I see full board meals are included, drinks are excluded in the prices. Can we bring our own drinks onboard ?
No, it is not allowed the guests to bring their own drinks on board. Drinks can be purchased from the bar on board.
What time can we board the gulet?
It is possible to board the gulet as from 16.00, if you arrive earlier than it may be possible for you to leave your luggage on the boat while the preparations are completed.
What time do we have to disembark the gulet?
On your departure day you will need to disembark the gulet after breakfast, at 10.00am.
Does the captain and crew speak English?
On all our gulets there are crew members who speak English.
How many crew members are there?
Depending on the size of the gulet there can be between 2 and 8 crew members. captain, cook and sailors, who share the duties of serving guests, cleaning cabins and work on deck.
What is the best time to cruise in Turkey?
Our season runs from May until the end of October. July and August are the hottest months with temperatures of 30 - 38 degrees C. May is warm and nights are cool, the same for October but with warmer water for swimming. June and September can be warm to hot during the day with balmy evening breezes.
What currency can we use in Turkey?
Turkish Lira is the national currency but most shops and restaurants also accept Euros, Sterling and Dollars.
What is the electricity supply onboard?
Electricity in Turkey is 220 volts. The electricity on most of the boats run over 12 or 24 Volt. On board your gulet 220 V is available from shore or generator power. Plugs in Turkey are 2 pin.
Are there towels/bed linen on board?
On all our boats we supply bed linen, hand towels and towels for showers. You will need to bring your own beach/swimming towels.
What should we bring?
Swimwear, shorts and T-shirt and something warm for cooler evenings. A hat to protect your head from the sun, a sun cream against sunburn, sport shoes for on shore, sleeping bag in case you want to sleep on deck, mosquito repellent, your own beach towels. If you would like to wear shoes on deck you should bring a separate pair for use on board only. Soft bags are easier to store than hard suitcases.
Can we take tours to places of interest on land while on our gulet cruise?
Yes it is possible, there are many places of interest to see, you may do this independently or on inquiry we can help with arranging vehicles for land tours, local guides or if you would prefer a tour guide (for various languages) for your whole trip on board.
Do all cabins have private or en suite bathrooms?
Yes, all cabins have their own en suite bathroom (shower & WC).
Are there Water sport facilities on every boat?
On most of boats there are canoes, snorkeling and fishing equipment on board. In a few bay, there are water sport centers and You can rent other water toys like jet-ski, water-ski, etc...
How do we get to Turkey?
There are charter flights direct from some European countries to coastal airports such as Bodrum-Milas, Dalaman and Antalya. please ask your own travel agent. You can fly scheduled airlines to Istanbul and then with Turkish Airlines to Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya airports. From the Greek islands of Kos and Rhodes there are daily ferries to Bodrum and Marmaris.
How do we get from the airport to the gulet?
We offer a private transfer service for our guests, please ask for our prices at the time of booking. All our transfer vehicles are air conditioned.
Are there lifejackets on board?
All gulets must pass a strict seaworthiness and safety inspection which includes the provision of lifejackets in each cabin (enough for guests and crew). We also have lifejackets for children on board.
Should we tip the crew?
Tipping as appreciation for good service is customary in Turkey. This is entirely at your discretion. As a rough guideline between 5% and 10% of your charter fee would be appropriate if you feel your crew has provided good service.
Is there music on the gulet?
All our gulets have a CD player with a selection of music. You are very welcome to bring your own CDs.
Is smoking permitted onboard?
No, it is not permitted to smoke inside the yachts. But you can smoke on the outside deck areas.