Half Price
Child 7-12
Child 0-6
12 Hours



Dalyan Turtle Beach combines all in one-boat trip-sun-sand-nature-history-health and adventure togather.   Comparing with the rest of the boat trips this one is more adventures and exiting.

The boat is massive, double even three decker.On the last deck are enough sun launchers for everyone. And downstairs is all you need for a comfortable   journey. Chairs, tables, toilets, bar, airconditioning, play ground for kids and music system.

Departure from Marmaris is 09:30 in the mornong and it takes about 2 hours to reach Turtle Beach and the delta of Dalyan river. İf you are lucky it is very possible to see dolphins on the way.

Fallows the transfer to small boats because the delta is shallow. This is how we reach Dalyan Turtle Beach,

Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta)

The beach is a narrow spit of land, which forms a natural barrier between the fresh water delta of the Dalyan river and the Mediterenian. It is one of the main breeding grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean and is therefore often referred to as “Turtle Beach”.


Above the river’s sheer cliffs are the weathered façades of Lycian tombs cut from rock, circa 400 BC. The ruins of the ancient trading city of Kaunos are a short boat trip across the river. The journey will take about 45 min’s through the green channels like labyrint called African Queen passages. This is where the movie African Queen was filmed in early 50’s. Sailing through the channels will give you the feeling of being in adventure with İndiana Johns. Dont worry about the croks, our team have killed them all.

The story of King Kaunos and his twin sister Byblis

According to mythology Kaunos was founded by King Kaunos, son of the Carian King Miletus and Kyane, and grandson of Apollo. Kaunos had a twin sister by the name of Byblis who developed a deep, unsisterly love for him. When she wrote her brother a love letter, telling him about her feelings, he decided to flee with some of his followers to settle elsewhere. His twin sister became mad with sorrow, started looking for him and tried to commit suicide. Mythology says that the Calbys river emerged from her tears.

Iztuzu Beach known as Dalyan Turtle Beach

The south of Dalyan on the Mediterranean coast, lies (Iztuzu) Dalyan Turtle Beach, near the village of the same name is a popular area for sunbathing and swimming. There are regular boat and minibus services to the beach. Visitors should be aware of the wooden stakes in the beach to mark nesting sites. The road route is particularly scenic, offering views of Sülüngür Lake. In 2008 İztuzu Beach was proclaimed winner in the category Best Open Space (Europe) by The Times because of the eco-friendly exploitation of the beach. In 2011 Dalyan and İztuzu Beach were proclaimed Best Beach Destination of Europe by Dutch holiday assessment website Zoover.

The beach is well known for the Caretta caretta (Loggerhead sea turtle), an endangered species that has existed for about 45 million years. International animal protection organizations monitor and protect the turtles’ nesting grounds in Turkey. The beach is closed between 20.00 and 8:00 hours during the period that the turtles lay their eggs and hatchlings go out to sea (May to October)


  • Everyday
DURATION: 11 hours
Included in Price:
  • Pick up
  • Drop back
  • Boat trip from Marmaris to Dalyan
  • River boat trip
  • Entrance fees to turtle beach and mud baths
  • Lunch,
  • Guiding
  • insurance

Excluded in Price

  • snacks,
  • Drinks
Pictures and video
  • 0-6   FREE
  • 7-12  HALF PRICE
  • 12-&  FULL PRICE
  • Swimming costume
  • sun cream
  • towel
  • sun glasses
  • snorkelling equipments
  • Money
  • Camera


  • Pick up :08:30
  • Departure:09:30
  • Takes about 2 hours to reach delta of Dalyan river:11:30
  • Lunch on board:12:30
  • Transfer to small boats and entering the delta:13:00
  • Swimming breake on Turtle Beach(Iztuzu) for 1 hour:13:30
  • Back to the small boats and heading up to King tombs:14:30
  • Takes about 45 min to reach the King tombs and visit for 20 min:15:15
  • Heading up to mud baths and thermal pool:16:00
  • 1 hour break at  mud baths:16:30
  • Return to the sailing boat and heading back to Marmaris:18:00
  • Reaching Marmaris horbour:20:00

Note:Pick up times for Icmeler and Turunc are different. Please consider the pick up times written on your  booking vocher send to your e-mail.

