Bareboat Yacht Charter & Sailing Holidays in Turkey

Sailing Holidays in Turkey

Marmaris East – 2 weeks

Lots to fit in on this 2 week tour. Start in Marmaris sailing East to Kekova Roads including the bays in Skopia Limani and the town of Fethiye before returning to Marmaris.

 

 

6617600015_50837e12b8_oDay 1 – Arrive Netsel Marina, Marmaris

Meet the base staff and settle onto your chartered yacht. This is a good time to take a look around Marmaris provision for your sailing holiday and have a swim.

Once you have had the technical briefing about your yacht you are able to set off for your sailing holiday or, if you are not in a hurry enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in the marina.

The base staff will get you in board as early as possible once the yacht has been prepared for you. If it is early Ciftlik is a good choice for your 1st night as it is approximately 12 nm from Marmaris (2 hours under motor). This gives you time to learn about your yacht and enjoy a great sail on the way.

Azmak Restaurant, Ciftlik

 

Facilities at Netsel Marina, Marmaris  

  • Free mooring for yachts at the base
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurants& Bars – a short walk into town
  • WiFi
  • Toilets & showers
  • Swimming Pool (charges apply)
  • Supermarket
  • Credit card accepted
 
Day 2 – Ekincik, Turkey (19nm)

Enjoy a pleasant sail with winds picking up in the afternoon. 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.

From here you may choose to take a 1/2 day or full day tour on a typical Turkish boat. You will pass a long sandy beach which is a nature reserve for loggerhead Turtles, if you are lucky you might seven see some turtles.  From there you will travel up the Dalyan river through the reed beds, visiting the ancient site of Caunos and viewing the Lycian Tombs set high on the hillside. With restaurants lining the river, this is the place to take a tranquil lunch. Other interests are a swim in the fresh water lake or the mud baths which claim to make you look 10 years younger! (?)

Dalyan River Trip

 

Facilities at My Marina, Ekincik  

  • Mooring Fees – dependant on size of yacht
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant 
  • WiFi
  • Toilets & showers
  • Credit card accepted
 
Day 3 – Tomb Bay (32 nm)

If you want to swim with Turtles this is the place to be!  A great stopover with all the usual facilities: restaurant, toilet & showers and water on the dock.

 

Facilities at Tomb Bay:  

  • Free mooring 
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant 
  • WiFi
  • Toilets & showers
  • Beach
  • Cash Only

 

Day 4 – Fethiye (13 nm)

Fethiye, overlooked by imposing Lycian Rock tombs and a Medieval fortress.  It is a large, popular and pleasant town with many excellent facilities. In the middle of the town the large, bustling market is open all week. With so many shops selling a range of goods from food to gifts, including carpets, gold, leather and jewellery – this is a shoppers paradise.

The lively town of Fethiye, a 10 minute walk from the new marina, is great for shopping and sightseeing. Behind the town are the Lycian Tombs and amphitheatre.

We advise booking a mooring at the Yacht Classic Hotel as they have such great facilities and are just a 10 minute walk from the centre of town.  they offer a better deal on mooring fo you eat in their restaurant.

Another option many clients enjoy is choosing their own fish in the market with a restaurant next door who will prepare & cook it for you.  

Facilities at Yacht Classic Hotel & Marina:  

  • Mooring fees – reduced if you dine in their restaurant  in the evening
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant 
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Sunbeds
  • Spa
  • Credit card accepted
 
Day 5 – Cold Water Bay (13 nm)

This beautiful bay gets its name from the cold spring water that runs into it.  You can definitely expect to feel refreshed after a swim here.

For most, the walk up to the restaurant with fabulous views over the bay and your yacht is enough.

If you are more adventurous, you can follow the path up and &the hill to the deserted village of Kaya Koyu, once inhabited by Greeks. It is fun to kayak around the bay and explore the area.

Kaya Koyu Village

 

Facilities at Cold Water Bay:  

  • Anchor in the bay
  • Restaurant 
  • Toilets & showers
  • Cash Only
 
Day 6 – Kalkan (30 nm)

After a great day on the water you will arrive at the scenic town of Kalkan. The pretty harbour has a Yacht Club which is the perfect place to sip a cocktail and watch the sun go down before heading off for dinner at one of the many restaurants.

Facilities at Kalkan  

  • Mooring fee in the Harbour 
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurants & Bars 
  • WiFi
  • Toilets & showers
  • Supermarkets & shops
  • Credit card accepted
 
Day 7 & 8- Kekova Roads (15 nm)

Allow 2-3 days to explore the Kekova Roads islands. Kekova is the name of a region of fascinating islands, bays and ancient cities. Kekova has a rarely seen attraction, a long the shore of the Island a sunken city is observed. The geological movements of the Island caused the city on the Island to be submerged. A strange scene with half of the city under water and half above. With spectacular scenery and many bays to stop at.  You can choose your own anchorage with no-one else around to a choice of wooden jetties with restaurants in Ucagiz and Kale Kyou.

