7 Days Private Western Turkey Sailing Tour by Private Gulet: Discover the Charms of the Aegean Coast
Here we start an unforgettable 7-day private sailing tour along the stunning Aegean coast of Western Turkey. Cruise aboard your own private gulet, a traditional wooden sailing vessel, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of this enchanting region of Bodrum, Datca.
From exploring ancient ruins to swimming in crystal-clear turquoise waters, we have meticulously crafted this itinerary for you. And this tour program offers a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and discovery.
Discover the captivating coastal towns, indulge in delectable Turkish cuisine. Then it’s time to soak up the Mediterranean sun as you sail from one idyllic destination to another.
Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventure with friends, this private sailing tour promises an experience of a lifetime. Set sail and let the wonders of Western Turkey unfold before you.
Your sailing adventure begins in Bodrum, a vibrant coastal town renowned for its picturesque marina and ancient history. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed aboard your private gulet. Settle into your comfortable cabin and take some time to familiarize yourself with the yacht’s amenities. In the afternoon, venture into the heart of Bodrum to explore its historical sites, including the impressive Bodrum Castle, home to the renowned Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Stroll through the charming narrow streets of Bodrum’s old town, known as “Mausoleum,” and browse the vibrant local markets for unique souvenirs. As the sun sets, return to the yacht and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by your onboard chef. Relax on deck, savoring the gentle sea breeze and panoramic views of Bodrum’s illuminated coastline.
Awake to the gentle lapping of waves as your gulet sails towards Orak Island, a secluded paradise surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters. After a refreshing morning swim, indulge in a leisurely breakfast on deck before setting sail to Cokertme Bay. This tranquil bay is an ideal spot for snorkeling, swimming, and enjoying water sports activities. Feast on a mouthwatering lunch prepared with fresh local ingredients by your onboard chef. In the afternoon, continue your sailing journey to the mesmerizing Seven Islands, a collection of idyllic islets blessed with pristine beaches and hidden coves. Spend the afternoon exploring the islands, basking in the sun, and snorkeling in the vibrant underwater world. As the sun sets, relax on deck with a refreshing drink, savoring the magical ambiance of the Aegean Sea. Indulge in a delectable dinner featuring regional specialties, and spend the night anchored in one of the tranquil bays.
Today, sail to the legendary English Harbour, a secluded bay named after a British warship that once sought refuge here. Dive into the azure waters for a morning swim before enjoying a delightful breakfast on deck. Continue your sailing journey to Sedir Island, also known as Cleopatra Island, famous for its unique sands believed to have been brought by Cleopatra herself. Explore the ancient ruins, including the Roman amphitheater and the Temple of Apollo. Afterward, sail to the charming village of Karacasogut, nestled along the coast. Take a leisurely walk through the village, discovering its authentic atmosphere and friendly locals. In the evening, enjoy a relaxing dinner on board, savoring the flavors of Turkish cuisine while admiring the starry sky above.
Day 4 : Datca – Knidos – Aktur Bay
As the sun rises, set sail towards the picturesque town of Datca, renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty. Explore the charming streets lined with traditional houses and local shops, and sample delicious local produce at the bustling market. Continue your sailing adventure to the ancient city of Knidos, an archaeological site steeped in history and adorned with well-preserved ruins, including the famous statue of Aphrodite. Immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of the past as you wander through the ancient streets and admire the panoramic views from the hilltop theater. In the afternoon, sail to Aktur Bay, a serene haven with pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. Indulge in water sports activities, such as kayaking or paddleboarding, or simply relax on deck, soaking up the sun’s warm rays. As evening falls, enjoy a delightful dinner prepared by your onboard chef and spend a peaceful night at anchor.
Today, set sail to the bustling coastal town of Marmaris, known for its vibrant nightlife, lively bazaars, and scenic marina. Explore the charming old town, visit the imposing Marmaris Castle, or browse the local markets for traditional Turkish crafts. Afterward, continue your journey to the tranquil Kumlubuk Bay, a secluded paradise with turquoise waters and golden sands. Take a refreshing swim or relax on the beach, enjoying the serene surroundings. In the afternoon, sail to the picturesque village of Turunc, nestled between lush hills and the sparkling sea. Wander through the narrow streets, discover local shops, and savor the flavors of Turkish cuisine at a waterfront restaurant. Return to your gulet for a peaceful evening under the stars, sipping a refreshing cocktail on deck.
Wake up to the stunning beauty of Serce Bay, a hidden gem with its turquoise waters and pristine shoreline. Dive into the inviting waters for a morning swim before indulging in a leisurely breakfast on deck. Continue your sailing adventure to Bozburun, a traditional fishing village renowned for its boatyards and traditional wooden gulet craftsmanship. Explore the village, visit local workshops, and perhaps purchase a handmade souvenir as a memento of your journey. Sail to the idyllic village of Selimiye, nestled in a picturesque bay surrounded by olive groves and rugged hills. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon, wandering through the village, and savoring delicious seafood at a waterfront restaurant. In the evening, relax on deck, taking in the breathtaking sunset over the Aegean Sea. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the sea.
On the final day of your private sailing tour, set sail to Paradise Island, a true gem of the Aegean. Revel in the untouched beauty of this secluded island, swim in its crystal-clear waters, and relax on its pristine beaches. Indulge in a final lunch on board, savoring the flavors of Turkish cuisine one last time. As the afternoon unfolds, sail back to Bodrum, where you’ll bid farewell to your private gulet and disembark, taking with you unforgettable memories of your Aegean sailing adventure. If time permits, explore more of Bodrum or relax at a waterfront café before departing for your onward journey.
Experience the ultimate luxury of a 7-day private sailing tour along Western Turkey’s captivating Aegean coast. With your own private gulet, you’ll have the freedom to explore stunning destinations, ancient ruins, and hidden bays, all while indulging in exceptional comfort and personalized service. Immerse yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural landscapes as you sail from Bodrum to enchanting islands, coastal towns, and secluded paradises. This carefully crafted itinerary promises a perfect balance of relaxation, exploration, and awe-inspiring moments. Discover the wonders of Western Turkey on this unforgettable private sailing tour, where every day brings new adventures and lasting memories.
The Trip Cost Includes
- Private Tour
- Private Gulet
- Professional Tour Guide Service
- Transportation to and from port during the trip
- All domestic flight tickets
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks
- Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to airports in AC Van
- 6 Night Accommodation onboard
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Your travel and medical insurance
- Personal Expenses such as shopping, alcoholic drinks etc
- Services not mentioned or not promised by the agency
- Emergency expenses such as expenses
- Alternative tours and activities