Yacht Charter and Boat Rentals in Göcek
Yacht Charter Gocek
On a Gocek yacht charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore much of the Turquoise coast as you relax and unwind. Whatever you want from a sailing trip from Gocek, from the amazing beaches to the incredible cuisine, a Gocek boating experience is going to be an experience you don't forget any time soon.
The Turquoise Coast, Mediterranean yacht tourism centre of Gocek has an upmarket feel thanks to the area's protected status preventing high rise hotels. The town is often seen as the yachting holiday capital of the Turkish Riviera thanks to its round natural harbour that is protected from all wind directions.
You will find an area of outstanding beauty when you arrive in Gocek. Whether its beautiful inland environment, lovely beaches, or the 12 islands just off the coast, you will find a holiday town that is to its core a profoundly relaxing and comfortable place to start your Turkish yacht charter.
The four marinas are perhaps Gocek's most important part. Protected by Gocek Bay, well equipped and one with its own beach, you will find all you could want from a Gocek yacht charter in one place.
Ashore you will find boutiques and restaurants that will cater to every taste and budget, allowing you to bring both memories of flavours and souvenirs home from your week or two away from the rat race.
Explore Gocek By Renting A Yacht
On Fethiye Bay, a Gocek yacht charter has plenty to offer you on a sailing vacation, whether on a bareboat yachtcharter or luxury yacht charter. The gulf itself has an archipelago of Turkish administered islands that you can explore - both inhabited with villages and uninhabited with ancient ruins standing in silent tribute to the past.
For those seeking history the Turquiose Coast has plenty to offer. From pre-Roman times you will find Carian and Lycian ruins and tombs. Explore the rock tombs of Fethiye itself or those in Tomb Bay and Wall Bay has ruins too.
Natural wonders abound - swimming in the crystal clear waters you never know what marine life you will find, while ashore you will find a number of national parks close to Gocek that make for an enjoyable wander inland. Butterfly Bayto the east of the Gulf of Fethiye is within a day's sail - only accessible by sea, this is full of butterflies.
For those who worship the sun, there are hundreds of beaches that will appeal. If you are on a blue cruise or luxury yacht charter your skipper and crew will know of the best around!
If tourist bars, nightclubs and a human buzz is to your taste, you won't do badly with a visit to Marmaris with its 24/7 life and marina right in the centre of the town.
How To Get To Gocek
Just 20km from Gocek, this is an important international airport with airlines serving it from across Europe and Asia. You can catch a bus or taxi to Gocek - while the bus is cheaper the taxi will take you right to the marina of choice.
Marinas In Gocek
There are four major marinas in Gocek, making it a major yachting centre in Turkey. Each of the four has yacht charter companies offering blue voyage, gulet charter, catamaran, monohull sailing yacht and motor yacht charters on a bareboat or crewed yacht charter basis.
Max Length 70m (229 Feet)
Max Draught 7m (22.9 Feet)
List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, cable TV, showers/toilets, laundry, fuel, restaurant, bar, beach, yacht repair
MarinTurk Gocek Village Port:
Max Length 25 m (82 Feet)
Max Draught 6m (19.6 Feet)
List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, cable TV, showers/toilets, laundry, restaurant, bar, yacht repair
MarinTurk Exclusive Marina:
Max Length 95 metres (311 Feet)
Max Draught 7 metres (23 Feet)
List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, showers/toilets, laundry, fuel, restaurant, bar, beach, yacht repair
Max Length: 110m (360.9 Feet)
Max Draught: 6m (19 Feet)
List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, dressing rooms, laundry, restaurant, bar, ATM yacht repair
Suggested Sailing Routes From Gocek
You don't have to travel far on your cruise or bareboat charter from Gocek to enjoy the best of the Lycian coast.
7 days - Fethiye Bay: On this trip you can explore the coastline of the Lycian coast and islands without travelling very far from Gocek itself. On the eastern corner of the bay is Butterfly Bay, named for its insect residents and only accessible by sea. Old Deniz is famed for its beaches. The ancient ruins of the Lycians can be found in Fethiye itself (rock tombs and theatre) as well as aptly named Tomb Bay. For those after a bit of holiday fun, the holiday resort of Marmaris is a short trip to the west.
14 days - Explore the Turquoise Coast: This starts with a reach south east towards Kekova Roads where you will find quiet anchorages and one-restaurant-bays. Do pause at Fethiye for its ancient ruins and Turkish Riviera buzz. Island hop among the Turkish island that could include Dockyard Island, St Nicholas Island and Baba Island (rabbit stew may be a delight). Heading NW you can get as far as Marmaris and its buzzing nightlife and then return via various quiet anchorages and islands to Gocek.
Best Times To Hire A Yacht In Gocek
The sailing season runs from April to October in Gocek. July and August are the busiest months for a Gocek yacht charter. This is also when the NE wind the Meltemi peaks in strength. Though this makes for a cooling blast from the fierce heat of summer.
With the Meltemi less powerful outside of the peak season - and the marinas and sailing waters less crowded - it may pay off to do a sailing holiday either later in the year or earlier - if you can get out in May or October you may find things calmer both in terms of crowds and winds!
Sailing Weather In Gocek
The Meltemi winds dominate the weather of the Aegean Sea in Turkey. The further west you go - as far as Bodrum the stronger the NW winds are during the day. The further east you go - around Antalya in the east of the country, the gentler these winds are during the day. These vary day to day and through the day. The most comfortable time to sail in Turkey is during the morning every day during the holiday season. The winds tend to be lighter and steadier in the morning and can build to very exciting conditions come mid-afternoon.
What should I consider when hiring a Yacht or Boat?
The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.
What are the Marinas in Gocek?
There are four main marinas in Gocek Harbour - D-Marin Gocek is the largest with over 400 berths. With around 100 each are MarinTurk Gocek Village, MarinTurk Gocek Exclusive and Skopea Marina. There is also the Town Quay for those who are looking for a town centre berth.
When are the best times to hire a boat in Gocek?
July and August are the busiest times of year for a Turkish yacht charter. However the Meltemi is at its strongest, the air is at its hottest and the marinas most expensive at this time of year. It is still quite hot in September (hotter than a Northern European summer) so you will enjoy Gocek when it is quieter, cooler and the winds less powerful.
Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Yacht in Gocek?
You will typically pay 50% up front on booking the yacht hire and the balance on arrival. You will either pay a security deposit with your credit card on departure or can get insurance covering damage in advance. In some cases (such as the recent Covid situation) charter companies may be more flexible but this depends on the individual charter companies themselves.
What happens if my Yacht breaks down?
If you are at sea and in danger, call MAYDAY on VHF Ch16 or ring the coast guard on your phone if you have reception. If you have a mechanical fault and can make it to, or are on a mooring you will be able to phone a help line number given by the boat charter company.
What should I think of before I hire a Yacht or Boat in Gocek?
You should consider do you have the experience to handle the yacht charter or boat hire before you book and where do you want to go along with what the weather will be like. Bring warm weather and cool weather clothing if it looks like the weather can be cool as well as warm and remember at sea it can be cool on most evenings.
What Qualifications Do I need to hire a boat or yacht?
If you want to sail without a skipper then you will need relevant qualifications like RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC)/ASA 104 Bareboat certificate or the US Sailing Certificate. For small 'day boats' or if you choose to have a skippered on board your yacht charter you typically don't require licences.