CARNATION CRUISING BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

February 2, 2007

Fethiye – Muğla – TurkeyCarnation Cruising built on 2003 in Fethiye, Turkey. First charter yacht ‘Black Carnation’ has been in daily, overnight and weekly trips on first season.

We bought ‘Red Carnation’ Yacht at the end of the successful season and start to 2004 blue cruise season with two yachts. ‘Carnation Cruising’ wish to be best of the blue cruising. We don’t want to sell cabin. We expect family and friendly grubs for enjoyable and comfortable holidays with delicious Turkish foods.

If you hear about Turkey, you will also have information about Ölüdeniz. Цlьdeniz is one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. Closed to the waves of the high seas, the water hardly stirs there. On the way to Ölüdeniz, there are attractive districts covered with pine trees, at distance of 6 kilometers from Fethiye. One of them is Hisarцnь. Hisarönü can be reached by road leading to the Ölüdeniz to the right just after Ovacık. In Ovacık and Hisarönü there are numerous hotels, boarding houses and holiday villages. Hisarönü is an ideal spot for those seeking to spend holiday in nature among the pine trees, close to the sea.

WHAT IS A TURKISH GULET?
A gulet is a traditional handmade wooden boat equipped with masts. The most common gulets have 6 to 8 double cabins and so accommodate max.12 to 16 passengers. Unlike cruises on large ocean liners, on a gulet you can explore the secluded and often deserted bays, coves and islands of the spectacular Turkish coastline. You will see a hidden Turkey, beautiful beyond belief, and most of it completely unseen by the average tourist! During the day there are plenty of chances to swim and snorkel in the clear blue waters or explore the natural and historical sites along the way.

Features of a gulet include an interior salon/bar area and a fully equipped galley. All cabins have en-suite with hot and cold running water. There are 1 or 2 sundecks with comfortable sunbeds and a canopied aft deck with cushioned seating,freezers to keep drinks cold, and a CD/cassette player. The gulets come with facilities for outdoor and indoor dining. Also a dinghy with outboard, a ship-to-shore radio,mobile telephone and life jackets are on board. All the boats are government approved with fully qualified captains. No experience of boats is required. All you need to do is relax!

WHAT IS THE BLUE VOYAGE?
The Blue Voyage is the surest way to get rid of all of your blues, but that is not really how the name was coined… Originated in Bodrum in the late 1950’s by groups of writers, painters, and others interested in natural beauty and historical sites, the Blue Voyage started in the Gulf of Gökova and later extended to include the more distant southern shores of Turkey.

WHAT IS A CREWED YACHT CHARTER?
A crewed yacht charter is the hire of a complete yacht, with captain and crew, for a specific period of time (usually one or more weeks). The route of the cruise is subject to agreement between the contracting parties,as are the ports of embarkation and disembarkation. The charter fee does not include the cost of food but does include its preparation and service.

YACHT
Boat name : Black Carnation
Boat Type : Catch,
Cabins : 1 master,1 single cabin maximum 4 passengers

TOUR PROGRAMS
1-We leave from a harbour and we return same harbour.
Example; we start from Fethiye, we do trips to Ölüdeniz, Kalkan, Kaş and back to Fethiye harbour.

2- We start from one harbour,at the end of the holidays finish an other harbour.
Example; Fethiye, Göçek, Dalyan finish at the Marmaris harbour or Marmaris, Fethiye, Dalyan, Göçek.

We charged one day price extra for this kind of trips.
We don’t sell cabin tickets on our trips, so that, tour programmes are specials for groups.

TOUR POINTS
Fethiye, Dalyan, Marmaris, Datça, Ölüdeniz, Kalkan, Kaş, Kekova (Sunken city), Finike

If you like to have two weeks holidays. We organize 1 week trip on the boat and one week on the full furniture apartments in Fethiye.
Possible book two weeks trip on the boat

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TURKEY CHARTER BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

February 2, 2007

Fethiye – Muğla – Turkey

WHAT IS A GULET?

Imagine wooden sailing boats thousands of years ago carrying cargos of wine and copper across the Aegean to trade with ancient civilization, or fishing boat earning a living from the Mediterranean teerning with fish. Such boats were built along the Aegean coast of Turkey and many of the skills and designs used then have been passed down to today’s boat builders.

The Turkish gullet is very similar to the working boats of old times and, equipped with engines and modem facilities, they allow you to explore the beautiful Turkish coast in comfort and style and relive sprint an age long past.

Poseidon A gulets, from 33 meters long, are also very wide, so there is plenty of space below for large cabins and above for you to sunbathe, sit under the shade of a sun awning and eat outside comfortably around a dining table on the aft deck. 8-20 people can be accommodated in double cabins, all with private shower and wc. Even with up 20 guests the tanks provide plenty of water for hot showers. Still there is room for a fully equipped galley, where the cook prepares your meals from the freshest local produce.

What could be more romantic than cruising on a traditional wooden boat with all the sails up under blue cloudless skies? Holidays, are on a full board basis. Complimentary water is served at meat times and excellent bar service is also provided with competitive prices. Your Captain can at any time arrange water skiing, jet skis, rungoes even bananas and scuba diving (at an additional cost).

WHAT TO BRING

Travel light is our best advice to you, swim wear and tee shirts is all you will you need on board in the daytime. In the evenings people dress casually, but bring sweaters and trousers if you are coming in the cooler months to use on the boat. On board we provide hand and bath towels please bring your own beach towels. All this should be packed into a soft bag, not a suitcase, which can be folded and stowed away to give more room in your cabin.

