Testimonials

Chris Greenwood
In total we went on 2 trips last year - one out to sea, and the other one to Lake Köyceiz. We left at 9AM for the sea trip, and came back around 5PM. We were able to swim through the caves full of the clear turquoise water: a great photo opportunity. A large range of fantastic food prepared by Mesut's mother; including meatballs, chicken and lots more. The thermal lake on the way back into Dalyan was a very nice way to end the day. The night-time trip to the Lake offered a brilliant sunset view, and presented a very tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. Both boat trips were equally comforting and relaxing - they make you feel at home and are also catered for very well. I cannot wait to go again next year!

Lily Fish
Well, what can I say. Our second year with Mesut, Hasret and Mum Susan on their beautiful boat.We did 3 trips this year, from early mornings which included the most delicious and amazing nutritious homemade Turkish breakfast, and gorgeous BBQ lunch, to a sunset cruise to the beach and back via the floodlit rock tombs.Unbelievable value for money with incredible homemade food, and fabulous company from a genuine family who really are intent on giving you a fantastic day to remember. Already booked for next year 2018.

Sam Taylor
"Mesuts boat trip was the definite best boat trip I have ever been on. Prefect food and hospitality" highly recommended.

Collette Gunning Tiffany
Each time we go to Turkey we always go on Mesut's boat. They are a lovely family and brilliant with my children. Mama's food is amazing from the lovely meze to the BBQ chicken. The highlight for us is the crab fishing and then Mama cooks them for us to eat! The evening trip is brilliant and it is lovely to see the sunset. Highly recommend the boat trip and we will continue to go on a trip every year with Mesut and his lovely family.

John Brown
A day to treasure, best boat and boat team in Dalyan. Mesut and Suzie are fantastic hosts. Beautiful home cooked food, amazing scenery, gentle trip on a spotlessly clean boat, what more you ask for. This is a must for your time in Dalyan, highly recommended.

Amy Toprak - Amy's Bar Dalyan
"We recommend Dalyan Mesuts Boat to all our customers 2018" We went on a day trip with mesut's boat in September 2017 and had a brilliant time. From boarding the boat to when it was time to head home, mesut and his family were the most gracious and accommodating hosts. But the highlight of the trip was the fantastic food cooked by Mesut and his mum Susan. Just perfect food with perfect hosts. The on board drinks were really reasonably priced too. Thank you to Mesut and his family. We'll be back next year. 'Highly recommend'.

David Thomson
What a cracking boat trip!! Mesut and his mum Susan, gave us a day to remember. Mesut's mum made all the meze's with ingredients from their own garden. Absolutely delicious Mesut gave us options of what we wanted to do on the boat trip. Would highly recommend booking Dalyan Mesut

Rosemary Hepburn
A trip on Mesut's boat is guaranteed to be a day to remember. Mesut will design the trip especially for his guests and will take you where you want to go…..or leave it to him! The food is always very good with Mama Suzan in charge in the kitchen. They are happy to add breakfast if you want to set off early - nothing is too much trouble!

SARAH HUGHES - Unforgettable Dalyan Day Trips
Mesut, his wife and his Mum offer a fantastic boat trip tailored to each person's needs. We recently went on 3 completely different trips with them which were totally awesome.Our first boat trip was just our family of 7 (kids ranging from 2-16 years) and the others were with our friends - 12 of us in total.

We had 2 full days (8:30-7:00) of stopping in coves/beaches for snorkelling, swimming, fishing, watching the turtles and experiencing the thermal lake (and getting covered in smelly mud) with breakfast and lunch provided, a total feast of delicious Turkish food and fantastic BBQ meat.

Our 3rd trip was an evening one leaving at 5:00pm and getting back at 10:00pm which again included a delicious BBQ - it was just fantastic watching an amazing sunset and catching our own blue crabs and then Mesut's Mum cooked them for us to devour. It was certainly the highlight of our holiday.

We will be returning to Dalyan and we will definitely be going on plenty more boat trips!! Mesut's boat trip is the best one we have ever been on. They were brilliant with the children and made the whole day a fantastic experience for us all, we highly recommend Mesut dalyan boat trips

SAM BUCLER - Wonderful Dalyan Adventures
Mesut and his family offer a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing experience. Nothing is too much bother, everything is laid before you on a plate. Cruising wherever we chose for add long as we wished. However for me the high point of the day arrives courtesy of Mesut's mother who provides a barbecue and salad lunch which put every other in Dalyan in the shade. Super value, wonderful day and excellent value for money.

