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Address: Old Harbour, Kas 07580, Turkey
Phone Number: 00905325409184
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Description: Available for private and group tours around the beautiful Kas coastline...
Available for private and group tours around the beautiful Kas coastline, the Batin 2 is a traditionally built gulet extensively overhauled early in 2011. With three double en-suite cabins, the Batin 2 provides two and three day charters as well as relaxing day tours to the small islands, the sunken city of Kekova and fishing trips.Captain ‘Garlic’ Ali is well known for great fun, delicious food, excellent hospitality and the most memorable tours.
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Amazing Islands Day Trip in Kas

We did the Islands Day Trip with Captain Garlic Ali on the Batin 2 and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Turkey! We went to the Marina our first night in Kas and looked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We did the Islands Day Trip with Captain Garlic Ali on the Batin 2 and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Turkey! We went to the Marina our first night in Kas and looked at a lot of boats and the two main trips offered (Kekova and Islands Tour) and we chose Garlic Ali and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Incredible, incredible, incredible (get the jist) day on the waves with captain garlic. Takes you to some beautiful spots and knows the best times of day to avoid crowds. Captain garlic tracked down giant turtle for us to swim with-twice! Amazing lunch, freshly grilled fish and chicken and fab selection of salads and sides. Could not have asked for anything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Captain Garlic Ali is such a great and incredibly generous man, it was a pleasure to spend a day on his boat and I highly recommend the experience to anyone! He took us to quiet spots with beautiful views, we tracked down the turtles and took a walk to the ancient Lycian tombs. He also made a great lunch and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic day with Ali aboard Batin 2 Boat. Ali knows his stuff and the boat (which he hand built himself) is beautiful and clearly his pride and joy. The food was fantastic, the service spot on. Highly recommended.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Unfortunalty, batin 2 boat was under repair when we stop by kas. Sympathic captain Ali and his boating experience were highly recommanded, so we were sad not to go out on sea with him. Still, Ali was extremely nice and he took care of us, matching us up with another boat and great captain. Thanks for taking care of us,... More 

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Kas, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Ali was very matter of fact about his tours, and not in the least pushy,so we were quickly won over by his approach. Once aboard he quickly got into his stride and became a one man army. He soon shone as the friendly, joking host he very definitely is, bringing a sense of camaraderie to his multilingual 'crew'. He dealt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We booked with Captain Ali based on the ratings given on trip advisor. Ali was great fun and went to great lengths to ensure that we had an amazing trip. The boat is lovely and the food was quite simply some of the best that we ate during our holiday. The first trip we got to see flying fish, turtles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had such a wonderful day!! We chose Ali based upon the reviews, but did not realize the important differences between many of the boats. We expected only subtle differences and chose Batin 2 based upon the reports of Ali's kind personality. While reports of his great personality are true (!!), we did not understand some of the additional benefits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I are perennial visitors to lovely Kas. Having tried a number of captains and their trips, we recommend Ali and his boat for a great day at sea with a fun, friendly atmosphere and delicious food. We now choose him every time!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Ali really works to ensure you have a great day. The lunch was delicious. The boat has snorkeling gear and a kayak included. Ali chooses swimming coves without crowds and with smooth water. We had much more fun than we expected. Would definitely do this again!

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