Discover the Turkish Riviera on this tranquil 3-night cruise by traditional Turkish sail boat, departing from Fethiye. Trace the shores along the beautiful Gulf of Fethiye by ‘gullet’ a whimsical wood Turkish boat. Cruise from Fethiye to Marmaris, where you’ll see picturesque beaches, verdant peninsulas and unforgettable sunsets. Enjoy your time swimming, strolling, soaking up rays or however else you choose. All on-board meals are included, for a decadent and hassle-free experience.
- 3-night gulet cruise around the Gulf of Fethiye on the Turkish Riviera
- Sail and sleep aboard a gulet, a traditional Turkish sailing boat
- Discover little-known bays and coves on a route from Fethiye to Marmaris
- Stop at idyllic islands and inlets such as Bedri Rahmi Bay and Cennet Island
- Spend the final night docked in the vibrant party town of Marmaris
Your 3-night Turkish Riviera cruise begins by boarding your gulet, a traditional wooden yacht featuring 16 cabins with private bathrooms. The gulet is a small but mighty ship, with a sleek saloon bar, dining room and sprawling sun deck prime for soaking up some Mediterranean sun as you sail. Meet your fellow cruisers and your skipper and set sail into the turquoise waters.
Turkey’s coastline is one of its most stunning assets, but especially so when viewed from the water. Sail around the Gulf of Fethiye’s islands and inlets. Anchor each night except for the last night in Marmaris. Decide for yourself how you best want to spend your time when the gulet is docked. Explore the authentic small towns on various islands, swim in the turquoise waters and taking in the views and the sun.
All meals are included on the gulet.
Day 1: Fethiye – Yassica Islands – Tersane Island – Bedri Rahmi Bay
Board your boat at Fethiye Harbour, and then cruise north into the Göcek Gulf, an area rich with stunning scenery. Relax on deck, gazing at mountains covered with pine forests and admiring the secluded islands that speckle the sea. Anchor in the Yassica islands (Yassica Adalari) for lunch, and then continue sailing to Tersane Island – the largest island in the gulf – for a swim.
Continue to a mainland bay, officially called Tasyaka but better known by its local name Bedri Rahmi Bay. Taking its moniker from the erudite Turkish writer and artist Bedri Rahmi Eyüpoglu, the bay is home to Lycian ruins, rock tombs and a mural of a fish painted onto a boulder that was done by the artist himself. Enjoy dinner in the peaceful setting and spend your night at leisure.
Overnight: boat docked at Bedri Rahmi Bay
Day 2: Bedri Rahmi Bay – Manastir Bay – Ağa Limanı
Enjoy breakfast on board, and then cruise across the gulf to Manastir Bay for your morning swim. Splash around the crystal-clear waters, and look out for the ruins of an old Roman bath that lies half submerged in the bay. According to local legend, Cleopatra and Mark Anthony visited the bay on their honeymoon, and the bay’s fine sand is said to have been imported from Egypt.
After lunch, cruise away from the bay to dock at Ağa Limanı, a U-shaped cove surrounded by forest-clad hills and craggy cliffs. Enjoy dinner on board and perhaps go for an evening stroll down the beach, seeing the sun set over the turquoise sea.
Overnight: boat docked at Ağa Limanı
Day 3: Aga Limani – Kumlubük – Cennet Island – Marmaris
Leave Ağa Limanı early in the morning and cruise to Kumlubük Bay, a short distance away. Moor up for breakfast, and enjoy some free time to explore Kumlubük village, or simply soak up the sun with a book.
Then, cruise over the water to a nearby peninsula named Cennet Island for your final swimming stop of the tour. Nicknamed ‘paradise island,’ the peninsula is blanketed with forestland and is perfect for a quiet walk if you want to want to shelter from the sun. Soak up the tranquility, and then return to your boat to cruise to Marmaris. Dock at Marmaris Harbour in time for dinner, and spend your evening doing whatever you please. The town is popular for its vibrant nightlife, so head into town if you want to party your last night away.
Overnight: boat docked in Marmaris
Day 4: Marmaris
Enjoy breakfast and then bid your group a fond farewell. You tour finishes in the morning when you leave the boat.