Yacht Charter in Turkey - an amazing sailing holiday

A yacht charter in Turkey offers exciting experiences throughout. Turkey is a geographical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia. Here, where East meets West, you'll feel the local population’s kindness and warm-hearted welcome. No matter where you are sailing in Turkey - you will always find interesting new places to explore.

Turkey's coasts are often covered by thick forests - and majestic mountains rise steeply towards the sky. Islands, coves and long peninsulas create a unique and untouched navigational area (the area is not yet visited by the hordes of tourists encountered elsewhere in the Mediterranean). This makes Turkey a very special sailing area. The Turkish coast is ideal for sailing, and it extends from the Gallipoli peninsula in the north down to Antalya. The mountainous coastline is deeply carved with a large number of bays, peninsulas and inlets - and is 1,000 nautical miles long. Furthermore, Turkey offers ample opportunity for flotilla sailing.

The attractiveness of Turkey lies within the beauty, the remoteness, the beaches, the quiet towns and the many impressive medieval ruins. Small intimate restaurants can be found at many anchorages. Here you can enjoy a cold drink and a delicious local meal. The warm and hospitable local population contributes to making a sailing holiday in Turkey a very charming experience.

The sailing season starts in mid-April and ends in mid-November.

Marmaris, Göcek and Orhaniye

Marmaris, Göcek and Orhaniye

Yachting in Marmaris, Göcek, Fethiye and Orhaniye Turkey is perhaps best described as a large peninsula – with the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Turkey is inextricably linked to the sea and the country's sailing history dates back thousands of years. The earliest culture in contemporary Turkey began as far back as 6000 BC. Among the most developed of the early peoples of Turkey were the Lycians - they inhabited the mountainous, wooded and rocky coast at the area where the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean meet. To the east, the land was inhabited by the Carian people. Today, the coasts in this area are some of the least crowded in the Mediterranean - but also some of the most beautiful. A sailing holiday allows you to visit secluded coves along the Gulf of Hisarönü, between the Bozburun and Datҫa peninsulas and includes the possibility of a trip to the Greek Dodecanese Islands at the eastern edge of the Aegean Sea. A yacht charter in Marmaris, Göcek and Fethiye is a perfect opportunity to sail in pristine and protected waters, surrounded by beautiful unspoilt surroundings, which look the same as they did thousands of years ago. Departure: Most of our guests sail from Göcek - only 20 min fra Dalaman Airport. Sailing by Marmaris, Göcek and Orhaniye Sailing in Marmaris, Göcek and Orhaniye are a trip through paradise. The passages between the anchorages are short and give plenty of time to enjoy all the pleasures of sailing. You can also go on trips ashore and explore the local food - or indulge a cold drink and enjoy fantastic Turkey in the evening sun. The sailing season runs from mid-April to mid-November. Soft and warm winds from the west are rarely stronger than 15 knots, making the area unusually family friendly for couples with smaller children or skippers with inexperienced crews. Throughout July and August, the Meltemi summer-wind can be strong in open water, but it usually calms down at night. The tidal range is only one to two feet - and therefore tidal currents are not a concern. The average temperature in the boating season varies between 23°C to 26°C. A boating holiday in Marmaris, Göcek and Orhaniye suit sailors with basic skills in coastal navigation. Highlights A yacht charter in Marmaris, Göcek and Orhaniye has an unmistakable historical influence with the areas strong roots in the regions remarkable past. But a holiday on a sailing boat is of course also about the sailing itself. Inside the bays and around the islands are some of the best sailing areas in the Mediterranean - with beautiful sandy beaches that are ideal for swimming and snorkelling, cosy anchorages and picturesque harbours where good restaurants are always to be found. The water in this coastal area is so beautiful, glittering in the bright sunshine, that the area has been dubbed The Turquoise Coast or the Turkish Riviera. The names describe this astonishing area very well - and there is no better way to explore it than aboard a beautiful yacht. Easy navigation The vibrant town of Göcek Snorkelling at the Karacaören Reef Patara Beach, which is the longest in the region with its 18 kilometres Anchorages surrounded by breathtaking mountains Numerous historical and archaeological sites
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Sailing in Turkey – Practical Tips


There are some new, beautiful marinas with all modern facilities along the coast. Port fees vary and are of the same level as at home.

