Booking and Reservations

The Aura Yachting office is located directly opposite the Palmarina entrance

How to Book

Simply telephone, fax or email our reservations office or your agent to confirm that the yacht and dates that you require are available. We will accept your provisional reservation which will be held for up to 7 days pending arrival of your completed booking form and deposit. You will then receive our confirmation receipt and invoice for the balance, which is payable not less than 8 weeks before your departure date. For bookings made within 8 weeks prior to departure date, the full payment must be sent with your booking form.

What’s Included in your Aura Yacht Charter

  • Fully equipped Charter Yacht (as per the yacht's detail sheet)
  • Charter and berth tax
  • Linen and tea towels (personal towels not provided)
  • Full diesel & water tanks
  • Full butane gas cylinders
  • Starter pack (snacks, drinks and household items e.g. toilet paper)
  • Assistance and full briefings from our experienced staff
  • Hull insurance including £1million 3rd party cover

Information we require

We require as soon as possible, passport numbers and the nationalities of all members of your party, together with your skipper's qualifications and experience. This will ensure that your transit log and the ship's papers are ready upon your arrival. For clients arranging their own flights or travel plans, full details of these are required.

NOTE: By Turkish law, you are not allowed more people on your yacht than the number of berths stated on the yacht detail sheet, and all people on board must be listed on the transit log.

What’s Extra

Holiday Booking Deposit

A 30% non-refundable deposit of the total holiday costs is required. This must accompany the completed booking form.

Security Deposit

The yachts are fully insured under marine insurance against loss, damage and third party liability. It is expected that you will take all reasonable care. However, in line with industry practice, we do require a security deposit. This is required against the possibility of damage to the yacht or late return of the yacht. There is a penalty charge for late return of the yacht. On completion of your holiday the security deposit will be returned to you, less any necessary deductions, following an inspection of the boat.

The Security Deposit amount is shown on your invoice. It is payable by cash or credit card in resort before embarkation. A 4% credit card surcharge will be applied to the cost of any damages or penalty charges paid by credit card.

Holiday Insurance

It is a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance which covers you for this sort of holiday and your own personal circumstances.

Mandatory Transit Log

It is a mandatory requirement of the Turkish authorities that a Transit Log be purchased. This costs EUR 110 and must be paid to Aura Yachting in cash upon embarkation.

Mandatory End Cleaning

There is a mandatory charge for end of charter cleaning, this cost must be paid to Aura Yachting in cash upon embarkation.

  • 75 Euro (Monohull yachts up to 43ft)
  • 100 Euro (Monohull yachts from 43ft)
  • 125 Euro (Catamarans yachts)

Dinghy and Outboard Engine Security Deposit

The Dinghy and Outboard Engine Security Deposit of 500 Euro is only required if you opt for the Security Deposit Waiver.

The Dinghy and Outboard Engine Security Deposit is payable by cash or credit card in resort before embarkation.

Child Safety Equipment

Please advise on the booking form if child safety equipment is required. Subject to availability, life jackets and harnesses will be provided free of charge. We will also fit safety netting if required, for which a fee is charged again this is subject to availability.

Optional Extras

We offer the following optional extras on request and subject to availability. Please include any of these required on your booking form. All optional extras should be ordered in advance and are payable in cash on arrival in resort.

We recommend that you take advantage of our private transfers. Please contact us for more info on this.

Private Air-Conditioned Transfers

  • (Bodrum Airport to base Palmarina) € 80 each way (up to 13 people)
  • (Dalaman or Izmir Airport to Palmarina) Available on request
  • Skipper 130 € Per day + food and own cabin
  • Outboard Engine 70 € Per week (included free with catamarans)
  • Canoe 80 € Per week
  • Safety Net 90 € Per boat
  • Towels 5 € Per set
  • Extra Bed Linen 10 € Per set (1 set per person included in charter fee)
  • Yacht Provisioning cost of provisions + 10% surcharge

Redelivery of yacht & crew fees for one-way charters from Aura base

  • Palmarina - Marmaris € 400
  • Palmarina - Gocek € 500
  • Palmarina - Fethiye € 500

(One-way charters to these destinations are also subject to extra charge of mooring fees in remote port)

Embarkation and disembarkation

  • Base: Palmarina, Yat Limani, Yalikavak, Bodrum (formerly Port Bodrum Yalikavak Marina)
  • Airport: Bodrum 45 minues by road
  • Airport: Dalaman 3 .5 hours by road
  • Airport: Izmir 3.5 hours by road

Your yacht will be ready for embarkation at 16.00 hours. The yacht must be back at our base by 16.00 hours for the last night of the charter and vacated by 09.00 hours the next day to allow for cleaning and maintenance between charters.

If your flight times are such that you have to stay onshore for a period of time, facilities can be made available for the storage of your luggage. We will also reserve hotel rooms or apartments for those who would like to stay overnight or simply have a place to rest.

Our office is located directly opposite the Palmarina entrance. If we have arranged a transfer for you, our driver will bring you directly to our office where one of the Aura staff will help you with your baggage and show you aboard your yacht. If you arrive before the yacht is ready you may leave your baggage in our office and in the meantime make use of Palmarina’s 5 star facilities.

If your flight is delayed please do call us or send a text message to let us know.

If you are travelling independently, kindly let us know what time you will be arriving.

Our address

Palmarina (formerly Port Bodrum Yalikavak Marina)
Cokertme Cad, Yat Limani, Yalikavak 48430, Mugla, Turkey.

Office: +90 (0)252 385 5477
Mobile: +90 (0)531 862 5409


  • Cancellations must be received in writing as soon as possible and will become effective from the time received. Please also contact your travel insurance provider to notify them of your claim of compensation.

What People are saying

“Excellent reception and support from team in Yalikavak. Boat in great condition no grumbles. Thanks for a great week lots more to explore in beautiful Gulf of Gokova.”Chris Hollis (Mija)

Sailing Experience

To book a charter yacht a valid skippers license is required. Upon booking, you are legally obliged to list and confirm accurately your previous experience. If we have not received a signed booking form prior to your arrival we will require that you sign the booking form on embarkation. This declaration forms a part of the legally binding charter contract that covers you in the event of an incident. If you are inexperienced, or feel that you need a refresh of your sailing techniques, a skipper may be arranged at the time of booking for all or part of your holiday. Skipper fees are payable locally in cash.