The Mediterranean sun is very bright and on a moving boat hotter than you think, be sure to pack sunglasses, a good suntan lotion and a hat. If mosquitoes find you tasty then bring mosquito repellant and a camera is an absolute must. Small touches that our guests, feel as though they are on a floating, five star hotel. Specially selected stoneware plates, granite galley counters, creative dinner settings, oversized wine glasses, custom bathrobes, fine linens, a selection of music CDs and books complement the first class service provided by her highly experienced crew.

All the finishing touches that a 5 star hotel has to offer have been included in this design of a brand new gulet. These will ensure that you and your friends or family feel as though they are on a floating deluxe hotel. If relaxation, peace and tranquillity, quality and excellent service are what you have in mind then she is the gulet for you. Cruising the amazing Turkish coast line of the Mediterranean will give you the most wonderful memories any holiday could give.

YAGLI X
Cruising with 5 star luxury.

ACCOMMODATION
5 Double Cabins
1 Runk bedded cabin
6 Wc + 6 Shower
Hot Water
Holding Tanks
Teak Deck

EQUIPMENTS
Air – Condition, Dinghy, Outboard Engine, Music set, tv, VHF gps, Windsurfer – Canoe, Generator 15 KWA, Sails (roller), Ice Maker, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Fishing Equipment, Hair Dryer, Telephone (mobile)

TECHNICAL DATA
Build 2005
Type Gulet
Loa 23.00 m
Beam 6.50 m
Engine 320 Hp Mercedes
Water 8.000 lt
Fuel 4.000 lt

All holidays include transfers, full board, water with meals. Extras – bar tariff, motorized water sports. Your Captain can at any time arrange water skiing, jet skis, rungoes even bananas and scuba diving (at an additional cost).

CRUISE ROUTES

FETHIYE – GÖÇEK – FETHIYE
4 Days – 3 Nights Blue Cruise
Transfers from Dalaman to boat in Fethiye harbour. Evening meal and overnight in Fethiye harbour.
This whole region, bathing in sunshine for 300 days of the year, is Turkey’s principal holiday resort

1.DAY: Transfers from Dalaman to boat in Fethiye Harbour evening meal and overnight in gulet.
2.DAY: An early start for the beautiful Göçek bays area, stopping at Kuyruk Burnu for breakfast before finally reaching the peace of Manastır Bay. Overnight is spent in either tranquil Hamam Bay or Sarsala Bay.
3.DAY: Set Sail after breakfast to visit other pretty spots in Fethiye Gulf, including lunch and a swim at Yassıca Island. Heading back towards Fethiye, your last night on board is spent at peaceful Samanlık Bay.
4.DAY: Arriving back in Fethiye after breakfast and last swim, it is time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.

FETHIYE – MARMARIS – FETHIYE
7 Days – 6 Nights Blue Cruise
Transfer your gulet in the harbour of Fethiye, meeting point of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea.
Fethiye seaport with its sheltered structure is an important stop for yachtsmen, at the head of beautiful bay strewn with islands.

1.DAY: Transfers from Dalaman to boat in Fethiye harbour. Evening meal and overnight in Fethiye harbour.
2.DAY: After breakfast and briefing, you’ll set off along the coast in time for lunch at Tersane Island, where you can see the remains of a Roman and Greek shipyard on the beach. Overnight is spent in the natural bay at Ağa Limanı.
3.DAY: An early start for the beautiful Ekincik Gulf. After dropping anchor in a peaceful bay, you’ll have the choice of either staying on board, or taking an optional trip to Dalyan and Caunos, where you can take a river boat trip to see millennia old tombs built high in the rock face, explore the ancient city of Caunos, take a mud-bath, and relax on Turtle Beach.
4.DAY: Setting sail after breakfast, there’ll be time for swimming and a leisurely lunch at Turunç Bükü or at beautiful Cennet (Paradise) Island, before arriving in Marmaris for dinner and the night..
5.DAY: Leaving Marmaris after breakfast, you’ll stop for lunch and swim in Baba Island, before heading off to Semizce, an uninhabited bay, for dinner and the night..
6.DAY: An early start for the beautiful Göçek Bays area, stopping at Kuyruk Burnu for breakfast before finally reaching the peace of Manastır Bay. Overnight is spent in either tranquil Bedri Rahmi Bay or Sarsala Bay.
7.DAY: Set sail after breakfast to visit other pretty spots in the Fethiye Gulf, including lunch and a swim at Donkey Island. Heading back towards Fethiye, your last night on board is spent at peaceful Samanlık Bay.
8.DAY: Arriving back in Fethiye after breakfast and a last swim, it is time to say farewell to your gulet and crew..

FETHIYE – KEKOVA – FETHIYE
7 Days – 6 Nights Blue Cruise
A Lycian dream…The same breathtaking beauty, unique natural & historical sites, crystal clear blue waters and sailing in the meeting point of the Aegean an the Mediterranean Sea, the same BLUE PARADISE to sail in as during the immense popular Fethiye – Olympos cruise, but this time a full week to enjoy and relax!

