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Before Lunch Boat Cruises

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Fethiye, Turkey
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About Before Lunch Boat Cruises
We are an owner/operater company called Beforelunch Boat Cruises. We are based in Fethiye, Turkey. Our boat is 25 metres long and is moored near the Ozsut Café in the main harbour in Fethiye. Our boat has 6 double cabins and one family cabin for 4, all with private en-suites, and one bunk cabin with shared bathroom and we take 16 – 18 people on board, with Captain and Crew. We do not have an office so please check ‘Directions and Details’ to find us in Fethiye. We offer daily, 3 night/4 day cruises, weekly cruises and private cruises. The best way to contact us is via email with enquiries about dates of departure, or other details. All emails will be answered personally and promptly in English or Turkish.
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David B wrote a review Oct 12
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
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I booked this trip last minute after a few chats with Ros, where she made time for me and outlined clearly what the lovely cruise was about. I tell you what, I wasn't disappointed! My partner and myself showed up and had a magical three nights I just wish we had longer! Ahmet is an absolutely terrific gentleman who took us on beautiful hikes each day's visiting ancient villages and ruins which were a massive highlight. I can't even explain the water we got to swim in and the amazing food, gobsmackingly great! This experience is a testament to what Ahmet and Ros are creating here, in a great Turkish experience. Being only my girlfriend, myself and another lady on the cruise they didn't have to leave the harbour being such a small group, but their willingness to take us on board and do so during fringe season combined with covid was truly amazing. We are already organising to come back next year for a week with a large group when permitted. Thanks Ahmet, Ros and the crew, what an experience and if anyone is thinking twice just do it!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Franziska wrote a review Sep 2020
Munich, Germany7 contributions
Do you love nature? The sea? Endless swimming and snorkeling or even diving? I highly recommend Captain Ahmets beforelunchcruise. I love the calm atmosphere on board. While cruising turquoise waters, I fully recharged my batteries. I slept a lot outside, swam all day, red, chatted with like-minded international guests or listend to the sounds of the waves. I am a return visitor (several times) because I find no better cruise suited to my needs, sweeter staff, more delicious foods - no exaggeration, promise!! Just check it out yourself! In case you worry about the pandemic. I found this boat to be a very safe place and Turkey overall very well organized, sometimes I thought, better than Germany- true! Anyway I returned to Munich safe & healthy. .. and will be back!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kim wrote a review Sep 2020
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I have never written a review before on Trip Advisor. I’ve been to about 60 countries and had too many wonderful experiences to count - there have been dozens of times I thought “this was so lovely. I should write a review” and then never get around to it. But here I finally am. That’s how great this cruise was. I signed up for a three night cruise thinking it would be plenty of time on a boat. After extending for a full week it was still far too short a time. Next time I will book 2 weeks. And bring along some (deserving) family. The boat is comfortable, Sunny’s (who is the loveliest chef/human) food is fantastic and the scenery is other worldly. Plenty of time to swim and sunbath. The stars at night are the best they get. Ahmet (captain/owner/low key the sweetest) leads hikes with stunning views and no other tourists in sight - and posses a wealth of knowledge about the local area and its plants and wildlife. If you’re a fellow nature person Ahmet is your guy and Before Lunch is your company. The genuine love of the environment was a highlight among highlights for me on this trip. Speaking specifically to my fellow travelers on a strict budget: I know the prices are a bit higher than other operators. I know the thought process of “thats a big enough difference in budget and I bet all the cruises are similar enough” I meant to book one of the cheaper cruises - but fate (i.e. procrastination and the quick response from Before Lunch) put me here and I have never been so happy to spend that bit of money. There is a reason their reviews are a head above everyone elses. It’s the same reason I’ve met more than one person on board whose made traveling with Before Lunch a long standing tradition. And why I will be back ❤️
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Date of experience: September 2020
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paige p wrote a review Aug 2020
Ankara, Turkey4 contributions4 helpful votes
We were 2 Canadian bubble families with 4 adults and 6 kids between the ages of 10-16 on a 3 week tour of Turkey in August. Although our private cruise felt like an extravagant expense for our group it was hands down the most memorable for our kids and the most relaxing part of our 3 week vacation. Each week we'd ask the kids which part of the trip was their favourite and without hesitation all 6 replied "the boat". For the adults, the cruise was the ultimate in relaxation - beautiful scenery and weather, warm sea water, comfortable accommodations, good food and so, so easy - few decisions to make! Do I hike this morning? Yes! Followed by a refreshing dip and a yummy lunch. Should I have a glass of wine? Absolutely! What an awesome way to enjoy the sunset! Do I sleep on deck? Yes! When else will you have the opportunity to sleep with your friends and kids in comfort under the stars? Booking the cruise was super easy. Communication with Ros was by email and WhatsApp and was clear, timely and responsive. Captain Ahmet and Sonni were great, they were friendly but also respected our privacy as the 10 of us hung out and had fun together. The kids loved snorkelling, jumping into the water from the boat and lounging on the deck. The hikes, unique to this boat company, were great. The scenery was gorgeous, we learned about the people and history of the area and it felt great to get out for a little sweat in the morning. All in all we had a wonderful, very memorable, 3 night, 4 day cruise which we'd love to repeat every year if only we could!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Donna W wrote a review Aug 2020
Durban, South Africa9 contributions
We are repeat visitors who have also sent along family and friends to enjoy the privilege on cruising with the Beforelunch crew. Swimming, sleeping under the stars (if you chose to) and just staring at the sea about sums it up. The food is wonderful too as are the crew. If you want to enjoy a hike or two during the cruise, Captain Ahmet, who is passionate about the environment, is your man. We met wonderful people on both of our cruises but the boat is spacious enough for you to enjoy quiet time too.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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