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Turkey Yachting

Turkey Yachting

Turkey Yachting

The azure waters of the Mediterranean, Aegean, Marmara and Black Sea surround Turkey to the south, west and north, making a treasure chest of coves, inlets, bays and beaches in which yachtsmen can choose a different and private anchorage each night.

The sailing paradise of Turkey is also home to the Mavi Yolculuk, or Blue Voyage, an idyllic cruise which travels to the private beach of Cleopatra, the eternal fires of Mount Olimpos and the remains of thousands of ancient civilisations.

Sailing in Turkey also allows visitors to experience the hospitality of the people in the coastal villages and towns. The tempered winds blowing from west and northwest make the long summers ideal for yachting, and seem to encourage an appreciation of nature. From some of the turquoise coast’s unspoilt and sheltered bays you can see mountain peaks rising to almost 3000 meters above the sea level.

Turkey’s most established marinas lie on the southern Aegean and Mediterranean coasts at Izmir, Cesme, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Ayvalik, Mersin, Datca, Bozburun, Marmaris, Gocek, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas, Finike, Kemer and Antalya. These well-equipped harbours contain all the services and provisions any yacht would require. Antalya, Bodrum Dalaman, Izmir and Istanbul airports provide quick links to all marinas in Turkey, ensuring departure by yacht within a day of landing.

Yacht Marinas registered by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Yacht Ports with Tourism Administration Certificate

 

Capacity

City

Type

Port Name

On shoreOn sea
AntalyaSecondary Yacht PortSetur Antalya Marina169290
Antalya/KaleiçiDocking Place for YachtsKaleiçi Yacht Port90-
Antalya/KemerSecondary Yacht PortAkdeniz Kemer Marina150150
Aydın/KuşadasıMain Yacht PortSetur Kuşadası Yacht Port310-
Balıkesir/AyvalıkYacht Slipway Facility Çekek YeriAyvalık Yacht Slipway Facility-140
Balıkesir/AyvalıkSecondary Yacht PortAyvalık Marina100-
İstanbul/AtaköySecondary Yacht PortAtaköyYacht Port70040
İstanbul/FenerbahçeSecondary Yacht PortAmiral Fahri Korutürk

Yacht Port558-İzmir/ÇeşmeSecondary Yacht HarbourAltınyunus Yacht Port9060Kocaeli/GebzeYacht Slipway FacilityAtabay Turizm Yacht Slipway Facility-60Muğla/GöcekDocking Place for YachtsClub Marina121-Muğla/MarmarisYacht Slipway FacilityAlbatros Yacht Slipway Facility4048Muğla/MarmarisDocking Places for YachtsKumlubükü Yacht Club10-Muğla/MarmarisPrincipal Yacht PortMarmaris Yacht Port676122Muğla/MarmarisYacht Slipway FacilitySun Marina Yacht Slipway Facility-100

 

Yacht Ports with Tourism Investment Certificate

 

Capacity

CityTypePort NameOn seaOn shore
MUGLA/Bodrum  Pr Bodrum Yalikavak Yacht Port336100
MUGLA/Bodrum Secondary Yacht PortKalkedon Marina200200
MUGLA/Bodrum Secondary Yacht Port Karada Marina Bodrum14450
MUGLA/Datca  Secondary Yacht PortMeersea Kormen Yacht Port24656
MUGLA/Gocek Docking Place for Yachts Il-tur Tourism and Yachting Administration JSC80-
MUGLA/Marmaris Yacht Slipway FacilityMarmarin Yacht Slipway Facility-200
MUGLA/Marmaris Secondary Yacht PortMarti Marina and Yachting Administration JSC30170
MUGLA/Marmaris Yacht Slipway FacilityYacht Slipway Facility-100
MUGLA/Turgutreis Secondary Yacht PortAlacatur Tourist Facilities Yacht Port4012
MUGLA/Turgutreis Principal Yacht Port Turgutreis Yacht Port455100

Turkey Gullets

The singular design of the gulette, Turkey’s indigenous sea-going vessel, blends practicality and tradition in a relaxed style that embodies the Blue Voyage. Over the years gulettes have evolved from traditional fishing and cargo vessels into their present profile of a broad beam and wide deck.

Constructed mainly in the shipyards of Bodrum, Bozburun, Marmaris and Istanbul, and along the Black Sea Coast, these boats are equipped with motors as well as fully functional rigging. The number of passengers a gulette carries depends on the boat’s size, although most of them accommodate between eight and twelve people. These vessels have speparate accommodation for passengers, and chartering one will also include services and entertainment. Modern gulettes are comfortably equipped with most home comforts, and encourages a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for all the passengers with a friendly relationship with the crew.

