Bareboat Yacht Charter & Sailing Holidays in Turkey

Sailing Holidays in Turkey

2 Week East & West

A detailed two week itinerary combining overnight stops both East & West of Marmaris.

 

Day 1 – Adakoy

Fly into Dalaman or Bodrum where our driver will be waiting to take you to our Base at Adakoy Marina.  A beautiful location in the National Park only 15 minutes drive from Marmaris.  We will meet you on arrival and get you on board as quickly as possible.

Along with all the usual facilities: toilets/showers, small market, electric & water on the dock you will also be able to hook up to free WiFi and enjoy the hotel facilities.  You can swim off the dock or in the 30m swimming pool or you may prefer to order a  refreshing cold drink & snack in the Sail Bar & Restaurant overlooking the bay of Marmaris.

Facilities:  

  • Free mooring for Sail in Turkey Yachts
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Beach
  • Market
  • Credit card accepted

 

Day 2 – Ciftlik

Whenever possible we will give an area briefing & full yacht briefing on your 1st day, however if you had a late flight we will give you all the information you need the following morning at a time to suit you.  The Sail Bar Restaurant will be open from 7am for those wishing to take breakfast ashore.

Ciftlik is an excellent 1st night destination.  Azmak restaurant is owned by cousins Engin & Yasar who take a great pride in delivering wonderful food and great service.  Yasar will be on the dock to take your lines and hand you a lazy line.  Once safely moored he will ensure you are connected to the electric shore power and you can top up with water if needed.

It is a great place to swim from your yacht, the dock or the beach.  There are plenty of sun chairs and umbrellas on the beach & behind the restaurant are good toilet & shower facilities.

Engin & Yasar are keen to ensure you have everything you need so they have an excellent market for you to get any provisions you might need plus are happy to sell fresh fruit & vegetables from their kitchen.  The large restaurant has plenty of shade for dining and  free WiFi.  The chef is very well known in this area for his excellent cuisine, we particularly recommend  fish and beware of the delicious homemade bread.  

This does make for an easy and relaxing 1st day.

Facilities:  

  • Free mooring for Sail in Turkey Yachts
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant 
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers,
  • Beach
  • Market
  • Credit card accepted
More About Ciftlik

 

 

Day 3 – Bozukkale

Start the day with a refreshing swim and breakfast ashore before heading off to your next destination.  Heaps of places to choose from.  If you want a short hop we would suggest Bozukkale also known as Loryma.

Our recommendation would be to stop at Sailors House run by Mustafa and his family. This year (2017) we visited this place for the 1st time in 17 years despite multiple invitations from Mustafa!  He was very shocked to see us mooring up on his dock and was quick to proudly show us around his land.

There is no road access to Bozukkale so everything has to be transported by boat.  He has built toilet & showers and found spring water which he has hooked to solar power so you can enjoy a hot shower in this beautiful bay. He grows as many of his own vegetables as he can and last winter he spent his time building a new terrace over the water which is just amazing.

If you feel like exploring the ancient citadel on the entrance to the bay is definitely worth a look.  From there if it is a clear day you will be able to see over the water to Rhodes.

We were served fresh crayfish and grilled fish with salad which was simply delicious.

Facilities:  

  • Free mooring for Sail in Turkey Yachts 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers,
  • Beach
  • Cash Only
More About Bozukkale 

 

Day 4 – Sogut

Wake up to another fab day on the water and then head to Sogut and the top class Octopus Restaurant.  They have a large dock with staff waiting to hand you a lazy line.  It is shallow on the inside of the dock so only suitable for catamarans or swimming!!  They have water and electric on the dock, sun chairs on the beach and excellent toilet & showers.

As the sun goes down the staff will set tables out on the water front ready for a relaxing dinner on the waters edge.  They will invite you to choose your mezes from a large selection.  At the same time you can have a look at the wonderful fish, seafoods & meats that they offer.

Sail in Turkey at Octopus Sogut.

Facilities:  

  • Free mooring for Sail in Turkey Yachts
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers,
  • Beach
  • Market
  • Credit card accepted
More About Sogut

 

 Day 5 – Sailors Paradise at Paradise Bay

You can expect a warm welcome from Mehmet and his family at Sailors Paradise.  Mehmet built this fabulous restaurant from scratch, adding toilet & showers with spring water and solar power.  As you wander through his vegetable garden or sit on his shaded terrace you cannot help but be impressed by the complete feeling of nature here.  He has a wooden jetty with moorings for up to 15 yachts.  Alternatively there a couple of mooring buoys if you prefer to be free.

