Private Gulet Charter & Cabin Charter FAQs

Which type of charter is suitable for us ?
What is included in charter fees ?
What charter fees exclude ?
Do all cabins have private shower and W/C ?
What are the differences between Standard, High and De Luxe classes ?
Shall we embark or disembark from different harbours ?
Shall we visit some Greek Islands ?
Can we plan our own itinerary ?
Do we have to leave deposit ?
What is included if we book a gulet Full Board ? Are we allowed to bring our own drinks ?
What is included if we book a gulet All inclusive ? Are we allowed to bring our own drinks ?
Shall we bring our own food and beverages if we have only gulet rental ?
Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book cabin charter ?
Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book a Full Board charter package ?
Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book a All Inclusive charter package ?
Shall we book a gulet Bed&Breakfast or Half Board ?
What are the differences between Gulet and Aynakic ?
What about provisioning ?
What is the bar tariff on board ?
Can you cater special diets ?
How much do I tip the crew ?
Bareboat & Catamaran Charters FAQs

What is included in charter fee ?
What qualifications do I need to charter a sailing yacht ?
What is the security deposit ?
Do I need a professionel skipper ?
Which days of the week can I begin and end my charter ?
Shall I embark and disembark from different bases ?
I have a problem with the engine/sails/electric equipment and cannot sail on. What now ?
I am at sea and in need of assistance. What do I do ?
Can we sail to Greek Islands ?
How much will I pay for berthing in Marinas ?
What about provisioning ?

General FAQs
How do we book ?
Do you arrange transfer ?
Do you arrange Hotel & Villa booking ?
Is this a suitable type of holiday for children ?
Is this a suitable type of holiday for a disabled person ?
Will I experience seasickness ?
Is there anything special I need to bring ?


Private Gulet Charter & Cabin Charter FAQs

Which type of charter is suitable for us ?

Private Gulet Charter: Chartering a private gulet offers you ultimate in comfort, privacy and flexbility on the menu , itinenary, provisioning. The Gulet and crew are dedicated only to your party. On our fleet you can choose a gulet starting at minimum 3 cabins to 12 cabins for your party.

Cabin Charter: An alternative to chartering an entire boat is to join one of our regular departures and charter one cabin. You will have a chance to meet people from around the world while enjoying one of the most unique and relaxing holidays in the Aegean. The itineraries and ports of embarkation and disembarkation are fixed and cannot be altered.

What is included in charter fees ? .

Private Gulet Charter: Harbour taxes and Mooring expenses in Turkish waters. Yacht insurance. Diesel. 4 hours sailing per day. Yacht's laundry. Using water. 24 hours crew service. Use of equipment on board.

Cabin Charter: Full board accommodation for a week on a gulet, welcome coctail, breakfast-lunch-dinner and afternoon tea-cake service per day on board. Use of equipment on board. Diesel. 4 hours sailing per day. Using water. Crew service. Yacht insurance. Yacht's laundry. Harbour taxes and Mooring expenses in Turkish waters

What charter fees exclude ?

Private Gulet Charter: Harbour taxes and Mooring expenses in Greek waters, the meals, soft drinks, drinking water and alcoholic beverages. Land excursions and airport transfers. V.A.T

Cabin Charter: Soft drinks, drinking water and alcoholic beverages; these can be bought from the bar on board. Land excursions. Airport transfers. V.A.T

Do all cabins have private shower and W/C ?

Yes, all with private shower and W/C

What are the differences between Standard, High and De Luxe classes ?

2 / 3 Star Economic Gulets: In this category Gulets show the same special features as all others but within economic standards. Each cabin is equipped with private W/C and shower. Prices are economic.

4 Star Luxury Gulets: Those Gulets are bigger and more comfortable, cabins and decks give more space as well. Each cabin has air condition, private W/C and shower. Appropriate prices.

5 Star Boutique Gulets: The yachts in this class are special Gulets with luxurious, air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable cabins. Construction and design have been done with more attention and decoration is delightful. In these boats our nautical equipment reaches top modern standards, so does the prices.

Shall we embark or disembark from different harbours ?

This may be possible except cabin charter, but you will be charged an additional cost. The cost varies according to the distance between the two harbours. Please ask for the one way supplements.