Travel agencies can arrange charters and fixed tours for a specific group or individually. Unlike cruises on large ocean liners, a gulette can explore the secluded and often deserted bays and coves of the coastline. The small harbours and settlements offer an intimate view of coastal life which large ships simply cannot. In many ways a gulette is like a full-service hotel where every room has a sea view and the scenery changes constantly.

Turkey Yacht Operators

Operator NameAddress
Pupa Yat   IsletmeciligiBarbaros Bulvari 41/A Besiktas /Istanbuleski Cesme Mah. Firkateyn Sok.19.1 Bodrum/Mugla
Yesil Marmaris Turizm Ve Yat Isletmeciligi A.S.Kordon Cad.No:37 Marmaris Mugla
Med Yatciilik Turizm A.S.Kenan Evren Bul.Amos Otel Marmaris-Mugla
Motif Turizm Yat Isletmeciligi A.S.Neyzen Tevfik Cad.No.72 Bodrum Mugla -Barbaros Cad.No.10 Marmaris- Mugla
Alkor Yat Turizm Isletmacileri A.S.Barbaros Caddesi No.68 Marmaris/Mugla
Ozgun Turizm Sanayii Insaat Ve Ticaret Anonim SirketiMesrutiyet Caddesi No.15 Bakanliklar /Ankara
Deniz Teknik Donatim Sa Deniz Teknik Donatim Sanayii Ve Ticaret AnominsirketiHüsrev Gerede Caddesi 106/2 Tesvikiye/Istanbul
Era Turizm Seyahat Acentasi Neyzen Tevfik Sok.No.14 Bodrum
Yes Yat Eglence Seyahat Ve Turizm Anomin SirketiFethiye Yat  Limani Karsisi Yat Motel Fethiye /Mugla
Bumerang Denizcilik Ve Ticaret A.S.Findikli Celebi Hamami Sok.Gunes Ishani Kat.1 Istanbul
Durokos Yatcilik Turizm Ve Ticaret A.S.Atatürk Cad.No.87 Bodrum-Mugla
Trans Orient Turizm Sanayii Ve Ticaret A.SCesme Meydani Sener Ishani Kat.1 Daire 3 Marmaris -MuglaCumhuriyet Cad.No.223-2 Harbiye Istanbul
Mira Yatcilik Turizm Ve Ticaret A.SFevzi Cakmak Mah.No.19 Fethiye -Mugla
Flama Tur Turizm Ticaret Ve Sanayii A.SCaferpasa Cad.Yasemin Sitesi 29/2 Bodrum/Mugla
Tum-Tur Turizm Ve Ticaret Yat Isletmeciligi Limited SirketiMarmaris Yat Limani No.101 Marmaris-Mugla
Servis Seyahat Tussock Turizm Organizasyon Jimnastik A.S.Neyzen Tevfik Cad.No.204 Bodrum -Mugla
Orsa Deniz Ve Yatcilik Turizm A.SCesme Meydani Sener Ishani Kat.1 Daire .3 Marmaris-Mugla
Fora Turizm Ve Yatcilik A.SCumhuriyet Cad No.243 /4 Istanbul
Arya Turizmisletmeleri San.Ve Tic A.SNeyzen Tevfik Cad.Hamam Sok.No.16.Bodrum-Mu?la
Anadolu Turizm A.S.Kordon Cad No.1 Marmaris Mugla
Ege Yat Hizmetleri Turizm San.Ve Tic.ASPasa Tarlasi No.21 Bodrum -Mugla
3.12.1986/39Ege Yat Hizmetleri Turizm San.Ve Tic.AS
3.12.1986/39Ege Yat Hizmetleri Turizm San.Ve Tic.AS
3.12.1986/39Ege Yat Hizmetleri Turizm San.Ve Tic.AS
Halikarnas Turizm Veticaret A.SNeyzen Tevfik Cad.No.232/1 Bodrum .Mugla
Allstaryat Turizm Ve Ticaret A.SBarbaros Cad.227 Kisayali Marmaris/Mugla
Tayfun Insaat Mut.Tayfun Rifki KurtMeclisi Mebusan Cad.Findikli Yokusu Tayfun Ishani No.3/3 Findikli:Istanbul
Solaris Turizm Ve Ticaret Anomin SirketiTurgut Reuse Caddesi No.126 Bodrum .Mugla
Era Turizm Isletmecilik Ticaret Ve Sanayii Limited SirketiNeyzen Tevfik Cad.No.4bodrum.Mugla
Deniz Yat Turizm Ve Ticaret A.SGerence L001 Sok.Sevilen Ap.7/2 Bodrum/Mugla
Tur-Yat Turistik Yatirim Ve Hizmetleri A.SAtaturk Cad.Nd.30 Marmaris-Mugla Harbiye Mah.Cumhuriyet Cad.No.107Elmada? /Istanbul
