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Gulet Cruising

Turkey Gulet Cruises

A Friendship House-party

7 & 14 nights


Prices From £1460

“Service on board was great. Facilities very good.”




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Sun, sea and snoozing on deck while the turquoise sea whispers under the keel… this may just be the most relaxing Med holiday you’ll ever enjoy. The beautiful Turquoise Coast runs for more than 500kms from Side to Bodrum. Between the major resorts are hundreds of hidden coves, secret beaches and pretty little ports and the best way to discover these is on what is sometimes called a Blue Cruise – a wonderfully laid-back week on a traditional wooden Gulet. We offer two start points: Bodrum and Fethiye. Each itinerary is as scenic as the next, and the Gulets are virtually identical. Between them, they give you a choice of flights and departure dates.

Whichever you choose, the days fall into an easy pattern of breakfast on deck, reading and sun-bathing while the boat gets under way, visiting a secluded bay for swimming and snorkelling before lunch; cruising again in the afternoon and dropping anchor in a safe harbour each evening.

This is a wonderful way to unwind, get a great tan and explore Turkey’s astonishingly beautiful coast in good company. This is a laid-back, floating Houseparty, with no need to dress for dinner! Each charter is exclusive to Friendship Travel, so all guests are single travellers like you.

One of our Hosts meets you on arrival and introduces you to the captain and his small team, who take on Hosting duties for the duration of the cruise. No sailing experience is necessary, because the crew takes care of everything, from reading the weather and sailing (flexing the itinerary if necessary), to catering.

Please note that from 2nd March 2020, a tourist Visa is no longer required to visit Turkey.

We charter standard 8 cabin Gulets for our exclusive use. Each ship (approx 22-25 metres in length) has just 8 double cabins for sole use, which means the deck and living spaces are never crowded.

Traditionally-constructed in wood, the Gulet uses its reliable diesel engine most days, but when the winds are right the Captain may raise canvas to sail to the next port of call. Ship’s kit also includes snorkelling kit and a sit-on sea kayak.

There’s room on deck for a sun bed area, some shaded seating, and outdoor dining. The saloon provides sociable living space and tiny bar, with a CD player, packs of cards and board games.

The holiday is full board: continental breakfasts and simple 2-course lunches and dinners are produced from the galley, as is a light afternoon tea. Drinks are not included in our package, but beer, wine and soft drinks are available from the bar.

The Hotel

  • 22-25 meter ship
  • 8 basic, small double/twin cabins
  • Bar
  • Lounge/dining area
  • Sun beds
  • Sea kaya and snorkelling equipment
  • Beach towels
  • Card and board games
  • CD Player

We can book flights into Bodrum or Dalaman

In each case, one of our Hosts meets you and transfers you to the ship to introduce you to the captain and crew who look after you for the rest of the week.

It is easy to add a week at a hotel to your Gulet cruise: the 4Reasons boutique hotel is perfect to pair with Bodrum cruises and our friendly Forever Hotel Houseparty dovetails with cruises out of Fethiye. On two-centre holidays, we include transfers between Gulet and hotel. 

Our route from Fethiye is - Fethiye - port, OluDeniz- Gemiler Island, Tersane Island - Yassi Islands, Gocek - Bedri Rahmi Bay, Kleopatra Port, Tarzan Bay and back to Fethiye Harbour.

Our route from Bodrum is - Bodrum - Karada Island, Ince Burun Bay, Aktur - Bencik Bay, Emel Sayin Bay - Orhaniye Bay - Delimiye Bay, Dirsekbuku Bay - Bozburun Bay, Darca Harbour, Kara Ada then back to Bodrum Harbour/


A Friendship Travel Gulet cruise from Fethiye harbour in Turkey. 

Each simple cabin offers compact accommodation for one, with 2 port-holes and its own tiny ‘wet room’ style ensuite;  in other words the basics that you need for a good night’s sleep and shower/wc. There’s limited hanging/storage for clothes (please bring a soft bag, not a rigid case). Most cabins have a double bed, but there are a couple of twin-berths for sole use. As well as bedlinen, towels for washing and swimming are provided.

Turkey Gulet Cruises


  • Double or Twin beds
  • Small wet-room with WC & shower
  • Bath towels
  • Limited under bed storage and hanging space
  • 2 portholes

Please find the departure dates and prices for this hotel. 

Prices in £ sterling including flights

 Gulets from Fethiye -

Departing on  Day 7 nights - Sole Use 14 nts Twin Centre  -Forever
16 & 23 May 22 Mon 1145 1525
06 & 13 Jun 22 Mon 1460 1960
25 Jul 22 Mon 1545 2055
05,12 & 19 Sep 22 Mon 1470 1960

Gulets from Bodrum -

Departing on  Day 7 nights - Sole Use

14 nts Twin Centre - 4 Reasons

20 Jun 22 Mon 1470 2525
12 Sep 22 Mon 1470 2525

Book early for lowest price: flight costs can increase.

Want to fly from your local airport? Unlike other companies you may be looking at, as part of our Friendship Travel service we offer the flexibility of flights from most UK airports.

“Don’t change anything.”

Sue, Exeter

“Service on board was great. Facilities very good.”

Sarah, Kent

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  • Return transfers from/to Dalaman airport (under 60 mins)
  • Double/twin cabin with en-suite for sole use 
  • Breakfast each day
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Afternoon teas
  • 6 Dinners
  • Friendship Host welcome/send off on first/last days
  • Gulet crew at your disposal throughout
  • Use of watersports equipment
  • On two-centre holidays combining cruise and hotel we include boat/hotel transfers
  • Return flights from 27 UK/Ireland airports, with CAA bonding for financial peace of mind.
  • Supplements may apply

Prices From £1460


“Service on board was great. Facilities very good.”



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