Sailing Holidays

Yacht Charter from Fethiye & Gocek

Enjoy a relaxed sailing holiday in the Gulf of Fethiye with short passages and protected anchorages.

The Gulf of Fethiye is a yachtsman’s paradise with so many sheltered anchorages, coves and islands with crystal clear water and protected coves for a tranquil night on anchor. The Gulf of Fethiye is a stunning setting for a relaxed sailing holiday in an unspoilt area, with pine covered fjord-like anchorages with names such as Four Fathom Bay, Ruin Bay, Wall Bay and Tomb Bay, evidence of an ancient Lycian civilization.

Start your yacht charter from Fethiye or Göcek, both easily reached from Dalaman airport. Fethiye is a friendly harbour town with waterfront boulevard and pedestrianised town centre, lined with tavernas and shops selling everything from carpets to spices. Göcek is a yachting centre but has lost none of its authentic Turkish charm.

This sailing holiday is perfect for families with children. The crystal clear water in sheletered coves makes swimming and snorkelling off your yacht a delight.

To book your next sailing holiday in Turkey, give us a call or fill out the Quick Quote Form.

Sailing conditions

Weather conditions are very favourable for a relaxed sailing holiday. Afternoon breezes from the west average Force 2-4 during the Summer.Temperatures are warmer than Greece with summer temperatures reaching 29-33°C. The sailing season runs from early May to late October. 

Sailing area

Enjoy a relaxed sailing holiday in the Gulf of Fethiye with short passages and sheltered anchorages. There are so many protected bays you can happily sail within the Gulf of Fethiye all week. Most of the bays have a beachside restaurant for dinner but a visit to the towns of Fethiye and Göcek gives you a chance to stock up on provisions.

For a longer sailing itinerary head east to Ekincik. Take a boat trip in the Dalyan Delta, meandering through a maze of reeds past 4th century Lycian rock tombs and the rocky acropolis of Ancient Caunos. Visit the mud baths - great fun for all ages! See our suggested sailing itineraries below.

Charter yachts

For bareboat yacht charter from Fethiye we are proud to offer a superb fleet of yachts and catamarans from Yildiz Yachting with whom we have worked for many years. The Yildiz Yachting fleet is based in Ece Marina in Fethiye. The friendly, professional approach at the base ensures the yachts are very well-presented for charter.

These charter yachts are also available on our Fethiye flotilla holidays.

For bareboat yacht charter from Göcek we work with Portway Yacht Charters whose friendly welcome and immaculate yachts have delighted our clients for many years.

Yacht charters can start and finish charters on Saturday or Monday to fit flights from most UK airports.

We can also offer bareboat charter yachts from several other charter fleets we work closely with in Gocek so we are sure to have the perfect charter yacht for your next sailing holiday in the Gulf of Fethiye.

Travel arrangements

For a yacht charter from Fethiye or Göcek, fly to Dalaman. easyJet have flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol to Dalaman on Saturdays and from Stansted on Mondays. Jet2 have flights from Glasgow on Saturdays and most UK airports on Mondays. Monarch, Thomson and Thomas Cook have flights to Dalaman from most UK airports on Mondays. Transfer time to Fethiye 45 minutes, Göcek 20 minutes.

DAY 1 : Embark at Ece Marina in Fethiye. This lively town has shops and restaurants, handy for your first night.
DAY 2 : Boynuz Bükü (15nm), a well protected bay where you can walk to the nearby waterfall and in the evening have dinner in the lovely restaurant garden.
DAY 3 : Karacaören (20nm)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.
DAY 4 : Kapý Creek (15nm )is a lovely, well sheltered bay, but first you can visit the ruins on Gemiler Island or have a look at the famous beach of Olü Deniz. Dinner ashore in the simple but good restaurant.
DAY 5 : Göcek (10nm) is a lively little town with several marinas. Go the the municipality marina but on the way stop in a pleasant bay for lunch and swimming.
DAY 6 : Twenty Two Fathom Bay (5 nm) is a short distance but sail south around Peksimet Island where you can often see dolphins.
DAY 7 : Return to Fethiye (12nm).

