LIGHT BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

October 22, 2006

Fethiye – Muğla – Turkey

What is a Gulet?

A Gulet is a wooden motor sailing vessel, the modern version of the ancient cargo bearing craft which used to trade along the coast of Turkey. The original design has evolved into a comfortable cruising vessel and some have air conditioned accommodation for up to eighteen guests in self-contained double cabins. Just outside of Bodrum is Iзmeler, here you find Europe’s largest ship-yard for wooden yachts.

An eighteen meter Gulet can be built from scratch in eight to twelve month. Since the time of King Mausolos Bodrum has been an important center for boat building. Ptolemaus from Egypt had his warships made here in 300 BC.

The cabins are usually for two (double beds not twin beds). All of the cabins have enough storage room for your belongings. Each cabin has a separate toilet with wash basin and shower providing modern facilities and privacy. The gulets offer enough space to the passengers in the cabins, in the aisles and on the deck.

Gulets are traditional boats of Southwest Turkey. In general, gulets vary in length between 14 and 35 meters (52 – 110 feet) hence varying passenger capacity.

In many ways a Gulet is like a full service hotel where every room has a sea view and the scenery changes constantly.

LIFE ON BOARD
As you know, everyday the yachts normally visit two or three bays, making the last stop the place, we stay for the night, It is necessary for the yacht to visit a larger harbour every three or four days to enable us to take on water and fresh provisions.

Clients participation is always welcome. Our Captains and crew members always enjoy passing their experience on to the clients and if they wish to steer the yacht, learn the GPS navigation system or lend their hands at setting the sails, our crew can teach them. We prefer to use the sails as much as possible rather then cruising.

The energetic clients may take the advantage of the windsurf or fishing equipment on board, and those who wish to do absolutely nothing are encouraged to do so. Once the boat is moored the clients can visit the archaeological ruins and explore the beautiful coastline and countryside.

CABIN CHARTER (Gulets or Sailing yachts)
There are different routes we can offer for cabin charter. Cabin charter means: you can charter one bed or one cabin or as many beds or cabins you need for your family or your friends. Other people will be together with you on the boat.

* Please note that this is only a rough guide and can be varied. Also note that the route may vary slightly, depending on weather conditions and time available – at the Captains discretion.
* All guaranteed cabin charter departures leaving every Saturday from Bodrum and Marmaris harbours.

CAPTAINS AND CREW
All our crew members are fully qualified and our yachts meet safety regulations, including yacht insurance, life jackets, emergency dinghy, fire extinguishers and alarms. Our Captains are experienced not only the tourism business, but have been at sea for many years in various capacities. Their knowledge of the sea and client coincidence is one of the most importance to us, as is their basic knowledge of a foreign language.

Our crew members do speak English fluently, and basic understanding German language. Our crews provide excellent service to ensure the clients have a relaxed and enjoyable cruise. The crew members are also clean the clients cabins and bathrooms daily, and our chefs prepare all meals from fresh local produce. The crew members are all clean, shaved, showered and have a supply of clean t-shirts (a small but very important detail!)

SAILING ROUTE
Have a full week on board to discover blue voyage beauties longer. Weekly programs are on different routes which :
Fethiye-Kekova-Fethiye, Fethiye-Marmaris-Fethiye or Fethiye-Gulf-Ölüdeniz
Departure Days : Saturday

SAPPHIRE CRUISE / Fethiye – Marmaris – Fethiye

Saturday: Transfers from Dalaman to boat in Fethiye harbour. Evening meal and overnight in Fethiye harbour.
Sunday: 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.
Monday: 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.
Tuesday: Setting sail after breakfast, there’ll be time for swimming and a leisurely lunch at Turin Bьkь or at beautiful Cennet (Paradise) Island, before arriving in Marmaris for dinner and the night.
Wednesday: Leaving Marmaris after breakfast, you’ll stop for lunch and swim in Kumlubük Bay, before heading off to Semizce, an uninhabited bay, for dinner and the night.
Thursday: 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.
Friday: Set sail after breakfast to visit other pretty spots in the 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.
Saturday: Arriving back in Fethiye after breakfast and a last swim, it is time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.

LYCIAN CRUISE / Fethiye – Kekova – Fethiye

Saturday: Transfers from Dalaman to boat in Fethiye harbour. Evening meal and overnight in Fethiye harbour.
Sunday: 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.
Monday: An early start for Yeşilköy, for breakfast and time to swim in this quiet bay surrounded by olive groves. Then it’s off to Kaş, a small harbour town with a charming Bohemian atmosphere, where you’ll spend the night.
Tuesday: A short cruise along the Mediterranean coast to the ruins at Kekova – the Sunken City. Lunch is at Tersane Bay where you’ll see the ruins of a Byzantine church and a Roman dockyard on the beach. As you sail on to Gцkkaya for the night, you will see the underwater ruins of the homes of ancient Gцkkaya.
Wednesday: 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.
Thursday: After breakfast, a short cruise to the sheltered bay at Bayındır Limanı for a swim. The rest of the day is spent in Kalkan, a picturesque 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.
Friday: After an early start to Çamlı Burun, a natural bay edged with pine-clad hills, your last night on board is spent in Batıkkaya Bay.
Saturday: Arriving back in Fethiye after breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.

PRICES INCLUDE:
Diesel; crew; service; harbour fees; fresh water; and insurance for hull, client and crew.
Full Board (breakfast, lunch, 5 o’clock tea, dinner). Unlimited local drinks, Use of snorkels, flippers and fishing equipment, transfers to and from hotel.
Add 70% single supplement

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These scripts and photographs are registered under © Copyright 2006, Light Tour / Fethiye – Muğla – Turkey. All Rights Reserved.

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FLAMA BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

October 22, 2006

Bodrum – Muğla – Turkey

A Flama Gulet Holiday is a holiday on a villa afloat with round the clock service. All the gulets in our fleet are specially designed for charter in the Mediterranean without sacrificing total comfort. The crew look after the running of the yacht and the charterers only decide on where to go, what to do or where to moor

We make sure the holiday really begins as soon as the charterers arrive at the airport in Turkey. A host or hostess will meet the charterers holding a sign with their name on it. A private vehicle will take them to their boat and they may wish to stop on the way to visit interesting sites or just to enjoy the countryside. Their host or hostess will serve them complimentary beer or soft drinks during the journey.

