During August/September 2015 we enjoyed a sailing holiday in Turkey and Greece which we started planning in November 2014. Quite a few friends showed an interest and we had to find a yacht for bare boat charter which answered our specific requirements for a two week period at the right time to suit 7 couples and at the right price. I sent out several inquiries to a number of charter companies found on the internet and Necmi from Boating Turkey was prompt in responding with a number of options for us to consider. It also was the only response which fully answered all our requirements.
This was our first sail in Turkish waters, in an area we know little of and also the first time crossing international borders sailing. These, together with the idea that I am dealing with a company of which the reputation can only be gauged through previous reviews, raised many questions. Although all of these were promptly and efficiently answered by Necmi during the months long planning stage of the trip, I was still a little apprehensive about what we would encounter once we got there.
On arrival in Bodrum, we received clear directions to the marina in Turgutreis where all the formalities were handled in a very friendly, yet professional manner by SHY, allowing us to depart on an unforgettable holiday experience. Additional information on custom agents on the Greek islands were accurate, but at the same time could not match the excellent service we received from all the officials and the charter company throughout the trip. Everybody really went out of their way to ensure we felt welcome and without any need to worry about anything. Any problems encountered with the boat were dealt with efficiently and we were refunded for any interim expenditure to get us going again.
Thank you Necmi, for your patience with all our questions and for organising the ideal boat! I am not sure what your involvement was with the organisation of the perfect weather we experienced, but thank you for that too! Also pass on our gratitude to Cigdem Ulu from SHY for her assistance and efforts in making sure that their services were tailored to our needs. Also to Vassilis Kapadakis from the Kalymna Yachting Club and Dimitris Kastis from Greek Yacht Services on Leros, for their assistance with moorings, supplies, custom clearance, immigration and general advice.
From the entire crew of Carmen, thank you all for making our holiday a very special experience. We certainly hope we will be able to do this again in the not too distant future.
Necmi bey merhabalar,
Tatilimiz harika geçti. Bu tatil sürecinde gösterdiginiz profosyonel ama bir o kadar da samimi yaklasiminiz sayesinde ilk yaptigimiz telefon görüsmesinden tekneyi teslim ettigimiz ana kadar olan tüm süreçten gayet memnun kaldik.
Bizim için ilk olan bu tecrübeyi sizinle yasamis olmamiz sebebi ile eşim de ben de çok şansli hissediyoruz.
Firma çalisanlari da gayet yardimci oldular, özellikle operasyon sorumlusu Ercan bey her konuda bilgiliydi ve çok yardimci oldu. Ilk firsatta gelecek seneki kiralamamiz için sizinle irtibata geçiyor olacagiz.
Tekrar hersey için tesekkürler, selamlar
Tunç & Melis TUNAVELI
We booked with Boating Turkey only two weeks before we were due to leave at the busiest time of the season. We were struggling to find any other company that could find a boat that met our needs and Boating Turkey found us two boats that were exactly what we were looking for. The descriptions on the web site exactly met the boats we got and it was great to be able to get an exact description of the yachts. They were happy to make all the arrangements including transfers. The agents they dealt with were all really helpful and we felt looked after from the moment we landed until the moment we left.
Thank you Mr. Artar.
We enjoyed our sailing vacation immensely. The boat was in great shape and the staff was very helpful. I would unequivocably recommend booking a bareboat charter through Boating Turkey.