Transit log

A so-called "Transit log" = sailing permit is issued locally on the basis of the crew lists and papers we have already sent to the base. Locally, approx. €110 for this permit per boat. Our staff at the base handle all the paperwork, transit logs, transfer etc.


For all changes in crew and especially skipper en route, this must be entered in the boat's "Transit log". Sailing between the Turkish coasts and the Greek islands is only possible by prior agreement with the base staff. Our advice: "Don't do it" - it takes a lot of time with "paperwork" - especially with the Greek port authorities - and it's not exactly cheap either.


You can easily find the nicest anchorages in the many bays, and in many places a Turkish family has established a small restaurant. For those interested in archaeology, there are many ruins, mosaics, burial chambers, theaters and temples, etc. from a bygone era to explore on the small islands and along the coast.


There are plenty of waste containers at the quayside in all ports. In Turkey, people are very careful about pollution of harbors and coasts, and large fines can be imposed for carelessness.

Toilet conditions

All marinas have nice shower/toilet facilities. There are not always toilet seats. For the sake of the sewage systems, it is customary to put toilet paper in a bucket next to the toilet - not in the toilet.

Holding tank

Remember to only empty the holding tank at sea. In Turkey, there is a lot of evidence about the marine environment, and the authorities are very strict about pollution.


It will be a good idea to be ahead of the game with provisions for a few days out on the islands. In many places, the shops are closed for lunch.


New Turkish Lira. Check daily rate. Euros, pounds and dollars and also DKK. ATMs are found on almost every street corner.

Weather and wind

Weather forecasts with weather maps are available at all marina offices. The wind typically comes from NW-W and follows the coast around, 6-12 m/s. Never sail into/out of a Turkish bay for players. In the bays, there are often strong downwinds from the mountains, and it is normal with wind jumps of 180 degrees.

Most of the time it is windless in the morning. Therefore, it may be a good idea to start early. At lunchtime the wind increases, then decreases again in the evening. When anchoring under high mountains, strong downwinds can occur - also at night.

Holiday tips:


The Turks are Muslims. Local women cover their necks and shoulders. Bare legs are frowned upon at the mosque (applies to both men and women). However, the norms are more relaxed in the tourist spots. Men should try a trip to the barber in the marketplace or bazaar. It can be quite amusing to watch, and includes a massage.


There are often waiters trying to draw the guests into the kitchen or the counter, where you can see their products, and at first it seems annoying to us Danes. But it is actually an excellent custom to look at the food before deciding - and a no is accepted.

At the more humble LOKANTA's, where the locals themselves live, you eat excellent and cheap - also out in the countryside. The food, especially the nicest stews, is chosen based on a look in the pots or on the counter. If you are sailing in smaller bays, there may be a fragile bridge where a Turkish family likes to cook for the boat and its crew. Ask what they can offer and make an agreement on a price first and a time for the meal that they prepare just for you. We have had the most delicious stews prepared in an earthen oven and in the morning freshly baked bread.


Dolmus minibuses run a regular route between the city center and the hotel areas or along the coastal promenade. Typically, it only costs a very small amount - regardless of distance. You line up along the road, or possibly at a stop, and the dolmus then runs when there is a need for it, and is filled up along the route. Very cozy and Turkish.

Taxis run at a fixed meter price with an additional charge in the evening. Remember to have the taxi meter switched on, or to agree a fixed price in advance!

The bazaar, marketplace and supermarket

Food items are generally at fixed prices. Everything else, especially carpets, can be negotiated, and a lot of mint tea, lemon tea or coffee must be drunk before the "right" price for both parties is agreed upon.

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