Luxury Gulet Cruises FAQ
Some of the more common questions we are asked
Yes, These Gulets are all for private charter so you hire the complete Gulet for your group. This compares to Cabin Only cruises where you share the Gulet with others. Our guests prefer private charters so that is all we offer.
Yes, the islands of Symi, Tilos and Rhodes are all accessable from the Bozburun Peninsula during your Gulet Cruise. If you sail to the Greek islands, you will have to pay extra Greek harbour taxes. However Greek Customs limit the maximum number of guests to 12 who can land from a Turkish Gulet so cruises with more than this amount of guests onboard cannot stop at the Greek islands.
In practice a large Gulet with 16 guests may use the services of a small Gulet with 4 guests to allow a total of 16 guests across the two Gulets to enter a Greek port.
We can also book the best luxurious Turkish villas on the Bozburun Peninsula. We can arrange Gulet, villa, airport transfers and car hire, as one fantastic holiday.
More information at: www.LuxuryVillasTurkey.com
Yes, we can arrange private airport transfers with an authorised transfer company directly to your Gulet on the Bozburun Peninsula or luxury villa from all the local airports.
All the Gulets in this guide have A/C to all cabins.
However be aware that the generator has to be running for the A/C to work so most Gulets will shut down the generator overnight because of noise, so in practice you will have A/C a few hours a day.
Gulet cruises normally run from Saturday to Saturday. In the high season most owners will charge the same for a part week cruise as a full week cruise so you should book a week cruise.
The owner confirms this at quotation time. The price quoted normally includes Gulet, 4 hours cruising fuel per day, captain, crew and Turkish harbour taxes. Not normally included are all food and drinks onboard and Greek harbour taxes if you decide to go to one of the Greek islands during your cruise. The price page of each Gulet shows if food is included in the price. Gulet cruises normally run from Saturday to Saturday.
Check with the description page of each Gulet. It will tell you if each cabin has its own bathroom and air-conditioning. This page will also include water sports equipment etc.
The Greek islands of Tilos, Symi and Rhodes are very close to the Bozburun Peninsula so your cruise may involve crossing an International border into the EU and Greece. If you stop at these Greek islands, all Turkish Gulets have to pay harbour taxes to the local Greek authorities. The price you pay varies according to factors like Gulet size etc.
Captains suggest the following: camera, sun hat, sun cream, 2 x swim suits, towel, books, light clothes, own mask and snorkel.
Please pack a soft bag as hard suitcases are difficult to stow onboard.
If you have a combined villa / cruise holiday, you can often store your hard suitcases in our villa whilst you are on your cruise.
Turkey is NOT part of the EU so the e111 European Health Insurance card is NOT valid. If you buy European travel insurance, check that Turkey is included (it normally is) and that it covers any sporting activity that you may want to do whilst in Turkey, eg Scuba Diving etc.
Dalaman (DLM) is the nearest airport to Marmaris and the Bozburun Peninsula, for example about one hour transfer to Marmaris.
Bodrum is also possible, and is about an additional 30 mins transfer. You can get flights to Dalaman all the year.
Life on board a Bozburun Peninsula Gulet
Like your food? Every day your cook will serve you three delicious Turkish meals; breakfast is served with fruit, eggs, bread, cheese, vegetables, honey and olives from local producers and (for lunch and dinner) fish or meat, barbecued on the boat. Turkish cuisine has very old traditions and is low-fat, with lots of ‘vegetarian’ specialties, very healthy. Every evening after a delightful Turkish dinner, you will enjoy the sounds of silence at sea, only interrupted by the sounds of your company or a jumping fish or maybe even a dolphin.
While sipping a drink of your choice, you can study the stars and you will clearly see the milky-way, the galaxy which is our home in the universe. Counting the satellites crossing the sky while enjoying a Raki (the Turkish anis spirit, also called “The Turkish milk” because it becomes white when mixed with water) is also strongly recommended. And don´t forget; you always have the option of sleeping on deck, under the stars.
When the morning sun wakes you up, you start the new day by jumping into the warm and clear seas.
Then a traditional Turkish breakfast is served on the boat’s aft deck. After breakfast (or after lunch) you head for the next destination, which might well be the Greek island Simi or Tilos, where a night in the port (where Raki is called Ouzo) is another experience.
Or you can steer the ship into one of the many picturesque tiny harbors on the outer edge of the Turkish mainland. Where next? Maybe a beautiful secluded bay for lunch, snorkeling in the clear water, chasing fish or just relaxing with a book and soft music on the sun deck of your floating, exclusive private hotel.
When, after a week, you are returning through the calm waters of the Peninsula you probably feel totally happy with life. This is our idea of your perfect Blue Cruise in the Turkish Aegean and Mediterranean sea, and we would like to share this experience with you!
Welcome on board!