you’re looking for a truly relaxing and invigorating holiday, discovering the ancient sites, bays, coves and harbours of Turkey, then
our gulet cruises will be perfect for you. Cruise in style on incredible
journeys of discovery that have to be experienced to be believed.
Cruising on a Gulet
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to gulets, and our superb range
of vessels have been carefully selected to ensure both comfort and the
quality that you would expect. Every gulet is hand-crafted in
Turkey. Gulet cruises can host groups from 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. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming,
snorkeling, and kayaking as your gulet journeys along the coast. This
wonderful way of travelling is sometimes known as a ‘blue cruise’.
Service is a prime consideration and we boast experienced captains and
excellent cooks to make your adventure simply unforgettable. Mealtime
panoramas 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 cultre, we recommend dining ashore most evenings in local
tavernas or cafes.
History of Gulets
The word ‘gulet’ (pronounced "goo-let)) probably
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
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. We have a wide range of gulet cruise itineraries
throughout the Aegean and Antalya coasts, as well as throughout
the Adriatic Sea and Dalmatia.
Private Gulet charters
Gulet Charters on fully crewed Turkish
are available for private groups, large and
small, from honeymoons to extended family holidays or corporate events.
We work with a range of gulets all hand crafted from wood and manned by
experienced local crews, and provide you with all logistical support
from start to finish, and can tailor the itinerary to exceed your
When & Where to Go
The gulet cruise calendar runs from spring until autumn. Weather in
Turkey is the warmest of all the Mediterranean regions, and the least affected
by the Meltemi winds that are so common in mid summer in Greece.
most popular Cruising area are the Gulf of Fethiye and Gulf of Gokova,
which include some of the most beautiful harbors and bays in all of
The best time to experience Turkey is in the late spring and late summer
to avoid summer crowds.
We have been working as a gulet cruise specialst for well over two
decades, since our first cruise in Turkey in 1994, and we continually
inspect Gulets all over the Eastern Mediterranean to assure your
expectations are met or exceeded. We will be delighted to use our
experience and knowledge to help create the perfect gulet vacation and
blue voyage for you. Contact a Gulet Charter Specialist today!