Gulf of Gokova

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36°54.688'N, 027°43.605'E Chart icon.png
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Chart of the Gulf of Gökova]

The Gulf of Gökova has many anchorages but it can be very crowded with charter boats and gulets from Bodrum.


1055 Rhodes Channel and Gökova Körfezi
G35 Dodecanese and Coast of Turkey
54400 Samos to Rodhos
311 Bodrum Boğazı - Marmaris
3111 C) Değirmen Bükü
451 Leros to Rhodos


See Turkey.



Chart of Sehir Adalari

Sehir Adalari

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Island icon Sehir Adalari [[Gulf of Gokova#Sehir Adalari|Sehir Adalari]] 36°59.7′N, 28°12.5′E

Sehir Adalari or Shehir Oghlan or Snake and Castle Island was known in antiquity as Kedreai. The beach on west of the island was known as "Cleopatra's Beach." It was believed to have been made with sand transported from Egypt by Mark Anthony especially for Cleopatra. Today there are many ruins and walking around the island is a pleasure.

Anchor on the E side in 5-10 m in the middle of the bay or in shallower water and take a line ashore. The bottom is sand and weed and provides good holding especially if you avoid the weed.

Visiting the island is controlled by ticket and you are not allowed to visit at night.

There is a restaurant and snack bar ashore.

Danger: Watch out for the submerged ancient mole in the NE point.

Warning: The wind direction is liable to change in the evening from N to NE.
Cleopatra's Beach

Orak Island Region

Orak Island Region/wiki/Gulf_of_Gokova#Orak_Island_Region
Island icon Orak Island Region [[Gulf of Gokova#Orak Island Region|Orak Island Region]] 36°58.727'N, 027°34.647'E
There are several anchoring opportunities here. It is a nice place not too far from Bodrum. You can anchor here. But, it is deep and there can be strong cross winds.


Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Approach to the gulf is straightforward. The meltemi as you move into the gulf weakens and comes from the west.


Ports of entry in the gulf are Bodrum and Turgutreis Marina.



Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina ||
  • Bodrum Bodrum/wiki/Bodrum Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Bodrum Marina Bodrum Marina/wiki/Bodrum_Marina Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
  • Turgutreis Marina Turgutreis Marina/wiki/Turgutreis_Marina Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |


Satellite View of Degirmen Bükü

Degirmen Bükü

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Anchorage icon Degirmen Bükü [[Gulf of Gokova#Degirmen Bükü|Degirmen Bükü]] 36°54.763'N, 028°09.771'E

Degirmen Bükü or Deremen or English Harbor is a large, magnificent, heavily wooded bay with many anchoring possibilities.

The actual English Harbor (Ingilizi Liman) is shown on the Satellite view.
Degirmen Bükü restaurant pontoon
Satellite View of Sögüt


Anchorage icon Sögüt [[Gulf of Gokova#Sögüt|Sögüt]] 36°56.4′N, 28°11.4′E
Sögüt is a large bay that provides an all around shelter. There are three mooring possibilities. The Yacht Club, the" town quay " (really just a wooden pontoon) and the restaurant pontoon. Or you can anchor off. Anchor in 12-14 m. The restaurant also provides excellent water.
Chart of Akbük Liman

Akbük Liman

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Anchorage icon Akbük Liman [[Gulf of Gokova#Akbük Liman|Akbük Liman]] 37°01.9′N, 28°06.3′E
When we were last in Akbük Liman there was an excellent restaurant.
Restaurant pontoon, Çökertme


Anchorage icon Çökertme [[Gulf of Gokova#Çökertme|Çökertme]] 36°59.8′N, 27°47.5′E

Çökertme also known as Fesiliyen Koyu or Vasilika. It is an attractive cove but it is subject to strong gusts. Anchor in 2-5 m. The bottom is sand and weed and there could be a problem with holding, so take a line ashore. Alternatively, pick up a laid mooring on one of the three restaurant pontoons. With an onshore southerly it is best to anchor off in the western cove, as big incoming waves make the restaurant pontoons very uncomfortable.

When we were there there was a very basic eatery presided by the colorful "Captain Ibrahim" who looked straight out of pirate movie.


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


N/A (Not Available).

Eating out

/wiki/Gulf_of_Gokova#.27.27__.27.27Eatingout icon [[Gulf of Gokova# | ]] 36°56.400'N, 028°11.400'E taverna ashore.
/wiki/Gulf_of_Gokova#.27.27__.27.27Eatingout icon [[Gulf of Gokova# | ]] 37°01.900'N, 028°06.300'E taverna ashore.
Captain Ibrahim/wiki/Gulf_of_Gokova#.27.27Captain_Ibrahim.27.27Eatingout icon Captain Ibrahim [[Gulf of Gokova#Captain Ibrahim|Captain Ibrahim]] 36°59.800'N, 027°47.500'E long established taverna.
/wiki/Gulf_of_Gokova#.27.27__.27.27Eatingout icon [[Gulf of Gokova# | ]] 36°59.700'N, 028°12.500'E taverna ashore.


From Bodrum.



Give a short history of the island.)

Places to Visit

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


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See Turkey.


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