About Us

Welcome to Meridian Travels & Yachting.

Our land and sea based team is based in Marmaris which places us right in the heart of Blue Cruise waters.

Our expertise stems from our passion for Turkey; the history, people, culture, geography and more. Our intimate knowledge of this wonderful coastline is borne from many years of exploration by sea and on foot.

In the 15 years since we bought East Meets West – our mahogany and teak handcrafted gulet – we have personally operated 100’s of blue cruise holidays and have many happy guests who come back year after year. 

We have a reputation for our attention to detail and personal service which means we can adapt our itineraries to suit the needs of your private group. Using our knowledge we have created some unique and special cruises which you can’t find anywhere else.

Specialising in charters for private groups we hand-pick gulets which are perfect for groups of 6 or more travellers. We also offer Cabin Charters for single travellers, couples and families who can book just one cabin or several.

You can be assured of our professionalism and seamanship as we are members of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping (www.denizticaretodasi.org) and regulated by the Government of the Republic of Turkey.

Captain Adil Bektaş

Adil has been a Captain for more than 25 years and brings his vast experience, professionalism and seamanship to our operation. 

As well as being the captain on our gulet East Meets West, for the last 15 years Adil has been liaising directly with owners, Captains, crews and local suppliers so he knows just what to look for to ensure our guests who have booked a Cabin or Private Charter have a great holiday.

Anne Bektaş

With more than 20 years operations, sales and management experience in the UK, India and Asia Pacific Anne is at the heart of account management and operations.

During the last 15 years since Adil and Anne bought gulet East Meets West, Anne’s specialty is to design bespoke programmes especially for your groups, which means that we operate many unique programmes which are not available with any other operator.

(was Anne Edelston)


Meridian Travels & Yachting
Adil Bektas Yat Isletmesi, 
Marmaris, Mugla, 48700
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