Our Clients Testimonials
We had a good time on the gulet we booked on the 20th and 21st on Tanyeli gulet.
Hüseyin bey geziden cok memnun kaldik ve cok guzel dinlendik. Ekibimiz cok iyi idi. Sagolsunlar bizleri rahat ettirmek icin elerinden geleni yaptilar. Sizede yakin ilginiz ve alakanız icin cok tessekkur ediyorum. Birdaha ki sefere direk sizi arayacagiz.
We had an amazing time! We will defiantly be back. So much better than any hotel.
Hüseyin Bey merhaba, Öncelikle çok güzel bir tatil geçirdiğimiz için şahsım ve arkadaşlarım adına teşekkür ederiz. Zahmetiniz ve nezaketiniz için tekrar teşekkür ederiz. Görüşmek dileğiyle Baran
Dear Fatih ,
We were super happy with our Turkish Gulet Cruise and are already thinking about our next voyage. The boat was beautiful and the crew was amazing. Every individual crew member did their best to make our trip perfect. We also really loved the food and were very happy to eat on the boat everyday rather than in any restaurant. It was the most relaxing holiday we have ever been on. Thank you for making it happen at the last minute for us and next time I will start thinking about our summer plans in December!!
July 2011 - Turkey
Fatih , I would like to thank you for all your help and am sorry that we could not have concluded a deal. I found your company to be the most professional and efficient on the web and for future bookings we certainly will call you again.. next time a lot earlier as I did not realise the popularity of these boats. Many thanks once again, very much appreciated. Kind regards Chris.
Hi Fatih ,
I very much appreciate all your help over the past couple of weeks and will definitely come back to you if we want to do a similar trip (with more notice) in the future or shall recommend your services to anyone else interested in a gulet cruise. Thanks again and all the best.
We have just returned from our two week charter of \"Serenity 86\". The trip could not have been more perfect and all aspects of the charter exceeded our expectations. 1. Serenity 86: The boat is meticulously maintained. The bright & varnish work look as if they were finished yesterday. The decks are as smooth as silk without blemish. All guests were barefoot the entire time with no splinters or nicks due to rough spots. The condition of the interior cabins, heads, showers are all essentially brand new. Everything is ship shape at all times: sheets coiled, fenders stored and hung in their spots on the bow when not in use, everything in its place. \"Serenity\" sails much like a cat -- she needs a slight or broad reach to move along but in 10-13 kts sailed quite comfortably and when we had a day of 25+kts of breeze was up to 10+ kts and holding her head quite nicely. We sailed most days but one when there was no breeze and when we were returning up the coast into the wind. Under motor she averages 7-10 kts depending on how far we needed to go. She is simply in another class than most of the Gullets we observed during our cruising. 2. Crew: Captain Mehmet, former navy, runs a very tight ship. The crew is always dressed neatly and appropriately (change twice daily). They are polite, friendly (all have a great sense of humor) and very attentive to all the needs of the guests, including picking up after them when books, phones, glasses etc are left unattended. (they are placed in a catch-all storage basket in the salon - the \"find-it\" bin). The crew is professional in every respect, anticipating all needs and accommodating all requests within their range of capabilities. They operate as a well oiled team when berthing, raising or lowering sails, anchoring or simply under sail. 3. Meals: The cook performs miracles! In two weeks we have had only a few duplicate dishes but never entire meals. The meze were healthy and delicious and the main courses of fish, lamb, chicken and beef all cooked to perfection. The presentation was artful such as you would see in a 4 star restaurant. We had fresh fruit morning, noon and night as well as specially prepared desserts including ice cream, biscuits and cakes. The quality of meals was far beyond our expectations and an amazing tribute to the chef who worked tirelessly in the large galley, but to the extent you never really observed any untidiness that would normally be associated with cooking a meal for 8 persons. Truly a professional in all respects. Breakfasts were amazing, with coffee, tea, cereals, cheese, yogurt, a wide variety of fresh fruit, toast and eggs to order. We even had crepes included one morning. 