Day 1: Marmaris
Boarding by 15.30 at Marmaris Marina. You will have time for visiting the old town and bazaar of Marmaris with its narrow streets and hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants. The castle of Marmaris lies on the old town hill and offers a beautiful view across the harbour. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Marmaris.
Day 2: Arap Island - Bozukkale
After breakfast you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and your boat. We set sail to Arap Island where lunch will be served, then cruise to Bozukkale, known as Loryma in ancient times. Bozukkale means 'Crooked Castle' and this name is given to the castle because one of its sides is missing. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Bozukkale.
Day 3: Datca
We anchor at Datca Harbour after breakfast. Datca is a small harbour town that dates back to Dorian times and it is the nearest place to the ancient city of Knidos which lies at the west end of the peninsula - you may visit on an optional excursion. We will anchor in a pretty nearby bay called Kargi for a swimming stop. In the evening you will have free time to visit Datca with its lovely little streets and charming harbour.
Day 4: Aktur - Bencik
We will cruise to Aktur for a swimming stop then set sail to Bencik which has a narrow entrance but a unique view. Bencik is located at the narrowest part of the Datca Peninsula that divides the Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf. You should take the short walk up to the top of the hill in Bencik for the fantastic views of these two gulfs. In 550 B.C. the people of Knidos wanted to dig a channel in Bencik, the narrowest point along the peninsula, to effectively make Datca an island as a defence against the Persians. However, in the end they could not manage to do this and the city was conquered by the Persians.
Day 5: Orhaniye - Selimiye - Koca Island
We will cruise into the Gulf of Hisaronu and anchor in Orhaniye where you can see the natural tidal formation called Kiz Kumu (Maiden’s Beach) and the wrecks of an antique castle located on a tiny island in the bay. Here, you may join an optional jeep safari which brings you to the colourful little villages in the mountains and to the waterfall of Turgut Village. We will cruise towards Selimiye and anchor around Koca Island for the overnight stay.
Day 6: Dirsekbuku - Bozburun
We anchor in Dirsekbuku bay for a swimming stop where blue and green meet in perfect harmony. Then we will go to Bozburun which is a small fishing town. Overnight in a nice bay around Bozburun.
Day 7: Kadirga or Kumlubuk - Cennet Island - Marmaris
After breakfast departure for Kadirga or Kumlubuk bay which lies within sight of Marmaris but is cut off from it by a forbidding set of limestone mountains. You will have lunch in a nice bay on Cennet Island. Overnight stay in Marmaris Harbour.
Day 8: Marmaris
Disembarkation by 10:30 after breakfast.
Included in this cruise:
- Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea / coffee & cookies, dinner.
- A 0.5l bottle of water per person is included during meals.
- All charter & berth taxes, harbour & port procedures.
- Transit log & related formalities for the shipping agents.
- Mooring expenses.
- Crew service.
- Ship water.
- Diesel & Gasoline expenses.
- Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (Beach towels are not provided).
- Use of equipment on board. (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)
- Yacht insurance (We advise you to take out your own individual travel insurance).
- Harbour taxes and mooring fees in foreign waters for the yacht.
- All port procedures & custom expenses in foreign waters for the yacht.
Food & Drink
Cruise based on full board basis and include, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Drinks will be paid on board.
Please note: For Marmaris Datca gulet cruises we provide a good standard of traditional gulet, with air conditioned cabins and en-suite facilities. The size of the Gulet will depend on the number of clients booked on that specific week.
Type of Boat: A/C Traditional Wooden Gulet (M/S)
Duration: 7 Nights - 8 Days
Embarkation: Saturdays, Marmaris Harbour by 15:30.
Disembarkation: Marmaris Harbour before 10:30 (after breakfast)
Optional Excursions: Knidos tour, Jeep safari, Turkish bath
Departure Dates 2021
May: 15, 22, 29
June: 5, 12, 19, 26
July: 3, 10, 7, 24, 31
August: 7, 14, 21, 28
September: 4, 11,18, 25