Bodrum Luxury Gulet Cruise

Overview


7 Nights / 8 Days

Luxury GuletEmbarkation: Bodrum Marina by 15:30 pm
Disembarkation: Bodrum Marina by 09:30 am, after breakfast
Departures on Saturday

Our luxury cabin charters offer:

- 5-star luxury standards
- All inclusive: all meals, afternoon snacks,soft drinks and local beers and wines
- Airport transfers (on cruise departure and arrival dates, other dates can be arranged on request)
- Sailing should our guests wish
- Adjustable A/C throughout
- Spacious cabins
- High quality food
- TV and DVD players
- Wi-fi
- Great range of water sports and water toys

Itinerary


Route: Bodrum – Gulf of Gokova

BodrumDay 1: Bodrum
Transfer to the lively and historic Bodrum marina and board your luxurious gulet in the afternoon. Your captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you on board. Spend the first night on board in Bodrum marina or a nearby bay.

Day 2: Cati
Depart from Bodrum for the Gulf of Gokova, a stretch of the Aegean where the sea displays the most remarkable hues. The rugged coastline with its myriad small bays and harbors gives way to a stunning backdrop of pine-clad hills and mountains.
The next destination is Cati Bay where we will spend the rest of the day and sleep under the stars. Cati is a beautiful natural harbor surrounded by pine trees, fantastic for swimming and walks through the pine forests.

English Harbour - Gulet Holiday TurkeyDay 3: Seven Islands – Kufre Bay
After breakfast, we leave Cati Bay to explore Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands), a chain of six large and many small islands, fringed by coral reefs located very close to the shore. Each island has its own beauty, presenting you with incredible beaches, pine forests, or beautiful Styrax (or Sorax, sweet gum, liquid-amber) trees, which are native to this region, and have provided resin to make perfumes and incense since ancient times. The locals extract the sap from the sweet gum trees to produce Storax, which is used for medicinal purposes. At an American Chemical Society Meeting in 2006, chemists reported evidence that the seeds of the sweet gum fruit contain shikimic acid, the acid used to produce the main antiviral agent for fighting bird flu.

There are many secluded beaches and coves here where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, and snorkelling. Our last stop in the Seven Islands region will be Kufre Bay.

Day 4: Cleopatra Island – English Harbour
Continue your voyage to Cleopatra Island, the site of the classical love-nest created by Mark Anthony for the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. Here you find extensive archaeological remains scattered along one of Turkey’s most breathtaking golden beaches.

Cleopatra Beach - Gulet Holiday TurkeyDay 5: Longoz Bay – Ballisu – Tuzla
Set sail for the Longoz Bay, where the forest touches the water’s edge and offers some lovely hiking opportunities. In the early evening drop anchor in Tuzla for overnight, after a stop for swimming in Ballisu. Ballisu (meaning ‘honey water’) is another site of incredible natural beauty that will take your breath away.

Day 6: Cokertme
Cruise to the picturesque fishing hamlet of Cokertme, which is nestled in the foothills of Kiran Mountains. Here you can hike through the village’s winding pathways, some of them not much more than a goat path and explore this amazing region.

(Optional): A short southerly sail brings you to the intriguing village of Oren. If the sea is calm, you can drop anchor at the sea wall and either walk about a mile or take a minibus up to the old village. Here you will find villagers living amongst the ruins of ancient Keramos. If you explore the various footpaths, you will eventually
come across an ornately carved temple doorway (now part of a barn wall), the remains of a Byzantine church at the bottom of a garden complete with a clearly visible fresco, and the remains of a Roman bath complex.

Sedir Island - Gulet Holiday TurkeyDay 7: Kisebuku – Bodrum
This morning cruise to the pine-clad Bay of Kisebuku. Take advantage of the calm morning hours sailing smoothly along the Gokova shores. Opt for a stop at Orak Island. Late afternoon, come into Bodrum harbor, or continue to the lovely bay of Ada Bogazi for the night.

Year round balmy temperatures, international marinas, elegant boutiques, chic cafés and nightclubs and a variety of delightful dining experiences attract many to the lively Bodrum town and harbor. The 15th century Crusader castle, the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, add an historical dimension to this resort.

Day 8: Bodrum
You leave the boat with precious memories in the morning after breakfast.

 

Please note depending on sea and weather conditions, the captain reserves the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.

 

Accommodation


Master CabinWith 5-Star Luxury Standards

We work with a range of luxury gulets that meet the highest standards. The size of the gulet may vary, but the quality is always the same. Comfortable cabins, spacious deck areas, great facilities, delicious food and excellent service.

Cabins

Spacious cabins
En-suite bathrooms with enclosed shower
Adjustable A/C throughout
Generous storage space
Dinner on GuletFace, hand, bath and beach towels
Bathrobes
Hair dryer

Food & Drink

If you think Turkish food is all about doner kebabs, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. There’s lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil dishes, grilled fish and meat and wonderful mezes. The luxury gulet cruise offers the best in Turkish cuisine cooked by our on-board chef.
Included in the cruise price is three daily meals, afternoon snacks, soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks.

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Gulet Facilities

TV and DVD players
Wi-fi
Snorkelling equipment
Sea kayak
Fishing equipment
Backgammon, chess and playing cards

Dates and Prices


Period Double Cabin Master Cabin
20 Apr – 17 May and 28 Sept - 2 Nov £735 £1,135
18 May – 28 June and 31 Aug – 27 Sept £855 £1,255
29 June – 30 Aug £955 £1,435

 

•Prices above are per person per week sharing a double or master cabin on all inclusive basis
•Single Supplement is 75%
•Children under the age of 8 aren’t allowed

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
• All inclusive accommodation: All meals on board, all soft drinks and local beers and wines
• Return airport transfers (on cruise departure and arrival dates, other dates can be arranged on request)
• All charter & berth taxes, harbour & port procedures
• Transit log & related formalities for the shipping agents
• Mooring expenses
• Crew service
• Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival
• Use of equipment on board (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)
• Yacht insurance (We advise you to take out individual travel insurance)
• Turkish V.A.T.
• Harbour taxes and mooring fees in foreign waters for the yacht
• All port procedures & custom expenses in foreign waters for the yacht

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
• Flights (Can be arranged on request)
• Optional land tours and entrance fees to historical sites and museums

Extend Your Holiday


Why not add a few days before or after your cruise and explore Turkey on land as well as sea. We can organise tours to places such as Istanbul, Cappadocia or Ephesus. Alternatively, we can arrange a villa or a hotel for you at a location of your choice. See our Gulet Cruise & Stay page.