The most popular Boat Trips in Side
With its crystal clear sea, warm sun, golden beaches and water resources, Side – Manavgat region is perhaps the most beautiful holiday spot in Turkey. This region is home to the most magnificent bays of the Mediterranean Region, as well as natural freshwater resources such as the river Manavgat and Oymapınar dam-lake. It is normal for boat tours to be very popular in a region with such rich fresh and salt water resources. So, without further ado let’s examine these popular boat trips in Side.
Dolphin Island Boat Trip is a popular trip in Side. In addition to a visit to small Dolphin Island, you can swim at river mouth of Manavgat where the cold waters of the river meets the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. You may also see cute sea creatures such as dolphins, river turtles and Caretta Carettas, which is a turtle species under protection during this excursion. There is also a swimming stop near the harbour of Side, opposite the Temple of Apollo in this trip. So, this boat trip is a nice chance to see many breathtaking attractions of Side.
Another popular boat trip is Side Manavgat Boat Trip. At this tour, there is again a swimming stop at the popular place, the river mouth of Manavgat. However, the highlight of this tour is that it includes a visit to Manavgat city centre and a visit to Manavgat Waterfall. This excursion is organised only on Mondays and Thursdays which are the market days of Manavgat town. The marketplace of Manavgat is huge and you can find almost everything you are looking for there. So, this tour is a superb chance to do shopping from very reasonable prices at the marketplace. Beautiful Manavgat Waterfall is another landmark of the region. It attracts millions of visitors every year. All in all, this tour appeals to those who want to do both a boat tour and a city and shopping tour in one day.
Big Kral Boat Trip is a very popular tour among holiday makers in Side and Alanya. Big Kral is a huge ship having three decks and a passenger capacity of 400. There are many amenities on the boat such as a disco for foam party, a luxurious restaurant, bars with plenty of alcoholic drinks, modern toilets and showers and comfortable sunbeds on the upper deck. The boat offers day time and sunset cruises. On this boat trip, you can see and cool off at the beautiful bays of Side and Alanya coastline. At day time cruise, they also give free time in Alanya which is another lovely resort town in Turkey. Big Kral boat trips are all inclusive concept.
In the end of 2020, the boating company launched another ship which is much bigger than Big Kral. The new ship, “Last King” has 4 decks and 1000 passenger capacity. Currently, this new boat often goes on boat trips.
We left the most popular boat trip in Side for last. Green Canyon Boat Trip takes place on the dam-lake of Oymapınar which is the one and only dam lake suitable for boat tours in Turkey. During this boat trip you will see and photograph picturesque natural beauties. This area is home to not only many different shades of green but also wild animals such as foxes, wild boars, hawks, eagles and brown fish owls which are under protection. Probably, you will see this endangered species and other wild animals at the green hills surrounding the lake in this trip.
In some parts of the tour, the boat will pass through the cliffs hundreds of meters high. There will be many swimming stops to cool off in the fresh water of the lake. This is an ideal excursion for the ones who want to have a calm day out in the heart of nature.
We tried to inform you about the most popular boat trips in Side region. Of course, these are not the only boat trips you can take in your holiday. There are many more available and you can find detailed information about all those trips on our website. We wish you have an unforgettable holiday in Side.