Gökçeada – Çanakkale – Turkey
GPS : 40°13’42.1″N 25°57’19.7″E / 40.228370, 25.955468
Aydıncık Burnu (Başburun) Lighthouse
GPS : 40°09’44.3″N 26°00’41.5″E / 40.162317, 26.011539
Focal Plane : 23 mt, Tower Height : 3 mt
Character : W.Fl. (3) 20 Second, Flashing Character : 0,5+3,0+0,5+3,0+0,5+12,5
Visibility Range : 9 nautical miles
Gökçeada Lighted Buoy
GPS : Latitude 40° 14′ 00” N – Longitude 25° 56′ 45” E
Buoy Type : 2,20 cm diameter, lighted buoy
Focal Plane : 2 m, Tower Height : 2 m
Character : W.Qk.(3)10 Second, Flashing Character : 0,35+0,65+0,35+0,65+0,35+7,65
Visibility Range : 2 nautical miles
VHF Channel : 16
Call Sign : ” kuzu marina ”
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°13’43.6″N 25°57’18.9″E / 40.228789, 25.955245
Focal Plane : 10 m, Tower Height : 7 m
Character : G.Fl3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0,3+2,7
Visibility Range : 10 nautical miles
Sheltering Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°13’40.0″N 25°57’05.9″E / 40.227782, 25.951637
Focal Plane : 9,5 m, Tower Height : 6,5 m
Character : R.Fl.3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0,3+2,7
Visibility Range : 10 nautical miles
Mole : F R 3M
Pier tips : F R
Check-in facilities (Customs and Immigration)
There are no customs here. The nearest port of entry/exit is Çanakkale.
Çanakkale Province. It is located at the entrance of Saros Bay in the northern Aegean Sea, also the westernmost point of Turkey (Avlaka peninsula).
Gökçeada with its boundless, sandy beaches, clean sea is a wonderful beauty in which the past and present live together. There are churches, mosques, monasteries, old Greek houses and modem examples of architecture where the different cultures come together in our island. It is possible to have a pleasure of blue sea on Aydıncık, Yuvalı, Yıldızköy, Uğurlu and Gizlikoy natural beaches and also have a picnic in Tepeköy Çınaraltı and Marmaros TIGEM picnic area.
The marina Kuzu Limanı is located in Bademli, Gökçeada. Its users may take advantage of its basic range of services. It is a marina with moderate capacity for medium size boats. Kuzu Limanı is the old harbour and ferry port for the Turkish island of Gökçeada, 15 miles NNW of the Dardanelles. It offers very few facilities for yachts but is well sheltered from the prevailing N/NE winds.
Kuzu Limanı is the old harbour and ferry port for the Turkish island of Gökçeada, 15 miles NNW of the Dardanelles. It offers very few facilities for yachts but is well sheltered from the prevailing N/NE winds. The harbour is quite remote and the only link with the rest of the island is a regular bus service to Gökçeada town, or Centrum as it is also known. It is best regarded as a safe haven if overtaken by bad weather or a brief stopover en route to the much nicer harbour of Kaleköy three miles NNW or to the Greek island of Samothrace 18 miles NW.
There are a few anchorages along the S side of the island which can be used in settled weather, but none of them is really suited for overnight anchoring.
Approach and Navigation
There are no dangers in the approach from S or N, but note that there are extensive shoals off the SW and W coasts of the island, which are avoided by passing at least a mile offshore. In the approach to the island from S or W, note also that there is a significant W-going current along the southern side. The long northern breakwater of Kuzu Limanı and the shorter southern one are clearly visibly once rounding the headlands to N or S of the harbour. The harbour is entered from SE.
Kuzu Limanı is on the NE quadrant of Kaşkavak Point of Gökçeada. The port affords adequate shelter for yachts lying stern or bows to the shore or along the quay. It is best regarded as a safe haven if overtaken by bad weather or a brief stopover en route to the much nicer harbour of Kaleköy three miles NNW or to the Greek island of Samosthrace 18 miles NW.
There are several berthing options for a yacht in Kuzu Limanı, none of them ideal but suitable for a range of weather and wind conditions.
Coastguard jetty : Note that this is not the berth where the coastguard vessel usually moors, but the short jetty in front of the coastguard offices at the northern end of the harbour. The jetty is just long enough for a yacht of up to 15 m – 18 m to lie alongside, with plenty of mooring bollards (unlike other parts of the harbour) and depths of around 2.5 m – 3.5 m. Be careful of some rock ballasting towards the western end of the jetty, which may reduce the depth in this part. Shelter here is excellent.
Note that this is not the berth where the coastguard vessel usually moors, but the short jetty in front of the coastguard offices at the northern end of the harbour. The jetty is just long enough for a yacht of up to 15 – 18 metres to lie alongside, with plenty of mooring bollards (unlike other parts of the harbour) and depths of around 2.5 – 3.5 metres. Be careful of some rock ballasting towards the western end of the jetty, which may reduce the depth in this part. Shelter here is excellent.
