Went with them on the sunset cruise which costs £5 each, worth every penny, left the beach at 18:30 sailed across the bay, then stopped by a beautiful island where you could swim or just take in the scenery and take pictures of the sun setting, the actual sunset was amazing to see, this was filled by a short journey to a cove where we were given a lovely meal of fresh fish and amazing salad, then went onto the beach and danced to Tirkish music a really great value night. We arrived back at 23:30.
It was wonderfull ! Wè had fethiye - Olympos tour at Thé June with my husband. Those are Cove's very great as dream. That was 3 nights, 4 days but İt's werent enough for us. And that never could be enough , Wè enjoyed too much. If you have fethiye plan for Thé holiday, you should save 4 days for Thé cruise tour if you want to see and swim in the Aqua sea. Thank you alaturka team. you did wonderfull Of our holiday.
Overall: the cruise from Fethiye to Olympos was one of the highlights of our 3-week trip in Turkey and one of the best way to see the Turquoise coast. We have all intention to go back.
Alaturka: Alartuka did an amazing work in making all the arrangements for the cruise. Compare to all other agencies contacted for information, Alaturka replied within hours (others took 24 to 72 hours to respond). Their responses were useful and helped me finalise the cruise. We were travelling with two young children (5 and 7 y.o.) and I wanted to make that having the kids on the boat would not be an issue. The price quoted was reasonable and market.
The boat and the crew: The boat, a traditional Turkish gullet, was well-maintained and cleaned. We probably had the best crew: Our captain did not know much English, but he was the funniest one when he did open up. One member of the crew, Dogukan Kiran, spoke great English, cook better and he was the life of the boat. He shared many stories with us and he genuinely cared for the passengers: I have a vivid memory of him wrapping in a blanket and holding tight to my son who was sea sick at 5 am on the deck. The food was simple, but tasty. They provide for breakfast, lunch, tea-time and dinner, all traditional turkish meals and there were plenty to enjoy. Beverages were not included, but were made available on the boat at reasonable price. The cabins are small, but we often slept on the deck and woke up at sun rise (amazing).
Activities: At first, I was concerned that we would be bored sailing (mostly the kids), but there was plenty to do, from sailing to snorkelling (snorkelling equipment provided on board), swimming and visiting historical sites (St. Nicholas island, sunken city, Kas). We enjoyed every moment, including naps on the deck.
A blue cruise is a must of any trip in Turkey and we warmly recommend Alaturka's cruise.
This is for the 4 day, 3 night Fethiye to Olympos blue cruise. Great overall trip with plenty of stops and chances to swim and snorkel. Great value for the price!
Food: As many others have said, the food is impeccable and they feed you breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There was plenty to go around; we even felt bad that all the leftover food got thrown away!
Drinks are extra cost and not super cheap nor expensive. Small water is 1 Lira and a vodka shot was 13 Lira. This can get very expensive if you're on a party boat.
Boat: facilities were good and clean. No shoes are allowed on deck. Cabins were small and stuffy, but you're mainly spending your time on deck and sleep outside. I slept outside under the canopy so the morning sun wouldn't blind me, but others slept under the open sky. They supply snorkel gear and floaty noodles.
My biggest gripe was the bees! OMG they were horrible and seemed to be our alarm clock every morning and harassed us during meals too. Not sure if it was where our boat was parked or what, but the other nearby boats didn't seem to have a problem. It would be nice to have a bee catcher or park in a better, non bee-infested place.
Activities/Locations: all the beach towns were great and amount of time at each location was sufficient for seeing ruins and walking around the shops. There was plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling too. There were a decent amount of fish but don't expect tons of color and coral reefs. Water temp was lovely too.
Went paragliding in Oludeniz which was awesome! Note this takes up the whole excursion time you are on land so you won't be able to explore anything else if you do this. Also, they don't let you bring your own camera which is lame. we tried sneaking one and they confiscated it during the flight.
On the last night, there was a boat shuttle that picked us up and took us to a Pirate bar with passengers from other boats. It was such a great time!
Staff: They did their jobs well and they didn't smoke around us too much. We were told that there would be an English speaker though, which we sort of had... but there were actually a lot of communication issues and the passengers were constantly confused about what was going on.
Communication: I think they could have done a better job setting expectations and preparing us. For instance, we went paragliding in butterfly valley and suddenly we had to be on a small dingy that took us to shore, then they told us to jump into the thigh high deep water which drenched our pants and then they swiftly left my boyfriend and I standing on the beach with no further instructions. Luckily we found the paragliding guide and the rest of the group and were on our way. After that was completed, our group once again was confused and walked back and forth from the paragliding office to the beach because we couldn't find our boat. Eventually someone picked us up from the office to take us to our boat. When I brought this to our staff's attention and asked for a bigger heads up next time, they just blamed the agency and didn't apologize.
Overall I recommend the blue cruise and Alaturka as long as you are not Type A and obsessed with knowing details. Relax and let they boat, wind, and staff do the work and you'll have a great time!