You can depart your Blue Voyage from Datça, Marmaris or Bodrum. This means there's always an airport or ferry near your departure harbour.
Datça - ideally situated
We recommend making Datça your starting point. Its location near the edge of the peninsula ensures it has access to the best scenery and smoothest sailing conditions.
After departure from the harbour, we take you along the breathtaking coast of South West Turkey and the Greek islands. You will stay overnight in the harbour of the picturesque Greek island of Symi. Throughout your blue voyage, we take you from bay to bay, providing you with the sensation of total freedom.
It is easy to extend your Sailing Chef blue cruise with a stay on one of the Greek islands, visit the worldly city of Bodrum or explore the gorgeous Datça peninsula. The peninsula is a picturesque oasis where the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea meet. The atmosphere is southern European, and the people are welcoming and friendly.
The ancient Greeks believed that Datça was personally created by Zeus, so beautiful are the rocky outcrops and aquamarine-coloured waters. The geographer Strabo said of Datça:
"God sent his promised creatures to Datça for them to live longer."
Sail the Mediterranean
Sailing Chef sails along the coast of South-West Turkey and the Greek Islands. Apart from being one of the most beautiful sailing areas in the world, it also guarantees the smoothest sailing conditions.
Smooth sailing conditions are key to ensure you enjoy your Blue Voyage experience to the fullest. Datça Liman, our favourite departure harbour, is situated in the south-west part of the Datça peninsula, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet. This makes it ideal for sailing the south as well as the north-side, which ensures winds are favourable and the sea calm.
The perfect climate
The climate is perfect as it is mild and never too hot. The best time for sailing is from April until late October when the temperature is 25 degrees and the sea still warm.
Easy to reach
Our sailing area is near multiple airports. Your departure harbour is just a short transfer away by taxi or ferry.
Fly to Dalaman
When you start your Blue Voyage from Datça or Marmaris, the nearest airport is the modern and convenient Dalaman (DLM) airport. Many airlines fly direct to Dalaman airport, including Turkish Airlines, Jet2, Easyjet, Corendon and British Airways. We are happy to arrange your transport to your departure harbour from there.
Fly to Bodrum, Rhodes or Kos
Besides Dalaman, you can also choose to fly to Kos, Rhodes or Bodrum and plan an extended vacation around your Sailing Chef gulet cruise.
From these airports, you can rent a car, take a taxi or a short ferry to your harbour of departure.
Short transfer times
Easy and comfortable transport to and from your departure harbour is always available. Below you can find the approximate transfer times. By clicking on the duration, you can see the transfer on Google maps.
We are happy to assist you with all your transfers to and from your hotel or airport.
Extend your stay
When you depart from or arrive in Datça or wish to extend your stay on the peninsula, you can enjoy special benefits in our partner hotel.
Our partner hotel
"My Marina Select" hotel is perfectly located at the shore of the Mediterranean sea just 1 mile away for Datça harbour where Sailing Chef resides.
The boutique hotel has 25 rooms for a total of 42 guests. It has an "a la carte" restaurant, garden bar and a swimming pool. Its philosophy is similar to ours, offering you the luxury you can afford with an aim to exceed your expectations.
If you wish to extend your stay or arrive a few days earlier, we can help you make a reservation and have you enjoy special rates and benefits.
Exclusive departure day benefits
Sailing Chef guests are entitled to exclusive benefits. For example, if you have a late transfer or flight, we offer you the exclusive benefit to enjoy the day in the luxury environment of our partner hotel.
You can enjoy the swimming pool and sunbeds and are even invited to take a shower in one of the rooms free of charge. The restaurant is also available to you for a cup of coffee, lunch or an afternoon drink before you head to the airport.