They will arrive at their boat to a champagne welcome and after meeting the crew one of our Flama staff will give them a briefing about the cruising area and life on board the boat. Then it’s entirely up to them, we tell them the possibilities but we don’t fix their route, after all it’s their holiday. Once you step aboard a Flama gulet it becomes your own private boat, which is why we only sell gulet holidays to single groups, not by the cabin… So in the company of friends or family you can visit historical sites, bustling market towns and country villages, enjoy windsurfing and swimming in clear water or just relax in the shade with a good book.

If the charterers have children with them, no matter what age, they will always be safe on a Flama gulet; the rails around the deck are high enough so they won’t be in danger of falling overboard, and none of the deck fittings are low enough for them to hit their head. Turkish people love children and we’re used to having children on board. During the cruise two to four people will be working very hard to make sure the holiday runs just the way you want it to. Flama gulet crews are especially chosen for their experience, the captain holds an international licence and knows the Turkish coast inside out. They are gentle, hospitable people who will be friendly, helpful and always there when you need them with a quiet presence which never disturbs the privacy.

At the end of the holiday we sadly say goodbye but with Flama that doesn’t happen until we see the charterers safely delivered to the airport. A host or hostess will once again accompany the charterers to the airport perhaps stopping en route for one last glimpse of Turkey’s timeless beauty.

GULET
The Turkish Gulet is very similar to the working boats of old times and equipped with engines and modern facilities. They allow the charterers to explore the beautiful Turkish coast in comfort and style and relive the spirit an age long past. All the gulets in the Flama Tours fleet are especially designed for charter in Mediterranean. Our experienced staff inspect all the gulets every year and make a very careful selection of yachts choosing them for their standard and also, most importantly, for their captain and crew.

All our gulets are wooden motor sailors designed and equipped for a holiday in the Mediterranean. Flama Gulets from 16 to 30 meters long can accommodate up to 16 guests in double, twin or master cabins all with private shower/wc.

They all have
Beamy Hulls. Spacious and High Headroom (improves air circulation)
High Boom and Bulwarks (very safe especially for children)
Very Spacious Cabins (double, twin, master)
Spacious Uncluttered Sun Decks (covered with sun mattresses)
Aft Deck With Dining Area and Covered With Sun Awnings
Large Salons With Bar and Dining Facilities
Fully Equipped Professional Galleys With Ovens, Ice Boxes, Deep Freezers
Private Shower/WC In Each Cabin With Pressurized Hot/Cold Water System
Adequate Space For Recreational Equipment
Powerful Engines For Safe Cruising and Accurate Itinerary Planning
Modern Dacron Sails and Sailing Equipment

In all the Flama Gulets the standard equipment are:
1 Windsurf, 1 Canoe, 1 Service Boat, 1 Outboard Engine, 1 Stereo Radio/Cassette Player, 1 Compact Disc Player, 1 Colour TV, Mobile Telephone, VHF Radio Telephone, Pressurized Hot and Water Cold Water, Windlass (electric or hydraulic), Fully Equipped Galley, 12 – 24 Volt DC, Ice Boxes, Sun Mattresses, Sea Ladder, Gangplank With Stanchions, Sun Awnings, Outdoor Dining Facilities, Fishing Equipment, Septic and Holding Tanks, Bed Linen, Towels

Additionally most of our yachts have equipment like 220 V power generators, deep freezers, ice cube makers while some of them also have air-conditioning, speed boats with water-skis and sailing dinghies.

CREW
In All Flama Gulets the crew look after the running of yacht. They provide a complete service to their guests with traditional Turkish hospitality in a friendly atmosphere. They are always in help to the guests with a quite presence which never disturbs the privacy of the charterer. Flama Gulets crews are specially chosen for their experience. They are all internationally licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Transportation as “professional seamen for commercial vessels”.

Depending on the size of the yacht, they consist of 3-4 persons as : 1 Captain, 1 Cook / Sailor, 1 Sailor / Steward, 1 Sailor / Deckhand

KAYA GUNERI III
Length: 29.80 m
Cabin: 8 / Shower – WC: 8
Salon: 1

Accommodation
For up to 12 guests in 8 spacious cabins each with a shower and toilet (shower cubicles at every bathroom). Fully air-conditioned. 4 cabins are with 2 separate single beds (twin). 2 aft cabins are with double beds. 4 cabins are with double beds. Very spacious and comfortable salon with dinette and bar. Fully equipped and separate galley. Comfortable aft deck with cushions. Outdoor dining facilities on the aft deck. Spacious sun deck area. Separate crew quarters.

Recreational Equipment
1 Dinghy with 9,9 HP Outboard Engine, 1 Windsurfer, 2 Canoes, Speed Boat with Water-skis (extra), Masks, Flippers, Snorkels, Fishing Equipment, Fishing Net, Music Set with CD Player, Colour TV, DVD Player, Backgammon, Playing Cards.

Other Equipment
Marine Air-conditioning and Heating System at every cabin and salon with individual control, Deck Chairs, Sun Mattresses, Sun Awning, Sea Ladder, Power Generator, Deep Freeze, Refrigerator, Ice Cube Maker, Hot Water System, Navigation Equipment, Mobile Telephone, Holding and Septic Tanks, Roller Furling Head Sail.

Technical Data
L.O.A. : 29.80 m, Beam : 7.00 m, Rigging : Ketch, Engine : 542 HP CAT, Fuel Capacity : 4 tons, Water Capacity : 10 tons, Electricity : 220 V + 12 V, Windlass : Hydraulic, Telecommunication : Direct Mobile Telephone, VHF Radio-Telephone

ULUCINAR
Length : 24 m
Cabin : 8 / Shower – wc : 8
Salon : 1

Accommodation
For up to 12 guests in very spacious 8 cabins each with a shower and toilet. Air-conditioned. 2 of them with separate beds (twin) and one cabin with single bunk. Very large salon with fully equipped galley/bar and dining facilities. Enormous deck space for sitting out and sunbathing. Cushioned aft deck with outdoor dining facilities. Separate crew quarters.

