Göcek Bay stands out as a favorite sailing ground among Turkish and international sailors alike. The scenery is among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean with lots of coves and bays with pine trees leaning over the crystal clear waters, in which you can swim or snorkel.
The best time of the year to charter a yacht in Gocek is between May and October, when the weather is at its best. July and August are the most crowded months in this part of Turkey, so if tranquillity is what you seek, you should opt for May, June, September or October. It is generally safe to navigate in this area, except for around the Yassica islands, where a number of sunken structures pose some danger for those who are unfamiliar with the area.
Wind and climate
The prevailing wind in the Gocek area, much like the rest of the Mediterranean is the Meltemi, which blows from the East between May and October, and is especially strong in July and August. Temparatures are quite warm in the summer months and remain mild through the winter. There is almost zero precipitation in the summer months, which ensures blue skies and pleasant sailing and swimming.