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Kaş (pronounced "Kash") is a small fishing, diving, yachting and tourist town, situated midway between Finike and Fethiya on a hill running down to the sea. As a tourist town it is relatively unspoiled.

The port is attractive, although it can be rather airless in the hottest part of the summer.

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For the full details on Turkey Formalities go here.

Customs, Police and Health Authorities are all conveniently situated near the waterfront, although visiting all the necessary offices can take a large part of the day.

A foreigners Police department has now opened in Kaş (located in Kas Police station), making residency applications and renewals, much more convenient. The Maliye office (where you pay your residency fees) is located in the same building.

Kas Marina, which opened in 2011, can provide agent services for formalities.

Last updated May 2015.

Docking

Approach to the entrance to Kas Harbour is not easy to identify until close up, and an underwater rock nearby is marked with a buoy.

To moor in the harbour go stern or bows-to. Holding in the harbour is reasonable and the shelter is good. Although full of charter, dive and tourist boats, space can usually be found on the southern quay.

The new Kas Marina opened for yachts in Spring 2011 and is five minutes from the centre of town.

Last updated May 2015.

Bucak Marina
West Kas
Bucak Deniz is a long fjord-like bay with good protection and this marina at its head. Full marina services for visiting yachts (also caters for larger vessels in addition to local sea traffic). This is a peaceful bay, only interrupted by occasional traffic along the coast road, which follows the perimeter of the marina. Ten minute walk to Kas Town, and 15 minutes to Kas harbour.
Kas Harbour Master
(Adam Aydin)
Tel:0532 257 7534
Call for a reservation.
Kas Marina
Ugur Mumcu Caddesi , Bucak Denizi, Acisu Mevki , Kas- Antalya 07580
Tel:+90-242-836 3470/1 - after hours+90-533-7725585 Fax:+90 242.836 34 72 ,VHF Channel 73, 16 "Kas Marina"
Berthing is stern-to with lazylines on the pontoons, which can accommodate 472 vessels up to 150m with up to 10m draft.Full service luxury marina, with swimming pool, fuel berth and pump-out, chandlery, WiFi, laundry, provisions, yacht club, bar and restaurant, 100 ton travel lift, 40 ton boat mover, hard standing and shore and repair services.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Sep 25, 2015 06:55 PM

Posted on behalf of Magic Pelagic:
September 2015 - Kas and Kekova.

Two of us went for 10 days, our boat is based in Kas and we wanted to do paddle boarding and also have some peace at anchor. Karaloz is a favourite of ours, a little small for paddle boarding but ideal for peace and tranquility - however it was plagued with wasps. At one point we were trapped in the boat for two hours at dawn.
After the first night, we decided to try Gokkaya Limani and had a lovely time. There is lots of anchorage space and many little corners and coves that you can have mostly to yourself. Good holding in thick mud, the water is a little cloudy, but it is due to a spring and patches of cold water, very refreshing.
We hired paddle boards from Seven Cape Sports, Dean Livesly, an ex-pat, delivered them to the boat at Kas and collected them from there after we left. A great service and we discovered he does kayak tours and walking tours on the Lycian Way.
We called into Ucagiz to empty the tank after reading a cruising association post that said they had a pump out facility. They don't have a facility for yachts, the area where the pump operates is approx 1m or so deep in the inner basin of the marina.
Visited the castle at Kale Koy and stayed over at Hassan Deniz restaurant, they have 3m at the outer end and about 2m at the top if you are the first boat in. Decent food and very clean.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Aug 24, 2015 07:59 AM

Posted on Marmaris Bay Cruisers (http://cruisingtips.net/mbc/) - 15 August 2015

As of 15 Aug, :S/V Far Away “was robbed of cash only, at KAS port, three weeks ago just before we exited Turkey. I had a feeling it was done by locals who watch the foreign boats, possibly harbour officials in collusion with the agent as their behaviour was very suspicious and we were basically ‘pushed” out of the port/harbour once the check out was completed, very unpleasant. We were unable to report the matter to the police as the robbery occurred the night before we left, discovered when we returned to the boat after dining out. We exited at 8.30am and no one wanted to hear about the robbery, just wanted us to leave! Another Australian boat we met, felt uncomfortable there also."
Jenny Gordon-Jones S.V Far Away II

Val Ellis
Val Ellis says:
May 09, 2015 10:24 AM

Posted on behalf of Michael Lutz

With a total of about 15 years of cruising in various parts of the world, I have never had a better experience at any marina than at the Kas Marina. We wintered our boat over 2014 to 2015 on the hard at their boatyard.

The marina is kept meticulously clean. The layout and scenery are spectacular. The waters surrounding the marina are like an inland lake in that you cannot see the ocean in any direction giving good protection against swells. There is an adjacent hotel and pool with free access to marina guests. The management is very friendly, competent and co-operative and most everyone speaks good English. There are restaurants and a real supermarket on the premises. There is a Friday market and bazaar ten minutes away. The actual town is another five minutes away and has many inexpensive restaurants with fabulous traditional fare. What more can I say? Don’t miss this marina.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jan 29, 2015 02:57 PM

2015 - Kas Marina has deals for longer stays (for example stay 6 days and get 2 bonus days free) - advance booking and payment necessary to obtain deal. See their website for full details.

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