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...


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Sefa Karaca | Owner - Manager SJ Travel & Yachting

Sefa Karaca

Owner - Manager

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.

Kim Gould | Coordinations & Marketing Manager

Kim Gould

Marketing Manager

Over 20 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 for 19 years.

Hakan Tuncer

Hakan Tuncer


Hakan has been with the company from the very start. A partner in the business, one of his many roles is making sure the gulets are fully stocked with food and drink before guests arrive; he’s always nearby with his bicycle, ready to take care of any last minute preparations and shopping requests.

Melisa Anafarta

Melisa Anafarta


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 is an asset to the SJ experience.