Gulf of Gokova (Bodrum > Gulf of Gokova > Bodrum)

Gulf of Gokova

 

Day 1: Bodrum
Boarding starts at 3:00 p.m. from Bodrum Harbour. Early arriving guests can leave their luggage to Boating Turkey Office. On the first day, our gulet will be anchored at Bodrum harbour for dinner and overnight stay (The private groups have the chance to leave Bodrum harbour for overnight on a close bay to Bodrum). Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12 th century B.C. The city which was called 'Halicarnassus' was the birthplace of Herodotus; the 'Father of History' who lived in the 5th century B.C. The 'Mausoleum' of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests, and is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers in Bodrum. Another place that you should visit first at your arrival in Bodrum is the landmark of the city 'Castle of Saint Peter'. It is one of the best preserved piece of work whose history goes back to the Middle Ages. 'Myndos Gate' through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.

Day 2: Orak Island - çökertme
While you have breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise programme and the boat. Then we will set sail for Orak Island. Taking the opportunity to swim in the crystal-blue waters of Orak Island and to have lunch, we will hoist sail to çökertme, a small and lovely fishing town, for diner and for overnight stay. If the weather conditions are available it will be possible to sail. Guests are welcome to take a short walk on the shore.

Day 3: Seven Island - Küfre - Long Port
Before the breakfast in the early morning we will set sail for Seven Islands. You will be greeting another beautiful day in Seven Islands Region. In the region full of many small islands and coral reef it is recommended that you should dive, swim, sleep and rest. Our guests can also enjoy a walk in the forests surrounded with pine trees. Our first stop in Seven Islands Region will be Kufre Bay. We will be anchoring at Uzun Liman (Long Port) for diner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Tuzla - Löngöz - English Harbour
We will be anchoring at Tuzla Bay to enjoy a swim in the turquoise- blue waters. Morning swim will become a routine of your daily activities. For lunch; our captain will hoist sail to Longoz Bay; another paradise, sheltered with huge pine forests. After lunch you can enjoy a short walk in the forest and take a rest in Ali Baba's local shed-like cafe. Then we will sail to English Port for dinner and overnight stay. The name English Port comes from the 2nd World War; when the ships of English Navy -forces used to dock here. In this area there are so many small and large bays sheltered enough and suitable for the boats to anchor.

Day 5: Cleopatra Island - Karacasöğüt
Cruising to Sedir (Kedrae) island. This unique island with its small beach and unbelievable clear water is like an open-air museum. You can see the city-walls, the ruins from the Dors' reign (later on restorated as a church); the amphitheatre with 1500 guest capacity and the domed historical buildings. You can walk around the wrecks of pillars with antique writings on them or the ancient stones decorated with reliefs. Cleopatra beach, located on this island has a very special kind of sand that can only be found in the deserts of Northern Africa. According to the myth King Antonius had brought this sand from Egypt by sea for Cleopatra. Then our boat will cruise to Karacasöğüt village for dinner and to spend the night. This lovely village is located 25 kms away from Marmaris. The transportation from here to Marmaris can be done by 'dolmus' buses. We will have optional tours to Marmaris or Dalyan-Caunos for those wishing to explore these places.

Day 6: Kargılı - Kisebükü (Alakıçla Bükü)
Cruising to Kargılı Bay early in the morning. After lunch, we will be anchoring at Kisebükü (Alakıçla). You will see the Byzantians' ruins. We will spend the night in this lovely bay.

Day 7: Pabuç Burnu - Yalıçiftlik - Bodrum
We will sail to Pabuçburnu after breakfast, for lunch. Tea will be served in Yalıçiftlik Bay. Then our boat will be sailing back to Bodrum Port for the last day's dinner and overnight stay. (The Private groups has chance to spend last overnight on a close bay to Bodrum and return the Bodrum harbour early in the morning on the day 8).

Day 8: Bodrum
We will leave the boat by 10:30 a.m after breakfast.

What our clients say!

We had a wonderful week holidaying on board one of Boating Turkey’s gulets in September 2016. We left from Marmaris, visited Rhodes, Bozborum, a number of Turkish bays, Datca, Symi, Nisyros, Kos and disembarked at Bodrum. We found Necmi Artar very straightforward and helpful to deal with during the planning and arrival phase and it was great to be able to be so flexible in choosing our itinerary. The crew were very friendly and keen to help and Volkan was a wonderful cook and spearfisherman! We would definitely be very happy to use Boating Turkey again and Turkey remains one of our favourite places in the world. If only it was closer to New Zealand!

Graeme Smaill
New Zealand
pgraeme[at]greenwoodroche.com

Dear Necmi

I confirm we had a very good time in Turkey with the boat provided by you. The service was excellent, before, during and after the sailing period. The people were kind and helpful and the boat was well equipped and maintained.
Thank you again for your assistance and very appreciated help.
I wish you a good day and good work

Best regards
Italy
Gaetano Pignatti Morano
g.pignatti[at]bignamiassociati.it

Dear Necmi

Well what can I say but:

SUPER BOAT AND COMPANY

We all had a memorable trip with great winds to make it more enjoyable.

Thank you and your staff in Goeck for all the friendliness shown to us.

I will reccommend your company to my friends for sure.

Regards
Dennis Lapham
Zimbabwe
dendon[at]zim.co.zw

Having just returned from a week on Sun-World IX we have to say it was one of the best sailing trips we have ever had. The company “Boating Turkey” were wonderful to deal with from the very first email from Necmi. The “4 star” boat was very comfortable, well maintained and the captain and crew were excellent and waited on us hand and foot. The weather was excellent, sun shining every day and we visited some lovely bays and most of us swam every day. The water was crystal clear in most bays and although a little on the chilly side some days as it is tends to be in the Mediterranean, it was great to warm up in the sun then jump in to cool off. The chef was excellent and most of the food was typical Turkish style, made with very fresh ingredients and very tasty. The crew made a big effort to please everyone which is quite a feat in a party of 19 and also adapted meals to meet the special dietary requirements of some of our group. Although the group was large the boat was even larger and there was a cabin with ensuite for every 2 or 3 people and of course there was huge amounts of deck space to sunbathe, read or just lounge around. Some nights were warm and some people slept on the many cushions and sun beds up on deck but others found it was cool enough to sleep in their cabins with or without the air-conditioning working which was only when the generator was on. Having sailed at various places around the world on both bareboat and crewed charters over the last 32 years, we feel well qualified to say that this was a wonderful experience and we would love to sail with Boating Turkey again.

Jane Birks
Australia
jane[at]birksies.net



 

 

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