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Just a magic experience from start to finish

What could be better than cruising slowly through one of the most beautiful playgrounds in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nigelhowe
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Crawley, United Kingdom
A wonderful Dodecanese Adventure

Six of us spent a week aboard the "Arkadaslik", sailing in Turkish and Greek waters...we had a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
annelennox77
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Calgary, Canada
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Fully-crewed, private charter cruises for families and small groups aboard a 22-metre luxury-class gulet. Enjoy clean & comfortable accommodations, attentive service, fabulous meals, custom itineraries, and flexible schedules. Our commitment to...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What could be better than cruising slowly through one of the most beautiful playgrounds in the world. The backdrops are stunning,the crew are friendly,most helpful and always smiling,the captain is the most skilled pilot of a boat that I have ever seen and a wonderful...More

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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you were able join us again this year, Nigel. Although every cruise has its own unique feel, the times with you stand out in our memories because of the laughter. Magic! Welcoming return guests feels like we are hosting true friends...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us spent a week aboard the "Arkadaslik", sailing in Turkish and Greek waters...we had a wonderful time swimming, kayaking, and touring various islands and historic sites. The crew of Sue and Oktay, Selim, and Mihrican became like adopted family members to us. The...More

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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Anne! I'll pass your kind words along to the rest of the crew. We enjoyed the adventure as much as you did - and were delighted that the weather was so cooperative. Your trip will go down in our log books as the...More

Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

A perfect way to connect with family or friends, the Arkadaslik sleeps 8, provides lovely meals, and allows access to some of the best swimming in the Aegean. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hike a volcano, and see an active archaeological dig. Sue...More

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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Dear Ursula (and fellow Goddesses) On behalf of the entire Arkadaslik Yachting team, I'd like to thank you for your kind review. It is always a pleasure hosting returning guests! We were delighted that the weather allowed us to cruise the "Discover the Dodecanese" route...More

Reviewed September 25, 2017

Eleven of us stayed on this beautiful boat in August 2017, including 5 teenage children. We had the best time, wanted for nothing. Sue and Oktay were the most wonderful hosts. We saw some amazing sunsets and swam in some beautiful bays. One to tick...More

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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! From 80's quiz night beneath Simena castle to mermaid spotting near Kalkan and everything else during your week-long adventure, we thoroughly enjoyed hosting your "larger than normal" group aboard Arkadaslik. Glad you all made it home safe...More

Reviewed June 26, 2017

Some of the most beautiful coastline in the world on a wonderful yacht with the most fantastic crew and owner. Couldn't ask for any more.... friendship, care and hospitality. Now the wife wants to come next year!!

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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your trip, Morgan! It's always a pleasure hosting your boys' getaway - but this year's "wellness retreat" was particularly entertaining. I guess your wife is jealous that you enjoyed our onboard spa services without her ;-)

Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We had such a relaxed holiday on Arkadaslik! Sue, Oktay & Barbarus were beautifully hospitable & fun company. Felt like we were on holidays with new friends! The trip was beyond our expectations - they took us to some stunning, quiet coves along the coastline...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Sailing through the Gocek islands on Arkadaslik yachts was truly one of the most magical and memorable experiences to date. We chose to do a 4 night cruise run by Sue and Captain Ohtai who were amazing! They tailored the trip to suit our needs,...More

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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2016

Thank you for your kind words, Atlantis! As someone who also works in the tourism industry, you know how much it means to hear that you've made your guests happy. We certainly enjoyed hosting you! I know you were a bit apprehensive about spending 4...More

Reviewed June 26, 2016

I think I speak for all of our party when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Arkadaslik. The gulet is beautiful and comfortable and the crew couldn't do enough for us. They catered to our needs and appeared to ignore our...More

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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2016

Thank you for your kind words, Treeshmc! We're delighted that you enjoyed your much anticipated trip with us and felt comfortable enough to relax and "kick-back" with your friends. We didn't notice any "idiosyncrasies" - just a great group of friends having a wonderful time...More

Reviewed June 12, 2016

My mom took me on a surprise trip to Turkey! We stayed onboard Arkadaslik for a week at the beginning of May 2016 and it was awesome. Sue and the crew were super friendly and they even let me do pretty cool things! I got...More

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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

Thanks for the fantastic review, LegoMan! I'm sure families travelling with their kids will appreciate your insights about the fun activities available on the boat - perfect for kids of all ages. (I'm surprised you didn't mention your dinghy driving lesson with the Sailor!) Please...More

Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Myself & 7 friends booked a private 4 day cabin charter on Arkadaşlık. I had been on a 7 day a gulet cruise before, albeit 20+ years ago but most of our group were virgin gulet sailors. Without exception we all had an amazing time...More

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Sue F, Owner at Arkadaslik Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

So glad you enjoyed the experience Lindy103. We certainly enjoyed hosting you and your friends! You're right, the boat's name means "friendship" and we take that to heart on every cruise. We are always sad when guests leave the boat at the end of their...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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Stephen O
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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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