Perfect Gulet Holidays in Turkey for Single Travellers, Couples and Friends


Jenny Day has been bringing together individuals and couples into small group holidays in Turkey for more than 36 years.  Over the years, a loyal following of DayDreamers has joined her in exploring new locations, archaeological sites and land excursions.  We bring together small groups of like-minded people to achieve a good social mix, mostly ages from 50 upwards. Our approach to gulet holidays in Turkey is a critical factor in the success of our gulet parties. You can expect to enjoy the benefits of our close attention to detail which is a hallmark of our company.

At the time of booking we will ask for some information from those participating in these holidays, as we like to achieve a group of individuals with similar interests.  We like to think age is just a number! Along with your name, age and contact details we might ask about your profession and/or interests. We do not pass this information on to third parties; it is for our internal use only. We might also ask for information on your fitness to travel if it is appropriate to the holiday.

Most of our itineraries start and finish at Bodrum in the Muğla Province, Turkey, with many people opting to spend two or three days at a boutique hotel in advance of the gulet holiday.  There are cafes to while away the time and savour the atmosphere, the fascinating Crusader Castle and  museum of marine archaeology to explore and endless shopping!

Hisaranu ruins
Lunch with Jenny

2024- Dates and Itineraries

We have had many old clients returning to us last year, revisiting favourite places along the magnificent coastline between Bodrum and Marmaris.  We are now planning another summer of gulet holidays on board the luxurious  Cevri Hasan V for 2024 following a hot and successful 2023. The itineraries and dates listed below will take us to some of our favourite anchorages which are largely still unspoilt.   These dates are specifically for those individuals who want to book a cabin only, without the responsibility of all the financial implications of a private charter.  We are also hoping to return to the Greek Dodecanese islands in June.  We are waiting on news about the Greek regulations and costs from the Greek Authorities so please let us know if this would appeal to you.

MAY 21-31
10 nights/11 days

Starting at Bodrum, we will explore the Hisaranu gulf with time to catch the winds for sailing before returning to Bodrum.  A lovely time for lingering walks along coastal paths with the last of spring flowers. Visits to Knidos and Datca will be included.

10 nights/11 days

Bodrum – Bodrum – Flexible itinerary including highlights of the Gokova and Hisaranu gulfs visiting Knidos, Datca and favourite anchorages.  

10 nights/11 days

Starting at Bodrum we will cruise and sail in the Gokova gulf with time to explore the ancient site at Knidos . We hope to include sightings of the Bodrum Cup Regatta towards the end of the cruise, which will start and  end at Bodrum.

Departure Dates 2024
2024 Prices £
Sole Occupancy supplement

May 21-31
10nights/11 days


+550 (when available)

September 29-October 9
10 nights/11 days


+550 (when available)

October 10-20
10 nights/11 days


+550 (when available)


How to book your Gulet Cabin

Telephone the office on + 44 (0)1884 840786 or e-mail [email protected] for the latest availability and details of each holiday. We will send you a booking form which should be returned to us together with a deposit of £450 per person. Confirmation of your booking will then be sent to you. The balance of the holiday will be due eight weeks prior to departure. The minimum number of people required to operate a gulet holiday is 8 and the maximum is 10. Additional transfers and any land arrangements will be quoted separately. A 50% deposit will be required on these ‘extras’ once confirmed. For full details of our general Terms and Conditions refer to our website, or hard copy available from the office.

Amazon Creek

What’s included on Cevri Hasan V Turkish Gulet Cruises

Prices are per person. Almost everything is included: boat rental, services of captain and crew, private transfers to and from the airport by air-conditioned minibus (the main group only, additional transfers will be quoted at the time of booking), breakfast, lunch, dinner, bottled water, tea & Turkish coffee and a welcome drinks party.

What’s not included on Cevri Hasan V Turkish Gulet Cruises

Drinks (the boat runs its own bar selling local drinks – raki, beer, soft drinks & wine). Adults may bring one bottle per person of duty free spirit on board.  Mixers can be purchased from the boat bar.  Gratuities to crew (once a week it is customary to give the crew a night off and passengers eat out at their own expense). There are no single gulet cabins, but if space allows, we will make a charge of £550 for sole occupancy of a double gulet cabin.  Euro charges imposed by Greek port agents and authorities while in Greek waters are passed on as they arise and shared equally between passengers.  Payment is made in cash.


Flights are not included in any of our prices. We will advise on appropriate flights to fit your itinerary. Those clients based in the UK can have their flights arranged through an IATA/ABTA agency, Diplomat Travel Ltd, who are fully bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority under Atol 1355. Details of scheduled and charter flights with airlines such as Easyjet, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Jet 2, who fly from regional UK airports, direct to Bodrum and Dalaman in Turkey will be advised at the time of booking.

Your financial protection

To protect you, the client, DayDreams Travel Ltd has established a separate Clients Account with Barclays Bank plc under the control of an independent accountant: Mr Robert Mugford FCCA of Bray Accountants, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PE. Monies received from clients for the sea and land-based elements of a holiday are held in the Clients Account until commencement of the holiday, except for the deposit required by a supplier to secure a boat charter. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, all clients’ monies due will be returned to them.



DayDreams Travel offers gulet holidays, both private charters and cabins only, on a diverse range of gulets from low budget to luxury and superior deluxe gulets, with numerous flexible itineraries along the Turkish coastline and Greek Dodecanese islands.

DayDreams Travel was founded by Jenny Day in 1987 following a corporate weekend to Istanbul for 100 clients from her London based PR consultancy. Using her expert organisational skills she went on to organise several  gulet charters. They were so successful the word spread and her dream of offering a special style of holiday to a wider audience become a reality.


“ Absolutely glorious to be back on board Cevri Hasan V again in Turkey after almost 3 years. Beautiful idyllic anchorages with few boats and people in sight,  as we meandered from one bay to another.  I  have to say that this is still one of the best holidays I have ever had. The food and service is superb and the Turkish coast just magnificent. I loved the endless swimming off the boat, water skiing and general conviviality. I can’t recommend DayDreams too highly for people of all ages and from all walks of life”.  John Valentine from Cambridge travelled with friends May 2022 and again October 2023.

“Over the years many things change, some for the worse, not so DayDreams. This was our 6th visit to Turkey, this time back on board Cevri Hasan V and it was as good as always.  Many thanks to Jenny, Taner and crew”.  Donald & Adrienne Liddell from Wiltshire.  June 2022.


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