Many thanks Necmi for organising our recent holiday on gulet Albatros A. You handled everything most efficiently, from our initial enquiry through to arranging our meals and ordering the drinks we wanted. The gulet was in as-new condition, and was kept spotlessly clean by our crew. Our captain took us to wonderful bays and islands. The food prepared by our chef was plentiful, varied and delicious. We miss it. All the crew were attentive, obliging and friendly. Our seaman APO helped us with our Turkish and was always available to take us to shore whenever we wanted. We have already recommended your company to some of our friends, and would have no hesitation recommending you to any prospective customers. We hope to see you again on a future holiday in your wonderful part of the world. Best wishes
Thank you me and all our crew members confirmed that the boat delivered was in a good shape, even for a charterboat in a very good condition. The boat was extremely well equipped. Transfer from/to Airport was superb and I will call you if I will be back in Turkey next time.
He arranged our flotilla of boats That anchored near cliffs with goats Necmi's his name Turquoise coast his game He'll arrange any vacation that floats
We enjoyed a wonderful vacation on your gulets. The crew was terrific. They were capable, attentive and fun. They offered great ideas for anchorages and side trips. The crew was extremely patient with our whole group and they were very nice to our children. Safety and comfort were their priorities neither was ever sacrificed. The cook produced delicious and plentiful meals from his cozy galley. Those meals were great highlights of our experiience. The gulets were clean and quite comfortable. Add great weather, amazing water and scenery with great friends it all adds up to a wonderful vacation. Thank you for all you did in pulling this trip together for us. We recommend your services to any who ask. You were terrific in our long planning phase and you were nice to pitch in when our friends needed help with their rental car experiences on the inland portion of the trip. Please feel comfortable in using us as a reference for your work and that of your crew. Our best,
Thank you again for your assistance in planning our Turkish gulet trip. I highly recommend Boating Turkey for anyone considering a gulet charter trip in Turkey. When I first began reaching out to brokers, I was connected to Eastern European agencies who could not answer very basic questions about the boats or the itineraries. When I found Boating Turkey, and began to work with Necmi, I was delighted to learn that the brokerage is based in Bodrum. They are intimately involved with the local gulet business, and were extremely helpful in planning our trip. Necmi was able to provide several gulet options for our group of 16. Once we decided on the Ametist A, Necmi and Rusen were always quick to respond and helpful in making changes and additions per our needs.
Upon our arrival in Bodrum, Rusen was on the boat to greet us. He stayed for a couple of hours to make sure that everything was ready prior to our departure. We made last minute changes to catering and water toys for the week, and Rusen was happy to help with the logistics. He seemed genuinely reluctant to leave until he was assured the crew was ready to leave and we had everything we needed.
As for the boat and crew, we could not have been happier. Captain Recep was well attuned to our wishes, and constantly found beautiful, secluded and protected coves for swimming, hiking ashore, and relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. We marveled at his ability to park a beamy 27 foot boat in a 25 foot wide space at the dock. Chef Süleyman earned a round of applause at every meal. It was unreal how he could produce such varied and plentiful meals from such a small space. Basar, Ismail, and Olgun were excellent deck hands who quickly learned our likes and thoughtfully attended to all of our needs. The week would not have been the same without such an outstanding crew.
Thank you again to Necmi and Rusen for helping us put together a truly wonderful vacation. We cant wait to get back!
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!
We (three families with 4 teenage boys between us) have just enjoyed a wonderful time on a gulet and sailed Gocek Kas Kalkan - Gocek. The crew, captained by Jimmy were capable, attentive, professional and above all fun. We felt safe and well looked after. The food was delicious and our teenage boys had the most fantastic time. Nothing was too much trouble for any of Jimmys team - I would highly recommend Boating Turkey to anyone who wants to organise such a trip.
We had a absolute ball! We are 9 middle age friends who hired a self catering Gulet, not quite knowing what to expect! We didn't want to eat on board every night, but wanted to go ashore to socialise! Wow - Zigi ( our gracious Captain ), Ersan ( 2nd mate and a superb waiter) and Josef ( an amazing Chef, whose food surpassed any eaten ashore!), made our time on board, better than anything we could have expected! Never belly laughed so much in years, we all returned back to work horizontal! Thank you so very, very, much! Thanks, Necmi for your patience and help, Michael and friends!
From the moment we made our first tentative enquiry until we arrived back at the airport at the end of our vacation we could not have wished to have received a better level of service than that provided by Boating Turkey. The booking and pre-trip procedures were made very straightforward for us, leading us to arrive at Dalaman airport with great confidence. Our gulet, Dea Delmare was simply stunning and we had a crew that were attentive whenever we needed anything and invisible when we were enjoying our charter. The food provided was unbelievably good, none of us could believe the quantity and variety of dishes that kept appearing from such a small place. The weather was fantastic and, set against such a beautiful backdrop, combined to create a memorable holiday. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary with our children and their partners and the crew threw a surprise party for us which, amazingly, included tendering in to our private bay a DJ with all of his equipment. If anybody is looking for that really special vacation, look no further than a call to Necmi at Boating Turkey. I would certainly use Boating Turkey again and have already recommended you to a number of people. Many thanks once again
Our charter from was 24/5 until 7/6 2014 from Marmaris for two weeks. We were group of ten, from Australia and New Zealand. I started to communicate with Necmi from Boating Turkey some months before the charter and found him to be most helpful from the start. Organising a trip like this for a group is disconcerting to say the least but Necmi helped to make it much easier by responding immediately to any questions I had. His helpful suggestions including wonderful Turkish wines were most welcome. Our charter was onboard the Azra Deniz a 26 meter gulet complete with a crew of 3. She was not a five star but very comfortable in every way. The crew were sensational, the skipper, the chef and our ever smiling deckhand were always helpful and our itinerary included some of the wonderful villages, coves and historic sites of Turquoise Coast. We also has a visit to Simi in Greece which we all enjoyed. The weather was very kind to us, so there was plenty of swimming, canoeing and sunbathing, lots of time for relaxation as well. Each night we would decide on where we would go the next day and what we would do but most of the time we followed our skippers suggestions, he really ensured we has quite diverse experiences both in scenery and activities. Our chef constantly prepared the most amazing meals, to good in fact as the waistlines slowly expanded! We were just amazed at his skills. Our group had the most wonderful holiday, our crew certainly made a major contribution to this. The coast of Turkey is exquisite and its people are so warm and friendly and the food and wine superb. Necmi came to meet us when we arrived on the boat in Marmaris and we appreciated that he did. He drove down from Bodrum. He really knows his bussiness and that is so important when you are organising travel plans from so far away. Thank you so much for your help Necmi. We all had an amazing time one one will remember for a long time to come.
Jane Burgess 27 Flooded Gum Place Black Mountain Cooroy Queensland 4563 Australia 27 June 2014 drumsara[at]me.com
I would just like to thank Necmi Artar and all at Boating Turkey for their honesty and integrity. We chartered and paid for our yacht in May of this year but unfortunately at the last minute, due to illness, we were unable to take our holiday. We emailed Boating Turkey and told them and also that we understood that no refund could be paid as we cancelled just two weeks before the charter date. However, Boating Turkey managed to late charter the yacht that we had originally chartered for part of the charter term and immediately emailed me to say that there would be a refund sent to the value of the late charter fee within a couple of weeks, which I duly received. They did not have to do this (as we would never have known) and I would again thank them for their honesty and also for all their prior help with arranging the holiday in the first instance. We will certainly be chartering with them in 2015!
We had a wonderful week holidaying on board one of Boating Turkeys 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!
A few weeks ago, I told my wife I wanted to visit family in the Netherlands. She agreed but wanted to go to another country for half the visit just to see something new. She was thinking Belgium or Germany or? The first thing I did was start looking for a last minute catamaran to charter. We have never done this before and did not know what to expect. I read lots of warnings on the internet about booking from smaller companies, but this was the only boat available in our price range. We were also a little unsure about travel in Turkey, with all the world news lately etc. We are back on the docks after an absolutely amazing time on the water and totally enjoyed the hospitality of the Turkish people we have met on our travels. The people at Aura Charters are excellent to work with and full of smiles and quick to help. I just wanted to send you this message of thanks and appreciation for everything you have done for us. I wish you fair winds and following seas
Just a quick note to let you know how very much my kids, friends and I enjoyed the La Mer and her crew. The chef was absolutely superb, and has converted all of us to the delights of Turkish cuisine. Abdullah could not have been more jolly and delightful, and JJ was all a captain should be. Please tell them how much we all enjoyed their efforts, and pass on my good wishes to them.
I have organised my 40th birthday celebrations renting a gulet for a week with Boating Turkey. The trip was a dream come true and exceeded my expectations! From beginning to end, the trip was perfect. We were welcomed by Gursel who is the representative of Boating Turkey in Gocek who was very friendly, relaxed and helpful. This was the tone for the whole trip. The boat itself was clean, in excellent condition and more importantly, the Captain Cevat, the Chef and Hasan were amazing. They really made the trip very special: helfpul, friendly, excellent... They seemed to be attentive to our needs and respond to them in a discreet way. Everyone on the trip agreed that they were great. The food was delicious and varied. I would highly recommend this kind of trip in general, its paradise for anyone who wants to relax and discover the southern coast of Turkey and live on board. I would also highly recommend Boating Turkey to anyone who wants to organise such a trip.
I'd like to thank Boating Turkey and Necmi in particular!
It happens very rarely when I'm completely satisfied with the services offered, but this was the case. In the beginning of may 2008 I was getting completely annoyed with constant delays and misinformation after numerous attempts to charter a catamaran via Russian or Greek companies. It was then I found Boating Turkey website, which straight away proved to be well laid-out and informative. So I sent a request for a catamaran charter and expected to wait another week or two for a reply, the usual time for the other companies. Imagine my surprise when 3 hours later I got my reply! One week later our holiday was fully booked and paid for. I was very pleased with this punctuality and thoughtfulness. I felt like I was talking to a friend rather than a company that's trying to sell me something. Another advantage of Boating Turkey was a very detailed contract, with no hidden costs, everything laid out clearly (apparently this happens very rarely). Our first charter with Boating Turkey was on board Lavezzi 40 catamaran, my husband and I, accompanied by a Turkish skipper Umit. Turkey, weather, wind - everything was great. Umit showed us a lot of beautiful little places which we would have never found ourselves.
Our next charter was with a larger crew of 6 people, with a skipper named Hans. This trip was even better than the 1st, it was a perfect mix of active sailing, chilling in the little deserted bays, practicing various maneuvers on a catamaran, and discovering places of cultural interest. Hans impressed us with his complete knowledge of sailing and Turkey in particular, as well as his great sense of humor.
About us: we are a married couple in our early fifties, my husband got his RYA Dayskipper qualification last year, I completed a RYA Competent Crew course. We decided to charter a few boats first with the skipper to feel completely confident when we charter the boat for ourselves.
I'd like to thank Boating Turkey, and Necmi, Umit and Hans in particular for a great time we've spent this summer! We hope to work with Boating Turkey again in the future!
We just returned from one of the most decadent, luxurious, and relaxing vacations we have ever taken with our family. What a lovely surprise this was as I found out about Boating Turkey online. After reading the testimonials from other clients and contacting a few of them directly to get their first hand opinions, I was convinced by their rave reviews and felt confident that the trip would be a success.
Necmi Artar, the tour manager, was a pleasure to work with. Together, we mapped out several destinations to sail to in the Gulf of Bodrum. Necmi was always a pleasure to work with. Every time I emailed him he replied immediately. I found this comforting and never felt the need to speak with Necmi by phone, or worried that some part of the trip would fall through the cracks. He answered every question I had with virtual smile on his face.
The gulet we were on was immaculate, and very spacious. We never felt overcrowded. The crew were very accommodating. In fact, part way through the trip we decided that we wanted to spend some evenings in ports that had entertainment. The captain of the ship fully accommodated our request by turning the boat around and sailing in the other direction towards Greece. We were on the sea during the day and in some fantastic ports by night.
Lastly, the food was fresh and very tasty. I would certainly recommend Boating Turkey to anyone who asks me about renting a private yacht in Turkey or Greece.
We commenced discussions with Necmi from Boating Turkey some 9 months before our holiday in Turkey and found him to be extremely helpful in planning our yacht charter in terms of selecting the type of yacht, planning the itinerary and general information on holidaying in Turkey. We selected a luxury Gulet Sagapo from Bodrum and the experience exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we boarded the Captain and crew went out of their way to ensure we had an experience we would never forget. I can certainly recommend Boating Turkey and will use them again if ever planning a boating holiday in Turkey .
I have enjoyed renting sailboats from the Moorings for over 30 years, but I must say BOATING TURKEY was every bit as professional and provided more personal attention to my needs and questions. The boat was in excellent condition with everything as promised. Since I am getting on in age and did not know the waters, I asked for a captain to help us. His sea knowledge was exceptional and he actually became part of our sailing family and greatly enhanced our Turkish experience. BOATING TURKEY (Mr Artar) and he would be a strong recommendation for any of our friends chartering in Turkey
Weve had an excellent holiday. Great boat, very good service by Boating Turkey and his team, and beautiful weather.