4. Routing: The two weeks from Bodrum to Fethiye and Fethiye via Kekova back to Fethiye represented a marvelous view of the Turkish coast. There was a variety of views and coastline as well as interesting sites to visit during our cruise. The routine was to anchor every evening in a secluded bay or cove; relax and swim before cleaning up for dinner, then simply enjoying the evening. Awake in the morning for b\'fast, morning swim and then head off for an afternoon anchorage to repeat the swim, lunch, relax routine and then head to our evening anchorage. The visits to Symi and Kalkan where we anchored in port were both nice breaks although our group was not overly impressed with Symi and found it to be a bit pricey although it was scenic and a nice walk about. Kalkan was a lovely spot and our dinner ashore was much enjoyed by all. 5. Services: Sheets are changed twice a week, towels twice a day. Swimming towels are numbered & kept in a storage container on the after deck. There is a washer & dryer on board should the need arise to wash clothes. Wireless was available 90% of the time. It was only down in isolated parts of the coast line or when anchored in a steep bay where signals were blocked. Air conditioning was available 24 hrs per day. (Serenity has two generators one of which is operating 24 hrs a day. Fresh water tank holds 4000 liters and the water maker produces 180 liters per hour so no restriction on showers. Showers are as powerful as a home shower and hot water is plentiful. Aircon in the master cabin is perfect, but fan size could be increased in the two twin cabins and in the queen cabin as these seem to be unable to keep up with demand. All in all this was the trip of a lifetime that far exceeded the expectations of all on board. We credit your recommendation to select \"Serenity 86\" and the professionalism and warmth of the crew as well as the quality of the boat for the result. As information we provided a gratuity of slightly in excess of 10% of the charter fee. I would be pleased to act as a reference for \"Serenity 86\" or answer any questions from a prospective charterer should the need arise. Once again, thanks to you for your knowledge, professionalism, follow through and focus that made all this possible. Wish you well with the pending new arrival. Best regards, Dick McGregor
We were members of Judy Tordoff\'s group in October. Firstly we must compliment you on the lovely crew. They did their very best to make sure we were well fed and comfortable. They were the best! I think the most delicious food we ate in Turkey was on the boat! I am vegetarian and always felt nice and full.
The only suggestion we have is to install some grip tape to the shower floor. It was a bit slick
Best wishes to you and thank you for a wonderful trip full of many special memories Dianne Van de Carr
Sehr geehrter Herr Fatih Öztarakci hiermit möchte ich mich bei Ihnen sehr herzlich für die ausgezeichnete Organisation meines Geburtagstörns vom 9. bis 16.Mai 2012 bedanken. Seit über 10 Jahren Hobbysegeln segeln wir an der türkischen Riviera. Zum ersten Mal haben wir ein Gulet samt Crew gechartert und wollten uns einmal richtig verwöhnen lassen. Zu Beginn des Törns wurde meiner Frau bereits bei der Abholung mit einem Kleinbus ein Blumenbuquet am Flughafen Bodrum überreicht und an Bord wurden alle 15 Gäste mit einem Glas Sekt empfangen. Die 7 tägige Tour im Gökova Körfezi führte uns teils unter Segel, teils mit Maschine in traumhafte Buchten, in denen wir auch über Nacht ankerten. Mit Schwimmen, Surfen, Canoeing gelang es uns wenigstens teilweise die Kalorien des Deluxe Half Board Menue abzuarbeiten. Das Essen war an Geschmack, Qualität, Abwechslung und Reichhaltigkeit nicht zu überbieten. Ebenso wie der Service der 4 köpfigen Crew, welcher uns jederzeit unaufdringlich, hilfsbereit und sehr freundlich dargeboten wurde. Auf die speziellen Bedürfnisse der einzelnen Gäste wurde stets eingegangen und sogar eine selbstgebackene Geburtstagstorte präsentiert. Die Kajüten, Sanitär- und Allgemeinräume waren sehr sauber und wurden täglich gereinigt. Die Tisch- und Bettwäsche sowie die Handtücher wurden selbst während des einwöchigen Törns gewechselt. Die Begeisterung für diesen Trip und das schöne Gefühl der absoluten Entspannung in diesem Urlaub hält bei allen Reiseteilnehmern auch Wochen nach der Rückkehr noch an. Im Namen aller meiner Gäste möchte ich Ihnen Herr Fatih Öztarakci für die perfekte Organisation dieser Reise meine Hochachtung aussprechen und kann die Firma „Guletbookers“ nur weiterempfehlen.
