SOUTH AEGEAN SEA
Bodrum Peninsula | Turkey
From 1290€ per person
Includes taxes and fees
Duration : 8 days / 7 nights
Available season : from June to October
Boat or cabin charter (please contact us)
Cruise type : Freediving, sailing or yoga
About your cruise
Discover the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Gökova, the aptly named “Plains of the Sky”. The translucent and deep waters of the Gulf on the southern shore of the Bodrum Peninsula vary from the darkest blue to the palest turquoise, and the coastline is thickly wooded with every hue of green. Its islands, bays and shores are treasured jewels you’ll enjoy fully.
You will be embarking on either a luxury sailboat or catamaran, with all the comfort you’ll need to relax and enjoy your holidays.
About the sailing yacht
Our modern sailing yachts have every luxury you need to enjoy wonderful times on the water and are suitable for both coastal and offshore sailing. They are also perfect for a week-long cruise as well as for learning freediving, helping in sailing, practicing yoga and other workshops or just enjoy the trip and go for a swim. The boat we operate can accommodate up to ten guests, yet this cruise welcomes up to 6 participants for more comfort onboard.
You will be accommodated for 7 days and 6 nights on a luxury 51-foot-long sailing yacht, in spacious 2-person cabins with private or shared bathrooms. Your crew will be composed of Nicolas, experienced skipper and freediving instructor, and Sasha, freediver and professional yoga instructor. Both will help you discover the treasures Egypt and the Red Sea have to offer.
- 7-day / 6-night cruise with accommodation onboard
- Professional skipper, chef and guide onboard
- Professional freediving and yoga instructors
- 3 meals a day, coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks, fruits and snacks
- Freediving and yoga related workshops and sessions
- Specific freediving equipment
- Bed linens & towels
- Check-out cleaning
What's to be planned
- Flight tickets & transfers to/from harbour (available upon request)
- Marine park entrance fees (50€)
- Insurance and visa related fees
- Other freediving equipment rental (available upon request)
- Certifying freediving courses and training (available upon request)
- Staff / crew gratuities
South Aegean Sea route overview
Departure / Return : Bodrum, Turkey
- Meeting point : Bodrum, Turkey
This route is given for information purposes. During boat charter cruises, you are free to set the route you wish. Ask your skipper for suggestions.
Day 1 : Bodrum – Orak island
Boarding, briefing with the crew and visit of the historic centre of Bodrum. We’ll then sail out towards Orak island, the perfect stop for the night. Stress-free day with some freediving lectures and dry training on the way and in the evening.
Day 2 : Orak island – Çökertme
Morning relaxation: stretching, breathing, yoga in the middle of the sea; Breakfast; We can have a fun shallow dive so people can start practicing breath hold diving and what they’ve learned until now. In the afternoon we can stop for a training dive and have a lecture as we make our way along the coast towards Çökertme bay that has its own charm and is a perfect starting point to sail to spots off the beaten track in the southern part of the gulf of Gökova.
Day 3 : Çökertme – Karacasöğüt
Morning relaxation, training dive and brunch. Lunch followed by a workshop. In the afternoon, we will sail to the island of Sedir, also named Cleopatra island as the legend states white sand would have been brought to the island’s coves from Egypt as a present from her lover Marcus Antonius. We will finish the day with light training, relaxation, video analyses or just chill and enjoy.
Days 4-5 : Karacasöğüt – Mersincik
As the sun rises, we will start making our way to Mersincik, first stopping in Kargılı bay to have a swim or a dive session. On the way, we can learn more about this interesting country by taking a visit to some Byzantine ruins. We will spend one night anchored at bay before reaching Mersincik bay, enjoying beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and improving our freediving skills at shallow or deeper depths.
Day 6 : Mersincik – Kara island
Morning relaxation and training dives or meeting your confined water requirements. In the afternoon, we’ll practice some sailing on our way to Kara island, located in the bay of Bodrum and famous for its thermal springs and remote caves, Dry training, relaxation, lectures, video analyses or enjoying your free time just chilling will be on the agenda in the evening.
Day 7 : Kara island – Bodrum
Morning relaxation and training dives. Fun dives in the neighbooring bays while we return back to the base, Optional lectures or enjoy our last night back in Bodrum.
How to get to the marina in Bodrum ?
- Closest airport : Milas-Bodrum airport, Turkey
- From Milas-Bodrum airport to the marina in Bodrum : 35 km (40-50 minutes)
Departure and return times
- Departure on Saturday at 3pm
- Return on Friday at 6pm
We can arrange for provisions for you before departure. A hostess can also be hired and join us on board to make your trip a real holiday. Please let us know in your quote request.
Can the route be modified ?
Please be aware that your itinerary needs to remain flexible for safety matters, as it is influenced by external factors such as weather, wind and sea conditions, technical issues and how busy it is. We have found that predetermined itineraries simply don’t work, and that you should trust your skipper for local and up to date advice based on your preferences.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.
- European citizens can enter Turkey with a valid passport.
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section for more general information.
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