The Blue Cruise offers the best possible escape on the sea: a means of forgetting the rigors of everyday life for a while and of just letting go of time.
Turkey stands at a point where Asia, Africa and Europe are closest to each other, a point where East meets West. The mainland of Anatolia has found favour throughout history thanks to its geographical location, and is the birthplace of many great civilizations. It has also been prominent as a centre of commerce due to its land connections to three continents and the sea which surrounds it on three sides.
Turkey gulets a rich culture derived over the centuries which has left a lasting impression on modern civilisation.
In recent years, Blue cruise Turkey has become a major tourist destination.
Blue Voyage ;
The Blue Voyage offers the best possible escape on the sea: a means of forgetting the rigors of everyday life for a while and of just letting go of time.
Cevat Şakir Kabağaçlı -one of our well known intellectuals and political writers- is the figure who has originally pronounced and conceptualized the ‘blue voyage’.
Blue Voyage with Goulettes ;
Traditional Turkish yachts are called ‘goulettes ‘. To someone who knows nothing about boats, the goulette is a miraculously survived relic from the days of Christopher Colombus. It is a compromise between tradition and twentieth century hedonism.
There is the forward deck, ideal for sunworshippers and the generous aft deck for lazy living.
The cabins have comfortable king size double beds with ensuite WC’s and showers.
The crews have separate quarters with totally private facilities. The interior saloon is spacious.
The fully equipped galley has a full size oven and cold stores.
The beauty of the Goulette lies not in its shape nor in its speed ( 10 knots at best) , but in the leisured freedom it grants.
Life on Board ;
During the day, you cruise ( and sail) for few hours, approach land and drop anchor in a solitary bay, alongside a small village or off an island for lunch/ dinner. At every stop, (there will be at least two per day), there is the opportunity to swim, fish, snorkel, windsurf, sunbathe, take a trip ashore or just read under the shade of the awning.
The accent is on relaxation and recreation.
Your friendly attentive crew; Captain + Cook and Sailor will make sure that you are comfortable, well fed and entertained
TURKISH COASTLINE & CRUISE AREAS
The magnificent coastline that goes back in history to the Karians, Dorians and Lycians, is over 700 miles.
Starting with the ancient town of Halicarnassus, today’s Bodrum, the coastline offers a number of bays and historical sites like Cleopatra Island, English Harbour and Dorian city of Knidos (for which Praxiteles created his masterpiece, the Aphrodite statue). Many yachtsmen, delighted by the gentle, regular meltemi breeze, sail further south and reach Marmaris town, the so called “pearl“ of theTurkish coastline.
The picturesque coastline stretches further south to reach the Gulf of Fethiye. Located in midway between Fethiye and Marmaris are the amazing Kaunos City and the turtle beach of Dalyan. Once in the Gulf of Fethiye you will find a hiding place just for yourself ın one of the countless bays, as once did Cleopatra and Antonious. The charming towns of Göcek and Fethiye, and the famous tomb of Amyntas serve as the sign of things to come on your southeastwards course.
An ancient Lycian port and Byzantine settlement called the Gemiler Island and the old Greek ghost town of Kayaköy will be on your port side while sailing from Fethiye to the well known Dead Sea ( Ölü Deniz ). From there on, the typical coastal towns Kalkan and Kaş will be offering many treasures of history and nature. Other ancient Lycian cities are Letoon, Xanthos, Pınara and Patara. You will find Kekova, another important Lycian territory, on your way from Kaş to Finike, the leading citrus producers of Turkey. Here, in an area of 6 miles radius, you can visit ancient cities like Aperlae, Simena and Myra; you can take a look at St. Nicholas Church at Demre or you may simply choose to relax in one of the secluded bays of Kekova.
From Finike to Antalya, the coastline is well decorated with number of bays which all provide good shelter, pine forests and various antiquity like the eternal flame of Olympos and the fascinating city of Phaselis.