Discover Turkey, home of sea travel
Do you wish to travel to Turkey by sea? There are several ways of travel by sea to Turkey with your private yachts, ferry services or luxury cruising.
Apart from the numerous cruises in the Mediterranean sea, several foreign shipping companies have regular services to the ports in Turkey. There are many Mediterranean cruise holidays that take in Bodrum, Istanbul, Izmir and Kusadasi as part of their itinerary.
Regular ferries also offer services between the Italian ports of Brindisi and Ancona and the Turkish town of Cesme on the Aegean coast, with other services running between the Greek Islands and the western Turkish coast ports of Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye, though generally between spring and autumn only.
There are regular services to and from North Cyprus during the summer months from Alanya, Antalya, Tasucu and Anamur services to Girne. Also you can find a handful of routes over the Black Sea.
A number of ferry portals to help plan trips by sea can be found below;
Upon arrival in Turkish waters, yachts must report to the nearest port of entry which are as follows:
Istanbul, Iskenderun, Adana, Mersin, Tasucu, Anamur, Alanya, Antalya, Kemer, Finike, Kas, Fethiye, Marmaris, Datca, Bodrum, Gulluk, Didim, Kusadasi, Cesme, Izmir, Dikili, Ayvalik, Akcay, Canakkale, Bandirma, Tekirdag, Zonguldak, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Hopa.
Once details of the yacht, yachtsmen, intended route, passports, customs declarations and health clearance have been entered into a transit log, the boat will have permission to remain for two years. Upon leaving you will need to contact the harbour authority again. Please visit the official website of Turkish Chamber of Shipping to get further information.
travel to Turkey by Private Yacht
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