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Location

Lying on the northern shore of the large gulf of Gokova Korfezi, Bodrum is a popular port for visiting yachtsmen. It is an attractive town, although it can be rather hot and dusty in the height of the summer and, in the harbour, noisy.

The Castle of St Peter, built in the 15th century by the Knights of St John, looks over the harbour and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of only two remaining Wonders of the Ancient World, built in the fourth century B.C. is well worth a visit.

Position 37° 01'36"N, 27° 45'40" E

Clearance

For the full details on Turkey Formalities go here.

All foreign-flagged yachts must clear in at a marina.

At Bodrum Karada Marina, the Customs and Immigration Authorities are situated near the eastern breakwater. The Health Authority is in the town. The marina can usually arrange the necessary formalities, including the issue of the necessary Transit Log.

D-Marin and Port Bodrum are also now regular Ports of Entry, and formalities are easily completed with all the authorities housed in the same building at the marina.

At Milta Marina, moor at the Customs dock. The travel agency on the site charges a fee for completing clearance and providing the necessary documents.

For clearing out it is recommended cruisers speak to the Harbour Master first. Double handed yachts have reported that they were not required to use an agent for clearing out (just 2 crew). Agents charge approx. 85 Euros for this service. All the offices, Harbor Master, Port Police (passport Control), and finally Customs are located close to the castle and are within walking distance.

Last updated June 2013.

Docking

There is a marina at Bodrum itself and a new one to the west, at Turgutreis. Ten miles NW of the town at Yalikavak, across the Bodrum Peninsula, is the new Palmarina Bodrum, run by Camper & Nicholsons.

The "Blue Card" waste disposal monitoring scheme started to be enforced at the beginning of 2012. The Blue Card theoretically relates to the whole of Mugla province, north of Bodrum to just north of Kas. Find out more about requirements here.

There is a good anchorage east of the castle in 6-7m over black sand. Check the anchor is properly dug in as the bottom has a lot of debris scattered over it

Last updated August 2016.

D-Marin Turgutreis Marina
Location 37°00'N,27°15.23'E. ,
Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvarı No: 26 48960 , Turgutreis, Bodrum-Mugla, Turkey
Tel:+90 252 382 92 00 Fax:+90. 252. 382 62 00 ,VHF Channel 72 " D-MARIN"
Short distance from Turgutreis town which is lively all year round. 25km from Bodrum town.
Berth where directed - assistance provided. All facilities, 550 slips, fuel berth, laundry, chandlery, 24 hour security, medical services, swimming pool, yacht club, provisions, restaurant. Clearance facilities. Discounts for over-wintering here.
Boatyard with 100 ton travel lift, repair services. Very helpful staff.
Milta Bodrum Marina
Location 37° 02' 00''N, 27° 25' 50''E ,
Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi No. 5, Bodrum 48400
Tel:+90 252-316-1860/66 Fax:+90 252-316-1406 ,VHF Channel 73 'Bodrum Marina'
Berth where directed. All facilities, fuel, WiFi, diving services, help with clearance, laundry, chandlery, WiFi, pharmacy, health clinic, post office, 24hr security, restaurants and bars.
Boatyard with 70 ton travel hoist and repair services including sails.
Palmarina Bodrum (Yalikavak Marina)
Location 37°06.41'N,27°16.92'E ,
Merkez Mah. Çökertme Cad., Yalykavak , Bodrum, Turkey
Tel:+90 252 311 0611 Fax:+90 252 385 3281 ,VHF Channel 16, 72
A C&N Marina located 18 kilometres from Bodrum at the NE tip of the Bodrum peninsula. The city of Yalikavak is a 5 min walk.
Berth where directed. All facilities, fuel berth, pump-out facility, laundry, WiFi, 24 hr security, chandlery, supermarket, shopping centre, medical facilities, money exchange, bars/restaurants, yacht club and swimming pool. Clearance facilities. Max. length 100m.
Boatyard with shore storage, haul-out facilities up to 260 tons and extensive technical services.
Port Iasos Marina
Location 37 ° 14'94"N ,27 ° 32'14" E ,
Kıyıkışlacık village Göklim Mevkii Gulluk - Milas, Mugla
Tel:+90 (541) 760 42 41 Fax:+90 (252) 316 62 19
A new peaceful marina situated in the Güllük-Kıyıkışlacık Göklimanı area.
All facilities, fuel (by tanker), pump-out facility, laundry, WiFi, diving services, repairs. Max. length 35m. 24hr security.

