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Guide for First Time Sailors

If you are looking for newcomer information and tips for your first yacht vacation, you are in the right place. This post is all about suggestions and advice for those who are about to embark on their first sailing holiday. In recent years, the sailing holiday in Turkey has been rising swiftly in popularity. At, it’s our ultimate goal to make your trip as easy, pleasant, safe and smooth as possible.

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Before you go ahead and rent a boat and finalize your plans, there are a whole range of details to consider. Firstly, you will have to choose a boat type, from gulet, sailboat, motor yacht and catamaran charter options. The preferred option for a classical sailing holiday is the traditional gulet. Boasting plenty of space and the atmosphere and feel of really sailing and being out on the open water, gulets can offer the most fantastic holiday experience. Nevertheless, they may be too large for some. You might prefer a sailboat, which is more compact and seaworthy and can offer a true adventure, full of adrenaline! Catamarans, on the other hand, are more luxurious and comfortable. As a larger version of the small sailboats, they are also, evidently, a little more expensive. Lastly, motor yachts are the fastest, most comfortable and most luxurious option of all. Those not looking to compromise on any of their comforts while being at the open sea might consider this option.

You should make your choice with regards to how many people will be traveling as well as other factors. For instance, gulets and catamarans offer larger deck spaces, while sailboats and motorboats have more limited decks due to their larger engines and speed-oriented design. If you will be traveling with a large group, you might want to opt for a gulet or catamaran!

When considering a yacht vacation in Turkey, the first stops that immediately come to mind are undoubtedly Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, and Gocek. Bodrum sailing routes will take you on a journey through ancient history and beautiful landscapes. The sailing holiday in Marmaris will indulge you in dramatic nature and landscapes that will provide the best escape from city life.

On your trip, you will be witness to such stunning views that we can’t stress high enough not to forget to bring a camera! Try to at least have a high-end smartphone to really immortalize those magical scenes you will catch on the journey.

For a yacht vacation, you won’t need to pack too much. You will be spending most of your time out on deck, in swimwear or at most shorts and a t-shirt. Space on boats is generally a little limited and large bags will make your room stuffy and uncomfortable. Try to bring moderate-sized baggage and pack lightly. 

Some things you shouldn’t forget include swimsuits, slippers, sunglasses, sunscreen, flip flops, sneakers, snorkeling masks and a first-aid kit as well as a bug repellant.

On your sailing holiday, you will anchor in stunningly beautiful coves where you can head to shore and take pleasant strolls in nature. With this in mind, you might want to also bring along trekking shoes and some long-sleeved shirts or windbreakers for cooler weather. When you moor overnight in such coves, you might also want to try sleeping on deck, where you can truly experience the feeling of seclusion and serenity. You will be able to gaze up at the milky way and sleep under the twinkling stars. To stay warm and comfortable, you might want to bring along a sleeping bag.

Sailing boats will also usually carry along plenty of games like backgammon, chess and more for you and your friends and family to enjoy onboard.

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