JAMES MACLEAN
Fantastic day out with good friends. The food was top notch a barbecue and the meze's were done by his mother, I couldn't fault it at all and plenty of it. A great trip with Mesut on his boat, highly recommended if you come to Dalyan. Excellent value for money and he will take you any where you want to go, all you have to do is relax and enjoy your trip.

SARIPA BERKENVELDER - Highly Recommended Boat trip in Dalyan
Had the best time on this Dalyan boat. Never have i seen a boat as clean as this one! Mesut's mother made absolutely delicious food and Mesut made sure that everybody was taking care of and had a good time. I highly recommend taking a trip if you like to see more of Dalyan. Mesut thank you for a wonderfull day and see you soon.

ANDY GREENWOOD - Private boat trip with the family in Dalyan
We had the pleasure of having Two trips on Dalyan Mesuts Boat in July this year. Our first trip was to Devils Bay which started at 8.00 in the morning and we were served a lovely breakfast. There were only 12 guests on board and there was plenty of room for everyone on this comfortable boat. Lunch was served at around 1.00 which was plentiful and delicious. We returned to Dalyan around 4.00 in the afternoon and had plenty of swim stops. Our second trip was a private trip for myself, my wife and son where we swam in the volcanic lake and sea, caught crabs and ate a beautiful lunch. I would certainly recommend Mesuts boat and will certainly book with him again next year.

PARTICIA DIJKER
This is just a perfect day out. Great hospitality , good food. Very relaxing trip. Comfortable boat. This is the best boat you can get in Dalyan

PETER ALDRED - Short trip on a boat in Dalyan
A great day out with friends on a business meeting... a short trip to the mud baths and back again... Great company and great food... (y)

DAVE GRAY - 5 Star review
Another great trip today with Mesut and his mum, took us where we wanted when we wanted, his mum prepared us a lovely meal for 6 people, Excellent value for money ! Thank you

MAUREN COPLEN
Excellent day , very relaxing ! Great food and lovely people ! Thank you Mesut and family for your wonderful hospitality . We will be back !

JUDY HAYES
Best Food served in Dalyan.

Fabulous day out with beautiful scenery and a mouthwatering bbq lunch. Mesut really looks after you, I highly recommend him for a truly enjoyable day either on the lake or out at sea. Looking forward to sailing with Mesut again this year.

SARAH POWER LIEBERMAN
We will book again!!!

We had the best day trip ever, and then decided to do a night trip. Which was equally has impressive. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.

JODIE DEARMAN
Amazing trip! Great food and perfect memories. Thanks very much!

DAVID BRAMFORD
Made my 60th birthday with my famly one of the best days of my life need i say more.

Leon Brooker - May 2016 - Fire Opal Apartments in Dalyan
We had such an amazing evening on Mesut's boat!! As a small group of friends we hired Mesut to take us up the river to the lake and have a BBQ on board whilst the sun was setting over the mountains. It was so peaceful as the Raki and Efes washed down some amazing food (Mesut is a decent cook as well as a top skipper). One of the best evenings I've had in three trips to Dalyan!

Denise Riaz - Birthday boat trip for Hubby in Dalyan
Dalyan Mesut's Boats are the company to use when booking private boat trips. Last year we booked for my husbands birthday all day and later the same night... To say it was a magical isn't enough to explain how perfect it was.!! From the food cooked for us, to a visit to a private beach, snorkeling and my favorite crab fishing, it was "the best birthday" my husbands own words!! We saw shooting stars that night!! I would highly recommend this company.. Lovely people who went the extra mile.. Nothing was too hard for them. Well a year later and here we are again.. As I write We are sitting on the boat, with my family enjoying beautiful Dalyan!! Thank you Mesut and family for making our holiday beautiful!!

