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Blue Cruise Olympos to Fethiye on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

Olympos 
Pick-ups from Olympos 10:00-11:00.
Bus transfer to Demre Harbour.
Boat departure from the harbour of Demre 13:00-14:00.
Pirates Cave.
Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian-Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!).
Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle.
In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available.
Dinner, relax in this pirates haven.

Day 2:

Kalkan Sunset 
Breakfast.
Departure to Kas where we first have a swim in a nice and quiet bay in front of the little town & and then stop in the harbour for lunch & visit of this charming fishing village.
Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs & sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains!
Near Kalkan we stop in Firnaz Bay (dinner & 2nd night).

Day 3:

Butterfly Valley 
Around sunrise we depart for Butterfly Valley where we stop (sea conditions permitting!) for breakfast and swimming.
This natural reserve hosts 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths. Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) is our next stop, again sea conditions permitting!
Option for paragliding available.
In a bay near Oludeniz we have lunch.
Last stop of the day is St-Nicholas Island.
Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner & 3rd night.

Day 4:

Fethiye Harbour 
Breakfast.
Departure for Samanlik Bay (swim & lunch).
Finally we sail to Fethiye Harbour where we arrive 13:00-15:00. 

NOTE:

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In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:50

Blue Cruise 12 Islands on a Turkish Gulet

Blue Cruise 12 Islands on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

12 Islands  Departure to 12 Islands from Fethiye Harbour around 10:30
We enjoy some swimming and snorkelling in Ag Bay before lunch is served.
We cruise along a few of the islands towards the famous Cleopatra's or Hamam Bay.
Enjoy a swim in the ancient ruins of these Roman Baths.
We have dinner and spend here our first night.

Day 2:

Bedri Rahmi Bay  After breakfast we depart for the beautiful Bedri Rahmi Bay, named after one of the first 'Blue Cruisers' who painted here in 1973 a fish on the rocks.
Jump in the clear water or explore the island. Afterwards we cruise to Flat Island where we have lunch and swim or snorkel in the shallow water near a little beach.
We set sail towards Tersane Bay, with the ruins of a once very important shipyard.
Dinner and our last night on the boat.

Day 3:

Gocek  Today we cruise to the tranquil area of Gocek where we can swim, snorkel or just soak up some sun and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
A last swim at Red Island.
Then it is time to turn back to the harbour of Fethiye and say farewell to our gulet and crew... 

 

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Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:50

Blue Cruise Kas to Olympos on a Turkish Gulet

Blue Cruise Kas to Olympos on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

Cruise Kas to Olympos  

Departure from Kas Harbour around 11 a.m. Lunch.
Today we cruise around the Small Islands. Lots of swimming, snorkeling and sun bathing!
We spent the night at Aperlai Bay.
Optional visit of this archaeological site, dinner.

Day 2:

Kekova  

Breakfast.
Departure to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian- Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!).
Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle.
In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available.
Dinner. (Relax in this pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn.)

Day 3:

Olympos  

After breakfast we have a look at the Pirates Cave (sea conditions permitting) before cruising to Andriace harbour.
Bus transfer to the archaeological site of Myra, and to Demre for the St.Nicholas Church, shopping and banking when requested by your group.
Bus transfer to the Tree houses in Olympos where we arrive between 4 and 6 p.m.

NOTE:

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In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:49

Blue Cruise Olympos to Kas on a Turkish Gulet

Blue Cruise Olympos to Kas on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

Olympos 

Pick-ups from Olympos between 10:00-10:30.
Bus transfer to the archaeological site of Myra, and to Demre for the St.Nicholas Church when requested by your group, shopping, banking and lunch.
Boat departure from the harbour of Demre between 1 and 2 p.m. Pirates Cave (sea conditions permitting).
In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available.
Dinner. (Relax in this pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn.)

Day 2:

Kekova 

Breakfast.
Departure to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!).
Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle.
We spent the night at Aperlai Bay.
Optional visit of this archaeological site, dinner.

Day 3:

Kas Harbour 

After breakfast we cruise around the Small Islands.
Lots of swimming, snorkeling and sun bathing today!
Aquarium Bay and Limanagzi Bay.
We arrive at Kas Harbour after lunch...

