Lycian flotillas

The Lycian flotillas sail from Fethiye and Marmaris. They are centred on Gocek Bay, only 8 miles long, but containing numerous inlets, many home to family run restaurants.

Each restaurant has its own attraction, be it Ramazan’s pide (mini pizzas) at Sarsala, Tomb Bay’s tombs and resident barber / masseur, Mohammed’s honey at Kapi Creek, or Ragip’s restaurant on a boat at 22 Fathom Cove. A little further afield are the abandoned village near Cold Water Bay, the ruins at Gemiler, and the long golden beach at Olu Deniz.

From Ekincik you can take the popular river trip, calling at the ruins of Caunos, the mud baths, Dalyan village, and the famous Turtle Beach, breeding ground of the loggerhead turtle. Fethiye and Marmaris are lively stops; try a Turkish Bath, shop in the bazaar or lounge on the beach, before dining in style.

The sailing is generally easy with gentle morning winds and brisker afternoon breezes. What more could you want from your Turkish flotilla holiday. Lots more information below.

Take your pick from the following

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    Route

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

    Starts: Monthly from June to October

    FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Caunos25th23rd17th
    View the Caunos 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. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average16Note: 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: Sun12
    • Kapi Creek A small bay now completely filled by the restaurant and its moorings. A short walk up the hill behind the restaurant offers panoramic views of the approaches to Gocek Bay. For those with a little more energy, the local village is a little further away – ask the staff for directions. When I first visited, you ... Read more
    3: Mon14
    • Cold Water Bay / Bestas Limani / Kalevezi Koyu The bay is named after the fresh water springs that make for a cooling swim. There’s a single restaurant offering some provisions set on the hill overlooking the bay. Highly recommended is a walk to the abandoned Greek village of Kayakoy, last inhabited in the 1920’s but still remarkably intact. The family run restaurant offers similar fare ... Read more
    4: Tue16
    • 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
    5: Wed30
    • Ekincik & Dalyan This large bay is a popular stop for those heading between Marmaris and Gocek Bay and also provides the base for the popular boat trip to the famous Turtle Beach and Dalyan village. Ekincik village itself is rarely seen – it’s on the far side of the bay away from the yacht moorings provided by the ... Read more
    6: Thu16Free sailing. Do the Dalyan River trip, or why not head for:
    • Kumlu Buku This large beach lined bay offers several restaurant options, though as often the case in Turkey, the quays are provided by the restaurants so you have to chose before you tie up. Notable for being different is the Yacht Club which offers Chinese food, perhaps not what you went on holiday for but a welcome change ... Read more
    or
    • Ciftlik Pronounced chiff-lick, this bay contains several restaurants spread along the pebbled beach, along with a gift shop (in a tent) and basic provisions. For a short while, it also offered free drinks at the all inclusive resort in one corner until the staff got wise and started more diligently checking for wrist bands! In usual Turkish style, the ... Read more
    7: Fri7
    • Marmaris Marmaris is a popular holiday destination, for both beach holidays and yacht charter. Arriving by sea the view isn’t promising with high rise hotels lining the beach. Fortunately the town centre and the main marina are at the far end so you need not see any more of the “Costa del” style development for the ... 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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  • Ekincik flotilla – 1 week

    Route

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

    Operates: Alternate Saturdays from May to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Ekincik20th3rd 17th1st 15th 29th12th 26th9th 23rd7th
    View the Ekincik 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. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average15Note: 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: Sun14
    • 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
    3: Mon4
    • Kapi Creek A small bay now completely filled by the restaurant and its moorings. A short walk up the hill behind the restaurant offers panoramic views of the approaches to Gocek Bay. For those with a little more energy, the local village is a little further away – ask the staff for directions. When I first visited, you ... Read more
    4: Tue28
    • Ekincik & Dalyan This large bay is a popular stop for those heading between Marmaris and Gocek Bay and also provides the base for the popular boat trip to the famous Turtle Beach and Dalyan village. Ekincik village itself is rarely seen – it’s on the far side of the bay away from the yacht moorings provided by the ... Read more
    5: Wed29Free sailing. Take a trip up the Dalyan River of if you prefer to sail, why not try:
    • 22 Fathom Cove And now for something completely different! A restaurant afloat, run by Gocek Bay’s local eccentric, Ragip and his long suffering wife. You’ll spot him immediately in his bearskin hat and if he really likes you he’ll show you his extensive gun collection! Ragip used to run the excellent restaurant at Cleopatra’s Bay, until the authorities deemed ... Read more
    or
    • 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
    6: Thu3
    • 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
    7: Fri14
    • 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.

