Sailing Holidays in Turkey
Magical Sailing Holidays
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What makes sailing in Turkey so special?
Sailing in Turkey is a magical way to spend your holiday. All the way from the bustling port of Fethiye, to the resort town of Antalya, this coastline is referred to as the Turquoise Coast for its shiny and ever so twinkling blue seas. The country enjoys long summers that last from May through October, so you are well on your way to comfortably enjoying its sandy beaches and sheer cliffs, as well as the hundreds of small secluded hidden coves that are tucked away, making it an epic adventure that’s one for the books. Also, let’s not forget the mouth-watering fresh seafood cuisine that’s waiting for you.
You can check out some of the most popular spots below that are usually chosen by tourists looking for a luxury sailing in Turkey experience!
Currency: Turkish Lira
Tailored yacht vacation
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Family Sailing Holidays
All-Inclusive or self-catered, it’s your choice. These sailing trips are tailored to bring family close.
Boat rental without any crew member. With a valid sailing license, you sail the boat by yourself.
Skippered Yacht Charter
Yacht charter holidays with a professional skipper and other crew members on request.
Sailing season and climate
In Turkey, there is a variety of climates, with considerable differences between the areas, and also with some microclimates due to the different exposure of slopes and coasts. The coastal areas have generally a mild climate, but the coast of the Black Sea is colder than that of the Mediterranean. Summer is dry and sunny throughout the country, except on the north-east coast.
High Season months are considered to be July, August and September and charter costs are highest in this period. Mid Season months are May, June and October when charter prices are lower and the weather is still very nice and warm but a bit windier. Turkey is warmer than Croatia for example so sailing is very pleasant even in October when the sea is still warm.
Sailing Routes in Turkey
This route is starting and ending in Bodrum. It’s meant for anyone interested in exploring historical sights in the Bodrum area, while still making time for the beach.
This sailing trip starting from Fethiye and is meant for people who want to experience the Turkish Turquoise Coast and relax their body and mind.
This sailing route is created for people interested in exploring the beautiful nature and animals of the Turkish coast. Find your peace in Marmaris.
Bodrum is surrounded by the islands of Kalymnos, Pserimos, and Kos as it stretches out into the Aegean Sea.
When visiting the port, you’ll be able to explore the Turkish Riviera through a bunch of harbours that are spread across the islands.
Bodrum is surrounded by the islands of Kalymnos, Pserimos, and Kos as it stretches out into the Aegean Sea. The town itself is based in the south coast of the peninsula, and is an ideal place to start your sailing adventure and explore the surrounding waters. The town is steeped in historical interest due to a medieval castle, the Mausoleum of Halikarnassus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), and an underwater museum. You can also dock at one of the town’s many marinas and explore the surrounding sights. Bodrum is also well renowned for its nightlife as on the eastern end, there is a long line of open bars that run along the beach alongside some large night clubs that stay open well into the late hours. Meanwhile, in the west, the nightlife is mostly based around the marinas and yacht club.
Fethiye is to the south-west of Turkey, nestled at the foot of a mountain range. When visiting the port, you’ll be able to explore the Turkish Riviera through a bunch of harbours that are spread across the islands. There are also a wide number of nearby marinas such as Fethiye Ece and Yes Marina.
There is also much to see without having to spend your holiday on your boat as there is much that the land and water have to offer. You can visit the over 2000-year-old city, Kadyanda that’s not far and offers the full Roman experience with its baths and amphitheatre. Meanwhile, if you get hungry in Fethiye, you can visit the wide number of local kitchens and restaurants for a taste of fresh Turkish seafood. The town has a lively nightlife scene right on the water that you can join from your charter boat.
For the more active tourists, there’s also paragliding available from the top of Mount Babadağ. As for those who love sea diving, there’s a local resort where you can enjoy scuba diving, even wakeboarding and archery. As for the party-goers, the nearby Greek island of Faliraki is a popular party spot.
Marmaris is a popular harbour that combines natural beauty with excellent entertainment and nightlife. It is a well sought-after destination that comes with many peaceful locations as well as a bustling town centre. The waterfront has a long boardwalk that is a special place to view the wide variety of Turkish boats that port such as the gulet cruises and luxury private yachts.
When it comes to cuisine, the restaurants on the seafront have traditional fresh fish meals with incredible recipes that will have you hooked from the first bite. Moreover, the place has a wide range of restaurants that offer international cuisine. As the evening sets in, clubs open their doors, with a music type for everyone to enjoy until the early hours of the morning. The Marmais port is an ideal point to take cruises to the Greek islands just off the Turkish coastline with both yacht hire and gulet charters being easily available to all.
Yes, sailing in Turkey is safe. More than 2.5 million British nationals visit Turkey every year and experience calm, cool, and exciting adventures free from trouble.
It is possible to sail from Turkey to Greece. However, there are laws that must be abided by when doing so. If you’d like to discuss sailing from Turkey to Greece with Sebastus Sailing, please contact us directly to learn more.
There are so many wonderful and pristine places to explore in Turkey. For example, Göcek is one of the calmest resort towns and is rarely travelled, making it a calm, tourist-free experience for those sailing in Turkey. It’s also worth checking out Phaselis, Antalya, and Bozukkale on your next trip.