Top 9 Water Sports And Activities In Antalya, Turkey - Updated 2024

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Antalya is a luxurious coastal city in Turkey, with a resort feel. Holidaymakers come here to enjoy a summer filled with boat parties and sunbathers come to enjoy the pristine beaches of the Mediterranean. Expect to see a number of yachts and gorgeous all-inclusive hotels in Antalya filled with a mix of locals and international visitors. There are plenty of amazing resorts near Antalya as well. The turquoise water is inviting and warm and no trip to Antalya is complete without taking a dip in the crisp ocean. Fill your days engaging in some adrenaline-pumping water activities, from parasailing and canoeing to rafting tours. There is so much to do in the town both for the adrenaline junkies and the lazy loungers. Plan your itinerary around these top water sports and activities in Antalya, Turkey!

1. Parasailing (from USD 186.0)

Adrenaline junkies who get a thrill from the rush of the water guiding them while strapped behind a boat will enjoy this activity. Allow the captain to take you on a water ride, while you get to enjoy the gorgeous surrounding scenery. Viator offers guests the opportunity to book this experience, where you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel after your parasailing adventure. The entire package lasts three to four hours.

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Parasailing Water Activity.. (Full Adrenaline)

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

7 reviews

2. Diving in the Mediterranean Sea (from USD 49.0)

This full-day experience takes you on a journey from Antalya to explore the depths of the Mediterranean. You will be picked up from your hotel to go enjoy the experience that includes two thrilling dives, lunch onboard and lots of opportunities to swim or snorkel in between. You will be given the full gear that’s required for the duration of the experience and lunch is included. After a relaxing and mind opening day, you will be taken back to your hotel.

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Diving in the Mediterranean sea

Duration: 8 hours

44 reviews

3. Pirate boat trip with lunch and free transfer from Antalya (from USD 32.0)

Transform into Captain Cook for the day and embark on an adventurous journey that takes you on a pirate boat into the deep blue sea. This activity is suitable for the entire family and will keep you entertained for the entire day. A private pick up will take you from your hotel in Antalya to the harbour where the boat is docked and awaiting your arrival. You and your fellow passengers will visit a number of secluded beaches, take part in various water activities, enjoy some sightseeing and have a delicious lunch, all included in the package.

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Kemer Pirate Boat Trip with Free Transfer from Antalya

Duration: 7 to 8 hours

24 reviews

4. Canoeing and rafting tour from Antalya (from USD 39.0)

If you are not afraid of rushing white water at high speeds and getting a little wet, then this might be the activity for you. Tackle the wild water on a raft or canoe on this eight-hour journey that takes you to the heart of Koprucay Canyon National Park. You will canoe down down an 8.5-mile (14 km) stretch of river and will be guided by an experienced instructor. A delicious lunch is served to fuel you for the rest of your day.

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Canyoning and Rafting Tours from Alanya

Duration: 10 hours

12 reviews

5. Sunken city of Kekova, Demre and Myra day tour from Antalya (from USD 60.0)

Set out on a historical and educational journey that takes you to the ancient towns of Kekova, Demre and Myra. On this tour, you will be taken on a scenic coach from Antalya with the service of an experienced guide. The entire duration of the tour lasts about 10 hours and includes all entrance fees and a tasty lunch. You will visit the church of Saint Nicholas in Demre and discover the roots of Santa Claus and, at some point, have the opportunity to take a dip in the ocean.

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Sunken City Kekova, Demre, and Myra Day Tour from Antalya

Duration: 10 hours

23 reviews

6. Submarine NEMO excursion with transfer from Antalya

Submerge yourself underwater and have the opportunity to view the ocean from an underwater vessel. You’ll have uninterrupted views from your own private viewing window. The entire duration of the excursion lasts one hour and you will have live commentary educating you about the scenery. This is the best way to go underwater without getting wet and it is not every day that one has the opportunity to enter a submarine, so why not take advantage of this opportunity in Antalya.

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Submarine NEMO Excursion from Antalya

Duration: 1 hour

7. Scuba diving tour (from USD 49.0)

This is an activity that will let you explore Turkey’s marine life and is suitable for both experienced and novice divers. Put on your wet suit and embark on an underwater adventure like no other. You will be introduced to exotic sea creatures and have the opportunity to see the magical colours of an underwater landscape and swim with the sea turtles in the warm Mediterranean ocean. This tour lasts about eight hours and you will be in the safe hands of a certified dive instructor. Insurance is included in the package and you will be served a light lunch on board the boat.

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Scuba Diving Tour

Duration: 8 hours

16 reviews

8. Antalya party boat (from USD 111.0)

This is a definite must for the young at heart looking to attend the best boat party in Antalya. Get your swimsuit ready because you’re bound to get wet with a fun foam dance floor and the option to swim or sunbathe on the deck. Your captain will stop at gorgeous spots, such as Cleopatra Beach and Paradise Bay and he also passes Düden Waterfalls, Rat Island and Akyarlar Beach. Lunch and unlimited drinks are included in the price, as well as hotel pick up and drop off. This party boat is suitable for both young and old.

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Antalya Party Boat

Duration: 7 hours

9. Aqualand one-day pass with lunch and free drinks (from USD 41.0)

aqualand one-day pass with lunch and free drinks

Go on an adventure with the kids and enjoy the thrilling water rides at Aqualand. There are rides for all age groups and this one-day pass grants you access to the theme park, with rides that include a 100-metre (328.1-foot) slide and a pool bar. Lunch and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the price and mom can catch up on her tan with a privately reserved sunbed.

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Aqualand 1-Day Pass with Lunch and Free Drinks

Include these activities in your itinerary

Being a coastal town, Antalya offers a wide array of things to do, especially for the entire family. Spend a summer packed with loads of adventure and make sure to include one or more of these fun-filled water activities in Antalya. Your itinerary will be filled with tours of the Mediterranean and you will get to see Antalya from the warm ocean.

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In light of the February 2023 earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria, Trip101 urges you to be apprised of the latest news if you have any plans to travel to Eastern Turkey. Other parts of the country remain open to travelers.

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