Sailing Turkey - Bodrum to Fethiye

From Bodrum to Fethiye

Visiting: Bodrum, Knidos, Datça, Bozburun, Marmaris, Ekincik, Tersane Adası, Göcek Adası, Fethiye


Tour Operator: G Adventures

Physical rating: 3 - Average

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Group size: 1 - 8

Age range: Minimum age of 16 years for this trip.

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

When it comes to beautiful coastlines and natural geographic wonders, it's hard to beat the Turkish Riviera. On this sailing adventure, you'll cruise along the area known as the Lycian Way, a popular destination with a long-standing maritime culture. That said, there are still many off-the-beaten-path treasures waiting to be discovered and you'll have the perfect opportunity to do so in between snorkelling, swimming in open water, relaxing in mud baths, and enjoying Turkey's beaches. Living aboard our state-of-the-art catamaran means you'll never have to go without.

Highlights

  • icon secluded islands and deserted beaches
  • iconDiscover tiny villages along the Turkish coastline
  • iconDiscover tiny villages along the Turkish coastline, secluded islands and deserted beaches, swim in clear turquoise waters, learn to sail on a state-of-the-art catamaran, marvel at the ancient rock tombs in Dalyan and hike through ancient ruins, sail into the ancient port of Fethiye
  • icon sail into the ancient port of Fethiye
  • icon swim in clear turquoise waters
  • icon learn to sail on a state-of-the-art catamaran
  • icon marvel at the ancient rock tombs in Dalyan and hike through ancient ruins

Places You'll See

Countries:

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Bodrum

Location: Bodrum

Join the group at 5pm for a welcome meeting and safety briefing before boarding the catamaran. Spend the first night in port. Enjoy the evening exploring this ancient Lycian town or just relaxing on board with the group.

The boat does not set sail until the morning of Day 2. In the evening, the skipper will take the group to a local taverna to enjoy some great food and have the chance to meet one another. Check out the nightlife or enjoy a nightcap back on the boat.

Additional Information: Meet with the group in the café, and join the skipper on board for a safety briefing. On the Turkey sailing trips, the G Adventures skipper will offer to make a food kitty for small items, such as ice, water, coffee, tea, milk, snacks, drinks, and so on. The average amount suggested for the kitty is around EUR75 per person, per week.

ACTIVITY: Begin your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.

ACTIVITY: The adventure begins today. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. Your G Representative will review the details of your tour.

FREE TIME: EVENING Free time is yours to use any way you want. Head out to discover this fascinating city or just relax by the water.

icon Day 2: Bodrum/Knidos

Location: Bodrum

Enjoy eight breathtaking days exploring the beautiful and rugged coast of Turkey. Depart Bodrum sailing past the castle of St Peter. Escape to secluded beaches, swim in crystal-clear turquoise waters, and marvel at ruins from ancient civilizations.

The skipper will help you make the most of the tiny seaside villages by sailing in quiet coves and desolate anchorages and recommending optional activities. Gaze at the mysterious rock tombs in Dalyan. Hike through the ruins at Knidos. Spend a mellow afternoon sunbathing on the beach on Datca or go swimming in the turquoise waters. Enjoy local meals throughout the journey at small local taverns and be greeted by smiles from friendly locals. Our 40 ft (13m) catamaran is the perfect platform to explore the rugged spectacular coast of Turkey. Most mornings are early to take advantage of what the days have to offer, which means there are early arrival times at each port of call. Explore the ancient ruin site of Knidos. Take some pictures and imagine how ancient life used to be. After setting sail, stop to admire the sheet cliffs of Mersincik.

Additional Information: Flexibility is key to adapt to local weather conditions. The skipper will modify the itinerary to our advantage as we sail. Possible stops include: Fethiye, Göcek, Tersane Adasi, Haman, Dalyan, Ekincik, Marmaris, Bozburun, Datca, and Knidos.

TRANSPORT: Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

ACTIVITY: Hike through the ruins at Knidos to explore this historical site that dates back to fourth century BC. Take some group pictures and imagine how ancient life used to be.

icon Day 3: Knidos/Datça

Location: Knidos

Set sail towards Datça, a charming little fishing village.

Enjoy the clear turquoise waters and the village's very mellow local community.

