Southern Cross Blue Cruising

“Your cruising & charter destination in Turkey, Greece & Croatia”


Southern Cross Blue Cruising is a registered yacht charter company based in Bodrum, Turkey. Dave Stanley & Dina Street have extensive experience in charter and destinations in Turkey, Greece and Croatia, providing a bespoke itinerary for all guests.

Main contact

Address: 42/5 Umurca Mahallesi Bodrum, Turkey 48400

Tel: +90 (0)25 23 16 24 34

Mob: +90 (0)53 24 34 68 16

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With 17 years’ experience in the yacht charter market, combined with local Turkish, Greek and Croatian knowledge and resources, Southern Cross is able to consistently deliver the perfect yacht charter experience in Turkey, Greece or Croatia.

Yachts and gulets for charter

From a completely refurbished 18m traditional wooden gulet to 30m plus luxury gulets and yachts, as well as a selection of handpicked motor yachts, Southern Cross is able to offer a boat suitable for all your needs.

Highly experienced staff

Southern Cross’ intimate knowledge of the best cruising routes, anchorages, pristine villages, historical sites and Mediterranean cuisine ensures that you experience the most from your Blue Cruise.

Whether sailing along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey, the Greek Dodecanese and Cyclades islands or the Dalmatian coast, the captains will give you an experience beyond your expectation.

Known for their world-famous hospitality and expertise, your crew will take you to exotic destinations in Turkey and Greece, prepare gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, pour drinks and take extremely good care of you.

Cruising destinations in Turkey, Greece and Croatia

The choice is always yours as the itinerary on your gulet or yacht is flexible. When you discover a berth or anchorage that you particularly love, then you can spend extra time there.

At night, if you're in the mood to groove, you might want to go ashore and enjoy local Turkish nightlife in Bodrum, Marmaris or Simi. Or, you may prefer to fall asleep to the sounds of the sea in a quiet secluded cove whilst others party away nearby. With a private charter, it’s the beauty of having the choice.

Relax in the shade on the aft or forward deck of the gulet, sunbathe, read a book, swim, snorkel or chat with friends and family. Explore Turkish villages in Gökova, hike in pristine pine forests around Marmaris and shop in the local Bodrum and Göcek fresh markets. The captains will make sure you set off in the right direction – you may invite him to come with you if you wish for more local knowledge along the way.

Sailing a traditional wooden gulet

Your Blue Cruise may be your very first sailing holiday, or you may be a professional skipper. The captain on Southern Cross Timer is an excellent instructor and if you want to learn more about sailing a gulet, or have a turn at the wheel of an indigenous schooner rigged wooden yacht, this is the place to book. The crew will be delighted to show you and you may be as `hands-on` as you wish.

Other services

Southern Blue Cruising can assist with all your pre- and post-cruise arrangements from airport transfers to restaurant and hotel recommendations plus access to accredited tour companies.

A wonderful time

, . Paluko - 18/09/2014-15:29
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We had a wonderful time on board Paluko. Your attentive, fabulous crew all contributed to a perfect voyage. Having baba along made the trip extra special. We look forward to returning with our children and grandchildren.

Such professional service

, . Primadonna - 18/09/2014-15:29
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Excellent crew and cruising on an extremely comfortable boat. The food definitely exceeded our expectations. Very fortunate to have such professional service on board.

We slept very well

, . - 18/09/2014-15:27
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Highlights were great food and well presented. Staff are very helpful and professional.

Memorable holiday

, . Burc-u Zafer - 18/09/2014-15:20
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I had extensively researched boats and crews prior to our holiday. The boat Burc-u Zafer and the captain and crew provided us with the most memorable holiday we could ever wish for. Captain Ismail showed us the epitome of professionalism; his boating expertise, itinerary and knowledge of Turkish and Greek waters were outstanding. With the support of his amazing crew Neril, Ali and Sadaeri, we were treated like royalty. Food was always inspired using the best of fresh produce and the service throughout including meals, laundry and cocktails was amazing. The water sports provided a bonus and the crew smiled all week. Can't wait to return but will certainly recommend to others.

Crew were excellent

, . Biriwa - 18/09/2014-15:20
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Food was fresh, plentiful and excellent. Captain made great efforts to accommodate our party's requests which included two hours daily off of the boat (all that food - need to exercise).

Lovely food

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-15:19
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The mezzes were perfect and satisfying and the cake was excellent. Our kids loved the french fries and lamb burgers.

Fantastic holiday

, . Odysseus - 18/09/2014-15:18
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The captain and his team are very special, they really have given us a dream. The chef is the best chef in the world, Alis a very gentleman and Kazim, a very good boy. Thanks for everything.

Very relaxing

, . Nazcan - 18/09/2014-15:17
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Very relaxing. On such an excellent trip it's hard to find something that could have improved the experience. Maybe softer beds for us old people?

Incredible food

, . Esma Sultan - 18/09/2014-15:16
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Food was incredible. The crew was superb, top notch. Boat was all and more of what I expected. The trip of a lifetime.

