Private Gulet Charter – Top 5 Choices for each destination
On this page, you can find TOP 5 gulet charter recommendations for all main cruise destinations for each category for the summer season.
To get a good overview of the entire market, just read through the entire post.
After reading this article, you will have a very clear idea of which gulets are best what are the costs for each destination, and which direction would be the best for your group.
Check the TOP 5 choices Deluxe, luxury & standard:
Who wrote this blog post, and why should you pay attention
My name is Mitja Mirtič and I am CEO of company Goolets.
In the past 14 years, I have personally inspected more than 500 gulets and cruised on well over 30 gulets for my own holidays. I am the largest fan of gulet cruise holidays in the World and I do believe I have a good insight of which gulets are Best Value (and which ones are not.)
Each year, I update the list of Best Gulet Charter choices which is created on these criteria:
- Which gulets and crew offer the most value for their price;
- On which of thee gulets our agency has the best conditions and most flexibility;
- On which of these gulets we know, the crew will do their best to make the client happy.
So these gulets are a combination of superb services and a special relationship with Goolets agency.
Yes, they are our favorites, but they are here for a reason. Because we know you will come home happy.
Our recommendations for gulet charter in Turkey
Top 5 Deluxe Gulets to Charter in Turkey
Are you interested in gulets that are TOP of the TOP? Ultimate luxury. Large cabins. Spectacular chefs?
It was not easy to select five that I liked the most, however here they are.
AWARD-WINNING YACHT: Most modern motor sailor award.
Luxury yacht Meira offers one of the best sailing experiences you can have in Croatian waters. Built-in 2018 it has been recently awarded for being the most modern motor sailor! It features many diverse amenities like a Jacuzzi on a flybridge, a sauna, and a massage room for ultimate relaxation and unforgettable holidays in a luxury atmosphere.
Perla del Mare
Gulet Perla del Mare is pure 42-meters of elegance and luxury on the water! It stands out with its minimalistic design with a black and white scheme.
This gulet is an amazing choice for those who want to cruise in style in Turkish waters. It has 6 enormous cabins that can accommodate 13 guests.
Mare Nostrum is a super-sized traditional wooden gulet that raises the standards of on-water luxury yachts in Turkey pretty high.
Her interior is gorgeous and in warm colors filled with elegant details, which gives an overall classy interior feel. It is a great choice for family or friends who wish to explore the coastline of Turkey with the possibility of having a babysitter on board too.
If you want to enjoy your holidays in privacy, comfort, and best service on board with your family or friends, then consider luxury Dolce Mare. This Turkish gulet is an award-winning gulet quite in high demand.
Here is how this gulet can take your pleasure to the next level: The yacht won the best service award. A professional & friendly crew will truly go an extra mile for you.
She is beautifully furnished with all luxury amenities and has lots of space on deck and a jacuzzi on the flybridge for pampering.
Gulet Bella Mare is a very comfortable deluxe & modern gulet for everyone looking for the best possible boat with top-notch services. Great modern design and one of the rare gulets with noise protectors installed, which means you can have a quiet and relaxing time in your cabin while the gulet is cruising as well.
If you are looking for one of the best boats to explore Turkey, look no further.
Top 5 luxury Gulet rentals in Turkey
If VIP/Deluxe gulets are The best of the best, I would say this category is maybe the best, when it comes to “Value for Money”. Deluxe gulets are better, but luxury ones are more “budget-friendly”.
Here are my TOP 5 recommendations, which I selected out of more than 100 options on the market.
Halcon del Mar
Halcon del Mar is a 45-meter gulet built-in 2018.
She features many amenities such as a Jacuzzi on deck combined with a sitting area, a flybridge that gives you a very nice private spot to relax, an American bar for a better evening atmosphere, and a large dining table for 16 guests.
Gulmaria is a 37-meter luxury gulet from Turkey. She can accommodate up to 12 people in her 6 comfortable cabins.
Gulmaria is one of the best gulets in Turkey for sailing, and because of her full equipment she is ideal for long journeys.
Cobra King is a deluxe gulet built with oak frame and highest quality mahogany.
She features 5 comfortable and modern cabins, a vast variety of water sports equipment, an aft deck sitting area and front deck sitting area for enjoyment while sailing or anchoring and a spacious salon contains a comfortable sofa set and a large dining table.
Silver Moon is the most preferred luxury yacht with superb amenities and exquisite design!
Modern ketch design gulet will stand out among other Turkish yachts with her sleek lines, 35-meter size, and exquisite design. Silver Moon can accommodate 8+2 guests in 4 deluxe ensuite cabins.
Queen of Salmakis
Queen Of Salmakis is an elegant 39-meter luxury gulet from Turkey.
