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 Bodrum, Aquarium Bay (Adabogazi)
Bodrum is a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts. It is a city steeped in ancient history and is also one of Turkey's leading tourist attractions. Scholars of history will know it as Halicarnassus, home to the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The modern term “mausoleum” comes from his name. Unfortunately, we cannot see this site anymore since the Knights Hospitaliers used the mausoleum's stones to build another impressive structure,the Bodrum Castle. This 15th century building on the water's edge was the founding point of the city of Petronium, which is today Bodrum. The castle contains Bodrum’s underwater museum of archeology.
Day 2 Knidos, Palamutbuku, Datca
The small spectacular archeological town of Knidos is situated at the extreme southwest of Turkey, along the Datca peninsula, This is one of Turkey's finest historical sites preserved in amazing condition. You can find the Statue of Demeter, and in the ancient harbor there were two Lions that stood guard but are now in the British Museum in London. The main attractions are the temple of Aphrodite and the Necropolis. Since Knidos is considered to be remote, the best way to reach it is by yacht. This is a must stop for all yacht charters, and one site that will provide a lot of great memories as well as photos.
Day 3 Emel Sayin Bay, Orhaniye Bay, Selimiye Bay
Next destination of boat charter Turkey is Emel Sayin Bayn named after the famous Turkish singer. Emel Sayin bay is an amazingly crystal clear aquamarine bay that is contrasted against thick pine trees covering the land around it. The bay was named after the singer's beautiful blue eyes, and is a place inviting you for a cool swim and then brunch.
Day 4 Dirsekbuku, Bozburun
Gulet rental Turkey continues... Nestled between the Gulf of Hisonaru and the Aegean Sea is Dirsekbuku. This area has a lot of sheltered bays and hidden coves and is a great spot for a stopover while sailing from Bodrum to Marmaris. There are quite a number of small islands to sail by and anchor off for a swim, or just to laze away the time relaxing with a perfect view.
Day 5 Bozukkale (Loryma), Serce Bay
Bozukkale is located southwest of Marmaris and is home to the ancient harbor or Lorima, It is a beautiful ancient town nestled in a heart shaped bay with an old nine towered castle dating back to pre-history. The ancient Athenian navy used (Lorima) Bozukkale as a base for over a century between 305 to 395 BCE. This amazing town has grand views over all the Aegean and that is why it was chosen as a base for naval fleets. Today it is a base for yachts seeking a fascinating place for their passengers to visit. The many ancient sites and modern amenities make the town of Bozukkale a perfect visiting point along your sea voyage.
Day 6 Kadirga Harbor, Kumlubuku
Just west of Marmaris you arrive at the Blue Flag awarded Kadirga Harbour, well deserved since it has amazing clear waters and provides a great opportunity for a quick swim.
Kumlubuku is one of those lovely places along the Turkish coast that you can just lie back and relax on your Turkish gulet boat. With sandy beaches and cool clear water, you can either enjoy the sea, the sand, or sit under the shade in one the many local tavernas and enjoy tasty local dishes together with the local wine.
Day 7 Aquarium Bay, Star Island (Nimara)
Next stop on your gulet blue voyage is The Aquarium Bay. If you are a nature lover, the crystal water of Aquarium Bay will enchant you. One of the loveliest peninsulas near Marmaris is Yildiz island. This island offers visitors a number of cafes and restaurants that are dotted around the island. This is one of the few islands where you can literally spend a whole day at and never become bored.
Sandwiched between two islands at the entrance to the Kekova region. This lagoon-like bay is an idyllic spot for swimming, snorkeling, diving, canoeing and sailing or for sunbathing on a pretty pebble beach. The water here is so clear you can see all the way to the sea bed from without even entering the water!
It is particularly good for beginners and first-time divers as the secluded bay is enclosed between pine forests and steep cliffs which provide shelter from strong winds and waves. The bay is also suitable for deeper dives due to the typically calm waters and the bay's deepest point is at 12 meters. On the sand and gravel sea bed, you can find colorful sponges and swim between coral coated boulders. The fish are not shy and small species may come to nibble at your palm. This region is abundant with sea life, so keep your eyes open and you may spot clownfish, octopuses, starfish, damselfish, red mullets, sea urchins, stingrays and more.
Day 8 Marmaris
After completing your wonderful and exhilarating blue voyage Turkey across the Mediterranean, maybe the Aegean and Adriatic too, you arrive back in Marmaris and prepare for your return home. This is a great moment to enjoy a day’s stay over in this amazing city. Marmaris, the Turquoise Coast, is a jewel, and it provides you with every taste of the Mediterranean and Turkey before you leave for home. This is the time to take that last shopping walk and buy something to take home to remind you of those wonderful days of cruising along the beautiful coast.