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More about the Blue Cruise
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What to bring
light is our best advice to you, swimwear and T-shirts is all you will need on board in the daytime. In the evenings
people dress casually, but bring sweaters and trousers if you are coming in the cooler months. It's a good idea
to bring a pair of soft shoes or sandals just to use on the boat.
On board we provide hand towels only so please bring your own bath and beach towels. All this should be packed
into a soft bag which can be folded and stowed away to give more room in your cabin, not a suitcase.
The Mediterranean sun is very bright and on a boat hotter than you think, be sure to pack sunglasses, a good suntan
lotion and a hat. If mosquitoes find you tasty then bring mosquito repellent and a camera is an absolute must.
Embarkation days: only July and only SATURDAYS
the boat leaves the harbor next morning
Suggested Airport: Dalaman, Turkey. (only 30 km to Göcek)
here is the enquiry form
Cabin Charter general information
IItinerary: Gocek -
Olu Deniz - Kalkan - Kas - Simena/sunken city - Kekova - Myra - Göcek
more about the itinerary
This Blue Cruise includes all the famous sites to enjoy on a 5 Star boat, such as Oludeniz, Butterfly Valley, Kas,
and the World Heritage Sunken City, as well as a few of our own secret sailing spots and anchorages along this
A short sail to the east brings you lo Kalkan, a small, lovely hilltop town that overlooks a tiny bay. Narrow,
winding streets lined with souvenir shops lead down to the charming marina- Every morning, boats busily take tourists
lo one of the nearby beaches or small bays. As the sun sets, it is Kalkan style to meet on the roof terraces for
a drink before dinner, and enjoy the comings and goings of the yachts, the business of the marina and the panoramic
view to the Gulf of Kekova is one of the most picturesque stretches of the coast and
has several bays and villages to explore. The charming village of Üçagiz (literally "three mouths")
has a few remains of the Lycian village of Teimiussa. On Kekova, there is no trace of the city which once dominated
the island - its ruins and foundations can now only be seen under the surface of the clear water on the northern
side of the island. On land, there’s nearby Kale, a village on a steep hillside leading up to the medieval fortress
and theatre of ancient Simena. The local landscape is dotted with the ruins of Lycian tombs, forts and Greek settlements.
Xanthos was the greatest city of ancient Lycia and suffered the gruesome fate of being destroyed
several times by its inhabitants to save it from falling to attacking forces. It was less well defended against
the historic looting during the 1800s, when numerous articles were shipped to the British Museum - their ownership
is still under dispute. Nevertheless, the impressive ruins are still well worth a look.
Kalkan is a quiet port town built on the steep hillside leading down to the harbour. It's very
pretty, with charming, winding streets lined with old buildings, quaint shops and streetside quiet restaurants
and bars. From Kalkan, it's not far to Patara, Xanthos and Letoon, another Lycian settlement, which was named after
the goddess Leto, mother of Apollo and Artemis.
Kas is just around the coast from Kalkan. It is slightly larger and more developed than its
neighbour but still very charming, with streets and shops leading down to the sea. Kas was one of the earliest
settlements of the Lycian era, when it was called Antiphellos. A large sarcophagus dominates the centre of town,
and the sheer rock face overlooking Kas is dotted with Lycian rock tombs. The Greek Island of
Meis lies just off the coast.
Here is a rough guide
of your week
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Gocek
Belediye Harbour. Dinner and overnight stay will be at harbour.
Day 2: BUTTERFLY VALLEY - OLUDENIZ - GEMILER ISLAND
Early in the morning we will depart for Butterfly Valley. Breakfast will be served here. We will start our cruise
to Oludeniz. Our yacht will be anchored in Oludeniz for lunch and swimming break. The next stop will be Gemiler
Island. It is recommended to have an early evening walk on Gemiler Island and pay a visit to the Church of St.
Nicholas, located at the top of the island, which remains from Byzantine times. Overnight is spent at Gemiler Island.
Day 3: KALKAN
We will cruise early in the morning to cross Yedi Burunlar (Seven Capes) smoothly. We anchor at Limanagzi Bay which
is close to Kalkan, for breakfast and a swimming break. Then we will cruise and anchor at Kas Harbour. Before we
enter the harbour there will be another swimming break for a short time. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Kas
Day 4: KEKOVA
- TFRSANE - UCAGIZ
We cruise to the sunken city of Kekova today. Comes a stop for a swimming break and for lunch at Tersane Bay where
you will see an old shipyard from the Roman Period and a church from the Byzantine times. For dinner and an overnight
stay we will anchor in Ucagiz Bay.
