Bodrum Yacht Charters
With its charming fishing villages and white-washed houses, Bodrum earns every bit of its reputation as “Turkey’s St. Tropez.” This year-round port, located on Turkey’s sun-soaked west coast, overlooks the deep-blue Aegean, and it’s long been a desired port of call for luxury yacht charters.
Here, yacht charter guests find plenty to discover. From beautiful cobbled streets lined with artisan shops and cozy seaside bars, to ancient historical sites, Bodrum is a gem on the Mediterranean. Explore the city’s culture and cuisine – with its East meets West influences – or relax in one of the many stylish beach clubs that dot Bodrum’s crescent-shaped white-sand beaches. Of course, Bodrum is known for its nightlife too, if you want to unwind after a day on the water.
The bottom line: Bodrum is one of the most desirable Turkish yacht charter ports for exploring all the region has to offer. Launch your Blue Cruise in Bodrum and enjoy all the sights, tastes and warm, azure waters of Turkey’s Blue Cruise route.
Bodrum Yacht Charter Highlights
- World-famous historical sites
- Tropez vibes
- Excellent cuisine and wine
- Upscale amenities and beach clubs
- Legendary Mediterranean cruising grounds
Bodrum Yacht Charters: When to Go
Yacht charter season in Bodrum runs throughout the summer. Warmer spring and fall temperatures do extend the season, though. Peak season in Bodrum runs from mid-June to mid-September.
In July and August, temperatures climb into the upper-80s, but the region’s natural breezes keep charter guests cool. Gulet charters and motor yacht charters do tend to book up during the peak months, but the shoulder seasons (mid-April through June) and (mid-September through October) offer a quieter, laid-back experience.
What to Do and See in Bodrum
There are endless possibilities for Bodrum yacht charter itineraries. Here’s a sneak peak at what you can do and see:
- Castle of St. Peter – This stately 13th Century gem, a relic of the Ottoman Empire, is now home to the Museum of Underwater Archeology. It’s one of the best museums in Turkey, featuring the Glass Wreck, a ship that sunk in AD 1025, and the Uluburun Wreck, which sunk during the Bronze Age.
- Cruise the Bodrum Peninsula – With it’s charming fishing villages, and tucked-away islands, the Peninsula offers plenty to explore by sea. The island of Kara Ada, which is home to a seaside hot spring, is a favorite spot on gulet charters.
- Mausoleum of Halicarnassus – One of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, this tomb – built for King Mausolus – was once nearly 150 feet in height. Earthquakes brought down the towers, but today the ruins are one of Turkey’s best historical sites.
- Yahsi Beach – If you want a lively beach experience, consider a stop at Yahsi. Holiday-goers flock here to the beautiful long sandy beach, as well as its beachside bars, seafood restaurants and markets.
- Bodrum Amphitheater – Another beautiful historical site, the Amphitheater offers some of the best views of Bodrum Harbor. Built by the Romans in the 4th century BC, the amphitheater now holds summer concerts and cultural events.
- Explore the Old Town – Walk the city’s cobbled streets and alleys along the waterfront. The white-washed shops and cottages are postcard-worthy, and it’s one of the best spots for a leisurely sunset stroll.
- See the Bodrum Bazaar – Experience a classic Turkish market (albeit with upscale vendors) at the bazaar. Featuring an eclectic mix, from beachwear shops, to gold sellers and jewelers, the market is a must-see.
Contact your broker with Worldwide Boat to learn more about yacht charters in Bodrum