Carian – Hisaronu flotillas

These Turkey flotillas sail from Orhaniye and Marmaris, with one extending to Fethiye. From the sheltered waters of the Hisaronu Gulf  to the open waters of the south coast there’s a good variety of sailing.

There are just two towns in the area, Datca and Bozburun. Most destinations are either villages, such as Selimiye, Ova Buku, Palamut or Sogut, or bays such as Dirsek, Sailor’s Paradise, Knidos, Loryma and Serce Limani, where there’s nothing more than a single restaurant and a simple wooden jetty.

There’s plenty to see and do on these Turkish flotilla holidays, from ruins to mosques, beaches to hill walking. Best of all, you’ll sail to places unreachable without a boat, far from the madding crowd.

View the Bozukkale flotilla - 1 week
  • Bozukkale flotilla – 1 week

    Route

    Difficulty: Easy        Departs from: Saturdays from Orhaniye        Nearest Airport: Dalaman

    Starts: Alternate weeks from May to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Bozukkale20th3rd 17th1st 15th 29th12th 26th9th 23rd
    View the Bozukkale flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Carian gallery. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average12Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in.
    • Orhaniye / Keci Buku This large bay has become a base for several charter companies, encouraged by the development of the marina. For marina-phobics there are several other restaurants with their own quays clustered at the end of the bay. The cost of using the marina has resulted in a number of the charter companies basing themselves at the restaurants ... Read more
    2: Sun10
    • Dirsek This large sheltered bay is set in the rolling hills at the end of the peninsula. With nothing but the small restaurant at one end, you’re out in the country but with good food at hand! The restaurant offers traditional fare and you will be invited in to the kitchen to make your choice. With no ... Read more
    3: Mon11
    • Bozburun This small laid back town is a great place to stock up, clean up, and unusually, see traditional Turkish boat building first hand. With several anchorages nearby, there are some good opportunities for a swim too. In a land where most quays are built by local restaurants, Bozburun actually has a traditional town harbour. The harbour itself is ... Read more
    4: Tue16
    • Loryma / Bozukkale / Bozuk Buku The barren bay of Loryma is a fantastic natural harbour. The ruins of the Citadel that look out across the harbour attest to it’s naval past and there is documentation of settlements here going back to Roman times. In fact recent excavations suggest that there was habitation here 3000 years ago. The bay is sufficiently large ... Read more
    5: Wed22
    • Turgut / Turgutkoy / Turgut Koyu Nestled between Orhaniye and Selimiye, Turgut is often missed by yacht charter crews. The beach and surrounding restaurants will provide for your needs but the real attractions are inland near the village. A short taxi ride or a 20-30 minute walk will take you in to rural Turkey. Here you’ll find Turgut’s ice cool waterfalls, the ruins of ... Read more
    6: Thu6
    • Selimiye Once a sleepy village, Selimiye has become a place to be seen, with an up market feel attracting well heeled Turks from far afield. It’s kept it’s charm though and with a good choice of restaurants and several mini markets one wonders how it ever coped before the quay was extended. Selimiye has also welcomed home ... Read more
    7: Fri7
    • Orhaniye / Keci Buku This large bay has become a base for several charter companies, encouraged by the development of the marina. For marina-phobics there are several other restaurants with their own quays clustered at the end of the bay. The cost of using the marina has resulted in a number of the charter companies basing themselves at the restaurants ... 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.

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View the Datca flotilla - 1 week
  • Datca flotilla – 1 week

    Datca flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Easy         Departs from: Saturdays from Orhaniye        Nearest airport: Orhaniye

