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From Fethiye to Kekova, discover ancient Lycia



All Our Cabin Charter Itineraries

8 days/7 nights cruises
Bodrum - Gokova Gulf
(the classical route)


Bodrum - Hisaronu Gulf
Premium Class w. AC


Bodrum - Hisaronu Gulf
on DeLuxe Halis Temel


Santorini - Mykonos
on Mega Yacht B&B


Mykonos - Santorini
on Mega Yacht B&B

Bodrum - Greece
(North Dodecanese)
(on Standard-Gulets)


Bodrum - Greece
(North Dodecanese)
Premium Class with AC


Bodrum - Greece
(Rhodes & Simi Islands)
Premium Class with AC


Bodrum - Greece
(South Dodecanese)
(on Standard-Gulets)

Marmaris - Fethiye

Marmaris - Datca

Marmaris - Greece
(Rhodes & Simi Islds.)


Fethiye Gocek OluDeniz
All inclusive


Fethiye - Marmaris

Fethiye - Kekova

Antalya - Kas

4 days/3 nights cruises
Fethiye - Olympos
Olympos - Fethiye
Marmaris - Fethiye
Fethiye - Marmaris
Fethiye - 12 islands

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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."




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

Sevgi
+90 (0)532 727 45 01
Lutz
+90 (0)533 684 67 17


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What to bring
Travel 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: SATURDAYS 9:00 am

This itinerary can also be composed out of 2 mini tours,
one from Fethiye, and the other 3 days from Demre to Fethiye,
thats why it can also be booked halfway as a Minicruise
... more

Suggested Airport
: Dalaman, Turkey. (50 km to Fethiye)

Prices
here is the enquiry form
Cabin Charter general information


IItinerary: Fethiye - Olu Deniz - Gokkaya - Simena - Ucagiz - Myra - Fethiye
... more about the itinerary

This Blue Cruise program includes all the famous sites, 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 breathtaking coastline.

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.


von Fethiye nach Olympos

Fethiye - ancient Telmessos
Olympos flames

Kekova and Simena - the sunken cityOludeniz - the Blue Lagoon

Rocktombs in Fethiye



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.

after the anchor has dropped

St. Nikolaus - the bishop of Patara

Xanthos - once the capital of Lycia



Here is a rough guide of your week

Day  1: Fethiye
Board the boat in Fethiye harbour after 9:00 am. Lunch, evening meal and overnight close to Fethiye harbour at Samanlik Bay.

Day  2: Gemiler Island-Olüdeniz
After breakfast set off along the coast of the Fethiye Peninsular for lunch in a secluded bay. Overnight is spent at Gemiler Island, where you can explore the ruins of a Byzantine settlement as the sun sets. Enjoy a nice evening swim in Ölüdeniz.

Day  3: Yesilkoy-Kas
An early start for Yesilköy, for breakfast and time to swim in this quiet bay surrounded by olive groves. Then it’s off to Kas, a small harbour town with a charming bohemian atmosphere, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 4: Kekova
A short cruise to the ruins at Kekova – the Sunken City. Lunch is at Tersane Bay where you’ll see the ruins of a Byzantine church and a Roman dockyard on the beach. As you sail on to Gökkaya for the night, the underwater ruins of ancient Gökkaya are visible.

Day 5: Kekova
Climb up to the castle (Kale) for a spectacular view of the ancient city. Out in the bay, overlooked by a theatre carved into the rock, a single Lycian sarcophagus sits on its pedestal in the water. The night is spent in the wide bay surrounded by green hills, at nearby Üçagiz.

Day 6: Bayindir Limani-Kalkan
After breakfast, a short cruise to the sheltered bay at Bayindir Limani for a swim. The rest of the day is spent in Kalkan, a picturesque harbour town set on the hillside, where you can explore the cobbled winding streets or

 

take an optional trip to nearby archaeological site of Myra, or Demre for the St-Nicholas Church, or the ruins at Xanthos and Letoon.

Day 7: Camli Burun-Batikkaya Bay
After an early start to Çamli Burun, a natural bay edged with pine-clad hills, your last night on board is spent in Batikkaya Bay.

Day 8: Fethiye
Arriving back in Fethiye after breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.


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.

Dates

Accomodation price
per person per week incl. fullboard

guaranteed departures
Saturdays

April / May / June / October
single occupancy

408,- Euro
714,- Euro

July / September
single occupancy

488,- Euro
854,- Euro

August
single occupancy

528,- Euro
1.056,- Euro

Updated for 2017. All our prices are based on Euro.
First line: the price is for one person sharing a double cabin. All cabins have en-suite WC/shower.
Single passengers who wish to have a cabin for themselfes must pay the single occupancy price.
Children under the age of 12 are allowed and 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.
Prices include:
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.
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.
Please bring your own beach and bath towles !
Optional land tours and entrance fees to places of interest
flights and airport transfers

with the reservation you accept these conditions and booking terms


here is the enquiry form


Cabin Charter - general information

Gulet for Cabin Charter on a Blue Cruise

 

All tours which are offered here take place on Standard-Yachts, the traditional Bodrum-built GULET. All yachts are 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.


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