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Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova
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Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova

By Barbaros Guide
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About
Escape the crowds and get out onto the water for the day. This sea kayaking tour takes you around the coast of Kekova Island, to the ancient ruins, rock labyrinths, a sunken city, and other historic spots. Includes lunch in Simena Village.
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HK$670.12
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Ages 6-90, max of 14 per group
Duration: 7–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English
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Highlights
  • Spend a day out on the water away from the crowds on land
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • Includes lunch in the village of Simena: No need to buy your own
  • See ancient sites and learn about them from your guide

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Use of tandem kayak (limited number of single kayaks)
  • Transport by minivan
What's not included
  • Entrance fee Simena Castle (17 TL)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Andifli, Hükümet Cd. No:1, 07580 Kaş/Antalya, Türkiye
    Meis Express Building at the Main Square of Kas
Pickup details
  • Pick up Times 2022 / Kalkan 08.00, only in selected locations, please contact us to arrange details / Kaş Peninsula Main Road Pick-up at 08.15 / Main departure, Townsquare Kaş , Meis Express Office 08.30 / Kekova Kayak start point meeting 09.15
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85405P1

      • Children must be accompanied by an adult minimum Age 5 years with parents
      • 14 years with written permission
      • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
      • A small amount of walking is involved (all optional / max. 30 minutes)
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
      • Basic swimming knowledge
      • Good physical condition
      • Anyone who's able to do an hour walking can master this tour easily
      • We recommend Swim, surf, water shoes and sandals over flip flops.
      • Sun hat, Sun glasses (with neck string), Sun cream
      • Emergency medication (e.g. asthma inhaler)
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Swimsuits, Towel
      • Change of clothes and shoes
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • Wind jacket, for spring and autumn
      • Small change for Extra Drinks and Souvenirs.
      • The hatches of our kayaks are small so please pack lightly
      • We provide a few dry-bags to be shared for things you want to keep dry like camera and phones.
      • For sun-lotion and towels a plastic bag is just fine..
      • Please leave your valuables in your hotel.
      • Cameras and phone only if waterproof during paddling.
      • Minimum number of participants is 4.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova?
      Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova price starts from HK$680.56. Discover and book Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova on Tripadvisor
      What is the Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova cancellation policy?
      Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova?
      Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova is hosted by Barbaros Guide. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Barbaros Guide on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sea Kayak Discovery of Kekova on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85405P1

