Water activity

Kas: Kekova Island Full-Day Kayak Tour w/ Pickup

Activity provider: Sea Kayak Turkey

Kas: Kekova Island Full-Day Kayak Tour w/ Pickup

Activity provider: Sea Kayak Turkey

From US$ 53.92 per person

Discover everything that the beautiful coastline of Kekova Island has to offer on a full-day kayaking trip with pickup. Kayak, swim, and visit the charming island and its surroundings.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste some unique ice cream flavours in one of the Simena Village cafés
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Tersane Bay on the north of the island
  • Explore the ruins of the sunken city of Dolikhiste as you paddle above it
  • Kayak along the beautiful coastline of Kekova Island with your group
  • Discover one of the most biologically rich marine ecosystems in Turkey
Full description

Sea Kayaking in the calm waters that surround Kekova Island is a great way to explore the area. Soak up the natural beauty of the island and visit the famous Sunken City and Simena Village as well.

Both private and shared tours are available with pickup possible from Kalkan, Kaş, and Kaleüçağız. Start with pickup before heading to the departure point in Kaş.

Paddle for about 3km southwards to Tersane Bay on Kekova Island. This beautiful bay has very clear waters which are perfect for swimming in. The natural beauty and sheltered waters of the area mean that this tour is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced kayakers.

Discover the ancient settlement of Xera and find out about its history from your guide. Head along the coast of Kekova Island until you arrive at the ruins of the Sunken City of Dolikhiste. After taking some time to check it out, paddle across to the mainland.

Take a break for lunch and a swim at Simena Village around midday. Enjoy the charming streets and take some time to relax. Try the famous ice cream served only in this village at one of the local cafés. These are homemade and with unique flavors like cactus fruit or tahini.

The village has a crusader castle that offers great views of the surrounding areas. The Simena Sarcophagus is another unique attraction that is worth checking out.

After the lunch break, if time and weather allow, get back in the kayaks to paddle to the final swim stop located amongst some ancient ruins. For the brave, there's also a nice spot for cliff diving.

Includes
  • Kayak tour
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected areas
  • Tandem kayaks
  • Safety equipment
  • Entrance fee for Simena Castle (17 TRY)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Waterproof camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Water shoes
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Waterproof bag

Know before you go

  • No previous kayaking experience is needed
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required

Product ID: 424776