Blue cruise Turkey Top Picks & Recommendations
A short definition of the Turkey blue cruise concept
Gulet cruising has a long history that originated from Turkey from where Blue cruise developed into a unique type of holiday. Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı known as the ‘Fisherman of Halicarnassus’ was the Founder of the “Blue cruise” concept. This concept became a very popular concept since it offers you an opportunity to explore stunning naturally beautiful islands and uncrowned beaches and bays in a way that regular trips never could.
And how do we organize your blue cruise in Turkey?
Our concierge can create a completely personalized route plan and yacht research according to your desire.
And this also includes organizing all extra activities like excursions, guided tours, restaurants reservations etc.
In Turkey, we go the extra mile with the food organization and we entirely plan and prepare your food menus until you are 100% satisfied.
After we receive your food preferences our concierge will proceed with picking up the preference list and head to the Turkish market. She will then handpick and purchase the food from our well-trusted suppliers, and choose only the food that is high quality, fresh and local quality.
The embarkation day
What do we prepare for you on Saturday? We make:
- Last inspections and cleaning so that everything is prepared for your arrival
- More than millions of telephone calls with the suppliers and local providers
- Monitoring your flights and transfers
- Organize anything extra on spot you may wish
- Welcome you onboard with a welcome speech & drink
The most important questions for your cruise organization are: 1.) on which gulet and 2.) in which destinations?
This article will give you some of the top recommendations regarding BOTH questions. Use it as your inspiration.
1. Top gulet yachts recommendations to charter in Turkey
a) Standard gulets
These gulets provide quality, comfort and excellent service on board that will make your holidays enjoyable and unforgettable. Budget ranges for these vessels start from € 20.000 up to € 30.000 per week.
This 30-meter gulet from Turkey has 6 cabins for 12 guests. Maske 2 was renovated in 2016 and it's a great value for money. With its several cozy areas, it's optimal for dining, relaxing, and sunbathing.
With its big sails, gulet Getaway is a perfect choice for sailing for smaller groups. The all-around wooden design keeps this gulet traditional and authentic. Renovated in 2015, it has 4 cabins for 8 guests onboard.
b) Deluxe gulets
Deluxe gulets provide many high-end features, diverse watersports, superb quality, comfort, and amazing service on board made to please even the demanding groups. Budget ranges for these Turkish yachts start from € 30.000 up to € 50.000 per week.
Perla del Mare
Gulet Perla del Mare was built in Antalya with the highest standards and ultimate technology to serve her 12 privileged guests on 43 meters of pure joy. She was launched in 2010 and fully refurbished in 2013, with 7 crew members onboard.
Combining luxury with tradition, Dolce Mare is designed to provide you with an extraordinary yachting experience. This elegant gulet is 36 meters long with 6 deluxe cabins and even a jacuzzi on the main deck. Above deck, it is beautifully finished with a very functional layout including elegant alfresco dining and plenty of large lounges and cushions.
Built in 2008, Bella Mare offers guest accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 suites. This white beauty is at your service at all times with an experienced crew of 7. There is also the added extra luxury of a Jacuzzi on the deck, and a large cushioned & dining area on the aft deck.
c) Ultra-luxury gulets
With ultra-luxury gulets, you are absolutely guaranteed to have amazing high-quality standards. All of the luxury boats provide 5-star service, have all the latest modern amenities and safety equipment. Vessels like these ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience in timeless design and a comfortable atmosphere. Budget ranges for these vessels start from € 50.000 per week.
All About U 2
All About U 2 is a modernly designed yacht that accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 en suites. The yacht has one of the richest varieties of amazing water toys on board, as well as an expandable platform for premium sunbathing.
Designed by a British naval architect and interior designer to the stars, Evan K Marshall, and launched in 2018, she is every bit as exuberant and sensational as you would expect. Meira is 54.5 meters large even has 11 crew members onboard.
Daima is a 5 cabin, 42-meter luxury gulet from Turkey with 6 crew members. This means that the level of service personalization is on a super yachting level. Also, the expandable platform below the aft deck for sunbathing, amazing interior with great master cabins, and numerous Bodrum regatta awards make Daima one of the most desirable gulets to sail on in Turkey.
2. Some of the most popular blue cruise itineraries in Turkey
a) Routes starting from Marmaris
Where Aegean meets Mediterranian: Marmaris – Hisarönü gulf – Marmaris
This route offers the perfect combination of traditional towns, nature and modern small town. Nature is so generous here the blue and green are combined together to create the perfect shade of turquoise sea.
Greek Islands & Turkish Bays. Perfect combination
It is an ideal choice for people that like to experience as much as possible in a single week. Try Turkish kebab and Greek Gyros and taste the difference between ouzo & raki. Explore the ancient sites and enjoy the best of both worlds.
Turkey Blue Cruise – Marmaris – Datca – Marmaris
If you are interested in a genuine Turkish experience, lots of amazing bays and like to relax and unwind this route might be something ideal for you. All active groups will find enjoyment in this 7-day Turkey Blue cruise.
b) Routes samples starting from Bodrum
Cruising Turkey & Greece: Bodrum – North Dodecanese – Bodrum
Discover amazing islands that Turkish and Greek coast has to offer! Have your days filled with joy, hours spend on the beach, with fun never-ending activities! With this route, you’ll get to experience the local life.
Cruising Turkey & Greece: Bodrum – South Dodecanese – Bodrum
Start and end your cruise in magical Bodrum – the ideal starting point for sailing the Turkish coast. On this route, you’ll get to enjoy in the endless beauty of many islands, untouched bays, and cities full of history!
A dream out of Azure Geography: Bodrum – Gokova – Bodrum
Explore the bays, famous destinations and become one with nature. This route truly offers almost everything you could wish from a gulet cruise, and if you are looking for nice holidays this might be something for you!
c) Itineraries starting from Gocek and Fethiye
Magical cruise towards the Sunken City
This route is a great choice for history lovers since the area between Gocek and Kekova has so many archeological sites. But of course, there is so much more to this route that makes her ideal for gulet cruise ultimate getaway.
How to escape from the routines of your life: Göcek- Fethiye – Göcek
If your idea of ideal holidays consists of enjoying in thrilling activities such as paragliding, snorkeling to the depts of the ocean, hiking… then you should consider this special and unique route.
We take care of your vacation quality by providing you with truly deep-resting cruise experiences. And we take care of your feelings by creating good memories that you’ll be proud to talk about.
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