Once you experience a sailing holiday in Turkey, on the southwest coast – appropriately nicknamed the ‘Turquoise Coast’ – you’ll develop a lifelong passion for this place. Known internationally as the ‘Blue Voyage’, along this stretch of Turkish coastline you’ll see flying fish, majestic dolphins, breathtaking sunsets and night skies bursting with stars. You’ll experience the incomparable beauty of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, sailing from Kusadasi to Bodrum, Marmaris to Gocek and Fethiye. Sounds beautiful, right? Well, it is. Sailing Turkey is an unforgettable experience of discovery and adventure, and our Turkey travel guide will bring you one step closer to your dream sailing holiday in Turkey.
Turkey is one of the most beautiful and interesting countries in the world. Its cultural heritage, along with its historic charm and Mediterranean beauty, are sufficient reasons to decide to sail along its coast. You’ll have the opportunity to dive among the sunken ruins of Kekova, bathe in the most turquoise Mediterranean waters and swim with sea turtles in Cirali. You’ll enjoy the best restaurants in Turkey, hospitable local people, top Turkish beaches and indulge in excellent local food as the warm sun slips down the horizon in front of you. And at night, you’ll sail into a secluded cove or moor in one of the many stunning Turkish harbors, all full of boats just like yours and people just as delighted as you.
The best way to explore the gorgeous Turkish coastline is sailing on board your own private boat, allowing you to cruise along the Aegean Sea and discover archaeological marvels and popular island destinations. From the magnificent coastal city of Marmaris, you can embark on a dream sailing trip, passing through scenic blue coves and beaches nestled between mountains. We recommend visiting some of these untouched treasures, such as Turunc Cove and Icmeler Beach. From Bodrum, you can easily sail to the ruins of the ancient city of Knidos, an ancient Greek settlement sitting at the tip of a peninsula on Turkey’s eastern side. Among some of the other popular highlights in Turkey are two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: The ruins of the Mausoleum of Maussollos in Halicarnassus, and the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus.
Another experience not to miss is the Pamukkale thermal baths, which draw people from all over the world. Located in the Denizli Province of southwestern Turkey, Pamukalle, meaning ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish, contains stunning natural hot springs that tourists can bathe in all year round.
Layers upon layers of diverse populations have left their marks on the culture and traditions in Turkey. And while surely there is nothing better than gazing out to the Mediterranean Sea while enjoying a feast of rich and lavish Turkish food on your own private yacht, visiting some of Turkey’s coastal restaurants and bars is a must. Due to its exceptional produce, the local cuisine of the Aegean coast is said to be the best in the country.
Chartering a boat allows you the freedom to explore the intimate beaches in small ocean coves and the dense forests and streams that lace the Turquoise Coast, all in your own time. Don’t have your boat license? No problem! Our finest, friendly, sea knowledgeable skippers are just waiting to take you out on one of our excellent boats. We want to make sure the process of booking your sailing holiday is as relaxing as the real thing, so we’ve put together everything you need to make it happen. Simply click through and start planning your dream sailing holiday in Turkey!