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WorldMediterraneanTurkeySea of MarmaraTekirdag
Port of Entry
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Most of the quays in Tekirdag harbour are occupied by small craft moorings

Tekirdag is a new, commercial harbour on the north shore of the Sea of Marmara in Turkey, 67 miles west of Istanbul and 72 miles NE of Canakkale in the Dardanelles. There is currently no provision for yachts in the harbour and visitors here must find a place here alongside the quays wherever they can. It may be necessary to lie alongside a fishing boat at busy times. Shelter is good from the prevailing N/NE winds, although the harbour is open SW. Tekirdag is one of the harbours for which the Turkish Transportation Ministry is currently (March 2011) inviting tenders to establish a proper marina operation.


224 Maramara Denizi
1005 Marmara Adasi to Istanbul Boğazi
55040 Sea of Marmara
29 Marmara Sea
291 İzmit Körfezi
292 İstanbul - Mudanya
293 Büyükçekmece - Hoşköy
294 Marmara Adaları - İmralı Adası
295 Hoşköy - Gelibolu
296 Marmara Adaları
2931 Ports in Marmara Denizi - C Tekirdağ, D Tekirdağ Limanı
109 Ionio-Aegeo Steno Messinis mechri Thalassa Marmara


Winds along the north coast of the Sea of Marmara are generally from N/NE, which can give some excellent sailing in flat water between the Dardanelles and Istanbul. Winds tend to be at their strongest in mid to late afternoon.

Also see Turkey.





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The harbour shown in some older pilot books no longer exists. It has been filled in and is now a huge car park, funfair and extended row of cafes and restaurants. A completely new harbour has been created to the E of the old facility, which it is intended to establish as a full marina once tenders for its operation have been received. Meanwhile, mooring in here is a ‘free for all’ and visiting yachts must find a space (usually alongside a quay or another vessel) wherever they can. Entrance to the new harbour is from SW and depths in the entrance are 5.5 metres. Depths at the quays range from 3.0 – 5.5 metres.


Tekirdag is a port of entry/exit to Turkey


Entrance to Tekirdag harbour-
Tekirdag harbour is big enough to anchor off

The quays are currently populated with small local craft on DIY moorings and alongside. A visiting yacht will need to squeeze in wherever possible. The most likely spot is alongside near the lift-out bay at the N end of the harbour. If all else fails, the harbour is large enough to anchor off in the centre. Depths are around 5.0 metres and the holding is good in mud. No charge is currently made for using the harbour.

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Water N/A (Not Available).
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins near the harbour
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet In internet cafés only
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Provisions in the town.

Eating out

Numerous fish restaurants along the waterfront. It is possible to dine out on balik ekmek (smoked fish sandwich) for as little as YTL 3.50.


List transportation (local and/or international.)


Where once boats bobbed in harbour, now a funfair reigns
There are numerous fish restaurants along the waterfront

Tekirdag does not have a lot to offer as a tourist destination, although the redevelopment of the former harbour has created a swathe of bars, cafes and restaurants all along the waterfront. Some of them offer the best value for fish dinners you will find anywhere in Turkey.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Turkey.


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  • Tekirdag has its charms, although the noisy funfair just N of the harbour, which operates well into the night, will not be popular with yotties once the marina is established.--Athene of Lymington 07:12, 19 June 2011 (BST)

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