Ewan Mecfarlane - 2016- brilliant Turkish cuisine on our boat trip
Hi Mesut
Hope you are well
My family and I had the most wonderful day on Mesuts boat with his mother making some of the best food we tasted while on holiday. We loved it so much that we booked another trip just four days later and again it was amazing!!!
Best of luck Mezut and thank you for looking after my youngest daughter Ellijai!!!!!
Kind regards to your mother and your wife

Alexis Dougan - The best boat trip in Dalyan
Merhaba Mesut, Umarim bu senn icin yeterli bilgi yok. IYI SANSLAR!!
"On our recent holiday to Dalyan we spent a fabulous day with Captain Ertekin, his beautiful wife Hasret and his lovely wee Mum. Friday 1st July 2016. We spent the day on the rivers, swam in various bays, fished for crabs, then onto the mud baths! No one wanted the day to end.
Nothing was too much trouble them to welcome us on board and give us a wonderful experience. The boat was so comfortable, safe and clean and had everything we could need for our day.Mesut was so patient with the children showing them how to catch the crabs then to prepare them for a snack which his Mum later cooked to perfection. "Awesome" was the verdict from everyone! The welcoming tea, superb BBQ and freshly prepared platters (too numerous to mention) were simply amazing. And to top it all, as some of us didn't want to go out on the boat to the open sea Mesut stopped at a point where we could walk over the sands and still get to swim in the Med. (great idea Captain).
PERSONALLY...... I would recommend this trip 150%. Iyi sanslar Captain Ertekin.

Nick Redford - JUST LOVES DALYAN
This was my 3rd trip on Dalyan Mesuts Boat, first two times we were a party of 10 but this time in was just 2 of us. After contacting Mesut on Facebook we decided to do the sunset cruise in July. We boarded the boat and was greeted by Mesut and his wife Hasret and a cold beer! Last year his mum Susan did the cooking but as there was only two of us Hasret took over. We set off down towards the sea stopping of for a swim in the thermal waters then sea. We then sailed down the lake side of the beach and moored up for a BBQ and watch the sunset. The food was fantastic and also was sunset. The boat itself is great with plenty of sun beds to use and lots of shade if you want out of the sun. There is a toilet on board,WIFi and bar with plenty of different drinks. Nothing is too much trouble for mesut you can tell him where you would like to go and he we take you, All in all its a great day out and we looking forward to next year's trips already! Keep up the good work Mesut Susan and Hasret.

Tina Palmer - A fun Boat trip in Dalyan
We visited Dalyan in 2015 and ended up having 3 boat trips with Mesut and his lovely family. Our first in the daytime with his cousin, and his lovely Mum provided a wonderful spread. The highlights apart from the beautiful scenery, was crab fishing. The BBQ crab supper was well worth the effort. We also managed to see the Turtles, photographing them was not so easy. The family are so lovely and took great care of my Turkish Mother-in-law who is getting on in years. We did an Evening trip on my Niece's birthday and couldn't resist a third trip where we met Mesut's Dad and Sister. I may not make it back to Dalyan this year but will be back soon.

Karen a Davies - Holiday and Boat trip in Dalyan
We have had the pleasure of going on Mesuts boat on numerous occasions, the favourite so far is the fishing trip we went on in July 2016. We set off early morning, meandered quietly down the delta whilst the town was still sleeping, a beautiful time of day. Sleepy wildlife just waking up was a great site to see. The food as always was delicious. The boat is comfy and lots of room. We all had the chance to fish if we wanted, or just relax on the boat and soak up the sun. Chances to swim in the cooling water too. Watching the sunrise over Dalyan was stunning, we will never forget this magical trip, thank you all Xx.

Peter Smith - 5 stars Dalyan Classic Boat Trip
Hello Mesut, we went out with you on the 17th June in the group from Mehtap Hotel. You arranged a full day out on the lake, stopping at various places of interest and for swimming. Your knowledge of the lake enabled us to see the best places and to swim in some nice places also. The food that you and your mum prepared for us was absolutely superb, with so much variety. We will remember that day for a very long time and would very much like to repeat it when we come back to Dalyan next year. We really did have a lot of fun and laughter. Thank you so very much.

Judy Hayes - Experience of a lifetime in Dalyan
We had some fabulous days out with Mesut and family on board his boat this June (2016) and also in previous years. You can choose either the sea trip or the lake and both are wonderful. The day starts at 10a.m. where you are welcomed aboard with a glass of lovely Turkish tea or coffee and then enjoy the beautiful scenery as you sail off down the Dalyan River out to sea or up the river to the lake. The sea trip stops at some gorgeous bays for swimming or snorkelling and the lake stops are also delightful with some wonderful wildlife to see (so don't forget your camera). Lunch is freshly prepared by Mesut's Mama and the meat/fish barbequed by Mesut himself whilst you are relaxing in the sun or swimming. There is a well-stocked bar with wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks and if you want music on board Mesut has a good selection for dancing or just chilling. The day ends at around 5p.m. to 6p.m. and overall a very enjoyable experience and would highly recommend it for a good day out.

