There are said to be more than 1000 beautiful bays between Marmaris and Fethiye. There’s plenty of time to swim every day in the clear turquoise Aegean, surrounded by pine clad mountains.
It’s the perfect way to get away from crowded holiday resorts, be in the fresh open air – as a special treat you might even decide to sleep outside on deck.
If there are more than 6 of you, why not charter a gulet just for your group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Type of boat:||Wooden gulet or ketch with ensuite cabins and air-conditioning*. These handcrafted boats are used for cabin charter by all the major tour operators.|
|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:||Marmaris Harbour, from 4pm, Saturdays|
|Disembarkation:||Marmaris Harbour, after breakfast, before 10:00am. Luggage can be stored for you.|
|Optional Excursions:||Dalyan Riverboat, Fethiye Jeep Safari, Turkish Bath|
|May 8 – 15|
May 15 – 22
May 22 – 29
May 29 – Jun 5
|July 3 – 10 |
July 10 – 17
July 17 – 24
July 24 – 31
July 31 – Aug 7
|Sept 4 – 11|
Sept 11 – 18
Sept 18 – 25
Sept 25 – Oct 2
|Jun 5 – 12|
Jun 12 – 19
Jun 19 – 26
June 26 – Jul 3
|Aug 7 – 14|
Aug 14 – 21
Aug 21 – 28
Aug 28-Sep 4
|Oct 2 – 9|
Oct 9 – 16
Oct 16 – 23
* Price is per person based on two sharing a cabin.
* Single occupancy cabins have limited availability. Charged at 80% of cabin price.
* Twin cabins are limited and cannot be guaranteed.
* No children under the age of 12
* There is an additional fee of £45 pp for port fees. Payable on arrival onboard
Lunches, 7 dinners starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 8
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
Air-conditioning: Air-conditioning can be in use up to 4 hours daily during hotter months, generally in the evening so you can shower in comfort. Please note the use of A/C in port and after midnight is strictly forbidden.
Diesel: 3-4 hours cruising per day
Harbour Fees at Marmaris and Fethiye
Crew: food and wages
Flights: Please book your own flights. Dalaman Airport is closest to Marmaris.
Transfer: Travel to/from Marmaris .
Dalyan Riverboat Trip: book onboard
Fethiye Jeep Safari: book onboard
Turkish Bath: 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 Dalaman airport.
|Dalaman to/from Marmaris one-way||£65|
|Dalaman to/from Fethiye one-way||£55|
|Price is for the vehicle|
|Private Transfer (5-14 pax)|
|Dalaman to/from Marmaris one way||£105|
|Price is for the vehicle|
|Dalaman to/from Marmaris one-way||£16 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 MARMARIS
With its vibrant nightlife and shopping there’s plenty to see in Marmaris. 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 2 MARMARIS—EKINCIK GULF—DALYAN
After breakfast, you’ll be given information about the cruise and onboard safety before cruising for a couple of hours to take lunch and swim in a small bay in the Ekincik Gulf. Join the optional Dalyan Tour for the afternoon. Take a riverboat up the beautiful Dalyan River past the ancient burial tombs high in the rocks and onto the mudbaths, stop off at the village of Dalyan before spending time on Iztuzu beach, home of Loggerhead Turtles before returning to the gulet for the evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Ekincik Gulf.
DAY 3 ADALI BAY—MANASTIR—TERSANE
See the sunrise as we leave for our early start, cruising for around 3 hours towards the Fethiye Gulf. We will anchor at Adali Bay for breakfast. Later in the morning we will move on to Manastir (Monastery) Bay, also known as Cleopatra’s Bay and see the beautiful underwater ruins. An optional Jeep Safari today or tomorrow.
DAY 4 KIZIL ISLAND—FETHIYE
After breakfast we will cruise to Kizil Ada (Red Island) for lunch and a swimming break. On the fourth day of our cruise we will arrive in Fethiye around 4pm. Fethiye was known as Telemessos and was named after Apollon’s son. It has a large natural bay protected by the 12 Gocek Islands. We’ll moor here for the night so there’s plenty of time for you to enjoy the quiet, pretty town centre which is within easy walking distance for shops, bars and restaurants.
DAY 5 KATRANCI – GOCEK ISLAND
We anchor amongst the Gocek Islands, where the James Bond film Skyfall was shot.
DAY 6 YASSICA ISLAND—DOMUZ ISLAND—AGA LIMANI
While cruising through these beautiful islands we anchor at Yassica Island. Afterwards we will go to Domuz Island then onto Aga Limani for our overnight stay.
DAY 7 KUMLUBUK—CENNET ISLAND—MARMARIS
An early morning start sees us taking breakfast in Kumlubuk Bay. We’ll then go to Cennet Island for lunch before returning to Marmaris around 4pm. There will be an opportunity to go to the Turkish Baths before dinner and enjoying the nightlife in Marmaris.
DAY 8 MARMARIS
Our last breakfast in port and then it is time to say goodbye until we meet you again.
Please note the itinerary is flexible and open to change. The Captain’s decision is final.
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.
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.