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.
Thanks again for all the help arranging our boat holiday! We had a blast! Nice boat, fantastic food, lovely crew with excellent service on board. When you include what you get for free: the fantastic sea and nature surrounding Bodrum... Our best holiday experience ever! I'm quite sure we'll do this again next year and most certainly use Necmi and Boating Turkey. No one can do it better! Until next year... Love, Hege Strand Oslo, Norway hege.strand[at]smartcall.no
We , a group of 12 , have just returned from an unforgetable week aboard the SUMRU SULTAN. The reason for the trip was to celebrate with family and friends my husband´s 60th birthday .
Communication flowed frequenty prior to our trip and questions were answered and honest advice given . We would be very happy to reccommend Boating Turkey
We had a smooth transfer from Dalaman to Marmaris . On arrival at the harbour , our rep from Boating Turkey greeted us and after a brisk 5 minute walk we arrived at our waiting boat. The large map came out and we discussed our route . The whole point of the boat trip was to relax , sunbathe & enjoy the tranquil coast as opposed to hopping on and off and sightseeing etc .
The suggestion made suited us all perfectly ...........we were going to sail the Gokova Gulf : Marmaris, Hisaronu Gulf (Selimiye, Bozburun, Orhaniye, Bencik, Symi), Knidos, The Northern Shores of Datça Peninsula, Seven Islands, English Harbour, Sedir Island and to end in Karacasogut, with a transfer to the Airport after breakfast .
After an introduction to the boat & it´s crew , with G & T´s in hand , we set sail on our Turkish Gulet adventure . .Our crew were Captain Hasam , Chef Ertam & Burak .
After a few hours we docked in a small bay and had a swim . Our first evening meal certainly had the WOW factor as did every meal after that to be honest . We had customised our own drinks package following recommendations by the company and we were very happy with the beer & wine chosen .
We all decided to sleep on deck the first night under the beautiful night sky , watching shooting stars , satellites moving and the odd airplane and trying to work out which star was which ! The following morning we woke at day break and watched the most amazing sunrise . The generator was usually turned off from 1 am til appx 7 am when chef then started to prepare breakfast .
Each day followed a similar pattern .... sunrise , eat , swim , sail , eat , swim , sail , swim , eat , sleep under the stars . We did not tire of seeing the amazing scenery , the turquoise sea and the beautiful bays . There was sufficient equipment on board , although we did take our own snorkels . There was plenty to see under the water including a couple of turtles .
Our crew spoke practically no English and between us we did not know any Turkish words and yet we got along fabulously - they were so polite & accomodating and when invited , joined in with our fun & games .
Our compact double bedroom ( used only for changing clothes ) was basic but had everything required and our en suite bathroom was basic but again suited our needs . We had asked that on my husband´s birthday we could dock somewhere and get off the gulet for a couple of hours for a change of scenery .
This was no problem , our Captain took us to the harbour town of Datcha and we spent a couple of hours clicking on wifi and catching up on the outside world ( no wifi on board ) , but after a few drinks we were ready to set sail again .
If there was anything I would class as negative , it was the sudden arrival of wasps at sunrise & sunset - obviously this is nothing to do with the Captain , but maybe it would be worth them investing in some anti-wasps stiky tape ?
We were warned about mosquitos but didn´t seam to encounter too many of these.
The only other thing I would suggest is a change of bath towel during the trip as you do shower quite a lot ! ( We took our own beach/pool towel )
All in all , I think we were all pleasantly surprised at how fantastic our holiday was and it was all thanks to the crew on board as well as the company for what they offered . The whole experience surpassed our expectations .
Gary and Kim, Dan and Em, Ollie and Phoebe, Mick and Sharon, Dave and Sue, Dave and Debs.
July 27th -August 3rd 2019