A Private Yacht Cruise on the Turkish Mediterranean Coast: Enjoy a 7 day gulet cruise along Turkey's historic Turquoise Coast and experience total relaxation, wonderful food and superb swimming: a truly perfect vacation.
A gulet is an all wooden motor sailing yacht built for cruising the calm, warm waters of the Mediterranean. They are the direct descendants of the ancient ships that sailed the Aegean and Mediterranean thousands of years ago. You will cruise aboard the luxurious yacht, M/S Asfiye, one of the best constructed and equipped yachts of her kind. 74 feet long, with 4 double cabins, hand built from mahogany and teak in 2006, she is stylish, graceful and filled with amenities. She will accommodate parties up to 8 persons in her 4 double bedded cabins.
Your sailing route boasts crystal clear waters, pine clad forests, picturesque fishing villages and ancient ruins and each locale is part of an historical puzzle that reveals a remarkable story of human civilization. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and more active water sports such a windsurfing, water-ski and scuba. One may also spend the same time in total relaxation; napping, catching up on that list of long unread books and enjoying a cooling drink in the comfort and shade of the stern. Each day you may visit one of the antique cities that adorn this timeless coast and stroll along ancient roads lined with wild herbs and wander through olive groves strewn with rock tombs. Our meals are staged against an ever changing scenic panoramas of secluded coves and all food is prepared by our chef in the ship's galley where he conjures up a variety of fresh local delicacies. The food in Turkey is ranked as one of the world's 3 finest cuisines and justifiably so. All the while you will be pampered by our attentive and knowledgeable crew of four. This is a holiday designed to relax and inspire in equal measure.
Tour Package Includes:
RU Partners, Inc. will donate the yacht for 7 nights for a party of up to 8 persons. There a 4 cabins with double beds, all with private bath and enclosed shower. Party need not be 8 persons total and guests must work within the constraints of the number of cabins and beds. Children are allowed, however they should be water safe.
Donation includes a staff of 4, airport transfers to and from boat and Dalaman airport, all meals, unlimited bottled water, tea, coffee, soft drinks and juices, use of fuel for up to 4 hours cruising per day, use of air conditioning for up to 6 hours per day, crew wages and meals, Turkish harbor fees, and domestic tax (VAT).
Embarkation is typically in the afternoon/early evening of day 1. 7 nights are spent aboard and party disembarks after breakfast on the 8th day.
Donation includes thorough consultation with the buyer in planning air itineraries, co-ordination of any additional holiday time spent in Turkey such as a stay in Istanbul or elsewhere, determining the cruise itinerary and meal preferences while aboard.
Tour Package does not include:
Transatlantic and Turkish domestic airfares.
Rental of power water sports equipment and fuel.
Excursions requiring car rental and entrance fees to sites and museums.
Foreign harbor and customs expenses if your selected itinerary includes any Greek islands.
Beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages.
Additional VAT where applicable.
Gratuities for the yacht's crew: typically 10% of the total charter value.
Tour Value Based on 8 persons: $ 17,680.00 USD
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Chimera Plantation (pronounced Shimera)
1/2 day afternoon quail hunt on a private plantation followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for 4 people.
All can ride horseback or 2 can ride on a mule drawn wagon and 2 ride horses
Minimum bid $1600, actually value more than $2500
Must be used by the end of quail season, February 29, 2012.
Feature item #3
"A one full day guided Spring Gobbler hunt on the pristine Kinchafoonee Forest Plantation in Terrell County Georgia. Lunch and gear (if needed) provided. Videographer and video of the hunt highlights included. Guide / caller has 15+ years experience and is proficient at the art of talking turkey. Date to be scheduled at purchaser's convenience. Successful hunters are awarded with the cleaning / processing of game as well as a plaque / fan mount at no additional charge."
Donated by Barry Carr and Sam Shugart in honor of our friend Eric Venable
Feature Item #4
(1) week Deer hunt for family use of Lodge at Kinchafoonee Forest. Lodge includes kitchen, 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, Loft with 4 twin beds and 2 bathrooms. Lodge also includes cable, fireplace, and wet bar. Large 2 person deer stands alongside 3.8 miles on Kinchafoonee Creek. Dock located on creek with covered shelter near for cooking out. Donated by Barry Carr
Feature Item #5
Wine Tasting for you and 19 of your closest friends on the newly constructed private bridge on Kinchafoonee Forest. Value $1,000. Hosted by Paul Duffie and donated by Barry Carr