Gocek Bay flotilla – 1 week

About The Gocek Bay Flotilla

The Gocek Bay flotilla cruises the Fethiye and Gocek bays, including a trip out to Cold Water Bay. 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 flotilla gets you away from tourist Turkey, to secluded bays, a number of which can only be reached by boat.

The bays each have their own character. Twenty Two Fathom Cove is home to one of the area’s great characters, Ragip. In the old days he used to run a restaurant in Cleopatras Bay. He was eventually imprisoned for operating without the correct paperwork (which he still denies).

Kapi Creek offers some stunning views and the chance to visit a traditional Turkish village. Cold Water Bay is so called because of the cold water springs which make for a refreshing dip. You can walk from there to an abandoned Greek village. It’s quite a moving sight.

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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.

Gocek Bay Flotilla 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
  • 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: Mon2
  • 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
4: Tue17
  • 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: Wed20
  • 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
6: Thu3
  • 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: 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. Route names may differ from those used by the operator.

More About The Gocek Bay Flotilla

Joining day is Saturday. Yachts available vary from 32 to 50 feet, including catamarans. There’s a good choice but the newer boats are always in heavy demand so book early if you want one of these.

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

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

There’s a choice of 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 lack mains electricity or water. So you may need to shower on board due to limited water ashore. Later in the evening, when the generator is turned off, you may finish your meal by candlelight.

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

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