Fethiye > Kekova > Fethiye

 

 

Day 1: Fethiye
Boarding starts at 3.30 pm at Fethiye Marina. While you settle in, dinner will be served on the yacht and we will stay overnight on board in Fethiye Marina. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in the ancient times, was the most important city situated on Lykia's western border with Karia. It is believed that the city's name came from Apollon's son Telmessos. The city joined the Ottoman in 1924. The name changed many times over the years and was eventually named Fethiye in 1914 after the first Turkish AirForce Officer who was called Fethi Bey, crashed his plane and died here while on duty. In the south of the town you will see many famous tombs and graves survived from the Antique Era and one of the most famous and most beautiful stone tombs is the tomb of King Amyntas. The ruins of a theatre recovered during the excavation carried out by the museum recently is in the city centre.

Day 2: Oludeniz - Soguksu - Gemiler Island
While you are enjoying the breakfast, we will inform you about the cruise programme and safety procedures of the yacht. We will set sail for Oludeniz. Our yacht will be anchored at Soguksu Bay for lunch and swim. The next stop will be Gemiler Island. It is recommended to have an early evening walk on Gemiler Island and pay a visit to the Church of St. Nicholas. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Gemiler Strait.

Day 3: Yesilkoy - Kas
In the morning, we will set sail early to cross Yedi Burunlar (Seven Capes) smoothly. We will anchor at Yeşilkoy Bay, which is close to Kalkan, for breakfast and to enjoy the sea. Then on the way to Kas, we will have another break for a swim and anchor at Kas Harbour. Here you will have the chance to walk around Kas, which was an old Greek Town, and to experience nightlife in Kas. Being one of the most important towns of Lykia, Kas gained importance in Roman Times and eventually became the centre of Episcopacy in Byzantine times. Kas is a rich land with the surrounding cities that belong to the Antique period and with other historical values.

Day 4: Kekova - Tersane - Ucaagiz
After breakfast we will cruise for the Sunken city of Kekova. Here we will stop for a swimming break and for lunch at Tersane Bay where you will see an old ship yard and from the Roman Period and a church from the Byzantine times. For the night we will anchor at Ucagiz Bay.

Day 5: Simena - Gokkaya
After breakfast, it is possible to have a short trip on the land to Kalekoy (Simena) during which you will have the chance to take some of the most beautiful photographs of Antique Lykia. Lunch will be served at Gokkaya marina where we will anchor for a swim. For dinner and overnight stay we will anchor at another natural beauty spot at Ucagiz Bay.

Day 6: Bayindir Bay - Kalkan
After breakfast we will cruise to Bayindir Bay and also enjoy the sea. After lunch we will anchor at Kalkan Marina. Here an optional Lykian Cities tour can be organised. Xhantos, the capital of Likya, Patara the city of trade and harbour, Tilos the city of sports, Letoon that is the most important religion centre of Likya region and the famous Saklikent Canyon can be included in our route for this optional tour. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Kalkan harbour.

Day 7: Camliburun - Battikkaya - Fethiye
An early start to the day will enable us to sail to Camli Peninsula. After lunch we will anchor at Batikkaya Bay for a swim and for lunch. For dinner and overnight stay we will head back to Fethiye harbour.

Day 8: Fethiye
We will leave the boat by 10:30 after breakfast.

What our clients say!

We've been back in Australia for 2 weeks now. It's winter here and the hot sunny days in Turkey seem like another world. We all had a wonderful week on the catamaran, 'Sweet Kitty' . The friends who sailed with us thoroughly enjoyed it and have thanked me for making the booking. The wind was a little elusive and we had to motor more often than we had hoped but she sailed well when we were able to. We found good moorings and enjoyed the local cuisine as well as visiting local shops and cooking on board other nights. The clear sea was a pleasure to swim and snorkel in.
The transport to and from the airport worked out well, as did the accommodation you booked for us for 2 nights after returning the boat. One couple left by hire car, booked through you, and that arrived as requested too. You have eight very satisfied clients. Thank you.

Anita Clayton
Australia
anitaclayton[at]bigpond.com
We just returned from one of the most decadent, luxurious, and relaxing vacations we have ever taken with our family. What a lovely surprise this was as I found out about Boating Turkey online. After reading the testimonials from other clients and contacting a few of them directly to get their first hand opinions, I was convinced by their rave reviews and felt confident that the trip would be a success.

Necmi Artar, the tour manager, was a pleasure to work with. Together, we mapped out several destinations to sail to in the Gulf of Bodrum. Necmi was always a pleasure to work with. Every time I emailed him he replied immediately. I found this comforting and never felt the need to speak with Necmi by phone, or worried that some part of the trip would fall through the cracks. He answered every question I had with virtual smile on his face.

The gulet we were on was immaculate, and very spacious. We never felt overcrowded. The crew were very accommodating. In fact, part way through the trip we decided that we wanted to spend some evenings in ports that had entertainment. The captain of the ship fully accommodated our request by turning the boat around and sailing in the other direction towards Greece. We were on the sea during the day and in some fantastic ports by night.

Lastly, the food was fresh and very tasty. I would certainly recommend Boating Turkey to anyone who asks me about renting a private yacht in Turkey or Greece.

Glendene Wolf
Los Angeles
gwolf[at]nazent.com

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.

Sincere regards
Henk Lourens
South Africa
henk[at]glarch.co.za


necmi

Boating Turkey's services were without fault. Everything promised was delivered and your responses to our various questions were prompt and accurate. I can say without a moments hesitation that we had a great experience in Turkey. The turkish coast is truly amazing and the boat and the various marina facilities were perfect. The turkish people at the various ports visited were friendly and very helpful. Our only complaint is the food is way too delicious and we couldn't stop eating.

Thank you Necmi for all your assistance in creating this great excursion.

Jim & Laurel Thiessen
Australia
cjrma5[at]@gmail.com



 

 

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