There is a lot to see by a private yacht charter in Turkey, and Fethiye and Göcek have a lot to offer. With some of the most spectacular locations in the country, this stretch of coast is perfect for a sailing trip for a day or for a week-long vacation.
Sat in a picturesque bay, Fethiye and Göcek make the perfect starting location for exploring by yacht charter. In Turkey, the coastal towns themselves are packed full of restaurants and bars, bazaars and hotels, with some fantastic beaches right there on the waterfront. But with so much to see and do right on the doorstep, it would be a real pity not to explore by boat rental from Fethiye and Göcek .
This stretch of coast is known as the Pirate Coast, thanks to the popularity of the region with the sea-going scallywags. Today there is zero chance of finding pirates, but a high likelihood of having the time of your life. The coastline is dotted with ancient ruins, hidden bays and quaint towns as well as some of the most incredible beaches in this part of the world. So, of course, exploring with a Gocek boat rental or a Fethiye gulet cruise are most definitely the order of the day when you sail the seas in Turkey.
Sailing in Fethiye Bay
Sailors less experienced in the open seas will be quite at home in Fethiye Bay, with its relatively calm and sheltered waters. It makes the perfect place to enjoy your yacht charter in Turkey without having to negotiate the notorious landscape of the Lycian coast.
In fact, Fethiye Bay offers plenty for most sailors to see and do. Hike country trails, swim or dive in shimmering blue seas and soak up the sun on pristine beaches.
Exploring the Pirate Coast
The intrepid will be well rewarded when boating their sailboat charter in Turkey on the Lycian coast. Highlights include Olu Deniz, and for those who sail far enough, the sunken city of Kekova.
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Six miles by boat from Göcek, Tomb Bay is a tranquil spot which is perfect for a stop by with your private boat rental. Set amongst rolling hills and pine forests, the bay is so called as it is near a cluster of Lycian stone tombs. These can be reached via a short hike from the bay, and as they are some of the most typical features of the area, it’s worth the walk to see them up close.
You’ll find some small local restaurants here, and it’s a lovely spot for a refreshing swim before you continue your sailing adventure on your yacht charter in Turkey.
Kale Koy is a town on the edge of the Kekova Island and a popular spot to visit when sailing in Turkey. Yacht charter arrivals will find it’s best to moor in the town and then find a local tour to take you to find Simena, the sunken city. Some of the city can be found on the island, but the most famous sight is the submerged sarcophagus, found just off land under water. Some of the sunken city can be seen from a boat, but for best results, dive in with a snorkel mask or scuba gear.
One of the most spectacular beaches in all of Turkey, Olu Deniz is a key location to visit with your boat rental from Göcek or Fethiye. The stunning golden beach shelters an inland lagoon, with ample space to moor your yacht charter in Turkey.To access the lagoon you can either walk around, or hire a pedalo from a local vendor. The views of Olu Deniz lagoon are best from the air, so if you’re feeling brave, sign up for paragliding and capture an incredible birds eye shot.
A short trip by boat charter from Gocek or Fethiye, Domuz Adasi is a beautiful island and makes for an easy boat trip. One of a cluster of islands in Fethiye Bay, you’ll find that even in high season you’ll be able to find a quiet bay to anchor and explore. There is excellent snorkelling here and although this island is uninhabited, neighbouring Tersane Island does have a restaurant (with mooring facilities). Exploring the islands on your private yacht charter in Turkey is one of the best things to do in Fethiye and Göcek.