Living on Board

 

The crew (consisting of the captain, chef, skipper, and the yoga teacher) is discretely attending you, with both joy and charm, to ensure that your stay on board will become an unforgettable experience. While we are cruising you are free to just lean back and relax, or to read, to chat or to let your soul whisper to you what your life is all about.

We are sure that our local Mediterranean cuisine varied with an international vegetarian touch, will be to your enjoyment. Furthermore you have the choice of a variety of daily activities for your leisure.

Small groups means that it’s easy to get to know your travel companions. Interesting encounters and inspiring talks are always a consistent part while you’re YogaCruisin’.

We guarantee a very easy-going, convivial atmosphere, making this holiday to something very special.

Sun deck

What does a Gulet look like?

Gulets are large wooden boats with comfort and service.
You don’t have to be at sailor to be able to love these boats. When you are strolling along the piers in the harbor of Bodrum or Marmaris, you will see these beauties all around. In fact the honey colored wooden details are dazzling in the sunlight. Turkish Gulets, as these boats are called, are built from pine wood and other precious woods, and then varnished and polished. Their bowsprit is pointing to the sea, through the opening of the harbor, their masts rise high into the sky and on the rear deck the Turkish flag is flowing all red in the wind, with its crescent moon and star Jupiter. A broad gangway brings you from the pier to the rear deck, where comfortable chairs around a large, wooden dining table are inviting you to spend some time. If you want to see the interior of one of our boats, click into the figures in the picture above.

Yoga on board

When do we practice yoga?

In general two yoga sessions per day are offered.
Each yoga session has a duration of 90 minutes, in the mornings and evenings.

Where do the yoga sessions take place?

Normally the yoga sessions are given on deck, while the yacht is mooring in a quiet bay, in the mornings and evenings. 
In some bays there is a possibility to perform the yoga session on land, for instance on the beach or on a larger wooden jetty.
High quality yoga mats, blocks and bolsters are provided for you on the yacht. Nevertheless we recommend participants to bring their own equipment if they have special personal preferences.

The food on board a YogaCruising tour

A varied, healthy, traditional, vegetarian cuisine

Not only vegetarians treasure our food onboard as a culinary peak experience. The Turkish Mediterranean cuisine has already in its tradition a manifold of vegetarian dishes. Innumerable starters and main courses are traditionally cooked without meat. However our chefs onboard have acquired and accumulated the savvy to create well balanced, healthy, modern, vegetarian meals.
Each meal is composed of delightful vegetable dishes and fresh salads, all ingredients are of course locally produced, like the sun ripe fruits of the season, which are always part of a well balanced diet.

In the east of the Mediterranean, in Greece, Turkey as in the Lebanon it is the manifold of dishes that forms part of the culinary culture. Regardless of country the culinary concept is called “meze”. On our yachts you will always be served freshly prepared vegetable dishes for lunch. Most of the time the chef will combine these with some specialties for instance the famous Cigarra Börek (filled pastry sticks) or zucchini-fritters or other delights from the traditional cuisine.
In the evenings the chef will be happy to serve fish dishes if demanded.

All warm dishes are served together with a manifold of delicious, cold salads. The ingredients for these are celery, red beets, spinach, sea weed, tomatoes, cucumber, cauliflower, broccoli, common purslane and much more…. In addition the kitchen will serve warm dishes from the oven like stuffed aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, zucchinis and strudels – and many other specialties, served with bulgur or rice, tomato sauces, rice dishes, cooked or baked potatoes.

We always serve fresh fruit of the season as a dessert. These are delicately prepared fruit platters, ready to be enjoyed. 

For those who are curious, here is a recipe to try out and get an idea:
The aubergine dish "İMAM BAYILDI" (the fainting imam).

TURKISH CUISINE YogaCruising meals

The most refined dishes of the Turkish cuisine are prepared by our chefs in our resorts and on our YogaCruise Gulet yachts, each meal freshly cooked and wonderfully presented. The Turkish cuisine is a fascinating blend of Asian and Mediterranean culinary culture. The meals in our resorts and on our YogaCruise Gulet yachts are authentic, varied, delicious and of highest quality. Even in the best restaurants on land it would be a challenge to find this quality.

Enjoying these delicacies on board our YogaCruising Gulets, in the shade of a solar sail, mooring in a dreamlike bay or a picturesque fishing village, will make every meal into a real feast for all the senses.

Early birds can enjoy their first Turkish black tea, a cup of fresh ginger tea or coffee. After the yoga session a substantial Turkish breakfast will be served, including egg dishes, vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, a selection of cheeses, green and black olives, honey, marmalades, butter and bread. Not to forget the delicious Turkish yoghurt and the fresh fruit platter. The traditional beverage accompanying your breakfast is black tea, milk, or herbal teas. Of course you can get a Turkish coffee, if you prefer. 

For lunch we usually serve healthy lighter main dishes from the traditional Turkish cuisine. These are prepared from chosen, regional vegetables and with our local olive oil: green beans, stuffed peppers, okra with tomatoes, pinto beans, and aubergines fried or stuffed, baked and stewed dishes, böreks (typical Turkish filled pastries). Always accompanied by yoghurt with mint or garlic or other spices, delicious pilaws, fresh salads and fruit trays for dessert. A freshly baked cake or cookies will be tempting you in the afternoon, for tea or coffee.

In the evenings your chef will prepare a delightful dinner, starting with the all famous Turkish meze. Healthy and varied dishes or salads made from aubergines, zucchinis, chard, carrots, spinach, common purslane often with yoghurt and garlic, olive oil and lemon.

Zucchini fritters, pastries, vegetable dishes and böreks will be served from the oven or the grill. Accompanying all meals are green salads and rice or bulgur. A beautiful fruit platter for dessert.

Accommodation

Our yachts
Our yachts provide from 6 to 12 cabins and can host 12 to 24 passengers, plus the crew. Of course our boats are equipped with modern navigation tools and all safety utilities.


The cabins
All cabins are equipped with twin beds or 2 single beds, a wardrobe, storage space, shelves and a space for your suitcase under the bed. Each cabin has its own WC and shower.

Your personal life jacket is stored in your cabin.
 
Your bathroom
Shower, WC, washbowl with mirror and AC outlet, mostly also a hairdryer. Towels will be provided.
 
The sun deck
On the front deck you will find comfortable sun loungers, sun beds and cushions, as well as a shower.

The rear deck:
On the rear deck there is a spacious dining area and a shady relaxation terrace.
 
The upper deck
Also here on the upper deck you will find sun loungers at your disposition.
 
The saloon
A bar is awaiting you in the saloon as well as a comfortable corner seating unit and a stereo.
 
WLAN
WLAN is available on the entire boat. (not included)
 
Sport equipment
All boats provide equipment for canoeing, snorkeling and fishing. Some yachts also have a SUP board, water ski or Jet Ski possibilities.

The crew
The crew (captain, chef, skipper) will do everything they can, to make your stay on board into a memorable experience. During the trips you can just relax and enjoy the landscapes or the company of your fellow travelers. Or why not bring your ongoing reading material to let your mind and stories flow with the wind.

The crew will prepare all your meals and perform a daily cleaning of your facilities so that you can enjoy the comfort.

Small groups means that it’s easy to get to know your travel companions. Soon enough you will make contact and have interesting conversations. Many of our travelers tell us about long lasting friendships that were initiated on their YogaCruising tour.

We guarantee a very easy-going, convivial atmosphere, making this holiday to something very special.