The gulets, born in Turkey and Greece as cargo boats or sponge fishing in the past twenty years have become an important tourism product with great success. Holiday on a gulet is different from the classical sailing holiday. You have to associate it with more vacation aboard floating hotel that offers every day scenarios and new places. On board, the service is all inclusive, such as cleaning, renovation cabins, kitchen, and alacarte meal service, use of facilities for entertainment, leisure and relaxation. The guests are not expected to do anything, they will only be served. Each gulet is unique and different from others. For this reason, we do not use the classifications (standard, superior, deluxe, luxury) that normally define the yachts, because we believe do not reflect the reality.
Gulets are from 16 to 50 meters in length, and the quality and service offered range in each category, therefore the price. The discriminant that form the price are different; boat length, number of crew members, internal and external furnishing and space, age, construction site, on-board equipment. A gulet holiday involves the use of sails occasionally, though sailing is mainly by motor. In fact, almost all the gulets pricings include the diesel for 3-4 hours a day. On board, there are many equipment which vary from boat to boat for enjoying leisure time; windsurfing, snorkeling and fishing equipment, TV, DVD, stereo with CD, kayaks, canoes, etc. and in some cases, water skiing, jet skiing, Jacuzzi on the deck or in the cabins. Spaces are of great comfort. The exterior is characterized by two main areas: aft has often a relaxing sofa near to the dining table for all the guests and the wheelhouse area. Towards the bow, there is the sun bathing area with comfortable sun mattresses and sometimes a second table and sofa. Below deck, there is usually a large saloon equipped with a dining table, bench and bar and access to 2 corridors on which there are the cabins that are much more spacious than on a sailboat. The crew quarters are always separated. The air conditioning is available on almost all the private charter boats. It generally serves around 8-10 hours a day until midnight for protecting the silence and pollution in bays and harbors. It is an exception on the up-class gulets that runs air conditioning for 24 hours.
At the end of cruise, if you are satisfied with the service, it is common to tip the crew at an amount ranging from 5 to 10% of the rental fee, but is not mandatory.