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Here is a gullet that not only looks like a sailing ship...

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"In many ways a gullet is like a full service hotel where every room has a sea view and the scenery changes constantly."

5 reasons
to charter your own boat

1. It's just you, your family or your friends, the people you want to be with

2. It's your own floating villa

3. Away from the crowd, selecting your own itinerary

4. Live like a king on a comfortable modern yacht, with a crew eager to pamper you and your company

5. Exclusivity: the Island, Beach or Bay, they can be yours

More about the Blue Cruise

Interactive map
of the sailing area

How the legendary Blue Cruise has started

What's a Gullet?

Picture collection of the Blue Bruise

Boat building in Bodrum

Wining & Dining
on board


BLUECRUISE.ORG is a German-Turkish company based in Bodrum. We offer an attractive variety of gullets to suit individual needs and itineraries of our guests. All information provided is based on first-hand knowledge and our personal contact to the boat owners and their crew

Karlheinz Klueter
Tel.:(+90 252) 319 6839
Fax:(+90 252) 319 6840

contact us here

Member of
Bodrum Ticaret Chamber
and Deniz Ticaret Chamber

Dodekanes Inseln

New: Map of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece

Goin' to Greece
When chartering a gullet in Turkey, you might consider going to Greece for visiting some of the beautiful islands like Symi, Rhodes, Kos, Kalymnos or Patmos.
So let us explain a few points you should know:
1) There are extra harbor taxes for Greek waters
(about 300 € one week/boat)
2) Passenger limit 12 pax
3) Stops or even anchoring in bays or coves are not allowed, only harbours

Ideal for a group up to 12 guests, or when with kids, up to 16,
- all cabins with air-condition

Technical datas
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Take a lot of sunshine and crystal clear water in all colours between turqoise and emerald, put some mild breeze, pine-shaded shores, lonely bays, steep coasts, exotic islands and, add a couple of olive, fig and lemon groves. Then mix them with bright blue sky, picturesque sunsets and enchanting starry nights. Would you like it? Well, if yes, then how about a "BLUE VOYAGE" on a Turkish wooden sailing yacht called GULET, hand-made of mainly pine.

In the meantime, a lot of titbits will be prepared for you. Since the Turkish cuisine is one of the best in the world, You will enjoy the delicious food and love the exotic flavour!
In the evening, taste a glass of excellent Turkish wine or raki and let the unforgettable times of the day pass in review and spend some time with your fellow travellers.

The crew consists of three members; the captain, the cook and the sailor. They will take care of you in the best way of Turkish hospitality; never obstrusive but always kind and punctual. Anything from serving meals to cleaning is their job.
The gullet M/S YILDIZHANLAR is one of the boats that really sail. Not only that this ship has been created by ship builders using traditional methods, but sea-men and artists have also added their ideas.
Once on board the M/S YILDIZHANLAR you will find yourself in an atmosphere of nostalgia which evokes the golden age of oldtimer sailing ships.

The M/S YILDIZHANLAR meets all the demands of its discerning clientele for a nostalgic and romantic cruise. At the same time she offers all the comforts you would expect to find on your holiday.
She has 6 cabins with wide, comfortable double beds or single beds. Four cabins are with a third bed. Your bath here is large and comfortable and the toilets work using the flush system, just like the ones you use at home.
All cabins have air conditioning which can be run for several hours daily during naps or when preparing to sleep for the night.

Your Itinerary: You may start your journey either in Bodrum, Marmaris or Gocek, we can plan and arrange it with you, depending where you wish to go (map here) or according to your chosen airport, Bodrum or Dalaman, depending of course on bookings before or after.
We also offer to arrange and take care of your airport transfers,
sorry, but flights we do not arrange.

