Tailor-Made Holiday

Private Gulet Charter in Turkey

On board the Ecce Navigo

8 days

from £3,500pp (excluding flights)

Turkey's historic Lycian Coast is unquestionably one of the world's finest cruising grounds and perfect to explore by privately chartered yacht for family groups and friends.

  • The best way to explore Turkey's Lycian Coast is on board a traditional Turkish gulet
  • Discover sheltered coves, ancient ruins and charming villages at your own pace
  • Cruising offers the ultimate freedom, away from the crowds
  • A private charter is supported by a crew to suit the novice or the competent sailor

Bathed in gloriously warm Mediterranean sunshine from May through to October, the tranquil waters and rugged Lycian coast are dotted with the ruins of ancient civilizations making this an idyllic short haul destination. Spend leisurely days exploring sheltered coves, ancient ruins and charming local villages, before cooling off in turquoise waters or chilling-out on the deck of your boat. We can tailor itineraries for your summer holiday or your October half term break, giving access to the best kept secrets along this magical coastline. Voyage from Gocek to Gocek, northbound or southbound, or from Bodrum to Gocek via the Greek Island of Symi.

Spend seven nights onboard the Ecce Navigo, a traditionally styled, 34-metre wooden sailing yacht. This luxury yacht has five well proportioned ensuite cabins and plenty of communal space ranging from a large saloon, library and bar area plus a shaded quarterdeck. Ecce Navigo accommodates up to 10 people and comes fully staffed. The featured price is based on 10 people sharing a charter and includes all food and beverages whilst onboard. 

Most gulets can be chartered from April - October, departing every weekend, subject to availability. We have over 30 gulets available to book which have been well vetted and offer boutique five star service.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 3500 £ 325
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • International flights as detailed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Travel from Dalaman to Gocek


On arrival in Dalaman Airport you are met by our local representative and transferred by road to Gocek. The transfer from Dalaman Airport to Gocek is approximately 45 minutes.


Göcek is home to six marina's and is the starting point for many of the gulet cruises along the Lycian coast. Surrounded by coves and idyllic islands this is a hidden paradise, with clean Mediterranean water, green pine forests and a range of beaches within easy reach.


You will be staying at Ecce Navigo Gulet, full board

Day 2

Ecce Navigo Journey Options
Before you embark on your sailing adventure on board the Ecce Navigo Gulet your Captain will discuss the sailing route. Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of the Lycian Coast, he will have put together a varied and well-researched itinerary, designed to let you experience the very best this area has to offer. These voyages are perfect for cultural and historical enthusiasts and offer inspiring hikes for those who would like to explore the rugged landscape. Routes can be adapted to incorporate specific interests.

Option one: Experience the picturesque harbour towns of Gocek, Marmaris and Fethiye; explore the ancient city of Caunos and its lush lagoon; go for an exciting hike to see breathtaking views over the mountains; and most importantly of all, relax in tranquil turquoise bays.

Option two: Immerse yourself in culture and history as Ecce Navigo takes you to Kalkan to visit the ancient cities of Letoon, Patara and Xantos (mentioned by Homer in the Iliad), then on to Kekova to see the Simena and Myra ruins. You will also explore the harbour towns of Fethiye, Kas and Gocek and go for an exciting hike to a remote mountain village.

Option Three: Included in this trip is a visit to the colorful harbour of the picture-perfect Greek Island Symi. Walk through amphitheatres and Roman baths at the ancient cities of Knidos and Caunos. This voyage will also give you time to explore some interesting Turkish market towns and of course, to swim and relax in tranquil bays.


You will be staying at Ecce Navigo Gulet, full board

Day 3

You will be staying at Ecce Navigo Gulet, full board

Day 4

You will be staying at Ecce Navigo Gulet, full board

Day 5

You will be staying at Ecce Navigo Gulet, full board

Day 6

You will be staying at Ecce Navigo Gulet, full board

Day 7

You will be staying at Ecce Navigo Gulet, full board

Day 8

Drive from Gocek to Dalaman


The transfer time is approximately 45 minutes.

Accommodation

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Ecce Navigo Gulet

Ecce Navigo Gulet

Ecce Navigo is a traditionally styled, 34-metre wooden sailing yacht....

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