M/S Turkish Delight


S/V Turkish Delight outside Bodrum Harbor

Day 1: Pick up in Bodrum, Turkey – 5 islands (Kargicik Buku)

Once you have arrived on board the vessel we will set sail down the coast to Karaada Island

where we will have lunch and take a swim. After lunch we will head towards the 5 islands,

Kargicik Buku for the night.


Day 2: 5 Islands – Cokertme, Turkey

In the morning after breakfast we will pick up anchor and set sail to Cokertme on the

Northern side of Gokova Bay.

Cokertme is an attractive anchorage, hemmed in by high precipitous slopes clad in

pine, and in olive trees on the lower slopes. In the height of the summer one of the

locals is usually around with his camel offering rides for a small fee. Turkish carpets are

made in the village and if you would like to enquire at one of the restaurants you can

see them being woven.

Sunset in the Bay of Sogut

Day 3: Cokertme – Gelibolu Buku (Camli), Turkey

In the morning we will pick up anchor from Cokertme and spend the day sailing the Northern gulf of Gokova to the bay of Gelibolu Buku where we will spend the night in a beautiful anchorage below the towering mountain range.


Day 4: Gelibolu Buku – Cleopatra’s Beach – Sogut, Turkey

After breakfast and a swim we will motor around to Cleopatra’s Beach. Here we anchor at Castle Island where ruins dating from early Carian to the last Byzantine occupation lay. The small beach on the west side of the island, Cleopatra’s beach, received its name from an interesting tale. It is believed that Cleopatra herself took up residence on the island, and one of her many extravagant gestures was to have galleys of sand shipped from North Africa to create the beach for her lover, Antony, to sunbathe on. Amongst the olive trees there are romantically situated ruins where the may have spent time together.

After the tour of Castle Island we will sail to Sogut to spend the night.

S/V Turkish Delight anchored in English harbor

Day 5: Sogut – English Harbor, Turkey

Sogut is a magnificent harbor boasting stunning views of the mountain range to the North. Here you can walk on a small beach visit the marina, or catch a glimpse of the peacocks that sing in the distance. From here we will pick up anchor and sail to one of our favorite harbors Degirmen Buku. We will spend the night stern to in English Harbor.    

Day 6: English Harbor – Barbaros Bay, Turkey

After a beautiful morning in English Harbor filled with swimming, snorkeling, and paddle boarding. We are off for a day of sailing down Gokova Bay back towards Bodrum. Here we will arrive and stay the night in Barbaros Bay.

     View of Barbaros Bay from Kempinsky Resort

Day 7: Barbaros Bay – Bodrum – Bitez, Turkey

Barbaros bay shelters one of the most beautiful and spectacular 5 star resorts in Turkey,

Kempinsky Resort. We highly recommend you make use of their

amazing spa facilities and Turkish Hammam, which will complete the end of a perfect trip!!

Once everyone is back on board we will sail to Bodrum for an evening cruise

through the boats, and to St Peters castle nestled on the coast in the heart of Bodrum.

From here we will end our sunset cruise in Bitez a calm quite anchorage.


Day 8: Bitez – Bodrum, Turkey, Departure

After a wonderful brunch we will motor around to Bodrum for a noon departure after an

amazing vacation on S/V Turkish Delight!!  

Additional Photographs of the Itinerary from Bodrum - Bodrum, Turkey