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We rented 3 boats simultaneously (2 Lagoon 421 and 1 Oceanis 54) for 24 persons. The boats were in good shape, 1, 2 and 4 years old. The service from Boating Turkey staff during check-in and ceck-out was friendly and helpfull. The service of Boating Turkey / Necmi during the whole organization was perfect, efficient, friendly and the whole experience was so that we gladly would contact you the next time we'd like to rent a boat in Turkey.
Our charter from was 24/5 until 7/6 2014 from Marmaris for two weeks. We were group of ten, from Australia and New Zealand. I started to communicate with Necmi from Boating Turkey some months before the charter and found him to be most helpful from the start. Organising a trip like this for a group is disconcerting to say the least but Necmi helped to make it much easier by responding immediately to any questions I had. His helpful suggestions including wonderful Turkish wines were most welcome.
Our charter was onboard the “Azra Deniz” a 26 meter gulet complete with a crew of 3. She was not a five star but very comfortable in every way. The crew were sensational, the skipper, the chef and our ever smiling deckhand were always helpful and our itinerary included some of the wonderful villages, coves and historic sites of Turquoise Coast. We also has a visit to Simi in Greece which we all enjoyed. The weather was very kind to us, so there was plenty of swimming, canoeing and sunbathing, lots of time for relaxation as well. Each night we would decide on where we would go the next day and what we would do but most of the time we followed our skipper’s suggestions, he really ensured we has quite diverse experiences both in scenery and activities.
Our chef constantly prepared the most amazing meals, to good in fact as the waistlines slowly expanded! We were just amazed at his skills.
Our group had the most wonderful holiday, our crew certainly made a major contribution to this. The coast of Turkey is exquisite and its people are so warm and friendly and the food and wine superb.
Necmi came to meet us when we arrived on the boat in Marmaris and we appreciated that he did. He drove down from Bodrum. He really knows his bussiness and that is so important when you are organising travel plans from so far away.
Thank you so much for your help Necmi.
We all had an amazing time one one will remember for a long time to come.
27 Flooded Gum Place
27 June 2014
Dear Mr. Artar,
You get this answer from very satisfied clients. We really enjoyed our holidays. All the people we have met were friendly and helpful. The area around Göcek is particular beautiful. The weather has been as in the catalogues. Sailing in the smooth spring time winds on a well equiped boat was so easy.
And you did a big deal to our satisfaction! Already during our e-mail-contact you built up a warm and friendly atmosphere. We have always felt being well informed. Whatever you told us, it has been correct. There have never been any problems, in contacting, booking, changing, paying, in- or outchecking. Again we thank you a lot for the free ride to Antalya - more than 200 kms! - in a quite new and comfortable car with a wide luggage boot and big windows to be fed up with a marvellous landscape. It was a fortune to change the harbour because we like the small city of Göcek. Mr. Turgut is a smooth and gentle man, he did everything to comfort us. He has always been reachable if we tried to contact him. And we were lucky to get a bigger boat, so we took profit from a lot of space. The "Hey Joe" is a boat without useless things but good sailing equipment. Roll-Fock and Roll-Groß make sailing easy, especially the autopilot because we always had a quite sea. As we had absolute good weather conditions we need not bring us or the boat to the limit. Though we think she would work greatly. The plotter and the gps might be helpful things then - we only used them to control what we could see by eye. The good cards and the detailed book about harbours and bays were best helpers to find a jolly good place in a bay for the night. However, we intensively used the platform for bathing and the dinghy for short trips. We loved to have good kitchen facilities to prepare the delightful Turkish fish and vegetables. A shower in the lighted and big dimensioned bathroom was always an enliven action. We never felt cold in the bed-linen.
Best wishes for a good season
Nikolaus and Ute Roggendorf
Your Dalaman pick-up and drop off was ready to go and Gocek was a nice little town with easy shopping and free delivery, we stayed the previous night at Gorkem Apartments which were absolutely superb with a fabulous breakfast.
It was easy to both depart from and return to the marina, we sailed to the East and made a number of stops including stern tie-ups and swing anchor and mooring evenings.
14 days is essential if you want to relax and spend a couple of nights in the towns like Kalkan and Kas where we found loads of good restaurants esp Zula and Ottoman in Kalkan.
As for the sailing we all had a great time with Beaufort 2-7, the hand over was very simple and thorough, the staff were very helpful and the yacht was ready to go several hours earlier than the 16.00 hrs so we sailed out that afternoon and had our first meal at a 'jetty restaurant' a couple of hours away.
The Turkish marine regulations for sanitation and mooring in many of the bays mean beautiful clean water to swim in straight off the boat morning noon and night. The neighbouring yacht at one place told us this was, (along with New Zealand) the best place to sail.
As to yourself, you answered every email quickly, sorted out any problem that arose, and when we had a gear breakage it was fixed as quickly as possible.
Many thanks and we hope to come again but it is a long journey from N.Z
Full board charter rate includes:
Hire of the gulet and all equipment for 1 week. Chartering the gulet for 8 days / 7 nights. All food on full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner each day). Fuel for an average of 4 hours cruising per day. Crew salaries. Using water, 24 hours crew service. Cleaning & Cooking. Yacht insurance. Bed linen & bath towels. Cruising taxes and public harbour dues in only Turkish waters. The use of air conditioning. Turkish V.A.T 18% (Value Added Tax).
Full board charter rate excludes:
All kind of beverages on board. Airport transfers. Cruising taxes, harbour dues & marina moorings in Greek waters.
All inclusive charter rate includes:
Hire of the gulet and all equipment for 1 week. Chartering the gulet for 8 days / 7 nights. All food on full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner each day). All kind of local alcholic & non-alcholic drinks. Fuel for an average of 4 hours cruising per day. Crew salaries. Using water, 24 hours crew service. Cleaning & Cooking. Yacht insurance. Bed linen & bath towels. Cruising taxes and public harbour dues in only Turkish waters. The use of air conditioning. Turkish V.A.T 18% (Value Added Tax). Return Airport transfers.
All inclusive charter rate excludes:
Cruising taxes, harbour dues & marina moorings in Greek waters.
Self catering charter rate includes:
Hire of the gulet and all equipment for 1 week. Chartering the gulet for 8 days / 7 nights. Fuel for an average of 4 hours cruising per day. Crew salaries. Using water, 24 hours crew service. Cleaning & Cooking. Yacht insurance. Bed linen & bath towels. Cruising taxes and public harbour dues in Turkish waters. The use of air conditioning. Turkish V.A.T 18% (Value Added Tax).
Self catering charter rate excludes:
All food & beverages on board. Airport transfers. Cruising taxes, harbour dues & marina moorings in Greek waters.