Göcek Island Getaways

The Ultimate in Relaxation

Aerial view of the ruins of an ancient bathhouse in turquoise water

Cleopatra's Ancient Hamam

Cruises in Turkey's Göcek island region are popular with guests from all walks of life. Combine the calm waters and spectacular scenery of the region, the comfort of a luxury class gulet with top-notch food, drinks and service by a friendly and attentive crew. and this cruise has all the makings of a relaxing dream vacation!

This route is suitable for cruises of 2 to 7 days in length.


Welcome on-board Arkadaslik! Once everyone has boarded, we'll lift anchor and head out of the harbour - west from Fethiye, to the beautiful Göcek islands

Towel folded into shape of an elephant o a cabin bed

Our Cabin!

Sue and the sailor will immediately start making their rounds – offering refreshments and making sure you're comfortably settled for the journey.

Upon arriving at our first bay of the day, enjoy a swim, take the kayak for a paddle, challenge your travelling companions to a game of Backgammon. or simply sit back and relax amidst the stunning Mediterranean scenery.

Gulet anchored in beach in Gocek Islands region at sunset

Mediterranean Sunset

As evening falls, the crew will commence preparations for your first dinner of the trip. The chef typically prepares the mezes, salads, and desserts, Captain Oktay oversees the barbecue, and Sue and the sailor are responsible for setting the table and guest service. Dinner is a relaxed affair, served family style on the big table on the back deck. Help yourself from the platters of hot and cold mezes, salads and bread, plus the main course.

Two women in an orange kayak paddling in a rocky cove

Kayaking

When the meal is complete, we'll clear everything away and re-set the table for the fruit plate. You are welcome to linger at the table as long as you like, but the crew will start heading to bed around midnight. When you start to get sleepy, head to bed in your cabin or stake out one of the sunbeds on the mid-deck with your pillow and blanket. Fall asleep to the gentle rocking of the boat.

Guest shows off small fish he caught with a fishing spear gun

Catch of the Day!

You'll quickly lose track of time as the days blend one-into-the-next. Sunbathe in bays where Cleopatra once frolicked. Snorkel in water so clear you can see turtles resting on the sea floor 20 meters down. Hike trails to ancient ruins. (Hint: If you're a hiking or climbing enthusiast, Sue can easily be convinced to accompany you on a hike along some of the trails in the area.) All from the comfort of your own floating hotel.

Gulet sailing across the Mediterranean sea

Sailing the Med

Depending on the length of your cruise, we'll visit places like:

Aerial view of gulets and yachts anchored in Hamam Bay and surrounding area

The Turquoise Coast

Guests posing on Arkadaslik's bow during a Blue Cruise in the Gocek Islands region

Having Fun!


Each morning starts with a leisurely Turkish Breakfast, followed by some cruising, then a stop for a swim.

Lunches are laid-back affairs, followed by time for swimming, napping or catching some rays, before we lift anchor and head to the next idyllic spot for more swimming, snorkeling and diving.

Gulet anchored in front of ruins at Cleopatra's Hamam Bay

Cleopatra's Hamam Bay

Between stops, sit on the front deck and sip a cool drink as we cruise through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Relax on the shaded back deck with a good book. Or stretch out on the mid-deck to work on your suntan under the warm Mediterranean sun.

Gulets and yachts anchored in turquoise water around a small island

Gorgeous Water!

Around 4:00 each afternoon, the Chef will prepare a treat for "afternoon tea". This civilized practice whets your appetite for the feast being served a few hours later.

You'll continue to be amazed by the dinners prepared by the team, each one more delicious than the last.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle swimming in turquoise water

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Evenings are filled with laughter, good conversation and fun. Listen to your favourite music on the boat-wide sound system. Enjoy a midnight swim. Sit on the foredeck and watch the stars. Play cards or board games with your travelling companions. Your imagination is the only limit to things you can do on-board!

Swimmer making a funny pose in the water

Come On In!

Your last night on Arkadaslik will be bittersweet, knowing you'll return to life on land in the morning.

Image of a big white bird made of rocks laid out on the shore

Martılı Bay

On your last morning, enjoy a last swim and final Turkish Breakfast before we return to the harbour in Fethiye to say our goodbyes. Until next time… Güle güle!

This is just an example of a possible cruise itinerary with Arkadaslik Yachting. We customize every route to meet your group's specific needs and wants. Please get in touch today to start planning the cruise holiday of your dreams.