Charter & Cruise Guide

The interior design and build of a yacht 30 August 2019

Yachts can take months, even years to build, especially luxury ones. In the old days it would take an average of 3 to 4 years to build, but nowadays, they can be seaborne in as few as 15 months from the time the production has begun! What is incredible about these yachts, also known as gulets is that to this day, they are still handmade by skilled builders. There is no simple way to describe how to build a yacht, but if there is a place to learn about yacht building it is in Turkey.Here on the Mediterranean Coast, from Istanbul all the way down to Marmaris, you will find some of the best, most famous yachts being built here. Even the well respected Italian engineer, Fabio Perini brought his production to Turkey in the 1980s. Working out of the Yiliz Gemi, a shipyard in Nor Read more

Customizing and maintaining a yacht 30 August 2019

Everybody knows how it is possible to customize a car, but did you know that you can customize your own yacht. If you have a few dozen million dollars to spare, you can design your own mega yacht with Dynamiq, a custom yacht builder based out of Monaco. You can use their website to customize your boat with every detail from the furniture and seating fabric to the color of their televisions and other electronics. With the customizer, you can add anything your heart desires from Bellagio lounge tables to designer armchairs and even 3D carpets!Take a look at some of the most unique custom yachts that have been for sale Read more

When is the best season to go on a yacht holiday? 28 August 2019

Due to the warm climate of the Mediterranean region, the season for Mediterranean yacht vacations begins in April and goes all the way through mid November. Whether you are looking at a luxury, private yacht rental for your vacation or basic accommodations onboard, the prices vary throughout the season.The cheapest month to rent a charter is of course in the beginning of the sailing season in April and at end of the season, in October and November. Fortunately, the Mediterranean heats up throughout the summertime and stays warm all the way until November.This is an ideal time to go sailing if you are looking to go on a budget, as prices will be several hundred dollars cheaper in the Read more

What is there to do in Turkey? 28 August 2019

A brief history of TurkeyDespite common misconception, Turkey is not named after the gobbling bird, but rather the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Kemal Mustafa Ataturk. In 1922 the Ottoman Empire dissolved and the following year Ataturk became the first President of the newly formed Republic of Turkey. Although the country is primarily muslim, the country has a rich history of many different societies thriving in its land. Although the administrative capital of the country is Ankara, the largest and most well known city is Istanbul. Formerly known as Constantinople, the city has thousands of years of history from various civilizations and an endless list of things to do. But, Istanbul is just the very beginning of your journey in Turkey... Read more

Fun facts about sailing the Mediterranean 28 August 2019

The Mediterranean is one of the most beloved seas in the world for yacht charter vacations. People flock from not just Europe, but all over the world to hire boats from the Western Mediterranean to the Eastern section. Turkey lies in it’s Eastern section on the section called the Aegean. Within the Mediterranean there are several other seas including the Aegean, Ionian, Tyrrhenian, and Adriatic. The Aegean Sea spans from the mouth of the Sea of Marmara in Northern Turkey to the Greek Dodecanese Islands along the Southwestern Coast of Turkey. This region from Bodrum to Marmaris and all the way down towards Fethiye is where luxury yachting and sailing is most popular in Turk Read more

FAQs: Yacht and gulets defined 25 August 2019

What is a yacht?There are so many different types of boats out there, but what makes a boat a yacht? There are many factors as to what is considered a yacht as well as different subcategories of yachts. The size of the boat is the key factor in understanding the different types of yacht. So how do we define the different types of yachts?Luxury superyachts, also known as mega yachts are vessels that are over 24 meters (164 feet) long, privately owned, and have a full working crew on board.But the main factor as to what makes a yacht a yacht is that yachts are solely used for recreation and pleasure, rather than to transport passengers or commercial goods to a specific place, as a ship would. A vessel defined as a ship also needs a crew in order for it t Read more

What are the most expensive yachts in the world? 25 August 2019

Ever find yourself curious about the world’s most expensive and largest yachts in the world? Here’s a list of the Top 10 Mega Yachts and Yacht Brands in the World:1) Azzam: The biggest yacht in the world comes in at a whopping 179 meters (590 feet) long. This luxury yacht owned by the president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan cost $600 million USD to build. Sheikh Khalifa had it built by Lürssen Yachts, one of the top luxury yacht brands and the interior was designe Read more

