Marin Turk - Village
Port Bungus Koy
Fethiye - Mugla, Turkey
Tel: 00 90 252 645 2825
Fax: 00 90 252 645 2465
Gocek is a charming town set in a wide but sheltered bay in the picturesque south-western Dalaman region of Turkey. The bay is dotted with many small islands, and surrounded by a beautiful backdrop of mountains.
0800hrs until 1800 hrs
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Time difference between the UK and Turkey is + 2 hours
Luggage allowance is 20kg per person. Only one item of hand luggage per person is allowed and this must not weigh more than 5kg. For storage aboard we recommend travelling light and using folding luggage.
Lost or damaged luggage whilst flying is the responsibility of the airline and is not covered by your travel insurance. Thomson Airways carries no liability for loss or damage to valuable or fragile items packed in hold baggage however caused. You must not include in checked baggage money, jewellery, precious metals, computers, personal electronic devices, negotiable papers, securities or other valuables, business documents, passports and other identification documents or samples.
If an incident occurs, immediately report it to airport officials and ensure Property Irregularity Reports (PIR) are completed. Claims will not be considered once you have left the airport.
If you are taking our Thomson Airways flights and wish to enquire about pre booking seats please call the airline direct on 0844 871 1603. Group seats are available for pre booking through Sunsail. Call the team for more details. Please note: Thomson Airways are unable to provide a priority check-in service for your inbound flight. This service operates at London Gatwick outbound only.
Alcohol may be taken on flights but only in checked luggage (well secured from breakages) not as hand luggage due to airport security restrictions.
Dalaman International Airport
Dalaman Airport has a full range of facilities; these include fast food outlets, duty free, bars and cafés, as well as a 24hr medical centre and two banks (Vakifbank & Denizbank). Car Rental: Avis, Hertz and Europcar have rental companies at Dalaman airport.
Dalaman airport to Gocek base: 22 km. The transfer takes approximately half an hour.
We would highly recommend packing prescription medicine and essential clothing (swimsuit, t-shirt and shorts) in your hand luggage as occasionally your luggage may arrive at the base after you do.
Please pack using soft-sided bags, as these are easier to store on your yacht.
You will be required to pay £10 in English Sterling on arrival in Turkey. Please ensure you have a £10 note with you. Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. If your child is not already included on a valid British Passport they are required to hold their own passport.
EU Passport holders do not require a visa for stays less than 90 days.
Non-British passport holders should check with their local Consulate direct.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. Sunsail cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
Before leaving the airport you will have to clear Customs and Immigration. Customs and Immigration do work on a spot check basis.
Turkish charter permits do not allow you to enter Greek waters unless you have followed the legal clearance procedures.
Your lead crew is a qualified and trained team consisting of a Skipper, Engineer and Host (ess). They are on hand to help you with everything from advice on where to visit, to physically helping you moor up when you have reached your destination for the night. Never very far away on a Flotilla, you have a specialist team on call 24 hours a day by radio contact.
The Skipper holds informal chart briefings to help you get the most out of your sailing day. Every morning they will decide, based on the weather and the number of yachts in the Flotilla, where best to head for the night. You can follow as closely as you like or take your time reaching the destination.
Your Host (ess) is there to make sure you get the best out of every day. They can give handy tips on where to go to find the best attractions or where to dine ashore. Often they will arrange dinner for the flotilla and it’s up to you whether you want to join in or not.
With an expert Engineer nearby at all times, you can relax and enjoy a carefree holiday, knowing that if any problems do arise, your support team is never far away!
Your yacht will be ready at 1800 hrs for boarding.
Upon arrival at your base you will be greeted by a member of our flotilla team who will show you to your boat. Once there you will be given a “Lights and Loo’s” welcome brief demonstrating the essentials you need to know, before heading out for dinner at your leisure.
Your flotilla crew will carry out chart and flotilla briefings describing the cruising area, facilities at each stop and any potential hazards. Yacht briefings introduce you to your yacht, its systems and rigging. It is important that all systems and equipment are fully understood.
Please Note: Briefings are mandatory.
Should you arrive out of hours, your lead crew will be waiting for you.
At the end of your charter your yacht will need to be vacated by 0900 hrs.
Before departing the boat please collect a debrief form from reception.
The debrief form is to let us know if you have encountered any problems with the boat or broken anything during the trip, this enables us to rectify problems for the next charter.
In addition to filling in forms we also require you to bag dirty laundry and leave in the cockpit, empty all cupboards and fridges of food and throw away, return snorkel gear and any lifejackets borrowed from reception and ensure that the boat is handed back to Sunsail in a clean and tidy state. We reserve the right to charge for boats left less than shipshape.
Kas Flotilla: Sailing Experience Level 2
Experience levels are based on sailing conditions and the length of passages within your chosen sailing area. Follow the link for more information on the sailing conditions.
