Bareboat Yacht Charter & Sailing Holidays in Turkey

Sailing Holidays in Turkey

East & West from Marmaris

By Stef On September 14th, 2017 in News & Events, Testimonials

22/08/2017 – 05/09/2017

What a wonderful holiday aboard Windwhistle.  She has everything we needed and sailed beautifully even in some quite strong winds!


Day 1 – Arrived Adakoy

Stef & Mark were the most hospitable hosts and so informative and helpful.  Adakoy Marina was lovely for our 1st night.


Day 2 – Ciflik

Fantastic food and Azmak Restaurant really lived up to expectation.  Engin was so helpful.




Day 3 – Bozukkale

Mustafa was lovely, so welcoming.  Brilliant evening with fab food and entertainment, lots of party games – basic stuff but great fun.  Limbo was so funny.  Drinks were expensive.  Mustafa also took the kids out on his speedboat wake-boarding, for free, which they loved.


Day 4 – Sogut

Octopus House, Beautiful setting and fab food.


Day 5 – Bozburun

Osman’s Place – fabulous hosts – amazing steaks.  Lyn & Osman were the perfect hosts and Maria loved the dogs and the cats!  Watch the shallow waters on the West side, lovely blue waters. Fishing was tough though – no large fish at all it seems!



Day 6 – Selimiye

Lovely meal at Aurora.  Lovely shopping and great for provisions.  Kids enjoyed the cocktails at the Jazz Bar next to Aurora Restaurant – great service and lovely ambiance.


Day 7 – Serce Limani

Beautiful trip down – winds were kind.  Anchorage was great overnight.


Day 8 -Sailing East to Gocek

Punched across to Asi Koyu to find anchorage but didn’t find so continued to Gocek.  Macro was great for provisions and they deliver to the boat!  Saw the floating shop Migros which is such a fab idea!  Great for shopping in Gocek – good for watches and fishing tackle (we lost a couple of lures at sea!). Got some well needed fishing advice.  Back on the boat and much to my sons’ delight he pulled in a Borito of fair size and weight with his new pre-set line and spinner.



Day 9 – Tomb Bay

Gorgeous setting and bread delivered to your boat in the morning  yummy!  Snorkelling in the crystal waters was amazing. We saw fish jumping out of the water – it was surreal!  Highlight was seeing a turtle bobbing around coming up for air – he was so cute.


Day 10 – Boynuz Buku

Absolutely idyllic – reminded us of Thailand – very laid back and relaxed.  Lots of families – hammocks and swinging chairs.  Water is much cooler and greener.  Basic food but good.


Day 11 – Sarsala

We anchored off-shore and took a line ashore – picturesque setting, cooked a wonderful Paella on board and watched the sunset.  Boys rowed ashore for beers.


Day 12 – 22 Fathom Cove

Well!!  What can I say!!!  Recep was eccentric but well worth the visit.  He welcomed us with open arms and couldn’t do more for us.  It was like visiting a farmyard 50 years ago at least.  Great fun and amazing Wild Boar Casserole.  He told us all about his hunting experiences and all his family.  What an industrious lot!




Day 13 – Ekincik

My Marina – Paradise, definitely worth a visit.  Shop is stacked with your bare essentials, mooring fee 70TL.  Superb food and service.  Kids loved diving off the jetties. 







Day 14 – Back to Marmaris

Lovely sail into Marmaris Bay to get fuel etc.  Sailed back to Adakoy where Stef & Mark were there to greet us.  What a lovely marina – the best shower on the whole coastline!

What a brilliant holiday.  Thanks to Windwhistle for looking after us so well and a massive thanks to Stef & Mark for such a personal touch, it really does make a difference 🙂

See you next time, “The Keens” (UK)








Mark Foster & I formed Sail in Turkey in 2007 when we both realised that we could offer the ultimate sailing experience in the Country that we love, Turkey. We are dedicated to delivering a friendly & personal service to our sailing holiday customers.

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about-usSailinturkey is a Company based in Adakoy Marina Marmaris, a very beautiful and safe mooring for yachts in Turkey. The company is totally owned and managed personally by ourselves, Mark Foster and Stephanie Williams. Mark was the Turkish Country Manager then the Manager for Europe for Sunsail for many years and Stef became the Turkey Country Manager again for many years.

Frankly, we are much happier running our own small team in exactly the way we wish to rather than for a big brand. Personal, bespoke and unsurpassed service is what we promise and we have many testimonials from both yacht owners and sailors endorsing this. We endeavour to make the whole experience throughout as perfect as we can make it. Whether you want a bareboat, a skippered boat or a holiday with friends on a luxury gullet, we can put together an itinerary to suit you and are always on call should you need us.

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