Our Suggested Itineraries

The Fethiye Gulf, otherwise known as the Gulf of Gocek or Skopea Limani, offers an alluring mix of islands, inlets and idyllic bays ideal for exploration. The local area has a lot to offer from bustling towns and beautiful bays with restaurants, ruins and activities, to hidden, neighbour-free anchorages with unfiltered views and extraordinary backdrop. Simply let us know the type of cruise you’re seeking and our knowledgeable team will help you sail in the right direction. All Sail Med sailing itineraries are flexible and tailor-made to suit your sailing style and preferences.

Flexible itineraries yacht charters Fethiye Gocek Islands bays in Turkey

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1 WEEK - THE BEST OF FETHIYE

Meet the Sail Med team and skipper (if required)early at our offices at Ece Saray Marina in Fethiye.
Receive a full briefing on the yacht, local waters and procedures.

Day
1

Karacaören Bay and Island are highlights of the Fethiye area. Although the island is small, it is scattered with rock tombs and ruins giving it great character. The bay itself is sheltered and its pristine clear waters ideal for snorkelling and swimming. This harbour can hold up to 40-50 boats on buoys and on moorings. Average depth of the water is around 6-12 meters, ideal for sailing boats.

There’s a popular restaurant serving a good local varieties making it a great place to enjoy a sundown meal and soak in the beauty of the surroundings. This home-made oriented restaurant offers variety of dishes like barracuda, swordfish, lamb, beef, chicken and so on. Staff helps with mooring, collects guests from the boat and delivers food to boat. Karacaören restaurant is well know for its home-made bread and most importantly water is free of charge for the restaurant visitors.

While you are sailing around Karacaören Restaurant you might be interested in Excursions and Water sports which can be organised from the restaurant as well.

Location:
36º 32.45’ N - 29º 03.1’ E
Contact: Mr. Can Özmen
+90 542 321 9448

Day
2

Set sail before lunch to Boynuzbükü which will take approximately 3 hours from Karacaoren. It is a large sheltered bay just West of Küçük Yılanlı and the ideal setting to spend the second-night onboard your yacht. You can spot Protected Frankincense trees once you anchor your boat. Boynuz Buku is a preservation area due to its bio-genetic reserves. Anchoring is very easy with 8-10 meters depth in the inlet and you can enjoy very comfortable stay with very little effected by the winds.

Boynuz Buku has a popular local restaurant with a T-pier and room for around 20 boats or there are line anchorages to the side of the bay. Restaurant staff will wave you in and help you with mooring. Spring water and electricity is available at the jetty and overall depth around jetty is 3 meters. Also For the energetic sailors, there's a waterfall a short walk from the shore, and waterskiing, parasailing and other water sports are normally on offer.

Location:
36º 42.7’ N - 28º 53.7’ E
Contact: Mr. Ferhat
+90 543 790 3843

Day
3

Kapi Creek is the ideal swim-stop in the morning or overnight location and one popular with private yachts and traditional gulets. Nestled between high cliff walls, it's barely noticeable but for a small restaurant at its entrance. Most choose to moor alongside the restaurants jetty and enjoy the local food and hospitality, although some do drop anchor just past the entrance to the creek.

Next to Kapi Creek, you can quickly relocate to Gobun Bay, another favourite location for sail boats. Crystal Clear water with 7-10 meters depth and protected against wind by pine and olive trees around the bay. Rock tombs and Roman ruins are the highlight of the hills of Gobun which can be reached in an hour walk via a rocky path.

For the evening meal, you can feast yourself in Gobun Restaurant which has 2 jetties with 40 moorings capacity. Toilets and Shower free of charge and water is available for restaurant guests. Power for entire site generated by solar panels. Specialities of the restaurant are lobster and crayfish among holiday makers. Sorts of lamb and chicken is available and if you would like to order special oven cooked lamb you need to pre order it.

Location:
36º 38.6’ N - 28º 53.6’ E
Contact: Mr. Muammer Önder
+90 555 357 0987

Day
4

The natural beauty of Ekincik Bay is hard to beat. A safe harbour beautifully backed by pine forest with several anchorages, a wide beach and a couple of restaurants with moorings. Bay is well protected from winds. Drop anchor on the side where motorboats along the white sandy beach. If you can place yourself in the inlet where green and blue intermingled with each other, that would be a perfect safe and pleasant anchor position. Bottom is generally sand-weed with 8-15 meter depth.

