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Sailing Chef anchored in exclusive bay

Let the
blue cruise life
embrace you with magic, beauty, and charm

Escape to paradise and indulge in the ultimate vacation experience by setting sail across the stunning Turkish Riviera and Greek Islands on an exquisite gulet yacht.

Prepare to be hypnotized by breathtaking landscapes and pampered with magic cuisine, all while your private crew attends to your every need.

Unwind in pristine bays, and soak up the sun while sipping on a cocktail. Explore charming towns with a rich history, and dive into a world of thrilling water activities.

Every day promises a new adventure. With Sailing Chef, you'll discover the hidden gems and experience the very best of the Blue Cruise Life.

Express your interest now and experience the magic of the Turkish Riviera and Greek Islands like never before!

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If you would like a unique blue voyage experience away from the commercially motivated cookie-cutter ones, look no further, Sailing Chef is for you.

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Elegant Drink

Private bathrooms

Air conditioning (Sailing Chef I)

Unlimited WiFi

Espresso machine


24/7 signature hospitality

Magic cuisine

Snacks, soft and alcoholic drinks

Fuel, harbour & transit  fees

VIP experience - five star - risk free

Risk-free booking

Well oiled team for a decade

5-star Google & Facebook

Highest guest return rates

Sailing Chef Gulet anchored in breathtaking bay

Escape to the premier sailing region for the experience of a lifetime

Escape to the stunning region where the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas converge and set sail on an unforgettable adventure.


The Turkish Riviera is a paradise of crystal clear waters, secluded bays, and unspoiled beaches, offering the perfect combination of natural beauty and rich cultural history.

Explore the breathtaking Datça Peninsula, home to some of the most picturesque sailing waters in the world. Here you'll find the charming town of Datça, situated at the end of the peninsula, facing the tiny Greek island of Symi, a true gem of the Dodecanese.

With Sailing Chef, you can choose from a variety of itineraries that take you to iconic towns like Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, and Gocek. And with a temperate climate that lasts from April to November, you'll be able to enjoy the comfort of warm, inviting waters all season long.

Onboard, you'll be treated to the ultimate VIP experience as you relax and soak in the beauty of your surroundings.


The carefree Blue Cruise Life awaits, so don't wait any longer to set sail on this one-of-a-kind adventure.

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Your every need anticipated and well-served

Get ready to be treated like royalty by our devoted crew, who will immerse you in the blissful blue cruise life.

Expect nothing but the best, as our crew anticipates your every need, no matter how big or small. It's like they have a sixth sense!

Indulge in the personal attention of our boutique-style luxury sailing cruises while enjoying a relaxed and informal atmosphere. You'll feel like you're the only ones on board, with a maximum capacity of seven cabins for twelve guests, adding to the sensation of exclusivity.

We take care of every detail, ensuring your experience is unforgettable. From thoughtful surprises to charming touches, our crew has you covered. So take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create lasting memories with your nearest and dearest.

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Indulge in
magic cuisine

The blue cruise life is addictive. The atmosphere is casual, and the scenery breathtaking. So, relax, 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 is a spectacular experience.


Your private chef sources the freshest local fish. 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, a delicious vegetarian dish or a hand-made pizza for you.

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Gulet Charter

Enjoy an unforgettable holiday in your private bubble. Sail with your own group of family and friends end enjoy the limitless possibilities of freedom.

Reserve a luxury gulet for ten or twelve guests with captain, crew and private chef and immerse in the VIP treatment.

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Cabin Rental

Travel single, as a couple, or with your group of friends and family. 


Our yachts have five cabins for up to ten guests or seven cabins for up to twelve guests. Reserve your VIP Suite or one of the double-bed or single-bed cabins. Each cabin has a fully equipped private bathroom and air conditioning (Sailing Chef I).

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per guest/week

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Discount under 18

Experience a unique and exciting family holiday and create your lifelong memory together.

Immerse in the blue cruise life with your children or grandchildren and pay less.

Children and teenagers under 18 receive a discount of €100 per week.

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per child/week

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Private Gulet Charter
Sail in style

open up to the limitless possibilities of freedom

Make lasting memories with friends and family on a private gulet charter holiday that's truly unforgettable.


With your own captain, crew, and private chef at your disposal, you have complete control over your itinerary. You can customize your trip to fit your desires.

Explore the breathtaking sailing region and its countless hidden bays and authentic villages at your leisure, choosing your daily activities based on your mood and interests.

Make your dream holiday a reality with an all-inclusive luxury gulet charter, starting at just €8,500 per week for up to twelve guests.


Let our team handle all the details so you can sit back, relax, and fully enjoy the carefree experience.


Express your interest 

Let the blue cruise life embrace you.
First in anticipation. Later in memory. 
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What our guests say

Ester de Vos

"A magical vacation and a top team.

I can't wait to join again"

Winni Kiksen

"This is how a vacation should be. Caner and Mujdat are the perfect hosts"

Alan Fleming

"I've already booked two weeks for next season and decided to try to increase that to three"

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About us

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.


Become 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, in our eyes good had to become great.

We took a close look at each essential element of the blue cruise experience. We challenge ourselves to reinvent each piece without losing the casual atmosphere of your experience.

The five Blue Cruise Life essentials

Owning our gulets with a well-oiled team that has sailed together for over a decade is the foundation that ensures the highest quality.

Building on this foundation, we strive to continuously reinvent the five essentials of The Blue Cruise Life for you:

  1. Genuine hospitality leaving you feel like a VIP

  2. Magic cuisine from the freshest ingredients cooked to perfection

  3. The insider track to breathtaking scenery and hidden bays

  4. Unwind with the sensation of limitless freedom

  5. Adventure for all ages and unlimited water fun

​Leaving you with a Lifelong Memory and a desire to return.

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