ITINERARIES

ITINERARIES

Not one of our programs is a fixed one. Depending on the weather situation or depending on your wishes, they could always change if there is a possibility. We only suggest a program from one point to the other, as we know the area quite well. The mentioned excursions on land are free to choose from and are not included in our prices.

Our programs are suitable for a 1-week cruise. If you prefer to have two weeks one:
– A combination can be made from 2 itineraries. Or,
– We can sail further.
We will let you modify your itinerary. Our special wish is to hear you say at the end of the trip: “see you” instead of “goodbye.”

Some examples to our possible itineraries:

Orhaniye – Ekincik Counos OR Ekincik- Orhaniye one week

Day 1
We arrange a punctual transfer from Dalaman airport to Orhaniye. This will take approximately 2 hours. Along the Turkish landscape, you travel between mountains and valleys. As your flight was already tiring, we pass, but we do not visit Marmaris now, and we drive straight to Orhaniye: an oasis of nature and a perfect spot to relax. We will be welcome on board and show you your accommodation. Orhaniye, the place where we grew up, is situated in a beautiful green bay with an island in the middle. And, THE local speciality: you can walk on water here.

Day 2
After breakfast, we sail to Selimiye, a village frozen in time, located in a secluded bay. From this point, we can arrange a minibus-trip to the waterfalls: even in the middle of the summer, you can enjoy the freshness of the water and the trees’ beauty. On your way back, there is a carpet shop you can visit: the owners give the best explanation about their carpets: history-way of weaving-patterns-origin a.s.o. Even you can try yourself to do it. And, of course, you can buy the rug of your choice (without obligations) Arriving at Selimiye, you can walk around or swim in the very clean and transparent water. We sail to a quiet bay for the night. After dinner and one or more drinks, you can sleep according to your preference: under the protection of a million stars or safely in your cabin.

Day 3/4/5

For some days: no spectacular visits or hot points, “only” the magnificence of nature. You will never forget the coves, the islands, the colours of the sea, the peace and the silence you will experience. You will live in another (better) world. The only activities are swimming, snorkelling, fishing, walking, relishing, discovering or, just blissful doing nothing. Depending on your preference, we can call on Bozborun or Datça – both small marinas with a possibility for little shopping.

Day 6

We arrive at Marmaris. This feels somewhat vivacious after the preceding days, but many possibilities are open here: shopping (everything is available) – Turkish.
Bath – disco’s – restaurants & café’s – a walk along the Marina- a visit to the ancient castle a.s.o. A mix of tourism and Turkish hospitality.

Day 7
Departure from Marmaris, and we sail till Ekincik bay. The smell of the pine trees is dominating the area. If you wish, we can call a riverboat to pick you up for subsequent visits: Caunos: ruins from the Lycian period (400 BC), with a splendid view on the swamps and the sea. Navigating through the marches, you will discover the graves from kings and queens hewed out in the rocks high in the mountains. Dalyan: a walk in a cosy, small town. After this visit the skipper will guide you to a place nearby where your skin can enjoy the healing mud baths in the middle of nature—Carretta Carretta: a sandy beach well known because of the turtles with the same name.

Day 8
Sorry, you will have to leave us, but please remember: you will always be welcome again!
Güle güle!

Göcek – Fethiye – Kas – Göcek one week

Day 1
We arrange a punctual transfer from Dalaman airport to Göçek. This will take only 1/2 hour of driving. You see the first glimmer of Turkey along the way. Arriving at Göcek: we will be there to give you a warm welcome on board and show your accommodation for the next week. Göcek is a small town, well known for his Marina. Maybe you will want to take a walk in the Marina – or do some shopping. According to the time of arrival, this will be possible or not. After that, we can leave and sail until one of the hundreds of beautiful bays in the area. After dinner and one or more drinks, you can sleep under the protection of millions of stars or safely in your cabin.

Day 2
The sun and the smell of a tasty breakfast awake you. The sea is smooth as a mirror, and the fishes are swimming around the boat.
We leave the cove, and we depart to Fethiye, a town with lots of possibilities :
Shopping
Relishing a Turkish bath, a visit to the rock grave of Amynthos, restaurants, cafés and disco’s
An authentic market a.s.o
Ladies, attention please: the hairdressers in Fethiye are SUPER (and cheap)
From here we can charter a minibus to bring you to Thlos, an ancient site and Saklikent, a canyon with nearby the “hidden paradise”. No problem if nobody wants to make the excursion: the neighbourhood has so many beautiful inlets, we can sail from one to another.

