Gay friendly boat cruises by gay owned travel
agency of Turkey
BLUE CRUISES FROM MARMARIS
BLUE CRUISE #1 - ITINERARY
cruise route is one of the most
popular of regular cabin charter boat cruises which are organized
in paradise Southwestern cost of Turkey.
Check in to boats after 15:30. Early arriving guests may leave
their luggage at the office of our local partners.
The cruise boats stay in the marina of Marmaris
on the first day of the cruise program, therefore the guests can
check-in to the boats from early afternoon till late
evening, which gives you flexibility with arrival time of your
flights or buses, especially useful if you are not staying in a
hotel in Marmaris the previous night. Thus, you will also have a
chance to discover lovely Marmaris town on the first day.
Arrival info: There are intercity bus connection
to Marmaris from all major cities and towns of Turkey. Dalaman is
the nearest airport to Marmaris (90 km) and there are frequent
flights from Istanbul. There is airport shuttle
service of HAVAS for each domestic flight from Dalaman Airport to
Marmaris, which takes 90 minutes.
Ottoman castle in Marmaris
Waterfront at the town center
Marmaris has an international
Day 1: MARMARIS
Embarking will starts bay 15:30 from Marmaris Harbor. On the first
day, the service starts on the boat with dinner and an overnight
stay in Marmaris Port. Marmaris, which was built upon one of the
antique Karian cities called Phyckos, has been under the rule of
many different civilizations. The most valuable work of art that
you can see today is Marmaris Castle dating from 1577. There is
also a mosque and an 8-room caravansary covered with arches from
the Ottoman Period. The ruins of the Antique times lie on Asar
Hill; a small, low hill located on the northern side of the city.
Being one of the best-known touristic places of Turkey, Marmaris
has also a large marina
Day 2: EKINCİK GULF - DALYAN
After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise
itinerary and the boat. The cruise will move towards Ekincik Gulf.
You may join our optional Dalyan Tour from here. You will be taken
from your yacht by a small boat called piyade. You will arrive
at Caretta-Caretta (turtle) Beach and take a swimming break here.
You will enjoy the natural beauty of the delta as you cruise along
the river. You will see the ancient Rock Tombs and finally arrive
at mud baths to relax and be rejuvenated. A fishing village called
Dalyan will be our final destination after we return to our
yacht by piyade boat. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in the
Gulf of Ekincik.
Turkish poet Bedri Rahmi's painting on a rock
Day 3: OLUDENIZ (DEAD SEA) GEMILER ISLAND
Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu that we have
to cross, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the
world-famous Oludeniz Bay. Our yacht will be anchored in Oludeniz
for lunch and a swimming break. The next stop will be Gemiler
Island. It is recommended to have an early evening walk on Gemiler
Island and pay a visit to the Church of St. Nicholas, located at
the top of the island, which remains from Byzantine times. Dinner
and an overnight stay will be in the Gemiler Strait.
Day 4: TURUNC
After breakfast, we will cruise to Turunc Pinari for lunch and a
swimming break. On the fourth day of our cruise, we will arrive in
Fethiye Harbour around 16:00 p.m. The guests who joined for 'Mini
Cruise' should leave the boat here. Fethiye, which was known as
Telmessos in the ancient times, was the most important city
situated on Lycia's western border with Caria. It is believed that
the city's name comes from Apollon's son Telmessos. As the name
suggests, the city was the city of light and was famous for its
prophets. Fethiye stretches in a half circle along the bay
protected by 12 Islands. You can visit the city centre if you
wish. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in Fethiye Harbour.
Day 5: GOCEK GULF (YASSICA ISLANDS TERSANE ISLAND BEDRI
The new guests for Mini Cruise must embark the boat before 10:30
a.m. from Fethiye Harbour.
