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Day 1

Embarkation to the gulet at the afternoon in Gocek. The Gocek coves and islands are the meeting point of Turkish high society. Gocek which was a calm and quite village until almost yesterday, is now the scene of the rapid construction work. We will cruise to Yassicalar Island; this groups of islands are so small that no one could came up with names for each of them. They are together known as Yassicalar. There are no facilities on the islands. On the largest island of the group the beach is near the point and forms as a small pool, excellent for children. One is able to swim between the different islets, the closest being just 12 meters distance. If you can swim for half an hour, you can visit four different islands and if you have shoes with you you can walk over on each of them. Overnight in Yassicalar Island.

Day 2

Afterwards we cruise to Oludeniz .The Blue lagoon of Oludeniz has calm , crystal-clear waters which make it ideal for watersports, and very safe place for people to swim. Part of the lagoon area is now protected as one of the national park of Turkey. Paragliding options are also available.

Day 3

Around sunrise we have an early departure to Firnaz Bay near Kalkan where we expect to stop and serve breakfast and if you choose to, go swimming. Cruising to Kas, was founded in the 4th century BC as Antiphellos.Now the only Lycian rock tombs & sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains! The swimming and diving are excellent in Kas. For your interest we can arrange you a scuba diving with diving inscrtuctor, the ideal is one or 2 dives each for 35 minutes. In a bay near Kekova we stop for swimming, dinner & the 2nd night.

Day 4

After having breakfast, departure to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian- Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!) Diving is no longer permitted since the area became a protected national park. we will cruise to Simena Kalekoy offers a panoramic view of the bays, inlets, islands and colorfull yachts sailing peacefully over the glassy water.You can hire a sea kayak to explore the area. we will cruise to Kalkan, a lovely small hilltop town that overlooks a tiny bay. Its quaint, traditional, whitewashed houses, shuttered windows and balconies with brilliant flowers that casdade to the streets below make it the ultimate in a peacefull holiday town. We have swim break in Firnaz Bay overnight.

Day 5

Arrival to Butterfly Valley, Pieri, Rapos, Euglapia, are just some of over 40 different species of butterfly that grace this beautiful bay.Starting with spring , they can be observed for up to 9 or 10 months of the year.We ll have breakfast here than we cruise back to north. We arrive Fethiye at the afternoon , you can see Fethiye town org o shopping , another option is you may join the the activity of Turkish bath. Overnight in Fethiye

Day 6

After we had our beakfat in Fethiye harbour we will cruise to Zeytin Ada;(Olive Islands) is at the south end of the Yassicalar group islands. It is only island that is privately owned. There is also olive pressing workshop dating from the Otoman area on the island.We will pass to the Tersane island, have a large time there for swim and relax.

Day 7

Today is our last day, we will have some great bays to complete our weekly cruise. First stop is Domuz Island, it is believed that it has taken its name from the wild boars livind on that island once upon a time. The island is also called Princess Island referring to a prince living on here. Gulets can easily anchor and moore in the cove of islands as its sheltered from the winds. Next stop is Cleopatra Bay, Also known as Hamam (bath) Cove, this island is one of the coves that gulets and yachts on the Blue cruise can not pass without visiting. The cruisers love to spend the night there. Right next to there you will see the ruins of a monastery which is partly under water. You may enjoy having a pleasant walk on the shore and in the forest if you get off the gulet. Cruiser love to spend the night in Cleopatra Bay, as we will do same. Overnight in Cleopatra Bay.

Day 8

After breakfast at 10:00 gulet criuse ends in Gocek Harbour.

What our clients say!

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
Italy
benigna.mallebrein[at]gmail.com

Hello Necmi,

We have just completed a wonderful week of sailing around Gocek. I would like to thank you for your arrangements for us and also to give a very favourable review for EGG and their professionalism and the standard of boat provided. We will certainly recommend you and EGG to our friends in Australia.

Thank you and regards

Marc & Kim Aliotte
Australia
marc[at]corex.net.au

Dear Necmi Artar,

Thank you for your assistance in booking our catamaran.
The holidays really appeared to be very nice.
If I would like to charter a yacht again in Turkey, it goes without saying that I shall take BoatingTurkey into consideration.

Grigory Titarenko
Russia / Moscow
gtit[at]online.ru


Dear Necmi,
As you already know I’m really satisfied regarding everything. First of all I would underline your professional and the kindness of all the member of the base crew in Gocek. It will be my pleasure to be your testimonial and since know I’ll be sure that the next year I’ll back to Turkey and I’ll get in touch with you.

Thank you so much again.

See you soon

Marco Banca
Italy
mbanca[at]californiabiz.it


 

 

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