Day 3

Early in the morning, we leave for Ölüdeniz. Each one of you must have seen a postcard showing this splendid blue lagoon. As it is so beautiful, it is very touristic too. That is the reason for the early visit. After a swim or a climb on the mountain (unforgettable view) we head for the island Gemiler: you can take a walk and visit the ancient Byzantine remains. Another possibility: we can moor in a bay close to the ghost-city of
Kayaköy: the brave ones can climb up to the mountain and feel the atmosphere of a town left by the people and frozen in time.
Day 4
Maybe it will be possible to do some real sailing today, but this will depend on the wind, of course. We’ll find a wonderful bay for lunch. A siesta (let’s be lazy !) and we go on direction Kalkan. Before we reach Kalkan, we will moor in a quiet bay to enjoy the evening and the night,

Day 5
Straight to Kalkan. Here you can have a good shopping-walk-swim, or there is a possibility for another excursion.
We can charter a minibus to visit: Letoon: a sacred place in the old days. Remains of 3 temples, one of them is in honour of Leto –Zeus’ beloved. Xanthos: Once, the largest city in Lycian times Patara: famous because of the oracle, and the birth of St Nicholas. The sand half covers the theatre – After this, we go direction Kas.

Day 6
In the morning, we discover the beauty of this small town. Once it was a fisherman village. Restaurants – shopping – we can advise you a local (perfect & cheap) barbershop – you will meet a well-preserved sarcophagus in the Centrum. Before evening we will have to return journey. So we will moor somewhere on the way back in a quiet inlet.

Day 7
We start early another time – no problem, you can stay in bed if you like – and we head for Fethiye bay. On the way we’ll find another cove to have lunch, and, according to your departure time, we will have to arrive or at Göcek, or a bay nearby.

Day 8
Sorry, you will have to leave us, but please remember: you will always be welcome again!
Güle güle!

Göcek – Marmaris – Ekincik OR Ekincik – Marmaris – Göcek one week

Day 1
Leaving the customs control at Dalaman airport, you will find someone of or team to bring you to Göcek (1/2hour to drive). We will be on board to give you a warm welcome and guide you to your accommodations for the next week. Göcek is a small town, well know because of its Marina. You can have a walk in the Marina and town. But, soon we will depart to one of the many beautiful bays around. You will enjoy “life on board”, the clear water of the sea and the beauty of nature here. After dinner and one or more drinks, you can sleep as you wish: on deck under the protection of a million stars, or safely in your cabin.

Day 2

The sun and the smell of a tasty breakfast will awake you. The sea is calm and smooth in the morning. You can see lots of fishes swimming. It is delicious to join them and have an early swim. We leave the cove and sail in the direction of Fethiye. Full of life and animation, this town will invite you to relish a Turkish bath – to shop – to try a café or a restaurant. Even you can admire the rock grave of Amynthos and have a walk in the authentic market. We leave Fethiye to have a quiet night in a lonely bay.

Day 3
Early in the morning, we start the engine and leave for Ölüdeniz – the most famous beach and Turkey’s blue lagoon. You can stay in bed if you like – breakfast will be ready at arrival. You can swim in the clear water there or climb the mountain to enjoy the brilliant view. We leave Ölüdeniz to leave the crowd behind and sail till Gemiler island. You will find many remains from the Byzantine time at the Island: churches – mosaics – even a great tunnel. Here you can walk through history!

Day 4
We will cross the bay of Fethiye, and if there is enough wind, maybe we can do some real sailing. Now we set sail to Baba Adasi, an island in front of the (touristic) sandy beach of Sarigerme. A walk on the Island is a must: the views are spectacular, and on the top, you will find the remains of an antic lighthouse.

Day 5

We hope you did not feel bored yet of sailing, because today, we head for Marmaris, a relatively long distance. Enjoy the rocking of the boat, the sun, and, have a drink! We arrive at Kumlu Bükü, an excellent place to swim and to snorkel.

