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Day 1: MARMARIS
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Marmaris Harbour. Guests who arrive early may leave their luggage at the Boating Turkey Office. On the first day, our boat will be anchored in Marmaris Harbour for dinner and overnight stay. Marmaris, which was built upon the antique Caria city; Physkos, has been under the rule of many different civilizations. The most valuable work of art that you can see today is Marmaris Castle dating back to 1577. There is also a mosque and an 8-room caravansary covered with arches from the Ottoman Period. The ruins of the Antique times lie on Asar Hill; a small, low hill located on the northern side of the city. Being one of the best-known touristic places of Turkey, Marmaris has also a large marina.

Day 2: SERCE - BOZUKKALE (LORYMA)
After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and then we will set sail for Serce Bay .It is the bay where you can see the Byzantine shipwreck from the 11th century, which is exhibited in Bodrum Museum. We will anchor at Bozukkale for the overnight stay. In the ancient city of Bozukkale (Loryma), there is a castle which stretches out in a rectangle with its city walls and 9 towers. The name Bozukkale means 'crooked castle' and might be associated with the fact that one side of the castle is missing. Because of its geographical situation and the narrow port entrance, the port was also used by the Greek naval forces during the Peloponnese Sea Battle. Karor, the Commander of Athens gathered all his ships here before the Cnidus War in 395 B.C., and Demetrius; the son of Antigonos used this port for preparations before attacking Rhodes in 305 B.C.

Day 3: DATCA
After breakfast we will sail and anchor at Datca. We will get the basic needs of the boat such as food, beverages etc. from this port. Datca was founded by the Dorians who came from Aegean Sea to the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century B.C. The island has no humidity at all and has fresh air with plenty of oxygen. The historian Strabon was right when he remarked of Datca's weather: "God would send his beloved servants to Datca to live longer". According to a myth, while the Spanish pirates were passing by the coast of Datca, they disembarked people with Hansen's disease in Sariliman Bay and these abandoned people recovered from their disease with the help of the clean weather of Datca. You can explore Datca by yourself or join the optional Cnidus tour. For dinner and overnight stay, we will anchor in Datca or at a nearby bay.

Day 4: AKTUR - BENCIK
After breakfast, we will cruise to Aktur Bay. Then our first stop will be Bencik Bay; which has a very narrow entrance but a unique view once you get inside. Bencik is located at the narrowest part of the peninsula that divides Hisaronu Gulf from Gokova Gulf but it is located at Hisaronu side. In 550s B.C., the Cnidus people wanted to dig a tunnel in the narrowest land piece of the peninsula between the Hisaronu Gulf and the Gokova Gulf as a defence line against the Persians. They would make two peninsulas one island and the defence easier in that way. They started with great diligence and put forth a lot of effort; however, in the end they could not manage and the city was conquered by the Persians. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Bencik Bay.

Day 5: ORHANIYE - SELIMIYE
Today, we will be sailing into the Hisaronu Gulf. For lunch we will dock in Orhaniye. In Orhaniye Bay, you will see the unique scenery of a natural tidal formation called 'Kiz Kumu' (Maiden's Beach). There are so many myths about this reddish sand-path going from the shore to the inner parts of the sea which is suitable for walking. On a tiny island located in the bay, you can see the wrecks of an antique castle, a sign of an ancient city. Today, our final destination will be Selimiye for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: DIRSEKBUKU - BOZBURUN
After anchoring in Dirsekbuku, we will go to Bozburun which is a small fishing town. This area was popular and suitable for sponge-diving but nowadays the people of the island are no more interested in sponge-diving as it is not financially beneficial and it is dangerous. In recent years sponge-diving has been replaced by gulet tourism and nowadays Bozburun Gulets take their place in the sector.

Day 7: ARAP ISLAND - KADIRGA - MARMARIS
Today, we start cruising early in the morning to Arap Island. Lunch will be served in Kadirga Bay. After a swimming break, we return to Marmaris Port about 16:00 to have dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: MARMARIS
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.

What our clients say!

Hello Rusen and Necmi

A big thank you to both of you who arranged our recent Gulet trip from Marmaris.

Your company, Boating Turkey kept us well informed and were very prompt and attentive in responding to our requests,

the whole booking process was made easier because of this.

Thanks for arranging the S.U.P. with such short notice, it was great fun especially behind the Joker.

The trip was simply amazing and one that will be cherished for a long time as we all have fond memories of it.

The M/S Ametist A was a great boat that catered ideally for all our needs; the boat was in good condition, clean,

and the cabins were very neat and tidy, plenty of deck area for socializing.

Captain Recep and his crew - Ismail, Olgun, Sezgin and Suleyman were all very obliging and attentive ensuring all our needs

were catered for and they were all great fun to be with.

We explored the beautiful Datca coastline along with the Greek Islands of Simi and Rhodes visiting beautiful coves to swim

during the day and great anchorages for our cocktails and overnight stays.

Captain Recap's ensured that our safety was paramount at all times, his skills behind the helm were absolutely outstanding as

he manoeuvred the boat into very tight docks without a problem and with the help of his experienced crew.

Every meal on board was delicious thanks to Chef Suleyman's great culinary skills, how he was able to produce quality, tasty meals from the small galley was amazing.

From breakfast to lunch to afternoon tea and then dinner, he ensured that we all were well catered for with plenty of food to go around.

Thanks again for all your assistance with this wonderful Gulet trip which far exceeded all our expectations, we all look forward to one day sailing again with Boating Turkey.

Michael Galouzis
Melbourne, Australia
boatie88[at]gmail.com

Dear Necmi,

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
Rome, Italy
laura.celesti[at]uniroma1.it
We booked with Boating Turkey only two weeks before we were due to leave at the busiest time of the season. We were struggling to find any other company that could find a boat that met our needs and Boating Turkey found us two boats that were exactly what we were looking for. The descriptions on the web site exactly met the boats we got and it was great to be able to get an exact description of the yachts. They were happy to make all the arrangements including transfers. The agents they dealt with were all really helpful and we felt looked after from the moment we landed until the moment we left.

Derek Richardson
England
derekrichardson[at]blueyonder.co.uk


Dear Necmi,

Our group of six travelled from the USA to charter the 3 cabin Oceanis 50 that you arranged for us. I have chartered yachts many times over the last 30 years. Our experience with your agency was flawless, from the information provided about our yacht, her equipment and condition, to your timely response to my many inquiries. The Port of Gocek, and the Skopea Marina operation is truly impressive, which comes as no surprise when you see some of the fine yachts that are berthed at the facility. Your contractor that handles the inspection, care and maintenance of the fleet is extremely professional and patient. We were able to get underway early on the first day of our charter. Our group likes to sail, and over the course of the week we were able to sail as far East as Kalkan and as far West as Ekincik, enjoying the beautiful and rugged scenery along the way. It was also a pleasant surprise to be able to communicate with such ease everywhere we visited. While we had the capability of six languages on board, the easiest for us was English, and it was spoken everywhere we went. In summary, our yacht was well equipped and in excellent condition, and our group had a terrific experience that I would recommend to others without reservation.

Jon Golden
U.S.A
jgolden[at]neo.rr.com


 

 

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