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Lady Sovereign II
is a quality built boat designed to give a full sailing experience with its Gaff Rig. Her length offers an extended sun deck, she has 6 double cabins and one master cabin.
On board you will be served by an experienced crew of a captain, a cook and one or two deckhands.
We generally sail from Kotor in either the direction of Montenegro or Croatia and cover numerous beautiful bays and coves and can include the Croatian islands for longer tours at your request.
We recognise that cuisine is an important part of your gulet holiday. Your very own chef will prepare all meals from the finest fresh local ingredients for the ultimate alfresco dining experience.
Our boats are available for both Private Charter and for booking a cabin only if you would like to join others. Please contact us for a quotation.
We periodically offer specialist cruises such as Yoga or Diving. All of our options offer the same Sun and destinations and quality of service.
The Lady Sovereign II is a quality built boat perfect for sailing with its Gaff Rig, she is 100ft long with sleek lines and has a displacement of 85 tonnes; she is a beautiful sight. She was built by Mustafa Koseoglu renowned for building sturdy, robust yet elegant boats. She is designed to give a full sailing experience and when the conditions are suitable we take pleasure in putting her under full sail.
Her length offers an extended sun deck, she has 6 double cabins. All cabins have AC and are ensuite. Each cabin has a European electrical socket.
There is the option to play your own music from your mobile device/USB stick/CD/DVD or flash card. Also a 22 inch flat screen in the saloon is perfect for Karaoke or movie nights. Free WiFi on-board (In Montenegro only)
Our speed boat is available to take you ashore at your convenience and there is some water sport equipment on-board for activities such as snorkeling and water ski.
Lady Sovereign II is powered by a 400HP Cummins engine and has a design speed of 12 knots, she can carry 4,180m3 of diesel and 5,038m3, has a draft of 2.16M and a beam of 6.3M.
We understand that people’s holiday time is the most valuable and precious asset they possess and hope we can honour that by making that time a memorable and unforgettable experience.
He has long served in the marine industry. His professional and technical skills provides “custom made” holidays in boating according to your preferences.
Whether you decide to stay in Montenegro or venture into Croatia, all offer spectacular coastlines and an experience you will not forget.
Visits to one or two bays each day, anchoring at the last stop for the night. Relax, finish that book, swim, snorkel or make a trip to see ancient ruins and picturesque villages. Sleep under the stars; live life at a different pace.
Links to the documents under, define a schedule Saturday to Saturday. Variations of this may be possible to suite flights. eg: Thursday to Thursday or Monday to Monday with EasyJet from Gatwick
Southern Dalmatia’s shining gem is Dubrovnik, of course, but there’s plenty of other gorgeous places to holiday in and things to see and do besides in this part of Croatia. We’re roughly counting covering the part of Croatia that includes the Peljesac Peninsula down to the border with Montenegro in this section – technically, the islands of Korcula, Mljet and the Elafiti islands are also in this part of the country but we have separate sections for those.
Some of the most famous destinations in South Dalmatia include Cavtat, Plat and Mlini, which are all south of Dubrovnik (and very close to Dubrovnik), and Ston and Orebic on the Peljesac Peninsula, to the north of Dubrovnik.
The Peljesac Peninsula is also famed for its wonderful wines – many of Croatia’s top wines are from this part of the country. One of the most pleasant things to do when visiting Southern Dalmatia is to go on a tour of some of the local wineries!
The cities on the Montenegrin coast will definitely seduce you with their charm, diversity and the Mediterranean air. From Ulcinj (which used to be a pirate town but today represents a tourist haven), Bar (a town rich in historic monuments, with the new, modern city centre, port, marina and hotels), Budva (which represents the tourist metropolis of Montenegro, covering the area from Buljarica, through Petrovac and St. Stefan, all the way to Jaz beach), through Tivat (a beautiful, calm town), Kotor (protected by UNESCO as part of the world cultural heritage), up to Herceg Novi (an irresistible tourist town, rich in greenery, flowers, stairs and beautiful historic structures), each town tells a story of its own. In each one of them you can find restaurants with home-made food and fish specialities, cafés with beautiful terraces and excellent cocktails, hotels with pleasant staff and unforgettable views of the sea. You can find a most beautiful sunset, an explosion of colours and emotions, contrasts between the mountains and the coastline only on the Montenegrin coast.
If you visit the Montenegrin coast once, you will always be happy to come back.
This town is in the far south of the Montenegrin coast. With its natural charms, Ulcinj is perfect for tourism. The longest sandy beach on the Adriatic (the Big Beach is 13 km long) – Ada Bojana, the splendid river island with more magnificent sandy beaches, the unique cove Valdanos with numerous old olive trees in the background, the reconstructed old town within Ulcinj (rich in interesting restaurants, cafés, galleries and hotels) and many other interesting sites make Ulcinj a unique place, attractive for many tourists.
Ulcinj is a town that you definitely have to see.
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Bar represents a modern town that is expanding every day. Although it is a port town, it is amazingly clean and has many developed green areas. Around it there are many tourist attractions. The old town of Bar, Haj Nehaj Fortress, with the remnants from the 15 th century fortress and the castle of King Nikola, represent the historic and cultural monuments of this town. There’s an olive tree that is more than 2000 years old and Skadar lake, with one of the biggest habitats of birds, as well as a large number of monasteries and churches for the visitors who enjoy this type of tourism. Numerous festivals and cultural events, such as: the International TV Festival, Meetings Under The Old Olive Tree, the Bar Chronicle.
Developed beaches and coves such as Canj and Dobre Vode will make you come back to Bar.
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Petrovac is a small town situated close to the town-hotel of Sveti Stefan. Its beaches – Perazica Do, Lucice, Sveta Nedjelja and Buljarice – belong to the most beautiful beaches of the Budva Riviera. When it comes to the cultural and historic monuments, there are mosaics from the 3 rd century and the Fortress Castello, built by the Venetians in the 16 th century. For those who like the sea, the real attraction is the two small islands of Katic and Sveta Nedjelja.
SVETI STEFAN I MILOCER
Sveti Stefan, the town-hotel, is situated on an island that is connected to the mainland by a sandbank which has two beaches with an interesting reddish colour. This community, now an exclusive resort, was built by the traders and fishermen in the 15 th century, who decided to live there. In 1960 it was transformed into a town-hotel, owing to our famous painters, Lubarda and Milunovic, who recognised this old town as a tourist attraction. Sveti Stefan hosted many celebrities, such as Sofia Loren, Monica Vitti, Willie Brandt, Bobby Fisher, Silvester Stalone, Claudia Schiffer, Ingemar Stenmark…
Mlocer is situated near Sveti Stefan and used to be a summer retreat of the Karadjordjevic Royal Family. With a large number of rare plants, a beautiful beach and the exceptional service, the hotels and villas in Milocer guarantee an excellent vacation.
Budva is the metropolis of the Montenegrin tourism, due to the numerous beaches that attract the tourists with their beauty, thus transforming this place into the most wanted tourist destination. Apart from the natural beauty of the coves, islands and beaches, Budva is rich in historic monuments as well. The old town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of the cultural heritage. It is intersected with numerous streets and squares, with important buildings such as the Church of St. Trinity, the grave of the famous writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Church of St. Ivan, the Church of Our Lady and the Church of St. Sava. During the summer period it is transformed into the Theatre city, where numerous foreign and local plays are performed. In the old town you can visit various boutiques, cafés, restaurants and galleries. The monasteries of Stanjevici, Podostrog, Rezevici and Gradiste represent significant historic and religious monuments of Budva.
Budva has the coast line of 21 km, with 17 beaches. It is one of the most beautiful coasts in the world and its beauty will not leave you indifferent.
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Tivat is situated in the central part of the Kotor Bay area. It has a lot of interesting and attractive features. The renaissance summerhouse, Buca, in the centre of the city, the Flower island, with the sacred monuments, Gornja Lastva, the old community at an altitude of 300 m, the beautiful sandy beach of Plavi Horizonti (the Blue Horizon) and St. Nikola island, represent the tourist places that should be visited here. In the town itself there is a natural marina, Kaliman. Tivat is the only coastal city with an airport. Among the cultural events, we should mention Bocarska Olimpijada and Ljetnje Feste (summer feasts).
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Situated in one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Kotor, the town of traders and famous seamen, has a lot to tell.
The old town of Kotor is the best preserved urban centre from the Middle Ages, typical for the towns that were created in the 12 th and 14 th centuries. The medieval architecture and numerous monuments of this cultural heritage have put Kotor on the UNESCO list of the “World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites”. Throughout the city there are structures, interwoven by streets and squares. On one of them there is the St. Tripun Cathedral, the monument of the Roman culture and one of the recognised symbols of the city. Elsewhere, St. Luke’s Church (13 th century), the Church of St. Anna (12 th century), the Church of St. Mary (13 th century), the Church of Our Lady of the Health (15 th century), the Duke’s Palace (17 th century), Napoleon’s Theatre (19 th century) represent just one part of the rich treasures of the Kotor tradition. The carnivals and feasts organised each year give an additional charm to the most beautiful city on the Montenegrin coast. You simply can not afford to miss Kotor.
