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Chris and Cynthia S.

Hello Serhan & Vela Dare Team,

This has been the best vacation that we have had.

All our grown children and their spouses have had a great time and all want to do another cruise.

The crew and captain were outstanding, the itinerary was the best and the food was all 5 star.

Thank you for a great vacation .

Chris and Cynthia S.
September 2017, USA

Zelfa & Tarquin Olivier

Dear Serhan,

 You gave us, yet again, a most memorable trip this year.  My husband and I feel it is the best holiday we always have on Amazon.   I know all our friends who were with us would agree with me and I know they want to repeat the trip whenever they can.

 Our captain Yusuf and crew, Ozcan and Ramazan, and the star chef  were perfect hosts.    Nothing was too difficult and the ease of service was exceptional.      The south coast of Turkey is a place we will never tire of visiting, each time there are new pleasures to be had.  Revisiting old haunts is also be like revisiting old friends.

 We are much looking forward to the next journey.  Without it summer will not be the same.

 Our best wishes to the crew and special thanks to you for organising it.

 Zelfa and Tarquin Olivier

September 2016  ( also 2008,2014,2015)

Moore, Juckes, Bauer & Wilson Families

Our thanks to Serhan for organising our trip, our skilful captain Yusuf, excellent chef and amazing seamen, they were a superb crew and could not have looked after us better.

We had a wonderful week and would not have swapped the lovely Amazon Solo for any other boat we saw.


Moore, Juckes, Bauer & Wilson Families

May, 2015

Honorary Alexander Smith

Dear Serhan , our summer holidays have finally come to end and the children are heading back to school and university. I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful time that we all had on the (gulet) Kaptan Yilmaz. Really it was beyond our expectations in every way. The Captain and crew looked after us with brilliantly and with kindness and the food was excellent and just what we wanted. And of course your recommendation for the rose was, of course, fantastic! Your help and advice before the trip was hugely appreciated and made a big difference in terms of our enjoyment.
All the children said that it was the best holiday they have ever experienced and the adults agreed!!

I am extremely grateful to you for all you help and patience and do hope that we will back very soon,

With my best wishes,

Honorary Alexander Smith

July, 2015

Maria Coffey and Dag Goering

We charter yachts all over the world for our Hidden Places trips, and Amazon Solo,owned and operated by Vela Dare Yachts is without a doubt one of the very best! The boat is beautifully built and appointed; above and below decks she is spacious and extremely comfortable. The crew is superb – highly experienced, absolutely safety conscious in all regards and always attentive to our guests’ needs. Kayaking is an integral part of our itineraries, and the crew go the ‘extra mile’ to put our boats in and out of the water, and to help us as we depart from and return to our lovely ‘mothership.’ Nothing is ever too much trouble for them. Oh, and did we mention the food?! Fresh, plentiful, delicious and tailored to our individual needs. Who could ask for more – we will be returning to Amazon Solo for our Hidden Places Turkish adventures for many years to come.

We’re already looking forward to our next trip with you. 🙂

Maria Coffey and Dag Goering , owners of Hidden Places Travel, Canada.

“Hidden Places” Award winning worldwide adventures:
National Geographic Traveller’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, 2013, 2014 & 2015.