Blue Cruise - Gulf of Gokova - Bodrum, Turkey (7 Nights)

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Experience the magic of Turkey from the seas. Hop on board for this 7 night sailing journey starting in Bodrum and taking you through Orak Island, Seven Islands, Cleopatra Island, Longoz, Tuzla, Kargili and Pabuc Burnu.
Itinerary
  • Day 1
    • Flight: Qatar Airways
  • Day 2
    • Transport: Bodrum Transfers
    • Cruising: Bodrum - Gulf of Gokova (7 Night / 8 Days)
  • Day 3-8
    • Cruising: Bodrum - Gulf of Gokova (7 Night / 8 Days)
  • Day 9
    • Transport: Bodrum Transfers
Full Itinerary

Bodrum - Gulf of Gokova (7 Night / 8 Days)

Bodrum - Gulf of Gokova (7 Night / 8 Days)

Meeting Point in Bodrum Port is Starbucks Coffee across the Tepecik Camii ( Tepecik Mosque). Neon Tours local supplier for gulet Barbaros Yachting will have a desk in front of Starbucks.

Day 1: Bodrum
Boarding starts at 15h30 from Bodrum Harbour. On the first day, our boat will remain anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and stay at the port an overnight. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century B.C. The city was called Halicarnassus and it was the birthplace of Herodotus; the Father of History who lived in the 5th century B.C. The Mausoleum of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests and it is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers of Bodrum. Another place that you should visit when you arrive in Bodrum is the landmark of the city, the Castle of Saint Peter. It is one of the best-preserved pieces of architecture with a history dating back to the middle Ages. Myndos Gate through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss to visit.

Day 2: Orak Island - Cokertme
After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. Then we will cruise to Orak Island. Here you will have the opportunity of swimming in the crystal-blue waters of Orak Island and enjoying lunch, we will then sail to Cokertme, a small and picturesque fishing town, for dinner and an overnight stay. If the weather conditions permit, it may be possible to use the sail on the way. Guests are welcome to take a short walk on the shore.

Day 3: Seven Islands (Kufre / Uzun Liman - Long Port) - English Harbour
We will cruise to Seven Islands before breakfast, early in the morning. You will experience another excellent day in the Seven Islands region, which is full of many small islands and coral reef; it is recommended that you should dive, swim, sleep and rest. Our guests can also enjoy a walk in the forests, filled with pine trees. Our first stop in the Seven Islands region will be Kufre Bay. Then we will be anchoring at Uzun Liman (Long Port). Afterwards we will cruise to English Port for dinner and overnight stay. The name English Port comes from the time of World War II, as the ships of British Navy forces used to dock here. In this area, there are many small and large bays, which are suitable and sheltered enough to anchor for boats.

Day 4: Cleopatra Island - Karacasogut
We will cruise to Sedir (Cedrae) Island. This unique island with its small beach and unbelievable clear water is like an open-air museum. You can see the city walls, the temple from the time of Dorian's' reign (later restored as a church), the amphitheatre with 1,500-guest capacity and some vaulted historical buildings. You can walk around the wrecks of pillars with antique writings on them or the ancient stones decorated with reliefs. Cleopatra Beach, located on this island, has a very special kind of sand that can only be found in the deserts of Northern Africa. According to myth, King Antonius brought the sand from Egypt via sea for Cleopatra. Then our boat will sail to Karacasogut village for dinner and spend the night there. This lovely village is located at 25km away from Marmaris. Therefore, it is possible to visit Marmaris via dolmush (mini buses) if you wish. We also have an optional tour to Dalyan - Caunos.

Day 5: Longoz-Tuzla
Morning swimming will soon become a part of your daily activities. For lunch, our captain will cruise to Longoz Bay; another place just like paradise, sheltered with huge pine forests. After lunch, you can enjoy a short walk in the forest and take a rest in Ali Baba's local shed-like cafe. Afterwards the gullet will be anchoring at Tuzla Bay to enjoy a swimming break in the turquoise-blue waters. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Tuzla.

Day 6: Kargili - Kisebuku (Alakislabuku)
We will be at Kargili Bay (Molla Ibrahim Bay) early in the morning. After lunch, we will be anchoring at Kisebuku (Alakislabuku), where you can see ruins of the Byzantines. We will spend the night in this lovely bay.

Day 7: Pabucburnu - Yaliciftlik - Bodrum
We will sail to Pabucburnu after breakfast and enjoy lunch here. Tea will be served in Yaliciftlik Bay. An optional village tour can be arranged from this bay for those who wish to experience local life. Then we will cruise back to Bodrum Port for our last dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: Bodrum
Guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30am, after breakfast.
Terms & Conditions

Cruise departs every Saturday only.
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. For standard terms and conditions refer to www.thompsons.co.za E&OE.

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals and drinks not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance. Shore Excursion. Customary tips to Cruise Crew


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