Avşa, Marmara – Balıkesir – Turkey
GPS : 40°29’53.6″N 27°31’35.4″E / 40.498230, 27.526503
VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” yigitler marina ”
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°29’55.0″N 27°31’38.0″E / 40.498597, 27.527230
Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°29’54.6″N 27°31’32.3″E / 40.498495, 27.525647
Avşa Adası in the south of Sea of Marmara. The island belongs to Marmara district of Balıkesir Province in northwestern Turkey. Avşa is a holiday village of island that boasts of spectacular beaches and clear water as well as famous vineyards and wine cellars. Avsa Island is with its’ clean air with much oxygen, brilliant water, granite sand, delicious fish, wine, music and joyful nights, the most beautiful among the islands of the Marmara Sea.
Approach and Navigation
The approach from N is straightforward, but in the approach from S be sure to give the headland of Büyükliman Burnu a clearance of at least half a mile as there are dangerous shallows off it. Türkeli is a new harbour, constructed on the E side of the island of Avşa, primarily as an alternative berth for the ferry from Erdek on the rare occasions when there are strong W/SW winds in the Sea of Marmara and the ferry’s usual jetty at Turkeli on the W side of the island becomes untenable.
The harbour is entered from SSE, parallel with the beach, and there are depths of 6 m in the entrance. The harbour is very large and a visiting yacht has several berthing options (assuming the ferry is not due in the case of strong W/SW winds). The small basin at the W side of the harbour is shallow and mostly filled with local boats. The larger basin on the E side is used by the ferry.
The central length of quay between the two basins and directly opposite the entrance has depths of 4 – 5 m off the quay but barely 2 m alongside, so a yacht should do an anchor moor if mooring here. The holding is good in sand. In the eastern basin, the W and much of the N side is taken up by apparently dumped fishing boats and two large ferries. The West wall has 4 water and electric stands,the depths immediately in front of which range from 2.3 meters in the SW to 2.5 meters in the NW and quickly get deeper.
Going stern to should be fine.When the ferry comes in it turns to starboard and spins in its own length with bow thrusters and so should not present a problem to yachts stern to the west wall.
However, the E side of the basin, where the ferry berths, has depths of 5 m and a yacht can lay alongside here in good shelter. Although the quay here is quite high and lined with heavy black tyres, a yacht alongside is blown off by the prevailing winds.
Note: the approach from N is straightforward, but in the approach from S be sure to give the headland of Buyukliman Burnu a clearance of at least half a mile as there are dangerous shallows off it.
Capacity : 220 boats
Outer Breakwater : 620 m
Administration : Yiğitler Fishery Products Cooperative
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Markets, Stores, Fish Markets
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Apart Hotels, Rental Houses
Eating : Restaurants, Cafes, Bakeries, Wine Houses, Buffets
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Wi-Fi
Health : Hospital, Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars
Swimming : Sandy beaches
Sailing : Beyazsaray Cove, Çınar Cove, Mavi Cove, Değirmen Cove, Kumtur Cove, Manastır Cove, Kumburnu Cove, Altınkum Cove
Special Shopping : Olive, Olive Oil, Wine
Here wacht the sunset while supping world-wide famous wine made from Ada Karası grapes that grow in Avşa vineyard having experienced all beauties of the sea and the beach. Got to entertainment places one by one, enjoy the comfort of swimming in each bay and sunbathing on every beach, taste all sea products.
They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE MARMARA SEA
The distances between Avşa – İstanbul is 72 nautical miles, Avşa – Erdek is 18 nautical miles.
Seabus : Avşa – Marmara – Bostancı + Yenikapı (İstanbul),
Ship : Avşa – Marmara – Sarayburnu (İstanbul)
Ferryboat : Avşa – Barbaros (Tekirdağ), Avşa – Silivri (Istanbul), Avşa – Erdek (Balıkesir)
Airport : Balıkesir Körfez Airport, Balıkesir Central Airport, Bursa Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport