Gocek Blue Cruise Tour – Hire your luxury Turkish Gulet, Motor Yacht, or Sailing Yacht, then start an unforgettable journey on the Mediterranean Sea. Blue Cruise Turkey is one of Turkey’s most preferred vacation types. Blue Cruise Turkey offers you a fantastic trip in the southwest of Turkey. Once you rent your gulet, motor yacht, or sailing yacht, you start your journey by visiting; Gocek, Kille Buku, Bedri Rahmi Bay (Taskaya), Sarsala Bay, Cleopatras’ Bath, Gobun Bay, Yavansu Bay, Domuz Island, Tersane Island, Yassica Islands, Boynuzbuku.
Gocek has many attractions for visitors arriving by sea; picturesque islands, each surrounded by decidedly beautiful bays and turquoise waters, combine to create an inviting landscape. The Gulf of Gocek, consisting of sheltered anchorages and ports to explore, makes it a popular stop for ships traveling the Mediterranean. Sea and local accommodation include six different marinas, which must meet the needs of almost every yacht. Gocek is an excellent gateway to the South Aegean coastline and the Mediterranean Sea. It is an ideal starting point for many spectacular destinations on various routes with its green coast, paradise coves, and turquoise waters. November, after the first time, Gocek’s reputation has spread to the world. A long holiday season that starts in early April and continues until November offers plenty of opportunities for a holiday visit.
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
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.
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 very 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.
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 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.
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).
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. And 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.
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.
Yassica archipelago, consisting of 5 small and large islands, is one of the most frequently visited 12 islands boat tour places. These islands are the most anchored point of yachts. Swimming lovers often prefer the northern end of the main island of the Yassica team Islands. In addition, there are various water sports in the region. The narrow straits, natural wonders separate the islands that form in the Yassica Islands. Sailing between these islands certainly satisfies you.
Boynuzbükü Bay, located to the west of Fethiye Bay, is a corner of paradise located at the point where blue and green meet. Many local and foreign tourists flock to Hornbükü Bay, surrounded by pine trees, throughout the year. Visitors who come here can enjoy the sand and sun in the calm sea on the one hand and take a peaceful walk in virgin nature on the other. There is a restaurant here that serves excellent tastes.
You arrive at Gocek at the end of your voyage, after taking in all the wonders of the Mediterranean, possibly also the Aegean Sea. When you berth in Gocek, take some time off before you leave for the airport. Enjoy the wonders of this beautiful town and take one last taste of all that Turkey has to offer—walking the promenade and enjoying the sunset. Maybe that carpet you saw when you arrived is still waiting for you to buy it and place it at home. It provides extra warm memories of an ancient coastline and land filled with warm wonders and experiences.