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Caught between the East and West, Turkey’s captivating coastline is enticing, enchanting, and mystifying.

Promising more history, culture, and scenic anchorages than one could hope for, this is the Mediterranean at its most exotic. Between the Bodrum peninsula and the Gulf of Fethiye, the Aegean Sea reflects every shade of green and blue, justifying its nickname of the “Turquoise Coast.” Sailing the clear turquoise waters is a pure delight during a yacht charter Turkey, while venturing inland will reward you with an enormous wealth of archaeological and historical sites and a contemporary Turkey with colorful bazaars, fabulous cuisine, and chic bars – all just waiting to be enjoyed and explored.

Turkey’s Unique Cruising Experience

You’ll never experience another cruising ground quite like Turkey. Its coastlines and landscapes echo the memory of ancient civilizations. A bridge between east and west, it is genuinely laden with natural and man-made treasures waiting for you to find them. Bodrum is one of the most popular yachting hubs on the western shore on Turkey yacht charters. Boasting a cosmopolitan character with a trendy bohemian vibe, its nightlife now gives St. Tropez and Ibiza a run for their money. Added to this is its strategic coastal position and Bodrum is the ideal place to begin or end a yacht rental.

Discovering the Verdant South and East

Cruising south and east along this profoundly indented coastline, the landscape is more and more verdant the further you go. You’ll be in awe- as the towering Taurus Mountains rise behind the bays and pine-forest inlets crowd down to the shoreline, providing perfect sheltered anchorages. East of Göcek, the striking Turquoise Coast will enchant you on your Turkey yacht rental. From the stunning lagoon of Ölü Deniz (closed to yachts but accessible by kayak) to the twelve islands with their bays and inlets, the whole coast is dotted with gem-like anchorages and sleepy villages. But it’s not all peaceful; the bustling ports of Fethiye, Kalkan and Kas have plenty of bars and restaurants with something for every taste.

A Magical Destination for a Superyacht

Promising more history, culture and scenic anchorages than any yachtsman could hope for, the Turquoise Coast is a magical destination for a superyacht charter.

Whether you opt to explore the Turkish coast aboard a luxury motor yacht, sailing boat, catamaran, or classic luxury gulet, no matter what yacht type you choose, you are guaranteed a vacation of a lifetime.

If you want to enjoy a Turkey yacht charter, the team at Northrop & Johnson can help. We have access to the best yachts for charter and can tailor a cruising itinerary that is unique to you. Contact our team today or browse our luxury vessels for rent in Turkey.

Why Luxury Yacht Charters Are The Best Way to Visit Turkey

Yacht chartering is the best way to discover the Turkey ancient world: having a yacht in Turkey means you can discover all the hidden coves, like the blue lagoon of Oludeniz, and the nearest destinations, but still have the possibility of visiting historic sites like Sunken City on Kekova, an ancient city with the perfect view of the stunning coastline.

Furthermore, don’t miss the opportunity of gulet yacht charters, the best way to appreciate Turkish history onboard these typical boats from Turkey, enhanced by all modern luxury accommodations like toys for water sports and instruments to calculate the sailing conditions.

Get in touch with a yacht broker in Turkey

Northrop & Johnson is a leading international yacht brokerage with access to the best and most luxurious yachts for charter, including in Turkey. With offices in the heart of Istanbul, our charter brokers boast unparalleled Turkish expertise and market intelligence. We take pride in listening to our client’s needs and crafting exceptional charter itineraries in and around Turkey. Rent a superyacht in Turkey and enjoy the ultimate vacation on the water. Contact our yacht brokers in Istanbul today if you want to charter a luxury yacht. We will be thrilled to assist you on your yachting journey.

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Charter Highlights Turkey

  • Step ashore to the rose gardens and citrus groves at the Mehmet Ali Aga Mansion, Datça
  • Dine at Kurochan by Ioki at the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
  • Book a treatment at the Mytha Spa located in the stunning D Maris Bay, Marmaris
  • Steal away on an evening trip to the ancient site of Olympus
  • Visit the picturesque lagoon of Ölüdeniz
  • Embrace Bodrum's bohemian lifestyle
  • Shop for genuine Turkish rugs in the traditional bazaars of Marmaris
  • Experience a real Turkish Hamman bath
  • Explore fascinating historical landmarks and ancient ruins
  • Dine at fine restaurants and enjoy delicious Turkish cuisine and creative fusion dishes
  • Make the most of your yacht's many toys for water sports on the azure waters that surround the Turkish coast
  • Discover southwest Turkey, the best sailing destination according to many experienced sailors

Turkey Yacht Charter Itinerary

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Yacht Charter Turkey Guide: FAQs

Why charter a yacht in Turkey?