Shall we visit some Greek Islands ?

We can design an itinerary that includes one or more of the following Greek islands: Samos, Patmos, Leros, Kalymnos, Kos, Rhodes and Symi. Please be aware that Greek port duties not included in the prices. Those fees must paid by charterer when entering Greek harbours.

Can we plan our own itinerary ?

Generally yes. Weather is unpredictable, and your captain may suggest an alternative itinerary to your first choice. We will try to accommodate your requirements and desires, weather permitting

Do we have to leave security deposit ?

No, deposit is not required for private gulet & cabin charters.

What is included if we book a gulet Full Board ? Are we allowed to bring our own drinks ?

Yes, you are allowed to bring your own drinks. Booking a gulet full board includes full board accommodation for a week on a gulet, welcome coctail, breakfast-lunch-dinner and afternoon tea-cake service per day on board. Use of equipment on board. Diesel. Using water. 4 hours sailing per day. 24 hours crew service. Yacht insurance. Yacht's laundry. Harbour taxes. Mooring expenses.

What is included if we book a gulet All inclusive ? Are we allowed to bring our own drinks ?

Yes, you are allowed to bring your own drinks. Booking a gulet all inclusive includes full board accommodation for a week on a gulet, welcome cocktail, breakfast-lunch-dinner and afternoon tea-cake service per day on board. All kind of soft drinks, all kind of hot drinks, all drinking water, all kind of local alcoholic drinks. Use of equipment on board. Diesel. Using water. 4 hours sailing per day. 24 hours crew service. Yacht insurance. Yacht's laundry. Harbour taxes. Mooring expenses

Shall we bring our own food and beverages if we have only gulet rental ?

Yes, you can bring your own food and beverages.

Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book cabin charter ?

No, you are not allowed to bring your own drink on a cabin cahrter programme. You need to buy your drinks from on board bar.

Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book a Full Board charter package ?

No, You are not allowed to bring your own drinks on a charter package programme. You need to buy your drinks from on board bar.

Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book a All Inclusive charter package ?

Yes, you can bring your own drinks.

Shall we book a gulet Bed&Breakfast or Half Board ?

No, sorry this is not possible.

What are the differences between Gulet and Aynakic ?

Gulet is a two-masted, ketch or schooner-rigged traditional aegean sailing boat with widely varying sails. gulets are characterized by a wide rounded stern. Aynakic is almost same of a gulet but the main difference is the transom aft end of vessel. The primary advantage aynakic over a gulet is to the crew and passengers in the increased cabin space with an aft master cabin or separate crew cabins

What about provisioning ?

If you list your requirements two to four weeks before your charter, your shopping will be brought directly to your yacht. You will be charged for the shopping at cost price & there is usually no extra charge for the service.

What is the bar tariff on board ?

Bottled Water (0.5 lt) 0.6 Euro
Bottled Fruit Juice 1.50 Euro
Bottled Beer 1.80 Euro
Bottled Wine (70cc) 12.00 Euro
Raki (4 cl) 2.00 Euro
Gin (4 cl) 2.00 Euro
Vodka (4 cl) 2.00 Euro
Imported drinks 5.00 Euro
Nescafe 1.00 Euro
Tea 1.00 Euro

Can you cater special diets ?

No, only for vegeterians we serve alternative menu.

How much do I tip the crew ?

A crew gratuity is both customary and discretionary. 5% - 10% of the base charter fee is usually the norm depending totally on your discretion. It is usually given to the captain at the end of the charter and divided equally among the crew members.

Bareboat & Catamaran Charters FAQs

What is included in charter fee?

All charter& berth taxes, transitlog, autopilot, end cleaning, base mooring fees, gas & water, bed linen equipments, dinghy with outboard.

What qualifications do I need to charter a sailing yacht ?

