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Gulet Blue Cruise

Gulet boat in the Blue CruiseKnown as "Blue Cruise" or "Blue Voyage", the special wooden hulled yachts named "Gulet" are crewed charter boats for your comfort while sailing around Turkish coast. The Gulets go with engines most of the times rather than sailing, some have sails too but these are just for the "show". Usually these trips are done between May - October, being July-August the "peak season".

Going on a Blue Cruise in Turkey is one of the best ways to spend your holidays in the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean and Aegean. The Turkish coastline is known as Turkish Riviera and offers crystal clear sea with sandy or pabble beaches, green nature, blue sky, many historic and archaeological sites.

Gulet trips can be organized with private or cabin charter gullets for couples, families, friends or groups. There is a wide range of gulets in Turkey in various sizes and outfit for all budgets; from standard to luxury, with or without air conditioning, three to sixteen cabins, and so on. Your cruise holiday can include paragliding, diving, fishing, or water sports too, depending on the equipments and amenities of the Gulet. Cabins have private toilet and shower, but they're usually small.

Major departure points for these trips along the Turkish coast are Bodrum, Marmaris, Gocek, Fethiye, Kemer and Antalya. There are many "Blue cruise" routes in Turkey, most of them are concentrated around Gokova gulf and Hisaronu gulf, basically between Bodrum and Antalya area, as well as surrounding Greek islands. The itineraries might be changed dependending on weather and docking conditions. Of course the captain has the final say.

What to bring? First of all you should definately travel light and bring easy luggage such as soft bags because the space in Gulet cabins are very limited, this is not a cruise ship! In the luggage you pack light simple clothes with a wind proof jacket for the cool evenings, sport shoes for on shore visits, swimming suits, hat and sun cream, mosquito repellent, personal care items and your regular medications. If you plan to sleep on the deck you may need to bring a sleeping bag, or get a blanket from the crew.

Average Temperatures (C)

 

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Air

21

27

30

33

33

29

24

Sea

16

19

22

24

26

23

21


Distances in KM between Cities and Airports

Ports

Airports

Bodrum (BJV)

Dalaman (DLM)

Izmir (ADB)

Antalya (AYT)

Bodrum

35 km. - 30 mins

180 km. - 3 hrs

250 km. - 3:30 hrs

 554 km. - 7 hrs

Marmaris

170 km. - 2:30 hrs

100 km. - 1:30 hrs

260 km. - 4 hrs

 317 km. - 4 hrs

Gocek

190 km. - 3:30 hrs

25 km. - 20 mins

290 km. - 5:30 hrs

 220 km. - 3 hrs

Fethiye

200 km. - 4 hrs

60 km. - 1 hr

350 km. - 6 hrs

220 km. - 3 hrs

Antalya

 554 km. - 7 hrs

 241 km. - 3:20 hrs

 455 km. - 5:40 hrs

20 km. - 30 mins

Kemer

 460 km. - 6 hrs

 275 km. - 4 hrs

 486 km. - 6 hrs

60 km. - 1 hr

Finike

 401 km. - 5:30 hrs

 213 km. - 3:15 hrs

 477 km. - 6 hrs

120 km. - 2 hrs


Kusadasi

Distances in Sea Miles NM Between Major Ports

65

Gulluk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

84

46

Bodrum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

128

90

44

Datca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

156

124

90

46

Marmaris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

184

152

118

90

50

Fethiye

 

 

 

 

 

 

194

162

128

112

66

45

Kalkan

 

 

 

 

 

212

180

146

130

84

56

18

Kas

 

 

 

 

230

198

164

148

102

74

38

18

Kekova

 

 

 

245

213

179

161

115

88

53

35

20

Finike

 

 

276

244

210

194

148

119

91

73

58

44

Kemer

 

296

264

230

214

165

139

111

83

70

57

20

Antalya

 

Alaturka operates Gulet Charters and Blue Cruises along the popular Turkish coastlines of Fethiye, Marmaris and Bodrum. Alaturka Turkey operate tours in destinations such as Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia and Gallipoli, which are some of the highlights throughout all of Turkey.

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