The Gulf of Gocek is, due to its well protected geographical formations, one of the most important spots of yacht tourism. The variety of islands and coves from large to small -offering options with their low, high, deep and shallow waters- are gathered in this area. You will have the opportunity of swimming, snorkelling and sightseeing by visiting Cleopatra’s Bath, Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon), Gemiler Islands and some others. Cruising on a Turkish gulet, this program has something for everyone.
The Gocek-Oludeniz-Gocek cabin charter program is run by gulet yachts with air-conditioning.
BLUE CRUISE Day 1
Welcoming and boarding starts by 4:00 pm in Gocek Yacht Marina.
Our first stop will be Cleopatra Bay (Sunken Bath) where your lunch will be served. Under water there are historical remains of an ancient bath. The bay is named after Cleopatra, as she used to visit and take bath here on several occasions. You will witness the most magnificent shades of blue water. We will cruise to Aga Port for dinner and overnight stay.
BLUE CRUISE Day 2
In the morning, we will leave Aga Port and sail towards Butterfly Valley.
The valley is located in the Oludeniz region at the foothill of Babadag Mountain. Not only for its natural assets and surrounding steep walls up to 350 meters, also the valley attracts attention with its endemic plant species. The reason -that it’s called as Butterfly Valley- is it’s the home to more than eighty butterfly species and including the Jersey Tiger.
After breakfast and swimming break, we will cruise towards Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon), which is calm like a lake as its name suggests. We anchor here for a long swim break and lunch.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at Gemiler Island (Aya Nikolas Island) that is 1 kilometre long and 400 meters wide. On the Island there are remaining of churches and religious buildings from the Middle Ages Period. The Island is rocky; therefore the foundations of churches and houses are carved into the rocks. The ruins can also be seen on the sea surface.
BLUE CRUISE Day 3
After breakfast, your gulet yacht will leave the Gemiler Island behind and cruise towards Bedri Rahmi Bay named by a famous Turkish painter, writer and poet who came here in 1974. Because of his love for art, he wanted to leave a ‘signature’. On a big stone at the entrance of the bay at first sight you see a fish painting, but as soon as you come closer you will notice it contains actually six animals. This bay was formerly known as Tasyaka, but got its current name after this painting.
After lunch and swimming break, we will cruise to Tersane Island, the largest island of Gocek Bay. The island got its name from the Ottoman Period where it was used as a shipyard. We will be cruising towards our last stop of the day, where we will anchor.
Dinner and overnight stay will be in the beautiful Yassica Islands region.
BLUE CRUISE Day 4
In the morning, your gulet will cruise to Sarsala Bay for breakfast and a swimming break. To get a taste of paradise, you can enjoy diving into the clear waters of this magnificent bay with its unspoiled nature and you will be overwhelmed by its beauty. Later, we will cruise to Incirlik Bay located on the southwestern side of Gocek Island for lunch and our last swimming break of your Blue Cruise.
After the swimming break, we will return to Gocek Harbor. Disembarkment by 4:00 pm with wishes to see you again...
NOTE: Cruise itineraries are subject to change, due to bad weather conditions, force majeure and change in local legislation without prior notice and docking conditions in major ports and marinas.