Dr. Heinz Peter Erdle
First of all I would like to thank you for the overall organization. Everything went very well.
My group and me enjoyed a wonderful week on the Gulet Sagapo. The boat were in perfect shape, the quality of the cabins were on a very high standard.
The crew and the captain did all their best to make it a very wonderful week. The crew were very nice and service oriented and we had a lot of fun all together. The food and the cook have been great! The kids liked water skiing and Ringo very much.
Once again a wonderful time and may be not the last trip on Gulet Sagapo
I would like to say a big thank you for helping organise such a fantastic trip for my friends and me. We had the trip of a lifetime and part of that is due to the amazing gulet that you chose for us - we could not have asked for a more beautiful, luxury gulet, with a first class crew. We thank you for your recommendation and also for all your assistance during the booking process - you were always quick to respond to any queries we had and gave us a number of options to choose from, but I really do believe that Enderim A was the perfect recommendation. We also loved all the little touches you provided as part of the booking - the welcome flowers, the welcome phone call to make sure we had arrived safely, and also a follow up phone call at the end of the trip to find out if we enjoyed our trip. We will definitely be recommending Guletbookers to friends.
We had the best trip and hope to return again soon.
Thank you, Emma
Please forgive me for taking so long to write to you. I feel awful because I\'m sure you were hoping to hear from me earlier, apologies.
Well, it was a fantastic success! Everything went like clockwork, the agent who et us and briefed us back on the boat was good. The boat surpassed our wildest dreams, it is really lovely, and the crew were brilliant, there wasn\'t much communication as their English ranged from basic to none but one called Jay spoke English and that was a great help. The Captain was very good, he spoke enough English to tell us where we were going. He fulfilled our brief of getting away from the crowds into secluded bays and he found us some lovely places to moor. He also went above and beyond by sending the youngest crew member Alpi out in the motor boat to find 2 of our teenagers who had stayed out all night in Kalkan and got them back to the boat before we sailed at 6am!!
We had 5 crew altogether, I was expecting three, so\'we were very spoiled, bliss.The chef produced 3 wonderful meals a day and we all enjoyed Turkish cooking, it is so fresh and healthy and although we ate masses we didn\'t get too fat. At night they always BBQ\'d over the edge of the boat.
I loved the way the boat was laid out with so many different area to swim and sunbathe or just lie in the shade and read.
The night of the birthday celebration the crew really did us proud and made the table look really festive and served us with great style. Jay and the Captain went out of their way to please us and they found lovely places for us to go and the whole crew were extremely kind and helpful, especially with little Eliza who can\'t walk.
The railings round the boat made it feel very safe so the was no need to wear life jackets at all, just as well in that heat.
No complaints, it was all wonderful, the heat, the silence, the clear blue water the views,I miss it! So finally, a big thank you to you, Reia, for arranging every thing so well for us and being so kind, patient and efficient. Best wishes from us all, Patricia.
The Aegean Clipper was as expected a very comfortable Sailboat. We manage to spend an excellent time. Service was good, Captain tried to do his best in serving us. Bartender / Captain Daughter´s Dilek was ok. The Chef was Excellent, he was always smiling and willing to full fill our demands and needs, food was very good but we got tired of Turkish spices. breakfast was always superb, they should ask the guest what are they planning to serve for lunch and dinner. it was the Captain decision. Captain Assistant was also friendly and English spoken so we manage to get alone with him. The Yacht is very nice, spaceful and clean, Itinerary / Cruising area was beautiful but we all believe we lost 2 days at the beginning doing nothing. Sea was very calm and I can image it is not always like that it was amazing. We got to sail for a couple of hours which was an excellent experience.
Transfer arrangement where always on time, and Fatih made everything look perfect.
Crew 8-10 (Chef and Captain Assistant 10-10)
Cruising Area 8-10 (Oludeniz, was awesome, Symi Fantastic, Datca ok, Daylan and Tomb Rocks excellent. Thanks for helping us with this excellent experience.
