Yacht Charter in Orhaniye
Yacht Charter Orhaniye
On a Orhaniye yacht charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore much of the Turkish coast. Whatever you want from an Orhaniye sailing trip, from the amazing cuisine to the laid back beaches, a Orhaniye boat rental is sure to be an experience you never forget.
On the Bozburun Peninsula, the historic port of Orhaniye is both close enough to the buzz of Marmaris yet far enough away to totally chill out and forget the world.
The Turkish coast town sits on the Hisaronu Gulf, just 30km from Marmaris. It has been occupied since at least 300 BC, and you will find ancient ruins of Bybassos City around you as you explore the area. There is an underwater causeway that runs 600 metres from Kizkumu Beach that is according to myth, where the daughter of the Bybassos king drowned as she created the path to escape from pirates. Today you can walk along the causeway - this is world famous on social media thanks to the amazing photos people take from it.
Wandering ashore you will find pine forests abound on the beautiful bay, muting the sound of humanity and delivering some quite lovely views from both the sea and ashore. If you bring your walking boots you can be assured of a good walk or two!
Today Orhaniye is a popular sailing holiday resort. Its sheltered position on the Hisaronu Gulf makes for a safe harbour, and with its laid back atmosphere this is a town where you can enjoy things at a slower pace of life. It has good restaurants and bars and is definitely not the sort of place you could expect to see the dawn after a hard night's partying.
Explore Orhaniye By Renting A Yacht
A Orhaniye yacht charter begins on the crystal clear waters of the Hisaronu Gulf.
What is there to see and do?
For those who enjoy a bit of island hopping you can sail across to the Greek island of Symi to see the neoclassical architecture left over from when the island's economy boomed from the sponge trade in the 1800s. As well as the nearby Greek island there are several Turkish islands within a short sail of Orhaniye, including Dislice Island that has remains of a castle from Bybassos times and some amazing cliffs and ravines.
The two major urban centres locally are Marmaris and Bodrum. You will have travelled through Marmaris from the airport, getting a flavour of its 24/7 tourist economy buzz. Bodrum - just across the Gokova Gulf from Orhaniye - is a flourishing seaport with regular ferries to the Greek Dodecanese Islands. For those after a taste of the 'real' cosmopolitan Turkey this is well worth a visit.
Most of those who take an Orhaniye yacht charter seek a different pace of life however. If history, great sailing and quiet socialising with your group is more your bag this is definitely a yachting destination for you. Marti Marina even has its own ancient ruins. As you sail around the Datca Peninsula and Bozburun Peninsula so you will find secluded coves, quiet villages and ancient ruins. Sheltered anchorages are available where you may well be alone all night, enjoying a quiet meal of local fare ashore.
How To Get To Orhaniye
This is the main international airport for the region and is served by a large number of international airlines throughout the summer.
Getting to Orhaniye will involve an airport shuttle to Marmaris and then a private hire minibus onward to the town or you can take a direct taxi.
Marinas In Orhaniye
Marti Marina is the only marina in Orhaniye. It has yacht charter companies offering gulet charter, luxury yacht charter, blue cruise, catamaran charter, motor boat charter and monohull sailing yacht charter on a bareboat or skippered charter basis.
Max Length 50m (164 Feet)
Max Draught 4m (13.1 Feet)
List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, dressing rooms, bar, restaurant, ancient ruins, yacht repair, ATM.
Suggested Sailing Routes From Orhaniye
Exploring the beauty and history of the Hisoronu and Gokova Gulfs, the Datca and Bozburun Peninsulas are the main routes as you do a Turkish yacht charter out of Orhaniye on your bareboat or blue voyage.
7 days - Hisaronu Gulf and Symi: Including a sojourn on the Greek island of Symi, this week long trip will take you on an international sailing holiday exploring the mainland and islands of the region. Civilisations have warred and grown in the region for millennia, and from ancient ruins such as those on Kali Adasi on Orhaniye Bay, to refurbished neoclassical mansions on the Greek island, you will get to see how the Greeks, Romans and Ottomans once thrived in the region. You will touch towns such as Datca and Selimiye as you go - plenty of time to restock the victuals and visit a restaurant or two!
14 days - Gokova and Hisaronu Gulfs: This sailing vacation will take you across the two gulfs as far northwest as Bodrum. As with so many Turkish cities, Bodrum has a deep history that it remembers even as it flourishes in the tourist trade today in its Turkish-cosmopolitan vibe. The majority of the trip will involve mooring in quiet anchorages or alongside piers owned by restaurants where you can while away the evening. A trip to the ancient ruins of Loryma, built in a similar style to those of nearby Rhodes, will show you a greater depth of history of the region too.
Best Times To Hire A Yacht In Orhaniye
The sailing season runs from April to October in Orhaniye. July and August are the busiest months for an Orhaniye yacht charter. This is also when the NE wind the Meltemi peaks in strength. Though this makes for a cooling blast from the 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 Orhaniye
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 Orhaniye?
Marti Marina is the main, mid-sized marina in Orhaniye. It has all the conveniences of a modern marina, set in its beautiful pine woodland surroundings.
When are the best times to hire a boat in Orhaniye?
July and August mark a number of peaks in Orhaniye - peak tourist numbers, peak summer heat and peak Meltemi winds. If you can manage to do your sailing holiday in June or September you will find all three a lot less intense - and the marinas cheaper as well.
Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Yacht in Orhaniye?
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 Orhaniye?
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.