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An online cruising guide for yachts sailing to Bodrum, Turkey.

Port of Entry
37°00.770'N, 027°25.980'E Chart icon.png
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Chart of Bodrum Region

Bodrum the ancient Halicarnassus is a bustling harbor town. The old harbor is full of gulets.


1055 Rhodes Channel and Gökova Körfezi
G35 Dodecanese and Coast of Turkey
54400 Samos to Rodhos
2248 Gündoğan Limanı - Kadıkalesi
311 Bodrum Boğazı - Marmaris
3110 Bodrum Boğazı
3111 A) Bodrum Limanı
451 Leros to Rhodos


See Aegean Sea.




Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Danger: Approaching Bodrum from the W stay clear of the Dikilitas Reef about 1 nM from the harbor.


Bodrum is a port of entry/exit to Turkey. Because the authorities are scattered through the town, it is better to let a marina handle the red tape.


Chart of the Old Harbor and Marina

Bodrum Harbor

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Harbour icon Bodrum Harbor [[Bodrum#Bodrum Harbor|Bodrum Harbor]] 37°1.95′N, 27°25.47′E

Bodrum is one of Turkey's major yachting regions. As a result there are here 4 marinas (Bodrum Marina in Bodrum, Yalikavak Marina, and Turgutreis Marina about 15 nM NW), a boatyard (Icmeler Yat, Port Atami Marina), and several anchorages.

The old Bodrum Harbor caters to commercial gulets and does not welcome yachts.
he Bay from the Castle
Old Harbor

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Chart of Gümüslük


Anchorage icon Gümüslük [[Bodrum#Gümüslük|Gümüslük]] 37°03.3′N, 27°14′E
An idyllic although sometimes very busy anchorage on the north west side of the Bodrum peninsular between Turgutreis and Yalikavak. Gumusluk is an ancient harbour, known during former times as Myndos, and some traces of the former settlement remain - especially the half-submerged remains of the ancient breakwaters at the entrance to the harbour. The bay should be entered close to the island on the east side in order to avoid the sunken remains of the mole on the west (which are usually buoyed anyway). Once inside, anchor wherever you can, if necessary taking a line ashore or dropping a kedge anchor to avoid swinging. Anchor mooring to the rocks along the west shore is trouble free. Depths range from 15-16 meters in the centre to 5-10 meters at the head and sides of the bay. Holding is good once through the weed. Alternatively, it may be possible to anchor moor back to the wooden jetty in front of the village (although the overnight charge, currently TRYL30, is kept deliberately high in order to deter private yachts). The anchorage is usually very crowded with private yachts and gulets bringing diners to the restaurants lining the bay and care is usually needed when placing your anchor to avoid frayed tempers. Dining ashore is good - especially fish - but expensive. Try the mezes at Melengee.
The waterfront
Aspat Khoyü

Aspat Bay

Aspat Bay/wiki/Bodrum#Aspat_Bay
Anchorage icon Aspat Bay [[Bodrum#Aspat Bay|Aspat Bay]] 36°58.315'N, 027°18.116'E
Aspat Bay or Aspat Koyü is a pleasant place to anchor. There are several restaurants ashore. During the day there are a lot of boats from Bodrum In the evening these boats leave but the loud music from the shore establishments starts. Anchor in 7 m. Reasonable holding.

Bitez Kofu

Bitez Kofu/wiki/Bodrum#Bitez_Kofu
Anchorage icon Bitez Kofu [[Bodrum#Bitez Kofu|Bitez Kofu]] 37°01.268'N, 027°22.032'E
Bitez Koyu or Petasa Bay is NE of Aspat Bay. It is popular with windsertfers and has many restaurants and it is noisy.


Water At the Bodrum Marina
Electricity At the Bodrum Marina
Toilets At the Bodrum Marina
Showers At the Bodrum Marina
Laundry At the Bodrum Marina
Garbage There are bins around the harbor and in the marinas
Fuel At the Bodrum Marina
Bottled gas ?
Repairs Major repairs at Icmeler Yat
Internet In Internet cafés and in the marinas
Mobile connectivity Strong 4G signal
Vehicle rentals In town


There numerous food stores in town.

Eating out

  • There numerous restaurants in old town
  • There is a very good and fancy restaurant in the Bodrum Marina
  • Right across from the Bodrum Marina is a "marble palace" Chinese restaurant


  • Milas Airport, 23 km. from Bodrum
  • There are frequent ferries to Kos


The old-town of Bodrum is full of shops and the usual tourist.

In the old Knights of St. Joan Castle is housed the Underwater Museum with exhibits from the excavations from Serçe Liman, Ulu Burum, etc. Do not miss it.


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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