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.

View 23 standard and luxury gulets and schooners
View 8 suberb deluxe gulets and schooners

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

Cevri Hasan III, 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 23 standard and luxury boats. 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 April through to late October.  Cevri Hasan III is also bookable on a cabin basis as part of the Travel Club Gulet Holidays programme: Singles, Couples & Small Groups

Prices, Provisioning and How to Book

Boat rentals start at 4280 GBpounds per week for a small standard boat in May, rising to 41.880 GBpounds for a super deluxe gulet in August. The three Cevri Hasans start at 4550 GBpounds in April, rising to 9150 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 12 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.

Walking Holidays

Extend your charter with a short walking holiday in either the Taurus Mountains, Fethiye area or North Aegean region or hotel stay.


Jan 9, 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 along with guided walking on coastal paths or hiking in the Taurus mountains.

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.


"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

“Wonderful way to spend a family holiday, safe waters, good crew, excellent food and beautiful, balmy weather. Perfect for gentle cruising in Asia Minor.
Jeremy & Kyoung Leggett travelled with friends on board Cevri Hasan III in July 2014”.

"Although tans are rapidly disappearing, the memories will last forever! On behalf of Felicity, Ann, Ray and me, I’d like to thank Captain Mustafa and the crew for the most amazing week spent together on the Cevri Hasan III, it truly was everything and way more than we could ever have anticipated”. Oliver Nurock from South Africa travelled with friends in June 2013.

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