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.
We've been back in Australia for 2 weeks now. It's winter here and the hot sunny days in Turkey seem like another world. We all had a wonderful week on the catamaran, 'Sweet Kitty' . The friends who sailed with us thoroughly enjoyed it and have thanked me for making the booking. The wind was a little elusive and we had to motor more often than we had hoped but she sailed well when we were able to. We found good moorings and enjoyed the local cuisine as well as visiting local shops and cooking on board other nights. The clear sea was a pleasure to swim and snorkel in.
The transport to and from the airport worked out well, as did the accommodation you booked for us for 2 nights after returning the boat. One couple left by hire car, booked through you, and that arrived as requested too. You have eight very satisfied clients. Thank you.
All of us thought that the Ayaz was by far the most well-kept and beautiful gulet that we saw while in Turkey. Captain Ayaz and his crew were professional and friendly. The food was great and the service was outstanding. The boat trip exceeded our expectations and we would love to come again and get the same boat.
Thank you for your helpfulness in making this a truly memorable experience for all of us.
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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.