Water activity

Oludeniz: Butterfly Valley Tour & St. Nicholas Island Cruise

4.3 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: TOURMANIA
Water activity

Oludeniz: Butterfly Valley Tour & St. Nicholas Island Cruise

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

From US$ 41.97 per person

Discover the bays and islands around Oludeniz on a full-day cruise. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Blue Cave and Cold Spring Bay. Discover St. Nicholas Island's 5th-century churches and marvel at rare butterflies at a nature reserve.

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Duration 7 hours
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Pickup included
Your hotel in Ölüdeniz


  • Swim and sunbathe at the Blue Cave and Cold Spring Bay
  • Climb to the viewpoint at St. Nicholas Island and see the church ruins
  • Explore the paths of Butterfly Valley and search for rare species
Full description
After hotel pickup, drive to Ölüdeniz Harbor and board the 2-deck boat. Enjoy the sun and sea breeze as you pass by the changing coastal landscape. Make your first stop at the Blue Cave where you will have the opportunity to swim in the bright blue waters of the bay and into the cave. Then, continue sailing to the Butterfly Valley nature reserve. Take another chance to swim in the clear waters here and sunbathe on the beautiful beach. After this, enjoy a short hike through the area and climb up to see the waterfalls. Marvel at the wildflowers and spot colorful butterflies as they fly around you, keeping your eyes peeled for the rare Tiger Butterfly. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch back on the boat. Finally, continue your adventure as you sail on towards the next attraction, St. Nicholas Island. When you arrive, discover the ancient ruins of the 5th-century churches. Climb to the island's highest point and admire the spectacular views. Make your last stop of the day at the Cold Spring Bay where you can enjoy a refreshing final swim in the freshwater spring which flows into the sea. Return to Ölüdeniz Harbor where you will be dropped off at your hotel by around 4:30 PM.
  • Cruise on a 2-deck boat
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinks

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  • Swimwear
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Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 40 reviews

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We really enjoyed this trip, the scenery was beautiful and the staff were nice. However, we would have preferred to spend more time at Butterfly Valley and St Nicholas Island (our main reasons for booking this trip), we only had 1 hour at each of these stops which we felt was very rushed and not enough time. Swimming in the cave was memorable but I think the trip could do without the other stops to allow for more time in these locations. Overall a very positive experience and a great way to spend the day!

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March 25, 2023

Beautiful clear water & lots of swim stops. Staff were friendly & regularly. checked on the guests, very filling lunch with vegetarian option available. Few things to mention - We were a bit slow to take off, cocktails were very overpriced & of poor quality, would have preferred less stops & more time at each (felt a bit like ticking boxes). If Butterfly Valley is the main reason for booking this tour, perhaps consider a different time of year. There were no butterflies at the time of our excursion, the waterfall had barely any water & the bush was pretty dry & underwhelming.

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March 25, 2023

The whole experience was wonderful. There wasn't a pick up (only cause we were a 10 minute walk away from the meeting point) but once we were there the entire staff were helpful and friendly. Would say go in March as our guide Eddie who btw was amazing told us for the butterflies and full effect of the waterfalls at butterfly vally to come in spring instead of summer.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 336786