Turkey

  • The climate is warm mediterranean - the summer is long and constant.
    The best time to go is May, June, September and October.
    Average day time temperatures May 21°C, June 25°C, July 28°C, August 27°C, September 24°C, October 18°C, Water is around 24°C in August / September.
    Sailing Conditions tend towards prevailing winds NNW, stronger in July and August and turning more westerly and weakening as you sail east.
    Coastal sailing shows an abundance of protected waters.
    Communication is easy with Wifi readily available.
    Access is from International airports; there over twenty in Turkey but the main ones are in Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara Bursa, Konya and Trabzon. Domestic or regional airports number over thirty with more scheduled. Izmir, Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya are the best options for the charter area bases.
  • Luxury Crewed Yacht Charters

    Adventure travel with a luxury edge; crewed yacht charters embody all that relaxing, stress free holidays should. A luxury crewed charter is the perfect getaway choice for a group of friends, an active family or the ultimate honeymoon. Explore exotic locations on board a magnificent charter vessel, while the crew caters to your every need. Read more
    Luxury Crewed Yacht Charters

    Bareboat Yacht Charters

    We will help you select vessels sized from 32 – 58 feet in length – sailing yachts, sailing catamarans and power catamarans. We offer quality charter yachts in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. We select only the operators who meet our strict criteria for fleet management, maintenance standards and service ethics. Read more
    Bareboat Yacht Charters

    Yacht Rallies

    Mariner Boating Holidays Yacht Rallies formula is a mix of fun races, lay-days, social dinners, parties and tours in amazing destinations worldwide. The one-way itinerary, local knowledge, pre-booked marinas, technical support and Mariner Boating guides take the guess work out of your precious holiday. Come join us!

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    Yacht Rallies

    Gulet Charters

    From Turkey, Croatia, Greece and Italy we have personally selected and inspected  the gulets we offer to ensure they will suit your budget and group size. All are air conditioned, include crew and your own chef. Read more
    Gulet Charters
  • The Northern Aegean

    The Northern Aegean is ideal for yacht charter holidays and gulet charters. There is less tourist traffic than on the Carian and Lycian coasts and here are also fewer local boats.The local people are farmers

    This area has harbours that rise up out of an ancient rock and anchorages that glitter like jems along the coast. 

    Highlights are the harbours and anchorages of Foça, Izmir, Urla, Port Saip, Çesme, Sigacik, Kusadasi, Asin, Gulluk, Torba, Bodrum and the archaeological sites of Teos, Ephesus, Latmos, Didyma and Gümüslük.

    As part of this great adventure you can easily cross to the Eastern Sporades in Greek waters and visit islands of  Chios, Samos and Ikaria or to the Dodecanese: Leros, Kalymnos and Kos.
     
    Charter bases operate from Orhaniye and Turgutreis.

    The Carian Coast

    Western Mediterranean or the The Carian Coast is indented and tucked in between Bodrum and Marmaris, the two largest yacht charter bases in Turkey.

    Highlights are the ports, anchorages and historical sites of Torba, Gümüslük, Cökertme, Akbük, Gökeva, Sehir Adalari, Söğut, Digirmen Bükü, Körmen, Mersinçik, Knidos, Datça, Bençik, Keçi Bükü, Bozburun, Bozuk Bütü and Marmaris.

    It is easy to cross into Greek waters, towards the Dodecanese; the beautiful islands of Symi and Kos are a few hours sailing away.

    Charter bases operate from Bodrum and Marmaris

    Eastern Mediterranean or Lycian Coast

    This region both the west and east coast of Lycia are wild and rugged, with perhaps the most impressive display of mountains, cliffs and ravines along the whole Turkish coast. The waters are indeed less friendly than the Carian and Ionian coasts - and were even feared by the ancient mariners - but the majestic sceneries make up for it, and the many coves and bights provide safe and beautiful green anchorages.

    Charter bases operate from Marmaris, Gocek Fethiye and Fineke.

    Istanbul

    İstanbul is like an intricately woven carpet, a subtle blend of eastern and western cultures - built on two continents it is a centre for art and culture - opera and ballet, theatres, concerts, art exhibitions, festivals, and unique museums.

    From time as the imperial capital for 1500 years it boasts Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman palaces, mosques, churches, monasteries, monuments, walls and ruins.
    It is also a vibrant, modern and future-oriented metropolis.


    Cappadocia

    The region includes the centres of Ürgüp, Göreme, Avanos, Üçhisar, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara. It is an area of otherworldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings and valleys of fairy chimneys eroded over millennium from the volcanic ‘tufa’.

    The searing reflective early morning light makes hot air ballooning here a must.

    Anzac Cove

    Gallipoli has become indelibly imprinted on the Australian mind and an excursion to this historic site is a compelling experience. Our overland ‘add on’ is the perfect opportunity to fulfil  the goal to visit the site, the island of Bozcaada, Troy, the fishing port of Assos and Pergamon before arriving in Kusadasi, home of ancient Ephesus.