There are boat trips to view the submerged Lycian city. You may like to visit is the castle at Kale, a stunning village set on the hillside, with tiny stoned streets and terraces covered in hand-made carpets.

From Ucagiz and Kale Koyu you can take a trip to Demre & visit the St Nicholas Church.  The ruins of Myra include a stunning collection of tombs cut into the cliffs above the town and the amphitheatre. If ruins are not for you just enjoy the peace and tranquility of these bays with swimming and caves to explore.

 

Day 9 – Kas (18 nm)

This attractive town is built on the hillside overlooking the harbour. A wonderful place to wander around in the evening with plenty of routeplaninteresting shops to browse.

A short walk from the harbour will take you to the Greek amphitheatre which is used by the locals.

At night some of the Lycian Rock Tombs built into the hillside are floodlit, visible from the harbour.

 

Facilities at Kas  

  • Mooring fee in the Harbour 
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurants & Bars 
  • WiFi
  • Toilets & showers
  • Supermarkets & shops
  • Credit card accepted
 
Day 10 – Kalkan (15 nm)

Kalkan is an old fishing town, and the only safe harbour between Kaş and Fethiye; it is famous for its white-washed houses, descending to the sea.  the harbour does get busy so we would suggest an early arrival would be best.  

If you have time take a short taxi ride to visit to the ancient ruins of Xanthos, Patara and Letoon and the 7 mile long beach at Patara.

 
 
Day 11 – Karacoaren (29 nm)

Time to get away from it all once again.  A stunning bay with mooring buoys and crystal clear waters.  Great snorkelling can be found on the reef.  The family run restaurant serves traditional Turkish food and the owner may treat you to some entertainment on his violin.

Facilities at Karacoaren  

  • Mooring buoys – free of charge
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi
  • Toilets 
  • Cash Only

 

Day 12 – Wall Bay (13 nm)

Wall Bay, named after the high wall on its southern side, is just one of many tranquil bays in Skopia Limani. In Ruin Bay you could explore the ruins where Cleopatra supposedly bathed in asses milk or take a walk to the ancient town of Lydia.

Facilities at Wall Bay:  

  • Free mooring 
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets & showers
  • WiFi
  • Cash only 

 

Day 13 – Ciftlik

If you did not stop at Ciflik on the first day you should make this a stop on the way back to Adakoy.  Azmak restaurant is owned by cousins Engin & Yasar.  They 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 you are safely moored Yasar will connect you to the electric shore power. If required you can top up the  water tanks.

This 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.

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.  

Ciftlik is a popular 1st night destination in Turkey.

 Facilities at Azmak Restaurant, Ciftlik:  

  • Free mooring 
  • Water & electric on the dock
  • Restaurant 
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilets & showers
  • Beach
  • Sunbeds
  • Market
  • Credit card accepted
 
Day 14 – Return to Marmaris (24 nm)

Another great day sailing in Turkey, stop for a swim in one of the bays on the way.

 

After refuelling in Netsel Marina help will be on hand to assist you mooring on the dock.

If you haven’t visited the town of Marmaris it is just a short walk round the marina. You can wander around the Old Town, visit the castle and shop til you drop in the bazaar, selling “genuine fakes”.  You will find a huge variety of restaurants to choose from or street food if you wish to eat on the go.

 

Some of our Favourites restaurants:

Neighbours Restaurant

A short walk from the marina serving delicious Turkish cuisine on the Town Quay.  You can choose your mezes from their covered cold display unit and follow up with fresh fish or one of their traditional dishes for main course.  It is very popular with locals so you will need to reserve a table to avoid disappointment. 

 

Taj Mahal Restaurant

If you have been missing Indian cuisine this is the place for you. You will need to take a taxi, although, if you feel like some exercise it is a wonderful walk along the seafront, it will probably take you around 60 minutes to walk!! The chef is from “Bradford” apparently famous and the food is amazing. Dining is outside on the roof terrace.

 

 
Bonos Beach Restaurant 

This one you can walk to, 20 to 30 minutes walk along the promenade. A vibrant, lively atmosphere, great food at good prices this is a fun place to enjoy the view over the Bay of Marmaris.

 

 

 
Day 15 – Departure Day

Loads still to do on your last day & lots of options to choose from: Turkish Baths, shopping in the bazaar, wandering around  the old town and visiting the Castle, swim in the marina pool or just take a leisurely breakfast/lunch depending on your flight time.

 

 

 

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