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Full-Day Orak Island Boat Trip from Bodrum

1. Full-Day Orak Island Boat Trip from Bodrum

The Orak Island Boat Tour departs from Halikarnas harbor at 11:00 AM, and makes its first stop at Red Bay, where you’ll be able to enjoy a short swim. Continue to Orak Island, and one of the most beautiful bays in the region. You’ll have about 2 hours to swim in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the white sand beach. After leaving Orak Bay, there will be 2-3 additional stops at different bays, where you’ll also be able to swim and snorkel. The exact itinerary will depend on sea conditions the day of your boat tour. You can be sure of stopping at a number of beautiful sheltered bays on the Bodrum peninsula. Midway through the tour you’ll have lunch on board, which is freshly prepared by the staff. Meals can vary, but usually include fresh salad, grilled chicken and rice or a pasta dish. In the afternoon, enjoy melon and Turkish tea with biscuits. Admire views of the picturesque coastline of the Bodrum peninsula on the return trip to Bodrum. The tour ends at 07:00 PM, when you arrive back in Halikarnas harbor.

From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

2. From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

After being picked up from the port in Kos, take a stunning boat cruise across the Aegean Sea to Bodrum. Once you have passed through passport control and customs, enjoy a full day to explore this incredible ancient city on your own.  When you arrive in the port, gaze in awe at the beautiful white houses built amphitheatrically on the hillside, dozens of sailboats and yachts, plus one of the most imposing castles in the world. Take a walk along the picturesque streets and admire the architecture. Take in the historical sights and ancient ruins, including the Castle and the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus, the Windmilles, and the ancient Greek Theatre with 13,000 seats. If you are not a history lover, take a stroll through the small streets and get to know the local cuisine instead. Enjoy a Turkish coffee or tea at a traditional coffee shop, or try 'kebab' and other traditional 'mezedes' and sweet 'kazandibi' - some of the most popular Turkish specialties. After that, head into the really big bazaar for a chance to practice your bargaining skills. Shop for all kinds of souvenirs, folk art, crafts, and clothing. Soak up the incredible lively atmosphere and enjoy the aromas of the spices and local produce. Many stallholders accept euros and almost everyone speaks Greek or English. For a truly Turkish experience, visit a Turkish bath for a little relaxation. Discover how Turkish bathhouses have held a special place in the Turkish culture for hundreds of years. Relax in the steam roam while a highly skilled masseur works away the stresses and strains that have built up in your body during the year. At the end of your incredible day trip, take the boat back to Kos Port in time for your onward journey. 

Bodrum Peninsula Private Boat Tour with Lunch

3. Bodrum Peninsula Private Boat Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a day on a private boat trip just with your friends and/or family and visit the most beautiful bays on the Bodrum peninsula. The advantage of hiring a private boat all to yourself is that you can choose when and where on the Bodrum coastline you would like to go. You can also simply relax and trust the captain to take you to the most beautiful bays. This private boat tour can be adjusted to your special wishes and needs. It's also the perfect choice for private parties, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or any special occasion. Enjoy a freshly cooked lunch on board (including three Turkish starters), fresh fruits, afternoon tea/coffee and cake or biscuits. Lunch includes fish or chicken or meatballs, salad, pasta, fruits, tea or coffee and cake, The boat has lifejackets, a changing cabin, a bathroom and a shower. There is a large cushioned area and front deck for sun bathing. If the sun gets too hot there are shady places available for your comfort. The boats are fully licensed and insured and have a friendly English-, German- and Turkish-speaking crew. Now all you have to do is relax and enjoy the day.

Bodrum: Orak Island Boat with Lunch and Optional Transfer

4. Bodrum: Orak Island Boat with Lunch and Optional Transfer

Soak up the sun on a boat trip to Orak Island from Bodrum. Visit Rabbit Nose National Park and German Bay and explore the shores of Orak Island at your own pace. You can choose from a private or group trip. Also choose to meet the boat at the port or get picked up from your hotel in Torba, Bodrum, Gumbet, Bitez, Ortakent, or Yahsi. After boarding the boat, find the perfect spot for sunbathing and take in the views of Bodrum from the water. At your first stop, German Bay, dive into the bay's crystal clear waters or relax on the upper deck and snap some breathtaking photos. Continue to Orak Island Bay, where you will have 2 hours of free time to explore at your own pace. You could go for a stroll on the white sand beaches, snorkel, or swim. On the way back to Bodrum, stop to admire the grey rocks and blue waters of Rabbit Nose National Park. Arrive back to the harbor in Bodrum just in time for dinner.

