Fethiye is the fastest-growing yachting base in Mediterranean Sea. The town lies in SE corner of the Gulf of Fethiye, hidden under Fethiye (Şövalye) Island. On approaching; Batıkkaya and Topyalak Burnu will be abeam on straboard, Fethiye Island, Point Çapariz and Sunken Shipwreck Buouy will be on port.There are 10-13m depths in the bay, it gradually get shelves to the east side and the shoal area is marked with two beacons. The shoreline along Point Çapariz ends by Aksaz Cove. Aksaz Cove affords all-round shelter. Boats drop anchor and swing. The bottom is muddy which provides excellent holding. You may have some difficulty rasing your anchor. It is advisable to rig a trip line on your anchor, it will make it much easier to raise. Fethiye is an entry-exit port.
Fethiye provides all-round shelter except in heavy northerlies. A long quay by the ferry port has berthing capacity up to 120 boats and it is administrated by the municipality (Phone; 252 614 35 39). Water and electricty connections are available, fuel can be obtained from a tanker truck. The quay gets crowded by excurison boats and gullets in summer. The settings behind the quay is attractive. There are several ancient Lycian rock tombs on the hillsides. The amphitheatre by the harbour, the archaeological museum in the town and abandoned village of Kayaköy (Karmylassos) are worth visiting.
All sort of provisions are available in Fethiye. The renovated, former Paspatur district has fascinating shops, bars and restaurants. Grocery and fish markets are located here. You can buy fruit, vegetable and fresh fish at reasonable prices. The public market takes place on Fridays.
Mechanical and electrical works can be carried out in the workshops in the industrial zone. Fethiye is easily accessible by air and road. There are regular bus services available for most destinations in Turkey. Dalaman Airport is 50 km from Fethiye.
Diving courses and tours are organized. There are attractive diving spots in the region.
Fethiye carries typical Mediterrenean climate conditions.
This creek looks like a pool. The bottom is thick weed. Boats drop anchor in 10-15m off the south or west sides and take a line ashore.
The prevailing wind blows from the strait and causes swell, but it has a welcome cooling effect in summer. A restaurant stands among the olive trees, to starboard as you enter. A wooden pier of the restaurant offers berthing capacity up to 25 boats.
A demolished wall, buit to protect ancient settlements in Kapıdağ Peninsula. It is still in good condition.
Kapı Koyu is a cool anchorage and the settings are very attaractive. The anchorages are always loaded by visitors.
Ekincik Bay is on the north shore of Port Köyceğiz. Wild, steep wooded slopes surround the bay. The shore line is a sandy beach. It is one the prettiest and most picturesque bays in the region, and best place to leave your boat when you visit anchient Kaunos.
You can arrange Dalyan excursion through boat cooperatives and communicate with them via VHF 16-06.There are several anchorages in the bay. Boats drop anchor off the beach and swing. The anchorage on the north of the pier is adequate to be tucked up. Boats can be anchored off in 5-10m. The bottom is sand-weed. It affords sheltering from the northerlies.There is a long pier on NW corner. This pier is administrated by the cooperative, allowing berthing up to 15 boats. Boats anchor fore-and aft. Water and electricty connections are available. A fee is charged. Provisions are available from the grocery shops in the village.
Fuel can be supplied from truck-tanker, it comes from Köyceğiz (35 km).The SE corner of the bay, Maden İskelesi Koyu; provides adequate shelter. Boats anchor in the S and take a line ashore. Maden means ‘ore’ in English, this bay was formerly a chromium ore loading port. A wooden pier on the east, belongs to a restaurant. There are laid moorings tailed on pier. Water and electricty connections are available. This restaurant is one the best in Mediterranean Sea, providing a variety of excellent seafood to visitors. The slopes are densely wooded in pine. The restaurant is hidden like a nest among the trees. The setting is wonderful. It is worth arriving before sunset so you can fully enjoy the tremendous view of the bay.
If you dont see this unique environment, you will miss a little bit of paradise
Bozburun is an important center and famous in the region for boat building. Quays surround the port. There are no laid moorings. Pay attention while easing your chain. Anchors are often tangled between craft lying on opposite quays. An attendant will come and help you to tie up.
The municipality manages the port. Water and electricity connections are available. A fee is charged. Fuel is obtained from truck-tanker. All provisions are found in the markets. Public market is arranged on Tuesdays.
Immigrations formalities can carried out. The authorities offices are around the port. State clinic, pharmacies, ATMs kiosk and Gendarme station are in the town zone. Regular minibus services are available to Marmaris (55 km). Dalaman Airport is 150 km from Bozburun.
There are cozy restaurants around the port, providing good food and service. Mostly fish menus are presented.
The anchorage on the eastern shore off the port is an attractive place for berthing. There are considerable depths at the head. Yachts go stern or bows-to where convenient. A number of bars and pensions are along the shore line. The sun set is magnificient under impressive settings.
Dense vegitation composed of bushes, small trees and maquis. The weather dry in summer, mild and rainy-relatively warm in winter.
Serçe Limanı lies 1.2 M on NE of Çatal Adaları. The narrow entrance (135m) of this bay between two high humped points, can not be identified from a distance. As you get closer, you can pick out the passage between steep points against the mainland behind it. Care is needed at the entry, there are reefs off the western point, extending out for about 10m.
Glass objects were excavated from an 11th century Byzantine wreck. These finding are displayed in Bodrum Museum.
Serçe Limanı is fjord-like; you get a kind of shiver at the entrance, with its huge steep rocks. The water in the bay is deep; 40 m at the entrance and 30m in the inlet.
There are two ancorages in the bay. After the entrance, the bay indents to the north and narrows-this part is called Serçe Limanı. The southern corner is Akça Limanı. The water shelves to shore on the north, dropping 10m depth in the middle. Local fishing boats occupy the shores on the west. Watch out floating laid moorings of the restaurant, which can be use if you can find one free. The bottom affords good holding and you can anchor off with a line ashore.
There is a restaurant and a buffet among the trees. You can get some limited provisions. A rough path in the valley goes to Fenaket Village (9km). Donkey tours are organized to the village. It is said that there are 41 cisterns around. 40 cisterns are already found, but the last one fully covered with gold is still missing.
Serçe Limanı is an attractive anchorage. The water is cool and very clean. The slopes are covered with olive trees. The anchorage on the south is wider. There are sufficient depths for anchoring. Drop the hook in 5-8 m with a line ashore. Akça Bay, ends in a shingle beach, and there is a restaurant ashore. There are floating moorings of the restaurant.
Serçe Limanı provides all-round shelter. When prevailing wind blows strong, it pushes swell into the bay.
A demolished bath lends a special atmosphere to this cove. According to legend, it was built by the ruler of the ancient settlements on the slope. The eastern shore is deep. Gulets anchor in 20m and take a line ashore.
This cove gets crowded by tripper boats and they constantly churn in and out. It is much better to arrive in late afternoon and leave before 10.30 am the next day. The western side is the best to be tucked up. The settings are very attractive. If you climb the hill, you can see Port Gökgemile and open sea.
Do not forget to climb before sunset.