Bozburun, Marmaris – Muğla – Turkey

GPS : 36°41’27.9″N 28°02’32.9″E / 36.691093, 28.042475

VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” bozburun marina ”

Outer Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 36°41’29.1″N 28°02’32.3″E / 36.691416, 28.042310
Focal Plane : 5 m, Tower Height : 3 m
Character : R. Fix, Flashing Character : Fix
Visibility Range : 5 nautical miles

Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 36°41’27.7″N 28°02’34.3″E / 36.691032, 28.042871
Focal Plane : 5 m, Tower Height : 3 m
Character : R. Fix, Flashing Character : Fix
Visibility Range : 5 nautical miles

Port of Entry
Immigrations formalities can carried out.

Bozburun is a small seaside town with own municipality in Marmaris district, in southwestern Turkey. It is situated on the coast of the peninsula of the same name (Bozburun Peninsula) which extends in parallel to Datça Peninsula in the south. The town faces across the sea the town of Datça and the Greek island of Symi. Tourism, fishing, sponge diving and apiculture are the main means of livelihood for its inhabitants.

Bozburun has a mild climate, so is warm all year around, producing a clean environment with abundant oxygen. Our peaceful environment means our guests leave us renewed, refreshed and happy after a stay in Bozburun. When staying in Bozburun, there are clean and comfortable pensions with reasonable prices, hotels, motels and boutique hotels that meet different holiday accommodation requirements.

For eating, we have a number of restaurants that serve delicious and healthy sea food along with the favorite dishes from Turkish cuisine, with markets and weekly open market for self catering guests. Around the town and harbour’s edge you will find our coffee and tea houses offering a chance to refresh yourself and admire Bozburun, with souvenir shops for memories of your stay in Turkey.

If you are looking for calm and relaxing life, than the bay and village of Bozburun, is what you need. The area has many beautiful caves’ waiting in all there glory. One of the things that makes the village unique is, the wooden Gulet boats. It is possible to rent a yacht for the day, or for few days, or to get here with your own yacht.

Bozburun is a sleepy and quiet little fishing village. Bozburun is about 40 km from Marmaris along a good, if curvy, road that runs along the western coastline of the Loryma (or Bozburun) peninsula and only 15 km away from the “aquarium”, which is the locals’ name of the reef separating the bay from the open sea. Bozburun is one of the key stops on the popular sailing route of the Blue Cruises (Private Gulet Cruises) as well as private yachts of all kinds.

Bozburun is an attractive village with a nice harbor. There is an attendant in the harbor who will direct you, usually side-to. The village marina is used by yacht’s people, from all over the world. Quays surround the port. There are no laid moorings. Pay attention while easing your chain. Anchors are often tangled between craft lying on opposite quays.

Capacity : 125 Boats

Approach and Navigation
All approaches are straightforward.

Outer Breakwater : 200 m
Inner Breakwater : 82 m

Berth stern-to where there is space in the harbour, or, alternatively anchor just east of the harbour. The bottom is sand and mud and is good holding. Shelter is good but strong southerlies can be uncomfortable. The anchorage on the eastern shore off the port is an attractive place for berthing. There are considerable depths at the head. Yachts go stern or bows-to where convenient.

Marina Services
Immigrations formalities can carried out. The authorities offices are around the port.
Water connection is available.
Electricity connectionis available.
Fuel is obtained from truck-tanker.
Fish Market

Administration : Bozburun Authority

Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Fish Restaurants, Buffets, Bakeries, Cafes
Shopping : Supermarkets, Stores, Shops, Markets
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Night Club
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet Cafe
Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Rental Houses
Public Market : Tuesday and Sunday
Health : Hospitals, Health Centers, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacy, Ambulance
Hair dresser
Special Shopping : Thyme, Honey, Almond, Sage, Laurel, Carob, Peppermint, Cheese
Site Seeing : Turgut köyü ve şelalesi, Orhaniye’nin Kızkumu, Selimiye, Söğüt, Saranda, Bozukkale, Kıran Gölü, Serçe Limanı
Diving : Kızılada, Apostos Burnu, İncirliada, Çanak limanı, Dirsekbükü, Kamarya adası, Lindos, Bencik ve Bozan Burnu
Beaches : İçmeler Beach, Sedir Island – Cleopatra Beach

Customs are based here and it is now a Port of Entry. Bozburun gets its own Harbour Customs Post to provide Customs clearance for Gulet Cruises that sail to Simy, Rhodes and the other Greek islands close by. This makes Bozburun the gateway to Greece as gulet cruises save at least one day sailing from Bozburun, compared to Marmaris, Datça or Bodrum.

