Boat and Ferry Travel

A car ferry (just under two hours) links Bodrum with Datça's Körmen port—it is several kilometers on the other side of the peninsula, but a shuttle meets the ferry. From mid-June through October, the Bodrum–Datça boats run from both ports one to four times a day. In winter, schedules are reduced, so always check ahead of time. If you’re taking a car along, make sure to reserve in advance. Datça, Marmaris, Fethiye, and Kaş have regular Greek Island departures, but only to the islands closest to each. Private boat rentals are available in all the major harbors, but prepare to spend hundreds of euros to rent one. In summer, a public ferry runs three times daily between Antalya's Kaleiçi yacht harbor and the nearby city of Kemer.

Contacts

Antalya Deniz Otobüsleri. Ferries between the Antalya yacht harbor and Kemer (from 10 TL one way), depart Antalya at 9 am, noon, and 4 pm daily in summer. Antalya, 242/244--4145.

Bodrum Ferryboat Association. Ferries between Datça and Bodrum start at 35 TL per person for the 105-minute journey, and run daily between June and October, with up to four journeys a day in July and August. 252/316--0882; www.bodrumferryboat.com/en.

Yesil Marmaris. This company operates ferry services from Marmaris and Bodrum to the Greek island of Rhodes, and from Bodrum and Turgutreis to Kos. 252/412–1033; www.yesilmarmarislines.com.

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