The major route of a BLUE CRUISE is this itinerary into the gulf of Gokova. This is where the whole idea of the Blue Cruise has started early 1970’s. We suggest first time travelers to try this balance of small coves, beautiful scenery and ancient ruins of the Cleopatra Island. Lots of swims and no big harbours. You can visit small fishing villages on this routes and ideal route for first time blue cruise.
The boarding starts at 14:30 p.m. from the Port of Bodrum. Early-arriving guests can leave their luggages to Onelli Yachting Office. During this time our guests wishing to explore the city can go ahead. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12 th century B.C. The city which was called as ‘ halicarnassus’ was the birthplace of Heredotos; the ‘ Father of History’ who has lived in the 5 th century B.C.
Thus Bodrum was a home to many civilizations and a lot to see: The ‘Mausoleum’ of the King Mausolus which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this cultural city. Another unique historical work-piece that could still stand till the Classical Century is the Amphitheatre; one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests, and is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers in today’s Bodrum.
The next place that you should see when you arrive Bodrum is the landmark of the city ‘Castle of Saint Peter’ which has a history goes back to the Medieval Century and today it houses the world’s largest underwater archeology museum. Another one that you should not miss; is the ‘Myndos Gate’ where Alexander the Great had got into Halicarnassus. Onelli Yachting staff will inform you about the cruise programme and the boat. During this time your captain will be completing the port- departure procedures. Then cruise start at around 16:00 for first swimming stop near Black island, Poyraz bay.
Start a day and enjoying your breakfast. Our first stop is Orak island. After a lunch and swimming or diving break in crystal-blue waters of Orak island, the captain will hoist sail to cokertme; a small fishing town, where you can enjoy a short-walk in its infinite-blue shores.
Right after the breakfast in the early morning comes sailing to Seven islands.You will be starting an another beautiful day in Seven islands Region. In the region you will see so many small islands close to each other and is recommended that you should dive here, swim, sleep and get the best rest.Our guests can also enjoy a walk in the forests surrounded with pine trees.Our 1st stop in Seven islands Region will be Kufre Bay. We will be docking to Uzun Liman (Long -Port) before 5:oo p.m.( tea-time) and will enjoy the dinner and the night here.
After the breakfast and a short sail we will be docking to Tuzla Bay to enjoy a swim in its turquise- blue waters.Morning swimmings will become one of your daily activities.For lunch; our captain will hoist sail to Longoz Bay ;another paradise, sheltered with huge pine forests.After the lunch you can enjoy a short walk in the forest and take a rest in Ali Baba’s local cafe.Then comes sailing to English Port for the next dinner and the night-stay. The nameEnglish Port comes from the 2nd World War; as the ships of English Navy – forces were docking here. in this area there are so many small and large bays for the boats to dock.
Sailing to Sedir( Kedrae) island. This unique island with its small beach and unbelieveable clear water is like an open-air museum.you can see the city -walls, the ruins from the Dors’ reign ( later on restorated as a church) ; the amphitheatre, with 1500 guest capacity and the domed historical buildings. You can walk around the wrecks of pillars with antique writings on them or the ancient -time; stones. Cleopatra beach, that is located on this island has a very speacial kind of sand that can be found only in the deserts of Northern Africa, and is not allowed to take even a small amount of this sand out of the island.
According to the myth King Antonius had brought this sand from Egypt by sea for Cleopatra. Then our boat will be sailing to Karacasogut village for the dinner and the night. This pretty village is located 25 kms away from Marmaris.The transportation from here to Marmaris can be done by ‘dolmus’ buses. We will have optional tours to Marmaris or Dalyan-Caunos for those wishing to explore these places.
Engine to start Kargili Bay in the early morning. The breakfast is served on the way.We will be docking to Kisebuku( Alakisla) for a swimming break after the lunch.there you will see the Byzantians’ ruins.we will spend the dinner and the night in Kisebuku, too.
Sailing to Pabucburnu after breakfast and a short swimming break here.Then docking to Yaliciftlik Bay after lunch, and for those who wish to take a village tour from here can enjoy the village. Then our boat will be sailing back to Black island for the last day’s dinner and the night over.
Leaving the boat after breakfast taking all your unforgettable and very enjoyable memories with you.