Turkey, a gem nestled between the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, is renowned for its rich maritime heritage. One of the country’s most iconic contributions to this legacy is the gulet, a traditional wooden sailing vessel. Opting for a gulet charter in Turkey provides travelers with an intimate, luxurious, and culturally immersive experience that’s hard to match.Gulet charters refer to the practice of renting a gulet for cruising along the coastlines, typically of Turkey and Greece, although their popularity has seen them sail in other parts of the Mediterranean.www.guletsailor.com

A gulet is a two or three-masted wooden sailing yacht, handcrafted with exquisite Turkish craftsmanship. Originally used by fishermen and sponge divers, today’s gulets are luxurious vessels designed for comfort and relaxation

Personalized Voyages: Gulets typically accommodate 8 to 16 passengers, making it a personal experience. This allows for tailored itineraries, catering to the unique interests and pace of your group.

Cultural Immersion: Sail along Turkey’s ancient Lycian coast, visiting archaeological sites, local bazaars, and traditional villages, offering a window into Turkey’s rich history and culture.

Natural Beauty: Experience the pristine turquoise waters, secluded coves, and breathtaking sunsets. Explore hidden gems that larger cruise ships can’t access.

Luxurious Comfort: Modern gulets come equipped with a range of amenities from en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning to Wi-Fi, spacious sundecks, and sometimes even a jacuzzi.

Authentic Cuisine: Enjoy freshly prepared Turkish delicacies onboard. From succulent kebabs to delightful mezes (appetizers), the onboard chefs often use local ingredients to whip up gourmet meals.

Consultation: Discuss your preferences, budget, and desired itinerary with your travel agent.

Gulet Selection: Choose from a range of gulets based on size, amenities, and style.

Itinerary Planning: Customize your journey. Popular routes include the Bodrum Peninsula, Göcek Bay, and the Antalya coast.

Set Sail: Once onboard, the experienced crew—including a captain, chef, and deckhands—will cater to your every need.

Historical Sites: Explore ancient ruins like the rock tombs of Dalyan, the sunken city of Kekova, and the eternal flames of Chimera in Olympos.

Water Activities: Engage in snorkeling, diving, and paddleboarding in the crystal-clear waters.

Local Experiences: Visit bustling markets, enjoy Turkish baths, and witness traditional craftsmanship.

While gulets are equipped with most essentials, consider packing light, breathable clothing, swimwear, a hat, sunscreen, comfortable footwear for excursions, and a light jacket for cooler evenings.