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.
I am writing to praise and recommend Boating Turkey and Necmi in particular for any chartering you may contemplate. They are efficient, professional and everything is just as they promised. The boat we chartered exceeded out expectations for condition and equipment. The marina was first-rate as well. If you are considering chartering in Turkey, go to Boating Turkey as they have a premier service and are great people with whom to do business.
I would like to thank you for your services and overall for the professional attitude showed by your company in solving the inconvenient we got with the original boat booked.
I and my friend enjoy a lot our vacation, the boat was great and your services and assistance absolutely perfect.
I will definitely recommend your Charter Boat company Boating Turkey to all of my friends and for sure I will contact you, very soon, for my next vacation sailing in Turkey..
Many thanks again.
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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.