Cihan Tatil Koyleri Ve Turizm Isletmeleri Anonim SirketiBarbaros Bulvari No.137 Besiktas/Istanbul
Inter Turizm Sanayii Ve Ticaret Anomin SirketiOmurca Mahallesi Milas Yolu Yokusbasi 27/A Bodrum.Mugla
Akyel Turizm Ve Dis Ticaret A.SYes Yat Eglence Seyahat Ve Turizm A.S.Limani Karsisi Yat MotelFethiye /Mugla
Taka Turizm Anomin SirketiSamanyolu Sok.Ali Atif Han Kat.5 Daire L0.Istanbul Neyzen TevfikCad.202 P.O.Box L55 Bodrum/Mugla
Semre Tur Turizm Ve Yatcilik Ltd.StiErkenekon Mah.Cumhuriyet Cad.233/5 Sisli /Istanbul
K.O.Yatcylyk Ve Dis Ticaret Anomin SirketiKeresteciler Sitesi Fatih Cad.Yildirim Sok Ugur Ishani L9/6Merter Istanbul
Alesta Yatcilik Turizm Sanayii Ve Ticaret A.SYat Limani Karsisi P.K.88.Fethiye.Mu?la
Mengi Yatcylyk Tasimacilik Turizm Sey Ithalat Ihracat Ve Tic.Lmt.StiTepe Mah.Haci Sabri Sok No.5 Marmaris.Mugla
Meersa Turizm Yatirim Ve Isletmecilik A.SAli Hafiz Cikmazi Sok.No.47.Marmaris.Mugla
Lale Yatcilik Turizm Ve Ticaret Ltd.Sti.Yskele Cad.No.104 Gulluk .Milas Mugla
Pruva Yatcilik Ve Turizm A.SIskele Meydani No.942 Gocek.Fethiye.Mugla
Salmakis Turizm Yatirim Ve Ticaret A.SNeyzen Tevfik Cad.No.106 Bodrum.Mugla
Tayat Turizm Yatcilik Ve Ithalat -Ihracaat Ve Ticaret A.S1399.Sok.No.19/A Alsancak -Izmir
Gemici Turizm Hizmetleri Anomin SirketiCemil Topuzlu Caddesi No.13.1ciftehavuzlar Karakoy
Pirat Yatcilik A.SBestekar Sok.No.38 Balmumcu 80700 Istanbul
Mehmet Sedat Akdemir30 Agustos Cad.No.57.B Antalya
Alper Turizm Ve Ticaret Anomin SirketiOvacik Koyu Kirancagi Mevkii Montana Resort Otel Fethiye-Mugla
Atlantis Yatcilik Turizm A.SPasatarlasi Cad.No.21.P.K.Bodrum.Mugla
Eda Tur Turizm Anomin SirketiTepe Mah.41.Sok.No.37 Marmaris/Mugla
Bodtur Turizm Ve Ticaret Anomin SirketiGazi Bul.No.66/702 Cankaya.Izmir
Yuksel Insaat Anomin SirketiNetsel Marina No.12 Marmaris/Mugla
Ronesans Yatcilik Ve Turizm Isletmeleri A.SYat Limani Bozburun/Mugla
Bordo Yatcilik Ve Turizm A.SNeyzen Tevfik Cad.Hamam Sok.No.16 Bodrum/Mugla
Es-Er Yatcilik Turizm Ticaret Lim.Sir.Haci Mustafa No.107 Marmaris/Mugla
Bitez Yatcilik Turizm Ltd.Sti.Turkkuyu Mah. Keles Cikmazi No.9 Bodrum /Mugla
Marmara Turizm Ve Otel Isletmetmecilik Nakliyat Ve Ticaret A.SAnafartalar Caddesi Cennet Apt.No.14/2 Antalya
Apaz Denizcilik Turizm Ticaret A.SHusrev Gerede Cad.Saair Nazim Sk.8/E Besiktas/Istanbul—TepecikMah.No.144/Bodrum/Mugla
Poytur Poyraz Yatcilik Tur.Ve Tic. A.SFulya Mah.Buyukdere Cad.No.40 Sisli Istanbul
Roman Yatcilik Turizm Sanayii Ve Ticaret A.SYat Limani Karsisi Fethiye/Mugla
Piri Tour Turizm Ticaret Limited SirketiCorsi Mah.Kale Cad Han Ici No.29 Kat.L Bodrum/Mugla
Eskisehir Cimento Fabrikasi T.A.S.Köbrübasi Kanatli Ihsani Kat.2 Eskisehir
Kahramanlar Turizm Ve Yatcilik A.SCumhuriyet Cad.No.9 Kas.Antalya
Asama Turizm Yatcilik Sanayii Ve Ticaret A.SAtatürk Cad.Bulus Ishani Kat.5 Bursa -Neyzen Tevfik Cad.No.4.Bodrum
Vesta Turistik Tesisleryatirimve Isletme A.SKisayali Mah.Haci Mustafa Sok.Pektas Apt.Kat.4 Marmaris.Mugla
Top Leisure Yat Isletmeciligi A.SAdakoy Kirlilik Mevkii Yat Cekek Yeri Marmaris.Mugla
Osman SagmanligilYat Limani No.6 Kemer/Antalya
