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.
Salute to Capitan Yavuz Kose and Cook Serkan Babayigit (nicknamed Captain Cook by our group).
Along with Boating Turkey they were responsible for one of the most enjoyable weeks we as a family with our in law children have had in our lives.
This was a dream come true to us as we have been dreaming about this cruise for 6 years as we did plan a similar trip 6 years ago, but had to abandon it as 2 of the couples pulled out. My first contact with Boating Turkey for this trip was already in May last year and I had a very responsive feedback from Necmi on every e-mail that I have sent to him. He was very helpful in assisting us in all the arrangements.
Due to a limited budget we chartered the smallest boat that we could get hold of, but we were pleasantly surprised with the spaciousness of the interior of the boat. The two smaller cabins were a bit uncomfortable but fine for the two younger couples in our group. We fortunately experienced excellent weather and could therefore spend all the time on the deck. Gathering as a family on the foredeck while cruising was a real family binding experience.
Our captain and chef were excellent hosts as they were always there but never intruding into our privacy despite the limited circulation space. Yavuz gave us a feeling of having everything under control at all times even during a very rough spot on the open sea when we were cruising against a very strong wind. Compliments to our wonderful chef Serkan who had the ability to prepare the most wonderful meals in his small kitchen. Lunch and dinner was always a pleasant surprise with the fresh fish speared by then at night something very special.
Even to us as South Africans with a very weak currency the trip was very affordable and goes highly recommended. It was an unforgettable week on the Turkish coast.
Carl and Santjie Geldenhuys and their three children and three in-laws.
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.
This was the most relaxing and unforgettable holiday ever! Great boat and broker, beautiful scenery, weather to match, delicious food and our crew went out of their way to be as helpful, friendly and flexible as possible. We felt like Royalty with the way they treated and spoilt us. We can only describe our experience as perfect! Boating Turkey Çok teşekkür ederim.