Imagine wooden sailing boats thousands
of years ago carrying cargoes of wine and copper across the Aegean to
trade with ancient civilisations, or fishing boats earning a living from
the Mediterranean teeming with fish. Such boats were built along the
Aegean coast of Turkey and many of the skills and designs used then have
been passed down to today's boat builders. The Turkish gulet is
very similar to the working boats of old times and, equipped with
engines and modern facilities, they allow you explore the beautiful Turkish
Coast in style and relive the spirit of bygone days.
Our gulets are from 14-28 meters long
and are also very wide, so there is plenty of space below for large
cabins, and above for you to sunbathe, sit under the shade of a sun
awning and eat comfortably around a spacious dining table on aft deck.
What could be more relaxing than cruising on a traditional wooden boat
with ample time to visit historical sites or anchor in secluded bays to
snorkel and enjoy the underwater wonders that Turkey has to offer!
You could spend a year cruising
Turkey's south eastern coast from Kusadasi to Antalya and still not see
everything, but which ever itinerary you choose there will be plenty of
time to relax and explore, cruising for no more than 4-5 hours daily
with stops for swimming and long leisurely lunches. We make use of a lot
of fresh vegetables, such as aubergine, zucchini, tomatoes and cucumber,
often mixed with yoghurt and garlic and served with excellent fish
caught locally. Other dishes include lamb, chicken and beef marinated in
local spices and grilled on skewers. Food is prepared to individual
tastes to make sure every meal is an enjoyable one.
Boats run from May to October and prices
start from £399 for a 7-day cruise although longer cruises are
available on request. This price includes: transfers to and from the
boat, champagne reception on arrival, full board, fully crewed boat and
excursions ashore. The price does not include: airfare (from £139-259
depending on season), drinks and items of a personal nature. On some
departures we will also provide holistic cruises which will include yoga,
massage and meditation as an optional extra. Special charter rates
available on request. Also dive Turkey's underwater marine life with its
many archaeological sites along the Mediterranean and Aegean
coasts. For an additional 5-day dive package add £230 to include
accommodation and 2 dives daily.