What is the weather in Turkey like during the season?
The weather in this part of Turkey is generally warm after the rainy season ends at about the end of March. There may be a few showers in April and September but between these months, the weather is warm, peaking in August when temperatures can get to the high 30 degrees C. October can be beautiful but again can have occasional showers. Remember to bring ample suntan lotions and start with a high factor. [top]
What is the wind like during the season?
The wind normally comes up during late morning, can increase to sometimes 15 to 20 knots and then disappear in the evening. These are ideal conditions for a sailing holiday. From July, the local wind, the Melteme, can come up for a day or two but rarely more than a Force 6 which the boat is quite capable of handling with ease. [top]
Are there any mosquitos and other insects?
Some of the bays we visit will have some mosquitoes so do please bring repellent and after-bite available from any good chemists. There are some wasps but we have rarely seen anyone stung. [top]
What form of money is best to arrange and bring to Turkey?
Bring about 100€ per person in Turkish Lira and then you can always draw more from the many cash machines on your credit or debit card. Travellers cheques are not recommended unless you want to do so as you can invariably only cash these in a high street bank which often have long queues. [top]
What Visa arrangements do I need to make?
Visa requirements vary according to your nationality so please check with your local Turkish Embassy. For example, pay about $50USD per person. Other countries pay different amounts, some countries have to apply for a VISA prior to leaving their own country. Please check well in advance. See also the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs web page on Visa requirements. [top]
Do we need any vaccinations?
According to The World Health Organisation there are no vaccination requirements for any international traveller to Turkey. [top]
If we are inexperienced, will we be seasick?
It is our policy not to scare or make people seasick unless this is unavoidable. Gocek has a wonderful, long bay enclosed by mainland and a string of islands leaving it protected and ideal for flat water sailing. We can acclimatise novices in this area before going further afield. We do however, recommend that you bring some anti-seasick pills, wristbands or the patch (Transderm Scop). [top]
What insurance do we need?
The vessel is covered by Lloyds Insurance and includes commercial charter cover.
Please also ensure that each person in your party has their own holiday insurance cover. [top]
What is the cruising range?
We can cruise Turkish coastal waters and some Greek Islands, depending on the duration of the charter. We can discuss itineraries before or at the start of your charter and can suggest places of interest with you unless you already have an idea of what you would like to see and do. [top]
Do we need foul weather clothing?
We only have our own personal foul weather gear, but depending on the time of year of charter it may be prudent to bring some lightweight waterproof jacket just in case, for spray rather than any rainy weather as generally from May to September, there is unlikely to be any rainfall. [top]
Any items we need to bring?
- Beach towels
- Light foul weather gear, more in case of spray than inclement weather
- We have comprehensive library, games and CD's but bring your own favourites as well
- Sun tan lotion, block-out for nose and lips, a hat and a light shirt with long sleeves. Sarongs are good for sun protection
- Mosquito repellent and after-bite
- Anti seasick pills or patch for behind your ear (Transderm Scop) if you are worried
- Swimming and snorkelling gear if required
- Please do not bring any hard luggage as we will have to leave this behind. Bring soft stowable luggage only
- Bring Immodium or anything similar just in case your stomach may be a little sensitive to Turkish cuisine [top]
Are there any limitations to the charter holiday?
The cruising range is described above. Turkish and Greek formalities must be observed if alternating between the countries and this can take up to a day to complete in either country. [top]
Can you arrange transfer from/to airport?
We can arrange motorcoach transfer from and to Dalaman International Airport for your cost - 2006 rates are confirmed at €20 for collection and €20 for drop off. Transfer time is approximately 90 minutes and we only use the most reliable buses. [top]