The world is really your oyster! Wherever your budgets allows. Gulet charter Bodrum is renown both for weather, fishing and magnificence. Active or leisurely days. You can choose among deep sea fishing, water skiing, scuba diving, swimming or lazing on the beaches.
In the crystal blue waters you can explore the reefs, ruins, dolphins and turtles. If bargains are what you enjoy, then it can be a shopper’s paradise for you in some of the small villages and towns.
Now that Covid-19 is behind us, now is the time to realize your dream of a fabulous vacation on your private floating hotel.
Day 1 Gocek, Aga Limani
With Dalaman International airport only 20 minutes away, Gocek is the first stop of your gulet trip Turkey. Gocek is a jewel of a town nestled between Fethiye and Dalyan. Gocek's six marinas, beautiful bay, and spectacular scenery make it a popular choice with yachtsmen. This fascinating harbor town is home to super yachts and is a great starting point for your yacht charter voyage in the Mediterranean.
Day 2 Gokgemile Bay, Kadirga Harbor
Boat charter Turkey next stop is Gokgemile Bay, just a short sail away from Oludeniz. This is a lovely place to visit, and after a short walk to the top of the island you will have a panoramic view of the entire area with all its coves and bays.
Just west of Marmaris you come to the Blue Flag awarded Kadirga Harbour well deserved since it has amazing clear waters and provides a great opportunity for a quick swim.
Day 3 Bozukkale (Loryma), Marmaris
Bozukkale is a very attractive ancient town nestled in a heart shaped bay with an old nine towered castle dating back to pre-history. It is located southwest of Marmaris and is home to the ancient harbor Loryma. The ancient Athenian navy used (Loryma) Bozukkale as a base for over a century between 305 to 395 BCE. This amazing town has grand views over all the Aegean making it a much desired stop for yachts. The many ancient sites and modern amenities make the town of Bozukkale a perfect visiting point along your sea voyage. You can have a relaxing afternoon swimming, surfing or snorkeling and then in the evening choose a restaurant where to dine.
Day 4 Ekincik (Dalyan)
Between Marmaris and Dalyan lies the wonderful bay of Ekincik. What is most beautiful in this bay is small Iztuzu Beach. Iztuzu Beach is closed at night since it is a nesting ground for the loggerhead turtle, otherwise it provides a carefree pebble and sand beach environment during the day, when only a few yachts are moored off its side.
Just after the beach you will find the Dalyan Delta, and this is an explorer's dream, with its Lycian tombs and the ancient ruined city of Kaunos. If you prefer something more active , then enjoy some of the water sports offered in the bay of Ekincik. Another option is a short brisk walk along the western banks of the Delta and maybe you will spot a wild boar foraging for food.
Day 5 Tersane Island, Domuz Island, Gobun Bay
The biggest island in the Gulf of Fethiye is Tersane Island, known also as Shipyard Island. This bay has a 100 meter deep channel that was used by the Ottoman navy, hence the name Shipyard Island. The bay area has many coves and towards the east lies the Summer harbor. The west side of the bay is not used much due to the strong winds that prevail most of the year. There is an ancient ruined town nearby called Telandria, and if you want to stretch your legs while gulet sailing Turkey, this is a great place to do so.
Day 6 Yavansu Bay, Cleopatra's Bath, Sarsala Bay
Next stop of your gulet boat holidays is Yavansu Bay. Yavansu, or Sea Gull bay, is a popular tourist spot for both foreign and local visitors. The bay has fig trees and small streams running down from the mountains. However, the fresh water is only for animal use, not human. The name Sea Gull comes from the mosaics found in the bay and is linked to the ancient town of Arymaxa found at the top of the hill. Aymaxa is home to four Roman mausoleums and a Hellenistic tomb, as well as a Byzantine cistern, all proof of this location's long inhabited history.
Cleopatra is known for her timeless beauty. Coincidentally, there’s a lot of timeless beauty to be found in Turkey. And where better to look for it and to admire the magical interplay of turquoise waters and submerged ruins while discovering the sunken ruins of Cleopatra’s bath near Göcek?
Day 7 Bedri Rahmi (Tasyaka) Bay, Kille Buku, Yassica Islandsi
Rahmi Bay has a Lycian name of Tasyaka or Dark Bay, a reflection of both its natural beauty and historical significance. Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu was a famous Turkish literary man who also loved art and painting. Back in 1973 when he was cruising with friends, he drew a fish on a huge rock at the entrance to the bay. It is now known as ''Fish Rock'' which has become known as the name of the whole region. The Bay is well sheltered from any winds and as a result yachts often anchor there. The color on the slopes is created by the pine trees, olive groves and especially the oleanders. Add to that the blue waters and the beach and the image is amazing.
Along the shore, you can also find many Lycian rock tombs hidden behind the trees and the historians believe that the ancient Lycian town of Crya was located here.
Day 8 Gocek
You arrive at Gocek at the end of your blue voyage Turkey, after taking in all the wonders of the Mediterranean, possibly also the Aegean and Adriatic. When you berth in Gocek, take some time off before you leave to the airport. Enjoy the wonders of this beautiful town and take one last taste of all that Turkey has to offer. Walk along the promenade and enjoy the sunset. Maybe that carpet you saw when you arrived is still waiting for you to buy and take home to bring back the memories of an ancient coastline and a land filled with a multitude of wonders and experiences.