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  • Fethiye flotilla – 1 week

    Route

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

    Operates: Alternate Saturdays from May to October.

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Fethiye13th 27th10th 24th8th 22nd5th 19th2nd 16th 30th14th
    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. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    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: Sun12
    • 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: Mon3
    • 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
    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: Wed17Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Gocek Once a small village of no importance, Gocek is now a major hub for sailors thanks to it’s proximity to Dalaman airport, 25 minutes drive away. It’s still small, but has a good selection of mini markets around the square and along the main street. Restaurants and bars fill the tree lined esplanade, but you can ... Read more
    or for a quiet night head for
    • 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
    6: Thu8
    • Wall Bay In the far south west corner of Gocek Bay is the Wall bay restaurant, run by the family that some years ago used to run the now demolished restaurant round the corner in Deep Bay. Set amongst the trees, it’s a shady spot. Food is cooked on a traditional open fire. As is usual around Gocek ... Read more
    7: Fri14
    • 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.

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    Routes

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

    Starts: Monthly from June to September

    FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Sarsala18th16th10th
    View the Sarsala 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. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average17Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in.
    • Marmaris Marmaris is a popular holiday destination, for both beach holidays and yacht charter. Arriving by sea the view isn’t promising with high rise hotels lining the beach. Fortunately the town centre and the main marina are at the far end so you need not see any more of the “Costa del” style development for the ... Read more
    2: Sun20
    • Ekincik & Dalyan This large bay is a popular stop for those heading between Marmaris and Gocek Bay and also provides the base for the popular boat trip to the famous Turtle Beach and Dalyan village. Ekincik village itself is rarely seen – it’s on the far side of the bay away from the yacht moorings provided by the ... Read more
    3: Mon29
    • 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: Tue13Free sailing. Why not try:
    • 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
    or
    • Cold Water Bay / Bestas Limani / Kalevezi Koyu The bay is named after the fresh water springs that make for a cooling swim. There’s a single restaurant offering some provisions set on the hill overlooking the bay. Highly recommended is a walk to the abandoned Greek village of Kayakoy, last inhabited in the 1920’s but still remarkably intact. The family run restaurant offers similar fare ... Read more
    5: Wed13
    • 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
    6: Thu13It's party night at:
    • 22 Fathom Cove And now for something completely different! A restaurant afloat, run by Gocek Bay’s local eccentric, Ragip and his long suffering wife. You’ll spot him immediately in his bearskin hat and if he really likes you he’ll show you his extensive gun collection! Ragip used to run the excellent restaurant at Cleopatra’s Bay, until the authorities deemed ... Read more
    7: Fri14
    • 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.

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    Route

    Difficulty: Moderate            Departs from: Saturdays from Fethiye          Nearest airport: Dalaman

    Starts: Monthly from June to October

    FlotillaAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Caunos - 2 weeks25th23rd17th
    View the Caunos flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Carian gallery. The page on Flotilla inclusions and options is fairly self explanatory!