Turkish Gulet Cruise: Best routes to book 24 August 2019

Gulet cruises are a fabulous way to see some of the top highlights of Turkey. Full of stunning natural beauty and historical sights, the southern coast of Turkey is not to be missed. Not to mention the quality relaxation time on board while cruising from destination to destination. Many cruises either depart or arrive in the major harbor towns of Fethiye, Marmaris, or Bodrum. Each port has their own unique beauty and can be explored either before or after the following routes. Read more to find out which routes will bring you to the top destinations for swimming, sightseeing, and overall relaxation.Olympos – Fethiye Read more

Top Shore Tours to Take from Gulet Cruises in Turkey 24 August 2019

Relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty of the Turkish turquoise coast is the main activity on any blue cruise, however, if you are feeling active and adventurous, there are a variety of shore tour options to fill your time while anchored in pristine bays or docked at any of the charming harbors along the coast.Not only will your blue cruise gulet experience introduce you to a new level of relaxation, you will also have many options to actively explore the natural historical wonders that surround you. Prepare to be amazed by the scenery and history that this part of Turkey is famous for. Feel free to enjoy any of these activities, as Read more

Top Sandy Beaches of Turkey 24 August 2019

Oludeniz Blue LagoonLike many beaches in Turkey, the main stretch of Oludeniz is pebbled and rocky. However, if you continue westward by car or foot, or arrive by Blue Cruise Turkey, you will find that the world famous Blue Lagoon is a pleasant and sandy stretch lined with reclining beach chairs and cheerful beachside cafes. Here you can longue to your heart’s content and watch the paragliders high above until late in the afternoon.Iztuzu BeachIztuzu Beach, located near Dalyan, Turkey, is als Read more

Top 5 Beaches to Visit in Turkey 24 August 2019

Many of the incredible natural wonders of Turkey are accessible by vehicle and foot but the most beautiful are most easily approached by boat. Lucky for tourists in Turkey, affordable cruises run throughout the summer, often stopping at the top 5 beaches mentioned below.1) Butterfly ValleyFamous for the 2,000 meter high cliffs surrounding this sandy beach, Butterfly Valley is the perfect combination of colors so often pleasing to the human eye. A bleached shoreline and aquamarine waters meet at the shore. The cliffs above are dotted with greenery and are home to over 100 different butterfly species. In Read more

Things you Should Check out While on a Gulet Cruise in Turkey 24 August 2019

Choosing a blue cruise can often be confusing and difficult given all of the incredible places to visit and things to do along each gulet route. Whether you join a standard cabin cruise or choose a more intimate private yacht charter, there is plenty to see and do no matter where your gulet route takes you. These suggested highlights will hopefully make your choice easier as you discover more about the options that best suit your interests. Perhaps you are looking for a more adventurous option that includes diving and paragliding? Or maybe you would really just like to completely unwind and relax on a gulet that offers the best of the Turkish coast and the nearby Greek islands? There is something for everyone and the following are on our list of must-sees while cruising the Turqu Read more

The Most Relaxing Blue Cruise Spots in Turkey 24 August 2019

Blue cruising is synonymous with relaxation. However, there are a few spots along the turquoise coast of Turkey that will invite an exceptional level of calm into your life. Far from the maddening crowds, these destinations are sure to having you feeling calm and relaxed after just a few hours on board. All of these locations are reachable by boat and in fact, the most relaxing way to enjoy these places is on board a Turkish gulet. Days can be spent exploring charming villages and pristine beaches while evenings and nights are spent on board with delicious meals and a peaceful night’s sleep gently rocking with the waves.Butterfly ValleyButterfly Valley is an incredible canyon that reaches up to almost 2,000 meters above sea level. The cliffs are steep Read more

Simena Castle with a Gulet Cruise: Must-see destination in Mediterranean Turkey 24 August 2019