1.DAY: Transfers from Dalaman to boat in Fethiye harbour. Evening meal and overnight in Fethiye harbour.
2.DAY: After breakfast and briefing, set off along the coast of the Fethiye Peninsular for lunch in a secluded bay. Overnight is spent at Gemiler Island, where you can explore the ruins of a Byzantine settlement as the sunsets.
3.DAY: An early start for Yeşilköy, for breakfast and time to swim in this quiet bay surrounded by olive groves. Then it’s off to Kalkan, a small harbour town with a charming Bohemian atmosphere, where you’ll spend the night.
4.DAY: A short cruise along the Mediterranean coast to the ruins at Kekova – the Sunken City. Lunch is at Aquarium where you’ll see the ruins of a Byzantine church and a Roman dockyard on the beach. As you sail on to Karaloz for the night, you will see the underwater ruins of the homes of ancient Gцkkaya..
5.DAY: Climb up to the castle (Kale) for a spectacular view of the ancient city. Out in the bay, overlooked by a theatre carved into the rock, a single Lycian sarcophagus sits on its pedestal in the water. The night is spent in the wide bay surrounded by green hills, at nearby Üçağız.
6.DAY: After breakfast, a short cruise to the sheltered bay at Inцnь Limanı for a swim. The rest of the day is spent in Kalkan, a images que harbour town set on the hillside, where you can explore the cobbled winding streets or take an optional trip to nearby Patara Beach or the ruins at Xanthos and Letoon..
7.DAY: After an early start to Group Island, a natural bay edged with pine-clad hills, your last night on board is spent in Batıkkaya Bay.
8.DAY: Arriving back in Fethiye after breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.

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AKSUNA YACHTING BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

February 2, 2007

Kemer – Antalya – TurkeyBlue voyage

The Blue Voyage is a sailing/motoring cruise on any stretch of the cleanest waters in the world between Bodrum to Antalya, where deep blue mingles with the green of the evergreen forest covered coastline. Ancient cities such as Knidos, Caunos, Telmessos, Antiphellos, Myra, Olympus, Phaselis and the rock-tombs in the Lycian cities are there for your exploration if requested and your yacht could be sailing through from the antique regions of Karia, the Lycian and then on to the Pamphylia region. Everyday a new cove, a new bay to be explored. Endless natural beauty and history are enjoyed whilst cruising under the Mediterranean sun.

As the Mediterranean coastline of Turkey is a treasure-chest of coves, inlets, bays and beaches, yachtsmen can easily choose a different and private anchorage each night. For lovers of the active life, sailing in the clear waters provides great opportunities for swimming, fishing, water skiing, wind surfing and diving.

It also allows you to experience a truly enriching cultural exchange with the hospitable and gracious people of the coastal villages and towns. The tempered winds which generally blow from the west and northwest make the long summers ideal for the blue voyage. From some of the Turquoise coast’s unspoiled and sheltered bays you can see mountain peaks rising to almost 3000 meters above sea level.

The pleasure of ”Blue Voyaging” in Turkey will tempt you to return again and again, to explore yet another stretch of coast and to relieve the luxurious ease of life on the sea.

Life On Board
The modern gulets are equipped as comfortably as many small hotels, with generators and deep freeze. They offer the perfect atmosphere for a lazy holiday in which you are expected to do nothing that you do not wish to do. Days are spent swimming or exploring the turquoise deep with your snorkel, reading your favorite novel, trying the delicious Turkish cuisine, drinking something wonderful, sun bathing, windsurfing, playing cards and generally relaxing.

Water and jet skis are available for rent from most beaches and land trips to plenty of ancient ruins are extras. You can even fish for your supper which the cook will gladly prepare for you. Mealtimes are another form of entertainment with exquisite Turkish cuisine and wonderful conversation. Having a meal under the stars on a calm sea gently lapping the sides of the boat is an experience not to be missed. It is like a holiday in a hotel with all the rooms overlooking the sea but every day the scenery changes. For those who prefer a different view each day and are prepared for the changing moods of Mother Nature then a holiday on a gulet is the perfect solution.

What to bring with you ?
You only need casual wear; non slip foot wear, your swimming gear, a sun hat, some T-shirts and shorts, a sweater for cool evenings excursions and walks, blue jeans and strong footwear. Instead of one large suitcase, we recommend that you use two smallish soft bags as they are far more convenient when it comes to stowing them away in your cabin. What else? Some towels, a mini first aid kit including antihistamine cream plus toiletries.

Soap, one hand towel each plus bedding is provided. For the gentlemen who don’t want to grow a holiday beard, a battery operated razor and shaving soap is essential. Please be forewarned that electrical appliances may only be connected whilst the yacht is tied up in port, so please have everything readily recharged.

Security
With the safety and enjoyment she offers, a gulet is the best initiation to yachting. Anyone can travel on a gulet. The crew is accustomed to the needs of the new passengers. The greatest phobia of landlubbers-seasickness-may start in a few hours but normally will soon disappear very quickly. The blue voyage consists of motoring or sailing stretches of that keep the yacht motoring or sailing for only 2 to 4 hours per day, from one secure bay to another.

Your Crew
On a gulet, the crew is responsible for serving the passengers, as well as running the yacht. Crews usually consist of a Captain, Cook and Seaman/Mechanic and on the larger gulets a fourth crew member will be at your service. They are very friendly ensuring a relaxed atmosphere but at the same time extremely professional knowing the coastal waters and their yachts inside out. Due to their life on the sea, the crew members have a mind of information on the local history and surroundings being able to advise (using their practical language skills) on the best places to snorkel and anchor etc. Also you can get some super tips from the cook on local cuisine. Of course they are all water sport lovers and some even good divers. The crew will be glad to help out as far as their duties will permit and are there to give you an unforgettable Blue Voyage making you want to return just as the majority of our clients do.

