About Turkey

General information

Sailing in Turkey

Our charter base is located in Marmaris at the Yacht Marina, which is the yachting center of Turkey.
With crystal clear water, countless bays and coves, lush landscape and fjord-like coasts, the region has a lot to offer yachting enthusiasts. Here you will have no trouble finding a place to stop for a swim or spend the night in a beautiful and safe bay where you can drop the anchor and tie up to the shore.
Many restaurants have a jetty as well where you can mooring. 

On the other hand, the region also has well-equipped marinas in the surrounding cities, affording guests a chance to get provisions, go shopping or dine in a restaurant.
For those interested in culture, there are also a number of ancient sites waiting to be explored. We would be happy to assist you and provide you with valuable insider tips.
Cross border traffic with Greece is usually not a problem. When entering Greece, it is necessary to first go to a port of entry. Of course, we would be happy to assist you with customs clearance procedures.

Wind and Weather

The region around Marmaris is affected by Meltemi winds during the summer months. Every nautical mile that you sail further west brings you closer to the area most influenced by this strong north wind. Since it blows along the coast, it is very likely that you will have to tack a lot when sailing westward. The Meltemi reaches its full strength between 1 PM and 5 PM. The region to the east is characterized by considerably weaker winds, which is why we recommend it especially to those with less sailing experience.

The coast enjoys the typical Mediterranean climate. That means, the sun shines here 300 days a year with the hottest months of the year being June to August with temperatures ranging between 28 and 35°C.
Up to June, the prevailing winds are variable, reaching 2 to 4 Beaufort. The Meltemi usually occurs as of mid June through September. That said, it rarely exceeds the 25 knots mark. The water temperatures are between 25 and 28°C. Even in October and November, the region is still perfect for enjoying a beautiful sailing holiday.

Passport | License | Currency

To enter Turkey, you will need a passport or a personal ID card. To sail in Turkish waters, it is necessary to have a Transitlog, which we will take care of for you on site. The skipper or captain must provide a sailing license for piloting pleasure craft on sea waterways.
The local currency is the Turkish Lira (TL), which can be easily exchanged on site.

Travel Season | Arrival

Turkey has the longest sailing season in the Mediterranean. 
The weather from April to late October is conducive to sailing. Destination airport is located in Dalaman, which is served by airlines from many cities.
We will organize on your behalf the transfer from Dalaman to our charter base in Marmaris.