Fethiye flotilla – 1 week

About the Fethiye Flotilla

The Fethiye flotilla explores the Fethiye / Gocek Bay area, including a trip out to Karacaören. It’s an easy flotilla.

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Difficulty:EasyBase: FethiyeAirport: Dalaman
Flights from:Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast
Qualifications: (to self sail)Minimum RYA Day Skipper Practical or ICC. Those without qualifications may be accepted
Other options:Skippers available for hire

The Fethiye flotilla visits a number of bays blessed with nothing other than a restaurant. Many have their unique attractions. Tersane is renown for it’s ruins. Sarsala offers locally made pine honey.

At Tomb Bay you can walk up the hill to some ancient tombs. On your return you can relax with a massage or traditional Turkish shave on the beach.

Fethiye is much larger. It’s an interesting mix of the the ancient and modern. From the Lycian tombs cut in to the cliffs, through traditional Turkish baths to cartoonists on the seafront, there’s something for everyone. It’s an excellent place to pick up souvenirs for friends at home.

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View the Fethiye flotilla on a map

See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Lycian (west) gallery and the Lycian (east) gallery.

Fethiye Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average12Note: you will do more miles than this!
1: Sat0Check in.
  • Fethiye This popular tourist town is something of a contrast to the many one restaurant bays in the area. As well as the obligatory souvenir shops, you’ll also find local artists and cartoonists who set up their stalls on the front near the town centre. To sooth your aching muscles, there’s also a Turkish bath. Culture vultures will find ... Read more
2: Sun13
  • Tersane A delightful spot with the shallow waters at the edge giving the air of a blue lagoon. The restaurant ashore seems to suffer mixed fortunes though it was open when I was last there, albeit without a jetty. This is surprising as it’s a popular spot, though many of the visitors during the day are trip ... Read more
3: Mon5
  • Sarsala Tucked in amongst the pine trees, this is another one restaurant bay. The speciality here is pide, traditional Turkish pizza which is served as a starter. The restaurant also offers home made pine honey which makes a better souvenir than some of the tat available in the souvenir shops in many of the larger towns. Those feeling ... Read more
4: Tue15
  • Karacaören Tucked behind some rocks on the west side of Gemiler Bay, this is a great spot for some snorkelling and swimming and the family run restaurant is a friendly place. There’s often a better choice of fish here than many other places nearby and unlike many of the Gocek Bay restaurants they have showers! Read more
5: Wed20
  • Boynuz Buku / Laundry Bay A classic Turkish one restaurant bay, containing nothing more than a jetty and a small restaurant. The reed beds at the head of the bay make for slightly different surroundings to the other bays in the areas. Apparently the bay was often known as Laundry Bay as boats from Gocek used to come here to wash ... Read more
6: Thu5
  • Tomb Bay So called because of the tombs cut in the hillside overlooking the bay. You can take a walk up the hill to see the tombs at close quarter, an experience you may find yourself sharing with the local goats. The bays’s other claim to fame is the excellent barber who also provides first rate massages without ... Read more
7: Fri15
  • Fethiye This popular tourist town is something of a contrast to the many one restaurant bays in the area. As well as the obligatory souvenir shops, you’ll also find local artists and cartoonists who set up their stalls on the front near the town centre. To sooth your aching muscles, there’s also a Turkish bath. Culture vultures will find ... Read more
8: Sat0Check out and depart
All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator..

More About The Fethiye Flotilla

Embarkation is on Saturdays with the sailing starting next day. There’s a varied range of yachts on offer from 32 to 50 feet. These include a couple of catamarans. There’s a good supply of yachts but the newer ones tend to be in high demand. Book early if you want one of these.

The nearest airport is Dalaman. The transfer time to the base is around 45 minutes. The operator offers optional transfers.

My flotilla prices include the Transit Log, Comfort pack (including a starter pack of water, beer, soft drinks, crisps, tea & coffee, end cleaning, and bed linen), Flotilla Participation Fee, a comprehensive inventory including navigation equipment, and the services of the Lead Crew.

You can choose between lodging a traditional refundable type security deposit or paying an insurance waiver. Optional extras include outboard engine (included on catamarans), wi-fi, stand up paddle board and extra towels.

Some of the bays don’t have mains water or electricity. So later in the evening, when the generator is turned off, you may finish your meal by candlelight. You will sometimes need to shower on board due to limited water ashore.

The restaurants will provide you with fresh bread. For additional sustenance, a couple of the supermarkets now provide floating stores. These circulate around the bays so you can shop whilst at sea.

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