Bodrum: Black Island Boat Tour with Lunch

5. Bodrum: Black Island Boat Tour with Lunch

Hop aboard this boat tour for a fun-filled day exploring Black Island. Relax with plenty of time to swim and discover the island's beautiful bays. Enjoy alcoholic beverages and soft drinks onboard throughout your day at sea. Start your tour with a stop for a refreshing swim at the Black Island hot spring cave. Then, discover Meteor Bay, where a meteor crashed many years ago, and jump in. Stop at Aquarius Bay for a lunch break and time to swim. Make your way to Red Bay for a swim and enjoy complimentary fresh fruit. End your tour with a visit to Rabbit Bay. Enjoy some tea and biscuits before heading back to Bodrum.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

6. Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

Explore the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale (literally “Cotton Castles” in Turkish), and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Depart Bodrum and transfer by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known as the “8th Wonder of the World” to those in the know. Explore the natural landscape of limpid pools, hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Get a view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Then, go to the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the “Cotton Castles” in the 2nd century BC. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater, and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted to an archaeological museum. Discover where Cleopatra used to swim, and the monumental tomb of the Christian apostle St. Philippe. Marvel at the Necropolis of Anatolia, filled with sarcophagi, most notably that of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.

Scuba Diving Tour in Bodrum

7. Scuba Diving Tour in Bodrum

There are more than 15 dive points around Bodrum with typical Aegean and Mediterranean flora and fauna. Shallow water diving points offer dives without currents but full of fish for first timers, while some deeper points have small currents for experienced divers. At times visibility reaches up to 40 meters meaning that you are now diving in crystal clear waters, literally! Rock formations in the dive points offer shelter for groupers, octopuses, learfish, barracudas and other different creatures. You also may see amphoras and antique anchors which are more than 2000 years old. There are two reefs with depths ranging from 7 to 40 meters. They are full of fish with good chances for photography. There are two caverns, the first at 12 meters, a bubble cavern. The second is at 6 meters with air in it, and walls reflecting different shades of deep blue. Drop-offs allows you to discover something different.

Bodrum: Boat Tour for Mein Schiff Cruise Passengers

8. Bodrum: Boat Tour for Mein Schiff Cruise Passengers

Explore the picturesque coastline around Bodrum on this 6-hour boat tour. Visit Black Island and enjoy a mud bath or a dip in the warm thermal waters. Continue to other idyllic coves and stop to swim and snorkel. This tour has been designed especially for Mein Schiff cruise passengers, and is timed to coincide with the cruise ship’s arrival and departure times. Relax on board, enjoy the gentle breezes and admire the views of sheltered bays and beaches. Savor a delicious buffet lunch, and enjoy fresh melon and traditional Turkish tea in the afternoon. The tour ends back in the Halikarnas harbor.

Bodrum: Full-Day Boat Trip with Lunch

9. Bodrum: Full-Day Boat Trip with Lunch

Enjoy a day cruising the Aegean Sea with a small group of up to 15 people. Take a refreshing swim and admire the crystal-clear coves before enjoying a freshly cooked lunch on board and Turkish tea and fruits in the afternoon.   Sit back and relax in the sun on the front deck or cool off in the shade. Our boat is equipped with a changing cabin, bathroom, and shower to ensure maximum comfort and our friendly crew are fluent in English and Turkish.

Bodrum Vineyard Tour with Dinner and Wine Pairing

10. Bodrum Vineyard Tour with Dinner and Wine Pairing

Visit a Chateau Vinery opened 18 years ago by the Ismen family in Bodrum, which has been a wine region since ancient times.  Learn about the family's perfectionist attitude as they research the ancient grapes varieties, climate and all other aspects of wine producing. Discover how they began producing the first Zinfadel and Syrah vineyard in Turkey.  Enjoy an unforgettable farm-to-table 5-course meal, accompanied by matching wines at this great location.

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What people are saying about Bodrum

What an enjoyable day this was! Asli met us right on time at our hotel. She gave us shopping options and we chose to visit a farm and pick fresh vegetables - don't worry, you won't have to do all the work. We then went to her restaurant kitchen (at her home, outdoors) and spent a relaxing afternoon making several dishes. Asli had done a lot of prep work already so that we had time to make 5 or 6 things. We also learned about and sampled olive oils and wines. The meal was delicious and unlike what we found in restaurants. Maybe the highlight was that our son's favorite dish was green beans (!!) and now I have the recipe for it. Finally, we visited the winery where Ansi's restaurant is (we asked - no pressure!) for a wine tasting and purchase. We were delivered by taxi back to our hotel. This would be a great activity any time but I think we especially enjoyed it after 2 busy weeks of sightseeing.

An all-round successful tour. The landscape is beautiful anyway, but this time it fit in other respects as well. The number of guests was not too large and the numerous bathing stops were well chosen. In addition, a very delicious meal and a friendly crew including the captain. Since I will be back in Bodrum in September, this tour should definitely be part of it again. The only thing that wasn't right for me was the music. For me, Turkish music is definitely part of a boat tour in Bodrum... But that's a matter of taste and not too tragic. So see you in September...

Everything was super organized, although it sometimes made a chaotic impression, everything worked out great, thanks to the dedicated and always approachable tour guide. Booking the tour was definitely the right decision.

I really enjoyed the trip, it's definitely worth it. In Bodrum it is also very beautiful, I definitely recommend it.

Great experience, several stops, good meal, very kind and pleasant staff. I recommend