SAILING HOLIDAY: Set sail from the enchanting coastal town of Marmaris on Turkey's Mediterranean shore, embarking on an unforgettable 7-night gulet cruise. Along the way, you'll anchor at secluded islands, picturesque inlets, and tranquil bays, with ample opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and pure 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 Dalam
Saturday. Welcome to Marmaris! Your gulet boarding will commence at 3:30pm(15:30) from the port. After boarding, you can look forward to a delightful dinner while anchored in Marmaris Port for the night.
Overnight: Gulet (Marmaris) | Dinner
Mamaris - Ekincik. This morning, enjoy breakfast because adventure awaits! You'll be briefed about the day's cruise itinerary and introduced to the comfortable vessel that will be your home for the journey.
The cruise will set sail towards Ekincik Gulf, where you'll have the option to join a Dalyan Tour, accessible via a small boat called "piyade." On this optional tour, head to Caretta-Caretta (Turtle) Beach for a swim, cruise along the river and spot ancient Rock Tombs, enjoy a mud bath, and visit the fishing village of Dalyan.
As the day winds down, you'll anchor in the Gulf of Ekincik for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Gulet (Gulf of Ekincik) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tersane Island & Sunken Bath Bay
Ekincik - Sunken Bath - Tersane Island - Kizil Island. Due to the challenging waters around Disibilmez and Kurtoglu capes, we'll embark on an early cruise towards the renowned Gocek Gulf.
We'll anchor at the captivating Sunken Bath for a breakfast and a swim. This site, also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay, holds a hidden gem beneath the surface—a stunning underwater ruin of an ancient bath.
We'll then continue on to Tersane Island. This natural harbor has been around for centuries, serving as a shipyard during both Byzantine and Ottoman times. As the day draws to a close, we'll dock overnight at Kizil Island.
Overnight: Gulet (Kizil Island) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kizil Island - Fethiye - Ece Saray Marina. Early this morning, we'll arrive in Fethiye Harbour. In ancient times, it was known as Telmessos and held a significant position on the western border of Lycia, adjacent to Caria. The city's name is thought to have originated from Telmessos, the son of Apollo, lending it the title of the 'city of lights.'
Today, we offer the option of a jeep safari tour in Fethiye. Meanwhile, those who prefer to stay on the boat will sail to the scenic Samanlik Bay for lunch and a relaxing swim. Around 16:00, we'll drop anchor at Ece Saray Marina for our overnight stay.
Overnight: Gulet (Ece Saray Marina) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ece Saray Marina - Yassica Islands - Gocek Island. This morning, we'll head toward Gocek Island. The journey there will take us through a breathtaking chain of islands, ultimately leading us to the enchanting Yassica Islands.
Here, amidst the serene beauty of these little islands, we'll anchor for lunch. Don't miss the opportunity to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. As the sun sets, we'll settle in a secluded bay among the islands of Gocek for dinner and a night under the stars.
Overnight: Gulet (Gocek) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bedri Rahmi Bay
Gocek Island - Bedri Rahmi Bay - Sarsala - Aga Limani. Following breakfast, we'll set sail to explore the breathtaking Bedri Rahmi Bay, a tribute to a renowned Turkish artist. Our journey then takes us to the picturesque Sarsala Bay, where you can enjoy the serene beauty of the surroundings. Before lunchtime, we'll continue our cruise to Aga Limani, a charming destination that promises relaxation and rejuvenation. As the day comes to a close, we'll drop anchor in this lovely bay.
Overnight: Gulet (Aga Limani Bay) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Back to Marmaris
Aga Limani - Kumlubuk Bay - Cennet Island - Marmaris. Following breakfast, we'll continue on our journey, setting sail early for Kumlubuk Bay. Along the way, we'll make swim stops, allowing you to relish the refreshing waters of the Mediterranean. Kumlubük, aptly named "Sandycove," is a hidden gem, nestled within sight of Marmaris harbor yet separated by imposing limestone mountains.
The beach, with its glistening black sand, remains uncrowded. Beyond the coastline, you'll catch glimpses of a few farmhouses and hotels that emerge among the fragrant citrus gardens. Adding to the charm, the ancient ruins of Amos remain undisturbed, nestled on the edge of a cliff.
Around 5pm(17:00), we'll take a break for tea in the vicinity of Cennet Island, where you can soak in the surroundings. Later in the evening, we'll make our way to Marmaris port, where we'll spend the night. For those who wish to explore more of Marmaris, the city center offers vibrant nightlife and a chance to experience the local culture.
Overnight: Gulet (Marmaris Harbour) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Saturday. After breakfast today, it's time to say goodbye to the wonderful friends you've made and the dedicated crew who have made your journey memorable. You'' depart by around 10:30am, marking the end of this remarkable sailing adventure.
Points to Note:
Craft size is dependent upon the number of travelers 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
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Gulet, Gulet cruise
Gulets are traditional, all wooden Turkish sailing boats, with a spacious deck that includes a dining area. They vary in size, anywhere from 2 up to 12 cabins, but our Gulet's are usually 6-8 cabins in size. On-board you'll find comfortable cabins all of which offer an en-suite shower and toilet. All meals during your trip are prepared on the boat and enjoyed in stunning surroundings. All boats are equipped with basic fishing lines as well as flippers and snorkels to use in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The boats will have ample space to relax in or out of the sun as you sail.