Gulet Sailing Turkey 2025 — Best of Datca Peninsula from Aug 30 - Sep 05

Explore the best sailing destinations on a Gulet Cruise Yacht in Turkey with us along the less-frequented bays of Datca Peninsula!

Duration

7 days, 6 nights

Group size

Min 8-Max 12

Min Age

18+

Start/End

Dalaman Airport

Gulet Sailing Turkey: Freedom in Secluded Turquoise Waters

The Turkish Riviera encompasses numerous coastal towns and villages along the Aegean and Mediterranean coastlines. It is renowned worldwide as an exceptional destination for sailing vacations.

A typical sailing boat for a Blue Cruise in Turkey is a handcrafted traditional wooden yacht called a “gulet“. These yachts are purpose-built and specifically designed for yachting holidays. When you are on a gulet, you feel the warmth of wood under your feet and the luxury of being far away from tourist crowds.

We are delighted to offer you the perfect Gulet Sailing Turkey itinerary exploring the best sailing destinations along the Datca Peninsula! On this 7-day/6-night-long trip, you will experience the most beautiful and secluded bays of Datca Turkey.

As we navigate close to land, you will have the opportunity to jump in the water any time, enjoy swimming and sunbathing surrounded by the natural beauty. Whenever you desire we can transfer you to the shore or to pier with our dinghies. You can either go for nature walk or hone your stand up paddling skills.

No need to worry about cooking, cleaning, or anything but relaxing because our crew will take care of everything. To soak up the sun, all you need to do is sit back and let our crew look after you while they show you the beautiful bays that are just perfect for swimming.

What you will experience on our week-long Gulet Cruise

  • Spend the days and the nights in the beautiful coves away from mass tourism,
  • Savor on delicious Turkish Cuisine,
  • Practice Yoga in the mornings (max 7 spaces + instructor),
  • Swim and snorkel in crystal-clear waters,
  • Hone your SUP (Stand Up Paddling) skills to perfection (2 units),
  • Sleep under the stars and wake up to spectacular sunrises,
  • Hiking on the hills,
  • Visit Ancient City of Knidos (Datca/Turkey),
  • Visit Datca town and Old Datca
  • Visit Traditional Wooden Boat Building in Bozburun, Marmaris (time-permitting),
  • Option to scuba dive (discover scuba or licensed divers)

The Blue Cruise Route

Start/End: Marmaris, Bozburun via Datca Aktur, Knidos, Datca.

Gulet Cruise Datca Peninsula

Marmaris, Bozburun is easily accessible by Dalaman Airport, which is well served via direct flights from European cities or via Istanbul, Turkey. The transfer from Dalaman Airport takes about 2 hours (130 km/ 80 mi) and included in our package.

Check out the details of our perfectly laid-out cruise for those looking to uncover the hidden treasures of the Turkish coastline. Discover exquisite beaches and coves far from the crowds. Indulge in the tranquility of secluded bays, take a dip in crystal-clear waters, bask in the sun, and partake in water sports and other fun activities.

This trip guarantees a memorable holiday experience.

Secure your spot now with 2024 rates! Early bird discount applies until November 30, 2024!

Please note: For this special trip, a deposit of 40% is required upon booking, and the balance payment is due 91 days before departure (latest by May 30, 2025 CET).

 

We can organize private sailing trips for your party on smaller motor yachts,  and help organize a custom trip anywhere in Turkey (e.g. Pamukkale, Dalyan, Göcek, Bodrum, Istanbul etc). Simply get in touch with us and enjoy the ride!

Inclusions/Exclusions

  • 6 nights accommodation in a shared double cabin with bathroom (shower/WC)
  • Airport transfers from/to Dalaman
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, fuel
  • Full board incl. breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner
  • Nescafé, tea, filter coffee, soft drinks and drinking water
  • Air Conditioning 6-7 hours daily (until 1:00 am latest)
  • Service fees for final cleaning
  • Wifi onboard
  • Welcome drink aboard / safety briefing
  • Knidos Ancient City visit
  • Free Yoga daily including mats & belt (space limited to 7 pax)
  • Free use of Stand Up Paddle Boards (2 sets)
  • Datca town and Old Town visit
  • Traditional Wooden Boat Manufacturing visit (time-permitting)
  • Alcoholic drinks (bring your own or pre-order with us)
  • Airfares
  • Tip for the crew (recommended a min. of 50 EUR per guest)
  • Items of personal nature and anything else not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional scuba diving or anything else not mentioned in inclusions

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Dalaman Airport to Bozburun

Upon arrival at Dalaman Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to our boat in Bozburun. Check-in starts at 2 pm and today we will be waiting for the arrival of all guests before dinner.