Day 6

Marmaris! The town to be if you want to shop or find a good restaurant. Everything is available here. You should visit the old castle or have a walk in the Marina. As you prefer, we can stay for the night in Marmaris (disco are open !) or leave for a quiet bay.

Day 7

We leave for Ekincik, our last point. At arrival, we can call a riverboat to guide you through the marches: to Caunos (Lycian remains) – along with the rock graves in the mountains – Dalyan (cosy little town) – the healing mud baths and the Carretta beach (famous for the turtles). Our last evening together! We hope you doze off tonight with a feeling of “this was good.”

Day 8

Sorry, you will have to leave us, but please remember: you will always be welcome again!
Güle güle!

Marmaris – Bodrum – Marmaris two weeks

Day 1
We arrange a punctual transfer from Dalaman airport to Marmaris. This will take only 1 hour of driving. You see the first glimmer of Turkey along the way. Arriving at Marmaris: Maybe you will want to take a walk in the Marina – or do some shopping – a visit to the ancient castle a.s.o. According to the time of arrival, this will be possible or not. Later on, we can sail to Paradise Island or Kumlubuk. After dinner and one or more drinks, you can sleep under the protection of a million stars or cosily in your cabin.

Day 2
After breakfast, we are leaving for Serçe harbour where we have lunch and a swimming break. In the afternoon our destination is the ancient harbour of Loryma on the south coast of Bozburun bays. Loryma, ruins and its turquoise water is lovely.

Day 3

In the morning, we set course towards Bozburun Village across the calm deep blue Mediterranean waters. If you wish you can take an active part in hoisting sails or guiding the wheel on the way. Bozburun is a typical fishing village. The last stop is near Kizil Island. There, amongst the old ruins and remains, you should enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Day 4
Straight after breakfast, we sail to Selimiye, a village frozen in time, located in a secluded bay. From this point, we can arrange a minibus-trip to the waterfalls: even in the middle of the summer, you can enjoy the freshness of the water and the trees’ beauty. On your way back, there is a carpet shop you can visit: the owners give the best explanation about their carpets: history-way of weaving-patterns-origin a.s.o. Even you can try yourself to do it. And, of course, you can buy the carpet of your choice (without obligations) Arriving at Selimiye, you can walk around or swim in the very clean and transparent water. In the afternoon, we set sail for Orhaniye. Orhaniye, the village where we grew up, is situated in a beautiful green bay with an island in the middle. And, THE local speciality: you can walk on water here.

Day 5
After spending the night in Orhaniye Cove, we enter Bencik – its’ local name being “where the fish jumps over”. Top of the hill, you should see Gökova and Hisarönü Bays’ charming views at the same time. After a swim and lunch break, we set sail for Datça harbour. Civilization at last: you can have a very active and exciting evening in this small town.

Day 6
Leaving Datça, we set course for ancient Knidos. Brake blue cruising in a bay near the village Palamut Buku for lunch. Nowadays there live just a few fishermen amongst the ruins, whereas in old times the town a population of 50.000 inhabitants. If you wish here, you can visit the theatre in Knidos.

Day 7
We leave Knidos quite early in the morning and have breakfast at the Aquarium Bay on a southerly course of Bodrum. Then we proceed to Bodrum. There we’ll anchor in the
Marina. You’ll have the whole night to spend with shopping, sightseeing and enjoying the nightlife of Bodrum.

Day 8
We depart to Orak Islands for lunch, and in the afternoon, we set sail for Çökertme Bay. The only activities are swimming, snorkelling, fishing, walking, relishing, discovering or, just blissful doing nothing, depending on your preference.

Day 9
After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll set sail straight to Karacasögüt: an oasis of nature and a perfect spot to relax. Karacasögüt is situated in a beautiful green bay, as it is located at only 22km to the North of Marmaris, we can charter a minibus –trip on your wish. In the afternoon we leave for Cleopatra’s Bay. The legends tell us Marcus Antonius brought this sand from Africa to prove his love for Cleopatra.

Day 10

Today we arrive at English harbour Bay where we will stay for lunch. This lively bay was a hideaway for the English warships during their secret missions in the II World War. In the afternoon we sail till Tuzla bay for overnight.

Day 11
After sunrise, we will arrive in the area of Seven Islands and Küfre Bay for lunch. We suggest a short walk through the storax (liquidambar) forest. We arrive at Çati, a lovely bay surrounded by pine trees on the gulf’s south coast. Dinner and overnight here.

