Ekincik bay and it´s meanwhile famous My Marina restaurant is often the first stop after a day sailing from Marmaris. Like a natural harbour it is safe from southern winds
bay is a natural harbour and safe against southerly and westerly winds.
the weather is calm (as mostly in summer), it is a very beautiful place.
"My Marina", which offers a fantastic view over the bay and a excellent fish-dinner (while you watch your boat with slipping anchors driving away without you *joking*).
arriving at the bay, and preparing for anchorage, immediately
a helper with an inflatable speedboat will give you assistance, and you should
tell him the reservation desires!
Dropping the anchor somewhere else in the bay is fee, of course, obligation is only, if one uses My Marina´s services (which is, however, not more than a fair exchange ;-)
The dinner there is expensive, but worth the money. Big crews get the best tables by earlier reservation. The restaurant, service, atmosphere with all those (nearly 99%) sailors from other boats from all nations, it´s food (fish mostly on very good level) and the excellent view over the bay are really a nice experience every time of the year (Restaurant is open from May to November)
There are a few small beach Tavernas in the north-western part of the bay, which serve traditional basic turkish food. Nice, but nothing special. Water can be taken from the jetty there (sometimes charged, sometimes free).
the evening, the boats of "Ekincik Dalyan Coop" pass by, and
ask for daytrips with their small Kaikies to the river Delta of Kaunos.
about 1 hour boatride away, and they take you into the river´s delta,
pass you along the Lycian graves up in the mountains, and let you visit the
town of Kaunos. Later, you might be interested to take a mud-bath (very
healthy, they say), and see little turtles, the most famous animal of Dalyan.
One can´t sunbath everywhere, any building of houses is prohibited, even the paths to and from the water are watched and people are guarded not to disturb the turtle´s eggs in the sand. The use of sun-umbrellas which are sticked into the ground is prohibited! Even landing with an inflatable dinghi on the beach is not allowed!
Pricing for the trips to Dalyan-delta is "per boat", and they do not allow to pool people together from different boats.... the costs vary between 100 and 150 Euros, more or less negotiable. If you are enough participants, it´s worth the trip! We recommend, to go to Dalyan in the VERY early morning and take the "short trip" only. The long trip includes a stopover in Dalyan Koey (village), which is nice, and every boat-skipper has his family trhere, and each family has - of course - a restaurant.
if you love fresh fish, you have a very good opportuinity to choose from
sweetwaterfish (coming from Dalyan lake)
or the sea - but ask prices first and negotiate hard, WRITE down the
prices agreed in the currency you want to pay, and make sure, you get
the fish chosen.
in Turkey), you negotiate about TURKISH LIRA and not EUROS... and make
sure which currency you have in your purse and want to use!
Disibilmez Burun (some name it Asi Koyu)
this bay is deep cut in the mountains, and there is a simple
Taverna. Clear prices before you order!
like it there, you can sail further to the small island "Baba Adasi", which is on the Dalaman. bay.