Sailing vacation in Turkey

Best places and routes to sail in region. Weather, trade winds and important details for perfect sailing holidays in Turkey.

Sailing trip in Turkey

Sailing holidays in Turkey include plenty of bays and coves on the famous Turkish coasts. It is like a time travelling: you walk by ruins of ancient civilizations, castles and fortresses like in medieval times or even in Ancient Greece ages. Turkish sailing tradition differs from other country. You can rent a gulet here for sailing, a large wooden vessel for a big company of friends or colleagues. If you looking for unforgettable yacht sailing destination - Turkey is what you looking for.

Sailing season
Summer
Travel season
Summer
Marinas in this location
8
Boats in this location
218

Main facts about region

Capital:
Ankara
Telephone code:
+90
Language:
Turkish
Timezone:
UTC+3 (FET)
Currency:
Turkish lira (TRY)
Population:
83,154,997
  • Turkish coasts with pines, olives and valleys of fragrant flowers attract yachtsmen from all over the world.
  • Clear and predictable seas remain warm from the end of spring till late autumn when in Montenegro or Croatia season is already finished.
  • Turkey is third in the world by the number of clean beaches! It is second only to Spain and Greece.
  • Turkey is a visa-free country for most countries’ citizens.
  • This country has low crime rates, it is safe to sail here at any time.
  • Many people know English in Turkey, especially in restaurants, marinas and places of interest. Most cafes have a menu translated to 4-5 popular languages.
  • Turkish cuisine draws your attention with its variety and quantity of food cooked from fresh products. Every sailing trip on yacht in Turkey becomes a little gastronomical tour.
Turkey - Yacht Charter Sailica
Turkey - Yacht Charter Sailica
Turkey - Yacht Charter Sailica

Sailing routes in Turkey

Turkey is one of the brightest countries for best sailing holidays. Sailing enthusiasts will like spending time here: nice choice of marinas, beautiful shores with cozy coves, climate made for journeys and plenty of places with charming nature. If you are looking for best places to sail in Turkey - take one of this sailing itineraries:

 

Route 1. Marmaris — Göcek — Marmaris (7 days) — 107 NM

Route 2. Marmaris — Selimiye — Marmaris (7 days) — 92 NM

Route 3. From Turkey to Greece and back (14 days) — 220 NM

Route 4. Bodrum — Selimiye — Bodrum (7 days) — 142 NM

Route 5. Bodrum — Marmaris (7 days) — 151 NM

Route 6. Bodrum — Karaca — Bodrum (7 days) — 99 NM

Route 7. Bodrum (7 days) — 120 NM

 

Available yachts in the region

819 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2002
Built in
1134 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
31 ft
Length
2005
Built in
1142 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2006
Built in
1171 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
31 ft
Length
2007
Built in
1202 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1309 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
37 ft
Length
2000
Built in
1348 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2006
Built in
1408 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2005
Built in
Cunda
0 yachts
Izmir
1 yacht
Antaliya
1 yacht

Nearest Airports

Dalaman DLM
Antalya Airport AYT
Ataturk IST

Sailing season and weather in Turkey

Turkish climate is various but typical Mediterranean with hot summers and mild, wet winters. Along the coasts light winds blow, nights are usually cool. From June to August day temperatures are between 82 and 95°F (28–35°C). The sun shines about 300 days a year. Water temperatures: 77–82°F (25–28°C).

 

In summer, meltemi winds prevails on Aegean coast. It blows from May till the end of August and can be very strong in its peak (usually from 1 PM to 5 PM with speed up to 25 knots). In general, winds in Turkey are positive for sailing.

 

In case the weather suddenly goes bad (although storms in Turkey happen rather rarely), you can find shelter anywhere along the coast. You can even travel during mild storm weather In most large bays, such as Fethiye, Hisaronu and Yesilova, Gekova and Kekova.

Water temperature in sailing season +22...+26 °
Air temperature in sailing season +27...+30 °
Wind speed in sailing season 15 - 25 knots

Tides

Tides are very insignificant In eastern Mediterranean: 8–20 inches (20–50 centimeters) depending on place.

Weather forecast for sailing in Turkey

Weather forecast is available from Antalya every 3 hours in summer on VHF channels 67 and 16. The same information is given on Navtex on the nearest 24h with short description of the next day.

 

Malta 40
Kalkara 40
Izola 10