Gulet charter can be whatever you want it to be. It’s the ideal opportunity to dream up the most outstanding holiday imaginable. Then leave it to the team at Zephyria to make the dream come true.
Whatever your interests, be it ancient history or photography, shopping or water sports, or simply enjoying the sea, sun and delicious Mediterranean cuisine while cruising from one remote bay to another, Zephyria makes it all happen. We ensure guests experience the definitive Turkey from the most beautiful anchorages and cruising routes.
Gulets are ideal for couples, groups of friends or families looking to charter a boat on an exclusive basis. Guests enjoy private en suite cabins, a communal saloon and galley below deck, spacious dining areas on deck, as well as other comfortable spaces to sunbathe, relax with drinks at sunset and enjoy the cruise. Each boat has a range of water sports equipment, great facilities and amenities, and a friendly and experienced crew providing 24-hour service.
Food is one of the most important aspects of all holidays and dining onboard a private charter yacht is no exception. In fact, food tastes even better when enjoyed in the open air on deck overlooking a stunning Aegean bay or under the stars at night. Menus are prepared from local seasonal produce featuring fresh fish and seafood, grills barbequed on deck and a diverse range of irresistible Turkish Meze and salads. Zephyria’s team regularly samples our Gulet chefs’ creations ensuring that dining remains a highlight of our tours. We cater for special dietary requirements or more continental tastes too so please let us know your preferences in advance.
Children will be warmly welcomed wherever you go in Turkey, even at restaurants late at night. The same applies to accommodating children on board our Gulets. The boats are spacious and most have large aft decks that create a safe space for kids to commune and be seen. Our crews are accustomed to looking out for the younger ones and are happy to keep an eye on kids while they are swimming. Likewise, children can enjoy fishing, snorkeling and other activities led by the crew. Our chefs are used to creating child friendly meals in addition to the more refined gourmet tastes served for adults.
The Turkish Aegean and Mediterranean sailing areas offer an underwater world as spectacular as the coastline. Your Gulet cruise with Zephyria can be tailor made to incorporate Scuba diving at the best spots along your route. Itineraries including Scuba Diving will begin in Bodrum and can cover the environs between Oraklar and Çökertme, Akbük and Karacasöğüt, Tuzla and Yediadalar, Kocadağ and Mersincik, and Bördübek Bükü and Büyüyen Taşlar. We will be able to advise you on the best places for diving according to the season and make sure that your days diving flow seamlessly with the rest of your holiday.
Yacht charter in the Aegean and Mediterranean traces centuries of history of many civilizations. Along these ancient trading routes, cultures from the Lycian, Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods have left their legacies on both the landscape and seascape. There are literally hundreds of atmospheric ancient ruined sites, rock tombs and sunken cities to explore, some excavated and some left wild and untouched. Highlights include Knidos, Caunos, Xanthos, Letoon, Patara and Pinara, as well as the magnificent ancient city of Ephesus for a fascinating tour by land.
Dotted along the dramatic mountainous coastlines of the regions we cruise are hundreds of pretty fishing villages and harbours where guests can stop for a taste of laid back social life. You will find quiet beaches, waterfront cafes and restaurants, nice hiking opportunities into the hills, and local village markets to explore. The Marina towns like Marmaris and Bodrum give you a bit more cosmopolitan buzz with high-end shopping, yacht life, smart restaurants, clubs and bars.
With vibrant local bazaars selling textiles and farmers’ fare, small artisan’s workshops selling unique handmade pieces and high-end designer boutiques, Turkey is a shopper’s paradise. Some great quality and well-priced items are silk carpets and kilims, leather, gold and silver jewelry, handicrafts, and spices. Zephyria can make sure your itinerary catches a local market in one of the towns or villages along the way, and includes some of the best spots for what you’re after.
Let us know if any of your group will be celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special day during your trip. We are happy to mark the occasion for you by organizing special party dinners on board or making restaurant reservations.