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average13Note: 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: Sun12
    • Kapi Creek A small bay now completely filled by the restaurant and its moorings. A short walk up the hill behind the restaurant offers panoramic views of the approaches to Gocek Bay. For those with a little more energy, the local village is a little further away – ask the staff for directions. When I first visited, you ... Read more
    3: Mon15
    • Cold Water Bay / Bestas Limani / Kalevezi Koyu The bay is named after the fresh water springs that make for a cooling swim. There’s a single restaurant offering some provisions set on the hill overlooking the bay. Highly recommended is a walk to the abandoned Greek village of Kayakoy, last inhabited in the 1920’s but still remarkably intact. The family run restaurant offers similar fare ... Read more
    4: Tue16
    • 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
    5: Wed30
    • Ekincik & Dalyan This large bay is a popular stop for those heading between Marmaris and Gocek Bay and also provides the base for the popular boat trip to the famous Turtle Beach and Dalyan village. Ekincik village itself is rarely seen – it’s on the far side of the bay away from the yacht moorings provided by the ... Read more
    6: Thu0Free Sailing. I'd recommend the Dalyan River trip, staying a second night at Ekincik or you could head on to:
    • Kumlu Buku This large beach lined bay offers several restaurant options, though as often the case in Turkey, the quays are provided by the restaurants so you have to chose before you tie up. Notable for being different is the Yacht Club which offers Chinese food, perhaps not what you went on holiday for but a welcome change ... Read more
    7: Fri20Free sailing. Why not follow the Lead Crew in to:
    • Marmaris Marmaris is a popular holiday destination, for both beach holidays and yacht charter. Arriving by sea the view isn’t promising with high rise hotels lining the beach. Fortunately the town centre and the main marina are at the far end so you need not see any more of the “Costa del” style development for the ... Read more
    8: Sat7Free sailing. Why not head for:
    • Kumlu Buku This large beach lined bay offers several restaurant options, though as often the case in Turkey, the quays are provided by the restaurants so you have to chose before you tie up. Notable for being different is the Yacht Club which offers Chinese food, perhaps not what you went on holiday for but a welcome change ... Read more
    or further along the coast to
    • 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
    9: Sun6
    • Ciftlik Pronounced chiff-lick, this bay contains several restaurants spread along the pebbled beach, along with a gift shop (in a tent) and basic provisions. For a short while, it also offered free drinks at the all inclusive resort in one corner until the staff got wise and started more diligently checking for wrist bands! In usual Turkish style, the ... Read more
    10: Mon16
    • 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
    11: Tue14
    • 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
    12: Wed6
    • 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
    13: Thu10Free sailing. Lots of options including:
    • 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
    or
    • 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
    or
    • 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: Fri14
    • 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 Ekincik flotilla - 2 weeks
  • Ekincik flotilla – 2 weeks

    Route

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

    Operates: Alternate Saturdays from May to September.

