7-day/6-night Bodrum to Fethiye Cruise
This one-way route is COMPLETELY UNIQUE to Go Sail Turkey and is for travellers who want to do the ultimate 7-day Turkey cruise!
Our gulets are traditionally-built, wooden Turkish motor-yachts which hold around 16 to 20 passengers. They are the ONLY way to see the Turkish coast.
- Highlights include Cleopatra’s Baths, the stunning Kadirga beach, Dalyan’s mud baths and turtle beach, Datca’s enchanting old town, the lively cities of Marmaris and Fethiye, as well as the famous Knidos ruins.
- Imagine waking every morning for breakfast and a swim in idyllic bays before cruising along the coast to a new destination each day.
- The boat decks are perfect for sunbathing and jumping into the sea.
- The Turkish food onboard is excellent, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included!
- The perfect balance between relaxing, sightseeing and socialising. There is an onboard bar and opportunities to experience the nightlife and party at venues in Marmaris, Fethiye and Bodrum.
Bodrum to Knidos
We board our gulet around 10.30am for welcome speeches and an introduction to Captain and crew, depart Bodrum harbour around 11.00am bound for Knidos.
Here we have our first chance to dive in, have a swim, tuck into lunch and enjoy our first sail sunset with a cold drink in hand. Even though it is still under excavation, this ancient city has some impressive ruins to visit and the short climb up to the top of the hill to see the city’s two ancient, back-to-back harbours from above is well worth it!
Overnight – Knidos
Knidos to Datca
This morning after breakfast we cruise onto Palamatbuku – a great swim-stop spot. We head over to Datca afterwards for lunch and dock into the harbour. We can take taxis from the harbour to Datca old town if desired (about 8km), where there is a fascinating old village, ancient temples and other sites to explore. We will have time to wander around the town, pick up some bargains, sample the cafes and visit the local sites. Once back on board around we will have dinner in a bay nearby.
Overnight – near Datca
Datca to Bozukkale
Today is all about the swimming in the amazing bays between Datca and Bozukkale. As we approach Bozukkale, there is the opportunity to climb up the peninsula’s ancient citadel for some impressive views.
Overnight – Bozukkale
Bozukkale to Marmaris
After breakfast we head to Kadirga for swim-stops and lunch, and then Marmaris, one of the biggest harbours in Turkey. We anchor down at the harbourside in the afternoon and it’s time to explore. We can wander around the old town, which is still littered with historical houses that line the cobbled streets in the old city and check out the seaside markets. There are plenty of waterside cafes and bars to sample as well.
We can return to the boat for dinner and drinks on board before heading back into town to enjoy Marmaris nightlife.
Overnight – Marmaris.
Marmaris to Ekincik
This morning we cruise over to Ekincik. Here there is the chance for an optional excursion into Dalyan. This excursion will take us into the lake lands of the Dalyan area, past ancient rock tombs, for a visit to the mud baths and the famous Turtle Beach. You can either choose to take this excursion (extra payment applies – 55 Euros) or stay on board to swim, relax or try some of the local water sports activities on offer.
Overnight – Ekincik
Ekincik to Cleopatra’s Baths
After breakfast, we head over to Cleopatra’s Baths, an ancient hamam dating back to Roman times. Here we have the chance to swim through the ruins before having another swim stop at Flat Island.
Overnight – Cleopatra’s Baths
Cleopatra’s Baths to Fethiye
This morning is all about making our way over to Fethiye via the 12 islands area near the city.
We reach Fethiye harbour in the afternoon – around 2.00 to 2.30pm (after lunch).
You have plenty of options for your last day – you can head to Dalaman airport if you have a flight to Istanbul or international destination, take a ferry over to Rhodes, or stay a night or two in Fethiye.
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