Blue Voyage in Bodrum
The South Western coast of Turkey is
one of the best yachting and sailing areas in the world. The
wonderful climate, unrivalled ancient cities, superb cuisine and friendly people all welcome you for
a perfect holiday - the famous Blue Voyage.
"Turquoise Coast" ...
The unspoiled Turkish coastline
(often called the Turkish Riviera) offers endless sailing possibilities for the
experienced and first time sailors.
Blue cruise (cruising in Southwest Turkey) is
one of the most relaxing vacations on earth. It is a unique form of cruising and
yachting experience, an adventure that takes you to the magic of myths three
millennia old, under the Mediterranean sun and in the turquoise blue of the
crystal clear waters. It is also an opportunity to taste Turkish cuisine as well
as fresh fish.
A yachting holiday is the ideal way to see the
best of Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coastline. Many of the archaeological
sites are accessible from the sea and the turquoise waters are a joy to swim in.
Gulets are traditionally designed and locally built wooden motor sailing yachts
. These yachts range in size from two to eight cabins and all cabins usually
have wc/shower en-suite.
The cabins of the crew are completely separated
from those of the passengers. The gulets offer enough space to the passengers in
the cabins, in the aisles and on the deck.
The crew consists of a captain, a cook and one
or two deckhands who are all experienced in their work. Although the gulets are
essentially motor yachts, it is possible to sail certain distances during a Blue
You can shape your cruise itinerary as you
wish before booking. Usually the daily duration of cruising is not longer than
3-4 hours, and the rest of the day can be spent in a gorgeous cove enjoying the
sun and the sea. Sunbathing on the deck, swimming in clear waters, snorkelling,
windsurfing, water-skiing or just fishing...
Or anchoring in a cove and trekking in the
wild nature, visiting a nearby village and coming closer to local people and
their traditions or visiting an ancient ruin. Here, in the midst of the idyll,
you can feel the touch of nature and history.
True to its spirit, the ideal itinerary for a
Blue Voyage must allow you to best penetrate the sense and soul of places where
you anchor. So, instead of rushing from one spot to the next, a program has to
strike a balance between the time spent at sea, the time passed in various bays,
villages or ancient sites and the time required to enjoy them. For those on a
private cruise, we recommend an itinerary visiting as many places as possible
without making the cruise tiresome. Cabin charter tours are scheduled in
accordance with this philosophy, as well.
Below you will find a map not to scale. The
purpose is to show details, major places on one map.
The major route is Bodrum- Bodrum cruise in the
gulf of Gokova with a visit to Knidos. This is where the whole idea of Blue
Cruise has started. We suggest first time travellers to try this balance of the
small coves and ancient ruins.
The other important destination is to cruise
from Marmaris to Fethiye. This is also a good combination of nature of history
with more ancient ruins.
Antalya cruises are more rich on the historic
ruins since the coast does not offer the small inlets and coves it does in the
Bodrum , and Marmaris Fethiye region, unique to the Bodrum-Marmaris-Fethiye
With fixed itinerary, generally following
classical routes with modifications to accommodate individual schedules or
desires. It is possible to board or leave the yacht in Bodrum, Marmaris,
Fethiye, Gocek, Kusadasi, or Antalya (Kemer) or nearby Greek ports. Custom
cruises to special destinations. For these tours we offer a wide selection of
vessels for any budget. Greek Islands and Turkey
It is possible to charter private yacht
cruises that combine the Dodecanese (Rhodes, Cos, Patmos, etc.) and Cycladic
(Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Amargos, etc.) Islands of Greece and The
Turkish coasts. But there are harbour taxes and additional cruising fees for
much longer distances associated with this type of cruise
ancient Halicarnassos, home of the King Mausolus's tomb one of the seven
Wonders of the World. Her wife who also happens to be her sister had this
tomb built after King Mausolos' death to make his name immortal.
Knidos, the ancient Carian city is at the tip of the Gulf of Hisaronu
adjacent to the Gulf of Gokova. The city, a prosperous commercial center, had
two harbours in both of the gulfs, one Aegean and the other Mediterranean. The
remains of the temple, and the theatre overlooks the sea. This ancient city is
not easily reachable by land.
The town of Datca a popular port and the ancient city of Loryma which can
only be reached by the sea are the highlights of the Gulf.
Dalyan bay, a natural preserve for sea turtles Caretta Caretta. They lay
their eggs in the sandy beaches of this delta. Following the waterway inland you
can see the mysterious Lycian tombs carved in the rocky hills in the city of
Caunos, an ancient Carian city.
Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon) has one of the most beautiful beaches along the
The sunken city
of Kekova, eternal fire of the monster in Mount Tahtali (Olympos), home
of the Santa Claus (Saint Nicholas)