Setting sail from the ancient port of Split on Croatia's Adriatic Coast, discover sun-kissed beaches, pebbled bays, medieval Dubrovnik, beautiful Korcula and other ports of call. With plenty of time to relax, sunbathe, swim and unwind.
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Saturday. Split – Makarska. 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's 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. If you do require pre-tour accommodation, we are able to offer suggestion. From Split harbour we sail south to Makarska.
Overnight: Makarska - onboard | Lunch
Makarska – Loviste – 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 sandy white 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 sail to Loviste, a delightful fishing village and harbour on the north west tip of the Peljesac Peninsula. Along the harbour fleets of local fishing boats unload their daily catch and village woman vie to sell locally grown almonds, olives and figs. With lunch onboard, we continue to the verdant green island of Mljet. Half of the island is a national park and is 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 connected 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's 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: Mljet - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Mljet – Dubrovnik. Arriving into Dubrovnik, spend the day 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, and were once used to ward off 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: Dubrovnik - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Dubrovnik – Sipan Island/Trstenik. This afternoon 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 plenty of waterfront restaurants dishing up all seafood imaginable; the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to choose.
Overnight: Sipan/Trstenik - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
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 reminds many people of 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'll 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: Korcula - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
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.
After lunch on board we sail onward to Hvar, 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 fresh fish and crustaceans, caught locally.
Overnight: Hvar - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Hvar – Brac – Split. Cruise to the island of Brac for swimming at Zlatni Rat near the town of Bol. There is also time to explore the town before lunch on board. We return to Split for a free afternoon and evening to explore the city at leisure.
Overnight: Split - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Saturday. Your perfect week of sailing concludes after breakfast
Choosing you comfort level!
Travelling on a sometimes masted, rigged wooden sailing ship (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 ship design varies slightly from craft to craft, but all sailing ships 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!
Premium and Premium Plus ships
Premium and Premium Plus ships offer more spacious cabins with en-suite bathrooms 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 and Premium Plus ships include; A/C in all cabins WHILST SAILING, a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik and a further two guided tours on Premium Plus ships plus a delicious Captain's Feast. Additionally, Premium and Premium Plus ships 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 Plus ships are recently built and are often similar in standard to that of the Deluxe ships, only smaller in size.
Traditional ships offer mostly twin bunk cabins, though dependant upon the craft, triples and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. All the traditional ships offer cabins with 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!
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a Traditional 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. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.Read More
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.
Traditional En Suite Ship, Croatia Sailing
Traditional En Suite ships offer mostly twin bunk cabin accommodation, though dependent upon the craft, triple and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. An exclusive feature of the traditional en suite ships are all cabins offer private en suite bathrooms. Additionally traditional en suite ships offer towels, plenty of hot water, board games and lots of shaded and sun deck space to relax on.
Premium Ship, Croatia Sailing
Premium ships are a class above our traditional ships and are used on our Adriatic Explorer cruise and an upgrade on most other sailing trips. The Premium ships are fully renovated with slightly larger en suite cabins 8 – 14square metres (twin share or double). All cabins have air conditioning and most common areas do too whilst sailing as well as hair dryers and safety deposit boxes. Towels and bed linen are changed twice weekly and all premium ships include a tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide. Additionally, premium ships offer plenty of hot water, towels, some linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games, WiFi in common areas (when in port) and extensive sun and shaded deck space to lounge about!
Premium Plus Ship, Croatia Sailing
Premium Plus ships are recently built mini-deluxe vessels with all the features of our Premium ships but they are larger in size offering ample deck space. Premium Plus ships are used as an upgrade (from Premium) on our Adriatic Explorer and many other cruises and include all of the above plus two more guided tours on the islands.
I would like to let you know, that my childhood friend Katalin and myself had a most wonderful vacation on our sailing trip. Right from the start at boarding time to the last minute of our departure in Split we been pleased with everything. We found the sailing boat (Lopar) most comfortable, clean. The staff very attentive, professional, plus fun. Meals elegantly served and good variety of dishes cooked on the boat. Since we lucked out with fantastic warm weather, both of us loved the many swimming stops at beautiful bays. Our island visits were remarkable interesting at every stop as we loved all of the historical towns and natural beauties of the Mediterranean.
Hopefully I will have some other trips with your company in the future and I would definitely recommend you to anyone. ”
The reps on Split harbour were more than helpful and showed us to the boat / room.
Crew were good on the boat. Provided a great service, were very friendly (especially so as it was good to see them getting involved in the social aspect as afterall it was a small boat and we were quite a young crowd). Only one fairly good Englih speaking member of the crew - which did lead to communication breakdowns on some occasions - but wasn't too much of a problem. Emile was the perfect crew member for the trip - friendly and always jovial. Ludo was also great craic.
Meals on board were good. Breakfast between 8-9 was at an OK time (though - some people were looking to lie in on their holidays). Lunch was always 'massive'. I enjoyed all of them, but some people found it a bit too much.
Captains dinner was a stand out meal - absolutely superb. We had a birthday in the group that night also - and the night will live long in the memory! The dinner was first class - probably better than any that we had on land, and the crew were great fun for the night that entailed.
The little beach near Bol was my favourite place - what a superb site. We should have stayed there for a whole day!
Overall, I would highly recommend the trip - had great fun and was dead lucky that the group on the boat was brilliant!”
Thanks so much for all the helpful advice and tips on our trip to Croatia, the sailing was amazing. It's a great place to go especially in May as it wasn't very crowded so cheers for the advice!
Will pop in to book Egypt soon - J&J”
Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a Premium 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. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.Read More
Premium Plus Boat
Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a Premium Plus 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. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.Read More
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I am so pleased we booked this boat trip, met some really nice people, food was amazing thanks to the chef and allowed us to visit lots of different places. The boat really made our holiday. Tour guide very helpful and offered lots of options and activities. ”