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
Our holiday was great. We spent a memorable week on Joya. My daughter feels that the finest thing she has ever met, was a dolphin encounter and playing with our boat with. The answers to my questions so booking in a situation such as later come, came immediately. Everything went according to our agreement and the extraditions of the boat, as well as the return were treated very professionally. Last-minute extra wishes were handled efficiently with ease. I can at any time to recommend Boating Turkey to Partner with holiday planning.
We are so heartened by the professional manner in which you have handled our entire booking and subsequent cancellation due to the impact of the worldwide corona virus crisis.
From the moment I started the enquiry, the endless questions , the booking , payment and refund , you have been excellent at communication and your commitment to your terms and conditions has been proven by your prompt return of our full deposit.
We as a group of 16 were so unbelievably excited to visit Turkey and spend 7 days on a Gulet. We assure you that should all return to normal, we will definitely rebook for summer 2021!
All the best to you and all those suffering as a result of the cancellations because of COVID 19.
Fabulous trip. Gocek and the surrounding islands is a wonderful place to sail - spectacular scenery, great anchorages and restaurants, very friendly people. The boat was in first rate condition and whole trip went without a hitch. Couldn't recommend it more highly.