Overview

This section of the Turkish coastline with its ragged pine covered cliffs, quiet bays & beatiful beaches has something to offer almost everyone. Roundtrip from Bodrum this gulet cruise takes you in and around the Gulf of Hisaronu for a week of swimming, relaxing and visiting small villages along the way.

Tour itinerary

Day 01 - Board in Bodrum
This first day is used for boarding formalities (starting from 15:30), welcome dinner and overnight in Bodrum Harbour. For those arriving earlier in the day we suggest you spend some time exploring around the town, for example the landmark of the city, the 'Castle of Saint Peter', is one of the best preserved pieces of architecture with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. 'Myndos Gate' through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that should not be missed.

Day 02 - Palamutbuku & Inceburun
After breakfast it is time to hoist anchor and depart from Bodrum cruising to Palamutbuku Bay. Anchor at Inceburun after lunch and swimming breaks. Vessel will anchor in this lovely bay for dinner and an overnight.

Day 03 - Aktur & Bencik
Today cruise to Aktur Bay with a stop along the way in Bencik Bay. This bay has a very narrow entrance but a unique view once inside. Bencik is located at the narrowest part of the peninsula that divides Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf. In 550s BC. the Cnidus people wanted to dig a tunnel in the narrowest land piece of the peninsula between the Hisaronu Gulf and the Gokova Gulf as a defense line against the Persians. They started with diligence and put in a lot of effort; however, in the end they did not succeed and the city was conquered by the Persians. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in Bencik Bay.

Day 04 - Emel Sayin, Orhaniye & Selimiye
Arrive to Emel Sayın Bay and here you can enjoy a swimming stop. For lunch dock in Orhaniye and see the unique scenery of a natural tidal formation called 'Kız Kumu' (Maiden's Beach). There are so many myths about this reddish sand-path going from the shore to the inner parts of the sea which is suitable for walking along. On a tiny island located in the bay, you can see the wrecks of an antique castle. Final destination for the day will be Selimiye.

Day 05 - Dirsekbuku & Bozburun
After anchoring in Dirsekbuku, head to Bozburun which is a small fishing town. This area was once popular for sponge-diving but nowadays there is no interested in this as it is not financially beneficial and dangerous. Sponge-diving has now been replaced by gulet tourism.

Day 06 - Datca & Knidos
Cruise to Datca which was founded by the Dorians who came to the Aegean Sea from the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century BC. The island has no humidity at all and has fresh air with plenty of oxygen.

Day 07 - Black Island (Poyraz Bay & Meteor Bay)
Cruise early in the morning to Karaada (Black Island). Breakfast and a swimming break at Poyraz Bay which is located on the northern side of the island. This is such a nice bay with its turquoise-blue waters. Then anchor at Meteor Bay for lunch which is located on the southern side of the island. There is a meteor hole here and this is how the bay got its name. Here you may jump over the platform into the deep water. You may also take a walk through the underwater caves which are very near to Meteor Bay for a small local fee. End of the day with arrival back to Bodrum Harbour and enjoy a last dinner onboard.

Day 08 - Disembark in Bodrum
After breakfast and farewell from your captain is is time to disembark (by 10:30)

*Depending on sea and weather conditions, the captain reserves the right to make necessary changes to the itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests.

A Customer Review

I wanted to send you a quick follow up note to say "thank you" for coordinating a GREAT vacation. Bob and I had a wonderful time during our 2 weeks in Turkey. We appreciate all of your hard work in organizing all of the tours and transfers. Everything went as planned. Thanks again, and we will definitely recommend your agency to our friends if they travel to Turkey.

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What's included?

  • 07 nights on gulet in private cabin with ensuite
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner onboard
  • During the meals water is served free of charge
  • Clean bed linen & bath towels on arrival (beach towels not provided)
  • Use of equipment on board (flippers, snorkel, fishing tackle etc.)
  • Yacht insurance (advised to take out your own individual travel insurance)
  • Charter & berth taxes, harbour & port procedures
  • Crew service, ship water, diesel & gasoline expenses
  • Important: A/C use on vessel for up to 8hrs per day

    Excludes:
  • Alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks including bottled water, can be purchased from onboard bar.
  • Optional land tours and entrance fees to historical sites and museums
  • Items not mentioned in the included section

Notes

  • Every Sunday from June to mid September
  • Cabin Charter Rates (per person in double):
    560Euro between 12/06-01/07
    690Euro between 03/07-30/07 & 28/08-17/09
    820Euro between 31/07-27/08
  • Can be combined with other travel in Turkey
  • Important: A/C on vessel for up to 8hrs daily

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