GOCEK - MARMARIS - GOCEK

Gocek - Marmaris - Gocek
Gocek - Marmaris - Gocek
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DAY 1

Gocek to Cleopatras Bath

We will board our gulet in Gocek Harbour about 4pm before we cruise a short way to Tersane Island, which was a famous Ottoman port noted for its boatbuilding, but is now scattered with Byzantine ruins. After a swim we will continue to Batik Hamam (Manastir) Bay, also known as Cleopatra's Bath, to snorkel around the sunken Roman bath. We will spend the night here or a nearby bay. 


DAY 2

Cleopatras Bath to Ekincik

Today we will cruise to Ekincik where you can go on an optional trip through the river channels of reeds - it's a highlight of a Blue Cruise. Jump in a flat-bottomed, local riverboat to travel through the protected Dalyan Delta wetlands. The riverboat takes you to the modern town of Dalyan, opposite the ruins of ancient Caunos, where the tombs of Lycian princes are carved into the cliffs. Then you can cover yourself in mud that's reputed to bring the skin back to life. You will then return to the river mouth at the end of the long sandy Iztuzu beach, nesting site for the Caretta loggerhead turtles.  We will have dinner and stay overnight in Ekincik Bay.

DAY 3

Ekincik to Marmaris

We will have breakfast at Ekincik Bay before cruising to Kadirga Bay for a swim and lunch. Later in the afternoon we will move onto Marmaris. We will enjoy dinner while moored side-by-side with many other gulets and yachts - Marmaris has long been a favourite harbour. Just a short wander away there are cafes and bars, and the narrow streets of the old town. 

DAY 4

Marmaris to 12 Islands

After the hustle and bustle of Marmaris we will move on to the quiet bay of Kumlubuk after breakfast. Here we will swim and have lunch before cruising along the coast back towards Gocek. 

DAY 5

12 Islands to St Nicholas Island

We will start the engines early this morning to change locations for breakfast. We will then cruise across the mouth of the Fethiye Gulf and around the peninsula, where we will sight the spectacular Oludeniz beach and the famous blue lagoon. You can swim at the long Oludeniz beach, there are water sports and the towering Baba Dag mountain behind it. For the evening we will moor at Gemiler Adasi (Ships Island). Once home to Lycian and Byzantine pirates, here you can swim, snorkel, explore the remains of an entire village or watch the sunset from the top of St Nicholas Island. 

DAY 6

St Nicholas Islands to Yassica Islands

After breakfast we will cruise back into the Bay of Gocek with its famous 12 Islands and even more coves and bays. The Yassica group of islands will likely be the anchorage for lunch and a swim, before we move on to another picturesque bay for dinner and overnight.

DAY 7

Yassica Islands to Gocek

Today will be a leisurely last day amongst the coves and islands. Your captain may pick from the coves of Atbuku, Boynuz Buku, Bedri Rahmi, Siralibuk, Sarsala, Manastir, or Gocek, Yassicalar, Tersane and Domuz islands. We will have lunch at one of these places before finding a picturesque bay to drop anchor and spend the night. 

DAY 8

Gocek

After breakfast the gulet will make its way back to the Gocek quayside in time for disembarkation by 9:30am, when we will say farewell.

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