Homer's description of Bodrum as "The land of eternal blue" and the words of another resident of Bodrum, Cevat Sakir, who said "The heavenly bliss of life in Bodrum is better than any eternal bliss that may await us" were not without foundation in reality. Throughout history Bodrum, known as Halicarnassos in ancient times, has always been fought over and people have been unwilling to share its beauty with others.
Built on a peninsula formed by the meeting of the eastern and western harbors, Bodrum, with its narrow streets winding down to the sea, is famous for its castle, its world-renowned yachts, its shipyards and the dazzling white houses and tombs lining the shores of its two harbors.
Bodrum has all the facilities to meet the expectations of tourists from all income levels ranging from the rich yacht owners to the penny counting tourists who just want a reasonable room to make his vacation last all summer.
What our clients say!
Thank you very much for your very professional organization of our blue voyage. From the first e-mail you understood our needs and found for our family the best possible gulet. We enjoyed it thoroughly: the itinerary, the crew, the food, the cruise companions and we appreciated your assistance before and after the cruise. The Okan was clean and comfortable and its Captain made us always feel safe. We definitely recommend Boating Turkey and we will ask you to organize for us another cruise soon!
Laura and Janos Celesti-Grapow
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!
Many thanks to Necmi for assisting throughout the booking process. It was an excellent week of sailing going from Gocek and spending most of the week in the surrounding area. The boat was in great condition and I could tell that it had been well looked after. The handover with the charter company, Portway Yacht Charters was done very well and they accommodated for our late arrival ensuring we would be able to get onto the boat to sleep that night. I highly recommend booking through Boating Turkey and will certainly be using them again in 2016.
Thank you very much for arranging our Turkish Gulet holiday in July, 2009. This was our second boating holiday with Boating Turkey, and we absolutely loved it! We chartered the Miriam Sophie, a 28 metre luxury gulet with two other families, and cruised from Marmaris, through Turkey, to Symi and Rhodes. Our captain and his family, who were the crew, were very amenable, and did everything they could to make our trip fantastic. The food was superb, you really wonder how they can whip up such great dishes on a boat! The coves and islands we visited were all gorgeous, and the highlight I think was our 3 nights in Symi, the harbour was just gorgeous, with Italian colonial architecture and brilliant cafes, then the following 2 nights were spent in little coves with the most magnificent blue water to swim in. The captain also took us to his home port in Turkey, Green Village, which was delightful.
The itinerary was very flexible, and crew happy to accommodate our choices. The boat was immaculately maintained, the cabins were large and roomy, the bathrooms were spacious and had a proper shower and toilet. There was loads of deck space both up front with sunbeds for all, and at the rear, which was enormous. We loved to sleep on deck, falling asleep with the stars at night. The captain was very skilled, we were amazed how he could manoevre such a large boat into tight spaces.
All in all, we had a brilliant experience. The booking and organization process was extremely simple, easy and smooth, and Necmi was very patient with us as we changed plans several times during the booking and departure period. The drinks etc were all pre-ordered via the net.
If you want a truly relaxing holiday, the sun and breeze in your face and not a care in the world, you can't beat this. No TV (they did actually have TV but we didn't tell the kids that) no phones, no worries.....