Recreational Equipment
1 Dinghy, 10 HP Outboard Engine, 1 Wind surfer, 2 Canoes, Masks, Flippers, Snorkels, Fishing Equipment, Music Set with CD Player, Color TV, DVD Player, Backgammon, Playing Cards.

Other Equipment
Marine Air-conditioning and Heating System at every cabin with individual control, Sun Mattresses, Sun Awnings, Deck Chairs, Sea Ladder, Deep Freeze, Ice Cube Maker, Power Generator, Ice Boxes, Hot Water System, Navigation Equipment, Mobile Telephone, Holding and Septic Tanks, Roller Furling Head Sail.

Technical Data
L.O.A. : 24 m, Beam : 6.20 m, Rigging : Ketch, Engine : 357 HP Volvo, Water Capacity : 10 tons, Fuel Capacity : 3 tons, Electricity : 220 V + 24 V +12V, Windlass : Hydraulic, Telecommunication : Direct Mobile Telephone, VHF Radio-Telephone

CRUISING AREA
The South Western coast of Turkey is one of the best cruising areas in the world. You could spend a year cruising this coast from Kuşadası to Antalya and still not see everything. Depending on the embarkation and disembarkation ports, visiting Greek Islands is also possible. You can even embark or disembark your yacht directly at a Greek Island like Samos, Kos or Rhodes. Combining your itinerary on the Turkish Coast with visits to Greek Islands is certainly an enjoyable experience.

When you come on a Flama Gulets Holiday for a week, two weeks or longer, whichever itinerary you choose, will definitely give plenty of time to relax and explore, cruising no more then 4 – 5 hours a day with stops for swimming and long leisurely lunches. Visiting historical sites, shopping in resort towns, or anchoring in secluded bays with just the sound of water lapping against the side of the boat are all possible. We believe that every taste can easily be satisfied along this diverse coastline. Once you are on board a Flama Gulet, one of our staff will show you the possibilities, make suggestions and then leave you to decide your own program.

FOOD
The food on board for guests and crew is not included in the price of the yacht. Shopping and cooking services are included in the price of the yacht. All meals are cooked on board by the cook unless guests wish to eat out at any time. Meals are based on fresh vegetables, fresh fish, meat (veal or lamb), chicken, fresh fruits, cheese, eggs and yoghurt. Cuisine is mainly based on Turkish Mediterranean home cooking. “Vegetarian” dishes can also be cooked upon request.

DRINKS
On our gulets, we do not run a bar. All the drinks requested by the charterer are purchased by us at cost and put on board. Crew does the service. There is a large selection of good quality Turkish wines as well as beer, imported spirits, mixers, fruit juices and other soft drinks. The traditional Turkish drink, “raki” is certainly worth a try.

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OZ YACHTING BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

October 22, 2006

Bodrum – Muğla – Turkey

BLUE CRUISE
Turkeys South Western coastline is unique; a rich culture, historical sites dating back centuries, breathtaking natural beauty, clear water for swimming and interesting towns for shopping, not to mention wonderful food. There are many uninhabited islands to explore and deserted bays to anchor in. From ancient forts to tranquil villages, dense pine forests to arid rocky mountains, there is a scenic surprise wherever you go.

The Turkish people themselves are amongst the most friendly and hospitable in the world and are very fond of children. The pace of life is so laid back that a holiday cruise aboard your own private yacht, taken care of by an efficient yet discreet crew is the ultimate way to relax and relieve stress in the good company of family, or friends old and new.

The experience of a Blue Cruise can be a time to rejuvenate the spirit while you discover and experience more of the natural world. It can be a spiritual adventure as well as a worldly one. If you are a history lover, the Blue Cruise can take you to the wealth and power of bygone civilisations and ancient cultures. It can be an overwhelming experience to visit the private beach of Cleopatra, eternal fires of mount Olympos, Myria Rock Tombs, archaeological remains of ancient civilisations on land and under the sea.

On a Blue Voyage, you can leave behind the world of routines imposed on you by modern life and responsibilities. Most of us live out our lives in large cities where the city lights dull the brightness of the stars. On a Blue Cruise , while you lay out on deck at night, you can see all the stars as you hear and feel the lapping of the water against your boat. In the rush of city life it is possible to loose perspective on the value of health, rest, and relaxation. One a Blue Cruise everything you hear, smell, taste, see, feel, and live can excite the mind and bring peace to the soul.

If your voyage coincides with the full moon you will be astounded by the it’s size and magnificence lighting up the night sky. Slipping into the dark water for a night swim after a hot day can be a treat in it’s own right. The peaceful quiet waters will cool you down for a restful and healthful night’s sleep. Snorkeling along the brilliant coastlines in the noon day sun alongside the fish of many colours is another treat everyone can enjoy.

After a week or two afloat in this scenic wonderland, old and young alike find their own treasures and gifts… and will have many opportunities to revel in our healthy and happy environment.

GULETS
The typical sailing boat for a Blue Voyage in Turkey is a handcrafted traditional wooden motorsailer mostly referred to as Gulet . These boats are custom-built and designed specifically for yachting holidays in comfort.

Gulets were ancient trade vessels that sailed the coast of Turkey for thousands of years. They carried amphoras filled with olive oil and wine. Today’s modern gulets are far removed from ancient ones and now feature a variety of luxurious amenities. Instead of precious wine, they now carry happy travelers who explore the pristine bays and charming villages found along the Mediterranean coastline while enjoying the comforts of their gulet. Inlaid with teak, oak and mahogany these boats range in quality from simple to deluxe.

Each cabin is a double bed cabin or twin bedded and accommodates two persons. There are one or more master cabins on some yachts. All of the cabins have private wc and shower. The length of the boats vary between 18 and 35 m from 3 cabins to 12 cabins.

