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 8-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 Black Island
We board our gulet around 4pm for welcome speeches and an introduction to Captain and crew, depart Bodrum harbour around 4.30pm bound for Black Island. Here we have our first chance to dive in, have a swim and enjoy our first sail sunset with a cold drink in hand.
Overnight – Black Island
Knidos to Palamatbuku
This morning we cruise onto Knidos. 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! We will have plenty of time to swim and snorkel in the luscious water and to explore this peninsula.
Overnight – Palamatbuku
Palamatbuku to Datca
Today it’s time to find our land legs again as we dock in Datca harbour. We can take a bus from the harbour to Datca town if desired (about 8km), where there is an old town, 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, we will make our way to a nearby bay to spend the evening.
Overnight – secluded bay near Datca.
Datca to Serce or Bozukkale
Today is for complete R&R. Time to grab a book, get a good sunbed and kick back to enjoy the coastline of Turkey as the gulet leaves Datca behind and heads across the gulf to Bozukkale. There will be swim stops in some stunning bays, helping you to charge for some fun nights ahead.
Overnight – Serce Bay or Bozukkale.
After the R&R, we arrive at one of the biggest harbours in Turkey – Marmaris. During the day, we anchor down at the harbourside 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 for a bargain or 2. There are also plenty of waterside cafes and bars to sample. We can return to the boat for dinner and a couple of drinks onboard before going back into town to enjoy Marmaris’ impressive 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 – 50 Euros) or stay on board to swim, relax or try some of the local water sports activities on offer.
Overnight – Ekincik.
Ekincik to Fethiye
This morning is all about making our way over to Fethiye via the 12 islands area near the city. We then 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 one last swim stop at Flat Island.
We reach Fethiye harbour in the afternoon, which gives us the rest of the day for bargain-hunting in the town’s markets. If you fancy going further afield then you can wander up to the Lycian Tombs for sunset or catch the bus to the ghost town of Kayakoy. We have the final dinner on board and then a big night out in Fethiye Town with your shipmates to celebrate an amazing week!
Overnight – Fethiye Harbour.
Breakfast is served nice and early (8am) and then, sadly, it’s time to bid our crew and shipmates farewell. We disembark in Fethiye Harbour just after breakfast (around 9am). We now have the rest of the day to carry on exploring Fethiye, get a ferry over to Rhodes (Greece), take a flight from Dalaman airport or continue onwards with further explorations of Turkey – a spellbinding country that just keeps on giving! Bon Voyage!
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