Planning

Planing Your Blue Cruise
Are you unsure of which cruise you should take or be best suited to? Please find some information to help you decide which route, cruise or option is best for you.

Briefly about Alaturka
We have been operating cabin cruises, private charters, and land tours since 2003 and have received great feedback to date, making us one of the leading agencies operating out of Turkey. To see our reviews please visit: https://www.alaturkacruises.com/review.

We operate off the following websites:

Alaturka Cruises: is all about our cabin charter operations. Over 10.000 guests join our cruises each summer and over the last few years we are seeing many repeated guests from all around the world coming back to visit us again, which is only proof of getting something right.

Alaturka Yachting: operates our private charters. If you wish to charter a private gulet for any size of the group and budget we have many gulets to offer you from classic, luxury to deluxe. There are over 400 gulets, yachts, motor yachts, and sailboats to pick from.

Alaturka Turkey: is all about our land tours. We have our own offices at various highlight destinations around Turkey including Cappadocia, Ephesus, Fethiye, Gallipoli, Istanbul, Antalya, and Pamukkale. We operate package and day tours/activities across the whole of Turkey. Also transfers, tailored packages, accommodation, ferries and so much more. For further information visit: www.alaturkaturkey.com


FULL ASPECTS OF ALL TURKEY CRUISING ROUTES

1. We grouped all cruises under cruising routes (Coastlines). Please read about the routes first to understand what you will see on which coastline, during your Gulet holiday.


2. Under each route below, you will see various cruise options from few to 8 day, there cruises will more or less visit the highlights of its own route. 

7 - 8 Days
Fethiye - Kekova - Fethiye 7D
Olympos - Fethiye - Olympos 8D
Fethiye - Kekova 18 to 39 7D (age limit of 18 to 39)
4 Days 3 Nights
Fethiye to Olympos
Olympos to Fethiye
3 Days 2 Nights
Kas to Fethiye 3D 2N
Kas to Olympos 3D 2N
Fethiye to Demre 3D 2N
Olympos to Oludeniz 3D 2N


These cruise options are our most recommended routes. Best for those coming on a cruise for the first time or only able to join a gulet cruise for a once a lifetime experience. At most stops, the water is crystal clear so it makes for great swimming, relaxing and being lazy. But at the same time, the itinerary can be quiet active since it includes various highlights of the Turquoise coast such as Fethiye, Butterfly Valley, Blue Lagoon, St Nicholas Island, Simena Castle, Sunken City, and Kas to name a few. This route lays on the ancient Lycian Coastline, therefore it has many relics from Lycians, also some from Ottomans and Greeks.

- Guests on these routes are very multi-country and ages (except the 18-39 cruise). The cruise is not marketed at a particular age bracket and we usually have more than one gulet departing each date, so on these occasions, we do our best to split guests into similar ages whenever possible. But not guaranteed.

- There is a dedicated option for age 18 to 39 age bracket and there is a weekly cruise for young adults only.

- Necessary dietary requirements are catered for on these routes. You can advise at the time of booking.

- Kids aged 6 and under are not permitted.

- On these cruises, you may be roomed in a twin, double, triple or quad cabin depending on our passengers' list and all other bookings. If you are a couple, please notify us at the time of booking and we will arrange a private cabin for couples. We will always try to have couples in double cabins, but dependent on the boat layout you may end up in a cabin with twin beds, but still fully private cabin. People traveling as twin accommodation will also receive a private twin cabin unless otherwise specified at the time of booking. Solo travelers will be allocated into shared cabins as a twin or triple room which can be mix gender (we will always try to match same-gender first but it is not guaranteed). Important for solo travelers or when traveling in a group with odd numbers (i.e. 3/5/7etc): other routes listed below, do not allow any shared cabins/ triples, which may cause an increase of 70% - 100% for passengers. But on these Fethiye/Olympos/Kas options, you won’t have this issue.

- These cruises do not have A/C. In the hot months, most guests sleep on deck under the stars, which is in the nature of gulet cruising and many peoples highlight of their trip.