S.J.Turizm Seyahat Ve Insaat Ticaret Ltd.StiEski Cesme Mah.Neyzen Tevfik Cad.No.128.A.Bodrum.Mugla
Neyzen Turizm Seyahat Ve Ticaret Limited SirketiCevat Sakir Cad.No.60 Bodrum
Hatko Teknik Donanimlar Mum.Ve Tic.ASVisnezade Cad.Acisu Sok.No.119/C Besiktas Istanbul
A-Marine Yatcik Turizm Sanayii Ve Ticaret A.SCemtur Turizm Ve Sy.Isl.A.S.Cumhuriyet Bulvari 137.2 Alsancak-Izmir
Tim-Yat Turizm Insaat Muh.Yat Ve Tic.A.S.Atatürk Bulvari 223/14 Ankara
Olgaç-Armayat Turizm Yatcilik Ve Ticaret Ltd.StiCevat Sakir Cad.No.133/G Bodrum -Mugla
Fantezi Turizm Ve Ticaret A.S.Turgut Reis Cad.No.398/A Gumbet-Bodrum-Mugla
Mar Tur Turizm A.SNetsel Marmaris Marina Tesisleri No.E-45-Marmaris/Mu?la
Gemi Kurtarma Denizcilik Ve Turizm A.SIsmet Inonu Cad.Akad Palas 22/6 Gumussuyu-Istanbul
Blue Fun Yatcilik Ve Turizm Akdeniz Gemicilik Turizm Sanayii VeTicaret A.STurgut Reis Cad.No.350 Migros Yani Bodrum-Mugla
Holitur Turizm Isletmeleri A.SBüyük Liman Setur Marina Yani Antalya
Ugurguru?cu Bel-Sun Yat IsletmeciligiAtatürk Mah.Sahil Cad.No.45.A Foca-Izmir
Burcu Turizm Ticaret A.S.Netsel Marina D.21.Marmaris/Mu?la
Kopella Yatcilik Ve Turizm A.SKemeralty Mah.Talatpasa Sok.No.7/1 Marmaris
Novella Yat Isletmesi Turizm Ve Ticaret A.SCaferpa?a Cad.Bila No.Pachatur Ofisi Karsisi Bodrum/Mugla
Tarabya Isletmecilik Ve Ticaret Limited SirketiYahya Kemal Caddesi No.40.1 Sariyer-Rumelihisar.Istanbul
Arslan Gumrukleme Nakliye Ticaret Ve Sanayii A.SRa Yacting Belediye Yat Limani Iskele Karsisi Gocek-Mugla
Günsu Turistik Tesis Isletmeleri Sanayii Ticaret A.SCaferpasa Cad.No.51 Bodrum-Mugla
Karadeniz Yatcilik Ve Turizm A.S.Ugursokak No.10 Kagithane /Istanbul
Mega-Mar Turizm Ve Ticaret A.STepe Mah.Munevver Apt.B/6 Marmaris-Mugla
Adam Voyages Mustafa NalbantogluKumbahce Mah.Imren Sok.No.6 Bodrum/Mugla
Deniz Yat A.SBebek Cad.No.304/Bebek-Istanbul
Karayel Yatcilik Limited SirketiYat Limani Gocek-Istanbul
Turmet Yatcilik Turizm Seyahat Ve Ticaret A.SKumbahce M.Ataturk Cad.No.76 Bodrum
Bel-Sed Turizm Yatirim Ve Isletme A.SBarbaros Sok.No.139 Marmaris/Mugla
Yyldyz Yatcilik Turizm Ve Ticaret Ltd.StiNeyzen Tevfik Cad.218/B Mugla
Orpel Turizm Sanayii Ithalat-Ihracaat Ve Tic.Lmt.Sti.Turkkuyusu Cad.Baba Cikmazi No.79 Bodrum-Mugla
Valena Turizm Yat Isletmeciligi Tic.Ve San.A.SBarbaros Cad.No.45 Yat Limani Marmaris/Mugla
Trans Anadolu Turizm Ticaret Ve Gemicilik A.SNetsel Marina Marmaris-Mugla
Turmarin Yatcilik Ve Turizm Ticaret Ltd.StiNetsel Marmaris Marina Ici Marina Carsisi No.E.37/Marmaris-Mugla
Ekinoks Yatcilik Turizm A.SDr.?evketbey Sok.4/1 Sisli -Istanbul
Genko Denizcilik Tur.Ve Tic.Lmt.Sti.Atatürk Cad.328/A Izmir
Halikarnas Turizm Ve Yatirim A.SKumbahçe Mah.Cumhuriyet Cad.No.178 Bodrum-Mugla
Oasis Yatcilik Turizm Gida It.Ih.San.Ve Tic.A.SEski Cesme Mah.Neyzen Tevfik Cad.No.28/10 Bodrum-Mugla
Ertur Petrol Urunleri Gemi Isl.San.Ve Tic.Ltd.Sti.Yeni Liman Kavsagi Ertur Shell  Akaryakit Istasyonu Yani -Antalya
Tyfyl Turizm Yatcilik Ve Ticaret Lmt.Sti.Gerence 100l Sok.No.10 Bodrum-Mugla
Zefirya Turizm Yat Isl.Ith.Tarim Su Ur.Hay.Ltd.Sti.Carsi Mah.Gerence Sok No.48 Bodrum / Mugla

