The South West coast of Turkey between Marmaris and Datca has many beautiful bays with clear blue sea; we will also stop at the quaint fishing villages of Bozburun or Selimiye.
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 Port from 16:00 pm Saturdays only.|
|Disembarkation:||Marmaris Port, after breakfast, before 10:00 am. Luggage can be stored for you.|
|Optional Excursions:||Local Village Tour, Turkish bath|
|Price per person||Departure Date|
|£445||Jun 19 – 26 / Sept 4 – 18|
|£535||Jun 26 – Jul 17 / Aug 28 – Sept 4|
|£615||Jul 17 – Aug 28|
* 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, 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
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 Datca
Crew: food and wages
Flights: Please book your own flights. Marmaris uses Dalaman airport.
Knidos Tour: 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 and Guide
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.
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 ARAP ISLAND—BOZUKKALE
After breakfast, you’ll be given information about the cruise and onboard safety before cruising to take lunch and your first swim in a small bay at of the castle from the Crusades. Dinner and overnight stay in Bozukkale.
DAY 3 DATCA
After breakfast and swimming we will leave for the pretty fishing town of Datca. After lunch you can take an optional trip to visit the ancient city of Knidos with its’ important and extensive ruins from Karian times. Dinner in port or in a small cove nearby.
DAY 4 AKTUR—BENCIK
A leisurely morning before we head off for the bay of Aktur with its’ scenic views of the surrounding mountains. Then we head towards the pretty cove of Bencik with its’ unusual rock formations, great for snorkeling.
DAY 5 SELIMIYE OR ORHANIYE
Situated deep in Hisaronu Gulf each of these small villages is incredibly picturesque. There’s plenty of opportunity for watersports here, or perhaps you will join the optional Jeep Safari.
DAY 6 DIRSEK BAY—BOZBURUN
The protected Dirsek Bay was chosen by the Romans as an unloading point for their cargos of olives and olive oils. The underwater remains of their harbour can be found near the restaurant. Later in the day we will move on to a smal cove close to Bozburun where gulets are still built by hand today.
DAY 7 KADIRGA—MARMARIS
See the unusual rock formations by snorkelling in the bay of Kadirga. If possible, 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
Cabins on a standard boat are basic but clean and have a small wardrobe with limited storage for luggage. There isn’t any air-conditioning on a standard gulet. Every cabin has a private en-suite bathroom with toilet, hand held 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.
Air-conditioning can be in use up to 4 hours daily, the use of A/C in harbours and after midnight 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 t advise and book for you.