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Faqs

 

Can I bring children under 12 ?

Yes, most yachts are child-friendly, however, the crew are busy with their assigned duties and usually are not at liberty to offer childcare service, hence a nanny might be appropriate in certain cases.

Can I bring pets?

Most yachts will not permit guests to bring pets on board in order to maintain rigid cleanliness standards. Please check with us prior to your arrival.

Complaints

Should any problems arise on board please report them first to your Captain first.  Crew members will do their utmost to rectify the situation.  We cannot accept any complaints that were not reported on board. Complaints that are received by us three days after the end of cruise are also not acknowledged.

Do I need insurance?

Travel insurance is always recommended while traveling in case of unforeseen circumstances. Your charter agreement will detail insurance provisions onboard: the yacht remains insured by the owner during your charter, however it is recommend that you purchase additional liability coverage to protect you and your guests from any unforeseen mishap.

Electric Current

Our yacht generators provide an electric current of 220 v.  Cabins are equipped with European type plugs so please remember to bring an adapter if necessary

Health Requirements

Due to safety reasons it is requested that physical disabilities of any kind be advised at time of reservation.  It is understood that passengers requiring special attention or treatment will betraveling with their personal escorts. The company retains the right to refuse to embark any pregnant womanbeyond the 6th month of pregnancy

How do I book a charter?

Take some time to view the different choices available for yachts and itineraries. Before finally making your decision, it is often helpful to discuss your charter plans with us. Once you have decided which gulet is the most suitable, ports you wish to embark and disembark, and the dates of your cruise. A contract is signed which is a legal contract and stipulates the responsibilities of the Owner to the Charterer and Agent vice – versa. The conditions concerning the yacht’s readiness for sea and the financial agreements are itemized so that all parties understand their commitment. Typically, a fifty percent deposit is payable to our Client Account to confirm the booking with the balance fee due prior to embarkation. In certain cases your agreement will also include an advance provisioning allowance to the yacht, and this is usually sent to us at the same time as the charter balance.   The conditions are standard yacht charter practice throughout the world.

How do I select a gulet that is right for me?

The more you can tell us aboutyour interests, period and duration of travel, number of people participating, budget,  and even about your dreams, the better we will be able to guide you to the perfect selection.  We personally inspect all the yachts we offer, know the crew and itineraries well, and try to find the perfect match.

How much do I tip the crew?

A crew gratuity is both customary and discretionary. Range can be between 5-15%, however,  10% of the base charter fee is usually the norm depending totally on your discretion. It is usually given to the captain at the end of the charter and divided equally among the crew members, or to each individual crew member separately.

Is smoking permitted onboard?

Smoking is rarely permitted inside the yachts due to fabric damage and lingering odours, however, most  allow you to smoke on the outside deck areas. Substances that are illegal on land are also illegal on the yacht.

Special Dietary Requirements

Every attempt to meet special dietary requirements will be made provided that such a request is put in writing at least 4 weeks prior to sailing.

Starting Your Cruise

When you arrive at the nearest airport to your yacht, our staff can arrange for you to be met on arrival and escorted to your yacht. Before you arrive, your captain will have received an information sheet giving the names and the approximate ages of your party, when, where and which flights you arrive on and also the details of any food, drink or special dietary requirements you mayhave, so that your yacht is fully stocked and you can commence your cruise with the minimum of fuss.

Travel Documents

Participants must be in possession of a valid passport (expiring not earlier than one month after cruise ends) and should obtain visas and health certificates where required.  All requirements should be confirmed with appropriate government consulate or information office prior to departure.

Valuables

Jewelry, money, documents etc., should be given to the captain (in case there is no safe in the gulet’s cabin) who will deposit items in the ship’s safe boxes free of charge.  The owner, the agent and its personnel bear no responsibility for valuables kept by passengers.

What cuisine is served?

Prior to embarkation, we will send you a food preference sheet for use in letting us know your favorite foods and beverages. Also, it is critical that we know about any allergies or serious aversions to certain substances in advance.  Your personal chef will prepare the menu to meet your requests, and  will usually provide a sample menu of the yacht’s cuisine. Chefs take great pride in their dishes and try to use the freshest ingredients available.

What does the charter cost? What are the different terms ?

The charter rates will vary depending on the type, size of the vessel, its amenities and location in which you charter.

Most motor-sailer and gulet chartering agreements are on “Gulet Terms” which not only includes the hire of the yacht but also the yacht’s insurance, crew wages, fuel and lubricants for an average of four hours cruising per day, ship’s laundry and general use of water. Excluded from the charter fee is food and beverages and Turkish VAT where applicable.

Some yachts offer “all inclusive” pricing – which only excludes cost of alcoholic beverages.

What is special about “Gulets” ?

The singular design of the gulets, Turkeys indigenous sea-going vessel, blends practicality and tradition in a relaxed style that embodies a “Blue Voyage”. A gulet is a traditional Turkish style motor sailing yacht built for cruising ashore in the calm warm waters of the Mediterranean. These yachts are built to center life on deck during the charter. Spacious decks and housing a large aft for dining and lounging area are their main features. Over the years gulets have evolved from traditional crafts for fishing and transport into their present profile with a broad beam and wide deck. Constructed mainly in shipyards in Bodrum, Bozburun, Marmaris, Fethiye, Antalya and Istanbul, and along the Black Sea Coast, the boats are equipped with motors as well as fully functional rigging. The number of passengers a gulet carries depends on the boat’s size, although most of them accommodate between eight and twelve people. These vessels offer their passengers separate accommodations with ensuite facilities. Modern gulets are comfortably equipped with all of the amenities of home and encourage an environment in which you are expected to do nothing but enjoy yourself. Gulets used for cruises give you the chance, unlike cruises on large ocean liners, to explore the secluded and often deserted bays and coves of the coastline. The small harbours and settlements offer an intimate view of coastal life which large ships cannot replicate authentically.

What should I pack?

This depends on which part of the world you are traveling. For the Eastern Mediterranean, you can bring bathing suit, shorts, non slip foot wearT-shirts and comfortable sweaters for evenings. You might also like to have the option of more formal attire for elegant dining and evening wear.  The crew appreciates soft luggage since on-board storage may be limited.

Who plans my itinerary?

Once your captain has received your “Preference Sheets”, he will be very happy to suggest an itinerary that suits your interests.  However, you are free to change this route at any time, weather permitting, and provided that thecharter contract is not violated.

Will my family and office be able to reach me on charter?

Most charter yachts are equipped with some of the latest communications equipment including cellular phones,global satellite communications, internet and radio telephones

Will my privacy be respected?

Charter yachts are accustomed to entertaining prominent guests and celebrities onboard. The professional crew are discreet and will maintain a low profile waiting on you from the moment you board appearing when needed, disappearing when you want privacy. Confidentiality is an important part of the service we offer.