Turkey Yacht Charters
A yacht charter in Turkey will take you back in time to see remnants of ancient civilizations bordered by clear blue waters.
Turkey is a destination full of historical ruins, sandy beaches, isolated villages, tranquil fishing harbors, and secret coves, and it’s one of the best places for luxury yacht charters.
Turkey yacht charter services from Worldwide Boat allow you the freedom to explore some of the best locations in the world, and this Mediterranean destination has become a favorite location for our guests.
Gain access to the country like never before with private yacht charters. Turkey has miles of beaches, but it has much, much more. While you’re aboard a boat charter, Turkey can be explored in many different ways: You can visit some of the countless archeological sites or learn about the diverse culture by visiting lively bazaars, Turkish baths, and coastal towns. Nature-lovers can explore the beautiful coastline, lush pine forests, and sea caves. Of course, a Turkey yacht charter will allow you to enjoy the sun and the sea as well!
Turkey Yacht Charter Highlights
- Picturesque beaches
- Ruins and ancient sites
- Breathtakingly beautiful nature
- More than 500 islands and islets
- More than 4,400 miles of coastline
When to Go
Best Time to Charter in Turkey
The charter season in Turkey runs from mid-April through October. Like most of the Mediterranean, July and August are peak months. Turkey is known for its long, dry summers. During the yacht charter season, there is little rain, low humidity, and temperatures hovering into the mid-80s during the peak months.
How Much Does It Cost to Charter a Yacht in Turkey
Costs for crewed charters in Turkey vary widely, based on the size of the yacht and the time of your charter. There is no VAT tax in Turkey, which reduces costs on yacht charters. Typically, luxury charters range in price from €30,000 to €1,000,000 per week, plus advanced provisioning allowance. Prices are highest during July and August, and fall slightly during the shoulder season.
What Is a Turkish Gulet
A classic Turkish gulet is a wooden wide-decked sailing vessel, traditionally built for fie woods like teak, maun or iroko. A gulet is a motor sailing yacht, built for so-called “Blue Cruises” from Bodrum to Antalya.
In general, Turkish gulets range in length from 15 to 55 meters, and they offer accommodations for 6 to 20 guests. These yachts typically have schooner or ketch rigging, and have rounded sterns, which offer an abundance of deck space for soaking in the sun.
Top Destinations on Turkey Yacht Charters
The so-called “Blue Cruise” route in Turkey includes the best destinations along the country’s sparkling coastline. Some top destinations include:
- Bodrum – Rich in history, Bodrum is one of the most desirable destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean. Soak up the sun at Bodrum’s idyllic beach clubs during the day, and dance the night away in the city’s legendary clubs at night. You’ll find it all here: Fine dining, shopping, museums and plenty of entertainment.
- Gocek – A rustic Old World beach town, Gocek is known for its historic city center, rich cultural attractions, and well-preserved landmarks. Enjoy a walking tour of the city’s historic center, before a day on at one of the area’s secluded beaches. The Blue Lagoon of Olu Deniz is nearby, as is Gocek Island Beach.
- Fethiye – In Fethiye, modern amenities meet ancient history. Long an important sailing hub, Fethiye is known for its beautiful marina, which beckons superyachts from around the Mediterranean, as well as the ancient Lycian tombs and its historic fortified old city.
- Antalya – Antalya is set along the Turkish Riviera, and here you’ll find more than 400 miles of idyllic coastline to explore. Nearby, the World Heritage Site Xanthos – the ancient Greek city – is worthy of a shoreside excursion.
Turkey Yacht Charters – Things to See & Do
World Wonders and Living History
One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, is located in the town of Bodrum. Built in 355 B.C., it features a pyramid and marble columns. Other historical sites to explore during your Turkey charter trip include the Castle of St. Peter (which is now a museum featuring underwater archeology), the Bodrum amphitheater, the white Bodrum windmills, and the Myndus gate.
Some of the world’s most stunning beaches are located in Turkey. The beaches in Bodrum are great for swimming and relaxing, with sunbeds and beanbags available through local establishments. Gumbet and Bitez are vivacious sandy beaches, with music and swimming pools with swim-up bars. And Ayten has a nice beach on the stream that flows through the land.
Turkey has some fabulous nightlife, including posh restaurants, cafes, and clubs. Marmaris has an entire street named Bar Street that is devoted to dancing and clubbing. For those nights when you’re craving an on-shore adventure, Turkey will have you dancing into the early hours of the morning.
Activities for Your Entire Group
Water sports, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing, are popular activities for Turkey boat charter guests. For the ultimate in relaxation, visit the hammam, or Turkish bath, and the local mud baths. Marmaris has many natural wonders, including a cave that can only be accessed by sea, waterfalls, and the Kizkumu sandbar. Families would enjoy the water parks in Marmaris.
Book Your Yacht Charter In Turkey
Travel back in time to see remnants of ancient civilizations bordered by clear, blue waters; pristine, sandy beaches; and tall, pine forests – all from the comfort of a modern, luxury yacht. Experience all of the magic of the Eastern Mediterranean.
If you’re hoping for a vacation that’s more than just sunbathing, that will allow you to feel like a world explorer while aboard a luxury yacht charter, Turkey is the ideal destination for you. Contact Worldwide Boat and we can help you create an itinerary tailored just for you and your guest and help you pick out the perfect vessel to serve as your yacht rental. Turkey, with its ancient history, centuries of culture, and incomparable adventure, is ready for you to explore!