Turkish Gulets & Schooners

DayDreams sources its collection of beautiful wood built gulets and schooners from Bodrum in south west Turkey, one of the most important Turkish towns with a tradition of boat building. (Bodrum was also the birthplace of Herodotus and the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - the tomb of King Mausolus.)

The boats are built in a mixture of woods (pine, teak and mahogany) in a variety of sizes and standards, retaining many of the traditional features from the past, but always incorporating essential modern facilities and comfortable deck areas. They are all maintained to a very high standard and many include all the latest watersports 'toys' and equipment.

View 12 standard gulets and schooners

View 17 luxury gulets and schooners
View 10  suberb deluxe gulets and schooners

Contact us for the latest availability on the boat of your choice.

Ali Aga 1, Gulet Charter in TurkeyKaya Guneri 3, Gulet Charter in TurkeyKaya Guneri 5, Gulet Charter in Turkey

Gulets galore ! A week or two aboard one of these romantic vessels really is living a dream. Waited on hand and foot, it is the perfect holiday for any group of people, whether a small family on a limited budget, or a larger group wanting to sail or cruise in style. Ideal for special anniversary or birthday celebrations we can organise a variety of 'extras' to ensure a wonderful holiday to remember. Most boats have spacious cabins, with en-suite shower rooms including flush toilets and an air conditioning system. All our boats are fitted with the new obligatory AIS central tracking system.

The Cevri Hasans, are operated by DayDreams as part of our fleet of 39 gulets.  Each boat is supplied with a variety of water sports equipment. A professional, but relaxed informal atmosphere prevails with a captain and crew to run the boat and cater to your needs.  They are all available for private charters from May through to late October.  (There are also a few which can be made available in April.)

Prices, Provisioning and How to Book

Boat rentals start at 4280 GBpounds per week for a small standard boat in May, rising to 41.885 GBpounds for a super deluxe gulet in August. The two Cevri Hasans start at 4800 GBpounds in April, rising to 10650 GBpounds in August.

Coastal Itineraries

Gokova, Gulet Charter in Turkey

Your captain will steer a course to suit you. Jenny Day, owner of the company, has over 30 years experience travelling the coastline and can help plan your route in advance.  Please note that cruising in Greek waters on a Turkish flag boat does have a restriction on the total number on board which is 15 including captain and crew. 

Food on the Gulet Charter in TurkeyThe chef serving up food on the Gulet Charter in Turkey

Delicious Turkish food is prepared by the cook or chef and all meals are eaten 'al fresco' on deck, except in early and late season, when you might prefer to use the comfortable saloon. We don't operate a boat bar system. We liaise with you over your drinks and stock the boat in advance of your arrival. You then pay at cost when you arrive on board. You can also book on a full board basis and pay in advance.



Apr 17, 2018




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

Tailor-made land tours to Istanbul, Cappadocia and throughout the Aegean and Mediterranean regions can be added.

DayDreams Travel was founded by Jenny Day in 1987 following a 5-day/5 star corporate weekend to Istanbul for 100 clients from her London based PR consultancy. Using her expert organisational skills  she put together 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.


"All the crew were exceptionally nice, friendly and professional.  We were impressed with how beautifully they looked after the gulet.  Our July holiday was perfect, thank you."  Edwina & Alex Smith from the UK travelled with their family in July 2018

"Thank you from us all for a wonderful and spoiling 10 days on Cevri Hasan V.  Captain Taner and his crew have been so kind, cheerful and attentive.  Nothing is ever too much trouble.  Immaculate service always with a smile."  Amanda and family travelled from England August 2018

“THANK YOU for your attention for our wonderful Levant Kaptan trip in July - it was purely magical. Captain Metin and the crew were wonderful”.  Neil Richardson travelled with his family and friends in July 2018




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