blue cruise life
embrace you with magic, beauty, and charm
Sail the Turkish Riviera and Greek Islands on a majestic gulet yacht. Surround yourself with spectacular scenery and mouth-watering cuisine while your private crew provides you with VIP treatment.
Anchor in exclusive bays, sip sunset cocktails, stroll around picturesque towns and enjoy any form of water fun.
Each day a fantastic adventure unfolds, and with Sailing Chef, you are an insider.
Welcome to the Blue Cruise Life!
Cruise the leading region
Sail the breathtaking region where the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas meet. The Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast with its perfect sun, private bays, clean beaches, nature and history.
The Datça Peninsula, with many secluded bays, provides access to both seas, the best sailing waters and the most beautiful scenery. The town of Datça is set to the end of the peninsula, facing the tiny Greek island of Symi, the jewel of the Dodecanese.
The Greek Dodecanese Islands, with islands like Symi, Rhodes, and Kos, are just a stone's throw away.
Sailing Chef offers a variety of itineraries, as possible sailing routes are plentiful with famous towns like Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, and Gocek along the way.
You can enjoy the ideal climate from early April to November when the sea remains warm and comfortable.
Unwind and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings and the sensation of freedom while your attentive crew gives you the VIP treatment.
Once you step onboard, the carefree Blue Cruise Life begins.
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. Every day.
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.
Your every need anticipated and well-served
Embark on a carefree holiday with family and friends. Your devoted crew treats you like a VIP, indulging you in the Blue Cruise Life. A life you could get used to.
Experience personal attention on a boutique-style luxury cruise where the atmosphere remains relaxed and informal. The sensation of exclusivity is guaranteed with a total capacity of twelve guests and seven cabins.
There is no request too big or too small, and often it will feel as though the crew have anticipated your needs before you even know them.
We ensure your every need is well served – with thought, surprise, and charm.
Air conditioning (Sailing Chef I)
24/7 signature hospitality
Snacks, soft and alcoholic drinks
Fuel, harbour & transit fees
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.
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).
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.
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"
Private gulet charter
open up to the limitless possibilities of freedom
Charter your private gulet and enjoy an unforgettable and carefree holiday with friends and family.
You are in control, with the captain, the crew, and your private chef on hand to adapt the program as you desire.
Choose each day's activities as the mood takes you and discover the breathtaking sailing region, its countless bays and authentic villages.
Charter your all-inclusive luxury gulet with captain, crew and chef from €8.500 per week for your party up to twelve guests.
We are here to help you find the perfect yacht and itinerary and make a tailored offer that suits your group.
Express your interest
Let the blue cruise life embrace you.
First in anticipation. Later in memory.
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:
Genuine hospitality leaving you feel like a VIP
Magic cuisine from 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.