ACTIVITIES ON & OFF BOARD

If relaxing on board, swimming from your yacht whenever you like and dining on fantastic food leaves you wanting just a little more, then choose from a great selection of off-board excursions, including hiking, shopping, exploring ancient sites, and sampling some of best restaurants and tavernas in the Greek Islands and Turquoise CSoast.

 

By Sea - relaxation is the highlight of your Cruise

 

Swimming and just dreamily floating around the yacht is one of the highlights of your voyage. Many guests take their first swim of the day just before breakfast. For more action there is plenty to do, including sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. Parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, paragliding and other water sports can also be arranged. There are some great walks along the coasts; some reveal an unforgettable view, others lead you to a site of ancient ruins or to the best spot for catching the sunset. Our captains will happily head one of these moderate to strenuous hikes. Likewise, they will often lead a morning run with whoever feels like a work out.

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Family sailing holidays in Turkey & the Greek Islands
Space for grown up time, while our multi talented crews entertain the children on board!
Fully crewed large yacht sailing vacations in Greece
Your skilled chef creates feast after feast for you to savor on board, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
Diving in the Greek Islands & Turkish Coast
Diving is another activity that can be arranged during your yacht vacation
Gulets have a selection of board games on board for both kids and adult entertainment
Family yacht charter holidays in the Greek Islands
Water sports activities for kids Greece & Turkey
Our gulets carry water toys for all ages from inflatables for babies to Ringos
Best active family holidays in the Aegean & Mediterranean
Luxury gulet charter vacations are fantastic for children of all ages. Our chefs and crew do everything possible to entertain the kids and make sure their holiday is a fabulous as yours
Private yacht charter sailing holidays in Turkey
Try your luck at fishing with the help of our crew
Sailing holidays with water skiing activities
More adventurous sports like water skiing can be arranged during your holiday
Top family sailing holidays in the Greek Islands
Kayaking is one of the favorite things to do for all ages whilst on a gulet yacht cruise
Yacht charter for large groups and families
Our yacht charter holidays are great for all the family incorporating activities loved by all
The world famous ancient tradition of Turkish coffee drinking
Enjoy traditional specialties like the relaxing ritual of local coffee time

All our yachts supply yoga mats for your personal practice and yoga instructors are available by request for a minimum of 3 days of your cruise. We also offer cooking classes on request whereby you will be joined on board for instruction by an expert chef.

Naturally, relaxation is a key part of the voyage, and we provide a library of magazines and books, as well as playing cards and a selection of board games. There is a DVD player and DVD library on board archived with film classics, children’s and foreign films. The stereo system has indoor and outdoor speakers as well as iPod connections for your own tastes. For evening entertainment or special occasions Neyzen can organize parties, folklore, belly dancers and other themed fun on board.

 

On Land - the Aegean and Mediterranean coastlines

 

Shore excursions along the Aegean and Mediterranean coastlines offer fantastic opportunities to experience sites otherwise not so easily accessible. Combining Turkey’s Turquoise Coast and the nearby Greek Dodecanese Islands presents two very different cultures and offers an extensive variety of outings to easily meet individual or group interests. Both regions have lively resorts and marinas, enchanting traditional villages, authentic local cuisine, sightseeing, shopping, a buzzing nightlife, and the chance to explore ancient sites of interest. Some excursions require vehicles to venture overland, while others are walks or hikes.

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Yacht sailing holidays visiting Kasetllorizo
The Southern Mediterranean Greek Island of Kastellorizo
Secret Greek Islands off-the-beaten-track
The tiny and rarely visited Greek island of Lipsi
Family yacht cruise vacations from Bodrum Turkey
Panorama of the crusader castle and harbour in Bodrum from the hillside amphitheatre of Halicarnassus
Yacht cruise holidays for large groups in Turkey
Explore the spectacular ruins of the ancient Carian city, Knidos, where the Aegean and Mediterranean seas meet
Gulet yacht charter for families & large groups in Turkey & Greece
The picturesque enclosed bay of Kekova Roads, Turkey
Day trips to Dalyan, Caunos & Iztuzu ‘Turtle’ Beach
Dalyan and the incredible ancient Carian cliff tombs
Yacht charter vacations including the Greek Island of Rhodes
The harbour and medieval castle on the Greek Island of Rhodes
Yacht charter cruises including Knidos & Datca in Turkey
The natural protected harbour at the historic site of Knidos, Turkey
Aegean Sailing holidays in Greece & Turkey
Rural Kayakoy, near Fethiye, a deserted and fascinating Greek ‘ghost town’ abandoned after the Greco-Turkish war in 1922
Aegean yacht charter for families and large groups
The vast and breathtaking Blue Grotto on the Greek island of Kastellorizo opposite Kas
Yacht charter vacation itineraries with Kas & Kekova
Incredible Kaputas Beach near the lovely Turkish harbour town of Kas
UNESCO sites & monuments in Turkey
The UNESCO monument, St Nicolas Church, an important ancient Byzantine located at Demre in Turkey, formerly the ancient city of Myra
Large yachts for private charter & luxury cabin charter in Greece & Turkey
The Neyzen yacht fleet anchored in the harbour on the lovely Greek Island of Simi

