What is a Gulet Charter Turkey?
Gulets were originally created in Turkey, and they have been in use for centuries. However, the beauty, comfort and of a gulet is admired by other countries too. The Italian call it ‘Gulleta,’ the English call it ‘Cutter’ while the French call it ‘Golette.’ It probably is referred to as other names in different countries. But irrespective of the name that countries have given to it, a gulet charter Turkey is undeniably a beautiful piece of a wooden vessel, mostly handcrafted, to cruise Turkey’s waters.
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A Typical Day on a Gulet
Passengers on a gulet are welcomed by the crew and are showed to their cabins. Once they settle in comfortably, the crew arranges for a brief meeting where each one is explained about security measures to follow while onboard the gulet charter Turkey and other generic information. Each day the cruise visits one or two bays each day, and the cruising will last for about 3 to 4 hours. Gulets are equipped with various activities such as snorkelling, water-skiing, fishing, etc., and you can spend your time indulging in all these activities. When you are in a port, you can go around sight-seeing and explore the shore. Meals are always had on the aft; however, the crew also takes personal requests of the guests and will anchor in a quiet bay to enjoy the view as they are having their meal.
A gulet in Turkey will usually anchor outside a harbour in the evenings. Guests then take this opportunity to explore the town, go shopping, enjoy the nightlife or enjoy local cuisine in a restaurant.
Amenities to Expect in a Gulet Charter Turkey
Depending on the type of gulet you choose to hire and explore Turkey, there may be different amenities available on the vessel. Usually, there are three different categories of gulets in Turkey – Standard, Luxury, and Deluxe. Every gulet is well-equipped and has a well-trained crew to ensure that you have a safe experience. Besides the crew, other skilled professionals are also there on a gulet, such as a chef who prepares delicious meals for all those onboard.
To meet rising demands for the tourists traveling on a gulet charter Turkey, more amenities are being added to them. Some facilities that are usually available
- Comfortable furnished cabins with bathrooms, refrigerators, etc.
- Air conditioning in every cabin
- Music systems/Radio
- Deck space for sunbathing
- Lounge rooms
- Equipped galley
- Snorkelling and fishing equipment
- Storage space
Every gulet charter Turkey will be different and have different provisions; you must go through their offerings in detail and book wisely.
Physical Appearance of a Gulet
A gulet has a simple design, and all gulets are crafted similarly, though each one may have its unique addition of features. Usually, a gulet charter Turkey will have a large cabin (for the owner) in the aft followed by a long corridor that runs down to the middle of the sailing vessel with cabins on either side for the people travelling. Depending on the size of a gulet, anywhere between 4 and 36 passengers can travel at a time in a gulet. Renting an entire vessel is known as chartering. Several couples and families are known to book an entire gulet while others prefer enjoying on a shareable basis.
Centuries ago, gulets were used by traders in the Eastern Mediterranean coastline. Today a gulet charter Turkey is a work of art, where the decks, hulls, and most of the vessel are made of wood. But there are electrical and mechanical bits that are added to uplift its performance and to add comfort. A gulet charter Turkey will have modern twin diesel engines that allow them to propel at an apparent speed as they are traversing the waters.
A gulet is designed to have a spacious aft deck with tables for guests to enjoy their meals while admiring the cerulean waters’ beauty. The sun usually shines bright, and temperatures are high, but the breeze over the waters balances the heat. Ample shade is provided with the help of an overhang or an awning. The wooden make of a gulet charter Turkey gives it a cooling effect, and the cabins within are quite comfortable even in the toasty summers.
Conclusion: Undertaking an Unforgettable Journey in a Gulet
A gulet charter Turkey can prove to be relaxing for all looking forward to having a relaxing time in Turkey. With endless opportunities to explore through a cruise, you can truly enjoy your holidays.