We Love —
- The beautiful Cankaya II has been built in traditional style using the finest teak and mahogany
- You'll be totally taken care of with return transfers and full board including tea, coffee and soft drinks with meals, so all you have to worry about is having your camera at the ready for some amazing holiday snaps!
- Keep an eye out as you cruise through the channel of Kekova, the area is famed for it's sunken ruins and they really are a fascinating sight to behold
Here to Help —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
For any additional information on this offer or assistance in making your reservation please call one of our dedicated team on 0844 8262099 or email email@example.com
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 – 21:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 – 17:30.
Our Offer —
Gulet cruises are the perfect way to simply relax and soak up the sun as you cruise crystal clear waters, exploring the remains of ancient Mediterranean civilisations along the stunning coastline. Turkey's stunning coastline with its rich history and beautiful scenery just slips past as you lie back and enjoy the sun and the views.
There is no better way to appreciate the beautiful Turkish coast than from the water, so take this opportunity to spend 7 nights and 8 days sailing on a traditional gulet. This fantastic offer includes flights, transfers and a full board basis plus complimentary soft drinks onboard the gulet.
Your Destinations —
The harbour is the ideal place for a seafront promenade, bustling with fishing boats, gulets and international yachts, whilst the town exudes charm, with some excellent restaurants and a market where locals gather to sell their wares - it is the biggest in the area and the perfect place to hunt for bargains, hone your bartering skills and stock up on holiday souvenirs.
A small island lies a short distance off the coast on which you will find the remains of a sizeable Byzantine settlement and although many of the buildings are in ruins, there is still plenty to see.
According to local folklore the island was once a pirate stronghold and another story tells the tale of the island being ruled by a Queen who had skin sensitive to the sun. A covered road was built from her palace on the top of the island down to the sea so she could go for a swim, parts of an arched road do still exist so perhaps there is some truth to the story.
Taking its name from the Greek 'Kakava' meaning 'the island of partridges' (although none can be seen today), Kekova Island is situated just off the mainland. As you cruise the channel keep your eyes out, the area is famous for the submerged ruins, the submerged harbour at Kale Köy and the sarcophagus breaking through the water.
Kalkan is a harbour town with an addictive charm all of its own. You will be entranced by its narrow streets and cobbled alleyways with their 'higgledy piggledy' houses, leading up the hillside surrounding the enchanting harbour.
Kas is a relaxed harbour town; its name means 'eyebrow' in Turkish, a reference to the curved shape of the picturesque harbour, with its traditional tea garden and tiny, whitewashed mosque. Its narrow streets are overlooked by Lycian rock tombs and, wandering them you may well stumble on an ancient sarcophagus, a relic of the ancient city of Antiphellos, whose theatre also remains.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1 - Arrival in Turkey, transfer from Dalaman airport to your gulet and overnight in Fethiye Harbour.
Day 2 - After breakfast depart for Pine Tree Bay for lunch and then to Turunç Bay for an afternoon of swimming and overnight.
Day 3 - After breakfast depart for Pirates Bay, an idyllic cove for swimming and lunch and then onto Gemiler for overnight stay.
Day 4 - Leave Gemiler for Firmaz Bay for swimming. After lunch go to Kalkan and moor in the harbour if possible. A chance to explore the winding streets of this charming resort. Dinner and overnight in a bay close by.
Day 5 - Depart after breakfast for Alman Bay for swimming and sunbathing. After lunch go to Kekova and its ancient sunken city, overlooked from the mainland by the village of Kale Köy and the ruins of Simena Castle on the hillside above. Overnight in Gökkaya.
Day 6 - After breakfast depart for Üçagiz village, then onto Kale Köy. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 - Leave Gökkaya and head for Limanagzi Bay for lunch and swimming before heading into the harbour town of Ucagiz for your final night on board.
Day 8 - Free time before your transfer to Dalaman airport for your flight back to the UK.
Your Ship —
This offer is based on a full board stay plus complimentary soft drinks.
The Cankaya II has recently been refurbished to a high standard and was built in a traditional style using the best teak and mahogany materials. The large decks have been designed with space, comfort and relaxation in mind.
Breakfast on board will usually be a traditional Turkish breakfast which is the perfect start to a lazy day in the sun. This usually consists of fresh white bread, butter, jam, honey, crumbly 'white' cheese, similar to feta, 'yellow' cheese, which is a hard cheese, together with egg, tomato and cucumber. Breakfast is washed down with strong Turkish tea, coffee or milk.
The chefs have carefully prepared a seven day menu from the best of Turkish cuisine, serving a different mouth-watering delicacy each day.
Lunch is usually a light meal, which most people prefer in the heat of the day. It includes Turkish meze type dishes, which are mostly vegetarian, usually accompanied by pasta, rice or chips. The evening meal is the main meal of the day and will be based around fish or meat dishes.
Water and soft drinks are included in the price of your holiday. Tea and coffee are also included at breakfast and afternoon tea. Alcoholic drinks can be purchased from the bar on board and the captain will always make you aware of prices at the beginning of your holiday.
Please note that you are not allowed to consume your own drinks on board including duty free purchases.
- Air-conditioning (in operation 3 hours a day)
- 2 pin electrical points in cabins/bathrooms
- The spacious inner saloon is air conditioned and finished to the highest standard
- 2 x 330HP DAF engines
- Refitted 2011/2012
- Length: 35 metres
- Beam: 8 metres
- 20 sun beds
- Music system
- Life boat with 30HP engine
- 2 canoes
Your Cabin —
This offer is based on a stay in a Standard Cabin.
Please note: the Çankaya II does not accept children under 14 years old.
Oasis Hotel, Kalkan - 7 nights —
You can choose to add a 7 night stay at the Oasis Hotel (optional). Your stay here will be on a bed and breakfast basis in a Suite
There is also a small Spa, including a hammam (Turkish bath) and massage and treatment rooms. But, the show-stopper has to be the superb new rooftop restaurant serving delicious Turkish cuisine and bar, just perfect for a sun-downer cocktail whilst gazing out to sea.
Each of the 23 comfortable en-suite rooms and suites have been decorated in warm Mediterranean colours and have a balcony or terrace with lovely views over the surrounding mountains or Kalkan. The excellent suites are spacious, light and airy with good sea views.
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights to Dalaman with Monarch airlines are included.
From London Gatwick
Outbound: 08:10 - 14:10
Inbound: 15:00 - 17:25
Outbound: 06:50 - 13:10
Inbound: 14:00 - 16:40
All flight times are local.
Transfers: Shared transfers are included. Upon arrival at Dalaman Airport you will be transferred to your gulet.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.