If you have ever wanted to visit this magical corner of Turkey, known for the historical sights of Simena Castle and the Sunken City of Kekova, look no further. Hop on a gulet cruise to experience the majesty of both attractions. Private yacht charters, weekly gulet cruises, and smaller day trip boats can be found anchored around the the island of Kekova and the nearby coastal village of Simena (modern day Kalekoy), home to the magnificent Simena Castle. Many of these boats anchor for the day and passengers spend warm summer afternoons swimming in the clear water before riding ashore to Simena and attempting the steep hike up to the castle. Simena dates back to the 4th century BC and neighbors the charming village of Ucagiz. Read more

Reasons Why a Turkey Gulet Cruise is the Most Amazing Holiday Ever 24 August 2019

Typically gulets are found cruising between Bodrum and Antalya and options are virtually endless for routes that cruise east and west along the coast and to the nearby Greek islands. Much of the coastline is untouched and uninhabited and the best way to explore the many serene bays and intimate beaches is via a traditional Turkish gulet. Blue Cruises, as they have come to be known over the years, are relaxing, invigorating, and provide plenty of opportunity to explore the local history and culture. Traditional style wooden gulet boats equipped with full kitchens and comfortable cabins provide the perfect environment to enjoy pristine bays and charming seaside villages. If you have yet to be convinced, keep reading to discover why a T Read more

Luxury Yacht Charters: Turkey to the Greek islands 24 August 2019

On your next holiday in Turkey, why not hire a Turkish gulet charter to explore the coastline and nearby Dodecanese Greek islands? This gathering of islands sprinkled where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean is best explored via a Turkish gulet. Even better if you have the opportunity to charter your own and explore the islands at your pace and leisure. When planning your personal charter itinerary, you have the freedom to choose your port of departure and arrival. Luckily, the Greek islands are accessible from various ports which you can choose based on your interests and travel plans.From MarmarisMarmaris is another option for those desiring the views of the Datca peninsula, in addition to some o Read more

Luxury Gulet Charter in Turkey: Read these tips 24 August 2019

It may be overwhelming to choose from the array of Turkey Blue Cruise itineraries that are possible for your luxury gulet charter. These suggested steps will help to guide you through the process of choosing which charter is right for you and your group to create the perfect holiday experience.Consider Your Interests: Destinations and ActivitiesAre you seeking an active vacation filled with every spot along the coast that you have been dying to explore? Or is your group content with a private and calm experience that includes slow island hopping and days anchored in isolated and pristine bays? It is important to consider your interests before choosing the best route for your group. Read more

Luxury Gulet Charter: Bodrum to the Greek islands 23 August 2019

Sometimes the options for blue cruise Turkey are overwhelming with so many beautiful places to visit and explore. However, if you have decided to begin your journey in Bodrum, all that remains is planning your itinerary for visiting the nearby Dodecanese islands of Greece. The following islands are easily accessible and all stunning in their own unique ways. Depending on your time frame, it is possible to explore the majority of the islands, getting a very good taste for Greek culture in this region of the Aegean sea.KosKos is the largest of the northern Dodecanese islands and is known for its abundantly sandy beaches. The island is rich with Greek and Roman landmarks, including a castle, many temp Read more

Check out Olympos Before or After Your Fethiye – Olympos Blue Cruise 23 August 2019

If your next trip to Turkey includes a blue cruise along the magnificent Turquoise coast, be sure to take a few days to experience the wonders of Olympos before or after your voyage (cruises travel in both directions, to and from the charming port town of Fethiye). Only a 1 ½ hour ride from Antalya, Turkey’s 8th largest city, Olympos is easy to reach and full of things to see and do.The ancient city of Olympos is a well-preserved representation of the past and is only a few minutes walk from a stunning beach with crystal clear turquoise waters. The secluded nearby village is full of affordable accommodation and home-cooked Turkish food. Olympos will easily prove itself to be one of the best decisions you made during yo Read more

Bodrum Blue Cruise: The top places and beaches to visit on a gulet 23 August 2019

