Our Superyacht Marina Tips
It is not a wonder that Turkey, with more than 8300 km of coastline, welcomes every year hundreds of Superyachts to explore and enjoy some of the area’s most breath-taking natural beauty and serenity.
In this category we want to provide Crew and Captains with our Top 5 Marina Tips.
If you have any suggestions and/or experiences, please feel free to share them with us.
Göcek Marina Tips
Our all time favorite.
Due to its location, Göcek is a very popular base for yacht cruising and it is the gateway to the wonderful unspoilt islands in the gulf. It is also well known as a much more peaceful and quite settlement compared to other tourism destinations. There are 6 marinas and our thoughts in them are the following, we will be looking at the best berths for mooring your Superyacht.
Skopea Marina (VHF 72) 36º45’14″N – 28º56’20″E is one of the three Marinas able to host Superyachts, as long as the yacht doesn’t exceed the maximum lenght of 70m. The Marina is situated at the coastside near Göcek centre at walking distance from all facilities and is ideal for provisioning. The first three berths at the main pier are the best spots so we recommend you get one of these.
In Skopea Marina you can find also Club NEN with its unique semi Olympic-size swimming pool. Ideal to swim some laps or to get a nice suntan. So don’t forget to bring your sun lotion.
Feeling hungry after spending some relaxing time near the pool? Pay a visit to Can Restaurant, located next door, which became one of Göcek’s trademarks with its delicious meals in a beautiful setting near the sea side.
Good alternatives for Skopea Marina are Club Marina, only 5 minutes away from Göcek centre if you like some more privacy and want to let yourself embrace by its natural scenery.
And on the other hand there is D-marin who features berths for vessels up to 75 meters in lenght and can welcome Superyachts up to 4500 GRT (permission required in advance). It is the only Marina with a blue flag awarded beach with pure white sand and is next to the luxury resort hotel D-Resort.
Bodrum Marina Tips
Another popular holiday destination is Bodrum. Well known for its nightlife as well as for its cultural, natural and architectural treasures. Very famous is Bodrum’s castle, one of Bodrum’s recognizable landmarks, at the entrance to Bodrum bay, a meeting point for the Aegean and the Meditteranean Seas. Once it was a fortress of note but since 1961 it hosts the Museum of Underwater Archaelogy.
Palmarina Bodrum (Yalıkavak) (VHF 72) 37º06’27.69″N – 27º16’58.70″E is without any doubt the best location and our first choice to moor your Superyacht. Palmarina provides the opportunity for 69 Superyachts who are 40 meters of lenght or more to dock. Up to 5500 GRT you are more than welcome. The best spot we recommend here.
The Marina offers everything what your heart may desire. It implements accomodation, entertainment, nightlife, restaurants & cafés, Spa & fitness centre, aquapark, shopping mall and even a Heliport.
If you want to moor your Superyacht closer to the centre of Bodrum than Milta Bodrum Marina is another option. It is located at the center of Bodrum and can host Superyachts up to 70 meters. Next to that it offers excellent facilities including a shopping centre, restaurants and bars and last but not least, a unique atmosphere.
Marmaris Marina Tip
Set on the South-West side of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, Marmaris is larger than an average resort. So it’s not surprising it has so much to offer. Not only sun, sea and a beach that lounges along with the resort but also a charming old quarter with an Ottoman castle and a sophisticated Marina.
Netsel Marina (VHF 06) 36º51’02″N – 28º16’38″E is the most prestigious Marina in Marmaris. When you sail into Marmaris bay you have on your port side the 16th century Ottoman castle still guarding the harbour and on your starboard side the Marina at the foot of the rising hills of green pine. Superyachts who’s LOA doesn’t exceed 90 meters can best ask for a berth alongside the outside of breakwater B.
Good to know is that, as a result of its location, the Marina offers a natural shelter against bad weather conditions.
Next to all facilities there is a cozy shopping center with many famous brands and a nice swimming pool.
Kuşadası Marina Tip
Kuşadası means Bird Island and has next to sun drenched beaches a very rich history with worth seeing sites such as, just to name a few, the Temple of Artemis, Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary. Because Kuşadası has something to offer for everyone, make sure you add it to your list of places to visit.
Setur Kuşadası Marina (VHF 73) 37º52’00″N – 27º15.60’30″E with in total 450 berths is the only Marina who can host Superyachts, as long as your vessel doesn’t exceed the maximum lenght of 90 meters. If you can make a prior reservation for a berth outside the breakwater, you surely have the best spot. The Marina also welcomes Superyachts up to 110 meters but only if the draft of your vessel isn’t more as 5 meters.
Kuşadası Marina offers the common facilities and if you like to play some tennis after spending some precious time on board, here you can!
Çeşme Marina Tip
Çesme, a gorgeous peninsula, famous for its endless beaches with beautiful pale sand. Because the wind is almost a constant feature, the climate is mild. Something you can appreciate, especially during July and August. This charming, still undiscovered and pictoresque part of Turkey’s stunning coastline is the perfect place to chill out if you don’t like crowded places.
Çeşme Marina (VHF 72) 38º19.24’N – 26º20.08’E offers 400 fully serviced berths and can host Superyachts up to 60 meters. If your Superyacht is 40 meters or less the best spot is starboard side of breakwater pier J and up to 60 meters we recommend the port side of breakwater pier J.
Along the promenade of the Marina you can find numerous restaurants, bars & cafés to choose from and a diversity of shops.
We look forward to receiving your opinion and feedback.