Marmaris is an incredible sailing holiday destination, with thousands of years of history and culture around every corner. Discover this beguiling region and excellent cuisine on Marmaris boat trips with Sailo.
One of the busiest marinas in the Mediterranean, Marmaris makes the perfect place to set sail on a yacht charter along the fantastic coastline. Once a sleepy fishing village, today the town is a hub for tourism with hotels and nightlife for all tastes and budgets. But it’s the location on the stunning Calian coast which really singles Marmaris out as a great sailing holiday destination.
Sailing east with one of our Marmaris boat trips will take you past some of the most incredible historical locations towards Fethiye and the Pirate Coast. Or, sailing west will bring you to the Datca peninsula, still relatively undeveloped and untouched by most visitors.
Whatever your choice, for a day or a week (or more), sailing in Marmaris will offer adventure and an unforgettable experience for all. One of the most popular options is to enjoy a Turkish gulet cruise from Marmaris. These stunning wooden sailboats are perfect for large groups and make an enjoyable and comfortable option for Marmaris boat trips.
Sailing the Mediterranean
Although Turkey is a great year round sailing holiday destination, it’s particularly special during the summer months. With crystal clear waters and countless hidden forested bays, it’s easy to spend more than a few days exploring with your yacht charter, swimming and scuba diving or snorkelling to discover the treasures below the waves.
Rich cultural experience
On land, Turkey has been shaped by countless civilizations. From the ancient Greeks, Macedonians and Romans to the Ottomans and Byzantine empires, not to mention the many local tribes, few countries on earth are so full of history.
Any sailing trip from Marmaris will find you stumbling across ruined castles, rock hewn tombs and cities that have fallen to the sea.
Whatever you’re looking for on a Turkish sailing holiday, you’ll find a great choice of sailboats, motorboats, catamarans and Turkish gulet holidays with Sailo.
Marmaris, Netsel Marina
Marmaris Yacht Marina
The Lycian people lived in this region until around the 4th century BCE, when it became part of the Roman Empire. Their legacy is still intact in the form of the impressive tombs carved into the rock face of the mountain a short boat trip from Marmaris. Dock your boat rental in Iztuzu Beach and take a trip down the river toward Dalyan and the tombs. You can also take a hike up to the tombs if you’re feeling energetic, and the town of Dalyan is a great stop off, famous for their mud baths.
Iztuzu Beach is also known as Turtle Beach as it’s one of the most important nesting locations for loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean. The beach itself is a great place to enjoy the sun and swimming, but the main nesting sites are marked and normally off limits during 8pm and 8am during nesting season (May to October). If you time it right you might even see turtles coming ashore, or baby turtles hatching into the sea. Sailing from Marmaris, it’s easy to stop here on one of your boat trips, especially if heading to Dalyan and the Lycian tombs.
If you’re looking for true escapism, you’ll find it in Serce Limani bay. There isn’t much here to see, apart from one small restaurant, but that’s kind of the point. A Marmaris boat trip to Serce Limani bay is just a short day trip and is ideal for mooring overnight for some true peace and quiet. Enjoy swimming in the pristine waters and dine of the home cooked fresh food at Captain Nemo’s restaurant before setting sail again for another day at sea on your Sailo boat rental.
One of the most popular Marmaris boat trips is a day excursion to this charming bay - one of those places you only ever stumble upon with a yacht charter. With its ancient citadel looking across the sparkling waters, Bozuk Bükü bay is a great place to stop and take in the scenery. You can step ashore and hike up to the fort for stunning panoramic views, or for those who prefer to take it easy, take a swim and a snack at one of the local restaurants.