Descendants of the traditional fishing vessels that for centuries plied their trade in the Mediterranean, modern gulets originated from the Turkish city of Bodrum in the Gulf of Gökova. The reason for their popularity is their compact size. Gulets can explore parts of the coast that larger boats cannot – like tiny, floating, boutique hotels.
Often known as ‘Blue Cruises’ in a nod to the sea and the sky which surround you, gulet cruises are a tantalising mix of tradition, luxury and sublime relaxation.
Ideal for couples, families and solo travelers, from the Turkish and Greek Aegean to Sicily and the Maldives you can make your gulet cruise as active or as relaxed as you prefer. Boats dispense kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear as they sail from bay to bay where you can roam deserted beaches, discover ancient ruins or feast in sedate fishing harbours. Find out more in our gulet cruising vacations guide.