Simon - The Netherlands
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.
We would like to thank you for the most amazing week on board the Jasmin 1.
We had the most wonderful relaxed and stress free family holiday ever.
The sea was warm and so beautiful and we spend many happy hours swimming and
The boat was beautiful and the crew was so accommodating and friendly,
always striving to make us happy. Our captain always docked in the best
spots in the most beautiful little bays and our chef put together some
wonderful meals, including some lovely desserts. We were even spoilt with
baked cake with afternoon tea. Our captain did the barbecuing or braaing as
we know it in South Africa. He was an absolute champ at cooking on the open
fire on the deck. Burak, the third crew member assisted in all areas. He
was an absolute character and kept my family entertained. His new name
Thank you to the entire crew for making our boating week so special. A
holiday that my family will remember with very special memories for a very
long time.Turkey is a very special place to visit. We loved exploring the
coast on the boat. Bodrum was absolutely charming and our second visit to
Istanbul was as amazing as our first. The people of Turkey are kind,
giving, friendly and honourable. My family will definitely return to
We had a wonderful time on the Sumra Sultan gullet in August.
Necmi was incredibly helpful, even when I changed my dates, he was most accommodating. I would highly recommend this company if you are thinking of going to Turkey on a sailing holiday and need to be looked after.
I booked a trip for a cabin charter that was going going from to Greek islands with Necmi from Boating Turkey. This was second time going on a gulet. First time it was wonderful, very well arranged. This time the cabin charter operatör cancelled the trip 2 days before departure due to a political problem with Greece but the cabin charter operator did not replace it with another boat similiar that I booked.
I communicated with Necmi about not being happy with it and he immediately (with an hour) arranged another beautiful boat (Sumru Sultan) for me. This boat was going out of Marmaris instead of Bodrum. But Necmi helped on this immediately and he arranged all the transfer for free of charge. The drivers were on time and very cordial. I had am amazing time on board and highly recommend Necmi as an agent.
Thank you arranging our last minute charter, we are appricated of it very much. We had a very pleasant trip. The crew was very charming, the food excellent, and we had great opportunities to relax and enjoy ourselves in the beautiful bays.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Some of us had been on a gulet before as you know but for my brother and his wife it was their first time. They like us had a great time and even though my sister in law cannot swim, the crew were very kind and took her ashore so she could wade and bathe in the shallow waters every time we moored up in a bay. Your service was first class from the moment Deborah started dealing with you to them moment we sadly said goodbye. The crew, JJ, Abdullah and Mamet were excellent hosts and would not let us do a thing. Their little surprises for my birthday were brilliant and the food was fantastic and the boat very comfortable. I am sure that we will all be back, with more family and when we do we will be back in touch with you to book again.
Thank you for your everything, the trip was very nice, the service of your company was very good ( I can compaire with service in Italy, Croatia, Greece, your service is the best ) very lovely people, thank you
From start to finish Boating Turkey was very professional and thorough, always quick to respond which is key when you are communicating from 2 different time zones. From the moment all 12 of us stepped onto the boat our expectations were exceeded above and beyond our wildest dreams. The sea was beautiful, the chef was phenomenal and the boat was fantastic. Thank you!
Melissa B. USA
Fabulous trip. Gocek and the surrounding islands is a wonderful place to sail - spectacular scenery, great anchorages and restaurants, very friendly people. The boat was in first rate condition and whole trip went without a hitch. Couldn't recommend it more highly.
Fellow Boaters: I am writing to praise and recommend Boating Turkey and Necmi in particular for any chartering you may contemplate. They are efficient, professional and everything is just as they promised. The boat we chartered exceeded out expectations for condition and equipment. The marina was first-rate as well. If you are considering chartering in Turkey, go to Boating Turkey as they have a premier service and are great people with whom to do business.
We had a fantastic sailing week in Turkey, and Boating Turkey offered us a seemless experience. We were a diverse group of Italians, Polish, Israeli, Moroccan/Swedish, Brazilian and Spanish - not an easy group to deal with. Despite that, and our numerous changes of mind, everything was taken care of smoothly and effortlessly. We recommend them highly.
We had a wonderful week of sailing in Turkey and the boat and crew far exceeded our expectations. The planning process through Boating Turkey was very smooth and everything turned out to be exactly as promised. The chef on board cooked three fantastic meals a day and everyone from 12 to 55 years of age had a great vacation. The captain was very knowledgeable about the waters around Bodrum and we will definitively consider coming back for more
We all have liked a lot Boating Turkey services. The boat was excellent and excellent maintained. A really professional team helped to ensure a memorable holidays: since the transfer from airport, to the reception in gocek with a complete check list and briefing, to the check out with a really professional and specialized team to assure the boat was delivered to next customer in really good conditions. Congratulations!
I am writing to thank you most warmly for the superb holiday Jonathan and his guests had on the Richmond. I have heard from them that the food was delicious and the service impeccable. I understand that the captain and his crew were highly professional and at all times the party felt they were in complete safety and in competent hands. The crew was also friendly and good company. Everybody enjoyed sailing along such an extraordinarily beautiful coastline. The week was clearly an outstanding success. I am most grateful to you.
It was a pleasure to book a Guletvacation with Boating Turkey.
Everything was perfect, the boat ,the crew, food and drinks were outstanding, even the transfers to the harbour and airport. We had a great time on '' the one star,, and everyone in our group was satisfied and very happy. The food was delicious, we asked for the rich menu and it was a rich menu, the wine was fine and cool.
Thank you very much, and until next time.
Greetings from Belgium. Mr. Van Daele and friends.
I will just say now that our trip was absolute heaven and we will tell everyone we know how wonderful the Serenity 70 and crew are. There could not be a better cruise experience in all of Turkey and we thank you all so much for our superb experience.
We had excellent holidays with Boating Turkey and everything was above expectations. We where particulary happy with the boat where we felt like at home from the very begining. The capitan and the crew made everything possible for our confort and the route we did was really beautiful. We also enjoyed the home made turkish food that had excelent quality.
All together an amazing experience that we would like to repeat soon.
Thanks also for delivering my lost suitcase to the boat in Bodrum.
We all wanted to thank you for a great holiday, loved Turkey and its people, dispite some small problems with the boat and service was great and we got everything we espected to get. Boats were great and I tould your people what to take into acount for future chartering. We all want to thank you for your services and you will be very good adverticed back at Uruguay here im sure there is lots of friends wonting to come.
We had a great time and loved Turkey. Warm, wonderful people...nice weather...great food whats not to like. The sailing was decent, though we could have used a bit more wind. We were very impressed with Boating Turkey...seems to be a well-managed company. You lined us up with a nice boat.
The vacaction was a total success. Everything happened so smoothly and all 15 crew members returned home with a big smile on their face. We made a major mistake, we should have booked for 2 weeks instead of one because no one really wanted to leave the boat on the last day. I would like to thank you for the perfect zero-error service you provided and I would highly recommend Boating Turkey to everyone I know.
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
We were very pleased with all your efforts about booking services and chartering services. Not only that, even arranging transfers with shuttle and hotel booking, everything went well ! Everybody was helpfull, kind and always ready to assist us. So if we are going again (and I don't see why not) sailing in Turkey, we will definetley do it through you.
Thank you very very much for your perfect service with the seminar AVON group - They all came back happy and greatfull for the organisation. They all were impressed by the yacht, food and service - so thank you once again for cooperation and we will stay in touch.
Violeta Kleiniene, Turizmo skyriaus direktore
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For the second year in a row we booked a charter trough Boating Turkey.
Just like last year everything went well. We had a few problems with a suitcase that was lost in travel, but Necmi supported us perfectly. He made sure that the luggage was delivered in a practical way. He also organized transfers from and to the airport with very good service. We could call him any time when we needed a change or a confirmation and we got answers very accurate and efficiently. I think that my next charter will be in Turkey again. With Boating Turkey.
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.
Molte grazie per averci dato anche quest'anno il tuo fondamentale apporto per organizzare la nostra vacanza in Turchia, con la tua solita efficienza e disponibilità per assecondare le nostre esigenze e perchè ci sentissimo a nostro agio, in barca e a terra, anche con i bambini. Per una vacanza memorabile in barca e non solo, per la grande professionalità, efficienza e cortesia consigliamo a tutti la Boating Turkey!
We had a great time. The 380 lagoon was great lots of room and well equipped. The Turkish coast was truly amazing and the Turkish people were very helpful and we really love the food. Your representative Erkan was very helpful will you be sure and thank him for us. We hope to sail in Turkey again and when we do we will be sure to book with your company. Thank you again Al Broussard and crew
Thanks a lot for all recomendations and orientating us to your cabin charter programme. As you know it was our first on board vacation experience and we spent great time on board of a nice Gulet. It went beyond all expectations, everything was excellent but most of all we enjoyed marvellous and quiscent bays of Gokova. You can definetly target us as potencial repeat clients for one of the next summers
Karima Bonawiede Gröndalsvagen 157 11769 Stockholm Sweden
Just an email to say a big THANK YOU for your advice. Just returned from THE BEST EVER bareboat charter. Your service and the boat were excellent, Will hopefully be in touch next year, once again a big thank you !
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.
Our holiday was the most relaxing, laid-back and enjoyable holiday we have ever had. Everything ran smoothly from the moment we were greeted at the airport to our last day when the crew spent their free time with us just to make sure we got away okay. Our crew were fantastic - friendly, easy-going and happy to accomodate and anticipate our needs. The food was fantastic and while it was at first strange to let the crew do everything for us, by the end of the week we were so thoroughly relaxed we found it difficult to fend for ourselves when we returned home! We spent every night in a different bay and saw some of the most amazing, blue waters we have ever seen. There is nothing quite like waking up in a beautiful little bay to dive off the boat for that first swim of the day. We even go to meet Bardem the very friendly seal who put his head in our boat and was rewarded with a pat on the head. I have been raving about our Turkish holiday to anybody who will listen and I would highly recommend Boating Turkey to anybody considering a Turkish sailing experience. We hope to return one day!
I hereby would like to express my fantastic charter experience with your company. Everything was from the beginning to the end TIP TOP arranged. When I will charter a boat next year I will definitely do it true your company, again thanks for everything.
Our recent two week holiday with Captain Cevat, Hassan & Bulent onboard Yildizhanlar 11 with 3 other couples from Australia, I would describe as a wonderful life experience that was thoroughly enjoyable with lovely memories!
Where to start? The scenery from Bodrum to Gocek was incredible, the swimming in such clear tranqual waters amazing.
The food Bulent cooked was absolutely devine, always varied and obviously lots of preparation and thought put into each meal, we ate like kings and queens! The chips in the morning omelette, the fresh fish and chicken dishes were a real hit!
Captain Cevat was a delight, his knowledge of the areas we travelled, his expertise sailing and handling his gulet was obvious and reassuring, we felt very safe and looked after. We appreciated that Captain Cevat took the time to accompany us on some of our excursions, we obviously learnt more about the surroundings by having him with us to ask any questions and knowing where to go to get the best view.
But the real hidden treasure onboard Yildizhanlar 11 was Hassan, his gentle, obliging manner to our every whim was just amazing. Hassan made a point to remember what each of us liked to drink upon waking, he would have a lovely cup of turkish tea, coffee or apple tea ready for us. All throughout the day, Hassan made sure we were comfortable, well fed and watered (including the best knock your socks off gin and tonics!) he took care of all our domestic duties. Hassan did this in a very unobtrusive and professional manner, it was an absolute delight to of met him. (His smile is priceless!)
I could not fault our trip, it was just what we were looking for, lots of relaxing, reading, eating, relaxing, sleeping, eating, drinking, sleeping!
I hope other Australians take advantage of this wonderful adventure and have a wonderful trip on a gulet like us.
About our boat charter try in Turkey, Boating Turkey have found the most suitable boat and itinerary for us. I can say the crew was very nice people and the cook was perfect. Necmi, please take care to continue give this excellent service and I will recommand to my friends your company. See you next summer.
We really loved sailing in Turkey and everything was very professional. The boat was excellent and in fine conditions and the skipper was technically, as far as we can evaluate, very good. In the first day we change the itinerary that was initially (Marmaris Bodrum) agreed with no problem and we did a bigger course and went to marvellous places and paradisiacal bays. We were so lucky that we even saw two Dolphins and one sperm-whale!!
On behalf of my frinds as well, I want to give you a feedback of our holiday through Boating Turkey: The boat was nice, clean, all the stuff was in order: They did a very good job The skipper was professional, kind, nice, patient and prudent. The gokova gulf is a tour that I will recommend to my friends and people that I know.
Our sailing holiday in Turkey has been very very positive with Boating Turkey. I will recommend Boating Turkey to my friends..
Thank you very much for arranging our Turkish Gulet holiday in July, 2009. This was our second boating holiday with Boating Turkey, and we absolutely loved it! We chartered the Miriam Sophie, a 28 metre luxury gulet with two other families, and cruised from Marmaris, through Turkey, to Symi and Rhodes. Our captain and his family, who were the crew, were very amenable, and did everything they could to make our trip fantastic. The food was superb, you really wonder how they can whip up such great dishes on a boat! The coves and islands we visited were all gorgeous, and the highlight I think was our 3 nights in Symi, the harbour was just gorgeous, with Italian colonial architecture and brilliant cafes, then the following 2 nights were spent in little coves with the most magnificent blue water to swim in. The captain also took us to his home port in Turkey, Green Village, which was delightful.