David Bramford - Birthday Boat trip in Dalyan
We had the pleasure of using Mesuts boat in May for my 60th birthday the locations he took us to were wonderful and his mums cooking was out of this world, i had one of the best days of my life spent with my family and Captain Mesut ,give him a go you will not be disappointed.

Sian Gwyn Buckler - Having fun in Dalyan
Our party of 5 hired Mesut and his boat for a day of absolute bliss at the end of July. It was definitely the best day of our fortnight holiday! Nothing was too much trouble for Mesut and his beautiful wife and wonderful Mum who cooked us the best boat barbeque and mezes we have ever had! It was a fantastically relaxed and happy day, with Mesut willing to take us wherever we wanted and allowing us to stay swimming & diving into the thermal lakes or sea coves for as long as we wanted. Before disembarking we rushed to book up again for another day, but unfortunately the days we could go were already booked up. We wasted no time in recommending him to our fellow hotel guests though, so they could sample such a wonderful day. When we return to Turkey next year, our first phone call will be to Mesut to book a day with him again :-). Many thanks Mesut, Hasset and Mama from Sian, Sam, Beth, Rod & Alice xxx.

Andy Greenwood - Devils Bay Dalyan Boat Trip
We had the pleasure of having Two trips on Dalyan Mesuts Boat in July this year. Our first trip was to Devils Bay which started at 8.00 in the morning and we were served a lovely breakfast. There were only 12 guests on board and there was plenty of room for everyone on this comfortable boat. Lunch was served at around 1.00 which was plentiful and delicious. We returned to Dalyan around 4.00 in the afternoon and had plenty of swim stops. Our second trip was a private trip for me, my wife and son where we swam in the volcanic lake and sea, caught crabs and ate a beautiful lunch. I would certainly recommend Mesuts boat and will certainly book with him again next year. (12- lily fish) We hired Mesut's boat for a private trip for 4 people. It was the last day of our holiday and we always like to finish our time in Dalyan with a boat trip. This trip with Mesut and Hasret was the VERY best boat trip we have ever been on. We were picked up at our apartment and driven to the boat which was moored quite close to the BC Spa hotel. Tea, coffee and nibbles were available when we boarded. We'd asked Mesut to take us to Devil's Bay but it was too windy so we left our itinerary up to him. He was careful to try and take us to places where there were not many other boats which was lovely. Lunch was incredible. Mesut did the BBQ with 3 types of meatballs that Hasret had made. The food was amazing - one of the best meals we have ever eaten in all our travels to Turkey. Our final stop was warm springs of the lake where Mesut dove down to gather the mud to slap all over ourselves to make us all look 20 yrs younger. A truly awesome day with a fabulous couple. Will definitely be booking with him next year.

Lily Fish - Best Day ever in Dalyan
We absolutely had the BEST day ever on Mesut Ertekin's boat. The food was amazing thanks to the beautiful Hasrat. Fabulous day, fabulous couple. Already planning next year's trip, hopefully to Devil's Bay

Steve Vickerman - Recommend Boat Trip with amazing food
Fantastic day out with a fabulous couple and superb food. Mind you, it's difficult to find bad food in Dalyan but Hasret is really good at meatballs!

Rick Gonzalez - The nicest captain in Dalyan
Our third trip with Mesut today. The Galip Beyy has had an impressive make-over since our last trip in July 2015... but we don't book for the BOAT we book for the CAPTAIN. Mesut has natural empathy, people skills and charisma. He is charming, funny and attentive but knows when to be invisible. Mesut's mum, Susanna, presents restaurant quality, authentic, Turkish cuisine. Beautiful boat, best chef on the river, nicest captain in Dalyan. The best part of our holiday was, is, and will be Mesut & The Galip Beyy.

Sarah Power Lieberman
We had the best day trip ever, and then decided to do a night trip. Which was equally has impressive. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.

David Bramford
Made my 60th birthday with my famly one of the best days of my life need i say more.