Bodrum Luxury Gulet Cruise
7 Nights / 8 Days
Our luxury cabin charters offer:
- All meals on board, soft drinks and wine during dinner service (other alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the onboard bar)
- Sailing weather permitting (at captain’s discretion)
- Adjustable A/C throughout (limited use)
- Spacious cabins
- High quality food
- TV and DVD players
- Great range of water sports and water toys
Route: Bodrum – Gulf of Gokova
Day 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 of blue. The rugged coastline with its myriad small bays and harbours gives way to a stunning backdrop of pine-clad hills and mountains.
Continue your gulet charter and cruise onto Cati Bay where we will spend the rest of the day, relaxing. Cati is a beautiful natural harbour surrounded by pine trees, fantastic for swimming and walks through the scented pine forests.
Day 3: Seven Islands – Kufre Bay
After breakfast, we set sail to explore Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands), a chain fringed by coral reefs, of six large and many small islands. Each island has its own natural beauty, including beaches, pine forests, and 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.
There are many secluded beaches and coves here where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking and snorkeling.Overnight in the Seven Islands region will be Kufre Bay.
Day 4: Cleopatra Island – English Harbour
After breakfast continue on your gulet cruise to Cleopatra Island, site of the reputed love-nest created by Mark Anthony for the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. Here you can find extensive archaeological remains scattered along one of Turkey’s most breathtaking golden beaches.
Day 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 on your gulet holiday, to the picturesque fishing village of Cokertme, nestling in the foothills of the 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 sail south will bring 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.
Day 7: Kisebuku – Bodrum
This morning cruise along the scenic Gokova shores to the pine-clad Bay of Kisebuku. Opt for a stop at Orak Island. In the late afternoon, sail into Bodrum harbour, or continue to the lovely bay of Ada Bogazi for the night.
Cosmopolitan Bodrum, with its variety of delightful restaurants, popular night clubs, upmarket boutiques and international marinas attracts many visitors.
Take the oppurtunity to visit the historical side of this resort,The 15th century Crusader castle, containing the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archeology, exhibits ancient shipwrecks raised off the coast of Turkey, and a preserved Carian princess’ tomb dating to the time of Alexander the Great. The remains of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassos, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is located nearby
Day 8: Bodrum
Your gulet cruise comes to an end with precious memories. Disembarkation by 09:30 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.
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.
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 wines during dinner service only.
TV and DVD players
Backgammon, chess and playing cards
Dates and Prices
|Period||Double Cabin||Master Cabin|
|04 May – 18 May and 05 Oct – 26 Oct||£1,090||£1,590|
|18 May – 22 Jun and 07 Sep – 05 Oct||£1,250||£1,850|
|22 Jun – 07 Sep||£1,575||£2,290|
•Prices above are per person per week sharing a double or master cabin
•Single Supplement is 75%
•Children under the age of 8 aren’t allowed
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
• All meals on board, soft drinks and wine during dinner service (other alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the onboard bar)
• 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.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
• Flights (Can be arranged on request)
• Transfers (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.