DAY 1 : Embark at Ece Marina in Fethiye. This lively town has shops and restaurants, handy for your first night.
DAY 2 : A pleasant sailing trip to one of the many lovely bays in the Fethiye Bay which can only be reached by boat such as Tomb Bay (15nnm). On entering the bay you can see the Lycian rock tombs. Enjoy the hospitality and food in the restaurant and after dinner have a chat and a drink around the camp fire.
DAY 3 : Sail west out of the Gulf of Fethiye and enjoy a longer day's sail to the attractive new marina at Ekincik (29 nm).
DAY 4 : Day trip to the ruins of Ancient Caunos. Take a boat trip up the Dalyan Delta, home to turtles and blue crabs. Visit the little town of Dalyanon your way to the ruins of Caunos, the rock tombs and mud baths. A lovely trip that takes all day.
DAY 5 : Cold Water Bay (30 nm). Go for dinner in the restaurant on top of the hill with a spectacular view of the bay.
DAY 6 : Sarsala (17 nm) is one of our favourite bays in the Fethiye Bay, a down wind trip to a beautiful bay with a good jetty with moorings.
DAY 7 : Return to Fethiye (13nm).

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Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights.

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. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016. Airport transfers can also be pre-arranged.

FLIGHTS TO DALAMAN:
easyJet have flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol to Dalaman on Saturdays and from Stansted on Mondays. Jet2 have flights from Glasgow on Saturdays and most UK airports on Mondays. Monarch, Thomson and Thomas Cook have flights to Dalaman from most UK airports on Mondays. Transfer time to Göcek 20 minutes, Fethiye 45 minutes.

To charter a yacht bareboat or on flotilla you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew.

At present you need an RYA Day Skipper qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC) for charters in Croatia, Mallorca, Tenerife and Malta.

The RYA ICC will be ever more required by overseas port authorities but if you have skipper experience it is easily obtained in a day from RYA sailing schools in the UK such as Hamilton Sailing or Brixham Sea School 

 

Whether you are an experienced sailor or setting foot on a yacht for the first time, we can offer you a holiday afloat to suit you. We have given all the sailing areas a level with 'Experience Level 1' suitable for less experienced crews and 'Experience Level 3' for the experts.    

This takes into account the wind strength, tidal range and currents, distances between stops and ease of mooring. Of course even experts may choose to sail in Level 1 areas as they still offer stunning scenery and great sailing.

Experience Level 1: Gulf of Fethiye

Generally light winds Force 2-4, line of sight navigation, shorter sailing distances under 20nm. You will be Day Skipper standard having sailed at least 1 week or 100nm as skipper.

Experience Level 2: Orhaniye, Bodrum & Marmaris

Stronger winds up to Force 3-5 with some longer passages up to 30nm. You will be Day Skipper standard having sailed at least 2 weeks or 200nm as skipper.

Experience Level 3:  

Stronger winds up to Force 4-7 which can lead to bigger seas on long passages between the islands. You will be Coastal Skipper 
standard with experience to a higher level having sailed at least 4 weeks or 400nm as skipper.

 

Fethiye is a lively town that has managed to preserve its local charm, The old town has a great fish market and well-stocked fruit and vegetable stalls. After dinner take a stroll to the Bazaar area, experience a hamam (turkish bath) or simply relax with a drink at one of the many bars on the waterfront. The pedestrianised town centre is still an atmospheric enclave of twisting streets and welcoming bars. There are Lycian Rock Tombs and an amphitheatre - both of which are well worth a visit.

Take a boat trip in the Dalyan Delta, meandering through a maze of reeds past 4th century Lycian rock tombs and the rocky acropolis of Ancient Caunos. Visit the mud baths and cover yourselves in therapeutic sulphur mud - great fun for all ages! Once the mud’s dried, wash yourself clean in the neighbouring clear water springs. The whole process is believed to relieve rheumatism and cleanse and tone your skin, too. The nearby sandy Caretta Beach is one of the last breeding grounds of the famous loggerhead turtles.

Cold Water Bay is a few miles from Gemiler Island with its Byzantine ruins and close to Olu Deniz, said to be the most beautiful beach in Turkey. This sheltered bay is a popular anchorage and a wonderful place to swim and snorkel. It gets its name from the cold water spring in one corner of the bay. A gravel path from the beach leads up to Ali Tuna's restaurant, a firm favourite with a great view of the bay. if you eat dinner there you can have free breakfast the next morning.

"Had a great trip. The weather was better than we could have hoped for late October. Portway are without doubt head and shoulders above anyone else we have chartered from The base manager is excellent."
Gocek 2014 - C.G.

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