The itinerary was very flexible, and crew happy to accommodate our choices. The boat was immaculately maintained, the cabins were large and roomy, the bathrooms were spacious and had a proper shower and toilet. There was loads of deck space both up front with sunbeds for all, and at the rear, which was enormous. We loved to sleep on deck, falling asleep with the stars at night. The captain was very skilled, we were amazed how he could manoevre such a large boat into tight spaces.
All in all, we had a brilliant experience. The booking and organization process was extremely simple, easy and smooth, and Necmi was very patient with us as we changed plans several times during the booking and departure period. The drinks etc were all pre-ordered via the net.
If you want a truly relaxing holiday, the sun and breeze in your face and not a care in the world, you can't beat this. No TV (they did actually have TV but we didn't tell the kids that) no phones, no worries.....
We had a wonderful vacation. The boat was very nice and clean when we arrived. We had a defect of one of the engines, but that was correctly taken care off. Also the inspection of the boat in the beginning and at the end went very efficient and kind. We would certainly recommend your services to other people. We are even thinking of coming back next year, but then starting in Fethiye.
I have set my husband in cc, maybe he can still add some comment.
Me and my family were going to take a Windstar cruise in early July this year. One of the ports of call was Bodrum. Reading about the place and its tourist attractions, we decided to rent a gullet for the day. I am sure now that our decision couldn't be better. It was a most relaxing trip, in a typical boat, huge and comfortable, swimming in clear waters with no hurry at all. The crew members were very kind and helpful, and they cook wonderful meals. Everything was really well organized. Since I had arranged the gullet rental through an Internet site, having paid for their services in advance, I knew I was taking my chances. Specially because we would just have some hours in Bodrum, and it would be hard to rearrange the rental on the spot. I had no need to worry, the boat was waiting for us, corresponding in every detail to what they proposed us in their e-mail. We will certainly use Boating Turkey services again if we are fortunate enough to visit this wonderful Turkish beach once more in the future.
This was the most relaxing and unforgettable holiday ever! Great boat and broker, beautiful scenery, weather to match, delicious food and our crew went out of their way to be as helpful, friendly and flexible as possible. We felt like Royalty with the way they treated and spoilt us. We can only describe our experience as perfect! Boating Turkey Çok teşekkür ederim.
Before we decided on our blue voyage we went through the people's comments on the net and decided on Boating Turkey. We found out that all those people who recommended Boating Turkey were right. We started from Marmaris heading Fethiye. The Kemaloglu I was a beautiful and comfortable 29 meter boat built 2-3 years ago. The cabins and ensuites were very well appointed. We had plenty of space in the cabin and out on the decks. The food prepared by owner's wife Inci was delicious and healthy. The crew were polite and helpful. We don't want to comment much on the scenery, atmosphere and the beauty of the bays we visited. The words (at least our words) are not enough to describe it. But, let us quote from an Australian couple from Melbourne we met on the boat: This is bliss, something you need to repeat every year, I'll suggest to my daughter to have her honeymoon on this cruise We already booked another blue voyage in September, starting from Bodrum.
Mavi yolculuğumuzdan çok memnun kaldık. Yemeklerden lezzetli ve çeşitliydi. Tekne çok güzel ve temizdi. Gezdiğimiz koylar temiz, sakin ve bize ait gibiydi. Kaptanın her yeri karış karış biliyor olması gideceğimiz koylarda hayal kırıklığına uğramayacağımızın garantisiydi. Uyumlu ve güleryüzlü ekipten yolculuk boyunca memnunduk ve sorun yaşamadık. Popüler mavi tur rotaları haricinde berrak denizde yüzmek ve sakin koylarda geceleyip sessizliği dinleyerek yıldızları izlemek isteyenler Bozburun rotasını tercih etmeliler. Dimitri, Hurmalı, Serçe, Bozukkale ve Kadırga koyları harikaydı. Sığ limanda denize girmeyi unutmayın. Teşekkürler Boating Turkey
The boat was impeccable and the places we went were very beautiful. Really one in a life time experience and definitively worth it.
Jose Payet Peru 25.05.2009
Thanks so much for working with us on the gulet rental. We had a great time on the boat and the crew was excellent. We loved the itinerary and the weather was perfect. We thought the water was perfect for swimming but maybe a little too cold for snorkeling.
Good day, My name is Sergey Dobrovoliskyi. I want to express enormous gratitude for your work! It was pleasantly surprised a clearness and professional going near the matter of employees of Boating Turkey. On all stages works are a complete order and attentive respect to the clients! Thank you so much. I will advise Boating Turkey to all my firends
Our time in the Bodrum Peninsula aboard BoatingTurkey Vessel for us was definitely the high point of the year the vessel was a new boat and we found her to be in excellent condition, with all the little facilities that make such a difference already organized. We appreciate the high level of professionalism you bring to the sailing as well, from the early arrangements to the preparation of the boat and review of the region we would be sailing in - your people did a very good job of both alerting us to local navigational concerns, and sharing their enthusiasm for the many wonderful places we visit. We're happy to recommend you to anyone who might be considering chartering in your area, and look forward to the next time we can do it again!
Boating Turkey is indeed the correct choice, we had a fantastic boating holiday. Everything was up to expectation, the material was in perfect condition and the people did a very good job in introducing us.
This great site made the choice easy. I have received great professional follow up prior to the rental and the cruise was excellent. The boat was brand new and equipped with first class gear. The rental team was nice and provided excellent help when needed
Great cruise, great experience. Serious business. Highly recommended. Cédric Naintré 11 Rue du 29 Juillet 75001 Paris
We were dellighted with the week sailing on this wonderful gulet. The staff , Saleh, Oechler and Willy were very helpful, friendly and professional. The boat was clean, the food turkish and good. Although it was already mid October we had most of the time wonderful weather. We did enjoy the week on the boat. Goekova bay is very beautiful. We might even return.
Thank you so much. Everything was perfectly organised. The boat was beautiful and maintained to a very high standard. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. And the Bodrum & Datca peninsulars are such a wonderful cruising ground. We will be back!
Our group of six travelled from the USA to charter the 3 cabin Oceanis 50 that you arranged for us. I have chartered yachts many times over the last 30 years. Our experience with your agency was flawless, from the information provided about our yacht, her equipment and condition, to your timely response to my many inquiries. The Port of Gocek, and the Skopea Marina operation is truly impressive, which comes as no surprise when you see some of the fine yachts that are berthed at the facility. Your contractor that handles the inspection, care and maintenance of the fleet is extremely professional and patient. We were able to get underway early on the first day of our charter. Our group likes to sail, and over the course of the week we were able to sail as far East as Kalkan and as far West as Ekincik, enjoying the beautiful and rugged scenery along the way. It was also a pleasant surprise to be able to communicate with such ease everywhere we visited. While we had the capability of six languages on board, the easiest for us was English, and it was spoken everywhere we went. In summary, our yacht was well equipped and in excellent condition, and our group had a terrific experience that I would recommend to others without reservation.
We did have a very succesfull sailing. The boat was new and clean. There was also plenty of room to four families. Handlin of the boat was easy and pentry was big enough. We sailed to the sunken city and visited many interesting places. Weather was good with two thunder storms in the night. As a total we were very satisfied with sailing in Turkey and some day many of us will come again to you. Hartman Kaarlo Finland kaarlohartman[at]netscape.net
Dear Necmi, Everything went very well. The yacht Dufour 385 was in a good condition and, as I discovered, very easy to steer, also when pushing back. Gocek is always a good place to start, with a lot of restaurants in small bays nearby. Fethye is only a few hours sailing away. The one-way charter is not a bad choice, because the relatively long way from Fethye/Gocek gulf to Marmaris with less places convenient to stop has to be taken into account only once. That offers the chance to visit more places, drop the anchor in more bays, than in case one has to think about returning to the marina of origin in time.
All in all, we enjoyed the trip very much and unexpectedly, it was as warm in September as it was end of July.
This year I don't think I have a chance to sail once more, but next year at the earliest convenience, when weather condition are preferable I will .
Dear Friends, I am also very satisfied with this years charter aswell.
- The transfer service to and from Dalaman was comfortable and on time.
- Your staff in Marmaris was friendly and helpful.
- The Gulet was very comfortable and of high class.
- The crew, all four of them,were very friendly,service oriented and helpful. Especially I would like to mention the captain, who communicated very well about alternative routs and destinations.We felt all the time updated. Also the cook, who prepared excellent food all week, and also cooked alternative food for one of our party with an allergy.
We are very happy with the arrangement again, and will not hesitate to come back and recommend you to our friends.
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.
Everything was excellent your site provided us with easy acccess to lot od boats and simple booking procedure. Friendly staff in the base, sailing boat in very good conditions and favorable weather what else needed to make your vacations unforgettable?
Thank you very much guys for arranging me absolutly fabuolus experience on a wooden floating beauty. I did many visits to Turkey before but I didnt know it has such a amazing, beautiful, georgous coastal. It is definetely recommended everyone to see this part of Eden. I also thanks to Captain Umit and crew for their maximum attention and apprecaited sailing performance. Hopefully meet undersails again.
I like to thank you for your service regarding our stay in Turkey 28,July to 11.August 2007 Everything went as planned. The pickup at the airport, the apartments you booked for us and the 50 foot Bavaria , everything was great. Your staff in Göcek gave us an excellent service. This was the first time we rented a boat in the Mediterranean and our first visit to Turkey. These two weeks we sailed in Turkeys waters were wonderful. Going to sleep under the star bright sky every evening, was a joy. If any one is looking for good service, good boats, talk with Boating Turkey. Best regards Gudmundur Thorlákur Mosfellsbær Iceland muggur[at]mmedia.is
Dear Necmi, Thanks for your all help.We enjoyed our holiday very much. Here is a short overview of our trip:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ1MviKl7XE
Janno Luurmees Estonia
We spent a lot of time going through travel brochures and surfing the internet in researching our Turkish boating holiday.
After lots of false starts with other boating brokers who did not respond speedily or who only answered one or two of our questions, we found the Boating Turkey website and never looked back. The site was very clearly laid out with an extensive list of available boats along with quality photos. Our questions around boats and suggested itineraries were responded to quickly and effectively, and we always felt that we were getting considered opinions and advice rather than rushed and incomplete responses.
The result: The boat and her crew were outstanding - a perfect match to our requirements and exactly as promised by the staff who helped us at Boating Turkey. Their staff could not have been more courteous and helpful, both in the booking process, and helping with some extra supplies on the day of departure and getting our family to the boat quickly and efficiently whilst making sure everything was in order with the captain and boat before they waved us off.
We recommend their services with confidence and pass on our thanks for helping with a great holiday experience.
We were very happy with Boating Turkey and felt that they represented us well. First of all they were quite responsive to our emails and patient with all of our many questions. When it came time to choose the Gulet they recommended the ones that they thought would best suit us, subject to our needs and budget, and did a very good job of guiding us toward the best one for us. I felt that they had good knowledge of the gulets and when we arrived at our yacht on the first day it was exactly as they had represented it, so that we had no disappointments. Most of the information exchange such as beverage selections, crew lists, requests for transportation, itinerary selection, etc. were dealt with efficiently and therefor the entire trip went very smooth. I also found that they had the best web site for viewing facts, pictures and floor plans of the boats. Our group highly recommends Boating Turkey to any traveler planning a trip to this wonderful country
Thank you very much for your mail of September 29. I planned to send you a mail as well to say how much we enjoyed our holidays. The boat was great, so was the wheather, but we especially really admired Marina and Simon, what a great couple and what great service they provided.
Thanks very much for booking this great ship and arranging all other facilities around our stay in 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
Dear Necmi, As you already know Im 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 Ill be sure that the next year Ill back to Turkey and Ill get in touch with you.
Whilst booking Boating Turkey were professional and efficient and provided a number of alternative options for us. The booking process could not have been smoother. Even though we arrived early the boat was ready to go and the staff where extremely helpful. When we next arrange to sail in Turkey, we will use Boating Turkey without hesitation
Dear Necmi, I want to thank-you very much for all of your help and organization of our boating trip. It was organized perfectly. The boat was beautiful. It was very clean, spacious and in perfect shape. Sailing along the Turkish coast was beautiful. Great anchorages, towns and bays. Everyone we met was very friendly and the food was delicious. We appreciated all of your help with our on shore arrangements also. The tour of Ephesus and the transportation to Bodrum worked very well. I would highly recommend Boating Turkey to anyone looking for a sailing trip along the Turkish coast. Thank-you Necmi. Your service was excellent.
A very satisfiying and memorable experince and definitly value for Money. We hope to be back over this side of the world for another Turkey adventure. Well done the staff and crew of Boating Turkey. We wish you the best for future.
David Barry - Courtney Clark 25 Dally Street Kurrabla Park Adelaide 5037 Australia
Thanks once again for all of your help. We had a fabulous trip. Everything was very smooth, including all of the transfers, beverage stocking, and Dalyan river tour (Suleyman Toker, the guide, was very excellent). Captain Cevat and the crew were all excellent as well as you had mentioned, Hassan, the cook, was fantastic.