With so many beautiful places and beaches to explore, and Bodrum itself being a highlight of the area, blue cruises that traverse this part of Turkey are full of opportunities for adventure and relaxation.Many gulet cruise Turkey routes begin and end in this port town so leave a few days before or after your reservation to explore the rich culture and history that Bodrum has to offer. Bodrum was previously an ancient Greek city known as Halicarnassus. The castle of St. Peter overlooks the harbor and it partly constructed from the remains of a mausoleum that once stood in its place before it was destroyed by a devastating earthquake. Bodrum has an interesting mixture of the historical, the bohemian, and the modern. Take a water a Read more

Blue Cruise Routes to Take From Marmaris 23 August 2019

As the largest harbor in Turkey, there are plenty of options for your Blue Cruise from Marmaris. Many cruises either begin or end in Marmaris, providing an ideal opportunity to explore this coastal town before or after embarking on your Mediterranean adventure.It is a bustling port town and has much to offer in the new center as well as in old town that surrounds the castle. Cruises depart and arrive daily and your options are limitless, particularly if you might be considering a chartered blue voyage for your private group. However, there are plenty of cabin cruises also available with predetermined routes that explore many of the following destinations.Marmaris to Fethiye to Marmaris Read more

All Gulet Cruise Options to Take from Bodrum 23 August 2019

Bodrum is the blue cruising capital of Turkey and many routes can be explored via the fleet of gulet cruises you see filling the harbor. Bodrum is the beginning and end destinations for all of the following routes so be sure to take time to explore the town either before or  after boarding you blue cruise. If your travel plans in Turkey land you in this charming seaside town, be sure to hop on a scheduled or private Blue Cruise to experience the scenery of this exquisite part of the world.Cruises are available for all itineraries and budgets and experienced captains will expertly guide you through these hard to choose from routes.GokovaFor the perfect balance of small seaside coves and ancient Read more

Standard or Luxury Gulet Charter in Turkey 23 August 2019

Gulet cruises Turkey: private luxury charter or standard cabin cruise? How do you choose? Both can be equally as relaxing and at times there is hardly a price difference, depending on the time of year, size of the boat, and number of people you are traveling with. If you are traveling with a group focused on certain destinations, private charters are ideal. However, if you are single or a couple traveling and seeking a relaxing holiday with everything planned for you, standard cabin cruises may be just the right fit for your time in Turkey. The options are endless so here are a few ideas to narrow down your decision for your next holiday.Standard Cabin CruiseStandard cabin cruises are an affordable and relax Read more

All about Fethiye: Why Fethiye is more than a small port town 23 August 2019

Fethiye is known as a launching point for many group and private gulet cruises headed either east or west along the Mediterranean coast. However, Fethiye is a destination in itself and has much to offer those looking for a spot rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. It is likely that your holiday on the southern coast of Turkey will probably include a stop to the port town of Fethiye. Be sure to spend a few days exploring all that Fethiye has to offer.Old Town & Local MarketsFull of shaded bars, restaurants, and shops, the old town in Fethiye is the perfect setting for a pleasant stroll to enjoy beverage and purchase local souvenirs. Shops Read more

Top 5 gulet routes starting in Marmaris and all about Turkish gulets 23 August 2019

Marmaris is an ideal starting point for a holiday on the water. Heading west down the Datca Peninsula there are the Greek Islands, east heads towards Fethiye while the Island of Rhodes lies fairly close off the Turkish mainland. There is plenty of choice and much will depend upon how long you have to enjoy this great part of the Eastern Mediterranean.Those deciding to start their holiday in Marmaris have two possible points of entry on the Turkish mainland. Dalaman Airport is east of Marmaris, around 90 minutes away. There are numerous direct flights from many regional airports in Europe and the Middle East. Bodrum’s Airport at Milas is to the north and is a similar distance away.Taking to the SeaThe immediate vicinity of Marmaris is extremely Read more

Blue cruise to Rhodes: Best beaches and Top Attractions 23 August 2019

The warm and calm seas of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast are ideal for cruising. There are many alternatives from which you can choose and one of the most popular is to move between Turkey and Greece where local relations between the two countries are excellent. The inhabited islands off the Turkish Coast are all Greek but that does not detract from what is certain to be a great relaxing holiday.Greece Turkey Blue Cruises allow passenger to get a flavour of both countries and one of the most popular cruises takes in the island of Rhodes that offers so much. The Colossus, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, has long gone but the Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is just one of the many things to enjoy.History and CultureYou Read more

