Turkey Yacht Charters & Gulets
Turkey is a spectacular luxury yacht charter destination, with more coastline than any other country in the Mediterranean, where even those with the highest expectations will not be disappointed. The country has become one of the most important yachting destinations and is one of the most sought after charter holiday areas in the Eastern Mediterranean. A well planned Turkey yacht charter vacation is sure to allow you to get away from it all and get immersed in this beautiful natural environment the Mediterranean has to offer.
By far the most dramatic way to explore this stretch of coastline is by sailing through the pristine turquoise water aboard a traditional turkish charter gulet. One of the most photographed beaches in the Med is Oludeniz or Blue Lagoon, known for its calm, crystal-clear waters, ideal for swimming, water-sports and among the best places in the world to paraglide. The Sunken City of Kekova is a protected Lycian-Roman archeological site also well worth a visit while on your yacht in Turkey.
Another interesting and historically important location to add to your charter itinerary is the ruins of the ancient city Caunos from 3000BC, easily accessible and well worth exploring. Shopping for souvenirs is best done in Fethiye, where you should also try the traditional Turkish Bath, followed by an hour long massage before returning aboard your luxury yacht. For a little more action, visit Marmaris, a busy town bustling with activity, shops, markets and nightlife; or Bodrum, with many good bars, restaurants and some of the best open-air nightclubs in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Turkish coastline tends to have more trees than the rest of the Mediterranean yacht charter areas, and you might come across a few waterfalls. Along the coasts of the Aegean and Mediterranean, you'll sail within turquoise waters and sheltered bays that were once touched by the Carians, Lycians, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines. You can also sail upon ancientruins an archaeological sites including Greek cities, sunken Roman harbours and crusader castles. It's no surprise that Turkey is such a wealth of culture, history and intrigue.
The cuisine in Turkey can be described as a mixture of Asia and Europe. In addition to the traditional shish kebabs and raki, there is a huge selection of amazingly fresh vegetables and good wine available, along with other provisions in the marinas. The largest base in Turkey is Bodrum which boasts the magnificent Knights of Rhodes fortress.
You can choose to drop anchor in the crystal clear cove of Tersane and spend your day snorkelling in the pleasant waters; Meander your way through the marble street of ancient Ephesus; Visit Kizilkuyruk Koyu with its famous beaches and magnificent sunsets; Sail to Ekinçik with its stunning red cliffs and steep wooded slopes; Visit the ruins of ancient Caunos; Soak in the sunken Turkish baths of Cleopatra at Haman, or simply, enjoy the culinary delights and lively dining at a colourful seaside cafe.
There is so much that makes Turkey a delightful location. The popularity of Turkey as a sailing destination lies as much in the fantastic Mediterranean climate as it does with the undeniable charm of its shores.
Gulet Yacht Charters in Turkey
Why choose a Turkey luxury gulet charter? Who does a Turkey luxury gulet charter appeal to?
The Turkey luxury charter grounds are an alluring choice for gulet yacht charters in the Eastern Mediterranean: They can be an extension of a Greece cruise through the Cyclades or Dodecanese Islands, or treated entirely as its own adventure along the Turkish Riviera, romantically nicknamed the Turquoise Coast. It lives up to its name with brilliant blue waters as transparent as glass and white sands powdery fine, bathed in sunshine and warmth throughout the year which lets you charter any season you desire.
Gulets are traditionally wooden-hulled vessels built in Turkey and are a great way to make that first connection with local culture through a living legacy. They offer exceptional value for money per accommodated guest and give a fantastic balance between activities and leisure. Time will fly by as you spend hours underwater surrounded by stunning wrecks and colourful fish, and dedicate days to exploration among ruins and winding city streets where galleries, museums and shopping opportunities abound. Each evening can end by anchoring in a quiet bay where the group can party on board or go ashore for beach games and sunset dinners with your feet in the sand.
The range of water toys available has increased with the popularity of luxury yachting, and jet skis, Seabobs, kite surfing equipment, kayaks, paddleboards, fishing gear, snorkelling equipment, Scuba diving equipment and inflatable & towable toys are all possible amongst each individual collection. Best of all, you'll be served by a professional crew who are dedicated to giving you first class service throughout the charter, including an expert chef that has the expertise to create delectable meals while meeting all dietary requirements within the group. As such, Turkish gulet yacht charters are popular for honeymoons, anniversaries, corporate event charters, religious celebrations and New Year.
Bodrum, Marmaris, Gocek and Antalya are popular stops in a Turkey itinerary, passing by such sights as the Lycian Tombs and other ancient wonders along the way.
What kinds of gulet are available?
There is an extensive range of luxury gulets concentrated mostly around Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean charter grounds, but also available across the Mediterranean and beyond. Guests can select from classic sailing yachts that strive to retain their original appearance right down to the rigging and engineering, to state-of-the-art builds launched only this year. This latter category might cater to the latest trends while offering anything from a completely modern appearance to a truly traditional facade.
Below are two examples of luxury gulets that have previously been available for charter; view the latest Turkish gulet listings here.
Sailing yacht RIANA is a more traditional gulet but far from a 'classic' in age: Built in 2007, she has been impeccably maintained by her Owner to ensure that she is always looking her best with cutting-edge technology making life on board effortless behind the scenes. Rich dark panelling and pale cream furnishings accented with powder blue make for a timeless and memorable environment to host a lavish special occasion indoors or outside.
