“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle
Would you like to enjoy Side’s sea, sun, and untouched bays on a luxury gulet with only your loved ones? Side Private Gulet Tour will be the highlight of your holiday in Side.
What about a private boat tour during your vacation in Side? With Side Private Gulet Tour, you can enjoy a luxurious and comfortable boat all day long, soak up the sun, explore the untouched coves of Side and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. You will be served delicious, freshly prepared meals on the boat, accompanied by soft drinks throughout the tour. As you sail on the white foamy waters, you can raise a toast with your loved ones and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Side Private Gulet Tour is available every day from April to November, with two sessions available each day. The daytime tour begins at 10:00 and ends at 15:00, while the sunset tour starts at 16:00 and ends at 20:30. Pick-ups are scheduled half an hour before the start time. Both tours have the same inclusions.
Pricing & Booking
The cost of the tour is a fixed price of 430 Euros for up to 6 people, including children. Infants under the age of 3 years can join the excursion for free. The gulet can comfortably accommodate up to 12 people. If your group consists of more than 6 people, there will be an additional fee of 30 Euros per person for each participant after the initial 6 people.
You have the option to book either daytime or sunset tours, depending on your preference. You can make your tour booking through our guide on the WhatsApp link provided on this webpage or by filling out the reservation form. If you choose to book through the reservation form, please select one adult and provide the total number of participants in the Notes section on the second window. Please note that the tour may not be available on your desired date as the boat may already be reserved. If so, our guides will suggest a suitable alternative date for you.
The Tour Program
Here is the schedule for the daytime tour. The program for the sunset tour is similar but a bit shorter. Your private vehicle will pick you up from the security gate of your hotel and take you to Side Harbor where your gulet is anchored. The captain and staff will warmly welcome you aboard the boat. The boat will depart from the harbour at 10:00. The captain will give the first swimming break of the tour at Side Bay at around 10:45. Side Bay is the natural habitat of sea turtles, and you are very likely to see large sea turtles called Caretta Caretta here. After a 30-minute break, the boat will move towards the Manavgat River.
The boat will anchor at the mouth of the Manavgat River, where it meets the sea. During this stop, there will be a 1-hour break for swimming and lunch. This location is a great spot to relax and take a dip. You can choose between swimming in the cool river or the warmer sea waters. While you enjoy your swim, the staff will prepare lunch. The lunch is an open buffet, which includes BBQ chicken, fish, meatballs, pasta, salad, bread, and fruit. Soft drinks such as fizzy drinks, ice tea, water etc will be provided for free on the boat during lunch and throughout the tour.
After a long break, at around 1:00 pm, the boat will begin sailing into the Manavgat River. After a short river cruise, it will sail back to the open sea. The next part of the tour is a cruise in the open sea, called the “Dolphin Chase”. The captain knows the area well and will sail to locations where dolphins are known to appear, although seeing them is not guaranteed. If you’re lucky, you may encounter these adorable creatures of the ocean. Relax on the boat and enjoy a glass of wine with your loved ones during this cruise. The boat will arrive at Cleopatra Beach near the Side Antique town around 2:15 pm, where there will be a 40-minute swimming break. After this last break of the tour, the boat will sail into Side Harbour. Your private vehicle will then take you back to your hotel, marking the end of this wonderful day out.
This tour is an excellent choice for a memorable activity during your Side holiday. The pictures displayed on this webpage are genuine and were taken during the tours. The skipper of the boat is a lady who manages the boat along with her husband. You can expect friendly and attentive service from them throughout the tour.
The cost of a private boat trip in Side covers transfers from and to your hotel in a private vehicle, an open buffet lunch served onboard, soft drinks during the tour, a 70 cc bottle of wine, travel insurance, friendly service from the boat crew throughout the trip and complimentary Wi-Fi on the boat.