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Quay at Lapseki

The new harbour of Lapseki lies on the S shore of the Dardanelles, directly opposite the harbour of Gelibolu three miles W of the entrance to the Sea of Marmara. The harbour is a purpose-built fishing and small craft harbour enclosed by two breakwaters.

Since its completion, the harbour of Gelibolu has been closed to yachts, which are now expected to moor in Lapseki. However, note that Lapseki is shallow and has minimum depths in the entrance of barely 3.0 metres.


See Dardanelles.


See Turkey.



Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The new harbour lies half a mile N of the ferry terminal of Lapseki, which is easily identifiable from the numerous ferries plying the route across to Gelibolu on the N side of the straits. The harbour entrance is marked by two white light structures at the ends of the breakwaters and is entered from NNW along the line of a long sandy beach. The channel leading into the harbour is subject to silting and had least depths in May 2011 of about 3.0 metres with one patch of just 2.6 metres. Once inside, the bottom is uneven and depths range from 3.0 – 4.0 metres in the western part (the eastern part is shallow).


Entrance to Lapseki

There is a quay at the E end of the harbour, but this is invariably filled with local fishing boats, often rafted two or three deep.

A yacht is best to anchor off in the middle of the harbour, where depths are around 3.0 – 3.5 metres and holding good in sand and weed.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Inside the harbour.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A


The nearest shops are about 15-20 minutes walk to the S near the ferry terminal.

Eating out

The nearest restaurants are about 15-20 minutes walk to the S near the ferry terminal.



There is little of tourist interest ashore. The nearest shops and restaurants are about 15-20 minutes walk to the S near the ferry terminal.


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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  • Lapseki is a good, well sheltered anchorage for shallow to moderate draft yachts, but has little else to offer. --Athene of Lymington 17:10, 18 May 2011 (BST)

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