Day by Day Olympos to Fethiye Cruise 23 August 2019

Those wishing to combine the pleasures of sailing in crystal blue seas with a little history and culture need look no further than the stretch of Turkey’s Coast between Kemer and Fethiye. Just south west of Kemer there are the ruins of an ancient Lycian City, Olympos, in what has now become a National Park.OlymposOlympos is close to the modern town of Cirali and is thought to date back to the 4thCentury BC. It has had a rich history; Lycian, Roman, sundry pirates as well as Italian traders (Venetian and Genoese) before the whole region became part of the Ottoman Empire.While the ruins are fairly overgrown they are worth seeing especially the sarcophagus which is the main evidence of the date of the city. Just above Cirali there is the Chimera, Read more

Reasons why Bodrum is best blue cruise destination in Turkey 23 August 2019

There are few nicer places to cruise in crystal clear warm waters than in the Eastern Mediterranean. The region commonly referred to as the Eastern Mediterranean includes the Aegean and its Greek Islands. There are regular direct flights into Bodrum in South West Turkey from most regions of Europe and the Middle East. It is just a short step to climb aboard one of the Blue Cruises from Bodrum to enjoy a relaxing holiday, swimming, catching the sun and savouring the fine cuisine. Bodrum TownThere is no need to hurry. The whole point of a holiday is to relax and your port of embarkation has much to enjoy before you set sail. Bodrum’s history dates back centuries; it wa Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Do a Blue Cruise in Fethiye 23 August 2019

The Turquoise Coast of Turkey has become increasingly popular with sailors in recent years and even those who have never had a holiday on the waves before have begun to realise the joys of such a relaxing holiday. There is no need for any expertise because the yachts and gulets that sail out of Fethiye harbour every day come with an experienced captain and crew intent on ensuring their passengers have an unforgettable holiday.10 Compelling ReasonsWhy a Fethiye Blue Cruise you may say?1) There are a host of attractions just minutes away. Even as you leave the harbour you will immediately begin to see the attraction of sa Read more

Best beaches, bays and gulet cruise routes from Kas 23 August 2019

The small town of Kas that sits on the coast below the Akdaglar Mountains in South West Turkey has rightly gained a reputation amongst divers as a town to head for. Kas has always had a small harbour but in recent years a new marina area has been constructed to cater for the increased numbers heading for this part of Turkey. They are never disappointed.Fancy a Dive?Kas is equidistant between two international airports. Dalaman is to the west with the coastal road hugging the coast from Kalkan onwards. Antalya is east of Kas with the road once again largely tracking the shape of the coastline. The road trip is worth it in itself before tourists reach Kas to start their holiday on the sea.While diving is not part of a regular charter cruise fac Read more

Kemer to Kekova: Best bays to visit on gulets 23 August 2019

It was not until the middle of the last century that a road was constructed to provide access to Kemer on land. All its visitors came by boat and today those that choose the option of the sea are unlikely to forget the wonderful setting and the warm blue sea. Kemer was once just a tiny fishing village; its population now approaches 20,000 and it has developed a tourist infrastructure to cater for everything a holidaymaker might want; accommodation, bars and restaurants as well as shopping. As a starting point for a holiday on the seas there are few better choices.Launch at KemerKemer is just under an hour from Antalya International Airport with the road rising out of the city and hugging the coastline. Setting sail on  Read more

Why Kos is a popular island to visit from Bodrum 23 August 2019

South West Turkey and the neighbouring Greek Islands have become increasingly popular with tourists since air travel became common place. There are plenty of flights coming from regional airports within Europe and the Middle East direct to Bodrum’s Airport in Milas and not surprisingly the result has been the development of a tourist infrastructure to cater for holidaymakers keen to enjoy the wonderful climate and warm seas.The cuisine in this fertile part of the Eastern Mediterranean is exquisite. Fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and olive oil all ensure that those on board a gulet will enjoy excellent meals prepared by an experienced crew. If you want to catch dinner yourself put a line into the sea though there will still be food even if you catch nothing. Read more