Bodrum to Fethiye 8 Days 7 NightsFethiye to Bodrum 8 Days 7 Nights
*Some departures/dates are restricted to age group 18 to 39 only, please email to check)

A great new itinerary which is a combination of a few different routes between Fethiye, Gocek, Marmaris, and Bodrum. There are many highlights such as Bodrum, Palamutbuku, Knidos Ancient City, Datca, Bozukkale, Marmaris, Dalyan/Mudbaths, Ekincik, Cleopatra Baths, 12 Islands, and Fethiye.

This cruise was debuted in 2019 as a ‘test run’ and we hope to make it a more regular and popular route for the future. But currently, we don’t run them as regular as our other routes. You will only see the open/bookable departures as per online availability. You can check my email to see if there are any other departures added at the last minute.

- Depending on departure dates, these routes are multi-age OR restricted ages between 18-39 cruises. Please always check beforehand.

- Necessary dietary requirements are catered for on these routes. You can advise at the time of booking.

- Kids aged 6 and under are not permitted.

- On these cruises, you may be roomed in a twin, double, triple or quad cabin depending on our passengers' list and all other bookings. If you are a couple, please notify us at the time of booking and we will arrange a private cabin for couples. We will always try to have couples in double cabins, but dependent on the boat layout you may end up in a cabin with twin beds, but still fully private cabin. People travelling as twin accommodation will also receive a private twin cabin unless otherwise specified at the time of booking. Solo travellers will be allocated into shared cabins as a twin or triple room which can be mix gender (we will always try to match same-gender first but it is not guaranteed). Important for solo travelers or when traveling in a group with odd numbers (i.e. 3/5/7etc) other routes listed below, do not allow any shared cabins/ triples, which may cause an increase of 70% - 100% for passengers. But on these Fethiye/Olympos/Kas options, you won’t have this issue.

- These cruises do not have A/C. In the hot months, most guests sleep on deck under the stars, which is in the nature of gulet cruising and many peoples highlight of their trip.

Bodrum - Gokova (A/C) 8 days 7 nights

- These cruises are more laid-back cruising routes with some good bays for swimming and highlights along the coast such as Bodrum, Orak Island, Karacasogut Village, English Port, and Seven Islands.

- These cruises have A/C, however, the A/C usage is limited to about 6 hours/day and not after midnight. Also using A/C in the harbors is strictly forbidden and (depending on the itinerary) there are 2 nights harbour docking in Bodrum (first and last night) on this cruise.

- Dietary requirements are not catered for on these routes.

- Share cabins and triples are not available. solo travelers or when travelling in a group with odd numbers (i.e. 3/5/7etc) will have to pay a single supplement fee and book a cabin for themselves. A single supplement fee is payable and can be 70-100% more on the advertised price. If you are traveling solo or in odd numbers, you may want to look at alternate cruises on top of this list.

- Kids aged 12 and under are not permitted.

Bodrum - South Greek Islands (A/C) 8D 7NBodrum - North Greek Islands (A/C) 8 D 7N

These are the only cabin cruises to Greek Islands from Turkey. Both depart once every alternative 2 weeks;

- These cruises have A/C, however, the A/C usage is limited to about 6 hours/day and not after midnight. Also using A/C in the harbors is strictly forbidden. There are 6-7 nights docked in a harbor on these cruises,  please refer to the itinerary for full details.

- Sometimes harbors can be quite noisy. Please be prepared for this.

- Dietary requirements are not catered for on these routes.

- Share cabins and triples are not available. solo travelers or when traveling in a group with odd numbers (i.e. 3/5/7etc) will have to pay a single supplement fee and book a cabin for themselves. A single supplement fee is payable and can be 70-100% more on the advertised price. If you are traveling solo or in odd numbers, you may want to look at alternate cruises on top of this list.

- Kids aged 12 and under are not permitted.

- Schengen Visa required for these cruises. Please check the details with your own embassy prior to booking.