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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
Thank you very much for your mail of September 29. I planned to send you a mail as well to say how much we enjoyed our holidays. The boat was great, so was the wheather, but we especially really admired Marina and Simon, what a great couple and what great service they provided.|
Thanks very much for booking this great ship and arranging all other facilities around our stay in Turkey.
Our recent two week holiday with Captain Cevat, Hassan & Bulent onboard Yildizhanlar 11 with 3 other couples from Australia, I would describe as a wonderful life experience that was thoroughly enjoyable with lovely memories!
Where to start? The scenery from Bodrum to Gocek was incredible, the swimming in such clear tranqual waters amazing.
The food Bulent cooked was absolutely devine, always varied and obviously lots of preparation and thought put into each meal, we ate like kings and queens! The chips in the morning omelette, the fresh fish and chicken dishes were a real hit!
Captain Cevat was a delight, his knowledge of the areas we travelled, his expertise sailing and handling his gulet was obvious and reassuring, we felt very safe and looked after. We appreciated that Captain Cevat took the time to accompany us on some of our excursions, we obviously learnt more about the surroundings by having him with us to ask any questions and knowing where to go to get the best view.
But the real hidden treasure onboard Yildizhanlar 11 was Hassan, his gentle, obliging manner to our every whim was just amazing. Hassan made a point to remember what each of us liked to drink upon waking, he would have a lovely cup of turkish tea, coffee or apple tea ready for us. All throughout the day, Hassan made sure we were comfortable, well fed and watered (including the best “knock your socks off” gin and tonics!) he took care of “all” our domestic duties. Hassan did this in a very unobtrusive and professional manner, it was an absolute delight to of met him. (His smile is priceless!)
I could not fault our trip, it was just what we were looking for, lots of relaxing, reading, eating, relaxing, sleeping, eating, drinking, sleeping!
I hope other Australians take advantage of this wonderful adventure and have a wonderful trip on a gulet like us.
Thank you for two wonderful weeks in Turkey. We were sailing a 38 foot Lagoon catamaran along your coast and thanks to your route tips we had a fine mix of different destinations.
Everything except check-in at the boat has been prefect. Contacts with you, transfer from/to the airport, check-out the boat and people at the destinations has all been very fine.
We can really recommend you as person, Boating Turkey as a company and Turkey as a sailing destination. We will come back!
a sleepy fishing village, Marmaris has ballooned into one of the largest
resorts on the Aegean coast, if not Turkey. Little of its history remains, as
the town is now a modern development with tourism at its heart and soul. The
population swells to a massive 200,000 in the summer, with most hotels,
restaurants, nightclubs and shops catering to low-cost package holidays,
although there are facilities for all budgets.
Despite the development
which reaches around 10km along the west of the bay, Marmaris is also
well-known for its expanse of green, present the whole year round thanks to the
pine-covered hills which surround the town. There are many beaches around the
bay, and there are ancient cities and seaside villages close by for day trips.
The yacht harbour is the biggest and newest in Turkey, and therefore the
busiest charter port especially for trips along the Turquoise Coast.
In addition to the climate,
beaches and facilities of the town, the transportation infrastructure is a
definite plus for attracting visitors. It has easy connections to the nearby
airport Dalaman, ferries to Rhodes, and on the road to Datca and Fethiye. The
harbour has attracted private boats from around the world, with yacht
maintenance and production in the workshops on the Yalanci Strait. With the
climate being comfortable even in winter, and the nearby impressive mountains
and pine forests, Marmaris is likely to remain a popular and practical holiday
spot for a long time.
It is thought that the
first settlement in Marmaris, whose history dates back to 3400 BC, began with
the arrival of a tribe to the region, whose leader was called Kar. The area was
then called Karla after him, and its location around the Aegean and
Mediterranean Seas always made it an appealing region.
Suleyman the Magnificent
assembled a force of 200,000 in 1522, whilst launching the siege of the Knights
of St John's base in Rhodes (Rodos). Soon afterwards, he made the city more
powerful with the rebuilding of the tiny castle overlooking the town. Lord
Nelson and his entire fleet sheltered in the harbour in 1798, en route to Egypt
to defeat Napoleon's armada at the Battle of Aboukir.
Marmaris therefore became a place where different civilisations reigned over
time, and there is architectural and historical evidence of Egyptian, Asdur,
Ion, Dor, Persian, Macedonian, Syrian, Roman, Byzantium, Seljuk and Ottoman
extremely hot and dry, with daytime temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees, and
winters are warm and wet, plunging to 5 degrees at night. The area is quite
typical of a Mediterranean climate.