About Yacht Charters in Turkey
Your optimum charter is downwind from Bodrum to Gocek for which you ideally need 7- 10 days on a luxury gulet; or beyond to Kas, Kalkan and to Antalya if you have time for 12 - 14 days. This charter route showcases a nice blend of wide-open spaces, historical sites, towns, villages and restaurants. A 7-day charter will be based on the main centres taking you in either a circle itinerary from Bodrum to Bodrum, or along the coast Bodrum to Marmaris or from Bodrum to Gocek in the Bay of Fethiye, or vice versa.
The Turkish "Gulet" is a traditionally designed Turkish motor-sailor adapted to charter. She has the heritage of the ancient boats that sailed across the Aegean and Mediterranean seas for thousands of years. Today the Charter Gulet has evolved to provide a sophisticated level of holiday luxury with very comfortable interiors, private air-conditioned cabins, and professional charter Crews providing hotel services and meals. There are literally hundreds of Gulets for charter, so it's important that you choose a charter professional who is well-informed, and visits Turkey regularly to inspect Gulets and meet the Crews, to offer yachts that meet your level of expectation.
Each year a team member from Luxury Charter Group personally visits Turkey, once or twice, to view yachts and meet Owners, and Captains and Crews so we are best-informed about the level of service each charter gulet provides. Our specialty is matching the right Gulet to fit your personal charter budget and required level of comfort, so we need to know your specific requirements when we are giving you a personal quote.
Enjoying your own private charter aboard a Gulet is a very authentic and fun vacation with friends or family. Our personally chosen Charter Fleet represents the best range of Gulets and the best Crews, selected by The Luxury Charter Group especially for our own clients.
Gulets are ideal for families and groups of friends and range in size from about 17 - 50 metres (each year larger and more luxurious Gulets are being built).
Accommodation ranges from 3 to about 8 cabins, each with different layouts ~ mostly with a master cabin, and usually with a mix of queen or double, and twin-bedded statrooms, all with private ensuite bathrooms. The level of comfort and Crew service is quite remarkable, and always provided with genuine care
Apart from being qualified and highly experienced your Turkish Captain, Cook and Deckhands desire to look after you efficiently yet discreetly.
The Carian and Lycian Coastline of southern Turkey stretches from Bodrum in the west to Antalya in the east. These names derive from the ancient civilisations that once populated these regions, and whose trademarks still contribute to our charter itinerary today.
Although much of the coastline encompasses a wild mountainous area interspersed with small settlements, some areas are now heavily populated.
Over the past twenty years tourism has brought unprecedented development to the region, in parts changing the character extensively. The seaside waterfronts of Bodrum and Marmaris have been stretched longer by ribbons of hotel buildings, and row upon row of white summer-houses line the hillsides in popular sundrenched suburbs.
Bodrum and Marmaris have not only grown as tourist cities but have also become centres for chartering in Turkey. Here Gulets, the traditional Turkish charter vessels, line the town quays stern-too.
Where nature meets history....
At the crossroads between east and west, Turkey presents itself as the world’s largest open-air museum. Some of the world’s greatest civilisations over 10,000 years have left traces of their unique existence which now stand alongside some of todays’ greatest technological achievements.
From ancient forts to tranquil seaside villages, dense pine forests to arid rocky mountains and deserted bays, there’s breathtaking natural beauty and sites so old that make you realise how young we are!
Fortunately a voyage by sea can still lead you to some areas remote and wild enough in the deep gulfs along the coast. Your charter itinerary can bring you to secluded bays and anchorages, to visit small seaside villages, and to explore ancient cities such as Knidos, Kaunos, Myra, Olympos and to the rock tombs of the Lycian cities.