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Arkadaslik Yachting

45 reviews
Gocek, Turkey
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About Arkadaslik Yachting
Affordable, all-inclusive cruises along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey for families and small groups aboard a 22-meter luxury-class gulet. Enjoy clean & comfortable accommodations on an immaculately maintained wooden yacht, attentive service by friendly and professional crew, fabulous meals, unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), custom itineraries, and flexible schedules. Our commitment to quality and safety sets us apart from the rest.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend and is definitely the highlight in our Turkey trip. Sue is an excellent host and answer your enquiries in a professional way. Everyone is so friendly and make your stay so comfortable and enjoyable. Food are cooked with heart and there are free...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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ArkadaslikYachting, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Tinnie, It was our pleasure hosting you and your friends for our first cruise of the 2019 season. We're delighted that the weather cooperated and you enjoyed your time in the Göcek Islands aboard Arkadaslik. With all the exciting things you did on your...More

Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

We booked an overnight cruise with Sue and Oktay and although our expectations were high but they were still exceeded as a result of a brilliant experience. The cruise was amazing with three visits to beautiful coves. Sue and Oktays’ company was delightful and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ArkadaslikYachting, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2018

So glad you had a fabulous time, Cliff. We agree, the dolphins were a spectacular addition to the trip. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your extended family! With love, Sue & Oktay

Reviewed December 3, 2018

We decided to book our own Gulet trip as we wanted to pick how long, and when and where to sail. We still wanted a full board option at a reasonable price. We got all our requests satisfied and more. Sue was an absolute star...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ArkadaslikYachting, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thanks for your review, Chris. Gulet holidays are perfect multi-generational holidays - with appeal for all ages. We're so happy that your family vacation was the relaxing break you needed. Hopefully, the rest of your holiday was equally restful and everyone made it to safely...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018

I have been on many cruises along the Turkish coast and Greek islands and have found true friendship with the owner and crew of Arkadaslik Yachting. Their traditional Turkish gulet is comfortable and beautiful - 4 cabins with comfy beds and en-suite facilities, relaxing sunbeds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thanks for your kind review! As you know, Arkadaslik is Turkish for friendship, and it's not just a name. It's the foundation of our business philosophy. It's who we are. It's what we do. We're so glad you enjoyed it! The Backgammon board is ready...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018

This boat is privately owned and operated by the owner and her amazing team. I did extensive research before finding Sue and Captain Oktay. Whilst some Gulet cruises do have good reviews, the boat is owner by an overseas corporation and you do not always...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Thank you for your review, Janine! We enjoyed the week as much as you did, and were so delighted that you could join us. It was definitely a highlight in our season too. We look forward to seeing you again. (And please, don;t forget to...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

A Gulet Cruise has been something I always wanted to do and with a big birthday to celebrate we decided that now was the time to do it. My daughter ( Lorna) contacted Sue and straight away decided it was the cruise for us, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thank you for your marvelous review, Gaye! We were honoured to host your birthday celebration. It was a fun and memorable way to wrap up the 2018 cruise season. I'll pass along your kind words to the boys. We look forward to seeing you again....More

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Amazing hosts. Fantastic Country. We had the best time sailing out of Gocek & around the Greek Islands. The food was absolutely phenomenal, nothing is too much trouble and the crew have all the local knowledge and suggestions about where to go & what to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

We're delighted that you enjoyed your epic adventure around the Dodecanese with us, Lesley. Although there were too many memorable moments to count, your trip will always be remembered as "The Dolphin Cruise"! Thanks for sharing your photos and kind words. Sue

Reviewed September 30, 2018

We spent two wonderful weeks sailing along the Turquoise coastline of Turkey and exploring the picturesque islands of Greece. It was a brilliant holiday for our family which we shared with our friends and their family, so four adults and four teenagers. A lovely relaxing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Ian, Thanks so much for taking time to post a comprehensive review about your trip with us. While we can't guarantee dolphins for flying fish on every cruise, we're committed to delivering the best holiday experience possible for our guests. We're glad you enjoyed it!...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I had a lovely time with the Arkadslik Yachting family. I went with family and ‘family friends’ and, as a teenager, I found there was lots to do while staying with them. The crew were incredibly friendly and helpful, they were knowledgable about the area...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Alice, thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. A young adult's perspective is always appreciated, and very helpful for other families with teenagers to assess whether one of our cruises is a suitable match for their holiday expectations. Good wifi...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Sue and the crew of the Arkadaslik for making such terrific memories for us all. Nothing was too much for the crew in making us feel welcome. Copious drinks and an amazing lunch were fabulous adornments to the three beautiful bays we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Cliff, Kayla, and Macy, Thanks for your review. We're looking forward to your visit later this week, but keeping a close watch on the weather. If the forecast holds true (rain and thunderstorms predicted for Saturday), we've got some flexibility in our schedule to offer...More

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gillyb64
June 13, 2017|
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Hi Gillyb64, Sorry for the delay in responding to your message. There seems to be a delay from the time something is posted on this page until we are alerted by Trip Advisor. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your gulet... More
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dabank96
January 22, 2016|
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Thanks for your question - it's a common fear right now, especially for families who are considering whether to include a visit to Turkey in their holiday plans. You’re right, the media has presented an unbalanced... More
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Sato398
July 21, 2015|
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Hi Stephen, Thank you for your enquiry. A benefit of being a small company is that we’re able to offer custom itineraries for our guests. We try our best to be flexible and offer a variety of options for your... More
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