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With its beautiful coastlines, chalk-white beaches and crystal-clear waters, Türkiye is a sailor's paradise that is highly developed for tourism. Explore the picturesque coastal towns, discover historic ruins and visit charming islands that carry rich culture and fantastic gastronomy. Sailing in Türkiye also gives you the opportunity to experience the unique interaction between East and West, where modern lifestyle meets ancient history. With ideal sailing conditions, hospitality and a world of discovery, Türkiye and its maritime treasures are sure to fascinate you on all levels.


Why do a yacht charter from Turkey?

Chartering a yacht in Turkey can be an appealing choice for several reasons:

  1. **Stunning Coastline:** Turkey boasts a beautiful and diverse coastline along the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. You can explore picturesque bays, crystal-clear waters, and historic sites along the way.
  2. **Rich History and Culture:** Turkey has a rich history with numerous ancient ruins and archaeological sites. Sailing along the coast allows you to visit places like Ephesus, Dalyan, and Knidos, providing a unique blend of sailing and cultural exploration.
  3. **Charming Islands:** The Turkish coastline is dotted with numerous islands, each with its own charm and character. Islands like Bodrum, Marmaris, and Fethiye offer a mix of vibrant nightlife, historic sites, and natural beauty.
  4. **Turkish Hospitality:** Turkish people are known for their hospitality, and you can experience this firsthand while interacting with locals in coastal towns and villages. Traditional Turkish cuisine is also a highlight, with fresh seafood and local dishes to enjoy.
  5. **Blue Voyage:** The concept of the "Blue Voyage" originated in Turkey. It refers to a leisurely cruise along the Turkish coast, exploring hidden coves and enjoying the tranquility of the sea. This experience is particularly popular for those seeking a relaxing and scenic sailing adventure.
  6. **Diverse Sailing Routes:** Turkey offers a variety of sailing routes catering to different preferences. Whether you're interested in historical sites, vibrant nightlife, or secluded anchorages, you can find a route that suits your preferences.
  7. **Affordable Options:** Compared to some other Mediterranean destinations, yacht charters in Turkey can be more affordable. This makes it an attractive option for those looking for a cost-effective yet memorable sailing experience.

Before embarking on a yacht charter in Turkey, it's essential to plan your route, check weather conditions, and ensure that you comply with any local regulations or requirements. Additionally, working with reputable charter companies can enhance the overall experience and ensure a smooth sailing adventure.

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When is the best time to visit Turkey?

The best time to visit Turkey and go sailing depends on the specific region you plan to explore and your preferences for weather and crowds. Generally, the sailing season in Turkey is during the late spring, summer, and early fall when the weather is warm, and the sea conditions are favorable. Here's a breakdown by season:

  • Late Spring (May - June):
    • **Weather:** Late spring is a fantastic time for sailing in Turkey. The weather is warm but not excessively hot, with daytime temperatures ranging from comfortable to pleasantly warm.
    • **Crowds:** May and early June are before the peak tourist season, so you can enjoy a quieter experience both on land and at sea.
    • **Sea Conditions:** The seas are generally calm, and winds are moderate, providing excellent sailing conditions.
  • **Summer (July - August):**
    • **Weather:** July and August are the peak summer months, and temperatures can be hot, especially in coastal areas. Be prepared for higher temperatures, with daytime highs often exceeding 30°C (86°F).
    • **Crowds:** This is the high tourist season in Turkey, so popular destinations can be crowded. However, the lively atmosphere and extended daylight hours can be appealing to many visitors.
    • **Sea Conditions:** The seas are warm and suitable for swimming, but the winds can vary. It's important to keep an eye on weather forecasts for any potential changes.
  • **Early Fall (September - October):**
    • **Weather:** Early fall is another excellent time for sailing in Turkey. The weather remains warm, but the intense heat of midsummer starts to subside. September, in particular, can offer pleasant temperatures.
    • **Crowds:** Crowds begin to thin out in September, providing a more relaxed atmosphere compared to July and August.
    • **Sea Conditions:** Sea temperatures are still warm, and sailing conditions are generally favorable.

Keep in mind that regional variations exist, and the weather can change. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts have different climates, and conditions can vary between the two. Before planning your sailing trip, check local weather conditions, and consider your preferred balance between weather, crowds, and other factors.


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Turkish cuisine.

