We’ve previous covered activities in the Fethiye region, such as the 12 islands boat trip (insert link) and diving in Fethiye (insert link), so this time we’ll focus on sailing in Fethiye.
Fethiye is located right on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, with an extraordinary climate, well suited for sun drenched days on a sailing boat. The water is crystal clear and pleasantly warm, the Lycian coastline is beautiful and the port in Fethiye is very pretty with a well-equipped marina. All around the Fethiye Bay there are plenty of beautiful places to lay anchor, go for a swim or dive, or just sit on deck and relax. The winds in Fethiye Bay are mostly around Force 2-3, which makes for pleasant sailing.
Top Anchorages in Fethiye
If you decide to sail alone, or with a group, but you lack the necessary experience you may hire a skipper for a week who can also help you find the best places to visit and anchor overnight.
As a general rule, the western end of the Fethiye Bay offers lots of great anchorages with shelter from all directions except from the east. Just to offer a few recommendations:
If you’re in the western part of the Fethiye Bay we would recommend Kapi Creek which is a suitable anchorage for all weathers. If you continue west of the Fethiye Bay we would also recommend a stop at Ekincik Limani, which is considered one of the most beautiful anchorages on the Lycian Coast.
Depending on where you want to go you should ask the locals, or a tour guide, about the best anchorages.
If you want to go sailing in Fethiye we at Hillside Beach Club offer lots of sailing opportunities for all ages and levels of experience. Go to our website, in the section Sailing in Turkey, and book your stay or contact us and we will be happy to assist with answering all your questions. The range of activities we offer include Catamaran, Trimaran, Laser Pico, Optimist (age 8 and up) and Windsurfing (age 7 and up) as well as Catamaran tours.
Bring lots of sunscreen. We mean it, lots of sunscreen. Remember that the effect of the already strong Mediterranean Sun is a lot stronger out on the open waters. In August the temperatures, while normally in the mid 30’s, can even reach into the 40’s.