Sunshine Cruising

Charter Pricing

Pricing structures for charter yachts are variable. The way you choose to use your yacht —and it is your yacht for the duration of your cruise vacation— will determine the total cost.

The size and style of your yacht are among the biggest factors, and also the period you would like to charter affects the price. The seasons are generally named as “early/low” – (April-May), “middle” (June), “high” (July-August) and “late” (October-November).

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Route Suggestions


1st day (Sat):      Arrival,  Kumlu Buku / Bozukkale (restaurants, water, electricity)

2nd day (Sun):    Sogut / Bozburun (diesel, water, electricity)

3rd day (Mon):    Bencik / Selimiye (restaurants, water, electricity)

4th day (Tue):     Orhaniye (restaurants, diesel, water, electricity)

5th day (Wed):    Datca (restaurants, diesel, water, electricity)

6th day (Thu):     Dirsek Buku (restaurant)

7th day (Fri):       Serce / Amos Bay (restaurants)  / Marmaris

8th day (Sat):      Departure

What to Bring

There is not much storage on a yacht. Therefore, we recommend not to take suitcases (non-folding), but travel bags with you. Normally, people take too much with them. However, you will wear mostly shorts, t-shirts and swimsuits. For the colder evenings, you can take a sweatshirt or a thin jacket. For the early and late seasons, you might need some thicker clothes for the evenings as humidity increases when the sun sets.

Don’t forget sunglasses, sunbathing towel, CDs, camera and swim gear, and think about seasick pills. On board the yachts, there are snorkel & flipper sets for usually adults. In case you come with children, take their own snorkel set.

Food and Drinks

We do not say much about the famous Turkish Cuisine which is one of the best in the world.

Perhaps only some reminders that the menus consist of meals cooked with fresh vegetables, sea food, meat. You can taste a rich variety of Turkish mezes, grills, kebabs, fresh salads of different kinds, delicious Turkish desserts, fresh fruits, etc.  During your charter, you can have all your meals on board your yacht (cooked by yourself or the chef depending on the type of your charter) or visit small and simple restaurants in the bays, serving delicious and fresh food. It is also possible to find very good luxury restaurants in towns or marinas where you can moor.

Besides these, it is almost always possible to find your special preferences.


Weather in Turkey

Starting in April and continuing till November, the sailing/cruising season along the Turkish coast is exceptionally long.

In April and May, it is possible to have some rain and strong winds very suitable for sailing.

In June, the temperature is just perfect.

July and August are the hottest months and rain is very unusual.

September and October have very ideal temperatures and perfect winds. Again, it is possible to have some rain and strong winds

Sailing conditions along the Turkish coast are excellent with offshore north-westerly winds of 15-20 knots all season. There are no tides or strong currents.