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Perast, the sleeping Baroque town situated nearby Kotor. The most beautiful structures of this small town were constructed in the period from the 17 th to the 18 th century. At that time maritime trade was well developed and the sea captains built large villas that still win people over with their beauty. Perast is a quiet, peaceful town. It is rich in sacred monuments: the Church of St. Nikola, constructed between the 15 th and the 17 th century, the Parochial Church (1740), the island across from Perast with the Church of St. George (12 th century) and the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks (1630) – the baroque church built on the artificial island.
The oldest town in the Kotor Bay area. It was built in the 3 rd century BC. It was a town of craftsmen, seamen and the trading centre of the Illyric state. With the arrival of the Romans, palaces were built in Risan, using the best Greek marble, ornamented with the beautiful sculptures and mosaics that are preserved until the present time and represent an invaluable cultural heritage. Among the numerous mosaics, there is the God of Hypnos, as the only mosaic figure of a god that exists in the world.
Herceg Novi is the town recognised by the Mimosa trees and numerous steps. It is the town of “sun”, due to the large number of sunny days in the year. The heart of Herceg Novi is the old town, with structures that were built in the various epochs in history. The clock tower (1667), Kanli-kula (1483), Spanjola Fortress (1538) and the Forte Mare Fortress (1687), represent just one part of the cultural heritage of this town. Rich in greenery, Herceg Novi hides numerous types of tropical flowers. At the end of January the whole town is surrounded by the gentle fragrance of yellow and green Mimosa, so there is a feast called the Mimosa Festival, dedicated to this flower. During the summer months, there are other festivals in this town, which add to the tourist offer of this magical town.
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Yoga classes in the morning and evening, Mid May, last week of September and the first week in October. See “Themed” weeks for in “pricing” this season 2017
For those of you preparing for Winter, we invite you to join us on-board the Lady Sovereign II for a week of Peace, Tranquility and Learning
Gulet Barefoot Cruises are delighted to partner with professional Yoga teachers to bring you an end of summer period of meditation and peace in the Adriatic sea. If you are an instructor and wish to take part, please contact our Yoga Coordinator Emma Gliddon on +44 7884 434710 (UK). Emma teaches Yoga for all abilities. She is an experienced teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance at the top standard as a Senior Yoga Teacher.
Enjoy Yoga on board morning and evening in a fun and friendly atmosphere which will engage you energetically at the highest level. Strength building asana and therapeutic Yoga is woven in with meditation, visualisation and restorative practices to make your holiday a deeply relaxing experience
If you are interested in a Yoga cruise please contact Emma directly at www.doyoga.co.uk.
There are two main options to book a cruise:
To see the basic differences between “Complete boat” & “Cabin” charter see FAQ.
2nd week will be 15% discounted.
30 M – 6 CAB – 12 BERTHS – 3 CREW MEMBERS – YEAR 1994 – REFIT 2016
|April||May, October||June, September||July, August|
|€ 7,020||€ 7,920||€ 9,720||€ 12,420|
Included in price:
On board insurance, crew, port of embarkation and disembarkation, tourist taxes, fuel for max 4 hours of daily navigation, air conditioned use for at most 4 hours daily use, sheets and bath towels, sun towels, Internet connection, equipment on board use, cleaning and service, Vat.
Not included in price:
National Parks entrances, private marina fees (if requested), tips, personal extras and additional costs not mentioned under “Included in price”.
Half board – breakfast and lunch – 300 Euro per person per week;
Full board – 500 Euro per person per week – children up to 3 years old free, children up to 12 years old discount of 50%.
a) to buy at the bar on board;
b) all inclusive domestic package 150 Euro per person per week (included local wine, beer and alcoholic, soft drinks, mineral water, juices);
c) all inclusive without alcoholic beverages 70 Euro per person per week;
d) beverages completely supplied by clients cost of service 600 Euro per week.
Captain holds the right to change the route in the case of unfavorable weather conditions. It is not permitted to bring your own food or beverages on-board.
Yoga sessions twice a day. Non Yoga partners welcome. See Yoga for further details.
|2 persons sharing a double cabin, single supplement for double cabin is €500|
Included in the price:
7 breakfast, 6 lunch, tea time, 2 dinners. Bring your own beer/wine/spirits
For further details what Charter Rates includes and doesn’t include see FAQ.
