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Turkish Gulets & the Turquoise Coast


Gulet & CoveGulets are wooden-hulled boats, traditionally built along the coast of Turkey, which have evolved into motor/sail yachts. Averaging between 70 to 80 feet in length, they have a broad beam and two masts. The wide aft deck is ideal for dining, where an awning provides protection from the sun. The spacious forward deck has plenty of room for moving around and sunbathing. Comfort is what to expect on these classic boats.

Gulet cabinAn average boat has 6 to 8 cabins below deck with double beds. Each cabin has a porthole and a head and shower with hot water. The galley, where delicious Turkish food is prepared daily, is also below deck. A dinghy with an outboard is often used to reach shore for excursions. A windsurf is usually available for guests to use, as well as snorkeling equipment. Normally, gulets have a crew of 3 to 4: a captain, a cook, and one or two deck hands. Safety is of the utmost importance to us. All passenger vessels must comply with stringent Turkish Coast Guard safety regulations.

Dinner table on deck            Gulet interior

Gulet under sail

The Turquoise Coast

With its unmatched natural beauty and fascinating ancient ruins, Turkey’s Mediterranean coast has much to offer.  The turquoise waters provide a beautiful contrast with the green pine trees and mountains that sweep right down to the coast.Our Guests after a Hike The villages and towns scattered along the coast are inhabited by the most hospitable people. You will have an unmatched vacation cruising along the Lycian coast aboard a Turkish gulet. Carefully planned itineraries (Classical Turkey: Land & Sea and Cruising the Turquoise Coast) allow you to go ashore and walk among the ruins of ancient settlements. Your tour leader will be with you throughout the trip to organize land tours and help with any request you may have. Experienced crew members make every effort to help you enjoy your vacation. 

Generally, the Turkish Mediterranean coast is calm between May and October. During the summer, a refreshing breeze begins to blow around noon and diminishes by late afternoon. This cool breeze makes cruising a pleasure. Excursion motor boat Seasickness is usually not a concern on our cruises. The sea is usually calm and, if necessary, the captain will cruise early in the morning to ensure a smooth passage. All  of the marinas and coves we anchor in are well-protected waters. Sailing aboard a gulet allows you to fully appreciate the many enchanting small bays and coves that you may never experience on a larger boat.

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