BODRUMDATCA-HISARONU-BODRUM BLUE CRUISE ITINERARY (by Standard yachts with AC)
Bodrum-Datca-Bodrum blue cruise will allow you to explore Hisaronu Gulf, a deep-blue sheltered stretch of sea sheltered to the north by the Datca Peninsula. During Bodrum-Datca-Bodrum blue cruise, shore excursions are optional and may sometimes require a small fee for overland transport, guides or admission to archaeological sites. The cruises are handled by upper class cabin charter yachts with air-conditioning.
BLUE CRUISE Day 1:Boarding the yacht in Bodrum, we enjoy a welcome drink. A short briefing from the captain ensures everyone is familiar with the yacht and what we will do during the week to come. We settle in and have dinner aboard, in the harbor.
BLUE CRUISE Day 2:Early in the morning we start cruise to Palamutbuku Bay. We will anchor in Ince Burun after lunch and swimming breaks. We will stay in this lovely bay for dinner and overnight stay.
BLUE CRUISE Day 3:After breakfast we will cruise to Aktur Bay. Then our first stop will be the Bencik Bay; which has a very narrow entrance but a unique view once you get inside. Bencik is located at the narrowest part of the peninsula that divides Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf but it is located at Hisaronu side.Dinner and overnight stay will be at Bencik Bay.
BLUE CRUISE Day 4:After Breakfast we will anchor at Emel Sayin Bay and you can enjoy a swimming stop in this lovely bay. For lunch we will dock in Orhaniye. In Orhaniye Bay, you will see unique scenery of a natural tidal formation called 'kız kumu' (Maiden's Beach). There are so many myths about this reddish sand-path going from the shore to the inner parts of the sea. On a tiny island located in the bay, you can see the wrecks of an antique castle, a sign of an ancient city. Today, our final destination will be Selimiye for dinner and overnight stay.
BLUE CRUISE Day 5:After anchoring in Dirsekbuku and taking a swimming stop, we will go to Bozburun which is a small fishing town. This area was popular and suitable for sponge-diving but nowadays the people of the island are no more interested in sponge-diving as it is not financially beneficial and is dangerous. In recent years sponge-diving is replaced by gulet tourism and Bozburun Gulets nowadays could take its place in this sector.
BLUE CRUISE Day 6:We will cruise to Datca. Food and water will be supplied to the yacht from Datca Harbour. The island has no humidity at all and has fresh air with plenty of oxygen. The historian Strabo has a rightful saying about Datça's weather: "God would send his beloved servants to Datça to live longer".You may take a walk in Datca Harbour. We will cruise to Cnidus for dinner and overnight stay. You may take a walk on the shore to see the ruins.
BLUE CRUISE Day 7:We cruise early in the morning to Karaada (Black Island). Breakfast and swimming stop will be at Poyraz Bay which is located at the northern side of the island. This is such a nice bay with its turquoise-blue waters. We will be anchoring at Meteor Bay for lunch which is located at the southern side of the island. There is a meteor hole here and this is how the bay got its name. Here you may jump over the platform in to the deep water. You may also take a walk through the under water cave which is very near to Meteor Bay for a small local fee. We will dock in Bodrum Harbour for dinner and overnight stay.
BLUE CRUISE Day 8:We will leave the boat by 10:00 after breakfast.