2023 cruises from Marmaris
Marmaris is another coastal town along the southern edge of Turkey. A popular location for Turkish gulet cruises, it also boasts the largest harbour in Turkey for these beautiful Turkish gulets. Enjoy a wander through the harbour to see all styles of gulet; from your standard gulet or your more luxurious yachts that are found all throughout the harbour. There are great shopping areas and many places to eat and drink on offer. Don’t miss out! There are lots of exciting things to do in Marmaris. So be sure not to miss out on these top things whilst you visit there.
1) Not too far out of Marmaris is Dalyan. You can visit here on a full day trip tour where you will get to visit Turtle Beach, go on a boat trip through the lake area and also cover yourself in the natural and thermal mud at the hot springs. A full day of fun and adventure but at a nice slow holiday pace.
2) Marmaris Marina. As earlier stated, this is the largest marina in all of Turkey. Wander along the shorefront and sit at one of the many cafes or restaurants for a drink or dinner. Or you may like to wander down all the jetty’s that make up the marina and marvel at all the beautiful Turkish gulets and yachts for your next yacht charter vacations. 3) Boat Tours. There are many little day trips out of Dalyan. So why not jump on a traditional Turkish wooden gulet and spend a day out visiting some of the beautiful swimming spots only accessed by the waterways. Lunch is served on board and you can also buy snacks. Many gulets are also available to hire for private gulet cruising, Marmaris harbour is very popular for Luxury Gulet Cruising, and hosts various luxurious Yachts, as well as standard gulets.
4)Rhodes. If you want to visit another country whilst on your gulet holiday Marmaris, then why not pop over to the nearby Greek Island of Rhodes. Be sure to pack your EUROS and enjoy the day wandering the medieval streets and shopping up a storm at all the local markets.
Best places to eat! Take your pick in Marmaris and you normally cannot go wrong. There are so many places to eat around town and the majority of them will serve up tasty treats to meet everyone’s taste buds.
1)Reds Steak and Cocktails is the number 1 pick on Trip Advisor and for a good reason. The food served is delicious and although their menu may cater away from traditional Turkish food, there are still so many good choices with a few Turkish ones if you decide you want those. Friendly and welcoming service.
2)For meals, all day that is quality from breakfast through to dinner then head to Samdan Restaurant. They have everything you can imagine on the menu and if you cant decide the friendly staff will be happy to help you out and make a great recommendation.
3)Although the Greasy Spoon Restaurant serves up predominantly English style grub, if you are sick of the Turkish fare then do head here for a good hearty meal that gives you the impression of home cooking at its best.
4)Pop In is a great locals favourite. The friendly staff really make you want to go back for more. Go here hungry, as the servings are enormous.
Best places to drink! Marmaris has a very large nightlife scene and is one of the hot spots on the coastline in Turkey for a night out. There are quite a few places to pick from and if it’s a night out you want then head for Bar Street. The nightclubs along here are always offering something for your entry. You may get cheaper drinks, or free entry, so take a wander down Bar Street to see where may take your fancy. If it’s all too loud for you and you are looking to still enjoy a drink out on the town, then head back to the Marina and take your pick from any café along there that will gladly serve you a nice drink to end your evening in.
Gulet Cruises starting from Marmaris
As Marmaris is the largest harbour in the south of Turkey you must be sure to spend a day wandering through its many moorings to gaze at and admire the craftsmanship of the beautiful Turkish sailing gulets. The harbour will house the most impressive luxury gulets along with mid-range gulets and your standard gulets. It is also where you can get the cruises to Fethiye and return back if you want to stay on a little longer. These gullet cruises are a very popular holiday choice along this coastline of Turkey. Your gulet cruise Marmaris also known as the blue cruise Marmaris will be a memory that will stay with you forever.
