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How to Hire the Right Gulet

HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT GULET CHARTER FOR YOUR BLUE CRUISE HOLIDAYS

For Your Blue Cruise ,How To Hire the Right Gulet Charter

With so many gulets for hire in Turkey, it can be somewhat difficult to decide which one will be the one that will take you away on your Blue Cruise holiday. The part that some may get confused about are the gulet rental prices.

HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT GULET CHARTER FOR YOUR BLUE CRUISE HOLIDAYS

HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT GULET CHARTER FOR YOUR BLUE CRUISE HOLIDAYS

GULET CHARTER PRICES

How does it work? What criteria determines the price? and why is a larger gulet cheaper than a smaller one? These are just some of the questions asked by clients when they are searching for a gulet rental.

Gulet prices are listed either as daily or weekly. However unless otherwise specified, if they are listed as a daily price, chances are you are still obligated to rent a minimum of one week. You are renting a gulet as a private yacht, therefore there are no cabins to charter individually and the only guests on board are you and your friends or family. In some gulet charters, there are yachts that can be rented on a daily basis or for say, five days. It depends on the owner and how he/she wishes to charter their yacht. It’s best to ask a yacht charter consultant if you are looking to book a gulet for less than a week. They will be able to find out which gulets are available and send a shortlist of offers for you to have a look at.

HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT GULET CHARTER FOR YOUR BLUE CRUISE HOLIDAYS

HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT GULET CHARTER FOR YOUR BLUE CRUISE HOLIDAYS

The prices of gulets are usually determined based on its size (i.e. number of cabins and length); the quality of the gulet and its services, number of crew and the amenities and facilities it provides on board. This is a general summation of the criteria. If we get a bit more specific, there are very top quality gulets, large in size but few in cabins. These are classified as VIP or High Deluxe gulets and present the highest in gulet charter prices.

Then as we go down the ladder, there are gulets that are medium or large sized in length, have anywhere from 4 to 16 cabins, offer good quality interior comfort and build, fewer staff than the VIP gulets and provide water toys. These are known as Deluxe gulets. Cabins in Deluxe gulets also have private entertainment devices such as plasma TVs with satellite, DVD/CD players and internet.
Luxury gulets are traditional in decor, quite clean, comfortable, maintained and spacious, as well as on deck. They are also medium to large in length with cabins counts starting from 2 to 8 or 9. They may also be a bit older in age than the Deluxe or VIP. Some gulets have small TVs in the cabins, while others don’t. The salon area in these types of gulets offer TVs with or without satellite and DVD/CD players.

The most popular among gulet rentals are the Luxury gulets. This is based on its comfort and particularly its price; and the Deluxe gulets again based on comfort. The Deluxe gulets offer higher quality standards with prices that match what you get from the gulet. All of these gulets also have air conditioning and en suites in each cabin.
The economical gulets offer the most budget-friendly prices. They too are comfortable, clean and maintained; however do not have air conditioning. These gulets are affordable especially for medium to larger groups on a per person basis – when you split the daily rental price. There is no lack of the quality you will get in service from the staff.

HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT GULET CHARTER FOR YOUR BLUE CRUISE HOLIDAYS

HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT GULET CHARTER FOR YOUR BLUE CRUISE HOLIDAYS

All in all, the best way to choose a gulet based on the price and according to your budget, is to consult with an agent. Tell them what you are looking for, how many people you are and if there are children or anyone with special requests, so that they can find you the most suitable based on your requirements. The more you can be clear about what you are looking for, the easier it will be to match a gulet to your criteria. But the above information will at least give you some idea, if you have never been on a gulet, what sort of things you can expect from different style and types of gulets.