The Manavgat River is born high in the Toros Mountains and rambles down to the Mediterranean, meeting the Sea in Antalya. This excursion will show you all the flora and fauna to be found on the river banks as you take a lazy river cruise along the cool waters. This is the perfect day out for sightseers who wish to see the area in a relaxed and laid back manner, where you float along soaking up the calm and serenity of the Manavgat River.
You will sail the waters of the river until you meet the glorious Mediterranean Sea, where fresh water meets salts water. There is nothing like feeling the difference in water temperature as you swim at the estuary, experiencing cold and warm, fresh and salty waters where the river meets the sea.
You will also have the luxury of a shopping trip at the market of Manavgat where you can explore the spices and herbs locally produced, and enjoy the vibrancy of the local clothes and linens. There is nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of a Turkish Market as you browse for bargains or stop for some local street food that is inevitably wafting through the tents of the market place as you shop.
This is a great day out and is suitable for absolutely everyone. You will combine land and sea, relaxation, swimming and shopping. What better way to discover the hidden gems of the area and grab a bargain too!
In 2023, price of Belek 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 08:00 to 17:00.
This tour is available on Mondays and Thursdays only. Pick up will be by coach with full air conditioning, driven by an experienced chauffeur. Pick up times are approximately 08:00 but will be confirmed upon reservation as they vary according to location.
You will head straight to the town of Manavgat where you will be able to visit the local Mosque. Once inside you will marvel at the vibrant colours and size of the domes. Your professional guide will be with you to explain some of the Islamic practices as well as give you information on the architecture of the building.
After you leave the Mosque you will head down to the river banks and small dock to join your boat. Your Captain and Crew will be waiting to welcome you on board and you will quickly feel at ease on the water as you drift downstream. Whilst onboard you will be given some information about the local wildlife and diversity of species found in the area. On board you will find a covered seating area and sun beds on the top deck. W.C facilities are available on board as is a well stocked bar.
After some time meandering down the river you will make a stop to disembark and take a walk in the National Park, should you so wish. There is even a Trout Farm that you may visit or if you prefer you may take this opportunity for a river swim before boarding once more to navigate the river.
Lunch is served on the boat and consists of an option between meat or fish and is usually served with fresh salad and rice or pasta. Should you need a vegetarian option please advise us upon booking so that alternatives can be arranged.
After lunch the boat will continue on its course towards the sea. Upon arrival at the mouth of the Manavgat River, your vessel will dock for a swimming break and some excellent photo opportunities, as you witness the emerald green waters of the river mixing with the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Here you will also be able to go to see the famous cascades that reach the Sea from the Toros Mountains themselves.
The final stop of the tour will be at the local market in Manavgat were you will have some free time to haggle, shop and get a great bargain. You will return then to your place of pick up at approximately 17:00 feeling completely content.
Cost of Manavgat Boat Tour From Belek is 30 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2023.
Pick up is available from most of the main areas and hotels on route. If you are in any doubt please get in touch with our team who will be most happy to assist.
You should bring a little spending money, a bit of sun protection, your camera and swim wear!
Drinks are extra throughout the day.