 

Turkey Yacht Voyages

 İstanbul and Surroundings

Sailors will love the wonderful natural landscape surrounding İstanbul, the open seas and magnificent sunsets, as well as a voyage through Byzantine and Ottoman history as they sail past the impressive castles, palaces and mosques. After navigating the Bosphorus and sailing under the two enormous bridges spanning Europe and Asia, meandering along the mosque-lined Golden Horn or cruising in the coves and bays of the Princes’ Islands, it is easy to return to one of the two large marinas in the area. Both Ataköy Marina (on the European side) and Kalamiş-Fenerbahçe Marina (Asian side) offer a 24-hour service.

From the North Sea through the European interior, yachts can sail down the European channel system, the Rhine and Danube Rivers, into the Black Sea harbours and to the İstanbul Strait and Istanbul marinas, which is a safe and short way to reach the Turkish coasts.

From İzmir to Kuşadası

The city of İzmir lies at the head of a long and narrow gulf furrowed by ships. Art galleries, theatres and cultural events give this cosmopolitan city its special vibrancy. Levent Marina is an excellent place to begin: Between Urla İskelesi (Urla Pier) and the Karabun Peninsular, small islands dot the coastline, with beautiful beaches and excellent moorings with swimming, snorkelling and diving available. Karaburun has pleasant hotels, tea gardens and fish restaurants, located between the mountain backdrop and the sea.
Around Cesme, the large Altin Yunus Setur Marina and the harbours in Ilica and Dalyan are all noted for their safety. In July, the Cesme International Song Contest attracts world famous performers, adding glamour and excitement to the town. The thermal baths in the area, and the natural springs that mix with the sea-water in Ilica Bay, provide soothing relaxation.The Kusadasi Gulf spreads south and south-east, with attractive beaches, bays and coves.

From Kuşadası to Bodrum

Kuşadası boasts wonderful seafood restaurants, lively bars and cafes, beautiful parks and superb beaches. The shopping is rich with everything from beads and bangles to leather, jewellery and carpets.

Kuşadası Turban Marina is one of the best-equipped in Turkey, with wintering facilities for boats both afloat and on shore. The town is also renowned for its nightlife, thanks to its numerous bars, jazz clubs, discos and cabarets.

South of Kuşadası, the beautiful waters of the Dilek Peninsula National Park welcome yachts into its serene inlets and coves. The Temple of Apollo in Didim was once a sacred site, and although looted and burned many times in its history, it still has an elegant beauty. Nearby, Altınkum’s beautiful beach tempts visitors with sailing, swimming and relaxation.

