Enjoy a Bareboat Sailing Trip in Turkey with RopeSail’s VIP Yacht Charter Services
Blue seas, good sailing breezes, warm sunshine, stunning scenery, astonishing cultural sights, savory food, affectionate and welcoming hosts.
A RopeSail bareboat charter vacation is an ideal way to explore some of the most beautiful cruising destinations in Turkey. Your sailing vacation dreams may become real by choosing one of RopeSail’s luxury yachts.
Turkey's turquoise coast is the perfect place to start an unforgettable RopeSail bareboat charter vacation.Turkey is a country full of sunshine, clear blue seas, delicious food, a rich cultural heritage and history, warm and friendly people. Experience it aboard and you will be in paradise!
Looking for a relaxing holiday of easy sailing with the family in quiet waters with lots of nearby anchorages? Or maybe you’re up for longer passages with a group of keen sailors? RopeSail is ideally situated for both. RopeSail representatives brief you onboard your chartered yacht using the onboard charts so you can plan with the benefit of RopeSail’s expert knowledge to ensure the best sailing trip in Turkey.
The climate is howling and perfect for sailing in Turkey at least eight months of the year. You can easily find a secluded bay, drop anchor, swim and later enjoy a beautiful sunset in absolute peace or head for a jetty or marina for an entertaining evening.
RopeSail offers bareboat charters to those people who wish to skipper their own yacht and use their friends and family as crew members.
Bareboat yatchs are fiber sailing boats that come in “monohull” and “catamaran” types. Their sizes are usually between 30 and 54 feet. Bareboats can be rented weekly. Due to their relatively smaller sizes compared to largerGulet Yachts, it is easier to access smaller bays and have more freedom in movement.
The RopeSail yachts are rented with full sailing equipment, water and fuel depots. They are expected to be returned as delivered. The yachtsman is responsible of the itinerary and the timing of the route.
A stove top burner, refrigerator, kitchenware and utensils are all provided. Before boarding the yacht, the grocery shopping can be made by the charterer according to the preferences of the guests. Bareboat embarkation and disembarkation times are on Saturdays. The chartered yachts are expected to be returned to the base port on Friday evenings for the next morning disembarkation.
To provide information for your itineraries, guidance books like "Turkish Waters Pilot" and/or "Greek Waters Pilot" are usually provided by RopeSail in bareboat yachts.
RopeSail representatives will give you and your crew a full briefing of your yacht and the areas that you can enjoy and explore whilst on charter.
For bareboat yacht charter the skipper should have previous skippering experience aboard yachts of a similar size to the one being chartered with an RYA Day or Coastal Skipper qualification or an international equivalent such as the ICC qualification. In addition, at least one other crew member should be a competent sailboat sailor, who ideally has sailed with you before.
For Motor yacht charter you will need at least 2 years experience of handling a motor yacht and a minimum qualification of RYA ICC for bareboat charter. At least one member of your crew should also have experience of basic deck work on board a sailboat charter. No experience is required if you prefer the skippered charter option. Please remember that sleeping accommodation will be required for the skipper. If you do not have enough experience to run your own yacht or you just prefer to relax and let someone else take the strain, RopeSail also supplies skippered yachts.
Skippered charter is especially good for those families with small children or for charterers who just want that extra bit of assurance that an extra hand brings.
Sailing in Turkish Coasts & RopeSail Sailing Trip Areas
Marmaris is ideally located for a sailing trip, between Bodrum and Kas, providing you with myriad of sailing choices. RopeSail provides a few preset itineraries to assist in planning your sailing trip.
These itineraries are only suggestions that offer just a few of the many stops you can visit and to give you an insight about sailing in Turkey. As you sail the coast, you will find that many of your overnight stops contrast and complement each other. One evening you could be enjoying the quiet solitude of a remote bay, followed by an evening of hustle and bustle in a small busy harbor, with a rich choice of restaurants and nightlife.
As RopeSail, we have been sailing this area for years, therefore we are qualified to assist you in planning your sailing itinerary. RopeSail assures the enjoyment of your sailing holiday with daytime and evening destinations that enables you to visit all of the places that might be of interest.
Prior to finalizing your charter route, consider some of the other features that may be important to you;
• Beaches and safe swim stops
• Long-haul sailing with stronger winds
• Secluded bays to anchor, swim and relax
• Historical sites
• Party venues
RopeSail’s Suggested Iteneraries
Bodrum is one of the most beautiful small towns on the Turkish coast (many people call it the St. Tropez of the Aegean) and the home port for many yachts and catamarans. A pleasant harbour, delicious food, enjoyable life on terraces, shopping areas, open markets and nightlife for those who are interested are some of the features thatBodrum presents to its visitors.
Bodrum has everything to be a perfect place as a base for sailing along the south west coast of Turkey.
A breath of the Orient lies over the villages and small ports. Shoe Shiners with gleaming brass boxes offer their services, whilst young boys sell simit (sesame coated bread rings) and glasses of tea from a tray at the roadside and in the bazaars. Men play backgammon in front of their shops, and sun-tanned farmers’ wives in bloomers and colourful blouses trade freshly picked fruit and vegetables. The markets are an experience not to be missed. A great change after a day of bareboat sailing with RopeSail.
The Gulf of Gökova
The Gulf of Gokova in the North direction, offering access to the famous 'English Harbour' and Cleopatra’s Island as well as the bright lights of Bodrum and beyond. You will find slightly longer passages between stops and more wind further North and at the peninsulas of The Gulf of Gokova.
The Gulf of Hisarönü
The Gulf of Hisaronu, is the heart of the Turquoise Coast and where the perfect sailing areas are based. The Gulf of Hisaronu is famous with its warm and crystal clear turquoise waters which are ideal for swimming. It is a delightful sailing area with many bays and inlets that are liberally sprinkled along the coast as well. The area is the home of “Turkish Gulet” building, and formerly the sponge capital of Turkey along with its Greek neighbour, Rhodes island.Although Marmaris is a large sailing centre, most clients move off north to Hisaronu or east to Gocek/Fethiye.RopeSail urges you to visit some spectacular bays along the way, which are unspoilt and mostly deserted.
Marmaris is a buzzing metropolis in the summer months. Great for loud night life and seafront activity. If you like bazaars and shops filled with trinkets to take home than downtown Marmaris is ideal for you.
The Gulf of Fethiye is a square shaped area with short distances between the bays and light breezes.
RopeSail also urges you to visit Kekova with its secluded bays, the sunken sarcophagus and the Castle of Kalekoy which are some other interesting spots in the area.
RopeSail encourages you to visit the Greek islands surrounding the Turkish sailing areas and offering a cultural diversity with longer offshore passages to explore.