A crewed cabin charter is the hire of a cabin space on a yacht (single, double or triple accommodation) , with captain and crew, for a specific period of time (usually a few days to one week). There are 7-8 cabins each gulet. The route of the cruise is fixed, as are the ports of embarkation and disembarkation. The charter fee does include the cost of food, its preparation and service. On board you will enjoy the delicious meals prepared with care by our cook, who will serve you typical local Turkish dishes which are as much as feast to look upon as they are to taste. Cabin cruises are designed for people who wish to make their holiday a totally new experience alongside new friends. Such cruises are often multi-national affairs, which make them especially interesting.
Weekly Gulet Cabin Charter Cruise : Bodrum - Rhodes - Bodrum
1. Day : Guests arrive in Bodrum and board the yacht. Welcome drink and information about the yacht and tour program. Dinner on board and visit town.Embarkation to the Gulet. The first overnight in Bodrum harbour provides a gentle introduction to the Gulet and your travelling companions. Dinner on Board.
2. Day : After breakfast in the yacht sailing to Kos. One of the best known healing centres (Asclepion) of the ancient world is here and it is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Health seekers from the entire east Mediterranean were treated at Cos. You have opportunity to see Asclepeion, Castle and Museum after lunch on board. Choice of swimming in the warm waters of Empros thermal baths on the south coast or in a nearest beach to the center. Dinner and overnight on board in the Harbour of Cos. Kos is also reputed for being one of the best party islands
3. Day : Early morning cruising to Symi Island with a swimming stop in a bay of the Island. Symi is an island that has beautiful surroundings, nice taverns and wonderful waters. The people on Symi live off tourism, fishing and some farming. Like on Kalymnos, the men also collect sponges from the coasts of North Africa. According to mythology, Symi got its name from the princess of Rhodes, who eloped here with the god Glaucus since her father the king did not approve of their marriage. Dinner on and overnight in Symi Harbour.
4. Day : From Symi early morning start and sail to Rhodes. This is one of the best known Greek islands. It is a beautiful island, but the many years of tourism has definitely taken its toll. Everywhere in Lindos and Rhodes town you will see bars, discos, and restaurants with food from all over the world. On the one hand this might take away a bit of the "Greekness" of the island, but on the other hand you have everything you want here. Many locals are involved with tourism in one way or the other, but there is also a lot of farmers on the island. They grow grapes and keep goats. Because it is a large island, many also have "ordinary" occupations: civil servants, shopowners, office clerks etc. There is also a large military base on the island. Rhodes used to be the sungod Helios´ island. According to mythology, he had fallen in love with the nymph Rhodes, and when he shone his light on her, she transformed into the island. The name means "rose" and the island is known since antiquity as a flowery place. Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese. Its capital city, located at its northern tip, is the capital of the Prefecture with the Medieval Town in its centre. In 1988 the Medieval Town was designated as a World Heritage City. The Medieval Town of Rhodes is the result of different architectures belonging to various historic eras, predominantly those of the Knights of St. John . Optional tours may be organized for an Old Town tour. The harbour town has a charming bohemian atmosphere.
5. Day : Departing after breakfast to the Datça, while your captain doing the port formalities you may have a walk in through the city center. Datça is a friendly lively port during the daytime offering a variety of shops and a good selection of restaurants and bars along the waterfront. Departing from Datça and have a swimming stop in a bay. Dinner and overnight would be at Palamutbükü which is a lovely fishing village.
6. Day : Early in the morning cruise to Knidos (Cnidus ), one of the six cities of Dorian Hexapolis to see ancient theatres & Temples. Long centuries ago Knidos was a major Dorian city, celebrated for its temples, theatres, statue of Aphrodite, the world´s first observatory, and medical school.The town, renowned for its history as much as for its geography, and boasting an attractive landscape, used to have two ports; one for commercial and one for military purposes. According to the historian Strabon, the military port was large enough to hold 20 warships and its entrance used to be closed off with chains when necessary; whereas the second port to the south, the commercial port, used to have a windbreaker extending out from both sides. Knidos used to be surrounded with 15-kilometer (9-mile) city walls and had three entrance gates; two on the northern and one on the eastern wall. The acropolis was located on a hill northeast of the city. As far as is understood from the surviving ruins, the town used to have two theaters, one Odeon, two temples, a stoa, an agora, and a number of other buildings. The most interesting among them was perhaps the Temple of Aphrodite. The boat will anchor for the night in Mersincik.
7. Day : After breakfast, departure for Karaada perhaps enjoy your last swim in cristal clear water. Overnight in the bay or Harbour of Bodrum.
8. Day : After breakfast on board, the guests disembark in Bodrum
Prices include :
Passengers´ and crew´s food
Charter of the boat with the crew (captain, cook, shipmate)
Whole boat hire, fuel oil, local marina fees, using water, laundry, change of sheets and towels, all the equipment on-board
Crew salaries and services, navigation, cleaning, cooking, serving etc.
Turkish transit log, harbour fees and taxes
The use of air conditioning is limited to 5 hours a day while the generator is in use
V.A.T (Value Added Tax) of 18%
Prices exclude :
Sightseeing, local tour guide, admission fees
Mooring at private marinas
Out of Turkish waters, formalities, transit log, harbour fees and related charges
Use of motorized water sport facilities; water ski, jet ski etc.
Transfer from airport to harbour with an air conditioned luxurious Minibus
Charterer´s own Private and Travel Insurance