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Onboard at Opatija

8 days  |  Starts/Ends: Opatija  |  from USD $885  |   Guaranteed Departures 

Pulling up anchor at Opatija in northern Croatia, sail the picturesque Kvarner coastline and visit the islands of Krk, Losinj, Cres and Rab, known as the island of love! With plenty of sun and beach stops, spoil yourself with a week of coastal bliss.

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Inclusions
Reviews

Itinerary

Day 1

Opatija

Saturday. Opatija – Krk. Welcome to Croatia and welcome aboard! Nestled into a bay along the Gulf of Kvarner, lies the quaint seaside resort town of Opatija. Surrounded by beautiful woods of laurel, the entire maritime coast to the north and south of Opatija is rocky and picturesque. The oceanfront promenade is lined with grand buildings in the Austro-Hungarian style (a reference to the history of this region), an illuminated 12-km-long coastal promenade, well-kept beaches, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops make Opatija a real northern drawcard.

Don’t miss the boat! YOUR CRUISE DEPARTS FROM OPATIJA HARBOUR AT 13:00. Be sure to arrive in plenty of time for the Saturday afternoon departure from Opatija harbour. If you do require pre-tour accommodation, we are able to offer suggestion.

Early afternoon we set sail for the island of Krk. Under Venetian rule from 1480 to 1797, today the island is still loaded with Venetian architecture and charm. Directly opposite the waterfront is the gorgeous old city (also referred to as Krk) complete with defensive city wall, cobbled streets, town hall, cathedral and market square. There are plenty of hidden alleys filled with trinket shops to explore, numerous bars, pizza restaurants and café shops to take respite, whilst watching the sunset and listening to outdoor musicians play their tunes.
Overnight: Krk - onboard  |  Lunch

Days 2-3

Rab and Zadar

Krk – Rab – Zadar. Known as the ‘island of love’ the small town of Rab is encircled by medieval walls with church towers, cobbled streets and ancient facades. Often, local painters exhibit on the small streets. On day 3, we sail to the small islands of Pag and Maun, where there will be time for swimming, before sailing onward to Zadar. Zadar has a rich monumental heritage dating from Roman occupation in the 1st century AD. There are numerous monuments, city gates, villas and palaces to be explored as well as a lively cafe and bar scene.
Overnight: Zadar - onboard  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2

Day 4

Molat or Olib

Zadar – Molat or Olib. Anchors away as we cruise to the blissfully underdeveloped island of Molat or Olib. Whether it is Molat or Olib, will be dependent upon where we secure a mooring, such is the compactness of both islands and the pleasingly underdeveloped infrastructure. A stop in either Molat or Oilb will be far from the maddening crowds, a rare thing these days.
Overnight: Molab/Olib - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Mali Losinj

Molat or Olib – Ilovik – Mali Losinj. Cruising via the island of Ilovik we enjoy a swim and snorkel, before continuing to the island of Mali Losinj. With its clear waters, pine-scented air and old city, Mali Losinj is a popular stop in the northern Adriatic. The nightlife is always good along the harbour edge with an abundance of fresh seafood local wine and golden coloured Zlahtina (aniseed spirit) from the Vrbnik region if you feel like a tipple.
Overnight: Mali Losinj - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Cres

Mali – Losinj – Cres. Long and narrow, the island of Cres is carpeted with oak trees, pine forest, olive groves and grape vines. Cres and Mali Losinj used to be one island but a channel dug by the Romans separates them!
Overnight: Cres - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Cres

Cres – Opatija. Taking in the views of the Kvarner region as we cruise back to Opatija.
Overnight: Opatija - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Opatija

Saturday – Opatija. Our perfect week of sailing concludes after breakfast.
Breakfast

Standard and Comfort Boats

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 on board cook prepares breakfast and lunch or dinner 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!

On this cruise we offer a choice of Standard and Comfort boats.

Standard Boats
Standard boats offer mostly twin bunk cabins, though dependent upon the craft, triples and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. All standard boat cabins offer private en suite bathrooms. Additionally standard boats offer towels, plenty of hot water, board games and ample shaded and sun deck space to lounge about! As the cruise offers purely relaxation, it is entirely up to you how you enjoy each port of call. Relax or explore? The choice is yours!

Comfort Boats
Comfort 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.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a cabin. The 'single supplement' applies for single travellers and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your cruise, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the cruise date of your choosing.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates can be guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.

