If you want to visit exotic beach during your vacation in Turkey, Marmaris Icmeler Cleopatra Island Boat Trip is the best deal for you. Cleopatra Island is part of an archipelago very close to Icmeler, beautiful golden beaches of this island attract thousands of people every year.
Also known as Sedir Island, Cleopatra is famous for its unique golden beach and the remains of the ancient city of Cedrae. The most visited places on this beautiful island are ancient theater ruins and a beautiful beach in the small bay to the northwest where Cleopatra is said to have swum.
Cleopatra Beach is under government protection and visitors are not allowed to take sand with them. It is even forbidden to spread your towels out on the beach as the sand will stick to them.
Legend has it that the pale pink sand on this beach was brought by ships from North Africa to please Cleopatra. Apparently this type of sand only exists in Egypt and Mark Anthony sent it here because Cleopatra was nostalgic and homesick. In the eastern part of this magnificent island there is an agora where, according to inscriptions, sporting festivals were organized.
When the tour starts, you will first be driven through the stunning natural scenery of Çamli village, which is about 25 km from Icmeler. After this short and comfortable ride, you will board our beautiful double-decker boat and begin your cruise through the Gulf of Gokova.
During the trip we will take two exciting horseflies for a swim and enjoy a delicious barbecue for lunch. After that, you will have some free time at Cleopatra Beach. On the return trip to Icmeler you have another opportunity to swim at a beautiful lighthouse island.
Two swimming breaks take place at Ince Kum Bay and Lacivert Koy. These are also great spots for diving and snorkeling. While spending time on Icmeler Cleopatra Island, you’ll have the opportunity to be as active as you like and also explore some ancient history. Fresh air, clean, transparent water, beautiful landscapes and historical sites guarantee a unique and unforgettable experience.
Icmeler Cleopatra Island Boat Trip price is 20 Euro for adults, 10 Euro for children from 7 to 11 years old and for children under 6 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
Tour days: Daily
Tour duration: From 10:00 to 16:15
Icmeler Hotels Transfer: Pick up from your hotel
Marmaris Icmeler Cleopatra Island Boat Trip begins with a visit to the charming village of Çamlı, which is about 17 km north of Marmaris city.You will travel in our spacious and comfortable minibus and enjoy the beautiful scenery of green fields and emerald pine forests. Once we arrive in Çamlı, we board our boat and sail across the Gulf of Gokova.
Ince Kum Bay: Our second visit is to Ince Kum, a national park well known in this region for its fine golden sand and transparent turquoise water. Ince Kum actually means ‘fine sand’ in Turkish. We will take our first 40 minute swim break at this beautiful beach for you to snorkel, swim or just sunbathe on the beach.
Deep Blue Bay: Next we visit a very popular bay on the Gulf of Gokova, Deep Blue Bay. The water here is particularly deep, giving them that royal blue hue, hence the name Deep Blue Bay. Due to its depth and location, this beautiful bay is also a popular stopping point for yachts.
Icmeler Cleopatra Beach: We expect to reach Cleopatra Island around noon and once we arrive we will have a delicious Turkish lunch. Afterward, you’ll have free time to stroll and explore the island on your own. Aside from the amazing historical remains, this beautiful island also boasts some delightful on-island cafeterias and restrooms so you can refresh yourself too. During this break you can swim, sunbathe on the famous beach where Queen Cleopatra herself liked to visit, or explore the rural parts of this enchanting island.
Lighthouse Island: One of the most peaceful and secluded places in the Gulf of Gokova is Lighthouse Island. This island is part of the national park and is under the protection of the Turkish government and Turkish law. During the 40 minutes you spend here you can swim, snorkel or sunbathe on the beautiful beach.
Return to Icmeler: Our beautiful Cleopatra Boat Tour lasts approximately 7 hours. Once back in port, our shuttle buses will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Icmeler.
Adult: 20 €
Child: 10 €
During a trip to Cleopatra Island from Marmaris you will visit Incekum Bay, Deep Blue Bay, Cleopatra Island and Lighthouse Island.
Cleopatra Island Boat Tour departure port is Marmaris Çamlı Village port. We provide free transfer service from Marmaris and Icmeler to our guests who take our tour. We send the boat location and boat name to our guests coming from outside of Marmaris via whatsapp.
Cleopatra Island entrance is paid, but if you have a museum card, you do not pay the entrance fee. Cleopatra Island Entry 125 TL ( 2023) Entrance fees are not included in our tour.