Turkey Blue Cruises

A "Blue Cruise" is, first and foremost, a lovely escape from the drabness of daily life if only for a short period. On the Blue Cruise one sails along the southwestern Turkish coastline into solitary bays, crystal clear and virgin waters, picturesque small villages and places of antiquity.

For the kind of Blue Cruise we offer, you don't necessarily need to have a license for sailing. We provide traditional yachts with crew, which you can charter for your party. You can also choose a Bareboat which is a fabricated fiberglass boat. Upon request, one of the skippers of our staff can assist you on the boat.

Our Fleet

We offer yachts in the below given categories :

  • Traditional Yachts
    Classic Gulets (Motor Sailors)
  • Luxury Yachts
    They differ from the traditional yachts with different price categories and a higher standard of service and accommodation.
  • Bareboat / Sailing yachts
Meals & Catering

A yacht's galley is always well equipped and the cook takes pride in creating tempting dishes of Turkish and international cuisine. On board of our yachts we hope to prove to you that the Turkish cuisine is one of the best in the world.

If you have enough time at the beginning of your trip, you can buy your provisions yourself or you can leave this to us. In this case you will be expected to fill in the "provision sheet" as shown below. Please let us know if you have any special dietry requirements.

Life on Board

Gulet cabins are popular as they are all about the same size, and each one has either a double berth, or a double berth lower and a single upper (bunk-berths). Every cabin has a wardrobe for hanging clothes and a number of drawers. There is also room for stowing bags and bulky items. Most cabins have their own en suite bathroom with a pullout shower hose.

The living areas on a Gulet consist of an indoors saloon, a quarterdeck for dining and lounging in the shade of a sun awning and a foredeck with numerous sunbeds which can be shaded by a canopy when the yacht is not sailing.

The ladder for getting into and out of the water can be of the type shown in the picture, or on smaller yachts, a straight ladder which descends under the surface of the water. Some yachts have a swimming platform at the stern.

Each yacht has a tender with either oars or an outboard engine. Those yachts that offer optional water-skiing have a powerful outboard engine, while the outboards of others are designed purely for getting to shore and back. All yachts are equipped for safety, have VHF radio, a stereo cassette player and a selection of cassettes. Many of the newer vessels have cellular phone, TV, video-/VCD-player and CD player.

A yacht's galley is always well equipped and the cook takes pride in creating tempting dishes of Turkish and international kitchen. Although most of the crew on the boats have only very limited knowledge of any foreign language, they will be able to understand most requests.

How are the days passing on board?

We cruise daily a couple of hours, and then anchor in a lonesome bay or in a little village. There you can swim, surf, snorkel, make a walk at country or take a suns bath and simply laze. Every day two to three bays will be visited. Usually we go with motor; only in favorable wind and/or with suitable boats we are also sailing.

The departure and meal times depend on the day activities and the special wishes of the group. Decisions on trip times and possibly necessary changes of the itinerary are subject to the captain.

Which season is best?

Between the end of July and the beginning of September, Turkey is extra busy with the peak of summer bringing thousands to the coastal regions.
July and August days are long and hot and the nights are warm. June, the beginning of July and all of September offer a better combination, with warm days and cool evenings. The water in September can be especially warm in certain places.

The months of May and October offer excellent sailing conditions and the opportunity to go trekking or fishing.

What should I bring?

Don't forget that you will spend most of the time in your bathing suit. For land trips a pair of long and light trousers and a shirt or T-shirt is advisable. You will also need shoes that can stand stony paths. Evenings especially in the early and late seasons are cooler, so you may also need a pullover. Other necessary items are a bath towel, a sun cream against sunburn, snorkels, flippers and goggles and a sleeping bag in case you want to sleep on deck. Bedding is provided by us. Take your belongings in a bag rather than a suitcase, because it is easier to keep bags in the cabin. Normally, our boat personnel don't have a through knowledge of foreign languages, so it wouldn't hurt to have a dictionary with you on the cruise.

It will be forbidden to go onto the boat with normal street shoes, so it would be advisable to bring along proper shoes with soft soles.

The electricity on most of the ships run over 12 Volt. Please consider this if you want to take battery-run or electric shavers, videos etc. And be sure to leave your hair dryer back home, as it is better to dry your hair under the sun.

Blue Cruise Itineraries
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