Side Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Side Cruises & boat tours

From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

1. From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning by jeep. From that moment on, your adventure will begin.  Once the jeep convoy has gathered, you will drive to the Taurus Mountains, where you will witness breathtaking views of Green Canyon. The convoy will lead you to the villages of Sartlar and Işıklar and your tour guide will explain to you the tradition, culture, and routine life of the locals. As you are driving off-road in the hot weather, you will splash water onto each other - helping you to cool down and have some fun. The next stop will be at a waterfall named Manavgat. Forget your problems as you relax watching the beautiful flow of water. You will move from jeep to boat as you go sailing on Green Lake. This is a great tour for those who want to escape the city noise. You will also have the possibility to go swimming in the Lake as well.

From Side: Green Lake Catamaran and Cabrio Bus Safari

2. From Side: Green Lake Catamaran and Cabrio Bus Safari

Following pick-up from your hotel at around 09:00, journey towards the Taurus Mountains for an unforgettable full-day of adventure. Drive through the mountains passing fragrant orange gardens on a specially-designed bus that provides panoramic views of the countryside and all the great places you will pass through along the way. Hear the rich history of the area and its cultural heritage from your knowledgeable guide. Once at the lake, board a catamaran for a relaxing 2.5-hour cruise, and see the beautiful nature surrounding you from a different perspective. Next, enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant close to the lake. Get back on the cabrio bus for the slow journey back to Side. Enjoy the leisurely drive and visit a village mosque to learn more about the religious traditions of Turkey. Get the option to visit a small zoo for a small additional fee. Finally, admire a beautiful waterfall on the Manavgat River before your hotel drop off at approximately 18:00.

From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip

3. From Side: Green Canyon Boat Trip

Enjoy a memorable full-day excursion into the heart of nature. The day begins with a pick-up at your hotel and a ride by bus to the Green Canyon. Journey by boat on an 8.5-mile (14 km) Grand Canyon tour and a 2-mile (3 km) long Little Canyon tour. You will make stops to swim along the way. Admire the lush surroundings of the Green Canyon as you sail along the emerald green lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rare brown fish owl! After exploring the Green Canyon, you will be able to enjoy a swimming break in the sparkling waters of the lake. Continue the cruise across the canyon before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant with views over the lake. Well rested and well fed you will be ready to discover the other part of the Canyon. Enjoy spectacular views of the stunning mountain range and woodlands around you. Stop one more time to swim before the return ride to your hotel.

Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

4. Side: Dolphin Island Boat Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day sailing cruise with this tour from Side. Swim around Karaburun Baym, the Manavgat Bosphorus, and at Dolphin Island. Party with foam and savor a fresh-cooked meal as you sail along the water.  Be collected from your hotel by airconditioned bus and transfer to the sailboat where staff will greet you and ask you which lunch option you would prefer, Depart along the Manavgat River and listen as your guide provides you with facinating commentary.  Listen as a live DJ starts to play and stop for the first swim break. Head to Manavgat Bosphorus, which has the sea on one side and the river on the other. Here, you can rent a Jet-Ski or taste a Gözleme (traditional Turkish food). Be served by the crew a fresh-grilled lunch of chicken or fish which is served with salad and a rice. After enjoying lunch on board, cruise to Dolphin Island. Stop for a second swim break. Start the foam party on the boat.  Continue towards a third swim break spot, near Karaburun Bay. Keep an eye out for dolphins along the way. Return to your accommodation at the end of your experience. 

From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

5. From Side: Jeep Safari Adventure and Boat Trip with Lunch

Take a journey from Side and learn about traditional Turkish culture. Drive around some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southern Mediterranean area of Turkey. Travel on and off-road on a Jeep, and cross rivers in your vehicle. Try local Turkish foods and teas, and take in an Islamic mosque. Start your tour by boarding your Jeep. Next, meet up with your group and drive as a fleet across rivers, rough roads, and along the mountains. Stop for lunch and tea at a local Turkish town. Once you’re refreshed, continue to the Oymapınar Dam, a stunning arch dam on the Manavgat River. Use this view as a prologue to your next views at Green Lake, a beautiful place to swim. Enjoy a boat tour of the lake, and enjoy a snack at a restaurant near the lake before getting ready to head back in your Jeep. Before you get back to Side, take a quick stop at a mosque to see where the Islamic religion lives. After, relax on your return journey with drop-off at your hotel.

From Side: Full-Day Scuba Diving in Manavgat

6. From Side: Full-Day Scuba Diving in Manavgat

Start your full-day scuba diving experience with a transfer to the harbor where you will head towards the first dive site. Suitable for beginners and more experienced divers alike, your activity will be tailored to your level of experience. En route to the first dive site, beginner divers will get full diving instructions, while the more experienced divers can choose their equipment. Upon arrival at the first dive site, experienced divers will enter the water first together with 1 or 2 instructors. Beginner divers will make their first dive with an instructor in groups of 2 people. Then, enjoy a warm lunch served aboard the boat as you sail to the second dive site. Feel free to book as a non-diver and swim and snorkel in the clear waters. You can bring your own snorkel equipment or rent it on the boat. At the end of the second dive, all participants can enjoy some time to swim and snorkel before traveling back to Side. Climb aboard the minibus service upon arrival at the harbor for the return transfer to your hotel.

Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

7. Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

Start your day with a convenient pick up service at your accommodation. Meet your friendly expert guide and head to the stunning Alanya City on this guided tour. First you will take a cable car up to the Alanya Castle, and visit an iconic attraction of the district.  Later, experience the Damlatas Cave and admire the stalagmites, stalactites and columns. Whilst here you can also visit one of the most famous beaches in the Riviera called Cleopatra. Afterwards, have the opportunity to relax during a one-hour boat trip that departs from Alanya harbor and sails around the peninsula. Marvel at landmarks such as the Red Tower, the ruins of 13th-century Seljuk castle and numerous caves (pirates, phosphorus and lovers cave). Next, drive to the Dimcay River — one of the must-see attractions in Alanya and enjoy lunch there. It's a great place with delicious food, cool pockets of shade from the sun, and refreshing water. Have some free time in Alanya to explore the city by yourself.

Manavgat Full-Day River Cruise from Side

8. Manavgat Full-Day River Cruise from Side

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Grand Bazaar in Manavgat and cruise along the Manavgat River. Laze in the sun, enjoy a barbecue lunch aboard a traditional wooden boat, and pick up some souvenirs along the way. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Side, transfer by comfortable, non-smoking minibus to the town of Manavgat. Here, climb aboard a 45-passenger wooden boat for a cruise along the river. Sit back and enjoy the views of the river banks and mountains. Relax in the sun, and soak up the cool breeze. A barbecue lunch of fish, chicken, pasta and salads will be served on board. Stop at the mouth of the river for a refreshing swim at a beach where the river meets the sea. Disembark the boat to go to the Grand Bazaar, waterfall and Blue Mosque of Manavgat. Pick up some souvenir bargains from the diverse stalls in the market. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to wander around the bazaar, before your return transfer to Side.

Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

9. Side: Boat Lunch Cruise on Manavgat River and Bazaar Visit

Begin your fantastic day trip by being picked up from your hotel in the city. Board the boat and start your trip down the Manavgat River. Swim in clear waters at the beach between the sea and the river and savor a tasty lunch. Make an optional stop at the magnificent Manavgat Waterfalls and have 20-30 minutes to explore this stunning area. Head to the public bazaar and enjoy the exquisite smells, brightly colored stalls, and bustling atmosphere for 2 hours. If you choose to skip the waterfall, then head to the public bazaar and enjoy around 3 hours of free time to look around.

From Side: Alanya Guided City Tour with Boat Trip and Lunch

10. From Side: Alanya Guided City Tour with Boat Trip and Lunch

Start your day with a convenient pick-up service at your accommodation. Here, you will meet your friendly driver/guide and head to the stunning Alanya City. On the way you will visit Banana Garden and later enjoy the stunning views from the panoramic terrace from the top of Alanya castle. Later, experience the Damlatas Cave, an absolute must-see if you are in the area. Be impressed by the numerous stalagmites, stalactites and columns. Whilst here you can also visit one of the most famous beaches on the Riviera called Cleopatra. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to relax during a one-hour boat trip that departs from Alanya harbor and sails around the peninsula. You will get to marvel at landmarks such as the Red Tower, the ruins of 13th century´s Seljuk castle and numerous caves (pirates, phosphorus and lovers cave). Next, drive to the Dimcay River - one of the must-see attractions in Alanya and enjoy a free lunch there. It's a great place with great food, plenty of shade and really cold water that will keep you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Before coming back to Side you will have 1.5-hours free time in Alanya to look around the city by yourself.

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Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 124 reviews

Ça a été une très belle excursion de détente. Le déjeuner a été très bon avec du poisson frais ou bien de la viande et légumes/pâtes/ris à volonté. Le guide a été discret mais présent et le chauffeur a été très professionnel et attentif dans la conduite du bus. Personnellement je n’ai pas fait la baignade car l’eau été trop froide à mon goût mais beaucoup de gens ont bien profité. Une belle journée à faire.

Really good trip with an excellent guide who was good at English and very friendly. Cool trip on a pirate boat and nice lunch by the river. We had more time at the cable car and the castle than the others as we lived in the center which was nice, otherwise it would have been too little time.

We had a fabulous day. Our tour guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable, extremely funny and spoke to everyone individually throughout the day making sure we were enjoying ourselves. I would thoroughly recommend the tour and the guide.

Really nice, relaxing day out. Plenty of things offered to keep you occupied during the trip like swimming and jet skis, or just relax all day like we did. Food was great and staff were friendly. Great day out and value for money.

Great 1 day boat trip! Kind crew, good food, nice swin stops and a lot of fun!