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What Customers Say

  • Dear Esra, Ahmet & Onur, Since 2000, we chartered 3 times a motor yacht with you (2 x Bayliner 3388, 1 x Sealine S34) We are very very satisfied and we had a wonderful week. Your service is excellent and the boats are in such a wonderful condition. Your warm and kind approach towards your guests is “unique” and highly appreciated! We are looking forward to see you soon again! All the best for SSC!  
    Family Blach – Austria (Bayliner 3388 – Sealine S34 (2000 – 2007 – 2013)
    Bayliner 3388
  • To Esra and her team. Our trip was wonderful! Colena is a great boat. Very comfortable! Thank you for your help and service! We will definetely come back to Turkey and to you! We all wish you luck, good clients and all the best!
    Alex – Sergey – Olga – Galina – Polina – Nikita (Fairline Squadron 55 – 2012)
    Fairline Squadron 55
  • Hi together, First time I visited this country. At our home we have many neighbours from Turkey but we never visited Turkey. Now I was here and can tell that to our neighbours. This week, we find so many nice places on our way to Bozburun and back. So many nice bays hold us safe over night, swimming, fishing and the beer we could enjoy every day. The ship is in a good and safe condition. Many thanks for the nice days!
    Ina – Eberhard – Alexandra – Ulrich (Rodman 41 – 2011/2012)
    Rodman 41
  • To the Sunshine Cruising team; Enjoyed our trip on Kimberley can’t say enough about your beautiful country Turkey! It was all amazing. You do a wondeful job and made us feel very welcome. Thank you all so much, we are leaving with some wonderful memeries!
    Louise – Gordon – Cathy – Gregory (Rodman 41 – 2011)
    Rodman 41
  • To the sunshine Cruising team; Thank you very much. We have enjoyed 2 great week on Kimberley. Your helpful organization has been impeccable and very receptive. We will come again and will look forward to enjoying the hospitality of Turkey – shown so well by Ahmet, Esra and team.
    Richard & Jill (Fairline Squadron 55 & Rodman 41 – 2011/2012)
    Fairline Squadron 55 & Rodman 41
  • To the Sunshine Cruising Team Everything was tripple A! Beginning with the first booking correspondence, the hand out of the Kimberley, the kindness way, just everything was total Professional and very friendly. We had a great trip.
    The Reimers Team (Rodman 41 – 2011)
    Rodman 41
  • Dear Esra, Dear Ahmet, Dear Fatih; Thank you for all the support and help you gave us and for the friendly and warm way you did it! We enjoyed our trip with “blue moon” and made many interesting and worthful experiences with the boat-life and with the lovely Turkish landscape and people we saw and met. Thanks again and good bye.
    Christina – Paul (Bavaria 33 – 2010)
    Bavaria 33
  • Dear Esra, Dear Ahmet and team; Thank you for the warm welcome and all your kind support till the end. We enjoyed a wonderful time on our 2 week trip through Turkish water and coasts, weather and conditions were marvellous. Our highlight was wild anchoring in Yeşilova Bay – so wonderful place! Hoping to come back…
    Ulker – Lars – Heike – Harold (Bayliner 3388 – 2010)
    Bayliner 3388
  • To Esra & Team Yellow bird is a great boat in layout & comfort. Clean, furnished well and a joy to travel in. We had a lovely two weeks cruising the islands off Greece & Turkey. The ease of booking through Esra and the help from the boys made a perfect team. Thank you all for being so thoughtful and helpful. A pleasure meeting you.
    Margeret And Paul “Bayliner 4587″
    Bayliner 4587
  • Dear Ahmet, Dear Esra, Dear Sunshine Cruising team, We are very new in the boat-charter holiday, but we have never been treated as nice as in Marmaris from Sunshine Cruising team, especially from Ahmet and Esra –a perfect team for a perfect trip. We enjoyed it very very much and we nearly forgot the pricing !! Thank you for everything. We will come again – for sure, best regards from Austria!
    Sabine – Kurt (Bavaria 33 )
    Bavaria 33
  • A boat is much more than a way of travelling. It brings you to places where your dreams can come true. In our case, we have spent two marvellous weeks navigating between Turkey and Greece. Moreover, the services provided by Sunshine Cruising were not only Professional, they were friendly. A %100 satisfaction quote is not exagerated. Sincere thanks to Esra and her team.
    Marc – Brenda – Karin – Alain (Rodman 41)
    Rodman 41
  • Bu dördüncü gelişimiz Marmarise. Herbiri, birbirinden güzel bir tatil oldu. Denizi, havası hiç bizi üzmedi. Kiraladığımız tekneler temiz ve bakımlılardı. Bunun için Sunshine Cruising’e bütün arkadaşlar ismine teşekkür ederim.
    Yücel (Bayliner 3388 – Rodman 41 )
Turkey is more famous as a nice destination for sailing trips, but all our clients agree that it is also very ideal for power boating with its safe anchorages and beautiful coastline.

The alternatives for bareboat motor yacht charters are quite limited, but at least there are some which are offered for this type of charters. It is much easier to find luxury power boats for skippered and crewed charters.

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Turkey is very well-known and popular among sailors because this country has everything to offer a passionate sailor: Beautiful landscapes, quite bays and islands, safe anchorages, opportunity to meet sailors from all over the world, and the most important of all, ideal winds for sailing.

The sailing season is very long and actually it is possible to do sailing all year round, along the southern and south-western coast of the country. In Turkey, charter season for sailing yachts starts in March and continues till mid-November.

Power boats and sailing yachts offered for bareboat charters are all fully insured -including third party liability- and they have all the official licenses for bareboat and skippered charters along the Turkish coast. Visiting Greek Islands near the Turkish coast is also possible.

As the wooden gulets are traditional Turkish yachts, the best gulets for blue cruises are offered in Turkey. The number of cabins is from 2 to 16, so gulet cruises are for groups of 4 to 32 people and this means there is a gulet for any size of a group. Besides this, there is also a gulet for every budget. Blue cruise holidays may not be as expensive as some people think. If you have a lower budget, you need to check the availability of standard class gulets. Another alternative for lower budgets is to try the lower seasons as there might be very special offers for these terms. In Turkey, charter seasons are between late April and early November. April-May and October are the low seasons and gulet prices can be very reasonable with special offers. read more
A blue cruise holiday along the turquoise coasts of Turkey, including some Greek Islands with some route options, is almost a must for people who can afford a holiday. Cabin charter holidays have been designed for the ones who cannot gather a group large enough for a private gulet charter.

The best thing about cabin charters is that you can even be single, and you don’t need anyone else to join the trip with you. You can rent a cabin alone and enjoy your holiday. It is also very suitable for couples or small groups of families or friends. People from any nationality and age are welcome to join these trips which can be a totally new experience. Sometimes the people on a cabin charter gulet can all be from one nationality, but most of the time, they give the chance to meet new friends from different countries. read more

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