Day 12
Leaving Çati bay quite early in the morning we have breakfast at Karaköy’s harbour after a cruise of 4 hours. Karaköy is situated at 8 km north of Datça. Later on, we cruise to Mersincik Bay to enjoy the beauty of the sea and the environments. Dinner and overnight here.

Day 13

We set course for Palamutbükü, which is a cosy village with a long beach. Most famous actors are coming to have a holiday here in summer. We sail along the coast of the Datça Peninsula. We anchor at Inceburun or Kargi Bay near Datça for overnight.

Day 14
Leaving Ince burn, we arrive at Pirata Bay between Loryma and Serçe harbour passing through the Symi Greek Islands. The turquoise water is lovely. Swimming, fishing and diving. Later on, we set sail for Kadirga Bay for diner and overnight.

Day 15
Depending on the time of your flight we bring you till Marmaris.
Sorry, you will have to leave us, but please remember: you will always be welcome back!
Güle güle!

Marmaris – Knidos – Fethiye – Marmaris two weeks

Day 1
We arrange a punctual transfer from Dalaman airport to Marmaris. This will take only 1 hour of driving. You see the first glimmer of Turkey along the way. Arriving at Marmaris: Maybe you will want to take a walk in the Marina – or do some shopping – a visit to the ancient castle a.s.o. According to the time of arrival, this will be possible or not. After that, we can leave and sail to Paradise Island or Kumlubük. After dinner and one or more drinks, you can sleep under the protection of millions of stars or safely in your cabin.

Day 2
After breakfast, we are leaving for Serçe harbour where we have lunch and a swimming break. Our destination is the ancient harbour of Loryma on Turkey Bozburun Peninsula’s south coast in the afternoon.

Day 3
In the morning, we set course towards Bozburun Village across the calm deep blue Mediterranean waters during which you should take an active part in hoisting sails or guiding the wheel. Turkey Bozburun is a typical fishing village. Last stop on our third day is near red Island. Here, amongst the old ruins and recognize, we enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Day 4
Straight after breakfast, we sail to Selimiye, a village frozen in time, located in a secluded bay. From this point, we can arrange a minibus-trip to the waterfalls: even in the middle of the summer, you can enjoy the freshness of the water and the trees’ beauty. On your way back, there is a carpet shop you can visit: the owners give the best explanation about their carpets: history-way of weaving-patterns-origin a.s.o. Even you can try yourself to do it. And, of course, you can buy the carpet of your choice (without obligations) Arriving at Selimiye, you can walk around or swim in the very clean and transparent water. In the afternoon, we set sail for Orhaniye. Orhaniye, the place where we grew up, is situated in a beautiful green bay with an island in the middle. The local speciality: you can walk on water here. After dinner and one or more drinks, you can sleep according to your preference: under the protection of a million stars or safely in your cabin.

Day 5
After spending the night in this tranquil Marmaris Orhaniye Cove, we enter Bencik – its’ local name being “where the flying fish jump over”. After a 5 minutes walk up to the top of the hill, you can see the beautiful views of Gokova and Hisaronu Bays at the same time. Following a swim and lunch break, the crew set sail to Datça harbour and civilization at last where you should have a very active and exciting evening in port.

Day 6
Leaving Datça, we set course for ancient Knidos. Brake blue cruising in a bay near the
Village Palamut Bükü for lunch. Today there live just a few fishermen amongst the ruins, whereas in old times the town had a population of 70.000 inhabitants. If you wish here, you can visit the theatre in Knidos.

Day 7
We set course for Palamutbükü, which is a cosy village with a long beach. Here in summer most famous actors are coming to have a holiday. We’ll sail along the coast of Datça Peninsula. We’ll anchor at Inceburun or Kargi Bay near Datça for overnight.

Day 8
Leaving Inceburun, we arrive at Pirata Bay between Loryma and Serçe Harbour passing through Symi and some Greek Islands. Its turquoise water is lovely. Swimming, fishing and diving. After we’ll set sail for Çiftlik Bay for diner and overnight.

