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Turkish Sailing

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The one that serves up ultimate relaxation as you sailing the Turkish Coast

Travel Style

Sailing & Cruise

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    12 places

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Sail Boat

  • Group Size

    Max 20 people

  • Team

    Captain & Crew

Bodrum, Cokertme, Seven Islands, English Harbour, Longoz, Kisebuku, Orak Island, Cleopatra Island, Ballisu, Mazi, Pabuç Burnu, Yaliciftlik

Turkish Sailing

0 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

4 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Day trip to Dalyan Caunos EUR 50.00
  • Marmaris City Transfer EUR 15.00
  • Your tour guide will give you a better understanding of the Turkish culture and let you see first-hand how the locals live EUR 10.00
  • Turkish Hammam Bath EUR 20.00

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    7 nights in Traditional Turkish Gulet

    There'll be fun and frolics aplenty on board a traditional Turkish Gulet boat where cabins consist of a mix of bunks & double beds however most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck.

About this trip

Turkey's Gulf of Gökova is an astoundingly under hyped holiday destination. Endearing seaside towns, shrubby mountain backdrops and private coves with shimmering blue sea are being totally missed by the masses. Which makes it perfect for us to explore. Picture yourself aboard a traditional Turkish gulet boat, eating home cooked meals and lapping up sunshine between snorkels. 

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Bodrum

  2. via via

    Orak Island

  3. 1 1 night

    Cokertme

  4. 1 1 night

    Seven Islands

  5. 1 1 night

    English Harbour

  6. via via

    Cleopatra Island

  7. via via

    Ballisu

  8. 1 1 night

    Longoz

  9. via via

    Ballisu

  10. via via

    Mazi

  11. 1 1 night

    Kisebuku

  12. via via

    Pabuç Burnu

  13. via via

    Yaliciftlik

  14. 1 1 night

    Bodrum

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DAY 1 - Start Bodrum

Bodrum

Getting straight down to business, this show kicks off in the coastal town of Bodrum within the nest of our traditional Turkish gulet, no less. Gulet is a sailing boat, which looks like it's straight out of Instagram. This will be perfect for lots of boat jumping during our swim stops. After we've settled in and enjoyed a pow-wow over dinner, you're free to check out Bodrum's great nightlife. Just try to make it back before we set sail tomorrow morning...

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Sailing Yacht

DAY 2 - Bodrum to Cokertme via Orak Island

Bodrum

Wave goodbye to the Turkish harbourside, it's time to get salty! Our first journey at sea this morning will take us from the arms of Bodrum and into the pristine Gulf of Gokova.

Orak Island

The drift to Cokertme just can't be done without a stop on Orak Island. Bikini up and get ready to soak up some sunshine and saltwater - the ocean here is crystal clear. 

Cokertme

The journey here will be just as good as the destination, with the daybeds onboard the boat creating holiday vibes aplenty. 

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Sailing Yacht

DAY 3 - Cokertme to Seven Islands

Cokertme

After indulging in the crystal clear waters of Çamlı Koy (Pine Bay), it will be on to the postcard-perfect Seven Islands. 

Seven Islands

Here you’ll be free to roam the forests & swim with sea critters, stopping only for lunch aboard our boat. Tonight we’ll stay in Küfre, where we’ll grab some dinner & hike up a hill to see the sunset.

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Sailing Yacht

DAY 4 - Seven Islands to English Harbour

Seven Islands

English Harbour is calling and we’ll be unable to tear ourselves away: we depart early this morning for the English port.

English Harbour

We’ll spend most of the day swimming & lapping up the beauty of English harbour. or you can opt in for a day trip to Dalyan. Tonight there’s a chance to check out the nightlife of Marmaris.

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Sailing Yacht

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Experience one of the most unique corners of the earth with a trip to the Rock of Caunos, Mud Baths & Turtle Beach

    EUR 50.00

  • Witness the charm of Marmaris with a transfer into town

    EUR 15.00

DAY 5 - English Harbour to Longoz via Cleopatra Island and Ballisu

English Harbour

Sailing out of English Harbour early this morning we’ll arrive amidst the seashell shorelines & ancient mythologies of Cleopatra Island. 

Cleopatra Island

After soaking up the pristine seas that supposedly once cooled the actual Cleopatra, we’ll head for Ballisu.

Ballisu

In Ballisu, we’ll take tea and spend our time swimming.

Longoz

We’ll anchor at Löngöz for an evening barbeque and a night sleeping under the Turkish stars. 

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Sailing Yacht

DAY 6 - Longoz to Kisebuku via Ballisu and Mazi

Longoz

Ballisu

Mazi

With wild pirate antics set for the night ahead of us, we’ll take things easy by day in Mazi amongst the orange groves, and stock up on essentials from the market.

Kisebuku

In this small fisherman’s village, we’ll mooch around the local markets and drift in & out of the sea for swims.

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Sailing Yacht

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Your tour guide will give you a better understanding of the Turkish culture and let you see first-hand how the locals live

    EUR 10.00

DAY 7 - Kisebuku to Bodrum via Pabucburnu and Yaliciftlik

Kisebuku

Today we'll sail to the village of Yaliciftlik where traditional Turkish carpets and foods are produced.

Pabuç Burnu

Yaliciftlik

Bodrum

After absorbing the artisan side of the country we'll sail back to Bodrum for our last night together, enjoying party time or a Hammam spa to unwind.

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Sailing Yacht

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Be pampered like never before at a Turkish Hammam Bath

    EUR 20.00

DAY 8 - Depart Bodrum

Bodrum

Team sobs and many hugs will conclude our Turkish sailing adventure shortly after breakfast. The only thing we can say to ease the pain is this: Contiki has something equally as wonderful going on in Croatia, go get involved. 

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