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This classic Gulet was once used by fisherman and sponge divers to transport their catch

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All Our Cabin Charter Itineraries

8 days/7 nights cruises
Bodrum - Gokova Gulf

Bodrum - Greece
(Kos & Simi Islands)

Marmaris - Fethiye

Marmaris - Greece
(Rhodes & Simi Islds.)

Göcek - Fethiye

Fethiye - Marmaris

Fethiye - Kekova

4 days/3 nights cruises

Fethiye - Olympos
Olympos - Fethiye
Marmaris - Fethiye
Fethiye - Marmaris

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How the legendary Blue Cruise has started


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Boat building in Bodrum

Wining & Dining
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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


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Our group offer
A complete boat can be yours, just bring your friends together and you are only your party on a traditional wooden Gullet. Such a trip is also a good idea for clubs and other parties. From 10 persons onward we reserve a boat for you at cabin charter prices and suggest the best itinerary.
Special Offer for a whole Gullet at cabin charter rates

Das Gökova Segelrevier

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of the Blue Cruise sailing area

"The Gokova's mountainous Turquoise Coast is known for its rich history and secluded bays.
Marc Anthony and Cleopatra vacationed here, and Anthony gave this region to Cleopatra as a wedding gift.
Today's visitors enjoy exploring submerged Lycian ruins best viewed by private boat."

Alles über Fischfang und die mediterrane Fisch-Vielalt ... more





"The small harbors and settlements offer an intimate view of coastal life which large ships cannot replicate authentically.
In many ways a gulet is like a full service hotel where every room has a sea view and the scenery changes constantly

There are differing opinions about the history of gullet that take the Turkish name "gulet" from the Italian word "guletta". There is still some controversy about whether or not the schooner,
which has long been used as a sweeping net, trawl net or sponging vessel in Turkey in the Aegean and Mediterranean shores and as a freight vessel in the Black Sea, originates from the fisher vessel "guletta" ("goelette" in French) that has come up with the evolution of the word "galer" for the old Italian naval vessel
The origin of the Bodrum type gulet vessels falls to a nearby date, the beginning of 1970's. .
The Bodrum type gullet (gulet) started to meet the demand in parallel to the development of tourism in the beginning of 1970's. This development caused the growth of the boat construction sector as well and especially the successful gulet examples made by the local boat masters increased the interest in such
types of boats.
The first samples of the vessels called "Bodrum Gulet" are seen in those years by adding chambers and seating on the back of the boat. There has been a long boat construction process from antiquity to the Ottoman times; despite certain interruptions due to the geographic and historical position of Bodrum

As the gulet construction methods in Bodrum are observed, it is seen that the basic construction approach has not generally been subject to great change.
The gulet construction of which takes 9 to 12 months in accordance with the method employed, is launched to the sea over skids oiled with melted suet. The gulet constructed in shipyards away from the sea, sledged through narrow straits with the help of skids and brought to the shore make up scenes that in turn makes Bodrum unique.
The investment approach to boat construction has changed in time, construction of other types of boats other than gulet have started and this sector specialized from boat design, materials, construction techniques and construction teams have turned into one of the most important economic sectors in Bodrum. today

The boats used for the Blue Cruise are wooden boats, traditionaly they are hand made by master craftsmen from Bodrum area of Turkey. That's why they are referred often as "Bodrum type " yachts or Gulettes.
This classic Gulet was once used by fisherman and sponge divers to transport their catch. They are now purpose-built for the charter market with fittings and equipment designed for guests' comfort, all of which come under the collective description of wooden Gulet.

sail plan of a GuletA Gulet is typically built of pine wood and styled with a pointed fore and round aft. The major difference between the Turkish and western boats is that the Turkish boats are designed to allow passengers more space on the deck. The Bodrum built boats take as much advantage as they can of the pleasant climate of the South. An aft deck for dining and lounging in the shade of a sun awning and a forward deck with numerous sunbeds. Large living areas, spacious cabins, WC, shower and a sun deck furnished lounge area are typical in Gulettes.

Most have double cabins with en-suite facilities. On deck there are sun lounges for sunbathing and relaxing as well as dining areas under sun awnings. Gulets range in size, accommodating from 4-16 people. It is possible to book a cabin only joining other guests or you may charter the whole gulet. The crew, a captain, cook and 1 or 2 deckhands are very experienced at handling the boat and catering to all your needs.

All yachts have a tender with either oars or an outboard engine. Those yachts that offer optional water-skiing have a powerful out- board engine, while the outboards of others are designed purely for getting to shore and back.Gulets have cabins with private bathrooms and showers with hot water, full galleys, and all have additional water sports equipment.

Nowadays all gulets are equipped for safety, have a VHF radio, a stereo cassette player and a selection of cassettes. Many of the newer vessels have a cellular telephone, a TV, a video player and a CD player.

They might not all be experienced to sail, but when the wind gets strong enough they will, if the clients insist.

If snorkeling is one of your favorite pastimes, we suggest you pack your own set of gear, then you won’t need to adjust the mask size every time you wish to explore the depths.

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