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Twelve Islands boat tours

  • Fethiye, Mediterranean Region, Turkey

Last updated: 05 April, 2024

Cheap and extremely cheerful, these day-long tours of the island-strewn Bay of Fethiye are a Turquoise Coast holiday fixture.

They stop at several different islands (usually around six) for swimming and snorkelling, visiting ruins and mud baths. (The other six islands, as per the name, you just cruise by). There’s a high probability you’ll see dolphins, flying fish and the odd sea turtle. Other tours

Most (younger) people opt for the larger and livelier double-deckers carrying up to 70 passengers; expect loud music and sociable buffet lunches. There are, however, more sedate options, on traditional wooden gulets and sailing boats.


Price from: £20
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around
Duration: 6-9 hours

Getting there & doing it

Book through the official wesbite. Tours depart from the Fethiye waterfront near the marina. Some will also pick up form hotels in the region.

When to do it

Tours generally run between the beginning of May and end of October, though out of season outings can be arranged. It’s a full day. Tours start around 9am and finish around 5pm.