Please inquire for availability.
|April||May, October||June, September||July, August|
|€ 750||€ 850||€ 950||€ 1,250|
|2 persons sharing a double cabin, single supplement for double cabin is +50%|
My plan is to go back … together with a group of family and friends and charter the whole boat. It was a fantastic holiday…and a beautiful boat! I returned to the UK; very well slept, relaxed, sun-tanned and well fed! All aspects of the trip were handled with such competence by the English owner captain and crew that all i had to get done was finish my book. Tui, the on board chef, prepared delicious traditional Turkish food. Everyday the Turkish captain/crew; Altay, sailed us to a new ‘paradise’ to swim, snorkel, sunbathe or to moor for the night.. This boat, captain , crew will be my choice when i return … i unreservedly recommend !JH. Lewes. April 2014
Our Gulet- Holiday on the beautiful Lady Sovereign II with Irish Owner/Captain Gary and his Turkish crew ( Altay and Tui) along the Turkish South Coast was a real pleasure and a fantastic experience . This is Gary’s first season, after spending the winter working on his boat, and with the high standard he has set he should go from strength to strength in the years to come. The boat has been elegantly furnished with comfortable day beds on the deck for 12 people to enjoy. There is plenty of space to sit/lie down and eat on board and nothing is too much trouble for Gary and his crew/chef. The food was superb,always freshly prepared and cooked by Tui,the Chef, beating many of the local restaurants – and they are good! The route is tailored to the group’s wishes and as the crew knows every little bay in the area you can be sure of discovering real “gems” along the coast. Having an English Owner and a crew that also speaks English quite well made a huge difference and we shared lots of laughs with these lovely people. We had a very relaxing time, sunbathing,snorkeling, and strolling through quaint seaside towns. Next year we will definitely come back!S. Petzold. Lewes. April 2014
Our Guilet cruise adventure was fantastic- after a taxi ride through the Turkish landscape, we arrived at the boat and were even greeted with a campari! Overall, the whole trip was very relaxing, the staff were friendly and there was generally a nice atmosphere. The captain and crew were very flexible, which meant it was up to us to decide how much time to spend sailing and sight-seeing on land. This gave us the freedom to explore the beautiful Turkish coast-line at our leisure. Each day, there were opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and fishing, which in my opinion makes this an ideal holiday destination not only for adults, but also for families with children. We were presented with delicious traditional Turkish meals and everyone went home very happy and relaxed. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who fancies a bit of an adventure, or simply a break from everyday life.Jonna. P. Hamburg. April 2014
A great big thank you from Bertie & myself for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful boat, for planing our highly enjoyable trips- And for treating us like friends. We wish you every success.Elliot & Bertie. Weston. September 2014
Brilliant week on your gulet boat Gary, thanks so much and we WILL be back!Tom Scott. Oakham. September 2014
Dear Gary , we have had a beautiful experience on cruise on your boat.Captain Altay and his crew have been very professional and helpful.Very good food too.Hope to come back next year.Franco Pezzani & Co.. Italy. July 2015
As featured in a previous issue of Viva Lewes! We have just enjoyed an idyllic week’s cruise along the Turkish coast from Marmaris to Bozburun and back with Gary Blount’s Gulet barefoot cruises, along with several other like-minded sybarites.
His beautiful Turkish gulet “Lady Sovereign II” is a traditional tall-masted ketch, ideal for coastal cruises whether powered by
its 400hp engine or its sails. This is the sort of holiday (more of a life-enhancing experience, really!) that we could recommend to anyone – even if (like us!) they are not particularly nautical.
Sightseeing and sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling in the warm, sapphire-blue waters of the Aegean. An hour’s meditative yoga each day at both sunrise and sunset, led by the lovely Emma, not only gave us an appetite for more of the local cuisine but also helped us appreciate the tranquil beauty of the region, its people and its’ wildlife – and our privileged place in the greater scheme of things.
We all had an absolutely fabulous time!
The boat was lovely – the crew had obviously spent a long time painting and polishing to get it looking so good.The crew themselves, I couldn’t fault, they couldn’t do enough to help us.
He knew the area well and the best places to go (and moved if we found ourselves sitting under a non-moving cloud). We left ourselves in his hands – he discussed with us what we wanted to do on any particular day and made suggestions which we mostly accepted and appreciated. An excellent skipper.
that boy can cook. He did really well coping with not only vegetarian meals, but also providing an egg free diet for one of the children. How he made egg free pancakes is a mystery and a miracle! The food was plentiful and delicious. One of the children declared that he was the “best cook in the world”. He also knew the area really well and volunteered information about the history, vegetation etc etc as well as knowing the best restaurants to eat in on our nights out.
couldn’t have been more helpful. We got really used to plates appearing and disappearing. A bit of a shock to get back to the UK and find that tables didn’t miraculously clear themselves.
All in all the crew were charming and delightful, never intruding, but also volunteering information/direction when necessarySusan. Lewes. June 2016