Sailing Turkey - Bodrum to Fethiye

Itinerary Notes

This itinerary may need to change due to inclement weather conditions. This decision will be made solely at your skipper's discretion, based on the safety of the group and the catamaran.

When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration these time restrictions for joining and departing from your group.

Latest Arrival Time: 2 p.m.
Earliest Departure Time: 1 p.m.

Day 1Bodrum

Join the group at 5pm for a welcome meeting and safety briefing before boarding the catamaran. Spend the first night in port. Enjoy the evening exploring this ancient Lycian town or just relaxing on board with the group.

The boat does not set sail until the morning of Day 2.

In the evening, the skipper will take the group to a local taverna to enjoy some great food and have the chance to meet one another.

Check out the nightlife or enjoy a nightcap back on the boat.

Meet with the group in the café, and join the skipper on board for a safety briefing.

On the Turkey sailing trips, the G Adventures skipper will offer to make a food kitty for small items, such as ice, water, coffee, tea, milk, snacks, drinks, and so on. The average amount suggested for the kitty is around EUR75 per person, per week.

Arrival Day

Begin your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.

Sailing Welcome Meeting
17:00Afternoon

Welcome aboard! Before setting sail meet the skipper and the rest of the group at a welcome meeting. Your skipper should be easy to spot in a G Adventures shirt or with a G Adventures flag at the skipper table.

Free Time
BodrumEvening

Free time is yours to use any way you want. Head out to discover this fascinating city or just relax by the water.

Day 2Bodrum/Knidos

Enjoy eight breathtaking days exploring the beautiful and rugged coast of Turkey. Depart Bodrum sailing past the castle of St Peter. Escape to secluded beaches, swim in crystal-clear turquoise waters, and marvel at ruins from ancient civilizations.

The skipper will help you make the most of the tiny seaside villages by sailing in quiet coves and desolate anchorages and recommending optional activities. Gaze at the mysterious rock tombs in Dalyan. Hike through the ruins at Knidos. Spend a mellow afternoon sunbathing on the beach on Datca or go swimming in the turquoise waters. Enjoy local meals throughout the journey at small local taverns and be greeted by smiles from friendly locals.

Our 40 ft (13m) catamaran is the perfect platform to explore the rugged spectacular coast of Turkey. Most mornings are early to take advantage of what the days have to offer, which means there are early arrival times at each port of call.

Explore the ancient ruin site of Knidos. Take some pictures and imagine how ancient life used to be. After setting sail, stop to admire the sheet cliffs of Mersincik.

Flexibility is key to adapt to local weather conditions. The skipper will modify the itinerary to our advantage as we sail. Possible stops include: Fethiye, Göcek, Tersane Adasi, Haman, Dalyan, Ekincik, Marmaris, Bozburun, Datca, and Knidos.

12m (40 ft) catamaran
Bodrum – Knidos

Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

Knidos Excursion
Knidos 1-2km

Hike through the ruins at Knidos to explore this historical site that dates back to fourth century BC. Take some group pictures and imagine how ancient life used to be.

Day 3Knidos/Datça

Set sail towards Datça, a charming little fishing village.

Enjoy the clear turquoise waters and the village's very mellow local community.

12m (40 ft) catamaran
Knidos – Datça

Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

Datca Excursion
Datça 3-5km

Head out to explore this charming little fishing village, which is home to a very laidback local community. Discover the coastline along the village, which is known for the beauty of its many coves and bays, and soak in spectacular views of clear turquoise waters.

Day 4Datça/Bozburun

Continue on towards Bozburun, a tiny town famous for its honey.

Be greeted by smiles in this tiny town nestled between the mountains and the sea. Enjoy a glass of chilled wine on the boat before heading into town to explore the small sleepy village. Dinner will be with the group ashore in a nice local establishment.

12m (40 ft) catamaran
Datça – Bozburun

Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

Bozburun Excursion
Bozburun

Enjoy a glass of chilled wine on the boat before heading into town to explore the small sleepy village, where you will be welcomed warmly. Explore Bozburun’s restaurants and shops (be sure to buy some honey, of course), or hop on a stretch of the Carian Trail, which winds through Bozburun and other parts of Turkey.

Day 5Bozburun/Marmaris

Head towards Marmaris, a town nestled between two mountains. There are plenty of activities to do here.

Spend the afternoon meandering through the whitewashed town of Marmaris. There is little left of the original fishing village, but the city maintains its charm as it is set between two intersecting mountains by the sea. This resort town is a busy centre and offers many opportunities for activities and shopping. It also boasts a bustling nightlife.

12m (40 ft) catamaran
Bozburun – Marmaris

Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

Marmaris Excursion
Marmaris

Spend the afternoon meandering through the whitewashed town of Marmaris. Discover its busy city centre, shop to your heart's content, or just sit back and relax at a local café and watch the world go by.

Day 6Marmaris/Ekincik

Set sail towards Dalyan and Ekincik, two more beautiful locations on the route.

The town of Dalyan is just up river from our anchorage. Take a small ferry past the mysterious rock tombs carved into the cliff sides. Sea turtles can be spotted in these waters. Just west is the tiny town of Ekincik. Spend the night in a quiet bay after visiting the local taverna for dinner.

12m (40 ft) catamaran
Marmaris – Ekincik

Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

Ekincik Excursion

Visit the tiny town of Ekincik to explore. Head to the local taverna for dinner – be sure to try the blue crab! Enjoy a night in a quiet bay.

Day 7Ekincik/Tersane Adası

Continue to Tersane Adasi and Haman, two tiny islands with a lot to offer.

Explore the islands to the east of Dalyan, offering outstanding snorkelling opportunities and great walks to spectacular viewpoints. Haman is a desolate island with only a small pier and single taverna.

12m (40 ft) catamaran
Ekincik – Tersane Adası

Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

Tersane Adasi and Haman Excursion
Tersane Adası 1-2km

Explore Tersane Adasi and Haman - two tiny islands to the east of Dalyan offering outstanding snorkelling opportunities and great walks to spectacular viewpoints. Haman is a desolate island with only a small pier and single taverna.

Day 8Tersane Adası/Göcek Adası

Set sail towards Göcek, a hidden paradise.

Three hours west of Fethiye, Göcek has been described as a hidden paradise boasting beautiful clean waters, green pine forests, and quiet beaches. There will be optional swimming and snorkelling stops along the way. Later, spend the afternoon exploring this seaside village.

12m (40 ft) catamaran
Tersane Adası – Göcek Adası

Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

Göcek Adası Excursion

Enjoy some swimming and snorkelling stops before spending the afternoon exploring this seaside village. Discover beautiful clean waters, green pine forests, and quiet beaches perfect for relaxing.

Optional Activities

Snorkelling
Göcek Adası
Free

Grab a snorkel and head to the beautiful clean waters to see what you can spot beneath the surface.

Swimming
Göcek Adası
Free

Go for a refreshing swim while enjoying the scenery of this hidden paradise.

Day 9Göcek Adası/Fethiye

Enjoy a final day of sailing towards the charming town of Fethiye. Opt to enjoy a group dinner in town.

12m (40 ft) catamaran
Göcek Adası – Fethiye

Stay balanced and comfortable aboard a sleek double-hulled watercraft.

Fethiye Excursion
Fethiye

Visit a local taverna to enjoy some great food. Get to know this lovely part of the world: explore the natural harbour or opt to spend a relaxing day wandering around with your camera.

Day 10Fethiye

Depart from the boat around 10am.

When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration travel times from the port to the airport. We would suggest booking flights from 1pm onwards.

Departure Day

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.