Bodrum – Muğla – Turkey
GPS : 37°02’08.6″N 27°25’37.0″E / 37.035718, 27.426935
Illuminated buoy near Bodrum Harbour on the Dikilitaş Rock : Q (6) + LFI 15 sec. 6m 6M
Lighthouse at the eastern breakwater of Bodrum Harbour : Fl G 5 sec. 8m 8M
Lighthouse at the western breakwater of Bodrum Harbour : Fl R 5 sec. 8m 8M
VHF Channel : 16 – 72
Call Sign : ” bodrum harbour ”
While approaching, houses of the hamlet are conspicuous from a distance. Once Haremtan Point or Karaada is breasted, its tremendous castle appears in front. This castle between two bays, was built in 15th century by the knights of St. John of Rhodes. Today this castle is Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archeology, one the most important museums.
The bay on the eastern side is known as district of Roman as people were immigrated from the Create Island. The bay on the western side is called as the district of Turks. A large breakwater extends from the western tip of the castle and hides the sheltering mole. Dead slow speed and good look out must be kept on approaching and heading down into the bay, because boats coming in and out cannot see each other until they come head to head. Regulatory buoys are placed .
Once, the bay has been entered, coast guard, custom and passport offices are identified behind the ferry jetty on starboard and the marina on the port side, Milta Bodrum Marina. Ferries to Aeagen islands depart from this jetty. Tepecik mosque stands by the opposite side of the entry.
The bay on the east is called as Kumbahçe (Kale). Boats can anchor in the depths of 6 – 10 meters. Care is needed for the swimming buoys of the beach. The bottom is weed. Make sure your anchor is dug well. You can take a line to the castle side. This bay affords adequate shelter from breeze, but it is open to southerlies. It is a noisy anchorage as open top disco produces very high volume together with light shows. Right spot for those loving exteme volumes. A disco-vessel leaves at night and cruises to Karaada side, returns at around 04.00 a.m. You better to be off route.
Kum Bahçe Quay
GPS : 37°01’44.0″N 27°26’17.1″E / 37.028882, 27.438074
There is another anchorage under disco settlements, provides berthing capacity for 50 boats. The depths are 6 m at the entrance and 3 m on the quays. Quay surrounds the bay up to marina. This quay is called Kumbahçe Liman İşletmesi, managed by the Municipality Port Administration. Water and electricity are provided. Fuel can be obtained from truck-tanker. The main port of Bodrum for ferries and liners is on the east of this quay. Custom office is located here.
The gullets and tripper boats occupy the quays extending on both sides in front of the Tepecik mosque. Diving and excursion boats berth here. No berthing for yachts.
CITY CENTER FACILITIES
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE AEGEAN SEA
Milas-Bodrum Airport is 30 km, Dalaman Airport is 210 km and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is 230 km.
Ferryboat : Bodrum – Cos, Datça, İstanbul, Turgutreis – Cos
Seabus : Bodrum – Rhodes, Marmaris, Cleopatra Island
Bus : Bodrum – Milas, Muğla, Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Bursa, Konya
Airport : Milas-Bodrum International Airport, Dalaman International Airport