Marmaris – Muğla – Turkey
GPS : 36°55’06.0″N 28°10’09.0″E / 36.918333, 28.169167
Okluk Koyu lies on the SE of Değirmen Bükü. Wonderful spot in Gökova paradise. Okluk Koyu was the home of sailing boat Kısmet and his master Mr. Sadun Boro who is the meistro of Turkish Sailors. Mr.Boro was the first Turkish sailor to set off for a world tour. He has departed to conduct his tour with his wife Oda.
When you approach to Okluk bay in blue waters, you will be surprised with the silhouette of a statue. This is mermaid, standing on the rock and watching the beauties of paradise. This statue is the present of Mr. Sadun Boro to express his gratitude for the hospitality of the prettiest bays extended to Kısmet and her lonely passanger. Late sculptor Mr.Tankut Öktem has created this piece and placed her on the base here in 1995.
Okluk Bay provides all-round shelter. The bottom is muddy, excellent holding.
Basic provisions can be obtained from the markets of the restaurants. The southern shores lodge two restaurants with piers. Water, electricity and laundry services are available. Fuel can be obtained from truck tanker from Marmaris.
In summer, the piers get crowded. You can anchor between the piers or on the northern corner of the bay with a line ashore. There is deep water in the inlet, depths are 12 meters the drops to 7 – 8 meters and on approaching its reedy shores and it becomes shallow. Care is needed.
The path off the coast is an attractive forest road for unforgettable strolling where you can see the combination of green and blue.
Transport arrangments can be carried out from the restaurants. Okluk is 26 km from Marmaris and 100 km from Dalaman airp