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Turkey Sailing

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Turkey Sailing

Can someone recommend a sailing itinerary and company charter?

I’ve spent several hours combing the TA thread for past postings and haven’t seen anything that meets our criteria:

We have 4 people coming from Los Angeles and presumable flying into Istanbul – unless you have a better plan.

One of our team is a history buff and dying to see Gallipoli. My wife wants warm water, snorkeling/diving and pristine beaches. I want tranquility, good food and copious amounts for Syrian wine..

We have 1-2 weeks in late September - early October 2014 to do this trip.

We are not on a budget and are in our mid 50’s.

Please help point us in the right direction and send sailing trip ideas.

Thank you.


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2. Re: Turkey Sailing

Are you looking to charter a crewed yacht or a bareboat? This will be an important factor for your itinerary.It's best to see Gallipolli by land, and then pick up your boat further south for optimal sailing, warm waters and beaches/attractions. Syrian wine is a bit hard to come by in Turkey - if you have some flexibility, there are excellent Turkish wines available. Yes, you are best off arriving into Istanbul and driving/flying onward.

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I would separate the sightseeing part of your trip in Istanbul from the sailing and suggest that when you have seen enough, that you take a connecting flight to Dalaman from where there is a great choice of sailing boats for charter in Gocek, Marmaris or Orhaniye, all between 30 minutes and 2 hours road transfer away.

Great sailing from all 3 base ports. You can check out suggested itineraries on the Seafarer site. I would also recommend you consider joining a flotilla for good local knowledge from a lead yacht crew who are there to support and guide you, whilst you sail in the privacy of your own yacht. Perfect for sailing in new destinations and unfamiliar waters.

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