Sail Training

Sailing training with Smart Sailing Academy:

  • Learn sailing at sea by sailing around magnificent South Aegean bays and Greek Islands;
  • IYT certified and experienced instructors;
  • Get internationally valid license which is accepted by charter companies and many countries;
  • Sail with comfortable, modern and luxorious sailing boats;
  • Holiday with Unforgetable experience and full of activities!

Our yachts are fully equipped for comfortable cruising, unlike typical Bareboat charter boats, which have the minimum possible inventory:

All our yachts are large and comfortable, creating a spacious and stable platform for sailing. Each yacht has four double cabins in-suite with WC/shower. A well-laid out galley includes all the modern amenities (refrigerator, freezer, microwave, coffee machine, stove, oven, etc.), allowing you to easily prepare food on the yacht. If you prefer stress-free cooking, just moor to one of the restaurant piers and taste mouth-watering Aegean cuisine ashore. In addition to comfortable interior layouts and modern furnishings, our yachts are also equipped with air conditioning, TVs and stereo systems. Our yachts prove that you don’t need to give up the comfort of your home while sailing!


We invite you to join one of our sail training sessions and explore the natural beauty of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. We offer courses year-round, so just choose the date that fits you and participate in one of our MCA-approved training voyages. We offer quality sailing education and constant supervision by our highly trained instructors, who are always ready to answer your questions or offer advice. Upon completion of the course and a successful exam result, you will be presented with an MCA-approved IYT certificate. This IYT certificate will enable you to skipper a yacht in almost any part of the world since IYT is recognized by over 40 countries. This means you can confidently and safely charter/buy a yacht almost anywhere you want!

Even if there is only one reservation in a particular program, that tour is held.

This is our 12-year company principle. We value your holiday program that you have made with care and enthusiasm as much as you do and we do not want your joy to be upset. Although our reservations are full in general, you can rest assured that the program you have booked will be made.

A typical training course starts from Marmaris and follows the route you have chosen. Theory and practical training are given while you live on the yacht, 24 hours a day. Along the route, we can anchor near idyllic islands or in a secret cove, as you dive into the aquamarine beauty of the sea. Behold spectacular sunsets as you dine on local delicacies, fall asleep under the star-studded sky and find true peace of mind... Explore historical sites; let your eyes feast upon the plethora of sea-life, live a life you could have only have read about before! After you have returned to your normal life, all of this might seem like a dream to you, but that IYT certificate will prove that dreams do come true..

Our trips are either one or two weeks and usually start from Marmaris.  Arrival and departure to the yacht is on Saturdays. You can select a route in the  Routes section. You can browse through our timetable in the Schedule section and decide on when to join. If you join as a group or if all the participants of that week agree, we can change our route. Commonly asked questions are answered in the F.A.Q. section and we are always happy to respond to your inquires in person.

Sailing shouldn't be stressful or harsh. Our modern yachts are spacious, comfortable, and contain all the necessary creature comforts to make your sailing vacation as relaxing as possible. Our yachts are all 16 meters (50ft) and have five ensuite cabins each. We won't allow anything to prevent you from endlessly enjoying the Aegean paradise bays.

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12 years old school 6 people maximum at our boats Our licenses are Internationally recognized All our instructors are IYT certified Modern, comfortable and luxorious boats Experienced and professional team
12 years old school 6 people maximum at our boats Our licenses are Internationally recognized All our instructors are IYT certified Modern, comfortable and luxorious boats Experienced and professional team