Gerardo Alarcón Ezeta
Gulet Aegean Clipper
Many thanks for the excellent organization of our stay in Turkey. We liked very much our trip - the weather was pleasant, the crew was very friendly and the food was excellent (very good cook). We\'ll be interested to come back next year.
Best wishes, Iouri Bassarguine
Gulet Albatros F
Merhaba Fatih - Once again, we had a wonderful trip this year and were very happy with the crew. Ali is doing a great job as captain, especially with some bad weather.
Dear Mr. Fatih,
I did not have the chance to thank you for all your coordination and follow up and for your understanding of the minor differences we had purely due to lack of communication.We look forward to join and enjoy one of your cruises and wish you a pleasant summer.
Unbelievable! It was amazing. The captain was perfect. The crew. The hostess.
We absolutely loved it. Thank you so much.
Booked Gulet Holiday X - August 2013
I must thank you for arranging our rental of the Prenses Lila. I appreciated your persistence, and your determination to make it work for us. I was skeptical at first, but you have won me over.
You asked for our opinions about the Prenses Lila. Everyone in the group loved the boat. We found it beautiful and comfortable. We had only two comments about things we thought should be in the cabins: 1) a sheet and blanket in each cabin; and 2) tack strips in the shower might protect people from slipping. Otherwise, there were absolutely no complaints. The boat is beautifully maintained (especially at the end of the season).
We were very happy with Ahmet Kaptan. He is a very skilled and careful captain, and an excellent sailor. He was responsive and easy to get along with. I liked him very much and would be happy to have him as our captain again.
Ali Asçı was also excellent. The food was always superb; the entire group loved his food (including the vegetarians). Our only complaint is that we could not watch him or interact with him while he was cooking but of course that is because of the design of the boat. He’s probably happy about that!
Ali Gemici was a good choice to be the primary person to interact with the group. His English is good and his personality made him a good person for the job. We will miss him, but wish him the very best when he becomes a captain. I’m sure he will do well.
Akın was a fine young man who did his job well. He, too, was responsive to requests from the group, and easy to get along with. Also a very good dancer. :-)
You can see that we were all very happy with our week on the Prenses Lila. We really appreciated Ahmet\'s willingness to follow our route and schedule. We also respected his experience and advice. I hope the crew knows that we were happy to get to know them a little; the group will not forget their kindnesses, and we wish them all good things in the future. I myself look forward to seeing them again.
My very best wishes, Judy Tordoff
Julie and Andy Nichols
Now to our thank you. The Caner IV was everything you promised and more. The day we sat in your office and heard the glowing remarks you read from the email of the gentleman from Singapore I couldn't believe that it was possible to exceed his experiences. BUT, Caner IV surpassed anything I dreamed as a possibility. The boat was luxurious but comfortable and the food was excellent, especially considering the small kitchen in which the chef made his magic. Keeping in mind our *very* high standards, this praise shouldn't be taken lightly. But, perhaps the most influential of all was the crew. You told us that they were terrific, and now that I have experienced the commraderie of the Caner IV's Captain Sadetin, his first mate Sonnar, the recently hired Ebro, the chef and the two very capable women staff, I am spoiled forever. We gave our thanks to the crew in the form of a generous tip, however, I would appreciate it if you could forward this note to Captain Sadetin and ask him to share it with his outstanding staff.
Once again, sincerest congratulations on your son....I do hope that he and your wife are well. Last, thanks for sharing this with the captain. (I am also sending you in a separate email a slideshow of our time on the Caner IV). Feel free to use it and my comments above on your website to promote yourself and the Caner IV. Also, anything that I can do to further promote your business, please feel free to call on me for a reference to potential clients. THANK YOU, Fatih! All the best,
We are save back at home after a great holiday. You arranges everything perfectly, thank you! The sailing and the crew were rally fantastic. I will definately recommend your company and a gulet holiday to other people! All the best. Justin
Hallo ! Wir möchten uns herzlich bedanken für die gute Bewirtung an Bord der \"Gulet Dear Lila\" !!! War eine tolle Woche für uns , Bis dann Fam. Penni !
