Voyage is a yacht or gulet cruise along
Turkey's Aegean or Mediterranean shores.
favored boat is a comfy Turkish gulet.
These sturdy motor-sailers are built
not speed, with wide decks and lots
crew cooks your meals, perhaps of fish caught
an hour before, and bay leaves collected
Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye are
the chief yacht
can enjoy a Blue Voyage in any of
Board the yacht after breakfast,
cruise along the coast, stop for lunch
and a swim, perhaps visit an ancient
ruin ashore, and return to port by late
afternoon or early evening. An unbeatable
very best cruise is when you assemble
a congenial group of family and/or
friends and charter a yacht for a
cruise of a few days or a week.
The group can be as small as four
people, or as large as 18. The cost
per-person is surprisingly affordable,
in the earlier
and later months of the season. More...
first glance, cabin charter—where
you rent just one cabin on a yacht
rather than the entire yacht—seems
the perfect solution for those who
want a yacht cruise but who don't
have a group of friends or family
to do a full charter. It can work,
but there are numerous perils in
renting a boat with strangers. More...
Many travelers only want a
a week—on a gulet. Among the
best ways to do this is to join a tour that includes a few days' cruising. More...
of the best ways to enjoy a Blue
Voyage is on a cruise organized by
someone like British archeologist
Sommer: fun, informative,
educational.... You'll be sailing
this ancient ruins-strewn coast,
so why not with someone who can tell
you what it all means? More...
the busiest and costliest seasons
to cruise the Turkish coast. May and late September are
perfect and cheaper; April and October are
usually rainy, but can be fine with
a little luck from the weather.
Yolculuk) got its name from
a book by the Turkish painter and
author Cevat Şakir Kabaağaç,
who explored the pine-clad coasts
the first half of the 20th century.
You can reserve your yacht through
any of my recommended
travel agencies, especially
with your other travel arrangements
(hotels, flights, car rentals, etc). More...
—by Tom Brosnahan