- Kara Ada (Black Island)
- Kise buku
- Orak Island
- Papuc burnu
Bodrum to Bodrum – 3 days
- What's Included & What's Excluded
First day boarding at 3:00 pm / Last day checkout 09:00 am
The Aquarium bay is commonly visited by smaller day boats from nearby harbours. The water is crystal clear and great for swimming and snorkelling. In the corner of the bay is the Aquarium cove, with a couple of smaller islands off of it. There are no roads at the aquarium bay, however, there are trails perfect for a hike.
Kara Ada (Black Island)
Kara Ada is also known as Kara ada, which translates to Black Island, although it is full of green forests. Kara Ada is roughly 6km off the coast of Bodrum and is the largest Island off Bodrum’s coast, so you can sit back and enjoy the view of the city from there.
The Island is well known due to its healing mineral springs which you can swim within in the cave. There is a legend that Cleopatra used these springs and mud in the cave to preserve her beauty. Kara Ada is popular for gulet’s and yachts due to its untouched coves and beaches.
Kise Buku (Church Bay) is one of our personal favourites on the northern side of the Gulf of Gokova. In the middle of a beautiful serene bay are the ruins of a village which was deserted after the 1923 population resettlement organised by the Allies.
After the recent dispute between Greece and Turkey about territory at the end of the First World War, the Allies defined that any Christians living on the Turkish mainland were in fact Greeks, and were mainly forcibly moved to Cephalonia. Equally Muslims on the Greek islands were defined as Turks, and sent to Ankara. Kise Buku became deserted from that time on, as the soul had gone out of the village after the Christians left. The ruins are both infinitely beautiful and sad, and a walk around the ruins leads to the inevitable conclusion that nothing good comes out of the mass forced movement of people.
Orak Island is only a short sail away from Bodrum. The Island is a hotspot for divers due to the crystal clear waters and colourful surroundings being described as like an aquarium. Sailors of smaller and larger sailing boats often come here to relax in the scenic waters.
There are splendid, sloped hills full of olive trees which are perfect for trekking and hiking. The sheltered bays also contain authentic, local restaurants.3
Pabuc Burnu is a nose-shaped place just a short distance from Bodrum. It is a good place for yachts to anchor in the beautifully coloured waters. Yachts can shelter here quite comfortably close to land that is covered by shrub vegetation. is a picturesque cove with colourful clear waters and plenty of wildlife, highly desired by those who love snorkelling among natural beauties.
The coast of the Pabuc Burnu Bay is surrounded by picturesque white cliffs. The water here is so clear that the bottom of the sea can be seen almost all over the bay. It is recommended that travellers who will swim use goggles and a snorkel because the diversity of life here is so great that it is worth seeing. Starting from the beach, the water takes on many different colours such as white, green, turquoise, and blue, creating a stunning photo opportunity. The boats anchored here talk about how pleasant it is to swim under the full moon as well.
What’s included in the price:
Private use the Boat, crew & fuel, 3 specially prepared meals each day (see pricing), 2x paddle board, food meals, boat fuels, Bodrum port fees, Cook, Transit log and other taxes, life jacket, snorkelling sets, towels, Skipper.
What’s excluded from the price:
Flights, Travel insurance, Motor dingy fuel, optional excursions, Fishing equipment, wifi, 2x sea scooters, Crew tips 5% or 10% of total charter fees, private marina fees, Drinks (guests are welcome to bring their own Duty Free drinks). Airports Transfers between Bodrum and boat.