Perfectly placed within twin bays, Bodrum becomes a sailing hotspot each summer. Besides the fantastic local shopping, markets and cuisine, taking Bodrum boat trips is one of the most popular things to do in the city.
This small Turkish town packs in a lot. Once a sleepy fishing village, today Bodrum is a huge draw for summer vacationers looking to explore the coast both on land and on the water with a boat trip. On land you’ll find a bustling local bazaar, historical monuments, plenty of nightlife and lots of waterfront locations to enjoy some fantastic Turkish food.
But step aboard your private yacht charter to really enjoy the thrills and spills of Bodrum, and find your own little beach or bay for an unforgettable trip. From Bodrum, you’ll find plenty of options to charter a boat or traditional Turkish gulet cruise to explore for a few days or a week, or more.
The city is perfectly placed to explore the beautiful Datca peninsula, the island of Karaada, or the nearby Greek islands of Kos and Kalimnos. In fact, if you’re planning your Bodrum boat trips, it’ll be hard to squeeze it all in, even in a week.
Making a splash in Bodrum
Wherever you end up with your Bodrum yacht charter, you’ll find exceptional swimming, diving and snorkelling opportunities. The whole Turkish coast is a particularly great location for spotting sealife, with turtles, dolphins and even several species of whale.
If you’re more the type to relax on deck, or on the beach, you’ll find this pact of Turkey perfect for you. With the gentle sea breeze, known in these parts as the meltemi, you can keep cool and listen to waves lapping against the side of your Bodrum boat rental.
Exploring with a private yacht
Choosing a Bodrum yacht charter presents you with opportunities to find places that most people never see. Hop along the coastline and visit sleepy anchorages like Çökertme, Kissebükü Koyu, Akbuk and Torba. Find your own beach or bay with no name, and soak up the tranquility as you enjoy your evening meal on board your private yacht with just your nearest and dearest for company.
Whatever your plans for a sailing holiday in Bodrum or Turkey, you’ll find boat rental for all tastes and budgets on Sailo.
At the far west of the Datca peninsula, Knidos sits in a beautiful bay and is dotted with historical monuments and fortresses. Once a major city in the Greek empire, today it is mostly ruins but is a fascinating place to explore, with temples, amphitheatres and ruins aplenty. With your yacht charter you can moor up and enjoy sightseeing and then cool off by swimming in the crystal clear waters. There isn’t much in the way of dining options in the area, with Palamutbükü beach the best option close by.
The unspoiled Datça peninsula is made for exploring by private yacht charter. On a boat trip from Bodrum, you’ll find this wild and coastline mostly inaccessible by road meaning you’ll find plenty of secret bays to enjoy. The northern coast in particular is sparsely populated but easily accessible by yacht charter, meaning you’ll be spoiled for choices of where to stop and explore. Karakoy and Kairos marina are the main entry points by ferry from Bodrum, but you could also stop by Bördübet, Tekir Buku or countless other hidden treasures.
Venture east with a Bodrum boat trip and you’ll find plenty of hidden towns waiting for your visit. Kissebükü Koyu is one of the first you’ll come to and, despite its proximity to Bodrum, this sleepy little beach feels a world away from the big town. Keep sailing and eventually you’ll come to the small resort town of Akbuk. With its marina, restaurants, cafes and beautiful beach, stopping in Akbuk is just right for re-stocking with supplies and enjoying some of the delights of the region. Enjoy sailing the Bodrum coast and find your own secret beach resort!
It’s just a short hop to Karaada on a Bodrum boat trip. With its close proximity to Bodrum this popular boat trip destination has many private yacht charters and gulet cruises stopping by in the summer months. The island is home to some mineral baths, a small restaurant and some great hiking trails if you want to stretch your legs. If you’re keen to explore a different culture, the Greek islands of Kos and Kalymnos are also just a short boat trip from Bodrum.