Life & Food on Board

Life on a Board 
Step into a serene world surrounded by calm waters as you get served with fresh meals at the break of dawn. Chalk out your fun filled plans for the day over breakfast and make this time the most memorable part of your life. Take a dip in the crystal clear water or simply move around in a canoe to explore the blue waters further. Let the sun rays kiss your skin as you laze around on the sunbeds with your favorite book and drinks.
Greet noon with some fresh fruits and a warm cup of tea as the trained cooks prepare scrumptious afternoon meal exclusively for you. The day stretches further, in terms of fun and frolic, as the gulet sets for another captivating spot where one can go for a swim, indulge in water sports or simply sunbathe for a soothing time.
As the day ends, cherish the sight of the setting sun and see yourself get engulfed with the magical aura as dusk sets in. Say goodbye to a beautifully spent day with mouth watering delicacies served over dinner as you chit chat with your loved ones. Complementing the good times will be great music and games, which will uplift the whole on board experience.
What is it like on a Gulet Cruise ?
In crewed yacht charters; the yachts will generally visit two or three bays.  There is approximately a maximum 4 hours of sailing per day. The last place of anchor is the bay or harbor the yacht will stay overnight in. The yachts need to visit a harbor every three or four days in order to stock up on provisions such as diesel, food, beverages, water and whatever else is needed for the gulet charter cruise.
The places of anchor are generally large and small harbours.  Some will be small fishing villages and towns; while others will be busy harbors such as Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye in Turkey; and Rhodes in Greece.  Turkish gulets are traditional wooden gulets.  They usually cruise with its engine, but gulets also set their sails if the wind direction fits to the route and strong enough to sail.  There is a one week period, and during this time the planned itinerary must be completed unless otherwise changed due to various reasons such as personal requests by the guests or weather.
Food & Beverages
Private gulet charters offer Blue Cruise menus.  However for personal requests for the menus by our guests, we can organize the shopping by our company. The menu includes a full Turkish breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or coffee service with cake and cookies and dinner. However, our guests are welcome to purchase and bring on board, their own food stocks as well.
Either way, the chef on board will cook and serve whatever has been brought on the gulet. The menu is based on tasty and traditional Turkish Cuisine. If you have any other special requests, it can be organized for you with a prior notice, so that it is ready and available before you embark.
There are soft drinks, local and imported alcoholic beverages available at bar on the gulets. If there is a drink type that you wish to have for your pleasure during your gulet cruise that may not be present at the bar, please let us know in advance. 
Many of the gulet charters we offer in our list are equipped with standard water toys and gear such as windsurf, dingy with outboard engine, ringos, canoes, fishing and snorkeling gear.
There are many alternative water sports.  You can also enjoy the fun and excitement with jet-skiing, water-skiing, banana boat  riding at reasonable prices.  These activities are organised by water sports companies located in different bays when visited.  Once the boat is moored our guests can visit archaeological ruins, have a little trek into the pine forests and explore the magnificent  coastline that both Turkey and Greece have to offer. There are many other options in how you can spend your leisure time during your gulet holidays.
During your blue voyage travels, you can join to land excursions to the nearby local towns, ancient sites and cities as well as natural attractions - which may be great for taking photos and videos.  Visit our destinations page for ideas on where to go and visit.