After breakfast, we will cruise to world-famous Gocek Gulf. While
moving through uniquely beautiful islands, we finally anchor at
Yassica Islands. Lunch will be taken in this beautiful chain of
little islands. We will anchor at Tersane Island for tea-time and
swimming break. This naturally protected harbour was used as the
shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times. For dinner and overnight
stay we will cruise and anchor in Bedri Rahmi Bay. Bedri Rahmi is
a famous Turkish artist who made one of the first 'Blue Cruises'
in Turkey. Following his visit the bay was named after him.
Day 6: GOCEK GULF (MANASTIR - AGA LIMANI)
After the breakfast we will cruise to Manastir (Monastery) Bay.
Lunch and a swimming break, will take place in here. This place is
also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the
beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Afterwards we will
cruise to Aga Limani for dinner and anchor here for overnight
Day 7: KUMLUBUKU - CENNET ISLAND - MARMARIS
Today, we will cruise to Kumlubuk Bay early in the morning.
Breakfast will be served in Kumlubuk Bay. We will anchor at Cennet
Island for our last swimming break and lunch. We will enter
Marmaris Harbour by 16:00 p.m. an overnight stay will be in
Marmaris. Guests wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended
to go to the city centre and experience the lively night life.
Day 8: MARMARİS
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30
Fethiye and Blue
Market street in
Prices between below dates
Per person in a double cabin
(twin beds are not guaranteed)
Private cabin for single use
(cabin share is not guaranteed)
4 17 May
12 27 October
210 Euro pp
330 Euro pp
18 31 May
28 September 11 October
270 Euro pp
430 Euro pp
1 28 June
14 27 September
310 Euro pp
490 Euro pp
29 June 26
1 13 September
390 Euro pp
620 Euro pp
27 July- 31 August
470 Euro pp
740 Euro pp
You can join the first or second half of this cruise.
There will be apprx.
%15-30 discount off weekly rates, which may differ depending on the season.
Please ask specific rates !
Marmaris > Fethiye Departures:
Saturday, Monday after 15:30
Fethiye > Marmaris Departures:
Wednesday, Friday before 10:30
* All services, harbor taxes and yacht insurance*
* 5 o'clock tea break with, cookie, biscuits, cake offer *
* Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the cruise period*
* Basic snorkeling and fishing equipments and board games*
* 7 nights accommodation in private cabins with en-suite bath/WC*
* Towels and bed sheets, but still bring personal towels and
Prices do not include.
Personal travel insurance.
* Airport and hotel transfers from/to boats.
* Optional excursions/tours which may be recommended by boat
staffs along the way.
* Drinks are not included but available at the boat with very
* Various surcharges in case of credit card payments ( Visa and
Master, and American Express)
Procedure: Depending on season
we will request some 20-25% of the total price in advance to
complete reservation. Remaining payment can be made sometime
before / during check in to the boats. Payments can be made
online, by various major credit cards or cash.
This is not an exclusively gay cruise.
Potential of gay tourism in Turkey is not so big
for frequent gay cruises, unfortunately. We organize this cruise in cooperation with other
non-gay boat operators or boat owners, but we choose the gay
friendly ones as much as possible. Therefore it is a
if there will be other gay or lesbian clients joining the same
cruise, same day with you. Other participants comes from various
travel agencies and are mostly western tourists.
Cabins mostly have 1 double bed
and twin (separate) beds are not guaranteed. Cabin share is also
not guaranteed for single participants. They need to book a
private cabin and pay the corresponding price supplement.
The boats are standard quality and the cruise is classified as
The cabins will have en suite bath/WC.
version of same cruise can be organized with standard or deluxe
boats if requested. Similar rates can be offered for private
groups consisting of some 12-16 people.
There may be small changes with the cruise route.
can make some minor changes with the route due to weather
conditions and unavoidable technical problems.
What you should bring: Bed sheets and some towels are provided
for guests. But still we recommend you to bring your own extra
towels as well as swimming and sun bathing materials, a
couple of slippers and walking shoes, a pullover and may be a
wind-breaker for windy nights.
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