Sailing Holidays

Fethiye Flotilla in Turkey

This flotilla sailing holiday allows time to explore the charming anchorages in the attractive pine-wooded Fethiye Gulf.

Flotilla from Fethiye

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. 

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.

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

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/Cold Water Bay 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 Karacaoren Route with it's stunning location and protected bay. You can also 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.

You also have the option of a one way flotilla from Fethiye to Orhaniye (28 Jul-11 Aug) and Orhaniye to Fethiye (11-25 Aug). This flotilla will take you to some ancient sites, picturesque bays and traditional fishing villages. Two-weekers booking for these dates can choose to take this route or stick to the regular Fethiye/Karacaoren routes which will still be operating at the same time.

 

2018 dates:  05, 19 May  | 02, 16, 30 Jun  | 14, 28 Jul  | 11, 25 Aug  | 8, 22 Sep | 06, 20 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 : Kapi Creek (15nm) A lovely well sheltered bay in a great location. A newly refurbished restaurant. It is one of the many beautiful bays in the Fethiye gulf and can only be reached by sea. Ancient runin are about a 1 hours walk. 
MON : 22 Fathom Cove (2nm) A rustic destination with fantastic hosts. 
TUE :  Cold Water Bay (17nm) This is an absolutely stunning location with a friendly family run restaurant, serving great food. The name is due to the cool spring flowing in to the sea.
WED : Tomb Bay (20nm) Olive Restaurant which is a resort style restaurant, which has has recent investment. 
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. Clients on the two week flotilla will be given advice on places to visit during their free sailing days until they are reunited with the flotilla.
SAT :  Disembark at Fethiye

Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.

2018 dates: 12, 26 May  | 9, 23 Jun  | 7, 21 Jul  | 04, 18 Aug  | 1, 15, 29 Sep | 13 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 of the pleasant local restaurants.
SUN : Tersane Island (15nm) A family fun restaurant in natural setting with lots or ruins dating from the Lycian and Byzantine times.  
MON : Sarsala (5nm) a popular bay in the Fethiye gulf with a jetty with moorings. Climb the hill for a wonderful view of the gulf. 
TUE : Karacaoren (15 nm) is a pleasent anchorage in a beautiul location, protected cliffs and the reef to the south. Many of the dishes from the restaurant are prepared in wood burning ovens. 
WED : Boynuz Buku (20 nm) A well protected bay with lots of pine trees. You can wlak to the nearby waterfall. 
THU :  Tomb Bay (5nm) Lycia restaurant is in a lovely bay that can only be reached by sea. Charming Turkish hospitality in a beautiful location. On entering the bay you will see the Lycian rock tombs.
FRI :   Return to Fethiye (15nm). In the evening enjoy dinner in a nice restaurant in the bazaar. Clients on the two week flotilla will be given advise on places to visit during their free sailing days until the reunite with the flotilla.
SAT :  Disembark at Fethiye.

NB Marina fees will apply in Göcek and Marmaris. My Marina in Ekincik charges a reduced fee per day for shore power and filling water tanks providing you eat in the restaurant at least once. 

Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.

Fethiye to Orhaniye 2018 28 July - 11 August 2018 

SAT :  Embark at Ece Marina in Fethiye
SUN : Tomb Bay (17nm). 
MON : Cold Water Bay (16nm). 
TUE : 22 Fathom Cove (12nm). 
WED :  Asi Koyu (22 nm)
THU :  Ciftlik (22nm). 
FRI :   Bozukkale (16nm)
SAT :  Sogut (14nm). 
SUN : Dirsek (13nm) 
MON : Free Sailing  
TUE : Sailors Paradise (10 nm)
WED :  Selimiye (10nm). Cook on board
THU :  Bencik (4nm). Cook on board
FRI :   Orhaniye 
SAT :  Disembark In Orhaniye

NB Marina fees will apply in Orhaniye 

Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.

Orhaniye to Fethiye 11-25 Aug 2018 

SAT :  Embark in Orhaniye
SUN : Selimiye (7nm)
MON : Sailors Paradise (5nm) 
TUE : Bozburun Town (15 nm)
WED : Sogut (12nm). 
THU :  Bozukkale (14nm)
FRI :   Ciftlik (16nm)
SAT :  Asi Koyu (22nm)
SUN : Cold Water Bay (25nm)
MON : Free sailing
TUE : Boynuz Buku 
WED :  22 Fathom Cove (5 nm)
THU :  Tomb Bay (5 nm)
FRI :   Fethiye (17nm). Enjoy a fun regatta back to base followed by the farewell party.

SAT :  Disembark at Fethiye.

NB Marina fees will apply in Orhaniye at the start of the flotilla

Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.

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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Flotilla sailing from Fethiye

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Explore the Turquoise coast on the popular Fethiye flotilla. One week the flotilla stays in the Fethiye Gulf, giving sheltered sailing in this idyllic cruising area. The next week the flotilla heads along the coast to Ekincik where you can take the river trip up the Dalyan Delta.

FUN FOR THE FAMILY!

Prices given below. Click on the yacht names to view yacht layout & specification

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.

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.

 

"We had an absolutely superb sailing holiday. Two weeks of good winds, beautiful scenery and secluded bays. Aura Yachting were absolutely superb and looked after us well. The Oceanis 37 was a pleasure to sail - light, airy, a smashing sail - and loads of room for the 5 of us. We couldn’t believe how spacious the yacht was."
Yalikavak 2015 - A & J.W

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