Western Turkey has an extraordinary coastline of 8,333 kilometres on the Mediterranean Sea, The Aegean Sea , The Black Sea, and The Sea of Marmara. Our Turquoise Coast is a treasure coast of coves, inlets, bays, and beaches along which yachtsmen can enjoy different and private anchorage every night. Turkey’s sailing paradise is home to the famous Blue Voyage. On our idyllic cruise you will ride the winds on the journey of a lifetime to the private beach of Cleopatra, the eternal fires of Mt. Olympos, and the myriad archaeological remains of ancient civilisations. For lovers of active-living, sailing in our clear clean waters provides the very best opportunities for swimming, fishing, water skiing, surfing, snorkeling and diving.
Tempered winds which generally blow from the west and north west make our long summers ideal for yachting. Bays, coves, and inlets which are sheltered by mountains plunging into the sea, on Turkey’s unspoiled Turquoise coast, are the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy gifts of nature. Sailing in Turkey can also be an opportunity for truly enriching cultural exchanges with hospitable and gracious people from coastal villages and towns. Fortunately, Turkey’s modern facilities and comforts have not smothered her ancient hospitality and relaxed pace of living. The many pleasures of yachting on the Turquoise Coast will tempt you back again and again to relive the luxury of life on the sea and to explore other coastlines.
Yachting remains a popular activity for residents as well as visitors to Turkey. Over the past 40 years the industry has grown in leaps and bounds. Today, many marinas dot the coastline between Istanbul and Antalya . These well equipped and easily accessible marinas provide all the necessary supplies and then some. Some marinas are readily accessible to the shores of major resorts and safe harbours while others are local entertainment venues.
Istanbul provides yachtsmen with many splendid natural shoreline views, magnificent sunsets, and a voyage through history as you sail past impressive castles, palaces, and mosques. After navigating the vast and breathtaking Bosphorus , sailing under the enormous modern bridges which connect ancient Europe and Asia, meandering along the mosque-lined Golden Horn, or cruising the coves and bays of the Princess Islands you can return to one of the two largest marinas in the area. Atakoy on the European soil and Kalamis (Admiral Fahri Koruturk) Marina on Asian soil both offer 24 hour service.
The lush green of The Black Sea Coast is very precious and protected by national law against harm. There are frequent harbours and coves which provide ample opportunity for fishing. The weather is mild during summer and winter.
Turkey’s most established marinas lie on the southern Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. Antalya , Kemer, Finike, Kekove, Kas, Kalkan, Fethiye , Marmaris , Orhaniye, Datca, Bodrum , Gulluk, Kusadasi, Sahacik, Cesme, and Altinyunus provide top-of-the-line service. In the well equipped and professionally staffed marinas yachtsmen can find the services, provisions, and facilities they require. We, here at Piri Reis, provide quick links from airports in Antalya , Dalaman, Izmir , and Istanbul to all Marinas. After a comfortable flight you can board your yacht and sail off within a day of your arrival.