Sea kayak rental between Antalya and Kas?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Mar 20, 2013 10:34 AM Last Post By: biffy
Mar 10, 2013 3:09 PM
Sea kayak rental between Antalya and Kas?I am flying to Antalya and wanting to avoid taking my own kayak with me. Would anyone happen to know of any place(s) where I will be able to hire - preferably between Antalya and Kas. I am not looking for the sit on fun boats, but for a real kayak. Many thanks. :-D
Mar 10, 2013 11:20 PM
1It may be possible to hire them in Olympos although generally they take people out for the day I believe,but you could ask about hiring for yourself.Try contacting Bayrams Treehouses or Kadirs Treehouses there.
In Kaş I know you can hire sea kayaks from a couple of companies,Dragoman and Bougainville.I think the former also operate out of Adrasan too.
Mar 11, 2013 1:26 AM
2Farther west there's Seven Capes - http://sevencapes.com/?lang=1&Cat=21
Mar 11, 2013 4:37 AM
Generally speaking single kayaks are not rented out. This is an international safety standard. - see your own SKOANZ regulations. As a New Zealander, you may well have experience and explaining this to the operators may swing things in your favour
When looking at rentals please pay attention to whether you will be issued with
a bouyancy aid, spray skirt, split paddle, pump, flare etc as not all operators have them.
Try Lukka who operate out of Kemer http://lycian-adventures.com/EN/outdoor_sport_en.html or
Amber who operate out of Olympos http://www.ambertravel.com/seakayaking.php.
There are some 5 seakayak companies in Kas but you have been given the names of the best two.
Your biggest handicap will be that the transfering of the kayak is expensive and not work the operator's time.
Another thing to think about is your kayaking experience - have a look at this blog of someone on a longer trip - Germany to Australia http://www.sandy-robson.com/Turkey_Blog.html mid August she paddled from Kas to
Antalya but it is much less attractive than Kas to Marmaris!
How many days do you want to kayak for? Just 3 or 4 days light paddling then Kas to Demre is wonderful.
Superb cliffs and wild shores for 4-5 days- Fethiye to Patara. 10 days and more Gocek to Marmaris or if you have
longer to Hisaronu round the Bozburn Penninsula. For this look at http://www.alternatifraft.com/international.php who have good gear.
Some trip itineraries can be seen on http://www.southernseaventures.com/mediterranean/
Lots of information - I hope some of it is helpful
Mar 11, 2013 3:25 PM
4Sarikanaya, do you happen to have any contact details for the company that takes people out?
David and Atesal, many thanks for the contacts - I will follow up on all of them.
I am looking for anything between 1 day and 4 days hire. This is just because I don't really want the hastle of taking one of my own boats to Turkey.
Yes, I have met Sandy Robson - we spoke at the same sea kayaking convention a few years ago.
I am not too worried about regulations regarding who gets to hire - I carry certification papers with me and have yet to be turned away by any operator.
I will also do a google to try to make contact with a local kayak club ( if there are any) as that could be an option for me for either sea or ww kayaking.
Many thanks. :-)
Mar 11, 2013 11:22 PM
Mar 11, 2013 11:43 PM
Mar 12, 2013 4:16 AM
Not many kayaking clubs on the south coast - most active one is in Istanbul but they do do trips in different places - Bodeka - you can get the details from Sandy's blog site.
If you are interested in kayaking in the Lettmann Magellan Touring Sea Kayak she paddled from Germany to Cyprus- details on http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5081&view=next
If you can give me an email address I will pass it on to the owner.
For white water kayaking - Alternatif mentioned before runs rafting trips on the Dalaman River and elsewhere - so check if they have anything going on. East of Antalya there is not so much - Koprulu Canyon and some at Manavgat
Mar 20, 2013 10:34 AM
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