SAILING HOLIDAY: Up anchor at Marmaris on Turkey's spectacular Mediterranean coast for a memorable 7 night gulet cruise, dropping anchor at small islands, inlets and bays for sunning, swimming and relaxation.
The closest airport to Marmaris is Dalaman, with numerous low-cost airlines flying direct to Dalaman from across Europe. It's just a 90 minute drive from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris Port. There are also a number of airlines that fly from Istanbul to Dalaman, including around 10 flights per day operated by the flag carrier, Turkish Airlines.
Welcome to Marmaris! Boarding of your gulet begins at 3:30 pm from the port and the night is spent in Marmaris harbour.
Overnight: Gulet (Marmaris) | Dinner
This morning we attend a short welcome meeting. Afterwards we set sail towards the Ekincik Gulf where you can join an optional boat trip along the Dalyan river to Turtle Beach, passing Lycian rock tombs on the way to the sulphurous mud baths and hot springs.
Overnight: Gulet (Gulf of Ekincik) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tersane Island & Sunken Bath Bay
Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu capes that we have to cross, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the world-famous Gocek Gulf. We anchor at Tersane Island for breakfast and a swimming break. This naturally protected harbour was used as the shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times. Continue cruising to Manastir (Monastery) Bay. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath.
Overnight: Gulet (Kizil Island) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Arrive at Fethiye Harbour early in the morning of day 4. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in the ancient times, was the most important city situated on Lycia's western border with Caria. It is believed that the city's name comes from Apollo’s son Telmessos. As the name suggests, the city was the city of light and was famous for its prophets. We also offer the option of a jeep safari tour in Fethiye. For those who prefer not to join the Safari, the boat will cruise to Samanlik Bay for lunch and swimming. Afterwards, at around 16:00 the boat will anchor at Ece Saray Marina for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast on day 5, depart from Fethiye Harbour for Gocek Island. While moving through uniquely beautiful islands, we finally anchor at Yassica Islands. Lunch will be taken in this beautiful chain of little islands. Snorkeling in the crystal clear water is recommended.
Overnight: Gulet (Ece Saray Marina (1) Gocek (1)) | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Bedri Rahmi Bay
After breakfast, sail to the spectacularly stunning Bedri Rahmi Bay, named after a famous Turkish artist and then to Sarsala Bay. Cruise to Aga Limani before lunch.
Overnight: Gulet (Aga Limani Bay) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Back to Marmaris
After breakfast, depending on the weather, depart early for Cape Kadirga with swim stops along the way. Kadirga Bay is a quiet picturesque location where we'll spend ample time swimming. This little bay is a paradise for snorkeling fans. Tea is served at 5 pm somewhere in the vicinity of Cennet Island. Afterwards we sail to Marmaris port. Guests wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended to head to the city centre and experience the lively night life.
Overnight: Gulet (Marmaris Harbour) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast today, bid farewell to new friends and crew and disembark the boat.
Points to Note:
The cruise departs three times a week during the summer season, contact us for further details. Craft size is dependent upon the number of travellers sailing on a particular week. Your cruising group may consist a mix of On The Go passengers or passengers from other travel operators. This is an unguided cruise and may have non english speaking passengers on board.
Beverages - drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) are available at additional cost from the gulet’s bar. Please refrain from bringing your own alcohol on board.
Please note that all cabins have double beds.
Prices & Dates
The 'Twin Share' price is per person when there are 2 persons sharing a cabin. The 'Solo Room' price is applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a cabin. Solo Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room. Please note that all cabins are fitted with double beds and as such a twin share option is not available.