Complete Yacht Charter
For families and for friends who wish to join up for a private cruise, the chartering of the entire yacht, including crew is advantageous in every respect. As a private party, you are free to charter the yacht of your choice for any agreed period of time and you may also determine the route. You may provide the provisions or you can let Eser do the shopping thus saving you all that unnecessary hassle in the heat by just paying the daily rate for full board. There are no sailing grounds more beautiful than the entire Turkish Coast between Bodrum to the north-west of Marmaris and Antalya to the south-east.

We’ll provide only the basics of your voyage’s program and then you’ll be free to settle the rest of the details together with the Captain during the cruise. He will be happy to comply with your wishes, weather permitting.

Days on board are always eventful and may differ greatly from each other depending on what Mother Nature has to offer. Quiet little bays with crystal clear waters or a lusty wind favorite for sailing, some ancient ruins beckoning on a hillside or a busy quaint little seaside town which you might like to visit.

You can just let yourself drift along from day to day permitting the yacht to take the strain and enjoy the cruise in complete relaxation. All this adding up to make a perfectly special “Blue Voyage”.

Cabin Charter
Cruises for singles or couples are great fun. They are designed for people who wish to make the holiday a totally new experience alongside new friends. Such cruises are often multi-national affairs, which make them especially interesting. These ‘Blue Voyages” always start and finish on Saturdays in Marmaris. Boarding starting at 15:00 hours depending on flight arrivals. The yacht actually leaves the harbour on Sunday morning after breakfast.

Although following a set route, no place is visited twice during any cruise, so that your last day on board will be as interesting as your first. Full board is included in the price, served in an open buffet style with beverages and alcoholic drinks being bought from the yacht’s bar. Please note that any land tours will be at an extra charge and are optional.

Your yacht will arrive back late Friday afternoon enabling a final night in the high life of Marmaris before disembarking latest 10:00 on Saturday morning.

MARMARIS – FETHIYE – MARMARIS ( Saturday – Saturday )

DAY 1 : When all members of your group have arrived the skipper will welcome you with a cocktail and answer any questions you may have about the trip. For your first night on board we’ll stay in the harbour so that you may get acquainted at leisure with lively Marmaris.
DAY 2 : After breakfast we depart for Ekincik Bay, some distance to the south east of Marmaris. If you choose the land tour, you will be met by a river boat which will take the group to the site of ancient Caunos in the delta of Dalyan river, and then upriver further to the sulfur mud baths supposedly very cleansing for your skin. The extensive sandy beaches of Dalyan delta are one of the last breeding places of the Mediterranean sea turtle.
DAY 3 : Even before you wake up in the morning the yacht will leave Ekincik so as to profit from the morning wind which usually blows off Dalaman beach. With all sails set, you’ll be served an uncomplicated sandwich breakfast. For lunch and a dive into crystal clear water we’ll drop anchor in Manastır Bay. Later in the afternoon we will sail on to Bedri Rahmi Bay. We’ll anchor in this lovely place for the night.
DAY 4 : On this day we’ll set sail for Tersane Island. Many centuries ago the people of this region built their wooden ships here. You can still see ruins of the ancient shipyard. Later in the day we’ll sail on to Gцзek, our anchorage for the night. Göçek is a small village but recently it has developed into a yachting base with two marinas and many yachting facilities.
Day 5 : After breakfast, we’ll leave Göçek for Kargı Bay, a quiet picturesque location where we’ll spend ample time swimming, snorkeling and wind surfing. In the afternoon we’ll go on to the town of Fethiye. You’ll surely spend some time in town, sight-seeing, shopping or visiting disco club Letoonia.
DAY 6 : In the morning we’ll cross the quiet expanses of Fethiye Bay to Dişibilmez. This little bay is a paradise for snorkeling fans. What’s more, it’s also a meeting place for many kinds of fish, just waiting to be caught. Good luck to any fishermen amongst us!
DAY 7 : After breakfast we’ll set sail for Kadırga Bay where we’ll spend some time swimming, surfing, snorkeling and for a last dive into the clear water of outer Marmaris Bay, then with the setting sun we’ll make fast for Marmaris quay.
DAY 8 : Our last breakfast together, then it’ll be time to say goodbye until we meet again, some other time for another cruise.

MARMARIS – DATCA – MARMARIS ( Saturday – Saturday )

DAY 1 : When all members of your group have arrived the Captain will order you a welcome cocktail and give some information about the cruise. The first night we’ll stay in Marmaris harbour so that you’ll have ample time to get acquainted with this friendly little town and maybe participate in its night life.
DAY 2 : After breakfast, leaving Marmaris, we head for Kadırga Cove where we have lunch and a swimming break. In the afternoon we head for Serçe harbour   where we spend the night.
DAY 3 : In the morning we set sail towards Bozburun Village across the cool deep blue Mediterranean waters during which you can take an active part in hoisting sails or guiding the wheel. Bozburun is a typical fishing village. The last stop of our third day is near Kızıl Island. Here, amongst the old ruins and remains, we enjoy the beautiful sunset.
DAY 4 : Straight after breakfast we set sail for Selimiye Cove first in Hisarönü Bay. We have lunch in this pretty cove and passengers may disembark to walk up the hill to see the water fall amongst the trees. After lunch we go deeper into this bay to Orhaniye. This is where blue and green meet in perfect harmony.
DAY 5 : After spending the night in this tranquil Orhaniye Cove, we enter Bencik – its local name being “Where the fish jump over “. After a short walk up to the top of the hill, you can see the fantastic views of Gökova and Hisarönü Bays at the same time. Following a swim and lunch break, we set sail for Datça harbour and civilisation at last where you can have a very active and exciting evening in port.
Day 6 : Leaving quaint Datça we arrive at the antique city of Loryma passing through Symi and some Greek Islands. Surfing, swimming and diving are all possible from Bozukkale – an incomparable cove of its kind.
Day 7 : At the beginning of the last day, we head for Arap Island – here we lunch and swim and leave for Marmaris when the sun sets. We spend the evening and night in bright bustling Marmaris.
DAY 8 : After eating our last breakfast together it is time for farewells and disembarkation. Exchange of new friends’ addresses and in the hope to sail again some time.

