Boat Charter Turkey

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Our BOATCHARTER-ONLINE team will gladly provide you information on Boat Charter, cruising routes and interesting places in Turkey.Turkey has popular yachting regions.

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INTRODUCTION TO TURKEY

From traditional shore side villages and bustling modern marinas to historical ruins and endless crystal clear coasts, Turkey combines stunning scenery with tradition, modernity, welcoming locals and delicious unique cuisine.

From the north of our sailing area down to north west of Turkey you will find a veru experience ideal sailing conditions with steady north-westerly winds of 10 to 20 knots. Clear blue waters welcome you in deserted tree lined bays while modern marinas sit comfortably amongst steep wooded hillsides scattered with ancient ruins. Discover insights into history through fantastically preserved archaeological sites and still-standing ancient cities.

Enjoy a lively afternoon amongst the bazaars of Bodrum, wander cobbled streets in the yachtsman’s favourite of Marmaris, explore the caves and ruins of Caunos or the islets and well loved anchorages of Fethiye. With such diversity on offer along the coastline, whatever you are searching for on your yacht charter you are certain to find it in Turkey.

Sailing conditions in Turkey

Turkey enjoys 315 cloudless days per year. During the peak of charter season, between April and October, the skies are blue and the waters are warm. In midsummer, charter guests enjoy glorious sunsets and long evenings, under gentle winds and still seas. With stunning coastline, dotted with hundred of coves and bays, and an endless myriad of history and culture to explore, Turkey has an undeniable charm and intrigue. A breath of the Orient lies over the villages and small ports.

 Sailors will find clean and well equipped marinas with supermarkets close by. Lokanta are to be found in many bays in which one can eat simple, local dishes. Sadun Boro, the Turkish round-the-world sailor calls his homeland coast the most beautiful sailing area in the world. By sailing in this area you’re assured of all the ingredients you may expect of a sailing holiday in Turkey. Sailing, sun, swimming, good food and drinks, culture; enjoying all this with your yacht or catamaran as your base. Whether sailing bareboat in your yacht or catamaran, or taking part in a flotilla, you can be sure you will meet enjoyable new people, it’s hard to avoid in these spots!

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VISA REQUIREMENTS

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months at the time of travel.
If you hold a passport from one of the following Countries you will be required to purchase a visa on arrival in Turkey:Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway,  Russia, USA, UK.
Nationals from the following Countries do not require an entry visa;France, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland.

If your nationality is not listed you will need to check visa entry requirements with your relevant embassy/Consulate before commencing travel.

URRENCY

The currency used is Yeni Turkish Lira, YTL.

Many places will accept Euros, US$ & £-sterling, although you should be aware of exchange rates to ensure you are getting value for money.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted widely however if your visiting restaurants in remote bays they will not be able to take payment in this form. We will advise you of what to expect in the area brief.  There is plenty of opportunity to exchange money in all the large towns, where you will also find banks and cash machines.

We would not recommend changing currency at the airport as the rate given is very poor.  It is not advisable to rely on travellers’ cheques as they are only accepted in limited places.  

Sail in Turkey do not accept travellers’ cheques for any payments. (Currency calculation)

FOOD

Most of the restaurants in the bays serve simple traditional Turkish food often cooked in a clay oven.  Many will also have fish caught that day and offer a selection of mezes (vegetarian starters).  

Turkish breakfast is plates of tomatoes, cucumber, olives, cheeses, fruit, toast and jam/honey.  Some restaurants do offer English breakfast and you will find pancakes are another of their specialities.

You can expect to pay around 10 euros per person for breakfast and anything from15 euros for dinner per person excluding drinks. Fish is generally more expensive.

DRINKS

Turkey does produce some good wines and there is a wide choice available.  You can buy a good bottle at the supermarket for approx 9 euros but will find the same bottle priced at 20 euros in most restaurants.
The local beer is EFES and found everywhere, sometimes on draft.  Larger restaurants will have a choice of bottled beers.

The traditional alcoholic drink in Turkey is Raki, an aniseed based drink with a strong alcohol content. The Turkish people drink this with water and ice and never drink without eating at the same time, usually mezes.
Imported drinks are expensive in Turkey due to the tax so it is advisable to buy your favourite drinks Duty Free at the airport. Always ask the price when ordering drinks so that there are no unpleasant shocks at the end of a delicious meal.


RESTAURANTS, MARINAS & MOORING FEES

Whilst most restaurants do not charge you for mooring on their jetties you will find some have a charge to cover community costs.  These are usually around 5-7euros per night. As a matter of etiquette restaurant owners will expect you to dine in their restaurant if you are using their jetty.

In the larger marinas such as Netsel Marina-Marmaris, Marti Marina-Orhaniye, Ece Marina-Fethiye you can expect to pay between 40 - 100 euro's per night dependant on the size of your yacht.   

Sail in Turkey will pay the mooring fees in Netsel Marina on the first and last night of your charter.

SHOPPING

The larger towns Marmaris, Fethiye, Bodrum are a shoppers paradise with colourful shops in the bazaar selling souvenirs, jewellery, carpets, T-shirts,...  to well known stores.   

In the small villages you will find local markets selling fresh produce, spices, vegetables and fruit all grown locally.

License

Certificates of competence for the EU for external water are the same rules as at home.  Swedish citizen should have a coastal ship master if the ship is over 12 m and  4 m wide  otherwise there is no requirement ask us for any questions.

For charterboats-take a look down at our destinations harbours in each town.






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