Guaranteed Departure
4+ places available
Limited places
Sold out
On Request (Please Contact Us)
2017
Price/Person
Single Supp.
USD $885
USD $460
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USD $460
USD $1165
USD $590
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USD $1390
USD $680
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USD $680
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USD $680
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USD $1390
USD $680
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $885
USD $460
USD $885
USD $460
USD $885
USD $460
2018
Price/Person
Single Supp.
USD $885
USD $460
USD $885
USD $460
USD $885
USD $460
USD $885
USD $460
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $1390
USD $680
USD $1390
USD $680
USD $1390
USD $680
USD $1390
USD $680
USD $1390
USD $680
USD $1390
USD $680
USD $1390
USD $680
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USD $680
USD $1390
USD $680
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $1165
USD $590
USD $885
USD $460
USD $885
USD $460

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Comfort Boat Supplement
USD $415
USD $210
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
USD $145
USD $70

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Standard Boat, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Cruise

Standard boats are offered on all our sailing itineraries (except Creme de la Croatia). Standard boats offer mostly twin bunk cabin accommodation, though dependent upon the craft, triple and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. An exclusive feature of the standard boat is that all cabins offer private en suite bathrooms. Additionally standard boats offer towels, plenty of hot water, board games and ample shaded and sun deck space to lounge about!

Comfort Boat, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 3 star cruise boat

Comfort boats are a class above our ‘standard boats’ and offer a more spacious cabin with en-suite bathroom on newly built or fully renovated ships. Accommodation is mostly twin or double-bedded cabins, though bunk bed cabins are sometimes all that is available. Exclusive features of the comfort boat include; air-conditioning in all cabins and in most of the common areas whilst sailing (no A/C is available when the boat is stationary), a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking tour guide and a delicious Captain’s Feast. Additionally, comfort 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 to lounge about!

Trip Highlights

Opatija – Adriatic seaside resort
Rab - medieval town and ‘island of love’
Molat or Olib Islands
Mali Losinj - clear waters, pine forests and old city
Crystal clear Adriatic waters and sun kissed beaches
Krk - old Venetian city & harbour
Zadar - old Roman city and fortress
Ilovik Island - swim and snorkel stop
Cres - harbour and seaside

Included

One litre of bottled water per day
7 nights accommodation onboard a Standard sailing boat
Opportunities to swim, snorkel, soak up the sun, hike and bike ride
2 towels for personal use.
Most port taxes and visitor fees.
7 breakfasts, 7 (two course) lunches
7 days sailing off the Kvarner coast in the Adriatic Sea
Services of captain and onboard crew
Linen and bedding

Not Included

International flights, visa and transfers to and from the port
Guided sightseeing
Entrance tickets to national parks not included. The exact cost is dependent on the season and parks visited, approx EUR15 per person.
Tips for the crew are not included and at your own discretion. As a guideline we suggest EUR 3–5 per person per day.
Supplementary port tax of EUR25 to be paid upon cruise check in

Reviews

Hi Charlie,

I just came back from the sailing tour in Croatia and wanted to let you know what a fantastic time I had!

The combination of relaxing and active time was just perfect. Lazing around the boat while catching some sun, snorkeling and exploring all the Islands... I could easily spend there another week or two.

Many thanks for all your help.

Roy Skinner • Submitted 29 Aug 2010

Hi Sally,

Just a brief follow up as just back from Croatia. I had a fabulous time on the boat - the crew were spectacular and the people were great. I would highly recommend it

Cheers Suze

Suzy McKenzie • Submitted 13 Jul 2010

What a trip!I would like to thank you guys for talking me into going on the Onboard at Opatija tour. I haven't had so much fun in ages!

Our group was really fun and we socialised very well. The boat crew was exceptional and during the storm they remained professional and took good care of us.

Well done!

Monique O'Riley • Submitted 29 Jun 2010

Tour Details
Starts
Opatija
Ends
Opatija
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Standard or Comfort
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
No
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 7

Hi Charlie,

I just came back from the sailing tour in Croatia and wanted to let you know what a fantastic time I had!

The combination of relaxing and active time was just perfect. Lazing around the boat while catching some sun, snorkeling and exploring all the Islands... I could easily spend there another week or two.

Many thanks for all your help.

Roy Skinner
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