blue cruise life embrace you with magic, beauty, and charm
Sail the Turkish Riviera and Greek Islands on an iconic gulet yacht, where your private 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 the insider.
Welcome to the Blue Cruise Life!
Blue Cruise Holidays
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 breathtaking Turkish Riviera and Greek Dodecanese 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 every need anticipated and well-served
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!"
24/7 Signature hospitality
Jaw-dropping gourmet cuisine
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Border crossings Turkey - Greece
Fuel, harbour & transit fees
Sail the breathtaking region where the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas meet. The Datca Peninsula provides access to both seas, the best sailing waters and the most beautiful scenery.
The Greek Dodecanese Islands, with Symi, Rhodes, and Kos, are just a stone's throw away. The 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 mid-November when the sea remains warm and comfortable.
Indulge in our unique and totally carefree all-inclusive offering. Once you step on board, the Blue Cruise Life begins. Unwind and enjoy the sensation of freedom while your attentive crew gives you the VIP treatment.
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.
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"
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.
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
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.
Private gulet charter
open up to the limitless possibilities of freedom
Do you wish to enjoy a memorable and carefree holiday with friends and family? Then, charter your own gulet yacht and open up to the limitless possibilities of freedom.
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 and its surprising towns.
You can charter your all-inclusive luxury gulet with captain, crew and chef from €7.500 per week for your party up to twelve guests. We are happy to make you a personal offer. No strings attached.
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, 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 Blue Cruise Life 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 Life 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.