Gulet Blue Cruise

Gulet boat in the Blue CruiseKnown as "Blue Cruise" or "Blue Voyage", the special wooden hulled yachts named "Gulet" are crewed charter boats for your comfort while sailing around Turkish coast. The Gulets go with engines most of the times rather than sailing, some have sails too but these are just for the "show". Usually these trips are done between May - October, being July-August the "peak season".

Going on a Blue Cruise in Turkey is one of the best ways to spend your holidays in the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean and Aegean. The Turkish coastline is known as Turkish Riviera and offers crystal clear sea with sandy or pabble beaches, green nature, blue sky, many historic and archaeological sites.

Gulet trips can be organized with private or cabin charter gullets for couples, families, friends or groups. There is a wide range of gulets in Turkey in various sizes and outfit for all budgets; from standard to luxury, with or without air conditioning, three to sixteen cabins, and so on. Your cruise holiday can include paragliding, diving, fishing, or water sports too, depending on the equipments and amenities of the Gulet. Cabins have private toilet and shower, but they're usually small.

Major departure points for these trips along the Turkish coast are Bodrum, Marmaris, Gocek, Fethiye, Kemer and Antalya. There are many "Blue cruise" routes in Turkey, most of them are concentrated around Gokova gulf and Hisaronu gulf, basically between Bodrum and Antalya area, as well as surrounding Greek islands. The itineraries might be changed dependending on weather and docking conditions. Of course the captain has the final say.

What to bring? First of all you should definately travel light and bring easy luggage such as soft bags because the space in Gulet cabins are very limited, this is not a cruise ship! In the luggage you pack light simple clothes with a wind proof jacket for the cool evenings, sport shoes for on shore visits, swimming suits, hat and sun cream, mosquito repellent, personal care items and your regular medications. If you plan to sleep on the deck you may need to bring a sleeping bag, or get a blanket from the crew.

Average Temperatures (Celcius)
April May June July Aug Sept Oct
Air 21 27 30 33 33 29 24
Sea 16 19 22 24 26 23 21

 

Distances in KM between Cities and Airports
 AIRPORTS
 PORTS  Bodrum (BJV)  Dalaman (DLM)  Izmir (ADB)  Antalya (AYT)
 Bodrum 35 km - 30 mins 180 km - 3 hrs 250 km - 3:30 hrs 554 km - 7 hrs
 Marmaris 170 km - 2:30 hrs 100 km - 1:30 hrs 260 km - 4 hrs 317 km - 4 hrs
 Gocek 190 km - 3:30 hrs 25 km - 20 mins 290 km - 5:30 hrs 220 km - 3 hrs
 Fethiye 200 km - 4 hrs 60 km - 1 hr 350 km - 6 hrs 220 km - 3 hrs
 Antalya 554 km - 7 hrs 241 km - 3:20 hrs 455 km - 5:40 hrs 20 km - 30 mins
 Kemer 460 km - 6 hrs 275 km - 4 hrs 486 km - 6 hrs 60 km - 1 hr
 Finike 401 km - 5:30 hrs 213 km - 3:15 hrs 477 km - 6 hrs 120 km - 2 hrs

 

Distances in Sea Miles (NM) Between Major Ports
Kusadasi
65 Gulluk
84 46 Bodrum
128 90 44 Datca
156 124 90 46 Marmaris
184 152 118 90 50 Fethiye
194 162 128 112 66 45 Kalkan
212 180 146 130 84 56 18 Kas
230 198 164 148 102 74 38 18 Kekova
245 213 179 161 115 88 53 35 20 Finike
276 244 210 194 148 119 91 73 58 44 Kemer
296 264 230 214 165 139 111 83 70 57 20 Antalya