Looking for a pleasant alternative in your holiday plans this season? Why not discover Turkey by sea and explore all the timeless destinations on a blue cruise vacation. Cruises in Turkey are mainly offered on board Turkish gullets, handcrafted wooden sailboats in various shapes and designs. From the budget friendly luxury gulets and deluxe class gulets; to the higher end ultra deluxe and VIP sailing yacht charters, there is a Turkish boat available for your cruises in Turkey.
Turkish gulet charters are available from the months of April until the end of October. However occasionally they can be chartered in November as well, since the weather is still quite pleasant during that time of year. The sea may be cooler, however not everyone wishes to go swimming during their cruise, but rather enjoy the destinations they visit, explore the spectacular scenery, as well as explore the remarkable ancient cities and historical sites that Turkey is so bountiful in.
Gulet charters in Turkey run from Saturdays until the following Saturday. Sometimes exceptions are made, based on the time of year and the availability of the gulet selections.
For travelers who are interested in experiencing cruises in Turkey, they must first realize that most, or just about all gulet cruises from Turkey are private. This means that when they decide to hire a gulet, it is for the use of their group and not shared with other travelers. This is a special holiday that is generally planned and organized according to much of what their criteria requires. These can be from the food and beverages they wish to have on board to the route of the destinations they wish to visit.
Cruises in Turkey are custom tailored vacations for holidaymakers. There is no real set time in departure. One of the only parts of these cruises that cannot usually be changed is the departure harbor and where they disembark – since these gulet holidays are planned to run consecutively where one group of guests disembark and a few hours later the same day, the next group of guests arrive to start their blue cruise holiday.
As far as destinations are concerned, there are an abundance of beautiful places to visit. Travelers can cruise the Mediterranean, the Aegean of Turkey, all the way to the ancient Greek Islands. The combinations are nearly limitless!