Sail in Turkey
Cruising into foreign waters: I.E. Into Greece or from Greece into Turkey
Airport Distances to Ports
Airport Km distances :
Dalaman-Fethiye 55 Km
Izmir- Bodrum 215 Km
Dalaman-Kalkan 140 Km
Antalya-Kemer 55 Km
Dalaman- Antalya 170 Km
Antalya -Finike 125 Km
Dalaman-Bodrum 210 Km
Bodrum - Marmaris 125 Km
Dalaman-Marmaris 110 Km
Bodrum-Göcek 195 Km
Dalaman-Göcek 25 Km
Click link for Interactive Map
of Bodrum Marina click on Master Plan
Port of Entry" facilities have
been further developed and improved for those of you who are sailing in from
abroad, or those
who want to cruise in the nearby Greek Islands.
- To Bodrum Town Centre : 15 km.
- To Bodrum International Airport: 50 km.
- To Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport: 240 km.
- To Dalaman International Airport: 230 km
into foreign waters: I.E. Into Greece or from Greece into Turkey
Yachts entering or leaving Turkey must make their entry or departure only at
designated Customs entry and exit points.
Governing Law No. 2634 (Official Gazette 17635) Article 28 (a)
There they must obtain or surrender (as appropriate) a Transit Log, referred to
In some official documents as the " Yacht Registration Certificate
Ports of entry around the coast are Hopa, Trabzon, Samsun, Istanbul, Gülluk,
Tekirdag, Bandırma, Çanakkale, Akçay, Ayvallk, Dikili, Izmir, Çesme, Kuşadası,
Bodrum, Datça, Marmaris, Fethiye, Kaş, Kemer, Antalya, Anamur, Alanya, Taşucu,
Mersin and Iskenderun.
CRUISING IN TURKISH WATERS
The Transit Log is a permit to sail in Turkish Territorial Waters and to enter
Turkish ports. On entry, formalities are completed with Health, Harbourmaster,
Passport Police and Customs Patrol Authorities in this order. Marinas often
assist with this procedure, usually at additional cost.
Duration of Transit Log validity 365 Days Cost 30 USD
Note that the yacht must not remain beyond the period of validity of the Transit
log, which can be renewed for further periods of 365 days. Intended ports of the
cruise must be entered in the Transit log.
Foreign flag yachts may cruise on the routes shown in their cruise documents and
call and anchor at harbours along the route where there is no customs office,
for sight-seeing purposes, on condition that there are no other restrictions,
Governing Law 2634, Article 28 (d) (i) and (ii), and Gazette No. 18125 Article
44 (2).Change in the Yacht Crew has to be entered in the appropriate section of
the Transit Log and authorized by the Harbourmaster at the port where the change
takes place. Change of owner requires that the existing Transit Log be cancelled
and a new one obtained.
If a yacht is leaving Turkish waters even for a brief period of time and
planning to return within the validity Time of the Transit log it must be
surrendered on departure, and a new one obtained on re-entry. When departing for
foreign ports yachts are required to complete full clearance procedures and
surrender of the Transit log with, Harbourmaster, Passport Police, and Customs
Patrol Authorities, in that order. In general, Visas are also valid for a period
of 90 days (see later). This is coincidental, an important difference is that
Visas are multiple entry, the Transit Log is not.
Exas Worldwide Yacht Charters Inc
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