Marmaris-Fethiye-Marmaris 2023

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 for more information.

What you need to know

 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

Availability & Price 2023 – Saturdays 


Price per person Departure Date
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for 2023
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* Price is per person based on two sharing a cabin.
* Single occupancy cabins have limited availability. Supplement applies
* Twin cabins are limited and cannot be guaranteed.
* No children under the age of 12
* There is an additional fee of £ pp for port fees. Payable on arrival onboard

What's includedWhat's not includedTerms & ConditionsFlights & Transfers

What’s Included

Lunches, 7 dinners starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 8

  • Turkish breakfast: cheeses, eggs, tomatoes, cucumber, jam, honey, bread, tea and coffee. Fruit Juice available as extra
  • Lunch: A cooked lunch followed by fruit.
  • Afternoon tea & biscuits
  • Dinner: includes Mezes, main course, salad and dessert of fruit
  • 0.5lt bottle of water per person at every meal

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

What’s Not Included

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.

The Headlines!

  1. All payments you make to Meridian Travels & Yachting are non-refundable, please check the terms and conditions before making your booking. 
  2. After paying your deposit, if the departure is not guaranteed your deposit will be refunded by Meridian Travels & Yachting.
  3. It is a condition of booking that you have Travel Insurance. You are recommended to book your travel insurance when you have paid your deposit.
  4. For full terms and conditions click here
  5. If you have any questions about the holiday please email 


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
Shuttle service:
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.


Itinerary at a glanceAccommodationWhy not extend your stay

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We anchor amongst the Gocek Islands, where the James Bond film Skyfall was shot.

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.

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.

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.

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