If you want to experience something new and exotic, and travel to a place so beautiful it feels almost otherworldly, Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip is just what you need. Cleopatra Island is only 20 minutes away from Marmaris. So if you’ve opted to spend your vacation in Marmaris please put this tour on your do list.
Our tour starts with a drive through amazing natural scenery of Çamli village which is located about 17 km from Marmaris, so this cozy dive will last approximately 20 minutes. After the short and comfortable drive, you will get to Marmaris harbor, board our gorgeous double-decked boat and start your sailing through Gökova Gulf.
During this trip we will take two swim breaks, and we’ll also have some delicious barbeque for lunch. After our tasty lunch, you will get some free time to roam the Cleopatra beach. During the trip back to Marmaris, you will again have a chance to take a swim at the wonderful Lighthouse Island.
Other two swim breaks will take place at the gorgeous Ince Kum bay and at the lovely Laciver Koy, where you will also have the opportunity to dive and snorkel
Cleopatra Island is a unique place, where you will get a chance to be active, have some fun and explore some ancient history as well. Fresh air, clean turquoise water, beautiful golden landscapes and captivating history sites guarantee a memorable vacation.
Cleopatra or Sedir Island is well-known for its vast golden beach and the captivating ancient city of Cedrae. Most popular and frequently visited places on this beautiful island are the ancient theatre ruins and a charming secluded beach in the small bay on the northwest part of the island.
It’s believed that queen Cleopatra used to swim there, and that the pale-pink sands on this wonderful beach have been brought by ships from North Africa, to please her. That type of sand can only be found in Egypt, and Mark Anthony shipped it to Sedir, because his beloved Cleopatra was nostalgic. On the further east area of the island, there is an Agora where, according to epigraphs, athletic festivities use to take place.
Golden shade of the sand on the lovely beaches of this island is a result of a long-lasting process of seashell dissolving. That is very rare, so the beach is under conservation by the government, and visitor are not allowed to take any sand with them or spread towels on the beach as the sand will stick on to them.
Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip starts with a visit to the charming Camlı, a small village about 17 Km north of Marmaris. You will be traveling in our comfortable minibus, and you will get to enjoy the beautiful countryside with spacious farmlands and emerald pine trees. Once we arrive at Camlı, you will board our boats and we’ll start our sailing over the Gokova Gulf.
Fine Sand Bay: Ince Kum is a National Park, famous in the region for its fine golden sand and crystal clear, turquoise waters. Ince Kum actually means ‘fine sands’ in Turkish. Here we will take our first 40-minute long swim break, so you can snorkel, swim, or just sunbathe on the beach.
Deep Blue Bay: Other also very popular bay at the Gökova Gulf is the Deep Blue Bay. The waters here are particularly deep and appear dense blue in color, hence the name Deep Blue Bay. Because of its depth, this bay is also a popular stopping point for yachts.
Lunch Break & Cleopatra Island: We are expected to reach the Cleopatra Island by midday. There we will have a tasty Turkish lunch and then you will get some free time to take a stroll and explore the island by yourself. Apart from the historical remains, there are also some delightful cafeterias and toilets on the island, so you will be able to freshen-up as well. Here you can swim, sunbathe and explore the island or the famous beach which Queen Cleopatra herself loved visiting.
Lighthouse Island: The Lighthouse Island is a serene and secluded place in the Gökova Gulf. It is part of the National Park and is under the protection of Turkish government. We will spend 40 minutes here, and you can swim, snorkel or sunbathe on the lovely beach.
Return to Marmaris: This beautiful tour lasts for about 7 hours, and once it is over, our shuttle buses will take you back to your hotel in Marmaris.
What a great day that was!! This boat trip is a must!! First of all, the colour of the water is unbelievable. The sea is clean and perfect for swimming. The island is unique! The guide told us the story behind the pink sand and I was impressed. I took many photos there as it looks like a heaven on earth, seriously! The other thing I want to say is that the boat was fantastic. We felt really comfortable while sailing and we enjoyed the sun. Lunch was tasty and the crew was polite. Top recommendation if you are searching for a boat trip to relax.