Sailing Split - 8 days


Setting sail from the ancient port of Split on Croatia's Adriatic Coast, discover sun-kissed beaches, pebbled bays, medieval Dubrovnik, beautiful Korcula & other ports of call.

Day 1: Split
Saturday. Hello Croatia and welcome aboard! Located in the heart of Dalmatia, Split became a popular retirement destination in the 4th century for Roman emperors such as Diocletian. Today, it is renowned for its variety of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments among them the UNESCO listed Diocletian Palace. The first detailed tourist guide published in 1894, bears witness to the long tourist tradition in hospitable Split!

Don’t miss the boat! Cruise departs from SPLIT HARBOUR ON SATURDAY AT 13:00. We are able to arrange a pre nights accommodation in local hotel should you require. From Split harbour sailing south to Makarska. Overnight - onboard (L)
The beautiful Mljet National Park
Day 2: Mijet
Makarska – Mljet. Cast your 21st century worries adrift and get on with the business of sheer relaxation and soaking up the sun. Every day there are opportunities to swim and snorkel direct from the boat or from the picturesque beaches as our boat moors in sheltered bays and coves.

In port at day’s end, head down the gang plank and away to a local restaurant or café. The freshness and variety of Croatian food is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. Seafood has a prominent place, as do fresh vegetables, cheeses and breads. Olives and grapes have been cultivated here since pre-Christian times.

Today we stop on the Peljesac Peninsula for a swim. With lunch onboard we continue to the verdant green island of Mljet. Half the island is National Park and stunningly beautiful with thick green forests of Aleppo pine encircling the two inland salt water lakes. The lakes, Malo Jezero (big lake) and Veliko Jezero (small lake), are interlinked and connect to the sea by a shallow tidal canal. In the middle of Veliko Jezero is the picturesque island of Saint Mary, home to a small 12th century Benedictine monastery; well worth the visit. The island is easy to navigate and it is possible to hire bicycles, motorized scooters, buggies and open top cars from the harbour. At dinner time try one of the many seafood kavarnas (taverns) along the waterfront Overnight - onboard (B, L)
Sailing Split - 8 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
An on the go group relaxing in the sunshine on a Croatia Sailing boat
Day 3: Dubrovnik
Mljet – Dubrovnik. This morning we set sail for Dubrovnik, stopping en route for a swim. Arriving into Dubrovnik, spend the afternoon exploring the old town. Much of the history of Dubrovnik can be characterised by its intact city walls, which run uninterrupted for 1940 metres encircling the city. This complex structure, one of the most beautiful and strongest fort systems in the Europe, is the main attraction to the city’s visitors. Five towers inbuilt along the city wall offer unforgettable views of the city, and out to sea warding off by gone invaders. The old stone city is a labyrinth of criss-crossed cobbled streets and lanes. With a thousand and one taverns serving up cold beer and Mediterranean food, numerous souvenir and gift shops, many days can be spent inside the city walls. Overnight - onboard (B, L)
Day 4: Sipan Island/Trstenik
Dubrovnik – Sipan Island/Trstenik. Today we set sail for Sipan Island or Trstenik. Trstenik is a pretty harbour town, located on the north eastern tip of the Peljesac Peninsula. The quaint fishing village boasts beautiful unspoiled coves and beaches, fresh water springs and many restaurants and bars along the harbour side strip. Sipan Island is historically interesting. During the 15th century it was a chic summer getaway for the very best Dubrovnik families, many of whom built palaces on the island. Sipan’s beaches are never overcrowded so you’ll have no trouble finding a pleasant place to leap into the clear sea. Again, there are waterfront restaurants dishing up all seafood imaginable. Here the choice of restaurants is limited but the quality is not. Overnight - onboard (B, L)
The iconic and pretty waterside buildings of Korcula
Day 5: Korcula
Sipan Island/Trstenik – Korcula. Korcula is one of the most charming and romantic islands of the 1000 or so off the Adriatic coast. Korcula old town is set in a mini fortress and for many people, brings to mind ‘Dubrovnik’. The distinctive white limestone which was used to build both towns originates from Vrnik, a tiny island just off Korcula. Ancient medieval walls surround hidden treasures; you will find architectural delights, including Renaissance palaces, cathedrals, museums and plenty more gems tucked away in its network of old cobbled streets. According to local legend, the famous world explorer, Marco Polo was born here in 1254 and you can even climb the tower which was said to be his home. Overnight - onboard (B, L)
Day 6: Pakleni Islands and Hvar
Korcula – Pakleni Islands – Hvar. Today we cruise the Pakleni islands and onward to Hvar. The tiny archipelago (of about twenty islets) extend along the south side of Hvar. The islands covered in pine trees are known to local fisherman for ‘paklina’ (melted pine resin) used for ‘water proofing’ boat decking the islands also offer crystal clear waters and secluded beaches. Lunch on board, we sail onward to Hvar. Hvar is an island of sunshine and crickets, lavender, sage, rosemary and wine. Take a walk through the harbour town and be sure to sample some of the local wines and spirits, as well as fish and crustaceans, fished by Hvar fishermen. Overnight - onboard (B, L)
A beautiful beach on Brac in southern Croatia
Day 7: Brac
Hvar – Brac – Split. Cruise to the island of Brac, for swimming at the famous beach - Zlatni Rat. There is also time to swim in one of the islands other bays after lunch on board, before we return to Split. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening to explore the city your way. Overnight - onboard (B, L)
Day 8: Split
Saturday – Split. Your perfect week of sailing concludes after breakfast (B)

