The Blue Voyage

Yatching in Turkey means going on a Blue Voyage cruise. The blue voyage is a tour of the Aegean or Mediterranean coastline by boat. The name 'blue voyage' comes from a book by the Turkish author Cevat Sakir Kabaagac, who explored the coast in the early part of the 20th century.

On the blue voyage, you will sail through the best natural seascapes and get a glimpse of the Byzantine and Ottoman history. You sail past mosques, castles, palaces and archeological ruins of ancient civilizations. You will navigate the Bosphorus, sailing under the two bridges, which span Europe and Asia. You will cruise past the Golden Horn with its many mosques and visit the coves and bays of Prince's Islands. Above all, you will experience the warm Turkish hospitality, which has not been overshadowed by modernity.

In the evening, you can return to one of the marinas in the area. The marinas provide safe harbor and replenish supplies. They may also provide you local entertainment. The Atakoy Marina on the European side and the Kalamis Marina on the Asian side are well known marinas with 24 hours service. Other more established marinas lie on the southern Aegean and the Mediterranean coasts.

If you want more action, you can also go for swimming, water skiing, fishing, surfing and diving.