Zlatni Rat beach | Brac | Croatia
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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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Itinerary
Traditional En Suite Ship Prices
Premium Ship Prices
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Reviews

Trip Highlights

Split – enjoy free time to relax or explore the beautiful city, home to the UNESCO listed Diocletian Palace
Dubrovnik – explore the old town and city walls, much of which starred in ‘Game of Thrones’
Korcula – discover the charming island your way including the tower said to be the birthplace of famed explorer Marco Polo
Brac - sunbathe on Zlatni Rat which is one of the most famous beaches on the Adriatic Coast
Mljet Island – opt to discover the two lakes within the lush national park or hire bicycles to explore the island
Pakleni Islands – swim in the crystal waters or sunbathe on the pristine sandy beaches of this tiny archipelago
Hvar – relax in the harbour town and sample some of the delicious fresh fish and wine available
Loviste - take in the quaint fishing village and see the boats bobbing in the pretty harbour

Included

on board water dispenser
7 nights accommodation aboard a Traditional En suite sailing ship (upgrade to Premium and Premium Plus Ship available)
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 3-course lunches
7 days sailing off the Dalmatian 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
Supplementary port tax of EUR 40 to be paid upon cruise check in
Tips for the crew are not included and at your own discretion. As a guideline we suggest EUR 3–5 per person per day
Entrance tickets to national parks not included. The exact cost is dependent on the season and parks visited, approx EUR15 per person

Itinerary

Day 1

Split

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

Day 2

Mljet

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

Day 3

Dubrovnik

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

Day 4

Sipan Island

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

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 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

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.

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

Day 7

Brac

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

Day 8

Split

Saturday. Your perfect week of sailing concludes after breakfast
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 En suite Ships
Traditional En suite ships offer mostly twin bunk cabins, though dependent upon the craft, triples and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. All the traditional En suite ships offer cabins with private en suite bathrooms. They also offer towels, plenty of hot water, board games and ample shaded and sun deck space to lounge about!

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 10 persons.

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Extra Prices

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Single
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Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
CAD $120
CAD $60

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.

Traditional En suite Ship, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Cruise

Traditional En suite ships offer mostly twin bunk cabin accommodation, though dependent upon the craft, triple and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. All cabins on Traditional En suite ships have private en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Additionally these ships provide towels, plenty of hot water, board games and lots of shaded and sun deck space to relax on.

Premium Ship, Croatia Sailing

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

Premium ships are a class above our traditional ships and are bookable as an upgrade on most sailing trips. The Premium ships are fully renovated with slightly larger en suite cabins 8 – 14 square 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

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

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 cruises and include all of the above plus two more guided tours.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.8 out of 5 based on 10 recent reviews

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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.

• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
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They did a great job! And it was super helpful to have Carolyn as a consistent contact while I was preparing for the trip.

• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
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The tour was better then I expected. The crew on Skarda were awesome! They truly cared about the guests and making certain that they had a wonderful holiday. With respect t the boat, the crew did an amazing job of keeping it very clean and in tip top shape.

That being said, I think the next time I would do this trip, I would look into upgrading to another boat which had a bit larger cabins especially the size of the bathroom.

• Submitted 10 Jun 2017
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Our "Sailing Split" trip was awesome and we could not ask for anything better. Our ship the Skarda was clean and well maintained. The 5 man crew were awesome, patient, and kind; especially Milan the bartender who took very good care of us. Cabins were small but had everything we needed. The ports of call were lovely and quaint and I most especially enjoyed the daily swim stops - the water was refreshingly cool and crystal clear. We had ample time to explore each port city/village and never felt pressured to participate in any of the side excursions. The food on board was as expected with basic breakfast and hearty Croatian lunches.

• Submitted 05 Jun 2017
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What can I say, only that, that was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I had the time of my life meeting up with like minded people from all across the globe. I have made lot's of new friends to keep in touch with who were more like family to me. Also, I shared a room for the first time and that worked out just fine so on the whole I had a fantastic time and recommend that everyone should give it a try and believe me you will not be sorry.

• Submitted 05 Jun 2017
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Amazing tour, country, staff and tour guide.

Would thoroughly recommend to everyone!