Fun and attentive

, . Nazcan - 18/09/2014-15:15
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Highlights were beautiful weather and places, clear water and fantastic crew. Friendly, fun, attentive but not intrusive. Maybe a bigger dance floor - Ask Hussein for details...

A wonderful trip

, . Caner IV - 18/09/2014-15:15
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It's hard to think of how it could have been improved. More hors d'oeuvres? The crew were fabulous and very willing. In all, we had a wonderful trip.

Great presentation

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-15:13
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Great presentation of the boat. Crew were fantastic and always helpful. Food fantastic. A fantastic holiday had by all aboard.

Well designed

, . Didi - 18/09/2014-15:04
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Crew was exceptional. So gracious, attentive and accommodating. The boat is grand and incredibly well designed.

A poem written for Murat, Mazlum, Alim and Emrah

, . Paluko - 18/09/2014-15:03
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Hail to the Paluko crew
We extend a toast to all of you
For showing us such a wonderful time
Taking care of us and being so kind.

The warmth, the love and history you're sharing
Why, we just loved all the attention and caring.

For Murat with his gentle caring ways
To 'Ba-ba' and the mean game of gin he plays.
Alim and 'ba-ba' oh such good cooks!
While pampering Emrah such good care he took.

The Butz's crew would like to say
We loved the cruise - we loved the stay.
We love you; we are thankful and sad to leave today.

Fresh authentic cooking

, . Artemis - 18/09/2014-15:00
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The cruise took us to remote areas of Aegean with beautiful scenery. Great interactions with crew and their eagerness and ability to please. Fresh authentic cooking by captain/chef and mate. Negative: they never let us win at games - ha ha.


, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-14:59
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Highlight was quality and professionalism of Mo and Omer. The food was very very good.

Wonderful company

, . - 18/09/2014-14:58
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Dave and Dina manage a wonderful cruise company and they go out of their way to make sure that you are going to have a wonderful time.

Best food in Turkey

. - 18/09/2014-14:57
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Gulet trip on Southern Cross Timer was the highlight of the trip. Boat and crew were excellent and lunch was best meal we had in Turkey.

An absolute delight

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-14:21
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Thanks for an amazing trip aboard the Southern Cross Timer-it was such a great experience, and the story is going to look amazing in the magazine. Your crew were an absolute delight to spend a week with.


, . Kirke - 18/09/2014-14:21
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Boat far exceeded expectations. Dave and Dina were great and the crew was outstanding.


, . Artemis - 18/09/2014-14:20
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It was fabulous and our crew were terrific. The guitar, the singing, the coves and the swimming and snorkeling were all top notch.

Treated like a Princess

, . Burc-u Zafer - 18/09/2014-14:19
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Every aspect of our week was amazing; our crew were so professional and catered to everyone's needs so efficiently. We were thoroughly spoiled in every way and I could certainly get used to being treated like a 'Princess'.

Eternally grateful

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-14:18
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We are eternally grateful for the care and energy provided by Dave & Dina prior to embarking on our wonderful journey when one member of our party needed urgent medical care. It would never have been possible with the red tape of Europe or the USA.

Tranquil experience

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-14:17
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I have never felt so safe, tranquil and looked after as I did on board Timer.

Extremely flexible

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-14:16
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The crew was excellent and extremely flexible to our requests. Food was just amazing and sleeping under the stars was one of the highlights of the trip. Captain Mo was always smiling and always helpful.

Highly recommended

, . Piccolo - 18/09/2014-14:14
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The cruise was fantastic. Not only are we considering taking another cruise, we will definitely recommend you and the yacht as an ideal holiday. Captain and crew were faultless and went 'above and beyond.'

So welcoming

, . Cross Timer - 18/09/2014-12:43
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Thank you for being so welcoming and sharing your wonderful boat and part of the world with us. It was lovely and the captain and crew were wonderful. We very much appreciate the boutique service. Dina thank you for the guidance.


, . Esma Sultan - 18/09/2014-12:31
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The food surpassed excellence! We celebrated 2 birthdays on board and the chef and crew made them extraordinary.


, . Cosh - 18/09/2014-12:30
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We had stunning days during our gulet cruise. We loved the boat and the crew were outstandingly friendly. On top of this, the cook Achmed spoiled us with delicious meals!!! We are completely overwhelmed by the landscape and the clear water of this region.


, . Didi - 18/09/2014-12:28
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Symi was an amazing experience! If only we had 2 weeks for our vacation, it would have been perfect. Thank you for the exceptional service, itinerary and holiday.

Will return

, . Pam Due - 18/09/2014-12:27
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The highlight of our cruise was definitely the combination of a very clean and maintained boat combined with a very dedicated and wonderful crew. We will definitely be back.


, . Seyma Kaptan - 18/09/2014-12:27
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I want to thank you both for coordinating and giving us such a wonderful experience aboard the Seyma Kaptan! We had a truly delightful time! As my nephew Stevie put it, it was “absurdly fantastic!”

Excellent crew

, . Haydi - 18/09/2014-12:26
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We had the most wonderful time and wish it had been longer. The crew were excellent and the food was the best we've had in Turkey.