This has been our first experience of sailing the Turkish coast and after that I have to recommend Boating Turkey. The booking procedure went fine, Necmi provide us with all the information we requested, and all the process was as expected: they were waiting for us at Dalaman airport with a first class vehicle, the boat was in perfect conditions and well equipped, the people at the Marina was very professional and efficient, and the sailing experience at the Lycian coast was simply marvelous, beatiful weather, cristal clear waters, superb landscapes and very friendly people.
I strongly recommend to sail Turkey and do it with the help of Necmi at Boating Turkey
Jaime Ros Spain
When you make an online booking with Boating Turkey you are ensuring more than a top class holiday, you are establishing contact with Necmi Artar. So what, you might think!! Well, not only will Necmi look after your Gulet cruising requirements, he can sort out many more of the associated things that are essential to your break, such as transfers from & to the Airport, hotel accommodations, excursions while you are shore-based, transfers from the hotel to the Bodrum marina and back again on completion of your cruise. On our behalf he even checked availability and booked us into the hotel we had found on the internet and specifically wanted to stay at!! With service like this, it will come as no surprise to learn that the Gulet cruise through the Gulf of Gokova was brilliant. The service was great Captain and 2 crew to look after just 9 of us fresh food every day, plenty of cold drinks and beautiful scenery and swimming opportunities. I can thoroughly recommend this holiday for total relaxation and enjoyment and cannot thank Necmi enough for ensuring that all worked out perfectly
This is the second year that we have organised our sailing holiday through Boating Turkey. When we were planning our holiday in 2005 we stumbled across their website and were very glad that we did so . Necmi was extremely helpful providing us with lots of options to choose from and the prices were quite reasonable. In 2005 we sailed from Bodrum and this year after discussing our options with Necmi we sailed from Dalaman.
Both times the process ran extremely smoothly. The filling in of forms took next to no time and it was very easy to transfer our deposit and final payment from a UK bank account.
The yachts were in excellent shape and the service on the ground each time was very professional and welcoming. We would definitely choose Boating Turkey again for any future sailing trips. We haven't yet planned our holidays for 2007, but rather think that we might be emailing Boating Turkey once again.
Dear Necmi, I would like to tell you how delighted we were with our wonderful yachting holiday in Turkey. The service from you during the booking process was outstanding. In particular we appreciated how flexible and accommodating you were about working in with our travel dates. Everything was exactly as you described it. The Dougie T was immaculately presented and the service was very professional. Nothing was too much trouble. A delightful touch was the welcome pack they provided. We had a marvellous holiday and look forward to repeating it. We also thoroughly enjoyed our stays in Marmaris and Bodrum Thank you for your help. We would be happy to recommend you.
From my very first contact with Necmi at Boating Turkey a year before our trip, I had confidence in what to expect due to his prompt and professional dealings via email to me in New Zealand. Necmi assisted us with both the ideal Gulet and itinerary for our group of 8 adults and 3 children all within our required budget.
The Gulet La Finale was a lovely, large boat that met the needs of everyone in our group - activities for the kids, spaces for relaxation and social gatherings and areas for those needing to do business. The crew of 4 ably led by their captain were wonderful - all professional, yet friendly and joined in with our activities when invited to do so. We felt like they were there to please us, at times seeming to go beyond what was required of them. They included us in decisions about where to moor overnight and when to stop off or move on and were also accommodating with things like wi-fi and air conditioning. They also recommended places to visit on shore and used the tender to transfer us to land. The food was excellent and varied. We chose for Boating Turkey to purchase drinks on our behalf and this worked well and was a reasonable option. The 6 cabins included 2 master cabins and 4 en-suites - at times they were too hot for sleeping so some of our group slept under the stars. We all agreed that 7 days was not quite long enough! We plan to do a similar trip again in the future and would use Boating Turkey to assist without hesitation. Thank you to all that ensured we had a wonderful experience cruising
During August/September 2015 we enjoyed a sailing holiday in Turkey and Greece which we started planning in November 2014. Quite a few friends showed an interest and we had to find a yacht for bare boat charter which answered our specific requirements for a two week period at the right time to suit 7 couples and at the right price. I sent out several inquiries to a number of charter companies found on the internet and Necmi from Boating Turkey was prompt in responding with a number of options for us to consider. It also was the only response which fully answered all our requirements.
This was our first sail in Turkish waters, in an area we know little of and also the first time crossing international borders sailing. These, together with the idea that I am dealing with a company of which the reputation can only be gauged through previous reviews, raised many questions. Although all of these were promptly and efficiently answered by Necmi during the months long planning stage of the trip, I was still a little apprehensive about what we would encounter once we got there.
On arrival in Bodrum, we received clear directions to the marina in Turgutreis where all the formalities were handled in a very friendly, yet professional manner by SHY, allowing us to depart on an unforgettable holiday experience. Additional information on custom agents on the Greek islands were accurate, but at the same time could not match the excellent service we received from all the officials and the charter company throughout the trip. Everybody really went out of their way to ensure we felt welcome and without any need to worry about anything. Any problems encountered with the boat were dealt with efficiently and we were refunded for any interim expenditure to get us going again.
Thank you Necmi, for your patience with all our questions and for organising the ideal boat! I am not sure what your involvement was with the organisation of the perfect weather we experienced, but thank you for that too! Also pass on our gratitude to Cigdem Ulu from SHY for her assistance and efforts in making sure that their services were tailored to our needs. Also to Vassilis Kapadakis from the Kalymna Yachting Club and Dimitris Kastis from Greek Yacht Services on Leros, for their assistance with moorings, supplies, custom clearance, immigration and general advice.
From the entire crew of Carmen, thank you all for making our holiday a very special experience. We certainly hope we will be able to do this again in the not too distant future.
Thank you for all your help in planning our gulet trip. You were so patient with all my questions and everything you said was accurate. We had a wonderful trip on La Finale -- a real dream come true. It is a beautiful boat and well maintained. The food was excellent, as was the service. The places we visited were beautiful. Captain Kansu inspired confidence and was very attentive to our specific interests. In addition, he was a personable companion whom we enjoyed very much. I want to come back next year!
I found your service to be very good. All arrangements were made very efficiently and all the information supplied was clear and easy to understand. The boat was equipped exactly as specified and was in excellent condition. We had a very enjoyable in week and some great sailing in beautiful waters.
Boating Turkey organized bareboat yacht in Turkey. Our team, eleven persons were fond of Tequila, Benetau Cyclades 50,5. It was in perfect condition and check-in was professional. Some little shortages were quickly liquidated. We had rather volatile weather including sunshine and thunderstorm, but Tequila had always high level performance. Sailing first time outside EU we got all necessary information about formalities and regulations. We'd like to thank Necmi for wonderful vacation.
We had a fantastic trip and it was made all the better by the ease with which the whole charter was arranged- the crew of SK yachting were organised, helpful and made our two week holiday a pleasure. Their advice and trip info helped a lot!
Would recommend both of you to the yachting fraternity.
Craig Delport South Africa
It has been a perfect week of relax and sail..! Good weather and perfect wind every day. The organisation has been perfect: - Clean Boats and in perfect maintenance condition. - Very kind personal - Easy and fast check-in and check-out. Couldn' t ask for more.. :-)
Alberto Cavallini Italy
It was my first experience to book sailboat and go sailing without hiring a captain. I found in Internet BoatingTurkey and all my booking process was just easy and smooth, Necmi answered all my questions, made for me all appointments and when a came to Marina for boat - all papers and formalities was done, so I just walk on the boat!
Especially GREAT THANKS to people from Yelkenli in Marti Marina!! They do just great job with no headache and really do everything to keep your vacations easy and happy! There was few issues that was solved without any problems. I've met before guys from another charter companies in Italy and Croatia that tried to cheat you at the boat check out, but this is not about Yelkenli Yachting at all!! Best loyalty to the customers I ever seen! I don't even think to go sailing with another company!
Next time I'll go sailing only with BoatingTurkey for sure! Great THANKS to all of you!!
Best wishes of success for you and your company, Alexander Petukhov Russia
We want to thank your company and especially Mr. Namik, for the excellent holiday we have spent sailing in Turkey. The staff of both the company and the ports has been lovely. The waters calm and very clean, with few buildings near the coast. The sailboat has worked well, and Mr. Namik help us fixing small problems quickly.
Luis Forcada Torra Spain
We have found the right sailing partner in Turkey. After two experiences with catamarans during three weeks, we can confidently say that Boating Turkeys team is dependable and outstanding in every respect. We have had one of the best holidays ever. Thanks to Boating Turkey and their partners network.
Paulo Amaral Portugal
Thank you for two wonderful weeks in Turkey. We were sailing a 38 foot Lagoon catamaran along your coast and thanks to your route tips we had a fine mix of different destinations. Hi Necmi,
The global balance is a 8,5 so our satisfaction has been bery high!!! We have got very good food, nice atmosphere with the tripulation, ...
Just 2 points for improving and reaching a 10: the boat cleanness (and maintenance in general -considering that the boad was only 2 years old-) could be better, and the uniformity of the tripulation could be better as well (usually dressed with swiming dress and without t-shirt).
Carles Poy Spain
Thank you for two wonderful weeks in Turkey. We were sailing a 38 foot Lagoon catamaran along your coast and thanks to your route tips we had a fine mix of different destinations.
Everything except check-in at the boat has been prefect. Contacts with you, transfer from/to the airport, check-out the boat and people at the destinations has all been very fine.
We can really recommend you as person, Boating Turkey as a company and Turkey as a sailing destination. We will come back!
Hans Engström Stockholm, Sweden
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.
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.
This was the first time we had chartered in Turkey. A friend had referred us to Boating Turkey. The experience exceeded our expectations. Transfers went smoothly, the boat was beautiful, well prepared and ready, the staff were patient and welcoming. Our dealings had a sense of transparency and honesty. And, of course, the Med was stunning. I have no hesitation in recommending Boating Turkey and SK Yachting in particular.
The most satisfying thing about booking through you was that everything we had hoped would happen, did. Transfers, food orders, the boat, cousel on where to explore, the whole package worked beautifully. Turkey itself was beautiful, friendly people and lovely food, plus the mix of ancient and contemporary both amazed and intrigued myself and my family. Our only issue was that 1 week was not enough next year, were booking for two!
Many thanks to Necmi for assisting throughout the booking process. It was an excellent week of sailing going from Gocek and spending most of the week in the surrounding area. The boat was in great condition and I could tell that it had been well looked after. The handover with the charter company, Portway Yacht Charters was done very well and they accommodated for our late arrival ensuring we would be able to get onto the boat to sleep that night. I highly recommend booking through Boating Turkey and will certainly be using them again in 2016.
I spent a week boating with Boating Turkey and I can say it was a wonderful experience. The Gullet is a wonderful way to travel and relax. The boat is wide, comfortable and has all the amenities you would want. The Captain and First Mate were wonderful and accommodating, taking us wherever we wanted. The most surprising thing, however, was the food. It was fantastic. There was plenty of it, good diversity in the dishes and ever so tasty. Anyone wanting a relaxing, beautiful, and memorable experience should consider taking a Gullet from Boating Turkey and just let the magic happen.
Well back in Denmark we all want to thank you for a perfect arranged holiday onboard Perla del Mar. Everything was as our high expectations or even better. Your timing with plane and bus and boat ( and back again) was perfect. The boat was spacious, well equipped and very comfortable to be onboard. All the people we met, especially the crew, were very friendly and helpful. The food onboard was very well prepared wit lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish (seafood) and lamb. One of our best family-holidays ever.... When my family have plans for next years holiday ready I will contact you to hear if you have any proposal. Maybe Perla del Mar going west of Marmmaris...? Yours
We loved your gulet trip and would recommend everything about it. Your communication was excellent throughout, which is so important when you're organising something from a different country. The boat was luxurious. It was great to have so much space on it. The crew were stars! They were totally competent (as we occasionally saw in contrast to another boat), and wonderfully friendly and helpful. Captain Kansu always explained the routes for the day, with options if we wanted, and chose lovely bays for anchorage. The crew were always happy to take us ashore in the inflatable, and haul kayaks in and out whenever we liked. It was a great holiday!
Thank you very much. I had a wonderful holiday and a lot of fun. The weather was fantastic. The ship Niki was very good and all went well. The Skipper was very professional and know his business. Tanji the Hostess is really the person who made the best of this week She is just the perfect person to make wonderful holidays, very friendly, very discreet, fantastic cooking, good knowledge in sailing, speaks very good English.
The regions visited are fantastic all was just perfect and I am surely will recommend Turkish Sailing Holidays.
Thanks a lot for your help with rent a yacht from Bodrum. We fix exellent boat with good price . We spell a great time in Bodrum area in period 11-18/11/14. All our team like to back next year to Turkey and for sure will work with Necmi
James has been very happy with the service you have offered. He says the boat is the most beautiful he has ever seen and I know he is having a wonderful time.
Many, Many Thanks for your help in organising everything. I am sure we will be using your service again.
