A gulet is a traditional design of a two-masted wooden sailing vessel from the south-west coast of Turkey, although similar vessels can be found all around the eastern Mediterranean. Today this type of vessel, varying in size from 14 to 35 metres, is popular for tourist charters. For considerations of crew economy, diesel power is now almost universally used and many are not properly rigged for sailing. The stern deck of a gulet is broad with a wide cushioned bench perfect for lounging, reading, relaxing or napping. The stern deck has the table large enough for a games, drinks and meals. The main cabin (salon) is spacious, high enough for the tallest voyager to stand erect, with provisions for tables to seat all travellers for meals, meetings or evening entertainment. Fittings and furnishings range from pine and stainless steel to rich mahogany and burnished brass.
How to rent a gulet in Croatia:
You can rent a gulet for one day only (day charter), two days for the weekend for example, or even 15 days if you want to enjoy your sailing trip longer. Send your request directly to the charter company to organize your own cruise and get more information of rental prices, options, itineraries, transfer, provisioning…
Where to rent a gulet in Croatia:
Many of Croatian marinas are situated close to historical towns, real treasuries of history and cultural heritage, with their museums, galleries, churches, palaces and monasteries, with streets and shops that become the scene of contemporary cultural events, concerts, folklore and artistic performances. Liveliness and meeting of various languages are proofs of the cosmopolitan character of the Mediterranean. From Umag to Cavtat there are 40 marinas. Half of them are ACI marinas, while others are self-contained or within hotels and tourist companies. Almost all marinas are open throughout the year and they offer all administrative services.
On Croatia cruises you have the possibility to spend every evening on a different island or in a different town. You will see breathtaking scenery of the Adriatic coast.
Costs of gulet rental:
Till now cruises in Croatia were a lot more expensive then today. But as the competition grew stronger now the Croatia gulet cruises have practically the lower prices. Now you can get Gulet cruises in Croatia either as private charter or as cabin charter well under 700 euro per person/week in the main season, on most vessels halfboard can be booked for small addtional fee.