Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli is deeply associated with Bodrum where he started to live in 1925 when he was sentenced to three-years’ exile, and he fell under the spell of the town. After serving the last part of his sentence in Istanbul, he returned and settled down in Bodrum where he lived for 25 years, whence his pen-name in reference toHalicarnassus, name of the city in antiquity. He is largely credited for bringing the formerly sleepy fishing and sponge-diving town of Bodrum, as well as the entire shoreline of the Blue Cruise, to the attention of the Turkish intelligentsia and the reading public first, and by extension, for paving the way towards the formation of international tourist attraction the region became.
What is a Gulet?
The Caicco, of Turkish origin, is a charming wooden motorsailer which performs a navigation mainly motor. It was originally used as a fishing boat, but today its use has turned making a small floating hotel with every amenity, along with the professionalism of the crews and gastronomy, are the peculiarities of blue cruise Gulet. All Gulets in Turkey have insurance coverage and safety equipment, is that inflatable life jackets and emergency kits, according to the legislation of their country. Gulets in Turkey are also subject to periodic inspections to ensure the comfort and safety requirements are respected.
Every morning, after breakfast, usually you will sail along the coast for about 2/4 hour throughout the day, to reach peaceful coves, islands and historical sites. Each day will certainly opportunity to devote himself to the sea and sunbathing. After lunch, he served in the spacious aft table, the hottest hours will be spent relaxing in the shade of the awning or in the cabins cool with air conditioning. Upon waking you can spend the afternoon among shore excursions for shopping, nature walks or visits of cities and villages. When back on board after a cool drink served on the stern with comfortable cushions, surrounded by the sea awaits you a delicious dinner. The meals are always taken care of because the cooks mainly use fresh products from local markets. Spend the night moored at anchor or in port in accordance with the navigation area and weather conditions.
The Gulet Charter Standard category: they have simple and essential furnishings and each cabin has a private bathroom and shower. There are newly built and often without air conditioning and freezers. Run by 2 or 3 crew members, Captain, cook / sailor. The Gulets in this class are inexpensive and suitable only to a young, sporty and with a strong ability to adapt.
The Gulet Charter Superior category: offer spacious cabins with comfortable most bathrooms with shower, comfortable furniture, some with proper sail rig, one or two engines, generator installation for air conditioning, refrigeration and freezer. Usually they have 3 or 4 crew members, Captain, cook, sailor, always willing to accommodate your requests. They are often provided with equipment for various water sports, such as canoeing, windsurfing, fishing equipment, etc. The Gulets in this category have medium to high costs and perfectly meet the needs of families with children or groups of friends.
The Gulets charter Luxury category: mostly equipped with twin engines and good sailing system, have complete and modern navigation equipment. Most have steel hulls or lamellar and important lengths, up to 50 meters. The interior spaces offer elegant classic or modern design. The cabins at most 5 or 6, they are increasingly large and equipped with every comfort – independent control system with air conditioning, large storage compartments for clothing and personal items, flat TV and DVD, large bathrooms with shower or bath, often with whirlpool. Have crews in uniform from 4 to 7 people, Captain, cook, sailor, hostess, machine technician. The Gulets in this class have significant costs, proportionate to vessel size and the service offered on board. Exclusive for very demanding customers.