There are so many reasons why you should charter a luxury yacht in Turkey. This fascinating country marries the best of East and West, offering an exotic adventure that fuses unique cultural experiences, wonderful sites and attractions, world-class service providers, and a coastline that spans both the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea that genuinely has to be seen to be believed. Explore picturesque towns, bustling bazaars, private beaches, exclusive resorts, and ancient ruins during a Turkey yacht charter. Contact Northrop & Johnson or browse our luxury yacht rentals in Turkey.

What to do on a Turkey luxury yacht charter?

There is a fantastic selection of things to do on a Turkish yacht rental, offering sites, attractions, and experiences that will suit everyone. Some highlights of a private yacht charter in Turkey include:

  • Experience the epic nightlife in Bodrum, then, by day, sink beneath the waves and discover vibrant marine life. A yacht rental in Bodrum is unmissable!
  • Cruise the picturesque Bay of Ekncik, surrounded by spectacular cliffs and soaring pine trees, the ideal spot for enjoying multiple outdoor activities, including kayaking and hiking.
  • Explore the old town of Marmaris during a superyacht charter in Turkey, filled with wonderful local eateries, boutiques, and a bustling bazaar.
  • See and be seen in Turkbuku, known as the St Tropez of Turkey. Enjoy the many bars and culinary delights of the local restaurants, or soak up the sun at exclusive beach clubs and make the most of the beautiful azure blue waters.
  • Visit the uninhabited Gemiler Island, considered the birthplace of St. Nicholas or Father Christmas. St. Nicholas Island is full of ancient ruins, including several Byzantine churches.
  • Enjoy a day trip and visit the Kaunos Tombs of the Kings, which are chiseled into the rocky cliffs.
  • Explore ancient ruins in the city of Letoon, Fethiye, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site and an ancient Lycian settlement rich in Turkish culture
  • Experience a traditional Turkish bath – or hammam – at a luxury spa

How is Turkey for diving?

Turkey is fantastic for diving enthusiasts and water sports enthusiasts alike, with diving hotspots including Kas and Bodrum. Both the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea offer a wealth of diving opportunities, including colorful reefs, walls, caverns, canyons, and fascinating shipwrecks at various depths to suit all levels. Expect to see a fantastic array of marine life, including whales, dolphins, and rare monk seals.


Kas is considered the diving capital of Turkey and is one of the world’s top 100 dive sites thanks to its abundant marine life and ancient relics. Divers can choose from more than 30 dive sites to explore on a luxury yacht rental.


Another fantastic dive site in Turkey is Bodrum, known for its wreck diving, including a huge aircraft carrier and propellor plane.

Your dedicated yacht crew will know the best dive sites in Turkey to drop anchor at and will be able to work with your charter specialists to incorporate them into your itinerary.

Is Turkey good for sailing yacht charters?

Yes, Turkey is known for its beautiful coastlines and favorable sailing conditions, making it a great destination for a sailing yacht rental. The country offers multiple sailing vacation experiences along the Aegean, Mediterranean, and Black Sea coastlines, each peppered with picturesque villages and superb anchorages. Sailing enthusiasts will enjoy clear waters, sun-drenched days, beautiful bays, coves and islands to explore. Turkey has a long history of seafaring and, therefore, boasts many well-equipped marinas and sailing clubs.

If you want to enjoy a sailing boat rental in Turkey, contact the yacht charter brokers at Northrop & Johnson. Our team will be able to connect you with your ideal vessel and help plan your sailing route.

Do I need a sailing license in Turkey?

Every private yacht rental entering Turkish waters must hold an approved skipper license. Northrop & Johnson will ensure your yacht is fully compliant, meaning all you need to do is enjoy your sailing vacation.

What are the best spots for sailing in Turkey?

Turkey has many wonderful spots for sailing. Popular hotspots include Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, Antalya, and Goceck.

  • Bodrum; one of the most popular sailing destinations in Turkey, known for its crystal-clear waters, picturesque bays, and rich history. The area is also home to many marinas and sailing clubs.
  • Marmaris; another refined destination for sailing in Turkey, offering beautiful coves, bays, and islands to explore, many accessible only by boat. The area is also known for its vibrant nightlife and shopping.
  • Fethiye; a charming coastal town on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. The area is known for its calm waters, secluded bays, and stunning scenery.
  • Antalya; a large city along the Turkish Rivieria. The area offers a variety of sailing opportunities, including multiple nearby islands to explore – many of which are uninhabited – and longer voyages along the coast.
  • Göcek; this small town is in the Gulf of Fethiye, known for its tranquil bays and pristine beaches. The area is also home to several marinas providing world-class service providers.

If you want to enjoy a sailing vacation in Turkey on a luxury boat, contact the team at Northrop & Johnson. As a leading global yacht brokerage, we boast access to the finest sailing boats in Turkey.

What is a Turkish luxury gulet charters?

