Yachting in Turkey – affordability and versatility
Turkey is an excellent choice for professional yachtsmen and amateurs, because this country is washed by four seas, including the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Seas. While traveling on board yachts across the waste of waters along the shores of this country, one can enjoy the striking beauty of a surprising combination of the uniqueness of architecture and the picturesque nature.
Peculiarities and advantages of yachting in Turkey
Yachting began to develop in Turkey about thirty years ago, currently reaching the peak of its popularity. Its infrastructure expands every day, the number and comfort of the marines, which are considered among the best equipped in the Mediterranean region, increases. Here one can find the yachts of various models and classes, complying with any needs and financial means.
Favorable climatic conditions enable the yachting season to last from May to October, the peak season is in July-August. At this time, the winds are steady, breezes prevail. Storms occur extremely rarely, but if necessary, you can always hide in a quiet place on the coast. The number of protected bays and marines provides you with the opportunity to stop and rest.
The Aegean Coast is the perfect place for beginner-yachtsmen.
The Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea is a good choice for those who are just beginning to explore sailing. Impressive rocky shores, amazing caves and cozy bays enchant with their beauty. There are best climatic and geographical conditions, numerous protected bays, where you can moor and stop at any time. There are more than two thousand islands that belong to Turkey or Greece. Traveling across the territorial waters of both countries is allowed. You just have to plan everything thoroughly in advance.
Here are the main yachting bases. Numerous short and long routes start here:
- Marmaris. It’s a port city in the south-west of the country. Here, in the cozy bay, protected by mountains and the island, are berths and shipyards for yachts. This is where the cruises in the western and eastern directions start.
- Göcek. It’s a small town in the area of Fethiye, in which five equipped and comfortable marinas, as well as offices of major charter companies are located. It has a convenient geographical location. Many sailing directions start here.
- Bodrum. It’s a city in the north of Gulf of Gökova, located in the province of Mugla. This is the starting point for different cruises. There is the island of Kara Ada to the south, famous for its pine forests and hot mineral springs. The secluded Güllük Gulf is located to the north.
- Finike. It’s a city at the Mediterranean coast with a developed infrastructure of tourism and yachting. There is an equipped marina for more than 350 yachts.
Sailing Duck will be your reliable travel partner. We will offer the best suitable yacht for the charter, help map the sailing route, taking into account all the wishes and suggest related services.