Please note that on early and late season flotilla routes the start or finish base may differ from the normal route.
The Turkish Port Authorities require all skippers to be ICC qualified or hold the equivalent RYA qualification.
If you have not already done so then both the Skipper and 1st Mate will be required to fill in a Sailing CV to confirm that you have the necessary skills to sail in this region.
Please bring any RYA certificates or other sailing qualifications with you.
To charter a yacht in Turkey, there must be at least one certified skipper and one experienced crew member, both over 18 years old. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time. The Skipper should be accompanied by at least one crew member (First Mate) of “Competent Crew” level (ASA 103 or RYA Competent Crew Course) or a similar/equivalent certification from any recognized sailing association.* As a yacht skipper, you are required to have a sailing license or a certificate from a recognized sailing association AND/OR an ICC or IPC as detailed below:
Skipper is REQUIRED to have one (1) of the following:
∙ US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course” or above
∙ ASA “104 Bareboat Cruising Course” or above
∙ RYA “Day Skipper Course” or above
∙ Or a similar/equivalent certification from any recognized sailing association
Skipper is REQUIRED to have one (1) of the following:
∙ ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International – Prerequisites: RYA “Day Skipper Course” or similar/equivalent certification from any recognized sailing association or complete the ICC Assessment form to prove competence from previous experience.
∙ IPC (International Proficiency Certificate), America – Prerequisites: ASA 104 or US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”
It is suggested that skippers take their original copies of certificates with them, in case they are requested to present them in person. If you do not have a recognized certificate, you should obtain one before your departure.
*If the First Mate does NOT have a sailing license, they must fill out a Sunsail sailing resume to confirm that they have the necessary skills to sail in Greece aboard a Sunsail vessel. They must also fill out a Declaration of Honor to provide a legal declaration to the Greek Port Authorities that said crew member is competent to crew aboard a chartered yacht.
These are charged to bareboat and flotilla clients for sailing in Turkish waters and are approximately €85 per yacht. This cost may change.
Night Sailing is not permitted; you must be moored at least one hour before sunset at all of our locations.
This information will be covered in the chart brief.
Mooring fees are charged in marinas and harbours, not in bays, and range from about €8 to €40 per boat. If you stop free of charge at a private jetty, it is expected that you will eat at that restaurant. Shower facilities are available at most restaurants for a small charge.
More information on the sailing in this area.
All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are on board the yacht. Charts and pilot books can be purchased by mail order from the UK chandler Kelvin Hughes by contacting them direct on 02380 634911 or http://www.kelvinhughes.com.
The skipper’s time is booked from 12:00pm to 12:00pm in 24-hour periods. If you have reserved him for the first day of your charter and have a 6:00pm start, he will use this time to ensure he is happy with all aspects of the yacht and will be at the base to meet you upon your arrival. If you have reserved him for a later date on your charter he will start at 12:00pm on that day.
The skipper is responsible for the safety of the yacht at all times. He is not permitted to dive with you, nor leave the vessel overnight. He must conduct a safety brief with you before leaving the dock regardless of the duration of his contract with you.
For “check out charters” (anything less than the full duration of the charter) the check out skipper’s time is booked from 6:00pm to 6:00pm to allow for a meet and greet in the evening and go over basic systems, then a full day with you the next day. This skipper is required to give you a thorough briefing on all aspects of the yacht and dinghy in addition to assisting you with planning an itinerary for the trip and advising you how to contact the base, the return to base procedures and the emergency assistance procedures. It is suggested that you attend the scheduled chart brief that will be supplemented by the skipper during his time with you on the yacht. It is also suggested that you make it clear exactly what you want to cover…anchoring, docking, etc.
The skipper will be required to give you as much information as you require concerning the yacht and its systems, sailing skills and navigation in general.
The skipper fee does not include food or beverages for the skipper and are the responsibility of the client. It is suggested that you discuss this on the first day with the skipper and establish whether you will give the skipper cash for meals, whether you have included him in your provisioning or whether you will accommodate him as part of the group for meals ashore.
The skipper must have his own cabin. We prefer not to put the skipper in the bow due to the shared heads and size of the cabin. If you expect him to stay in the bow, please let us know well in advance so that we can choose the appropriate (small) skipper.
For one-day check out skipper’s it is your responsibility to get the skipper back to the base. If you prefer not to come back to the base you must pay for his expenses (ferry, taxi, etc.) to get him back.
The average tip for a skipper is 15 to 20% of the skipper’s fee. This is, of course, at your discretion.
More information on Skippered Charter Options
Cool boxes are available at the base on a first come first served basis at no additional charge. Please sign these out and return them clean and undamaged otherwise you will be charged for replacement. Only one per boat.
