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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
30
Boats in this location
89

Main facts about region

Capital:
Ankara
Telephone code:
+90
Language:
Turkish
Timezone:
UTC+3 (FET)
Currency:
Turkish lira (TRY)
Population:
83,154,997

That's why sailing holidays in Turkey is a great idea:

  • 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.
  • Sailing vacations in Turkey is safe at any time. This country has low crime rates.
  • 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 interest boat rental in Turkey - follow the link to catalog. 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

1615 €
per week
5
Guests
2
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2018
Built in
1638 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2010
Built in
1965 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1974 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2010
Built in
1990 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2022
Built in
2113 €
per week
9
Guests
4
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2009
Built in

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.

 

People talk about Sailica

Rinke Tiegel
5
Full recommendation. Great service & support. We chartered a Beneteau 45 in Athens for our trip around Peloponnes. Great service and perfect customer support from beginning to the end. Due to corona we had to postpone our trip - Sailica managed all the communication with the charter agency and negotiated a great new deal for us. This was already the 2nd time we charted with Sailica and it won't be the last time. Full recommendation
Kyle Redstone
5
I took Dufour Grand Large 560 at Croatia using online yacht rental service sailica.com It's easy to use their mobile app with fair prices and enough quantity of boats which suits to my parameters. Their managers assisted me through whole communication with charter company. It was pleasant to receive a small gift – free of charge transfer from airport to marina. We didn't request it and appreciate their overexpected level of service.
Julian Lehmann
5
Amazing 1 week in Turkey! I sailed with Sailica on a tour in the gulf of Fethiye in Turkey. Overall it was a great experience and a great crew, even if I did not know them before. The area is amazingly beautiful and if you go in April you can avoid the crowds. The skipper was very proficient and knew what he was doing. Highly recommended!
Mykyta Semenoff
5
Great company! The guys answered all our questions which were very important since it was our first sailing experience. Moreover, they advised us not only on a charter but also on the tour itself. This was not the responsibility of the company, but we needed help and the company managers helped us for free. I highly recommend the team. The guys are really reliable, proactive and customer-oriented.
Vadim Rogovskiy
5
Excellent trip to Croatia! The trip was organized on an excellent level since the very beginning - from the yacht search to the trip itself. The team was fast and responsive. Highly recommended to everyone who wants to hang out with family on a beautiful yacht or catamaran!
Nikolaus Haufler
5
Super Beratung - sehr schnell wurde für mich ein passendes Boot in der Türkei gefunden. Sehr guter Preis, und ich konnte einen Skipper aussuchen, den ich bereits vom letzten Mal kannte. Volle Empfehlung!