Sailing Trip To Turkey

FETHİYE – FLOTILLA NOTES/SUGGESTED ITINERARY

 

East Route – Fethiye Gulf

Day 1:    Arrival in Fethiye. Get to know the boat and the flotilla leaders, then go shopping, and in the evening eat in one of the nice local restaurants.

 

Day 2:     At 09.30 hrs a chart briefing is held in the Marina Restaurant. Information will be given on the route for the week and general “dos and don’ts”.

 

Destination today: Tomb Bay (15 nm) – a pleasant sail of about 15 nautical miles, with the possibility of a lunch stop on anchor. As you sail into Tomb Bay you will see Lycian rock tombs in the steep cliffs. It is worth a walk up to the tombs for the dramatic scenery – don’t forget your walking shoes! One of the many lovely bays in the Fethiye Gulf which can only be reached by boat. Enjoy the hospitality and food in the restaurant and after dinner have a chat and a drink around the camp fire.

 

Day 3:     Sarsala (15 nm) – the Gulf of Fethiye has too many beautiful bays to visit in one week but this is one of our favourites with a good jetty with moorings and a restaurant that also serves very good food.

 

Day 4:    Karacaören (20 nm) – we sail in an easterly direction around a cape and past the famous Ölü Deniz beach (please note yachts are not allowed inside the lagoon) to a pleasant anchorage protected by the reef to the south! Here we take mooring lines ashore by dinghy before dinner, or the friendly host will pick you up from the boat.

 

Day 5:    Göcek (20 nm) – a lively little town, important in the area for water sports and with several marinas. The flotilla goes to the 2nd jetty of the municipality marina. Lots of small shops and restaurants on the main boulevard.

 

Day 6:    Boynuz Bükü (15 nm) – Following a pleasant sail out of Göcek we anchor behind one of the islands at lunch time to have lunch and a cooling swim. In the afternoon we sail into the fjord like bay which has pine covered slopes. You can also walk to a nearby waterfall.

 

Day 7:    Fethiye (15 nm). Back to the base in Ece Marina with a lunch break at one of the many anchorages. In the evening we have dinner in a nice restaurant in the bazaar.

 

West Route – Towards Marmaris

Day 1:    Arrival in Fethiye. Get to know the boat and the flotilla leaders, then go shopping, and in the evening eat in one of the nice local restaurants.

 

Day 2:     At 09.30 hrs a chart briefing is held in the Marina Restaurant. Information will be given on the route for the week and general “dos and don’ts”.

 

Destination today: Kapı Creek (15 nm) – a lovely well, sheltered bay, but first you can visit the ruins on Gemiler
Island. Dinner ashore in the simple but good restaurant. Locals in a dinghy will direct you to your spot and give you a mooring line.

 

Day 3:    Aşı Koyu (25 nm) – a trip west out of the Fethiye Bay past Peksimet Island where you can often see dolphins. Aşı Koyu is hidden behind high cliffs and hard to see from a distance but is a lovely bay.

 

Day 4:    Ekincik. (10 nm). From here you can make a very interesting excursion to the turtle beach, the ruins of Caunos, the rock tombs in the little town of Dalyan and mud baths.

 

Day 5:     Ruin Bay (25 nm). Returning to the Fethiye Gulf after 15 nm we sail through a narrow channel and under steep mountains come to the famous Ruin Bay where a friendly family restaurant serves some of the best food in the area. If you enjoy hiking this is the place. Alternatively you can snorkel in the clear waters of the bay.

 

Day 6:    Cold Water Bay (15nm). As its name suggests a cold water spring flows into the sea here. From the village is a 45 minute walk to the abandoned Greek village of Kayakoyu. The restaurant in Cold Water Bay has a wonderful view and good food. (AKA Bestas Liman and Ali’s Cove)

 

Day 7:    Fethiye (15 nm). Back to the base in Ece Marina with a lunch break at one of the many anchorages. In the evening we have dinner in a nice restaurant in the bazaar.

 

Kapi Creek (Day 2)

 


 

 

 

Asi Koyu (Day 3)



 

 

 

Ekincik Bay (Day 4)



 

 

 

Ruin Bay (Day 5)


 

 

 

Cold Water Bay, AKA Ali’s Bay, AKA Bestas Liman (Day 6)



 

 

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2 Responses

  1. I’m so happy you’re blogging :)~

    Looking like a lot of good times ahead!

    What is the weather like?!

  2. Blue Cruise Fethiye is the ideal place. The islands, coves awaiting your discovery.

    Historical places are also at the beginning of the ancient city of Kayakoy Hidden City, Tlos, Xanthos between must-see destinations.

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