NOTE:

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In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

Blue Cruise Fethiye to Marmaris on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1: Fethiye – Oludeniz – Gemiler Island

Fethiye Harbour  

Today guests must embark the boat in Fethiye Harbour before 10:30am.
Fethiye was once the most prominent city of the western border of Lycia (bordered with Caria), and was known as Telmessos.
The name Telmessos is said to be derived from the name of the God Apollon's son, and means city of lights.
The city is situated in a semi circle shaped gulf and is protected by 12 islands.
If you would like to visit and explore the centre of Fethiye it is possible before starting to cruise towards Oludeniz.
Once in Oludeniz the boat will be anchored, allowing you to enjoy lunch and a swimming break.
Afterwards we will make our way to Gemiler Island.
Whilst you are here you should make the most of the opportunity to explore Gemiler Island and the Byzantine ruins of St. Nicholas Church.
Overnight and dinner will be spent whilst anchored in the Gemiler Strait.

Day 2: Gocek Gulf (Yassica Island – Domuz Island – Aga Limani)

Gocek Bays  

We will cruise among a number of unique and beautiful islands before reaching, and anchoring at, Yassica Island.
The next port of call will be at Domuz (Pig) Island, where you will get the opportunity to swim.
Dinner and overnight will be spent anchored in Aga Limani Bay.

Day 3: Kumlubuk – Cennet Island – Marmaris

Ekincik Bay  

Early in the morning we will cruise to Kumlubuk Bay, where breakfast will be served.
The next stop will be Cennet Island, where you will have lunch and your final opportunity to swim.
We will arrive in Marmaris Harbour at 16:00pm.
You can spend the afternoon and evening exploring the city centre or enjoying some of the city's lively nightlife.
Overnight will be spent in Marmaris.

Day 4: Marmaris

Marmaris  

After breakfast, by 10:30am, you will leave the boat with many treasured memories.

Blue Cruise Marmaris to Fethiye on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1: Marmaris

Marmaris harbour  

Today guests begin to embark the boat in Marmaris Harbour at 15:30pm.
The cruise begins with evening meal and overnight stay on board in the harbour.
Historically Marmaris has been occupied by many civilisations; and is built on top of the ancient Carian city of Phyckos.
Marmaris most significant place of historic interest is its castle, which dates back to 1577.
Other places to visit include a mosque, an 8 room caravanserai (with Ottoman arches) and Asar Hill; a small hill in the north of the city that is home to ancient ruins.
The city of Marmaris has become a well-known tourist resort, famous for its marina and nightlife.

Day 2: Ekincik Gulf – Dalyan

Dalyan  

You will be briefed about the cruise and boat, after breakfast, before making your way towards the Ekincik Gulf.
From here you can embark on an optional tour of Dalyan.
If you go on the tour you will be taken by "piyade" (a type of small boat) to Caretta-Caretta (Turtle) Beach, where you will have a swimming break.
Next you get to see the natural beauty of the delta, and ancient rock tombs, as you cruise along the river towards the mud baths.
At the mud baths you can cover yourself from head to toe in mud that will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated.
A visit to the fishing village of Dalyan completes the tour. Once the tour is finished you will be returned to the boat via a "piyade".
The Gulf of Ekincik is where you will stay overnight and have your evening meal.

Day 3: Gocek Gulf (Adali Bay – Manastir – Tersane Island)

Aga limani  

Today we will start to cruise towards the world renowned Gocek Gulf early in the morning.
This is due to the wavy sea conditions at Disibilmez and Kurtoglu. Breakfast will be enjoyed whilst anchored in Adali Bay.
The next stop will be Manastir (Monastery) Bay, which is also known as Cleopatra or Sunken Bath Bay.
You will have lunch here, and can enjoy a swimming break or observe the beautiful submerged ruins of the ancient baths; hence it is referred to as Sunken Bath Bay by some people.
Evening meal and overnight will be spent whilst anchored in Tersane Bay.
During the Byzantine and Ottoman occupations this naturally sheltered harbour served as a shipyard.

Day 4: Kizil Island – Fethiye

Yassica Islands  

In the morning, after breakfast, we will cruise to Kizil Island for a swimming break and lunch.
We will arrive in Fethiye Harbour at 16:00 (approx.), where guests will disembark the boat.

