Many visitors not joining the longer blue voyages opt for the 12-Island Tour, a day-long boat trip around Fethiye Körfezi (Fethiye Bay). The boats usually stop at five or six islands and cruise by the rest, but either way it's a great way to experience the coastline. Most companies offer return hotel transfers and include lunch in their rates.

Hotels and travel agencies sell tickets or you can deal directly with the boat companies along the waterfront parade at the marina.

The normal tour visits Yassıcalar (Flat Island) for a stop and a swim, then Tersane Adası (Shipyard Island) for a dip and a visit to the ruins, followed by Akvaryum Koyu (Aquarium Bay) for lunch, a swim and a snorkel. Cennet Koyu (Paradise Bay) is next for a plunge, followed by Kleopatra Hamamı (Cleopatra's Bath) and finally Kızılada (Red Island) with its beach and mud baths.

Two reliable companies based along the waterfront promenade are Kardeşler and Hanedan.