boat cruises by gay owned travel agency of Turkey
BLUE CRUISE #6 -
BODRUM-SOUTH DODECANESE GREEK ISLANDS CRUISE
Early reservation is highly recommended to secure availability
on this route !
Arrival to Bodrum: There are intercity bus connection to Bodrum from all
major cities and towns of Turkey. Bodrum-Milas airport is 35 km
away from Bodrum and many flight companies operate scheduled and
charter flights to Bodrum in Summer season, mostly from Istanbul
naturally. From Bodrum airport there are
Havas Airport Shuttle services in accordance with each planes'
arriving to the domestic lines of Bodrum Milas Airport.
A busy night in
old city of Rhodos
The beach near
Day 1 (Sunday): BODRUM
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbour. On the first day,
our boat will remain anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and an
overnight stay. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th
century B.C. The city was called 'Halicarnassus' and it was the
birthplace of Herodotus; the 'Father of History' who lived in the
5th century B.C. The 'Mausoleum' of King Mausolus (350 B.C.), one
of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only
structure that survived from the Classical Era is the
Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a
capacity of 13.000 guests and it is still hosting many shows and
concerts for the art-lovers of Bodrum. Another place that you
should visit when you arrive in Bodrum is the landmark of the
city, the 'Castle of Saint Peter'. It is one of the best preserved
pieces of architecture with a history dating back to the Middle
Ages. 'Myndos Gate' through which Alexander the Great entered
Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.
Day 2: CNIDUS INCEBURUN - KARGI
We will depart after the breakfast for Cnidus. Cnidus was a
developed city in science, art and architecture. Eudoxos, a very
popular astronomer and maths professor; Dr. Euryphon; Polygontos,
a popular artist; Skopas and Bryaksis of Faros, the most famous
sculptors of the era; Sostrates, the architect of Alexandrian
light house -one of the seven wonders of the World- and Ktesias
the doctor, who saved the life of a Persian king from a disaster,
lived on this island. Dr. Euryphon and his students founded the
second biggest medical science school in Cnidus. The island also
hosts the largest sun clock of its time which was erected by
Eudoksos. Knidos was the home for Aphrodite's monument and in
those times the city was famous for brothels and became popular
for sailors and Arabic tradesmen. You may also take a walk on the
shore to see the ruins. A nice swimming break will be available
Lunch will be served at the bay of Cnidus. Then we will cruise to
Inceburun. Here the water is superb and you again will have the
opportunity to swim in these crystal waters. Today, our last stop
will be at Kargi.
Day 3: DIRSEKBUKU - KIZIL ADA - BOZBURUN
The breakfast will be served at Dirsekbuku, we will cruise and
anchor at Kizil Ada for lunch and a swimming break. Today, our
last stop will be at Bozburun. Bozburun is a small fishing town.
This area was popular and suitable for sponge-diving but nowadays
the people of the island are no longer interested in sponge-diving
as it is not financially beneficial and is dangerous. In the
recent years sponge-diving has been replaced by gulet tourism.
Day 4: RHODES
We will cruise to Rhodes early in the morning. Rhodes is the
largest of the Dodecanese Islands.
The island is quite a popular holiday destination as it has one of
the best-preserved and the largest European Medieval cities and
has warm weather for 300 days of the year. Rhodes has been the
cradle of many civilizations; starting with the knights of St.
John in the Middle Ages, then Ottomans and Italians. Thus, the
island has a unique historical harmony and beauty. Here you can
join our optional old city tour. The main port of Rhodes is Rhodes
City which bears the same name as the island. The other
touristical areas of Rhodes island are; Lindos and Kamiros. Here
there will be another optional excursion; Lindos Tour. This city,
which is still surrounded by a 12 meter thick city-wall which
gives you the feeling of travelling back to Medieval times
especially when you walk around its narrow, stone-paved roads.
After dinner, we highly recommend you to enjoy in Rhodes Town
Day 5: SYMI
We will set sail to Symi Island and anchor at a near bay to Symi
Harbour for lunch and a swimming break. We will anchor at Symi
Port late in the afternoon. You can see the shoreline with its
neo-classical houses and the peripheral districts. You are going
to adore Symi Island for its pine and oak forests and unique bays.
Day 6: NISYROS COS (KOS)
Early in the morning we will cruise to Nisyros Island and will
have a swimming break. The volcano on Nisyros Island erupted in
1422 and is still active. Nikea village is located on the side of
the crater is constituted with white streets and a mosaic-style
square. You can take an optional bus tour to the crater (volcano)
which is still active and you will see the gases coming from
underground. Then we will cruise to Kos Island. Asclepion, known
to be the birth place of Hippocrates, who is 'the Father of
Medical Sciences', is located here. All the people from the
eastern Mediterranean with health problems were treated in Kos.
