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Jo Mcgowan wrote a review Sep 2019
Had a fabulous boat trip today. Served a lovely fresh meal with lots of choice. All freshley cooked. Tea & cake mid morning and fresh fruit and relaxed in different coves. A lovely family with a warm welcome. Picked us up from villa & dropped off. Thankyou so much. Jo & Iain & Val & Martin.…
Date of experience: September 2019
Gregory F wrote a review Jul 2019
New York City, New York5 contributions3 helpful votes
We were so excited to explore the islands and coves of Fethiye, but left the boat disappointed. We hired the boat to take two of us on a boat ride for 8 hours. We paid what for us is a lot of money for the trip (1200 TRY for two people). Before booking, we used a translator from another company (Hanedan 2) to express our desires—the ability to only stop at beautiful places and not to get stuck simply following a preset route with everyone else. This goal was the ONLY reason we paid for a private tour. It was not met. We eventually discovered that we had been following the Blue (Fethiye) Bays Tour, which simply goes to four adjacent, mostly unremarkable coves just outside Fethiye. We had wanted to get off the tourist track a little, but this was not it. When we realized this, we reexplained what we wanted for the umpteenth time and managed to eke out a minor change of the itinerary where we “braved” the sea to head to the islands. The water was barely choppy and we arrived at Red Island which was pretty. This was to be our last stop, though we left there at only 4:00 PM (more on this later). Moreover, we felt that captain Ali and his sisters (Pinar + someone I can’t recall) were disingenuous and shady in the way they attempted to avoid doing what we asked. Every time we wanted to go somewhere, we had to argue and use a lot of google translate. The response was usually, “too dangerous” or “not enough time,” but we saw other boats of the same size and design heading in our desired direction and, in the end, we finished after less than seven hours at sea (in their defense, it was only 45 minutes earlier than stated as we were told 8 hours and said we’d arrive at 10:00, but showed up at 10:15). They believe they accommodated our desires by going to Red Island, but when we asked to continue to the next cove on the island, they again said not enough time. However, possibly worst of all, when this happened at 4:00 PM they explained that it was because they had to be back at 5:30 because they had another booking for a sunset tour despite the fact that we had paid for 8 hours from 10-6 PM. After arguing we gave up. Very disappointed, we turned back to Fethiye, but we went at a snail’s pace and even idled the engine as we drifted for quite a while, seemingly, so as to extend the trip. In other words, we easily could have gone to another cove (or two to three had we gotten the whole 8 hours). Lastly, it would be unfair to skip over the positives: the boat was clean and comfortable; Pinar attempted to be very helpful when I stepped on a sea urchin, despite our trip already having turned a bit tense and uncomfortable (though on subsequently googling how to treat sea urchin wounds, she got it quite backwards and made it worse, but it’s the effort/thought that counts); the food was ample and tasty enough for having been prepared at sea. Overall, I’m just as disappointed with our translator/booker at Hanedan as I am with Ali and co., but this review is for Aegean Soul, so I will end simply with a suggestion: do research into where you want to go and confirm exactly where you’ll go beforehand. …
Date of experience: July 2019
3 Helpful votes
Abdulrahman A wrote a review Jul 2018
6 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an amazing boat trip with a wonderful family. They showed us an amazing places, we swam then they offered a delicious meal.
Date of experience: July 2018
2 Helpful votes
Kenan S wrote a review Aug 2017
Istanbul, Turkey5 contributions2 helpful votes
Captain Ali and Pinar was the best... We had a blast for 3 days... Service was great... Places that we vosited was amazing... Thumbs up. Thanks guys.
Date of experience: August 2017
1 Helpful vote
DonnaManning wrote a review Aug 2017
Kent, United Kingdom60 contributions8 helpful votes
Many thanks to the amazing, friendly team from Aegean Soul 1. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a wonderful day yesterday. Thank you.
Date of experience: August 2017