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Tour Reviews

4.71 based on 7 reviews
June 2, 2017

well we met the guys through a guy who owned a restaurant we was having breakfast at me and my boyfriend went over met shaun who sat us down asked us what do we want to do on our holiday he gave us some books to look through of all trips and excursions we only had one week but managed to squeeze 9 excursions in. shaun recommended doing the Turkish bath before sunburn and so would i the exfoliation will hurt if sun burnt. we did jeep safari , quad safari , horse riding all day party boats , turtle beach , Turkish night , go karting my favorite was the jeep and quads so much fun shaun gave us a unbeatable price for all these days out for me and my partner and was so welcoming and friendly every day would ask if we are enjoying ourselves offered us food and drink when visiting and was very helpful when we couldnt do one of the chosen excursion he simply and easily swapped it for me so could do the quads again. would highly recommend going through these guys they really made mine and my partners holiday amazing people i got back early hours this morning and i miss them and turkey already thank you guys see you again at the end of September <3 xxxx

jodie and jake may 2017

February 16, 2018

Yagna Tour – Brendan
The best choice for booking excursions when you go to Marmaris, ask for Brendan he’ll get you sorted in no time. We went on the All Inclusive Boat Trip, the Jeep Safari, the Dalyan Boat Trip and Mud Baths, the Moonlight Cruise and to Rhodes. All great trips just be sure to get there for the right time! Ben and Jodie.

February 16, 2018

Helpful and reliable
Used their website before I went to book a boat trip. Brendan sent me an SMS and told me that there would be an email to confirm by booking. There was. He also told me that he would meet me at my hotel, about 3km from his office, he was there right on time, took me to his office where we discussed excursions and agreed on prices over a nice cold beer before he dropped me back to my hotel. One Excursion transport was late and I sent Brendan a whatsapp message to which he replied and sorted everything out straight away.

February 16, 2018

5 excellent trips !!
Really happy with excursions marmaris and Brenden was fabulous!! Made us feel comfortable, offered us drinks while we talked and was very helpful! In the end, ended up booking all our trips with him which were all brilliant. Brenden you are lovely, friendly and approachable. Thank you!!

February 16, 2018

Friendly Guy
My wife & I emailed Brenda prior to going to Marmaris, he emailed back straight away & we arranged he would pick us up from our hotel when we arrived.
He picked us up & we went to one of his shops, we booked trips & he gave his professional opinion, but was never pushy.
All the trips went well, the only problem we had was the day we were going on the Jeep Safari the pick up never turned up on time. I rang Brendan & he made sure we got picked up all ok.
Professional, friendly, good english speaking guy.
Thank you.

February 16, 2018

Thank you to Brendan and his staff for arranging some great trips for us the boys loved the jeep safi and boat trip had so much fun on both trips can’t wait to see you guys next year for more fun .

February 16, 2018

Very good, but one or two things could be improved.
Me and a group of friends booked four excursions with Marmaris Excursions (Yagna Tour), which were Turkish Bath, All-inclusive Boat Trip, Dalyan and Ephesus/Pammukale. I will comment about them separately:
Costumer service: Those trips were booked through Brendan, from Yagna Tour. He was very friendly and helpful since the first email I sent. In Marmaris we met to arrange the last details. I cannot complain: everything was very well organized, he made clear what we were buying and didn’t try to push things that we didn’t want.
Turkish Bath: It was very nice experience, though not very traditional. The place looked like a spa. However, it was worth the try and I can recommend it.
All-inclusive Boat trip: It was our least favorite excursion. For four reasons: 1- We found out that it wasn’t our thing. We wanted to relax and swim in Turkish blue waters. We did only the second, because this boat is a party boat with very loud music all the time. 2- Service was under expectation to say the least. The crew was, with very few exceptions very rude, specially a guy with a kind of long hair and wolf tattoo. He was the rudest and many times shouted to the passengers. (3) The all-inclusive is not so all inclusive. The beer was warm for a good amount of time and the vodka very regulated. Only soda and water were easy to get. (4) The boat was packed with beach chairs. There wasn’t much space for walking. Despite all that, we had our fun and didn’t regret to make this trip, because we overlooked all these and focused in the beautiful nature of the region.
Dalyan: That was our favorite and totally opposite of the all-inclusive boat-trip. The boat was spacious and the crew very polite. Moreover, it was extremely well-organized, as it required a change from the big boat to smaller ones and everything worked very well. The highlight is turtle beach, where you can actually swim with real and huge turtles. Highly recommended.
Ephesus/Pammukale: This two-day trip was overall very good. Well-organized, the hotel where we stayed was very confortable, the food was also very good and the sights (Ephesus/Pammukale and Hierapolis) are 100% worthy to visit. However, we spent in my opinion to little time at the sights (2 hours in Ephesus and 3 hours in Pammukale-Hierapolis complex) and too much in many little shops where you can buy the almost same things you can buy in Marmaris but in a higher price.
To sum up, despite some details, my opinion is that everything was worthy to do. We had the opportunity to get to know a lot of places in a very little time for a very good price. Brendan in his team are very professional and have my recommendation.

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