The Gulet Experts


Gulet Expert are the AirBnB of gulet cruises, monitoring availability, quality, and prices of over 1000 gulet yachts across Turkey, Croatia, Italy, Greece and more. Specialising in tailor-made gulet vacations, they offer free expert advice, 24/7 customer service and complimentary concierge services during cruises.

All requests are taken into account to provide the best possible advice on cruises and gulets. Prior to a cruise a personal assistant is also assigned to take care of the cruise route and advise on anything one might need. Planning the route is as important as picking the perfect gulet yacht. Before and during a cruise a Gulet Expert assistant will ensure nothing is overlooked.

Routes can be tailored completely to your taste and preference with several destinations being combined in a week. Go where you wish, see what you like, do what you feel like doing!

Contacts:

US: +1 646 381 2043
UK: +44 203 318 1079
France: +33 170 615 483
Slovenia: +386 1 620 8891
Australia: +61 2 9052 4998


‘I am incredibly grateful for countless travel memories that I can look back on with fondness but one of my favourite is gulet cruising in Turkey. It was a four night, five-day sailing holiday along the Mediterranean coast from Fethiye to Olympus. Choosing to partly detox from an internet addiction, and relax at the same time, the experience was ten times better than any spa retreat offers.’
A Guide to Gulet Sailing Holidays in Turkey – Turkish Travel Blog

‘Imagine spending a week or two cruising along endless blue oceans, spending your days sunbathing on the deck of a beautiful ship alongside your friends or family, and using your nights to indulge in some fantastic cuisine while watching the distant lights of passing towns flickering in the distance.’
Having the Best Holiday Ever on a Gulet – Wandering Trader


Cornucopia 18

A Hard Day’s Sailing

By Christian Tyler


There is no point travelling a thousand miles to see the Taj Mahal if your first view of that pearly shell is a distant cutout, flattened by the dead light of noon. Wise travellers know that it is not the sight that counts, but how you see it. This is particularly true of ancient ruins. Taken at the wrong time of day or year, under a blazing sun and in the thick of a crowd, classical remains can be about as rewarding as a pile of rubble in a stonemason’s yard. A good solution is to approach the ancient sites from the sea. A week sailing in a gulet round the southwest corner of Turkey, with a small group of enthusiasts, convinced me that there is no better way of taking your history on holiday.

Each day began with the wooden vessel rocking gently at anchor while the coast of ancient Caria struggled to assemble itself in a murky dawn. The first sight would be of bare calves and knees flitting back and forth past the small cabin window as the crew ran about deck preparing to cast off. Then the diesel would jump into life and set the wooden hull throbbing. Soon the vibrations of the motor would themselves be overwhelmed by the long, complaining creek of timbers as the vessel ploughed into the grey furrows of the open Mediterranean. The dozen passengers would drift back to sleep and dream of breakfast.

Breakfast, on the aft deck of the 80ft Arif Kaptan B, was the time for planning the day’s programme and sizing up the rest of the ship’s company. For the hazards of sailing into the ancient world are social rather than nautical: unless you get up a party yourself, you do not know what eccentrics have elected to join you, what stranger will have his ear pressed to the thin partition as you wrestle with the lavatory pump in the small hours.

It doesn’t matter. I quickly discovered that a common objective works wonders for passenger solidarity.

This excursion beginning in the little port of Göçek, near Dalaman airport, and ending in the ugly bustle of Bodrum, brought experts and non-experts together. Our instructor was the retired head of classics at St Paul’s Boys School in London, and the enthusiasm which had motivated generations of lackadaisical schoolboys could hardly fail to win over a class of eager adults…

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