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Bodrum: Home of the Blue Voyage

Guide to Bodrum, Sailing & Blue Voyage Routes, Private Charter Yachts, and Boats

   

When we say Bodrum, most of us think of the turquoise sea, white houses, and maybe the song ‘Bodrum Bodrum’. However, Bodrum conquers our hearts with its natural beauties, history, beaches, summers, and nature sports. Think about it, cute white houses stretching from the slopes of Göktepe towards the sea, narrow streets, a historical castle, and of course sailboats and yachts on the deep blue sea…

Located in Güllük Bay, right across the Greek island of Kos, Bodrum is one of the most preferred places by holidaymakers with its neighborhoods. As examples of these districts, we can take Turgutreis, Bitez, Ortakent, Yalıkavak, Güvercinlik, and Torba, where there are many hotels, hostels, and different accommodation areas.

If you are a traveler, a vacationer looking for a 2-3 day getaway, a yachtsman, a sailing enthusiast, or a vacationer looking for the ideal place for summer, we recommend that you consider Bodrum as an option. In addition, we recommend that you rent a boat or yacht from land or sea and explore these beauties with a Blue Cruise. Rent a yacht in Bodrum

Let’s take a look at Bodrum together!

Since it is located in the middle of the Mediterranean and Aegean, it is suitable for living both in summer and winter. In the famous bazaar, clothes are sold on Tuesdays and food is sold on Fridays. With its bars, clubs, and discos in many styles and capacities, it is the leader of Muğla in nightlife and entertainment, and the leader of all of Turkey in summer.

Bodrum Castle, which we mentioned in our Places to See in Bodrum article, is now a symbol for Bodrum and is like a lighthouse for sailors, even if you are far away, you can see the castle from the deck of your ship. It was built by the Knights of Saint-Jean of Rhodes and has been restored and is now used as the Naval Archaeological Museum. There are two bays on the east and west sides of the castle where boats can anchor. The eastern bay was inhabited by Cretan immigrants and was named the “Roman Quarter”. The bay in the west is called the “Turkish Quarter”.
 

Bodrum, which hosts many nature and water sports besides its rich history, is the center of scuba diving tourism in Turkey with more than 15 diving points. It contains many diving schools and shops. It offers great alternatives for diving enthusiasts with its ancient underwater ruins and natural beauties. In addition, underwater photography, sailing, swimming, canoeing, windsurfing, and water skiing are among the sports you should try.
   

 In addition to many fish and octopus species found in the Mediterranean and Aegean, Bodrum has much tropical fish. Besides the Mediterranean and Aegean flora and fauna, Bodrum offers different caves and tunnels and even meteor craters. We recommend you to do a Jeep safari, bicycle tours, trekking, paragliding, and camping to discover these beauties.

Wind and Sea in Bodrum

Although only marshmallows prevail in Bodrum in summer, it is necessary to pay attention to the strong winds blowing from the south in spring and autumn. Bodrum wind is best studied as north and south. The north winds that dominate in the summer are replaced by the south winds in spring and autumn. The speed of the northerly winds blowing from the high hills to the shore is about 6 to 8 knots.

South Side of Bodrum Peninsula

These bays are sheltered from the north and open to southerly winds. At the beginning of the season (April 15 – May 20) and at the end of the season (September 10), we recommend that you be careful against southerly winds and anchor accordingly.

Who Should Sail in Bodrum Bay?

Bodrum has locations and routes suitable for all sailing enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, where they can catch the ideal winds. Whether you are a beginner or an expert in sailing, there are routes and places where you can catch the ideal winds. During times of the year with strong winds, we advise you to beg.

So how to go to Bodrum?

Bus lines are operating from almost all over Turkey to Bodrum, which is very easy to reach by land or air. In air transportation, Milas Airport is 30 km away and Dalaman Airport is 210 km away. There are Bodrum shuttles and taxis from Milas Airport, and you can easily reach anywhere with the minibus lines that make regular trips to all parts of Bodrum. 
If you want to admire this unique nature with pine forests where green and blue colors merge into one, if you want to see bays and beaches from the air, or if you want to get to your yacht in comfort, then with our helicopters in Dalaman and Bodrum we will help you make your dream come true.

Private Rental Boats and Rental Alternatives in Bodrum

As in all Mediterranean and Aegean regions, it is possible to rent a boat or yacht in Bodrum. Rental boats and yachts are usually Bodrum-built classic Wooden Gulets, Motor Yachts, Sailing Boats, and Sailing Catamarans. Sailboats and Catamarans can be rented with or without crew (fuel and all other expenses belong to the lessee). For trips with a group of friends or business activity, informatiom about charter sailing fleets can be found here. There are also alternatives to charter a boat without a crew, charter a captain, and a cook.

The YachttoGO team wishes you a happy holiday!

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