Just want to say we have an absolutely amazing trip!! truly divine, the chef was incredible, the captain and the owner found us amazing places to anchor and wake up to turquoise waters and ruins to see, i think I am addicted.
So what other places can I go see by sail boat that has ruins and turquoise waters? thinking next year.
How are you? Nice to hearing from you. I would like to thank you so much for all the attentions to Mr. Custer and his guests, they were very happy in the charter.
Gulet Dolce Vita
I have just spoken with Mr Addario who returned from the Cobra Queen cruise last saturday very happy, all went well ! A special thanks to Mr. Fatih from our client for his professional assistance and a special thank you to the chef as well, clients extremely happy, excellent healthy food crew very friendly and helpful.
Thank you, Mark Venables
I would like to thank you on behalf of our group for the wonderful week we spent on Sunworld 8 in June for my 50th birthday. From the moment that I was met at the airport with a bunch of flowers to the last minute on board the boat , it was a truly wonderful trip.
We were all delightfully surprised by the gullet, although we thought it would be lovely vessel , it far far outweighed out expectations. I would also like to pass on our tremendous thanks to our Captain , Tayfun, our chef, Halil and Kadir who worked tirelessly keeping up will us all and Ismail who helped everyone. Every day was full of fun and beautiful settings.
We were impressed by the skill of the crew and my husband , Rod will never forget being captain for an hour or two. Our meals were delicious and different dishes every day gave us all a good taste of Turkish cuisine. If I can help in any way in recommending this crew of this boat to anyone, please let me know. I have already spread the word amongst our friends her in Adelaide.
Thank you again for your help in organising our wonderful and memorable trip.
Gulet SunWorld 8
June 18th – 25th 2011
Charter went great. Crew was very friendly and food was generally excellent. Overall excellent charter. My only comments would be that it would have been nice if we sailed for a bit instead of always motoring.
We really enjoyed the charter and are thinking of doing a week charter next week with Carpe Diem IV, so I will stay in touch. Thanks for everything.
Merhabalar Hüseyin Bey;
Evet gerçekten çok memnun ayrıldık tekneden, çok güzel bir tekne turu geçirdik. Tekne mürettabatı çok iyilerdi, seneye de aynı mürettebat aynı tekne ve aynı acentayla çalışmaktan çok memnun olacağız. Şimdiden seneye için plan bile yapmaya başladık :). Temizlik olsun, yemekler olsun, ilgi alaka ve güleryüz olsun herşey çok güzeldi.
İlginiz alakanız için çok teşekkür ediyoruz. Tekrar görüşmek üzere.
Thank you for a great trip and a very professional experience with GuletBookers. We will tell our friends.
Mike & Julie Madigan
Arvada, Colorado, USA
Hope all is well On behalf of all guests on the Lady Christa ....... only have great memories of our trip The accomodations were excelent All promised was delivered Crew fabulous No words great enough for our wonderful Captain and not to mention the Chef and his delicious varied foods W were able to see the most beautiful breath taking Turkish bays We all had a great , to say the least, turkish experienceThank you fatih for getting is all together Will definitely keep in touch
My kindest regards
Just a quick mail to tell you what a wonderful holiday we had on board the CEO. The transfer to the boat and back to the airport went smoothly. The crew greeted us warmly AND said they were sorry to see us go. They were really helpful, grateful and discrete. Tell the owner, please - because he is a very lucky man to have such a good cook (Mahmet), boat and fix-it man Cawash (spelling ??sorry) and the Captain was calm and competent. The space on deck was fantastic. Fortunately the children slept on the deck every night, so my husband and I could have a cabin each with a bit of aircondition!! It was very hot without it.
Looking forward to hearing from you and hope you have had a good summer.
Best regards from.
Mrs Brisby and the rest of the family
Hello Fatih how are you?
Just want to say thank you very much for all your hard work on behalf of our clients.
We are extremely grateful to you for ensuring all our gulet charters went so well.
How are you?
I just want to thank you on behalf of the group. It really was a perfect holiday but made it very special were the Captain, Mustafa and his crew.