They have got the basic equipment such as VHF radio phone, GSM, compass, stereo radio cassette player, tender with outboard, 24 V electricity, ice boxes, fishing gear, windsurf , canoe ,snorkeling equipment, life jackets, saloon bar, indoor/outdoor dining facilities, awnings and sunning mattresses.
More luxurious yachts are equipped with air conditioning , deluxe furniture , deluxe kitchen equipments, ice machine, TV, DVD, electric generator,more water sport facilities.

CREW
On a gulet, the crew is charged with serving the passengers, as well as running the yacht. Crews usually consist of a Captain, Cook and Seaman and on the larger gulets a fourth crew member will be at your service. They are very friendly permitting 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 are a mind of information on the local history and surroundings being able to advise on the best places to snorkel and anchor etc.

So you can get some super tips from the cook on local cuisine. Don’t count on losing weight on these trips; the chef on boat will prepare the delicious home cooking with lots of fresh meat,vegetables and fruits. 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 Cruise making you want to return just as the majority of our clients

FOOD
Although we offer active trips don’t count on loosing weight in Turkey! For those who are familiar with Turkish cuisine, this will be a great culinary experience. We choose to eat at very good local restaurants. On gulet cruises each boat is staffed by an experienced chef that specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. You’ll also have some opportunities to explore restaurants on our own. Please let us know if you have any dietary restriction, we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs. If you are a vegetarian, no worries, you are in the right country: you will be eating many varieties of fresh vegetables. You can eat salads and fruits safely.

LIFE ON BOARD
No boredom is allowed on board ! The variety of activities is endless ; water skiing, windsurfing, skin-diving, fishing, swimming, exploring historical sites, visiting quiet anchorages to sample Turkish Culture and cuisine in romantic surroundings or shopping in bustling market town for carpets, leather goods or other reminders of a perfect holiday. At night there is a choice of restaurants offering superb food with Turkish dancing and a chance to sample Turkish beer, wine and famous aniseed-flavoured drink “Raki”.

From the moment you step on board everything combines to make you pampered and special. There will be many opportunities for water sports and activities, sightseeing. During the day you can cruise for a few hours and sail if the wind allows. Closer to lunch and dinner the anchor is dropped in a solitary bay or inlet, alongside a small village, or find a mooring of small island. At every stop, and there will be at least two every day depending on your preferences, there will be opportunities to swim, fish, snorkel, windsurf, sun bathe, or take a trip ashore to see the sights or to read on the sun-beds on deck. There will be lots of recreation and relaxation.

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 favourite novel, trying the delicious Turkish cuisine, drinking something wonderful, sun bathing , windsurfing, playing cards and generally relaxing. Water skis and jet skis are available for rent from most beaches and land trips to plenty of ancient ruins to visit are extras.

You can even fish for your supper which the cook will gladly prepare for you. Mealtimes are another form of entertainment with all that exquisite Turkish cuisine and wonderful conversation. Having a meal under the stars on a dead flat 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.

Boats are always for hire with crew. The crew of the boats consists of two or three people who are the captain, the sailor-cook and sometimes a deckhand. Passengers do not need any experience with a boat at all. Most of the crew speaks English; some of them can speak French, and German. They will do everything to make the passengers happy. Normally they stay discretely in the background, but they are always in for a nice chat or a sociable evening, a glass of wine etc. They will meet every need that comes.

All gulets are a bit alike on the outside, but the fitting up from upper and lower deck can be very different. On the front deck, there are sunbeds, in the middle there is a steering cabin and in the back there is a table with comfortable seats. The front is covered with a removable tent, and the back is covered with a fixed tent. Down stairs in the middle there are cabins (each for two people), the kitchen and the crew cabin.

CLOTHES
Swimming suits and comfortable clothing. You don’t need to fill your bags with stylish clothes. T-shirts can quickly be washed and dries quickly with the sun and the wind. During the summer it would be good to take a sweater with you. In April, May, September and October it can be somewhat cooler, you better bring something against the rain.

On board there is only simple fishing equipment (for amateurs). When you want to use more advanced equipment, you have to bring your own things or hire them. In the evening, the crew can lay the net in the water. In the morning it’s always intriguing to see what has been caught.

MOORING AT NIGHT
Mooring in quiet bays or in marinas have both their advantages and disadvantages. Mooring in a bay means feeling the nature, without inhabitation. You can often take lovely walks on shore. The night is dark and quite. You only hear the beating of the water against the rocks. Mooring in a village or town gives other advantages; you can try the restaurants, do some shopping, etc. The disadvantage is that you can’t go swimming and that it is very noisy. There is live music and other noise till 2-3 am.

RELIABILITY
Experienced ones know better that the crew on board is also always 100% correct and reliable. There is never any danger for indecent assault or / and theft.

SAFETY
All boats are obliged to take all necessary precautions: Fire extinguishers, a lifeboat, life-jackets, VHF (radio) There is a board radio on board for emergencies. Boats have also a mobile phone, so you can always reach someone or can be reached.

All precautions are taken. The captain will never take any risk when the weather is not good. The captain takes the utmost care for his boat and that is why he will never agree with some (dangerous) wishes of his passengers. Some days the boat sails out very early to avoid the strong winds as the crew has experience on the weather.

SAILING
Boat can sail if there is enough wind. Crew is experienced about the coast, the sea and the wind. You can ask to sail, the captain will decide thinking your request, your safety, and your comfort.

SEA-ILLNESS
Boat does not sail often in open sea, the boat mostly follows to coastline. There can be a wild sea when there is much wind. If you are sensitive for it, you best take medicine with you.

SHOES
It is important to take sport shoes with you. When you swim to land you need shoes to protect your feet against the danger of hurting yourself on a stone, hedgehogs, etc. On board you can’t wear any shoes (this to avoid damaging the deck.)

SHOPPING
In all marinas, there it is possible to shop. The most interesting shopping towns are: Marmaris, Bodrum, Antalya, Fethiye, Kaş. Everywhere you can find somewhat the same: jewels, carpets, copper, onyx, leather etc.

SLEEPING
The boat rocks you asleep, whether you lay in your cabin or on deck. On deck it is wonderful to wake up, seeing the first sun rays. In your cabin, there are 3 little windows where the fresh air enters.

SPORTS FACILITIES
Around the boat: Swimming and snorkeling, surfing, fishing (There is simple fishing equipment on board), sailing (Boats are motor-sailors). On several beaches almost all water sports can be done, all material can be rented.

TOWELS AND LINEN
You can find a small towel and a set of bed linen in your cabin. But you had better bring with you big towels which are useful for sun bathing and after swimming.

TIP
It’d’s normal to give a tip to the crew once the trip is finished. It is the same for the drivers when you make a trip with a car. You decide yourself how much you want to give
You may like to bring your favourite CDs or tapes to enjoy during your cruise.

THINGS YOU’LL NEED ABOARD
A towel for sunbathing and taking ashore.
A sweater for evenings.
Washing powder or travel wash is useful.
Suntan lotion or cream. (not suntan oil to avoid slipping on / or staining the deck)
Mosquito repellant. (you can buy this when you arrive, Turkish repellant is very effective against Turkish mosquitoes)
A pair of cheap canvas or plastic shoes you don’t mind getting wet for use on the windsurf or on rocks.
A small amount of Turkish Lira for entrance to historical sights.
Cigarettes, if you are a smoker, they are sometimes hard to find at sea. (Smoking is not allowed in the cabins)
Adequate insurance to cover watersports.
Gratuity for the crew (at your own discretion)
Snorkeling equipment for keen snorkellers, there are several sets onboard, but you may have to wait your turn.
A travel adapter for any of your electrical appliances, the Turkish system is two round pins.

THINGS YOU WON’T NEED
Deckshoes for the boat, as no footwear is worn onboard.
A lot of warm clothing.
Towels for the cabin, these are provided.
Hairdryers, these are provided.
A lot of Turkish Lira, it is best to change you cash or traveler’s cheques locally as required.

You can obtain cash from your credit cards at cash dispensers or banks, but cards cannot be used in all places.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, bad weather conditions or for your own safety, the planned itinerary may have to be changed at short notice. The Captain’s decision is final in all matters.

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ALATURKA BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

October 15, 2006

Fethiye – Muğla – Turkey

KAPTAN ACAR
26m long x 6.70 width
Motor & sails (5 sails)
5 doubles, 2 twins & 2 triple cabin
All cabins with en suite bathrooms & hot showers
Bar & great music system (bring your own CDs to play)
2 lounge
Kitchen
Sunbathing deck 20 sun beds
Snorkeling & fishing gear
Board games & cards
English speaking Captain, Cook and Seamen
1 windsurf

ALATURKA
22m long x 5.5m width
Motor & sails
3 doubles, 3 twins & 1 quad cabin
All cabins with en suite bathrooms & hot showers
Bar & great music system (bring your own CDs to play)
2 Covered lounge area
Kitchen
Sunbathing deck 18 sun beds
Snorkeling & fishing gear
Board games & cards
English speaking Captain, Cook and Seamen
Book exchange and magazines

FETHIYE TO OLYMPOS
4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS of sailing, relaxing and adventure
Day: 1
Leave Fethiye harbour around 10:30 am, destined for Samanlık Bay for swimming & lunch.
Butterfly Valley for sunbathing, swimming and an optional hike up to the waterfall
Ölüdeniz – Europe’s most stunning beach & one of the best spots in the world for paragliding. Swim to the beach and there is also the option to paragliding.
Anchor at St. Nicholas Island for the night. Optional walk up through the Island’s ruins to witness the spectacular sunset.
Day: 2
Cruise to Kalkan (Aquarium Bay) for breakfast & swimming
Cruise to Kaş harbour for lunch. Time to explore this small Turkish town for shopping and internet.
Cruise to a secluded bay near Kekova for the night.
Day: 3
Cruise to Sunken City – sail over the ancient ruins of this World Heritage site.
Cruise to Simena Castle – walk up to the top & witness a magical view over the Bay taking in the underwater Lycenian Tombs and across to the Sunken City.
Gökkaya Bay for the night
Its party time at the nearby Island disco where you can meet up with the other cruising travelers for a night of dancing under the stars, or simply relax back and chill out on your yacht
Day: 4
After Breakfast we continue to Pirates Cave for snorkeling
Lunch at Andriake harbour
Bus Transfer to visit the ancient city of Myra and St. Nicholas Church in Demre
Free time in Demre for shopping and banking

Free transfer to the tree house of your choice in Olympos.
Program is subject to change according to weather or sea conditions.

What’s included?
Cabin accommodation with private en-suite
Traditional Turkish open buffet breakfast & lunch
BBQ every night. Seafood, chicken, Turkish meatballs, Mediterranean salads. Vegetarian meals available.
Nargile (water pipe) at nights
Games (backgammon, chess, cards, etc)
Snorkeling gear
Fishing gear

What’s excluded?
Drinks – available at the on-board bar for cheap prices.
Entrance fees (Butterfly Valley, St. Nicholas Island, Simena Castle, Myra). They will be not more than 8 Ytl in total.
Optional activities: Paragliding, Diving, Water sports etc…

OLYMPOS TO FETHIYE
4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS of sailing, relaxing and adventure
Day: 1
Transfer from Olympos around 10 am to Demre for shopping & banking
Visit the ancient city of Myra and St. Nicholas Church before boarding your yacht at Andriake harbour
Cruise to Pirates Cave for snorkeling
Cruise to Sunken City – sail over the ancient ruins of this World Heritage site.
Cruise to Simena Castle – walk up to the top & witness a magical view over the Bay taking in the underwater Lycenian Tombs and across to the Sunken City.
Gцkkaya Bay for the night
It’s party time at the nearby Island Disco where you can meet up with the other cruising travelers for a night of dancing under the stars, or simply relax back and chill out on your yacht
Day: 2
Breakfast at Yağlıca Bay
Cruise to Kaş harbour for lunch. Time to explore this small Turkish town for shopping and internet.
Cruise to Aquarium Bay for dinner and stay for the night
Day: 3
Wake up with views of beautiful Butterfly Valley. After breakfast there is time for sunbathing, swimming and an optional hike up to the waterfall.
Ölüdeniz – Europe’s most stunning beach & one of the best spots in the world for paragliding. Swim to the beach and there is also the option to paragliding.
Anchor at St. Nicholas Island for the night. Optional walk up through the Island’s ruins to witness the spectacular sunset.
Day: 4
Breakfast at St. Nicholas Island.
Cruise to Samanlık Bay for swimming & lunch
Visit Tarzan’s Bay
Arrive Fethiye harbour that evening

Program is subject to change according to weather or sea conditions.

