Let the blue cruise life delight you with magic, beauty and charm
Sail the Turkish Riviera and Greek Islands on an iconic gulet yacht, where your devoted crew gives you the VIP treatment.
Surround yourself with spectacular scenery and delicious cuisine. Anchor in exclusive bays, and enjoy any form of water sports.
Each day a fantastic adventure unfolds, and with Sailing Chef, you are an insider.
Welcome to the blue cruise life!
Magical Blue Cruise Holidays
Your every need well served - with thought, surprise and charm
The Mediterranean and Aegean Seas are impossibly blue. So blue that a boating trip here is named a blue voyage or blue cruise.
Sailing Chef offers you blue cruising at the highest level by upgrading each element of such experience. You'll enjoy a fantastic holiday leaving a lifelong memory.
Sail the Turkish Riviera and Greek Islands
Sail the breathtaking Turkish Riviera and Greek Dodecanese Islands. Embark on a spectacular voyage aboard an iconic gulet yacht and live the blue cruise life with friends and family. Since you'll never sail with more than twelve guests, boutique-style luxury is yours.
Your Captain, Chef and Crew await you
Your experienced crew treats you like a VIP. There is no request too big or too small, and often it will feel as though they have anticipated your needs before you even know them.
Wake up to yoga on the sun deck, followed by a swim and an indulgent breakfast. Change the tempo with some fast-paced water sports activities in the afternoon. Make an impromptu visit ashore to the local boutiques and historical sights. Or set course for another anchorage, arriving in time to sip sunset cocktails with a new stunning view.
We ensure your every need is well served – with thought, surprise, and charm.
"The most caring, friendly, hospitable, and fun team that shows you the best of their beautiful surroundings.
A go with the flow-trip, always looking for beautiful spots, knowing when and where to stop for a swim and when you're not paying attention the freediving crew will even catch fresh fish for dinner.
Examples are endless. This team loves what they do and whom they do it for. A holiday spent on their yacht is worth every single cent and each minute is a wonderful one!
I will definitely join them again!"
Sail the breathtaking region where the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas meet and the Turkish Riviera and Greek Islands collide.
Enjoy the perfect climate from April until November, when the sea remains warm and comfortable.
Your luxury blue cruise is carefree and all-inclusive. Even the border passages between Turkey and Greece are covered.
So, all you need to do is step on board, unwind and enjoy the sensation of ultimate freedom.
Private gulet charter
the ultimate sensation of freedom
Do you wish to enjoy a unique, fun, safe, and carefree holiday with friends and family in your private holiday bubble? Then, gulet charter is for you.
You can charter your private luxury gulet with crew and chef from €7.480 per week, all-inclusive. We are happy to make you a personal offer. No strings attached.
The blue cruise life is addictive. The atmosphere is casual, and the scenery breathtaking. Enjoy a sundowner cocktail and get ready for dinner.
The magic cuisine is an essential part of your Sailing Chef experience. Your chef finds the freshest ingredients and creates inspiring local and international dishes.
Each morning you'll wake up to an indulgent breakfast. Lunch is a wonderful surprise, and dinner a spectacular experience. Each day.
Some days, our freediving crew goes out catching the best local fish in the sea. Quality you won't find in a restaurant then cooked to perfection. From April to June, a wild-caught lobster is no exception.
Of course, your chef also loves preparing a fine burger, delicious vegetarian dish or a hand-made pizza for you.
Cabins for One or Two
Travel single, as a couple, or with your own group of friends and family.
Our yachts have seven cabins for up to twelve guests. Reserve your VIP Suite or one of four double-bed or two single-bed cabins. Each cabin has a fully equipped private bathroom and air conditioning.
Discount under 18
Experience your best vacation ever with family and friends. Children under 18 receive a discount of €150 per week when you reserve per cabin.
If you book online, use the code
for a cabin with 1 adult and 1 child
for a cabin with two children
Gulet for Twelve
Enjoy an unforgettable holiday in your private bubble. Create your lifelong memory with family and friends, or any group of up to twelve guests.
Reserve a luxury gulet with your personal crew and private chef and feel like a VIP.
Prices start at €7480 per week, all-inclusive.
Unlimited high-speed WiFi
Single cabins, no surcharge
24/7 Signature hospitality
Jaw-dropping culinary magic
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Cross-border Symi experience
Fuel, harbour & transit fees
What our guests say
Ester de Vos
"A magical vacation and a top team.
I can't wait to join again"
"This is how a vacation should be. Caner and Mujdat are the perfect hosts"
"I've already booked two weeks for next season and decided to try to increase that to three"
Jewel of the Dodecanese
During your journey, we'll take you on a trip to one of the most stunning islands imaginable, Symi Island in Greece.
You know you've arrived at a unique island when you reach Symi, the jewel of the Dodecanese. Yialos, the main harbour area, with its ever-present neoclassical architecture and myriad of pastel hues, is praised as one of Greece's most beautiful. A bold claim that's hard to deny once you've seen it in person.
Symi ranks as the perfect destination for those seeking a style that combines cosmopolitan flavour with old-world glamour. In its tavernas and restaurants, you'll sample the legendary Symi shrimps.
At Sailing Chef, all-inclusive means no hidden costs for fuel, logs or border crossings. Your blue voyage is 100% carefree and includes your border passages between Greece and Turkey.
Sailing Chef has its roots in The Netherlands, Turkey and Ireland. We provide magical boutique sailing cruises in the most stunning region, with love for you and an eye for detail.
Be an insider
Our Chef, captain, and crew were born and raised on the Datça peninsula. They have been a successful team for over a decade that takes care of you as their family. The rest of us fell in love with the scenery, population, and Blue Voyage experience. Together we decided to establish Sailing Chef. Our goal is to provide you with insider access and take traditional blue Cruising to the next level. We do this with thought, surprise and charm, presenting you the VIP feeling.
From good to great
Traditional Blue Cruising is a wonderful experience. At the same time, we felt something was missing. To create your lifelong memory with a desire to return, good had to become great.
We took a close look at each essential element of your Blue Cruise experience and took it head-on. We took the challenge to improve each piece without losing the casual atmosphere of your experience.
The five essentials
Owning our gulets with a team that has sailed together for a decade ensures the highest quality.
Building on this foundation, we strive to perfect the five Blue Cruise essentials for you:
Genuine hospitality leaving you feel like a VIP
Magic cuisine - the freshest ingredients cooked to perfection
The insider track to breathtaking scenery and hidden bays
Unwind with the sensation of limitless freedom
Adventure for all ages and unlimited water fun
Leaving you with a Lifelong Memory and a desire to return.