Captain Osman

Your host Captain Osman is not only in charge of your gulet, he’s also responsible for making sure you get the most enjoyment out of your cruise!

Osman is a true Kaş native. Born into a fishing family, he worked on his family’s boat since the age of 12. By the age of eighteen he was already a licensed seaman, and gained his captain’s license a few years later. Meanwhile, as Kaş became known as a tourist destination, he also acted as a tour guide for foreigners hiking in this region, long before the Lycian Way was established. As a result you’ll find he’s on good terms with not only but also many of the locals on shore in the area’s you’ll visit – not to mention many tourists that return year after year. Comfortable in English, he’ll give you background on the attractions you’ll visit – and perhaps a bit of storytelling after dinner!

Life on board the gulet will seem casual and carefree for guests, but the captain must still be responsible for everyone’s safety at all times. Osman’s qualifications include:

  • Personal Survival Techniques Training Cert.
  • Elementary First Aid cert
  • Fire prevention and fire fighting training cert.
  • Personal safety and social responsibility cert.
  • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats cert.
  • Navigational watchkeeping cert.
  • Engine room watchkeeping cert.