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Knowledge Bank » Things to do » Watersports


Water Sports PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 February 2009
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Things to do in Kalkan.  Kalkan benefits from the warm Mediterranean climate, which means the sea is welcoming for most of the year.  Some people have been known to swim in the sea on New Year's Day!

If you love being in the water then Kalkan has a variety of water sports to keep you happy.

To locate a service provider, for the activities below, take a look here, in the KTLN Business Directory.

However, a word of warning - some of these activities are high risk and may not be suitable for everyone - especially children.  You should carefully assess the risk, taking into account your own experience and ability.

Diving
In Kalkan harbour you will find boats that offer diving experiences, with packages for beginners as well as seasoned divers.  

Read here about a shipwreck off the coast of Kaş: KTLN article

Jet skiing
There are businesses in Kalkan offering jet-ski hire.  Unlike hiring a speedboat, you do not require any specific qualification to take out a jet-ski.

River rafting
It is possible to book trips that include rafting down local rivers.  The Xanthos river is particularly convenient and popular with Kalkan holidaymakers.  The scenery is fantastic and the river brings you out on beautiful Patara beach. 

Sea Kayaking
Within a short drive there are facilities for sea kayaking, for example in Kekova.  Ask at the local tourist offices for more details.

Swimming
Kalkan is a safe environment for swimmers who are reasonably competent.  You can swim at the beach or at the beach clubs.  The majority of hotels and villas used by tourists have their own pools, if you prefer not to swim in the sea.  There are other great places to swim not too far away, including Kapıtaş and Patara.

Tubeing
There are two types of tubeing - one is where you are towed at speed, and the other is where you allow the current of a river push you along.  In both cases you sit in an inflatable ring-shaped donut.

Water skiing
There are businesses in Kalkan offering water skiing services.  If you have the appropriate exam certificates you may be allowed to take the speedboat out yourself.  If not, a driver will be provided.  Inflatables, such as ringos are also available.

You may wish to check your holiday insurance policy before undertaking certain activities to ensure you are covered in the event of an accident.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 September 2012