Meet as advised with the Guletbookers representatives between 3:30-4pm on Fethiye Harbour to be shown onto your gulet. While you are settling in on board, the captain will complete harbour formalities. The first dinner and overnight stay will be while moored at Fethiye Harbour so you have a chance to explore Fethiye by night as well.
If not the previous night, the Guletbookers representative will give a welcome briefing in the morning before the captain sets the gulet to sail across Fethiye Gulf to the Bay of Gocek with its famous Twelve Islands and more coves and bays. Yassica Group Islands will usually be the anchorage for lunch and swimming, and then your gulet will move on to another picturesque bay for dinner and overnight. This will be the renowned Bedri Rahmi Bay, where the famous artist Bedri Rahmi Eyupoglu painted his distinctive fish on a rock while he, his writer brother and friends pioneered the Blue Cruise over 50 years ago.
After a leisurely breakfast, you will move on to another small bay named Cleopatra Bay after the Egyptian Queen herself- she too must have liked cruising along this coast! It may be part of legend, but the ruins of Roman era baths can definitely be seen in the shallow waters. After lunch there move to yet another bay Aga Bay where a nice explore on land leads you to the ruins of an amphitheatre amongst the trees. Dinner and overnight is in the bay.
Early in the morning before any passenger wakes, thecrew will start the gulet moving towards Ekincik Bay. After quite a long journey to Ekincik Bay you will have breakfast here and then you may decide to take the optional riverboat tour into Dalyan. Not to be missed, Dalyan’s delta of reed beds, river and lake is famous for mud baths at the lakeside, blue crabs and fish for meals, the ancient city and rock tombs of Caunos, and of course the long sandy Iztuzu Beach where the sea turtles (Caretta caretta) nest in season. You will have free time for the tour and come back to the yacht around 5pm. Dinner will be in the bay, then the captain may prefer to move onto another beautiful spot at Kadirga Bay.
After an early breakfast, the gulet sets sail into the deep bay of Marmaris, where some passengers taking a shorter cruise will disembark before 10.00am. You will have free time in Marmaris till about 1.00pm , so you can explore the busy markets and shops of Marmaris, the old quarter around the Castle and the Museum inside it. In the meantime the crew will be cleaning and restocking your gulet for the next few days return trip to Fethiye. After lunch you will cruise to Kumlubuku Bay where you will have time for swimming, dinner and spend the night.
You may wake to the boat moving early in the daylight before dropping anchor in Gobun Bay for breakfast and swimming. Then cruise on around the capes into the green and blue delights of the Bay of Gocek with its famous Twelve Islands and even more sheltered coves and bays, some of which you will stop in for swimming, lunch and afternoon tea. Towards the end of the day you will arrive at the ancient Roman and Ottoman Tersane Adasi (Shipyard Island) where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Enjoy a lazy breakfast before the gulet continues to explore more bays and islands of the Bay of Gocek, stopping in Blue Bay (Mavi Köy) for a swimming break and lunch in the small bay. Later in the day the boat will anchor at Turunc Pinari Bay so you will enjoy the sea and the sun there before a leisurely final dinner and overnight aboard.
Enjoy breakfast in the same bay before a short and scenic run into Fethiye Harbour where it will be time to say farewell to your shipmates, crew and the gulet.
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