Day 9
After breakfast, we sail till Ekincik Bay. The smell of the pine trees is dominating the area. If you wish, we can call a riverboat to pick you up for subsequent visits: Caunos: ruins from the Lycian period (400 BC), with a splendid view on the swamps and the sea. Navigating through the marches, you will discover the graves from kings and queens hewed out in the rocks high in the mountains. Dalyan: a walk in a cosy, small town. After this visit, the skipper will guide you to a place nearby where your skin can enjoy the healing mud baths in the middle of nature. Carretta Carretta: a sandy beach well known because of the turtles with the same name.

Day 10
Early in the morning or after breakfast that depends on the weather situation, we start the engine and leave to climb up the bay for lunch and a dive into crystal clear water. After lunch, you can climb up to visit the forgotten ruins. Late in the afternoon sail on to Manastir Bay to drop anchor for the night.

Day 11
On this day we will set sail for Tersane Island. Many many centuries ago the people of this village built their wooden ships here. You should see ruins of the ancient shipyard. Late in the day, we will sail on to Göcek. . Göcek is a small town, but recently it has developed into a yachting base with two marinas and many yachting facilities. You can have a walk in the Marina and town. But, soon we will depart to one of the many beautiful bays around. You will enjoy “life on board”, the clear water of the sea and the beauty of nature here.

Day 12
The sun and the smell of a tasty breakfast will awake you. The sea is calm and smooth in the morning. You can see lots of fishes swimming. It is delicious to join them and have an early swim. We leave the cove and sail in the direction of Fethiye. Full of life and animation, this town will invite you to relish a Turkish Bath – to shop – to try a café or a restaurant. Even you can admire the rock grave of Amynthos and have a walk in the authentic market. From here we can charter a minibus to bring you to Thlos, an ancient site and Saklikent, a canyon with nearby the “hidden paradise”. No problem if nobody wants to make the excursion: the neighbourhood has so many beautiful inlets, we can sail from one to another.

Day 13
In the morning we will cross the quiet expanses of Fethiye to Baba Adasi, an island in front of the (touristic) sandy beach of Sarigerme. A walk on the Island is a must: the views are spectacular, and on the top, you will find the remains of an antic lighthouse. Later afternoon we sail to Disibilmez Bay. Also, a meeting bays for many kinds of fish, just waiting to be caught. Good luck to anglers amongst us.

Day 14
After breakfast, we’ll set course for Kumlubük Bay where we’ll spend some time swimming, surfing, snorkelling and for the last dive into the clear water of outer Marmaris Bays, then with the setting sun well make fast for Marmaris.

Day 15
Sorry, you will have to leave from here, but please remember: you will always be welcome again!
Güle güle!

Karacasöğüt – Göcek two weeks

Day 1
We arrange a punctual transfer from Dalaman airport to Karacasögüt. This will take approximately 1 ½ hour. Along the Turkish landscape, you travel between mountains and valleys. As your flight was already tiring, we do not go as far as Marmaris now and we drive straight to Karasögüt: an oasis of nature and a perfect spot to relax. We will be there to give you a warm welcome onboard and show you your accommodation. Karacasögüt is situated in a beautiful bay surrounded by green nature.

Day 2
After breakfast, we leave for Cleopatra’s Bay, about five sm. to the east. It is said Cleopatra was having her Bath there. The sand on the small beach is exceptional, found nowhere else in Turkey. Some legends tell Marcus Antonius brought the sand from Africa here especially to prove his love to Cleopatra. After lunch, we’ll set course for English Bay where we will stay for the night. This lively bay was a hideaway for the English warships during their secret missions in the II World War.

Day 3
We’ll leave after a delicious breakfast and have a stop at Löngöz or Tuzla Bay. After the afternoon, we will arrive in the Seven Islands and Küfre Bay region for dinner and overnight. We suggest a short walk through the storax (liquidambar) forest or a swim in the clear water.

Day 4
We spend the morning hours sailing on towards the west. We’ll stop for lunch at Çökertme Bay. In the afternoon we set course to Orak Island for diner and overnight.

Day 5
We proceed to Bodrum or old Halicarnassos. The St John’s Castle rules the sight of the city. There we’ll anchor in the Marina. You can do some shopping, sightseeing or visit the museum. In the afternoon we depart for Aquarium Bay for overnight.
Day 6

We cross Gökova Bay direction South till ancient Knidos. Nowadays only fishers are living there amongst the rines. In the old times, there was a population of 70.000 inhabitants. We sail around the coastline till Datça and anchor in Inceburun Bay near Datça to have a peaceful night.

