Name of Charter: Turquoise Dream
Departure From: Gocek Yacht Harbour
Duration: 7 Nights
Description: Gocek – Kekova – Gocek.
**Dalyan and Turtle Beach and Mud Baths.
Please Note: Itineraries are subject to local weather conditions and may, for the safety of the passengers and boat, be changed at short notice by the captain, whose decision in such matters is final. The passenger’s personal interests may be discussed and included in the itinerary if possible.
*According to your wishes you may anchor overnight in a bay close to a port as opposed to tying up in a harbour
Embarkation begins after 4pm when you will be introduced to your Captain and crew. Over a welcome drink you will be briefed as to the safety regulations onboard and all aspects of your cruise. We sail to the Yassicalar Islands, a group of small flat islands linked by sandbars and shallow channels. At one point a beach forms a small pool that is ideal for small children. We anchor overnight at Yassicalar Islands.
We sail around the Fethiye Peninsula to the sheltered GemilerAdasi, Ships Island, in sight of the famous lagoon and beach of Oludeniz. Known as the “Dead Sea” the lagoon has calm, crystal-clear turquoise waters which are an ideal place for swimming. The lagoon and the beach are now protected as a National Park.
Shortly after sunrise we cruise along the coast past the Seven Capes and Patara Beach, the longest in Turkey, to Firnaz Bay near Kalkan where we take breakfast. After a swim we sail onwards to Kas, a quaint town founded in the 4th century BC as the Lycian city of Antiphellos. İn the centre of one of the streets is a Lycian sarcophagus. There is also a Roman amphitheater which is sometimes used for summer concerts. The area is excellent for scuba diving and snorkeling. We sail on to a bay in the Kekova area and anchor for the night.
After breakfast we sail to Kekova with its sunken Lycian and Roman ruins. We sail on to ancient Simena, Kaleköy, village where the top of the ruined fortress offers us a panoramic view across the bays, inlets and islands. We then turn to cruise to Kalkan, a lovely harbour town built on a steep slope overlooking a magnificent bay.
From Kalkan we sail early in the morning to the famous Butterfly Valley where many different species of butterfly can be seen in the secluded valley. After breakfast in the bay we cruise back along the coast arriving in Fethiye harbour in the afternoon. You can step ashore and explore the old part of Fethiye town and do some shopping or visit the town’s original Turkish bath. We tie up in the harbour overnight.
We leave Fethiye after breakfast and cruise to Zeytin Ada, Olive Island, at the southern end of the Yassicalar group islands, named for the olive presses of the Ottoman era. We then sail on to Tersane Island, to enjoy a swim and a relaxing dinner at our overnight anchorage.
The first stop on our last day is at Domuz Island named for the past inhabitants- wild boar. We sail on to Cleopatra Bay or Hamam Cove, noted for ıts baths and a favorite stop for all yachts. Next to the small jetty there are the ruins of a monastery, which is partly submerged. The cove is an ideal place to leave the boat and take a pleasant walk in the forest. We anchor overnight in Cleopatra Bay.
After a farewell breakfast your gulet cruise ends in Göcek Harbor, disembarking before 10:00am.