Recently built in 2019, Queen Of Salmakis is an ideal choice for large groups. She can accommodate up to 18 people in her 8 cabins. The gulet features many amenities such as a Jacuzzi in the front deck, a jet-ski, and very comfortable and large cabins.
Top 5 standard Gulets available for rent in Turkey
The word “standard” is a bit off when it comes to gulets in Turkey.
All these gulets I recommend are clean, have a professional crew, and provide good services on food and beverage, route, and everything else on board. I would say these are the most affordable ones, however still very good regarding quality.
Queen Lila is a nice gulet with a spacious deck and nice service and an experienced captain who will ensure you have a unique holiday experience.
She features 6 spacious cabins for up to 12 guests who want to cruise Turkey in style and comfort similar to 5-star luxury boats.
Queen Lila has a gorgeous interior, spacious deck for leisure time, and professional service. There is a fully equipped kitchen, an indoor and outdoor dining area, and an air-conditioned lounge with possible departures from Gocek, Fethiye, Marmaris, Bodrum (but this comes with an extra fee).
Derin Deniz is a 27 meters (88.5 feet) 5-star gulet yacht ideal for those who want to travel in style and luxury and still be on budget.
Maybe it sounds too good to be true but you must read and see to believe. You get the top quality cruise in Turkey, an experienced crewed Gulet with the luxury and comfort of a five-star hotel vacation but better and definitely more unique.
Kayhan 11 is a 34-meter long gulet that will satisfy all of you who are looking for a true sailing experience.
It can accommodate up to 20 guests in 10 cabins that are equipped with all you could need for a comfortable cruise. Owner provides 24/7 technical service on the sea and their 4* hotel in Marina is Available for guests with a special price!
Dea del Mare
Gulet Dea del Mare from Turkey is ideal for families.
She features a vast range of water sports equipment like jet ski, sub wing, windsurf, and much more. She can accommodate 10 people in her 5 cabins.
Gulet Osman Kurt is a beautifully designed Deluxe Classic Wooden Ketch based in Bodrum Marina Turkey. Ultimately, it is the best choice for those who want to charter a cozy and comfortable yacht for a pleasant holiday in luxury and style, without going too over the top.
Let the Gulet Osman Kurt take you away on a peaceful sail in the most beautiful tranquil environment.
Gulet charter in Croatia - Our top recommendations
Top 5 Deluxe Gulets to Charter in Croatia
The Deluxe/VIP section took huge steps forward in Croatia in the last 3 years only and went from maybe 3 HIGH DELUXE options to 15 or even 20 of them. So the competition is a bit better and variety for the clients is great as well.
So please check the TOP 5 VIP gulets I would recommend in Croatia.
Acapella is a newly built deluxe sailing yacht in Croatia. She will be available for private charter in the summer of 2021. This amazing 41 meters yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in her 5 nice and comfortable cabins.
Acapella is a great option for those who are looking for a great sailing experience with the luxury of a 5 stars hotel.
Lady Gita is a new build sailing yacht from Croatia. This 6 cabin yacht has a tremendous 88 m2 flybridge. She is fully equipped with a vast range of water sports toys.
She steps away from other similar yachts with the swimming platform in the back of the yacht which is great for easy access to the water.
Dalmatino is a newly build 6 cabin yacht.
She features a vast range of amenities such as a jacuzzi on the flybridge and many water sports toys including 2 jet skis.
Love Story is a newly built sailing yacht from Croatia. She will be available for private charter in 2021. With 43.25 m length overall, Love Story combines a modern & luxury interior, with a spacious and functional exterior.
Where everyone can find their place to relax and enjoy the peace and beauty of the Adriatic in its fullness.
San Limi is a deluxe motor-sailer yacht from Croatia.
Her interior layout sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 rooms, including a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin, and 1 twin cabin. She is also capable of carrying up to 5 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings, and sumptuous seating feature throughout to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.
San Limi's impressive water sports facilities make her the ideal yacht for socializing and entertaining with family and friends.
Top 5 luxury gulets from Croatia
The luxury section is what I like to call the “best value for money section”. These are the gulets that are TOP IN QUALITY, however still “wallet-friendly”. Especially if you would compare their size and services with crewed Motor Yachts, which are almost half the price.
Here are my TOP 5 favorites for next season.
Dolce Vita is one of the most luxurious gulets in Croatia you can't afford to miss. She is widely known for her extraordinary luxury and superb onboard service and crew.
Dolce Vita is ideal for groups of up to 10 people looking for a comfortable sail around the Croatian coastline. There are overall 5 cabins (2 masters, 2 doubles & 1 twin bed) which are spacious and offer everything you might need for a comfortable cruise.
