Travelling by Gulet
Built in Turkey to traditional designs, the graceful, 26-metre wooden motor yachts in which we sail are known as ‘gulets’. These two-masted sailing boats are fully equipped to take advantage of favourable winds but powered by modern diesel engines that ensure we remain on schedule.
With long experience of sailing the warm and clear waters off the coasts of western Turkey and Dalmatia, our captains are knowledgeable seafarers and have been working closely with us for many years.
Safety is of paramount importance. Regularly monitored by the Turkish and Croatian coastguards, our boats operate to high standards. Boats usually accommodate up to 12 guests in comfortable twin or double cabins, each with its own bathroom. There is plenty of room for relaxation in the saloon or on the decks. The atmosphere is pleasantly informal.
Food on board is superb. Meals are typically Mediterranean, prepared with care and expertise by a dedicated cook using fresh, local produce. Breakfast consists of eggs, cheese, olives, tomatoes, yoghurt and honey. Lunch is often a vegetable-based dish with salads, and seasonal fruit. At supper grilled meat, chicken or fish is accompanied by delicious mezzes. We provide quality local wines, beer, spirits and soft drinks.
A typical day might begin in the morning with a sail of two or three hours followed by a swim before lunch, a site visit in the afternoon and a talk before supper. Sometimes we go ashore early and take a private bus to our destination. On these occasions we either take a picnic or have lunch in a local restaurant. We generally aim be back on the boat in time for a swim and shower before evening drinks.