Blue cruise life on gulet
Blue Cruising with Alaturka
After 25 years of experience, we honestly believe we have got the right recipe to make your cruise along the Mediterranean one of the highlights of your time in Turkey. So what to expect when you step on board an Alaturka Blue Cruise?
Food, sun, swim, sleep, relax and repeat!
Many of our cruises along the coastline, do not only boast showing you the most spectacular and secluded swimming bays but also showcase some of the true highlights along the coastline. From small fishing villages, to ancient ruin sights to the largest marina in the south you will have the choice of visiting these places along the way or choosing to stay on board and just completely chill out.
On board we offer an array of games to take up your time, some of our boats have books that you can take a read of to pass the time and all our boats are equipped with a music system to enjoy some cruising tunes.
There are also many optional activities you can partake in from paragliding to diving to water sports. Be sure to read up on all you can do, so you can make sure you come fully prepared for a trip of a lifetime!
Jumping from Babadag Mountain at around 2000 metres and paragliding over the spectacular sights of Oludeniz Beach and the Blue Lagoon is said to be an experience of a lifetime. One of the best places to paraglide in the worlddd!
Diving in Kas
Kas and Fethiye are both really good diving spots, with coral reefs and some interesting sunken ruins. The Mediterranean hosts a wide variety of fascinating sea-life such as fish, octopus, crayfish, lobster, eels, cuttlefish and if you're lucky
We think that we have some of the best chef's out on the waters of the Mediterranean! Our meals are cooked with all local and fresh ingredients and there is always plenty for everyone.
Sunrise and morning swims
Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise as you cruise along, or if you are anchored down throw on your swimmers and take a jump in the ocean to wake yourself up. There is no better way to start your day than a dip in the gorgeous ocean.
Wandering through ruins
Get onshore at the stops you make along the way and immerse yourself in the history that is scattered all along this coastline. The ancient ruins that you get to see along the way shows you how old this country really is.
Ice Cream Boat
The sun is out, the weather is warm and it's the perfect day for an ice cream. Keep an eye out for the little boat that will find you in secluded bays selling your favourite magnum choices or other ice creams to choose from.
In some of the bays you pull into to spend the evening you will find an array of water sports on offer. Look out for the big banana, the ringo's, water ski's, wake boarding and more.
Sleeping under the stars
Many of our guests say that one of their highlights is getting to sleep under the stars of a night time. Grab your bedding from your cabin and sleep on deck under the blanket of stars. A beautiful experience.
If you feel like you need a night out and want to get on your dancing shoes then be sure to join the other boats in the bay and all head to Smugglers Inn, a nightclub/bar you will find in the middle of nowhere.
Games on board
Onboard our gulets you will be likely to find a set of cards or two, a backgammon set and maybe some other games on board, depending on your gulet. Enjoy getting to know your fellow passengers over some card games.
Be sure to keep an eye out at St Nicholas Island for the little boats that will come out to meet you with Turkish mama's sitting inside making the some of the most delicious Turkish pancakes - gozleme, you will find in Turkey.
Sometimes our gulets are equipped with hand held fishing reels. The Mediterranean has sadly been over fished so you would be lucky to get a catch, but you may indeed get some bites. Ask your crew if they have a reel and give it a go.
Strolling through Butterfly Valley
Put on your shoes or flip flops and take a small wander through Butterfly Valley. Time to stretch the legs and see if you can spot any of the butterflies that live in the valley. Look out for the ice cold waterfall.
There are so many swimming stops along the way be sure to share around the snorkelling gear you will find on board so you can all take a look under the turquoise and blue waters you will visit along the way.
You will get to see some amazing sunsets along your cruising experience. Enjoy them over a cold drink on board with your fellow passengers to enjoy watching some of the most spectacular sunsets you will see in your life.
On certain nights the chef will get the BBQ fired up and the crew will cook you up some delicious BBQ meals of fish, chicken or meat balls. The chef will add to that with his delicious mezes, salads and accompanying dishes.
At AlaTurka we like to showcase why we think our Blue Cruises are worth your time in Turkey. Take a look through the following videos that we have been making and collecting over the years to show off the best of the best of the coastline of Southern Turkey. These videos show you all about cruise life, blue cruises and the amazing itinerary along the Turquoise Coastline. Sit back, enjoy and get ready to book your blue cruise adventure.