NOTE:

Yacht  

In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

Blue Cruise Antalya Kas Antalya on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

Antalya  

Transfer to your gulet in the harbour of Antalya. This whole region, bathing in sunshine for 300 days in a year, is Turkey's principal holiday resort. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.

Day 2:

Kemer  

After breakfast, cruising to Kemer, where you'll have lunch and time to swim.
Stop in Ucadalar, with its few rare sea foxes. Further to Olympos, optional visit of the ancient city, hidden, overgrown and hardly touched.
Swim near the beautiful beach.
Dinner and overnight in the bay of Adrasan.

Day 3:

Saint Nicholas Church  

Sailing to Demre, optional visit of the ruins of Myra (Lycian rock tombs & ancient theatre) and the Saint Nicholas Church where the real Santa Claus was a bishop in the 4th century.
Afterwards there is plenty of time for swimming and optional water sports in the quiet bay of Gokkaya.
Dinner and overnight here.

Day 4:

Sunken City  

Visit of Kekova, the famous Sunken City with its Lycian-Roman buildings half under water.
Simena, a beautiful little island with a Byzantine-Ottoman castle on top.
Local ladies sell brightly colored scarves here.
Cruising to Ucagiz for dinner and overnight.

Day 5:

Kas, Antiphellos  

In the early morning sailing to Kas, one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Lycian Turkey.
Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs & sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left.
But the charm of the town remains! Wander around, shop and relax under the shade of a palm tree.
Overnight in a quiet bay near Kekova.

Day 6:

Porto Ceneviz  

Cruising to Porto Ceneviz or the bay of Sazak.
At both places the sheer cliffs drop into the sea & the bays are completely deserted.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 7:

Phaselis  

Sailing to Phaselis, optional visit of the well preserved ancient city.
The 3 harbours here were once a major commercial center.
The ruins of aqua educts, baths, a theatre, Hadrian's Gate and the Acropolis reveal the city's historical importance.
Cruising back to Antalya where dinner is served. Optional visit of the city.
Overnight in the harbour.

Day 8:

Porto Ceneviz  

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your crew and gulet.

NOTE:

Yacht  

In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

Blue Cruise Fethiye Marmaris Fethiye on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

Fethiye Harbour  

Transfer to your gulet in the harbour of Fethiye, meeting point of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea.
Fethiye seaport with its sheltered structure is an important stop for yachtsmen, at the head of a beautiful bay strewn with islands.
Boarding, dinner & overnight in Fethiye.

Day 2:

Aga limani  

After breakfast we set off along the coast, in time for a delicious lunch at Tersane island, where you can see the remains of a Roman & Greek shipyard on the beach.
Overnight is spent in the natural bay of Aga Limani.

Day 3:

Dalyan  

An early start for the beautiful Ekincik area. After dropping anchor in a peaceful bay, you'll have the choice of either staying on board, or taking an optional trip to Dalyan and Kaunos.
Here you can take a river boat trip to see millenia old tombs built high in the rock face, explore the ancient city of Kaunos, take a mud-bath and relax on Turtle Beach.

Day 4:

Marmaris  

Setting sail after breakfast, there'll be time for swimming and lunch at Turunc Blikii or at beautiful Cennet (Paradise) Island, before arriving in Marmaris for dinner and our 4th night.

Day 5:

Kumlubuk Bay  

We leave Marmaris after breakfast, stop for lunch and swim in Kumlubuk Bay, before heading off to Semizce, an uninhabited bay, for dinner and the night.

Day 6:

Gocek  

An early start for the beautiful Gocek Bays area.
We stop at Kuyruk Burnu for breakfast before reaching Batik Hamam Bay. Here we can swim in the ruins of the ancient Roman baths.
Overnight is spent in either tranquil Bedri Rahmi or Sarsala Bay.

Day 7:

Samanlik Bay  

We set sail after breakfast to visit a few other pretty spots in the Fethiye Gulf, and have lunch and a swim at Yassica island.
Heading back towards Fethiye, our last night on board is spent at peaceful Samanlik Bay.

Day 8:

Fethiye Harbour  

We arrive in Fethiye after breakfast.
Time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.