What’included?
3 nights cabin accommodation with private en-suite
Traditional Turkish open buffet breakfast & lunch
BBQ every night. Seafood, chicken, Turkish meatballs, Mediterranean salads. Vegetarian meals available.
Nargile (water pipe) at nights
Games (backgammon, chess, cards, etc)
Snorkeling gear
Fishing gear

What’s excluded?
Drinks – available at the on-board bar for cheap prices.
Entrance fees (Butterfly Valley, St. Nichols Island, Simena Castle, Myra). They will be not more than 8 Ytl in total.
Optional activities: Paragliding, Diving, Water sports etc…

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AYAZ YACHT BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

October 15, 2006

Bodrum – Muğla – Turkey

We are offering a dream holiday, “The Blue Cruise” with our luxurious wooden boat and fully experienced captain and crew. At the end of the journey, you will get addicted to it… we guarantee!

You could enjoy the perfect combination of the sun and sea, get impressed by the natural beauties of the untouched bays of Turkey that can only be visited by a boat, could sail, could go fishing or stop at any bay you like and schedule your own trip!

All of our tours start and end in Bodrum. Our route generally follows Datça, Gökova, Marmaris and Göçek bays. We may follow a different route according to our clients wishes, please contact us in advance.

In case of different routes like Rhodes, Kos and Kalimnos Islands, the international fees would cost approx. 600 Euros extra.

Name : AYAZ
Build : 1985 Gümbet – Bodrum
Type : Gullet
Length : 20.60 m / 67.5 feet
Cabin : 6 separate cabins for up to 12 passengers ( with shower + wc + hot water) Fully equipped galley, 1 saloon, indoor – outdoor dining
Crew : 3 (Captain, Cook, Sailor)
Others : Wind surf, canoe, rowing boat

Technical Data
Loan : 20.6 meters
Beam : 5.75 meters
Sail Area : 219 Sq. Met.
Cruising Speed : 7 Miles (10 miles max.)
Fresh Water Tank : 8 tons
Surplus : 2 tons
Fuel Tank : 4.2 tons
Engine : M.A.N 240 HP Marine
Electric : 220 Volt AC & 24 Volt DC
Windlass : Electrical & Hydraulic

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GARFIELD YACHTING BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

October 15, 2006

Fethiye – Muğla – Turkey

Garfield Yachting & Travel Agency in Fethiye, located just in front of the yacht marina, on the south coast of Turkey, is only one hour away from Dalaman airport, three hours away from Antalya airport.

With it’s many sightseeing opportunities close by, Fethiye has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Fethiye is the perfect place to stay to visit the infamous Ölüdeniz Beach and Blue Lagoon, Saklıkent Gorge, Kaya (ghost town), Butterfly Valley and 12 Islands

Whether you want to rent a car to visit the nearby towns and beautiful beaches, or sail on a Traditional Wooden Gulet on the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, with our 10 years of experience we can make your holiday an unforgettable one.

Yachting: Private Yacht Charter – Cabin Charter – Bare Boat Charter – Yacht Brokerage – Yacht Building

Cabin Charter, Gulet Yachts: Share the boat with the others
-Daily Tours to 12 Islands, around Fethiye and Göçek
-3 Day Cruise to Blue Lagoon-12 Islands-Butterfly valley-Göçek
-4 Day Cruise to Blue Lagoon-Kaş-Kalkan-Sunken city-Olympos
-4 Day Cruise to Blue Lagoon-Dalyan-Mud bath-12 Island-Göçek

Price includes
-Foods (open buffet breakfast, cooked Lunch and Dinner).
-Transfers to the boat from your hotel around Fethiye.
-Water Sports (available) Water-ski – Knee-boarding
-Fun-Sun-Sail (windsurf, snorkeling, canoe) Windsurf – Snorkeling
-Accommodation; during the cruise.

Prices
-Season Ј75, high season Ј85 p.p. for the 3 day yacht cruise.
-Season Ј99, high season Ј109 p.p. for the 4 day yacht cruise.
-Please feel free to ask questions about more info and discounts.

Private Charter, Gulet Yachts: Own the boat for your group
-Yacht Cruises between Antalya – Marmaris -Fethiye – Bodrum.
-Make your own tour plan with your group for one or two weeks.
-Our standard wooden Gulet boats start from 15 m. to 33 m length.

-15m. 4 cabins (8 pax) daily boat price is from 250 USD.
-20 m. 8 cabins (16 pax) daily boat price is from 500 USD.
-33 m. 16 cabins (32 pax) daily boat price is from 1000 USD.

-Ask for luxury boats and early booking discounts!!..
-Price includes: Fuel, Water, Harbour fees, Crew, Insurance, VAT.

-Main Harbour is Fethiye, one hour away from Dalaman airport.
-Embankment is at 15:00 pm afternoon.
-Disembakment is at 09:00 am morning.
-Food price is 15 USD per person, per day.
-Open buffet breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon tea & Dinner.
-Your choice of menu. Drinks are sold on board at normal prices.

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TURUNCU YACHTING BLUE VOYAGE TOUR

October 15, 2006

Bodrum – Muğla – Turkey

Blue Journey
Blue Journey is completely a different kind of pleasure. There are many reasons to choose a holiday to be sent at sea. First of all, sea is the pleasure itself. The mixed feeling of the waves, the wind and the clear conscience is another & the feelings of to be alone and to be self-sufficient, one-to-one communication with nature, to be together with friends and to be with only by one-self reach the highest level at sea. Many beautiful places are suitable for yacht cruising where fresh wind, glittering sea and plentiful sun exist. So, why only Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey are preferred then? The reason is not to cruise by yacht that it is possible to take the same pleasure at many other shores of the world. However, what you experience after weighing the anchor is important. Wilderness of the coves along Aegean and Mediterranean coast, geniality of the country people, historical places to be seen & All these makes a yacht cruise in Turkey very special.