Depending on your arrival time, you may want to visit the Traditional Wood Ship Building in Bozburun, or simply enjoy your welcome drink & sun on the deck.

We will set sail before sunset and first overnight will be in one of the Marmaris' nearby tranquil bays with delicious dinner served on board around 07:00 p.m.

  • Accommodation: Ensuite cabin double sharing
  • Meals: Dinner including soft drinks
  • Included Activities: Airport transfer from Dalaman, Traditional Wooden Boat Manufacturer visit (time-permitting)
Day 02 Sailing Datca Peninsula

Our blue cruise will guide you through the best of the Datca region. Throughout the next days, you'll have the chance to explore the highlights like Datca Aktur, Datca Harbor, and snorkel (optional scuba dive) at different bays like Aquarium Bay, enjoy the sunset over the ancient ruins of Knidos, and more.

Whether you want to soak in the stunning waters or explore the land with a hike, the options are endless. Make sure to take advantage of the opportunity to climb higher for panoramic views of this untouched part of Turkey.

Our captains will select the most stunning bays and beaches for you, based on their extensive expertise and weather conditions. Hence, the itinerary is flexible, however, today typically would look like as follows:

  • 06:30 am: Morning yoga at the garden of  Kameriye Island Church.
  • 08:30 am:  Breakfast and free time to swim, snorkel, SUP and go on land if desired.
  • 12:30 pm:  Lunch and free time, sailing to different bays whenever there is enough wind and land visits.
  • 05:30 pm: Sunset yoga followed by dinner around 7:30 pm.

 

Our boat will anchor in the well-protected bays where you will find time to relax and enjoy in your favorite book, under the sun or do whatever you may please. If you are up for some underwater exploring, you should grab a snorkel and explore the beautiful waters, or even try scuba diving with our experienced instructors!

  • Accommodation: Ensuite cabin double sharing
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner, hot and soft drinks
  • Included Activities: daily yoga, free use of paddle boards, land visits
Day 03-06 Sailing Datca Peninsula

During our blue cruise, daily schedule will remain the same but the spots will change based on the local conditions.

A typical day will be as follows:

  • 06:30 am: Morning yoga on the deck or land.
  • 08:30 am: Breakfast and free time to swim, snorkel, SUP and go on land if desired.
  • 12:30 pm:  Lunch and free time, sailing to different bays whenever there is enough wind.
  • 05:30 pm: Sunset yoga followed by dinner around 7:30 pm.

 

Over the course of the next days, you will be able to visit Datca town and Old Datca with its cobbled streets filled with pink begonville flowers. Datca is famous with organic products, so there will be the option for some souvenir shopping and tasting regional products ranging from almond milk to honey, olive soap and more. Our crew will assist you and happily recommend places to visit on your town excursion.

Another highlight will be the Knidos Ancient City, where you will be able to visit the ancient site and enjoy the sunset in this beautiful setting with a drink. It's a must activity for everyone visiting Datca Peninsula. We will of course ensure to stop by the nearby Giynap Bay.

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Needles to mention, Datca Peninsula boasts myriads of uninhabited stunning bays, islands and coves that we cannot list them all here, but provide a map of the places and dive sites typically visited on a blue cruise below.

Gulet Sailing Map Datca Turkey

Our captains will select the most beautiful bays and beaches for you, based on their extensive expertise and weather conditions. Please note, there will be generally no facilities at the secluded beaches away from town centers. So, don't expect beach chairs and umbrellas when on land. Our comfortable gulet is the place for the purpose of chillaxing.

  • Accommodation: Ensuite cabin double sharing
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner, hot and soft drinks
  • Included Activities: daily yoga, free use of paddle boards, land visits (Datca/Old Datca, Knidos, and the bays with land access)
Day 07 Bozburun Harbour - Departure or extension

On our last day of sailing, we will have final swimming stops, have breakfast and lunch onboard and arrive in Bozburun Harbour in the late afternoon, check-out by 4:00 pm.

From here you will be transferred to Dalaman Airport for your onward journey.

If you want to further explore amazing destinations such as; Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Dalyan, and Fethiye, please get in touch with us.

  • Accommodation: None
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, including hot and soft drinks
  • Included Activities: Transfer to Dalaman Airport
Ready to book? Find out how↓

Please use our booking form to reserve your spot.

The itineraries of Blue Cruise are provided as general information only. Our captain will decide on the best course for the day to ensure a safe and memorable visit to the most beautiful and secluded bays. We will ensure you have an amazing time!

Please note there is no single cabin for solo travelers. Individuals share the cabin with another passenger or stay in a double cabin for an additional 65% fee.

If the scheduled dates do not work for you, please contact us. We can organize a private trip for your dates.

