Fethiye Flotilla in Turkey
This flotilla saling holiday allows time to explore the charming anchorages in the attractive pine-wooded Fethiye Gulf.
Any of the yachts based at Fethiye can join the Fethiye flotilla and explore this beautiful stretch of the Turkish coast in company. The flotilla skipper and hostess accompany the flotilla on the lead yacht and are on hand for help and advice as required. They have the latest weather forecasts and know the best anchorages for lunch stops and a peaceful night as the wind drops.
One week the Fethiye flotilla explores the Fethiye Bay where there are so many stunning anchorages, all with crystal clear water that entice you to dive in! The following week the Fethiye flotilla sails west to Ekincik and includes a day trip to the ruins of Ancient Caunos.
The Fethiye Bay is sheltered with north-westerly winds Force 2-3 but on the longer passages along the coast to Ekincik winds may be occasionally 5-6. These fade as the sun goes down to give a calm night on anchor in one of the numerous sheltered bays and anchorages.
Fethiye flotilla itineraries
The Fethiye flotilla starts and finishes on Saturday and alternates between a week exploring the Fethiye Bay and a week heading east to Ekincik. One week the flotilla sails the Fethiye Route and explores the beautiful anchorages and bays around the Fethiye Bay. Enjoy a night in the lively town of Gocek before returning to Fethiye.
The following week the flotilla sails the Ekincik Route and heads west along the coast to Ekincik where you have the option of a popular day trip by river boat up the Dalyan Delta to the ruins of Ancient Caunos. You can then explore the beautiful anchorages in the Fethiye Bay, before returning to Fethiye for your last night.
You can combine the two for a fabulous 2-week flotilla sailing holiday in Turkey. Enjoy a few days free sailing in the scenic Fethiye Bay while the flotilla leader returns with 1-weekers to Fethiye.
2014 dates: 17, 31 May | 14, 28 Jun | 12, 26 Jul | 9, 23 Aug | 6, 20 Sep | 4 Oct
SAT : Embark at Ece Marina in Fethiye. Get to know your boat and the flotilla leaders, then go shopping and in the evening eat in one the pleasant local restaurants.
SUN : Tersane Island (12nm) where there are numerous ruins dating from Lycian and Byzantine times. Guests can get to know one another during the punch party!
MON : Boynuz Bükü (3nm),is a large, well protected bay with lots of pine and other trees. You can walk to the nearby waterfall and, in the evening, have dinner in the lovely restaurant garden.
TUE : Karacaören (15nm) is a pleasant anchorage protected by cliffs and the reef to the south. Go ashore by dinghy for dinner where many of the dishes are prepared in a wood burning oven.
WED : Free Sailing Day. A popular choice is to Göcek (17 nm) which is a lively little town with several marinas including a municipality marina and many restaurants and shops, some of them quite chic. Stop on the way in a pleasant bay for lunch and swimming.
THU : Wall Bay (8nm) is a beautiful setting where you can visit Lycian tombs, a Byzantine hamam (Turkish bath) or an old windmill. About one hour walking away. Alternatively enjoy snorkelling in the clear waters. The roofed area of the restaurant is on the waterside.
FRI : Return to Fethiye (14nm) for farewell dinner in a nice restaurant in the bazaar.
SAT : Disembark at Fethiye
Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.
2014 dates: 24 May | 7, 21 Jun | 5, 19 Jul | 2, 16, 30 Aug | 13, 27 Sep
SAT : Embark at Ece Marina in Fethiye. Get to know your boat and the flotilla leaders, then go shopping and in the evening eat in one of the pleasant local restaurants.
SUN : Tomb Bay (13nm) is one of the many lovely bays in the Fethiye Gulf which can only be reached by boat. On entering the bay you will see the Lycian rock tombs. Guests can get to know one another during the punch party! Enjoy the hospitality and food in the restaurant and after dinner have a drink and a chat around the camp fire.
MON : Kapi Creek (4nm) is a lovely, well sheltered bay with a restaurant ashore and is another of the many beautiful bays in the Fethiye Gulf which can only be reached by boat. Ancient ruins are about one hour walking away.
TUE : Ekincik (29 nm) from where you can make a very interesting excursion to the turtle beach, the ruins of Caunos, the rock tombs in the little town of Dalyan and mud baths.
WED : Ekincik trip or a free sailing day back to Ekincik. Alternatively free sail to Marmaris (20 nm) or Çiftlik (18 nm) or back to the Sarsala/Göcek bay area (31 nm). For those taking the Ekincik trip a half day trip visiting the turtle beach, ancient Caunos, rock tombs and a quick stop in Dalyan, returning to My Marina for 13:00 hrs – 40 TL per person) There is also a full day trip as above, but including lunch (canteen style) in Dalyan then on to the mud baths and a stop at the beach for a swim, returning to My Marina for approximately 17:30 hrs – 70 TL per person).
THU : Sarsala (31nm) is one of our favourite bays in the Fethiye Bay, with a good jetty with moorings. Climb the hill for a wonderful view over the gulf.
FRI : Return to Fethiye (14nm). In the evening enjoy dinner in a nice restaurant in the bazaar.
SAT : Disembark at Fethiye.
NB Marina fees will apply in Göcek and Marmaris. My Marina, Ekincik charges 20 TL per day for shore power and 15 TL for filling water tanks providing you eat in the restaurant at least once. (Price spring 2012)
Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.
Fethiye flotilla yachts
Any of the yachts and catamarans in the bareboat fleets based at Fethiye can join the Fethiye flotilla. This offers a complete range of yachts from 32' to 50', all built 2002 or newer and catamarans. All these flotilla yachts are well-specified with CD player, hot water, deck showers, cockpit cushions, bimini suntops and sprayhoods and toilet waste holding tanks - thoughtful extras for your cruising comfort.
Flotilla prices are shown PER YACHT. Just divide by the number of people onboard for a per person price. This flotilla has been priced WITHOUT flights but including transfers from Dalaman airport. If you prefer to book a flight-inclusive flotilla sailing holiday we will be happy to arrange your flights to suit your holiday plans.
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Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. Airport transfers from/to Dalaman airport included in flotilla rate (one transfer per yacht).
If you want a flight-inclusive holiday Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016.
FLIGHTS TO DALAMAN:
easyJet have flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol to Dalaman on Saturdays. Jet2 have flights from Glasgow on Saturdays. Transfer time to Fethiye 40 minutes.