Sailing through Turkey
Sailing through Turkey
We start in this beautiful town, where we will check in with the SYB team! Try to arrive before 1pm to the port of Mamaris. We'll do an orientation, learn some safety things and hit the seas!!
MARMARIS - KUMLUBÜK
We will start in Marmaris located in southwestern Turkey in the province of Mugla. The city has two major marinas making it big boat heaven. We'll get to know each other and maybe break a sweat before enjoying all that the Turkish nightlife has to offer.
KUMLUBÜK - GÖBÜN
Our journey onwards officially begins. We're heading to the Bay of Sands, the longest stretch of beach on the peninsula. We bet you didn't know Turkey could give Greek waters a run for their money. We'll have a day full of SYB workouts, beach games, yoga serenity, and probably a beer or five. Our onboard chef will whip us up a beautiful family dinner to round off the night.
GÖBÜN - SARSALA
This area is considered to be one of the most beautiful sections of the Turkish coast. It's nature at its finest. We expect to have some of our most relaxing Shavasanas after a few days of pure bliss on the waters.
SARSALA - GÖCEK
Sarsala Cove is today one of the most popular stops for yachts cruising the Mediterranean coasts of Turkey, known as the Blue Cruise. We'll spend the day manifesting our best lives, swimming in crystal waters, breaking a sweat with our new besties, and hiking to the top of the cove for all-around gorgeous views. If you're not too tired after a day full of activities, we will probably be whipping out a Smirnoff Ice or two. IYKYK.
GÖCEK - EKINCIK
After four days of peace and quiet, it's time for some civilization in the lively streets of Göcek. Following our typical SYB morning bootcamp, we'll roam the street in search of the best Turkish dishes, and maybe class it up with an afternoon tea. We'll then head back to our boat for an evening of good manners and quiet time. Just kidding, who do you think we are?
EKINCIK - MARMARIS
It's time for some history. Today we head to Ekencik, where we will go upriver to visit the ruins of Caunos, which include the important Lycian rock tombs, the ancient theatre, and other prehistoric remains.
And we're back. After seven days at sea, it's good to be home. This city offers luxury hotel resorts, beautiful beaches, places of relaxation, and many other things to keep us entertained after our SYB bootcamp and yoga sesh. Our final night together will include a family dinner and our infamous awards ceremony. We've had such an amazing week, but it doesn't have to be over yet.
After today, we will part ways. But don't worry, this isn't goodbye; this is just the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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It is best to fly to Dalaman which is 90km from Marmaris. We will meet in Marmaris Cruise Port at 1pm September 2nd, so make sure you have enough time to get to the port. Our departure will be 3pm If you miss this, no problem we can have a speed boat to help you catch up.
We also finish in Mamaris, we will be arriving to the same port on Sept 9th early morning so you can schedule flights departing anything after 3pm to make sure you have enough time to get there.
Bodrum is a city on the Bodrum Peninsula on the Aegean Sea. The city is a gateway to nearby beach towns and resorts. Famous for its stunning beaches, lavish lifestyle and nightlife, Bodrum is most famous for its impressive view from the water. The turquoise seas ad the rugged coastline contrast beautifully with the city's luxury.
Welcome to our gulet, these are old Turkish style boats that cruise the calm waters of the Mediterranean. You'll find this gulet has 8 total cabins and could fit a max of 16 people if all cabins are shared with two people. We have a full kitchen, bar, and many lounging areas throughout the vessel.
Our boat is 28 meters long, come with a crew of 4, and has all unlimited drinks... welcome to SYB on the seas.
We rec bringing along motion sickness bracelets from Amazon if you're known to have issues with the motion in the ocean. However, we use a big boy Gulet (basically a mini cruise ship), so the ride should be nice and smooth.
Credit and debit cards are accepted at most places in Turkey. However, it's always a good idea to have some cash you can exchange for Euros at the airport.
The lira is the official currency of Turkey. Euros are accepted in some places, but you will get a better deal using the lira.
ATMs are widely available for withdrawing cash. However, it is recommended to do so before leaving your home country, either at your bank or a foreign exchange service.
We suggest bringing €300 to €400 to use at bars and a few of our dinners, but otherwise, credit cards and accepted most places and plus for pretty much everything, we've got you covered!
Food is all-inclusive. We'll have a private chef onboard to cook us up Turkish delights. Some days we may stop at some local port restaurants where you'll want to go out and explore and get your own meals, but otherwise, we've got you covered. And yes, that means alcohol too. Drink until you sink, not that we recommend this.
Bodrum cuisine is inspired by Mediterranean flavors, from okra olive oil to herb salads, to baklava. Commonly used vegetables are chicory, radish leaves, zucchini flowers, eggplant and pickled cucumbers, to name a few.
Fish is famous in Bodrum since it is so fresh & local.
Be prepared to have your palette wowed!!
Don't worry, that's why we've got our profesh captains to guide us through any winds and storms. It's all about going with the flow -- life's better when it's spontaneous. We'll still be hitting the sexiest spots in Turkey rain or shine.
After a late night, you may not want to wake up and join us for a workout, but we highly suggest it! Included in your trip, the boot camps and yoga sessions keep us energized - there is nothing better than waking up and sweating with your new friends! Our world-class trip leaders know how to start your day the best way, with a good workout to prime us for a day of adventuring.
This experience is included in trip fees.
Turkey is a land of ancient artifacts, so obviously, we will be seeing some really old ish between our beach stops. We will be perfectly mixing culture with once-in-a-lifetime adventures and fitness.
These experiences are included in trip fees.
No need to whip out your phone or camera at any point throughout this trip because we have got you covered. We will have a professional photographer and videographer joining us on this trip to capture every moment. These will be the best travel photos and videos you will ever get - you're friends better be ready for a photo dump out of their wildest dreams!!
We highly recommend you get travel and/or medical insurance. This is just for emergencies or unforeseen circumstances.
Bodrum and surrounding areas are incredibly safe for tourists! The only significant risks we may experience are pickpockets or scammers in touristy areas.
Our accommodations will have safes for us to leave our valuables in, and we suggest leaving all important items in the safe while we are out exploring - but maybe keep your Yeezys and nice jewelry at home!