The fishing village of Güllük has an attractive port and numerous guest-houses and small hotels, and a little further north in Kıyıkışlacık is said to be the birthplace of the mythological Dolphin Boy. The Bodrum Peninsula comes into view while sailing out of this gulf.

 

From Bodrum to Marmaris

The undisputed hot-spot of the Aegean Coast, Bodrum is a swinging, singing, dancing town and its bohemian atmosphere gathers together Turkey’s artists, intellectuals and lovers of the good life.

An impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum’s dazzling blue bay, in which the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas meet. The Castle of St Peter (Bodrum Castle) now houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

Shopping here is a delight for souvenirs hunters, and the Bodrum Turban Marina is one best-equipped in the region.

One of the best anchorages is the scenic Akbuk, hidden behind a forested hill. Sedir Island (ancient Cedrai) boasts an incredible beach with fine sand scattered with fossils, and great views of the Kiran Mountains across the bay.

The town of Datca has become a popular stopover for yachts, and offers many seafood restaurants, pubs and discos.

In the Gulf of Hisaronu is the peaceful Kecibuku Bay. The mountains and forests surrounding the Korfez Marina has a rich natural beauty, and the long Kizilkumu has a natural sand formation. After the Gulf of Hisaronu, the town of Bozburun is hidden away in its own exclusive inlet, and famous as one of the gulette-building centres in Turkey. Kumlubuk, a turquoise paradise, lies on the southern side of the bay, and above the water on the northern side is the Rhodian city of Amos. The natural harbour at Turunc opens out into a wide expanse of spectacular blue water, and Marmaris is next port.

 

From Marmaris to Fethiye

Marmaris Bay resembles a calm lake and offers ideal mooring for yachts. The Marmaris Netsel Marina, is one of the largest and best-equipped in Turkey, and the Marmaris Albatros Marina, one of the best for wintering and maintaining yachts, make Marmaris an excellent starting point for the Blue Voyage tour of the Aegean Coast.

Delikli Island lies on right off the coast, southeast of Ekincik. Dalyan Delta, has a long, golden, sandy beach at its mouth and is a nature conservation area and a refuge for sea turtles (caretta caretta) and blue crabs. At a bend in the river, high on the cliff-face above the fascinating ancient harbour-city of Caunos, magnificent tombs were carved into the rocks. Sailing southeast from Delikli Island, the next destination is Sarigerme.

The Gulf of Gocek is one of the Mediterranean’s best sailing spots. Dotted with islands and indented with many coves, its land and seascapes are irresistible. The ruins of Arymaxa, an ancient city at the southern tip of the gulf, lie at the edge of the azure waters. Opposite on Tersane Island stand Byzantine ruins, including those of the ancient shipyards.

 

From Fethiye to Kaş

The resort town of Fethiye has an important marina and overlooks a beautiful bay strewn with islands, and has a great historical interest with Lycian rock tombs cut into the cliff face, reproducing the facades of ancient buildings. Belcegiz Bay and Oludeniz are interesting to explore, where the calm, crystal-clear waters are ideal for swimming, diving and other water sports. On Gemiler Island, Byzantine ruins lie tucked among the pines.

 

 

From Kaş to Antalya

An ancient theatre on the long Kas Peninsula is within walking distance of the town. The island of Kekova is a one hour sail from Dalyanagzi (ancient Andriace), and there are many more picturesque islands with numerous bays and ancient cities. These bays provide natural harbours throughout the year.

Along the northern shore of Kekova Island, at Apollonia, earthquakes once disturbed the land causing some of the ancient houses to sink under the clear water and creating a sunken city.

Demre (Kale) is the site of ancient Myra, 25 km from west of Finike, with many interesting carved rock tombs overlooking the magnificent Roman theatre. St Nicholas (better known around the world as Santa Claus) was the bishop of this Mediterranean city during the 4th century and died here.

Slipping around the Kirlangic Peninsula into the Gulf of Antalya, the first sight is the ancient city of Olimpos, on the southern side of Mt. Tahtali. Oleander and laurel bushes shade the Olimpos Valley, which can be approached by land and sea.

The fully equipped Park Kemer Marina has facilities for all activities and yachtsmen can enjoy the unspoiled bays and beaches south of the town.

Today Antalya’s palm-lined boulevards, beautiful parks, historical buildings, monuments, museums and the picturesque old quarter of Kaleici, (with the Kaleici Turban Marina) blend together to create the ideal holiday atmosphere. The Antalya Marina and Leisure Centre, which has won several awards, is considered one of most beautiful marinas in Turkey. Setur Antalya Marina is quieter, but either makes a suitable break from a voyage around the Turquoise Coast.

