Alaturka Turkey is a Fethiye based, Turkish run and owned Travel Company. It was first started in October 2003 by two friends who had worked in the travel industry for years already - Murat Danisan, otherwise known as Ned and Resit Kaya, otherwise known as Reggie. Over the years they have managed to build up their Alaturka brand to now being one of the most dominant travel agencies in Turkey. Run by young management and having a dynamic multi-cultural team working for them, Ned and Reggie have a unique way of running their tours, cruises and hotels.
Ned and Reggie started this business back in October 2003 when they bought their first gulet called 'Alcyone'. Their aim was to use the gulet to run the popular Fethiye to Olympos blue cruises. In March 2005 they took on the new name “Alaturka” which means the Turkish way of life. They opened their first office, changed the name of their gulet to Alaturka and started to expand their business. In 2006 their business grew even more when they ventured into Turkey bus tours, tours and travel assistance in other destinations in Turkey and eventually to opening their first hotel in Fethiye at the end of March 2007. Then, in 2009 they opened their main head office of Alaturka in Fethiye. 10 years on they now own their own fleet of gulets, run regular summer long cruises, are experts in private charters and now Alaturka can assist you with any kind of travel needs all throughout Turkey. In 2013, Ned and Reggie have continued to grow Alaturka starting a new relationship with Top Deck Travel and Top Deck gulet cruises. Running their week long summer program for consecutive years now. The future ahead also looks exciting as each year business picks up and summers get busier. They are looking forward to the season with new and alternative cruising and bus routes, a group of new young team members to join the existing experienced crew and various new changes after the continued success they have had in previous years. Each year Alaturka only grows from strength to strength.
The members of Alaturka's management, office, hotel and gulet crew all come from various parts of Turkey such as Fethiye, Selcuk, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Demre. There is also a multicultural mix of staff from South Africa and Australia. Most members of Alaturka crew have been working with Alaturka for 3 to 10 years. Every one of the team members have years of experience either in yachting, travel, marketing or hospitality and they all strive to improve Alaturka's service year by year. We pride ourselves on calling us the Turkey Travel Experts.
Alaturka tours in brief
Alaturka specialise in blue cruises along Turkey's Mediterranean coast; providing private gulet charters, regular cabin cruises with guaranteed departures through summer and also organise bus tours in other areas of Turkey including Istanbul, Gallipoli, Selcuk, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Olympos, Cappadocia and many more. Alaturka also owns a guesthouse overlooking Fethiye harbour and organise any short daily tours and activities for our guesthouse guests here in Fethiye.
Alaturka can organise any kind of blue cruise along the Mediterranean coast. We organise several cruising routes departing from Fethiye, Olympos, Kas, Marmaris, Demre and Bodrum. Fethiye to Olympos Blue Cruises are by far the most popular cruising route. With daily departures from Fethiye and Olympos throughout the week these cruises start at the end of April and can go up until the end of October. Majority of our guests who join an Alaturka Fethiye – Olympos Blue Cruise consider it one of their highlights and one of the best things to do whilst in Turkey. We can also organise cruises from Marmaris, Bodrum, Antalya, Kemer and Kas with limited departures throughout the year. To see all cabin cruises please visit our cabin cruise section on the website.
Alaturka Private Gulet Cruises
Alaturka operate a large fleet with various options of Gulets / Yachts from 18 to 36 metres in length, from standard gulets to super luxury yachts. Anything is possible, all you need to do is select your option depending on your budget and group size. There are different types of Turkish traditional gulets and Alaturka can pretty much cruise any route along Turkey's coastline and also some of the Greek islands if requested. Our yachts are traditionally all handmade Turkish gulets and are all listed on under the fleet section of this website.
Alaturka Bus Tours
Alaturka can organise and operate regular, tailored or private tours all around Turkey. It is possible to also organise regional tours such as Istanbul tours, Gallipoli tours, Ephesus tours, Pamukkale tours, Dalyan tours, Cappadocia tours and Mt. Nemrut tours. To see our full range of products and tour offerings please visit our other website - AlaturkaTurkey.com