Day 5: SIMENA
- DEMRE - GOKKAYA
After breakfast, we will anchor at Kalekoy (Simena), where you will have the chance to take one of the most beautiful
photographs of Antique Lycia. For lunch and swimming break, we will cruise to Demre. Here you can join an optional
tour from Cayagzi Bay to the ruins of Myra, a Lycian city which was also the city of the Bishop St. Nicholas who
was known as 'the protector' of the children, the poor and the sailors in Byzantine time. We will anchor at Gokkaya
Bay for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 6: KAPUTAS
BEACH - YESILKOY
We will cruise early in the morning. Breakfast will be served on the way. After a swimming break at Kaputas Beach,
we will cruise to Yesilkoy. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in Yesilkoy.
Day 7: CLEOPATRA
BAY - BEDRI RAHMI - TERSANE ISLAND - YASSICA ISLAND
We will start cruising early in the morning. Breakfast will be served at Cleopatra Bay. This place is also known
as Monastery Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Then we will set sail
for Bedri Rahmi Bay. Bedri Rahmi is a famous Turkish artist who made one of the first 'Blue Cruises' in Turkey.
Following his visit the bay was named after him. After a swimming break at Bedri Rahmi Bay we will cruise to Tersane
Island for a swimming break and lunch. Then we will cruise to Yassica Islands to spend the night and enjoy the
Day 8: GOCEK
Arriving back in Göcek after breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after
Please note that this is only
a rough guide and can be varied to suite requirements. Also note that the route may vary slightly, depending on
weather conditions and time available, at the Captains discretion.
your floating home is as pictured here, the 7 cabin M/S GRAND RICHMOND
Yacht, 1 Mastersuite, 4 Double cabins and 2 Twinbedcabins, of 5 Star quality, ensuite Bad with closed shower cabin
and Flushtoilet. Individuell adjustable AC in all cabins. )
July 07 - July 21
per person per week incl. fullboard
this are embarkation days, departure is next morning
supplm. is + 60%
1.450,- Euro~1.920,- US$~1.212,- GB£
1.150,- Euro~1.523,- US$~969,- GB£
880,- Euro~1.165,- US$~735,- GB£
updated for 2012. All our prices
are based on Euro, all other currencies are only valid as a guideline, and refer to the currency rate of April
First line: the price is for one person sharing a double cabin. All cabins have en-suite WC/shower. Single passengers
(blue writing) who wish to have a cabin for themselfes must pay the single occupancy price.
Due to limited space on these boats, and the majority of our clients do not like to be with children, there is
no child discount available on any of our itineraries. No children under the age of 12 are allowed and children
above 12 are counted as adults.
Pls don't bring drinks on board. Drinks and tipps are extra.
Bookings will be confirmed after a down-payment of 50%
Balance has to be paid 3 weeks before the cruise.
Full board accommodation, Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea/cookies, dinner
all charter and berth taxes, harbour and port fees, transit log, VAT
crew service, ship water, diesel and gasoline
bed linen and towels (small and bath towel)
Yacht insurance (we expect to bring your own individual travel insurance),
Prices do not include:
Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
on the bord bar.
this should be purchased from the bar on board
Beach towels are not provided
Optional land tours and entrance fees to places of interest
flights and airport transfers
with the reservation you accept these conditions
and booking terms
is the enquiry form
Cabin Charter - general information
cruise which is offered here takes place on the luxury Yacht
M/S GRAND RICHMOND, 7 cabins, with AC and all luxury facilities, like modern bathrooms and a Joker-boat for your
watersports, she is a traditional wooden Bodrum-built GULET. The yacht is between 19 - 25 meters length, these vessels accommodate between 12 and 16 guests in 6
to 8 cabins.
The cabins have en-suite WC & handheld showers. (Hot & cold). There is a music set, VHF Radiotelephone
and a dinghy on each yacht, but in general no air condition. Crew consists of a captain, cook and a deckshand.
An exact yacht’s name can not be available
until 1 or 2 days before departure, as numbers of bookings come in often late. This works well over the years like
a cooperative and we advice you to give us your mobile phone that we stay in contact to give you captain's number
and boat name.
The crew aboard our Gulets and yachts often do not have a foreign language mastered, but they almost always know
a few ’every-day’ phrases and are able to understand almost all requests.
All of our yachts – which are known as gulets in Turkey - have been made entirely by hand using wood, sourced from
around the world. Onboard, accommodation comprises of private cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms and hot showers.
All meals are prepared by your onboard chef using the freshest of Turkish ingredients, while your crew will be
at the helm to cruise you to the best of anchorages for the night. So all you have to do is sit back and relax
with a drink and your new friends while you watch one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Mediterranean.
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