Some Regulations on Using Foreign Flagged Yachts in Turkish Waters

Yachts entering or leaving Turkey must do so only at frontier ports. Ports of entry along the Turkish coasts are: Trabzon, Giresun, Ordu, Samsun, Hopa, Rize, Sinop, Zonguldak, Tekirdag, Istanbul, Çanakkale, Bandirma, Akçay, Ayvalik, Dikili, Izmir, Çesme, Kusadasi, Didim (Söke), Güllük, Bodrum, Datça, Marmaris, Fethiye, Kas, Finike, Kemer, Antalya, Alanya, Anamur, Tasucu, Mersin, Botas, Bartin, Gemlik, Mudanya, Bozyazi, Inebolu, Derince, Eregli, Iskenderun harbours.

Formalities concerning the documentation of yachts departing from their last port of call, or entering a port or mooring for a winter lay-up, shall be carried out at that port.

When entering Turkish Waters, foreign yachts must be recorded in the yacht owner’s or captain’s passport by the customs authorities. This will be cancelled by the customs authorities on departure for foreign ports, or when leaving the yachts for winter lay-up in marinas.

Tax Revenues

According to regulations, there are various taxes and charges in addition to Customs tax payable by Turkish and foreign yachts. This is collected by the relevant administration, after calculating which harbours will be visited according to the proposed route, and is maintained by an officer appointed in connection with 36th article of Yacht Tourism Regulation.

These taxes include the payment for the other harbours for the entire voyage during the validation period of the Yacht Registration Form, which will be checked on the final departure from the country.Yacht Registration Form (Transit Log)

Various details must be recorded in the Transit Log by the authorities, which include customs, passport details, health and the sailors, passengers and staff on each yacht. Once these details have been logged by the various authorities, they will be checked on entering and leaving each port but will require no further processing, until leaving Turkey. The process for yachts in winter lay-up is performed at the harbour where they will be staying. Once completing the Registration Form, any yacht may enter Turkey. There will be exceptions made, however, in the cases of obligatory departure and entrance due to extraordinary conditions, in connection with laws protecting life and property.Health Process

Processes, including visa and patents, performed within the yacht registration form, are valid for one year without any other additional processes, as long as no other harbours outside Turkey have been visited within that time. In the event of any death or infectious disease, the nearest Harbour Directorate or highest Governmental Authority of the region must be immediately informed.Importing Equipment

Foreign yacht owners can import spare parts and equipment duty-free for use on their own yachts, under customs authority control. Such spare parts and equipment will be recorded in the yacht’s inventory.Cabotage Laws

 

Yachts staying in Turkey during the winter, or foreign-owned private yachts entering from foreign harbours, are only permitted to sail in Turkish waters on condition that the owner is on board. Yachts owned jointly or owned by yacht clubs or associations can be sailed by any one of four nominated owners per year. Turkish and foreign private yacht owners may have foreign or Turkish guests on board for the purpose of travel, sport and leisure but not for any commercial undertaking.The use of private yachts that have entered Turkey by yacht owners or staff, or boarding of Turkish or foreign guests free of charge, or the use of rented yachts without staff by yachtsmen, are not accepted as seamanship, and yachtsmen cannot benefit from the normal rights of sailors.

A yacht lay-up during winter or departure from a foreign harbour or a yachting organisation including foreign flagged yachts, can be boarded by yachtsmen from a Turkish harbour with the aim of yachting, and leave the yacht at another Turkish harbour.

Foreign flagged commercial yachts licensed by the Ministry, are subject to these regulations are not permitted to voyager transport between Turkish harbours and within the harbour against cash and bill of lading. However tourist-related activities of these yachts are not deemed as voyager transportation.

Should an undocumented foreign flagged yacht organise a voyage under a certain programme, or carry yachtsmen or passengers against payment within Turkish harbours, Cabotage Law will be applied. Evaluation of yachting activities, important in connection with tourism and advertisement outside of this article, is possible with the approval of the Ministry.Leaving Yachts in Turkish Marinas

Foreigners may leave their yachts in Turkey at a licensed yacht harbour or docking area for the purpose of storage, maintenance or repair, for a period of two years and leave the country.

In such cases, they must apply to the regional customs office with a document issued by a yacht harbour or docking area, and the requested process will be recorded in their passports. Owners may leave their yachts for up to five years, provided that the yachts sail from the harbour at least once every two years. At the end of 5 years, the Ministry of Tourism has the right to extend the length of stay.

