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...
Tour & Cruise Combinations
Many travelers want both a cruise and a guided tour of Turkey's top sights, such as Argeus' Highlights of Turkey with Gulet Cruise, a 14-day tour of Turkey's top sights which includes four days cruising on a gulet. More...
If you'd like more cruising, but still seeing the sights, consider a Blue
Voyage organized by
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...
Want a private or small-group tour or cruise tailored to your own schedule and preferences? You can reserve your yacht or cabin(s) through Travel
Atelier, a TurkeyTravelPlanner.com partner
travel agency experienced in yacht arrangements. They can also make any other travel arrangements
(hotels, flights, car rentals, etc) you might need. More...
Best Times to Cruise
the busiest and costliest seasons
to cruise the Turkish coast. May, with its long warm days, and late September are
perfect and cheaper; April and October are
usually rainy, but can be fine with
a little luck from the weather, and are cheaper still.
Why "Blue Voyage"?
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.
—by Tom Brosnahan