The vast range and variety of water sports equipment and luxurious Jacuzzi on deck will ensure you have the most pleasant experience of your life.
Alessandro I is a breathtaking 40-meter luxury deluxe yacht with elegance and extreme comfort. Huge cabins, top-notch service, and sheer size are the reasons to choose her.
She is designed to provide you with an extraordinary private charter experience.
Maske is a 27.5-meter (90ft) gulet from Croatia. She stands out for her top-notch services. Her extra luminous and scenic white salon stands out. She has a full-fledged sail and excellent equipment that will ensure a joyful sailing. She also offers a vast range of water sport toys.
One of the most recommended boats in Croatia.
Aurum is one of the most comfortable gulets in Croatia.
She can accommodate 12 people in her 6 double cabins. She features a spacious luxury sitting area with a table at the flybridge and a new fence made of stainless steel. Being extremely popular with many return groups now is the last time to secure her for next year.
Gulet Papa Joe is a great option for groups of up to 10 people.
This 34-meters gulet has 4 double cabins, one master cabin, a large deck, and a vast range of water sports equipment.
5 standard gulets in Croatia to consider
In the last couple of years, most of the gulet owners in Croatia decided to go into deluxe and luxury sections. If 15 years ago, 90% of gulets in Croatia were in this category, right now this number is much smaller.
Now you only have a handful of standard gulets available in Croatia and these would be 5 options, I would recommend the most.
If you are looking to experience the beauty of the Adriatic sea and Croatia coastline on a modern yet traditional gulet, then gulet Anđeo is the right gulet for you.
The interior features superb design, bright and pastel colors combined with daylight is reminiscent. Top-quality deluxe gulet Anđeo is the ideal and perfect yacht for a family or a group of couples, up to 10 guests that can accommodate in 5 large cabins.
Nostra Vita is a 32,5 meters long gulet from Croatia that has 5 comfortable cabins.
She offers a nice variety of water-sports equipment on board which makes her a great choice for those who want to stay active during the holiday.
Nautilus is one of the rarest 8 cabins gulets in Croatia.
She has a huge deck that is perfect for large groups. You will be delighted with the service of four friendly crew members, who are always more than happy to help you. We shouldn’t neglect the chef’s culinary skills with a cooking stove. She is one of few gulets in Croatia that features a jacuzzi on deck.
Gulet Lauran has won several prestigious awards for being the most beautiful ship.
His hand-made interior from the finest mahogany is completed with golden details for your pure enjoyment of Croatian cuisine. Don’t miss out on this catch and be one of the lucky 6 guests.
Kadena is a 32-meter gulet with 6 very nice and comfortable cabins.
The high quality of service is guaranteed by the captain, the two deckhands, and the chef de cuisine who are all extremely well-versed in servicing clients & will make sure you have a lifetime experience on board.
Greece gulet charter - Goolets’ recommendations
Top 5 deluxe gulets in Greece to consider
Motor Sailing Yacht Arktos is a schooner made of teak and iroko and is one of the finest designs of Greek craftsmanship.
She can accommodate up to 10 people in her 5 cabins.
Viva Shira is an exquisite 32m gulet with a warm and cozy design.
This vessel is perfect for a family vacation or with friends. It is intimate yet spacious and allows you to relax to the fullest. Viva Shira features 5 spacious rooms for 10 guests. All the rooms are equipped with an en-suite shower and toilet and entertainment system. If you want to stay active you can enjoy various water sports toys, including Dinghy, Jet Ski, Banana, Wakeboard, Kayaks, and much more.
Motor sailing yacht Liana H is built in Greece.
The crew of five are dedicated to every detail and guest satisfaction. She is a great option for families or friends. This 28 meters yacht has 5 cabins for 12 guests.
Alexa J is the only yacht in Europe built to accommodate a couple.
World-class service guaranteed by 6 crew members. There is a diving instructor and spa therapist on board.
Running On Waves
Mega sailing yacht Running On Waves: One of the best sailing yachts available for private charter in the Greek waters.
Running On Waves is a great option for special events such as weddings. She can accommodate up to 42 guests.
Top 5 luxury gulet to charter in Greece
MS Cosmos is a vessel that combines the ancient craftsmanship of Greek shipbuilding, and everything contemporary in the art of living.
The exterior space boasts a very spacious Burma Teak sundeck with three large tables at the stern and bow.
All beds on the ship are equipped with COCO-MAT mattresses, made from 100% natural hypoallergenic materials (seaweed and coconut fibers) making sure our guests will enjoy a blissful sleep. Along with mattresses, guests can choose a pillow menu, with a wide variety for each sleeping type, as well as slippers, towels, bed linen, and blankets, all 100% natural.
