Gocek > Kekova > Gocek

 

 

Day 1

Embarkation to the gulet at the afternoon in Gocek. The Gocek coves and islands are the meeting place of Turkey’s and the world’s 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 Turkey’s national park. Option’s for para gliding are 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 Kaleköy offers a bird’s – eye 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, white – washed 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!

I have had the intention to write this message when we are back to Norway. I had no clue about Turkish Gulets before, but after spending a week on a “Deluxe Class Gulet” in ultimate comfort, now I believe she highly deserves this classification. Many thanks to BoatingTurkey Team and the spectacular crew members on board who made our vacation memorable, stress free experience with full of generosity and friendship. Furthermore the itinerary was well thought of and the sightseeing was very impressive. Special thanks to Captain Mustafa for his kind hospitality and to invite all of us at the end of the charter to his home in the lovely village called “cilek” which means ‘strawberry’ in English.

Jan Christian Feiring
Maridalsveien 205
Leilighet 227
0469 Oslo
Norway
jcf[at]epost.no
From the initial planning stage in November 2012, right through to our departure on September 7th, 2013 Necmi the manager of the tour from Boating Turkey was superb. He communicated very well and promptly by e mail, explained everything clearly and arranged the two gulets to work together exactly as I'd asked him to. Our mini flotilla sailed like clockwork, both sets of crews friendly, helpful and great fun too. The food was out of this world and all in all everyone on our tour comprising of six Australians , two Americans and seventeen British all loved the experience, many wanting me to organise it again as our tour covered the southern Dodecanese Islands which were a beautiful experience for all.

Steve Bailey
Australia
stevebailey2747[at]hotmail.com

Dear Necmi,
Your Dalaman pick-up and drop off was ready to go and Gocek was a nice little town with easy shopping and free delivery, we stayed the previous night at Gorkem Apartments which were absolutely superb with a fabulous breakfast. It was easy to both depart from and return to the marina, we sailed to the East and made a number of stops including stern tie-ups and swing anchor and mooring evenings. 14 days is essential if you want to relax and spend a couple of nights in the towns like Kalkan and Kas where we found loads of good restaurants esp Zula and Ottoman in Kalkan.

As for the sailing we all had a great time with Beaufort 2-7, the hand over was very simple and thorough, the staff were very helpful and the yacht was ready to go several hours earlier than the 16.00 hrs so we sailed out that afternoon and had our first meal at a 'jetty restaurant' a couple of hours away.

The Turkish marine regulations for sanitation and mooring in many of the bays mean beautiful clean water to swim in straight off the boat morning noon and night. The neighbouring yacht at one place told us this was, (along with New Zealand) the best place to sail. As to yourself, you answered every email quickly, sorted out any problem that arose, and when we had a gear breakage it was fixed as quickly as possible. Many thanks and we hope to come again but it is a long journey from N.Z

Mark Fort
New Zealand


Necmi

I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for arranging a really great boating holiday. We had never chartered a boat before and certainly never sailed in Turkey but you managed to simplify the whole process from beginning to end. From recommending the type of boat, arranging and talking through the contracts and in turn organizing the transfers to and from the boat, it was all executed perfectly. The boat itself (Rainbow) was outstanding, beautifully finished and very luxurious. The meals on the boat were also first class. Many thanks to you and your team it was gaily appreciated.

Mark Ellis
Australia
markandmariaellis[at]hotmail.com



 

 

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