A different way to enjoy the Anatolian sunshine, and the wonderful culture of Turkey, is by river boat. The boat travels from the town of Manavgat, through some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern Turkey. With the emerald green of the river, soothing you along the way, this is arguably the most relaxing tour of your holiday.
The boat is large and comfortable enough to accommodate you and make the most of your day on the river. The colour of the river itself is an amazing emerald green, flanked by the beautiful homes that have grown up along the river bank, along with the ancient buildings and the flora and fauna of this wonderful area of Turkey.
If you are lucky you will see river turtles bobbing their heads up out of the water and sometimes swimming alongside the boat. The lower deck of the boat will be for comfortable seating and watching the world go by, while the upper deck will be used as a sunbathing deck. With that gentle swish of the water as you slow down your pace of life, can there be a better way to relax? Past fish farms and a river shipyard, the scenery is as diverse and entertaining as it can be.
In 2022, price of Antalya Manavgat River Cruise is 30 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.
Every Monday & Thursday, all year round from 08:30 to 17:30.
Firstly, you will be picked up from your hotel in the Antalya region, in a comfortable air conditioned coach, where you will be greeted by your guide for the day, then taken down the river harbour to your waiting boat.
As you cruise the river you will be able to enjoy the sundeck as well as the glorious scenery of the riverbank, gently flowing along to the point where the river and Mediterranean Sea meet. Here you will stop for a swim break and marvel at the cold river water as it meets the warmer sea water. There will then be a short break for swimming and a little beach time, classed as free time where you can stay on board the boat or walk around the sandy area, or even see the ruins of a 2nd century Roman temple. The choice is yours!
Once you have enjoyed the break you will embark once again for lunch before travelling on to the city of Manavgat.
If you are travelling on a Monday or a Thursday you will be able to experience an authentic Turkish Bazaar, where you may learn the ability to ‘haggle’ for prices, an experience all of its own. In your free time you can walk around the town and get to know a little of Turkish culture and the friendliness of the people.
If you are interested in travelling a little further you can take the shuttle bus up to the waterfall a little way outside Manavgat. A much photographed beauty spot.
Once free time is finished you will be taken back to your hotel in Antalya.
Cost of Manavgat Boat Tour From Antalya is 30 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2022.
Messing about on the river is a great way to relax, for families, singles and groups who want to recharge their batteries with a gentler tour. With enough for youngsters to see and enjoy, right through to grandparents, this tour is truly for everyone.
They go out every day of the week and you will be notified of the hotel pick up time on your purchased ticket. The tour is of a 4 hour duration and you will be returned via transport, at the end of the day, to your hotel.
The tour includes the tour of Manavgat Bazaar and free time to get to know the town. Your transfers are also included in the ticket price and your professional guide services throughout the tour, with the exception of your free time. Insurance and lunch are also included in the price.
You will need a small amount of money to pay for any personal expenditure for gifts etc. Your drinks are not included. There is likely to be a photographer on board throughout your tour, any photographs or DVDs you choose are not included in the ticket price.