Fethiye – Marmaris 2 Week


COORDINATES 36°32.36’N-29°00.31’E
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.


COORDINATES 36°38’25”N- 28°51’19”E
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.


COORDINATES 36°49’5.82″ N – 28°33’25.90″ E

Kurşuncuk(West) Burnu :Fl 5s 40m 5M
36°49’38”N-28°32’64”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



COORDINATES 36°41’27.27″ N – 28°2’33.27″ E
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.


COORDINATES 36°42’31.00″ N – 28°5’32.00″ E
Selimiye Koyu, a large bay, is entered between points; Sığ Burun and Karaburun, 1M to the SW. There are number of anchorages, but the floating pier by village is the main anchorage for berthing. After passing Sığ Burun and turn for village of Selimiye, there are dangerous reefs-1,5 m deep, 30-40 m long, and about 250 m offshore-directly on your route. A buoy indicates these reefs. There are also rocks 350 m off the point Karaburun towards Selimiye village, extend for about 40-50 m. Stay well off these rocks.

There are several anchorages in the bay. Çökertme; (36°42’80”N-28°06’15”E) provides adequate anchorage from southerlies. Slipways of the village are located here. Reefs extend out from the islet in the middle and the depths on the west of this islet are shallow to the coast. A stream goes into sea.

There are restaurants with piers along the shore. These piers afford adequate shelter from southerlies. The bottom is weed. Public market is arranged behind these piers on Wednesdays. A finger tip extends in the middle towards west. A quay and the floating pier of the village here afford the most adequate sheltering. There are laid moorings tailed on pier which provide berthing up to 30 boats. Water and electricty are available. A fee is charged. All the piers in the village are administrated by the village authority ( Phone: 0252-444 41 71 / 0536- 866 93 67).

Boats go stern to piers there laid moorings tailed on. The depths are sufficient at the head of the piers. There are several piers along to shore infront of the restaurants, you can also go stern-to on these piers. Boats also can be pushed off. The bottom is sand. Good holding. Boats can also go up to the shores of the entry of the bay and drop anchor behind shallow area in 10-20 m and take a line ashore. This part is quite and ideal for those loving serenity.

The houses of the village lie along the shoreline. The restaurants mainly offer fish menus. It is a pretty village with its identity and attractive surroundings. All kinds fruit and vegetables including delicious almond can be found. The inhabitants are sincere, hospitable and modest. When you stroll around, you can feel village life style, but refined approach from the people. A large number of boutique hotels and pensions afford exclusive service for the visitors. Most provisions can be obtained from the grocery shops. Fuel can be obtained from truck tanker. There are regular minibus services available to Marmaris (45 km). A state clinic and a pharmacy shop are in the vicinity. Diving tours and courses are organized.


COORDINATES 36°45’17.00″ N – 28°7’46.00″ E
Orhaniye Bay lies between points; Babaç and Tülü. This bay indents to to the south for about 1,5 M. The shores are densely wooded by pine trees. Martı Marina stands on your port side at the entry. In the middle part, an island with a castle is spotted. This island is called as Kale Adası. Once Kale Adası is turned and coursed to the west, you come up the most adequate anchorage, providing all-round sheltering. Boats can be anchored off in 8-10m. The bottom is muddy and it provides excellent holding. You can take a line ashore.

There is a light and cool breeze in hot summer days. It is a cozy anchorage with attractive settings. A newly built restaurant with pier affods adequate anchorage. Boats go stern to the piers and there laid moorings tailed on. Water and electricty are available. Provisions can be found from market behind.

A sand bank, which is formed by red sand, extends to the south for about 430 m from the coast. The tip of the bank is marked.

It is amazing to see people walking on the sea. There are finger piers here for the tripper boats. Two streams joint into sea on the east of this bank. The bottom comes up quickly to shallow marshy ledge. Approach is to be attempted only by those who are acquinted with the area.

The restaurants with their wooden pier on the south of the bay are also adequate anchorages. Boats go stern to the piers and pick up tailed moorings. Water and electricity can be obtained. Most provisions are found from the markets. Fuel supply is from the truck tanker.

Regular minibus services are available to Marmaris and Bozburun. Rent-a car, taxies and airport transfers can be arranged. The public market is arranged on Saturdays. A State clinic and ATM kiosk are in the village zone.

Orhaniye village was formerly called as Kırsaçlı Vasil, derived from Kırvasil of Greek spirit dating from 300 B.C. Bybasos ancient site and Bayır Waterfall (8 km) are worth visiting.


COORDINATES 36°46’48.00″ N – 28°2’34.00″ E
A fjord like inlet lying from the north of Dişlice Island, curves into Datça Peninsula for about 1,5 M. Pine trees cover the slopes right down to the shoreline, which features many coves. This is one of the prettiest bays in Hisarönü. Care is needed for the reefs and rocky patches in the vicinity. While approaching from the east; there are reefs on our starboard, extending out for about 75 m. A 1,5 m deep rock lies 400 m east of Dişlice, it is marked by a conical buoy with a N cardinal top mark. Extreme caution is required.

