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.
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 Sponge-diving has now been replaced by gulet tourism.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.