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Port of Entry
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Yacht moorings in Mudanya harbour

The city of Mudanya (Greek τα Μουδανιά) lies on the southern shores of the Sea of Marmara, three miles E of Zeytinbagi and 13 miles W of the busy industrial port of Gemlik. A busy commercial centre and important ferry terminal, until recent years yachts could only moor in part of the commercial harbour, which was usually filled with local boats. Now, however, a new harbour is in operation in a residential area a mile W of the old commercial harbour. The southern half is occupied by small fishing vessels on pontoons, while the northern half, along the breakwater, has laid moorings for around 100 yachts in good shelter. Depths in the harbour are 4.5 – 5.0 metres and in the entrance 4.0 – 5.0 metres.


2924 Ports in Marmara Denizi - D Mudanya

See also Sea of Marmara.


The prevailing winds are N/NE. During settled periods, an afternoon sea breeze sets into the gulf from WSW and a land breeze from ENE during the night.

See Sea of Marmara.


Mudanya is a useful port of call en route to Istanbul via the Princes Islands.


  • Imrali Adasi, 15 miles NW. This is a prison island and should not be approached closer than five miles.


Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Mudanya harbour is entered from ESE. The long breakwater, oriented E-W, and the numerous yacht masts along it are clearly visible from distance. Depths in the entrance are a minimum of 4.5 metres and between 4.5 and 5.0 metres along the quay.


Mudanya is port of entry/exit to Turkey.

For entrance details see Turkey.


All the moorings in the harbour are private, many of them occupied by members of the local sailing club. However, there are usually one or two free at any time and the very friendly assistant employed by the Mudanya Belideyesi (municipality) will usually help a visiting yacht moor. All moorings have pick up buoys and you will need a long line to pass through the eye of the buoy before reversing back to the quay. Take care in approaching the quay as there is rip rap that may keep you 2m off the dock. The assistant’s office is on the first floor of the building at the root of the breakwater, next to the conspicuous Mudanya Restaurant and Otel.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Mudanya Yelken Kulubu (Mudanya Sailing Club)Tel 0 224 544 28 08. Most of the private yachts moored in the harbour are members of this club. There is a small clubhouse in a low building at the end of the breakwater and a more substantial clubhouse on the ground floor of an apartment building opposite the harbour.


No safe alternative anchorages. However, if Mudanya and Zeytinbagi are both full, there is a small harbour between the two ports at the village of Kumkaya which is used by yachts. No details are available of depths or mooring arrangements.


Water Available on the quay (but usually locked)
Electricity Available on the quay (but usually locked)
Toilets N/A (Not Available).
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Car rental outlets in the town


  • Small minimarket on road at SE corner of harbour.
  • Larger supermarkets in the town

Eating out

  • A couple of fish restaurants around the harbour.
  • Mudanya Restaurant and Otel has excellent views over harbour from its dining terrace


Transportation to mainland or other countries, etc.

  • Regular dolmuses into town and on to Bursa.


Mudanya Restaurant and Otel next to harbour
Old Ottoman houses near Mudanya harbour

The walk east along the waterfront is well worthwhile. The route passes through a residential district with some lovely old Ottoman houses, many of them beautifully restored.


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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