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The Bodrum castle - one of the world's best preserved monuments, was built by the knights of St. John

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BLUECRUISE.ORG is a German-Turkish company based in Bodrum. We offer an attractive variety of gullets to suit individual needs and itineraries of our guests. All information provided is based on first-hand knowledge and our personal contact to the boat owners and their crew

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"Don't just dream about a holiday sleeping on deck, under a velvet, star filled sky, listening to the sea lap at the hull below you
...we can make it a reality for you."

5 reasons
to charter your own boat

It's just you, your family or your friends, the people you want to be with

It's your own floating villa

Away from the crowd, selecting your own itinerary

Live like a king on a comfortable modern yacht,
with a crew eager to pamper you and your company

Exclusivity: the Island, Beach or Bay, they can be yours


The sun shines differently here. The nights are longer, the drinks more enjoyable. And then there is love in Bodrum ... You have to experience it to truly understand the attraction of Bodrum.

Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum, home of the famous Greek historian Herodotus, is these days better known as a popular holiday resort. Enchanting villages of houses painted in white and trimmed with purple bougainvillea together with miles of sandy beaches and ideal locations for water sports.

Bodrum casts a magic spell. It exerts a lasting fascination on everyone who visits, irrespective of age, nationality or sex.
Bodrum retains its charm despite the crowds and development. the Boncuk or NazarWomen feel more beautiful, men feel more intriguing. This is Bodrum's spell.

Two meters under the narrow streets of Bodrum lies 5000 years of history. A few monuments attest to this history: the castle, the Myndus Gate, the Roman theatre and the Mausoleum.

We have put together a wealth of information about Bodrum-today, the unique history and the Bodrum peninsula, as well as many tips about things you can do around here.

While the nights in Bodrum town itself are noisy, crowded and vital, the smaller villages offer cozy taverns and restaurants overlooking quiet bays and can all be reached easily by Dolmus, car or even by boat.

An impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of Rhodes will strike your eyes first when you turn down the road from the new airport near Milas to the entrance of Bodrum.

And there is history in Bodrum. Two meters under the narrow streets of Bodrum lies 5000 years of history. A few monuments attest to this history: the castle, the Myndus Gate, the Roman theatre and the Mausoleum.

oldest wreck of a bronce time ship is in
                          the Bodrum MuseumBodrum, known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, was the birthplace of Heredotus and the site of King Mausolus' Tomb, the Mausoleum (4th century B.C.), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In the harbour, the Bodrum Castle, or the medieval castle of St. Peter, is a fine example of 15th-century crusader architecture, and has been converted into the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, with remains dating as far back as the Bronze Age.

The town's charm is well-known, attracting a diverse population of vacationers who stroll along its long palm-lined waterfront, while elegant yachts crowd the marina.

Not far from town, you can swim in absolutely clear, tide less, warm seas. Underwater divers, especially, will want to explore the numerous reefs, caves and majestic rock formations. The waters offering an immense variety of aquatic life.
Bodrum has gained the reputation as the center of the Turkish art community with its lively, friendly and Bohemian atmosphere and many small galleries. The evenings in Bodrum are for sitting idly in one of the many restaurants, dining on fresh seafood and other Aegean specialties. Afterwards night clubs (some with live music) and, of course, some of the best discos in Europe keep you going until dawn.

boatyards of Bodrum have been famous since ancient times and today the craftsmen still make the traditional types of yacht: the pointed bow and stern (tirhandil) and the broad beamed and rounded stern (gullet). The latter, especially, is used for excursions and pleasure trips. The gullet is also used in the Bodrum Cup Race held every October.

A different spectacle in Bodrum is its marina, which is a busy place hosting elegant yachts that come from all parts of the world. Bodrum Cup, a unique race for wooden sailing yachts is held every 3rd week in October.
The reputation of Bodrum's boatyards dates back to ancient times, and today, craftsmen still build the traditional yachts: the well known Bodrum Gulet
Bodrum is one of the starting points for an unforgettable »Blue Cruise«
(or '
Mavi Yolculuk' as it is called here) along the turquoise coast of the Gökova Gulf or down to Marmaris.

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Since Bodrum has its own airport (only 35 km) it has become more and more a preferred starting point for
Gulet charter.

Weekly tours as cabin charter are offered here:
Bodrum - Gökova - Bodrum
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Bodrum - Greece (Dodecanese) - Bodrum
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Informations for Bodrum we have prepared for you on this page

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