You’re sure to love any of our itineraries as the entire coastline is beautiful – maybe you will choose this one for your special occasion.
In the hotter months, there’s even air-conditioning for up to 8 hours per day (except when in port)
The local airport is Bodrum.
|Type of boat:||Standard gulets are basic but clean and are used for cabin charter by all the major tour operators. Air-conditioning in cabin for up to 8 hours per evening (except when in port)|
|Full Board:||Turkish Breakfast, Cooked Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Biscuits, Cooked Dinner starting with dinner on day 1; finishing with breakfast on day 8.|
|Embarkation:||Bodrum Port from 16:00 pm Saturdays only.|
|Disembarkation:||Bodrum Port, after breakfast, before 10:00 am. Luggage can be stored for you.|
|Optional Excursions:||Local Village Tour, Turkish bath|
|Apr 25 -May 2|
May 2 – 9
May 9 – 16
May 16 – 23
May 23 – 30
May 30 -Jun 6
|Jul 4 – 11|
July 11 – 18
July 18 – 25
July 25 – 1 Aug
|5 Sept – 12|
12 Sept – 19
19 Sept – 26
26 Sept -3 Oct
|June 6 – 13|
June 13 – 20
June 20 – 27
June 27 – Jul 4
|Aug 1 – 8|
Aug 8 – 15
Aug 15 – 22
Aug 22 – 29
Aug 29 -Sep 5
| 3 Oct – 10|
10 Oct – 17
* Price is per person based on two sharing a cabin.
* Single occupancy cabins have limited availability. Price is 80% of cabin price.
* Price is per person based on two sharing a double cabin.
* No children under the age of 12
* There is an additional fee of 50 Euros pp for port fees. Payable on arrival onboard
Lunches, 7 dinners starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 8, juice available as an extra
Vegetarians are easily catered for. Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.
Cabin: 7 nights in a twin or double cabin with ensuite private bathroom
Diesel: 3-4 hours cruising per day
Harbour Fees at Bodrum
Crew: food and wages
Air-conditioning: Air-conditioning can be in use up to 6 hours daily during hotter months, generally in the evening so you can shower in comfort. Please note the use of A/C in port is strictly forbidden.
Flights: Please book your own flights. Bodrum Airport for cruises from Bodrum.
Transfer: Travel to/from Bodrum. Transfers can be arranged. starting in Bodrum.
Turkish Bath: book onboard.
Village Tour: book onboard.
Drinks: there is a reasonably priced bar onboard stocked with water, soft and alcoholic drinks including beer, wine and spirits. Please do not bring your own drinks onboard.
Tips for the Crew. Tips are optional and discretionary – but if you have enjoyed your holiday a suggested recommendation is £40 per traveller for the week
Travel Insurance: please remember to arrange your own travel insurance and provide a copy to the Captain on arrival.
You will need to book your own flights to/from Bodrum airport.
|Private Transfer (1 – 4 pax)|
|Bodrum airport to/from Bodrum port one-way||£55|
|Price is for the vehicle|
|Private Transfer (5-14 pax)|
|Bodrum airport to/from Bodrum port one-way||£85|
|Price is for the vehicle|
|Bodrum airport to/from Bodrum port one-way||£11 per person|
We recommend that travellers book their transfers directly with us because occasionally the start/finish ports can change at the last minute due to weather conditions. If transfers are booked with us it is easy for us to ensure travellers are delivered to the correct port.
Cabins are ready from 4pm although luggage can be dropped off earlier if needed. Service starts with Dinner onboard followed by an overnight stay in Marmaris port.
DAY 1: STAY IN BODRUM PORT
Wander around the castle, ancient amphitheatre or Myndos Gate through which Alexander the Great entered. Boarding starts by 15:30. Your boat will remain anchored in Bodrum for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: ORAK ISLAND – SEVEN ISLANDS
After your breakfast you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and boat. Then we will cruise to Orak Island where you will have the opportunity of swimming in the crystal-blue waters and enjoying lunch. We will cruise to Seven Islands, a region which is full of small islands and coral reef. You can also enjoy a walk in the forest filled with green pine trees. If the weather conditions permit, it may be possible to use the sail on the way. Our final stop in Seven Islands Region will be Kufre Bay where we will stay for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: TUZLA – LONGOZ – BALLI SU
Morning swimming will soon become a part of your daily activities. Our captain will cruise to Tuzla Bay where you can enjoy the turquoise-blue waters. For lunch, we will set sail to Longoz Bay; another place like paradise, sheltered with huge pine trees. For dinner and overnight stay we will anchor in Ballı Su.
Day 4: CLEOPATRA ISLAND – OKLUK BAY
Your Blue Cruise goes on to Cleopatra (Sedir) Island to have a swim stop. Those who wish will have the opportunity here to visit the open-air museum and the incredible white sandy beach, byzantine ruins and an amphitheater. Afterwards we will cruise to Okluk Bay for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5: ENGLISH HARBOR – AYINDA
After breakfast, those who want may join an optional daily excursion to the famous Turtle Beach and the green delta of Dalyan through the ancient rock tombs from English Harbour. The name comes from the time of World War II as the ships of British Navy forces used to dock here. Following a swimming break we will anchor for dinner and then overnight in the beautiful bay of Ayinda.
Day 6: COKERTME – KISEBUKU
We will cruise to Cokertme, a small and picturesque fishing town, for dinner and an overnight stay. Guests are welcome to take a short walk on the shore. After lunch, we will be anchoring at Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku). Here you can see the ancient ruins on the shore. We will spend the night in this lovely bay.
Day 7: PABUCBURNU – BODRUM
We will sail to Pabucburnu after breakfast and enjoy lunch here. An optional village tour can be arranged from this point for those who are wishing to experience the local life. Then our boat will cruise back to Bodrum Port for the last day’s dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 8 BODRUM
Breakfast in port and time to say your goodbyes to the Captain and crew until next time.
Subject to the sea, weather and operational conditions the Captain may change the itinerary if necessary. Occasionally it is necessary to substitute a named gulet for an alternative of the same or better quality.
Cabins on a standard gulet are smaller than you’d expect in a hotel but larger than a sailing yacht. They are handcrafted from mahogany, oak, pine and teak, clean and have a small wardrobe with a little storage for luggage.
Every cabin has a private en-suite bathroom with toilet, shower and hot water in the evenings. One bath towel and one hand towel are provided, please bring your own beach towel.
With plenty of sunbeds on the fore and aft decks choose how to relax; sunbathing, reading, chatting or perhaps you’ll even sleep here under the stars. Meals are usually taken on the aft deck where you have a different view for almost every meal.
There’s a well-stocked bar with reasonably priced soft and alcoholic drinks. Please do not bring your own drinks onboard.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Air-conditioning can be in use up to 8 hours daily, the use of A/C in harbours is strictly forbidden. Depending on sea and weather conditions, Meridian Travels & Yachting reserves the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests. The Captain’s decision is final.
Stay in carefully chosen hotels before or after your gulet cruise.
Whether you want to stay in a hotel overlooking the marina in Fethiye, a restored farmhouse in Kayakoy or a five star hotel complete with rooftop pool overlooking Marmaris bay we are happy to advise and book for you.