Cruising the Med Posted in: Travel Adventures – Tags: , , , , ,

Imagine azure waters stretching endlessly, warm Mediterranean breezes caressing your skin, and picturesque coastal landscapes captivating your gaze. Welcome to the enchanting world of a Blue Cruise in Southern Turkey. This unique sailing experience is an unforgettable journey filled with relaxation, adventure, and discovery.

The term “Blue Cruise” originated from the vibrant blue hues of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas that surround the Turkish coastline. It refers to a leisurely voyage along Turkey’s southwestern coast, offering a perfect blend of serenity, exploration and in my case a splash of partying thrown in! 

Bodrum, a popular coastal town, serves as a starting point for a Blue Cruise adventure. This charming harbor town, adorned with a historic castle, vibrant markets, and lively nightlife, sets the tone for an incredible journey. As you board your traditional wooden gulet, the epitome of Turkish seafaring craftsmanship, you are met with a table of delicious, fresh Turkish food.

As your gulet begins its journey through crystal-clear waters, you’ll encounter a myriad of hidden coves, secluded beaches, and ancient ruins dotting the coastline. Swim in secluded bays, snorkel amidst colorful marine life, and soak up the sun on pristine sandy shores.

While sailing along the Turkish coast, you’ll be treated to a culinary journey that is as delightful as the scenery itself. Indulge in traditional Turkish dishes bursting with flavor, from succulent kebabs and freshly caught seafood to mouth-watering mezes and sweet baklava. The chefs aboard your gulet will ensure that every meal is a memorable experience, combining local ingredients and centuries-old recipes.

At the end of each day prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking sunsets that grace the horizon. As the sun gently descends, casting vibrant hues of pink, orange, and gold across the sky, the tranquil setting of a Blue Cruise provides the perfect vantage point to witness Turkey’s famous sunsets.

I honestly can not tell you how many ‘Blue Cruise’s’ I have sailed, but given the chance I would spend every Turkish summer cruising the Med on a gulet.  Jumping on and off the boat into crystal clear, ripple free water for days on end, drinking by night, eating the most delicious fresh food by day……….the most incredible way to spend a week and an absolutely must do adventure if you are headed to Turkey!