On all our Croatia sailing holidays we include a Continental breakfast and lunch each day. Continental breakfast will comprise tea or coffee, fruit juice, bread, butter and preserves, plus cold cuts and cheeses.
Lunch will comprise a starter of home made soup or pasta (during hot periods), a main course (where at least 2-3 times per week fish will be served) comprising either fish, meat or chicken with a minimum of two sides (potatoes, cabbage, other vegetables) and side salad and dessert. Dessert will also be offered and will comprise something like seasonal fruits, ice cream or perhaps pancakes.
All menus are designed and cooked by the onboard cook.
If fancying a full-cooked English-style breakfast, this can be arranged by ordering and paying for it on the boat, at nominal cost. Consult a member of the crew to arrange this.
In addition, provided there is enough interest (i.e more than 10 participants), the cook can arrange a special onboard Captain’s Dinner, at a charge locally. Check out what your fellow travellers are doing and if you feel like partaking, go ahead and pay for what is usually a very enjoyable evening!
If you’re an Ovo Lacto Vegetarian, subject to advance advice (on your booking form), we can cater generally towards Vegetarians. By this, we mean that although we don’t specifically cater to Vegetarians, the onboard cook will ensure that a Vegetarian gets more vegetables/foodstuffs suitable for Vegetarians. Please be aware that all ingredients and meal composition will be subject to locally available/sourced foodstuffs. There will not be as much variety as you might perhaps be used to in your own home or favourite restaurant/café back home. With this in mind, there will be no hidden surprises or disappointment for you.
A bar operates on board all boats. Prices are in line with those one will pay in port at bars/cafes for beers, wines, basic spirits, mixers, soft drinks and bottled mineral water.
Since there is a bar aboard, it is not possible to consume personal supplies of alcohol or beverages not purchased aboard. If you were found to be flouting this rule, you would be asked to consume such personal supplies when ashore.
The same would happen if you were drinking BYO drinks in a hotel lobby! You’d be asked to consume the drink(s) beyond the confines of the hotel!
The boat crew is Croatian. Most but not all speak English. You can expect to encounter traditional people with traditional values. They are excellent hosts and go out their way to ensure you have a fantastic cruising experience.
The boats we operate our cruises upon are locally owned and operated by their crew who often sail in the summer and work on their boats or at other professions in the winter. The boats are often originally from the small ports you’ll visit en route. Our Croatian partners ensure all boats and crew operate to a high standard.
A boat will make up the biggest proportion of your Sail Croatia holiday, however, we do offer hotel accommodation to those looking at spending additional time in Split, Dubrovnik or perhaps Opatija before or after their cruise.
We’ve chosen hotels that factor in comfort and traveller’s needs - such as proximity to local transport, restaurants, shops and attractions. On all our programs, we utilise superior tourist class hotels (locally rated as 3 - 4 star) with the emphasis on accommodating you in well-managed hotels that factor in comfort, cleanliness and a modest range of guest facilities rather than putting on the Ritz. All guest rooms offer an en suite bathroom, a television and occasionally a fridge. Most of our Croatian hotels offer a range of guest facilities such as a restaurant or coffee shop and sometimes-additional facilities such as a bar, shops, and currency exchange.