The shore-front is an attractive pedestrian- friendly esplanade lined with trendy cafes perfect for grabbing a cold drink and people-watching. Gocek is ideally positioned to explore the Islands of the Guklf of Fethiye, enjoy a wonderful cruise with short passages and protected anchorages and lap up the local hospitality. Many tavernas in secluded bay offer their own private jetty to visiting yachts. The bazaars of Fethiye offer a fascinating shopping experience, with a great variety of locally produce including spices and clothing, and of course traditional Turkish rugs. Bartering here is a sport and you will have plenty of chances to hone your skills. There are plenty of beautiful, luscious anchorages such as Four Fathom Bay, Ruin Bay, Wall Bay and Tomb Bay all within easy reach and the historic Lycian coast to explore.
The Gulf of Fethiye is a yachtsman’s paradise with its sheltered anchorages, tranquil coves, and islands surrounded by crystal clear water.
In summer, temperatures can average 32 C, making the cooling sea breezes of the afternoon most welcome. Weather conditions are very favorable for relaxed sailing. Afternoon breezes from the west average Force 2-4 during the Summer. The sailing season runs from early May to late October. An easy sailing destination suited to those looking to build on limited experience.
Gocek is within easy access of the Dalaman airport. You can fly direct to Dalaman from Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, and Halifax.
A taxi for 1-3 people from Dalaman airport to Gocek is about €50. A minibus for 4-12 people for the same route is about €65 and takes 30 minutes.
Day 1: Arrive at Gocek Base
Day 2: Sarsala (14nm)
Stop at the idyllic, Pilloried Cove in the southwest corner of the bay. There are the remains of an old wreck to dive around and good windsurfing and water-skiing facilities.
Day 3: Karacaoren (12nm)
The tiny island of Karacaoren Adalari is located just off Turkey’s Lycian Coast. There are the ruins of a church and a few crypts – one of them containing a well-preserved fresco of St. Christopher on the island. The crystal clear waters of the bay and the fascinating marine life around the reef make Karacaoren a favoured destination for snorkelers and scuba divers alike.
Day 4: Fethiye
Fethiye is the oldest resort and largest town on Turkey’s coast. Explore the spectacularly sited ruins at Oenoanda, Kadyanda and Tlos. The imposing tomb of Amyntas has columns dating back to 4th century BC. One of the most enjoyable things to do in Fethiye is to head for the central courtyard of the fish and produce market, select the fish of your choice and take it to be cooked at one of the grills around the perimeter.
Day 5: Free Sailing
Day 6: Kapi Creek (12nm)
Kapi Creek – often referred to as Four Fathom Cove – is a small, steep-sided creek lying just over one kilometre (half a mile) south-west of the narrow channel between Domuz Adasi and the mainland coast.
Day 7: Return to Gocek Marina (7nm)