Traditional two or three-masted wooden yachts, called gulets, are the most popular and authentic way to sail the stunning coasts of Southern Turkey. These traditional wooden sailing vessels are usually built in the coastal towns of Bodrum and Bozburun, but are seen all along the Mediterranean coasts. People from all over the world charter gulets to explore the Mediterranean and Aegean regions for leisurely, tranquil and fun-filled holidays! Read on to discover more about this traditional vessel.
The Structure and Build of the Authentic Gulet
Wooden gulets provide remarkably wide and breezy living spaces due to their inner structure. The average size of a gulet is from 20 to 30 meters long and cabins range from 4-8. This boat type is ideal for hosting big groups of families or friends on longer sailing holidays, with plenty of space on board. On the front of the gulet, the deck is organized into a large and spacious tanning area, and guests who prefer can even sleep out on deck underneath the stars! On the rear side of the gulet will be a large dining area where guests will gather for all meals, tea-times and game nights. Due to the availability of a wide range of sizes and standards, gulets are an ideal option for both smaller and larger groups.
Gulet Cruise Services
The overall price of a gulet charter will generally include a range of services, but if you prefer certain extras, these can also be added for an additional fee. The rental fee will usually already include the fees of the captain and crew, the cook, the transit log, the fuel and the final cleaning service. If for any reason any of these services are not in the overall price this will be specified by the boat owner in advance. If you are interested in additionals like watersports such as canoes, windsurfing, water-skiing or jet skis, make sure to speak with the boat owner in advance to learn more about availability and possible additional costs.
The Best Locations for a Gulet Cruise in the Turkish Riviera
• For tranquil and stunning bays with lush greenery, choose to depart from Marmaris and explore the region!
• If you are after a more glamorous, glitzy and social trip, why not enjoy the nightlife of Bodrum? Have the best of both worlds with fine dining and drinks in the evenings, and beautiful hidden coves in the daytime.
• Are you a history buff looking to discover archeological ruins and historical sites? In that case, we recommend Gocek, home to a myriad of different civilizations over the years, where you will find remarkable sites and gorgeous nature as well.
• If you are looking for a real nature-filled retreat, why not go for Fethiye? Here you will enjoy dazzlingly clear turquoise waters, serene and secluded bays and natural wonders.
Gulet Cruise Prices
Gulets come at an assortment of different sizes and standards, and prices will hence vary accordingly. In general, you should consider a gulet charter to cost you roughly about the same that you would spend on a luxury hotel. In various locations around Turkey such as Gocek, Fethiye, Marmaris and Bodrum, you will be able to charter a gulet at prices starting from € 80 per person per day. On the Turkish coasts, you can generally get great deals for this type of boat when sailing with a larger group.
Gulet Cruise Safety
Rental gulets are equipped with radar systems, navigation appliances, lifebuoys & life rafts, dinghy powered boats and pointing devices to ensure the passengers’ safety during a sailing holiday. If you are planning to go on a yacht vacation with your children and/or pets, you might also want to request safety nets from the boat owner before you embark.
Why not enjoy a truly tranquil and authentic sailing holiday along the Turquoise coasts this summer by chartering a gulet. With viravira.co, planning a yacht vacation is easier now than ever! Rent directly from boat owners in the locations of your choice. Choose from hundreds of different sizes and standards of gulets according to your preference and book with completely secure payment methods. Click here to browse our available gulets or contact us at +90 850 433 9 070 to plan your holiday with our experienced holiday experts.