Meet the team and settle onto your chartered yacht. All of the usual facilities: toilets/showers, electric & water on the dock.
You will have a full briefing of the sailing area and assist with any special requests. 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 you can wander into town for the evening.
As we do try to get you onboard and out sailing as soon as possible Ciftlik is a good choice as it is approximately 12 nm from Marmaris (2 hours under motor) it gives you time to learn about your yacht and enjoy a great sail on the way.
A great destination to begin your two week holiday, just 6nm from Marmaris giving you time to familiarise yourself with your sail boat.
The Yacht Club offers excellent food, both Chinese & Turkish, friendly staff, hot showers & a beautiful beach with plenty of large chill out cushions. La Flora is an alternative restaurant at the opposite end of the bay.
Facilities at Yacht Club, Kumblubuku:
This is the place to dive off your yacht into the crystal clear waters.
We recommend Sailors House where Mustafa will greet you as he takes your lines and hands you a lazy line. Dining is on a wooden platform over the water. Simple, delicious Turkish food with freshly caught fish and vegetables grown in their own garden. A citadel high on the hill to clamber up to, this is idyllic. On a clear day you will be able to see over to the Greek Island of Rhodes.
Note: If you are staying overnight be sure to use one of the restaurant jetties as the bay does not have good holding.
Facilities at Sailors House, Bozukkale:
A busy harbour popular with Gulets, moor stern to the town quay on anchor and have a stroll along this pretty waterfront. With a choice of restaurants, bars, shops and a cash machine this is a good stopover to shop and restock your sail boat. For the men we recommend the barber here for a traditional Turkish shave.
There are several boatyards around Bozburun where you can see the Turkish ‘Gulets’ still being built.
View the video of Bozburun taken from the Harbour entrance
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.
Facilities at Sailors House, Paradise Bay:
Time to dine on board? Bencik is the perfect location, tranquil and very pretty. Drop an anchor here and relax.
A beautiful bay with just one restaurant and friendly staff. Every night they offer a meze buffet and a selection of fresh fish or meat. The phosphorescence is amazing when you take a late night swim. The facilities are basic – toilet & shower.
For those with lots of energy there is a track you can follow for great views over the bay.
Ogun’s Place is hidden away in a quiet secluded sandy bay at Ova Buku on the Datca coast of Turkey, also known as Mesuda.
This family run restaurant serves delicious home-made food, you will be invited to the kitchen to make your choice from the food that has been prepared. Ogun loves providing evening entertainment for everyone.
It is a great place to explore ashore, walking or if you prefer mountain bikes are available for hire. Another alternative is to take a trip to Knidos, which Ogun will arrange for you.
Facilities at Ogun’s Place, Mesudiye:
Situated halfway along a mountainous pine-forested peninsular you will find the small harbour of Datca. The focus of this lively town is the waterfront lined with craft shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The amphitheatre at the far end of the harbour hosts live music during the summer months. The supermarkets will deliver provisions to your sail boat making shopping easy.
A few kilometres inland of the harbour is the village of old Datca, once occupied by Greeks until the citizen exchange of 1923. The houses built from honey coloured limestone surrounded by high garden walls covered with masses of bougainvillea make this a lovely place to wander.
Our agent will assist with the check out procedure and then you will be ready to leave Turkey and head over to the Greek island of Simi. (We will require prior notice if you wish to sail in the Greek Islands in order to prepare the necessary paperwork)
Facilities in Datca:
A stark contrast in culture. This stunning town is unbelievably picturesque.
With pastel painted houses of the Venetian era surrounding the pretty harbour, fishing boats and little souvenir shops it is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by whilst sipping an iced coffee in one of the many waterfront cafes.
Facilities in Simi Town:
This natural harbor provides a quiet anchorage with views over the monastery which is still home to monks. The turquoise waters are great for a swim and a peaceful overnight stop.
Ashore you can visit the small church in the monastery lit with candles.
Palion is a quaint Greek village with a few restaurants, shops and a bakery. There is a regular bus service that will take you on a short, very scenic route to the volcano. You can clamber down into the crater which is still extremely hot in places; a wander around the village above will give fantastic views of the volcano and the Islands surrounding Niseros.
Another stunning place to visit! You will see Rhodes is steeped in history as you weave through the tiny cobbled streets of the Old Town. The real charm of this place is at night with the small twinkling lights and relaxed atmosphere in the squares.
With a long stretch of beach, a massive choice of tavernas, cafes & bars, shops and even a Casino there is much to do and see here.
Our agent will complete the custom formalities for you to check out of Greece and sail back to Turkey
Time to enjoy another great day sailing in Turkey and stop for a swim in one of the bays on the way. First you will need to go to the custom port where our agent will be waiting to check you back into Turkey. We will be waiting to take your lines in the marina when the customs has been completed.
Why not make the most of your last day. Leave early morning and travel to the Dalyan River, then take a boat and motor up the river to the ancient ruins of Caunos. Enjoy a lunch and a swim before continuing your journey to Dalaman, refreshed and ready for the flight home.
The charter offer is valid for sailing in Turkish waters. If you wish to sail in the Greek Islands we will require prior notice in order to complete the required paperwork. We will organise this for you in Turkey and through our agent in Greece.
Please be aware that there will be an additional costs for custom clearance.