Fethiye to Oludeniz and Gocek Blue Cruise Tour Turkey. Choose the best Turkish Gulet, Motor Yacht, and Sailing Yacht, then visit the bays of Fethiye and Gocek in Turkey. Then, start your journey by visiting enchanting bays and coasts of the Mediterranean Sea with Turkey’s best luxurious gulets, motor yachts, and sailing yachts. You will visit those bays during Blue Cruise Turkey; Fethiye, Gemiler Island, Oludeniz, Tersane Island, Domuz Island, Gobun Bay, Yavansu Bay, Cleopatras’ Bath, Sarsala Bay, Bedri Rahmi Bay (Taskaya), Kille Buku, Hacihalil Island (Zeytin), Kizil Ada, Turunc Pinarı, Samanlik Bay.
After you arrive in Fethiye, the boarding starts in the afternoon, and you can spend time in port and enjoy yourself in the city before you set sail. We sail off the next day morning. It is a great time to look around the small city and enjoy pre-sailing shopping. It is also a great chance to let your chef know what specialties you want on the voyage that does not include in the itinerary. Finally, you have dinner on the yacht, berthed in the Marina, and enjoy a fantastic first night in Fethiye at the Mediterranean sea.
Gemiler Island is an island where nature and history are intertwined, located 9 km from Fethiye. Gemiler Island only can be reached by boats departing from Belcekiz beach or by road. After setting foot on the island, you can reach the island’s top by following unique walking paths. You can see Oludeniz, the Butterflies Valley, and the Gulf of Gocek. If you are a history enthusiast, you should see the Byzantine church ruins on the island. Rumors that the region is the center of the spread of Christianity also make the island important for Christian tourists. Gemiler Bay, located opposite Gemiler island, offers visitors a unique view along with its magnificent nature. The presence of an open-air church is of historical importance in the bay and is a 1st-degree site that has led to a fee for entry to the area. After entering the bay for a small fee, you can enjoy the sea, sun, nature. In addition, you can admire the mosaics found at the base of the historic church.
Fethiye’s world-famous beach Oludeniz has always maintained its place in the list of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Oludeniz, a natural wonder where Yesil and Blue meet, got its name because its water is flat like a sheet. Due to its location, Oludeniz is still and warm, just like a lake. Oludeniz, where there are many beautiful beaches, is also a constant point of Blue Cruise Turkey routes. In the turquoise waters of Oludeniz beaches, you can do many activities such as jet-skiing, sailing, surfing, and add entertainment to your holiday.
Gocek Tersane Island, the largest island in the Gulf of Gocek, is home to the remains of an old shipyard and many other historical structures used in the Ottoman period. Gocek Tersane Island is only can be reached by passing through a deep channel. The historic ruins are located in the island’s winter Harbor. The other bay on the eastern side of the island is called Summer Harbor. It is a very sheltered bay, suitable for mooring. Gocek Tersane Island, in the past, was called Telandria. During the Byzantine period, Tersane Island was the safest refuge for sailors in the bay. However, according to the Lausanne agreement, in 1922, the island had to be evacuated, and its inhabitants emigrated to Greece. Gocek Tersane Island, one of the indispensable steps of the bay, is a great place for overnight and swimming breaks on blue cruises and boat tours.
Domuz Island, one of the most beautiful islands located off Gocek, got this name in ancient times. Many pigs lived on the island. However, today it is also called Prince Island. The island, which fascinates those who see it with its lush nature, is closed to visitors due to its private property. But it is possible to anchor off the coast and swim in the magnificent waters of Gocek. Domuz Island, the closest island to the Gocek peninsula, has stunning natural structures, sheltered bays, and historical ruins. In order not to damage historical remains, boats can’t dock in some areas. In the northern part, there are sheltered bays where blue cruise boats can anchor—some of the historical ruins that history enthusiasts crave that you can see above the water. At the same time, you should keep sea glasses with you to see the parts that remain under the water. It is not difficult to see the bottom of the sea as clear as glass. Swimming around this unique island covered with pine and olive trees would be an excellent experience for you.
Göbün Bay is a place like a tropical island where historical structures appear deep in the turquoise water. Göbün Bay, the most sheltered bay in Gocek Bays, is located south of Domuz Island. The Bay, whose entrance is very narrow, is decorated with pine and olive trees. The wind doesn’t come here much. The entrance to the bay is so narrow that it is pretty challenging to choose from a distance unless you look at it carefully. The western part is completely shallow. It is precisely in this shallow area that ancient underwater ruins are located. Research shows that some of these ruins were late Byzantine period, and some were Greek houses.
Yavansu Bay or Seagull Bay, also known as March Bay, is a great place to visit and see. You can enjoy a fantastic holiday in this bay covered with olive and pine trees. On the one hand, this bay offers peace intertwined with nature, and on the other, you can enjoy the sea, sand, and sun. The name bay comes from the quality of the water from the mountain. Because of the prosaic water taste of the quality that only animals can drink, they named the island Yavansu (prosaic water).
Bath Bay, also known as Cleopatra Bay, got its name from the ruins of baths from the Byzantine period found in the bay. Next to the pier, a hot water source emanating from the remains, some of which have been flooded, is believed to be Cleopatra’s beauty secret. Tourists who hear this rumor also necessarily add this place to their holiday routes in October. The magnificent bay where green and blue meet is a destination for Blue Cruise Turkey routes with its history and natural beauties. Bath Bay, which stands out with its clean sea, is also the choice of diving enthusiasts, the eastern part of the bath is profound. The part that remains under the water also has the remains of the bath. It is a perfect place to stay. By snorkeling, you can see these historical ruins and swim with various kinds of fish. After anchoring in the bay, you can also go for a ride and see many places. You can walk along paths decorated with olive and pine trees and watch the magnificent view from the hill. If you don’t get tired, you can reach the ancient city of Lydae after an hour’s drive.
