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Things to Know and Frequently Asked Questions About Yacht Tours

1. Type of Tour

Day Tours: Usually last a few hours and visit popular tourist spots.

Yacht Rental: A personal trip is organized by renting a yacht or boat for a private group.

Blue Cruise: Particularly popular in Turkey are long sea tours lasting several days or weeks.

2. Route and Destinations

Coastal Tours: Tours along the coast usually include bays, beaches and historical sites.

Islands: Tours to the islands offer swimming, diving and exploration.

Special Stops: Tours based on a specific theme include special stops such as diving spots or nature reserves.



3. Boat and Equipment

Boat Type: There are different types of boats such as catamarans, sailboats and motor yachts.

Equipment: Water sports equipment such as snorkeling, diving equipment, kayaks.

Safety: Safety equipment such as life jackets, first aid kits and fire extinguishers.



4. Weather and Season

Season: Summer months are generally the most popular period. Spring and autumn may also be suitable.

Weather: The weather should be checked before the tour. Storms or bad weather may cause tours to be cancelled.



5. Clothing and Necessary Materials

Clothing: Swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt, sunglasses, hat and comfortable shoes.

Sun Protection: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and cover-up.

Personal Items: Towels, change of clothes, water, light snacks and medications.



6. Security and Rules

Captain and Crew: Must be professional and experienced.

Rules: In-boat rules must be followed, especially safety instructions must be followed carefully.

Insurance: Check if the tour company is insured.



7. Reservation and Fees

Reservation: Making an early reservation is usually advantageous.

Fees: Prices vary depending on the duration, scope and type of boat of the tour. Check the services included in the price (food, drinks, guidance, etc.).



8. Food and Beverage

Included Services: On some tours, meals and drinks are included in the price.

Bring Your Own: If there is no meal service on the tour, bring food and drinks with you.



9. Events and Activities

Swimming and Snorkeling: Most tours include swimming breaks.

Diving and Water Sports: Opportunity to dive with professional diving equipment and instructors.

Travel and Discovery: Opportunity to discover historical and natural beauties.







1. Determining Boat Type

Motor Yachts: Suitable for fast and comfortable travels.

Sailboats: Offer a calmer and nature-infused experience.

Catamarans: They have a wide and balanced structure and are ideal for large groups.

Gulets: These are traditional wooden boats popular in Turkey.



2. Determining Your Needs and Expectations

Number of People: Determine how many people you will travel with.

Comfort Level: Do you want a luxurious experience or a more modest option?

Activities: Planning diving, water sports or special events?



3. Budget Planning

Rental Fee: Get information about daily or weekly rates.

Extras: Calculate extra costs such as fuel, food and beverage, port fees.

Deposit: Most rental companies require a security deposit.



4. Rental Period and Route Planning

Duration: Determine how long you want to rent a boat (daily, weekly, etc.).

Route: Plan ahead about the places and bays you want to visit.



5. Security and Insurance

Safety Equipment: Make sure you have life jackets, fire extinguishers, first aid kits and other safety equipment.

Insurance: Check if the boat is insured and review the policy.



6. Condition and Equipment of the Boat

Maintenance: Find out if the boat is regularly maintained.

Equipment: Check that navigation devices, kitchen equipment, electronic appliances and other equipment are in working order.



7. Captain and Crew

With or Without a Captain?: Decide whether you will rent a boat with a captain or on your own.

Crew: If you are chartering with a skipper, research the crew's level of experience and professionalism.



8. Reservation and Contract

Early Booking: Guarantee your place and benefit from discounts by booking early, especially during busy seasons.

Contract: Sign a contract that includes rental terms, cancellation policies and full details.



9. Food and Beverage Supply

Proviant: Plan how to get food and drinks onto the boat. Some rental companies offer this service.

Bring Your Own: If you want to bring your own food and drinks, prepare in advance.



10. Navigation and Routes

Experience Level: If you are chartering without a skipper, make sure you have sufficient maritime experience.

Routes: Plan your itinerary before sailing and consider factors such as weather.


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