Discover Turkey and join blue voyage tours
In Turkey, there are many blue voyage alternatives depending on your preference, you may experience the beauties of the Aegean and Mediterranean on a boat you can charter. Come and lose yourself in the blue.
If you are a group of 8-16 persons, you can rent a boat for one or more weeks, meals inclusive or not. In such rentals, the tour is made completely according to your desires. After you select the boat and finalize the type of the services you want, it is time to set your route. While setting the route and the sailing plan within the charter period, you need to define the departure and arrival ports as well.
After setting your itinerary, you may adjust your daily sailing plans with your skipper, according to the wishes of your group. You have two choices for the meals; if you wish, you may bring the foods and beverages with you and have them prepared by the chef onboard. Those who do not wish to worry about the meals on their vacation may leave the arrangements to the company organizing the tour, by paying the price quoted.
If you have sailing experience, you may enjoy sailing on the blue waters as the captain of your boat, by chartering a bareboat without a crew. Of course, you may ask for a crew as well. To operate a bareboat, a short distance coastal skipper's licence is required.
You don't need to have a group to go on a blue voyage in Turkey. You can participate in a blue voyage tour alone or with a friend to live an unforgettable vacation.
The cabin rental plans offer ideal alternatives to those that cannot charter the entire boat for a blue voyage. These tours, where people from different countries and cultures come together on the same boat, may be preferable for their contribution in forming new friendships. The itinerary and sailing plan for the tours are determined in advance. The cabin prices usually include the meals and unlimited domestic beverages.
On certain itineraries, mini blue voyages with three night stay, are also available. For those short tours, the tour companies charge approximately 50-60% of the full weekly tour price on the same itinerary. You may participate in a weekly, or the 3-4 day programs by renting one or more cabins in a schooner, and share your blue voyage with the people from different countries, cultures and languages that you will meet.
These tours are mostly organized in spring and autumn on good sailing boats. Depending on the area of interest of the group, the program may be sailing or hiking oriented. Upon request, the yacht tour may be enhanced by loading bicycles, canoes and kayaks onboard. As the tour boats are heated by generators, the tours may also be made under bad weather conditions.