Bodrum Hisaronu Symi Luxury Gulet Cruise
7 Nights / 8 Days
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
- Great range of water sports and water toys
Route: Bodrum – Gulf of Hisaronu, including the Greek Island Symi
Day 1: Bodrum
Your captain and crew welcome you on board in the afternoon. Spend the first night in the lively and historic Bodrum or a nearby bay.
Day 2: Knidos (Cnidus) – Kargı
We depart Bodrum, sailing across the Gulf of Gokova to the ancient site of Knidos. The border between Mediterranean and Aegean seas, where the two seas mix. Knidos was famed for its advanced science, art and architecture and once home to the legendary sculpture, Aphrodite of Knidos. After exploring this ancient city, we will anchor in beautiful Kargı bay for the evening.
Day 3: Datça – Symi
Early morning we set sail to picturesque resort of Datça. Enjoy a brief stroll through town, offering limited shopping and café possibilities. Renowned for its natural beauty and climate, this town provides a window into the life of rural Turkey of 50 to 100 years ago. Village life is still based on agriculture, fishing, and gulet building. Pine, oak, and myrtle filled mountains plunge down to a serene beach and two natural harbours. Then we set sail for the Greek Island Symi. The beauty of Symi is breath-taking. Symi Town’s colourful, Italian-era mansions are nestled on the slopes around the natural harbour and the island has many azure coves. Further inland you can find beautiful forests and dozens of monasteries. If you visit between July and September you might be lucky enough to catch the Symi Festival, which runs a range of performances all summer.
Day 4: Bozburun – Selimiye
We depart from the Simi harbour and cruise to the island’s western side to the peaceful setting of the Panormitis Monastery of the Archangel Michael, with its Byzantine frescos. Enjoy a swim break at the Bay of St. George, before returning to the Turkish coastline. We sail into the Gulf of Hisarönü and our first stop is the fishing village of Bozburun. It used to be a centre for sponge diving along the Turkish coastline, but nowadays locals here earn their living in a much less dangerous way by building the typical broad-beamed wooden gulets. Afterwards we cruise into the Selimiye Bay, one of the most secluded natural harbors in the Gulf of Hisarönü. Surrounded by magnificent scenery and largely unspoiled, Selimiye village seems as though it was frozen in time.
Day 5: Bencik – Ciftlik Bay
Gulf of Hisaronu with a hilly coastline offers many anchorages. Stretching for 30 nautical miles into the Aegean Sea between the Greek Islands of Kos and Rhodes, the crosswinds in this region are excellent for sailing. Especially late morning winds provides a sailing paradise. After breakfast our next stop is the deep Bencik Cove. The water here is incredibly calm and cool. It’s so calm, in fact, that in the evenings you can star gaze by looking at the water. Then we cruise north to Ciftlik Bay (Aktur), a hidden cove with a small sandy beach, half way up the Datca peninsula.
Day 6: Palamutbuku – Mersincik
We set sail for Palamutbükü, known or its crystal clear waters, fresh fish and delicious almonds which are produced locally. Afterwards, we head to Mersincik, a cove ringed with high mountains and woods. Its clear waters and seclusion make it a favourite spot for spending the night.
Day 7: Kisebükü – Orak Island – Ada Bogazi
We cross the Gulf of Gokova again to the pine-clad Bay of Kisebükü, taking advantage of the calm morning to sail along the Gokova shoreline. Later we either come into the Bodrum harbour, or continue to the attractive bay of Ada Bogazi for night.
Day 8: Bodrum
You leave the boat with precious memories 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 local alcoholic drinks.
TV and DVD players
Backgammon, chess and playing cards
Dates and Prices
|Period||Double Cabin||Master Cabin|
|20 Apr – 17 May and 28 Sept – 2 Nov||£795||£1,225|
|18 May – 28 June and 31 Aug – 27 Sept||£910||£1,325|
|29 June – 30 Aug||£995||£1,495|
•Weekly prices above are per person 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.