Documents to be requested during time extension:

 

l – Yacht ownership certificate

2 - Certificate proving the stay of yacht for five years

3 - Certificate proving the usage of yacht by yacht owners at least once every two years

         a - Yacht Registration Form copies

4 - Certificate of stay in yacht harbour or yacht docking area licensed by the Ministry of Tourism

         a – Docking agreements

 Blue Flag Campaign

The Blue Flag Campaign is one of the four projects executed under the co-ordination of the Europe Environmental Education Foundation (FEEE). The Environmental Education Foundation of Turkey (TURCEV) designates which beaches and marinas have the right display a Blue Flag, which is judged on the basis of cleanliness of water, environmental concerns, security, safety and services.

 

Nominees are evaluated by a national, then a European jury, after which the successful ones are awarded the Blue Flag for one year. The sea-water analysis is performed every 15 days during the high season by the local department of Health, and funded by the Ministry of Tourism, and take into account the physical, pH and microbiological parameters.

Blue Flags Awarded in 2001

Beaches

ANTALYA

Alanya

1-Keykubat II

2-Damlataş

3-Titan-Dinler

4-Kleopatra Batı

5-Köşederl

6-Paşa Bay

7-Siedra Princess

8-Alantur

Manavgat

9-Titreyengöl-1

10-Titreyengöl-2

11-Sorgun-1

12-Sorgun-2

13-Side-1

14-Side-2

15-Side-3

16-Club Ali Bey

17-Çolaklı Süral Beach

Serik

18-İskele Mevkii

19-Taşlıburun I

20-Taşlıburun II

21-Üçkumtepesi-1

22-Üçkumtepesi-2

Muratpaşa

23-Topkapı Otel

24-Adalya

25-Lara Beach

26-Karpuzkaldıran

27-Dedeman

Konyaaltı

28-Konyaaltı I

29-Konyaaltı-II

Beldibi

30-Beldibi I

31-Beldibi-II

32-Beldibi-III

Göynük

33-Göynük-1

34-Göynük-2

35-Palmiye Holiday Village

Kemer

36-Kemer Public Beach

37-Türkiz Hotel

38-Ayışığı

39-Kiriş I

40-Kiriş II

41-Çamyuva

42-Akdeniz Holiday Village

Tekirova

43-Tekirova-1

44-Tekirova-2

45-Tekirova H.Pl.

Finike

46-Gökliman

Kaş

47-Küçükçakıl-Çınarlar

48-Aquarius

49-Club Patara

50-Patara Doğu

MUĞLA

Marmaris

51-Marmaris I

52-Marmaris II

53-Marmaris III

54-Marmaris IV

55-Marmaris V

56-İçmeler I

57-İçmeler II

58-Pamucak

59-Turunç Public Beach

Bodrum

60-Aktur

61-Yahşi

62-Gümüşlük

63-Yalıkavak

64-Gündoğan

65-Akçabük Ionia

66-Palmiye Holiday Village

67-Sea Garden

68-İber Otel

Datça

69-Aktur Tatil Sitesi

70-Datça Aktur Camping

71-Hastanealtı

72-Karaincir

İZMİR

Seferihisar

73-Haritacılar

74-Akarca

75-Ekmeksiz

76-Teos Club

Çeşme

77-Çeşme Altınkum

78-Pırlanta Beach

79-Tekke

80-Ayasaranda Kerasus

81-Dalyan

82-Ayayorgi

83-Boyalık

84-Paşalimanı

85-Büyükliman

86-Çark Beach

87-Piyade Koyu

Karaburun

88-Bodrum

89-Kuyucak

90-Akvaryum

91-Mimoza

Urla

92-Camp of Ministry of Health

AYDIN

Kuşadası

93-Çamlimanı(Pine Bay)

BALIKESİR

Gömeç

94-Gömeç Kızçiftliği

Zeytinli

95-La Route Holiday Village

TRABZON

Sürmene

96-Çamburnu

ELAZIĞ

Sivrice

97-TUR-POL

98-Elezığ Municipality Public Beach

ISPARTA

Eğirdir

99-Altınkum Halk Pl.

 

Yacht Ports With Blue Flags

ISTANBUL

1-Ataköy Marina

2-Setur Çeşme Marina

3-Setur Ayvalık Marina

4-Setur Kuşadası Marina

5-Karada Marina Bodrum

6-Albatros Marina

7-Marmaris Martı Marina

8-Kemer Antalya Marina

9-Setur Antalya Marina

10-Setur Finike Marina

11-Setur Amiral Fahri Korutürk Kalamış ve Fenerbahçe Marinaları

12-Port Göcek Marina


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