Sarsala Bay, with its untouched natural beauty, turquoise color, and fine sandy beach fascinates those who see. Due to the lack of residential areas in the bay, day trips are organized. It can be a little crowded on weekends since there is transportation from land, but it still does not lose anything from the peace it gives. The unknown bay is relatively sheltered, so it has come to this day without damaging its beauty. The Bay is so sheltered that it has warm water. So much so that some years, even in February, the sea can be entered. Its calm, quiet and sheltered is a reason in itself for boats occupy it. Boat dwellers enjoy swimming in the sea like sheets, harboring every shade of blue surrounded by lush trees. The fact that the sea is undulating and shallow is why families with children prefer this region.
Bedri Rahmi (Tasyaka) Bay
Bedri Rahmi Bay, whose real name is Taşyaka, has become the most famous of Gocek bays in recent years. The fish painting made by Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu on the rock on the shore next to the King’s tombs located in the hills makes the cove popular. During his trip to this bay, painter and poet Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, the pioneer of the Blue tour trips in Gocek bays in 1974, paints the famous fish picture. He depicts 6 animals on a rock located right by the sea. Taşyaka Bay is called Bedri Rahmi Bay, thanks to the fish picture, which has become a bay symbol over time. The ancient Lycian King tombs, located on lush, steep decks covered with pine trees, caused Bedri Rahmi Bay to become world-famous among the bays of Gocek. “How did these Lycians build these graves here?”, “How did they bury these people here?” you can reach the tombs of the kings, who would say, on foot from steep paths, and you can easily see them from the sea. The beauty of Bedri Rahmi Bay is the fresh water source located on it. The biggest reason why Blue tour yachts especially choose this place to stay in this water source.
One of the largest bays of Gocek bends with clay. Surrounded by emerald green pine trees, clay bends are a great place where you can spend time intertwined with the sounds of waves, the songs of birds, and nature. Located on the Blue cruise Turkey route and frequented by day boat tours, Kille Bükü is very suitable for staying at night with its sheltered nature. This bay with magnificent nature attracts attention with its Long Beach. The wide beach allows you to swim away from people, whether on the beach or among the decks. There is a vast plain in the area behind the coast. The historic church in this area is of great interest to history enthusiasts.
Hacihalil (Zeytin) Island
Zeytin Island, also known as Hacı Halil Island, is the only private property in Yassicalar. Olive island has an olive squeezing plant, which is estimated to have remained from the Ottoman period.
It was given this name due to the reddish color of the sand and gravel on its shores at sunset. There are no structures on the island other than a lighthouse. Because the East Coast is closed to the waves, it is suitable for anchoring and swimming. Kızılada Lighthouse has been guiding sailors sailing to Fethiye Bay for more than 100 years. Brightening the Dark Horizons with its white lighthouse, Kızılada Lighthouse now serves not only as a lighthouse but also as a boutique hotel and restaurant. Built by the French at the end of the 1800s with bricks brought from Marseille, Kızılada Lighthouse is one of the most important guides for sailors traveling along the coast of Fethiye. And it gets its name from its floor, which rings red. Red Lantern, which used to show itself only with its white light, now has a unique feast in the bay.
It is one of the bays of Fethiye known as Oyuktepe bays. The bay gets its name from the citrus trees found around it. Transportation is limited to the bay, which is about 8 kilometers from the center. Transportation is usually provided by boats departing from the port. Trees surround the cove. As if nature had tried to hide this beauty by embracing it. Surrounded by pine, olive, sandalwood, Laurel, and Pinar trees, the cove hills are covered with citrus trees. It is believed that the bay got its name from these citrus trees. Besides all these greens, the turquoise color of the sea is added to the middle of an entire holiday air. It is a place that can be preferred by those who want to make a secluded getaway in a quiet and quiet environment alone with nature. Another of the most significant features of bay is that spring water comes out of them. It is a common source of drinking water. Maybe that’s where the spring in the name derives. A tracking path that follows this water source also offers a beautiful experience for hiking lovers. Suppose you want to introduce the bay in a single sentence. In that case, we can say that it is a paradise hidden in a valley with charming beauty between high hills that descend decidedly towards the sea.
In the Fethiye district of Muğla province, the small Samanlik part of the bays is divided into large Samanlik Bay and small Samanlik Bay, which remain in the Fethiye Peninsula. Although this is compared many times, the location, beach, and sand differ. Local and foreign tourists can see every shade of green and blue in this bay, especially in summer. The Samanlik Bay has a clear, clean sea-like dark glass. You know, they say it has a sea like an aquarium, and that’s how you can meet fish when you swim. There are 2 Piers for jumping into the sea at the beach of Samanlik. Especially for young people, this pier is complete entertainment. The sea of Samanlik Bay is relatively stagnant and beautiful. Being shallow is of great importance, especially for families with children. Children can quickly enter the sea. If you want to say that the beach is a mixture of sand and gravel, families with children should bring Sea shoes.
After completing your amazing 8 Days Blue Cruise Turkey, we are arriving in Fethiye to return; take a moment to enjoy the city one more time. If possible, don’t go back immediately; walk around the market site, soak in the last days of Turkey. Enjoy the final shopping and sense the beautiful smells and taste of local cuisine. If you have the time, stay overnight and enjoy one last romantic evening or exciting bar nightlife. Once you leave, the memories remain for a lifetime.