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East of Kekova

  • Price 70€ 

  • Total tour timing approx. 10-11 hrs

  • Length of Paddling: 5 x 45 minutes 

  • Minimum 3 swim-breaks + lunch + free time in Simena + transfers from Kaş 35 minutes

  • Distance of Paddle: ca. 16 - 18km

  • Difficulty: Paddling in a tandem kayak for 5 x 45 minutes in sheltered waters with little waves but headwind in afternoons.

  • Optional hike up to the Simena Castle

The Tour

First the group will paddle towards the Kekova Island and visit the Sunken City. A little further is a mini bay for the first swim stop on the Island.

From here it goes eastward to the Pirate cave , we can enter the cave and maybe even swim (if the traffic allows it).

After the cave we head westward back to Gökkaya bay for a swim.

Simena is our stop for a well deserved and a little late lunch.

There will be plenty of time to explore the village.

Depending on timing we can ad more swim-breaks during the final part.


  • We recommend Swim, surf, water shoes and sandals over flip flops.

  • Sun hat, Sun glasses (with neck string), Sun cream

  • Emergency medication (e.g. asthma inhaler) 

  • Swimsuits, Towel

  • Change of clothes and shoes

  • Wind jacket, for spring and autumn

  • Small change for Extra Drinks and Souvenirs.

  • The hatches of our kayaks are small so  please pack lightly 

  • We provide a few dry-bags to be shared for things you want to keep dry like camera and phones.

  • For sunlotion and towels a plastic bag is just fine..

  • Please leave your valuables in your hotel

  • Cameras and phone only if waterproof during paddling.


  • Minimum Age 14 years with parents

  • 16 years with written permission 

  • Swimming knowledge

  • Good physical condition 

  • Anyone who's able to do several hours walking or a 10km run can master this tour .


A delicious lunch will be served normally in a local restaurant at Simena Village. Due to weather conditions this might change to a restaurant in the Ucagız Village.

  • On the menu we have: 

  • Chicken shish kebap 

  • Mediterranean salad with olive oil 

  • Pilaf rice 

  • Delicious homemade fries

or/and vegetables fried in tomato sauce. (Shakshouka).  

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