The Esen river, is 45 km from Kas, which is a great place for canoeing, with several agencies in the area supplying equipment and organising tours.
Beginning at the Kinik region, a 15 km paddle ends at Patara beach. The river is calm so it is a relatively easy journey, with attractive surroundings of trees and foliage. The trip also includes breaks for food, swimming and mud baths.
For canoeing in the sea, the best place is the village of Ucagiz, accessible from Kas by road. The four-hour organised tripinvolves paddling past unique bays, and the historical sites of the Submerged City and Simena, with breaks for swimming and food.