Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore the hidden beauty of Ayvalik, located on the western shoreline of Turkey. Ayvalik has a Mediterranean climate and stands out for its history, culture, beaches, and unique bays and pine forests that huge in the sea. You can easily find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or speedboat of your choice from Ayvalik marina. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Cunda island. You also have the option to rent a motorboat, their fast cruising speed will allow you to tour the 22 islands of Ayvalik with ease. With the option to book a catamaran you will have plenty of space for swimming and snorkeling adventures, you will also be able to host a special event on board such as a birthday or wedding anniversary. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat at a great price and enjoy cruising the North Aegean for multi-day trips.
Ayvalik is an intriguing town situated between Izmir and Canakkale on the north Aegean coast of Turkey. It is home to 22 small islands and it is only 25 km east of the Greek island of Lesvos. It was once inhabited by Greeks and was originally named Kydonia, the islands in the region were also called Hekatonis. Ayvalik has gone through a long history of occupations, which is why it has such a distinctive history. During the Ottoman times, it became one of the most prosperous communities in all of Asia Minor and a leading trading port. The town had more than 80 oil factories, housed more than 1800 historical buildings and its harbor had approximately 2,000 vessels coming in and out every year. Adding to the charms of the region, it was also home to over 60,000 acres of olive tree farms. Till the present day, Ayvalik has many old churches and mosques to see, such as the church of Agios Yorgi, transformed into the majestic Cinarli Mosque made of garlic stone. Ayvalik takes pride in having orchards that exceed 2.5mllion trees, this sacred plant is regarded as a symbol of peace and good fortune. Even after all of these, Ayvalik is at the very top of the map for following the best traditions of Aegean cuisine. In almost every eatery you will find the Ayvalik specialty where toast is served with spicy sausage, cheese and delicious accompaniments. You can also explore the old streets close to the harbor dotted with colorful doors, orthodox churches, and bustling market squares. After you have wandered around the town and sampled the delicious cuisine, it is time for you to approach the harbor and sail Ayvalik’s stunning coastline.
By renting a boat in Ayvalik you can explore its 24 islands and have a multitude of diving spots all to yourself. The biggest island in the archipelago is Cunda, also known as Alibey island. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge, but with a private boat, you can explore sublime beaches, practice watersports, and watch the sunset from a completely different perspective. If you hire a catamaran or motor yacht, you can take in the breathtaking views and scenery of the Natural Park on the island in complete comfort and luxury. You will also be able to scuba dive with ease in the warm waters around the park. Not o be missed, Mola Beach is a quiet, shallow and ideal beach for boating and kayaking. Around the bay, you can also visit Timarhane island, which has many hiking trails and charming beaches. Near Cunda Island, You may also enjoy a one-day trip to the “red coral” a spectacular diving spot off the coast. Here you will find crystal-clear water and abundant coral reefs. Not too far is Sarimsakli, a city with a beautiful sandy beach along the coast where locals come to swim and party.
You can discover many Turkish and Greek islands in the North Aegean with a sailboat charter in Turkey. Though exploring the serene bays of Ayvalik is a wonderful experience, nothing matches sailing through the calm waters of the Aegean for a week or more. Just across Ayvalik, you can cruise to Lesvos and tour the island and its beautiful villages including Molyvos, Eressos and Plomari. For a two-day cruise, you can visit the island of Chios or jump to Cesme on the Turkish coast. You can turn around from Cesme and continue your route to Bozcaada, a beautiful island where little restaurants, white houses and vineyards will welcome you. For a week charter in the Aegean, you can even sail through the Dardanelles strait, making your way to Istanbul. With a captain on board your sailboat, you can navigate the waters and the days of ‘constant winds’ with ease. Sticking out in the Aegean Sea are Halkidiki and Thassos, Greek islands with fascinating nature and beaches.
Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Ayvalik.
Setur Ayvalik Marina: Situated on a narrow canal known as the Dalyan strait. The marina can moor up to 230 vessels at a maximum size of 40 meters and a depth of 4.70 m. All vessels are supplied with water, electricity, and security service. There is wireless internet, a car park and all sorts of social facilities including a pharmacy and a hospital within the marina zone.
Ayvalik Marina is 2 km from the bus station (there are regular bus routes to Izmir and Istanbul)
and only 1 km from the city center. The marina is about 38 km from the Edremit Korfez Airport.
Regular ferries connect Ayvalik to the Greek island of Lesvos.
Other airports near Ayvalik are Mytilene International Airport and Izmir International Airport.
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