Paradise bay at night.

Facilities:  

  • Free mooring for Sail in Turkey Yachts
  • Water on the dock
  • Restaurant 
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers,
  • Cash Only

  More About Paradise Bay  

 

 

Day 6 – Selimiye

This is the largest place you will have visited on your route so far.  Here you will find lots of restaurants some with their own jetty, bars, cafes, hand craft shops, dive school, 4 supermarkets, handbag shop and an ATM!!!

We would recommend that you call the Aurora Restaurant one day ahead and reserve your mooring and a table for your evening meal.  Owners Suzanne & Huseyin will ensure you are safely moored and then turn the sun deck into a restaurant for the evening.  They have scoured Turkey for all the best recipes and brought them to Selimiye, so you will enjoy very different food here.  Suzanne will take you to the kitchen to show you the variety of mezes and talk you through the menu to choose your main course.  

Selimiye has a very cosmopolitan feel and with all the markets is a great place to restock the yacht.  For us we love the one supermarket selling cold meats, imported cheeses, chocolates, limes, etc….  all the things we cannot buy in Marmaris!!  

Auro restaurant Selimiye in Turkish coast.

Facilities:  

  • Mooring fee (approx 30TL)
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant 
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers,
  • Market
  • Credit card accepted
  • ATM

 

Day 7 – Dirsek

Another beautiful bay, very large with one restaurant which is popular so if you anchor off and plan to eat ashore in the evening be sure to let them know and reserve your table in advance.  If you are dining on board this is a great location to drop an anchor and take a line ashore safe in the knowledge that you will be secure.

At this point we should mention that at every overnight destination it is ideal for swimming, just dive off into clear blue waters and enjoy.

Facilities:  

  • Free mooring for Sail in Turkey Yachts
  • Restaurant 
  • WiFi
  • Toilets & showers – Basic
  • Cash Only

 

 

Day 8 – Bozburun

A busy little harbour in a picturesque town.  As you enter the Harbour look for the guy in charge as he will direct you to a mooring place.   You will need to use your anchor in this harbour, very good holding and protected form all weather.  Do check that you don’t cross anchors to avoid an early wake up call.

Late afternoon the road is closed to vehicles and the restaurants set out tables along the promenade, you could find yourself dining at a table behind your yacht.  Its lovely to walk along the waterfront, scattered with craft shops, bars and restaurants, so many to choose from.  The local council have provided showers on the dock for a small fee which are very clean.  Here you will find supermarkets, shops, a barber and an ATM.

Facilities:  

  • Mooring fee 50-60TL
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurants & bars,
  • Toilets & showers,
  • Beach
  • Market
  • Credit card accepted
  • Barbers
  • ATM

 

  

Day 9 – Serce Limani

 

A wonderful holiday with Zig Zag Yacht Charter.

 

Stunning bay with a choice of mooring on a buoy or taking a line on the jetty. Captain Nemo or Bob will be waiting for you in his small rowing boat to tie you up to a mooring buoy and take a line ashore for you.

There is road access to Serce.  However having been on it we can confirm that its not something to repeat unless absolutely necessary, hence it is very quiet and peaceful.  Captain Nemo is a lively character and you can expect to be entertained for the evening, possibly dancing the night away to his favourite tunes.

When everyone has retired for the evening and the generator has been turned off you can lie back on the deck and study the starry night sky.  

 

Facilities:  

  • Free mooring for Sail in Turkey Yachts
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets & showers
  • WiFi
  • Cash only 

 

Day 10 – Kapi Creek

And so over to the bays East of Marmaris…..  An early start to the day and hopefully some good sailing with the wind behind you.  We love the area known as Skopia Limani with heaps of small bays and anchorages to choose from.  One of our favourites is Kapi Creek and the first one that you will arrive at.  Recently (2017) they have made many changes to the dock and restaurant plus they have built new toilets with showers.  Muammer and his staff will assist you with the mooring and then serve you in the evening at your table.

Beautiful for swimming as are all the stopovers in Skopia Limani.  There is a very nice walk over the hill to take the views over the whole area including Fethiye &  on a good day you can see as far as Kalkan.

