GO BLUE CRUISE TURKEY

Trip Start Jun 01, 2006
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Trip End Jun 09, 2006


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Sunday, July 9, 2006

The Blue Voyage is the surest way to get rid of all of your blues, but that is not really how the name was coined... Originated in Bodrum in the late 1950's by groups of writers, painters, and others interested in natural beauty and historical sites, the Blue Voyage started in the Gulf of Gökova and later extended to include the more distant southern shores of Turkey.

Gulet

A gulet is a traditional handmade wooden boat equipped with masts. The most common gulets have 4 to 10 double/triple cabins and so accommodate 8 to 16/20 passengers. Unlike cruises on large ocean liners, on a gulet you can explore the secluded and often deserted bays, coves and islands of the spectacular Turkish coastline. You will see a hidden Turkey, beautiful beyond belief, and most of it completely unseen by the average tourist! During the day there are plenty of chances to swim and snorkel in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean or explore the natural and historical sites along the way. Have a sunbath on the sun decks or read a book in the shadow of the aft deck on the comfortable cushioned seating.

Features of a gulet include an interior salon/bar area and a fully equipped galley. All cabins have en-suite

There are freezers to keep drinks cold, and a CD/cassette player, snorkels & masks, fishing lines and some board games. The gulets come with facilities for outdoor and indoor dining. Also a dinghy with outboard, a ship-to-shore radio,mobile telephone and life jackets are on board. All the boats are government approved with fully qualified captains. No experience of boats is required. All you need to do is relax!

Yacht Charter

A crewed yacht charter is the hire of a complete yacht, with captain and crew, for a specific period of time (usually one or more weeks). The route of the cruise is subject to agreement between the contracting parties,as are the ports of embarkation and disembarkation. The charter fee does not include the cost of food but does include its preparation and service.

Turkey is a treasure chest of coves, inlets, bays and beaches from which yachtsmen can choose a different and always private anchorage each night. The sailing paradise of Turkey is home to the Blue Voyage. This idyllic cruise means sailing with the winds, into coves and over the seas and becoming one with nature.

It is also an experience of the history of man from the perspective of the sea rather than from the land, a journey which carries you to the private beach of Cleopatra, the eternal fires of Mt. Olympus and the myriad archaeological remains of ancient civilizations. For lovers of the active life, sailing in the clear waters provides the opportunity of swimming, fishing, skiing, surfing and diving.

Fortunately modern facilities and comfort have not developed in Turkey at the expense of ancient hospitality and a slower pace of life. The pleasure of yachting in Turkey will tempt you back again and again, to explore yet another stretch of coasts and to relive the luxurious ease of life on the sea. Gulets for private cruises that suit every budget and taste; from modest, cozy family boats to exclusive 6 -16 passenger yachts and luxuriously equipped air-conditioned gullets with experienced and personable crews.

You can enjoy private and incentive Mediterranean bays with your choice of itinerary, time and food along Turkey's long and spectacular coastline. This is the Blue Voyage, a yacht holiday on Gulets which is very much like a floating hotel where navigation, cooking and serving is handled by a crew of 2 or 5 and all you are required to do is rest relax.

Cabin Charter

A crewed cabin charter is the hire of a cabin space (single, double or triple accommodation), with captain and crew, for a specific period of time (usually a few days to one week). The route of the cruise is fixed, as are the ports of embarkation and disembarkation. The charter fee does include the cost of food, its preparation and service.

There are different routes we can offer for cabin charter. Cabin charter means: you can charter one bed or one cabin or as many beds or cabins you need for your family or your friends. Other people will be together with you on the boat. Upon arrival our clients are assisted into their cabins. Prior information about whether they require double of twin bedded cabins are helpful. On cabin charter it is advisable for us to know the gender of the client - this helps with cabin allocation.

The clients find their cabins fully prepared: clean bed linen, hand soap and toilet paper. It is advisable for clients to bring their own towels.
Once the clients are familiar with their cabins, a small information welcome meeting is held on deck. Depending on what time the clients arrive an appropriate refreshment is served. This is our opportunity for instructions, to describe to novice sailors life on board, safety procedures and establish a good coincidence between the Captain and clients. This is also a good time for the captain to show the clients the sea charts and describe the route to them.

As you know, everyday the yachts normally visit two or three bays, making the last stop the place, we stay for the night, It is necessary for the yacht to visit a larger harbor every three or four days to enable us to take on water and fresh provisions. Clients participation is always welcome. Our Captains and crew members always enjoy passing their experience on to the clients and if they wish to steer the yacht, learn the GPS navigation system or lend their hands at setting the sails, our crew can teach them. We prefer to use the sails as much as possible rather then cruising.

The energetic clients may take the advantage of the windsurf or fishing equipment on board, and those who wish to do absolutely nothing are encouraged to do so. Once the boat is moored the clients can visit the archaeological ruins and explore the beautiful coastline and countryside.

All our crew members are fully qualified and our yachts meet safety regulations, including yacht insurance, life jackets, emergency dinghy, fire extinguishers and alarms. Our Captains are experienced not only the tourism business, but have been at sea for many years in various capacities. Their knowledge of the sea and client coincidence is one of the most importance to us, as is their basic knowledge of a foreign language.

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