Sailing Vacation & Yacht Charter in Turkey

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Yacht Charter and Luxury Crewed Yacht Charter

Turkey is the amazing melting point of Occident and Orient, land of history, culture and mythology dating back over 5,000 years. Cruising the clear turquoise sea of Turkey’s Lycian or Carian Coast is an experience that every sailor should be lucky enough to experience.
The Aegean and the Mediterranean meet at the coastline of Turkey. On your way you will come across many archeological and historical remains of Hellenic, Greek, Pagan, Roman, Arabic and Ottoman civilizations and cultures – on land and under water, the cradle of civilization.

Fantastic sailing conditions, crystal clear turquoise sea, beautiful and picturesque bays, stunning gulfs, excellent climate, clean coasts and unspoiled nature, along with friendly and hospitable people, fascinating culture, history and archeological sites, delicious Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine and a safe environment for sailors mean the Turkish coast is recognized as one of the best cruising destinations worldwide. Our many repeat customers and sailing enthusiasts confirm this yearly.

By far, the best way to explore the Turkish coast is by boat. Be it a sailboat, catamaran or luxury yacht. A tailor-made charter to suit you and your dreams is waiting for you.

Our Hand-picked portfolio offers the very best charter yachts in Turkey. Whether you prefer to charter a sailing yacht or catamaran bareboat, or a skippered or fully crewed luxury yacht. We have traditional gulets and modern motor yachts – whatever your preferred vessel we have something for you. Take this opportunity to discover islands, bays, deserted shores and beaches, which land-based travel cannot provide.

The Turkish coast´s various sailing areas provide the best sailing conditions for all levels of skippers.

The Turkish southeast coast with the nearby Greek Dodecanese Islands are a sailing paradise. Here, you can find everything the sailing heart desires! You can plan your trip and decide whether you want it to be relaxing, sporty – or a delicious cocktail of both. Sail in our paradise through turquoise waters, surrounded by a charming green and varied landscape. Cruise along the paths of antiquity; Turkey is rich in fascinating ancient mysteries, culture, and history. The Turkish coastline is about 7200km and lies to the west of the Aegean Sea. To the south, the Mediterranean Sea and the north, the Black Sea.

The Turkish Aegean coast and the Turkish Mediterranean coast offer perfect sailing conditions, mostly good sailing winds, and Mediterranean climate. Here, you will find everything from the open sea to large and strongly articulated golfing with many beautifully beautiful anchor bays. Experience picturesque fishing villages, interesting harbor towns with the flair of Mediterranean life, oriental bazaars and, of course, the excellent Turkish cuisine in rustic tavernas or top restaurants. Only a few Mediterranean districts are as rich in cultural diversity, hospitality and cordiality as Turkey, and its people.

The most beautiful routes are between the fashionable Bodrum, Marmaris, Göcek, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas and the historical Kekova Golf / Kekova Roads.

We start our cruise description in Bodrum; the largest city on the Bodrum peninsula, which still likes to adorn itself with its Greek name Halikarnassos. Bodrum is considered the Saint-Tropez of Turkey and is currently one of the few real hotspots in the world. Formula 1 veteran Flavio Briatore owns the “Billionaire’s Club” with an open-air dance floor, and Robert de Niro the “Nobu” club with a branch of his outstanding Japanese restaurant. Not surprisingly, this is where the largest Megayachts anchor. Despite all this, Bodrum is casual and simply cool. You will find Mediterranean flair and beautiful villages, as well as designer hotels and beach clubs. The perfect mix. The center of Bodrum’s lively harbor, which is located in the old town, is the St. Peter’s Castle, built in the 15th century by Knights of St John. In front of the picturesque backdrop of Bodrum hundreds of sailing yachts, motor yachts, Gulets and excursion boats are moored or anchored. The bazaar which is located in the old town, consists of a long and winding alley with countless shops, boutiques, many small cafes, tavernas, restaurants and clubs, most of which have a small beach. A great place for for chilling is Beach Club “Café del Mar” with a view to the Halicarnas, the anchored yachts and the castle. There are also cocktails, snacks, lounge music, sunbathing and a relaxed public. Bodrum offers a wide range of cruising options. In the north, you can reach Turgutreis, Gümüslük, Yalikavak, and Turkbükü or along the route of the Blue Voyage, the green Gökova Gulf with it’s beautiful bays.