, . Cosh - 18/09/2014-10:50
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Erol and Nevcet were fantastic and made our trip. Thank you so much!

Thank you so much

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-10:48
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On behalf of all seven of us, we would like to thank you so much for finding a boat for us.

Amazing trip

, . Artemis - 18/09/2014-10:47
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We have loved this trip. The crew/boat allowed us to have a wonderful and relaxing time. Captain Hassan and Sinan were amazing. Highlight was dinner with an orange moon rising.

Such class

, . Feraye - 18/09/2014-10:46
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What a wonderful time - every whim anticipated and delivered. Such charming professionalism, decency and class.

We'll be back

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-10:45
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Still the best holiday I've ever had. We tried it in Croatia but not the same. We tried it in Tahiti but it was just not the same. We'll be back eventually.

Wish it was longer

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-10:44
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Great service! Fantastic food! Very friendly crew - the best in fact. Loved having everything so tidy. Loved the islands and coves every day. Wish it was longer.


, . Seyma Kaptan - 18/09/2014-10:43
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Fabulous food, friendly, easy going crew, sleeping on deck, sunny weather, warm, clear waters, snorkeling, spear fishing, relaxing and sprawling out.

Extremely knowledgeable

, . Seyma Kaptan - 18/09/2014-10:37
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Captain was extremely knowledgeable and knew the best places to take us. Food and amenities on board were just excellent.

Thank you, thank you, thank you

, . Feraye - 18/09/2014-10:30
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Loved everything! Wished we had more time on the boat. Wonderful food, crew and time. A million thanks.


, . Trippin - 18/09/2014-10:30
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It was all perfect. Many thanks go to Southern Cross Blue Cruising.

Great knowledge

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-10:29
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Highlights were Mo's knowledge of tucked away bays, Vural's attentiveness and Omer's cooking and sense of humor.

Could not ask for more

, . Nazcan - 18/09/2014-10:28
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Great crew, fantastic food and a good mix of ports and bays.Could not ask for more.

Gets better and better

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-10:27
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Exceptional, professional crew. A great time had by the non-boating people in our group too. It just gets better every time.

Loved every minute of it

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-10:26
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Amazing, carefree time! Loved every minute of it. Loved Omer's cooking. Mo was a great captain and Vural looked after our every need so sweetly.

Great crew

, . Cemre Jr. - 18/09/2014-10:26
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The Cerme Junior was a superbly comfortable cruising boat for our party of 13. We felt in very safe, capable hands with our captain Mahmut who navigated the waters beautifully for very smooth sailing. The food prepared by our cook George was delicious and welcome by all. Mustafa and Isner should not go without mention for there wonderful attention to detail. The captain and crew were especially lovely with the children and we would certainly welcome them all back for future adventures.

Top notch

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-10:25
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Great crew, great boat and an authentic Turkish experience. Suggest locally made hand soaps for the restrooms to bring even more local flavor to the voyage. Food was terrific and service level top notch.

Beautiful vessel

, . SX Timer - 18/09/2014-10:24
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Glad to report that this was a wonderful experience in all ways. The boat was beautiful and immaculately maintained. The crew were professional, attentive, and fun to hang around with. The food was great. The office staff (the co-owner Dina) was extraordinarily helpful in arranging the charter and advising us on Turkey travel. The best crewed charter experience we've had. We would recommend them to anyone without reservation.


, . Sebahat Sultan - 18/09/2014-10:23
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We had wonderful sailing, and the swimming was not soon to be forgotten. Our captain was wonderful and met every requirement. Food was outstanding - cheers to Serdar.

Simply brilliant

, . M/S SX Timer - 18/09/2014-10:21
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We just wanted to take the time and thank you for a wonderful experience on board the Southern Cross Timer.

All of us enjoyed ourselves immensely. The crew was amazing and very courteous. good choice of delicious food and drinks, beautiful scenery and the sea. Overall it was simply brilliant. Thanks a tonne.

Great crew

, . Queen of Karia - 18/09/2014-10:21
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A very enjoyable 10 days. Queen of Karia is a beautiful boat but her best feature is her crew. Nothing was too much trouble.

Thank you so much

, . Akana - 18/09/2014-10:20
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Dina and Dave - you were excellent yacht charterers. You secured M/S Akana for the 13 of us who wanted double cabins with ensuites. Your attention to every detail and patience in answering our huge number of emails made our trip on M/S Akana the best holiday ever. Thank you so much.


, . Queen of Karia - 18/09/2014-10:18
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Everything was excellent with our time at Southern Cross Blue Cruising.


, . Queen of Karia - 18/09/2014-10:13
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Absolutely fantastic trip made by incredible crew on a beautiful boat.


, . Sebahat Sultan - 18/09/2014-10:12
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This is an unforgettable, magical five days. The crews' willingness to meet our every need, including repeating Turkish words umpteen times, contributed to the wonderful communication we had. They worked together seamlessly, and were as interested in us as were in them.

The feast that we were gifted not one, not two but three times a day was worthy of four Michelin Stars. Serdar can hold his own with the best chefs in New York and Orhan and Charlie could get modelling contracts with Ralph Lauren. Beauty and excellence galore.