BLUE VOYAGE / GULET YACHTING
Blue Voyage: Travelers often take a cruise ship from Italy to Greek Islands and Istanbul. The route is limited with Bodrum, Some Greek Islands, Ephesus and Istanbul. But there are many opportunities to start a Blue Voyage in the Turquoise Coastline of Turkey such as Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye and Antalya as well as surrounding by Greek Islands. Also adding some Greek Islands to the list to visit is possible, if travel visas of visitors are suitable. Sailors who experianced the joy of Blue Voyage have preffered mostly traditional wooden boats for these trips such as motor-sailors, schooner, and gullets. It started to be called as “Carian Cruise too in international sources as a synonym. The ancient name of the South western coast of Turkey was Caria Region. So, this Blue Voyage has been started to be called Carian Cruise too which makes tour more meaningful and precise.
Sailing in azure crystal waters of Black Sea, Aegean and Mediterranean as well as Marmara Sea as Turkish Riviera is a kind of dream and one of the best opportunities to have a summer holiday. This Turkish Coastline is over 8000km (4970miles) with its treasure inlets, bays, Gulf, chest of coves and pristine beaches. That means Turkey is the heaven of Yachters. There is tempered winds blowing from west or northwestern of Turkey. There is long summer which is ideal for the pleasure Blue Voyage on a traditional wooden Gulet sailing boat. It is a pleasure to explore the beautiful bays and coves by the coastline. Also it is a great opportunity for swimming, diving, snorkeling, fishing, skiing and surfing. Lush forests have hidden the very important historical sights. Such as Phaselis, Caunos Xhantos, Patara, Letoon, Myra ancient ruins which welcomes you in each bay!
Among these important archeological sights; two of them are very important for the ancient history of the world. These two important historical sights have two of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Princes Ada who was the sister of Mausollos had built a Mausoleum of Halicarnassus for honor of Mausollos in Halicarnassus. Another one was Artemis Temple in Ephesus.
This beautiful Riviera has been also home for Blue Voyage which provides an amazing a week longed trip on a very special built wooden gullet type schooners through the ancient sights, harbors and pristine beaches in the amazing undiscovered small coves, lush forests which lace this beautiful Turquoise Coast. Follow Us by Facebook
This Turquoise Coastline has been further regarded as a cultural trove which offers an amazing mixture of actual and mythological individuals, events and conflicts. Also These Coastline has become the home of kings, heroes, saints, scholars and even warriors as well as the area of many well-known myths.
- Emperor Marcus Antonius of the Roman Empire had picked the Turquoise Riviera as the most special wedding gift for Cleopatra. (Cleopatra’s Island in Gokova Gulf)
- St. Nicholas was born in Patara who later had become the basis of Santa Claus. (Patara is a small town where so famous with long sandy beach near Demre town)
- Heredotus who was the father of History was born in Halicarnassus which is Bodrum today in 5th century BC.
Most Famous resorts are Bodrum, Didim, Marmaris, Fethiye, Antalya and many others.
It is very exciting and unforgettable to have a Blue Cruise tour with a Luxury Gulet Charter along Turkish Riviera. It is a pleasure by having utmost privacy, safety and confidentiality in a peace of mind.
Sailing up to Black Sea and down to Aegean Sea is possible because of safe and quick route providing of Bosporus through the Turkish Coastline. Atakoy Marina and Kalamis Marina in Istanbul provide a professional service for 24 hours to all sizes of yachts. A numerous numbers of Modern Luxury Marinas settled on the coastline of Turkey from Istanbul to Antalya. Most famous and established Marinas of Turkey are mostly on southwestern of Turkey such as Bodrum, Datca, Bozburun, Marmaris, Gocek, Fethiye, Kas, Kalkan, Finike and Antalya.
Bare-Boat charter is also available in Turkey as a form of Yachting where passengers crew the boat by themselves. A Licensed skipper accompanies the tour, but people who undertake the charter on board do all tasks such as housekeeping, cooking etc. especially adventurous and experienced licensed sailors charter and pilot smaller motor-yachts. Flotilla sailing is another amazing adventure on the sea as sailing with a group of yachts.