Kos is the second largest island of the 12 islands (Dodecanese
islands) and has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. The
island houses a 560-year-old tree, a 211-year-old fountain and a
290 km long beach. You may take a quick swim in Lambi Beach which
is very close to Kos Harbour. Kos is one of the islands with the
best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always
crowded, colourful, and full of life.
Day 7: BLACK ISLAND (POYRAZ HARBOUR - METEOR BAY) BODRUM
We will cruise to Bodrum for the customs formalities. Afterwards
swimming break will take place and lunch will be served at Poyraz
Bay which is located on the northern side of Karaada (Black
Island). This is such a nice bay with its turquoise-blue waters.
We will be anchoring at Meteor Bay for tea time which is located
on the southern side of the island. There is a meteor hole here
and this is how the bay got its name. Here you may jump over the
platform into the deep water. You may also take a walk through the
underwater caves which are very near to Meteor Bay for a small
local fee. We will dock in Bodrum Harbour for dinner and an
Day 8: BODRUM
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30
A part of
Blue Cruise #6 -
Days: Sundays only.
Prices in between below dates
in a double cabin
cabin for single use
19 May 01 June
29 September 12 October
410 Euro pp
650 Euro pp
02 29 June
15 28 September
460 Euro pp
730 Euro pp
30 June 27 July
01 14 September
530 Euro pp
840 Euro pp
28 July 31
600 Euro pp
960 Euro pp
* The cabin mostly
have 1 double bed and twin beds are not guaranteed
Cabin share is not
guaranteed for single participants. They need to pay the single
* Services, custom & harbour fees, 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
* Towels and bed sheets, but still bring personal towels and swimming
Prices do not include.
Personal travel insurance.
* Airport and hotel transfers from/to boats.
Optional excursion tours at the stopover places which may be
recommended by boat staffs.
Drinks are not included but available at the boat with very
* Various surcharges in case of credit card payments (Visa and Master, and
* Personal port taxes on arrival and departure to/from Greece &
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 for double booking.
Cabin share is not guaranteed for single participants. They need
to book a private cabin and pay the corresponding price
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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Click here for the map of the Greek Islands blue
A town at the junction
of the Aegean and the Mediterranean is Bodrum, occupying a small
but beautiful peninsula. It is one of the prettiest holiday
resorts of Turkey, popular and famous for its vivacious, friendly
and bohemian atmosphere. Bodrum has also become the central hub
for travel between Turkey and the Mediterranean Islands whether it
be via sea, land or air. You can spend your days walking the
streets of Bodrum, experiencing the sights and smells of the
markets or walk the shopping malls searching for your top designer
labels. Enjoy the picturesque views of Bodrum's harbor and St
Peters Castle whilst tantalizing your taste buds over Turkish
cuisine in variety of waterfront cafe's, restaurants and bars.
Ruins of Asklepion
(health center) in Kos
is a prized location for tourists visiting Turkey, especially by
sea, because of the beauty of its many coves and spacious bays,
which are favored stopover havens for those undertaking the
celebrated Blue Cruises along Turkey's spectacular southwest
coast. The city of Datca has been founded by the people who
have immigrated from Aegean islands to the southern coasts of
Ionia in the 7th century B.C. In the old city you can see the
temples built on behalf of Apollo and Venus as well as impressive
theatres, game and meeting halls. The island has no humidity at
all and has a very fresh air. The historian Strabon has a saying
about Datca's weather: 'God leaves his fellow ones whom he wants
to have a long life on Datca island. 'According to a myth while
the Spanish pirates were passing from Datca waters had disembarked
the diseased people in Datca and these people got well with the
help of the clean weather of Datca.
Knidos (Cnidus, or Tekir in Turkish) It was situated
at the tip of the long and narrow Datca peninsula, which forms the
southern border of the Gulf of Gokova. It was built partly on the
mainland and partly on the Island of Triopion (Cape Krio). The
connection with this Island and the main land is formed by a
narrow sandy isthmus. Eudoxos, popular astronomy and math
professor; Dr. Euryphon, well known painter of ancient times;
Polygnotos, the builder of the Alexander the Great's light house
are a few of famous people of Knidos. Dr. Euryphon and his
students had founded the second largest medical School of their
times in Knidos. The island also had the largest sun clock of its
time implemented by Eudoksos.
Rodos) is the largest of the Greek Dodecanese group of islands.
