Find answers to questions and more information about booking with us, what we offer and things to know. Its a lot of text (with some nice pictures too), but probably best read only if you are planning to come sailing with us!
As a UK charter company, not a tour operator, we are legally prohibited from selling flights, airport transfers or ferry tickets etc. as part of your holiday. Our Turkish company can help you, just ask us for details.
There are many airlines that fly into Dalaman, our local airport. The transfer time to base is approximately 90 minutes. You can also fly into Bodrum, the transfer is approximately 2.5 hours
It is possible to fly into Rhodes and get the daily ferry to Marmaris. We can arrange for you to be collected from the ferry terminal.
Clients often arrive via Istanbul. The flight from the UK is three hours followed by an internal flight of 50 minutes to Dalaman. If you’ve never been to Istanbul a short stopover of even 24 hours will reveal the highlights of this wonderful vibrant city. Ask us for hotel information.
*Note* There are two international airports in Istanbul, Ataturk and Sabiha Gocen. these are approx 2.5 hours distant from each other by local bus. try to get both flights to the same airport. If stopping over in Istanbul go to Ataturk International Airport.
We will meet you personally anytime of the day or night in person. If you are arriving late and going straight on the yacht you will find the beds made and any ordered provisions stowed and wine and beer chilling in the fridge
It doesn’t matter when you arrive, day or night, we will be at the base to meet you. After a long journey, we’ll carry your bags and get you comfortably settled in. If you arrive in the day or evening there is a restaurant on site and all the facilities are freely available for our clients use.
Many clients arrive a day early and relax in the hotel before embarking on the yacht the following day. You can have an unhurried time doing some last minute provisioning or a more relaxed area briefing. This will also allow you to more easily enjoy 7 full nights away from base.
Generally guests find the savings on premium saturday flights is greater than a night in the hotel, More for less and breakfast is included!
If you would like a refresher on Med mooring and anchoring, we will happily take you out in the bay to familiarise yourself with the yacht and her equipment. This generally takes about an hour or so. there is no charge for this, but it would be useful to pre book this, especially at weekends.
The hotel facilities are available to you throughout your stay with us. You can order food and drink, or just laze around the pool or private beach, you are on holiday of course.
Your yacht has been meticulously prepared both visually and mechanically, and you will find her defect free. This takes time especially if on charter the previous day. we will get you onboard as soon as we can, but can not guarantee embarkation before 17:00. We do offer a VIP service at extra cost where your yacht will be ready by 13:00
Boarding time is 17:00 and disembarcation is 09:00 on the final day of charter. You will normally need to be back at base by 17:00 the night before unless we have agreed a different arrangement.
There is a welcome pack on board for you which includes water, salt & pepper and basic cleaning materials. Please order your provisions in advance or advise us if you want something particular onboard for when you arrive. Our advance provisioning is a free service, and we have a small supermarket next door. They will deliver your purchases free of charge, we will stow them appropriately for you onboard.
We will brief you fully on the yacht, her equipment and any local regulations, allow at least 30-45 minutes for this.
We will also brief you and help you plan your route around the area. we know all the bays and restaurants and can guide you to achieve the holiday you want. Allow up to 60 minutes or longer for this.
A full set of linen & towels is included for each week or your charter for each guest onboard. You will find all the beds made up when you board.
All our yachts have cabin fans to keep you cool. One yacht has a generator & air conditioning available too.
We are able to fully support our yachts both in the local area and beyond. We cannot offer direct support outside of Turkey. We can generally reach you by car or RIB should you need help. As we take great care with our maintenance and pre charter preparation this is rarely needed, but yachts do break unexpectedly and its good to know we are just a phone call away, 24/7.
If you need assistance just call us on the yacht’s onboard mobile phone. There is no charge to call us or anywhere else in Turkey. You can phone up and book at restaurants, the phone numbers are all included with the complimentary restaurant and bay guide onboard.
If you wish to do any sightseeing by road whilst in Turkey, we have extensive connections and will happily help you to organise this, without charge.
The onboard mobile phone is free to use, and we can be contacted 24/7.
All yachts have built in onboard Wi-Fi hotspots. There is 1Gb per week included in the charter which is enough for emails and weather forecasts. 3 & 9 Gb additions are available to pre order or just call us and we can top you up remotely.
It’s important to Perfect Sailing you have a fantastic holiday. We are available at the end of the phone for whatever questions you may have whenever you have them.
Please feel free to call us.
If you want it and we can get it. Its done !
Additional items can be added to your booking up to one week before you arrive. We will email you a provisioning list on request. This is paid for at base direct to the supermarket next door. We will attempt to get any special items from the local import shop in town if not available locally. If you need anything else no matter how small please just ask, we probably know where to find it.
1Gb free Wi-Fi is included per week of charter. Additional amounts can be ordered either before or whilst on charter, even if you have run out. Just call us with the onboard mobile and we will top you up.
Most clients have asked for damage waiver in preference to the refundable deposit. The damage waiver is now standard and priced daily.
We can provide a skipper and or hostess (at time of booking) for some or all of your holiday. Skippers are English with a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster qualification. They live locally and have been sailing the area for many years. They are chosen for their helpfulness and patience aside from their sailing skills. Should you have a particular interest in local history for example, we will provide a skipper that best meets your needs. Hostesses will shop for you, provide breakfast and lunchtime meals, drinks and snacks. they will also keep the yacht clean and tidy. Evening meals are normally eaten ashore. If you have a desire to eat on board on occasion this can be arranged with your hostess. Some bay retaurants will deliver their fare direct to your yacht.
The local food is good enough reason alone for holidaying here. Turkish food is based around fresh locally grown ingredients and is superbly tasty and good for you. Grilled fish and meats are the norm along with a huge variety of cold and hot starters called ‘Meze’ These photos are from the Aurora restaurant just an hours sail away. A good choice for your first or last night. There are of course many fine restaurants each with their own distinctive fare.
If there is something special you need on your holiday, let us know in advance
We have helped people enjoy family reunions, university graduations and of course engagements and even honeymoons.
Whatever you need from a bottle of champagne to a big spread, party or BBQ and transport and accomodation for your guests, just let us know.
Thank you for reading this far ! If you are ready to book or need to contact us with some questions, (please do), here’s how.
You can call by phone +44 1273 906939
Direct to base +90 549 487 1250/1
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use our charter contact form here:
We will search and prepare an offer with several yachts for you to chose from. When you are ready simply phone or email and we will double check availability, reserve the yacht, and send you our booking form with payment information.
We accept deposit payments by credit card or bank transfer. If you request to pay by card, Worldpay will send you an payment request email. We charge 1.9% for credit card payments.
Create your own offer in real time on one of our yacht pages, later update this to a 'without obligation' option while you organise flights, then finally confirm the option to book online securely. Once you have placed your booking from the offer we will send you the booking form and payment request information, as described above.
All card payments are securely handled by Worldpay.
Able & Young Ltd, Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey. CR0 0XZ
+44 (0)1273 906939
Perfect Sailing Ltd is a UK registered company at the above UK address. Company registration No. 7449368
Adakoy Marina Yolanci Boaz
+90 549 487 1250/1
36 45.23’N 28 7.86’E