Michelle T England
We rent a yacht for a week in October 2014. Together with our boys from 17 and 13 years old, we had a great time around Gocek. Everything was easy and quick arranged and the yacht was fully equipped, unfortunately the dinghy had it's best time, one morning he was empty, but we managet. It is definitely a holiday that we will do again with your company! With king regards,
Our holiday was great. We spent a memorable week on Joya. My daughter feels that the finest thing she has ever met, was a dolphin encounter and playing with our boat with. The answers to my questions so booking in a situation such as later come, came immediately. Everything went according to our agreement and the extraditions of the boat, as well as the return were treated very professionally. Last-minute extra wishes were handled efficiently with ease. I can at any time to recommend Boating Turkey to Partner with holiday planning.
We had a safe return after a very enjoyable week in Perla del Mare 2. Just to give you a feed back of our week. What was good: -The Captain and the crew generally speaking. -The food very well cooked. -The bays chosen by the Captain, very nice and quiet. -The outside of the Gulet. What was not good: -The interior of the boat did not have any renovation as you said, she was not in a good condition, quite a lot of things did not work properly. -The lay out was different of the one that was sent, and the crew were 5 and not 6 as shown on the photographs sent to us. We changed our destination because of weather conditions, and we ended up by staying around Gocek, but we enjoyed very very much the week.
Thank you for the organization and I hope we will go back to Turkey again. Best regards Mario Goncalves Portugal mag[at]gocial.pt
I wanted to thank you because as you said we had a really good time in the gulet. Everything was perfectly set and we are really happy with your work. We will recommend you and your team to all our friends.
Thank you for your help in finding us the gulet Remo in Göceck. We had a wonderful time with our two grand children. The owner and his two sons were very friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was amazing, the elder son is a great cook! They did everything to make our trip pleasant and were very patient with the two boys who were very lively (!) and not easy with their food.
If I had one regret it was that I am used to eating a lot of fruit and there was hardly ever any. Maybe I should have asked? My fault I guess. Also, it would be more convenient for those passengers who stay in a hotel before their cruise to be picked up and brought directly to the boat.,we/our taxi did not know where to go to find the boat and expected us to walk around the port carrying our heavy luggage in search of the gulet. Luckily the captain's son came to help us after a while! Would definetely book with you again, it was an ideal holiday with children, also thank you for recommending Efe Hotel in Göceck it was ideal with small children: well located and the pool was most appreciated(they never wanted to get out!).
Friends of ours had hired a Gullet with Boating Turkey and recommended them so our family of 5 ( 3 sons between 7 and 13) hired a Gullet for a week in early August and motored the Gocek Marmaris Gocek route. The Gullet, Remo was captained by its owner Celal and his two competent sons Cem and Erdem. Celal is a very seasoned mariner with more than 40 years at sea so we felt very safe in his Gullet. Although we did not hoist the sails we still experienced the sensation of being on a sailing boat in the open sea travelling to and from Marmaris and witnessed some spectacular sunrises.
The food was exceptional especially given the size of a galley kitchen and each day we ate very well. Celal chose idyllic locations for daily swimming and snorkelling and our boys had great fun kayaking, waterskiing and of course jumping off the boat! Some highlights on shore were visiting the ancient city of Kaunos, the rock tombs and seeing the endangered loggerhead turtles.
Boating Turkey were very easy to communicate with and quick to respond. We hope to revisit the Turkish coast and would not hesitate using Boating Turkey again.
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
You get this answer from very satisfied clients. We really enjoyed our holidays. All the people we have met were friendly and helpful. The area around Göcek is particular beautiful. The weather has been as in the catalogues. Sailing in the smooth spring time winds on a well equiped boat was so easy.
And you did a big deal to our satisfaction! Already during our e-mail-contact you built up a warm and friendly atmosphere. We have always felt being well informed. Whatever you told us, it has been correct. There have never been any problems, in contacting, booking, changing, paying, in- or outchecking. Again we thank you a lot for the free ride to Antalya - more than 200 kms! - in a quite new and comfortable car with a wide luggage boot and big windows to be fed up with a marvellous landscape. It was a fortune to change the harbour because we like the small city of Göcek. Mr. Turgut is a smooth and gentle man, he did everything to comfort us. He has always been reachable if we tried to contact him. And we were lucky to get a bigger boat, so we took profit from a lot of space. The Hey Joe is a boat without useless things but good sailing equipment. Roll-Fock and Roll-Groß make sailing easy, especially the autopilot because we always had a quite sea. As we had absolute good weather conditions we need not bring us or the boat to the limit. Though we think she would work greatly. The plotter and the gps might be helpful things then - we only used them to control what we could see by eye. The good cards and the detailed book about harbours and bays were best helpers to find a jolly good place in a bay for the night. However, we intensively used the platform for bathing and the dinghy for short trips. We loved to have good kitchen facilities to prepare the delightful Turkish fish and vegetables. A shower in the lighted and big dimensioned bathroom was always an enliven action. We never felt cold in the bed-linen.
Dear Necmi, The week was very enjoyable again. The Asensena was a great boat & in very good condition, and the crew, led by Shaban, were very attentive and looked after us very well. We will contact you soon about booking this boat again for next year Best regards
Indeed we had a great week in Orhanye, and I guess what I appreciated most was your flexibility and reactivity during the booking period. Then I have to say I was a bit surprised not to see you at the marina and finding out that you were actually subcontracting to Yelkenli Yachhing. Also we had some discussions with them regarding the boat description which was not exactly as you had told us (eg. regarding the fans in the cabins). But in the end we were lucky that the weather was not so hot, so it all went fine. The team at Yelkenli Yatching also took a bit of time to explain us about the nice places around the bay, and their recommendation proved quite good. All in all I'll be definitely checking again Boating Turkey for my next sailing holidays ! Feel free to quote me for any of this.
In 2013, we rented a bareboat in Göcek. Nature and weather was heavenly and we had a wonderful week but our boat had many problems which gave us hard times.
This year we contacted you via the internet among many others and you gave us the best price together with impressive references. When we arrived to the marina, our boat was ready 3 hours in advance.It was clean, we were well received and informed of the boat.After spending a week in the boat, I can say it was very well maintained and everything functioned well.We had a great sailing week thanks to your punctuality and close concern.
We are very much looking forward for our sailing holiday next year knowing we will have the best with your efforts and experience.
I thank all the attention received to complete my week Cruising from Bodrum to Gocek. As for the boat: everything worked according to expectations, including all onboard services, all navigation equipment functioned as expected. People in the base has behaved excellent. The delivery of the vessel, the performance summary, the instructions were very clear and neat, support during the crossing, in reference to a single functional drinking water problem was solved with clear indications received by e-mail. The reception in Gocek was excellent, and we also completed a week Cruising with much satisfaction. I only have words of praise for the work done, and no doubt I will continue working with you on future plans in turkey. My best wishes
Hello Necmi, Finally back in New Zealand after a most successful cruise aboard Catch Me . Certainly compared with our previous four Lagoon 41 charters she was by far the best boat that we have had and we have already thanked Can for this . We think he appreciated our various modifications and purchases to improve the boat for future charterers . We also wish to thank you for your excellent communications particularly when it was necessary with the anchor winch control problems. We would have no hesitation of recommending Boating Turkey as a thoroughly reliable Company to charter from. Thank you again
Thank you for helping us with the charter of La Finale and Dea del Mare. We had very memorable 6 days , enjoyed the beautiful scenery, crystal clear water , swimming and all the gadgets on the boats. We also enjoyed the good food and the hospitality of the staff. Kids loved the Kayaks and especially the ringo. The ice cream boat also was a big hit . We also all had a great time the night we had the DJ on Dea del Mare.
After spending one week onboard the Gulet Remo cruising the Gokova Gulf out of Bodrum, myself and family are only longing for more! Yes it was that good. The captain and crew were fantastic and the food was totally amazing. We loved the whole time we had on this cruise. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. If you are thinking about doing it then just go for it, you won't be disapointed. The booking process was also a breeze. Necmi from Boating Turkey was great to deal with and very professional. I personally think cruising with Baoting Turkey is very good value for money so I give the whole deal a big thumbs up. Thanks again to everyone at Boating Turkey.
We had a great time on our bareboat charter from Gocek in May 2014 aboard Kiwi (Sun Odyssey 42) . From start to finish the charter was perfect the arrangements made by Boating Turkey were precise and seamless, booking communications quick and simple, airport transfer smooth, charter base operator highly professional, helpful and thorough, and the boat was very well prepared and excellent value for money. I would certainly rate my satisfaction with both Boating Turkey as 100%, and look forward to chartering with you again next year.
I cant thank you enough for all of your help in putting together the vacation of a lifetime. Everything was perfect. We loved our crew and all agreed that we have never been so pampered. The boat was very comfortable and captain and crew spoiled us rotten. Every day was interesting, but also relaxing. We will recommend your services to all of our friends.
In one word it was superb, very good product, professional service, very talented skipper who makes safety a priority so his passengers can relax by knowing they are being very well taken care of. I particularly appreciated your advice at the begining of our contact, and especially the speed with which you responded to my questions and concerns. Thank you, I will certainly be in touch with you for next sail away.
From our first moment on board when we were shown around the bedrooms, bathrooms, dining area and so on I knew I would be having a once in a lifetime experience. The polished wood, the royal blue shade cloths and sunbathing areas all added to the feeling of luxury during our two weeks saling the stunning turkish waters and visiting the beautiful bays and sea side villages and ports along the coast. Every little wish of ours was immediately considered and acted upon by the crew and the Captain made sure every single day of a new view and always the best place to moor to please us. This included the use of the air conditioning at night which in late August was absolutely necessary and something we had been worrying about, though without any fuss our nights were as cool as we wanted by having the aircon on, thanks for that! The food was excellent, never boring, always very delicious and always served with grace and professionalism by the crew. The rooms were kept spotlessly clean, the whole boat for that matter washed down and scrubbed regularly and if there was the smallest problem in a bathroom for example it was dealt with immediately. We all felt that the two weeks was very good value for money and I would not hesitate to recommend your company to all of my friends.
Boating Turkey organised for us the most wonderful 7 day holiday on a gullet cruising down the coast of Turkey, July 2013. We are two Australian families with four children aged between 5 and 11. Necmi responded quickly to all our questions and queries and provided us with exceptional service and attention to detail he found us the perfect boat for two families and organised a wonderful local Turkish captain and crew. We would not hesitate to book with Necmi and Boating Turkey again.
My daughter did considerable research before booking Apeka for a 7 day cruise from Marmaris to Kas for my wife and me, our 3 children and their partners and my wife's niece.The cruise would have to be as good a holiday as anything we have ever had. What could ever be better than pulling into a uninhabited cove and everyone diving into the azure blue Mediterranean! Yes there was the occasional rain and wind. But Cemil (Jimmy) our captain always perfectly navigated a smooth course through any swell and always found a safe spot to moor. Add in Guten? and her husband's magnificent cuisine over 3 amazing meals ever day and you have perfection.
If you want a stress free fantastic value for money holiday with close family or friends, a cruise with Cemil has to be it.
We are 3 couples in our 60´s..We already had some sailing experience at the Mediterranean Sea and we planned during a whole year, a new trip , visiting new places and sailing other seas.
We had not to many information and tips for sailing the Turkish South Coast but we knew, through friends comments, is a great place.
Looking to rent a boat, I contact some brokers. After compare their offers and the way they attend our requirements, we decided to deal Boating Turkey...
Necmi tried hard to find the proper boat at a nice locations to serve our one way one week sailing plan. Great choice!! We received a very fine boat, brand new, a lot of recommendation to have a relaxed and interested sail experience and even very friendly help with the luggage we were carrying and were no useful on board.
The skipper, was very professional and very kind person.
We had the most stunning week on board SUNWORLD VI in September 2013. Everything from the accommodation/cabins, outdoor eating and lounging areas, food (thank you Mustafa), captain and crew were perfect.
I would definitely recommend Boating Turkey to our friends and look forward to doing another gulet cruise in the future.
JUNE KATZWINKEL, THE CREW RALPH, ILSE, MARGE, SAL, ROG, ANDREA, MANDY, LINDY, MARC, ANDREW AND RICK South Africa drralphk[at]iafrica.com
We loved our sailing experience with Boating Turkey. Condor is a beautiful boat, and was immaculately maintained and ready for us. Milta Marina is also an elegant marina to have as a home port. We spent a great week pulling into little bays and eating amazing meals. We love Turkish food. Thank you again for the great vacation. Our only mistake was not to book for longer. A week is a little short. Thank you again for everything. Sincerely,
We had an absolutely fabulous time on Pulp and Paper (Beneteau Oceanis 50)! Thank you very much for your help with everything and for recommending the boat. Despite being 5 years old, all the instruments, fittings, sail and rigging were in very good working order. We didn't have any problems at all in the 2 weeks we were on it. Despite its size, the four of us were able to sail, berth and moor the boat very easily.
Checking in was also a pleasure. The boat was ready for early check-in, as requested, so thank you for that too. Cigdem was ready and waiting for us at the boat to do the check-in paperwork, and it was fast and hassle-free. (In charters we've been on before we had to wait in charter offices for more than one hour to sort out paperwork etc. After being on a 20+ hour flight from Australia, the last thing we wanted was to stand in a hot, crowded office to do paperwork!)
