Things You Should Know About Blue Voyage
Things You Should Know or FAQs on Blue Voyage
Do I need visa to enter Turkey?
Check the governments e-visa web site (https://www.evisa-service.com/evisa/info/visa.php) for information about visa requirements to enter Turkey. If your country is listed and if you are traveling to Turkey within 90 days, you can apply for e-visa which will be granted within 24-hours of your application.
How do I get to the boat?
Below is a list of airports that are close to your port of Blue Voyage departure. We can arrange airport transfers for you to and from our boat. Airport transfer is included in your price.
Departing port Airport
Bodrum Bodrum-Milas International Airport (~ 30 minutes)
Gocek Dalaman International Airport (~ 20 minutes)
Fethiye Dalaman International Airport (~ 45 minutes)
Marmaris Dalaman International Airport ((~ 2 hours)
What should I bring?
There is no dress code on the boat. Bring your most comfortable clothes. Pack light since you will not need many changes of clothes. During day time you will be in your swimwear with a t-shirt to protect you from the sun. Bring a couple of swimwear, t-shirts, shorts, sandals, sneakers for hiking excursions, sun screen, sun glasses, hat, camera, books, personal hygiene items. In case of cooler evenings, bring a sweater, jacket, and long pants/jeans. Collapsible luggage is easy to stow away.
Hand, bath, and beach towels are provided.
Although our boats have snorkeling equipment, you might want to bring your own.
What is the schedule for embarkation and disembarkation?
Our Blue Voyages start on Saturday and end on Saturday. Embarkation starts around 16:00 and disembarkation ends at 10:00 on Saturday after breakfast on the boat. We usually stay on the port of departure on the embarkation day to let you have time to explore the town and its surroundings. We spend the night before disembarkation either on the port of departure or a secluded cove near the port of departure.
What are the rules on the gulet?
Please do not wear shoes or other types of footwear on board.
Smoking is only permitted on the deck, not in cabins.
Please do not put toilet paper in the toilet, only natural waste can be flushed down the toilet. You can put your soiled toilet paper in the bins provided in the bathrooms.
Make sure to secure your belongings on the deck when the wind is high or the boat is in motion. Use clothes pins to secure your swimwear and towels drying on the clothes line.
Please do not dive or jump off the boat when the engine is running.
Please turn off the air conditioning and lights off when not in use to save the boat’s batteries. Please check with us about the air conditioners use and hours of use since air conditioners run on batteries and it varies from boat to boat. It is against the law to run air conditioners on ports because the noise could disturb other gulets nearby.
Crew quarters are separate and located below the bow.
The cabins and bathrooms are cleaned and the bins are emptied daily by the crew in the morning. Towels and bed linens are replaced twice a week.
What is included in the fee?
The fee includes airport transfers, use of the boat and its equipment, accommodation in cabins, services of the crew, fuel up to 4 hours cruising a day, all harbourfees and related formalities in Turkish waters, local taxation and VAT, and cleaning of bed linens, bath and beach towels, and final cleaning. All cabins have their own private bathroom with showers and toilets.
What is not included in the fee?
The fee does not include land excursions, harbour taxes and mooring fees in Greek Islands, personal expenses, and optional gratuities.
The fee also does not include meals, soft drinks, drinking water, and alcoholic beverages. We have a meal plan that you can purchase or you can provide us with a list of food and we can purchase them for you and cook for you.
You can purchase your own water, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages. Or, let us know, and we can purchase them for you.
What is the suggested tipping amount for the crew?
Gratuitiesare not included in the boat fee. We recommend tipping the crew for their hard work to make you happy and comfortable during your trip. The suggested amount is about 5-10% of the charter rate.
Do I need insurance while on board?
Our boats have insurance during your Blue Voyage. You might consider getting trip cancellation insurance, personal medical insurance for international traveling, and personal belongings insurance for your travels.
What are the voltage requirements and plug types on the boat?
The gulets have 220 V electric current. The outlets are European style. You laptops, mobile phones can charge without a transformer. But, you need a plug adaptor.
What is the temperature during the Blue Voyage season?
July and August can get very hot, between 30 and 40°C. April and October can be cool, with temperatures ranging between 18-22°C. June and September is more balmy weather, between 21-30°C. The change of rain between May and September is almost zero. April and October can bring a few showers. Don’t forget to bring a light jacket or cotton sweater in case the evenings get cold.
Can I arrange land excursions?
Certainly. We will arrange your land excursions for you throughout Turkey.
Any other questions?
Please call us: +90 252 316 1781 or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org