Hundreds of yachting companies offer gulet cruises in the Mediterranean. But we're different. Very different. We create dream vacatons, one cruise at a time.
Established in 2013 by Canadian expat Sue Fockner and her Turkish partner Captain Oktay Aşık, Arkadaslik Yachting is a luxury yacht charter business with a difference. Based in Fethiye harbour (a tourism hub on the Turquoise Coast), our business offers private yacht charters throughout Turkey and Greece aboard the luxury Turkish yacht Arkadaslik.
"Arkadaslik" is Turkish for friendship - a cornerstone of our business philosophy.
What sets us apart?
- Rather than delegate authority to an agency, we take responsibility for planning, preparing and hosting all cruises aboard Arkadaslik gulet. As owners, we have the ability to customize every part of your luxury boat trip, and the flexibility to adjust plans “on the fly" to ensure you enjoy the vacation of your dreams.
- Providing you with the opportunity to book direct eliminates the need for middlemen (and their associated commissions), keeping our prices reasonable. And, because we communicate directly, we avoid miscommunications and "lost in translation" moments that can occur when booking a cruise vacation via a third party.
- Our different backgrounds allow us to combine the best of Canadian and Turkish cultures and practices. Having said that, we share a common vision of quality, safety and exceptional customer service, and are committed to delivering it to our guests.
- Unlike many charter companies, we head out of the harbour as soon as our guests are settled on board, and don't return until it's time to disembark at the end of the journey. Who wants to sleep in a noisy harbour on the first and last nights of a cruise holiday? We firmly believe that a Mediterranean yachting holiday should be spent at sea and do everything possible to maximize cruise time for our guests!
- We actually live on Arkadaslik. When we welcome you onboard, we welcome you into our home. You'll be treated as a guest, rather than a passenger or customer. We know you’ll feel the difference!
If you’d like to learn more about what makes us unique, please take a look at the following articles and guest reviews.
- Our #1 Most Frequently Asked Question
- 5 Things that Make Us (Really, Truly) Different from Other Blue Cruise Yachting Companies
- Reviews left by our guests on Trip Advisor