NOTE:

Yacht  

In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

Blue Cruise Marmaris Fethiye Marmaris on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

Marmaris harbour  

Transfer to your gulet in the harbour of Marmaris.
Boarding, dinner & overnight in the harbour.

Day 2:

Dalyan, Mud baths  

After breakfast and briefing, we set off along the coast.
Be lazy on your 1st day and stay on board. Enjoy some relaxing swimming and sunbathing.
Or take a more active optional trip to Dalyan and Caunos. This is a day on a little river boat down the narrow, reed-lined waterways. Amazing Lycian rock tombs. Caunos, an ancient site with theatre, acropolis and tombs to explore. Lunch in a river-side restaurant. Try the famous mud baths, and get 10 years younger in no time! Turtle beach with its white sands, where Caretta Turtles still lay their eggs.
Transfer to our Gulet in Ekincik bay. Dinner.

Day 3:

Aga Limani  

Setting sail after breakfast, we cruise to Aga limani.
Lunch here. Swimming breaks in the neighborhood
(Cleopatra and Hamam bays).
Dinner and overnight in a bay amongst the islands of Gocek.

Day 4:

12 Islands  

Breakfast.
Today, we sail in the 12 Islands Area.
Swimming in the clear blue waters! Lunch.
Bedri Rahmi Bay. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5:

Yassica Island  

We continue cruising in the 12 Islands area.
Yassica Island after breakfast. Visiting the wonderful bays in this part of the Gulf of Fethiye.
Possibility of visiting the Ruins of an old Temple. Dinner and overnight in one of the many bays.

Day 6:

Domuz Island  

After breakfast we sail to Fethiye.
Have a look around in this charming little town. Lunch.
Afterwards we sail to Domuz Island.

Day 7:

Marmaris harbour  

Today we cruise to Turunc Bay. Lunch.
Last swim breaks of your cruise around this area.
Dinner and overnight in Marmaris Harbour.

Day 8:

Aga Limani  

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.

NOTE:

Yacht

In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

Blue Cruise Fethiye Kekova Fethiye on a Turkish Gulet

Day 1:

Fethiye Harbour 

Transfer to your gulet in the harbour of Fethiye, meeting point of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea.
Fethiye seaport with its sheltered structure is an important stop for yachtsmen, at the head of a beautiful bay strewn with islands.
Boarding, dinner & overnight in Fethiye.

Day 2:

Butterfly Valley 

After breakfast set off along the coast of Fethiye Peninsular for lunch in a secluded bay.
When sea conditions permitting we will sail to Butterfly Valley & Oludeniz for visit and swim.
The night is spent at St.Nicholas Island, where you can explore the ruins of a Byzantine settlement as the sun sets.

Day 3:

Kas 

An early start for Yesilkoy, where we have breakfast and time to swim in this quiet bay surrounded by olive groves.
Then it's off to Kas, a small harbour town with a charming bohemian atmosphere, where you'll spend the night.

Day 4:

Simena 

Climb up to the castle on Simena for a spectacular view of the ancient city.
Out in the bay, overlooked by a theatre carved into the rock, a single Lycian sarcophagus sits on its pedestal in the water.
The night is spent in the wide bay surrounded by green hills, at nearby Ucagiz.

Day 5:

Sunken City 

A short cruise along the Mediterranean coast to the ruins at Kekova - the Sunken City.
Swim and lunch at Tersane Bay where you'll see the ruins of a Byzantine church and a Roman dockyard on the beach.
Sailing to Gokkaya to spend the night.

Day 6:

Bayindir Limani 

After breakfast, a short cruise to the sheltered bay at Bayindir Limani for a swim.
The rest of the day is spent in Kalkan, a picturesque harbour town set on the hillside, where you can explore the cobbled winding streets or take an optional trip to nearby Patara Beach or the ruins at Xanthos and Letoon.

Day 7:

Camli Burun 

After an early start to Camli Burun, a natural bay edged with pine-clad hills, your last night on board is spent in Batikkaya Bay.
Another day of relaxing, sunbathing and swimming has past.

Day 8:

Fethiye Harbour 1 

Arriving back in the harbour of Fethiye.

NOTE:

Yacht 

In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.

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