So thank you again. We love sailing and cruising in Turkey. The coast is very well set up for sailing, people are friendly and welcoming and there are so many interesting places to see and things to do. We will definitely go back to see more!
Thank you so much for our trip! We had a great time. Our crew were lovely and perfect for our family holiday! We will pass on your details to eager friends in Australia. Hopefully we will be in touch in the near future for another trip.
It has been great holidays, I did enjoy very much the top shape of the boat, the quality of the service and the beautiful scenery, nice weather and wind too. Thank you for your service and I hope to be back soon sailing in Turkey.
we had a wonderful time on the SAMBA ! To be honest, we have never seen a boat that was so well maintained, well equiped and clean as this one ! We have been sailing with our friends for many years already and we have been to other places in countries such as Greece, Italy and Croatia. This Broadblue 435 was absolutely great to sail with and we would love to rent it or a similar one again. Thanks for your help and hopefully we'll be back again some day !
Best regards, Audrey Ottevanger and the rest of the crew: JP, Marion, Andre, Ingrid and Arjo Germany audrey[at]topaze.de
We had a good cruise from Bodrum to Marmaris during early September of 2013. A chef is always important in situations like these and Hassan certainly rose to the occasion, delivering a range of tasty, nutritious and healthy meals doing more than justice to the Turkish cuisine under difficult conditions. The boat hands Arkhan and Aktihm were extremely diligent, keeping the boat spotless at all times. Aktihm was particularly pleasant with an omnipresent mischievous smile! Duran, the skipper, performed his task well, demonstrating good seamanship at all times and proving to be an expert at preparing just about anything on the bow mounted barbeque. He chose a sensible route, selecting good overnight stops in beautiful coves, passages and charming villages. Communicating our route, advice and suggestions about what to do ashore and engagement generally was somewhat limited. Our diverse group from South Africa and New Zealand got on really well, truly enjoying the on board hospitality. We were somewhat disappointed that the boat was not fully equipped to sail rather than motor all the time. An on board wind surfer and snorkelling gear would have been welcome as well. Besides that, we had a great time. Boating Turkey were flexible regarding our needs arriving and departing and we will use them again.
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.
Hi Necmi, we just arrived home after a visit to Istanbul. We had a great trip on the gulet great boat, great crew, and fine food. Thanks for all your help in setting everything up and responding to all our queries. We'll do it again one of these days.
Hi Necmi, We had a great time on the Asensena again on the summer 2013 . The meals were deliscious and rich, the captain and crew very friendly and helpful all the time,and the Gulet was luxery and clean. Me and my friends are very satisfied about this trip and we like to say thank you for the perfect organisation. We keep in touch Necmi, let's say until next year, i'll send you a mail in the early spring.
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.
Its been a smooth and trustful relation from the very first mail with Necmi Artar to the final check of our perfect sailing boat in Göcek. This also goes for the choice of our skipper Mustapha, professional and discrete, as well as the chartering partner. I do recommend Boating Turkey.
I was recently on board the Grand Mare with Michelle Neumann and my friends. We had an amazing adventure and I personally loved being on board every minute. The crew were friendly and respectful in every way. Having said that I would jump at the chance to get back on board and go sailing again. Hope this is of some help.
We initially found the Boating Turkey website just by trawling the internet but once Necmi has responded to our first enquiry, we never looked any further. He was so helpful in helping us choose a route, answering all our questions and providing advice. In fact, he gave us travel tips for Istanbul and arranged many of our transfers and recommended hotels etc. Pretty much whatever we asked for - a great add-on service. There were four couples on our Gulet (Albatross A) together with three crew members. Our cruise departed from Fethiye and ended at Marmaris. We pretty much left everything to the crew on the basis that they had done it a few times and would know what worked. We were not disappointed and had a wonderful holiday. The crew were very good at keeping a low profile on board but at the same time maintained excellent levels of service. The food is legendary and we looked forward to every meal - full board is a must. I would have no hesitation in recommending Boating Turkey to anyone.
We would like to emphasize that from arrival until departure the whole trip was extremely well organized and arranged pick up at airport, reception at hotel with room available to freshen up during our waiting time before boarding, lunch, transport to boat, were very helpulf and considerate. The reception on boat by crew was very warm, personal and helpful. The crew explained choices for departure which were left up to us, no pressure not throughout the whole trip. They accomodated us in any way and we can't emphasize enough how helpful and warm the crew was to us. The meals were every time a big suprise and delicious, to say nothing of the fantastic presentation!! The cleaning of the bathrooms was done at times so that it was no inconvenience to us, crew kept the boat tidy and clean. Trip was fantastic we got to see wonderful spots and we all felt sorry when we had to return. Sadly we said goodbye to the crew, but we were happy to have had such a wonderful experience for our first boat trip We are so enthusiastic that we encouraged quite a number of friends to book this kind of trip. We are going Again in 2006 with friends from the U.S.A. who after having seen our pictures and heard the stories immediately were up for making a booking. See you again in 2006 and thank you so much for a wonderful vacation.
I would like to thank you for organising our boating trip for our party of 8 we joined our boat for the last week of June 2013 in Fethyie and travelled to Marmaris although we spent most of the time in the Gocek Bay area. The waters were flat and calm, so much so, it is as if you are on a lake! The food prepared by our cook was delicious and plentiful we had our wedding anniversary and a birthday on board and the staff made it special by arranging a cake! Our boat was a 21 metre gulet with 4 cabins which was extremely comfortable, each had own shower ensuite. Lovely front and back deck to laze the day away. Our 3 staff were brilliant and attentive, with Tegood always at the ready to refill our glass! Nemci also arranged our transport from airports as well as the long trip from Bodrum to Fethyie, all went off without a hitch. All in al,l a lovely relaxing holiday, beautiful scenery and sparkling blue waters! Would have no hesitation in recommending Necmi/Boating Turkey services.
Necmi at Boating Turkey found us the perfect gulet and crew for our small family. Boating Turkey were completely professional in their dealings with us and we would highly recommend them. The boat was beautiful and the crew took us to some quiet and beautiful spots along the coast. Captain Mehmet and the crew were extremely courteous and kind. It was our daughter's birthday while we were away and they managed to get us a cake with her name on it without us even asking. It really was a holiday of a lifetime and we will never forget it.
Clare and family UK
We did have a fantastic time! The crew was good, and the food was great. The 10 of us were well taken care of at all times. The young assistant was truly amazing. He was so amazing, he was able to anticipate our needs. He even served us coffee first thing in the morning while we were waking up. All things considered, I would definately recommend this type of vacation to others.
Necmi, I cant thank you enough for all the time and effort you spent making our sailing holiday unforgettable. I had a million questions about sailing in Turkey and sent you numerous emails. You always responding back to each and every email right away and provided clear instructions, information and details. In addition, I spent some time researching other brokers and charter companies operating in Turkey and your rates were by far the most competitive. Our trip turned out perfect in every way. Our airport transfers, pre & post hotel recommendations were brilliant! The sailboat was beautiful and well equipped and we appreciated your sailing route recommendations. Sailing in Turkey is so easy compared to the San Francisco Bay were we are from. If was such a pleasant and relaxing experience. Fantastic seaside restaurants you can eat at every night only accessible by boat. All the markets catering to the sailing community made shopping for supplies a piece of cake they all deliver right to the boat! Best of all was the natural beauty of the Turkish cost. This is unlike any place in the world. Our vacation exceeded all our expectations and we already decided we will be back next summer. We couldnt have done this without you and your help. Thanks again for being part of this amazing experience we will be in touch when we start to book our 2014 vacation!
We are happy for writing about the most beautiful vacation we ever had. Choosing for this cruise in Turkey was the best ideea because it was a wonderful experience and we will do it again for sure. We were breathless even from the beginning, reaching the yacht- Grand Richmond- which is a beauty :) People from the crew were so nice and friendly and offered us all the condition to feel comfortable and safety during whole trip so, we became friends, it was a real pleasure for us to spend the time together with them. Many thanks again to dear Candan, to the captain and all the crew. It was all professionally handled by your company and we would deffinately recommend your charter company anytime. We loved Turkey and its people.
We had a wonderful time on the Janneau 53 Jessie A. The organisation,the transfers, the condition of the boat and the assistance of Mrs. Zerrin and Mr. Turgut for the boat introduction and the purchase of food and drinks were very useful and to to our full satisfaction. It was also advantageous to arrive one day earlier. This made it possible to to do the purchase and the takeover of the boat in no hurry and without stress. There were small things, like a blocked speedlog, some instrument settings, one toilet water flush and the sails, which needed some minor adjustment or repair by ourselves. However they did not at all harm our beautiful sailtrip in Turkey. We shall with great pleasure contact you again for our next sail charter in Turkey.
We (3 friends) decided in early April to take a boating trip to Turkey and having reviewed a number companies we decided to go with Boating Turkey - our main reason to go for them was they proivde all the details we needed to make our decision without much effort. This experience got better as we began our booking and all our communications with Boating Turkey - I have to say that they are one of the most professional organisation I have dealt with in booking a holiday . We arrived in Bodrum for our holiday and everthing was as we expected or better - the transfer from the airport , the boat , the crew (we had a great captain and cook ), the places we visited, the food and the general atmosphere which made our holiday a most relaxing, chilled out week. This was a great holiday and one that we will remember for a long time. We will do it again next year I hope.
We recently completed a week long charter with your company and for the 20 of us on board it was magnificent , beyond what we had imagined. From the booking procedure through to the final day the captain and crew were fabulous. The food and the service were exceptional , the care with cleaning and meeting our needs was far above what we expected. Our captain was a man with a wonderful calm demeanour and all praises to our wonderful chef and all the staff. Without doubt we all agree it was an experience of a lifetime and we will boast of Boating Turkey Wherever we go. Thank you to all at for making this an exceptional 60th birthday celebration and the engagement of our daughter and her partner.
Thank you Necmi. We are now back home in Australia. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and friends for the holiday of a life time upon you Gulet. The service provided by the Captain and cook assigned to our boat was faultless In particular the food provided, The places we were taken,The beautifull coves and harbours and the information provided by the Captain. We have no hesitation in saying your companys professional approach,service and happy staff will always make our holliday to this particular part of Turkey a life time memory. Thanks again Hope to see you all again some day
Thanks to Boating Turkey. We Just completed a great 5 days trip to Göcek. We are 3 (60 years schoolmates) friends. Mr Necmi was extremely helpful in planning our vacation. The Boat was Sun Odyssey 37 (JAMBOO) was middle age (2000 model) but very lovely lady. The price was very reasonable, the boat was in very good condition withot any problem during the sailing and had everything that we needed. The collection of the boat and the handling back was very easy and efficent. We were also very impressed by the attention to detail upon embarkation and disembarkation. The whole trip was excellent. We enjoy departing from Fethiye Ece marina and doing a round trip around Fethiye, Göcek Bay continuing to Ekincik My Marina. Göcek was wonderful we spend four days in Göcek and found numerous little bays to swim in and also pleasand bay side restaurants for dinner.. Thank to Boating Turkey, Mr Necmi and all the staff for making our sailing a memorable one.
Necmi bey merhabalar, Tatilimiz harika geçti. Bu tatil sürecinde gösterdiginiz profosyonel ama bir o kadar da samimi yaklasiminiz sayesinde ilk yaptigimiz telefon görüsmesinden tekneyi teslim ettigimiz ana kadar olan tüm süreçten gayet memnun kaldik. Bizim için ilk olan bu tecrübeyi sizinle yasamis olmamiz sebebi ile eşim de ben de çok şansli hissediyoruz. Firma çalisanlari da gayet yardimci oldular, özellikle operasyon sorumlusu Ercan bey her konuda bilgiliydi ve çok yardimci oldu. Ilk firsatta gelecek seneki kiralamamiz için sizinle irtibata geçiyor olacagiz. Tekrar hersey için tesekkürler, selamlar
Dear Necmi, We were very happy with our sailing experience and the service you have provided. It was all professionally handled by your company and we would recommend your charter company anytime. We loved Turkey and its people. Will return.
We booked with Boating Turkey only two weeks before we were due to leave at the busiest time of the season. We were struggling to find any other company that could find a boat that met our needs and Boating Turkey found us two boats that were exactly what we were looking for. The descriptions on the web site exactly met the boats we got and it was great to be able to get an exact description of the yachts. They were happy to make all the arrangements including transfers. The agents they dealt with were all really helpful and we felt looked after from the moment we landed until the moment we left.
We had a great time. Boating Turkey were very professional and helpful at both ends. Halcyon was also a good boat, albeit I reckon a lazyjack mainsail rather than vertical battens might be preferable next time. We were pleased with all the other features of the boat. We have recommended the trip to our friends here.
I'd like to thank Boating Turkey and Necmi Artar in particular for a great time we've spent this September! When we decided to rent boats I sent some requests for a two boats charter to some companies. Imagine my surprise when some hours later Ive got reply from Necmi! He answered all my questions immediately, gave me comprehensive information of charter. Some days later our holiday was fully booked and paid for. Skipper of one of our boat was Turkish skipper Angen Deniz. Turkey, nice weather, good wind, fantastic sea - everything was great. Angen showed us a lot of beautiful little bays which we would have no visited ourselves. Thank you for your excellent service. I would certainly recommend Boating Turkey and Necmi Artar to anyone who asks me about yacht charter in Turkey. We hope to work with Boating Turkey again in the future!
