What is the Blue Cruise in Turkey?

Any web search for holidays will bring up numerous references to the Blue Cruise in Turkey. This is a term from literature, popularized in the mid-20th century by a group of Turkish artists and poets who would sail out of Bodrum for Mavi Yolculuk (Blue Voyage) – a kind of seafaring intellectual party. This is not just a holiday – this is a historical voyage. We will visit sites that are only accessible from the water, as much of this coast used to be. The gulets themselves have evolved from the cargo schooners of days past.

These days, the Blue Cruise is a holiday preferred by many people from all over the world. Kasapoğlu Yachting has been providing customized yacht holidays for more than 20 years to both domestic and foreign tourists. The appeal of a mobile, water-borne hotel with full rooms and board for every passenger is unparallelled in the local tourism. There is no better way to spend your holidays than on a luxury yacht, always accompanied by a lucid and changing backdrop, with your every need attended to and no planning or organizing necessary.

The Mediterranean and Aegean Coasts of Turkey are saturated in diverse history – Byzantine, Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Carian and Lycian structures and remnants are numerous and easily accessible from the sea, but unaffected by modern civilization. The coves and bays of this coast are truly idyllic, and offer opportunities to see wildlife such as dolphins, flying fish and sea turtles. See our Sample Itineraries or the list of popular destinations to start thinking about what sort of tour is right for you.

Kasapoğlu Yachting offers custom-made Blue Cruises in the spirit of the abundant generosity of the Turkish people. These voyages are ideal for those seeking to experience a seaworld paradise, historical feast and beautiful landscape in perfect comfort.