Ideal for Summer Season
Be seduced by the wonders of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, resplendent in picturesque coves, ancient ruins, secluded beaches, picturesque villages and sparkling waters teaming with fascinating sea creatures. Against the backdrop of majestic mountains and verdant pine forests, discover what makes this stretch of coast such a popular luxury yacht charter destination.
- Day 1
Embark in Gocek
On this day you will arrive in Dalaman Airport to join the crew of your superyacht in the marina of Gocek and begin your Turkish yacht charter through the glistening waters of the Turquoise Coast.
Gocek is a small village in an idyllic setting, located in the corner of a well-protected bay with pine-covered hills. Backed by majestic mountains and substantial pine forests, it looks out over the Twelve Islands and offers one of the most picturesque sceneries in Turkey. The Twelve Islands also provide further shelter for Gocek’s circular bay, making the village a perfect natural harbour.
Before you embark, be sure to pay a visit to D Resort for a decadent lunch. Following this, enjoy a welcome cocktail while you lap sun and sail to Gocek Island for a quiet night and dinner prepared by your onboard chef.
- Day 2
Unwind in Oludeniz and Gemiler Island
On this day you will Breakfast at Hillside Beach Club, then cruise to Oludeniz, a beautiful inland bay that is famed for being one of the world's most beautiful yacht charter destinations.
With high mountains sweeping down to the shore and golden sand, this lagoon is a scenic must. In the late afternoon, cruise to Gemiler, an island surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains and home to Byzantine remains. Gemiler Island is filled with ruins. Among the medieval buildings on the island is a church and on the hill are the ruins of a palace decorated with mosaics.
The side of the island facing the mainland is suitable for anchorage. Para-sailing here offers a uniquely dramatic view of the beautiful terrain in this area. According to local folklore, the island used to be a pirate stronghold; given its strategic location on this lonely bit of coast, with the high hills providing a perfect look-out for approaching ships, and even providing breathtaking views of the coast around.
- Day 3
Explore the Vibrant Town of Kas
Following yesterday's adventure in Oludeniz, today you and your guests will sail your motor yacht to the charming village of Kas.
In Kas, you can experience the amazing wonders of forest, sea, history and art, all at once. There, you will also be able to satisfy your desire for calm and serenity by discovering several pristine natural areas to discover and explore. It is also the perfect location for outdoor activities such as sea kayaking, scuba diving, hiking or mountain biking. The settlement also boasts local markets and stores where you can do a spot of shopping.
During the day, it is quiet and very relaxed with a couple of very small beaches peppered around where you can anchor. At night, the village comes to life with several excellent restaurants and lively bars that are open late into the night. We recommend you dine at one of the local taverns where you can mingle with the locals and gain insight into the wonders of Turkey.
- Day 4
Discover the Sunken City of Kekova
On this day, you and your guests will visit the historic and vibrant island of Kekova.
Kekova Island is known as the sunken city; as you cruise along the island’s shore, you can look down through the crystal clear water at the ruins of houses and other buildings of the Byzantine city that ran along the coast. Have lunch at one of the local cafes, then board your superyacht and make various swimming and snorkelling stops at one of the many unspoiled bays in the area.
Following this, you will cruise to the picturesque village of Simena, a charming town that has remained almost unchanged for many years. The crusader castle above the town offers a magnificent view of the Kekova area. There are century-old olives trees found next to stone sarcophagi which are shaped like houses.
- Day 5
The Charming Village of Kalkan
After breakfast, you will sail to the pretty fishing village of Kalkan whose charm is certain to have you wanting to stay forever.
Enjoy a relaxing morning swimming in the turquoise waters, then have breakfast onboard your luxury charter yacht. You will then sail to Kalkan where you and your guests will spend the day exploring the humble charm of this small settlement. The locals are very hospitable and will direct you to the hidden gems of the area.
You will lunch at one of the local cafes before continuing your exploration. Kalkan is host to many small stores selling authentic and hand made clothes, furniture, and jewellery. Certainly, you will find the best souvenirs to bring back from your trip to the turquoise coast here.
- Day 7
Round off in Sarsala
The final full day of your East Mediterannean yacht charter will be spent unwinding in the cool refreshing waters of the Turquoise Bay.
Be sure to make the most of this trip and find peace in the bay of Sarsala. The location plays host to towering pine trees, creating a picturesque setting for your afternoon of swimming and kayaking.
If you wish, it is also a convenient starting point for a 45-minute hike to the ancient city of Lissa, renowned its ancient tombs carved into rock faces overlooking Lake Koycegiz. In the evening, your captain will take you and your guests to a secluded cover where you will dine on the fresh catch of the day in privacy while overlooking the sunset.
- Day 8
Disembark in Gocek
On this day you will disembark in Gocek before returning to bring an end to your luxury yacht charter experience.
Take the opportunity to breakfast on your motor yacht and reflect on the adventures you and your guests have had throughout the Turquoise coast. If you have time, you may wish to have one last dip in the waters. The waterfront of Gocek is lined with bussy bars, cafes and restaurants, we recommend you and your guests lunch there. There are many shops and markets in the area, perhaps you may wish to stay the evening in one of Gocek's fine hotels and explore what this lovely seaside town has to offer.
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*All distances are approximate