With turquoise seas, miles of unspoilt coastline, spectacular scenery and an abundance of sheltered inlets, Turkey is truly a boating paradise.
Sailing in Turkey is without doubt the best way to experience Turkey’s breathtaking coastline, rustic villages and crystal clear Mediterranean waters. With plenty of exploration, fun, bathing, relaxation and sea adventure, this holiday is perfect for friends and families alike.
Our Turkey sailing holiday operates out of Bitez on the Bodrum peninsular. From here you experience the most beautiful cruising grounds in the Mediterranean. To the North, South, East and West of Bitez are fabulously varying sailing areas. No matter in which direction you head you will find remote secluded bays, unspoilt fishing hamlets and colourful coastal towns and villages, you can even visit a few Greek islands as part of your itinerary; Kos, Nisiros and Symi are all within easy reach.
The Gulf of Gokova is to the East and at its entrance is Bodrum, alive with bars, restaurants and bustling market stalls. Here you can get lost in time bargaining for virtually anything from exotic spices to silk carpets. In the contrast of this hive of activity are the many sheltered anchorages cleft deep into the mountainous coastline. Explore and discover small fishing villages, farming settlements and hidden coves where simple wooden jetties are the watermark of cheerful easy going restaurants.
The Gulf of Gulluk is north of Yalikavak and hosts two vastly different shores. On the southern shore are Torba, Turk Buku and Gun dogan, playgrounds of Turkeys rich and famous. While the northern side of the gulf is for those who really want to escape. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with dozens of quiet and picturesque retreats such as Iassos, guarded by the ruins of a fortress built in the 12th Century, Kazikli where you will be greeted by inky blue waters, sandy beaches and a family of inquisitive white ducks.
South of Yalikavak, at the furthest reaches of the Datca peninsula, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas unite, is the tiny hamlet of Knidos. In the 4th Century there were 70,000 inhabitants, now just a few goat herders, the restaurateur and his family. Above and below the crystal clear water the – remains of the past await you: snorkel around the sunken walls of the Trireme harbour or climb the amphitheatre to the temple where Aphrodite once reigned.
Further down the coast is Datca, an isolated yet thriving holiday village, excellent for catching up on some nightlife and trading experiences with the many sailors that call in there. An opportune moment to restock with fresh supplies before venturing into the Dorian Gulf. Within this gulf are literally hundreds of coves and inlets, all with the invigorating scent of the pine forests which climb up from the shores.
The Greek Dodecanese Islands are west of our base and easily sailed to after completing port formalities. With a wealth of history this island group offer many interesting ports to visit such as Rhodes, Tilos, Simi, Kos and Leros.
The weather offers exciting and predictable sailing conditions. Being sup-tropical, Turkey and the Greek Dodecanese Islands enjoy cloudless blue skies and pleasant warm weather from April through to November. Temperatures range from the low 20’s in spring and autumn to the 30’s throughout the summer. The mornings bring a light and variable breeze which builds up to force 3-5 North Westerly every afternoon. This fades as the sun goes down to provide calm and peaceful nights at anchor.
Journey Anatolia provides each catamaran with a welcome hamper packed full of fresh fruit and veg sourced from “Fruit Heritage Conservation”, an organisation striving to preserve heritage fruit varieties developed by local people over several centuries. Fruit Heritage is working towards maintaining fruit varieties so they may continue to be a reliable source of food and income for local villagers.
Itinerary can be flexible, based on your preferences and requirement. You can take it day by day, at your own pace, varying between total relaxation, sailing or visiting islands, villages, classical sites and sightseeing. It really is up to you. We can make suggestions of course and will be happy to work with you to create the suitable program.
Explore Turkey in the best possible style. This trip sails to some of the lesser known destinations of the Turkish coastline and combines it with some Greek island hopping for a more rounded experience of the local Mediterranean.
Head south towards the tip of the magnificent Datca peninsular and explore the ancient ruins at Knidos. Time to get out your swimming gear, the bathing and snorkeling here is great. Watch the sun set over distant Kos before heading to a beach side restaurant to sample some wonderful local cuisine. Overnight at Ova Buku.
The picturesque and little-visited Bozukkale was once the harbour of the ancient city of Loryma. For great views of the sunset you can hike to the remains of an old turret. If hiking is not your thing and you prefer to relax – the beach here is great for bathing.
Dirsek and Kocabahce are both set in secluded bays, mainly cut off from public transport so best accessed by boat. These off the beaten track bays are great for swimming and enjoying tranquil evenings under the stars.
