8-Day Sailing cruise in the Turkish Coast

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8-Day Sailing Cruise exploring the Turkish Coast and its many Treasures

 

You will discover our secret moorings in protected bays and islands, in a sharing and friendly spirit within a cosmopolitan and united group bound by the desire for discovery and adventure through various activities on the boat and on the islands. The visit of outstanding places, historical and archaeological sites, walks in the villages with beautiful traditional souks, tasting of local cuisine, sports activities, relaxation, and evenings with rhythmic ambiances... "farniente" for those looking for moments of rest and relaxation.

Day by Day itinerary

 

 

DAY 1

Arrival at the Marina in Marmaris and embarkation from 17:00h. Captain’s briefing. Distribution of cabins, placing of personal luggage in the cabins and provisions in the holds (food, beverages, etc.) Dinner and possibility of evening out in the city center of Marmaris.

 

 

DAY 2

Breakfast, sailing out of the port, sea safety tips and a little swim out at sea in front of Marmaris bay... We will hoist the sails and enjoy the first sailing experience (4h). Arrival in Delikada Island, at the mouth of Koycegiz river where the giant sea turtles come to lay their eggs; We may go up the river on a small fishing boat to explore the grandiose ruins of the ancient Caunus, A great Lycian city famous for its rock tombs carved in the cliffs alongside the river. The whole area is a birds’ natural reserve. It is renowned for the mud baths and its medicinal sulfuric springs. With a little luck we will come across crab fishermen, a real treat! Navigation (30min) and anchoring for the night at Ekincik Bay. BBQ under the stars.

 

 

DAY 3

Navigation (3h) towards our first mystery island. Snorkeling in the crystal clear waters and discovery of the magnificent underwater grounds, lunch on board. Sailing (3h) through the bay of Gocek scattered with forest-covered small islands. Arrival to the small charming port of Gocek, where hundreds of sailboats are quietly anchored in one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean. Visit of the beautiful village of Gocek, optional dinner at one of the seaside restaurants of the village.

 

  

DAY 4

Visit of the small village of Gocek and its colored traditional souks. Supplying of fresh fruits, vegetables, bread etc. Navigation (1h) to our next mystery island, where we will anchor in an amazing natural frame for lunch and snorkeling. Sailing (3h) towards the island of St Nicholas (in the XII Century, St Nicholas lived on this island), visit of the beautiful and elegant Byzantine ruins partially covered with mosaics, spread on the island and hidden in lush vegetation. Small hike to reach the top of the island and admire an unforgettable sunset in an idyllic frame. The beauty of this island is certainly unique. Last refreshing swim before the dinner preparation (BBQ or other).

 

 

DAY 5

Sailing (1h) towards another secret bay, known only by very few sailors. Swim in the turquoise waters and farniente on the white sand beach, little hike through the pine forests and discovery of a Hippie sanctuary hidden in dense forests overlooking the sea, this nature seeking community living in tree houses are perfectly in harmony with nature. We will have a little refreshing swim in the spring water pool before heading to the small organic restaurant of the camp serving local specialties like various sea food or wild boar cooked in wine. Back to our yacht and sailing (3h) towards Gocek bay and mooring for spending the night in one of the most beautiful natural environments, we will be able to swim with the giant turtles and admire them in their natural habitat. Dinner on board under the stars. The amateurs of midnight swim will be able to enjoy the phosphorescent plankton that will illuminate their night swim in the crystal clear warm waters of the bay. A magical experience

 

 

DAY 6

Sailing (4h) towards the next island, trolling for tuna on the way. Mooring and stop for lunch and swimming next to the island. If the sea is calm we will be able to explore the “Turquoise cave” a true natural marvel. Sailing (2h) towards Ekincik bay and mooring in “My Marina” a superb surrounding hosting the greatest restaurant in Turkey, dinner at this world famous restaurant; sea food specialties as well as many other traditional Turkish specialties, served in a prestigious way in a very special décor. The setting is unforgettable.

 

  

DAY 7

Sailing (3h) to Kadirga or Sedir Island. Swimming and last lunch in the wild natural setting of the turquoise coast. Sailing (1h) back to our Marina, filling up with fuel & return to our departure point. Ballades, dinner and possibility of night out till the dawn in the city center of Marmaris (the famous Bar street) that is situated at a short walking distance from our marina.

 

  

 DAY 8

Departure

Last breakfast on board, tidying up the boat and personal luggage. Visit of Marmaris, shopping in the big bazaars etc. or farniente at the marina.(Depending on the return flight timings of each one)

 

 

The price for this itinerary is:

  •  $1099 (based on 1-persons)
  • $989 (based on 4-7 persons)
  • $934 (based on 8 or more persons)

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a double room.

 

 

Cruise Inclusions

 

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a shared double occupancy cabin
  • Use of all facilities on board
  • Full-board on the yacht (all food provisions for the duration of the cruise)
  • Dinghy “Zodiac” with outboard engine
  • Use of snorkeling & fishing gear (trolling for tuna)
  • Inflatable fun equipment
  • Electricity and hot water for showers on board
  • Linen and towels
  • All drinks on board (wine, beer, ouzo, raki, juices, milk & soft drinks)
  • Port & mooring fees, transit log and taxes + fuel surcharge ($200 per person)
  • All yacht’s running expenses
  • Assistance of an experienced skipper for the duration of the cruise
  • Introductory instruction in navigation and sailing techniques (optional)

 

 

Cruise Exclusions

 

  • Roundtrip air ticket Beirut/Dalaman/Beirut
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal travel insurance

 

 

 

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalized quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

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