Old ferry quay : This is the high quay along the root of the long, northern breakwater, just east of the coastguard berth. Depths here are over 6 m. Much of the quay is lined with huge black tyres and mooring bollards are few and far between. However, there are two gaps in the tyres, at the end and towards the middle of the quay, where a yacht can squeeze in alongside. The quay here is very high and low freeboard yachts will struggle to get their lines ashore. This quay is occasionally used by cargo vessels and may be occupied on arrival. Shelter here is very good.
New ferry quay : The ferry now berths on the north side of the small dock at the S end of the harbour, and there is space on the south side for a yacht to moor in depths of 6 m or more. There are also plenty of bollards and mooring rings here. Again, the quay is quite high. The only disadvantage of this position is that it is rather exposed in strong winds from N/NE and, although not dangerous, an unpleasant chop will be experienced in these conditions. Shelter is therefore no more than adequate except in settled weather.
Small boat harbour : Note that the small harbour at the NE end of the harbour, beyond the coastguard berth, is too shallow for most yachts, especially on the N and E side, and is in any case usually full of local boats
Moorings: 80 moorings
To facilitate the mooring process, the personnel at the port is there to assist you with anything you may need.
Outer Breakwater : 971 m
Inner Breakwater : 350 m
Draught max : 3 meters
Length max : 12 meters
Other provisioning facilities are in the residential area, 8 km away.
Shuttle services are available, depending on ferry schedule.
Taxis and rent-a car can be found as well.
Administration : Port master administrates the harbor.
Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Rental Houses
Shopping : Stores, Markets, Shops
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Tea Gardens
Beach : Aydıncık Beach, Yıldızkoy Beach
Bank : ATM
Special Shopping : Blackberry, Figs, Feta Cheese, Grapes
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Wi-Fi
Health : Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists
Aydıncık beach and the salt lake – in the southeast part of the island, about 10 km from Merkez. A low dune separates the sea and the lake, which is very shallow, about 1 m depth in its deepest parts. In the olden times, before commercial packaged salt was available, islanders were producing their own salt here. The lake smells funny because of some natural chemical it contains, which is said to cure some skin problems. It is a good idea to first have a mud bath in the lake and then rinse in the sea (Be careful, there are lots of sea urchins – which can spoil your trip if prick on your skin, especially feet- around this area).
Can be reached by following the trail starting behind Yenibademli (10 minutes). All around the cove is covered by mountains of black volcanic rocks.
It has been reported by the scientists that the density of sulfur in Salt lake around Aydıncık during the summer season helps for those who have rheumatic, calcinosis and psoriasis illnesses.
NATIONAL UNDERWATER PARK
On the other hand the coast between Kaleköy and Kuzulimanı has been accepted as “National Underwater Park” by TUDAV.
The visitors might have nice time having the facilities such as “Gökçeada Film Festival” celebrated in open-air in August.
TURKISH TELE HEALTH CENTER
Sea Ambulance Service
With our fully equipped sea ambulances placed in Istanbul Büyükdere, Gökçeada, Marmara Island and Çanakkale, transportation of the patients who must be evacuated has been provided.
Medical Evacuation by Sea
In Turkish search and rescue area, in urgent cases after clinical evaluation it can be decided for the patient to be evacuated. When decision comes to medical evacuation, evacuation organization is done by liaisons with other search and rescue units.
Our Call Center offers consulting service to authorized staff of Turkish, foreign air and sea vehicles to be under way in every kinds of question and problems related to health and/or illness.
Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE AEGEAN SEA
The distance between Kuzu Limanı and Kabatepe on the Gallipoli Peninsula is 14 nautical miles and the island is 29 nautical miles from Bozcaada.
Ferryboat : Gökçeada – Çanakkale Port, Gökçeada – Kabatepe (Çanakkale)
Seabus : Kuzu Limanı – Çanakkale Port
Minibus : Kuzu Limanı – Merkez, Yenibademli, Kaleköy, Aydıncık Beach
Airport : Gökçeada Airport, Çanakkale Airport, Balıkesir Körfez Airport, Balıkesir Central Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport
Ferryboat with 24-hour ferries to Kabatepe port and Çanakkale port.
Kuzu Limanı – Kabatepe : 14 nmile (1 hour and 45 minutes), Çanakkale Port 32 nmile (2 hours and 30 minutes)
Gökçeada 1 Ro-Ro : Average speed: 15 knot, Average car capacity: 104 cars,12 long vehicles, Average passenger capacity: 399 passengers
Kuzu Limanı – Çanakkale Port : Average speed: 30 knot, Average car capacity: 300 passengers