Discover the historic site of Knidos and sail  through the strait of Rhodes, past the protected bays Palamut and Ovabükü, and along the Greek island Symi to the Hisarönu Gulf. Here, you will find the beautiful remote  bays of Dirsek and Sailor’s Paradise as well as the picturesque village Selimiye. Continue through Yesilova Gulf, with a visit to the villages Bozburun or Sögüt. A few miles further east, just beyond the Cape Karaburun on the Rhodos Strait, just 12 miles from Rhodes / Mandraki, lies the ancient Loryma – today’s Bozukkale. In ancient times, Bozukkale was charged to protect the port of Rhodes. Even today, the well-preserved castle walls can be seen at the entrance. A walk to the castle wall should be done in any case, to observe the breathtaking view of the Rhodes Strait and also the incoming or outgoing yachts in the bay. Serce Liman, Arab Adasi, Ciftlik, and Kumlubükü are on our way before we reach Marmaris, which is located in a large, natural bay surrounded by mountain peaks covered by pine forests. Marmaris is one of the largest charter ports in the eastern Mediterranean, with various cruising options. Marmaris is a pretty, modern and interesting harbor town with a historical castle in the harbor, which is located in the middle of the old town where the life pulsates. Bars, cafes, taverns, restaurants, small markets, numerous shops and boutiques. Immerse yourself in the colorful world of oriental shopping. Continue with a moderate day trip to Ekincik, which is right next to the breathtaking nature reserve of the Dalyan Delta. Enjoy a ride on a small fishing boat through this unique reed delta, along with the ancient and not yet excavated city of Kaunos, to the sleepy village of Dalyan. The Köyceğiz Gölü /Lake connects the Dalyan Delta with the Mediterranean Sea. In the Dalyan Delta, you will find numerous historical cultural sites, rock tombs, the ancient city of Kaunos with its agora, sulphur pools and mud baths, and countless natural beauty. The sea turtles Caretta breed at the lowland Iztuzu beach. The Iztuzu beach is one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world.

The Lycian coast starts at Fethiye, which offers some interesting archeological sites. Wildly rugged with islands, peninsulas, coves and hidden beaches, the Göcek Gulf and the Fethiye Gulf are only a few hours away. The Göcek Gulf offers numerous fantastic bays, some of which offer authentic tavernas with delicious Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, for example. Sarsala, Kapi Creek, Nomad Tomb Bay, Bokynuz Bükü, Wallbay or Tersane Adasi. The harbor town of Göcek is a great start, and bunker harbor which is only 20 minutes from Dalaman airport. Fethiye can be reached within a short distance. A highlight of which, is the fish market with it’s incredible atmosphere. Your selected freshly caught fish is prepared for you in one of the tavernas of the market. An excursion to the interior of the country, with a visit to the Saklikent, Tlos, Xanthoos, Letoonia or Patara, guarantees a trip to breathtaking canyons and the ancient world.

Further east, we sail to the Gemiler Adasi with it’s ruins of the ancient world, and to Coldwater Bay from which it is only a short walk to the deserted Greek village of Kayaköy. The legendary lagoon “Ölü Deniz” is located next to it. The most beautiful view of this area can be enjoyed with a paragliding tandem jump from the Baba Dag Mountain. The watercolors in front of the long sandy beach of Patraare transformed into almost surreal turquoise colors. The next anchorage is the small picturesque harbor of Kalkan, which has incredibly romantic flair. Only a few miles away we reach Kas, picturesquely hidden in a quiet bay on the Lycian coast. A small former fishing village with an entirely original atmosphere. Kas, called by the Lycians – Habesos, later by the Greeks  Antiphellos. The village center with narrow streets and Greek houses with typical wooden balconies and bay windows, is a protected monument. Kas now has an excellent new marina, so anchorage in the town harbor can be avoided. Around Kas, high mountains rise, as if they were guarding the town and the harbor. Experience an unforgettable sunset from the top of the ancient theater; located directly opposite is the small Greek island Castellorizo. 

A few miles from Kas, we reach the entrance to Kekova, an incredibly beautiful and unique area, with a fascinating underwater landscape that is named “Kekova” after the island that protects the bay from the sea. Here you find the remains of the legendary sunken city of Apollonia. Due to an earthquake, parts of the island and the city of Apollonia sank in the sea. From the famous remains on the banks of the river, steps lead down the rock to the crystal-clear water, where you can see the foundations and the remains of old port facilities. In the silent bay, there are dozens of small islets, all of which were once inhabited. In the passage between the small, protected, natural harbor of the village of Ücagiz and in the inner lagoon, you find the unique picturesque island of Simena with its ancient castle and the village of Kaleköy.Simena is a little island just on you starboard site when heading towards Ücagiz. Simena Island – with its castle, is another beautiful, different world. There are just a few simple jetties in front of small restaurants serving traditional handmade Turkish Meze together with the catch of the day. A few historical houses are on your way up to the castle. Simena Island is truly one of the most scenic places around. A walk through the village up to the castle is worthwhile. From there, you have a wonderful view of the beautiful bay. Greeks, Romans and Venetians once built fortifications here. On your way to the inner harbor Ücagiz, you will see many archeological rock tombs and solid stone sarcophagi. Ücagiz is a scenic, romantic and safe anchorage providing shelter against unfavorable weather conditions. At the harbor front of Ücagiz, you will find some traditional small restaurants.

Myra the home of St Nicholas, the ancient Andriake, and the city of Finike is only a few miles past Kekova. Finike offers a marina as well as good bunker possibilites. On the way to Antalya, there are only a few bays left, Adrasan, CenevizKoyu, Sazak Koyu, Cirali, Olympos, Phaselis and Kemer – all of which are stunningly beautiful.

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We have a large hand-picked portfolio that offers the very best selection of charter yachts available in Turkey.

Whether you prefer to charter a sailing yacht or catamaran bareboat, or a skippered or fully crewed luxury yacht, Let us find the right yacht and the route for your charter with all the requirements and extras you wish!

We look forward to design your tailor-made and bespoken yacht vacation, just lean back and enjoy the time of your life
You will for sure love and enjoy the deserted coves and the wonderful coasts and explore the smaller islands around.

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