Most of our food is from organic, fair-trade, and local sources, while our Chef is striving to use the seasoned product and buys local in the ports of call.
Gulet Ecce Navigo where the experienced captain could show you all hidden gems and the chef could turn this cruise into a gastronomical experience to remember!
Several other elements make this gulet special like elegant timelessness interior in handcrafted mahogany, the forward deck dining area is very private and suited to gatherings, she can provide an optimal sailing experience, and there is a good selection of water toys and a sea platform for easy sea access for water-based activities.
Entre Cielos is a gorgeous Turkish wooden motor sailer of the highest class, elegance, and safety.
She features a vast variety of watersports onboard. Her spacious sun deck has a beautiful forward seating area creating a feeling of full relaxation and leisure.
The 30-meter Motor sailor Erato is a very good choice for families with kids and one of the few motor sailors in Greece that can accommodate 19 people in 7 cabins.
Great crew, amazing service, and cuisine are to be expected on this boat. Everything is designed in order guests can comfortably enjoy cruising the Greek islands.
Top 3 standard gulets available in Greece
Motor Sailing yacht Eleftheria offers pure freedom in sailing, Eleftheria in the Greek Language means freedom. She was built on the island of Syros.
Equipped with three comfortable cabins for a small group of close friends or family. With her small draft, she can anchor in the smallest secluded bays.
Luxury gulet Ece Arina offers a great gulet cruise experience.
She can accommodate up to 9 people in her 4 cabins. The skilled crew of 4 will provide you excellent service on board. Ece Arina is perfect for families with small children or groups of friends.
Gulet La Reine from Greece features spacious decks and 6 large cabins. The owners of La Reine pay special attention to details when it comes to serving guests on board.
A chef with years of experience and passion for his job will prepare the most delicious dishes. Expect only the fresh local quality traditional food enriched with herbs, olive oil, and typical Mediterranean cuisine.
Upon the guest’s wishes, a sommelier can provide wine tastings with selected wines. Only La Reine cruises along the best vineyards & restaurants available, wherever she sails.
Gulet charter in Italy - Goolets’ recommendations
Top 4 luxury gulets in Italy
Gulet Victoria can accommodate 12 people in 6 cabins. The crew on board (Captain, Chef, Deckhand, Hostess) is always aiming to give the best service possible so you can relax and fully enjoy this unique experience.
Gulet Victoria, pink beaches, crystal clear water, the Italian way of life is a recipe for the best holidays of your life. She was awarded the best itinerary award.
Built-in 1997 and refitted in 2017 gulet Maria Giovanna is a 6 cabins boat from Italy that can accommodate up to 12 people.
The Crew is dedicated to achieving that guests simply enjoy every moment on board.
Deriya Deniz is a luxury gulet available for private charter in Marina di Stabia, Naples, Amalfi Coast, and Milazzo. She can accommodate up to 12 people in her 6 cabins.
Expect a great service provided by the crew of 4 onboard.
Gulet Angelique has Four identical cabins with a king-size bed. She features a Mahogany interior, a large deck, and a vast range of amenities.
Angelique is ideal for those who want to experience sailing.
Top 3 standard gulet to charter in Italy
Alissa is a 20-meter gulet from Italy. She can accommodate up to 11 people in her 5 cabins. A personal chef will prepare the most amazing delicious traditional meals with a modern twist that will wake up all your tastebuds.
The experienced crew with more than 12 years in the gulet business is very professional and will be at your disposal at all times.
During the cruise, you can enjoy a vast range of water toys that will keep you amused for hours. Private and cabin charters are both available on Alissa depending on your preferences.
Tersane IV is one of the few traditional yachts cruising in the West Mediterranean and such as one of the most exclusive yachts with permanent bases near the secluded Aeolian Islands lying off Sicily.
The mainly Italian crew that includes an experienced Captain, qualified chef, a capable sailor, and a very friendly hostess will be glad to welcome you onboard and deliver on any request, all to make you feel special during your summer yacht charter vacation in Sicily.
There is a separate entrance to the two crew cabins forward which provides full privacy and seclusion for the guests.
Gulet Latife Sultan features 4 double cabins and one master with a large bed. If you like fish, expect a lot of fish on the menu during the week.
This gulet is ideal for thematic cruises (Wine and food tour, Cultural tour…).
What is the next step?
I think this gives you a pretty good idea of what is “out there” and for what kind of prices.
This is just a general overview of the market of course. You need to know that there are more than 1000 vessels for charter to choose from.
If you would truly like to get the best possible idea – what you can get for your money and what would work best for your group, all you need to do is fill out our inquiry form and we will get back to you with interesting choices.
Hope you liked our 2020 edition of Best Value for money gulets and that it will inspire you for your next gulet charter holidays.