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There are a plethora of beautiful anchorages along the south coast of Turkey, but none in which you would want to spend the winter.  The best source for anchorages and marinas is the Imray Turkey and Cyprus Pilot

Marmaris Bay has anchorages all around the perimeter of the bay, and several marinas available for foreign yachts.  Entry to the bay is normally through the center channel between the islands.

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[Yacht Marina] [ Netsel Marina]


Yacht Marine

Facilities: Nice Restaurant with Bar and cable TV.  Gym facilities, Huge haulout area with 3 large Travelifts, Marina supermarket with large selection of items.

Floating docks * Self-service Laundry Yacht Maintenance Yard
Toilets Internet Access Travel Lift
Showers Receive & Hold Mail Chandlery on premises
Power and *Water at berth Fuel Dock Pump out Facility  

*Docks in the new part of the marina are floating docks.  *Water is NOT potable and should be used for washing only. 2 Travelifts (1 huge one that can life small ships.)  Large haul-out area.  Laundry service.  Large library and reading room - no TV. 

Mailing Address:

Marina Manager:

  • Phone:    90 (0) 252 422 0022
  • Fax:        90 (0) 252 422  0049
  • Mobile:  90 (0)
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Hours:    0800-1700 hours daily
  • VHF:      72

  • Well protected area
  • Well stocked Marina Market
  • Loads of activities in the winter months organized by the liveaboards.
  • Wireless internet connection - This was being set up while we were here and the service was sporadic.  Hopefully it will become more reliable in the future.
  • Small Gym with lots of equipment but no area for aerobics or yoga
  • Chandlery on premises.


  • 20-25 minutes away from the town of Marmaris.  There is a free shuttle boat provided by the marina that runs once a day during the winter or twice in the summer, but it does not run in rough weather.  There is a dolmus stop at the marina gate.

  • Frequent power outages in winter storms.  The marina does have a generator which sometimes supplies service to the docks.

  • LOTS of mosquitoes both in summer and winter.  The library and nearby toilet block have "clouds" of mosquitoes.

  • NO cruiser meeting room available.  The Library can be used for meetings only - NO drinking or parties permitted

Netsel Marine- This is a marina resort with all the resort amenities and a swimming pool.


Floating docks Self-service Laundry Yacht Maintenance Yard
Toilets Internet Access Travel Lift
Showers Receive & Hold Mail Chandlery on premises
Power and Water at berth Fuel Dock IPump out Facility  

Several Restaurants, Phone, fax and computer hook-ups at dock.  Satellite TV hook-up to the boat.

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Harbor Master: 

  • Well protected area
  • Very good marina facilities and loads of things to do in the marina
  • Many restaurants at the marina resort
  • Most cruising amenities such as markets, bakeries and small groceries are within walking distance.
  • Chandlery on the premises.
  • Phone connections available to some berths
  • Lots of technical services available on premises
  • More expensive than all the other marinas in the area.

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Cruiser Amenities

Grocery Stores - 
  • Tansas Supermarket
  • Migros
  • Gima

Banks/ATMs - ATM complex (Koc, HSBC) across from Tansas supermarket.  Many banks and ATMs in the town of Marmaris.

Laundry - 

  • Laundry service is available at Yacht Marin and Netsel marinas.  The price in 2004 was 7,000,000 TL per washer load.  I usually paid 14 - 16 NTL for a week's laundry.
  • Several laundry services in Marmaris town near bazaar
Shopping Centers  
  • Solaris Center - along beach road toward Migros
  • Gima Point Center -along road toward Migros

.Drinking Water - The water at the dock is of questionable quality and does not taste very good.  Bottles of drinking water are available at the market.

Propane Refills - Ipragas

Industrial Area -

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Bus Dolmus bus (white with pink stripe) leaves just outside the Yacht Marin gate and goes to Netsel Marina and downtown opposite Tansas supermarket. Car Rental -

Taxis - There is a taxi stand inside the Yacht Marine complex.  Many taxis in Marmaris.  They do have meters, but often have a special set prices (which are usually better than the meter) to go into town.

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Yacht Services


Yacht Maintenance -

Engine Maintenance - 

Refrigeration -  

Marine Surveyor -

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Hospitals -

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 The following are services or places visited and recommended by Bob and Judi. We can only say that our experience was a good one and we hope that you will also have a favorable experience.
Restaurants - 

Computer Repair - Casper Computers


Marmaris Yellow Pages directory - Directory of parts an services in Marmaris (Adobe Acrobat .pdf format)

 More Information

  • Lonely Planet Guide to Turkey
  • Imray Turkey and Cyprus Pilot - Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson
  • Imray Mediterranean Almanac - Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson
Internet Providers- See Miscellaneous category on Antalya page

Travel Agents -  

Things to Do: 

  • Wander through the covered bazaar in Marmaris and look at kilms and Turkish carpets, belly dancing outfits, water pipes (hubbly-bubblies) and so many other items.
  • Visit Ephesus one of the greatest ruined cities in Europe
  • Visit the fabulously beautiful mineral mountains and pools of Pamukkale.

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This Page Last Updated: 14 Oct 2006


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