They are very special people so warm and kind.
I have given your e mail address to one of the leading tour operators in Malta. You are going to have quite an invasion.
I just hope that i will find the \\\"Enderim A\\\" next year.
I would like to book it from now..
So I will have to chance it but we ( not all the group) are coming back next year.
Thank you once again.
You were so right..you gave us the best.I will write to Mustafa and thank him personally
Bye for now
I will be in touch
Gulet Enderim A / 30.06.2012 - 07.07.2012
We are back home after a fabulous trip to Turkey.We loved the country and will definitely be back!
Thanks again for everything!
Good to hear from you.
We had a great week on Didi and it truly exceeded our expectations. As you know, being near new, Didi is in excellent condition, and its staterooms, bathrooms, watercraft and technology stand out.
The captain and crew were suberb, making us feel in safe hands, and were also very unobtrusive.
The chef presented a range of beautiful food, and too much of it, and happily accommodated requests for some simpler dishes for some of the girls.There are no negatives that I would include in any summary.
However, if we were to repeat the week, I might ask to spend more time in the Cleopatra’s Beach/English Harbour region which is the highlight of the Gocek itinerary, and less time returning to Bodrum.
Thanks again for your assistance, and particularly in arranging the wine etc.We have already recommended the service, as you may know. Peter
Peter A Smyth
Hüseyin Bey, Yolculugumuz cok keyifli gecti, çok güzel bir tatil oldu, çok keyif aldık. Ayaz teknemiz bir kere cok rahat ve konforluydu, ekibimiz hizmet konusunda çok başarılı, saygılı ve her zaman güleryüzlüydü. Kaptanımızla rota konusunda çok iyi anlaştık, bizim isteklerimizi kırmadı saolsun. Süreçte yardımlarınız ve sabrınız için teşekkürler. Bir başka Bodrum seyahatinde umarım görüşmek üzere Sevgiler Pınar
I can only say good things about our trip. Everything went smoothly.
The boat and the crew were excellent and Göcek Bay very beautiful on the top of which we were really lucky having a great weather for the entire week.
Dear Fatih ,
We have had a lovely time. Great crew and food. All happy.
We have had a most wonderful time in Turkey. The trip on the Albatros was everything we wanted. A great boat, a great and very accomodating crew. The weather was with us and we were swimming every day!
Fatih was waiting for us on the Albatros. He had arranged at limo to pick us up at the airport in Dalaman. Flowers for Elisabeth and champagne on the boat.His hospitality had no end.
The cruise on the Sun World 8 Gulet has been fantastic.
The boat is great and the crew really nice and helpful.Thanks for the organisation.I will recommend you to all my friends!
“We have organized an executive retreat with GuletBookers for 20 of our Company excutives. The hospitality, support and care given to every single detail made it an unforgettable great experience. Thank you for the well planned activities, great food, beautiful fancy Gulets, amazing customer service and courteous staff. Looking forward to repeat it”
Said G. Daher
Chief Executive Officer
Azadea Group Holding
We have enjoyed the stay in Serentiy 86, and have enjoyed the company of the captain and his crew. Everything was pleasant and everything went smoothly and perfectly as expected, since we landed in Dalaman till the last day, everything was but beyond perfect. Best regards,
The trip was wonderful they all had a fabulous time. If you have any good deals for Sunworld 9 in late September let me know.
Overall we had a perfect time. I must also commend your person in Feitye. He was very professional and objective in showing an alternative route. Overall great week!!
Booked Gulet Yacht Albatros A - May 2013
I got very good feedback from the client about Marenostrum.
They thought the crew and the experience was absolutely fantastic. They are considering booking her for next year.
Gulet Piccoli We were very pleased with the whole trip and can recommend to friends and family to go on a cruise with Piccoli.
The process of finding the best Gulet for us was done professionally and with the patience. I felt that whatever need or wish we came up with Fatih tried to find a solution.
Our trip on Piccoli was very relaxing and enjoyable. The crew was very professional and kept a perfect balance between respecting our privacy and being available. Second the Gulet was well maintained and the captain was very keen on safety, which is even more important travelling with children. The sea and the route was perfect.