We rented 3 boats simultaneously (2 Lagoon 421 and 1 Oceanis 54) for 24 persons. The boats were in good shape, 1, 2 and 4 years old. The service from Boating Turkey staff during check-in and ceck-out was friendly and helpfull. The service of Boating Turkey / Necmi during the whole organization was perfect, efficient, friendly and the whole experience was so that we gladly would contact you the next time we'd like to rent a boat in Turkey.
We just returned from our week long charter aboard Venla, a 45' Jenneau Sun Odyssey out of Gocek, and we had the best trip! The boat was in great shape, very well maintained, and super comfortable. Nemci and the all of the staff was really helpful and I would recommend them highly. Gocek, Fethiye and all of the islands and bays in the area were all beautiful and well worth visiting!
We had a great time on the Remzi Yilmaz Everything was exellent, the boat is splendid, Captain is a very nice man, he did some special efforts to find the best Bay's for us. The cook did also his best to give us delicious meals, we appreciate this very much. And we dont forget the two young people who were always friendly and helpful. We also like to thank you and your colleagues for the perfect organisation of this trip ,and also many thanks to keep our luggages in deposit the day of departure. So, we like to wish all of you the best for the future and lets say until next year.
Thank you to BoatingTurkey.net and Necmi for creating an amazing trip for our group of 33. Necmi coordinated logistics for two gulets and a 50 foot monohull and truly jumped through hoops to deliver a high quality, fuss-free once-in-a-lifetime trip.
The gulets were beautiful, the crew was endearing and accommodating and the meals were sensational. To coordinate such a large group and have not have to worry about the logistics truly shows how well-connected and seasoned Necmi is. We enthusiastically recommend that anyone considering a trip along the Turkish coast check in with Necmi first. He's the most patient, responsive and trustworthy expert. As he walked down the dock, all the captains tipped their hats to him. We too tip our hat to him.
Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation cruising the Gulf of Gokova. The gulet was extremely comfortable, the crew friendly, and the food exceptional! We had loads of fun swimming, snorkeling, and playing backgammon and Okey with captain and crew. Your company is very professional and provides excellent value. We will recommend you to our friends and family and will be sure to contact you when we return to Turkey.
We are back in Switzerland and are trying to keep all the beautiful memories of your yachting trip from Göcek to Bodrum alive. From the first minute after we arrived in Göcek your team and Captain Ergun and his crew received us with wonderful hospitality and they made the cruise to one of our most fascinating vacation. The changing scenery of the scarcely populated southwest coast of Turkey is unforgettable. Captain Ergun piloted us to a series of romantic bays . The food prepared by the cook was excellent.
Our whole group will keep an unforgettable memory and I am sure we will be back one day.
it's a real pleasure getting back with a testimonial, i really enjoyed my weeks but first of all and more than the beauty of places, I do have been really impressed by general condition and dotationes of the boat and the perfect breakdown of the staff and generally of the Country tourismwise. I can't see the time to be back!
We chartered a boat via Boating Turkey for 1 week in August 2012, and had an excellent cruise.
From the moment we booked in March 2012 till embarcation and disembarcation- Necmi helped us with all our queries to ensure that the trip was perfect and that our satisfaction guaranteed.
The crew was constantly going out of their way to make sure we were satisfied- thus I take this opportunity to thank Captain Yilderim- our chef Yukcel- and of course Recep who helped us with absolutely everything and kept the boat clean at all times.
I would easily recommend Boating Turkey to any friends or family seeking a cruise / charter in Turkey.
I am writing to thank all your team for a wonderful Boating holiday experience. The boat was clean and very well maintained. We also felt your staff were very professional and pleasant. We very much enjoyed sailing in Turkey , especially the Gocek islands. We would have no reservations in recommending Boating Turkey and hope that you expand to other parts if the world!
We were two groups of friends looking for 2 similar sailing boats for our one week trip in early July 2012. Boating Turkey offered us brand new Dufour 445 yachts at a good price, excellent guidance on possible routes and in general very helpful and timely advice. The whole trip was excellent, we enjoyed departing from Gocek and doing a round trip around Fethiye bay continuing all the way down to Kalekoy/Kekova. We will use Boating Turkey again, if planning a boating holiday in Turkey again. Thank you!
Everything was perfect with the boat and the crew. We had a wonderful time with good food, good rest and a lot of fun. Except the first night in front of halicarnass the night club ! We will definitely think to book a new boat for another holidays !
It has been a pleasure doing business right from the beginning of our contact with you.
Throughout our communication, your prompt replies to our queries, negotiation of the correct boat to charter, resolving the bank hurdles encountered, arrangements for transport transfers and readiness of the boat have all been much appreciated. Our travelling companions have complimented us on the smoothness of the entire holiday arrangement. We would like to relay this compliment to both you and your staff.
We had an awesome holiday in Turkey and were very pleased with both the appointment and performance of the Dufour 445 Lisa is a lovely boat which we enjoyed sailing. If we may make a small suggestion? A few extra cushions for the cockpit for back support and/or lounging on the deck would have been appreciated.
The service received was excellent. They were helpful and attentive to our needs. We were also very impressed by the attention to detail upon embarkation and disembarkation. You have a slick and thorough operation which gives us much confidence for future chartering in that one can be reasonably reassured that the boats are in a good sea worthy condition.
Thank you to you and your staff for making our sailing visit to Turkey a memorable one!
I just wanted to say a huge big thank you to you and Boating Turkey for the fantastic service we receive from the first email to the time we disembarked from your boat.
Our trip on your gullet was an experience none of us will ever forget and the 'little extras' you provided so effortlessly are much appreciated. The staff on board the gullet the fantastic - attentive, caring and always just waiting to answer our every need.
A special thanks to Memet Snr who provided fantastic and healthy meals out of the tiny and very hot kitchen, Memet Jnr for the all the cleaning and endless round of drinks of and of course our very capable captain - JJ - who took us through some tricky situations to say the least. The crew were pleasant and caring and just knew how to be there but not be intrusive.
I would highly recommend you and your company to anyone who intends hiring a gullet for a holiday and would happily give a testimonial to anyone who asks.
Many thanks for making my sons' 21st birthday holiday so special - as you know we thoroughly enjoyed the belly dancer you arranged at such short notice.
Kind regards and once again a huge big thanks
Adriana Martini & all who spent a fantastic week aboard La Mer in July 2005
Once again thank you so much for your amazing service. From the first email I send enquiring about the trip up until the day you said goodbye to us when we disembarked the gullet, you have been professional and helpful. The best thing was your excellent communication, every email was answered promptly. I is scary booking a holiday from a different country and all you can do is hope and pray that it will all worked out and that your are not being swindled. I can recommend Boating Turkey to anyone. The experience was amazing and we cannot wait for a next time.
Thank you very much again!!! Our sailing was fantastic! The catamaran is fast and modern! The wind was every day and very strong! Our average speed was 9.5 knots and more... It's a pity that we couldn't meet... But I hope we can do this next time! Thank you, Necmi! You are, as always, the best!
I was very content with the rental, everything went smooth. Especially the effort to fix the broken gear box in Anastasia was well appreciated. In my boat Lioness everything went smooth. I already gave some technical feedback regarding mooring lines etc at the check out. One small thing my crew wanted to mention is that the towels could be of different colors in order to recognize them better during the week.
Looking forward to sailing with Boating Turkey again.
We had the most wonderful holiday in Turkey. Your booking and organizing service was excellent. It was quick and efficient. The boat was terrific and was exactly as requested. The boat was in very good condition and had everything that we needed. The collection of the boat and the handing back was very easy and efficient. The captain Patrick Truscott, that you arranged was excellent. He was a good captain, good sailor and had excellent knowledge of the area and Turkey in general. Being English and married to a Turkish lady his language skills were very good. I would highly recommend him to captain any English speaking clients. We would all highly recommend your organization for any boating trip to Turkey. You are more than welcome to use me as a reference for anyone who requires information on your organization.
This was our first time booking through Boating Turkey. Necmi was extremely helpful, selecting the right boat for us and dealing with all of our needs. The service provided by Boating Turkey is the most efficient and professional I have experienced and I would highly recommend them. Our boat was immaculate when we arrived and we returned it in the same condition. We have sailed in Turkey six times now and the scenery is breath taking. If you are undecided about this holiday, believe me .. you will not regret it.
Thank you for your email. We enjoyed our boat trip (cabin charter) very much. They were all from Austraila and were good fun could not have better mates. The trip was beyond Our expectations. We love Turkey and hope to return.The crew was the best and the scenery and experience can not be topped.
Thank you for your time and help. Also thank you for keeping our bags for us.
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.
We had a really awesome time sailing again in Turkey and will definitely be back next year! The yacht my brother hired was very impressive spacious, easy to sail and everything was in good working order. It was neat, very clean and the linen smelt divine! The hand-over was quick and effortless also on return to port all was handled very professionally. Your staff are friendly and helpful. It was a nice touch to have the mobile phone in case of emergency (which fortunately we never had to use). Just a few small things which may further improve guests experience: - It would have been great to have some dish sponges/ washing up cloths for washing dishes and also washing up liquid. As most of your guests come from other countries, these kind of groceries items are such a waste to purchase and not usually included in our food shop. The pillows were quite uncomfortable very hard. I only became use to it towards the end of the trip. Softer feather-down type or similar would be more suitable we had these on the yacht we hired last year from a different charter company. Perhaps also to include swimming towels even as an extra option to guests to pre-order/ pay for and have on the yacht on arrival.
Thank you once again for a seamless arrival and departure and a wonderful in between. Your country is beautiful! Warm Regards Nadine (Reynier Fritz and family) South Africa nadinevh[at]telkomsa.net
Dear Necmi, We had a very good time on our sailing trip in Turkey, we are very pleased with the complete package, from the internet booking up till the check in and the checkout. We got an excellent service, thanks a lot for it all. Special thanks also to Erkan who managed everything very well and gave good explanation of the routes we could take. When we come sailing again in Turkey we will certainly do it again via your organisation and also recommend our friends to do so
Thank you very much for your very professional organization of our blue voyage. From the first e-mail you understood our needs and found for our family the best possible gulet. We enjoyed it thoroughly: the itinerary, the crew, the food, the cruise companions and we appreciated your assistance before and after the cruise. The Okan was clean and comfortable and its Captain made us always feel safe. We definitely recommend Boating Turkey and we will ask you to organize for us another cruise soon!
Dear Necmi, I wish to thank you for a wonderful sailing week. The boat, Cyclades 50.5 was in excellent condition, everything worked perfect and everything was organized without any delay. We was picked up at Dalaman airport, going directly to the marina and the checkout of the boat was done fast and proffesionell. We was all very satisfied of the service you offer and some of the crew member has already booked a boat in September. I think for sure you will see us again!
7 of us had the most superb weeks holiday on the Gullet Hasay in late June 2012. The boat had been completely renovated the previous year and was extremely comfortable. Our Captain, Typhoon, was fantastic with a good command of English and great sense of humour. Our Cook [ should be called a Chef ] named Marhoot [ sorry for spelling ] was so creative that whilst we had booked half board [ breakfast and 1 meal a day ] after 4 days we reprovisioned so that we did not have to get off the boat for meals. Memmo deserves a medal for his hard and enthusiastic work, he never allowed anyones glass to go dry at any time of the day or night, he decorated the dining table with fresh flowers and creative napkins for every meal all of this after cleaning and scrubbing every surface of the gullet every day. Well done to you all who made our holiday extremely memorable and we shall certainly be back next year and hope that Marhoot has not been made a captain and will still be in his spotless but tiny galley. Thank you all so much
I would like to congratulate Necmi Artar and his company for the superb idea of collecting all the charter boats available in Turkey in one website. Efficiently designed website makes the searching process much faster and easier. Our correspondence with Necmi was always prompt and up to the point. During our sailing holiday in Turkey, everything went according to the plan without any glitches. Thank you very much Necmi.
All of us were excited for this vacation beforehand but we didn't anticipate just how perfect it would be. The food was so delicious, the crew was so attentive, the water was so blue. Necmi and the entire staff at Boating Turkey were incredibly helpful in providing me and my friends the best vacation any of us had ever been on and I highly recommend using Boating Turkey for a vacation of a lifetime.
Thanks Necmi for a wonderful vacation in Greek and Turkish waters! Everything about our vacation was perfect and I can truly recommend Boating Turkey to anyone who wants a great gulet sailing vacation. The crew on board was amazing, extremely professional and friendly. We really felt well taken care of throughout our vacation. Our biggest surprise was the quality of the food on board, it was superb, the chef did a wonderful job preparing delicious meals for us every day. I cannot think of anything negative to say about Necmi Artar / Boating Turkey, we will without a doubt use Boating Turkey service again for future gulet sailing vacations. Hopefully with Yacup as our captain!