Top 7 Books to Read before Taking a Bodrum to Greek Islands Tour 23 August 2019

If you want to have a truly enjoyable Bodrum to Greek Islands tour, it would be best to learn more about it through books that are readily available; both as ebooks and paperback.1. Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey’s Aegean GemYour Bodrum to Greek Islands tour is going to be a great one if you read this travel guide. It tells of how beautiful the Bodrum Peninsula is and how it is considered as the summer paradise for hundreds of thousands of holiday-makers. This is a definitive book for anyone who wishes to get the best of Turkey and the Greek Islands as it is packed with carefully researched facts about the best sites and scenes, as well as the best places for on and off the well-beaten track.2. Lonely Planet Turkey (Travel Guide)Another perfect cho Read more

Learn more About Luxury Cruises from Antalya 23 August 2019

Luxury cruises from Antalya is a popular vacation tour option for many Turkish visitors. There are many reasons why this is so. First, this cruise allows you to learn more about the rich history of Turkey by visiting landmarks and ruins in Xanthos, Letoon, Kekova Island, Demre, Olympus, Phaselis, and more.Day OneDay one of luxury cruises from Antalya starts by boarding the yacht in Antalya. The Captain and the crew will make sure that you and your party is well acquainted with everyone as well as with the yacht. This is very important especially if you are going to spend a whole week on the cruise. Once settled, you are all going to be treated with a gourmet dinner before staying overnight at either the Kemer or Antalya Yacht Marina. Read more

Learn More About Turkish Yachts and Cruises 23 August 2019

One of the best ways to enjoy Turkey is to take a cruise through its magnificent turquoise waters. This is where Turkish yachts and cruises come in. There are several Turkish yachts that you can choose from, as well as a variety of Turkish and cruises you can book for.Destinations and Cruise PackagesIf you are decided to enjoy your holiday on board one of the best Turkish yachts, then you need to know what your choices are. The most ideal cruising line in Turkey is the expanse of coastline starting from Izmir (through Kusadasi), to Bodrum, to Marmaris, to Fethiye/Kas and then to Antalya.There are basically four yacht charter locations in Turkey; the Iconian Coast, Carian Coast, West Lycian Coast, and the East Lycian Coast.The Iconian C Read more

Benefits of a Luxury Cruise from Fethiye 23 August 2019

A luxury cruise Fethiye offers a lot of advantages than shared cruises. With a luxury cruise you can expect quality of service and accommodations. Alaturka Yachting & Travel, a Fethiye based company offering these kinds of cruise packages understand the personal needs of their clients and they know exactly how to provide for the needs tourists are accustomed to.Unique or Simple ExperiencesWith a luxury cruise Fethiye you can also expect unique experiences because it can show you the Turkish peninsula in a very distinctive way. There are a lot of choices open for you and you can opt for the most unique or the simplest, whatever suits your needs. Whether you are just wanting to relax and see the sights or you want to include extras like watersports, Read more

Fethiye to Kas Gulet Cruise 23 August 2019

Travelling to Turkey usually means taking a gulet cruise. A gulet is a traditional Turkish sailing boat, commonly designed with two masts (though there are three-masted gullets too). Today, gullets can measure from 14 to 30 meters and are being more commonly used for charter cruises, and one of the most commonly booked is the Fethiye to Kas gulet cruise package.Fethiye to Kas Gulet Cruise PackagesIf you are thinking of booking for the Fethiye to Kas gulet cruise, you should learn more about the packages that you can choose from.There is the one-night Fethiye to Butterfly Valley gulet cruise, which is a good option for people who are just passing through and have other agendas in their vacation. This completes the first day of the 3 day tour and retur Read more

Experience the Magic of East Turkey Tours 23 August 2019

With East Turkey tours, you will get the chance to experience the true magic of Turkey. There is no doubt that Istanbul is the country’s most popular city and the western Turkish side is equally popular for its beautiful coast, but the real cultural thrill is happening on the east side. From Ankara, the country’s capital and second largest city, you can take a bus to take you to some of the east’s most fascinating places. Upon entering the east, you will be instantly transported into a region that is totally different from the rest of Turkey.East Turkey tours are becoming popular because eastern Turkey is full of friendly and welcoming locals, dramatic sceneries, broad vistas, and old-fashioned way of life.ErzurumErzurum is mo Read more

