Bareboat Yacht Charter & Sailing Holidays in Turkey

Sailing Holidays in Turkey


By SailInTurkey Admin On March 20th, 2019 in Anchorages, News & Events

Video from Yacht approaching Sogut Bay

Söğüt – 36°39′∙60N  28°05′∙02E

A small village in a large bay.  Situated at the Eastern end of the gulf of Simi this large attractive bay is a great place to snorkel.

There is a choice of moorings, either on one of the restaurant jetties, alternatively you can anchor with a shoreline in the small cove in the north western corner of the bay.

The ruins of an ancient fortress lie on the southern shore of the cove and you will see hundreds of pieces of amphora scattered on the sea bed.



Octopus Restaurant Sogut

Another beautiful setting with the restaurant overlooking the bay & yachts.  Famous for good food and excellent facilities. 

2017 we visited Sogut by road and by sea.   The car journey from Marmaris is an interesting one cutting through the peninsula, at some stages you can view the Rhodes channel, on a good day Rhodes is clearly visible.  The twisting mountainous road eventually leads to the village of Sogut at the top of the hill giving fabulous views looking our over the bay.  On this occasion we stayed in rooms at the Octopus Restaurant which we can highly recommend, clean & comfortable with good facilities.

As we were with friends we had a fantastic selection of mezes, all delicious followed by swordfish kebabs served with fresh vegetables.

Obviously by sea you have a totally different view.  The pretty village of Sogut is located at the head of the bay.  The jetty at Octopus has space for 35 yachts, it is always a good idea to pre-book as it is a popular place to visit.  Again helping hands on the dock handing us a lazy line & ensuring we were safely moored for the night.  Mooring is free of charge at Octopus Restaurant, as is the electric and water on the dock. They have excellent toilet & showers and sun chairs along the waterfront.   Additionally there is no charge for WiFi and the restaurant accepts payment by credit card.

If you need to get provisions for your yacht there is a very well stocked shop next to the restaurant.

After sundowners on the yacht we located our table on the waters edge, a romantic setting.  As before the food was amazing and we hope we have time to go back again this season.  







  • Restaurants 
  • Toilets & Hot showers
  • WiFi
  • Water on the quay
  • Electric on the quay
  • Small supermarket
  • Rubbish disposal


  • Lazy lines on jetty


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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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