Sailing Turkey - Fethiye to Bodrum

Marine, Fethiye to Bodrum

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

When it comes to beautiful coastlines and natural geographic wonders, it's hard to beat the Turkish Riviera. On this sailing adventure, you'll cruise along the area known as the Lycian Way, a popular destination with a long-standing maritime culture. That said, there are still many off-the-beaten-path treasures waiting to be discovered and you'll have the perfect opportunity to do so in between snorkelling, swimming in open water, relaxing in mud baths, and enjoying Turkey's beaches. Living aboard our state-of-the-art catamaran means you'll never have to go without.

What’s included

  • Sailing the Turquoise Coast
  • Fully licensed skipper
  • Snorkelling equipment

Highlights

  • Discover tiny villages and secluded islands with deserted beaches
  • Swim in clear turquoise waters
  • Learn to sail a catamaran
  • Hike through ancient ruins
  • Marvel at the ancient rock tombs in dalyan
  • Sail into the ancient port of bodrum

Itinerary

Day 1 Fethiye The boat does not set sail until the morning of Day 2. In the evening, the skipper will take the group to a local taverna. Enjoy great food while getting to know one another. Sample the nightlife in this lovely part of the world, or enjoy a nightcap back on the boat. Additional Notes: Meet the group in the café, and join the skipper on board for a safety briefing. On the Turkey sailing trips, the G Adventures skipper will offer to make a food kitty for small items, such as ice, water, coffee, tea, milk, snacks, drinks, and so on. The average amount suggested for the kitty is around EUR 75 per person, per week. Included Activities: Arrival Day Sailing Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Fethiye/Göcek Adası The skipper will help you make the most of the tiny seaside villages by sailing in quiet coves and desolate anchorages and recommending optional activities. Gaze at the mysterious rock tombs in Dalyan. Hike through the ruins at Knidos. Spend a mellow afternoon of sunbathing on the beach on Datca or go swimming in the turquoise waters. Enjoy local meals throughout the journey at small local taverns and be greeted by smiles from the friendly locals. Our 40 ft (13m) catamaran is the perfect platform to explore the rugged spectacular coast of Turkey. Most mornings are early to take advantage of what the days have to offer and give us early arrival times into each port of call. Three hours west of Fethiye, Göcek has been described as a hidden paradise boasting beautiful clean waters, green pine forests, and quiet beaches. Enjoy optional swimming and snorkelling stops along the way before spending the afternoon exploring this seaside village. Additional Notes: Flexibility is key to adapt to local weather conditions. The skipper will modify the itinerary to our advantage as we sail. Possible stops include: Fethiye, Göcek, Tersane Adasi, Haman, Dalyan, Ekincik, Marmaris, Bozburun, Datca, Knidos. Included Activities: Göcek Adası Excursion Transport: 12m (40 ft) BVI Sailing Catamaran
Day 3 Göcek Adası/Tersane Adası Explore the islands to the east of Dalyan, offering outstanding snorkelling opportunities and great walks to spectacular viewpoints. Haman is a desolate island with only a small pier and single taverna. Included Activities: Tersane Adasi and Haman Excursion Transport: 12m (40 ft) BVI Sailing Catamaran
Day 4 Tersane Adası/Ekincik The town of Dalyan is just up river from our anchorage. Take a small ferry past the mysterious rock tombs carved into the cliff sides. Spot sea turtles in the waters. Just west is the tiny town of Ekincik. Spend the night in a quiet bay after visiting a local taverna for dinner. Included Activities: Ekincik Excursion Transport: 12m (40 ft) BVI Sailing Catamaran
Day 5 Ekincik/Marmaris Spend the afternoon meandering through the whitewashed town of Marmaris. There is little left of the original 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 and shopping. It also boasts a bustling nightlife. Included Activities: Marmaris Excursion Transport: 12m (40 ft) BVI Sailing Catamaran
Day 6 Marmaris/Bozukkale Be greeted by a local family who run the remote restaurant and rustic dock. With no road access to Bozukkale, all produce is brought in by boat, donkey, or is caught in the surrounding waters. Enjoy amazing views over the bay while exploring the ruins of the ancient citadel of Loryma. Included Activities: Bozukkale Excursion Transport: 12m (40 ft) BVI Sailing Catamaran
Day 7 Bozukkale/Bozburun Be greeted by smiles in this tiny town 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. Included Activities: Bozburun Excursion Transport: 12m (40 ft) BVI Sailing Catamaran
Day 8 Bozburun/Datça Enjoy the clear turquoise waters and Datça's very mellow local community. Included Activities: Datca Excursion Transport: 12m (40 ft) BVI Sailing Catamaran
Day 9 Datça/Knidos Explore the ancient ruin site of Knidos. Take some pictures and imagine how ancient life used to be. Included Activities: Knidos Excursion Transport: 12m (40 ft) BVI Sailing Catamaran
Day 10 Knidos/Bodrum Enjoy a final morning sailing across Gokova Bay, arriving in the morning. Additional Notes: When arranging your transportation such as flights, please take into consideration travel times from the port to the airport. Transport: 12m (40 ft) BVI Sailing Catamaran
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