We have found flights to Turkey on Monday. Is it possible to charter Monday to Monday?
Yes providing the yacht is available you can start or finish your charter on any day of the week.
What is an E-Visa?
E-Visa replaces “sticker”- and “stamp-type” visas formerly issued at the border crossing. Since April 2014 every person wishing to visit Turkey will have to purchase an E-Visa prior to traveling. Without E-Visa you will be refused entry into Turkey by the Turkish Authorities. You will be required to apply for this on-line and payment is by credit card only. You may still be able to purchase at the port of entry however it will be more expensive & take more time. We recommend that your purchase online before you travel. Apply for your E-Visa
Which is the closest Airport to Adakoy Marina?
Dalaman is the closest airport to Marmaris, 1 hour 30 minutes drive. Bodrum is 2 hour drive. You may be able to fly direct alternatively there are daily flights from Istanbul to Dalaman, flight time approx 1 hour. We can arrange a private transfer from the airport that will bring you directly to Adakoy Marina where we will meet you.
Airport transfer prices
We arrive after midnight, will there be someone to meet us?
We personally meet every client in the marina what ever time of arrival. We will assist you with your bags & ensure you have everything you need for that night. We strongly recommend that you use our transfer to ensure you get to the marina as quickly as possible & are taken to your yacht where we will be waiting.
What about provisioning?
There is a small market in the marina.
If you have a daytime flight we can arrange for our transfer driver to stop at a supermarket on the way to the marina (at no extra cost) where you will find a larger selection of items at cheaper prices.
If you have an evening flight we will take you to a larger supermarket the following morning.
Alternatively you can stock up with a few items at the local store and then purchase further provisions from Azmak Restaurant in Ciflik. They have a well stocked market and are happy to sell you fresh fruits and vegetables from their kitchen at reasonable prices.
Will we be able to use our credit/debit card to get Turkish Lira at banks/exchange offices?
You will be able use credit or debit cards in auto bank machines, however the rate will then be set by your bank which may not be the best rate. You should also be aware that if you use a credit card for cash you will be charged interest immediately.
To get the best rate you should bring cash. Alternatively you can use your card to withdraw cash in sterling/Euro when you get here. Check with your bank that you are able to do this abroad and if there are any daily limits. You will be able to pay by credit/debit card at some of the restaurants, just not the ones in the small bays.
We will arrive at the base mid-morning. Will it be possible to board our yacht earlier than 17:00?
We endeavour to prepare all yachts for the earliest possible embarkation. If the yacht has just finished a charter we will need time to ensure she is thoroughly clean and to prepare her for your charter. There is no charge for early boarding.
What is a transit log & do we keep it after the holiday?
A transit log is your sailing permit whilst in the Turkish Waters cruising area during your charter dates. It must be returned at the end of each charter in order for the Harbour Authorities to issue a new transit log for the following charter.
Do you provide towels?
Yes, we provide 1 large towel per person per week. With the growing problem of airline baggage allowance we think this is a must for all yacht charters. After listening to your feedback we now also provide 1 hand towel per toilet per week.
Can we sail in the Greek Islands?
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 paperwork.
We will organise this for you in Turkey and through our agent in Greece. Please be aware that there is an additional cost for custom clearance in both Turkey & Greece.
Most of the yachts in our fleet are able to sail in Greek waters, with the exception of Hermes. The islands in our cruising are include Rhodes, Simi, Niseros & Tilos.
Check Out / Check In Ports Turkey: Marmaris, Datca, Bozburun, Bodrum Check Out / Check In Ports Greece: Rhodes, Simi
Can Turkish Citizens Charter Your Yachts?
According to Turkish law Turkish Citizens can only charter our yachts if they hold a foreign passport or a foreign residence permit. This applies only to our foreign flagged yachts. Please contact us if you would like more information about Turkish flagged yachts.
Do we need to leave a security deposit when we have booked skipper charter?
We do require a security deposit as everyone on board is responsible for the yacht. For example, you may loose fenders, boarding plank or cause damage that is not the responsibility of the skipper.
We would like to take a yacht for 10 days, is this possible?
We are flexible and offer any duration subject to the yacht being available.
We would like to stay 1 night in a hotel, can you recommend hotels in Marmaris ?
Are there any hidden costs that we will have to pay at the base?
No. All costs will be confirmed with your booking confirmation.
On arrival at the base you will be required to pay for your charter pack, yacht security deposit plus any extra services that you have requested: airport transfers, skipper, crew, etc.. This will be required in cash.
You are responsible for mooring fees outside of Adakoy Marina, all food & beverage costs.
Your fuel tanks will be full at the start of your charter and it is your responsibility to refuel before returning the yacht at the end of the charter. You only pay for the fuel you have used during your charter. According to Turkish law you must visit the pump out station once during your charter which will be your responsibility.
What is a Charter Pack?
A charter pack consists of transit log (explained previously), cleaning of your yacht at the end of your charter, bed linen & towels. This is compulsory and payable at the base on arrival.
What is the cost of an outboard per week?
All of the yachts in our fleet have an outboard & dinghy which are included in the yacht charter price.
Is it possible to hire a skipper for 1 or 2 days?
Yes. This is a good idea to help familiarise yourself & your crew with your yacht & really make the most of your sailing holiday.