KandJ

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Boat trips from Bodrum
Hi all,

We're coming over at the end of June and were wondering what boat trips anyone might recommend? There are 5 of us, including three teenagers, all good swimmers (not to suggest we're expecting a boat that isn't seaworthy!).

To be fair, I don't think the teens will be looking for historical sites, although if there are some picturesque places of interest that we could sail by they probably wouldn't mutiny.

Any suggestions, prices, personal favourites welcomed.

Thanks

KandJ
 

KandJ

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Boat trips from Bodrum
Forgot to mention - not really looking for something like a trip to Kos though.
 
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have you considered a day in Datca? The ferry runs regularly from bodrum to datca in the summer and if you come on a saturday there is a market, lovely restaurants and a nice beach.

I am sure there are other boat trips though. One we have used from Datca visits the 5 bays and our teenage sons loved it as they could jump off the boat and swim in the sea I am sure they offer that in Bodrum

Good luck with whatever you chose
 

pebble

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take a day trip, i have been on those with families and everyone seems to have fun.
i usually go on the "adorya" lynn an english woman is part owner and does the cooking on the boat, and makes everyone feel right at home.
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well i guess it doesnt pop up, look up adorya addicts
 
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KandJ

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Thanks emerald lady and pebble, sounds good - I'll check out Datca.

Is there anywhere closer, in case the kids don't want to go all day?
 

Moggycat

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We have been out on Kelebek 11, from Bitez. Owned by Ahmet and Liz, really nice days out, no loud music, stopped frequently for swimming in lovely areas, lunch served on board by Ahmet. This boat is allowed 8 passengers only so space around you as well, all for about 30 TL per person per day, very good value
 

topcat

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moggycat can you pm me as we are always looking to go out on a good gulet trip
 
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Just a thought--why if you were taking a boat trip in Bodrum, would you want an English person doing the cooking and making you feel at home!!?? Are we Brits so worried about trying different things abroad? Or --as is probably correct, --is she an excellent cook who specialises in Turkish foods? I hope so--I'm getting too cynical!!
 
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just a thought-ref adorya post from pebble-why if you were taking a boat trip in bodrum, would you want an english person doing the cooking and making you feel at home!!?? Are we brits so worried about trying different things abroad? Or --as is probably correct, --is she an excellent cook who specialises in turkish foods? I hope so--i'm getting too cynical!!
 
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Hi KandJ, we went out on the Kelebek two weeks ago it has become a regular event for us.Ahmet puts into various coves earlier than the "Booze cruises" and will feed the fish which swarm around the boat, should you wish you can get into the clear water and feed them yourself.Don't panic they only eat the bread ! As the other boats arrive Ahmet just quietly moves onto another place. We like it when he heads back to Bitez under sail so relaxing .
Juls
 

lilacdiana

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We go with Ahmet too and have done for the past 4 years. Liz and Ahmet have been married for 30 years and live in Bitez. The boat trip is fantastic. Nothing posh just a great day out. If you google "Olive cottage" Bitez tou will get thier site as they also have a lovely cottage which they let out in Bitez. If anyone wants Liz's phone number PM me and I will pass it on.

We are booked to go out on the boat on July 18th and cant wait!!!

Di
 

KandJ

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Thanks everyone - sold! Ahmet and Liz it is. And when we're back we'll give you an update.
 

pebble

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Originally Posted by jane shakey View Post
just a thought-ref adorya post from pebble-why if you were taking a boat trip in bodrum, would you want an english person doing the cooking and making you feel at home!!?? Are we brits so worried about trying different things abroad? Or --as is probably correct, --is she an excellent cook who specialises in turkish foods? I hope so--i'm getting too cynical!!


well let's just think about this for a minute.........
when you walk down bodrum, didim, altimkum, kusadasi.....
why is it all the restaurants have their menu in English with the price in pounds???
could it be that that the british population who travels to these areas have created a demand for it?
the restaurants serving full english breakfast??? do you really think the norwegian tourists have been clamoring for an english breakfast?
or do you think the koreans are dying for a fish and chips dinner?
why is it that in the bazaar they are shouting at you 3 for a tenner? for whatever it is....complete with a british accent?

As far as the adorya, I was just trying to give a piece of information that most of you people love hanging out with "your own KIND"
as far as Lynn on the adorya, she is an experienced cook and turkish food is one of her specialties.

when i was living in bodrum, i very rarely saw the british people hang around with the turkish people, what i did see, were groups of english people who started drinking at 10 in the morning and spent all day drinking by the pool. this must be your culture
 
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ChrisBobs

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Just a thought--why if you were taking a boat trip in Bodrum, would you want an English person doing the cooking and making you feel at home!!?? Are we Brits so worried about trying different things abroad? Or --as is probably correct, --is she an excellent cook who specialises in Turkish foods? I hope so--I'm getting too cynical!!

Hi Jane, I think you having a cynical moment or have not been out on a boat trips enough to experience all the things that can make you feel less than comfortable.... eg. go out with a boat with all the disco Turkish lads who dish up rap all day long... and drag people into dancing / drinking all day long..
not my idea of a boat trip!
The more you have been on..the more choosey you become, and lets face it the only truly ' cultural ' boat trip would be on a smelly fishing boat with no loo?!!

Boat trips are all about relaxing, having space, getting sun or shade in the mix you want, decent food, civil people around me and not crowded on top of my towel. If the cook / host/ess is good for getting disparate people enjoying the day and meeting each other , and enjoyig a good spread then more power to them Turkish- English- or Alaskan! . They are to be appreciated for working hard at it.
 
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Hi sorry--perhaps I am too cynical now!! But one of the best gulet trips I have ever been on( & I've been coming to Turkey for 30 yrs now!)was with a Turkish captain & Turkish crew who did all the cooking using local fresh ingredients--some so local they had been in the sea 30 mins previously!
But you know, not all English tourists are tattooed oafs seeking "home-from-home" English fried breakfasts, tea-like-mother-makes and beans on toast! Some of us don't even go to the markets now --just for the very reason of the "3 for a Tenner" traders.
Indeed--some of "our kind" are relatively well behaved and--dare I say it--cultured when we are in a foreign country--we go there just to experience the different culture of our hosts!! We even buy property there because we love the different lifestyle.
But--as always in life--horses for courses/whatever floats your boat (How apt!)
Thanks anyway for all the info given--no offence meant--just "different strokes for different folks!!!" Just a thought Pebble--what nationality are you ?
 

pebble

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I was born and raised in Turkey to american parents. My father worked for a private company in conjuction with both governments, we were civilain, he retired ewhen i was 17. we returned to the US. I met my turkish husband here in the US ten years later, lived here for 15 years then returned to Turkey. My husband and I divorced lat year, I returned to the US to get my daughter settled in University life. nI plan on coming back to turkey sometime this summer
 

StevenSue

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Boat trips from Bodrum
Hi all,
could someone clear something up for me?
If you take a boat trip from anywhere in Turkey to Kos or any other Greek island do you have to pay for a new £10 visa when you re enter Turkey, or does your existing visa cover you as long as it has'nt expired?

Steve
Ufuk Hillsider, Akbuk
 

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