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Sailing Turkey's Blue Coast

  • UK
  • Marmaris
  • Ekincik
  • Kizilda
  • Fethiye
  • Yassica Islands
  • Aga Limani
  • Marmaris
  • UK
Tour Pace:

8 DAYS from £1252pp

Tour Highlights
  • Discover the picturesque Gulf of Fethiye
  • Paddle in the Yassica Island's sparkling waters
  • Visit scenic Bedri Rahmi Bay
  • Swimming breaks in Turunc Bay & Paradise Island
  • Dine al fresco on meals sourced locally by your onboard chef

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Sailing Turkey's Blue Coast

Sail Turkey's unspoilt coastline on a traditional wooden gulet, taking in secluded bays, hidden coves, uninhabited islands and pine-clad mountains on this eight-day cruise. Departing Marmaris, wind your way eastwards through the Gulf of Fethiye, visiting the picturesque islands of Yassica, Gocek and Tersane whilst enjoying ample breaks to swim and sunbathe on powder-soft beaches.

Tour Itinerary

UK to Marmaris

Depart London on your flight to Dalaman. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the city's yacht marina. Board your traditional wooden Turkish 'gulet', remaining docked until you set sail the following morning. Enjoy some free time before tonight's dinner on board with your fellow passengers.

  • Dinner
Marmaris to Ekincik

After a leisurely breakfast, the Rota Yacht Guide will brief the group on your route along Turkey's spectacular Blue Coast before you weigh anchor and sail toward Ekincik. On arrival at the tree-lined coastline of the bay, relax on board or take a dip in the azure waters. Alternatively, take an optional excursion (at a fee) to the Dalyan Mud Baths and cover yourself in the rejuvenating mud which occurs naturally in the area before a photo stop at Dalyan's ancient royal tombs, intricately carved into a cliff face. The Gulet will have an opportunity for a break for photos as well as receiving an insight to the tombs. Make your way back to your gulet, stopping to visit Iztuzu beach, a breeding ground for the Caretta Caretta turtle. Anchor in Ekincik Bay for the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Ekincik to Kizilda

Set off early this morning and reach the dazzling Gulf of Fethiye, passing picturesque bays and quaint seaside towns before arriving at Tersane Island. Enjoy breakfast amongst the ruins of this once-inhabited island then sail through the day, taking in fantastic vistas before arriving at Kizilda for your overnight stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Kizilda to Fethiye

Arriving at Fethiye Marina in the morning, you'll have the option to take a day excursion by jeep safari or bus to a secret canyon, where striking rock formations offer some of Turkey's most breath-taking scenery. Return in the afternoon for dinner on board and your overnight stay at Fethiye Marina.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Fethiye to Yassica Islands

After breakfast, depart Fethiye and make your way towards to the Gocek Islands. Sailing among these impressive islands, the boat will stop for numerous swimming breaks in the sparkling, emerald waters. Continue to the Yassica Islands, an area offering outstanding views, where you will anchor for the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Yassica Islands to Aga Limani

Sail to Bedri Rahmi Bay, named after the Turkish painter Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu who was one of the first people to experience the now classic Blue Voyage. Look out for his work painted onto one of the cliff-side boulders. Continue through these crystal-clear waters to the cove of Sarsala before reaching beautiful Aga Limani in the afternoon, where you will moor overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Aga Limani to Marmaris

In the morning, sail to Kadirga Bay, stopping to swim in the tranquil bays along the way. Take in scenic Turunc Bay and Paradise Island as you sail by, arriving back in Marmaris Marina in the early evening for your final night on board.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Marmaris to the UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK or continue on to your chosen extension.

  • Breakfast

Important Information


A visa is required for entry into Turkey. British passport holders will need to obtain an e-visa for travel to Turkey. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury Holidays'. The cost of the visa is approximately £27.50 per person. The Travel Visa Company can only apply for this 120 days before your proposed travel date and takes around 10 working days to issue. It is valid for a 180 day multiple entry stay from the date of arrival, with a maximum of 90 days per stay. When calling the Travel Visa Company, they will advise you of any changes to the fees or the procedure. They will also advise you of all information they will require in order to apply for the visa. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months before you enter Turkey. Visa requirements are subject to change and obtaining a visa is the responsibility of the traveller and not Mercury Holidays. We recommend you check with your destination's tourist board or embassy prior to departure for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding visas and passport validity.


We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Each passenger is entitled to 15kg of hold luggage. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure. Checked baggage allowance may vary. Please refer to the bottom right of your e-ticket receipt for the correct baggage allowance. For example, if it shows '15k' this means your allowance is 15kg; '1PC' means one piece not exceeding 15kg. For handling purposes, the maximum weight of any single piece of baggage must not exceed 32kg. Hand Luggage: One piece of hand luggage with maximum total dimensions not exceeding 56x45x25cm in size. Please refer to the airline's website for further details and the most up-to-date information.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves climbing of steep stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 2. If in the unlikely event there are less than 2 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

English-speaking crew members will be on board your boat with you for any queries that you may have, starting on day 1 in Marmaris and ending back in Marmaris on day 8. They will not accompany you on land - this time will be free to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be led by an English-speaking driver.

Currency Information

The currency in Turkey is Turkish Lira, however, we recommend that you take GBP (Euros are also accepted), Cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £300-£400 per person will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPrice
2021 Dates
25 Sep 202102 Oct 2021SOLD OUT
02 Oct 202109 Oct 2021SOLD OUT
09 Oct 202116 Oct 2021SOLD OUT
16 Oct 202123 Oct 2021£1402.00
2022 Dates
07 May 202214 May 2022£1367.00
14 May 202221 May 2022£1379.00
21 May 202228 May 2022£1839.00
28 May 202204 Jun 2022£1482.00
04 Jun 202211 Jun 2022£1482.00
11 Jun 202218 Jun 2022£1609.00
18 Jun 202225 Jun 2022£1551.00
25 Jun 202202 Jul 2022£1540.00
02 Jul 202209 Jul 2022£1770.00
09 Jul 202216 Jul 2022£1781.00
16 Jul 202223 Jul 2022£1781.00
23 Jul 202230 Jul 2022£1896.00
30 Jul 202206 Aug 2022£1919.00
06 Aug 202213 Aug 2022£1896.00
13 Aug 202220 Aug 2022£1781.00
20 Aug 202227 Aug 2022£1781.00
27 Aug 202203 Sep 2022£1770.00
03 Sep 202210 Sep 2022£1609.00
10 Sep 202217 Sep 2022£1609.00
17 Sep 202224 Sep 2022£1724.00
24 Sep 202201 Oct 2022£1425.00
01 Oct 202208 Oct 2022£1310.00
08 Oct 202215 Oct 2022£1264.00
15 Oct 202222 Oct 2022£1425.00
2023 Dates
06 May 202313 May 2023£1402.00
13 May 202320 May 2023£1413.00
20 May 202327 May 2023£1873.00
27 May 202303 Jun 2023£1517.00
03 Jun 202310 Jun 2023£1517.00
10 Jun 202317 Jun 2023£1643.00
17 Jun 202324 Jun 2023£1586.00
24 Jun 202301 Jul 2023£1574.00
01 Jul 202308 Jul 2023£1804.00
08 Jul 202315 Jul 2023£1816.00
15 Jul 202322 Jul 2023£1816.00
22 Jul 202329 Jul 2023£1931.00
29 Jul 202305 Aug 2023£1954.00
05 Aug 202312 Aug 2023£1931.00
12 Aug 202319 Aug 2023£1816.00
19 Aug 202326 Aug 2023£1816.00
26 Aug 202302 Sep 2023£1804.00
02 Sep 202309 Sep 2023£1643.00
09 Sep 202316 Sep 2023£1643.00
16 Sep 202323 Sep 2023£1758.00
23 Sep 202330 Sep 2023£1459.00
30 Sep 202307 Oct 2023£1344.00
07 Oct 202314 Oct 2023£1310.00
14 Oct 202321 Oct 2023£1436.00
Please note, air-conditioning is available on your Gulet at an additional cost. Please ask our Reservations department for more details.

Please note

On board the gulet everyone goes barefoot, and even deck shoes are not suitable. Slipper socks are OK if you prefer, but the decks are not slippery.

What to expect

Fact File

Turkish Lira

Average Flying time

4 hours

Min/Max temperature

10 °C / 28 °C

Spoken languages

Turkish, English

When to go

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  • Marmaris
  • Ekincik
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  • Fethiye
  • Yassica Islands
  • Aga Limani
  • Marmaris
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