Beginning in Bodrum Harbor, this cruise explores towns, harbors and coves of the beautiful, idyllic Gokova Bay, where the Aegean and Mediterranean meet. Bodrum dates to the 12th century B.C. when it was called ‘Halicarnassus’. It is 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 Ancient World, is in Bodrum.
Day 1 : Bodrum Harbor
Boarding starts 15:30 p.m. in Bodrum Harbour. Before dinner on board, we’ll have a brief information session about the cruise and the boat. After dinner, you can explore Bodrum or relax on board. Overnight in Bodrum Harbor.
Day 2 : Orak Island, Cokertme
After breakfast on board we will set sail for Orak Island where we will anchor so you can go for a swim in the crystal-blue waters. After lunch on board, we will sail to Çokertme, a small, picturesque fishing town, for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Cokertme.
Day 3 : Seven Island, Kufre Bay, Long Port
We will set sail for before breakfast for Seven Islands, a harbor filled with many small islands and a coral reef. Our first anchorage will be Kufre Bay where you can dive, swim, or just enjoy the sun and respite from everyday life. Or, you can go for a walk in the pine tree forests that line the Bay. We will sail for Uzun Liman (Long Port) where we will anchor for the night. Lunch and dinner on board. Overnight at Uzun Liman (Long Port).
Day 4 : Tuzla, Longoz, English Harbor
After breakfast on board, we will sail to Tuzla Bay for a morning swim in its crystal blue waters. We will then sail to Longoz Bay for lunch on board. After lunch there will be time for a short walk in the pine forest that lines Longoz Bay before we sail to English Port for dinner on board and overnight. Overnight in English Port.
Day 5 : Cleopatra Island, Karacasogut
After breakfast on board, we cruise to Sedir (Kedrae) island. This unique island with its small beach and unbelievably clear water is an open-air museum. You can walk around the fallen pillars with antique writings on them, ancient rocks decorated with reliefs, the remains of city walls and an amphitheater. Cleopatra’s Beach, with its special desert sand is on Sedir Island. We will then cruise to the small village of Karacasogut for dinner and to spend the night. Karacasögüt is 25 kms from Marmaris. For those wishing to explore this exquisite coast, there is the option of taking a tour of Marmaris or Dalyan-Caunos. Overnight in Karacasogut.
Day 6 : Kargılı Bay, Kisebuku ( Alakısla Buku)
We depart Karacasogut early in the morning for Kargılı Bay with breakfast and lunch en route. We will anchor at Kisebuku (Alakisla) and go ashore to explore the Byzantians’ ruins. Dinner and overnight in Kargili Bay.
Day 7 : Pabucburnu, Yalıciftlik
After breakfast on board we sail to Pabucburnu for lunch. We then sail to Yaliciftlik Bay for by tea on board. After tea, we continue our sail, returning to Bodrum for our final dinner and overnight. Overnight in Bodrum Harbor.
Day 8 : Bodrum
After breakfast on board, we disembark by 9:30AM, bidding farewell to the crew and new friends.
NOTEThe itinerary is subject to be changed by the captain due to weather conditions. Departures every Friday, Saturday between 29th of April and 22nd of October.