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Why charter a gulet in summer 2022

Why charter a gulet in summer 2022

Why a gulet charter is s a better option when choosing a yacht to travel in the Eastern Mediterranean?

Renting a yacht for a holiday with a family, friends, or colleagues, is one of the best travel options out there. You can choose a nice catamaran, luxurious motor yacht or a sailing vessel. These are the most common charter boats in most of the cruising grounds. However, if you plan to visit the Eastern Mediterranean, then we suggest considering to charter a gulet. This type of charter vessels is not only one of the most popular in the area, but also it is one of the nicest and most comfortable.


A gulet charter in Croatia or Turkey gives you an opportunity to experience an atmospheric, vintage sailing vacation on board a classy yacht with a beautiful wooden hull. This type of vessel originated in Turkey, which is home to the idyllic BLUE CRUISE itinerary — a chance to explore all that is special and unique on the Turkish coast. Each year the popularity of gulets rises. These vessels are elegant, beautifully constructed and are broad on the beam, meaning that they sit well in the water.


Contact Yachts charter company was born in Turkey 25 years ago. And as we have already mentioned, gulets are the most popular charter yachts in this country. Over the years we’ve inspected and booked hundreds of them for our clients from all over the world. We know their particular qualities, such and where the best chef works, which charter gulet has more powerful sailing performance, which gulet for rent is stuffed with water sports toys., etc. And most importantly we know the owners of the yachts. This all allows us to provide you with the most accurate information about each yacht so you can make the right decision and choose your dream gulet.




  • A “Dolce far niente” experience in magnificent Sardinia, Capri, Naples, Sicily and Venice
  • Eat, Pray, Love, Sail" alongside a romantic and artfully indented coastline
  • A place to see and to be seen in summer
  • Pasta, vino, gelato, café in hillside towns and villages
  • History, shopping, nightlife, and “La dolce vita” all in one cruise


  • More than 1000 islands to explore, jewels set in the bluest of waters
  • Ancient ports & medieval towns with Venetian architecture
  • Follow in the footprints of your favourite “Game of Thrones” characters
  • Home to UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Pristine nature & national parks


  • Dramatic coastal scenery with pristine, turquoise waters
  • Secluded anchorages amid unspoilt nature
  • World-renowned hospitality
  • Ancient mingles with modern where East meets West
  • Countless famous archeological sites


  • Cruise between bustling island ports and out-of-the-way, tranquil destinations
  • Land of myths, legends and world-class archaeological sites
  • Picturesque islands, each with its own unique atmosphere and stories
  • Beautiful, clear waters and romantic sunsets
  • Tasty, healthy cuisine alongside warm, Greek hospitality

There are many options to choose from. All you need is to decide what kind of landscapes, historical heritage, food, and mood you want to experience while sailing in Italy, Montenegro, or Greece. Our yacht charter experts will help with creating a tailor-made yachting holiday for you that may include:

  • visiting unspoiled and charming bays;
  • dropping the anchor in front of dramatic and important historical sites;
  • stopping for some party time at one of the islands (Mykonos, Hvar);
  • booking a spa procedure on board a gulet or in one of the nicest spa saloons available onshore;
  • wine tasting tour;
  • shopping for local and authentic brands;
  • inviting a DJ on board for a special celebration;

And so on - the list of available experience is a never-ending.


Chartering a gulet costs less than renting a motor yacht. Most often gulet weekly rates include fuel for four hours of cruising per day and the fuel needed to run A/C. And if you rent a motor yacht, all fuel expenses are extra. So choosing a traditional Turkish wooden yacht for a vacation can save you a lot.

Gulets are extremely spacious. If a motor yacht features only a tiny foredeck area where 2-4 guests can sunbathe, an aft deck for al fresco dining, and sometimes a flybridge for lounging, gulet’s deck space is much larger. So everyone on board will feel comfortable and can find their own privacy to relax and enjoy a holiday on the water.

As we already mentioned, there are many gulets that can accommodate more than 12 guests onboard at the same time. It is something impossible for a motor yacht if we speak about gulet price range. Imagine you want to travel with all your big family together, and you can't fit all on one yacht. This is not very nice if your budget is limited and you can't charter 3 gulets to accommodate all members of the group, then renting one gulet for 20-30 guests is quite possible for a very good price.

Gulets are stable on water because they have a wide beam. It is a good feature for those who don’t really enjoy wavy passages.

Most gulets feature modern entertainment, such as:

  • Wi-Fi onboard
  • TV screens in the saloon and sometimes in the cabins also
  • Music system
  • The USB connection for multimedia devices so you can play your favourite music whether you’re in the cabin or having a party outside
  • DVD players
  • Play Station




Blue Heaven Turkey

30-m | 2022 | 9 guests | 5 cabins
Luxury gulet yacht JUNIOR ORCUN for summer charters in Turkey and Greece with Contact Yachts

Junior Orcun Turkey

30.5-m | 2007 | 12 guests | 6 cabins



Mia 1 Italy

26-m | 2011 | 9 guests | 4 cabins



Ecce Navigo Greece, Turkey

30-m | 2017 | 10 guests | 5 cabins

Virtuoso Greece

34.6-m | 2017 | 12 guests | 6 cabins


Luxury charter gulet yacht ANGELICA sailing in Croatia with Contact Yachts_21

Angelica Croatia

30.8-m | 2017 | 10 guests | 5 cabins
Luxury charter gulet yacht CARPE DIEM 7 sailing in Croatia with Contact Yachts_4

Carpe Diem 7 Croatia

30-m | 2017 | 8 guests | 4 cabins

Disclaimer: Information displayed is not contractual. Contact Yachts offers details of this vessel in good faith but does not warrant, guarantee or assume any legalibility or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information or warrant the condition of the vessel. All information is subject to change without notice. Currency conversions for comparisons purposes only, based on currency exchange rate. All particulars are believed to be correct, but cannot be guaranteed.

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