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“Do it in comfort”
Review of Olive Lounge

Olive Lounge
Ranked #3 of 20 Tours in Dalyan
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Owner description: The Olive Lounge is, together with the Lemon lounge, famous for being the one and only real lounge boats in Dalyan. Olive is designed and build to offer her guests the most comfortable and relaxing day out on the water possible. Lemon also has all the mod cons you could wish for, such as a toilet (even more fancy than before!) and a fresh water shower.Let us treat you to some authentic Turkish cuisine, lounge music, mouth watering drinks and of course great service, and enjoy a boat trip you'll never forget! Our top deck has plenty of sunbathing space for those who wish to top up their tan, and our lower deck is completely shaded for those who choose to stay cool.Free WiFi available on board during our tours.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Do it in comfort”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The Olive and Lemon lounge trips may be a little more expensive than the other day trip operators charge, but this is one case where you get exactly what you pay for.
You only have to look at the line of boats waiting to leave Dalyan at the start of the day to notice the difference between the OL and LL and all of the other boats. These two modern, stylish boats offer something completely different from the rest.

The boat was very comfortable, clean and uncrowded due to the limit of 18 on board. The food laid on was great and the skipper and assistant so friendly and helpful, allowing us to make many decisions on itinery and timings.

Turkey is still so cheap anyway, that it's well worth spending that few extra lira to enjoy the variety of trips that this company has to offer in a degree of style and comfort.

Look out for their boats on the quayside....they're not hard to spot!

Visited July 2013
4 Thank jfleetstreet
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leeds, england
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97 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Olive Lounge and Lemon Lounge - memorable days out”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We have just returned from Dalyan and had prebooked our 3 trips on the OL and LL having experienced the OL last year.
Once again we had truly amazing, memorable days/nights out with Alper and Anil. The boats are beautiful and the food is to die for,
Eckincik, Bacardi Bay and the Moonlight Cruise - fab fab fab.
If you do one trip in Dalyan - make sure its on one of these beautiful boats.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank troutie
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“highlight of the holiday”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Hired the Lemon Lounge for our family of eight for the day (9:30 till 5:30)
The boat is the best in Dalyan, and the captain was a really nice guy, he took us to all the best places for swimming and snorkeling and really looked after us for the whole day. The lunch that was provided was excellent and the whole trip was great value for money (35 quid each). If you are in Dalyan you must hire this boat, it will make your holiday.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank KAP44
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Cruising in Comfort”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Walk the banks of the river and you could be over-whelmed by the number of boats on offer. The reality is they all offer much the same cruises up and down the river. The Olive Lounge and its new Sister boat the Lemon Lounge stand apart for their modernity, style and cleanliness. Numbers on board are limited meaning that everyone has plenty of space to spread out either under shade or for the sun worshipers up top. The captain, his family and crew are great hosts making sure you are happy at all time. The food is excellent more than meeting the needs of the carnivores and vegetarians on board.

Life in Dayan seems much more straightforward with the rush hour involving streams of boats either weaving in and out to be down or up river first. With the backdrop on offer though who really cares just lie back and enjoy.

Visited July 2013
3 Thank HamCam
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lemon Lounge - A little bit of heaven!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Went on the brand new Lemon Lounge boat, a beautiful boat with lots of cedar wood, big cushions & even a cute little bar complete with bar stools! (plus a decent loo). Only lets 18 max people on it so plenty of room. Wonderful to lie on cushioned sunbed on top deck whilst sailing past all the stunning scenery. Went to secluded Bacardi bay - refreshing swim in the crystal clear water, snorkeling & sunbathing, whilst Alper cooked delicious meat on the BBQ which was served with an excellent selection of mezzes/olives/bread. A couple more stops including one to Turtle beach then headed back through the reeds to Dalyan. So relaxing, admiring the views & being served fresh fruit & baklava, my youngest even had a go driving the boat. We all enjoyed it so much that we went on the Olive Lounge a couple of days later to Ekincik in the opposite direction - another fab day out.

Great value, friendly staff, gorgeous boats - what more could you ask for?!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank KateToon
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