You will experience the sun of the Aegean, the sea breezes and the proverbial hospitality of the people. The coast of Turkey, with its deep inlets, wide gulfs and sheltered bays, and the nearby Greek islands, is a unique holiday region. The pleasant climate, crystal-clear water and the delightful, ever-changing scenery of the Eastern Mediterranean are waiting to welcome you.

the good-bye photo




plenty of snorkel masks on M/S JASMIN

The Captain knows each harbour and every cove on this beautiful coastline. The cruise will follow a fixed route which will be discussed with everyone on board.

No sooner has the ship dropped anchor in one of the turquoise-coloured bays than the M/S YILDIZHANLAR crew invites you to have a go at windsurfing or kayaking. You can snorkel to your heart's content! In the months which are not so warm, walks to ancient places or to nearby typical villages are the favourite pastime. On request, the captain will also organize excursions to points of interest and ancient cities either on the coast or inland.

sailing is fun with M/S Jasmin


M/S JASMIN - the deck






M/S JASMIN - aft deck, the social meeting point


M/S YILDIZHANLAR - the bord bar


kitchen M/S Yildizhanlar




Comfortable aftcabin on M/S YILDIZHANLAR


bathrooms with shower cabins on M/S YILDIZHANLAR


Mastercbin in M/S YILDIZHANLAR




The Turkish cuisine. On board the M/S YILDIZHANLAR you will find the finest Turkish dishes, prepared using the freshest vegetables, fish and meats. Our cook is an expert in his field. He will pamper you with three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and a dinner. If you have any special dietary requirements (if there are certain foods you dislike or mustn't eat), simply let him know. He will be able to prepare dishes to suit your exact taste.
Your meals on board: You may choose between Full board (3 meals + tea time) price Euro 30,-
Soft Drinks and alcoholic drinks are extra, we can buy them at supermarket prices and you just pay us the bill plus a service-extra for the crew of only 10%: We think that's a fair offer and all previous guests did appreciate that very much.
Meals are mainly served on deck under the awning which protects you from the sun. In cooler months, our guests dine in the deck salon.

Let's be honest about air-condition on gullets
There is nearly none of the gullet charter-companies who tells you the truth about the use of air-condition on Gullets. Yes, yes
M/S YILDIZHANLAR has AC and you think you can switch it on when you like. Unfortunately it's not! On a boat the AC can only run when the generator is on, or in a harbor when connected to 220 Volt. But mainly you are in anchor bays, often next to a neighbor who doesn't like the noise of your generator and you wouldn't like it either during the night for example.
So most of the gullets have come to an agreement not to disturb each other - AC can be used on the most of the boats 2-3 hours in the morning or at night from 20 to 24 hours.

Decks plan and technical datas

ample space in 6 cabins - M/S Yildizhanlar

Year of launching
Length over deck:
Sail area:
Fresh water
Fuel tank
Crew quarters

Länge über Deck
Captain, Cook, 2 Sailors

26 m
6,50 m
300 m²
7 - 10 knots
8 tons
3 tons
450 HP MAN Marine
220 V /24 DC
Köhler 18 KW
Kapitän, Koch, 2 Matrosen

Equipment on board

Complete navigation equipments, Mobile Phone, Generator, Life Raft, Life Jackets, Fire Extinguishers, Fully equipped Galley, Refrigerator, Deep Freezer, Ice Boxes.
Spacious sun deck area with Sun mattresses and cushions, Sun awning, Cushioned aft deck with a large table, Deck chairs, spacious saloon with bar and dining table, Music Set, Color TV, DVD / VCD Player, Fiber Dinghy with 9.9 HP outboard engine,
for your fun we have a windsurf and canoe, fishing and snorkeling gear.




6 cabins for 12 guests, (with children up to 14). 2 cabins with extra bed. Each cabin has a private nath room (4 cabins w. shower cabin and WC, 2 cabins w. hand-shower and WC), and all rooms have air-conditioning and heating

And of course, like all our boats, also the M/S YILDIZHANLAR meets international safety regulations including life jackets, fire extinguishers and alarms.

We guess - you'll like the boat? Inquiry form here

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