Batin Boat Tours
Batin Boat Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Batın boat tours is a small, family run business that offers a range of private and group tours around the beautiful Kas coastline. Both our boats are traditionally built gulets that have been extensively overhauled and modernised whilst retaining their original character. In addition to relaxing day tours to the small islands and bays around Kaș and to the sunken city of Kekova, we offer two or three overnight tours for small groups. Captain ‘Garlic’ Ali and his wife Fatma are well known for great fun, delicious food, excellent hospitality and the most memorable tours.
Kas, Türkiye

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Manuela A
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Captain Ali runs a very nice boat - amazing fish lunch with lots of salads
Lots of long swim stops
Quiet and relaxing
No music
Fruit in the afternoon
Max 12 on boat
Very friendly and cheerful
Clean and safe boat
Written 21 October 2023
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Andrew M
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A lovely relaxing trip.
We didn’t see any turtles, or evidence of the kayak or snorkel equipment being offered.
A lovely day out as others have described- we were up on top at the very back which offered the most comfortable sun beds.
Food was fantastic and smelled so nice as it was being cooked just below us on board on the BBQ.
The crew worked really hard .
The one drawback being on top was that we were unaware of when the food was ready , likewise tea and we didn’t see any fruit?- I guess we just missed out but this didn’t detract from a lovely day out.
Written 25 September 2023
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Abbie R
Beeston, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We couldn’t get enough of Ali’s boat trip. We thought it was such good value that we went 3 times in one week!
In 23 years, we have been on many boat trips and we highly recommend Ali !
He visited different locations every time, trying to ensure that you are the only boat there!
The food was AMAZING and plentiful, so much so that we didn’t need to eat an evening meal, making it even better value.
Ali is a great host; very attentive, friendly and kept the boat very clean.
We are a little introverted but still met some great people along the way.
He has plenty of snorkels, a kayak and two underwater scooters.
Written 22 September 2023
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marie b
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
captain Garlic Ali has two boats going from Kas old harbour and we went on the smaller boat which only takes 12 people max.
the sunbeds were comfy and plenty of room to sit if you wanted to sit.
we had 6 stops around the coast line where we could jump in and snorkel in the amazingly clear water. on one of these stops i was snorkelling with squid which was amazing.
the best thing though for me and my husband was captain Ali himself and the food which he provided.
the fish and chicken were cooked on the boat and there were at least 10 different vegetable dishes to go along with it.
later on in the cruise he also provided chia and fresh fruits.
we were out all day and it was amazing, the coastline is breath-taking and captain Ali made the day.
would definitely recommend.
Written 21 September 2023
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Brian H
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
From so many Boat trips to choose from we opted to go out with Kaptan Garlic and the smaller boat (out of the 2). The trip did not disappoint in fact we liked it so much we did it again a few days later. The Kaptan looks after you and there are plenty of stops to enjoy the sea. It is a relaxing day with no boom boom music, more suited to those who just want to enjoy the sea, good food, good company and re-charge the batteries. I look forward to our next visit whenever that is and going out again with the Kaptan....
Written 21 September 2023
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Liane03
Altrincham, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Excellent day trip on the Batin 2 to the Kas islands and coastline. Small number of guests on the boat which was perfect. Captain Garlic and team were great hosts. Fantastic lunch of either fish or chicken with generous amounts of sides plus fruit. Plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling across a number of stop off points. Slightly more expensive than some of the other tours but well worthwhile paying a little extra. Definitely recommend.
Written 14 August 2023
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EnginY
London, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our recent boat tour was nothing short of fabulous! As a family, we were seeking a memorable adventure, and we certainly found it with this incredible experience. From start to finish, the tour exceeded our expectations and left us with lifelong memories.

First and foremost, the boat tour provided us with breathtaking scenery. The picturesque views of the coastline and the sparkling blue waters were simply awe-inspiring. We couldn't help but feel a sense of tranquility and appreciation for the beauty of nature throughout the entire trip.
The food was so delicious as well. The best food we ever ate on the boat trip.

The tour guide was an absolute gem. Their knowledge and passion for the area were apparent from the moment we stepped on board. They shared fascinating stories and insights about the local history, landmarks, and wildlife, making the journey not only entertaining but also educational. Our child was captivated by the guide's enthusiasm, and their curiosity was sparked as they asked countless questions along the way.

Speaking of my son, the boat tour was perfectly suited for a lovely family outing. The crew went above and beyond to ensure the safety and comfort of all passengers, including the little ones.. It was evident that they genuinely cared about creating a memorable experience for families.

The highlight of the tour was the opportunity to witness marine life up close. We were lucky enough to spot a turtle gracefully swimming alongside the boat, and it was truly a magical sight.

The tour duration was just right, neither too short nor too long. It allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the experience without feeling rushed. The boat itself was well-maintained, clean, and comfortable, with ample space for everyone to enjoy the journey.

Overall, we cannot recommend this boat tour enough. It provided us with a fabulous adventure, combining breathtaking scenery, informative narration, and unforgettable encounters with marine life. Whether you're a family looking for an action-packed day or simply seeking a serene escape, this tour has something for everyone.
Written 3 August 2023
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Corinne P
Essex19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Not our first trip with Captain Garlic Ali but the trip is so perfect you always want to go again! You are looked after really well and the food is always delicious and plentiful. The swimming locations are beautiful and you have plenty of time to relax and enjoy yourselves. Highly recommended!
Written 28 July 2023
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John G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Just finishing off a week in Kas and this was definitley one of our highlights. We chose the swimming tour instead of the sunken city tour and opted for the private hire of the Batin 2.

There were 10 of us and plenty of space. We had one teen and 2 younger kids who all loved the tour. The captain paid special attention to the kids who loved it.

This is a family run business and there were lots of personal touches. The food is prepared by the captains wife and the fish bbq is excellent.

Drinks are available for purchase on the cruise with tea and coffee inclusive.

Would definitely do this again!
Written 15 July 2023
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mra187
Fleet, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Just had a fantastic private boat trip. Captain Ali and his wife are great hosts and provided our family with a truly memorable day. Great food, amazing places to see and swim in perfect water.
Thanks and will see you again.
Written 20 June 2023
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