Bodrum is such a great place for sailing in. There are loads of Islands dotted all over the peninsular that you can pull up to and sail to. One such Island is opposite Kadikalesi and Turgutries. I like to call it the double humped Island but im sure it has a proper name! I was sailing there last summer with a company called PURE http://puretourism.co.uk/dinghy-sailing-holidays-kadikalesi-nr-turgutreis-bodrum-turkey
I hired a nice little pico and we did a sailing day trip which was great fun! There was just a couple of us, and we sailed from the beach. The wind was cross shore so it meant getting to the island was fairly easy. However when we got to the bay the wind did swirl making it quite hard to land. It was on a nice gentle wind day so the guys at PURE would only let us do it then. However definetly one of my best holiday experiences.
Fondest memory: Have too many to share. However I think one of my favorite memorys of Bodrum was in Gumusluk where there is a really nice secret pool where you can watch the sunset whilst relaxing in a jaquisy like state!
30.30 m SAILING GULET
6 AIR-CONDITIONED CABINS, 6 WC-SHOWERS
LOA: 30.30 m
BEAM: 7.30 m
BUILT YEAR: 1998
ENGINE: 360 FIAT AI OF with 1/4 twindisc gear box
GENERATOR: ONAN 20 kwa. 50 kwa
SAIL AREA: 560 sq meter
ELECTRICITY: 220/24 V
HULL MATERIAL: Mahogany, teak deck
EQUIPMENTS: VHF, dinghy with outboard 9 hp, windsurf,fishing equipment, CD-player, TV, music system, deep freeze, ice maker, masks, flippers, sun awnings, sun mattresses, deck chairs, sea ladder.
Fuuly equipped sail system with dacron sails.
ACCOMMODATION: 6 air conditioned cabins (1 Master cabin, 4 dbl cabin, 1 single cabin) each cabin has shower/wc (cubicle shower)-with foot and hand towels, all toilets are one touch system, hot water, saloon, fully equipped galley, indoor/outdoor dining, crew quarter.
OPTIONALS: Fax machine, satellite phone, satellite tv, computer, Jetski, speed boat with 60 hp., mono-single water ski, ringo.
Fondest memory: A gulet: A gulet is an all wooden motor sailing yacht built for cruising the coasts in the calm warm waters of the Mediterranean. These yachts are built to center life on deck during the charter. Spacious decks and housing a large (usually) aft half mooned shaped dining and lounging area are their main features.
The number of passengers a gulet carries varies, according to size, between 8 and 16. On a 17 to 25 meter boat, that is quite a breathing space for each person considering that every passenger has private quarters and jointly used decks, saloons, etc. are quite spacious.
A gulet can best be compared to a small hotel afloat. There are double berths in each cabin and occasionally, upper bunks. Every cabin has its and shower. The crew sleeps and uses the facilities in their separate
Common quarters include a large saloon, a fully equipped galley commanded by a cook, lots of uncluttered deck space, sun mattresses strewn all over to laze on while tanning. Round sterned gulets have a mattress covered perch in the aft that is called a "pigeon's nest", the most comfortable place to lounge or nap on the boat, protected by awnings. Unlike a bareboat, which is often limited in water supply, a gulet offers the chance to wash off the salt after every swimming party, as it takes up to 3 tons of fresh water.
Route I: Bodrum - Gökova - Bodrum
Route II: Marmaris - Gulf of Fethiye - Marmaris
Route III: Göcek - Fethiye - Göcek
One, not to miss out, thing is to make a boat tour in Bodrum.. This is not an easy task, first of all you must not be pissed off the night before :) which is really hard in Bodrum :))
Bodrum has excellent bays and these bays are creating a land of marvellous landscapes, and you can best enjoy this by a boat tour.. There are several routes which you can take at Bodrum Marina, On the town Center..
Bodrum is also the start point of many Blue voyage tours.. it has three courses, which took 7 days where you can enjoy the blue harmony on the aegean coastes.. And also it has Daily boat trips organised every day in Bodrum Harbour between 10.00 and 12.00 to the surrounding bays and beaches.
In fact we did not see that much of Bodrum
because we lived almost 8 days on our boat.
sailing and enjoying around the beautiful area of Bodrum
Fondest memory: I can't remember why this is one of my fondest memories.Was it the green area - the sailings or......
Just watching and relaxing - this was the holiday objective !
From sunset till sundown .. and even later
some small talkings with the captain and his crew !
Fondest memory: The relaxing atmosphere - the beauty of the turkish coast
Favorite thing: Just relaxing in a unique atmosphere - that was my favorite thing - together with some friends and a fantastic turkish crew !