It depends where you want to charter but, generally, relevant experience is more important than paper qualifications. Certificates are useful. You should have sailing experience equivalent to Day Skipper standard, i.e. basic navigation, sailing and boat handling skills, on a similar sized yacht and will be assisted by at least one competent crew If you have no certification, a short sailing resume, extract of your log, yacht club reference, or similar documents to verify your sailing competence may be required. Even on flotilla you have to be able to skipper your own yacht so again you should be Day Skipper standard. Some port authorities in the Mediterranean - currently Majorca, Tenerife, Croatia and Greece - do require an internationally recognised certificate of competence for the skipper, e.g. RYA International Certificate of Competence or Day Skipper Practical. Greece also requires a certificate for 1 crew member, e.g. RYA Competent Crew, although a short resume of crewing experience will usually suffice. For bareboat motor yacht charters an international certificate of competence, e.g. RYA ICC is required by the port authorities in Greece, Croatia and Majorca. If you don't have the experience to charter bareboat we can recommend and help you book sailing courses to get your Day Skipper qualification or to get the family up to Competent Crew Standard

What is the security deposit ?

All Boating Turkey vessel is comprehensively insured, including third Party cover, beyond a deductible excess figure. This amount is published in the price list for every yacht in the fleet, under Security Deposit. You must indemnify the company against such possible loss.The Refundable Security Deposit is held against the yachts insurance excess and, if there is no damage or loss to the yacht or her equipment, this figure is returned to you. Normally, Boating Turkey will refund the Security Deposit immediately at the end of the charter. However, if any damage and/or loss is extensive, the deposit or appropriate proportion will be returned, if applicable, as soon as possible after full assessment of rectifying such damage or loss has been made

Do I need a professionel skipper ?

Boating Turkey is in the position to select, recommend and hire on your behalf a professional skipper for as many days as you wish. Even if you have experienced sailing, you may still require the services of a professional skipper to make your cruise more relaxing and benefit from the skippers' local knowledge. There is a set daily fee ( 100 Euro per day ) for the professional skipper regardless of the number of people on board. Please remember that the professional skipper needs to be provided with his own cabin, as he is obliged to sleep on board.

Which days of the week can I begin and end my charter ?

Bareboat and Catamaran charters begin and end on Saturdays for multiples of seven days. In the low season period depending on yacht availability this may be flexible.

Shall I embark and disembark from different bases ?

This may be possible, but you will be charged an additional cost. The cost varies according to the distance between the two bases. Please ask for the one way supplement fees.

I have a problem with the engine/sails/electric equipment and cannot sail on. What now?

This shouldn't happen on any sailing holiday, but unfortunately, on rare occassions, it does. Please contact with the base of company as soon as possible, so that the problem can be taken care of in an expedient manner and you'll back in holiday mode in as short a time as possible. If these problems are not caused by yourselves, you may be entitled to compensation, either in the form of a refund or free sailing time - on this holiday or a later one. I am at sea and in need of assistance. What do I do? The safety of crew and yacht is your first priority, so if necessary use the VHF on channel 16 to ask for assistance. However, if at all possible, try to contact the base of company . Here you will find experienced sailors who know how to handle an emergency.

I am at sea and in need of assistance. What do I do ?

The safety of crew and yacht is your first priority, so if necessary use the VHF on channel 16 to ask for assistance. However, if at all possible, try to contact the base of company . Here you will find experienced sailors who know how to handle an emergency.

Can we sail to Greek Islands ?

Yes, of course but to enter Greek waters you have to follow the procedure below: You must have the appropriate visa's to enter greece. The yacht must check out of Turkey from a main custom port and check into Greece in a custom port. When you want to leave Greek waters you must check out of Greece and check back into Turkey at a main port. Please note that you have to buy a new Turkish transit log. In case of the above procedure is not followed correctly by the charterer and if the yacht or charterer are fined all responsibilities belongs to charterer. In that case we Boating Turkey will not hold any responsibility. Also in case of any breakdown occurs charterer must solve this out himself. Boating Turkey can not operate in Greek waters or ports.

How much will I pay for berthing in Marinas ?

Rates are varies depends on Marina which you will moor. Below approximate daily berthing rates range are given.
Monohulls : 18 - 58 EURO / day ( according to L.O.A x beam )
Catamarans : 30 - 90 EURO / day ( according to L.O.A x beam )
Rates includes water and 16 amper elecricity supplies. Please note : These prices are meant only to be a guide for charterers and are subject to change

What about provisioning?

If you list your requirements two to four weeks before your charter, your shopping will be brought directly to your yacht. You will be charged for the shopping at cost price & there is usually no extra charge for the service.

