We like to emphasis the flexibility of private gulet charter, and the tailor made aspect of our yacht holidays exploring the Turkish Aegean and Greek Islands. The sample itineraries here are just a taste of what we offer in the way of cruising routes. While you may combine your week or 2 on board a gulet with a land tour in Turkey, or a stay in one of our houses or villas, your cruise will be customised to suit your preferences with a bespoke itinerary created just for you. Even once you have decided on a route, whilst on board your gulet the captain will show you the sea chart and discuss each day's exciting possibilities with you. You can stay longer in a favourite place, drop in to a rustic village bar or restaurant, take an ad hoc road trip to an ancient ruin, have an early breakfast or a late dinner - all is possible if time and wind conditions allow. There are no fixed schedules on our private charters.
If you are looking for a week sailing between some of the Turkish Aegean coastline's most famous ancient sites, or would rather just cruise from one remote bay to another unwinding with swimming, reading and sunbathing on board, then we can arrange it. Hiking ashore through forests and breathtaking coastal paths is another popular activity, while other guests like to visit local markets and explore the back streets of some of the pretty harbours en route. A few nights out wining, dining and dancing can also be a part of your cruise. There really is something for everyone! If you would like to incorporate the Greek Dodecanese islands into your Turkish Blue Cruise then we can design itineraries accordingly.
Contact our team to discuss the particular requirements of your group and gather more inspiration and ideas for the ideal Blue Cruise for you.
This route includes Bodrum, Sogut, Ingiliz Limani & Sedir island in the stunning Gulf of Gokova.
This route includes Knidos, Datca town, & Bencik, Bozburun, Orhaniye & Selimiye in the Gulf of Hisaronu.
This route includes stops at Knidos, Datca, Bencik, Selimiye, Bozukkale and Dalyan on the way to Gocek.
This route can include stops at Knidos, Datca, Bozburun, Bozukkale and Serge Liman before ending in Marmaris.
This route includes stops at Olu Deniz, Gemiler, Kalkan, Patara, Kekova Island & Simena, Kas, Yesilkoy & Tersane Island.
This Dodecanese Island cruise can include Rhodes, Symi, Nisiros, Kalymnos & Patmos.
With 22 years experience in the travel industry and a real insight into the land, sea and culture of Turkey we are ideally placed to offer real quality gulet and touring holidays
SJ is expert at identifying the specific needs of each guest and custom designing just the right kind of holiday for each particular group.
Relaxing and fun holidays that offer as much adventure as you like!
'The crew always went the extra mile, the food was delicious, every day we were amazed. Their service could not be improved upon. They and the organization of SJ Travel & Yachting were outstanding'
Hi Kim, We had a great time at Gumusluk, thanks so much for your help. It was great meeting old friends and indeed made some new ones. We shall hopefully be able to get there again later in the year when it is quiet and the weather still warm..Kind Regards
'Best crew ever! - top cook, excellent food. It was probably the best holiday of my life. This is a beautiful country with lovely beaches. I am so grateful to have seen some of these amazing spots'
My dear Kim, Another wonderful holiday – thanks to SJ Yachting Our sixth time in 18 years ! Everything was just as we expected – perfect ! Hassle free transfers, delicious food (4 Bar B Q’s), happy and helpful crew – nothing too much trouble And as always happy to act as a reference and continue to send more ‘like minded’ families
Thank you dear friend … till the next time (with some grandchildren)
'Everyone went out of their way to please us all the time and with a constant smile. Very impressive and diverse food. Thank you to the entire staff for making this journey so enjoyable for us. Your constant attention, care and friendliness made our trip the best it could be'
Hi Kim, Captain Saddettin's crew were amazing! Hard working and good humoured, nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very special. The meals that Sener prepared for us were absolutely magnificent. CANER IV is beautiful and provided an extremely high level of comfort to us, with numerous well shaded spots to lie and read a book or doze off as was often the case. The cabins were also fantastic. The pride that the crew took in keeping the boat clean and shining was often remarked upon between us and it added to the feeling of luxury on board. So could we have wished for anything else? .....I can't think of anything! This was our second Gulet voyage in Turkey through your company and would we do it again? Definitely!
The Gulet trip was superb and we can't speak highly enough of Tufan 5 with Captain Kemal, his son Tufan and chef Yusuf. They were a pleasure to spend a week with, the meals were superb, and the boat very comfortable We found Turkey a wonderful and absorbing country - we will certainly go back at some time for further travels.
I was very impressed by SJ Travel's responsiveness and recommendations. Miss Angel was a wonderful boat with the most incredible crew. They were all so hard working and so personable. I will highly recommend to friends.
Exceeded expectations comes to mind. The crew was excellent in every way: hard working, courteous, great attitude. The yacht was great.
Spectacular week on a beautiful ship and excellent crew with constant attention to our needs. Their service was carried out in a friendly and engaging way. The food was uniformly delicious. Captain Mustafa was delightful and we always felt safe in his hands.
We loved the trip. The crew was wonderful and so nice. Captain Gursel, Ayhan and Selo worked together seamlessly and professionally with warmth, care and hospitality towards their guests.
Hi Kim We had a wonderful holiday. All the staff, the land tour, the gulet were fantastic. Turkey was so good! Nev and Metin were excellent on the land trip. ARIVA was wonderful as well. One of the best holidays we've had.
Too many highlights to highlight! Hard to improve on a 5 star trip! The crew were attentive, yet discreet at all times. Meals were continuously delicious and well presented. The destinations were wonderful. A great 10 days in every way. Can't think of anything that would improve this cruise. It was superb. Highlights were the staff, the food, the scenery and the sensitive service. The crew's attention to the passengers, their thoughtful, selfless care of us, the comfort of the boat and superb meals. To improve the overall cruise make it longer, 10 days was not enough!
We enjoyed and valued our time on Gemibasi enormously. The service from SJ Yachting and the crew could not be faulted. Thank you.