Whether you’re looking to spend five days, seven days, or several weeks cruising the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, there are numerous Bodrum Gokova Gulet cruises to choose from. Before we dive into the many Bodrum Gokova Gulet cruise options, you might be wondering: what is a gulet? Poseidon Charters, which offers gulet cruises throughout Greece and Turkey, describes a gulet as a boat that varies “in size between 15 and 30 meters and are constructed in Turkey along traditional lines by seafaring family firms using slightly changed techniques over the centuries. However, they have been adapted to the most stringent of travelers requirements and now offer luxury and good taste not found in any other craft of similar history and background.” Also called “Gullet” and “Goulette” Turkish gulets are made of pristine wood.
Many Bodrum Gokova cruise vessels, whether it’s a gulet or yacht, have modern amenities, and some do not. Because they are not large ships like Carnival or Royal Caribbean ships, they will have comfortable (but small quarters), with clean en-suite facilities, showers, and hot and cold water. In some cases, the yacht or gullet may not have air conditioning, but every cabin will feature a perfect view of the sea and surrounding landscapes. Keep in mind that Bodrum Gokova cruise vessels are more for nature lovers and those who love to sail than those looking for luxurious accommodations, onboard entertainment, spas, and elegant dining options.
When you’re not enjoying water activities or relaxing on the deck of your gulet you will have the opportunity to visit famous fishing harbors, popular villages, and even the remains of ancient civilizations. Not to mention that Bodrum is not only a famous Turkish Holiday center, it also housed one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
Bodrum Gokova cruises are anywhere from several days up to several weeks. A popular Bodrum Gokova Gulet cruise itinerary around eight days featuring stops on six days — everywhere from islands, bays and harbors to creeks and villages. Stops may include: Oraklar Island, Cokertme, Akbuk, Sedre, Sogut, English Harbor, and Yedi Adalar.
During your Bodrum Gokova Gulet cruise, you will spend several hours cruising daily, and the other time is spent exploring or engaging in numerous water activities. When it’s time to dine, in some cases you will eat at a large table, outdoors on deck or in the dining area of the vessels main saloon. The meals are typically Greek and Turkish-inspired, and the cook prepares them. You will also dine at restaurants on many of the islands along the way or eat in small villages on the route. Besides the cook, the other crewmembers on Bodrum Gokova Gulet cruises include the captain and maybe 1-2 deck hands.
Prices for Bodrum Gokova Gulet cruises vary slightly depending on the type of vessel (standard, deluxe), number of guests, length of cruise, and the time of year. Prices are typically lower in May and October, and higher in July and August. June and September are slightly lower than the months of July and August.