PRIVATE GULET GRUISE
Duration: 7 Nights
Departure Day: Every Sunday
Start City: Bodrum
End City: Bodrum
Starting from: $15,000
You will enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature: the countless solitary idyllic bays and coves where pine and olive trees grow.
You will also discover picturesque small towns, villages, underwater ruins, and remains of ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Lycian, and Carian civilizations.
This unique tour is made on a “Gulet”, a traditional Turkish wooden yacht ranging from 60 to 80 ft. in length
Day 1-Sunday: Arrival in Bodrum
Transfer to harbor of Bodrum from Bodrum airport. Embark to the boat where you will be offered a welcome drink. Dinner and overnight on board (Except late arrivals).
Day 2- Monday: Palamutbuku > Inceburun
After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. Then we will start to cruise to Palamutbuku Bay early in the morning. We will anchor at Ince Burun after lunch and swimming breaks. We will stay in this lovely bay for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3- Tuesday: Aktur > Bencik
After breakfast we will cruise to Aktur Bay. Then our first stop will be Bencik Bay which has a very narrow entrance but a unique view once you get inside. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in Bencik Bay.
Day 4-Wednesday: Emel Sayin > Orhaniye > Selimiye
After breakfast, we will anchor in Emel Sayin Bay and you can enjoy a swimming stop in this lovely bay. For lunch we will dock in Orhaniye. In Orhaniye Bay, you will see the unique scenery of a natural tidal formation called ‘Kiz Kumu’ (Maiden’s Beach). There are so many myths about this reddish sand-path going from the shore to the inner parts of the sea which is suitable for walking along. On a tiny island located in the bay, you can see the wrecks of an antique castle, a sign of an ancient city. Today, our final destination will be Selimiye for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5-Thursday: Dirsekbuku > Bozburun
After anchoring in Dirsekbuku, we will go to Bozburun which is a small fishing town. This area was popular and suitable for sponge-diving but nowadays the people of the island are no longer interested in sponge-diving as it is not financially beneficial and is dangerous. In recent years sponge-diving has been replaced by gulet tourism and nowadays Bozburun Gulets take their place in this sector.
Day 6-Friday: Datca > Knidos
We will cruise to Datca. Food and water will be supplied to the boat from Datca Harbour. You may take a walk in Datca Harbor. We will cruise to Knidos for dinner and an overnight stay. Knidos was the home for Aphrodite’s monument and in those times the city was famous for brothels and became popular for sailors and Arabic tradesmen. You may take a walk on the shore to see the ruins.
Day 7-Saturday: Black Island > Bodrum
We will start to cruise early in the morning to Karaada (Black Island). Breakfast and a swimming break will be at Poyraz Bay which is located on the northern side of the island. This is such a nice bay with its turquoise-blue waters. We will be anchoring at Meteor Bay for lunch which is located on the southern side of the island. There is a meteor hole here and this is how the bay got its name. Here you may jump over the platform into the deep water. You may also take a walk through the underwater caves which are very near to Meteor Bay for a small local fee. We will dock in Bodrum Harbour for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8- Sunday: Departure
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories after breakfast. Transfer to Bodrum Airport.
Type of Boat: A/C – Traditional Wooden Gulet (M/S)
Embarkation place & Time: Bodrum Harbor 3:30pm
Disembarkation place & Time: Bodrum Harbor 10:30am after breakfast
Meals on board: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea-coffee & cookies, dinner are prepared and served by the crew.
The A/C can be in use up to 8 hours daily.
Depending on sea and weather conditions, Barbaros Yachting reserves the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.
Every Sunday between May 31st and September 20th inclusive