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The Turkish Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean offer simply great conditions for sailing

Coastline & Region

Turkey’s turquoise coast

is a real marine retreat, with diverse anchorages and irresistible dining choices, not least the excellent sailing. What is known as the Blue Cruise route covers approximately 350 nautical miles and is the ultimate sailing ground for first time and returning charterers alike.

With lush and wild nature, a coastline steeped in classical history both above and under water, ideal sailing winds, unspoiled crystal clear bays, and an abundance of laid back tavernas in picturesque fishing villages, the Turkish Aegean and Mediterranean is an unending thrill for yachtsmen experienced or not.

You'll find literally hundreds of great places to stop, explore and relax, from isolated coves to buzzing marina towns. Turkish culture is vibrant and varied; a rich blend of east and west, traditional and modern. The people are friendly, warm and hospitable while the local cuisine, the sea and climate are simply superb.

Other Things to do

Activities available include:

  • Biking
  • River-rafting
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Paragliding (hill-launch)
  • Parasailing

For further details just drop us an email or ask us when you arrive at Aura Yachting’s base.

Aura’s Chart Briefing

On arrival at Aura’s base

we sit down with you for a detailed chart briefing. Part of the beauty of sailing charter is that no two trips are the same. Based on your group’s particular interests, we help you to plan your route and ideal stop offs. Necessarily, we also look at the current weather conditions and forecast giving guidance on catching the best winds, suggestions for shelter, cautions and safety.

Some guests want to sail from dawn to dusk stopping only at the end of the day for dining and drinking, others want to trace the footsteps of the ancients and soak up the history of the region, and yet others prefer to moor up in marinas every evening to make the most of the local nightlife. Alternatively, you may want a yacht holiday where you stop for a swim every couple of hours. As far as we’re concerned, it is all possible, and our chart briefing is designed to make sure every group find what they’re looking for.

Support on your Bareboat Yacht Charter

Our bareboat sailing charters give you the freedom to go wherever you like at your own pace, but you wont be left with no support. In the case of any rare technical hitches, our servicing team is on hand to assist you.

  • Local network mobile phone supplied by us for you to use for the duration of your cruise
  • 24/7 communication with us via mobile phone
  • A weather text will be sent upon request and we are always at the end of the phone
  • Greeting brief before you set off when you will be able to get advice from us on cruising routes, anchorages and moorings, and the best places to visit
  • Yacht handover where we brief you on your yacht operation and use of equipment onboard.

Sailing & Climate

The Turkish Aegean and eastern Mediterranean

offers great conditions for sailing- plus a long season lasting from April to November. The region is ideal for the novice sailor, as well as challenging enough for the experienced yachtsman.

During the season, the winds in the Aegean blow prevalently offshore Northwesterly at 15-20 knots. This wind, the Meltemi, is usually at its best from late morning to late afternoon. There are no tides or strong currents. Summer is dry and hot, rain very unlikely, while Spring and Autumn are still very warm and sunny.

Activity

From the well-known sites like Efesus and St. Peters castle in Bodrum,

to more remote places like Knidos and Afrodisias, Turkey is an historian’s dream. Many of the ancient sites in the south-west are coastal or within easy reach of the coast, making sailing the perfect platform from which to explore.

Turkey is also one huge, untapped adventure playground with terrain and climate ideal for a multitude of adventure sports. Whether expert, dabbler or novice, there are activities and facilities to suit all. From Aura Yachting’s base, we can arrange diving with one of the best diving operations around- Try-dives or PADI courses - the choice is yours, and what better a way than from your own yacht with a rendezvous with the dive boat. Amongst others, activities available include: biking, river-rafting, water-skiing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, paragliding (hill-launch), parasailing and much more.

For further details just drop us an email or enquire when you arrive here at Aura Yachting’s base.