Gulet is a traditionally designed classic wooden yacht. Gulets were originally built in the southwestern coast of Turkey, particularly in the coastal towns of Bodrum and Marmaris.

This type of motorsailer was in the past completely built-in wood and used in as fishing boats in Turkey.

Gulet Types and Prices

Today, this type of vessel, varying in size from 14 to 35 meters, is popular for yacht charters.

They can accommodate between 6 and 40 people on board and sails are not used as much as you would imagine. These days gulets mostly use engines for power.

There are 3 main categories of gulets:

  • standard-economy line,
  • deluxe line,
  • luxury line.

No matter which line you choose, gulets all come with a professional crew that will make sure your gulet sailing holidays are stress-free.

The smaller the gulet – the less crew is included and vice versa.

Gulet Yacht Charter in Turkey

A standard gulet crew consists of:

  • the captain,
  • the chef,
  • deckhand,
  • the hostess,
  • and a waiter.

You can choose between renting a private cruise for you and your family/friends or gulets where only cabins can be rented.

So, in case you do not have a big group of people, there is the possibility of a gulet cabin charter.

About the price: it depends on the gulet line you decide for and service on board.

The best thing is to consider your budget and then decide which gulet you would like to book.

Gulets can be rented in Mediterranean destinations like Croatia, Greece, Italy but Turkey, as the origin of this type of boats, remains destination No1 in gulet yacht charter.

Bodrum – a combination of amazing culture and natural beauty

How to get there: Best and easiest way to reach Bodrum is by plane.

Milas International Airport (BJV) is a bridge connecting the peninsula and the rest of the world.

Especially during the summer, there are a lot of direct charter flights from Europe to Bodrum Milas Airport.

Other international flights are mostly being made through Istanbul and Izmir.

You can reach Bodrum also by ferry from the Greek islands Rhodes and Kos.

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist places in Turkey, famous for its nightlife, underwater archaeology museum, and the mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

The area is a popular destination for a gulet yachting holiday and considered the Turkish home of sailing.

Sailing here is great for crews who like to combine amazing culture with natural beauty and perfect sailing vacations.

There are three main yacht charter bases in the Bodrum area:

  • Bodrum
  • Turgutreis
  • Yalikavak
Gulet Yacht Charter in Turkey

Weather in Bodrum

Bodrum has a Mediterranean climate with hot sunny summers, averaging 34 degrees celsius and cold and mild winters, averaging a low of 15 degrees celsius.

Typically during the summer months, winds are between 14 and 16 knots. These temperatures and good wind conditions make the Bodrum gulet sailing the perfect sailing location for everyone.

Starting your gulet yacht charter from Bodrum gives you several itinerary possibilities.

We would like to point out two:

  • Sailing around the Greek Dodecanese
  • Sailing the Gulf of Gokova

Marmaris – where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean Sea

How to get there: with direct flights to Marmaris (Dalaman Airport) from many Turkish cities and from many major European cities.

In the summertime, there are a lot of direct charter flights from Europe to Dalaman Airport.

Other international flights are mostly being made through Istanbul and Izmir.

You can reach Marmaris also by ferry from Greek island Rhodes.

Marmaris is a port town and the district of Mugla province.

The turquoise waters of Mediterranean and Aegean Seas offer countless coves, bays and beaches; all year round Marmaris is surrounded by blue and green.

There are 4 main yacht charter marinas in Marmaris area:

  • Netsel Marina
  • Albatros Marina
  • Marmaris Yacht Marina
  • Marti Marina
Gulet Yacht Charter in Turkey

Weather in Marmaris

The Mediterranean climate in Marmaris means mild winters, warm during the spring and autumn and very hot in the summer. The sea temperature in Marmaris is comfortable all year round.

There are several itinerary possibilities:

  • Sailing East to Skopia Limani
  • Sailing West to Selimiye
  • Sailing towards Greek islands (best for 2 weeks itinerary)

Remember: respect marine life and Keep the Seas Clean!

We wish you fair winds