If your perfect holidays consist of active exploration, then this gulet route might be for you. If you would love to get out of the gulet every now and then, but still love relaxing, nature, swimming & snorkeling, here you’ll get the perfect combination of both.
Enjoy and discover the history, ancient sites, interesting hiking spots, and get a great overall experience.
SATURDAY: Arrive in Bodrum
Bodrum is the Eastern St. Tropez with tons of options. You can party, check out the city castle, haggle in the market or just take a nice walk around the harbor and view hundreds of gulets staying there. This is one of the best destinations for starting your gulet adventure.
The nice afternoon will be spent in this beautiful town…
and overnight stay.
SUNDAY: Knidos – Awesome Roman Ruins
It is just incredible to stand and imagine the way this city must have been like 5000 years ago. Knidos was one of the most important ports in the region, steeped in history and culture. It is also a place where two oceans collide. Knidos is the point which separates the Aegean from the Mediterranean coast of Turkey and one of the must-visit destinations.
Immerse yourself in…
the Greek history of ancient Knidos.
Enjoy a walk around the harbor and visit plenty of waterside restaurants. Or you may visit a swimming beach area with some really good views and crystal clear water. There are several nice shops there (nothing fancy) and it is generally a great spot for people that like to go out of the gulet but enjoy smaller quiet towns.
Try out traditional food
Datca is a small harbor town…
enjoy a walk around the harbor and visit plenty of waterside restaurants.
Most of the yachtsmen claim that if one does not anchor at Bencik, it means you did not sail on the Aegean coast of Turkey. This miniature fiord extends about 1.5 miles and there are tens of anchorages on both sides of the bay. This is one of the prettiest bays in Hisarönü ideal for watersports and swimming.
Most of the yachtsmen claim that if one does not anchor at Bencik,
it means you did not sail on the Aegean coast of Turkey.
WEDNESDAY: Orhaniye & Selimiye
If you’re in search of “real” Turkey then Selimiye is the place to come. It has a laid-back family atmosphere and it is as unspoiled as it gets. There’s still a surprisingly wide choice of cafés and restaurants there – but life is calm and easy.
Enjoy in lovely Selimiye…
and discover where the action is!
THURSDAY: Dirsek buku – Bozburun
Village life in Bozburun is geared around agriculture, fishing and the building of the traditional gulets. It is very interesting to check out the local boatyards and see how these amazing vessels are built. Dirsek Buku offers perfect shelter a great swim and a nice restaurant. No access from land and a great place to visit.
Relax and enjoy swim break in Dirsek buku.
Village life in Bozburun is geared around agriculture, fishing and the building of the traditional gulets.
Check out will back at the Bodrum, till 10:00 AM and then it will come time to say goodbye to your crew and Captain. If you want you can later before heading home further explore the Bodrum. Before you check-out, Goolets representative will come for one last visit on board to check how everything went and if you need any further assistance (transfers, suggestions on how to spend the day till your flight and similar).
MATCHING THIS ITINERARY TO THE BEST POSSIBLE GULETS
Not every gulet owner & captain is the same or will cruise this route in the same way. Some owners may prefer to stay most of the evenings on the anchor, while others will seek small pier and tie the gulet there. One owner might show you 4 different bays and towns in a day, while others will stay in the same place for the entire day. Some captains prefer to arrive at ports early – while some do it later. Everyone has their own ways.
The most important thing for you is to realize what YOU LIKE – finding the gulet that can make your wishes a reality.
We will help you with this process. We are experienced, and we know each which owner will suit each of the groups and make them super happy.
So let us know about your wishes and keep in mind that small details (as mentioned above) – will make your cruise an incredible experience.
About Goolets Ltd. Goolets Ltd. is proud to be the number one agency globally for luxury gulet cruises.
We focus 100% on operating world-class gulet cruises for our valued clients, with charters departing from some of the world’s most popular yachting destinations worldwide.
As of February 2019, we have personally inspected well over 700 gulets in countries including Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, the Maldives and the Seychelles.
Indonesia, the Caribbean, Spain, the Canary Islands and Tunisia are next on our bucket list.
We offer bespoke gulet charters to clients who travel from all over the world to experience our service, including Europe, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, among others.
Our gulet charter service provides two stand-out offerings. First, our sales experts – all of whom have collectively spent thousands of cruising hours on board literally hundreds of gulets – offer you their first-hand experience and sound advice to match you with your ideal gulet, at the best possible price. (We never mark-up our charter fees, so you can be assured that when booking a charter with Goolets Ltd, you are getting not only the best boat and the best service, but also the best deal.) Second, our skilled “finalization” operations team fully debriefs and prepares your gulet’s crew for your arrival and assists in the organization of your preferred food and beverage menus, your chosen route, your selected activities, airport transfers, and all the other little details that make the difference, to ensure your cruise is the best holiday experience it can be.
Our company motto is “Life Is Good”; as this is what we want our clients to feel every day that they are on a Goolets cruise.
We look forward to welcoming you on board!