The Gulet gauntlet

The challenge: a family yacht charter in the Med, somewhere uncrowded and hassle-free, at the busiest time of the year

1 Gocek is suggested

I’d been there before; a long time ago when Gocek was a tiny fishing village and the whole area was barely touched by visiting yachts

2 Your boat is ready, sir

Minimal hassle is a prime ingredient for enjoying a successful yacht holiday

3 Avoiding noise and tourists

We were surprised to find it was easy to buy food or fill the yacht with fresh water every few days

4 Kekova Roads

Two massive, landlocked bays where flat, sheltered water is pretty much guaranteed

5 A change of culture

Close to Gocek, the deeply indented bay known as Skopea Limani has an almost unlimited choice of good anchorages

6 The verdict

Gocek is a very pleasant place to start and end a charter, with a big choice of easy anchorages within easy reach

7 Further information

Cost of chartering