Expert guides can be booked for a greater insight into a particular location. Alternatively, our captains know the regions very well and will help you explore independently. Whatever your itinerary, there are some incredible restaurants to be found in the harbors and bays en route. Don’t miss experiencing the cuisine and ambience of a few of these on the way! Of course, you may also decide just to stay aboard and relax. One of the best sides to luxury gulet yacht voyages is the freedom to do as much or as little as you like. For more detail on the shore excursions available during your yacht charter, browse our sample itineraries or contact us.

 
 

Optional Extras:

  • Jetskiing, paragliding, parasailing & scuba diving
  • Optional touring where entrance fees are required or the service of a guide and /or overland transport
  • Optional restaurant dining off the yacht is not included in the charter price, but meals off board will be deducted from the catering fees.
  • Restaurants onshore may require reservations. Please enquire for details.

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Testimonials

"You are worthy of your excellent reputation. We feel privileged to have sailed with you. May you always have the wind at your back and the warmth of the sun on your faces!"

Liz & Henry Feldman

"What a fantastic week with a very special crew who looked after us really, really well. I don’t know why I waited 53 years to visit Turkey- a spectacular coastline and everything we dreamed of."

Niell and Lynn Brown

"Knidos, Simi, quiet coves, cliff diving, spear fishing, snorkelling, sleeping to the boat’s gentle rocking, laughter and scuba diving, just begin to describe what we enjoyed…We never dreamed that our time with you would be so wonderful!"

Faggioli, Donnell, Wang & Sternberg Families

"The Neyzen company has extended the greatest courtesy, creativity, and genuine friendship we have ever encountered anywhere we have travelled in the world. Every day was an adventure and every meal a culinary surprise and delight."

Danny & Carolyn Dansen

"To say this trip was epic is an understatement. As vegetarians we really appreciated your flexibility with fantastic food! Thanks Captain for the guided walks to the orchard, castle, ruins and more. We had a blast exploring Turkey and Greece and have a special place in our hearts for the Turkey you showed us!"

Kathy Bailey

"Excellent service in terms of local history, delightful food and attention to every need. Your professionalism, humour and attention to detail shows why you deserve the highest accolades. You have given us a lifetime memory!"

Ben & Lucie

"Our first trip on the Aegean was extraordinary, thanks to you. The coastline you all showed us gave us a personal glimpse of what Homer wrote about. Thank you all for a memorable voyage."

Mary Ann & Mike Weston

"Tamera - thank you for a fantastic vacation on the newly re-furbished Flas VII. The boat is truly one of a kind - the cabins (and the bathrooms) are better than a five star hotel. Your crew, captained by Levent, was attentive, professional and extremely friendly. The meals on the boat were better than any of the restaurants we have tried in Turkey. This is our third trip on your boats and we will come back again."

Joe Freeburn and Carl Oster

"Hi, The gulet was excellent, completely relaxing with very congenial fellow passengers and the best food. Not sure how I maintained such a ravenous appetite while doing little more than breathing but every meal was a miracle-the more so for the size of the galley. The service was ever attentive and genuinely friendly. It was great to see the beautiful locales visited on the Nikola."

Todd

"We can't stop talking about our trip of a lifetime ... in early June. The entire trip was flawless. The crew on Flas VII were unbelievably accommodating, friendly, and professional. They never stopped smiling and attended to our every need. You should be very proud of them. Thank you for arranging excellent accommodations everywhere we went in Turkey. You showcase Turkey very well. Thank you very much. P.S. The Master Suite was very special."

Carol and Ken Popken