    Starts: Alternate weeks from May to October

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Datça13th 27th10th 24th8th 22nd5th 19th2nd 16th 30th14th
    View the Datca flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Carian gallery. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Datca flotilla Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average13Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in.
    • Orhaniye / Keci Buku This large bay has become a base for several charter companies, encouraged by the development of the marina. For marina-phobics there are several other restaurants with their own quays clustered at the end of the bay. The cost of using the marina has resulted in a number of the charter companies basing themselves at the restaurants ... Read more
    2: Sun10
    • Sailor’s Paradise / Kocabahce Buku Few stopped at this bay until the restaurant opened and now we all wonder how we managed to sail past such a great spot so many times. The restaurant is a friendly place and deserves it’s success. Sit under the shade of the trees with a cold drink and admire the view, or if you’re feeling ... Read more
    3: Mon13
    • Sogut This small village is the port for a slightly larger village of the same name, up in the hills. It’s a popular stop with charter sailors. In recent years it has been adopted by one of the flotilla companies as their local sailing base. A couple of restaurants sit near the quay with traditional wooden boat building still ... Read more
    4: Tue6
    • Bozburun Channel As you head up the channel towards the town of Bozburun, there are a couple of mooring options. At the southern end, on the east side is the Hotel Aphrodite which has it’s own jetty. A long wooden terrace provides a sunbathing platform and a dining area for the restaurant. On the west side is an ... Read more
    5: Wed20
    • Datca This is a small town of contrasts. Walk around the harbour to the sandy beach and it’s a tranquil harbour town. Head in to the town itself and it’s a thriving commercial centre. Moor opposite the bars and come evening it’s a thriving tourist spot. Fortunately, it’s too far from an airport to have suffered ... Read more
    6: Thu21
    • Selimiye Once a sleepy village, Selimiye has become a place to be seen, with an up market feel attracting well heeled Turks from far afield. It’s kept it’s charm though and with a good choice of restaurants and several mini markets one wonders how it ever coped before the quay was extended. Selimiye has also welcomed home ... Read more
    7: Fri7
    • Orhaniye / Keci Buku This large bay has become a base for several charter companies, encouraged by the development of the marina. For marina-phobics there are several other restaurants with their own quays clustered at the end of the bay. The cost of using the marina has resulted in a number of the charter companies basing themselves at the restaurants ... 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.

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View the Bozukkale flotilla - 2 weeks
  • Bozukkale flotilla – 2 weeks

    Route

    Difficulty: Easy              Departs from: Saturdays from Orhaniye        Nearest Airport: Dalaman

