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 boats as there are 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. Also if you wanted to pick up some nice wines and other delicatessen, there are a couple of nice shops you can visit for this.
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 three customs exit and entry points; namely Marmaris, Bozburun and Datca. Another point is to know that once you exit to Greek waters you have to either enter back into Turkish waters from the same or the alternative port.
The Gocek to Bodrum itinerary includes inhabited bays and coves, restaurants and local 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. 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 Kaya Guneri V gulet, boasting 40 meters for up to 12 guests.
The 34 meters K. Mehmet Bugra gulet sleeps up to 18, with a great selection of water toys including jet ski.
Similar to the above gulet, S. Nur Taylan is a popular charter for this route. She offers a great choice of water toys, spacious accommodation, and fantastic crew.
Looking for even higher added luxury, the 36 meter Dolce Mare is an excellent choice for up to 12 guests.
At a moderate budget, the beautiful 12 person Berrak Su gulet is also a superb Turkish boat to consider.
Of course the booking schedules of these fine gulets depend on whether you can enjoy this itinerary with them. But book way in advance, and your chances are good!