Aegean and Mediterranean coasts – homeland of antique ruins that witnessed famous people of the oldest times- are unique. As known, ancient Greeks had founded many civilizations at these coasts throughout the history. Alexander and his legions had stopped at these coasts on their way to sack the richest cities of the world. Very close to Bodrum, while Cesar was gathering his navy, Antonio and Cleopatra were enjoying. St. Paul frequently came here and established the seven churches of Asia. Meanwhile, John sent Mary to the last shelter on the mountains up Kuşadası for a correction. Kanuni organized his armies at Marmaris and attacked the Crusaders at the strong Rhodes Fort. At the same waters, General Nelson chased Napoleon who retreated from Egypt.

Trade, commercial relations and civilization developed thanks to sea, culture increased and these lands had been a place of call throughout history. Once, when land journeys were a little more developed than caravan trade, dimensions of overseas trade necessitated the foundation and protection of many cities founded in the historical Aegean and Mediterranean coasts.

Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are different than similar regions in terms of nature, history and hospitality. One can easily come to these places and once arrived alienates form the concerns and sorrows of the modern age. Antique history, lonely coves and towns that do not belong to the time of this world…These places, very short distance away from the chaotic city and agitated banlieues, enables even the most tired guests to come together and discover. Blue Journey, guarantees unique discoveries. We invite you to discover with Turuncu Yachting.

In Group Yacht Hiring; 2-3 coves are visited daily with yacht and maximum 4 hours of distance is covered. Your last stop during the day is the place where you will stay overnight. It is important to visit 3-4 harbors daily in order to get fresh water and food. These harbors are small fishing villages and sometimes small districts. Traditional wooden yachts general operates with an engine; however if the wind is sufficient and to the correct direction they set sail.

Food and Beverage:
In Group Yacht, our company can supply hiring, food and beverage. The menu includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or coffee, cookies and diner. For very economical menus that include Standard and deluxe menus, please contact our Office. However, if our guests wish, they can purchase their own food. In both cases, our cook and crew serve our guests free of charge. The menu generally consists of traditional Turkish Cuisine. Necessary arrangements can be done as per special preferences. (group requests-religious choices-health)

Soft drinks and some imported alcoholic drinks are available at the yacht bar. If you have any special drink request that is not available at the bar, please contact and inform us beforehand. Cabin hiring prices are for full board accommodation. For such kind of journeys, a fix-menu that includes weekly breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or coffee with cookies and dinner is applied.

ASENSENA DELUXE
Construction: Marmaris
Year: 2005
L.O.D: 28 m
Beam: 7,5 m
Engine: 450 hp veco
Cruise Speed: 12 knots
Fuel Tank: 3.0 ton
Fresh Water: 7 ton
Cabins: 2 Master + 4 Double Deluxe cabin

YÖRÜKOĞLU 2 DELUXE
Construction: Marmaris
Year: 2005
L.O.D: 30
Draft: 3
Beam: 7.2
Engine: 550
Cruise Speed: 12
Sail Area: 240
Electricity: 24V+220 volt
Fuel Tank: 3 ton
Cabins: Deluxe 6 double Cabin

THE CREW
All our crew is fully educated and our yachts comply with safety regulations. Yacht insurance, life jacket, emergency boat and fire extinguishers are available. Crew aboard consists of 3-5 people including the crew (for hiring with crew), captain, sailors and the cook. Captains are selected among experienced and licensed sailors who are informed about the region, sea end the coasts. Our cooks are specialized and talented in cooking local and international cuisine. Our crew generally speaks English in intermediate level. If demanded, you can hire – from the Ministry of Tourism-a professional licensed guide who speaks English, German, French and Italian or the language that you speak. Our crew makes their best so that our customers can have rest and enjoy their cruise.

BOAT TYPES

Ketch
It has a raised and squared afterdeck. Moreover, in this way, when compared with a Gullet, this means vacant place for additional cabins. There can be a main cabin at the backside. It is suitable for 8-24 people. Includes cabins with private shower and wc. 4-12 cabins in which double beds can be placed. Generally, it has a ketch (marconi) rigging. Approximately 18-33 m.

Gullet
The most popular type for ‘Blue Journey   is the traditional wooden yacht gullet. It is the most suitably planned cruising yacht for you to eat and lie down with its large, circular back part. Gullets generally have ketch (Marconi) or two-mast rigging. They have 1, 2 or 3 trinketa sail. Length changes between 15-33 m. and suitable for 6-16 people. They have double 3-8 bed cabins with private shower and wc.

Trandahl
It is the oldest local yacht that is the most appropriate yacht to cruise in the Aegean waters with its sharp-ended back deck. Original is generally three-corner mast. Today the rigging changes as salopa-gig-gaff. Normally the length is 11-18 m and is suitable for 6-8 people. It has 3-4, double cabins with bed, private shower and WC.

Modern – Sailing Yacht
They are preferred by licensed sailors who want to determine their routes at sea by themselves. Generally, they are hired without crew but with the entire sailing information and equipment. For those who do not have a license, a captain can be hired. In Turkey, Beneteau, Bavaria and Dehler models of different design and sizes can be hired.

Modern – Motor Yachts
If time and speed is important, the best choice is a motor yacht. Generally, they have two engines and have high speed to increase the distance to be covered. Motor yachts are equipped with modern sailing systems and generally hired with the crew. Travelers holding international license can hire these yachts without crew.

