Sailing holidays from Bodrum
Weather conditions are very favourable for a sailing holiday from Bodrum. Afternoon breezes from the west-northwest averaging Force 4-5 during the summer season. Temperatures are warmer than Greece with summer temperatures reaching 29-34°C. The sailing season runs from early May to late October.
From modern marinas at Yalikavak and Bodrum, plan your sailing holiday to explore the Gulf of Gokova. At the head of the gulf there are so many coves and bays for you to explore, such as Amazon Creek, Cleopatra's Beach and the Seven Islands. Cleopatra's Beach at Sedir Adasi has striking white sand - rumour has it that Marc Antony had it shipped from the Egyptian desert to this Roman resort for Cleopatra's pleasure. The romantic ruins of a Roman amphitheatre amongst the olive trees overlooks the scenic anchorage. See our suggested sailing itinerary below.
Or sail south into the Gulf of Datca via the ancient ruins of Knidos, one of the more impressive ruins in Turkey. Anchor in the bay and stroll among the ruins of streets, houses, temples, churches and amphitheatres of a once thriving metropolis and the home of the famous statue of Aphrodite. Visit the delightful harbour towns of Datca and Bozburun.
A third choice is to explore the Gulf of Gulluk and visit the ancient site of Iassos and the charming villages of Gumusluk and Turgetreis.
Yachts and catamarans are available for bareboat charter from a friendly fleet based at Palmarina in Yalikavak on the northwest corner of the Bodrum peninsula. The first day's sail will bring you into the Gulf of Gokova.
We also offer charter yachts and catamarans from the bustling marina in the heart of Bodrum so we are sure to have the perfect charter yacht for your next sailing holiday in Turkey.
Yacht charters can start and finish on Saturday or Monday to fit flights from most UK airports.
Direct flights to Bodrum make this an accessible destination for your sailing holiday in Turkey. easyJet have flights from Gatwick and Stansted to Bodrum on Saturdays and from Liverpool, Edinburgh and Bristol on Mondays. Jet2, Monarch, Thomson and Thomas Cook have flights to Bodrum from most UK airports on Mondays. Transfer time to Yalikavak 30 minutes or to Bodrum Marina 30 minutes.