Family run famous Inceler Restaurant is the favourite of many sailors which is on the western end of the new pier. Contact the number for help for mooring. Mooring, electricity and water is free of charge if you are guest of restaurant. If you prefer to anchor in the bay, just call to be collected from boat. If ordered in advance, whole lamb or goat can be cooked in open fire. Other than they all sorts of fresh fish, calamari octopus casserole can be found on menu. Turkish bath and rafting tours can be reserved from the restaurant owners swell. River Boat trips to Dalyan and Caunos where mud baths are also on offer.

Ekincik is close to the pretty town of Dalyan and ancient city of Caunos which has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires, cultures and civilisations over almost 3,000 years of history. While you enjoying solar powered river cruising, look out for Turtles that are a protected species on  Iztuzu beach at the mouth of the river. View the Lycian tombs carved into the cliffs dating back to 400 BC. Enjoy a mud bath and a chance to do some souvenir shopping in the village of Dalyan.

Location:
36°49.8' N 28°33' E
Contact: Mr. Dogan Ince
+90 533 346 0738

Day
5

Leave early and enjoy a leisurely cruise towards Gocek, one of the Turkish coasts most affluent towns and synonymous with sailing in Turkey. Majority part of Gocek still look back with nostalgia to the tranquil village it was 15 years ago. Since then it has become the boutique-village of the coast. Gocek is the perfect stopover with a fine selection of restaurants, shops, bars and boutiques within easy reach of the quayside.

Take a swim-stop in one of the idyllic bays before heading through to moor at one of the central marinas. With its islands and countless bays protected from winds and waves, it makes Gocek one of the most beautiful and easy sailing experience. Close proximity bays includes like Atbuku, Boynuz Buku, Bedri Rahmi, Siralibuk, Sarsala, Manastir, Gobun Coves, Yassicalar, Tersane and Domuz Islands.

Day
6

Yassicalar Island, otherwise known as "Flat Island" is one of the most Instagram worthy locations along the Turkish coast. Best for last lazy day on boat option. A group of picturesque islands joined by sandbanks with shallow channels in-between. The biggest island has a sandy beach and there is a small pool cape of the lagoon. Those shallow waters in some places makes it perfect chill day for families especially with children. You can explore the island on foot, but u will need to swim one to another. Minimum swimming distance will be12 meters. Take some sturdy shoes as grounds will be stony on island.

If you are interested, submerged buildings and remains of quays available on west of the Island of Gocek. You must be careful when you pass between the island because there are the remains of ruins Also the This is an excellent spot for swimming and snorkelling and a popular stop-off for yachts and daily boat trips and water sports.

Day
7

Spend your last day enjoying a few swim-stops in local bays en-route back to Ece Saray Marina in Fethiye. The Sail Med team greet you and arrange all necessary onward transfers to your accommodation or the airport.

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Day - THE BEST OF FETHIYE

Meet the Sail Med team and skipper (if required)early at our offices at Ece Saray Marina in Fethiye.
Receive a full briefing on the yacht, local waters and procedures.

Day
1

Meet the Sail Med team early at our office in Ece Saray Marina, Fethiye. Meet the boat and set sail for a lazy day exploring Fethiye's local bays and the islands around the Skopea Limani (Fethiye/Gocek Gulf).

Day
2

Enjoy a morning swim in the clear waters of Gobun Bay near Gocek. A narrow entrance reveals an impressive long bay backed by pine forest and olive groves. A highlight are the rock tombs and Roman ruins cut into the hillside towards the rear of the bay that can be accessed via a rocky path if you're feeling energetic.

Day
3

Soak in the warm healing waters of Hamam Bay, better known locally as "Cleopatra Bay". Legend suggests that friends of Queen Cleopatra built a Roman bath over the natural hot spring found to one side of the bay. They presented the bath to Cleopatra as a gift on a visit she made along the coast. Today, the ruins of the bath remain semi-submerged in the clear waters making for excellent snorkeling.

Day
4

One of the most popular bays in the Skopea Limani is Bedri Rhami, a beautiful protected bay named after the famous artist and writer, Bedri Rhami Eyuboglu. Locals believe Bedri Rhami was one of the first to take a Blue Voyage along the Lycian Coast and during his visit to the bay he painted a fish on a rock so the bay was named after him.

Day
5

Having enjoyed a full day sailing you return to Ece Saray Marina where your transport back to your accommodation is arranged.

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