Our charter from was 24/5 until 7/6 2014 from Marmaris for two weeks. We were group of ten, from Australia and New Zealand. I started to communicate with Necmi from Boating Turkey some months before the charter and found him to be most helpful from the start. Organising a trip like this for a group is disconcerting to say the least but Necmi helped to make it much easier by responding immediately to any questions I had. His helpful suggestions including wonderful Turkish wines were most welcome.
Our charter was onboard the Azra Deniz a 26 meter gulet complete with a crew of 3. She was not a five star but very comfortable in every way. The crew were sensational, the skipper, the chef and our ever smiling deckhand were always helpful and our itinerary included some of the wonderful villages, coves and historic sites of Turquoise Coast. We also has a visit to Simi in Greece which we all enjoyed. The weather was very kind to us, so there was plenty of swimming, canoeing and sunbathing, lots of time for relaxation as well. Each night we would decide on where we would go the next day and what we would do but most of the time we followed our skippers suggestions, he really ensured we has quite diverse experiences both in scenery and activities.
Our chef constantly prepared the most amazing meals, to good in fact as the waistlines slowly expanded! We were just amazed at his skills.
Our group had the most wonderful holiday, our crew certainly made a major contribution to this. The coast of Turkey is exquisite and its people are so warm and friendly and the food and wine superb.
Necmi came to meet us when we arrived on the boat in Marmaris and we appreciated that he did. He drove down from Bodrum. He really knows his bussiness and that is so important when you are organising travel plans from so far away.
Thank you so much for your help Necmi.
We all had an amazing time one one will remember for a long time to come.
27 Flooded Gum Place
27 June 2014
We had the most wonderful holiday in Turkey. Your booking and organizing service was excellent. It was quick and efficient. The boat was terrific and was exactly as requested. The boat was in very good condition and had everything that we needed. The collection of the boat and the handing back was very easy and efficient. The captain Patrick Truscott, that you arranged was excellent. He was a good captain, good sailor and had excellent knowledge of the area and Turkey in general. Being English and married to a Turkish lady his language skills were very good. I would highly recommend him to captain any English speaking clients. We would all highly recommend your organization for any boating trip to Turkey. You are more than welcome to use me as a reference for anyone who requires information on your organization.
I am writing to thank you most warmly for the superb holiday Jonathan and his guests had on the Richmond. I have heard from them that the food was delicious and the service impeccable. I understand that the captain and his crew were highly professional and at all times the party felt they were in complete safety and in competent hands. The crew was also friendly and good company. Everybody enjoyed sailing along such an extraordinarily beautiful coastline. The week was clearly an outstanding success. I am most grateful to you.
Indeed we had a great week in Orhanye, and I guess what I appreciated most was your flexibility and reactivity during the booking period. Then I have to say I was a bit surprised not to see you at the marina and finding out that you were actually subcontracting to Yelkenli Yachhing. Also we had some discussions with them regarding the boat description which was not exactly as you had told us (eg. regarding the fans in the cabins). But in the end we were lucky that the weather was not so hot, so it all went fine. The team at Yelkenli Yatching also took a bit of time to explain us about the nice places around the bay, and their recommendation proved quite good.
All in all I'll be definitely checking again Boating Turkey for my next sailing holidays ! Feel free to quote me for any of this.