5 things you may not know about a luxury yacht charter 23 August 2019

We all can imagine what a luxury yacht charter consists of; blue pristine water, luxurious cabins, delicious meals and lots of relaxing. Yes these are all part of yacht chartering a luxury gulet in Turkey but there are plenty of things that you may not know about luxury yacht charters that make them the best type of holidays.So without further ado, here are 5 things you may not know about a luxury yacht charter.1) Crew speak lots of different languagesWith Alaturka depending on where you are from and what language you speak, we often recommend yachts that have staff that speak the s Read more

From Turkey to Greece – Kusadasi to Samos Ferry 23 August 2019

There are Ferry lines that offer boat trips between Kusadasi (Turkey) and Samos (Greece) and they operate daily. If you are planning an extended European vacation, a day on the beautiful island of Samos is highly recommended.  And the easiest way to get there is by taking a Kusadasi to Samos ferry. But, before doing so, you should make sure that you have your passport in your possession. Keep in mind that you will not be just crossing between islands, but you will also be crossing from one country to another.Day Trip Kusadasi to Samos FerryFor a day trip from Kudasi to Samos, you should be on the 8:30 am ferry so that you get to enjoy a full day’s island hoping adventure. Of course, you may also choose to stay a day or two in Samos.In case Read more

Enjoy Turkey Beach Holidays 23 August 2019

Turkey beach holidays are synonymous with tourists occupying rows after rows of beach loungers, boisterous nightclubs and posh all-inclusive beach resorts. However, if you want something out of the ordinary, yet still as enjoyable, you can opt to find the best Turkey beaches and stay away from the crowd. Çiralı BeachOn this laidback resort, you get the chance to meet the loggerhead turtles as they lovingly bury their eggs in the sands. This site is covered in citrus grove and located on a tapered plain between a long shingle beach and the mountains. The ancient city of Olympos is also located here and by just walking along the beach, you can get a glimpse of the famous ruins. Read more

Journey the Mediterranean on the Alaturka gulet 23 August 2019

Nothing beats cruising the Turquoise coast when it comes to exploring Turkey and Greece. And this is where the Alaturka gulet comes in. Totally renovated in the winter of 2013/2014 – the Alaturka gulet is the preferred choice when it comes to booking a private cruise for 2015 and beyond! Popular Tourist DestinationsThe Alaturka gulet can take you to some of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey. In Turkey, you will be able to explore Fethiye, Bodrum, Antalya, Marmaris, Demre, Datca, Kas and Bodrum to name a few destinations. The most popular itineraries when travelling on the Alaturka gulet include the Fethiye Kekova one week cruise or the Fethiye to Marmaris and return 1 week cruise. Due to the size of this gulet at just 23 meters Read more

Turkey Gulet Cruise for Families 23 August 2019

For families who like spending their holidays on the water, a Turkey gulet cruise for families is the best choice. This kind of holiday will give the family the chance to get away from the stress of their daily lives, while they also get to catch up with what’s going on with each member of the family. Swim, Kayak and SnorkelWith Turkey gulet cruise for families, you will of course have the best time of your life enjoying the blue waters.  You and your children will have ample time for swimming, kayaking or snorkelling. Relax and Be PamperedA holiday wouldn’t be complete if you wouldn’t have the chance to be spoiled. With Turkey gulet cruise for families, your group will surely be served like roya Read more

Learn about Gulet Cruises for Single Travellers 23 August 2019

If you are travelling on your own to Turkey and you are a little apprehensive about the whole thing, you should understand that there are options available for you. Single travelling is becoming very popular these days and tour companies like Alaturka are offering packages that are especially designed for solo adventurers. With gulet cruises for single travellers you can be assured that you will have the best Turkish holiday ever.Cabin Charter OptionOne of the options for gulet cruises for single travellers is to choose cabin chartering. With this option you get to book for a cabin and travel with different people from different parts of the world. With Alaturka they have designed several tours where single travellers can share a cabin with another single tr Read more