    Starts: Alternate weeks from May to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Bozukkale - 2 weeks20th3rd 17th1st 15th 29th12th 26th9th 23rd
    View the Bozukkale flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Carian gallery. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average13Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in.
    • Orhaniye / Keci Buku This large bay has become a base for several charter companies, encouraged by the development of the marina. For marina-phobics there are several other restaurants with their own quays clustered at the end of the bay. The cost of using the marina has resulted in a number of the charter companies basing themselves at the restaurants ... Read more
    2: Sun10
    • Dirsek This large sheltered bay is set in the rolling hills at the end of the peninsula. With nothing but the small restaurant at one end, you’re out in the country but with good food at hand! The restaurant offers traditional fare and you will be invited in to the kitchen to make your choice. With no ... Read more
    3: Mon11
    • Bozburun This small laid back town is a great place to stock up, clean up, and unusually, see traditional Turkish boat building first hand. With several anchorages nearby, there are some good opportunities for a swim too. In a land where most quays are built by local restaurants, Bozburun actually has a traditional town harbour. The harbour itself is ... Read more
    4: Tue16
    • Loryma / Bozukkale / Bozuk Buku The barren bay of Loryma is a fantastic natural harbour. The ruins of the Citadel that look out across the harbour attest to it’s naval past and there is documentation of settlements here going back to Roman times. In fact recent excavations suggest that there was habitation here 3000 years ago. The bay is sufficiently large ... Read more
    5: Wed22
    • Turgut / Turgutkoy / Turgut Koyu Nestled between Orhaniye and Selimiye, Turgut is often missed by yacht charter crews. The beach and surrounding restaurants will provide for your needs but the real attractions are inland near the village. A short taxi ride or a 20-30 minute walk will take you in to rural Turkey. Here you’ll find Turgut’s ice cool waterfalls, the ruins of ... Read more
    6: Thu6
    • Selimiye Once a sleepy village, Selimiye has become a place to be seen, with an up market feel attracting well heeled Turks from far afield. It’s kept it’s charm though and with a good choice of restaurants and several mini markets one wonders how it ever coped before the quay was extended. Selimiye has also welcomed home ... Read more
    7: Fri12Free sailing: I suggest:
    • Kuruca Buku & Ciftlik The long pine lined beach of this pretty anchorage provides a great spot for some sunbathing and swimming. A short walk across the spit at the west side of the bay, reveals Ciftlik bay, with an up market chalet resort and camp site amongst the trees. There’s at least one restaurant on the beach and there’s ... Read more
    or for a longer sail:
    • Serce Limani A stunningly pretty inlet, voted best stop of the trip by my crew on my last visit. The one restaurant, Captain Nemo’s, offers fairly standard fare but the setting is delightful and the owner is a character (though husbands are advised to place a guard around their wives). Though there’s a road in to the bay, ... Read more
    8: Sat12Free sailing: I suggest:
    • Asardibi This remote bay is due south of the Bozburun channel. A new restaurant opened here in 2014, the Phoenix Beach and Restaurant. The owners have taken full advantage of the local woodworking skills to produce a decked area where you can relax and dine under the parasols. There’s also a small beach area. Other than the restaurant ... Read more
    or for a longer sail:
    • Ova Buku / Hayit Buku A lovely spot with a sandy beach, rocks to snorkel around and a great restaurant, run by one of the area’s characters, Ogun. The restaurant offers more variety than most including fresh fish caught by Ogun’s cousin. You may get some free post dinner games thrown in too. These may involve someone getting wet, though ... Read more
    9: Sun9
    • Sailor’s Paradise / Kocabahce Buku Few stopped at this bay until the restaurant opened and now we all wonder how we managed to sail past such a great spot so many times. The restaurant is a friendly place and deserves it’s success. Sit under the shade of the trees with a cold drink and admire the view, or if you’re feeling ... Read more
    10: Mon13
    • Sogut This small village is the port for a slightly larger village of the same name, up in the hills. It’s a popular stop with charter sailors. In recent years it has been adopted by one of the flotilla companies as their local sailing base. A couple of restaurants sit near the quay with traditional wooden boat building still ... Read more
    11: Tue6
    • Bozburun Channel As you head up the channel towards the town of Bozburun, there are a couple of mooring options. At the southern end, on the east side is the Hotel Aphrodite which has it’s own jetty. A long wooden terrace provides a sunbathing platform and a dining area for the restaurant. On the west side is an ... Read more
    12: Wed20
    • Datca This is a small town of contrasts. Walk around the harbour to the sandy beach and it’s a tranquil harbour town. Head in to the town itself and it’s a thriving commercial centre. Moor opposite the bars and come evening it’s a thriving tourist spot. Fortunately, it’s too far from an airport to have suffered ... Read more
    13: Thu21
    • Selimiye Once a sleepy village, Selimiye has become a place to be seen, with an up market feel attracting well heeled Turks from far afield. It’s kept it’s charm though and with a good choice of restaurants and several mini markets one wonders how it ever coped before the quay was extended. Selimiye has also welcomed home ... Read more
    14: Fri7
    • Orhaniye / Keci Buku This large bay has become a base for several charter companies, encouraged by the development of the marina. For marina-phobics there are several other restaurants with their own quays clustered at the end of the bay. The cost of using the marina has resulted in a number of the charter companies basing themselves at the restaurants ... Read more
    15: 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.

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View the Datca flotilla - 2 weeks
  • Datca flotilla – 2 weeks

    Datca Flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Easy            Departs from: Saturdays from Orhaniye        Nearest airport: Dalaman

