other tours go farther to
(and not-to-be-missed) Kekova,
of the most beautiful areas of the Turkish coast. Daily tours to
the Kekova area are popular - these go overland to the village of Uçağız
(to save time getting there), where you board your glass-bottom boat.
All these trips
include swim stops and Mediterranean Turkish
meals are usually served on board as well (usually included in the price,
drinks are extra). Fishing trips and romantic
moonlight cruises can be arranged also.
I highly recommend a trip to Kekova, the
scenery and swimming is incredible. You
can read more about the area and see photos at our Lycian website
There are many sea caves
that can be
explored along the coast near Kalkan, daily boat trips sometimes stop at these.
The photo to the right is of "Wild Pigeon Cave" where the
birds come to roost above cool spring-fed water. Another popular
cave to swim in is the "Blue Cave", a large cave in near
darkness except for the indescribable brilliant phosphorescent-blue of the
water caused by sunlight shining up through the surface of the water.
If you'd like to visit the
Greek island of Meis (Castellorizo), it is only a 45 minute boat ride from the nearby
town of Kas, which can be reached quickly and cheaply by dolmuş from