We spent a lot of time going through travel brochures and surfing the
internet in researching our Turkish boating holiday.
After lots of false starts with other boating brokers who did not respond
speedily or who only answered one or two of our questions, we found the
Boating Turkey website and never looked back. The site was very clearly
laid out with an extensive list of available boats along with quality
photos. Our questions around boats and suggested itineraries were responded
to quickly and effectively, and we always felt that we were getting
considered opinions and advice rather than rushed and incomplete responses.
The result: The boat and her crew were outstanding - a perfect match to our
requirements and exactly as promised by the staff who helped us at Boating
Turkey. Their staff could not have been more courteous and helpful, both in
the booking process, and helping with some extra supplies on the day of
departure and getting our family to the boat quickly and efficiently whilst
making sure everything was in order with the captain and boat before they
waved us off.
We recommend their services with confidence and pass on our thanks for
helping with a great holiday experience.
Mark & Clare Rizzuto
We , a group of 12 , have just returned from an unforgetable week aboard the SUMRU SULTAN. The reason for the trip was to celebrate with family and friends my husband´s 60th birthday .
Communication flowed frequenty prior to our trip and questions were answered and honest advice given . We would be very happy to reccommend Boating Turkey
We had a smooth transfer from Dalaman to Marmaris . On arrival at the harbour , our rep from Boating Turkey greeted us and after a brisk 5 minute walk we arrived at our waiting boat. The large map came out and we discussed our route . The whole point of the boat trip was to relax , sunbathe & enjoy the tranquil coast as opposed to hopping on and off and sightseeing etc .
The suggestion made suited us all perfectly ...........we were going to sail the Gokova Gulf : Marmaris, Hisaronu Gulf (Selimiye, Bozburun, Orhaniye, Bencik, Symi), Knidos, The Northern Shores of Datça Peninsula, Seven Islands, English Harbour, Sedir Island and to end in Karacasogut, with a transfer to the Airport after breakfast .
After an introduction to the boat & it´s crew , with G & T´s in hand , we set sail on our Turkish Gulet adventure . .Our crew were Captain Hasam , Chef Ertam & Burak .
After a few hours we docked in a small bay and had a swim . Our first evening meal certainly had the WOW factor as did every meal after that to be honest . We had customised our own drinks package following recommendations by the company and we were very happy with the beer & wine chosen .
We all decided to sleep on deck the first night under the beautiful night sky , watching shooting stars , satellites moving and the odd airplane and trying to work out which star was which ! The following morning we woke at day break and watched the most amazing sunrise . The generator was usually turned off from 1 am til appx 7 am when chef then started to prepare breakfast .
Each day followed a similar pattern .... sunrise , eat , swim , sail , eat , swim , sail , swim , eat , sleep under the stars . We did not tire of seeing the amazing scenery , the turquoise sea and the beautiful bays . There was sufficient equipment on board , although we did take our own snorkels . There was plenty to see under the water including a couple of turtles .
Our crew spoke practically no English and between us we did not know any Turkish words and yet we got along fabulously - they were so polite & accomodating and when invited , joined in with our fun & games .
Our compact double bedroom ( used only for changing clothes ) was basic but had everything required and our en suite bathroom was basic but again suited our needs . We had asked that on my husband´s birthday we could dock somewhere and get off the gulet for a couple of hours for a change of scenery .
This was no problem , our Captain took us to the harbour town of Datcha and we spent a couple of hours clicking on wifi and catching up on the outside world ( no wifi on board ) , but after a few drinks we were ready to set sail again .
If there was anything I would class as negative , it was the sudden arrival of wasps at sunrise & sunset - obviously this is nothing to do with the Captain , but maybe it would be worth them investing in some anti-wasps stiky tape ?
We were warned about mosquitos but didn´t seam to encounter too many of these.
The only other thing I would suggest is a change of bath towel during the trip as you do shower quite a lot ! ( We took our own beach/pool towel )
All in all , I think we were all pleasantly surprised at how fantastic our holiday was and it was all thanks to the crew on board as well as the company for what they offered . The whole experience surpassed our expectations .
Gary and Kim, Dan and Em, Ollie and Phoebe, Mick and Sharon, Dave and Sue, Dave and Debs.
July 27th -August 3rd 2019
Thank you very much.
I had a wonderful holiday and a lot of fun. The weather was fantastic. The ship Niki was very good and all went well.
The Skipper was very professional and know his business. Tanji the Hostess is really the person who made the best of this week
She is just the perfect person to make wonderful holidays, very friendly, very discreet, fantastic cooking, good knowledge in sailing, speaks very good English.
The regions visited are fantastic all was just perfect and I am surely will recommend Turkish Sailing Holidays.
I just wanted to say a huge big thank you to you and Boating Turkey for the fantastic service we receive from the first email to the time we disembarked from your boat.
Our trip on your gullet was an experience none of us will ever forget and the 'little extras' you provided so effortlessly are much appreciated.
The staff on board the gullet the fantastic - attentive, caring and always just waiting to answer our every need.
A special thanks to Memet Snr who provided fantastic and healthy meals out of the tiny and very hot kitchen, Memet Jnr for the all the cleaning and endless round of drinks of and of course our very capable captain - JJ - who took us through some tricky situations to say the least. The crew were pleasant and caring and just knew how to be there but not be intrusive.
I would highly recommend you and your company to anyone who intends hiring a gullet for a holiday and would happily give a testimonial to anyone who asks.
Many thanks for making my sons' 21st birthday holiday so special - as you know we thoroughly enjoyed the belly dancer you arranged at such short notice.