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Chartering in Turkey

The popular yachting area on the west coast starts from Cesme in the north to Antalya in the south. This is 2500 miles of coast line suitable for all levels of sailing skill and experience.

Abundance of bays and harbours makes Turkey one of the few sailing areas in the Mediterranean truly suited to catamarans - you'll be able to enjoy your days without having to worry about where to moor at night.


Turkey has a long tradition of yachting. Its nautical infrastructure is excellent. Mooring fees in marinas and ports are moderate in comparison to the western Mediterranean. Mooring in bays and at restaurant’s jetties is often free. That makes Turkey an exceptional value for money sailing destination.

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Wind conditions are ideal for sailing. Meltemi, a north-westerly starts daily around noon, peaks around 4pm and dies down approximately two hours after sunset. Its speed averages at around 15 knots and rarely rises to up around 25 knots. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

Read our blog about sailing in Turkey here.

Main sailing areas

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Gocek & Fethiye

This is the most popular Turkish sailing destination for its natural beauty, diverse cultural sites and abundant craggy bays. The area provides sailing for all levels of skill and experience and is very popular with a wide range of sailors and sailing parties. 

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Sailing in this region offers access to both the Turquoise and Carian Coasts, the stunning Bozburun Peninsula to the west or towards Dalyan to the east. Marmaris boasts a modern, well equipped marina as well as vibrant nightlife.

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Discover a wealth of single restaurant bays, secluded inlets, peaceful anchorages and wonderful heritage sites. Once you leave hustle and bustle of Bodrum, you will enter enter a world of stunning natural scenery  and the remnants of ancient civilisations waiting to be explored. 

Main Sailing Season:  April - October

Language(s): Turkish, English, German

Currency:  Turkish Lira (TRY)

Airports:  Dalaman (Gocek, Fethye and Marmaris), Bodrum 

Marinas: 30+

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