Another rock patch lies 10 m north of Dişlice Island. It is always the best to keep some distance off the points in Hisarönü.

Bencik provides all-round shelter. The anchorages on both sides provide sheltering from the prevailing wind. Boats anchor in 8 – 15 m and take a long line ashore to a tree. Pay attention for shallow patches off the finger points.

A state camping ground occupies the east side. Landing is not permitted. The beach side is cordoned off by the buoys. Boats can be pushed off in the middle. There is a buffet and a restaurant within camp complex. Limited provisions are available. A doctor from the camp provides emergency intervening (Phone: 252 486 90 02).

Datça-Marmaris highway passes nearby. Buses stop in summer in connection with Datça services. Taxi can be arranged from the summer holiday complex nearby.

The northern shores of the bay is marshy and there is a pier on the west. This part is the beach side of the summer residential site. A rough path (700 m) goes to the site. There is a grocery shop, providing some provisions.
Be careful about the bees in the morning and late afternoons.


COORDINATES 36°41’3.00″ N – 27°58’48.00″ E
Dirsek Bükü lies on the south of the point; Ağıl Burnu. It indents to the west and makes L shape. This bay provides the best sheltering among the coves on the SW coast of Hisarönü Bay. It gets swell penetration from the strong northerlies. The bottom is sand. Good holding. There is a cozy restaurant with a quay. Berthing capacity is up to 14 boats..

There are laid moorings tailed on quay. Boats go stern on quay. Laid moorings on your starboard also belong to the restaurant. Boats can be pushed off or anchored with a line ashore. There are floating moorings by the quay. You can pick up and get a line ashore.

Fishing boats berth on the southern part of the bay. The restaurant provides good food and service under attractive settings. The water is so clear to recognize the bottom. Dirsek Bükü is one the enchanted places in Hisarönü, the prevailing wind has a welcome cooling effect in summer.

COORDINATES 36°34’42.30″ N – 28°2’50.85″ E
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.

COORDINATES 36°38’45”N – 28°51’75”E
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.

COORDINATES36°33’20.00″ N – 29°4’4.00″ E
CHART NO313-236 B.Adm.
The prettiest anchorage on the north of Gemiler Island. There are good depths along the shoreline accross the island. The bottom is weed-sand-rock. You can anchor drop anchor and take a line ashore. Care is needed when dropping the hook. Ease your chain line as much as possible. To rig a trip line on your anchor will be safe and it will make it mush easier to raise.

The shoreline is wooded in olive trees. The hillsides are covered by ruins from the Byzantine era. A path climbs the hills,. The ruins of Lycian tombs are in attractive settings that help you imagine what the place was like in ancient times.

These anchorages are very crowded in summer. Excursion boats constantly churn in and out of the bay. It is better to arrive in late afternoon and leave before noon time the next day.

COORDINATES 36°41’44.17″ N – 28°52’2.58″ E
Taşkaya Cove lies on NE of Taşkaya Islet. Taşkaya is a popular destination in Göcek.

There are number anchorages in this large bay. Depths are 10-15m. Boats drop anchor and take a line ashore. A bight next to jetty and NW corner are adeqaute anchorages. The water is very clear and the surroundings are wonderful.

A low finger on the NW corner with Lycian ruins extends and features pretty beach where you can anchor or go stern-to the T-pier of the restaurant among pine and oleander trees. This pier has berthing capacity up to 25 boats. There is a barber shop within the restaurant. This side is also an attractive spot with steep surrondings covered by pine and olive trees.

There is a well with pure water to starboard as you enter, you can fill your tanks there. You will also see the symbol of Taşkaya . Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu was one of the first modern sailor to discover Göcek. He painted a fish figure on the rocks here, and made remarkable contribution to promoting the Blue Voyage concept in Turkey.

Look up and you will see the kite mosaics on the rocks made by Azra Erhat, who also worked hard to encourage sailors to come and see the paradise. You will also note Lycian sarcophagi on the steep cliffs and rough path that leads to the village Kilisebelen. There is curative spring water nearby the restaurant and its inhabitants arrive in summer.

Taşkaya is an attractive destination for the visitors with its settings.


COORDINATES 36°36’52.00″ N – 29°3’15.00″ E
CHART NO 313-3122-1886 B.Adm.
Turunç Pınarı is on SE corner of Point; Şahin Burnu on E shore of the Gulf Fethiye. Pine trees line the shore. There is clear turquoise water, and ends in a sandy beach.

A cozy restaurant is hidden under attractive surroundings. There is a pier of the restaurant with berthing capacity up to 15 boats.There are laid moorings tailed on pier. Water is available and some provisions can be found from the restaurant.

There is tasty spring water under a walnut tree on the hillside.The western shoreline provides good shelter from the prevailing wind. Boats drop anchor off the beach in 20-25m and take a line ashore. Ease your chain longer, but keep some distance off the shore. There are sea-level rocks in the vicinity, but they are easily spotted.Bali massage relaxation is under the arbor.

Turunç Pınarı is not accesible by land.