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Bitez Boat Trip on the Kelebek II

Landscape view of the Aegean of Bitez Bay, Islands and main land of Bodrum Peninsula

Comfort, Calm and Chutney

If the larger tourist boats out of Bodrum and Turgutreis aren’t the kind of boat trip you’re looking for, head over to Bitez Bay, and spend the day on the Kelebek II boat.

Kelebek Boat Bitez Bodrum Peninsula TurkeyCaptained by Ahmet, the Kelebek plays host to 8 passengers, making it perfect for a calm and quiet day out of sun bathing, snorkeling and swimming.

What does a typical Boat Trip consist of?

Route:  Bitez > Aquarium Bay > Bağla Bay > Karaincir > Aspat Hill > Celebi Island > Bitez

Cast off at 9:30am.

Begin your day with a first stop at Aquarium Bay, where you can feed the fish.

After enjoying coffee and biscuits, you’ll set sail for the sandy bay of Bağla, to venture into the Aegean for your first swim of the day.

Then onto Karaincir, where a special picnic lunch of salad, cold meats and cheeses are served, accompanied with Liz’s special homemade chutney. This fruit-based chutney is made from her own unique recipe, using seasonal local produce, and adds a personal touch which is characteristic of a day spent on the Kelebek.

After lunch, the Kelebek heads to Aspat Hill, where you can still see the remains of the 16th century ruins.

Then, if the wind is good, Ahmet sets sail to Celebi Island.  Before heading back to Bitez, there’s still time for one last swim stop, and a delicious snack of fresh fruit.

The Kelebek docks at Bitez harbour around 5pm.

Map showing the route of the Kelebek Boat from Bitez Turkey

Finding the Kelebek at Bitez Harbour

If you’re facing the sea, Bitez Harbour is at the far left of the bay, and the Kelebek is moored near the Harbour Cafe.  Departure time is 09.30am.

Reservations Recommended

As this is a small, popular boat trip, it’s advisable to make a reservation.  Contact details are in the information block below, or if you’re in the Bitez area, head to the Toloman Hotel Bar and look out for the Kelebek sign, to arrange your day out.

A memorable trip

With the passengers limited to 8, this boat is a perfect for a chilled day out, and there’s more than enough space on the Kelebek to stretch out in the sun, or sit in the shade.  As well as shared group trips, they also accept private charter reservations.


Kelebek Boat Information Block

Location:  Bitez Harbour

WebsiteVisit the Kelebek website for current Pricing

In Person Reservations: Toloman Hotel Bar, Bitez

Email:  lizandahmet at yahoo dot com

Mobile/Text:  (0090) 535 957 8826


Showing the location of Bitez Junction, and the mooring spot for the Kelebek.

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  1. Gael

    Following your recommendation, we booked the Kelebek for a day for our family. Fabulous experience : )

    1. Roving Jay

      Brilliant Gael… glad you had a great day out with your family on the Kelebek….Jay
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  2. kevin

    hi were a family of 4 staying at the ambrosia 22/08/13 to 02/09 /13 can we book your boat trip during are stay don’t mind which day and willing to share please let me no the details thanks …..

    1. Roving Jay

      Hi Kevin, I’ve forwarded your request to Liz who handles the boat bookings. thanks, Jay
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  3. Alan

    I am traveling to Yalikavak for a 2 week holiday on 1st August 2013.
    3 adults & 2 children (16 & 12).
    We are very interested in booking your boat trip for any dates you may have free during our stay.
    Can you please confirm price and availability.
    Happy to pay extra to have the boat to ourselves.
    Thank you.

    1. Roving Jay

      Hi Alan, I’ve forwarded your email to Liz who handles the boat bookings. thanks, Jay
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  4. Karen

    My husband and I will be staying at the Ambrosia 14-21st August. Do you have availability on Kelebek during that week? Preferably any day 16-19th (inc)

    1. Roving Jay

      Your message was forwarded to Liz who handles the bookings for the Kelebek
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  5. Lee Baskerville

    Hi, I would like to book for 2 people on Friday 17th July 2015, will this be possible please.

    1. Roving Jay

      Hi Lee .. I’ll forward your message to Liz, who arranges all of the bookings for the Kelebek.
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