SAILING HOLIDAY: Sail through the beautiful waters and stunning scenery of the Gulf of Gokova on this 8 day gulet cruise. Discover incredible swimming spots, forest shrouded bays and picturesque fishing towns.
Getting to Bodrum is easy, with numerous low-cost airlines flying direct to Bodrum from across Europe. There are also a number of airlines that fly from Istanbul to Bodrum, including 10-15 flights per day operated by the flag carrier, Turkish Airlines.
Welcome to your gulet, your home for the following 7 nights, please note that embarkation begins at 3:30pm. Bodrum is a popular resort town with both foreign tourists and Istanbul – based weekenders. It‘s appeal mostly lies in its as yet undiscovered beauty by the masses yet this is changing with wealthy yacht owners mooring here on the way to far flung places and more tourists coming due to other areas such as Marmaris and Kusadasi becoming overcrowded. There are many watersport activities to take part in or perhaps an exploration of the incredible Castle of St Peter, built in 1406 by the Knights of St John to replace the fortress at Smyrna that had been destroyed by the Mongols. The castle is now home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and is well worth the visit.
Overnight: Gulet (Bodrum) | Dinner
Bodrum - Kufre Bay. After a leisurely start this morning your crew will set course for our first stop, Orak Island. This uninhabited island is surrounded by crystal blue waters and you'll have plenty of time to swim in this idyllic environment.
After lunch we'll continue to the Seven Islands region, where we'll find small islands with vibrant coral reefs. You'll have the opportunity to take a walk through the pine forest that covers these unpopulated islands. After exploring the many inlets and bays of the area we'll head to our final stop of the day, Kufre Bay, where we'll enjoy dinner and our overnight stay.
Overnight: Gulet (Kufre Bay) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tuzla and Longoz Bay
Kufre Bay - Balli Su. Enjoy a refreshing morning swim to get you ready for the day ahead. Our first point of call today will be Tuzla Bay, with rugged coastline and calm blue waters, it's a perfect place to unwind and breath in the serenity.
After a delicious lunch your boat will meander it's way to Longoz Bay, a stunning spot, surrounded by pine trees. You might want to take a swim or relax with a book.
Later we'll continue to Balli Su where we'll anchor for the night and enjoy dinner on board.
Overnight: Gulet (Balli Su) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Balli Su - Okluk Bay. We head for Cleopatra (Sedir) Island, famed for it's elegant white sand beaches and Byzantine ruins. It's believed that Cleopatra and Antonius used to swim here, whilst the sand is said to have been brought to this part of Turkey from Egypt. After some time to explore the beach and the surrounding area we'll set sail for Okluk bay, our overnight spot.
Overnight: Gulet (Okluk Bay) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Okluk Bay - Ayinda. Today an optional excursion will be offered, starting at Turtle Beach, a large breeding ground for the rare and endangered loggerhead sea turtles. You'll then continue through the green delta of Dalyan before reaching the ancient rock tombs from English Harbour. English Harbour is named after the large British Navy presence which was docked here during World War II.
This afternoon you'll have a chance to take a dip before we make our way to the beautiful bay of Ayinda, where we'll anchor for the night.
Overnight: Gulet (Ayinda Bay) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cokertme Fishing Village
Ayinda - Kisebuku. We'll sail to the picturesque fishing village of Cokertme this morning, where you'll have the opportunity to take a walk along the shore and take in the relaxed atmosphere. Centred around the beach this sleepy town is free from the swathes of tourists you mind find further along the coast.
After lunch we'll continue to Kisebuku, our anchor spot for the night. A deserted beach awaits us, with ruins dotted along the shore. Feel free to explore the area or simply relax on board, but be sure to return to the boat for dinner.
Overnight: Gulet (Kisebuku) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kisebuku - Bodrum. Our final day of sailing takes to Pabucburnu before we head back to the bustling port of Bodrum. There will be an optional tour for those that wish to visit the nearby village to gain an insight in to the local life and culture.
Arriving back into Bodrum Port this afternoon, we'll enjoy a final farewell dinner on board.
Overnight: Gulet (Bodrum) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bodrum. After breakfast tour arrangements draw to a close and you'll disembark the boat at 10.30am. If you need an onward transfer to the airport this can be arranged at the time of booking. We hope you have enjoyed your adventure through Turkey and Greece.
Prices & Dates
The 'Twin Share' price is per person when there are 2 persons sharing a cabin. The 'Solo Room' price is applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a cabin. Solo Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room. Please note that all cabins are fitted with double beds and as such a twin share option is not available.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Gulet, Gulet cruise
Gulets are traditional, all wooden Turkish sailing boats, with a spacious deck that includes a dining area. They vary in size, anywhere from 2 up to 12 cabins, but our Gulet's are usually 6-8 cabins in size. On-board you'll find comfortable cabins all of which offer an en-suite shower and toilet. All meals during your trip are prepared on the boat and enjoyed in stunning surroundings. All boats are equipped with basic fishing lines as well as flippers and snorkels to use in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The boats will have ample space to relax in or out of the sun as you sail.