bodrum gulet charter
Bodrum 3 cabin crewed gulet
we have captain and cook on boat for service and navigation
wo of my former schoolmates from New York visited Turkey this September . We had a wonderful one week trip to the greek islands with a brand new boat named Karia . We started with the secluded bays of Bodrum and visited Nisyros , Kos , Rhodes and Symi .
The food was excellent , grilled fresh seafood and turkish - greek mezedes every night .
The boat was all ours and the Kaptan Akif showed us some hidden bays out of our itinerary . He catched octopus twice and grilled , my guests loved turkish style octopus .
This was not my first boat trip of Aegean coasts but definitely the best . It is a wonderful route and September is the ideal time to visit . All my former Blue Voyage trips were on July and August but my next one will be on September again .
The service , food , small surprises provided by the company and Akif and his team deserves 5 stars .
Next year we will take the same boat for another route . thanks for perfect tour
From the minute we arrived in Bodrum we were treated like family by Huseyin and Captain Mustafa. My wife and I chartered a 7 day private Gulet cruise through Huseyin, given this was our first time traveling to Turkey we had some difficulty figuring out where to begin with chartering a private gulet. Luckily we found Onelli and from the minute we landed in Bodrum everything was taken care of from transfers to food to the gulet itself.
We embarked on our 7 day Gulf of Gokova cruise from Bodrum harbor, there we were met by Huseyin and our amazing captain and his wife who was a lovely cook. Huseyin made sure we were comfortable from the minute we arrived and made sure we understood the route and were satisfied with everything before we pulled up anchor. It was surreal once we left Bodrum as the water is so clear and beautiful and scenery has a calm relaxing appeal. After a few hours it was clear to us that Captain Mustafa was extremely skilled, easy to see he was raised on the sea and with over 25 years as a Captain our minds were at ease.
Simply put the week was magical, the cruise itself is so beautiful but what made our trip special was the willingness of Captain Mustafa to make sure we were treated no less than royalty. He briefed us on our sailing route every morning while we had breakfast, his wife Felice was an amazing cook and I have missed her cuisine since we left. Our menu for the week was nothing short of perfect - everyday we had an expansive Turkish breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner...all phenomenal.
To our amazement several meals comprised of fresh fish came from Captain diving and hunting for fresh fish on several occasions. Nothing says service like hunting for fresh fish in the open sea for a few hours...unbelievable. Every meal was better than the last and we were always served with a smile by the Captain and his amazing wife Felice. Every evening Captain Mustafa would grill our main course which was an added bonus. In total we visited 4 countries on this trip and Felice's cooking was some of the best we experienced on our entire trip...so good and fresh.
The accommodations on our gulet, M/S Tayfun, were very comfortable and the deck was expansive and wonderful to relax over a book or glass of wine. The boat was impeccably clean and the size was perfect for the 2 of us and our crew for the week. Our days were filled with swimming and snorkeling and we spent a few nights sleeping on the deck under the stars. Captain Mustafa always found the best bays to anchor and we were rarely accompanied by more than one sometimes no other boats for the night which made the trip even more relaxing.
One of the most memorable trips we have taken, I can't say enough about our crew and how wonderfully we were treated...we truly felt like family by the end of our journey we were sad to go. Spending a week at sea in a land far away seemed like an interesting proposition prior to but after we can say that booking with Huseyin and Captain Mustafa made the trip easy and straight forward. Although it was nice to unplug from phones/internet etc. the Captain had satellite TV and wifi on board in case we needed it. Everything from the food to our transfers to/from airport to the scenery was perfect, truly unique experience. We will be back again.
Leave the crowds of Bodrum behind and enjoy a day of relaxation, adventure, and exclusivity on a private 5-hour chartered boat tour on the Aegean Sea. It's the perfect opportunity to take your Turkish vacation to the next level. Reserved for your party alone, a high-class vessel takes you to four or five of the area's most impressive bays and beaches, where you can swim, snorkel, and sunbathe.