General FAQs

How do we book ?

We will help you to find, which yacht is the most suitable for you , where and when you want it.
The booking itself can be done by e-mail, fax or phone. Either way, we will send you the booking confirmation and other documents right away, please see our how to book section

Do you arrange transfer ?

Yes, we do arrange transfers. The transfer rates are follows:
Bodrum Airport (BJV) - Bodrum 15 Euro per person one way, 40 min.
Dalaman Airport (DLM) - Gocek 15 Euro per person one way, 30 min
Dalaman Airport (DLM) - Fethiye 20 Euro per person one way, 60 min
Dalaman Airport (DLM) - Marmaris 30 Euro per person one way, 90 min
Please ask the rates for other destinations.

Do you arrange Hotel & Villa booking ?

Yes, We do. Please inform us with the necessary information.

Is this a suitable type of holiday for children ?

Most definitly ! Some of our clients sailed with children from 7 months of age and upwards, have had clients sailing with even younger ones. Parents have three worries : Safety, seasickness, and that children will become bored. Our experience tells that they are never bored, seasickness is rarely a problem and can be dealt with in different way, and with the necessary safety precatuions, few things are safer than sailing. But please do not hesitate to ask for our recommendation, we will help make this a worry free experience for parents and children alike.

Is this a suitable type of holiday for a disabled person ?

It is not recommended for a person who has serious mobility problems.

Will I experience seasickness ?

This situation is hard to predict. In fact you may be the best judge based on previous experience. If you are worried about seasickness check with your local pharmacist for special medication before you leave home. If you are new to yacht chartering, let the crew know; they will make your trip as comfortable as possible by recommending itinenaries in protected waters and keeping tabs on changing weather conditions.

Is there anything special I need to bring ?

This may sound strange, but the most common problems on sailing holidays are related to what many come for: The Sun! Please do bring (and wear!) adequate protecion for eyes and skin. As for sunscreen, while sailing you should use twice the factor you would on a holiday ashore, due to the reflection for the water surface and the fact that the breeze will make it very easy to get sunburn without even noticing.
What our clients say!

I wanted to thank you for your services, we all had a fantastic time and the trip really made my 30th birthday feel special.
Please pass on our thanks to the crew and captain of MS Jamsin.

Hope to be booking with you again soon, and will be recommending to our friends and family.

Elena Rositano
England
elena.rositano[at]h2yachtdesign.com

We were two groups of friends looking for 2 similar sailing boats for our one week trip in early July 2012. Boating Turkey offered us brand new Dufour 445 yachts at a good price, excellent guidance on possible routes and in general very helpful and timely advice. The whole trip was excellent, we enjoyed departing from Gocek and doing a round trip around Fethiye bay continuing all the way down to Kalekoy/Kekova. We will use Boating Turkey again, if planning a boating holiday in Turkey again. Thank you!

Anu-Elina Karpo
Finland
anu_elina_hintsa[at]hotmail.com

Dear Necmi,

Well back in Denmark we all want to thank you for a perfect arranged holiday onboard Perla del Mar. Everything was as our high expectations or even better. Your timing with plane and bus and boat ( and back again) was perfect. The boat was spacious, well equipped and very comfortable to be onboard. All the people we met, especially the crew, were very friendly and helpful. The food onboard was very well prepared wit lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish (seafood) and lamb. One of our best family-holidays ever....
When my family have plans for next years holiday ready I will contact you to hear if you have any proposal.
Maybe Perla del Mar going west of Marmmaris...?
Yours

KE and Family
Denmark
ke[@]hansenhaugaard.dk


Our time in the Bodrum Peninsula aboard BoatingTurkey Vessel for us was definitely the high point of the year – the vessel was a new boat and we found her to be in excellent condition, with all the little facilities that make such a difference already organized. We appreciate the high level of professionalism you bring to the sailing as well, from the early arrangements to the preparation of the boat and review of the region we would be sailing in - your people did a very good job of both alerting us to local navigational concerns, and sharing their enthusiasm for the many wonderful places we visit.
We're happy to recommend you to anyone who might be considering chartering in your area, and look forward to the next time we can do it again!

Ofer Elbaz and family
Israel
15.04.2009
ofer[at]shorlog.com



 

 

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