Luxury gulet charters are on board of traditional wooden two-masted or three-masted sailing vessels, typically built in Bodrum or Marmaris, along Turkey’s southwestern coast. Gulets, very popular type of yacht in Turkey, are usually around 20 to 30 meters and will always come with a crew, including a professional skipper. Northrop & Johnson has a selection of luxury gulet charter yachts boasting refined interiors and a dedicated crew ready to cater to your every need. If you want to enjoy luxury gulet charters in Turkey, contact our team of charter yacht brokers.

Sailing or motor yacht charter in Turkey?

Whether you opt for a sailboat or a motor yacht during a charter experience along the Turkish Riviera will depend on your personal preference. Sailing yachts offer a sustainable and romantic way to explore the coastline, and for many, they foster a greater connection with the ocean. Indeed, nothing quite matches the thrill of harnessing the power of Mother Nature aboard a luxury sailboat.

On the other hand, motor boats typically offer more volume, amenities, and enhanced comfort levels when compared to a comparatively sized sailing vessel. Additionally, motor yachts are a great choice for those seeking an accessible boat, with some boasting elevators, wide gangways, and strategically placed handrails for those with limited mobility.

Whether you want to sail Turkey’s coastline on a traditional gulet, motor boat, or multi-hull vessel, our charter specialists can connect you with the most exclusive yachts. Contact our team today.

Where to embark on a Turkey yacht charter?

You can embark on your Turkey yacht rental at any destination of your choosing; however, many yacht charters in Turkey start and end in Bodrum. Turkey’s proximity to Greece means that it is also possible to explore some of the Greek Islands, such as Rhodes, Mykonos, and Crete, guaranteeing an incredible holiday on the water.

What airports in Turkey to fly to for a yacht charter?

There are several international airports you can fly to in Turkey, accommodating commercial airlines and private jets. Popular airports include:

  • Milas–Bodrum Airport
  • Antalya Airport
  • Dalaman Airport
  • Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport
  • International Airport Izmir Adnan Menderes

Northrop & Johnson can help arrange travel to and from your Turkey yacht rental, offering a flawless door-to-deck service that is second to none. Contact our specialists today or browse our luxury boat rentals in Turkey.

How much is a luxury yacht charter in Turkey?

The cost of a boat rental in Turkey will depend on various factors, including the size of the charter vessel, its onboard amenities, year of build, cruising itinerary, and the time of year, with yachts costing more during the peak charter season. Expect to pay a minimum of around US$50,000 per week and up to more than $1 million for the world’s most luxurious superyachts. On top of the base charter rate, there is also an additional fee called the Advanced Provisioning Allowance, or APA, which typically adds an extra 10% to the charter base rate.

Northrop & Johnson’s charter specialists can accurately predict your total charter cost and handpick a selection of boats in line with your budget. Contact our team today and discover why the world’s most discerning yachting enthusiasts trust us.

What is the VAT for a Turkey yacht rental?

There is no VAT – or Value Added Tax – for foreign-flagged charter yachts cruising the Trukeish Riviera. This, coupled with its stunning scenery, amazing food, and welcoming people, makes Turkey a truly fantastic charter destination.

What types of yachts can I charter in Turkey?

There is a superb selection of yachts for charter in Turkey. With Northrop & Johnson, you can choose from the following vessels for rental, many built by the world’s best European shipbuilders.

  • Motor yachts
  • Sailing yachts
  • Expedition yachts
  • Catamaran yachts
  • Gulet yachts
  • Sport yachts
  • Full-displacement yachts
  • Fishing yachts
  • Superyachts
  • Megayachts
  • Flybridge yachts
  • Tri-deck yachts

How many crew members will be on my crewed yacht rental Turkey?

The number of professional crew members on your own boat rental will depend on the size of your yacht rental; however, at a minimum, you can expect a stew or stewardess, a private chef, a deckhand, and a captain. Larger sailing and motor yachts will have more crew members, including specialized crew such as personal trainers and spa therapists. Browse our luxury yachts for charter in Turkey or contact a Northrop & Johnson team member.

Are there bareboat charters in Turkey?

There will almost certainly be the option of chartering a bareboat; however, to ensure an exceptional holiday in Turkey, Northrop & Johnson only manages luxury crewed yachts for charter.

Get in touch with a Turkey yacht charter broker

If you want to enjoy an unforgettable vacation experience in Turkey, Northrop & Johnsons yacht charter brokers can help. We have access to every luxury crewed yacht for charter in Turkey, including vessels built by the world’s leading boatbuilders. We excel at crafting itineraries that are unique to you, ensuring an unmatched experience on the water. Explore everything that Turkey offers while enjoying the luxurious onboard amenities of your own private yacht. Contact our Turkey yacht charter brokers today.

Set sail today to your yacht charter in Turkey. Book your yacht in Turkey.

N&J is specialized in luxury motor and sailing boats, and catamarans for yacht charters in Turkey: bareboat charter is not possible with our fleet.

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