There are many variations in gulet cruise holidays; the information below may help you in making the most appropriate choices for an enjoyable and memorable blue cruise vacation.
Everyone’s holiday schedule requires synchronizing with the rest of the group’s holiday plans. In this regards; the following is a brief outline in the steps that may be involved in how to book a private blue cruise vacation.
The process from very beginning to end, booking a gulet is quite straightforward. It involves a bit of search and find the ideal gulet while taking into consideration the requirements and interests of everyone else in your group. We are well aware of putting together a group of family and friend/s for a private yacht charter is not easy, but that is the way to do.
Search & Filter
You should consider the total number of people that will be joining before you begin your search for the boat that is right for you and your group. Then find out how much each person can allocate for the charter. If you are not sure about the budget, then you should just start with the number of guests. Look at the guest capacities of many boats. Each boat will offer different options and prices. However, sometimes the right capacity may not be the right price for you. For instance if you are a group of 10, gulets which can accommodate up to 12, might be cheaper than a gulet that has a capacity of 10. It’s all dependent on your expectations in the level of luxurious standards you wish to have from the gulet.
The prices of our Gulets are based on daily rate of the complete yacht and vary according to the size of the yacht, time of the year and the equipment on board.
Once you have a shortlist of wishes, offers will be sent by your agent. Depending on your request, the following general terms will sent to you together with the quotation. This information is also available on specification page of each gulet on our web-site.
Included in Charter Price
Accommodation on Board (days agreed on), port taxes, port fees in Turkish waters (excluding private marinas), entry and exit operations in Turkish waters, fresh water, bed linen, 110 nautical miles cruising per week, usage of air conditioning in air-conditioned boats (the duration of usage might change depending on boat), 24 hours crew service, yacht insurance.
Excluded in Charter Price
Harbor taxes and mooring fees in Greek waters, the meals, soft drinks, drinking water, alcoholic beverages, and land excursions. Insurance does not cover your own personal travel and cancellation insurance. Greek waters entrance fees and Greek islands harbor fees will be paid to the captain on board if cruising around Greek islands. Crew Gratuity is extra and usually 5% of the charter fee paid.
Water toys such as jet skis and water skis may not be found in all gulet / yacht rentals. Some yachts include them without the fuel (fuel is extra fee), and some yachts don't. Alternatively these activities can be rented from water sport providers when anchored in certain bays during your blue voyage.
Yacht Rental Periods
Yacht and gulet rentals are from Saturdays to Saturdays with a one week minimum rental. Should you require a longer or shorter charter period, or start on a different day, please let us know; we may advise availability and/or suitability according to your requests.
Option will be placed on explicit e-mail request, and is active until agreed date. Booking needs to be confirmed while option is active. Option expires after agreed date without any warning. So, you should take care of your option expiration date.
Then when it is agreed on a gulet, it’s time to start the booking process: A Client Preferences List and a Yacht Charter Agreement as agreed upon will be sent to you by email. The charter agreement is usually to be signed within 5 days from the date of the contract.
Booking will be confirmed after Booking Agreement is signed by both parties and paid 50% of the charter fee as down payment by the charterer. Upon receipt of the contract and down payment, the charter is considered confirmed. The balance is payable before the embarkation.
Please note that Client Preferences List is required by the agent about two weeks before embarking.
Itineraries are usually the last part of booking your yacht charter vacation and can be discussed with your agent, followed by your captain when you have embarked on your gullet.
PS: The information clarified under "How To Book" is placed just for informative reason and does not content any legal obligations and responsibilities for Gulet Point and its representatives.