Wintertime is a busy period hosting large sailing vessels docking into dry land for maintenance and repairs. Since the main trade of the village is yacht and boat production, it is no surprise that Bozburun is a favoured stop.

GPS : 36°40’30.5″N 28°02’53.2″E / 36.675128, 28.048102
Bozburun Yacht Club offers Slipway, Internet, Laundry, Library, Drinkable Water, Electricity, Boutique Hotel, Restaurant.

Around Bozburun you can find a wealth of holiday accommodation to meet all requirements, from simple pensions (bed and breakfast houses) to apartments, hotels, to luxury Turkish villas with private pools. Its your decision.

There are no beaches in Bozburun, because it has a narrow coastal line, though this doesn’t mean that you can’t swim.

Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.

Çipura (Sea Bream), Lahoz (Waker), Kırma Mercan (Pandora), Çizgili Mercan (Striped bream), Akya (Lear fish), Barbunya (Striped mullet), Orfoz (Gouper), Mezgit (Whiting), Mavi Mezgit (Blue Whitting), İstavrit (Horse mackerel), İstakoz (Lobster), Topbaş Kefal (Thick lipped mullet), Sivriburun Kefal (Grey mullet), Kılıç (Sword fish), Kolyoz (Chub mackerel), Palamut (Pelamid), Sinağrit (Dentex), Karagöz (Two Banded Bream), Tekir (Red Mullet), Ahtapot (Octopus), Kupes (Bogue), Isparoz (Annular Bream), Kalamar (Calamary), Fangri (Common Sea Bream), Iskarmoz (Barracuda), Sargoz (White bream), Yılan Balığı (Eel), Midye (Mussel), Supya (Squid),
Yengeç (Crab)

Built – 874 AD
Sunk – c 880 AD
Depth – 30 – 35 m (99 – 115 ft)
Found by – Mehmet Askin
Excavation – 1995
Cargo – c 1200 – 1500 amphoras
Hull – c 15 m (49 ft) long, c 5 m (16 ft) wide

“The early summer wind had blown steadily out of the northwest, as it often did in the Aegean, but now, just as they were approaching the entrance to the harbor, the wind veered abruptly to the northeast. They would not make the harbor. The captain turned west to run before the sqall for the shelter of Crescent Island, but he did not count on the sudden shift in wind jibing the sail and cracking the yard. Unable to sail and being blown onto a rocky lee shore, he had no option but to anchor and wait out the wind or make repairs. First one anchor was dropped, and then another, but the channel was deep with a sloping bottom, and the anchors would not bite…”

“How can we know the details of a wreck that happened more than 1,000 years ago? The sailors are long gone, only the bottom of the ship survives, and the cargo, amphoras that once contained wine, seems uniform and unremarkable. Partly it is from our own experience of four summers on the same rocky spur, excavating the shipwreck. We are sailors too…” – Fred Hocker

Bozburun is well known in the region for its expert construction gulets, on a par with Bodrum and Güllük. Bozburun is world-famous for the construction of wooden Turkish gulets, built entirely using centuries-old traditions. Starting in 1975 with material in wood boat construction activities of fishing vessels and vessel construction and developed Gulet type navigation.

Raw materials as pine, mahogany, teak, plywood are used are supplied from outside. And 18 boat building workshop for 35 shipyard is located in the town has a production capacity of the boat 70-80 years.

Boat manufacture in recent years has begun to be made abroad the boat. One of the unique things about Bozburun in comparison to other villages is, the specialization in wooden “Gulet” boats building. If you stroll along the shore and see the different stages in the boat building process. You might even get lucky, and witness a boat launching.

Every year in October, the international Gulet festival, takes place in Bozburun. The festival service’s few purposes. Some come to Bozburun to see the Gulet building process, while others come here to sell/buy yachts, race and just to “Hang Around”. The festival’s date might varied, thus it is recommended to check the date before you go to Bozburun.

The Bozburun’s area, is rich with ship wrecks, that offers not just an excellent breading place for all sea creatures, but also a good diving place. At the sea bottom, it is possible to see many artifacts that have not been brought to the surface yet, sea creatures such as corals, sea sponges and much more. Do not collect sea sponges, if you do not have a special permit! It is forbidden!

Bozburun : Marmaris 57 km, Dalaman 150 km, Bodrum 219 km
Bozburun : Symi Island 9 Nmile, Rhodos Island 25 Nmile.
Minibus : Bozburun – Marmaris
Bus : Marmaris – Dalaman
Ferryboat : Marmaris – Rhodes (Greece)
Seabus : Marmaris – Rhodes (Greece)
Airport : Dalaman International Airport, Milas-Bodrum International Airport

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Bozburun, Taşlıca Mahallesi, 48710 Marmaris/Muğla Province, Turkey

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