BLUE VOYAGE CRUISES TOUR

Trip Start May 20, 2006
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Trip End May 30, 2006


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Sunday, July 9, 2006

Blue Voyage is a yachting tour, Cruising along Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. We offer this tour, using traditional Turkish "Gulet" which are picturesque and comfortable. Full board is offered and tours can last from 3-5-7 days to 2 weeks or more. There is a flexible choice of itineraries since tours can start from Bodrum - Marmaris - Gökova - Olympus - Kemer - Fethiye - Göçek - Kaş and Antalya.

An ideal way to explore Turkey's unspoiled south west coast line, with its rocky peninsulas, sandy coves and islands. It is an area rich in historic remains, many of them on the coast ( even under the sea ). Yachting specializes in Gulet charter on our ever-expanding fleet of comfortable, wide beam vessels which are fully crewed by experienced staff and offer expert sailors and novices alike the opportunity to relax and enjoy the unspoiled coastline visiting fertile coves and secluded bays the only way possible by yacht vacation.

What is Blue Dream?

Blue Dream is a sailing/motoring cruise on any stretch of the cleanest waters in the world where deep blue mingles with the green of the pine forests. The opportunity to combine sun, sea, history and the hikes on land is best experienced on a Blue Cruise. Comfortable accommodation and first rate meals are standard features on these gleaming wooden craft, designed along the traditional lines of Aegean sailing boats. You can either relax in your bathing suit all day long, enjoy the good food and the sun or you can experience more exciting activities like diving, snorkeling or fishing.

And you can also... Walk down the passage of time and discovery the legacy of ancient civilizations. Witness breathtaking architecture set against dazzling landscapes. Listen to winds that echo with tales of valor and passion. Stay with sun and close your eyes, it takes you to culture of civilization through the sea waves. The sea gulls to guide you into another world.

Blue Voyage is a yachting tour, cruising along Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. We offer this tour, using traditional Turkish Gulet which are picturesque and comfortable. Full board is offered and tours can last from 7 days to 2 weeks or more. There is a flexible choice of itineraries since tours can start from Bodrum - Karacasöğüt - Datça - Marmaris - Gökova - Fethiye - Göçek - Kaş - Kekova - Olympus and Kemer or Antalya.

An ideal way to explore Turkey's unspoiled south west coast line, with its rocky peninsulas, sandy coves and islands. It is an area rich in historic remains, many of them on the coast (even under the sea). Yachting specializes in Gulet charter on our ever-expanding fleet of comfortable, wide beam vessels which are fully crewed by experienced staff and offer expert sailors and novices alike the opportunity to relax and enjoy the unspoiled coastline visiting fertile coves and secluded bays the only way possible by yacht vacation. Turkey is a treasure chest of coves, inlets, bays and beaches from which yachters can choose a different and always private anchorage each night. The sailing paradise of Turkey is home of the Blue Voyage.

This idyllic cruise means sailing with the nature. It means also experiencing the history of human being from the sea rather than from land; a journey which carries you to the private beach of Cleopatra, the eternal fires of Mount. Olympus and Myra the archaeological remains of ancient civilizations. For the lovers of the active life, sailing in the clear waters provides the opportunity of swimming, fishing, skiing, surfing and diving. Sailing in Turkey also allows you to experience a truly enriching cultural exchange with the hospitable and gracious people of the coastal villages and towns. The tempered winds which generally blow from the west and northwest make the long summers ideal for the yachting and seem encourage an appreciation of nature.

What is Gulette?

A gulette is a yacht typically built of pine wood and styled with pointed fore and round aft. Traditionally they have been built in Marmaris (Bozburun) and Bodrum area in Turkey and hence are referred to as "Bodrum-type" yachts or "Gulettes"; sometimes also referred to as "Caiques". Each one is equipped with one or two masts but of the weight, they are in fact more suitable for cruising than for sailing. They have superior seagoing quality are very comfortable, offering large living areas, wide sun decks, spacious cabins, wc/ showers and a sun aft deck furnished lounge area.

A gulet is a traditional handmade wooden boat equipped with masts. The most common gulets have 6 to 8 double cabins and so accommodate max.12 to 16 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 or explore the natural and historical sites along the way.

Features of a gulet include an interior salon/bar area and a fully equipped galley. All cabins have en-suite with hot and cold running water. There are 1 or 2 sun decks with comfortable sun beds and a canopied aft deck with cushioned seating,freezers to keep drinks cold, and a cd/cassette player. 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!

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