Sailing from Marmaris to Fethiye
The Marmaris Netsel Marina, one of the largest and best-equipped marinas in Turkey and one of the best for wintering and maintaining yachts, and the PUPA Marina with the beautiful PUPA YATOTEL, make Marmaris an excellent starting point for the Blue Voyage tour of the Aegean Coast. In May, the Marmaris Yacht Charter Show provides an opportunity to meet the captains and their crews. With plenty of provisions aboard, you set sail in the craft of your choice and languidly explore the spectacular beauty of southern Turkey.
At Ekincik, a delightful yacht-mooring, you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of this area and the friendly hospitality of its people.
Delikadasi lies right off the coast, south-east of Ekincik. Yachtsmen enjoy a change of place when they anchor at the island and take a smaller craft excursion into the Dalyan Delta. The Delta, with a long, golden, sandy beach at its mouth, is a nature-conservation area, and a refuge for sea turtles (caretta caretta) and blue crabs. At a bend in the river, high on the cliff face above the fascinating ancient harbour-city of Caunos, magnificent tombs were carved into the rock.
From Delik Island, sailing south-east, you arrive at Sarigerme with its pleasant holiday complexes, nestled in cozy pine forests. Yachtsmen will want to anchor at Baba Island, across from the pristine sandy beaches.
The Gulf of Göcek, with the friendly Club Marina set in a beautiful pine forest, is one of the Mediterranean’s best sailing spots. Dotted with islands and indented with many coves, its land and seascapes are irresistible. The ruins of Arymexa, an ancient city at the southern tip of the gulf, lie at the edge of the azure waters. Opposite onTersane Island, stand Byzantine ruins, including those of the ancient shipyards. From the Gulf of Göcek sail on into Fethiye.