Dream of sailing the turquoise blue waters of the Turkish Riviera
Alaturka Cruises offers a range of gulets for hire including standard, luxury and deluxe options. The Luxury Yacht Charter provides superb comfort. Our yachts can take parties of 6 to 22 people with 12 different gulets in the fleet to choose from. You can view the various vessels with Yacht Charter Turkey to discover what best suits your taste.
The smaller standard yachts have 3 crewmembers while larger gulets have up to 5 crewmembers to ensure the blue cruise allows you to enjoy your dream holiday to the fullest.
On Board the Gulet
Every gulet has private ensuite cabins that include bed linen and storage space. Sun beds are located at the front of each vessel for those who wish to work on their suntan or for the adventurous souls who desire sleeping under the stars. A shaded area in the back of the boat allows you to enjoy meals in the open air, play backgammon or cards, or stare into the open sea with a cold beer in hand.
Amenities on board include a fridge, freezer, stove and bar. A BBQ is provided for personal use if the crew is not busy grilling up local delights to satisfy your hunger. The music system is equipped with an MP3 player or you can use your own device to help create the ambience of your blue cruise. For the lazy days at sea, a hammock will support your relaxing body as you watch the sunrise or sunset.
There is a multitude of oceanic devices on every yacht including water noodles for those who like to float freely in the crystal blue sea, snorkeling equipment to explore the under water world hosting thousands of colorful fish and the occasional octopus, canoes and kayaks to assist you in covering more territory while at dock, and fishing lines for anyone interested in catching their own dinner. The deck shower will wash away the salt water after returning from your daily activity.
Alaturka cruises depart from the coastal towns of Antalya, Kemer, Olympos, Finike, Demre, Kas, Kalkan, Fethiye, Gocek, Mamaris and Bodrum. Depending on your location or what sites you want to visit, there are cruises that sail along the Turquoise Coast and a few Greek islands including Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes or Paros.
Every stop along the cruise allows you to discover the specialties of each city or village to satiate your fascinations. Cruise options vary from 4 days and 3 nights to 8 days and 7 nights depending on how much time you have to spare on the open sea.
The burgs of Finike, Demre, and Olympos display the rich historical civilizations of the Turkish coastal region. It is easy to get lost in history among the ancient Lycian ruins as you hike up to old castles, walk through forests dotted with stone tombs or visit the original church of Saint Nicholas.
Bodrum, Mamaris, Fethiye and Antalya are larger cities hosting streets lined with shops offering traditional Turkish arts and crafts. Be sure to pick up a nazar boncugu, the famous blue eye that wards off evil or savor a cold Efes beer at one of the many local cafes or bars.
How to Book
Once you have decided how many people will take part in the holiday of a lifetime and settled on a budget then visit blue cruise to choose from one of our beautiful gulets that you will call home for a few days.
The hardest decision you will have to make is what cruise best appeals to your curiosity. While each itinerary is already planned, we are happy to create a tailor made journey upon request.
You can shop at seaside food markets and prepare your own meals that fit your dietary tastes. The other option is to let our crew provide you with local and seasonal culinary delights that highlight traditional Turkish cuisine of the coastal localities.