Fethiye to Bodrum 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.
Fethiye to Cleopatra’s Baths
We board our gulet around 2pm for welcome speeches and an introduction to Captain and crew. After departing Fethiye harbour around 2.30pm, we cruise to the famous 12-island archipelago just outside of Fethiye. We will make a stop at Flat Island for our first dip into the Aegean sea before heading over to our anchoring spot for the evening – Cleopatra’s Baths, an ancient hamam dating back to Roman times. Here we have the chance to swim through the ruins before dinner is served on board.
Important: Many of our guests stay the night in Fethiye before the cruise (highly recommended, as Fethiye has a great choice of bars and restaurants. If you need accommodation in Fethiye for a night or 2 before your sail then you can book a hotel or guesthouse on BOOKING.COM
Overnight – Cleopatra’s Baths
Cleopatra’s Baths 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 of 50 Euros applies) or stay on board to swim and relax.
Overnight – Ekincik
Optional excursion: Dalyan Tour
Ekincik to Marmaris
This morning we head over to Paradise Bay for a swim stop before entering Marmaris Harbour. We then have the rest of the day and night to explore this popular seaside town, spending time in the bazaars or wandering the cobbled streets. Dinner will be served on board, leaving us the evening to sample the nightlife of Marmaris!
Overnight – Marmaris Harbour.
Marmaris to Kadirga
We leave Marmaris in the morning and head into Kadirga to take refuge from the hustle and bustle of the harbour in this beautiful, isolated beach front. We can jump back into the refreshing water to reenergise after a late night out . We then cruise onto either Serce Bay or Bozukkale, where we will spend the night on board.
Overnight – Serce Bay or Bozukkale.
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 such as Palamatbuku, well known for its gorgeous sea and snorkel-friendly bays to spend the evening.
Overnight – Palamatbuku or another bay near Datca.
Datca to Knidos
After breakfast, the next stop is the ancient city of Knidos. Even though it is still under excavation, there are 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 in the luscious water and to explore this peninsula.
Overnight – Knidos.
Knidos to Bodrum
This morning is all about making our way over to the jewel of Bodrum – we will have a last swim stop at Black Island before arriving at the city’s harbour. Bodrum is a stunning town with white-washed Mediterranean houses and cobblestone streets. There is some of the best high-end shopping in Turkey here, as well as countless jewellery, art-and-crafts shops and the famous castle. Dinner is served on board before the rest of the evening/night is yours.
Of course, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our sail experience with a night out! As well as an excellent choice of bars, Bodrum boasts the largest outdoor nightclub in Europe – Halikarnas! Let’s party the night away here with our shipmates and make some more memories.
Overnight – Bodrum.
Breakfast is served nice and early and then, sadly, it’s time to bid our crew and shipmates farewell. We disembark in Bodrum Harbour just after breakfast (around 9am). We now have the rest of the day to carry on exploring Bodrum, get a ferry over to Kos (Greece), take a flight from Bodrum airport or continue onwards with further explorations of Turkey – a spellbinding country that just keeps on giving! Bon Voyage!
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