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.
We greatly enjoined the sailing and loved our skipper - Nizam. He is very good and very pleasant. Everything worked out perfectly - the boat, the routes, the sea, the weather, and above all - the service of your company. What else can I say, I would love to repeat the experience
Prof Gavriel Salamon
We had a very good time on our sailing trip in Turkey, we are very pleased with the complete package, from the internet booking up till the check in and the checkout. We got an excellent service, thanks a lot for it all. Special thanks also to Erkan who managed everything very well and gave good explanation of the routes we could take. When we come sailing again in Turkey we will certainly do it again via your organisation and also recommend our friends to do so
Thom and Kathleen and kids
Thank you for your email. We enjoyed our boat trip (cabin charter) very much. They were all from Austraila and were good fun could not have better mates. The trip was beyond Our expectations. We love Turkey and hope to return.The crew was the best and the scenery and experience can not be topped.
Thank you for your time and help. Also thank you for keeping our bags for us.
Malcolm and Suzanne Greenlees