TOURS

BODRUM – GÖKOVA – BODRUM

DAY 1: Arrival to Bodrum and transfer to Bodrum Marina. Following the Welcome Cocktail, dinner and overnight stay at the yacht.
DAY 2: Following breakfast, departure for Aquarium Cove that is famous with its crystal clearness. After the break for diving, swimming and sunbathing, departure for Çökertme Cove, a lovely fishing town with friendly people. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3: Following breakfast, departure for Gökoava Bay. Arrival to Çatı Cove that fascinates with its natural beauty surrounded by pine forests. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 4: Following breakfast, departure to 7 Islands surrounded by coral reef. Diving, swimming and sunbathing possibility. Moving on to natural harbour-Küfre for afternoon five tea. Dinner and overnight stay
DAY 5: Following breakfast, departure to Sedir Island – with unique beach- where once Antonio and Cleopatra lived. Departure to Söğüt after lunch. (Those who prefer to go to Marmaris may use the minibuses) Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 6: Following breakfast, departure to natural harbor – English Harbor- where the English navy hid during World War I. And used as a harbor. After lunch, departure to fresh water source Ballısu that meets with the sea. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 7: Following breakfast, departure to the centre of episcopacy Kemre Bay where Keramos – going as far as the ninth century B.C. – was once a bishop. Here, you can visit the Temple of Zeus, Byzantine Church ornamented with frescos, Antique water canals and the monumental tombs. In the afternoon, departure to Kara Island with thermal water where you car have a mud bath. Dinner and overnight stay at Bodrum Marina.
DAY 8: Transfer from the yacht after breakfast.

7 nights 8 days accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and 5-tea is included in the indicated prices. (Full board Accommodation. Drinks at the yacht are excluded from the indicated prices. Blue journey gullets have 6-10 cabins. Gullet lengths vary between 19-32 m. All cabins are suitable for two-people accommodation. (1 French bed or two single beds). WC and shower are available in the cabins. Minimum 5 year-experienced qualified captains and a 3-4 people crew that consists of a cook and sailors are available for each gullet. Gullet captain is entitled to make changes in the schedules as per the directions to be received from the harbor principal about the weather conditions.

FETHIYE – KEKOVA – FETHIYE
Fethiye – Kelebekler Valley – Dead Sea – Kaş – Kekova – Kalkan – Patara Beach – Xanthos -Fethiye

DAY 1: Welcoming of our guests at the marina and departure from the harbor at 11:00.
DAY 2: After breakfast, departure for Kelebekler Valley, Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight stay at St. Nicholas Island
Day 3: Departure for Yeşilköy early in the morning. Swimming at this olive-tree ornamented unique cove. Later departure for Kaş where we will spend the night.
DAY 4: Departure to Kekova and Sunken cities with the first lights of the day. Lunch at Tersane (shipyard) cove. Possibility to visit the Byzantine Church and the Roman Shipyard. Dinner and overnight stay at Gökkaya Cove.
DAY 5: Following breakfast, departure to the historical city of Simena. After visiting the close coves, departure to Üçağız that is surrounded by the green hills.
DAY 6: Departure to Bayındır Harbor very early in the morning. Patara Beach and the rest of the day at Kalkan. If requested, extra Xanthos-Letoon tour. Dinner and overnight stay at Kalkan.
DAY 7: Departure to Çamlı Burun very early in the morning. Visiting the close coves and the last night at Batıkkaya Cove.
DAY 8: Departure from the yacht after breakfast.

MARMARIS – DATÇA – HISARÖNÜ – MARMARIS

DAY 1: Embarkment at Marmaris Harbor. Welcome cocktail to meet the guides and the crew. Dinner and overnight stay at the yacht.
DAY 2: Following breakfast, we will move towards Kadırga cove and give a swimming break. Later, journey to Serзe harbor. Dinner and overnight stay at Serçe Cove.
DAY 3: Following breakfast, we depart for Bozburun where deep blue waters of Mediterranean meets with the green Bozburun forests. On the way to Bozburun, it is possible to at the helm at suitable coves. You can experience active captaincy. After free time for swimming and fishing at Bozburun, journey to Kızıl Ada (Red Island) Dinner around fire at the Kızıl Ada region that is famous with historical ruins. Overnight stay at the yacht.
DAY 4: Following breakfast, departure for Selimiye and Hisarönü coves. Later journey to Orhaniye. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 5: Following breakfast, journey to Bencik, also known as the “place where fish jump over “.  Here you will have the possibility to have a hill-view of Hisarönü and Gökova coves. Following the swimming and lunch break, departure for Datça. Dinner and overnight stay at Datça
DAY 6: Following breakfast, journey to antique city Loryma by passing over Greek Island Simi. Journey to Bozukkale where you can dive, surf and swim. Dinner and overnight stay
DAY 7: Following breakfast, departure for Arab Island. Lunch, swimming and weighing the anchor towards Marmaris.
DAY 8: Breakfast and Farewell

MARMARIS – HISARÖNÜ BAY – DATÇA – SYMI – RHODES – MARMARIS

DAY 1 : After arrival the captain will invite you welcome cocktail and answer your 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 : Visit 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.

MARMARIS – FETHIYE – MARMARIS

DAY 1: Getting into the yacht at Marmaris Marina. Following Welcome Cocktail, dinner at yacht and overnight stay.
DAY 2: Departure for Ekincik after breakfast. Journey to 5000-year Kaunos ruins by small boats. (Extra). Amphitheatre, Acropolis and Liken Ruins visit at Kaunos. Later, arrival to Iztuzu where Caretta-Caretta turtles are found. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3: Departure for Fethiye coves very early in the morning before breakfast. Yassıcalar, Batık Hamam and dinner at Tersane (Shipyard) Island. Overnight stay.
DAY 4: Entry to Fethiye Marina after breakfast. (Optional) Saklıkent Tour and swimming opportunity in Dead Sea (EXTRA) Overnight stay at the Marina or at a cove close to Fethiye (as per the traveler’s choice
DAY 5: Departure for Göçek Island. As per your wish, it is possible to visit and shop at Göçek by reaching there on tender boat and with the assistance of our crew.
DAY 6: Departure to Bedri Rahmi Cove. Overnight stay at Domuz (Pig) Island or Ağa Cove.
DAY 7: Arrival to Kadırga Island thanks to early departure. Breakfast and swimming break. Lunch at Kumlubük or Turunç or Cennet (Heaven) Island. Return to Marmaris Marina in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at the Marina.
DAY 8: Leaving the yacht after breakfast at 09:30

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