9 Water Sports in Marmaris For Your Adrenaline Fix

Marmaris is one of Turkey’s most visited tourist destinations, and it is no surprise why! Home to lush greenery, abundant natural beauty, picturesque hills, and pristine beaches, the city is an excellent place to visit for a solo trip or with friends and family. And since it is surrounded by the expansive Aegean Sea, it is also known for its water sports; you can go swimming, parasailing, banana boating, jet skiing, flyboarding, canoeing, and more if you are in the mood for some adventure! You will find many water sports operators here who offer courses to prepare you for the activities and ensure you have a splendid time. Keep on reading to know more about water sports in Marmaris. 

1. Jet Skiing

Jet skiing in Marmaris
Perfect for thrill seekers, jet skiing in a popular water sport in Marmaris since the Aegean Sea’s clear blue water is calm and, therefore, ideal for the activity. There are instructors who ride alongside you the whole time in case you need help, and you can also choose to ride with one if you aren’t too confident jet skiing alone. The ride lasts for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Approximate cost: EUR 25 - EUR 30

2. Paddleboarding

Paddle boarding in Marmaris
Since the sea in Marmaris doesn’t have any big waves and usually remains very calm, paddle boarding has started becoming quite popular here. You might find it slightly challenging since it requires balancing on a thin board, but there are guides to help you perfect your stance. Sunset is the perfect time for this activity as the sky’s changing colors are a sight. The usual duration for paddle boarding is 1 hour. 
Approximate cost: EUR 20 per person

3. Parasailing

Parasailing in Marmaris
A fun way to get a view of Marmaris from the air, parasailing is a water sport that you must try if you’re into speed. The views of the Aegean Sea, rooftops and crowded beaches from a height of about 600 metres are simply exquisite, especially at sunset! You can do this alone or with someone, and most packages also include photography and videography, so you have a souvenir from your flight. Parasailing here usually lasts about 20 minutes.
Approximate cost: EUR 30 - EUR 40

4. Wakeboarding

Wake boarding in Marmaris
In the mood for some water stunts? Try out wakeboarding in Marmaris; it has become a famous water sport here in recent years and there are many water sports operators who offer wakeboarding packages. An excursion usually lasts about 1 hour.
Approximate cost: EUR 30 

5. Water Skiing

Water skiing in Marmaris
Water skiing is quite an exciting sport in Marmaris since the Aegean Sea’s water is very calm, and you don’t need to worry about big waves here. The best time to go water skiing here is in the mornings when the water is nearly flat. There are pre-activity trainers to give you a short training course if you have never gone water skiing before. It is a 15 to 20-minute-long activity.

6. Scuba Diving

Scuba diving in Marmaris
Given that the Aegean Sea boasts of excellent visibility as deep as 40m and warm temperatures, it is perfect for scuba diving for amateurs and professionals. Marmaris is a popular scuba diving destination with several diving sites all around. You would be able to see different kinds of aquatic flora and fauna, as well as colorful reefs, underwater cliffs, caves, and even wrecks. Experts will accompany you on your dive. Moreover, some scuba diving packages include not one but 2 dives, each about 30 to 40 minutes long. 
Approximate cost: EUR 25
Diving spots: Baca Cave, Yazih Rock, Kutuk Cape, Aksu Cove, Sari Mehmet Cape, Keci Adasi Lighthouse etc. 

7. Banana Boating

Banana boating in Marmaris
The perfect choice if you’re with family, banana boating is very popular in Marmaris, given that the Aegean Sea’s water is usually very calm. There are instructors who thoroughly brief you about the activity, which usually lasts for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Approximate cost: EUR 20

8. Flyboarding

Fly boarding in Marmaris
Marmaris is one of the first places in Turkey to start flyboarding excursions. Before you get on the flyboard, you will have to go through about 10 minutes of onshore training wherein trained professionals will instruct you on maneuvering the board while 50 feet up in the air. The usual duration for a flyboarding session is 20 to 30 minutes. 
Approximate cost: EUR 45

9. Snorkeling

Snorkelling in Marmaris
If you love the idea of exploring the Aegean Sea’s underwater world, book a Marmaris snorkeling tour. Marmaris is an ideal place for snorkeling because the water here is usually warm, calm, and crystal clear, making it easy to move around underwater. You will see various kinds of aquatic creatures like sea breams, groupers, combers, gobies, etc., and underwater geological formations. While you might spend 30 to 40 minutes underwater, most snorkeling packages also include transportation and lunches; most snorkeling expeditions last about 5 to 6 hours.
Approximate cost: EUR 15 - EUR 20
If you love the beach and love getting in the water every chance you get, Marmaris is the place for you! Its numerous beaches open out to the vast Aegean Sea, which presents the perfect opportunity to partake in some exciting water sports such as canoeing, parasailing, swimming, and jet skiing. There are operators who provide water sports packages at affordable rates and guarantee you a wonderful time on or in the Aegean’s Sea clear blue water.

This post was published by Arushi Bhowmick

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