Turkey gulet cruise

One of most popular small ship cruises, exploring the beautiful Turkish coast aboard a traditional but luxurious wooden gulet. The boats small size gives you access to secluded bays and tiny villages as well as lesser-visited ancient sites.
Bodrum Cati Bay Yedi Adalar Cleopatra Island English Harbour Longuz Bay Ballisu Cokertme Oren Bay of Kisebuku Orak Island Optional activities include: Hiking, thermal baths at Keraada, Archaeological sites
Price
£729 excluding flights
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Duration
8 Days
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Description of Turkey gulet cruise

Turkeyís sunny weather, sheltered bays and lovely beaches make it an ideal cruising destination. Youíll be travelling by sail, soaking up the sights and surveying the sparkling Aegean from a sundeck.

Your cruise starts and ends in Bodrum, but for the majority of the trip youíll be exploring the Gulf of Gokova. This long and beautiful stretch of Turkish coast is full of remote bays backed by sweeping banks of trees. There are plenty of swimming opportunities.

Many of the coastal towns in the gulf have a classical connection: Cleopatra Island is where Mark Anthony famously wooed the Egyptian queen, whilst Oren has Roman ruins and Byzantine churches. Back in Bodrum thereís even the remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

Gulets are wooden sailing boats, many of them built right in Bodrum. The local crew love sailing, and will try and get the sails up when possible. Not only does sail power keep your holidayís carbon footprint low, itís also a glorious, peaceful way to travel. Kick back on deck and soak up the sun; on warm summer nights, you can sleep on deck under the stars.


Vessel
This cruise will operate on a luxurious traditional style Gulet.

Included in the price
This cruise includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, all non alcoholic drinks, local alcoholic beer & wines, Simi Harbour expenses and arrival transfer from Bodrum airport to the harbour of Bodrum on arrival day.

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Price information

£729 excluding flights
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Price depends on date and cabin choice.
Price quoted is per person in shared cabin.
Make enquiry

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Only the odd cabin left for 2022. We are taking bookings for 2023

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Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020 by

Fantastic....will be booking for next year asap Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2020 by

It was wonderful! The Captain and crew were friendly and so helpful. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Oct 2019 by

The cruise itself and the overall experience, which was generally excellent in all regards. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jul 2019 by

The most memorable and exciting part of your holiday was the courteous and attentive service of Captain Levent and his crew is beyond expectation. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was sailing in the gulet and enjoying the scenery. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

The small size of these cruise vessels and the small passenger numbers ensures that any detrimental social and environmental impacts are minimised whilst allowing the passengers to visit smaller communities that donít usually benefit from this form of tourism. This also enables small communities to host tourists without the need for building hotels and other infrastructure that may be required.

Sail power has very obvious ecological benefits, vastly reducing the carbon used in any form of travel as well as reducing emissions. All the crews are experienced sailors and love to sail if possible. Although we cannot use the sails all the time and in all conditions, they do provide a welcome benefit.

All the food on board is bought locally; fruit, vegetables, plenty of fish, shellfish and other seafood, meat and other staples are all locally grown and produced, and much of it is bought from small retailers or even directly from the grower or fisherman. This has a threefold benefit of reducing food miles, supporting local communities and providing our customers with very fresh food.

Any rubbish and waste generated on the vessel is disposed of responsibly on shore in an appropriate manner.

People

We encourage all our passengers to engage with the local community on a social and economic level to ensure that this tourism has a benefit to both the visitors and the hosts.

Most tourists to this part of the world stay (and often donít leave) some large resorts in a few restricted locations, so by enabling our passengers to visit some different areas without putting any strain on local amenities, we are spreading the financial benefits and the load of our visit.

The shipís managers buy all of their produce as possible from local communities, and will also encourage our passengers to spend money in the communities that we visit. By trying some local fruit juice instead of a well known American brand of soft drink, you will support the economy, it will be better for you and who knows, you might find you enjoy it more too.

We will endeavour to maximise the benefits of tourism and to minimise or eradicate any downside, socially, environmentally & economically.

We will encourage our passengers to learn and understand as much as possible about the local traditions, language and way of life to enable them to appreciate the reality of life in this part of the world. The cruise manager will ask any questions about the region, and will keep all of the passengers updated, not just with the day to day itinerary, but with in depth information about the history and way of life of the local communities.

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