Charters - Turkey

 

Sailing Turkey

turkeySailing the Turkish Turquoise Coastline, is both naturally amazing and beautiful, offering an abundance of sunshine, blue skies, friendly people and natural History, this makes the Turkish Coastline one of the most desirable sailing destinations in Europe. Archaeological ruins and historic sites abound in Turkey's southern coastal regions, with civilization land marks of ancient carved tombs carved into cliffs, sunken remnants of ancient Greek and roman Civilizations, deserted coves) on land and underwater, offering lovely quite bays and unspoiled inlets can be easily reached from anchorage points. The Multihull Company will assist you in planning your sailing itinerary throughout Marmaris, Bodrum and Gocek and help you navigate this amazing historical coast line has to offer. Call us today or e-mail for more information.

 Charter Yachts along the Turkish Coast depart frequently from Marmaris, Bodrum, and Gocek. Please contact for other suggested sailing itineraries

m1Marmaris

Once a small fishing village is now considered Turkey's most sophisticated and multi-faceted resort area.This old town is a maze of twisting little streets and alleys with whitewashed houses in the Turkish style and excellent shopping bazaar. The people are charming and friendly and well known for their hospitality.The coastline here, where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean is perfect for sailing, dark blue seas giving way to shallow turquoise waters on hideaway beaches, surrounded by lush beautiful mountains.

Marmaris has one of the biggest Marinas in Turkey and is the head quarter for all sailing yacht charters and gulet's in Turkey. Marmaris is the perfect starting point for your catamaran sailing vacation, offering nightlife shopping and plenty of amenities located at the Netsel Marina. Once you depart the harbor the vast expanse of the Gulf of Gokova stretches before you, this area alone has enough stunning places to visit for a week of sailing. Sehir Adalari (Snake and Castle Island) is well known for Cleopatra's beach, which she is believed to have made for her lover Anthony with sands shipped from North Africa. The nearby bays are spectacular anchorages.

Bodrum

bodrumBodrum is the ideal starting point for sailing the Aegean coast of Turkey. The Gokova Guld is known to be one of the best cruising areas in Europe.

Situated in the West of Mugla within the Gokova and Gulluk bays Bodrum is one on the most prominent tourism and entertainment centers in the world. With its natural historical endowments and highly attractive bohemian way of life, this makes sailing out of Bodrum one of our favorite destinations for our guests. Packed with history and beautiful landscapes, no need to set sail so quickly, take time to visit the historical Bodrum Castle. The Castle was built in 1402 by the knights of Saint Jean in the early 15th Century. You can see the British, French, Italian and German towers and the underwater archeology museum in the Castle. Many ruins and sites such as Cleopatra's Island, Knidos, Caumos, Patara and Kekova can be seen directly from the sea. Others such as Ephesus, Dydima, Miletoascan can be accessed by anchorage points.

Gocek

gocekA place where you will find more boats then houses. Known years past as only a small isolated village, Gocek is now one of the most popular cruising ports of call. The town of Gocek lies in the wooded bay at the North- eastern end of Skopea Limani. With its surrounding steep pine clad hills and islands it provides a beautiful haven for yachtsman. Only 22km from the International Dalaman airport the port is an excellent destination for international yachtsman. Gocek is situated at the hear of the Fethiye Gulf offering three choice locations to board your yacht, Skopea marina, Club Marina or Port Gocek. All of these marina's offer wonderful restaurants and services to make you first or last evening a memorable one.

 

Weather

The climate of this region also contributes to excellence of cruising in this area by providing a long season that can begin in April and end in October. June, July and August are of course the hottest months. May and September are cooler and quieter and April and October still offer 8-9 hours of sunshine a day - plenty of time to for both exploring landside and cruising. During the summer months in Turkey the winds tend to blow during the afternoon, predominately from the North West and it is called the "Meltem". The Meltem does however tend to follow the coastline. And therefore blows from the South into the bay of Fethiye, and from the west into the gulfs of Gokova and Symi. It blows from May to October, reaching its peak in July and August.

Airport

Marmaris is located only 90 minutes from the Dalaman airport and 2 hours from Bodurm making this an easy and point of entry to begin either your bareboat or luxury sailing yacht charter

Itinerary 1

Day 1: Marmaris Board your yacht meet the crew, enjoy a cocktail and dine ashore go out and enjoy the diverse night life Marmaris has to offer and overnight in the Harbor. The calm waters of Marmaris Bay are an ideal start or end to your cruising holiday,

Day 2: Ekincik Sail up to a mooring and enjoy the spectacular beauty of this area, a tranquil paradise of lush green forests where you will be delighted in the natural beauty. This is among the most beautiful spots along the coast is a favourite stop for seafarers.

Day 3: Gocek Bay - Ag Limani - Kleopatra Bays Sail up to Kizilkuyruk bay after a wonderful breakfast aboard your Catamaran and go ashore and spend the day exploring the island of Gocek.

Day 4: Fethiye Gulf Sail into the Gulf Fethiye, one of the most beautiful gulfs in the world, surrounded by lower slopes of the Taurus Mountains. Easy sailing for those not used to open sea as it is rimmed with many coves and anchorages. Sailing up Fethiye Gulf is truly paradise and for those who want to sail through history this is where you want to be the secrets of the ancient gods of mythology still lie hidden in the secluded coves and bays.
Upon arrival enjoy lunch, swim in the clear blue waters during the day, and enjoy Five o'clock tea in Bedri Rahmi Bay.

Day 5: Yassica Adalarei Sail into the islands called Yassica which generates great interest because of their mysterious appearance and are favoured by yachts. Explore the wonderful bays around the island. Visit the Ruins of an Old Temple and venture off to the surrounding islands in the evening have dinner aboard sip on wine and bask in the beauty and wonderment of this enchanting and mysterious cove.

Day 6: Domuz Island: Sailing up to Fethiye in a nearby bay visiting the nice little Fethiye town sailing to Domuz islands afterwards. Visiting Cleopatra's Beach and venturing off for a hike this will lead you to ancient Lydae. Lydae and features sarcophagi, temple walls, cisterns, Corinthian columns and inscribed tablets from the Roman and Byzantine period..

Day 7: Departing from the picturesque islands your sailing venture will lead you to Turunc bay where you can enjoy a swim and lunch. Returning to Marmaris harbour to prepare for your departure .


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