Alaturka 2 Gulet 23 August 2019

Discover the greatness and the magnificence of Southern Turkey and Greece with the Alaturka 2 Gulet. Booking a private charter on the Alaturka 2 gulet you will be assured a truly wonderful and memorable vacation.Boat and cabin layoutAlaturka 2 is one of the largest gulets based out of Fethiye harbour. It is 25 meters in length and is made from teak, cashew and pine wood. This yacht has a capacity of 18 people, with 9 spacious cabins including ensuite bathrooms. An indoor bar, saloon and large sundeck compliment this boat. A kayak, noodles, floatation devices and snorkels are all provided.Experienced CrewThe Alaturka 2 gulet has crew that have been sailing the Mediterranean Sea for the majority of their lives. Most of the crew Read more

What to Expect from the Kemer to Kekova Cruise 23 August 2019

For tourists who want a different kind of adventure, charter cruises are a recommended holiday alternative. This kind of vacation allows you to enjoy the different offerings that different locations can offer while giving you the time to relax and take pleasure in being pampered while on the cruise. If you are planning to visit Turkey, you should try the Kemer to Kekova cruise.A Kemer to Kekova cruise can take you and your company to some of the Mediterranean’s most exciting ancient destinations. It also allows you to have fun while on the sea with the friendly and accommodating staff ready to do as your bidding.Private Charter or Group Kemer to Kekova CruiseThere are two options open for tourists who would like to enjoy a Kemer to Kekova cruise Read more

Enjoy an 8 day Fethiye to Kekova Blue Cruise 23 August 2019

Are you planning to have a vacation in Turkey? Do you want it to be a truly memorable one? If your answer is yes to both questions then you should book for an eight-day Fethiye to Kekova blue cruise.During the entire Fethiye to Kekova blue cruise you can expect to visit different islands and bays aside from Fethiye and Kekova, like Kas, Kalkan, Simena, the Gocek bays and Yesilkoy Bay. Now it is important to note that the itinerary for a private charter from Fethiye to Kekova is slightly different to the cabin cruise from Fethiye to Kekova. Today we are going to speak about the private charter.Day OneDay one of your Fethiye to Kekova blue cruise is the assembly at the Fet Read more

Enjoy the 12 Island Region Fethiye Tour 23 August 2019

If you are visiting Turkey, the 12 island region Fethiye day tour should be included in your list of activities to do. There are hundreds of boats docked in Fethiye harbour and one of them can take you on this wonderful and memorable tour.Each boat can usually accommodate 50 to 150 persons and all has stocked bars and toilets. A 12 island region Fethiye tour usually leaves in the mid morning and returns in the early evening. The tour includes lunch, which is commonly composed of meatballs, fish or chicken, pasta, salad and fresh fruit.Main Island Stops of the 12 Island Region Fethiye TourThough the tour says 12-island, there are about six major stops and the ot Read more

Enjoy a Luxury Cruise aboard the Vivere Yacht 23 August 2019

Vivere yacht is considered as one of the greatest luxury gulets in Turkey. It is adorned with high quality mahogany and wood that give the gulet its magnificent look befitting a luxury yacht.Great AccommodationIf you are considering taking a luxury cruise while having your Turkish holiday, opting for the Vivere yacht is a good decision. The reason is that this yacht is built magnificently with double and twin cabins that can provide comfortable accommodation for up to 12 people. Each of the cabins are air-conditioned and have smoke detectors, wardrobes and en-suite toilets and bathrooms. There are roomy deck areas as well, with awnings and sun beds. The lounge area has a bar (well-stocked), lounges, TV and hi-tech entertainment system.On board t Read more

Alaturka 81 Gulet 23 August 2019

Blue cruising along one of the sundry tourist spots located on the coast of Turkey, and Greece, is a holiday activity that is renowned world over. The Turkish Riviera is not home to just one, or two, but to many islands and cities located along the coast, each one famous for a variety of reasons, be it serene blue waters, ancient ruins, unique culture and cuisine, or a combination of rare wildlife and weather.Several yacht charters provide people an opportunity to explore these possibilities on a myriad of routes along the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. Many gulets take people from a variety of nationalities but private charters are also an option for those wishing to travel with family and friends. Read more