Our Gulets

Our Gulets

What is a gulet?

A gulet is a traditional wooden cruising vessel, which comes from the southwest coast of Turkey. Gulets vary in length, height and breadth and it is believed that no two gulets are identical.

Nowadays, most gulets are not rigged for sailing and use motor engines instead. Our fleet has large sun decks, comfortable communal areas and a variety of cabin layouts. We have Classic, Classic Plus and Superior gulets.

Classic Plus Gulets

Our Classic Plus gulet, called "Eighty-One", operates on our guaranteed 18-39 departures on the East to West (one-way, 4 days Olympos to Fethiye), West to East (one-way, 4 days Fethiye to Olympos) and Fethiye Return (7 days Fethiye to Fethiye) routes. Like all our gulets, it is a Turkish-built, wooden motor-yacht.

Just like the Classic gulets, this gulet has en-suite cabins (private bathroom for each cabin) - 8 cabins in total (a mixture of twins, triples and doubles), resulting in a capacity of around 20 passengers. The main difference between the Classic gulets and the Classic Plus gulet is that the Plus gulet is larger (longer, wider, with more cabins) and has air-conditioning! The air-con runs for around 7 hours a day: 4 hours from 8pm to midnight and 2-3 hours during the day.

Important: The air-con can only run when either the engine or the generator is running and we have to swtich off the generator at midnight in order to keep night peace. This is why we run the airc-on from 8pm to midnight, in order to cool the cabins ready for sleeping. Alternatively, some travellers prefer to "sleep under the stars", taking their bedding up onto the large upper deck's mattresses.

Gallery for photos of "Eighty-One", the Classic Plus gulet:
standard gulet
 

Classic Gulets

Our Classic gulets operate on our guaranteed 18-39 and mixed-age departures on our East to West (one-way, 4 days Olympos to Fethiye), West to East (one-way, 4 days Fethiye to Olympos) and Fethiye Return (7 days Fethiye to Fethiye) routes. Like all our gulets, they are authentic, Turkish-built, wooden motor-yachts.

They all have en-suite cabins (private bathroom for each cabin) and normally have around 7 to 9 cabins per gulet, resulting in a capacity of between 14 to 18 passengers. The cabins are mostly double and twins, with some gulets also featuring triple and quad cabin varieties. Although they do not have air-conditioning, guests onboard rarely sleep in the cabins anyway, preferring to "sleep under the stars", taking their bedding up onto the large upper deck's mattresses.

Gallery for photos of Classic gulets:

Superior Gulets

These boats are a cut above the Classic and Classic Plus gulets. They are also of authentic wooden construction and each cabin is en-suite. The most important difference is that the superior cabins are air-conditioned and also tend to be decorated to a higher standard. Superior gulets run on tailor-made charters and for private groups, but only for 7-night tours (not available on 4-day cruises). If you wish to have a Superior gulet for a private group then please email us for a quotation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have a look at this gallery for examples of our superior gulets:
superior gulet dining area