Each of us at SJ is involved in all aspects of the business, so the right hand always knows what the left is doing. Our base is on the spot in the heart of Bodrum, near the yacht marina and shipyards, so we keep in touch with new charter yachts, the maintenance of our gulets, and connect with our captains and crew daily. Our greatest commitment is to providing a top quality and personalised service from the moment of our guests' first enquiry, and one of our greatest strengths is our attention to detail. Our reputation is built on this philosophy, and now our guests return to us year after year, in turn bringing their friends, and so SJ grows...
A tailor made holiday itinerary means that you travel in the manner, style and means that suit your tastes and preferences. SJ's expert team specialise in exactly this; bespoke custom designed travel in Turkey by land and sea.
With airport greetings, itinerary briefings and a hearty welcome on board your private charter gulet, we understand that the fine details are what can make a holiday completely relaxing and enjoyable from start to finish.
For 30 years we have been firmly committed to our mission, which is to consistently provide top quality, tailor made holiday experiences in Turkey at the most reasonable prices and with a friendly, relaxed and efficient service.
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Born in Bodrum, Sefa grew up next to boats and the sea. After working for one of Bodrum's most reputable yacht charter companies, Sefa was ready to set up his own charter agency in 1991, SJ Travel & Yachting. He actively promotes quality standardised tourism in Turkey, and has held the post of President of the Bodrum Association of Turkish Travel Agents.
Many years ago Kim gave up a career in marketing in England to sail in the Mediterranean. On the way she found Bodrum and made it her home. She has worked as crew on sailing and motor yachts, guided walking groups in Turkey, and been Operations Manager for a bareboat yacht charter company. Kim has been with SJ Travel & Yachting since the early days witnessing the evolution of Turkish gulets into the luxury vessels they are today.
Born and raised in Turkey with an English mother and a Turkish father, Melisa is a bilingual graduate from the Anatolian Tourism High School. Her sense of fun and easy manner with the charter guests is a great asset to the SJ experience. Melisa has been with SJ Travel & Yachting for over 10 years.
Mustafa has more or less grown up in the Bodrum yachting community. He’s known most of the gulet captains and crews for years. We were very happy to have him when he agreed to join us in 2019. His calm manner and logistical skills are a boon to our team. When you arrive at the airport it’s quite likely that Mustafa will be there to greet you.
Trained as an engineer, after working in Ukraine and learning Russian, Sefa’s nephew Kaan joined the family company in 2021. He looks after the financial side of things at SJ Travel but is always with us out on the harbour when guests arrive, taking care of any last minute preparations or shopping requests