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Incredible Turkey yacht charter
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We curate wonderful independent and crewed sailing holidays to Turkey

Welcome

A complete guide to amazing sailing holidays in Turkey

➣ A Rich Cultural Experience

Of all our destinations, Turkey is the most authentic in terms of the genuine cultural experience you'll enjoy from the people, places and cuisine.

➣ 5 Bases Across Three Regions

While there are three sailing regions in Turkey, it's generally Gocek and Fethiye that garners the most attention. Justifiably so too, it's a wonderful area.

➣ An Undeveloped Oasis

Enjoy serene pine-clad bays, idyllic harbours and isolated traditional restaurants that solely cater to the passing nautical trade.

➣ A Long, Hot, Dry Summer

The southern-most of our sailing areas, Turkey enjoys a long hot summer from early April through to early November. Look out for high temps in July/August.

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Description

Why we love Turkey and you will too

The Turkish coastline is wonderful for a sailing holiday that explores a fantastic tapestry of culture and history as much as the serene bays, idyllic harbours and isolated traditional restaurants that solely cater to the passing nautical trade. Throw in a bit of adventure, loggerhead turtles, authentic Turkish cuisine and cheap shopping, you won’t want to leave!

Straddling both Europe and Asia and having existed at the crossroads of civilisation for millenia, Turkey offers sailors a rich cultural experience. Explore the many archaeological sites only accessible by boat and be charmed by the warm, welcoming and often humourous people themselves (“buy from me, I’m cheaper than Primark!”).

Throw in a long hot summer season with lovely sailing breezes, stunning clear waters and a few surprises along the way, such as thermal mud baths and loggerhead turtles – Turkey is truly a world class sailing destination.

The Turkey coastline is rugged and dramatic, with steep mountain sides dropping into blue azure seas. It’s riddled with exciting craggy gulfs, bays, inlets, islands and spectacular scenery, offering lovely anchorages and moorings to overnight and provide great shelter from prevailing breezes. Eat in one of the many ‘one restaurant bays’ where you dine on fresh, authentic local food just metres from the lapping sea.

We have four yacht charter bases in Turkey, covering two broad regions – the Carian Coast and the Turquoise Coast. The Carian Coast stretches down from Çanakkale on the Dardanelles (the ancient Hellespont), includes Bodrum and the finger of land off Marmaris known as the Bozburun Peninsula. This is served by Bodrum and Marmaris.

South of Marmaris is the ‘Turquoise Coast’, also known as the Lycian Coast. It includes our bases of Gocek and Fethiye which lie in the Gulf of Fethiye. While the Lycian Coast stretches all the way around south western Turkey to  Antalya, the extent of 99% sailing holidays from Fethiye in this direction go as far as Kekova Roads.

HIGHLIGHTS

Why we love Turkey and you will too

SAILING REGIONS

Stunning sailing areas for every visitor

We had an absolute blast! Catamaran was perfect for our kids, the condition, and spec of the boat were high quality. The skipper was professional, helpful, and just a great guy to hang out with. This was our first sailing holiday, and will not be the last for sure.
L.K. 2021
INSPIRATION

Our recommended sailing regions

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Sailing Qualifications

To charter a bareboat in Turkey you need to have a valid sailing qualification issued by a recognised authority (e.g. RYA, ASA, IYT, USSA). This qualification should not have any restrictions on daylight sailing hours or have a maximum distance from shore. If you have an RYA Day Skipper certificate or similar, for example, we suggest you should also obtain the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), which is accepted. RYA Yacht Master is, of course, accepted.

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Money and Currency

The local currency in Turkey is the Lira. In the larger towns like Gocek and Fethiye there are plenty of cash machines and some bureau de change. Cards are mostly accepted in large supermarkets and some restaurants. However, once you leave the towns and travel to the smaller villages and remote restaurants you will be dependent on cash, as few places take card payments. Make sure you have sufficient cash reserves for your travel plans after leaving the bigger towns.

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Language

The national language of Turkey is Turkish! However, English is widely spoken and understood throughout, especially within the service industry, including taverna staff and taxi drivers. All Seamaster partners and crew speak English proficiently.

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