Boating Turkey was an excellent choice when you want to rent a gulet, bareboat or whatever you prefer on the sea. It was a first time in my life to be in the sea for days and had rent a gulet from Boating Turkey. It was an amazing experience, never forget in my life how so relax and enjoying to be in a gulet. Also it was an excellent journey i had with my friends, the Captain, Chef and a sailor/hostess. The Chef fed us like dolphins, never stop enjoying the food he prepared and freshly cooked for us. What we need to do is just relax, enjoy, eat, drink, swim and sleep .it was awesome! Thanks to Mr. Necmi, he is the perfect guy to contact for the charter and as a friend. Thank you Mr. Necmi for your kind attention and assistance!
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
After sailing a Lagoon 421 Ton Ton 6 weeks in September/October 2011 Sailing in Gocek, I can strongly recommend Boating Turkey and Mr Necmi Artar. From the first contact in autumn 2010 until the final week in October 2011 it has been a pleasure to have discussions with Mr Necmi Artar. I am for the moment planning an eventuality proceed next year. If so, I will for sure use Boating Turkey for my planning.
We greatly enjoined the sailing and loved our skipper - Nizam. He is very good and very pleasant. Everything worked out perfectly - the boat, the routes, the sea, the weather, and above all - the service of your company. What else can I say, I would love to repeat the experience
We found Boating Turkey professional and the service to be of a very high standard. We were particularly impressed by the thoroughness of the technical briefing and the overall quality and cleanliness of the yacht. It was excellent value for money.
We rented a sail boat from Boating Turkey in october 2011 for one week in Marmaris. Everything was handled profesionally from the very beginning, all our questions were answered quickly and clearly. later, we had to change our rental period, it was accomodated quickly and without any charge. When we arrived to Marmaris, the boat was ready on time, everything was as promised.
While sailing, we had to have a repair done. The repair team came where we were instead of calling us back to the harbor and was done surprisingly fast (within few hours).
This was our first experience with Boating Turkey and it was very nice. We recommend that you consider them if you plan to rent a boat in Turkish coasts.
Its true that our experience with BOATING TURKEY has been very successful and we are left with huge desire to return to Turkey to continue sailing and keep discovering and enjoying so many places we did not know.
Although our decision to come to Turkey was taken later the whole relationship during the contact, posterior talks and conclusion of the rental boat were excellent as well the state of the ship and all the support received in Yalikavak.
At the moment is a little bit early but we are willing to repeat and coming again next year and of course with you again.
Scott will unlikely have the time to respond so I though I would respond based on what he and my daughters said to me and my experience. I was so sorry not to go as it sounded like they had a great time and Turkey looks spectacularly beautiful. I am recovering well from the back surgery (but definitely would have preferred sailing!)
I appreciated all your help with the arrangements and your promptness on getting back to me with any questions.
They found the boat to be very clean, and with all the details as specified. The depth sounder did not work on the GPS console in the cockpit, and there were some issues with the alarm setting. ( The alarm went off on the depth at 10 meters....which meant the depth sounder was in a constant alarm state(noise!) while anchoring. ). The outboard motor stopped functioning day 4 or 5 ( bad gas?) .
Overall they were very satisfied and we would use your company again.
Thank you for your support providing us a wonderful holiday at the Turkish riveira. The shore crew was very kind and helped us along well in planning our trip. We had no problems whatsoever with the equipment, the boat was well-maintained and brought us to where we wanted to go without any issue. We can certainly recommend Boating Turkey for a beautiful charter holidays.
We where extremely happy with our week sailing from Gocek in June. And I would like to thank you for all your help with the booking and organizing of our charter. Everything was perfect, all trough the pick-up at the airport in the middle of the night, the stay at EFE-hotel (good standard and friendly staff) and the handling at the marina by the your staff. The boat was in very good shape, even with a Norwegian flag flying. Nice touch! We had a wonderful week sailing our only minor problem was that the outboard on the dinghy didnt work.
We would very much like to come back to you for a new week of sailing next year.
On short notice we chartered a Jeanneau 40.3 ex Fethiye for 5 adults. The charter startup was efficient and friendly. For a 2006 build boat it was in surprisingly good condition. We sailed both sides of Fethiye, including up to Gocek and found numerous little bays to swim in and also pleasant bayside restaurents for dinner. We have no hesitation to recommend Boating Turkey.
We would like to give you some feedback on our experience on our recent boating holiday in Turkey.
We were very impressed with the service starting with the transfer from the airport to Skopea Marina. On arrival we were welcomed by very efficient and professional staff who briefed us under the shade of the trees. Inge was especially helpful giving us a lot of advice and information on the sailing area and conditions. We also found the magazine The Bay Express very informative and we referred to it on a daily basis.
Our boat Opal was well equipped and spotlessly clean with fresh new linen and towels. Everything on board was well maintained and operational.
We thoroughly enjoyed sailing in Turkey. We loved the friendly people, wonderful food, beautiful scenery and clear turquoise water. We were also very impressed by the concern for the ecology.
We will definitely be back to explore more of your beautiful coastline.
We started discussions with Necmi some 8 months before going on holiday to Turkey. After dealing with a number of other Agenices in Turkey we found that Necmi provided us with a complete overview of what we should expect. We were absolutely thrilled with the level of service provided by Boating Turkey and have to say that we returned from one of the most luxurious family holidays we have ever taken. On our first day there was a slight problem with the generator of the gullet (things that happen when out at sea) but this was all solved within two hours, we were provided with an upgrade on another Gulet that same day after Necmi arranged everything.We were absolutely grateful for this since we did not lose too much time and especially since we ended up on a nicer gulet at the expense of the agency. The crew on board were absolutely fantastic and food was delicious. I must say that Turkey is one beautiful country and we would definitely be going back to Turkey next year and would recommend anyone to book their gulet holidays with boating Turkey
Dear Boating Turkey Team The boat was well maintained, Nizam was an excellent skipper and we also enjoyed his company -- A great fellow!The Apartment hotel was excellent. The woman who runs it was very nice to all of us and the place is clean and comfortable and priced right. We had a very nice vacation. Thank you for your help. We will try to do it again sometime with you.
We are very pleased with the services of Boating Turkey - from the planning stage in early spring, the booking process and all the arrangement around the cruise itself. Boating Turkey's agents generally and Mr Necmi Artar in particular were attentive and service-minded. In the vast ocean of the many gulet charter agencies on the internet, we found Boating Turkey to offer a comprehensive and wide range of gulets and to be reliable and trustworty. It is rare not to have anything to complain about, but on this occasion our high expectations have been met in every way. The one week cruise on M/S Kobra in the Gökova Bay was magical and we were very well looked after by Captain Hamza and his crew. We would love to do this again.
I can confirm my crew and I had a very pleasant week on the 2BISI.
The boat was in perfect shape and everything was nice and clean. The people at the marina were extremely friendly and helpfull. I will certainly recommend your company Boating Turkey to my sailing friends.
I would like to thank you for your services and overall for the professional attitude showed by your company in solving the inconvenient we got with the original boat booked.
I and my friend enjoy a lot our vacation, the boat was great and your services and assistance absolutely perfect. I will definitely recommend your Charter Boat company Boating Turkey to all of my friends and for sure I will contact you, very soon, for my next vacation sailing in Turkey.. Many thanks again. We keep in touch.
Thanks to Boating Turkey, we just completed a great one week trip out of Gocek. At very short notice, Boating Turkey found us the boat we were looking for at competitive prices. They gave very timely and accurate responses to the specific questions we had. We will use the services of Boating Turkey next year without hesitation and would highly recommend Boating Turkey to other sailing enthusiasts.
I recommend www.boatingturkey.net for the corretness : Too bad we could not start due to a family matter. I wrote to Boating Turkey in pointing out the problem and today I received back the advance money. thanks, though we did not have insurance, we did not lose almost nothing! Next time we will do it again with Boating Turkey
What a great vacation we had! Our sailing journey along the turquoise coast was magnificent. From the very beginning when our flights were delayed and then changed, we were supported by Boating Turkey to ensure our safe and timely arrival to Bodrum for our sailing adventure. Our yacht was waiting for us in pristine condition and met all our expectations and more (air conditioning). While sailing, we were provided with text messages if there were to be any sailing conditions that we should be aware of. We felt informed and confident so that we could enjoy our sailing and touring. We appreciated the initial charting discussions which gave us insight into harbors and islands that we might otherwise have missed, and these often became our favorite sailing destinations. We realize that we saw a very little of the Turkish coast and we look forward to the day when we can sail again with Boating Turkey. Keep up the good work and we look forward to sailing with you again.
I discovered Boating Turkey in the internet some months ago, since I was planning to go for a blue cruise in Turkey with a group of friends, this summer.Well, it proved to be a good choice. Quick information, efficient organization. And the gulet Doruk Reis was superb! We'll never forget the marvelous week we spend on board, in July.
Our sailing holiday with Boating Turkey was brilliant! Excellent wind, not a cloud in the sky, dark blue and warm water sailing for a week on an excellent 43 footer was for the less as well as for the more experienced sailors in the crew was an absolutely wonderful experience! Service by staff, the boat (in excellent condition) and everything else, it could not have been better!
We had our bareboat charter on July 2011. I must say we were really impressed at the way every detail was handled by Boating Turkey. They thought of every small thing we could need on board. Due to bad weather conditions and lack of experience of our crew members we had an unfortunate start of the charter. We ripped the main sail just couple hours after leaving the marina. We had 30 knots of wind which is usually an extreme weather condition in Bodrum. So we had a bad start. However their crew drove to the point where we were in only an hour and replaced our main sail. They didn't even require anything for that and we got our security deposit back in full amount.
We rented Papalagi which is a 34.5 feet Jeanneau. Boat was in perfect condition. It was perfectly clean and well kept.
If I can do this again next year the company I will work with Boating Turkey without any questions.
I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip (May 28 to June 4, 2011) on the Blue Capricorn. The crew of 5 was excellent. Maseih Balci, the captain was great. He was very helpful with all our on the boat and on shore needs and arranged transportation to visit some of the ancient sites. The chef, Muret Sener made the most delicious meals. They were so good that we decided to have all our meals on the boat. In this way, we didnt have to make any meal decisions, leaving all the choices to him, which we all enjoyed. The arrangements made by Boating Turkey were wonderful. Everything went according to plan and I have no hesitation in recommending Boating Turkey to anyone. Thanks for all the arrangements.
Boating Turkey's services were without fault. Everything promised was delivered and your responses to our various questions were prompt and accurate. I can say without a moments hesitation that we had a great experience in Turkey. The turkish coast is truly amazing and the boat and the various marina facilities were perfect. The turkish people at the various ports visited were friendly and very helpful. Our only complaint is the food is way too delicious and we couldn't stop eating.
Thank you Necmi for all your assistance in creating this great excursion.
12 - 19 Haziran 2010 haftasi acentaniz araciligiyla Bodrum Yalikavak Marina'dan Dufour 385 Grand Large modeli bir tekne kiralayarak Gokova korfezinde yelken yaptim. oncelikle teknenin her açidan tam teçhizatli olmasi ve hemen hemen her turlu donaniminin eksiksiz çalistigini gormek bizi çok mutlu etti.
Verilen bilgiler ve saglanan destekler de çok kiymetli idi. Tekne gayet iyi temizlenmis ve hazirlanmis idi. Ilk rezervasyon anindan son tekneyi teslim etme anina kadar yardimci olmaniz da takdire sayandir. Butun yelkenci arkadaslara sizlerle çalismalarini içtenlikle tavsiye ederim.
Devamli bir musteri kazandiginizi belirtmek isterim.
Ilginiz için tesekkurlerimi sunarim. Bir sonraki rezervasyonda gorusmek dilegiyle !!
Evet senelerdir herbirimizin arkadaslarimizdan duyup fakat bir turlu gerceklestiremedigimiz mavi yolculugu BOATING TURKEY vasitasi ile bu sene yapma firsati bulduk. Bu zevkli seyehate cikan her insandan duydugumuz bu tura cikinca tatil anlayisiniz degisecek lafi nin ne kadar gercek oldugunu bu mukemmel tatilden sonra anladik. Mukemmel tatilden sonra anladik. Insanlarin kafasindaki bir hafta denizde sikilirmiyiz acaba gibi keliemelerin bu tura ciktiktan sonra tamamen degisecegini garanti ediyorum. Tekne personelinin de candan ve icten yaklasimlarida bu seyehatin mukemmeliyetini tamamlayan en önemli seylerden biri. Bu rahatligi baska hic bir tatilde bulamayacaginizi, bu seyehati yasayan 16 kisi adina söyleyebiliyorum..uzuldugumuz tek sey bu tatili 15 gun yapmayisimiz oldu. Fakat sözlesmecisini 16 kisiden de (Buna 15 yas grubu gencler de dahil) Seneye tarih koymasi bu tatille ilgili kafasinda soru isareti olan insanlara belki isik tutacaktir.
We did want to thank you for all the arrangements. We found the booking process very efficient and the information provided very extensive. The boat was very well equipped and everything worked well. We didn't experience any problems. Your staff in Fethiye was very professional and helpful. I will be highly recommending your company to friends and colleagues. The Ece marina facilities were excellent as well.