Day 7
Today we pay a short visit to Datça town for shopping and providing food and drinks for the next days and go to Aktur for lunch. In the afternoon, we set sail to Love Island. You will never forget the coves, the islands, the colours of the sea, the peace and the silence you will experience. You will live in another (better) world. The only activities are swimming, snorkelling, fishing, walking, relishing, discovering or, just blissful doing nothing depending on your preference.

Day 8
After a short cruise, we arrive at Orhaniye. You will admire this spot where blue and green meet in perfect harmony. THE local speciality here: here you can walk on the sea! We sail to Selimiye, a village frozen in time, located in a secluded bay. From this point, we can arrange a minibus-trip to the waterfalls: even in the middle of the summer, you can enjoy the freshness of the water and the trees’ beauty. On your way back, there is a carpet shop you can visit: the owners give the best explanation about their carpets: history-way of weaving-patterns-origin a.s.o. Even you can try yourself to do it. And, of course, you can buy the carpet of your choice (without obligations) Arriving at Selimiye, you can walk around or swim in the very clean and transparent water. We sail to a quiet bay for the night. After dinner and one or more drinks, you can sleep according to your preference: under the protection of a million stars or safely in your cabin.

Day 9
Turkey Bozburun is a quiet small fishing village. It used to be the centre of sponge fishing along the Turkish coast, but nowadays people there earn their living less dangerously by building the typical beamed wooden boats called “gulets”. You can swim and snorkel around the underwater ruins and islands around. After this moor at the village jetty for small shopping and walking. In the evening we’ll anchor at Kizilada Island for dinner and overnight.

Day 10
Leaving Kizilada, we arrive at the antique city of Loryma. Surfing, swimming and diving are all possible in Bozukkale – an incomparable cove of it’s kind, and you can visit the old castle. In the afternoon we set sail to Ciftlik or Kadirga Bay for dinner and overnight.

Day 11
We arrive at Marmaris. This feels somewhat vivacious after the preceding days. Still, many possibilities are open here: shopping (everything is available) – Turkish Bath – disco’s – restaurants & café’s – a walk along the Marina- a visit to the ancient castle a.s.o. A mix of tourism and Turkish hospitality. Departure from Marmaris, and we sail till Ekincik Bay. The smell of the pine trees is dominating the area.
Day 12

If you wish, we can call a riverboat to pick you up for next visits : Caunos: ruins from the Lycian period (400 BC), with a splendid view on the swamps and the sea. Navigating through the marches, you will discover the graves from kings and queens hewed out in the rocks high in the mountains. Dalyan: a walk in a cosy, small town. After this visit, the skipper will guide you to a place nearby where your skin can enjoy the healing mud baths in the middle of nature. Carretta Carretta: a sandy beach well known because of the turtles with the same name. If you return from Dalyan Delta, we set course to Baba Adasi or spend one more night in a beautiful bay at Ekincik.

Day 13
Early in the morning or after breakfast depending on the weather situation, we start the engine and leave for a beautiful bay where we have lunch, where you can dive into crystal clear water and where you can climb up to visit the forgotten ruins in the hills. Late in the afternoon, we will sail on to Manastir Bay to drop anchor for the night.

Day 14
The sun and the smell of a tasty breakfast will awake you. The sea is calm and smooth in the morning. You see lots of fishes swimming. It is delicious to join them and have an early swim. We leave the cove and sail direction Fethiye. Full of life and animation, this town will invite you to relish a Turkish Bath – to shop – to try a café or a restaurant. Even you can admire the rock grave of Amynthos and have a walk in the authentic market. From here we can charter a minibus to bring you to Thlos, an ancient site and Saklikent, a canyon with nearby the “hidden paradise”. No problem if nobody wants to make the excursion: the neighbourhood has so many beautiful inlets, we can sail from one to another.

Day 15
On this day we’ll set sail for Göcek, our last spot. Göcek is a small town, but recently it has developed into a yachting base with two marinas and many yachting facilities. You can have a walk in the Marina and town. Sorry, you will have to leave from here, but please remember: you will always be welcomed.
Güle güle!