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        Hükümet Cd. No:1
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        Kekova Island
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Barbaros Guide
        350
        Kas, Türkiye
        Joined in May 2013
      • simonlU2084HJ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent sea kayaking experience
        The private kayake trip was really well organised and Barbaross, our guide, was a lovely guy. Very knowledgable and a pleasure to spend the day with
        Written 1 September 2023
      • kayjA4268UM
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience
        All the family agreed that this was the best day of the holiday. Barbaros is a great guide he gave us a well planned kayaking tour taking in beautiful scenery and historical sites with breaks for swimming, snorkelling, site seeing and a lovely lunch. Transfers arranged for us. Very professional. Would highly recommend.
        Written 1 September 2023
      • FPdeG
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Day on Kayaks!
        A highlight from our two week trip to Turkey. We did a private kayak tour with Barbaros and it was spectacular. He is kind, fun, and very knowledgeable. We were a group of 7, ages 12 to 50 and everyone had an amazing time. If you do one thing while in Kalkan/Kas, do the kayak trip.
        Written 20 July 2023
      • Lanriec
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Phenomenal day out - go!
        Phenomenal day out with Barbaros. We were a family of five, 2 adults and 3 teenagers. Great chats & informative explanations from our guide. Best table in the village for lunch, salad, best chips and chicken kebabs. The kayaking is very easy. I would wholeheartedly recommend Barbaros and this day out.
        Written 15 July 2023
      • twopoint4
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        If you do one thing around Kalkan/Cas, do this!
        The highlight of our trip to this region of Turkey was a private kayaking guided tour of some of the coast around Kekova. Barbaros was super relaxed and interesting guy and understood the dynamics of our family straight away with me, two daughters in their 20’s and their boyfriends - he was funny. The kayaking was broken up with swimming in the shallow waters, it was beautiful and so peaceful (although the pleasure cruisers full of people do pass by, you can paddle on somewhere quieter). Kayaked up to the restaurant to have a great lunch - how often can you say that! This area of Turkey is stunning and so much to see and experience.
        Written 13 July 2023
      • Journey42034980685
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing and authentic and best lunch and views
        Barberos our guide is super knowledgeable & entertaining. A walking encyclopaedia! Best way to experience Sunken city
        Written 23 June 2023
      • marciasB9481EV
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Super fun sea kayak trip!
        Had a great day kayaking with Barbie! While on our tour of the underwater city and ancient Simena ha kept us entertained with stories about the complicated history of the Lycian region as well as more modern life in the area. The water was beautiful for swimming; Barbie gave us plenty of time for exploring, diving off the cliffs, eating ice cream, just playing around. I highly recommend this sea kayak trip with Barb!
        Written 8 June 2023
      • 242guntherb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Kayak tour to Kekova
        Barbaros not only took us to Kekova Island but also explained many details about the ruins there, the sunken city and lots of historical facts about his country. The weather was perfect and the lunch stop at Simena Castle was very enjoyable.We had a great day and can only recommend this activity.
        Written 1 June 2023
      • ariellac360
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Kayaking tour with Barbaros
        We had an amazing time with Barbaros! his tour was both relaxing and very educational. Lunch was also wonderful and we had the time to explore simena. Would highly recommend 🙂
        Written 17 April 2023
      • anne72
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing day of spring kayaking
        We were so hopeful we could do this trip on our visit to Kas in April. Barbaros responded to my messages and chose the most perfect day of weather with light winds and sunshine all day. Myself and my 14 year old were treated to an Amazing day with Barbaros who is a fabulous guide. We learnt so much about Turkey, local history, the region and local life. The kayaking was glorious with the sea to ourselves at times. Kekova island so peaceful with water warm enough to swim. April is Simena was just breathtakingly beautiful. I cannot recommend Barbaros more. He is friendly knowledgeable and easy going. We had an absolutely fantastic trip
        Written 13 April 2023
      • jameshA864GT
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Barbaros kayak tour - Amazing !
        Wow ! What a great day out & wonderful adventure made even more special by our host “Barbie”. The area is stunning, truly special, peaceful, tranquil and when seen by Kayak it’s even more special. Barbie led a fantastic day, just the right pace, stopping at all the best locations and his guiding was superb. Right from the moment we met in Kas & throughout the whole tour Barbie filled the day with facts and features to get the most from the experience. The lunch stop in Kekova was perfect, great hospitality & a chance to see this hidden gem in Turkey. All in all a super day out with Barbaros Guide which is highly recommended.
        Written 27 March 2023
      • rachaelmW4137BD
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        If you're wondering if it's worth it, it TOTALLY is!
        Barbaros is fantastic! What a knowledgeable, safe, down to earth, easy going and fun guide. We went kayaking with my kids 3 and 6 and my parents in their 70s. Barbaros entertained and taught us so much. Go on a tour with him you won't regret it!
        Written 23 March 2023
      • H859C
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Memorable Day Out
        Barbaros our guide made a great day out absolutely wonderful. He informed us about the beautiful surroundings as we went which enriched the experience. Highly recommend this trip.
        Written 17 November 2022
      • alisonp126
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Superb day of kayaking
        Had a fantastic day exploring the sunken city of Kekova with our very informative guide Barbaros. Such a beautiful place and was my first time kayaking would definitely recommend
        Written 10 October 2022
      • 3AlexH
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic kayak trip around Kekova
        Great day with Barbaros on the water. Extremely friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone considering a kayaking tour of Kekova!
        Written 29 September 2022
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      John H
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Family
      Kayaking was a fantastic way to see such a beautiful and historic area. Our guide, Barbaros, was not only knowledgeable on the local history but also shared so much about Turkish history and culture in general! It was a truly great day out and would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone!!!
      Written 28 December 2023
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      Мария
      Moscow, Russia8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Friends
      Amazing day in Kekkova! There was 4 of us - 2 women's and 2 boy 12 and 13 years old. Everybody was satisfied completely and it was even better than we expected. Barbaros told us many interesting moment about local nature, traditions, about Turkey itself. Guys who is quite intermediate in Enlglish were listening and understands most of the times because Barboros speaks English with easy words and good intonation. Super delicious lunch in a Turkish family cafe, amazing figs ice cream in the Molocaffe upstairs in the Simena village. This was our best day during this travel!
      Written 9 November 2023
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      Кира С
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      It was a nice tour, we really enjoyed. Barbaros is a good guide and storyteller. He told us a lot of interesting facts about history of the region, answered our questions.
      I recommend.
      Written 22 October 2023
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      Catherine J
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023
      Although this is an hours travel from Kalkan, this tour is well worth it. Barbaros is a mine of historical, local and botanical information as well as being great fun. The area of islands we kayaked around were stunningly beautiful and full of historical interest. The water was clear and still and it felt very safe. We had good safety instruction and the stop off points were well planned. Anyone with reasonable fitness could do this and enjoy it. The highlight was the view from the fortress at the lunchtime stopping point. Also when I managed to leave my phone in the mini van, the driver turned round , came back and Barbaros met us with a smile rather than being irritated. He was very generous spirited. Great day out and highly recommend if you love stopping off for regular swims in the chrystal clear water which was lovely and warm in mid October. Thank you !
      Written 11 October 2023
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      OxfordJulieT
      Oxford, UK186 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A fantastic day out. We were first time kayakers -and Barbaros encouraged and helped us ensuring we were never outpaced.
      He was a fountain of knowledge about the local area-happy to share information about everything from plants to history .
      The sea was warm and clear and while one of our party did manage to fall in Barbaros was immediately there and it never felt unsafe.