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Ekincik - 2 weeks20th3rd 17th1st 15th 29th12th 26th9th 23rd7th
    View the Ekincik 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. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average13Note: 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: Sun14
    • 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
    3: Mon4
    • Kapi Creek A small bay now completely filled by the restaurant and its moorings. A short walk up the hill behind the restaurant offers panoramic views of the approaches to Gocek Bay. For those with a little more energy, the local village is a little further away – ask the staff for directions. When I first visited, you ... Read more
    4: Tue28
    • Ekincik & Dalyan This large bay is a popular stop for those heading between Marmaris and Gocek Bay and also provides the base for the popular boat trip to the famous Turtle Beach and Dalyan village. Ekincik village itself is rarely seen – it’s on the far side of the bay away from the yacht moorings provided by the ... Read more
    5: Wed0Free sailing. Take a trip up the Dalyan River or head on to
    • Kumlu Buku This large beach lined bay offers several restaurant options, though as often the case in Turkey, the quays are provided by the restaurants so you have to chose before you tie up. Notable for being different is the Yacht Club which offers Chinese food, perhaps not what you went on holiday for but a welcome change ... Read more
    6: Thu30
    • 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
    7: Fri16Free sailing. Don't miss:
    • Cold Water Bay / Bestas Limani / Kalevezi Koyu The bay is named after the fresh water springs that make for a cooling swim. There’s a single restaurant offering some provisions set on the hill overlooking the bay. Highly recommended is a walk to the abandoned Greek village of Kayakoy, last inhabited in the 1920’s but still remarkably intact. The family run restaurant offers similar fare ... Read more
    or for a quiet night at anchor try
    • Gemiler The island of Gemiler is home to numerous ruins dating back to the 4th Century. Excavations have only begun in recent times but have already revealed an impressive mosaic pavement. Who knows what more will emerge in the coming years. You can anchor just off the island and there’s a small admission fee if you go ... Read more
    8: Sat15Free sailing. I recommend:
    • 22 Fathom Cove And now for something completely different! A restaurant afloat, run by Gocek Bay’s local eccentric, Ragip and his long suffering wife. You’ll spot him immediately in his bearskin hat and if he really likes you he’ll show you his extensive gun collection! Ragip used to run the excellent restaurant at Cleopatra’s Bay, until the authorities deemed ... Read more
    or drop the hook in
    • Cleopatra’s Bay / Ruin Bay The south west corner of Gocek Bay, opposite the Wall Bay restaurant, is home to be what are claimed as the remains of Cleopatra’s Bath House. Until the purges of the late 1990’s there was a pretty restaurant here boasting one of the most rickety jetties in Turkey (and that’s saying something)! The restaurant was run by Rajip, one ... Read more
    9: Sun4
    • 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
    10: Mon3
    • 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
    11: 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
    12: Wed17Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Gocek Once a small village of no importance, Gocek is now a major hub for sailors thanks to it’s proximity to Dalaman airport, 25 minutes drive away. It’s still small, but has a good selection of mini markets around the square and along the main street. Restaurants and bars fill the tree lined esplanade, but you can ... Read more
    13: Thu8
    • Wall Bay In the far south west corner of Gocek Bay is the Wall bay restaurant, run by the family that some years ago used to run the now demolished restaurant round the corner in Deep Bay. Set amongst the trees, it’s a shady spot. Food is cooked on a traditional open fire. As is usual around Gocek ... Read more
    14: Fri14
    • 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
    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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  • Fethiye flotilla – 2 weeks

    Route

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

    Operates: Alternate Saturdays from May to September.

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
    Fethiye - 2 weeks13th 27th10th 24th8th 22nd5th 19th2nd 16th 30th
    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. For details of what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average13You 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: Sun12
    • 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: Mon3
    • 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
    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: Wed17Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Gocek Once a small village of no importance, Gocek is now a major hub for sailors thanks to it’s proximity to Dalaman airport, 25 minutes drive away. It’s still small, but has a good selection of mini markets around the square and along the main street. Restaurants and bars fill the tree lined esplanade, but you can ... Read more
    6: Thu8
    • Wall Bay In the far south west corner of Gocek Bay is the Wall bay restaurant, run by the family that some years ago used to run the now demolished restaurant round the corner in Deep Bay. Set amongst the trees, it’s a shady spot. Food is cooked on a traditional open fire. As is usual around Gocek ... Read more
    7: Fri16Free sailing. I recommend:
    • Cold Water Bay / Bestas Limani / Kalevezi Koyu The bay is named after the fresh water springs that make for a cooling swim. There’s a single restaurant offering some provisions set on the hill overlooking the bay. Highly recommended is a walk to the abandoned Greek village of Kayakoy, last inhabited in the 1920’s but still remarkably intact. The family run restaurant offers similar fare ... Read more
    or
    • Gemiler The island of Gemiler is home to numerous ruins dating back to the 4th Century. Excavations have only begun in recent times but have already revealed an impressive mosaic pavement. Who knows what more will emerge in the coming years. You can anchor just off the island and there’s a small admission fee if you go ... Read more
    8: Sat15Free sailing. Don't miss:
    • 22 Fathom Cove And now for something completely different! A restaurant afloat, run by Gocek Bay’s local eccentric, Ragip and his long suffering wife. You’ll spot him immediately in his bearskin hat and if he really likes you he’ll show you his extensive gun collection! Ragip used to run the excellent restaurant at Cleopatra’s Bay, until the authorities deemed ... Read more
    or a night at anchor at
    • Cleopatra’s Bay / Ruin Bay The south west corner of Gocek Bay, opposite the Wall Bay restaurant, is home to be what are claimed as the remains of Cleopatra’s Bath House. Until the purges of the late 1990’s there was a pretty restaurant here boasting one of the most rickety jetties in Turkey (and that’s saying something)! The restaurant was run by Rajip, one ... Read more
    9: Sun4
    • 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
    10: Mon4
    • Kapi Creek A small bay now completely filled by the restaurant and its moorings. A short walk up the hill behind the restaurant offers panoramic views of the approaches to Gocek Bay. For those with a little more energy, the local village is a little further away – ask the staff for directions. When I first visited, you ... Read more
    11: Tue28
    • Ekincik & Dalyan This large bay is a popular stop for those heading between Marmaris and Gocek Bay and also provides the base for the popular boat trip to the famous Turtle Beach and Dalyan village. Ekincik village itself is rarely seen – it’s on the far side of the bay away from the yacht moorings provided by the ... Read more
    12: Wed0Free sailing. I'd recommend the full day trip up the Dalyan River. Otherwise why not head on to
    • Kumlu Buku This large beach lined bay offers several restaurant options, though as often the case in Turkey, the quays are provided by the restaurants so you have to chose before you tie up. Notable for being different is the Yacht Club which offers Chinese food, perhaps not what you went on holiday for but a welcome change ... Read more
    13: Thu30
    • 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
    14: Fri14
    • 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
    15: Sat0Check out and depart
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    Route

