About the Route
This blue cruise route from Marmaris is a perfect one to explore and enjoy the Fethiye coasts. A perfect combination covering about all of the most beautiful and unspoilt bays, coves, towns, beaches, historical sites and nature.
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Marmaris -> Ekincik Bay -> Tersane Island -> Fethiye -> Gulf of Fethiye -> Aga Limani Bay -> Paradise Island -> Marmaris
Typical Blue Cruise Itinerary
Day-1 (central Marmaris)
You’ll start your blue cruising from Marmaris to Datca, with a great day out at central Marmaris, strolling along the historic centre and marina region. You’ll have an overnight stay.
Day-2 (Ekincik Bay)
You’ll start your blue cruise day after a good breakfast. First route is the Ekincik Bay that hosts lots of beautiful coves and is one of the most preferred blue voyage destinations on the Turkey coasts. The coves on the west side of the gulf that mostly the yachts and boats prefer to anchor are Semizce, Kargi and Karacay Coves.
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Ekincik is a worldwide famous and special bay covered with pine trees and is located between Marmaris and Dalyan. You may find the Ekincik Cove by passing the Iztuzu Beach by Dalyan. Ekincik is also known as the Kurkculer Village.
There are two anchoring points in the Ekincik Harbour. One is across the village and the other one is via the Mine Port-Marina Club. Small boats working between Dalyan-Iztuzu Beach are located here too.
Day-3 (Manastir Bay, Cleopatra’s Bay, Tersane Island)
You’ll start your second blue cruise day after a good breakfast on board and sail through beautiful Manastir (Monatery) bay, with ruins of a monastery underwater. And you’ll find ruins of a bath in the water which is known as Cleopatra’s Bath or Sunken Bath. It is believed that Cleopatra herself used to bathe here. You’ll have plenty of exploring the region, hiking or snorkeling over the ruins.
Your next stop will be Tersane (Shipyard) Island, where you’ll find ancient ruins around the creek from the Byzantine time. Tersane Island is the largest island of the Fethiye Gulf. During the era of the Ottomans, the area is used as a shipyard and you may see the remnants of the shipyards and some structures.
There are two harbours in the cove named as winter and summer harbours. The winter harbour is located by a deep channel. The summer harbour is located on a protected cove and very suitable for anchoring. Tersane Island is very popular for anchoring and swimming in the region.
You’ll continue your blue cruise through Fethiye. When you arrive Fethiye, you’ll be mesmerized with the picturesque bay with pine and cedar forests, as well as the Lycian Rock Tombs alongside the harbour.
You’ll have a historic town exploration, enjoy traditional food at the many quality restaurants, shopping and enjoy bars and cafes.
You can also do outdoor sports here in Fethiye such as paragliding, whitewater rafting, or 4×4 off-road safari along the beautiful mountain roads.
Day-5 (Gulf of Fethiye)
You’ll continue your blue cruise through Gulf of Fethiye and enjoy the beautiful coasts. Sarsala Cove is another well protected area in the Fethiye Gulf and very popular for the blue cruise yachts and gulets.
After Kurtoglu Cape, Fethiye Gulf and calm waters welcome you. Fethiye Gulf is a very popular Blue Voyage destination with lots of islands and heaven environment. Fethiye is a popular resort 135 kilometres on the southeast of Marmaris. Also home to famous 12 Islands.
A hill crowned by the ruins of the crusader fortress built by the Knights of Rhodes overlooks the small harbor. Above the town, ancient city of Telmessos with the numerous Lycian rock tombs salute the visitors.
Day-6 (Aga Limani Bay)
You’ll sail through the beautiful Bedri Rahmi Bay, which is one the most popular bays around Fethiye.
And in the after you’ll continue to Domuz (Pork) Island and than to Aga Limani Bay. You’ll have a dinner and overnight stay at the Aga Limani Bay.
Day-7 (Paradise Island & back to Marmaris)
You’ll start your cruise back to Marmaris and enjoy a great blue cruise day at the famous Paradise Island near Marmaris.
After a great day on board and have plenty of swimming and sunbathing, you’ll head to the port of Marmaris in the afternoon and have an overnight stay in Marmaris.
After you sail back to Marmaris, you’ll check-out upon a great breakfast in the morning. You’ll have time again to explore more of Marmaris if you want. After this excellent gulet holidays in Turkey, your charter representative will assist you about leaving the boat, town, transfers and advice.
You’ll always find great yacht & gulet charter agents operating for blue cruising holidays in Marmaris, Bodrum, Fethiye, and Antalya coasts of Turkey. We listed the best ones below.