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 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.

12-26 August the two week southern route one-off flotilla will be operating, taking in 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/Ekincik routes which will still be operating at the same time.


2017 dates:  13, 27 May  |  10, 24 Jun  |  8, 22 Jul  |  5, 19 Aug  |  2, 16, 30 Sep |  14 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. (Marina fees payable in Gocek.)
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.

2017 dates: 20 May  | 3, 17 Jun  |  1, 15, 29 Jul  | 12, 26 Aug  |  9, 23 Sep | 7 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 : 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 – ask your flotilla leaders for up to date prices). 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.
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. 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, 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.

12-26 Aug 2017 

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 : 22 Fathom Cove (12nm). An unsual and atmospheric landscape with spikes of rock poking up through the olive groves. A hike to the top of the hillside provides a spectacular view.
MON : Boynuz Buku/Gocek (8nm). 
TUE : Cold Water Bay (18 nm). Enjoy a refreshing dip in the cold water springs where the fresh water streams run down from high up in the hills - a lovely refreshing start or end to the day! 
WED :  Kalkan (30 nm). Enjoy this modern harbour and it's many restaurants and bars set amongst the traditional whitewashed buildings. 
THU :  Ucagiz (28nm). This quaint fishing village is home to 2000 year old lycian tombs dotted amongst the modern houses. 
FRI :   Gokkaya Limani (5nm). Swim in the fresh water springs and explore the nearby cave by dinghy.
SAT :  Kalekoy (5nm). Dominated by the spectacular castle after which it is named, take the opportunity to walk the short but steep trail up to the castle for some more fantastic views!
SUN : Free Sailing Day. Today is to enjoy at your leisure. Set of first thing for a big day of sailing or take it easy and head to a secluded bay for lunch and a swim. Our flotilla leaders will be happy to make suggestions for you.
MON : Kas. Nestled amongst the ancient Lycian city of Antiphellus, Kas has a good variety of restaurants and bars for you to choose from.
TUE : Kalkan (15 nm). A pretty cove surrounded by olive trees with a traditional restaurant in which to enjoy some local specialities. 
WED :  Karacaoren (30 nm). We moor in the bay and enjoy the family run restaurant with it's food baked in the earth clay oven. 
THU :  Sarsala. Enjoy this safe anchorage in the peaceful inlet of Wreck Bay. 
FRI :   Fethiye (13nm). Enjoy a fun regatta back to base followed by the farewell party.
SAT :  Disembark at Fethiye.

NB Marina fees will apply in Göcek. 

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.


Fethiye Flotilla early booking

Fethiye Flotilla early booking

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Flotilla sailing from Fethiye

Flotilla sailing from Fethiye

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.


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.

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.


"Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time sailing in the Gulf of Fethiye. Dream Yacht Charter were great. Base Mananger was helpful and gave us ideas of where to sail. The yacht (Sun Odyssey 439) was near new, and well kitted out. Excellent sailing conditions every day - very calm in the mornings with a good sea breeze starting to build late morning and reaching 12 - 15 knots at times mid-afternoon. Thanks again to Nautilus for a great recommendation and a great sailing holiday! We have now done the Saronic, Skiathos, Croatia, BVI and Fethiye - not sure where we will go next!"
Fethiye 2016 - R.S.


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