Bodrum Hisaronu Luxury Gulet Cruise

Overview


7 Nights / 8 Days

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

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
- Wi-fi
- Great range of water sports and water toys

Itinerary


Route: Bodrum – Gulf of Hisaronu – Bodrum

Knidos

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 to start your gulet holiday.
Spend the first night on board in Bodrum harbour or a nearby bay.

Day 2: Knidos (Cnidus) – Kargı
Depart on your gulet charter and sail across the Gulf of Gokova to the ancient site of Knidos, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet. Knidos is famous in antiquity for the cult of Aphrodite which originated here. The city was built on terraces rising to the acropolis, with a theatre overlooking one of the 2 harbours, temples, one dedicated to Aphrodite, a basilica and also remains of Greek and Roman houses can be seen. Later, cruise onto the beautiful bay of Kargi for dinner and overnight.

DatcaDay 3: Datça – Ciftlik Bay – Bencik
Early morning we journey on to the resort of Datça, situated on the southern shore, which has a natural harbour and a promenade with restaurants and bars dotted along. Datca is renowned for its warm climate and natural beauty, a perfect spot for experiencing the rural life in Turkey. Eski (Old Town) Datca is particularly charming. After a swim stop in Ciftlik Bay you arrive in the amazing Bencik Bay. Bencik looks like a small fjord and is situated at the narrowest part of the Datca peninsula. The inlet extends inland about 1.5 nautical miles and has tree lined slopes on either side.

Day 4: Selimiye – Bozburun
Today you cruise into Selimiye Bay, one of the safest natural harbours in the Gulf of Hisarönü. Surrounded by spectacular scenery and largely unspoiled, the village of Selimiye seems as though it was frozen in time. You will have a chance to walk around the village before cruising to Bozburun, an idyllic fishing village. It used to be the centre of sponge diving along the Turkish coast, but nowadays locals here earn their living by building the typical broad-beamed wooden gulets.

Bencik CoveDay 5: Bozukkale
Depart for the Bay of Bozukkale, which means ‘broken castle’ as one side of the castle is missing. The entrance to the bay is guarded by an ancient citadel 350 meters long and 30 meters wide. In ancient times it was known as the city of Loryma and throughout history this port was used bythe Greek navy forces during Peloponnese Sea. The Colossus, at nearby Rhodes, was built to celebrate the defeat of Antigonus’ invasion force in 305 B.C. It was in Bozukkale Bay that the invasion fleet was assembled. Hike up to the ruins for some spectacular views of the Greek Islands of Simi and Rhodes.

Day 6: Palamutbuku – Mersincik
After breakfast,we will set sail for Palamutbükü, renowned for its crystal clear waters, fresh fish and delicious locally grown almonds.. Later, cruise to Mersincik in the Gulf of Gokova, an impressive secluded bay, surrounded by high mountains and woods, with crystal clear waters making it an ideal spot to spend the night.

Cove in BodrumDay 7: Kisebükü – Orak Island
Cross the Gulf of Gokova 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. Enter into Bodrum harbour during late afternoon.
Cosmopolitan Bodrum, with its variety of delightful restaurants, popular night clubs, upmarket boutiques and international marinas attracts many visitors.
Take the opportunity to visit the historical side of this resort, the 15th century Crusader castle, containing the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, 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.

 

Accommodation


Master CabinLuxury Service

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 (limited use)
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 wines during dinner service only.

View Sample Menu
Diving Gulet Cruise

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
04 May – 18 May and 05 Oct – 26 Oct £1,195 £1,850
18 May – 22 Jun and 07 Sep – 05 Oct £1,390 £2,095
22 Jun – 07 Sep £1,650 £2,495

•Weekly prices above are per person 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 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.