Turkey has become one of the most popular areas for yacht charter holidays and sail cruises in the Mediterranean. With more coastline than any other Mediterranean country, it's guaranteed to find a pretty anchorage for a charter yacht. The Turkish coastline tends to have more pine trees than the rest of the Mediterranean cruise yacht charter areas. Along the coasts of the Aegean and Mediterranean, you will be cruising within turquoise waters and sheltered bays that were once touched by the Carians, Lycians, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines. You can also cruise over the ancient ruins an archeological sites including Greek cities, sunken Roman harbors and crusader castles. It is no surprise that Turkey has such a wealth of culture, history and intrigue. The cuisine in Turkey reflects a meeting point between Asia and Europe. Apart from the traditional shish kebabs and raki, there is amazingly fresh vegetables and good wine available, along with other provisions on your Blue Cruise route.
So many aspects make Turkey a delightful yacht charter location. The popularity of Turkey as a yacht charter destination lies as much in the fantastic Mediterranean climate as it does with the undeniable charm of its shores. During the Blue Cruise season in Turkey, between mid April and October, the skies are blue and the waters are warm. In midsummer, Blue Cruise guests can enjoy glorious sunsets and long evenings, under gentle winds and still seas. With stunning coastline, dotted with hundred of coves and bays, and an endless myriad of history and culture to explore, Turkey has an undeniable charm and intrigue for yacht charters. The Blue Cruise extends you many opportunities on the cruising areas. Here below are the very popular Blue Cruise itineraries departing from 3 famous yacht charter centers of Turkey; Bodrum, Marmaris, Antalya and Rhodes of Greece.
The most popular and classical Blue Cruise itineraries. These programs are operated by standard type gulet yachts without air-conditioning. Once a week, we also organize departures by gulets with air-conditioning. Please ask for AC yacht programs.
For those who like to cruise around Greek Islands, we have the below weekly itineraries departing from Bodrum, Marmaris and Rhodes:
If you have less than a week, you can still book a cabin charter and take a short cruise for 3 or 4 nights on Turkish Coasts out of Bodrum, Marmaris or Fethiye. Here below are our mini Blue Cruises operated by standard type gulet yachts: