Turquoise Coast cruising

A wooded bay full of beautiful islets and immaculate conditions, the Gulf of Fethiye is a yachtsman’s paradise.

Sheltered anchorages, placid waters, glorious beaches and ancient ruins scattered amidst pine-clad hills make Fethiye prime cruising territory. From the intriguing Lycian rock tombs at Tomb Bay to the ancient sunken city in Kekova, a Fethiye yacht charter offers a relaxing sailing holiday exploring the grandeur of the Turquoise Coast.

Fethiye itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Lycian rock tomb
  • Explore ancient ruins
  • Turquoise Coast cruising
  • Pilloried Cove wreck diving
  • Snorkelling submarine caves
  • Picture-perfect coves and beaches
Day 1

Fethiye base

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Biking Biking
  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Your first stop on your bareboat holiday is at our base. Stroll Paspatur, Fethiye’s Old Town, and hike up to the Lycian rock tombs and enjoy spectacular views over the marina.

Discover Fethiye

Local market delights

Visit Fethiye’s large, bustling market every Tuesday. Explore the endless stalls, then grab a kebab or pancake from one of the refreshment stalls and eat it overlooking the canal.

Day 2

Fethiye to Göcek

The day's sailing

10
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Biking Biking
  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

It’s a short hop from Fethiye across the bay to Göcek. Island hop along the Twelve Islands scattered around the bay, or head onshore to visit the bustling Sunday market.

Discover Göcek

Suggested lunch spots

Stop for lunch in Tomb Bay and explore the mosaic of Lycian rock tombs speckled along the steep cliffs on the bay’s north side.

Day 3

Göcek to Kapi Creek

The day's sailing

8
Nautical miles
1.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Biking Biking
  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Kapi Creek, Turkey

Point your bow southwest and enjoy some open water sailing to the stunning cruising ground of Kapi Creek. Here vast reddish cliffs dive to crystalline waters backed by thickly wooded pine forests, providing a spectacular backdrop for swimming or snorkelling.

Discover Kapi Creek

Sunset vistas

Walk up the summit of the hill overlooking Kapi Creek to see spectacular sunsets over the creek.

Suggested lunch spots

Go bow-to on the wharf with a lazy line and enjoy lunch at the bay’s only restaurant.

Day 4

Kapi Creek to Sarsala

The day's sailing

1
Nautical miles
0.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Biking Biking
  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Today a short hop along the Turquoise Coast takes you to Sarsala, a tranquil little bay nestled between Martin Burnu and Bozburun and filled with picture-perfect coves, gorgeous swim spots and beautiful beaches. Make the most of the short distance involved to explore the area more fully, on sea and on land.

Discover Sarsala

Wreck diving

Head for idyllic Pilloried Cove, at the southwest of Sarsala Bay, and dive the old wreck or enjoy swimming in the refreshing water.

Day 5

Sarsala to Ekincik

The day's sailing

30
Nautical miles
6 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Biking Biking
  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Cruise along the postcard perfect Turquoise Coast toward Ekincik, one of the most idyllic anchorages along this stretch of coastline. Explore the charming village and relax on the golden stretch of beach, or head to the eastern end of the beach to enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving the network of submarine caves. If you’re a fan of archaeological ruins, head for the ruins of Caunos.

Discover Ekincik

Dalyan, Turkey

Wooden boat excursion

Take a Dalyan river trip on a wooden boat excursion to the ancient Caunos ruins and see the magnificent Lycian rock tombs.

Suggested lunch spots

Drop anchor at Baba Island, a scenic little island just opposite Sarigerme, and enjoy a peaceful lunch amidst the lush scenery.

Day 6

Ekincik to Tersane

The day's sailing

30
Nautical miles
6 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Biking Biking
  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Today you’ll cruise north along the Turquoise coast, skirting Kapıkargın Köyü to Tersane, the largest island in the Gulf of Fethiye. Anchor in the deep waters and enjoy a spot of swimming or diving in the sea before heading onshore to explore the magnificent scattered ruins.

Discover Tersane

Suggested lunch spots

Stop at the tiny island of Yassica Adalar, just north of Göcek Island and enjoy a quiet lunch in the Mediterranean waters.

Explore ancient ruins

Explore the lovely Byzantine and Lycian ruins strewn along the warm waters and you’ll see herds of wild goats.

Day 7

Tersane to Fethiye base

The day's sailing

10
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Biking Biking
  • Car hire Hire a car
  • Shopping Shopping
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Watersports Watersports
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

The final leg sees you return to our base in Fethiye. Sail northeast, leaving Tersane’s dramatic beauty behind. You’ll wind your way past the picturesque Mediterranean islands dotted throughout the gulf until your reach the mouth of Fethiye’s natural harbour. Choose whether you want to return at a leisurely pace, exploring more of the sparkling Turquoise Coast, or hurry back to enjoy your last day ashore.