If you need any support for your pre-/post cruise travel arrangements, we are here to help.

Tour Essentials

Trip Destinations: Bozburun (Marmaris), Datca Aktur, Knidos, Datca

Our Boat

The accommodation on this tour is in a double sharing cabin on a privately chartered sailing boat with maximum 6 ensuite cabins. Each Cabin comes with a 140 x 210 cm ( 55" x 83" inches) double bed and a WC & Shower (wet floor).

Solo travelers will be paired up with another participant. There is no single cabin option on this trip.

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gulet cabin 3-4
gulet cabin 5-6
bathroom cabin 3-4
Gulet Layout
Meals

All meals, water, tea/coffee and soft drinks are included on this tour as outlined in the itinerary.

The meals will be prepared by our cook, including BBQ, stews, and pasta dishes.

Vegetarians can be catered for if you inform us upon booking. For other dietary requirements (vegan, gluten-free, allergies, etc.), please contact us to discuss the best course of action for you.

Transport

During the trip, we’ll use private vans and a sailing boat.

Passports and Visas

To enter Turkey, your passport must be valid for a minimum period of six months beyond the planned date of entry. Additionally, there must be at least two blank pages in the passport.

Holders of ordinary passports issued by EU nationalities can enter Turkey without a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days. If you are a non-EU passport holder, please contact us or the consulate/embassy in your country of residency.

Health/Vaccinations

Disclaimer: The following information is intended as a guide only and is not intended to replace professional advice. We, at MAHO on Earth, cannot guarantee that the following information is complete, up-to-date, accurate, or error-free. 

As of the publishing date, there are no mandatory vaccinations to enter Turkey if entering directly from EU/UK/US. However, since the information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

There is no risk of Malaria in the areas visited on this trip in Turkey, and generally the risk is classified as low in the country. However mosquitos do exists, and it is important to practice mosquito bite avoidance to minimize the risk of exposure. We do highly recommend that you obtain professional travel health advice at your doctor or an institute of tropical medicine with respect to your individual needs and your intended travel, including advice on vaccinations, anti-malarial and other medications based on your past vaccination history, your present medical condition, and your intended itinerary.

Physical Level

To join this trip, you'll need to have a reasonable level of fitness. While not too strenuous, the tour involves long hours spent on boat, ability to climb ladder, get on to dinghy, being in the sun in hot temperatures, and other similar scenarios.

Special requests

This trip may not be suitable for people with special needs such as reduced mobility due to local conditions and activities. If in doubt, please contact us. 

Please do not send sensitive information (such as health, accident or other highly personal information) through our contact form. You may want to get in touch with us directly via phone instead.

Insurance

We do strongly recommend you take out travel insurance as soon as you make your deposit to ensure the most coverage. Your travel insurance policy should at least cover medical expenses, trip cancellations, activities you intend to do, and repatriation in the event of an accident or illness. We will reach out and collect your travel insurance and emergency contact details shortly before the departure date. Your trip price with us does not include any travel insurance. Travel insurance policies are generally speaking more economical when taken out locally in your country of origin.

Cash & Co

While your trip with us cover most of the expenses, things such as alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, laundry, visa fee (if any), crew tips are examples of a few additional costs that might arise during your trip. Any optional activity is mentioned clearly so that you don't have to worry about hidden costs.

In Turkey credit cards are widely accepted, and ATM are available.

Further details and recommendations on what to pack will be provided prior to departure.

Travel Companions

We care about getting to know our fellow travelers, hence we keep our groups small and intimate. Our tours usually run with 12 or fewer participants and require a minimum of 8 participants to take place. It will be an international group and the main language will be English. We also speak German and Turkish.

People from all walks of life and nationalities, singles, couples, friends, and families with a sense of adventure, an open mind, and an open heart can join our tours. We consider each trip as an opportunity to cultivate our travel persona with humility, curiosity, and respect, what we call a "Mindful Adventure". 

The Adventure with us

Maho and Tom, founders and owners of MAHO on Earth, curated this unique itinerary to make the best use of your hard-earned bucks and vacation days with lots of wonderful handpicked activities and locations included! 

We want you to have the most rewarding experience possible. We take care of all the hassle of planning, and you can enjoy your vacation with peace of mind, not least because we support social projects and NGOs, and partner with the best local enterprises.

Join us on this Mindful Adventure, Highlands to Oceans in Turkey! 

How to book your spot

To reserve your spot, please use our booking form!

A deposit payment of 40% is required to secure your sport. The balance payment is due 91 days before departure.

Please note, the minimum age to participate in this tour is 12 if accompanied by an adult.

Should you need any support with your pre or post-tour travel arrangements, we are here to help.

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