The award-winning Karpaz Gate Marina offers East Mediterranean berthing with a number of on-site leisure facilities and a boatyard.
Karpaz Gate Marina opened in 2011 with the aim of establishing North Cyprus as a new sailing destination and attractive long-term base for yachts up to 60m.
The marina is perfectly placed as a convenient starting point for boaters to discover the stunning coastline of North Cyprus, sail to the southern Turkish coastline or head towards the Greek Islands.
Visitors will discover miles of empty sandy beaches, idyllic anchorages, ancient harbours and rare wildlife, plus there is plenty to see inland, including historic castles and abbeys and the fascinating towns of Nicosia, Kyrenia and Famagusta.
Currently celebrating its selection as TYHA (The Yacht Harbour Association) International Marina of the Year for 2017, Karpaz Gate Marina is a significant development both for the local region and the global marina network as the first modern marina in North Cyprus and an official Port of Entry.
The marina, on the island’s northeast pointing Karpaz Peninsula, is drawing sailors to an untouched and peaceful corner of the East Mediterranean. It offers appealing, tax-free berthing prices and packages, first-class leisure and technical facilities and the opportunity to explore a fascinating country.
Campaign offers and packages are available for visitors and long term clients who require the use of the dry dock area and boat yard technical facilities and services, including offers for haul out, hull wash, anti-fouling application and hard standing.
Additional VIP packages can include a Freezing Option to suspend the contract for up to three months, a free haul out and launch back service and free hard standing for up to six months.
Winterizing and de-winterizing packages encompass boat exterior cleaning, main engine and generator start up, electronics check, ventilating the cabins, flushing toilets and fresh water system/bilge/battery/mooring lines check.
Karpaz Gate Marina is in a secure and sheltered harbour with 24/7 CCTV and security personnel throughout the marina as well as access control and access cards for each area.
The 5 Gold Anchor marina has 300 berths and offers ‘stern to’ or finger mooring as well as alongside mooring on the main break water. Berth services include power and drinking water to all berths and free high speed Wi-Fi and TV connection.
Karpaz Gate Marina has one of the best boatyard facilities in the region and a 300-ton capacity travel lift, enabling it to execute a wide scope of technical and specialist work.
On-site leisure facilities include a Beach Club with 33m infinity pool and water sports centre, which provides ocean kayaks and snorkelling gear for hire. Expert scuba diving tours and lessons are available.
Perfect for inside and outside dining while overlooking the marina, Hemingway’s Resto-Bar offers seasonal menus featuring international and traditional Cypriot and Turkish cuisine. There is a nightly happy hour between 5pm and 8pm, plus regular Friday Live Music Nights and BBQs in the summer.
Additional outlets on the promenade area include the Fitness Centre, which is open exclusively to boat owners from 8am to 2pm, the marina cinema and art gallery, which hosts regular movie nights, a mini-market for provisions, chandlery, international currency ATM and Cyprus Yachts brokerage and new boat sales office.
Additional facilities and services include:
- Duty-free status
- 18,000m² dry storage area
- Fuel (Euro diesel and gasoline)
- Power and fresh water for every berth
- Pump-out station
- Waste treatment centre
- Concierge and VIP service
- Free or discounted car rental
- Marina shuttle bus
- Laundry room
Karpaz Gate Marina is positioned in a well-protected bay on the north side of the Karpaz Peninsula at 35⁰33.5’N 034⁰13.6’E. The entrance faces south west.
Prior to entering the marina, boat owners should call the marina from VHF Ch 10 or 16 using call sign Karpaz Gate Marina or by telephone on +90 533 833 7878.
The marina staff will help with lines on arrival if required and a RIB can also be requested for further assistance.
All yachts entering North Cyprus should fly the North Cyprus or Turkish courtesy flag and the Q flag and proceed to the customs officials. Both EU and non-EU foreign-flagged boats can stay in North Cyprus for an unlimited period.
If arriving by road, Karpaz Gate Marina is about 5km outside the village of Yeni Erenköy. It is located approximately 120km from Larnaca Airport and 95km from Ercan Airport.
Just 40 miles south of Turkey, North Cyprus boasts over 240 miles of coastline, much of which is sandy and uncrowded, especially the stretches along the 70km Karpaz Peninsula.
The sailing season is long as the climate is warm, with dry summers and mild winters and an average of 300 days of sunshine.
Sailing destinations from Karpaz Gate Marina include the ancient Kyrenia Harbour in the Venetian town of Girne, a bustling, atmospheric harbour just 48nm down the northern coast.
While, on the eastern coastline, the largest port of North Cyprus, Famagusta Harbour, is also within easy reach. For those preferring shorter sails, there are several spectacular anchorages dotted along the 240 miles of coastline of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus including Escape Beach, Monastery Bay and Alagadi Turtle Beach, where loggerhead and green turtles come to nest.
Within a short sail away there is the southern Turkish coastline and the harbours of Alanya, Antalya, Marmaris and Bodrum. In just under 300nm it is possible to reach Rhodes, gateway to the Greek Islands.
Karpaz Gate Marina is a member of an international marina network, Destinations, and can offer visitors privileges and discounts at other Destinations marinas in the Middle East, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and South East Asia.
THINGS TO DO
Visitors will find it worthwhile venturing inland to enjoy the region’s ancient castles and abbeys, vibrant culture and enticing cuisine. The natural landscape includes mountainous peaks as well as an abundance of flora and fauna and notable wildlife, including the region’s rare turtles and wild donkeys.
Highlights include St Hilarion Castle on the Kyrenia mountain range, the famous Apostolos Andreas Monastry on the Karpaz Peninsula, the ancient city of Salamis, Ayios Philon Church, Bellapais Village and Abbey, Ayia Trias Basilica and the Shipwreck Museum in Kyrenia Castle.
For beach lovers, Golden Beach is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Cyprus, located at the tip of the Karpaz Peninsula, while the 175km long Five Finger Mountains range running parallel to the north coast is often in view.
Golf and tennis in a spectacular setting are available at Korineum Golf and Country Club, where spa facilities are also on site.
North Cyprus is an ideal region for scuba diving with its warm, crystal clear waters, while fishing, paragliding, horse riding, hiking and cycling can be enjoyed most of the year.
There are an abundance of shops and restaurants at Famagusta, Nicosia and Kyrenia and several casino facilities.
Chris Tarmey, UK owner of 12m motor yacht Christiana
“We over wintered our motor yacht Christiana in this lovely marina on the quiet and peaceful Karpaz peninsular. We found it to be very pretty and well-appointed, with great facilities, Beach Club and restaurants and a large travel lift. The prices are very good and there are some beautiful beaches nearby to visit.”
Karpaz Gate Marina
Harbour Master: Deniz Akaltan
PO Box 12, Yeni Erenköy, Iskele
North Cyprus, Via Mersin 10, Turkey
Tel: +90 533 833 7878