Turkey Yacht Charter
Marmaris | Bodrum | Göcek | Izmir | Fethiye | Palamutbükü | Turkish Riviera
Comprehensive guide for yachting vacations in Turkey - Find out when to go, what to see, photos, itineraries, climate & events.
Why yacht sailing vacations in Turkey are so popular?
Charter a luxury crewed yacht in Turkey a country bursting with history and incredible cultural sites. This is the land land of gorgeous mosques with the sounds of call to prayer and vibrant local markets. Enjoy exotic itineraries filled with wonders- the people of this remarkable country will welcome you as family.
Along with the incredible cultural significance of this region, Turkey has an unbelievable coastline. With marinas and anchorages all along the coast, this area is ideal for a luxury crewed yacht charter. Gulets are a popular choice in these calm waters or decide on a gorgeous motor yacht… any way you decide to travel by boat, the waters and region are spectacular.
The stunning coastline offers tranquil waters and a quiet life. Shed your stress among the rolling hills of rock and green plants dotted with ancient ruins and local villages. With pebbly beaches leading into crystal clear waters, the calm sea is perfect for a relaxing cruise taking in new sites and experiences.
Whether you are a seasoned charterer or new to sailing, FYLY Exclusive Yachts can help in choosing the perfect boat. From the rental price to finding any discounts available, we will help you throughout the booking process. We can guide you on choosing the best itinerary for your group and planning an unforgettable holiday.
Visit the beautiful city of Izmir, with its incredible archaeological sites. Enjoy a day at Kadifekale, the Velvet Castle, situated on Mount Pagos above the busy city. Panoramic views of the city and the Gulf of Izmir await. For those with a taste for tobacco and the hookah experience, Izmir is home to the world-renown Adalya Tobacco- found worldwide, but from this beautiful region.
Bodrum is perfect to hop on your boat and start your charter… arrive a few days early to delve into this fascinating historical port city. Explore Bodrum Castle (Castle of St Peter), which includes the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Visit the ruins of the Mausoleum of Mausolus, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. See the Bodrum Amphitheatre and shop at the Bodrum Bazaar… these are some of the incredible sites to behold.
Göcek, located in the district of Fethiye, is a yachting haven- with six major marinas, it is perfect for yacht cruises. Whether you prefer to stay in a lovely marina or sail to a quiet anchorage, a luxury charter gives you the choice for your perfect holiday.
Along with being the regional district, Fethiye is also a bustling port city not far from Göcek. The turquoise waters are stunning and the natural harbor beautifully protects the coast. Incredible hillsides with hidden ruins await the explorer. Tuck away in a nearby quiet cove and enjoy popping out of your cabin onto the deck in the morning to take in the spectacular views.
Luxury charters are a great way to relax into the life and rhythm of the country. Cruise to Palamutbuku for quiet beach time or anchor in the peaceful coves of Aktur Bay and Bencik Bay. Experience the natural beauty of a red sunset in Selimiye and relax the day away in Dirsekbuku. Learn about the continuing archeological digs in the town of Knidos- most specifically, the temple of Aphrodite and the Necropolis.
There are just so many enticing destinations for cruises on your yacht… Orak Island, the Seven Islands in the Gulf of Gokova, Sedir Island- also known as Cleopatra Island with Cleopatra Beach, Gelibolu Island, Zeytinli Island, and a multitude of little coves such as British Cove, Akbuk, Incekum, Lacivert, and Kandilli.
Anchor in these quiet coves and stop in at the local restaurants to get a taste for the fabulous cuisine and life in these seaside communities. Laugh and enjoy time with family and friends while soaking up the sun and the wonderful hospitality.
Consider a one-way charter in Marmaris at the end of the week. This gorgeous city is located along the Turkish Riviera- known by many as the Turquoise Coast. With striking azure waters and verdant pine trees dotting the hills of this hot and dry region, the natural beauty is awe-inspiring.
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What are the best times to travel to Turkey?
Almost the whole of Turkey, except the north-eastern coast, enjoys a dry and sunny summer, but it can be hot, even on the coast. So, in general it is preferable to visit the country in spring and autumn: already in April along the west coast (see Izmir); in May, June and September in Istanbul; in May, June and September in the Anatolian Plateau and Ankara (with a preference for the month of May, and remembering that nights can be a bit cold); in April, May and the first half of October along the southern coast and in the semi-desert areas of the south-east; in June and September in the eastern highlands; in July and August in high mountains. The best months for a beach holiday are July and August along the north and north-east coast, but remember that the summer to the east of Istanbul is not very sunny and can be rainy, especially in the areas most exposed to the westerlies (while bays such as that of Samsun are relatively sheltered). In the easternmost part of the coast, it goes even worse and the rain may be abundant even in summer. Along the west coast, the bathing season runs from June to September, the temperature is high and the sun shines. However, as previously mentioned, the sea in this area is slightly cooler, and sometimes the Meltem, the northern wind, blows. Along the southern coast, summer is very hot, so you may prefer the months of June and September in order to avoid the period of the most intense heat, which beyond a certain level, can be felt even at the beach.
What to pack on your Yachting Vacations in Turkey?
In summer on the west and south coast (Izmir, Antalya), pack light clothes, a light sweatshirt for the evening, and a scarf for the breeze. On the north coast (Istanbul, Trabzon), you can bring a sweatshirt or sweater for safety; in the eastern part of the Black Sea coast, you can ass a raincoat or umbrella. In Ankara and the plateau, bring light clothes for the day, a sun hat, and a sweatshirt or sweater for the evening; in the eastern part of the plateau, you can add a jacket for the evening. In the south, on the border with Syria, bring lightweight clothing of natural fibers, a desert turban, and possibly a sweatshirt for outdoor overnight stays.
When going to the reef, you can bring snorkeling equipment, including water shoes or rubber-soled shoes.
When visiting mosques, you must have your shoulders and legs covered, and take off your shoes. It's better for women to avoid shorts and miniskirts in rural and non-tourist areas.