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

    Starts: Monthly from May to October

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    Loryma - 2 weeks28th11th9th6th3rd1st
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    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average16Note: 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: 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
    3: Mon16
    • 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
    4: Tue10
    • 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
    5: Wed27
    • 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
    6: Thu19Free sailing. Why not try:
    • 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
    or
    • Ciftlik Pronounced chiff-lick, this bay contains several restaurants spread along the pebbled beach, along with a gift shop (in a tent) and basic provisions. For a short while, it also offered free drinks at the all inclusive resort in one corner until the staff got wise and started more diligently checking for wrist bands! In usual Turkish style, the ... Read more
    7: Fri24Free sailing. Why not follow the Lead Crew to:
    • Marmaris Marmaris is a popular holiday destination, for both beach holidays and yacht charter. Arriving by sea the view isn’t promising with high rise hotels lining the beach. Fortunately the town centre and the main marina are at the far end so you need not see any more of the “Costa del” style development for the ... Read more
    or for a quiet night head for Kumlu Buku (see below)
    8: Sat7Free sailing: head for Ekincik (see below) or why not try:
    • Kumlu Buku This large beach lined bay offers several restaurant options, though as often the case in Turkey, the quays are provided by the restaurants so you have to chose before you tie up. Notable for being different is the Yacht Club which offers Chinese food, perhaps not what you went on holiday for but a welcome change ... Read more
    9: Sun16
    • Ekincik & Dalyan This large bay is a popular stop for those heading between Marmaris and Gocek Bay and also provides the base for the popular boat trip to the famous Turtle Beach and Dalyan village. Ekincik village itself is rarely seen – it’s on the far side of the bay away from the yacht moorings provided by the ... Read more
    10: Mon29
    • 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
    11: Tue13Free sailing. Why not try:
    • 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
    or
    • Cold Water Bay / Bestas Limani / Kalevezi Koyu The bay is named after the fresh water springs that make for a cooling swim. There’s a single restaurant offering some provisions set on the hill overlooking the bay. Highly recommended is a walk to the abandoned Greek village of Kayakoy, last inhabited in the 1920’s but still remarkably intact. The family run restaurant offers similar fare ... Read more
    12: Wed13
    • 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
    13: Thu13It's party night at:
    • 22 Fathom Cove And now for something completely different! A restaurant afloat, run by Gocek Bay’s local eccentric, Ragip and his long suffering wife. You’ll spot him immediately in his bearskin hat and if he really likes you he’ll show you his extensive gun collection! Ragip used to run the excellent restaurant at Cleopatra’s Bay, until the authorities deemed ... Read more
    14: Fri13
    • 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
    15: Sat0Check out and depart
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    Difficulty: Moderate             Departs from: Saturdays from Marmaris

