Well, where to begin? We chose the Kardesler for our 12 island boat trip as we booked it with Seaside Travel when booking another three trips with them. For a kick off, we were told that because we'd bought so many trips, we'd be upgraded to the VIP Kardelser 5 at no extra cost. Brilliant you say? We'll see.
When we arrived at Fethiye marina, we were directed to the Kardesler 3. It wasn't bad, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't what we were promised. We were given no agenda for the day and waited a good 45 minutes to an hour before the boat even moved even though everyone was on board
It was also a very overcast day and there was a storm forecast for later that afternoon, which happened to come in whilst we were coming back from the farthest island. I travelled with two friends, one of which became very seasick, which happens, I know. However, it didn't help that we were literally being thrown about the boat by the sea. You couldn't even sit on a chair as it would just fly across the deck. This meant that we had to stand and hold onto the mast for support. There were sunbeds flying overboard into the ocean and glasses coming out of their stands on the bar and smashing all over the deck. What did the staff have to say? Only "Don't worry about this, it'll get worse when we have the sail up." Thankfully they didn't stick to this promise.
Then we come to the photographer, good ol' Ahmet. This man was a creep; that's the only way that I can describe him. From the moment that we stepped on board he was pestering us and continued to do so no matter how often he was asked to leave us alone. At one point, on one of the islands as we were getting back on the boat, he got hold of my friends arm and started leading her away telling her that he was going to take her into some trees where he wanted her to pose for him. Somehow we weren't amused and followed them whereby he proceeded to get rather nasty with us and asked why we were following them. To top this off, he lost his temper when we said that we didn't want to buy the photo's that he'd taken of us.
So there we have my experience. Would I do this trip again? Yes, I would just never use this company and wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
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