Luxury yacht NAVILUX is an example of a contemporary gulet that has treated charter guests to amenities more often associated with motor yachts, such as a Jacuzzi, light-filled contemporary interiors and en-suite guest cabins that each have a famous film star as their theme. This is all with the benefits a classic gulet brings: a large interior salon and dining area, and spacious outdoor dining and sun bathing areas that let guests connect with the environment.
How much does it cost for a Turkish gulet charter?
The cost of a luxury gulet charter depends on the size of the vessel, amenities on board, fuel, food & beverages - which are usually covered in an Advanced Provision Allowance (APA) - and of course the length of the charter, which is typically at least seven days.
The variety within the fleet covers a wide range of budgets and there are some that provide excellent value for money when considering that a gulet provides accommodation, transport, meals, entertainment and dedicated first-class service all in a single package.
Why choose CharterWorld?
Since 2003 CharterWorld has been providing clients the world over with exceptional quality luxury yachts and crews to ensure that holiday dreams are made reality.
CharterWorld is a Corporate Member of MYBA – Worldwide Yachting Association and several brokers are members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), held to the highest standards of ethical and technical performance. We expect the same high standards of the vessels and crews that we promote, and our vetting process ensures that our charter clients are provided with exceptional quality in every aspect through reputable local companies.
Take a look at the current range of luxury gulets available through CharterWorld for more inspiration.
Here are some of the Hotspots to see on Your Turkish Yacht Charter:
Bodrum is an idyllic beach resort during the day and a pulsating entertainment hub by night. It is an important and sought after destination in the Eastern Mediterranean that is a distinctively Turkish tourist centre renowned for its rich cultural history. On crewed luxury yacht charter vacation in here there is a combination of ancient charm with some important modern trappings where superyachts and charter boats have opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds. Bodrum is set on a perfect spot on the picturesque peninsula and features an old castle that was built during the 15th century, diverse array of boutiques and shops and fine restaurants and effervescent nightlife….more about Bodrum yacht charters.
Cesme is known as a pleasant and popular beach and sun resort that serves ferries and sailors who are exploring the Greek island of Chios as well as those who are coming from mainland Turkey. Cesme is an enchanting mix of pristine beaches, warm and sunny climate, azure waters and soothing mineral springs. It boasts of pristine bays, fine restaurants, perfect accommodations, diverse shopping opportunities and an assortment of entertainment options and sports activities….more about Cesme yacht charter.
Fethiye is one of the more popular holiday destinations in Turkey that is regularly visited by a significant number of luxury crewed charter yachts and superyachts. This popular and idyllic holiday resort lies some 135 kilometres off the south-western section of Marmaris within the province of Mugla. It is famous for its near-perfect and busy marina. Known in ancient times as Telmessos, it features an impressive fortification which is set on the hill that straddles the old city. Aside from its magnificent marina, Fethiye is popular for its ancient rock tombs of Lycians. These rock formations have been carefully and elaborately carved on the cliffs and one of the more popular rock tombs is the Amnytas tomb, which is one of the oldest and dates back to the 4th century. Fethiye is also famous for other “old” attractions such as the Fethiye tower, the ancient theatre and a significant number of sarcophagi….more about Fethiye yacht charter.
Just like in Fethiye and Marmaris, a typical holiday in the rustic town of Gocek is a journey to the storied past of Turkey. What is most notable about Goc
ek is its strict adherence to rigid development and construction regulations that are geared towards the protection of the city’s rich cultural heritage and tradition. Despite being a mainstream tourist centre in the region, the main attractions of this popular yacht holiday destination are its archaeological structures and historical landmarks, which is well-preserved and protected…more about Gocek yacht charter.
Marmaris was once just a cute little fishing port, like many others in Turkey, but it has grown considerably over the last 20 years. It is now a popular and thriving coastal town which attracts many luxury Marmaris vacations. On shore, the quay is graced with several worthwhile rustic local restaurants and bars which create an ambiance for relaxing during the warm Mediterranean evenings. For those charter guests who are interested, there are also the bustling bazaars in the old quarter of town to visit…more about Marmaris yacht charters.
The Mediterranean enjoys 315 cloudless days per year and Turkey has even more. During the peak of charter season, between April and October, the skies are blue and the waters are warm. In midsummer, charter guests enjoy glorious sunsets and long evenings, under gentle winds and still seas. With stunning coastline, dotted with hundreds of coves and bays, and an endless myriad of history and culture to explore, Turkey has an undeniable charm and intrigue.
All the main types of yacht charter boats are available in Turkey including Turkish gullets, motor and sailing yachts, skippered and crewed yachts, catamaran, sailboat, luxury yachts and even the occasional super yacht charter.
Charter your own yacht and come to sample some of the delights of Turkey and the wonderful Turkish coast.
Below is a selection of luxury charter yachts available in TURKEY
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Amanda, Not as unplugged (phones) as I would like, but we are having a great trip. The boat is wonderful, the crew absolutely terrific, the food sensational--although we are at risk of gaining many pounds. Your colleagues on the ground in Bodrum were terrific too. Thanks for everything. Gulet ATALANTE / June / Turkey
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