MARMARIS – HISARÖNÜ BAY – DATÇA – SYMI – RHODES – MARMARIS ( Saturday – Saturday )

The cruise will follow the schedule below, but may be changed according to wind and weather conditions:
DAY 1 : When everyone has arrived, the captain will invite you to have a cocktail with him and ask any questions you might have about the cruise. Dinner will be served on board. The yacht will remain anchored in Marmaris harbour for the first night which gives you the chance to get acquainted at leisure with this lively seaside resort and its nightlife.
DAY 2 : Today we head for Arap Island, where we will have lunch. After a swimming break we move on to Bozukkale, the ancient Loryma. Visiting the remains of the old fortress, surfing, swimming and diving are all possible from Bozukkale – an incomparable cove of it’s kind.
DAY 3 : In the morning we move on towards Bozburun Village across the cool deep blue Mediterranean waters. Bozburun is a typical fishing village where Turkey  s famous wooden yachts, or “gullets”, are built. After lunch we set sail for Orhaniye. This is where blue and green meet in perfect harmony.
DAY 4 : After breakfast we make a short stop at Bencik – its local name being “Where the fish jump over”. After a short walk up to the top of the hill, you can see the fantastic views of Gökova and Hisarönü Bay at the same time. Then our destination is Datça, which developed into a lively holiday village.
DAY 5 : After finishing the customs formalities we set sail for Symi, the first Greek Island we meet on our cruise. Its charming traditional houses, most of them painted in warm pastel colours and built amphitheatrically around the port, are motive of numerous postcards and posters.
DAY 6 : After a lazy breakfast in view of the idyllic fishermen harbour of Symi, we will set sail towards the famous island Rhodes, where we will be arriving in the early afternoon. During our visit you may enjoy major ancient findings , the old town center, the castle and the windmills of Rhodes. At night throw yourself heart and soul into the town’s nightlife.
Day 7 : At the beginning of the next day, we head for Kadırga Bay – here we lunch and swim and leave for Marmaris when the sun sets. We spend the evening and night in bright bustling Marmaris.
DAY 8 : After eating our last breakfast together it is time for farewells and disembarkation. Exchange of new friends’ addresses and in the hope to sail again some time.

MARMARIS – FINIKE – MARMARIS ( Saturday – Saturday )

DAY 1 : When all members of your group have arrived, the Captain will order you a welcome cocktail and give some information about the cruise. The first night we’ll stay in Marmaris Harbour so that you’ll have ample time to get acquainted with this friendly little town and maybe participate in its night life.
DAY 2 : After breakfast we’ll depart on a southerly course for Kadırga Bay where you may enjoy yourself with bathing and windsurfing while the crew prepares lunch. Later in the day we set sails for Semirce Bay, our anchorage for the night.
DAY 3 : If you choose the land tour, a small river boat will come and fetch us for an excursion into the delta of Dalyan River. First we’ll be taken to the ruins of ancient Caunos and then we’ll go on upriver to the sulfur mud baths which are great fun. On our return into the delta, we may spend some time on the extensive, sandy beaches of Dalyan and bathe in the shallows there before our boat takes us back to our yacht. On the beaches of Dalyan no visitors are permitted after nightfall because these are one of the last breeding grounds of the Mediterranean sea turtle.
DAY 4 : We are going to weigh anchor very early in the morning so that we may catch the strong wind which is usually blowing off Dalaman beach in the first hours of the day. We’ll sail on to Gemili Island. This is a perfect place for the explorers amongst you. It is covered with ruins, some Byzantanic, some much older, but history knows nothing about the people who lived there.
DAY 5 : Today’s destination is the little harbour of Kalkan, which we’ll reach at some time in the afternoon. There we’ll have the chance to rent a minibus which will take us to Xanthos, once the most important town of Lycia, then to the ancient holy place, Letoon and last of all to Patara, a Lycian harbour town, half buried under huge sand dunes.
DAY 6 : Today we’ll set course for Kekova with its wealth of beautiful bays and islands, many of them with traces of continuous inhabitation for more than 200 years. Through the clear water you can recognize ancient ruins on the bottom of the sea and you can feast your eyes on the impressive castle which the Lycians built, the Romans have enlarged and the Selchuks have restored. For the night we’ll anchor at Gökgemili, a little bay on the eastern tip of Kekova Island.
DAY 7 : In the morning we’ll weigh anchor for an excursion to ancient Myra with its Lycian rock tombs and its great Roman Theatre and to the church of St. Nicholas in Demre. Then a trip to beautiful Arycanda is possible, a Lycian town built on seven terraces high up in the mountains. On our way down, we may stop by a fish farm and purchase fresh mountain trout for tonight’s dinner.
DAY 8 : This day is mainly dedicated to swimming, snorkeling and windsurfing in the quiet bays of Kekova. In the afternoon we’ll go on to Kaş, a quaint little Mediterranean town. There, we’ll stay for the night and explore the many tiny souvenir shops and lovely little bars with live music
DAY 9 : Today we are going to spend more time than usual underway, because we have to cover a distance of 60 sea miles to our next destination, the famous lagoon “Ölüdeniz”, with its turquoise water and snow white sandy beach. For the night we’ll drop anchor in one of the nearby coves.
DAY 10 : After breakfast we’ll set course for Fethiye Bay. In the evening we’ll make fast in Fethiye’s marina. The town is a lively touristic centre with may shops and open air lively touristic centre with may ships and open air restaurants lining the streets. Of course there is also a disco. The Lycian graves in the rock wall in the back of the town, amongst them the tomb of Prince Amyntas, constitute a striking contrast to the modern architecture of today’s Fethiye.
DAY 11 : In the morning we’ll depart from Fethiye for the Yassıca Islands in the western part of the bay where we shall spend some time swimming and windsurfing. For the night we’ll anchor in Tersane Island. Many centuries ago the people who lived in this region used to build their wooden ships here. Some ruins of the old shipyards are still visible.
DAY 12 : There is such a wealth of beautiful little bays, many of them with the forest coming right down to the edge of the water, which it is difficult to choose amongst them. We’ll simply unfurl the sails and see in which direction the wind takes us.
DAY 13 : Our last stop within Fethiye Bay is Dişibilmez. That’s a paradise for snorkeling fans. People who are fond of hiking are attracted by Ağa Limanı and the hilly forested country surrounding it.
DAY 14 : On our way to Marmaris, we’ll stop behind Nimara Island for lunch. There we’ll put in some more hours of swimming and snorkeling before we’ll have to weigh anchor for Marmaris in time to arrive whilst the sun is setting.
DAY 15 : It’s time for our last breakfast on board then to say good bye until we meet again – some other time – for another cruise.