The local money is the Turkey New Lira (TRY).
The banks are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 12:00 am and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. On Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Due to the constantly changing exchange rate, we would not recommend that clients change currency until they are actually in Turkey.
There are no limits on the amounts you can take in and out of the country, but the exchange rates are often more favourable in Turkey. Please note there are very high charges applied when changing traveller’s cheques in Turkey.
It is possible to change money at the airport.
Major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are accepted throughout Turkey for making transactions and payments, but may be subject to a surcharge. Credit cards can be used for cash withdrawals at ATM machines, but expect to incur a charge for this service. However, small retail outlets and private restaurants may not accept credit cards.
Please be aware that Debit Cards are not accepted at the base for security deposits/deductible or any other transaction. Only credit cards can be used at the base – they accept MasterCard or Visa but do not accept American Express).
In addition, most ATM cards can be used at all Ziraat Bankasi and Common Point ATMs. The shared ATM network for all banks in Turkey is the Tel Nokta ATM network, which is similar to the Link Network in the UK.
Please Note: Bases are unable to accept personal cheques and cannot give cash back on credit or debit (Switch/Delta) cards.
Currency can be exchanged commission free at any high street TUI TRAVEL retail travel agent on production of your Sunsail invoice. You can pre-order your currency from a TUI travel agent by telephoning them in advance on 0870 9005154 to find your nearest branch.
The official language is Turkish, but you will also hear people speaking Kurdish, Armenian and Aramaic. In the tourist resorts you can usually get by with English and/or German.
The cost of living in Turkey has risen in recent years and is now comparable to that of the UK. Service charges in Turkey are generally not included, but check when paying your bill.
You will find many excellent restaurants in Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas, and Gocek. Your Lead Crew will be able to make recommendations.
Tipping is standard and expected in all restaurants / bars and for other services undertaken during your holiday. The rule of thumb is generally 10-15% of the amount charged. Some establishments automatically add this onto the bill.
When shopping in Turkey you may be offered receipts in shops far lower in value than the amount paid. Shops do this so that they can declare less tax. The Customs Officers at your home airports are well aware how much carpets, leather goods, and copperware are worth. If you declare a lower value, you may have the goods seized and a heavy fine imposed.
Shopping in Turkey is great, with open-air markets, covered Turkish bazaars and chic boutiques everywhere. To name a few worthwhile purchases, brass, copper, ceramics, carpets, jewellery, kilims, leather apparel, meerschaum, silk and inlaid wooden items.
Turkey produces a lot of wool and cotton, and manufactures a lot of excellent clothing from it.
The standard voltage on all yachts is 12 volts. Electricity in Turkey is 220 Volts, and uses the standard European 2 pin plug. In order to use electronic equipment that is 220v you will need an inverter suitable for use in a cigarette lighter.
Mobile phone coverage is excellent on the Bozburun Peninsula but calling the UK from a UK mobile phone is very expensive.
Three companies have GSM mobile phone networks in Turkey - Turkcell, Vodaphone and Avea. All three companies have nearly complete signal coverage of the country. You will need to activate international roaming on your contract.
All boats are fitted with a radio and CD player. If you wish to listen to your IPOD whilst sailing you will need to bring along an I-trip or FM radio transmitter.
Car Rental: Avis, Hertz and Europcar have rental companies at Dalaman airport.
Fishing lines can be bought in Gocek. There are no rental facilities in the area and no fishing licence is required.
The Lycian region has some splendid scuba diving due to its warm, calm, tide-free sea and clear waters with great visibility. This makes the area ideal for both beginners and more experienced divers. Ask at the base where the best place is to hire equipment.
We have a range of snorkelling gear which you may wish to use. We are limited on children’s sizes so if you have your own you may wish to bring them with you.
Provisioning is available in this location. More information on provisioning
If you are taken ill and visit the doctor or hospital during your trip contact a member of Sunsail staff as soon as possible on either a lead boat or at a Sunsail base or Club.
If you need to make a claim for curtailment due to illness, ask the base manager for assistance and contact your insurer’s emergency medical service immediately.
Your insurance company will assist with travel arrangements, advice and payment of bills.
Obtain receipts for any medication, treatment or transport you have to pay for and submit with your claim
All yachts are equipped with adult life jackets harnesses we leave it up to you to decide when personal safety equipment should be worn.
We have a limited supply of children’s life jackets (age 4+ only) if you have your own children’s life jacket we would encourage you to bring it along.
We suggest that children who are not strong swimmers should not be allowed in a dinghy without a life jacket or buoyancy aid and that they should wear a buoyancy aid or harness when on deck. We can also supply safety nets for you to fit to your yacht.
Children under the age of 16yrs should not operate an outboard engine and should be supervised at all times when in the dinghy.