Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip


Plan a trip to magnificent Gokova Bay and get a chance to relax on the pristine white sandy beach of the Cleopatra Island. Apart from the ancient ruins of the island, the place has many small coves and stunning scenery. You can enjoy swimming in the secluded bays of this protected national resort, which is devoid of any big harbors. You can reach this place from Icmeler, Armutalan or Marmaris by a 30 minutes drive that runs through the pinewoods, farmlands and then to shores of Gokova Bay. Then you will sail in the traditional Turkish wooden boats for about to reach the Cleopatra island.

Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip

The total duration of this trip from pick up to drop back is about 7 hours. The tour price includes pick up, drop back, full insurance, lunch, free guidance . The children aged below 7 are free of charge, but those between 7 and 12 are half price. Please do not forget to bring your swimsuits, camera, towels, snorkeling goggles and sun cream to this place. The legend says that ultra white special sands found on the shores here were shipped from Egypt by Mark Antony as a gift for his love, Cleopatra!

  • A Pick-up and Drop-back service
  • Four Different Swim Stops
  • English Guiding Service
  • Unlimited Soft Drinks
  • Full Day Boat Trip
  • Full insurance
  • BBQ Lunch

Marmaris Cleopatra Island

Cleopatra island trip from Marmaris is available everyday from May to October. Soon after you reach the beautiful Cleopatra Island, you are served with a B.B.Q lunch and allowed to spend about 3 hours of blissful leisure. You can sunbathe, relax, swim and have fun around the place. While you stroll across the stretches of the pale pink sands, you can feel the sands squeaking under your feet! This unique sand is found nowhere else in the world; a popular belief says that this sand reproduces by itself! The sands here are so tiny and shiny that the beach has been declared as a National Conservation Area.

The sand at the beach of Cleopatra in under the protection of the Turkish government and you cannot take any sand with you when you are leaving this place. Even you cannot take towels with you to the beach as the sand will stick to them! Apart from enjoying nature and relaxing on the pristine beach, it is worth visiting the ancient ruins of the amphitheatre, temple and the fortifications from the Roman Era.

  • Avaliable Days: EVERYDAY
  • Don’t Forget: Swimsuits, Towels, Sun cream, Sunglasses, Cameras.
  • Restrictions: All detailed information about Cleopatra’s island will be given to you by your tour guide.
  • See Also: All Available Boat Trips in Marmaris

Cleopatra Island Tour From Marmaris

Join a boat trip from Marmaris

Boat trips are among the best available options to explore the incredibly beautiful coastline of Marmaris. Holidaymakers are able to find a plethora of boat trips, either half or full day, and get the opportunity to experience the beauty of nature. Around Marmaris, there are a lot of secluded and unspoiled bays where you can swim into the refreshing waters, snorkel or just relax. The Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip offers you the opportunity to visit a bay of unparalleled natural beauty, relax in a tranquil setting and spend a day full of fun, laughter and joy.

Cleopatra Island

This full day boat trip promises to take you towards the most stunning and graceful spots of Gokova Bay. The island is listed as a National Conservation Area due to the pristine setting that has and its unique natural beauty. According to the local legend, Antony gifted this picturesque island to Cleopatra as a symbol of love. However, even though the island is beautiful, Cleopatra did not like the sand that the beach had. As a result, Antony carried sand from Egypt in order to make her happy. Once you reach the island, you will have 3 hours to spend as you wish. The beach is spectacular with crystal clear waters and pale pink sands. Swim, snorkel or stroll around to observe the magnificent setting during your time there.

Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip

National Preservation Area

As mentioned earlier, the Cleopatra beach is a National Preservation Area. The characteristic pink sand that the beach has attracts the attention of every visitor with its unique beauty. As a result, authorities declared the island as a protected area in an effort to keep the beach unspoiled. Please rememner that, there are few restrictions for those visiting the beach. Firstly, visitors are not allowed to take sand from the island as a souvenir. Secondly, those who wish to enjoy sunbathing or swimming there, are not allowed to place their towel on the sand as it sticks on it.

Ancient city of Cedrea

The Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip combines both, relaxation and sightseeing. This is because, on the Island of Cleopatra, there is an ancient city. During the 2 hours of free time, you may visit the ruins of the ancient city of Cedrea. The ancient is dating back to the period of the Roman Empire. Among the ruins, there is a small amphitheatre and the ancient agora. Take some time to visit the city of Cedrea and learn important information from a professional English-speaking guide.

Who can participate?