  • You will stay on board the yacht for 14 nights in a typical two week program
  • Our sailing yachts have 4 cabins plus an additional skippers’ cabin..
  • We take a maximum of 6 people on one yacht 
  • We provide bed sheets, pillow covers and a towel for each person
  • The crew of each sailing yacht will make a collective shopping and share costs equally. We can provide a suggested shopping list. People can decide on whether to cook on board or enjoy local delicacies in seaside restaurants. The Skipper/Instructor is fed at the crews’ expense.
  • We stop in a different bay or island for each night. Our routes are published yearly and they will be either along the Turkish coast or Greek Islands depending on the particular week(s). You can browse through our routes here:( Program   )
  • In the morning, an optional tour/trek will be organized by the Skipper at 8:00 AM to visit a historical site or just enjoy nature. Theory is taught after breakfast (10:00-12:00)
  • In our region, the wind usually picks up at around 12:00 PM, so we depart for our next location at around noon.
  • After arrival to our destination (16:00-18:00), people will have free time until dinner. You may choose to swim, rest, study or go for a nature walk.
  • Dinner is held at 19:30 and continues for a few hours as we enjoy the local cuisine and indulge in conversation. After dinner you may participate in playing games (cards, chess, etc.), listening to music or just enjoying nature…
  • Saturday is check-in and meeting day. Our sailing yachts are located in Datca Cairos Marina. You can check in anytime after 16:00 and settle on board.
  • Our first briefing is held at approximately 17:00 and then we stock up on provisions. We have our first dinner together in the marina and afterwards people can explore the colorful Marmarisian night life!
  • Sunday is our first day of sailing. We finish last minute shopping and start our voyage around noon.
  • Our sailing tour ends Friday (1 or 2 weeks later); after 16:00. You may leave the yacht or stay one more night to enjoy Marmaris. All Yachts have to be empty by 10:00 on Saturday morning to allow for cleaning and preparation for the next group.

Our yachts are based in Cairos Marina. The nearest airport is Bodrum (36 km + 18nm ferry). Dalaman airport is 160km away and there is a regular shuttle service and private transfers. Izmir Adnan-Menderes airport is 284km away and Antalya airport is 281km away. There are buses and taxis. A transfer service from these airports is also available.


1 week sailing training summer season price starts from €750. If you require IYT license is 100€ extra
2 weeks sailing training summer season price starts from €1500. IYT Bareboat Skipper license is €200 and ICC is €135. You need to have an VHF licence to be skipper. You can get it prior to this course or from other sources or You can get it during the course (tour) from us.
Please check out our complete price list 
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You can call Tansel +90(541) 4561366 or Wesley +90(539)3085771, You can email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  make self reservation from our web  reservation 
We require %25 deposit in order to confirm your reservation. You will receive an confirmation form after your payment.

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Included in the price:

Sailboat Charter

Accomodation in boat

Fuel and port fees

Sail training

Holiday and activities

Water, electric, transitlog
Included in the price:
Sailboat Charter Accomodation in boat yakıt eğitim eğlence fiyat

Sailboat Charter

Accomodation at boat

Fuel and port fees

Sail training

Holiday and activities

Water, electric, transitlog




ENGLISH : sailing school, sailing training, sailing license, learn sailing, Aegean sailing school
DANISH : sejlerskole, sejltræning, sejlads licens,lære at sejle, Ægæiske sejlerskole
SWEDISH : seglarskola, seglingsträning, segling licens, lära segling, Aegean seglarskola
NORWEGIAN : seilskole, seiletrening, båtførerprøven, lære seiling, Aegean seilskole
GERMAN : Segelschule, Segelschul, Segelschein, Segeln lernen, Aegean Segelschulel
FRENCH : école de voile, formation de la voile, permis de navigation, apprendre la voile, École de voile Egée
DUTCH : zeilschool, zeilen training, vaarbewijs, leren zeilen, Aegean zeilschooll
RUSSIAN : школа парусного спорта, парусная подготовка, парусная лицензии, узнать парусный спорт, Эгейское школа парусного спорта
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Sailing in Aegean

The alluring mixture of waves, wind and inner peace created by sailing is something very special. The feeling of being one with nature, whether alone or with friends, reaches a peak on the sea which nothing can compare to.
There are many places with plenty of sun, fresh winds, and sparkling waters, but what happens after the anchor is dropped in a desolated bay along the Aegean coast is magical. The warmness of locals and the spectacular historical sites...
all this makes sailing around Turkey and the Aegean sea an experience never to be forgotten. The area has an ideal climate, inviting waters and the unique beauty of each bay, the coast line and the many unique treasures you'll find along the way, makes this paradise cruise a journey not to be missed: the Turquoise coast.

Pablo Neruda's Poetry

He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the color of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience,
dies slowly.

He or she who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones "it's" rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings,
dies slowly.

He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives,
die slowly.

He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.

He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops,
dies slowly.

Let's try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.

Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness.