Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore one of the most appealing destinations in Turkey, Bodrum. The beautiful peninsula consists of sheltered bays, sandy beaches and hidden coves with a Mediterranean climate that is perfect for families and couples. Bodrum is situated on the southwestern side of Turkey and offers a great mix of sights and pleasures. Do not miss the chance to select your favorite catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht, gulet or speedboat of your choice from the three large marinas in Bodrum. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels 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 along the coastline of Bodrum. You also have the option to rent a motorboat and tour various bays and beaches you desire with ease. If you book a catamaran you will have plenty of space to throw a birthday party, celebrate a wedding anniversary or impress your guests with a corporate charter. Finally, you can hire a traditional yacht or gulet and sail the Aegean Sea for as many days as you wish.
One of the largest ports on the Aegean Coast of Turkey, Bodrum features an astonishing location in a beautiful bay, is surrounded by tall hills and wonderful islands. The perfect combination of cultural destination and beautiful environment, Bodrum offers countless highlights for travelers looking for adventure. The city stands on the place of ancient Halicarnassus, where one of the Seven Wonders of the World used to be found. Although it was destroyed by earthquakes in the past, there are still plenty of other traces of the long and rich history of this city. All these offer the perfect contrast to the elegant harbors and stunning seafront, where slender yachts and world-class beaches can be found. Developed from just a small fishing town bearing the shadows of the past to one of the most exquisite Turkish resorts, Bodrum is a complex experience, making for an excellent cultural discovery, a pleasant leisure destination, but also a base to rent a boat and sail along the magical Aegean Sea.
The most important monument of Bodrum is the Castle of St. Peter, built in the 15th century by the Knights Hospitaller. It is located on a small peninsula south of the main harbor and creates an astonishing sight from the sea. Beautifully preserved, the castle houses today the fascinating Museum of Underwater Archaeology, with amazing exhibits discovered under the sea along the coast of Turkey. Other attractions of Bodrum include the Amphitheater, the old city gates and the splendid white windmills that adorn the coast. These can best be admired from the sea, travelers having the choice to rent a boat in Bodrum and explore the area that way. This is also the best destination to experience world-class diving, with incredible underwater wrecks and vibrant marine life to discover. Other unforgettable activities in or around Bodrum in Turkey include swimming, windsurfing, snorkeling or sunbathing. Along the coast, some of the best beaches in Turkey can be found and travelers can choose a destination for each day.
You can hire a catamaran, motor yacht or sailboat and explore the seaside resorts and towns around the Bodrum peninsula. For a day cruise, you can visit Turgutreis, the second largest town in Bodrum. Here you will find yourself enjoying an abundance of aquatic activities, explore hidden coves and even swing by the town’s weekly market. Gumbet is a long sandy shoreline with a cosmopolitan flair just 5 km from Bodrum, for a two-day trip you can enjoy adventurous water sports and exciting nightlife. If you are seeking areas with complete seclusion, the calm waters of Gumusliuk are a great choice. On the northeast of Bodrum, Torba bay boasts many sandy beaches and scenic hills, you will also find a lot of fishing boats by the harbor. Finally, one of the best-kept secrets of Bodrum is Hebilkoy on the northern shores of the peninsula. With a catamaran, you can soak up the peaceful atmosphere, take in a dramatic sunset and enjoy swimming and snorkeling with your private group.
Among the best experiences is renting a yacht from Bodrum and sailing around the bay or further away into the Aegean and its fabulous islands. In this part of Turkey, the coast is extremely picturesque, featuring countless bays and coves, including some secluded ones where adventurers can find complete peace in the middle of serene natural scenery. The gulfs of Gokova and Hisaronu or the islands of Cleopatra and Yedi Adalari make for perfect destinations, while there are also many traditional villages like Cokertme and stunning bays like English Harbour or Paradise Bay. The greatest advantage to rent a boat in Bodrum is that there are plenty of unforgettable places to sail around even for a few days, although the bay can get pretty crowded during the summer. Sailing from Bodrum for a longer time, travelers can also set off to explore the Dodecanese islands, with Kos, Kalimnos, Leros and even Rhodes within easy reach. No matter the destination, the feeling of total freedom that sailing offers cannot be compared to anything. Bodrum has a large fleet of gulets and this part of the world certainly has an overwhelming number of diverse places to uncover, with your selected vessel from our platform you will have an experience of a lifetime.
Below you will find some useful information once you have decided to rent a boat in Bodrum.
D-Marin Tugutreis Marina: Offers a berthing capacity of 532 vessels. There is a 24-hour security service and power and water supplied all day for all kinds of boats. There are diving services and outdoor and indoor parking. The marina also has a Heliport and provides environmental cleaning services.
The Marina is 50 km away from Bodrum-Milas Airport.
Milta Bodrum Marina: Offers a berthing capacity of 450 vessels. There is a parking lot for boat owners, a fitness center, bars and restaurants within the marina zone. Environmental services such as sewage and waste oil collection are carried out, keeping the marina well-maintain and clean.
The Marina is 37 km from Bodrum Milas Airport. (roughly a 40-45 minute drive).
Port Bodrum Yalikavak Marina: Offers a capacity of 620 boats with 24-hour mooring assistance. There is outdoor parking available, a helipad and service facilities for boat maintenance and repair. Yalkikavak is one of the best marinas in the Mediterranean and has also the 5 Gold Anchor certificates in the Super Yacht Marinas category.
The Marina is 37 km away from Bodrum Milas Airport (roughly a 40-45 minute drive).
There are ferry routes from Bodrum to Kos (roughly 45 minutes long).
There are also ferry routes from Bodrum to Rhodes. (2h 30 m long).
Ferry routes from Symi to Bodrum are also available.
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