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Arkadaslik Yachting

48 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

I started planning this trip over a year ago as part of hubby’s big birthday celebrations and I can honestly say we enjoyed every minute of our trip! The yacht is beautiful and lovingly looked after. The Arkadaslik is an all inclusive yacht, the food...More

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

Dear HoneyBee ;-) We knew that it would be a great trip when you made your initial inquiry for a cabin charter. Your husband's "big birthday" is a milestone event - one that we were thrilled to help you celebrate together. And, because each couple...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an absolutely fabulous cabin charter holiday from start to finish. Communication was very good using either email or WhatsApp. Sue kindly arranged taxi transfers to and from the airport for our group of four. This was our first gulet holiday and will not...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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ArkadaslikYachting, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, Crabbster1! We love it when a group of strangers arrives at the boat and leave as friends at the end of their cruise. You four will always be remembered for your paddle-boarding antics. We've ordered a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been a trip I have wanted to do for years and finally got the opportunity. Lived up to all my expectations. Sue, Captain Octay and crew were fabulous. Treated us like family guests more than simply paid clients. They knew what they were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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ArkadaslikYachting, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Thank you for letting us be part of your Bucket List experience! We will always remember your cruise as "the Bayram trip". Although you come from a different faith than our crew, it was wonderful...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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gillyb64
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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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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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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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