DayDreams gulet charter services are tailor made to suit individual clients.  We take a brief from each client and then make recommendations on which gulets we think will work best, providing flexibility across all arrangements.   For example, a family group might want to focus on relaxation and water sports,  while the more mature traveller might want to tour archaeological sites accessible from the coast.  We can advise on the most appropriate route and flights to suit an itinerary, although clients are responsible for booking their own flights. We can also advise on land tours and hotel stays to add to a week on a gulet.  As we have some excellent cooks and chefs on board our gulets we will liaise closely with clients on menus, dietary issues and wine lists.


As we have a large number of gulets to choose from, we have produced the table below as a guide to the cost of weekly boat rentals for standard, luxury and deluxe gulets. These rates are in GBPounds.  We will provide a fixed rental in GB pounds for a specific boat if dates can be agreed at the time of quotation.  For detailed GBP quotations on individual gulets and to receive our price lists please email [email protected]. Please note that a surcharge may apply during the 2023 season due to the unprecedented fuel crisis affecting the cost of diesel and the general cost of living crisis affecting all operating costs.

Individuals wanting to book a cabin only should click here for Gulet Holidays.


MAY 6132 – 12432
JUNE 7308 – 14280
JULY 8000 – 15790
AUGUST 8400 – 15790
SEPTEMBER 7308 – 14280
OCTOBER 6132 – 12432


MAY 7750 – 14960
JUNE 8800 – 20900
JULY 9900 – 23400
AUGUST 9900 – 23400
SEPTEMBER 8800 – 20900
OCTOBER 7750 – 14960


MAY 13940 – 21000
JUNE 16380 – 24100
JULY 18000 – 28000
AUGUST 19150 – 28000
SEPTEMBER 16380 – 24100
OCTOBER 13940 – 21000


Rental of the boat regardless of the number of people travelling.
The use of on-board water sports and recreational equipment. *
The services of the captain, crew and local DayDreams representative.
Local taxes and harbour dues in Turkish waters only.
Fuel and lubricants for an average of 4 hours cruising a day.
Ship’s bed linen and towels and ship’s water.
Two private transfers between the airport and boat (an air conditioned minibus with complimentary mineral water is provided on all our transfers).
VAT is not included in any prices. Where Turkish VAT is applicable to your choice of boat, this will be quoted at the time of booking – the rate is 20%. UK VAT is NOT applicable.


General provisions including food for all passengers and crew plus items such as cleaning materials and drinks (we do not run a boat bar).  These arrangements can be either flexible for payment on arrival at cost or on pre-arranged full board. Further details below. Where water sports equipment, such as water ski, jet ski or Laser sailing dinghy are provided, additional charges for fuel/maintenance will apply  This will vary with each boat.  Fuel charges are passed on at cost at the end of a charter.

*Additional charges will be made for use of jet skis, speed boats for water ski and other water sports equipment using fuel.  Extras are imposed at cost based on fuel consumed.

Flights  We can advise on suitable flights to fit in with your itinerary. For more details see below.

Gratuities to crew which are at your discretion. We suggest between 15-20% of your boat rental depending on the number of crew and services received.

Greek Waters  All Euro charges imposed by the Greek Authorities for port, immigration and local handling costs in Greek Waters (plus official expenses at the Turkish port of exit and entry) are not included.  These are passed on to passengers at the time imposed and must be paid for in cash, in Euros.  (Cost is determined by the size of boat and itinerary.)  Please note that a maximum of 15 people including crew is imposed by the Greek authorities on Turkish flag boats.  We can advise on itineraries and obtain details of the additional costs in advance, essential to meet Greek regulatory formalities.


Firstly check with us on the availability of the boat of your choice. The group leader will be asked to sign a standard charter agreement (example available from our office). 50% of the total boat rental will be required as a deposit at the time of booking and signing the contract. The balance, including any additional charges, will be due eight weeks prior to the departure date. Alternative arrangements are available on very early bookings.   For all other information please refer to the Fact File and our standard Terms and Conditions (pdf version available).


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 UK clients for 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.


Flights are not included in any of our prices.  We can 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 British Airways, Easyjet, Jet 2, TUI who fly from regional UK airports direct to Bodrum and Dalaman in Turkey will be advised at the time of booking.


In these extraordinary (economic) times we are now faced with crazy rates of inflation in Turkey.  You may be aware of their recent general election. The resulting changes in government and the ensuing changes to the taxation system and VAT have impacted on everyone, including travel companies like ourselves. VAT at 20% is applied to everything including food. We are now switching to offering Full Board arrangements which cover your menu on board, general items such as cleaning materials, mineral water, tea and coffee, etc. There is a fixed price per person for a budget-style menu and alternative luxury-style menu. Full details are available from the office. Payment for full board is to be made 30 days in advance of your charter by international bank transfer direct to our Turkish partners.

All meals are cooked on board by the onboard cook/chef unless, of course, guests wish to sample the cuisine offered by local restaurants. Meals are based on fresh local vegetables, fish, meat, cheese, fruit and yoghurt. Vegetarian and special dietary dishes are available on request. The style of cooking is based on Turkish Mediterranean home cooking with an emphasis on fresh local produce.



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.


“I recreated our favourite family holiday to celebrate my husband’s 70th birthday and all the family joined us for a week.  Everyone, aged 11 to 70, had a fabulous time. There was enough space for moments of quiet but mainly we partied!  The boat was beautiful, the crew were all charming, the food was delicious and the sun shone. Perfect!  Luckily I have a big birthday next year!”  Kate Warnock-Smith and family travelled on Kaya Guneri 3 in August 2016

“It was wonderful to return after so many years to Cevri Hasan V with Captain Taner leading us to ever more beautiful places in Turkey. Thank you.“ Carlyn & Laurie Hunter travelled in September 2014


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