Sailing Turkey - Fethiye to Bodrum
Day 1 Fethiye
Meeting point 5pm at marina café. Boat does not set sail until the morning of day 2 . Meet with group in café, and join the skipper onboard for an important safety briefing. Have a warm shower after your travels, and settle into your cabin with your new room mate. Later that evening the skipper will take the group to a local taverna where great food can be had while the group are getting to know each other. Sample the night life in this lovely part of the world, or enjoy a night cap back on the boat
Day 2-9 Southern Turkish Coast
Our 40ft catamaran is the perfect platform to explore rugged spectacular coast of Turkey. Flexibility is key to adapt to local weather conditions and the skipper will modify the itinerary to our advantage as we sail. Most mornings are early to take advantage of what the days have to offer and gives us early arrival times into each port of call. Possible stops include: Fethiye, Göcek, Tersane Adasi, Haman, Dalyan, Ekincik, Marmaris, Bozburun, Datca, Knidos, Bodrum Göcek - 3 hours west of Fethiye this Göcek has been described as a hidden paradise boasting beautiful clean waters, green pine forests and quite beaches. We will make some swimming and snorkelling stops before spending the afternoon exploring this seaside village. Tersane Adasi and Haman - Two tiny islands to the east of Dalyan, offer outstanding snorkelling opportunities and great walks to spectacular view points. Haman is a desolate island with only a small pier and single taverna. Dalyan and Ekincik - The town of Dalyan is just up river from our anchorage and we will take a small ferry past the mysterious rock tombs carved into the cliff sides. Sea turtles are famous for living in these waters and be sure to try the blue crab. Just west is the tiny town of Ekincik were we will spend the night in a quite bay after visiting the local taverna for dinner. Marmaris - Spend the afternoon meandering through the whitewashed town of Marmaris. There is little left of the origional fishing village but the city maintains its charm as it is set between two intersecting mountains by the sea. This resort town is a busy centre and offers many opportunities for activities, shopping and bustling nightlife. Bozburun - You will be greeted with a smile in this tiny town offamous for their honey, which is nestled between the mountains and the sea. Enjoy a glass of chilled wine on the boat before heading into town to explore the small sleepy village. Dinner will be with the group ashore in a nice local establishment Datca - A charming little fishing village with clear turquoise waters and very mellow local community. Knidos - Explore this ancient ruin site dating back to the 4th century BC. Take some group pictures and imagine how ancient life used to be. After setting sail we will make a stop to admire the sheet cliffs of Mersincik Bodrum - Enjoy the last day sailing across Gokova bay. Stop in the middle of the sea for lunch, and a swim after. Arrive in bodrum late afternoon/early evening in time to get your dancing shoes on and hit the town.
Day 10 Bodrum
Departure day, depart at any time after 10am.