    Starts: Monthly from June to September

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    Sarsala - 2 weeks18th16th10th
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    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination 
    Average15Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in.
    • Marmaris Marmaris is a popular holiday destination, for both beach holidays and yacht charter. Arriving by sea the view isn’t promising with high rise hotels lining the beach. Fortunately the town centre and the main marina are at the far end so you need not see any more of the “Costa del” style development for the ... Read more
    2: Sun20
    • Ekincik & Dalyan This large bay is a popular stop for those heading between Marmaris and Gocek Bay and also provides the base for the popular boat trip to the famous Turtle Beach and Dalyan village. Ekincik village itself is rarely seen – it’s on the far side of the bay away from the yacht moorings provided by the ... Read more
    3: Mon35
    • 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: Tue14Free sailing. Why not try:
    • 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
    or
    • Gemiler The island of Gemiler is home to numerous ruins dating back to the 4th Century. Excavations have only begun in recent times but have already revealed an impressive mosaic pavement. Who knows what more will emerge in the coming years. You can anchor just off the island and there’s a small admission fee if you go ... Read more
    5: Wed13
    • 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
    6: Thu12
    • 22 Fathom Cove And now for something completely different! A restaurant afloat, run by Gocek Bay’s local eccentric, Ragip and his long suffering wife. You’ll spot him immediately in his bearskin hat and if he really likes you he’ll show you his extensive gun collection! Ragip used to run the excellent restaurant at Cleopatra’s Bay, until the authorities deemed ... Read more
    7: Fri6Free Sailing. I suggest:
    • 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
    or
    • Wall Bay In the far south west corner of Gocek Bay is the Wall bay restaurant, run by the family that some years ago used to run the now demolished restaurant round the corner in Deep Bay. Set amongst the trees, it’s a shady spot. Food is cooked on a traditional open fire. As is usual around Gocek ... Read more
    8: Sat4Free sailing. Lots of choices. How about:
    • Gocek Once a small village of no importance, Gocek is now a major hub for sailors thanks to it’s proximity to Dalaman airport, 25 minutes drive away. It’s still small, but has a good selection of mini markets around the square and along the main street. Restaurants and bars fill the tree lined esplanade, but you can ... Read more
    or
    • 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
    9: Sun8
    • Kapi Creek A small bay now completely filled by the restaurant and its moorings. A short walk up the hill behind the restaurant offers panoramic views of the approaches to Gocek Bay. For those with a little more energy, the local village is a little further away – ask the staff for directions. When I first visited, you ... Read more
    10: Mon14
    • Cold Water Bay / Bestas Limani / Kalevezi Koyu The bay is named after the fresh water springs that make for a cooling swim. There’s a single restaurant offering some provisions set on the hill overlooking the bay. Highly recommended is a walk to the abandoned Greek village of Kayakoy, last inhabited in the 1920’s but still remarkably intact. The family run restaurant offers similar fare ... Read more
    11: Tue16
    • 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
    12: Wed30
    • Ekincik & Dalyan This large bay is a popular stop for those heading between Marmaris and Gocek Bay and also provides the base for the popular boat trip to the famous Turtle Beach and Dalyan village. Ekincik village itself is rarely seen – it’s on the far side of the bay away from the yacht moorings provided by the ... Read more
    13: Thu16Free sailing. Do the Dalyan River trip, or why not head for:
    • Kumlu Buku This large beach lined bay offers several restaurant options, though as often the case in Turkey, the quays are provided by the restaurants so you have to chose before you tie up. Notable for being different is the Yacht Club which offers Chinese food, perhaps not what you went on holiday for but a welcome change ... Read more
    14: Fri7
    • Marmaris Marmaris is a popular holiday destination, for both beach holidays and yacht charter. Arriving by sea the view isn’t promising with high rise hotels lining the beach. Fortunately the town centre and the main marina are at the far end so you need not see any more of the “Costa del” style development for the ... 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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