Turkish cuisine is a delightful and diverse fusion of flavors, reflecting the country's rich history and cultural influences. Known for its use of fresh, high-quality ingredients, Turkish cuisine offers a wide array of dishes that appeal to various tastes. Here are some key aspects of Turkish cuisine:

  1. **Kebabs:** Turkey is famous for its kebabs, which come in various forms such as Adana kebab, shish kebab, and döner kebab. These dishes typically feature grilled or skewered meats, often served with pita bread, rice, and salads.
  2. **Mezes:** Mezes are small appetizer dishes served before the main course. They include a variety of cold and hot dishes such as stuffed grape leaves (dolma), hummus, eggplant salad (babaganoush), and yogurt-based spreads.
  3. **Baklava and Turkish Delight:** Turkish desserts are a sweet indulgence. Baklava, a rich pastry made of layers of filo dough, nuts, and honey or syrup, is a well-known treat. Turkish Delight (lokum) is a sweet confection made of starch and sugar, often flavored with rosewater or citrus.
  4. **Turkish Breakfast (Kahvaltı):** Turkish breakfasts are hearty and diverse, featuring an assortment of cheeses, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, jams, honey, and various types of bread. Menemen, a dish made with tomatoes, peppers, and eggs, is a popular choice.
  5. **Seafood:** Given its extensive coastline, Turkey offers a wide range of fresh seafood dishes. Grilled fish, calamari, and various seafood stews are common in coastal regions.
  6. **Pide and Lahmacun:** Pide is a Turkish flatbread often topped with cheese, meats, and vegetables, similar to a pizza. Lahmacun, also known as Turkish pizza, is a thin flatbread topped with minced meat, vegetables, and herbs.
  7. **Turkish Tea and Coffee:** Turkish tea (çay) and coffee are integral to Turkish culture. Turkish tea is a strong black tea served in small glasses, while Turkish coffee is a thick, rich coffee often flavored with cardamom.
  8. **Soups:** Turkish cuisine includes a variety of soups, with lentil soup (mercimek çorbası) being a popular and nutritious choice.
  9. 9. **Dolma and Sarma:** Dolma refers to stuffed vegetables, often grape leaves filled with a mixture of rice, pine nuts, and herbs. Sarma involves grape leaves filled with a mixture of minced meat and rice.
  10. **Manti:** Manti are small, dumpling-like pastas filled with spiced meat, often served with yogurt and garlic.
  11. **Ayran:** Ayran is a traditional Turkish yogurt-based drink, typically made with yogurt, water, and a pinch of salt. It complements many Turkish dishes, especially kebabs.

Turkish cuisine is a celebration of fresh, seasonal ingredients and a testament to the country's culinary heritage. The diverse range of flavors and the hospitality associated with sharing meals make Turkish dining a memorable experience.


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Mooring fees in Turkey.

Mooring fees for boaters in Turkey can vary widely depending on the location, the type of marina, and the size of the boat. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. **Public Marinas:** Public marinas in Turkey usually have more affordable mooring fees compared to private marinas. The fees can range from 20 to 60 Turkish Lira (TRY) per meter per night.
  2. **Private Marinas:** Private marinas, especially those in popular tourist destinations or offering high-end facilities, may have higher mooring fees. Fees in private marinas can range from 40 to 120 TRY or more per meter per night.
  3. **Anchorages:** Some boaters may choose to anchor in bays or coves rather than mooring in a marina. While anchoring is often free, there might be certain popular anchorages where local businesses charge a small fee for using their mooring buoys or services.
  4. **Long-Term Mooring:** Boaters planning to stay for an extended period may be able to negotiate discounted rates for long-term mooring.

It's essential to check with the specific marina or port authorities for the most accurate and up-to-date information on mooring fees. Prices can also fluctuate based on the season, with higher fees during peak tourist times.

Additionally, some marinas offer amenities such as water and electricity hookups, Wi-Fi, showers, and restaurants, and these facilities can influence the overall cost.

Before planning your sailing trip, it's advisable to research the marinas along your route, contact them in advance, and inquire about their fees, services, and availability. Keep in mind that regulations and fees may change, so staying informed will help you plan your journey more effectively.

Rent a charter boat from one of our partners and sail in Turkey, this will give you an unforgettable sailing experience. With its beautiful coastlines, chalk-white beaches and crystal-clear waters, Turkey is a sailor's paradise that is highly developed for tourism.

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