Facilities:  

  • Free mooring for Sail in Turkey Yachts
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets & showers
  • WiFi
  • Cash only 

 

Day 11 – Fethiye

Onto the party town of Fethiye and a couple of choices for mooring.  Ege Marina is the first place you will see as you approach Fethiye, with all the usual facilities: lazy lines, water, electric, toilets & showers.  Next door is a smaller jetty belonging to the Yacht Classic Hotel which is loved by all.  They offer the same facilities plus swimming pool, good restaurant, spa and is a great place to watch the sun set at their cocktail bar. Both are just a 10 minute stroll into town where you will find an abundance of shops, markets, bars and restaurants with plenty of night life.

Behind the town you can see the impressive Lycian Rock tombs carved into the rock face.  You can view these from afar or take the 200 steps to take a closer look.

Lycian Tombs in Fethiye

 

Facilities:  

  • Mooring fee dependant on size of yacht
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant & bar,
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers,
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Market
  • Credit card accepted

 

Day 12 – Sarsala

 

There are so many stunning locations to choose from, great for swimming, good service, good food, etc Sarsala happens to be the one that we have recent photos of.  

Ramazan and his staff await you at their newly built dock with lazy lines.  They have recently refurbished the restaurant with a larger interior space for early and late season visitors, a very spacious terrace for the summer season, a bar and new toilet & shower facilities.

 

Facilities:  

  • Free mooring for Sail in Turkey Yachts
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets & showers
  • WiFi
  • Cash only 

 

 

Day 13 – Ekincik

Break the journey up with a stopover in Ekincik.  One choice is ‘My Marina’ Restaurant with stunning views over the bay.  It is quite a hike up the hill so be sure to take your camera with you the first time.

As usual staff will be on hand to assist you mooring on their dock with lazy lines, electric & water are available and at 18:00 someone will be along to collect your garbage.  You can expect a mooring fee here.

The restaurant is a little unusual in that they have a talking menu.  The main thing here is to understand that whatever main course you order it will come with a full compliment of potatoes or rice and vegetables or salad so no need to order any extras.

 

Facilities:  

  • Mooring fee
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant 
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers,
  • Beach
  • Credit card accepted

 

Day 14 – Joya Del Mar & Adakoy

Ok so its your last night.  You have a few choices depending on your flight time, whichever one you choose you will have to plan a trip to Netsel Marina to refuel your yacht before returning to Adakoy.

If you haven’t enjoyed a night at Adakoy then perhaps this is a good option.  We will help you moor up on the Hotel dock hook you up to electric and leave you to relax.  The restaurant offers simple but nice food and has great views over the bay.

Alternatively you can go to Joya Del Mar, 15 minutes motoring from Adakoy.  This is a small hotel with a dock and good facilities, toilet/showers, restaurant, beach, swimming pool & spa.  

Facilities at Joy Del Mar:  

  • Mooring fee
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant & bar,
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers,
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach
  • Spa
  • Credit card accepted

Day 15 – Departure Day

If you stayed out for your last night, you can return to Adakoy in time for breakfast.  If your yacht is not on charter the following week you will be able to stay on board until its time to catch our transfer bus to the airport.

All the facilities are available, the restaurant and bar are open for breakfast lunch and dinner, so you can plan a quick snack before setting off home.  The swimming pool is open all day along with the watersports centre and spa all making for a relaxing last day.

 

Additional Activities

These are dependant on the amount of time you have on your last day

Turkish Bath – Some clients love this so much they arrange to return at lunch time on their last day, hop in a taxi that we have pre-ordered and visit the Turkish Baths in Marmaris.  They then use the taxi service at the baths to go to one of the restaurants in the marina for an early supper.  From their our driver will collect them and continue to the airport.  Great way to travel!

What is A Turkish Bath

 

 

Shopping in Marmaris – Take the water taxi from the Hotel Dock and enjoy an afternoon shopping in the Bazaar for bargains and souvenirs.  The best deals for ‘original fakes’  are to be found here.  

You can wander round the local market, sit in one of the many cafes and watch the world go by or maybe you would like to visit the castle and walk around the old town.

Then there are numerous shops selling gold, handbag, ceramics, pasminas, etc its endless…….

 

 

Nimara Caves – A short walk up the hill behind Adakoy, steep in some parts and you will arrive at a look out station giving fabulous views over the bay of Marmaris.

If you drop down the other side you will get to Nimara Caves, a point of interest.

 

 

 

 

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