This morning, we brought you an article abut the Çalış Boat Cooperative.

Çalış Boat Cooperative marks 30 years’ service – and many more to come

So now you know how things work, let’s have a look at a day out on a Çalış Boat in more detail.

A day on Aliş 1

A boat trip is one of the most sociable and relaxing ways to spend a day. There’s no denying the sense of tranquility you feel whilst cruising the bays and islands of stunning Fethiye Bay.

Aliş 1 is owned and run by Ali Tuğsat and his wife Ayşe, with help from crewman Hasan.

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Ali and Ayşe are pictured here with Kate Topcu on a breakfast boat trip which run over the winter

Cruising out of Çalış to the first stop

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Heading out from Çalış
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The views are simply sensational – Red Island (Kızılada)
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Fethiye from the bay
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First stop – Boncuklu bay

You can sunbathe, swim, snorkel, read a book or chat with friends …it’s entirely up to you.

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A ‘Gossip of Girls’ enjoying the peace and tranquility at Aquarium Bay which is also the lunch stop

Swimming and snorkeling

There are up to four stops giving you plenty of opportunity to enjoy a swim in the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.

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Even in May the water is warm enough to swim – just! You might not want to tread water and chat for too long though!

Access to the water is via the ladder or gangplank. If you’re more daring, you can dive or jump from the boat always check with the Captain before jumping or diving from the boat)

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The braver among you might want to jump from the top deck

There are noodle floats on board for those who aren’t confident in the water.

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On hot summer days, you just want to be in the water – floating on a noodle

If you enjoy snorkeling, the clear blue waters are a delight. Swim at your leisure and enjoy the life below the surface. There is a limited amount of loan equipment on board however it is recommended that you take your own equipment if possible.

Lunch time

One of the highlights of the day is the delicious home cooked buffet lunch that includes garlic bread, a selection of meze and BBQ chicken and köfte (meatballs). The meze selection has plenty of options for vegetarians.

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Lunch starts with delicious home made garlic bread
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BBQ chicken
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Served with a mouthwatering meze selection
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Lunch time is relaxed and sociable

Fruit and cake time

In the afternoon, at the last stop, you will be served with fresh fruit and home made cake.

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Heading towards Şövalye Island for the last stop where you will enjoy cake and fruit.
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Seasonal fruit selection – Yeni Dünya (Loquat), Erik (green plums), apple and melon
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Served with moist, sticky chocolate cake

Please do not take food and drink with you. The boat offers a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks available to purchase at reasonable prices.

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The last stop of the day at Şövalye Island

All too soon it’s time to head back to Çalış.

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Heading back to Çalış

We had a wonderful day and we hope you do too.

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Ali making sure everything is ok with his guests

Çalış Boats cater for private groups or mixed groups. More details and pricing can be found in this morning’s article

A day out on a Çalış boat starts at around 9:30/10 am and gets back into Çalıs for around 5:30pm.

To book a trip on Aliş 1, please contact Ali on Facebook or call 0506 557 07 18


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