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Date: Possible from April to end of October
Experience: Crewed Yacht Charter

Embark on a 5-day sailing adventure along the coast of Turkey on a traditional Turkish gulet. Located in the East Mediterranean sea, Turkey is one of the best yachting destinations in the world. Renting a private gulet is a fantastic way to experience the stunning Turkish coastline with its ancient ruins, water sports, delicious cuisine, and secluded bays best experienced from the water. The uniqueness of this journey is not only in that you are visiting a truly most beautiful part of the world, but also in that you are at the crossroads of history on the shores of Turkey.

You will spend your days soaking up with endless sunshine, napping, reading and relaxing, swimming in crystal turquoise waters, snorkeling, fishing, windsurfing, and visiting ancient sites, while your crew tends to your every need.


  • Explore the incredible coastline of Turkey
  • Discover stunning ancient sites
  • Admire magnificent views of the Mediterranean
  • Enjoy swimming in crystal clear turquoise waters

Questions? Please contact one of the Civilized Adventures' Adventure Travel Specialists at info@civilizedadv.com

Sample itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation In Gocek or Fethiye

You can arrive to Gocek by flying to Dalaman Airport and taking a vehicle (about a 45-minute drive). You will be embarking the yacht in the afternoon. Your captain will first have a welcome drink and provide information about the yacht and the tour program. Depending on your arrival time, overnight will be in a nearby bay after 30 minutes of cruising, or in the port of Göcek and discover this wonderful small town in the evening.  This village is a popular yachting center. Despite its growth, it has managed to keep its Turkish village atmosphere and has excellent restaurants. (Dinner)

Day 2: Olu Deniz / Kayakoy / Gemiler Island

After breakfast, you will sail to Ölüdeniz. The lagoon at Ölüdeniz (which means Dead Sea) is the most photographed and picture-post carded of any beach in the Eastern Mediterranean. Gulets usually are not allowed to go into the lagoon; so, you will probably anchor at the entrance of the lagoon and take a small boat. You can take a walk on the beach and in the lagoon. After lunch and a swim, you will cruise to the Bay of Bestas, and then hike to Kayaköy, astonishing ghost town whose inhabitants were part of the mass population exchanges of the 1920’s between Turkey and Greece. In the afternoon, walk a pine-shaded path to Affouli Monastery, a dramatic cliff side monument with a magnificent view of the Mediterranean. Your yacht will wait for you in Gemiler Island, with widespread ruins of churches going back to the Byzantine period. You should not miss the stunning panoramic sunset from the hilltop. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 3: Kalkan / Xanthos / Patara

After an early departure, you will cruise about 4 hours to the picturesque town on Kalkan, a small village of white-washed houses and balconies draped with garlands of flowers. While in Kalkan, you can visit the ancient sites of Patara, Xanthos and Letoon, three of the best ancient sites of Lycia! If you are interested in visiting these cities, please let us know so that we can get you a rental car.  Overnight will be in Kalkan to discover this picturesque town or in a nearby bay to relax and swim. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 4: Kekova / Kas

After breakfast, you will cruise to Kekova. The gulf of Kekova is a spectacular place to explore the remains of a sunken city and Lycian tombs. Climb the ruins of the Kekova castle for a breathtaking view. Take a short sail to Gokoya, a completely deserted cove with no habitation in sight. It is studded with ancient ruins and one can swim in the large cave. The water is especially clear here and you can see the ruins almost the whole length of Kekova island. In the afternoon we will hike in the region of Kaleköy (Simena) and Üçagiz (Theimiussa). Overnight stay will be in Kas. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 5: Disembarkation

After breakfast, you will be disembarking in Kas. You will be transferred to Dalaman Airport or to your next destination. (Breakfast)

Please note that this itinerary serves only as a brief example of what we can arrange and is subject to change, depending on weather conditions, progressing harbor clearances and other deciding factors.

Civilized Adventures curates each charter itinerary on an individual basis. Please contact us to customize your yacht adventure and to know more about our options for extensions in Turkey.

Gulets are traditional wooden sailboats, designed for comfortable cruising from bay to bay, ideal for families or groups of friends. Our luxury gulets offer exceptional accommodation and service, combining tradition, elegance and modern comfort. See below for a glimpse of our luxury gulets :

4 CABINS - 8 GUESTS -  5 CREW - 32 M

Gulet Getaway, a 32-meter luxury gulet yacht with 4 cabins and a crew of 5, offers modern sailing gulet with lots of live aboard space. Designed to be modern yet traditional, she provides the ultimate comfort both outdoors and indoors with her open spacious design and light coloured interiors. The upper flybridge is a unique feature, ideal for sunning by day and dining by night. Unusual amongst many gulets is the level of attention paid to her sailing performance.

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Other options and vessels available. Please contact us to discover all our charter fleet and help you choose your stylish yacht that suits you and your Turkey travel needs.

Our deluxe gulets selection offers a cost-effective alternative to the luxury gulets. All the adventure gulets have been handpicked for their comfortable accommodation and good service. See below for a glimpse of our deluxe gulets :

3 CABINS - 6 GUESTS -  3 CREW - 21 M

A traditional gulet designed with a large beam provides spacious and luxurious comfort with a vast amount of deck space. With a cruising speed of 10 knots and range of 800 nautical miles she can cruise the blue waters of the Aegean with ease. Dining, seating, and sunbathing areas are situated on the main deck. The flybridge is an uncommon addition to a traditional gullet but provides a great spot for enjoying drinks and romantic dinners in the evenings with a 360-degree panoramic view of the natural surroundings.

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Other options and vessels available. Please contact us to discover all our charter fleet and help you choose your stylish yacht that suits you and your Turkey travel needs.

Yachting in Turkey is possible from beginning of April until end of October.

Cost to charter your private gulet

DELUXE Gulet private charter starts from US$23,300 for a 4-night yachting itinerary (shoulder season).
LUXURY Gulet private charter starts from US$51,300 for a 4-night yachting itinerary (shoulder season).

Enjoy an all-inclusive experience including the service of a crew, all your meals, unlimited water, coffee & tea, use of water sports equipment and all sightseeing with a private guide.

Sound Interesting? Call us, we have lots of fabulous options to create your DREAM vacation!!