The lake at Oymapinar is astoundly clear and the waters reflect the lush greeness of the surrounding nature. The waterways once provided fresh, clean water to the ancient town of Side. You may still see some of the ancient building ruins along the way, an amazing ancient engineering feat of more than 20 kilometres long.
The Oymapinar Dam is an engineering and ecological wonder. The centre of the Dam has one of the longest underwater rivers in the World and the Dam helps to keep the waters ready for drier seasons so that locals can water their crops all year round.
The area is home to many icredible flora and fauna though it is perhaps important to note that it is one of the few places where the Brown Fish Owl a rare and endangered species, can be spotted.
The Green Canyon has only been open to visitors since 2000, with its emerald green waters flowing beneath a blue Anatolian sky, the colours of nature will entrance you as you sail along. A treat for all the senses, with the beautiful Taurus Mountain range as an added backdrop, the cares of the world diminish as you relax along your tour.
In 2022, price of Antalya Green Canyon Boat Trip is 35 € for adults, 17 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.
Every Monday & Thursday & Saturday, all year round from 08:30 to 16:30.
Tours is organized 3 times per week. You will be picked up from your Antalya hotel or apartment between 08:00 and 08:30 and taken 90 kms from the town of Antalya to the town of Manavgat where your boat will be waiting to start your Green Canyon Cruise.
On arrival you will be greeted by your guide and Captain for the day. Guides are English, Turkish and German speaking, all friendly and professionally qualified to take you through your day. Your boat trip will last around 5 hours whereupon you will visit two Dams and travel the canyon waterways between. There will be changing facilities on board the boat as well as WCs and you will have two swim stops throughout the day.
After your morning swim stop and cruise you will travel the Green Canyon to Oymapinar Dam, where you will have lunch at a waterside restaurant. Your lunch will include options of fresh fish or chicken with pasta, rice and salad. Unlimited soft drinks are free with the price of your ticket. Alcoholic beverages will be an optional payable extra. A further swim stop in Oymapinar Dam and time for sunbathing, swimming or snorkelling will leave you refreshed.
Offering you so much more than just a cruise through natural waters you will glimpse traditional rural life as you sail along in the sunshine. The Green Canyon Cruise ends around 15:00 when you will sail gently back to the harbour where your coach awaits you, for the onward journey to your hotel and or apartment in Antalya.
Cost of Antalya Green Canyon Boat Trip is 35 € for adults, 17 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2022.
Because of the gentle nature of this Boat Trip it is suitable for families even with very young children. Singles and groups can also enjoy the soporific ambience of a day on the green waters of the canyon.
You should bring with you a good sun cream, together with sunglasses and or sun hat. Your swim suits and towels are essential for those cooling swim stops. Modest clothing for on shore dining is also a good idea. Do bring your cameras or mobile phones but be sure to keep them in a water proof bag for safety. If you do not wish to compromise your own electronic equipment there will be an on board photographer to catch you in your more relaxed mode, whereupon the photographs or DVD will be available for you to purchase at the end of your Cruise.
You should bring some money with you for sundries like the photographs or DVDs. You will also have the opportunity to purchase snacks or alcoholic drinks throughout the day. There may even be a short visit to a traditional ceramics shop. No purchase is necessary and you may enjoy seeing how things are made, or even marvel at the locally produced finished products.
With so many inclusions such as your pick up and return, professional Guide on board, lunch with soft drinks and amazing 5 hour cruise of the Green Canyon, this is an unforgettable day in every way.