• Submitted 07 Sep 2016
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Hi On The Go,

After an amazing few days at Croatia's Soundwave festival in Tisno, we treated ourselves to a wonderful cruise on your Sailing Split itinerary and it was fantastic! After partying hard for 5 days it was wonderful just to be able to relax and enjoy some of the amazing scenery that Croatia has to offer. We've never seen anywhere like it!

Food was great and we got to do some serious tanning. We stopped at some wonderful places to explore and Dubrovnik and Mljet were two of our favourites. Learning about Marco Polo before we explored his home town was a great addition!

We've been raving about it ever since we got home and our boyfriends are getting a bit sick of it! However we plan to take them next year - can't wait!

Thanks for everything.

Vic and Lol

• Submitted 08 Aug 2016
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Have just returned from the Sailing Split cruise. Sarah Bansgrove from On The Go Tours was most helpful and friendly and called back a couple of times to check availability as we had picked a busy date to travel on. We booked a classic boat but were fortunate to be upgraded to a Deluxe boat on arrival, called the FANTAZIJA (had to pay for A/C) but this was okay as the FANTAZIJA boat was a really modern, clean and new boat (only 3 months old) and was looked after by an excellent crew (Captain Nino, Valentina (Barlady), Chef and assistant (Nikola & Svjezana) and sailors (Jure, Jasko and Tea). The food was outstanding, a 3 course lunch every day and breakfast every morning. We departed from Split and stopped at the following: Makarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Korcula, Hvar, Split. There was a morning swim stop and most of the time an afternoon swim stopping before docking for the night at an island / mainland. Favourite for me was Split, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar and the best swim stop was at the Zlatni Rat beach on the Island of Bol (Golden Horn Beach). I cannot recommend this trip enough and would like to thank everyone, from On The Go to the fantastic crew of the FANTAZIJA boat (especially Valentina, who was an absolute star). The crew really work long hours but always had a smile on ther faces! We have really nice people on the boat, ranging from 15 - 70. I am in my mid thirties and the range was okay. (depends on if you want to party/relax). Some advice: Do the River Rafting on the Cetinin river (day of arrival), it is an excursion (you have to pay extra) but is a lot of fun. More advise: your tab on the boat is paid at the end of the trip, so ask for a running total mid week so you can get an idea of how much you have (already) spent as you don't want a surprise at the end of the trip! NOTE: you will need to pay this bill in CASH along with any tips for the crew. Thank you On The Go and the crew of FANTAZIJA for an unforgettable holiday and trip!

• Submitted 04 Aug 2015
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I would recommend the Skarda to anyone. We enjoyed every moment and the crew were very friendly and helpful. The Skarda herself is lovely and we have nothing but good memories of the cruise.

• Submitted 18 Jun 2015
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Great value for the price, beautiful islands in the tour, excellent food in quality and quantity, helpful and attentive crew, good ratio quality / price for the services provided. Possible points to improve: Include group activities for the nights / traveling time, even though each one can read a book, do their own thing or engage with another travelers, having a common activity will promote interaction between people and will make it easier. Aim for a better balance in age distribution. I am 28 years old and was in a boat with mostly retirees or people in their 50s, even 60s. I find myself in what I feel as a non-targeted group, where I am too "old" for the cost saver boat, which was too much party for my taste and too "young" for the type of boat where I was with retired people. Maybe good to have a few trips where you have more people in this intermediate age and inform them of the possibilities when booking. On the contrary, where this is not possible and least inform that the average age is high.

• Submitted 04 Oct 2014
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Split
Ends
Split
Departs
Saturday
Group Size
Min 10 / Max 32 persons but varies per boat
Hotel Rating
Traditional En suite, Premium and Premium Plus Ships
Tour Guide
No
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 7
Visiting
Croatia Sailing, Split, Mljet Island, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar
Countries
View of the main strip of Split, lined with palm trees along the waterfront
Perfect turquoise water speckled with islands, covered in thick, green foliage
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings
View of Korcula, home to stunning, historical buildings
The island of Hvar stretching out into the sparkling blue sea

Extra Tour Info

Choice of Ships
Choose from Traditional, Premium and Premium Plus
Updated
4th September 2017

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.

Jenny Hewitson
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