There are a few good route variations when you decide to embark from the port of Gocek town. Due to its location, it benefits primarily from being the closest harbor from the Dalaman International Airport. Gocek is also a high traffic region for boat traffic due to the upscale marinas available to all types of private and charter vessels. There aren’t too many things one can do within the immediate vicinity of Gocek town. But it is known for a limited selection of high end accommodation, charming atmosphere overall and a nice selection of restaurants by the waterfront.
The gulet cruising region extends past Gocek to further to Fethiye and further more into the Antalya province. Alternatively heading west, the route can stretch as far as Bodrum. As a matter of fact the most popular itinerary in luxury boat charters starts in Gocek and ends in Bodrum. This particular itinerary itself offers a few variations as well. Charterers can easily mix the Greek Islands situated in the Dodecanese during midway – which might make for an interesting combination of destinations between Turkey and Greece. Things to keep in mind if combining your route this way is that there are only two customs exit and entry points; namely Marmaris and Datca (in 2014 Bozburun was removed from this list). Another point is to know that once you exit to Greek waters you have to either enter back into Turkish waters from the same point or the alternative port.
The Gocek to Bodrum itinerary offers the possibilities in destination choices for inhabited bays and coves, restaurants and shopping, as well as areas more in the Aegean side of the route for water sports activities such as water skiing, jet skiing and the like.
With hundreds of boats to choose from in Turkish charters, there really is no top ones as all boats which are available from Gocek to Bodrum can do this route. However the recommendation is generally for boats for charter measuring 21 meters and up. Bodrum gulets are known to do this route quite frequently as the reverse begins from Bodrum. The advantage is a beautiful mixture of the southern Turkish blue cruise coastline.
One of the most popular of charters in Turkey, always booked up way in advance for the high season is the very unique and quite impressive Mezcal II gulet, boasting 38 meters for up to 12 guests.
The 34 meters K. Mehmet Bugra gulet is a new build for 16, launched in April 2014. She is based in Marmaris; however book this gulet early enough and she can offer a Gocek to Bodrum itinerary in total luxury and comfort.
Looking for added luxury, the 46 meter Infinity by Cobra Yacht shipyard is an excellent choice for long distance and open sea travels – especially in the Greek Islands for up to 12.