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ROXELANE YACHTING BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

February 2, 2007

Antalya – TurkeyM/S ROXELANE
Type : Gulet
Age : 8
Length : 25 m
Beam : 6.6 m
Draft : 2.2 m
Engine : 360 HP VOLVO
Cabins: 6
Wc : 6
Fuel Capacity : 3 tons
Water Capacity : 6 tons
Dirty Water Capacity : 3 tons

EQUIPMENT
Hi-fi system, Hair Dryer, 2 deep freeze, ice maker, dish washer, water-ski, phone, hot water, Dinghy (with 25 HP Yamaha Engine), Fishing Equipment, Air Conditioning, 17.5 KWA Generator

TOURS
The route as below are just an example. A shorter or longer tour with the different route is possible. Please consult the captain and his crew. All depends on weather conditions and the possibilities of the ship. Please note that this is only a rough guide and can be varied. Also note that the route may be very slightly, depending on weather conditions and time available at the Captains discretion.

Antalya – Kaş – Antalya

Day 1:
The captain welcomes you and introduces himself and his crew to you. This first day will be spend on the ship in the harbour.
Day 2:
After breakfast the ship takes off for its first tour along the coast. You will visit the old pirates-city Olympos where you can see beautiful ruines and enjoy the nature. Later on the day we will hold in bay of Çavuşköy to have dinner and spend the night.
Day 3:
Before dawn the ship takes off for Finike and Demre. In Demre you can visit the church of Saint Nicholas and the old city of Myra. We continue our tour through the bay of Gökkaya, which is one of the most beautiful ones in the Mediterranean Sea. During the night you can drink and dance in a bar.
Day 4:
Today we sail through the bay of Kekova. Here is the island of Kekova and under water you will find the remains of an old city. In the afternoon we arrive in Kaş, a small harbour city with lots of restaurants, bars and shops. Here we spend the evening and night.
Day 5:
Our return trip to Antalya: we sail along Kale Köy, right opposite of the island Kekova. We visit the lovely fisherman’s village Simena and her ruines.
Day 6:
In the morning we go to the bay of Ceneviz, known in the area for its green mountains because of the many pine trees. After lunch the ‘yacht’ takes us to the old city Phasiles. This city thanked her fame and wealth due to the trade in perfume, 7 years BC.
Day 7:
The last day of the Blue Cruise with the ‘yacht’ During our return, enjoy once more the sea, the impressive views and the lovely weather. After arriving at the harbour, we will spend a last evening and night on board.

