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Review of Batin Boat Tours

Batin Boat Tours
Ranked #4 of 67 Tours in Kas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Available for private and group tours around the beautiful Kas coastline, the Batin 2 is a traditionally built gulet extensively overhauled early in 2011. With three double en-suite cabins, the Batin 2 provides two and three day charters as well as relaxing day tours to the small islands, the sunken city of Kekova and fishing trips.Captain ‘Garlic’ Ali is well known for great fun, delicious food, excellent hospitality and the most memorable tours.
Reviewed 9 May 2014

AGAIN! Just came back from that wonderful village Kas. A surprise visit. The meeting, unexpected, with Ali was hearthwarming, as ususal. Because of the weather he did not sail every day. But though we spent a lot of time on the boat, in the evening and night, together with Fatima and the kids, having some drinks and snacks
After 5 years again a warm home coming! Good trip, but ALI beware: the next time more sun!! ;-))

1  Thank Ron H
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

On May 6 I had the pleasure of joining four French and four other English passengers aboard the good ship Batin 2. I knew the trip would be excellent value for money with great food and Garlic Ali impressing all with his seamanship and humour. Although this was my first trip this year, I had several trips with Garlic last year. The trip turned out to be just as good as the others but with the added spice of a genuine rescue.

We were heading for our final stop of the day in the shelter of Limanagzi Bay when Garlic was called up on his VHF radio. He suddenly changed course and turned up the revs heading for the diving vessel Alperni a short distance away. It seems they had lost steerage and being single engined were unable to steer and therefore helpless.

I have recorded the events in the attached photographs. Ali accepted their line and efficiently towed them to the safety of the harbour. We might have missed our last leisure stop but the excitement made up for that. But I was wrong.

Ali released the tow, reversed out of the harbour and sped across the bay to Limanagzi where we enjoyed our final treat of the day, the fruit stop. Juicy strawberries, Kiwi fruit and bananas. The perfect end to another great voyage with the great Garlic Ali. No wonder he was voted Best Boat 2013 by Trip Advisor.

2  Thank Ray R
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Our sunset cruise was perfect.
Wine, great music and big comfortable blankets for when it got cool at night.
Captain Garlic was the perfect host.

1  Thank ttravelerbug
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We had a one day island tour with Captain Garlic and we felt spoilt. Ali speaks great English and had a good sales pitch, when we talked to a few boat owners in the port - he did not promise the moon, was reasonable in the program laid out and in the end, delivered the goods!!
The boat was spotless, well maintained, in excellent condition and we were impressed to learn that Ali built it himself with two friends - it is one of the few that does not have a mast - which are indeed useless on such boats (purely decorative!).
The sea was a little choppy, so he changed slightly the program to hide in some quieter bays and even if the water was still cool, we manage to swim a little.
The other plus is the excellent mezze that Fatima prepared, especially the aubergines (with garlic!) and Ali barbecued nice fish and chicken.

Highly recommended day trip to enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle!

Thank asiavito
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We are in Kas for 4 days and naturally we wanted a day on the water, and Batin 2 with Captain Garlic Ali was the perfect partner for that. Beautiful boat in mint condition, superb service onboard including a tasty lunch with grilled fish and chicken + countless local dishes, great. The fact that Ali speaks English just makes the planning of the day so much easier.
We can highly recommend joining Captain Ali for a day or serval days adventure.

Thank jakoblunoe
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