Gulet Charters in Turkey
If you’re looking for a truly relaxing and invigorating holiday, discovering the ancient sites, bays, coves and harbors of Turkey, then a gulet charter is perfect for you.
Cruise in style on incredible journeys of discovery that have to be experienced in order to believe.
Cruising on a Gulet
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to gulets.
Traditionally, every gulet that is offered is hand-crafted in Turkey.
Gulet cruises can host groups of 2 to 24 people, with options for master, double or twin cabins.
Life Aboard a Traditional Turkish Gulet
On most itineraries gulets cruise for an average of three hours a day, generally by motor to keep to schedule, under glorious sail when weather and time permits.
Some fun amenities that you can enjoy on a traditional turkish Gulet include:
All of this can be done while you enjoy traveling the turkish coast.
This wonderful way of traveling is sometimes known as a ‘blue cruise’.
Service is a Prime Necessity
The best Gulet Charter experience can only happen with an experienced captain and excellent cooks.
This makes your Gulet adventures simply unforgettable.
Mealtime options typically will range from secluded coves to picturesque old fishing villages.
All food is prepared in the gulet’s galley by the onboard cook, who conjures up a variety of fresh local delicacies in tune with your specific menu requests planned in advance.
Turkey is well known for its healthy Mediterranean diet.
Breakfasts on board typically consists of bread, tomatoes, olives, cheese, eggs, yoghurt and honey.
Lunches (and dinners) are usually hearty meals with grilled meats, fresh fish, accompanied by a variety of salads and tasty side dishes (mezza), followed by fruit or filled pastry.
Delicious local wines are stocked on board, along with a range of spirits, beers, soft drinks and fruit juices.
To sample local cuisine and immerse yourself in the local culture, we recommend dining ashore most evenings in local tavernas or cafes.
History of Gulets
The word ‘gulet’ (pronounced “goo-let”) derives from the French goulette, or schooner.
These two-masted wooden vessels, are typically made from pine and mahogany, and were long used for transporting goods and fishing along the southern coasts of Turkey.
Typically designed with a sharp bow, broad beam and rounded stern, they are incredibly stable and offer an easy motion even in the roughest seas.
These days they are designed and fitted with comfort for guests, rather than the safety of cargo.
Gulet Cruise Itineraries
We offer the finest Turkey gulet charters and sailing vacations with a historical, archaeological and cultural theme, coupled with watersports and culinary treasures of the Lycian coast.
Enjoy total relaxation, beautiful food, and superb swimming along with archaeological adventures and exploring Bazzars.
Most Gulet charters have a wide range of itineraries throughout the Aegean and Antalya coasts, as well as throughout the Adriatic Sea and Dalmatia.