Marmaris – Fethiye – Marmaris

Day 1:
Board in Marmaris, welcome drink and information about the yacht and tour program. Dinner and overnight in Marmaris Harbour
Day 2:
Breakfast on board, then a two hours of cruising to Ekincik. From Ekincik you can take a boat trip of the ancient city of Caunos, Lycian rock tombs and mud baths where you can take a bath in sulfurous mud. The journey will be made in the labyrinth of the delta of the Dalyan River, surrounded with thick vegetation of reeds. Here also is the beach of Iztuzu, famous for the sea turtles called Carette Carette. Dinner and overnight in one of the bays of Ekincik
Day 3:
Cruising approximately three and a half hours to Ağa Limanı behind Kap Kurdoğlu. Swimming and lunch here. In the afternoon arrival in the bay of Manastır (Monastery). Swimming breaks here and in the neighborhood (Cleopatra and Hamam Bays). Dinner and overnight
Day 4:
Visiting the lovely places in the Gulf like Tersane and/or Yassılands. Late in the afternoon arrival in Göçek for dinner and overnight
Day 5:
Departure to Fethiye. In Fethiye you can have a walk to the Lycian rock tombs of ancient Thelmessos and make a tour of the city. After lunch cruising to Ölü Deniz. (Charter yachts are not allowed to enter the inner side of the bay of Ölü Deniz due to it being a conservation area). A relaxing afternoon for swimming and tanning and then cruising to Gemiler Island for dinner and overnight
Day 6:
An enchanting cruise of approximately four hours along the Dişibilmez and Baba islands will bring us again to the region of Ekincik. Overnight in one of the bays here.
Day 7:
Cruise to Inceada Cebekilise. In the afternoon cruising till Turunз with swimming stops in Kadırga or Kumlubük. Late afternoon sail to Marmaris Harbour for last dinner on board and overnight in Marmaris
Day 8:
After breakfast on board, the guests disembark.

Fethiye – Myra – Fethiye

Day 1:
Guests arrive in Fethiye and board yacht. Welcome drink and information about the yacht and tour program. Dinner on board and visit town
Day 2:
After breakfast in Fethiye the yacht sails to Ölü Deniz for lunch. Sailing after lunch to Gemiler Island where the guests can visit Byzantine Church and a castle built in mirage
Day 3:
Early morning start sailing and arrive to Yeşilova after 4 hours sailing. Breakfast will be served on route. Late in the afternoon the yacht will arrive to Kaş Harbor in 2,5 hours
Day 4:
After breakfast in Kas the yacht will go to Sunken City which is at the north side of Kekova Island and lunch is served Kale Üçağız. The afternoon visit Kale Üçağız (Theimiussa) and overnight in Gökkaya
Day 5:
After breakfast in Gökkaya the yacht sails to Myra (Demre, St Nicholas Church) with 45 minutes sailing. Afternoon is spent sail to Karaloz, where the yacht will stay overnight
Day 6:
The yacht will sail to Kalkan Harbour which takes 3,5 hours. After lunch guests will visit the ancient cities Santos, Xsantos, Patara (Roman Time) with a minibus
Day 7:
Early morning start and sail to Turunз. Breakfast will be served on route. After lunch in Turunç the boat will sail to Kızılada. Late in the afternoon the yacht will arrive to Fethiye Harbour after 1 hour way. Dinner on board and overnight in Fethiye
Day 8:
After breakfast on board the guests disembark

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SUNDIAL LUX’S CHARTER BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

January 31, 2007

Antalya – TurkeyParty all night then escape to the tranquil beauty of the Turquoise Coast, where you’ll discover the tiny islands and secluded bays, the bluest crystal clear water imaginable and days of endless sunshine with cooling sea breezes.

Aboard you’ll enjoy freshly prepared meals and BBQ’s along with the attentive service offered by our crew. It all adds up to the perfect short break away from the hustle and bustle of the resorts. Instead, swim in secluded bays and enjoy the sea breezes as the perfect scenery glides by.

Whilst aboard Sundial, we aim to meet your every need. We can take you along the set tour routes or alternatively explore Turkeys many secluded bays and ports at your leisure. The choice is yours, night life, restaurants, bars or if you wish, drop anchor and enjoy an onboard BBQ in your own private bay!

Essentially, Turkey has so much to offer you and your party no matter how long the holiday, between the relaxing days spent aboard Sundial reading, playing games or just sunbathing to discovering Turkey’s cultural history whilst exploring the many harbours you will be left with many unforgettable memories.

Sundial is a tradition wooden 80 ft Turkish Ketch. Sundial was built in Fethiye Docks, built by local craftsmen using local materials. Your Ketch is built from local materials, by the yacht building craftsmen of Fethiye from pine wood, with teak decking and hand rails at the rear.

Sundial has twin Masts supporting four sails. Sundial has superior sea going qualities, comfortable living areas, a wide sun deck, spacious cabins, en-suite wc, Showers and aft deck with cushioned lounge area.

ACCOMMODATION
7 Double Cabins (14 People)
7 wc and showers
Separate Crew Cabins
Hot Water Supply
Holding Tanks
Teak Deck

EQUIPMENT’S
Dinghy
CD, DVD, MP3 Player
VHF
Canoe
Sail
Air-Conditioning
Fishing Equipments
Snorkeling Equipments

TECHNICAL DATA
Harbour : Marmaris
Outboard Engine
Flag: Turkish
Type: Ketch
L.O.A.: 24.5 m
Beam: 6.5 m
Engine: 360 HP FIAT
Rigging: Ketch
Generator: 2×15-30KWA
Water: 12.000 Lt
Fuel: 5.000 Lt

TOURS

Marmaris
A calm bay ideal for mooring and a great town for restaurants, shops and busy night life. Marmaris is one of the biggest marinas of the Mediterranean.

Dalyan
You can take an excursion to Dalyan where you can see the ancient harbour city of Caunos, the rock tombs, mud baths and also the sandy beach which is the nesting place for the “Caretta Caretta” sea turtles.

Fethiye
Fethiye is a popular resort, it is a small fishing village, with plenty of restaurants, bars, daily fish markets and a local bazaar selling traditional crafts.

Gemiler Island
Byzantine ruins including a church with a beautiful floor and mosaics lie among the pine trees. You can explore the beautiful Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) where the calm crystal clear water is ideal for swimming and water sports. From Babadağ you can Paraglide into the Blue Lagoon.