DAY 1 MARMARIS
Check in to your gulet starts around 15:30 pm at Marmaris harbour where you will spend the first night in port. Marmaris is a beautiful tourist town, with a large harbour and with some of the best clubs, bars and restaurants in Turkey! We will have dinner on board, getting to know the other passengers and time to visit the highlights of Marmaris. Later on in the night, why not check out the famous Marmaris nightlife! (D)
DAY 2 MARMARIS EKINCIK BAY,
After breakfast and your briefing, we’ll set off along the coast. On your first day, you have the choice of taking in the spectacular views from the gulet – relax, swim and sunbathe or for the more adventurous guests take an optional trip to Dalyan and/or Kaunos. At Kaunas, you can take a riverboat trip to see millennia-old tombs built high in the rock face, or explore the ancient city
Optional Tour: Dalyan and Mud Baths
Dalyan offers the chance for people to take a mud bath and swim in a sulfur pool said to have beneficial health properties and/or relax on Turtle Beach. Caretta Turtles (loggerhead turtles) still lay their eggs here. Lunch will be served in a lovely river-side restaurant.
Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your gulet in Ekincik bay, where dinner will be served. In this private little cove, a range of watersports are available from doughnut rides to waterskiing. (B, L, D)
DAY 3 EKINCIK BAY TO KIZIL ISLAND
Setting sail after breakfast, we cruise to Aga Limani with a pleasant little beach that you can swim to. We will have lunch here before cruising to the bay of Manastir for a swimming stop. In the afternoon we will make our way to Cleopatra and Hamam Bays. You can swim in the remains of the Roman Baths. We will then anchor for dinner and an overnight stay at Kizil Island.
DAY 4 KIZIL ISLAND TO FETHIYE
Today we sail past the 12 Islands area to Fethiye Harbour where we will stay for a while before heading out to Samanlik Bay here we will swim snorkel and sunbathe before heading back to the harbour of Fethiye in the early evening where we will stay in port overnight.
Fethiye is a vibrant town with many sites including Kaya Koy (abandoned Greek Village) and home to Lycian tombs overlooking the town. Fethiye has many great bars, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife, close to where your gulet will dock. (B, L, D)
DAY 5 FETHIYE GOCEK,
This morning we will enjoy breakfast in Fethiye harbour and have time for some last-minute shopping before setting sail. We will travel to Gocek via Yassica Islands, with its warm shallow waters again perfect for a swim before lunch. We will then cruise on to one of the wonderful bays in the Gulf of Gocek to watch the sunset. We will moor in one of these hidden bays for the night. (B, L, D)
DAY 6 GOCEK TO AGA BEY LIMANI BAY
There is a famous Turkish artist named Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu and this is the bay we will go to this morning named after him. Bedri Rahmi Bay, It is one of the most popular bays in the Fethiye region With plenty of time to swim in the crystal clear water, guests also can swim to the small beach and discover ancient Lycian ruins hidden in the trees. We will then journey onto Sarsala Bay. After having a dip and afternoon tea our next port of call is Aga Limani Bay where we will have dinner and stay overnight. (B, L, D)
DAY 7 AGALIMANI BAY -MARMARIS
efore you have arisen, the captain and crew will have the gulet cruising to Kumlubuk Bay, where breakfast will be served. We will spend the morning here, on one of the largest stretches of beach on the peninsula. Build a sandcastle, sunbathe or swim – the morning is yours to relax. Once back on the gulet, we will motor onto Cennet Island, where you will have lunch and your final opportunity to swim. We will arrive in Marmaris Harbour at 16:00pm. Overnight stay will be in Marmaris. Tonight you’ll have the chance to see more of Marmaris, the city centre, shops and experience the nightlife with your new friends from the blue cruise. This last night onboard you will stay in port here in Marmaris. (B, L, D)
DAY 8 MARMARIS
After breakfast, at around 10:30am, it’s time to say farewell to your new friends and your gulet crew.
All efforts are made to follow this itinerary, however, in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change at Captain’s discretion. Our passenger’s safety is number one priority. This could include daily destinations as well as overnight stops. If these situations arise, all efforts will be made to consult customers on alternative options. No money will be refunded.