Travelers have waited all year long for that time when the prices drop and it’s time to make that quick decision as to which boat to charter for your holidays at sea. Generally, in Turkey, the price reductions surface for gulet sailboat and not so much for motor yachts.
One of the reasons for this is because of supply. There are more gulets to choose from at more favorable prices than there are motor yachts – especially in Southern Turkey. Most of the motor yachts that are in the marinas are owned privately and do not have charter licenses. The few that are available are at reasonable family charter rates. Therefore travelers shouldn’t expect to see major price drops in motor yacht rentals.
It is estimated that there are over 500 gulets available for charter during the year. With so much choice, there are bound to be travelers that prefer to hold off until the very last minute, even just a few days before embarking to see what good deals they can get for their Turkish gulet holiday. Some boat owners also wait until the last minute, to reduce their prices.
So is it worth it to wait until the last minute to book your gulet holiday? It depends on what you are looking for. But overall, yes it may be worth the wait. But making the decision does not offer the luxury of time. Once you have decided on last-minute gulet cruises offer, then it is best to inquire about processing the booking within 24 – 48 hours, depending on the period you are booking.