Kalkan
Kalkan is a small authentic town with narrow streets lined with souvenir shops that lead to a pretty marina.

Kaş – Kekova
Kas is another cosy town providing a nice stop over on the way to Kekova. The sunken city on the northern shores of Kekova island is fascinating. The houses that once sank into the sea after an earthquake, can be seen under the crystal clear blue waters.

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M/S MELTEM 6 BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

January 31, 2007

Bodrum – Muğla – TurkeyGeneral Specifications
Name = M/S Meltem 6
Type = Gulet – Ketch
Home Port = Bodrum
Length = 24.0 m / 79 feet
Beam = 6.3 m / 21 feet
Draft = 2.8 m / 9 feet
Engine = 360 HP Cummins Diesel
Power Speed = 12 sm
Sail Speed = 8 ms
Water Tanks = 6000 lt. / 1585 US gal.
Fuel Tanks = 4000 lt. / 1050 US gal.
Holding Tanks = 3000 liters / 8000 US gal.
Generator = Kohler 12Kw
Crew = Captain + Cook + Deckhand

Accommodations
8 Air-conditioned Double Bedded Cabins for up to 16 guests, All Cabins with Portholes, Wardrobes ensample storage spaces, All cabins have en-suite shower, home type toilets, Continuous pressured hot and cold water, Air-conditioned Inner Saloon, Separate Crew Quarters with WC/Shower

Leisure
Spacious sun deck with mattresses & Cushions, Sun awnings on front & aft deck Library, Well Stocked In/Outdoor Bars, TV-Stereo Music with CD Player, Indoor and Outdoor Dining, Fishing Gear & Scuba equipments*, Windsurf & Canoe*, Dinghy*

Galley Equipment
Fully equipped Galley, Deep freeze , 2 Refrigerators, Ice-Maker, Barbecue, Washing Machine

Sail Navigation & Safety
Genoa/Flock/Main Sail/Aft Sail, Rigging Marconi with Sail Area of 240 m2, VHF Marine Radio & GSM Mobile Phone, GPS & Navigation Equipments, Life Jackets, First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguishers, Tender with outboard Engine

TRANSFERS BETWEEN AIRPORTS AND YACHTS

There are 4 international airports used by yacht charter guests for arrivals in and departures from Turkey : Izmir, Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya. Airports nearest to the ports of embarkation / disembarkation are usually preferred. Upon request, MELTEM YACHTING can arrange your transfers between the airports and the yachts.

The Greek airports on the islands of Cos and Rhodes can also be used for arrivals and departures. This however entails additional costs in the form of Greek harbour charges and taxes.

PROVISIONS
On crewed yacht charters provisioning lists (food and drinks) are usually sent to the customer ahead of time, in which case the captain or the agency makes the purchases of food and drinks before the guests arrive. This is then paid for at embarkation upon presentation of invoices. The customers may choose to do their own shopping for provisions or bring some with them – customs-free alcoholic beverages and special foods are among items often brought aboard by the guests. Your meals are prepared in the yacht’s galley -this term does not refer to a type of medieval ship often rowed by slaves but to the boat’s kitchen; the galley-slave here is the ship’s cook !

WHAT IS A CREWED YACHT CHARTER
Crewed yacht charter is the hire of a complete yacht, with captain and crew, for a specific period of time (usually one or more weeks). The route of the cruise is subject to agreement between the contracting parties, as are the ports of embarkation and disembarkation. The charter fee does not include the cost of food but does include its preparation and service.

WHAT IS THE BLUE VOYAGE
The Blue Voyage is the surest way to get rid of all of your blues, but that is not really how the name was coined. Originated in Bodrum in the late 1950’s by groups of writers, painters, and others interested in natural beauty and historical sites, the Blue Voyage started in the Gulf of Gökova and later extended to include the more distant southern shores of Turkey. Visit our map for details.

Under the bluest of blue skies, in the bluest of blue waters, the Blue Voyage is a leisurely cruise of relaxation and exploration: The crew will pamper you, feed you delicious, healthy food and take you to anchor in lovely coves and bays where you can swim, snorkel, surf and visit the sites of ancient civilizations. And at night, as you sip a drink of your choice, you will feel that you can stretch out your arms and gather handfuls of stars. The magnificent clarity of the star-studded sky seen on a Blue Voyage night is a wonder virtually unknown by those who live in the cities of today

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FETHIYE YACHTING BOAT CONSTRUCTION

January 31, 2007

Fethiye – Muğla – Turkey

Wooden and steel Hulled boat and yacht building
We have been designing and building wooden and steel boats at our Fethiye boat building work shop since 1986.

OZAN – Bruce Roberts 53 steel Yacht.
We designed and built our first 17 meter steel yacht of Bruce Roberts 53 design which began chartering in 1987.

Pınar3 – wooden gulet
In 1992, we completed a 24 meter wooden boat built of local Fethiye red pine wood. This was of traditional wooden Turkish charter gulet design with ten cabins and finished to a high standard.

Pınar111 – wooden gulet
Also built to traditional wooden Turkish gulet design. This gulet was fitted with 18 high standard cabins for charter. She has constructed of red pine, mahogany and iroko and was finished in 2000.

Pınar5 – Luxury wooden gulet
Our latest 8 cabins gulet constructed of larex pine, mahogany and iroko. This boat will be finish to a very high standard and used for luxury charter.

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