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