One of the prettiest of the Greek islands with pastel coloured houses perched up the hills that rise up from the main harbour. The harbour itself is postcard perfect with the famous Greek blue dominating the old fishing boats.
Sail to Nysiros – a small volcanic Greek island. Explore the village with its narrow lanes and back alleys, then take a trip up to the volcano itself which is still bubbling today. Lunch in Nysiros.
A rugged island which is very popular with international climbers because of its unique cliffs and rock formations. The island is also known for sponges and its sponge divers. We will visit the village of Vathi, set at the end of a deep, dramatic inlet with steep, high cliffs on either side. Kalymnos is the third-largest island in the Dodecanese.
Kos is a lush, green and wooded island. Dominating the entrance to the harbour is a Castle built by the Knights of St John behind which the lively town openly exhibits artefacts from a wide range of ages and cultures. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine taught and built his sanatorium here.
Back to Bodrum marina and end of tour. Disembark at 10:00am
The Broadblue Cat comes in 3 different cabin layouts the ‘Deluxe’, the ‘Family’ and the ‘Charter’ to ensure you can have the accommodation that best suits your needs and the number of people in your party. Each layout is specifically designed to maximise your space and comfort without compromising the luxurious interior. The Broadblue 435 Family offers spacious accommodation for 8 people in 3 double cabins plus 2 single berths. The Broadblue 435 Charter offers accommodation for 10 people in 4 double cabins plus 2 single berths.
In the saloon the dining area has been cleverly redesigned to wrap around the table and provide additional seating. Extra wide side decks plus generous foredeck with trampoline sunbathing spaces and pulpit seating. Hugely spacious, luxuriously appointed, fully ergonomic interior with full standing headroom throughout the whole boat.
They offer fantastic living quarters both inside and out. Inside they are spacious, bright, and airy bringing the beauty of the outside world into your living room. On deck there are acres of seating, socialising and sunbathing space to chill out and enjoy life on, “enough Cat to swing with plenty of room!!!”
That basically boils down to one thing, they stay upright. Quite simple really, but it counts for an awful lot. Because they don’t roll around all over the place, they don’t sway from side to side. When a yacht moves like that, as all yachts do when sailing and some at anchor, it makes people feel sea sick, not how you want to spend your holiday!
The other wonderful advantage to remaining up-right and on a stable platform is that no matter whether you are at anchor or sailing the whole boat is usable, safe and an inviting environment. When sailing, you can walk around the decks safely with them level under your feet, you can sit, even spread out comfortably without fear of falling off your perch, you can sunbathe on the foredeck sound in the knowledge that you will still be onboard after the next gust, moving from cockpit to saloon, galley and cabins will not need commando training, preparing food & drinks is a joy with not a juggling act in sight and even eating at a table is more pleasureable.
How to Book You Catamaran
Contact us to confirm that the dates you require are available. We will accept your provisional reservation which will be held for up to 7 days pending submission of your booking form and deposit. Any balance is required 8 weeks before your departure date. For bookings made within 8 weeks of departure date, full payment is requested.
Book before 31 April 2015 for a 10% discount off the boat fee!!
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Prices are for bareboat charter, 7 nights and do not include a skipper. If you require a skipper, please add £110 per day, in addition we can supply a hostess for £65 per day.
Fully equipped Charter Yacht (as per the yacht’s detail sheet)
Charter and berth tax
1 x Transit log and initial harbour master fees
Linen and tea towels (personal towels not provided)
Full diesel, water & outboard fuel tanks; you are responsible for refilling of deisel tanks.
Full butane gas cylinders
Starter pack (bread, butter, tea, sugar, milk, toilet paper etc)
Assistance from experienced staff
Flights and transfers
Food and drink
Water, outboard fuel and gas refills during holiday
Please indicate on the booking form if child safety equipment is required. Subject to availability buoyancy aids and harnesses will be provided at no extra cost.
A mixture of food prepared onboard and eating out on the Turkish mainland and local Greek islands. If you opt to have a hostess, she will happily prepare your meals onboard.
£130 return – Bodrum Milas Airport. All our vehicles are air-conditioned, the driver will know your flight details, help with your luggage and regardless of delays will be waiting for you.
£130 per day per yacht plus food
£350 Security Deposit for Skippered Charters
For Skipper Charter you need no previous sailing experience. One of your yacht’s berths must be allocated to your Skipper.
£60 per day
Should you book a Hostess she will prepare your meals onboard, keep the boat “shipshape” and help you with your onshore activities. One of your yacht’s berths must be allocated to your Hostess.
WiFi Dongle – 8GB Data Package
£35 per week.
Canoes / Kayaks
£40 per canoe per week.
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