Turkish Gulets Charter - Turkey

Turkish Gulets Charter - Turkey
Turkish Gulets Charter - Turkey
Turkish Gulets Charter - Turkey
Turkish Gulets Charter - Turkey
Attention: We suggest you to be careful about the boats you will rent, above all if you don't know the boat owners, the agencies or the brokers you address to. In fact, due to the crisis, many boat owners have cut the maintenance and crew expenses, also on boats once well known for their high standards.
Don't trust agencies or brokers without any licence or qualification, disguising themselves as professional players just for rent a boat at a very attractive price: therefore, it is better to check on their websites if it is shown the Vat number (as required by Law), location and telephone number, as the risk is to have a bad surprise onboard!

The coasts of Turkey

Sailing on board a Gulet is the best way of enjoying a relaxing and comfortable holiday to know the beautiful costs of Turkey, a landscape of astonishing beauty, whose bays offer the visitors a safe anchorage in a quiet sea, characterized by turquoise crystal-clear water, framed by a verdant nature and by many archaeological sites having primary historical importance.
We always take care to your personal interests, offering them the possibility of visiting many archaeological sites, natural remote corners hidden from the view, cities and villages, water sports such as swimming, snorkelling, in order to offer customized cruises.
We remind you that on board of the boats we selected for you we don't want to impose anything; that's why we try to let our guests choose which route they prefer to follow, after listening, of course, to Captain's suggestions! The crew are always very hospitable and discreet, and they will make you feel as you are on your own boat, respecting above all your privacy.

Routes

The most known cruise route starts from Bodrum to Kekova. Sailing along this coast allows discovering and visiting beaches and small bays, which would be otherwise inaccessible by land, as well as many marvellous sites, that remained hidden and unknown for centuries. South-East from the lively city of Bodrum, it's located Gokova Gulf, with its numerous and spectacular bays, which are famous as a natural wonder. The ruins of the ancient and famous town of Knidos are located at the end of the Datca peninsula.
Hisaronu Bay, South of Datca peninsula is an enchanting place because of its many bays and islands to explore and admire. Beyond Hissaronu there is the lively tourist city of Marmaris, with its numerous shops, bars, restaurants, disco bar, and a modern marina. The famous Iztuzu beach, where tortoises yearly go and lay their eggs, is located in the East of Marmaris.
You can leave your Gulet anchored in Ekincik, and move to another smaller boat to do the excursion along the Dalyan river, to reach the historical place of Caunos and the small town of Dalyan. Gocek Bay is an exclusive navigation area, with organized marinas and surrounded by small bays and islands. Fethiye Bay offers a lively and characteristic port in the small city of Fethiye and the famous lagoon with its beach of white sand, Olu Deniz. Going ahead towards East will meet the bewitching village of Kalkan, with its Greek houses along the ancient paths and the beautiful town of Kas with its Lycia tombs and the amphitheatre. The majestic Kekova, central area of the Lycia civilization is located at the very East side of the country, and it's famous for its submerged city, the fishing village of Kalekoy and its marvellous ancient fortress. The small village of Ucagiz, the ancient Myra and the church of St. Nicholas are some of the major attractions.
Other archaeological sites of considerable historical interest are Olympus and Phaselis. The visit to these sites can be organized by the Captain of your Turkish Gulet, with day trip to Kekova by land, a safe solution avoiding the not so convenient navigation towards Antalya, the windiest part of the coast with a rough sea.

Useful Information

- You should check in advance the validity of the documents in your possession, including those of children.
- For Europeans identity card is sufficient. For all other people is required passport with eventual visa
- The local monetary unit is the Turkish Lira
- Jet lag: + 2 hours compared to London time
- It is not necessary to do any vaccination to go to Turkey: nevertheless, because of the different climatic conditions and the change of diet, we suggest you to ask to your doctor and to bring with you some proper medicines to use in case of necessity
- Generally embarking and disembarking are made on Saturday
- The cruise program can be modified to the Captain's discretion, for safety, logistic reasons and meteorological conditions
- For your own safety it is well to respect the security norms on board and the indications of the crew during navigation and the moorings
- For hygienic reasons before going on board the shoes have to be removed and put in a fixed containers or in your own cabin. On board slippers of rubber with clean sole can be used
- The use of sun towels is recommended for lying down on the sundeck, above all if solar creams are used
- Even if the boats are of large dimensions, it is recommended in any case to limit the consumptions by turning off the lights of your own cabin when nobody is inside and to use the water of the shower with parsimony
- Like in a hotel, usually drinks are bought at the bar on board and they have to be paid cash before disembarking
- Full board includes breakfast, lunch, tea break, dinner. Menu is based on local style
- The air-condition on the Gulets, where available, is not on in the harbours and in bays during the night
- On board you will have 220 Volt electric current at your disposal, to recharge your mobile phones etc., and you will find sheets and bath towels
It is strictly prohibited to smoke in the cabins and in the common spaces inside.
We suggest you to bring with you: a sweatshirt, sunglasses, plastic shoes, a cap, sun creams, mask and flippers, soft suitcases that can be folded inside your cabin.
If you are satisfied with the service, it is a polite custom to leave the crew a tip at the end of the cruise, at your discretion.