Charter Pricing

Pricing structures for charter yachts are variable. The way you choose to use your yacht —and it is your yacht for the duration of your cruise vacation— will determine the total cost. The size and style of your yacht, and the period you would like to charter the yacht will affect the price.

The charter prices are arranged according to the charter seasons which are generally named as “early/low” – (April-May), “mid/middle” (June-September), “high” (July-August) and “late” (October-November).

Motor yacht or sailing yacht bareboat charter rates never include the costs like fuel, food, drinks, transitlog, harbour fees and airport transfers. These are always extra. The prices usually include the boat, insurance and base marina fees.

If you do not have a skipper’s license or if you are not experienced enough for a bareboat charter, you can hire a skipper to accompany you during your trip. The skipper fee will be extra and added on top of the boat’s price on a daily rate.

There is a wide range of the prices of crewed motor yachts. You can rent a 3-cabin motor yacht with a very reasonable daily price or you can hire a very large fully crewed mega yacht at a much higher cost. With this type of charter, the prices usually include the yacht’s rent, crew salaries, yacht insurance and base marina fees; and all the other expenses like fuel, food, drinks, alcohol, crew tips, marina fees and fuel for water toys are extra.

Private gulet charter prices range a lot depending on the size, model, standard of the yacht and charter period. You can rent a standard category motor sailer (traditional Turkish gulet) with no air-conditioning at a very reasonable price. Then your yacht is not a luxury one, but you will have everything you need plus good food, fun, and very good service. On the other hand, you can hire a deluxe class gulet which offers you more luxury than a 5* hotel, but the cost will be higher in accordance with the luxury provided during your holiday.

Private gulet charter prices include the yacht’s hire, crew salaries, diesel, harbour fees and port taxes; but food, drinks (soft and alcoholic) and private marina fees will be extra. If you rent the yacht in Turkey, but choose to visit some greek Islands, too, then the costs will be higher as the formalities will be different and at an extra cost.

A cabin charter holiday may be the cheapest way of experiencing a yacht vacation in Turkey. Altough luxury cabin cruises with higher rates are also available, you can choose a trip on a standard class gulet with a reasonable price.

We aim to offer you the best charter alternative according to your preferences, charter dates and your budget; and we will reply to all your queries if you contact us to request more details.


  • A boat is much more than a way of travelling. It brings you to places where your dreams can come true. In our case, we have spent two marvellous weeks navigating between Turkey and Greece. Moreover, the services provided by Sunshine Cruising were not only Professional, they were friendly. A %100 satisfaction quote is not exagerated. Sincere thanks to Esra and her team.

    Marc – Brenda – Karin – Alain (Rodman 41)
  • Dear Ahmet, Dear Esra, Dear Sunshine Cruising team, We are very new in the boat-charter holiday, but we have never been treated as nice as in Marmaris from Sunshine Cruising team, especially from Ahmet and Esra –a perfect team for a perfect trip. We enjoyed it very very much and we nearly forgot the pricing!! Thank you for everything. We will come again – for sure, best regards from Austria!

    Sabine – Kurt (Bavaria 33)
  • To Esra & Team Yellow bird is a great boat in layout & comfort. Clean, furnished well and a joy to travel in. We had a lovely two weeks cruising the islands off Greece & Turkey. The ease of booking through Esra and the help from the boys made a perfect team. Thank you all for being so thoughtful and helpful. A pleasure meeting you.

    Margeret And Paul “Bayliner 4587″
  • Dear Esra, Dear Ahmet and team; Thank you for the warm welcome and all your kind support till the end. We enjoyed a wonderful time on our 2 week trip through Turkish water and coasts, weather and conditions were marvellous. Our highlight was wild anchoring in Yeşilova Bay – so wonderful place! Hoping to come back…

    Ulker – Lars – Heike – Harold (Bayliner 3388 – 2010)
  • Dear Esra, Dear Ahmet, Dear Fatih; Thank you for all the support and help you gave us and for the friendly and warm way you did it! We enjoyed our trip with “blue moon” and made many interesting and worthful experiences with the boat-life and with the lovely Turkish landscape and people we saw and met.

    Thanks again and good bye.

    Christina – Paul (Bavaria 33 – 2010)
  • To the Sunshine Cruising Team Everything was tripple A! Beginning with the first booking correspondence, the hand out of the Kimberley, the kindness way, just everything was total Professional and very friendly.

    We had a great trip.

    The Reimers Team (Rodman 41 – 2011)
  • To the sunshine Cruising team; Thank you very much. We have enjoyed 2 great week on Kimberley. Your helpful organization has been impeccable and very receptive. We will come again and will look forward to enjoying the hospitality of Turkey – shown so well by Ahmet, Esra and team.

    Richard & Jill (Fairline Squadron 55 & Rodman 41 – 2011/2012)
  • To the Sunshine Cruising team; Enjoyed our trip on Kimberley can’t say enough about your beautiful country Turkey! It was all amazing. You do a wondeful job and made us feel very welcome. Thank you all so much, we are leaving with some wonderful memeries!

    Louise – Gordon – Cathy – Gregory (Rodman 41 – 2011)
  • Hi together, First time I visited this country. At our home we have many neighbours from Turkey but we never visited Turkey. Now I was here and can tell that to our neighbours. This week, we find so many nice places on our way to Bozburun and back. So many nice bays hold us safe over night, swimming, fishing and the beer we could enjoy every day. The ship is in a good and safe condition. Many thanks for the nice days!

    Ina – Eberhard – Alexandra – Ulrich (Rodman 41 – 2011/2012)
  • To Esra and her team. Our trip was wonderful! Colena is a great boat. Very comfortable! Thank you for your help and service! We will definetely come back to Turkey and to you! We all wish you luck, good clients and all the best!

    Alex – Sergey – Olga – Galina – Polina – Nikita (Fairline Squadron 55 – 2012)
  • Dear Esra, Ahmet & Onur, Since 2000, we chartered 3 times a motor yacht with you (2 x Bayliner 3388, 1 x Sealine S34) We are very very satisfied and we had a wonderful week. Your service is excellent and the boats are in such a wonderful condition. Your warm and kind approach towards your guests is “unique” and highly appreciated! We are looking forward to see you soon again! All the best for SSC!

    Family Blach – Austria (Bayliner 3388 – Sealine S34 (2000 – 2007 – 2013)
  • Bu dördüncü gelişimiz Marmaris'e. Herbiri, birbirinden güzel bir tatil oldu. Denizi, havası hiç bizi üzmedi. Kiraladığımız tekneler temiz ve bakımlılardı. Bunun için Sunshine Cruising’e bütün arkadaşlar ismine teşekkür ederim.

    Yücel (Bayliner 3388 – Rodman 41)
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