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This flotilla sailing 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.

With alternating one week itineraries you can choose between the Fethiye/Cold Water Bay route or the Karacaoren route, both taking in stunning bays with crystal clear waters as well as ancient sites. Those with more time may choose to combine the two routes and enjoy a two week holiday for a truly memorable experience.

The Fethiye Bay is sheltered with north-westerly winds Force 2-3 but on longer passages along the coast 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

  • Overview

    Fethiye Marina


    Cold Water Bay

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    Lycian Rock Tombs

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    22 Fathom Cove

    Fethiye flotilla sailing holidays

    • Two 1 week itineraries - Fethiye Bay route and Ekincik route
    • Perfect for less experienced sailors
    • Line of sight sailing
    • Novices can complete an RYA course in Gocek prior to the flotilla
    • Minimal mooring fees. Most nights will be spent at anchor/restaurant jetty
    • Runs May to October. Operates Saturday-Saturday
    • Option to add flights
    • Supermarket within the marina
  • Karacaoren Route

    Karacaoren Route

    2019 dates: 04, 18 May | 01, 15, 29 Jun | 13, 27 Jul | 10, 24 Aug | 07, 21 Sep | 05, 19 Oct

    Day 1 (Saturday) : Ece Marina Fethiye

    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.

    Day 2 (Sunday) : Tersane Island (15nm)

    Once a Greek populated island, the inhabitants deserted Tersane back in 1923 during the population swap between Greece and Turkey. Today, abandoned homes scatter this beautiful island as well as numerous ruins dating from Lycian and Byzantine times. A family run restaurant surrounded by nature is the setting for tonight's dinner.

    Day 3 (Monday) : Sarsala (3nm)

    Sarsala 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.

    Day 4 (Tuesday) : Karacaoren (15 nm)

    A pleasant anchorage in a stunning location, protected by cliffs and the reef to the south. Go ashore by dinghy for dinner, where the family run restaurant is ‘vintage’ Turkey and many of the dishes are prepared in a wood-burning oven.

    Day 5 (Wednesday) : Boynuz Buku (20nm)

    A large and well-protected bay lined with countless pine trees. When you arrive take a walk to the nearby waterfall and in the evening have dinner in the lovely restaurant gardens.

    Day 6 (Thursday) : Tomb Bay (5nm)

    Tomb Bay is one of the many lovely bays in the Fethiye Gulf that can only be reached by boat. On entering the bay you will see the Lycian rock tombs. Here you will experience charming Turkish hospitality in a beautiful location.

    Day 7 (Friday) : Fethiye (17nm)

    Return to Fethiye. In the evening enjoy 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 reunite with the flotilla.

    Day 8 (Saturday) : Ece Marina Fethiye

    Disembark at Fethiye and take your included transfer back to the airport.

    Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.

    Karacaoren Route 1 week flotilla sailing holiday itinerary

  • Fethiye Route

    Fethiye/Cold Water Bay Route

    2019 dates: 11, 25 May | 08, 22 Jun | 06, 20 Jul | 03, 17, 31 Aug | 14, 28 Sep | 12 Oct

    Day 1 (Saturday) : ECE Marina Fethiye

    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.

    Day 2 (Sunday) : Kapi Creek (15nm)

    A lovely, well-sheltered bay in a fabulous location with a newly renovated restaurant that serves delicious food. It is one of the many beautiful bays in the Fethiye Gulf which can only be reached from the sea. Ancient ruins are about a one hour walk away.

    Day 3 (Monday) : 22 Fathom Cove (2nm)

    Get set for a rustic night with fantastic hosts!

    Day 4 (Tuesday) : Cold Water Bay (17nm)

    This is an absolutely stunning location with a friendly, family run restaurant which serves great food. The name is due to a cool spring flowing into the sea.

    Day 5 (Wednesday) : Tomb Bay (20nm)

    Admire the pretty olive trees lining the bay or take a walk to the Carian acropolis before enjoying dinner in the resort style Olive Restaurant.

    Day 6 (Thursday) : Wall Bay (2nm)

    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.

    Day 7 (Friday) : Fethiye (15nm)

    Return to Fethiye for a 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.

    Day 8 (Saturday) : ECE Marina Fethiye

    Disembark at Fethiye and take your included transfer back to the airport.

    Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.

    Fethiye/Cold Water Route 1 week flotilla sailing holiday itinerary

  • What's Included

    Included on the Fethiye flotilla

    • Assistance of the flotilla lead crew throughout your holiday
    • Transit Log

    Fuel and any mooring fees are not included.

  • Lead Crew

    Meet the Fethiye flotilla lead crew

    Fethiye flotilla lead crew

    Mike & Debbie

    Mike and Debbie are a British couple who have worked as flotilla leaders for several years, sailing in the Dodecanese and in Turkey from Orhaniye, Gocek and Fethiye. They first led the Fethiye flotilla in 2015.

    They have a wealth of knowledge about the area and along with their sailing skills and a desire to assist guests to have the best possible sailing holiday, give clients a stress-free, relaxed and fun-filled holiday.

  • Getting There

    Flights to Dalaman

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016EasyJet have flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol to Dalaman on Saturdays. Jet2 have flights from Glasgow on Saturdays.

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


    These can be arranged but are not included in the price, see your quote for details. The transfer takes around 50 minutes.

"Brilliant holiday thanks. John and Elsa were amazing flotilla leaders, both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area which provided fabulous sailing. Yildiz Yachting also provided a really good boat, well maintained and reliable."

Fethiye flotilla 2015 - T.L.

Fethiye Flotilla prices

Services of flotilla staff and Transit log

FREE outboard on catamarans

Extras payable with balance:

2 Cabin £90, 3 Cabin £110, 4 Cabin £130, 5 Cabin&cats £145
Starter pack (water, beer, soft drinks, chips, tea & coffee), end cleaning, bed linen & towels, laundry
, cooking gas, marina fees at home port.
Non refundable insurance £205/yacht for 1 week, £295/yacht for 2 weeks

Extras payable on embarkation:

Fuel used (fill up on return)
Outboard £65 per week, wifi £25 for 1st week + £12 for extra week
From Dalaman Airport: 1-3 pax £45. Each person in the crew above that, £5 per person

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.