Turkish Gulet Cruises for Families and Small Groups
At Arkadaslik Yachting, we specialize in hosting Turkish gulet cruises for families and small groups who appreciate the personal attention and niceties that come with luxury travel.
What Makes Our Private Cruises so Special?
Besides cruising on an immaculately clean, comfortable gulet and enjoying spectacular scenery enroute, you will enjoy:
- an itinerary designed to the unique interests of your group
- fantastic meals and snacks based on your group's tastes and preferences
- unlimited drinks - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
- friendly and professional service – before, during, and after your cruise
- being treated like friends visiting our home, rather than passengers on a boat trip
Cruising During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The safety and peace of mind of guests and crew is our top priority. Please visit our Pandemic Response Plan to learn how we are addressing safety issues in the face of the novel Coronavirus.
Do You Want to Learn More About Private Cruises?
If you're curious about what happens on our private cruises, please take a look through some of the details of our upcoming and past trips below. As you can see, each cruise is as unique as the guests onboard!
And, if you have questions or are interested in joining us on a Turkish gulet cruise, you are welcome to contact us any time.
Upcoming Blue Cruise Holidays
- June – A Birthday Cruise in the Göcek Islands
- July – Exploring the Carian Coast
- August – The Maskell Family Reunion
- September – Two Weeks Exploring The Med Coast of Turkey and Greece with Friends from Calgary
- September - Friends from the US Private Getaway
- September / October – The "Foodies" Return - and They're Bringing Family from Canada
- October - We Cruising to Rhodes and Symi with Friends from the US
- June – A Quick Göcek Islands Getaway
- September – Crosswords and Cribbage - Round 2
- TBD – Cruising with our Cousins from Canada!
- TBD – A Week with Canadians Onboard!
Past Private Cruises
A Long-Awaited Kekova Cruise with Friends from the UK and Denmark
Postponed twice due to Covid-19, our friends from the UK and Denmark finally got to cruise the Lycian Coast. And what a cruise it was!
A Relaxing Break in the Göcek Islands
A leisurely cruise around the bays and islands near Göcek and Fethiye provides a lovely mix of time for relaxing and time for exploring - just what our friends from the UK ordered! (And it was so much fun they've already booked for 2023!)
Wrapping Up The Season with a Celebrity Spotting Cruise in the Göcek Islands
When guests return year-after-year, it feels like we're welcoming family aboard. Intermittent rain didn't stop anyone from enjoying a wonderfully relaxing, year-end cruise in the gorgeous Göcek Islands. (And spotting some wealthy, international celebrities made it a cruise we'll never forget!)
Cruising Kekova with New Friends from the UK - and the Turkish Stars
An incredible week of friendship, fun, good food, plentiful drinks, and fabulous weather while exploring Turkey's historic Lycian Coast . (And the aerial display by Turkey's Turkish Stars was just an added bonus!)
Exploring Dalyan with Old Friends from Tunisia
Our wonderful friends from Tunisia returned for a new adventure this year, which took us to Dalyan... and resulted in a bit of excitement with the water taxi!
Cruising Kekova with Friends from France
Referred by friends who travelled with us in 2020, this French group was interested in scuba diving and history. Our classic Kekova itinerary was a perfect match for their needs.
The Texas Tea Tour
Two fabulous couples from Texas joined us for a private getaway around the Göcek Islands aboard luxury gulet Arkadaslik and we feel we have new friends for life!
When Friends of Friends Become Our New Friends
Three families from Izmir came on the advice of friends, and are having the time of their lives!
The Pandemic meant our 2020 season didn't quite turn out as planned, but we were still able to host a few wonderful cruises aboard Arkadaslik.
An Exclusive Getaway For Two Self-Confessed "Foodies"
Our chef went above and beyond preparing incredible meals for Luc and Carine as they cruised the Göcek Islands and beyond.
A Getaway With Expat Friends From The Fethiye Area
A quick escape from the summer's heat with 4 local couples to enjoy the sea breezes and refreshing water of the Med.
A Family-Friendly Vacation for a Family from Tunisia
A relaxed, COVID-safe, and kid-friendly week at sea. Proof that guests may arrive as strangers, but always leave as friends.
Dalyan Expats Celebrating the End of Lock-Down
We weren't able to confirm this cruise until the lockdown was eased for the 65+ crowd in Turkey. But once the restrictions lifted, we were delighted to kick off the season with a lovely cruise around the Göcek Islands with 4 English couples from the Dalyan area.
A Relaxing Late Fall Getaway - The Best Time to Cruise
There's nothing quite as peaceful and relaxing as a late season cruise in the Göcek Islands. Our friends enjoyed gorgeous weather and none of the busy-ness commonly seen during peak season. Fall is a great time to cruise!
An Action Packed Adventure Cruise for Scuba Lovers
When George described his family's dream vacation, we knew a classic Kekova cruise would be a perfect fit. Small seaside towns to explore, opportunities for scuba diving, and as much "sail time" as possible.
Cruising Turkey AND Greece - A Biennial Tradition with Family and Friends from North America
We love travelling with this 3-generational group from Canada and the US. Two years ago, their Blue Cruise around the Greek Islands in the Dodecanese region was rerouted due to bad weather. Perhaps we'll finally be able to visit the missed islands on this trip!
A Well-Deserved Göcek Getaway with the BAM Family
When Alex contacted us about booking a short Blue Cruise holiday, busy schedules on both ends made it a bit of a challenge. We're so glad we were able to find a solution!
Beyond the Göcek Islands: A Turkish Gulet Cruise with Friends from Dubai
This experienced group of sailors had less than a week to spend on the water, so we designed a route to give them maximum exposure to the area and as much "sail time" as possible.
A Celebration of Life, Love, and Family: Cruising Kekova with the Rolland Family
Suzanne's plans for this epic family reunion had been in the works for quite a while. We were delighted to host her celebration of life and love with far-flung family.
South African Explorers: A Party for All Ages
A lively exploration of the Turquoise Coast with two families from South Africa.
The Pertsev Family Cruise: Our First Guests from the Ukraine
When Alexie contacted us to arrange a week-long sailing vacation with his family, we instantly knew we'd become good friends. What a sense of humour! The most difficult part was making all the arrangements in secret because the cruise was a surprise for his wife and kids.
A Honeymoon Cruise for Bobby and Molly
The Gocek Islands region is perfectly suited for short cruises. Always lots to see and do, but the intimate bays and coves are perfect for a romantic honeymoon escape ❤.
Celebrating Christian and Muslim Cultures with Guests from the USA
This group travelled from the US, so we planned an itinerary that shows off the Turkish coast at its best. This route combined the tranquility of the Göcek Islands, the history (and mystery) of Gemiler Island, the spectacular colours of Ölüdeniz and the Blue Lagoon, and the excitement of an open water crossing - all in the space of 5 days!
Christening the Paddleboards with Guests from China
Our first guests of the 2019 season arrived at Easter! Only in the area for a few days before heading off to explore the rest of Turkey, they braved the cool weather and had the entire Göcek Islands virtually to themselves!