Entering Turkey (As it was from 2006-2010)
We used the Heikel pilot but found lots of nice anchorages and marinas and added other info than the pilot tells you. The info is collected in 2006, 2007 and 2008 while we were travelling with Zeezwaluw in Turkey. Enter Turkey in one of the ports of entry, we used Marmaris, Fethiye, Güllük, Datça and Ayvalik and fly the yellow flag. In a harbour/marina and even at anchor, you have to go through the whole procedure of entering. (The marina staff or other sailors can tell you where to go) Take your original ships papers and passports with you.
- Buy a Transit Log at the Chamber of Shipping;
- Health office;
- Port police, 90 day visa;
- Harbourmaster for the final stamp, sometimes you have to pay a fee.
All 4 of the above are PDF files so downloading is easy. The information is our experience during the years 2006-2010 we were cruising in Turkey. Probably the rules for entering have changed but the coordinates of anchorages, depths and holding will be the same. We hope you enjoy the information.