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Sailing Chef cruises the area of the Turkish Riviera and the Greek Dodecanese Islands. The sailing waters are calm, and the climate is perfect. The seawater temperature warms up in April and remains very comfortable until late in November. The mild climate ensures you can enjoy the ideal blue cruise from April until November. 

Your departure harbor is always easy to reach as four major airports are in the vicinity.  Arrive in Dalaman, Bodrum, Rhodes, or Kos, and your departure harbor is just a short drive or ferry ride away. 

When arriving or departing from Datca, you are most welcome to use our partner hotel's grounds, which offers exclusive benefits to Sailing Chef guests.

Ideal sailing area

Sailing Chef sails the Turkish Riviera and the Greek Dodecanese Islands. Apart from being one of the most beautiful sailing areas globally, it also guarantees the smoothest sailing conditions. 

Smooth sailing conditions are essential to ensure you enjoy your Blue Voyage experience to the fullest. Datça Liman, our preferred 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 and 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.

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Harbours

We depart 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 harbour of choice. Its location near the edge of the peninsula ensures it can access the best scenery, ports and guarantees the smoothest sailing waters.

After departure from the Datça, you'll sail the Turkish Riviera and the Greek Islands' breathtaking coasts. Throughout your blue voyage, we take you from bay to bay, providing you with the sensation of complete freedom.

The peninsula

It is easy to extend your cruise with a stay on one of the Greek islands, visit the cosmopolitan 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.

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Airports

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.

Bodrum - Rhodes - 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.

You can rent a car from these airports, take a taxi, or a short ferry to your harbour of departure.

Please contact us, and we are happy to help with any of your questions.

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Transfer times

Easy and comfortable transport to and from your departure harbour or hotel is always available.

 

In the table below, you find the approximate transfer times from nearby airports. Click on the duration, and you'll see the route on Google maps. 

We maintain close partnerships with private transport companies. We are happy to assist you with your transfer needs at a high quality and at a competitive price.

Extend your stay

Suppose you depart from or arrive in Datça or wish to extend your stay on the peninsula. In that case, you are invited to enjoy unique benefits in our partner hotel. 

Partner Hotel

"My Marina Select" hotel is ideally located on the shore of the Mediterranean sea just 2 kilometres away from 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 enjoy special rates and benefits. 

Exclusive benefits

Sailing Chef guests are entitled to exclusive benefits. For example, suppose you have a late transfer or flight. In that case, we offer you the premier service of enjoying the day in our partner hotel's luxury environment. 

You can enjoy the swimming pool and sunbeds and are even invited to 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.

Reserve a cabin

Children under 18 receive a €150 discount per week. Please use discount code:

 

  • 1KID4LESS - valid for a cabin with 1 adult + 1 child under 18

  • 2KIDS4LESS - valid for a cabin with 2 children under 18

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