WHAT IS A GULLET:1
A gulet is a traditional Turkish motor sailing yacht built for cruising off shore in the calm warm waters of the Mediterranean. Over the years gulets have evolved from traditional crafts for fishing and transportation into their present profile with a broad beam and wide deck. These yachts are ideally designed to centre life on deck with spacious decks and a large aft area used for dining and relaxing. Today┤s gulets are comfortably equipped with all of the amenities of home and encourage an environment in which you are expected to do nothing but lie back enjoy your self.The closeness of the small group of people on board promotes an atmosphere of friendship and sharing; relations among passengers and crew tend to be relaxed and casual.
Old City Yachting gulets are 14 - 32 meters boats and have 3 - 10 cabins, with berths for up to 20 people. (The crew sleep and use the facilities in their separate quarters). All gulets have bar, lounge, music system, fishing lines, sun beds and canoes. Cabins have electricity and wc/shower. In Gulets are available with, or without air-conditioning. The crew of 3 - 4 serve you on board as captain, cook and seaman and are true experts in extending to you the great Turkish tradition of hospitality.
Food & Drink:
For the private yacht charters, the food on board can be organized by our company. The menu would be including the service of full breakfast, four course lunch, afternoon tea or coffee service with cake and cookies and five course dinner.
However, the passengers on board can buy their own food stocks. In both ways our cook on board will cook and serve. The menu is prepared mainly on the famous traditional Turkish Kitchen. When you have any other special requests (communal requests - religious preferences - health oriented) can be organized with a notice in advance.
There are soft drinks, local and imported alcoholic beverages in the bar of the yachts. If you have a special request of a drink we may not have at the bar, please inform us in advance. In bareboat charters you may easily find restaurants in little fishing villages where you can eat fresh fish and local meals. In cabin charters the price given in our price list include the full board accommodation on board and we use fixed weekly menu for these kind of cruises.
All our traditional yachts are equipped with windsurf, dingy with outboard fishing and snorkeling equipment. There are ample possibilities of different water sports such as jet-skiing, water-skiing, banana riding at moderate prices organized by special water sports groups at different bays visited. Up on request we can arrange jet skiing, water skiing equipment to hire during your charter. Once the boat is moored the clients can visit the archaeological ruins, having a little walk in to the pine forests and explore the beautiful coastline. Reading your book and having a siesta under the tent with a breeze may be another option. Of course, sea lovers would enjoy swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.
What should I bring:
First of all do NOT FORGET to bring your CAMERA!.
Comfortable, informal clothing and equally comfortable shoes are a must for sightseeing in cities as well as ancient sites. Soft or rubber soled footwear or boat shoes on the boat. Wear standard shoes and sandals for on-shore use only.
During the summer months, you│╦l need lightweight clothing, T-shirts, shorts and lightweight cotton slacks, jeans and shirts. In April and May and from mid-September through October, evenings and even days may be cool, so please bring a sweater or sweatshirt. Life on a boat will generally be informal, so keep in mind - don│Ë come with suitcases - they are difficult to store on a boat. And you│╦l probably want to bring at least two swimsuits along with some beach towels - as these are not supplied on all of the boats.
Crew usually consists of a captain, cook and seaman/mechanic and on the larger goulettes a fourth crew member will be at your service. They are very friendly providing a relaxed atmosphere but at the same time extremely professional familiar with the coastal waters and the goulettes inside out. The crew members are usually source of information on the local history and surroundings, being able to advise the best places to snorkel and anchor etc. Also you can get some super tips from the cook on local cuisine. Of course they are all water sport lovers and good divers.