We are back in the water!

Following the 2020 season, which was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we aim to make 2021 extra special for our guests. We have been very active this winter, ensuring our gulet yacht provides the best cruising experience imaginable.

We left no stone unturned and even installed new fuel tanks to ensure we are clean and more fuel-efficient while motor-cruising. Together with our solar panel system we installed last season, this marks another step in our effort to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gasses.

This week marked the annual milestone of getting back into the water after spending the winter on the land for maintenance and improvements. This short movie gives you an impression of the Sailing Chef being towed by a giant crane back onto the water and its first meters of cruising in 2021.


A regular holiday season awaits? The signs are positive.

Although the COVID pandemic is not yet behind us, we get more evidence that vaccination programs are highly effective. For example, in Israel, almost 70% of the population has received their second dose. The results are fortunately as we all hoped for. The infamous R-number has dropped to 0.6 and continues to decline rapidly. Last week, the Israelian Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said that night clubs will re-open soon.


For those of you who like numbers and graphs... The Israelian government has created a comprehensive dashboard that is updated three times a day.


Also, in The UK, The Netherlands, and other EU countries, the vaccination programs are accelerating. In the UK, over 80% of the citizens aged 55 and over have received at least one vaccine dose. While the vaccination rates increase, the hospitalization rates decrease. The number of hospitalizations has reduced by 85% since mid-January and continues to decline.


Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said that with the vaccination program carried out effectively in the UK and the number of cases decreasing, there might be a possibility that negative tests will not be required after April 15. In Turkey, by the end of May, 50 million people are expected to be vaccinated, providing common immunity in society.

This all offers very hopeful news for a more or less regular holiday season upon us.

To our Friends of the Chef


At Sailing Chef, we have noticed the effect of the more positive outlook with bookings rapidly increasing. Our guests have even started booking for the 2022 season. We'd like to thank you for your trust in us to provide you with a memorable holiday experience.

As a Friend of the Chef, we offer you the opportunity to book early. As always, we provide you with a high degree of flexibility and a personal approach to solving individual challenges. Should, despite all great signs, COVID-19 prolong, our guests can rely on our flexible "no-nonsense" COVID-19 policy available on our website.


And, did you know that you can always cancel for free until 3 months before departure, no matter what? So, booking now for the 2022 season could be the intelligent thing to do. You can book online or by contacting us directly at any time via WhatsApp or info@sailingchef.eu


Now we are back in the water, we start the final part of our preparations to start sailing with our first guests during April. We look forward to welcoming you onboard in 2021, 2202, and beyond! We will do our utmost to create a memory you will cherish for life.


Your Sailing Chef Team



P.s. Did you know that...?

  • All-inclusive at Sailing Chef means the trip to Symi, the Dodecanese islands' jewel, is included?

  • A week onboard Sailing Chef is already available from € 795 all-inclusive?

  • Children and young adults under 18 receive €150 discount per week?

  • You can create your holiday bubble by chartering your private gulet from € 7.480 all-inclusive?

  • You can book risk-free with our COVID-19 policy and get a quick refund without hassle should COVID-19 restrictions remain in place?

  • We don't charge extra for the use of a single cabin? (Limited Availability)

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