Gulet Trip on M/S Remo
Our first experience on a Gulet we had in these last September days (2018). After an ?nternet research I contacted Mr Necmi Artar for a 5 day trip for 2 person. He proposed for 2 people a trip with the boat M/S Remo with the Captains Celal and Ismet (his son) and the younger son Emir. Today will finish our small adventure in the Gulf of Gökova Körfezi and we are really sorry.
The boat is comfortable with a big master cabin and as we are only 2 people we can put the luggage in a smaller cabin. We stopped and stayed in beautiful lonely bays with cristal clear water. Sometimes we could go on the islands to have nice walks in the pine forest. Every day Isemt and Emir cooked delicious Turkish specialities with a lot of fresh vegetables. Everything was very tasty and we discovered the variety of Turkish specialities. Celal the younger son took care of cleaning, anchoring. We enjoyed beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The father speaks a little bit of English, enough to have some nice chat. The best months are June and September, water is still 25° warm but not many Gulets are around and you really enjoy peace and heaven. The family is really lovely and they know the best bays to stay. We could not have a better boat. We felt like honeymooners! (after 13 years of marriage)
PS: The wines we could order on the winelist were really good!
Benigna Mallebrein and Mario del Priori
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.
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
Thank you arranging our last minute charter, we are appricated of it very much. We had a very pleasant trip. The crew was very charming, the food excellent, and we had great opportunities to relax and enjoy ourselves in the beautiful bays.
Vibeke Pasternak Jørgensen