What is a gulet ?
Gulet is a traditional design of a two-masted or three-masted wooden sailing vessel. Today’s gulets offer a different level of comfort and design. This goes from simple, smaller and of course cheaper standard gulets to luxury and boutique gulets with exceptional service and affordable prices.
In general, gulets have from 3 – 16 cabins with a double bed, toilet and shower. Indoor and outdoor lounges and fully equipped kitchen. Solarium with hammocks or mattresses in the shade on the back side and so-called sun-deck in the front. The crew consists of a captain, a cook and sometimes a deckhand on standard economy gulets. Luxury gulets have 4 or more crew members to guarantee an exceptional service on board.
How much does it cost to rent a gulet in Greece?
For a weekly gulet charter in the low season prices can start from €6,500 while a peak period charter for a luxury gulet can reach €40,000 plus any extras for a week of cruising in the Greek islands. Please check our 2021 pricelist for more details.
What Is the best place to Sail in Greece?
If you are new to gulets then the islands of the Saronic Gulf are close to Athens and offer shelter from the strong “Meltemi” summer winds. If you are more experienced or sailing with a skipper then the Cyclades feature many of the most famous islands in Greece. The islands of the Ionian Sea, the Dodecanese and the Sporades also all have amazing islands to visit, each of them unique in their own way!
Is possible Sailing with gulets?
Gulet yachts have sails, but they are not precisely sailing boats. Therefore, do not expect lots of sailing. Except for some gulets which design and equipment are suitable for a sailing holiday. The main reason is that gulets are massive and more significant than a sailing yacht. Gulets are designed for your comfort.
Of course, the captain will open one or two sails and switch off the engine time to time. But Gulet routes are designed for your relaxation in less windy areas. So, in general gulet can sail but mostly they use a motor. In case you want to experience real sailing, we’ll find the perfect gulet for you!
Are gulets suitable for families or group of friends?
Gulet cruise is a perfect holiday for all. A couple or a small group on budget holiday. Get to know new people with shared experiences, activities and with excellent food on board.
For a group of friends, families, colleges but also if you are looking for an exclusive cruise for 2; PRIVATE CHARTER is an ideal holiday for you. Gulets cruises offer everything that makes a journey in a closed group a relaxed, pleasant and wonderful community experience. A unique experience to share with your friends or relatives for a long time.
What do I need for a greek gulet holiday?
You need to bring only your clothes and personal items. Do not forget cotton trousers, t-shirts, swimming clothes, deck shoes, shorts, casual evening clothes, large sea towels and a waterproof jacket. It is better to travel with soft bags instead of suitcases for easier onboard storage. Greece is hot and sunny in the summertime, do not forget sunglasses, suncream and hat!
What is the menu on board a gulet?
The menu on board is one of the most critical parts of your gulet holiday. If you have experience gulets cuisine before, you know it. For those approaching this kind of holiday for the first time, it might sound not so important, but trust us; it is! Gulet holiday always includes a professional cook and waiter on board on your total disposal. Food on board is freshly prepared and beautifully presented. Our chefs will make every effort to accommodate any dietary restrictions. They can also follow kids menu preferences and to fulfil special requests according to personal preferences.
We have experience with hundreds of customers every year, and we hope you will consider our advice. On our private gulet charters, our guests can choose a standard economy, superior deluxe or luxury menu.
Is there wifi on board a gulet?
Wifi internet on Gulets is possible for almost all luxury and extra luxury gulets sailing national waters. On request, we can provide it also on superior and standard class yachts cruising near shore and off.
Most of the Wifi internet on Gulets is via Mobile Wi-Fi rechargeable routers that converts the cellular Internet signal into a pocket of Wi-Fi providing a good connection for 4-6 users on one. The devices on board come with a SIM and start-up data to get you going. You will find it easy to recharge when you need more data. Some gulets may have unlimited bandwidth usage or another limited usage.
If internet connection during your gulet cruise is really important for you, please let us know and we will provide details about selected gulet Wi fi internet Access On Board.
What is included in the charter fee?
All charter fees given include the gulet rental fees for the period and ports agreed as well as equipment, linen & towels and port fees for the embarkation/disembarkation port, fuel consumed on a 4 hours per day maximum usage, breakfast and lunch and VAT.
What is not included in the charter fee?
Base charter fees do not include transportation to/from the gulet, dinners and any tips you wish to offer to our crew. Any items stated as “extra costs” for example one-way fees and extra equipment such as jet ski, safety net rental etc is also charged separately.
What day and time do charters start?
All charters begin at 17:00 on the day of departure (normally Saturdays but other days as well upon request) and start with the check in procedure following the briefing of the crew from a qualified member of We Gulet of our captains. The We Gulet staff will be on hand to give you all the information you need and instructions for a safe and pleasant trip.
What day and time do charters end?
The gulets should be in the port of disembarkation latest by 08:00 on the same day of the end date of the charter . It is highly recommended that you return to the marina one day before the end of the charter so there is sufficient time to inspect and repair the boat in case of any accidental damage before the next charter. Early arrival also helps minimize the risk of having gulets returning late for check out due to unforeseen circumstances
What is security deposit insurance?
All of our yachts are fully insured. Security deposit insurance covers any unfortunate damage or losses to the yacht and/or equipment that might happen during your sailing holiday. All damages or losses are covered apart from those occurring by gross negligence.
What is the payment procedure and accepted methods?
The first payment, 50% of the charter fee, should be remitted to our bank account after booking confirmation. The balance payment (the remaining 50% of the charter fee) should be paid on the same way five weeks prior to embarkation. We Gulet Charter accepts payments via credit card, Visa or Mastercard and ensures your payments through YACHT-POOL.