Choosing between a Premium, Classic or Costsaver boat!

Travelling on a sometimes masted, rigged wooden sailing boat (with onboard motor power) with a range of facilities including dining area and plenty of deck space to enjoy the spectacular views and sea breeze, you'll be in the company of like-minded travellers.

Relax as you let the captain and his support crew look after your needs. An onboard cook prepares breakfast and lunch each day, whilst in the evening, we offer you the chance to explore dining options at our numerous ports of call. Dalmatian food is very good indeed!

Individual boat design varies slightly from craft to craft, but all sailing boats offer a range of cabin types (some top deck, some on main deck and some below), comfortably accommodating 2 persons or at a real squeeze, 3. Private en suite bathroom or shared facilities. Should you require a triple cabin, please contact us for further information and availability. As the cruise offers does not include guided touring, it is entirely up to you how you enjoy each port of call. Relax or explore? The choice is yours!

Costsaver boats
Prices show are for the Costsaver boat option. Costsaver boats offer twin bunk cabins, all with shared bathroom facilities. Facilities are normally shared between 2 - 6 cabins. All boats offer plenty of sun and shaded deck space in order to laze about during the day or why not sleep under a blanket of stars at night?

Classic boats
Classic boats offer mostly twin bunk cabins, though dependant upon the craft, triples and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. An exclusive feature of the classic boat is that all cabins offer - private en suite bathrooms. Additionally classic boats offer towels, plenty of hot water, board games and ample shaded and sun deck space to lounge about!

Premium boats
Premium boats offer a more spacious cabin with en-suite bathroom on newly built or fully renovated ships. Accommodation is mostly twin bunk cabins, though double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. Exclusive features of the premium boat include; A/C in all cabins WHILST SAILING, a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik and a delicious Captain's Feast. Additionally, premium boats offer plenty of hot water, towels, some linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games and extensive sun and shaded deck space.

Premium boats depart every Saturday. For dates and prices please click our 'Classic Boat Prices' tab above or contact us for further details.

PLEASE NOTE: The Captain reserves the right to change the route due to weather and sea conditions or to ensure the boat stays on schedule. Boats have an onboard motor which they tend to use for the majority of time, rather than the sails.


Tour Details
  • Starts in: Split / Ends in: Split
  • Departs: May to September
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:7, Lunch: 7, Dinner: 0
  • Hotel Rating: Sailing Boat
  • Tour Guide: No
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