I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for arranging a really great boating holiday. We had never chartered a boat before and certainly never sailed in Turkey but you managed to simplify the whole process from beginning to end. From recommending the type of boat, arranging and talking through the contracts and in turn organizing the transfers to and from the boat, it was all executed perfectly. The boat itself (Rainbow) was outstanding, beautifully finished and very luxurious. The meals on the boat were also first class. Many thanks to you and your team it was gaily appreciated.
I'd like to thank Boating Turkey and Necmi in particular!
It happens very rarely when I'm completely satisfied with the services offered, but this was the case.
In the beginning of may 2008 I was getting completely annoyed with constant delays and misinformation after numerous attempts to charter a catamaran via Russian or Greek companies. It was then I found Boating Turkey website, which straight away proved to be well laid-out and informative. So I sent a request for a catamaran charter and expected to wait another week or two for a reply, the usual time for the other companies. Imagine my surprise when 3 hours later I got my reply! One week later our holiday was fully booked and paid for.
I was very pleased with this punctuality and thoughtfulness. I felt like I was talking to a friend rather than a company that's trying to sell me something. Another advantage of Boating Turkey was a very detailed contract, with no hidden costs, everything laid out clearly (apparently this happens very rarely).
Our first charter with Boating Turkey was on board Lavezzi 40 catamaran, my husband and I, accompanied by a Turkish skipper Umit. Turkey, weather, wind - everything was great. Umit showed us a lot of beautiful little places which we would have never found ourselves.
Our next charter was with a larger crew of 6 people, with a skipper named Hans. This trip was even better than the 1st, it was a perfect mix of active sailing, chilling in the little deserted bays, practicing various maneuvers on a catamaran, and discovering places of cultural interest. Hans impressed us with his complete knowledge of sailing and Turkey in particular, as well as his great sense of humor.
About us: we are a married couple in our early fifties, my husband got his RYA Dayskipper qualification last year, I completed a RYA Competent Crew course. We decided to charter a few boats first with the skipper to feel completely confident when we charter the boat for ourselves.
I'd like to thank Boating Turkey, and Necmi, Umit and Hans in particular for a great time we've spent this summer! We hope to work with Boating Turkey again in the future!
Tinatin and Alexey
We had our bareboat charter on July 2011. I must say we were really impressed at the way every detail was handled by Boating Turkey. They thought of every small thing we could need on board. Due to bad weather conditions and lack of experience of our crew members we had an unfortunate start of the charter. We ripped the main sail just couple hours after leaving the marina. We had 30 knots of wind which is usually an extreme weather condition in Bodrum. So we had a bad start. However their crew drove to the point where we were in only an hour and replaced our main sail. They didn't even require anything for that and we got our security deposit back in full amount.
We rented Papalagi which is a 34.5 feet Jeanneau. Boat was in perfect condition. It was perfectly clean and well kept.
If I can do this again next year the company I will work with Boating Turkey without any questions.
We've been back in Australia for 2 weeks now. It's winter here and the hot sunny days in Turkey seem like another world. We all had a wonderful week on the catamaran, 'Sweet Kitty' . The friends who sailed with us thoroughly enjoyed it and have thanked me for making the booking. The wind was a little elusive and we had to motor more often than we had hoped but she sailed well when we were able to. We found good moorings and enjoyed the local cuisine as well as visiting local shops and cooking on board other nights. The clear sea was a pleasure to swim and snorkel in.
The transport to and from the airport worked out well, as did the accommodation you booked for us for 2 nights after returning the boat. One couple left by hire car, booked through you, and that arrived as requested too. You have eight very satisfied clients. Thank you.