      There are plastic waterproof jars to store your valuables in.

      Lunch was also v good !

      Would happily book again
      Written 14 September 2023
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      Michelle Deans
      London, UK8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Family
      Barbaros is an entertaining and knowledgeable guide who organised a fantastic day on the water with a lovely lunch at Simena village. We all loved the kayak tour, it was a good pace and enabled us to see so much more than on a boat trip. Worth the money for such a well organised and enjoyable trip!
      Written 30 August 2023
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      Judith C
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Couples
      Thankyou. The tour was great fun. Swimming at lovely little beaches and kayaking around Kakova is a lovely way to spend a hot day. Barbosa was a great guide. We would highly recommend!
      Written 26 August 2023
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      TropicalMeg
      Ottawa, Canada87 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Family
      My 9 y/o daughter and I had a wonderfully memorable day sea kayaking with Barburosa. He was friendly, kind, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The day was well paced with active kayaking, relaxing swims, a nourishing lunch and optional climb to a historic castle. I would highly recommend this for anyone who loves being active and is interested in an authentically local experience. Thank you so much, hope to see you again!
      Written 19 August 2023
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      Barney W
      12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing day kayaking at Kekova yesterday. We went with Barbaros who runs Sea Kayak Turkiye - you can find him on Facebook/Instagram or trip advisor. He is incredibly knowledgeable about everything to do with this area of Turkey, from the civilisations that were here to the flora and fauna of the area. The trip is about 6miles in total with 2 swimming stops plus a stop for lunch and walk up to the castle at Semina. It's truly beautiful. My son, 10, was fascinated by the stories and explanations. Barbaros is a really great guide and all round good guy. This is the 2nd year we've been with him and it didn't disappoint.
      Just to be clear - I'm in no way associated to Barbaros but my son found him so fascinating that he was desperate to go out again this year - I can't recommend him highly enough. Oh, and he collects from Kalkan too.
      #seakayakturkyie
      Written 13 August 2023
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      Rachel S
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We absolutely loved this trip! Barbados was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable on all aspects and caring for us having smaller children (10 & 12), as we were a little slower in the group (but caught up). The sea was beautiful, amazing way to see and experience the ruins rather than being in a busy boat trip. Definitely up there with the best things we have done this holiday - highly recommend.
      Written 3 August 2023
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