Annual Spring Flotilla Invite -
Jean and I have booked again for the Budget Annual Spring Flotilla, final dates are not set but the 4th to the 18th May are the most likely. We will be there almost all of May and this will be our fourth year sailing in this historical part of the Med. We have always had a great holiday with the company who are very accommodating and flexible and invite Aquarius members to join us. Here is the pitch:
Budget arrange your yacht charter including all fees and charges. Your boat will be cleaned and ready for your arrival and although we ask you to leave it tidy, we always clean boats between charters. Bed linen & kitchen cleaning cloths are provided, towels can be supplied on request.
For late arrivals we can provide an arrival pack including matches, tea, milk and water. You will need to victual the boat to suit your needs and there are shops nearby for that purpose.
During the flotilla we find that most of our crews use the tavernas for their evening meals and showers for which a small fee might apply. Laundry facilities are available for a small charge at some places but it is advisable to have a supply of washing powder. The local currency is the Turkish lira but our prices are in Euros.
Technically our flotillas operate Saturday to Saturday although our briefing takes place on Sunday and we usually leave after lunch for a short sail to our first overnight stop on one of the many islands in the Gulf of Fethiye. To join a flotilla at least one person on board must have enough sailing experience to be able to safely manage a yacht of this size. If you can easily sail an open sailing boat on a lake, this should be sufficient experience for sailing in the Gocek area, see www.budgetsailingturkey.com/english/fl otilla.asp If in doubt call us to discuss options.
Our insurance covers all damage beyond €1,000.00, we can take your credit card details as security or provide collision damage cover in lieu. We provide full fuel tanks at commencement and ask that the yacht is returned with full tanks. There are refuelling facilities close to our marina.
We are not able to arrange air travel but EasyJet, Monarch and Flythomascook all fly directly from UK, Ryanair does not. Whenever you arrive we can arrange airport transfers from and to Dalaman and we escort you to your yacht once you reach Gocek.
Flight times to and from Dalaman can be at unfriendly hours but transfers are still arranged and we meet all our guests. Once you have decided to holiday with us we will hold your booking long enough to enable you to finalise your travel arrangements.
One big disadvantage, Jean will be bringing Mike Hendra and you will be stuck with him on flotilla for two weeks.