Yacht Clubs

There are yacht clubs at all three of the marinas.

D-Marin Turqutreis Yacht Club
Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvari No:26 , Bodrum Mugla 48960 , Turkey
Tel:+90 (0)25 23 82 71 12
rich50
rich50 says:
Jun 04, 2017 08:16 AM

Checking out at Bodrum (2017 May). We were in the main marina. Call Ridvan Yildirim on +905326671506. He'll come to your boat for details and docs. When ready to leave: move to the customs quay at a time arranged with Ridvan, he'll meet you and walk you and your docs through in 15 minutes. Charge 75 Euro and well worth it for speed and ease.

LeeZe
LeeZe says:
Feb 23, 2017 11:15 AM

Generic Comment: If one needs water and fuel, get the water first. Then get the fuel. Expect to pay for the water. If the marina wants to charge you for the night, and there is a municipality or fishing boat marina nearby, I have always been successful in arranging to get water from them as I promise I am not staying more than the time I need to load the water. There are marinas with in Turkey and Greece that try to get you to stay overnight if you want any services, including a pump out. Legally, all Turkish marinas that have foreign flagged and privately owned yachts' pump out equipment cannot charge you to stay the night. If necessary, get the Turkish Coast Guard involved. The fine for dumping black water if caught is HUGE! (Note, most municipality marinas cannot pump out a non-commercial vessel.)

LeeZe
LeeZe says:
Feb 23, 2017 11:08 AM

2017-02-23 Update "Fuel available at the marinas. Duty free fuel is available in larger quantities only (e.g. 3000+ litres) but it is no longer possible to share with other yachts." (Generic comment for all of Turkey BUT it is quite difficult and far more $$$$$ to get duty Free fuel North of Cesme, or east of Antalya (from direct experience).

LeeZe
LeeZe says:
Feb 23, 2017 11:01 AM

West Marine is no more. It is now East Marine.

Also, Yorulmaz Yacht Service in Turgutreis gave me a very very good price (2017-02-23) on a spool of Kaya brand docking line, on of the better quality lines made in country.

LeeZe
LeeZe says:
Nov 09, 2016 03:21 PM

2016-11-09: MV LeeZe is currently over-wintering here in D-Marin Marina (http://www.d-marin.com/en/homepage.aspx).

There is a 40% discount this year for yachts that spend the winter here from October to end of April, which we are taking advantage of. Electricity is currently 40 European cents per Kwh and water is 7€ per ton. All of these are pre-paid.

The marina is rules based. The management does not care about how the rules affect their customer, only that they are rigidly enforced. Selectively though, as other boats on other docks are allowed to flaunt the rules.

This is the first marina (out of 11) where I was REQUIRED to provide the bow line that goes from the bow to the anchor chain. Then, the line I provided they did not like so I had to buy a new one. Ugh.

The staff have small boats to help you get into your slip. They are quite helpful. The on shore showers and toilets are opposite the "odd-letter" pontoons - so if one is spending a long time here, C and E pontoons should be requested. The marina has lots and lots of rules, almost as many as Netsel, Marmaris.

The marina has a cafeteria which offers lunch/early dinner for about $5-6 per meal. Town is a nice short walk away and the town is so far lively, especially on weekends.

There is a farmer's market in town on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Bodrum proper is about 25 km away, and the state hospital offers great service.

The best marine store in the area is in Bodrum, called Aliza, very close to Midtown Mall. It is like a marine super-store and appears to be the cheapest.

Restaurants abound, from cheap eats to fully fledged fish restaurants with a huge number within walking distance of the marina. One does not need a car to get around.

MV LeeZe

flysail
flysail says:
Jul 15, 2015 02:20 PM

Be aware of Milta Marina Bodrum....we were told over the phone we could get fuel and water from them...after refueling they refused to give us water unless we paid for an overnight berth 82 EUR for 12m Yacht....first time we have been held to ransom over water in the 3 years we have sailed the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts

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