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Gulet Cabin-Only Cruise Information...
What is a Gulet?

A Gulet is a large traditional motor yacht usually made of wood, many years ago they were used primarily as commercial trade vessels transporting goods around the coast. Modern Gulets are still made to the original design having 1, 2 and sometimes 3 masts. The engines are large enough to power the yacht for its entire voyage, however when the wind is favorable these yachts can achieve reasonable speeds under sail.

There are three main types of Gulet in Turkey, the standard Gulet, the Ayna Ketch and the Tirhandil. Of the three types, the Tirhandil is the closest to the original Gulet design and the most suited for cruising under sail. The only changes to the original design was the development of the Ketch Gulet which has a raised aft deck accommodating between 1 and 4 cabins below. Most modern charter Gulets are of this type since they accommodate more cabins.

What is a Cabin-Only Gulet Cruise?

Our Cabin-Only Gulet Cruises provide an economical alternative to chartering a whole Gulet privately. Like a hotel, you have your own room with en-suite bathroom, other cabins are for other like-minded passengers. All meals are included, prepared and served by the crew.

The Gulet allocated for cabin-only charters is decided during the week before departure and is dependent upon the number of booked guests.

For small groups [six or more persons], chartering a whole Gulet may be an economical alternative to a cabin-only cruise, providing the opportunity to plan your own itinerary, date of departure and number of days.

Cruise Itineraries Turkey-Greece

There are many itinerary options available depending upon the departure port. Most cruises are around the Turkish coast visiting islands, bays, coastal villages and secluded coves. On all cruises there are many opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, visiting historical sites or just relaxing on board under the sun awning.

Our Gulet cruises that include visits to Greek islands are very popular, early booking for these cruises is essential to avoid disappointment. 

Published itineraries are included as a guide only and may change due to adverse weather conditions or for any other reason at the discretion of the captain or cruise company.

Gulet Standards
  • Standard comfortable and adequate, this is the most economical Gulet available.
  • Deluxe these Gulets offer a higher standard and more on board facilities.
  • Luxury more spacious, essentially a floating five star hotel.

Our regular Gulet cabin-only cruises use STANDARD Gulets, however, cabin-only cruises are also available aboard LUXURY Gulets, details are included on our Gulet Cruise page

Making a Reservation

To check availability and make a provisional reservation simply complete a customized inquiry form.

As soon as we receive the completed form we will check availability, send you a quotation, our booking details and the payment options available. On receipt of payment using any of the options offered we will send you an e-ticket/voucher by email or fax together with the all the final details.

Accommodation Options
Gulets are quite large vessels, it's not surprising then that the cabins are also reasonably large, accommodating full size beds. All the Gulets in our listing have cabins with private en-suite bathroom facilities. Most cabins have double beds, however some Gulets offer other berth options including single, twin and triple beds. Details are included on our Gulets listing.

Gulet Details, Location and Boarding
Location maps for the main Gulet Cruise departure ports in Turkey are here:
Antalya | Bodrum | Fethiye | Marmaris

The name of the Gulet and its location is not available until during the week prior to the departure date. The Gulet allocated for cabin-only cruises depends on the number of guests and may be of a higher standard than that normally allocated for cabin cruises. details of the check-in procedure is included with our final information. Normally the Gulet can be boarded any time after 15:00 on the first day of the charter/cruise [or at 10:00 for three day cabin-only mini-cruises].

Meal Arrangements
Gulet cabin-only cruises include all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, all meals are prepared and served by the crew. Tea and coffee is provided at breakfast and drinking water with all meals.

Drinks on Board

Bottled drinking water is included. Other drinks, including alcoholic beverages are available at reasonable prices from the on-board bar. It is not permitted to bring your own drinks on board.

Leaving the Gulet
The cruise ends after breakfast on the day of departure.

 


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