TRANSPORT: Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

ACTIVITY: Head out to explore this charming little fishing village, which is home to a very laidback local community. Discover the coastline along the village, which is known for the beauty of its many coves and bays, and soak in spectacular views of clear turquoise waters.

icon Day 4: Datça/Bozburun

Location: Datça

Continue on towards Bozburun, a tiny town famous for its honey.

Be greeted by smiles in this tiny town nestled between the mountains and the sea. Enjoy a glass of chilled wine on the boat before heading into town to explore the small sleepy village. Dinner will be with the group ashore in a nice local establishment.

TRANSPORT: Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a glass of chilled wine on the boat before heading into town to explore the small sleepy village, where you will be welcomed warmly. Explore Bozburun’s restaurants and shops (be sure to buy some honey, of course), or hop on a stretch of the Carian Trail, which winds through Bozburun and other parts of Turkey.

icon Day 5: Bozburun/Marmaris

Location: Bozburun

Head towards Marmaris, a town nestled between two mountains. There are plenty of activities to do here.

Spend the afternoon meandering through the whitewashed town of Marmaris. There is little left of the original fishing village, but the city maintains its charm as it is set between two intersecting mountains by the sea. This resort town is a busy centre and offers many opportunities for activities and shopping. It also boasts a bustling nightlife.

TRANSPORT: Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

ACTIVITY: Spend the afternoon meandering through the whitewashed town of Marmaris. Discover its busy city centre, shop to your heart's content, or just sit back and relax at a local café and watch the world go by.

icon Day 6: Marmaris/Ekincik

Location: Marmaris

Set sail towards Dalyan and Ekincik, two more beautiful locations on the route.

The town of Dalyan is just up river from our anchorage. Take a small ferry past the mysterious rock tombs carved into the cliff sides. Sea turtles can be spotted in these waters. Just west is the tiny town of Ekincik. Spend the night in a quiet bay after visiting the local taverna for dinner.

TRANSPORT: Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

ACTIVITY: Visit the tiny town of Ekincik to explore. Head to the local taverna for dinner – be sure to try the blue crab! Enjoy a night in a quiet bay.

icon Day 7: Ekincik/Tersane Adası

Location: Ekincik

Continue to Tersane Adasi and Haman, two tiny islands with a lot to offer.

Explore the islands to the east of Dalyan, offering outstanding snorkelling opportunities and great walks to spectacular viewpoints. Haman is a desolate island with only a small pier and single taverna.

TRANSPORT: Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

ACTIVITY: Explore Tersane Adasi and Haman - two tiny islands to the east of Dalyan offering outstanding snorkelling opportunities and great walks to spectacular viewpoints. Haman is a desolate island with only a small pier and single taverna.

icon Day 8: Tersane Adası/Göcek Adası

Location: Tersane Adası

Set sail towards Göcek, a hidden paradise.

Three hours west of Fethiye, Göcek has been described as a hidden paradise boasting beautiful clean waters, green pine forests, and quiet beaches. There will be optional swimming and snorkelling stops along the way. Later, spend the afternoon exploring this seaside village.

TRANSPORT: Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy some swimming and snorkelling stops before spending the afternoon exploring this seaside village. Discover beautiful clean waters, green pine forests, and quiet beaches perfect for relaxing.

icon Day 9: Göcek Adası/Fethiye

Location: Göcek Adası

Enjoy a final day of sailing towards the charming town of Fethiye. Opt to enjoy a group dinner in town.

TRANSPORT: Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

ACTIVITY: Visit a local taverna to enjoy some great food. Get to know this lovely part of the world: explore the natural harbour or opt to spend a relaxing day wandering around with your camera.

icon Day 10: Fethiye

Location: Fethiye

Depart from the boat in the morning.

Additional Information: When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration travel times from the port to the airport.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    4 twin/double bed cabins, 2 bathrooms, 2 showers.

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    Meals

    No meals included

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    Snorkelling equipment

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    Fully licensed skipper

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    Sailing the Turquoise Coast. Fully licensed skipper. Snorkelling equipment.

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    Sailing the Turquoise Coast

Meals Included

No meals included

Transport

12m (40 ft) catamaran.

Accommodation

4 twin/double bed cabins, 2 bathrooms, 2 showers.
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