The island is a very popular holiday place as it has one of the
best-protected and the largest European Medieval city and has warm
weather almost 300 days of a year. Rhodes has been a home for many
civilizations; starting with the knights of St.John in the
Medieval century, then Ottomans and Italians. Thus island has one
of the unique historical harmony and the beauty of these three
civilizations. The main port is the Rhodes City that has the same
name with the island. Rhodes city is divided into two main areas:
the new town and the old town. One of the most beautiful beaches
of the island is in the new town. The city, still surrounded with
12 meters thick city-walls gives you the feeling of traveling back
to Medieval century especially when you walk around its narrow
stone roads. Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the
Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The
medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World
The harbor of
Symi (Simi) Island:
Geographically, it is part of the Dodecanese island chain of
Greece, located about 41 km north-northwest of Rhodes (and 425 km
from Piraeus, the port of Athens), with 58.1 km² (22 sq mi) of
mountainous terrain. Its nearest land neighbors are the Datca and
Resadiye peninsulas in Turkey. Its interior land is dotted with
small valleys, and its coastline has rocky cliffs, beaches, and
isolated coves. Its main town, located on the northeast coast, is
also named Symi, or Ano Symi, but locally referred to as Yialos.
The other main inhabited localities on the island are Horio ("The
Village"), Pedi, Nimborio, and Panormitis; which is the home of
the island's famous monastery visited by many people from all over
Greece every year for pilgrimage. The island has 2,500
inhabitants, mostly engaged in fishing, trade and tourism. In the
tourism season which is roughly from May until October, tourists
and day-trippers bring the number of people on the island up to as
many as 6000.
the "a place with pigs". The volcano of Nisyros Island which
exploded in 1422 is still active. Nisyros situated between the
islands of Kos and Tilos. Its shape is approximately round
covering an area of about 40.000 km². According to Greek
mythology, the island was formed when Poseidon who took off a part
of Kos Island and threw it onto the giant Polyvotis to stop him
from escaping. The ancient name of the Nisyros was Porphyris.
Ancient walls, dating from the 5th century BC, part of the
acropolis of the island, are located near Mandraki locality.
Greek Island Kos is the second largest of the 12 islands (the
group of Greek islands also called Dodecanese) The island has a
very soft climate and very fertile lands. Most notably, it hosts a
560 years old tree and a 211 years old fountain. It measures 40 km
by 8 km, and is only 4 km far from the coast of Bodrum, Turkey.
The island has both fertile plains and infertile highlands with a
population of 30,947. The main port and residential centre on the
island, also called Kos, is also a tourism and entertainment
centre, famouus with whitewashed buildings, numerous hotels,
restaurants and a small number of nightclubs forming the famous
Kos town "bar street". The town has a 14th century fortress at the
entrance to its harbor, erected in 1315 by The Knights of Saint
John of Rhodes.
Other Gay Friendly Tours
& Activities in Bodrum
DELUXE GULET CRUISE
Deluxe Bodrum cruise with air-conditioned luxury gulets.
accommodation on gullet boats with en suite baths, breakfast,
lunch, dinner, board games and basic snorkeling equipments
WEEKLY BOAT CRUISE
Embarking every Saturday in summer
accommodation on gullet boats with en suite baths, breakfast,
lunch, dinner, board games and basic snorkeling equipments
PRIVATE CHARTER CRUISES
Tailor-Made Boat Cruises !
Book your private boat and cruise in any destination and time
Gay-friendly staff. From recommended variety of boat options
you may select the one which fits to your budget and/or
TOURS IN BODRUM
There are many daily tours and
activities you can join while you are in Bodrum such as
daily Ephesus and Pamukkale tours, boat trips, village
tours, diving, fishing, jeep safari tours, Note that we
make 5 Euro pp discount for all tours if you book your
hotel from our company
and gay guide of Bodrum listing the most popular gay and
lesbian venues including bars, clubs, saunas, bath houses,
hotels, cafe and restaurants as well as other gay friendly
venues. Visitors can send their feedbacks about the venues and
places listed on the website.
Gay Friendly & Other
Hotels in Bodrum
Book your hotels online via International Secure
Reservation System with the guarantee of Pride Travel
which has special discounts from hotels in Bodrum. Easy to
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early, get incredible rates.
BODRUM ATRIUM HOTEL - Not Officially Gay friendly
Hotel Atrium is located just at the
center of the town, practically close to night life, sea
nature and history, but on a very quiet street. It has out
door swimming pool is surrendered by trees..
BODRIUM RESORT SPA
Location: Center Single: Double: 90-150
Bodrium has opened its doors This stylish resort is built
around a notable outdoor pool with a state-of-the-art spa.
It features a fitness centre, traditional Turkish hammam
and a seasonal indoor pool.
THE MARMARA BODRUM 5*
Inspired by the architecture of the medieval Bodrum Castle
and the nearby Greco-Roman antique theatre, Bodrum's most
original and unique hotel. Provides special discounts for