This exciting and relaxing boat trip from Marmaris to the Cleopatra Island takes place from May to October on a daily basis. The approximate duration of the boat trip is 7 hours, during which you can relax on the spacious boat and enjoy swimming into crystal clear waters. In general, there are no restrictions regarding participation. This exceptional boat trip to Cleopatra Island is ideal for all those who wish to relax and revitalize their senses. In addition, it is ideal for those who wish to explore the unspoiled bays around Marmaris and swim into crystal clear waters. Finally, this boat trip is ideal for families who wish to get away from the crowds and spend some quality time during their holidays.

Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip

What’s included?

The Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip achieves to combine perfectly sightseeing, relaxation and excitement. For your own comfort, the price includes a two-way transfer service from and to your hotel. A full insurance is also included in order to help you enjoy the most of this excursion without any worries. During this boat trip, you will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking tour guide who will be in charge to provide important information about the island and the ancient city. The entrance fees and a delicious BBQ lunch are also included in the package price. Please note that, drinks, tips and other personal expenses are not included in the price of the boat trip.

Important notes

Cleopatra Island Boat Trip targets your ultimate relaxation and comfort. Therefore, participants are instructed to bring their own swimsuit and towel in order to be able to swim and enjoy the bay. Comfortable clothes and shoes are also recommended in order to enjoy the most of your experience. Due to the high temperatures during the summer months, participants should bring also a protective sun cream, a hat and sunglasses. Finally, if you wish to create long lasting memories from this boat trip, bring your own camera so you can snap some beautiful photos.

Tour guide

For the purposes of this boat trip, you will be accompanied by a professional and experienced tour guide. The guide will be in charge to provide interesting descriptions about the places of interest. In addition, the guide will be responsible to assist you if needed and ensure the smooth operation of the boat trip.  

Departure : Pick up from your Hotel

Duration: 7 Hours (Full Day Tour)

  • A Pick-up and Drop-back service
  • Four Different Swim Stops
  • English Guiding Service
  • Unlimited Soft Drinks
  • Full Day Boat Trip
  • Full insurance
  • BBQ Lunch
  • Entrances Fee to Cleopatra's Island (13 euro)
  • Other Drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Personal Expenditures

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9 Reviews Added Overall rating: 4.9


    Cleopatra Island among the beautiful Gokova Bay is an excellent place to visit. The stunning scenery gives you a delightful feeling and you’ll love to swim and play among fantastic coves around here. The island has pristine, white sandy beach with fine sand particles as soft as flowers! You’ll feel as if you are walking on clouds while you walk on this beach.


    Absolutely beautiful. Had a fantastic day. Swam in lovely coves and stopped off at a lovely market in Turunc on the way. Have taken some wonderful photographs along the way. A must do boat trip!


    This is a delightful day long trip to Cleopatra island from Marmaris, a great tour , friendly staff and good food , cant imagine a better day then this . Thank you John for recommending us this trip.


    Hi John

    I would like to thank you for arranging my day for Boat Trip to Cleopatra beach, I really had a lovely time and the staff were extremely good to me and everyone.

    Good wishes to you


    We were picked from our hotel in Marmaris at 9 am and our shuttle bus took us to Camli Village (about 20 minutes away) to catch our boat to Sedir Island. It was smooth sail to the island (the island is a museum entrance fee to the island is 20 tl but our trip also includes the entrance fee so we didnt pay any extra). There is literally no buildings on the island. The island was outstanding! Beautiful protected beach in a small bay with crystal clear and blue water. It was a great trip with beautiful sea, beach, ruins, and no hotels !


    Cleopatra beach is one of the most beautiful place that I had the privilege to swim in. Fantastic beach and sands here. The place must be the first one on your visit list. There are also historical sites to visit, follow the path to the ruins around the beach; church, basilica, theater, old walls, and the temple of Apollo. All of the ruins are from the Hellenistic and Byzantine periods.


    We booked the boat trip to Cleopatras island, and immediately received my ticket via email will all the details. Semih was who I dealt with, excellent communication. We had a beautiful trip, the boat ride and views were great. Once we arrived to the island of Cleopatra, we got to the beach area. We had 2 hour to just swim, explore, chill and relax, then we had our lunch on the boat. It was the tastiest meal Ive had in ages! The meat was cooked so well, the salad was lovely and so was the rice, I honestly would do the boat trip just for the food. Its really worth every penny, the staff were great. Id definitely recommend it.


    Fabulous tour for swimming & great beach. We stayed on the beach, it was so peaceful. Take some water and snack in your beach bag, it is expensive on the island. We booked our tour from Mares Travel online and saved many pounds!!!


    Just a spectacular beach and island that cant be easily reached, we booked the boat cruise online. Expect a lot of people, but colours are mesmerising and the water is crystal clear. Great place to visit.