    Starts: Alternate weeks from May to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Datça - 2 weeks13th 27th10th 24th8th 22nd5th 19th2nd 16th 30th
    View the Datca flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Carian gallery. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Datca Flotilla Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average12Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in.
    • Orhaniye / Keci Buku This large bay has become a base for several charter companies, encouraged by the development of the marina. For marina-phobics there are several other restaurants with their own quays clustered at the end of the bay. The cost of using the marina has resulted in a number of the charter companies basing themselves at the restaurants ... Read more
    2: Sun8
    • Sailor’s Paradise / Kocabahce Buku Few stopped at this bay until the restaurant opened and now we all wonder how we managed to sail past such a great spot so many times. The restaurant is a friendly place and deserves it’s success. Sit under the shade of the trees with a cold drink and admire the view, or if you’re feeling ... Read more
    3: Mon10
    • Sogut This small village is the port for a slightly larger village of the same name, up in the hills. It’s a popular stop with charter sailors. In recent years it has been adopted by one of the flotilla companies as their local sailing base. A couple of restaurants sit near the quay with traditional wooden boat building still ... Read more
    4: Tue5
    • Bozburun Channel As you head up the channel towards the town of Bozburun, there are a couple of mooring options. At the southern end, on the east side is the Hotel Aphrodite which has it’s own jetty. A long wooden terrace provides a sunbathing platform and a dining area for the restaurant. On the west side is an ... Read more
    5: Wed20
    • Datca This is a small town of contrasts. Walk around the harbour to the sandy beach and it’s a tranquil harbour town. Head in to the town itself and it’s a thriving commercial centre. Moor opposite the bars and come evening it’s a thriving tourist spot. Fortunately, it’s too far from an airport to have suffered ... Read more
    6: Thu21
    • Selimiye Once a sleepy village, Selimiye has become a place to be seen, with an up market feel attracting well heeled Turks from far afield. It’s kept it’s charm though and with a good choice of restaurants and several mini markets one wonders how it ever coped before the quay was extended. Selimiye has also welcomed home ... Read more
    7: Fri12Free sailing: I suggest:
    • Kuruca Buku & Ciftlik The long pine lined beach of this pretty anchorage provides a great spot for some sunbathing and swimming. A short walk across the spit at the west side of the bay, reveals Ciftlik bay, with an up market chalet resort and camp site amongst the trees. There’s at least one restaurant on the beach and there’s ... Read more
    or for a longer sail:
    • Serce Limani A stunningly pretty inlet, voted best stop of the trip by my crew on my last visit. The one restaurant, Captain Nemo’s, offers fairly standard fare but the setting is delightful and the owner is a character (though husbands are advised to place a guard around their wives). Though there’s a road in to the bay, ... Read more
    8: Sat12Free sailing: I suggest:
    • Asardibi This remote bay is due south of the Bozburun channel. A new restaurant opened here in 2014, the Phoenix Beach and Restaurant. The owners have taken full advantage of the local woodworking skills to produce a decked area where you can relax and dine under the parasols. There’s also a small beach area. Other than the restaurant ... Read more
    or for a longer sail:
    • Ova Buku / Hayit Buku A lovely spot with a sandy beach, rocks to snorkel around and a great restaurant, run by one of the area’s characters, Ogun. The restaurant offers more variety than most including fresh fish caught by Ogun’s cousin. You may get some free post dinner games thrown in too. These may involve someone getting wet, though ... Read more
    9: Sun8
    • Dirsek This large sheltered bay is set in the rolling hills at the end of the peninsula. With nothing but the small restaurant at one end, you’re out in the country but with good food at hand! The restaurant offers traditional fare and you will be invited in to the kitchen to make your choice. With no ... Read more
    10: Mon10
    • Bozburun This small laid back town is a great place to stock up, clean up, and unusually, see traditional Turkish boat building first hand. With several anchorages nearby, there are some good opportunities for a swim too. In a land where most quays are built by local restaurants, Bozburun actually has a traditional town harbour. The harbour itself is ... Read more
    11: Tue14
    • Loryma / Bozukkale / Bozuk Buku The barren bay of Loryma is a fantastic natural harbour. The ruins of the Citadel that look out across the harbour attest to it’s naval past and there is documentation of settlements here going back to Roman times. In fact recent excavations suggest that there was habitation here 3000 years ago. The bay is sufficiently large ... Read more
    12: Wed21
    • Turgut / Turgutkoy / Turgut Koyu Nestled between Orhaniye and Selimiye, Turgut is often missed by yacht charter crews. The beach and surrounding restaurants will provide for your needs but the real attractions are inland near the village. A short taxi ride or a 20-30 minute walk will take you in to rural Turkey. Here you’ll find Turgut’s ice cool waterfalls, the ruins of ... Read more
    13: Thu6
    • Selimiye Once a sleepy village, Selimiye has become a place to be seen, with an up market feel attracting well heeled Turks from far afield. It’s kept it’s charm though and with a good choice of restaurants and several mini markets one wonders how it ever coped before the quay was extended. Selimiye has also welcomed home ... Read more
    14: Fri7
    • Orhaniye / Keci Buku This large bay has become a base for several charter companies, encouraged by the development of the marina. For marina-phobics there are several other restaurants with their own quays clustered at the end of the bay. The cost of using the marina has resulted in a number of the charter companies basing themselves at the restaurants ... Read more
    15: 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.

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