Blue Cruise is the term used to describe taking a yacht on the Aegean and Mediterranean coast of Turkey, this traditional, handmade wooden boat is called a `goulette` or `gullet`, its heritage is in those ancient wooden boats which have sailed across the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas for thousands of years both fishing and trading.
The Gulet is typically built of pine wood and styled with a pointed fore and round aft. The spacious aft deck is designed for dining and lounging in the shade of a sun awning and a forward deck with numerous sunbeds. Gulets range in size, accommodating from 4-20 people. The crew: a captain, cook and 1 or 2 deckhands are very experienced at handling the boat and catering to all your needs. They offer double cabins with en-suite facilities, some have twin beds. Modern gulets are comfortably equipped with all of the amenities of home and encourage an environment in which you are expected to do nothing but enjoy yourself.
Life on Board
The closeness of the small group of people on board promotes an atmosphere of friendship and sharing; relations among passengers and crew tend to be relaxed and casual. Unlike cruises on large ocean liners, on a gulet you can explore the secluded and often deserted bays and coves and islands of the spectacular Turkish coastline. Usually the daily duration of cruising is not longer than 3-4 hours, and the rest of the day can be spent in a gorgeous cove enjoying the sun and the sea. Sunbathing on the deck, swimming in clear waters, snorkeling, windsurfing, water-skiing or just fishing... The boats will sail (winds permitting) or motor along the route.
You can spend all of your time on board of the gulet if you like. The captain and the crew are continuously at your disposal in an effort to provide you with all your needs. Or while anchoring in a cove, you can trek in the wild nature, visit a nearby village and come closer to the native people and their traditions or visit one of the numerous ancient sites. Here, in the midst of the idyll, you can feel the touch of nature and history. The delicate Turkish wine and `raki` (national alcoholic spirit) contribute to this delight.
Your meals on board
The Turkish cuisine is considered to be among the finest in the world. The cook pampers you during the whole voyage with specialties and samples of the delicious Turkish cuisine, of which you surely will be a fan at the end of the voyage. You will be served with three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and a three-course dinner in the evening. Dining is generally outdoors around a large table on the aft deck although there is a separate dining area in the main saloon. A sun awning provides shade and there is ample space for for everyone on the cushioned sun decks.
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