Our 4 day 3 Night Sail from Fethiye to Demre was nothing short of amazing! The Crew on Endless Summer 1 were so welcoming and made us all feel like it was home for the few days we were on board. Ersan, Senna and the Chef particularly stand out! Definitely recommend Farout Cruises as a company to go to for a great trip sailing Turkey.
Highly recommend!!! The boat was beautiful, and provided the perfect backdrop for sailing the Aegean. Every day was an amazing mix of swimming, hiking, lounging, fun & laughter with the most impressive scenery all around. We were fortunate enough to be out during the full moon -- sunsets, sunrises, moon-rising -- stunning. And to top it off, we had the best crew ever. Meals were amazing, prepared with the freshest ingredients, incredible flavors, every spread was impressive -- and oh so tasty! I would absolutely recommend this cruise.
We booked the tour about a month in advance prior to our visit to Turkey. We had taken a local bus from Cappadocia and were dropped off at the Olympos bus station, and our driver picked us up and drove us to the harbor, about an hour plus out of Olympos. Communication via email was easy.
We took the 4-day 3-night cruise, and it was great because we were only at half capacity. We were in a group of 8 in our twenties and thirties, and we had a great crew of three: the captain, first mate Volcano (no kidding), and a deckhand.
The weather was hit and miss, a bit cool and cloudy, and the seas were too rough for us to sail initially. Initially, there was even a possibility that we might not be able to make it to Fethiye. Still, the company assured us that they would organize transport to get us there in case the boat would not be able to sail due to the weather conditions.
We didn't quite get to make it to some of the attractions and we had some hardcore sailing on our third day to make it to Fethiye on time, but this was made up by the crew finding some beautiful bays to anchor in, and taking the extra effort to bring us to nearby islands for hikes in the evenings to make up for not being able to make it to the places on the itinerary. The food was so delicious - I couldn't fault a single thing, and we were even asking for some of the recipes by the end of the trip!
Cabins were small but comfortable - the beds were probably double beds, with very little room to maneuver around, but it was clean and essentials were covered. It wasn't a big deal as we spent most of our time in the common areas.
The views are amazing - sea water just is blue, bluer and bluer, all the different shades of blue and crystal clear, and our shipmates were even able to do a bit of fishing. We spotted a few random turtles on and off as well. We did some beautiful hikes at some of the local islands as well.
Definitely one of the highlights of our trip!
Cannot recommend this with higher praise! Amazing people onboard and the best food I've had ever! Thanks Valcano for filling my belly with the worlds best food experience! Could easily have stayed on for four more days!!