The gulet (goo-LEHT) is a Turkish coastal motor-sailer handcrafted of wood by master boatbuilders in the traditional fashion. The original design has been adapted to accommodate passengers in ample comfort, and all systems have been modernized. These boats are not sleek racing craft, but broad, comfortable, picturesque cruising yachts, with plenty of deck space for reading, relaxing, chatting, dining and dozing.
Our gulets are 60 to 80 feet long and 15 to 18 feet wide, with four to eight double cabins for passengers, and separate crew’s quarters. A four-cabin gulet can accommodate six to eight passengers; a six-cabin gulet eight to ten passengers; an eight-cabin gulet 12 to 14 passengers.
There’s a large interior salon with a kitchen and bar towards the stern, and meals are served on the roomy stern deck, shaded by a broad sailcloth awning. The sails are unfurled whenever the winds are suitable, and the powerful but quiet diesel engine guarantees dependable cruising speeds at all times. Each yacht is equipped with VHF ship-to-shore radios and modern navigational aids and equipment.
CAPTAIN & CREW
Each yacht is under the command of a licensed, experienced captain, assisted by one or two crew members and a skilled cook. The number of crew members depends upon the number of passengers.
Each double cabin has double bed, a bathroom with shower and toilet, and 12/24-volt electricity. A limited number of cabins can be modified to accommodate single beds (an upper bunk is inserted).
Our yachts depend upon sea breezes (not air conditioning) for cooling. Sleeping on the ample decks is an attractive option anytime, but may only be necessary for comfort on a few exceptionally warm nights in August and early September.
No one can guarantee the weather, but in general, you’ll find these Mediterranean conditions on the western Turquoise Coast in the region of Bodrum and Marmaris:
May, June & October: warm to hot days, cool and pleasant evenings, cool but refreshing water temperatures for swimming and water sports, rain and cloudy days unlikely except in early May and mid to late October.
July, August & September: bright, sunny, hot and sometimes humid days, warm evenings, warm water for swimming, virtually no rain, occasional clouds passing.
YOUR FELLOW PASSENGERS
When you reserve a cabin for one or two travelers on one of our Turkish gulet cruises, you will share the yacht with other travelers who have reserved cabins.
YOUR OWN PRIVATE YACHT
If you would prefer a private yacht just for yourselves (or for your group), we’ll make it easy for you to have. See [Your Own Private Yacht.]
Transfers: It takes 2 hours and 20 minutes between Kas and Dalaman Airport.
Between Dalaman Airport and Marmaris it takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.
As a thank-you gift for your paid trip reservation, we will send you a copy of “Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea,” a humorous travel memoir written by Tom Brosnahan, one of America’s most prominent travel writers. Brosnahan has written travel guidebooks to Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel and Turkey, so he knows the Mediterranean well. “Bright Sun, Strong Tea” is the story of his discovery of this wonderful area, and how he came to write so many guidebooks about it. It’s perfect on-the-plane or end-of-the-day travel reading, and we’ll send it to you with our compliments. To read excerpts of the book, or to order additional autographed copies, click here.