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Yacht charter in Turkey – sailing holiday along the Turkish coast

For yacht charter crews Turkey is one of the most popular regions in the Mediterranean. The country is still considered a low-priced country to visit. Beautiful landscape, hospitable local people as well as an excellent cuisine make many yacht charter crews travel to Turkey again and again every year.  Sailing holiday in Turkey is a very diverse experience.


Maritime infrastructure in Turkey

Yacht charter destination Turkey has a uniquely beautiful coastal landscape combined with an unprecedented good infrastructure for yacht tourism. Hardly any country has made so many improvements in the maritime infrastructure and in the development of marinas in the last few years. The majority of marinas by the Turkish coast are very modern and belong to the best ones in the Mediterranean. Nevertheless, the original character of the Turkish coast has remained and even today yacht charter crews in Turkey will find enchanted bays with shaky wooden piers, where you will virtually anchor alone. Especially in the northern region and at the Marmara Sea there are many harbours, often with basic facilities aiming more at the needs of the local fishermen. But the Turkish coast is also well-known for many beautiful, charming anchoring bays, making the sailing holiday in Turkey a very special experience. In some of them you can anchor at the jetties or buoys provided by local restaurants. These are often free of charge, however it is required to have dinner in the corresponding restaurant. 

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To the yacht charter destination in Turkey belong the Black Sea, the Marmara Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Turkish coast up to Antalya. The area with the majority of chartered yachts lies between Bodrum and the Gulf of Fethiye. From here yacht charter crews can sail north around the Bodrum peninsula and into the Gulf of Güllück with many nice anchoring spots surrounded by olive and pine trees. Yacht charter crews can also sail south e.g. from Marmaris via the Fethiye Bay and farther south to e.g. Finike or Antalya at the southern coast. No matter which option a yacht charter crew chooses – sailing holiday at the Turkish coast will always remain a very special experience. Use our yacht finder to charter your sailing boat in Turkey.

Legal regulations, currency, language for yacht charter crews in Turkey

In order to be able to sail on the Turkish waters and to arrive in the Turkish harbours you will need the so-called transit log. Most of the yacht charter providers in Turkey manage the paperwork for the transit log for you if you provide them in advance with all necessary information such as a crew list, copies of the skipper’s sailing licence and passport numbers.

Yacht charter crews wanting to sail from Turkey to Greece have to conform to the newest regulations regarding clearance. The regulations have eased in the past years, facilitating the transit. Nevertheless, check with your yacht charter company in advance on what you should take into consideration while sailing on a chartered yacht. 
New: The Turkish port of Bozburun has officially become the port of entry, facilitating the border transfer from Greece to Turkey. Up until recently yacht charter crews had to go for clearance to either Datca or Marmaris.

Licences for yacht charter crews in Turkey

Like in most of the Mediterranean countries, the valid rule for yacht charter crews in Turkey is that the skipper of a yacht has to have qualifications required in their country of origin. For travellers from Europe no visa is required, a valid passport will suffice. Further information can be found at the Foreign Office


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