SEMPATIK BLUE VOYAGE TOUR
Trip Start Jun 01, 2006
10Trip End Jun 09, 2006
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The Aegean and Mediterranean coastline in Turkey between Fethiye, Marmaris, Bodrum and Antalya, often called Turquoise Coast or Turkish Riviera, is an ideal if not one of the best destinations for a yachting sailing and cruising vacation.
To take a blue cruise or blue voyage in Turkey is a unique experience and definitely the best way for travelers to explore a beautiful cruising ground which has got so much to offer: plenty of sun and blue skies, good sailing winds, perfect anchorages, un-spoilt natural scenery, magnificent historical sites, a superb cuisine and friendly hospitable people.
The combination of all these beauties together with a very pleasant cruise aboard a traditional Turkish wooden yacht will make your dream of holidays of a lifetime come true
During a blue cruise charter of a week or two you can sit back and relax whilst your experienced and friendly crew cares for all the rest. Spend the day sunbathing and sailing or cruising, swim, fish, surf, snorkel in the turquoise and crystal clear waters of the many secluded bays and coves, explore ancient ruins, go for a walk in the shade of thick pine tree forests, visit typical coastal villages, stroll through little harbour towns and last but not least enjoy the fabulous dishes of Turkish cuisine which are freshly prepared and served on board.
Your ship will sail along the 'Turquise Coast' on the southwest of Turkey. Hundreds of Idyllic Bays filled with the perfume of olive trees and oleander bushes nestle among the Taurus Mountains. We will show you ruins of ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Lykian, Carish cultures not found in any travel back.
The typical sailing boat for a Blue Voyage in Turkey is a handcrafted traditional wooden motorsailer mostly referred to as "gulet" or "gullet". These boats are custom-built and designed specifically for yachting holidays in comfort.
Families or groups of friends can book their own private yacht for holidays, honeymoons, anniversaries and many other happy occasions.
Whatever kind of cruise is suitable for you, wherever you wish to go, whatever you wish to see or do - we are at your service for any kind of individual cruise arrangement. Please find more information on the following pages.
Enjoy with us an unforgetable vacation with lots of sun, rest, swimming, ancient sites, lonely bays and fun on a comfortable motor-sailingship.
Life on Board
The modern gulets are equipped as comfortably as many small hotels, with generators and deep freeze. They offer the perfect atmosphere for a lazy holiday in which you are expected to do nothing that you do not wish to do. Days are spent swimming or exploring the turquoise deep with your snorkel, reading your favourite novel, trying the delicious Turkish cuisine, drinking something wonderful, sun bathing , playing cards and generally relaxing. Water skis and jet skis are available for rent from most beaches and land trips to plenty of ancient ruins to visit are extras
You can even fish for your supper which the cook will gladly prepare for you. Mealtimes are another form of entertainment with all that exquisite Turkish cuisine and wonderful conversation. Having a meal under the stars on a dead flat sea gently lapping the sides of the boat is an experience not to be missed. It is like a holiday in a hotel with all the rooms overlooking the sea but every day the scenery changes. For those who prefer a different view each day and are prepared for the changing moods of Mother Nature then a holiday on a gulet is the perfect solution.
You only need casual wear; non slip foot wear, your swimming gear ,a sun hat, some T-shirts and shorts, a sweater for cool evenings and for excursions and climbs blue jeans and strong footwear. Instead of one large suitcase, we recommend that you take two smallish soft bags as they are far more convenient when it comes to stowing them away in your cabin. What else? Some towels, a mini first aid kit including antihistamine cream plus toiletries.
Soap is available upon request and one hand towel each plus bedding is provided. For the gentlemen who don't want to grow a holiday beard, a battery operated razor and shaving soap
With the safety and enjoyment she offers, a gulet is the best initiation to yachting.Anyone can travel on a gulet.The crew is accustomed to the sensitiveness of the new passengers.The greatest phobia of landlubbers, seasickness, comes to pass in a few hours even at its worst.The blue voyage consists of legs that keep the yacht motoring or sailing for only 2 to 4 hours a day, from one secure bay to another.
On a gulet, the crew is charged with serving the passengers, as well as running the yacht.Crews usually consist of a Captain, Cook and Seaman/Mechanic and on the larger gulets a fourth crew member will be at your service.They are very friendly permitting a relaxed atmosphere but at the same time extremely professional knowing the coastal waters and their yachts inside out.
Due to their life on the sea, the crew members are a mind of information on the local history and surroundings being able to advise on the best places to snorkel and anchor etc.Also you can get some super tips from the cook on local cuisine
Cruises for singles or couples are great fun. They are designed for people who wish to make the holiday a totally new experience alongside new friends. Such cruises are often multi-national affairs, which make them especially interesting.
Enjoy with us an unforgetable vacation with lots of sun, rest, swimming, ancient sites, lonely bays and fun, fun, fun onboard one of our comfortable motor-sailing boats! We aim to provide you a complete cruise door to door from your hotel, pension or campground in Fethiye or Ölüdeniz to your favorite treehouses in Olympos. (or opposite way from Olympos to Fethiye)
For your convenience we have diving masks, flippers, snorkels, boardgames (fishing lines), a fast motorboat for transfers and a tape/CD-Player. ( bring your favorite music along !) We accommodate you in clean, roomy double cabins, each with toilet and shower with warm and cold water
Our crew is very experienced and will provide you a great atmosphere during our legendary cruise. Our cook prepares for you delicious dishes of meat, vegetables, freshly caught fish, chicken and meatballs in the best traditional Turkish culinary way. After your tasty yummi meals we will serve you "fruits of the season".
Anyway, all you have to do is sitting back and enjoy, do as you wish. In some bays you can have a cheap watersports, icecream, pancakes and paragliding in Ölüdeniz will be offered...
Your ship will sail in 4 Days-3 Nights along the 'turquoise cost' on the southwest of Turkey. Hundreds of Idyllic Bays, filled with perfume of olive trees and oleander bushes nestle among the Taurus Mountains between Fethiye and Olympos. Only here you can find St.Nicholas's Island, Ölüdeniz, Butterfly Valley, Kaº, Sunken City and more...
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