I'd like to thank Boating Turkey and Necmi in particular!
It happens very rarely when I'm completely satisfied with the services offered, but this was the case.
In the beginning of may 2008 I was getting completely annoyed with constant delays and misinformation after numerous attempts to charter a catamaran via Russian or Greek companies. It was then I found Boating Turkey website, which straight away proved to be well laid-out and informative. So I sent a request for a catamaran charter and expected to wait another week or two for a reply, the usual time for the other companies. Imagine my surprise when 3 hours later I got my reply! One week later our holiday was fully booked and paid for.
I was very pleased with this punctuality and thoughtfulness. I felt like I was talking to a friend rather than a company that's trying to sell me something. Another advantage of Boating Turkey was a very detailed contract, with no hidden costs, everything laid out clearly (apparently this happens very rarely).
Our first charter with Boating Turkey was on board Lavezzi 40 catamaran, my husband and I, accompanied by a Turkish skipper Umit. Turkey, weather, wind - everything was great. Umit showed us a lot of beautiful little places which we would have never found ourselves.
Our next charter was with a larger crew of 6 people, with a skipper named Hans. This trip was even better than the 1st, it was a perfect mix of active sailing, chilling in the little deserted bays, practicing various maneuvers on a catamaran, and discovering places of cultural interest. Hans impressed us with his complete knowledge of sailing and Turkey in particular, as well as his great sense of humor.
About us: we are a married couple in our early fifties, my husband got his RYA Dayskipper qualification last year, I completed a RYA Competent Crew course. We decided to charter a few boats first with the skipper to feel completely confident when we charter the boat for ourselves.
I'd like to thank Boating Turkey, and Necmi, Umit and Hans in particular for a great time we've spent this summer! We hope to work with Boating Turkey again in the future!
Tinatin and Alexey
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Some of us had been on a gulet before as you know but for my brother and his wife it was their first time.
They like us had a great time and even though my sister in law cannot swim, the crew were very kind and took her ashore so she could wade and bathe in the shallow waters every time we moored up in a bay. Your service was first class from the moment Deborah started dealing with you to them moment we sadly said goodbye. The crew, JJ, Abdullah and Mamet were excellent hosts and would not let us do a thing. Their little surprises for my birthday were brilliant and the food was fantastic and the boat very comfortable. I am sure that we will all be back, with more family and when we do we will be back in touch with you to book again.
I want to thank-you very much for all of your help and organization of our boating trip. It was organized perfectly. The boat was beautiful. It was very clean, spacious and in perfect shape. Sailing along the Turkish coast was beautiful. Great anchorages, towns and bays. Everyone we met was very friendly and the food was delicious.
We appreciated all of your help with our on shore arrangements also. The tour of Ephesus and the transportation to Bodrum worked very well.
I would highly recommend Boating Turkey to anyone looking for a sailing trip along the Turkish coast.
Thank-you Necmi. Your service was excellent.
Evet senelerdir herbirimizin arkadaslarimizdan duyup fakat bir turlu gerceklestiremedigimiz mavi yolculugu BOATING TURKEY vasitasi ile bu sene yapma firsati bulduk. Bu zevkli seyehate cikan her insandan duydugumuz bu tura cikinca tatil anlayisiniz degisecek lafi nin ne kadar gercek oldugunu bu mukemmel tatilden sonra anladik. Mukemmel tatilden sonra anladik. Insanlarin kafasindaki bir hafta denizde sikilirmiyiz acaba gibi keliemelerin bu tura ciktiktan sonra tamamen degisecegini garanti ediyorum. Tekne personelinin de candan ve icten yaklasimlarida bu seyehatin mukemmeliyetini tamamlayan en önemli seylerden biri. Bu rahatligi baska hic bir tatilde bulamayacaginizi, bu seyehati yasayan 16 kisi adina söyleyebiliyorum..uzuldugumuz tek sey bu tatili 15 gun yapmayisimiz oldu. Fakat sözlesmecisini 16 kisiden de (Buna 15 yas grubu gencler de dahil) Seneye tarih koymasi bu tatille ilgili kafasinda soru isareti olan insanlara belki isik tutacaktir.
Tesekkurler Mecmi bey, Tesekkurler BOATING TURKEY