Zlatni Rat beach | Brac | Croatia
FROM: £570

Sun-drenched beaches, medieval fortresses and idyllic islands lie along the Croatian coast. Setting sail from Split, we'll embark on a captivating 8-day cruise around the sparkling Adriatic. Combining relaxation with adventure, this tour is the perfect way to soak up the culture of Croatia.

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Itinerary
Traditional En Suite Ship Prices
Premium Ship Prices
Premium Plus Ship Prices
Ship Categories
Reviews

Trip Highlights

Split – roam the medieval streets that lie within the walls of this ancient city
Korcula – uncover this charming island your way and see the sights of Marco Polo's birthplace
Pakleni Islands – swim in crystal clear waters and relax on the pristine beaches - a perfect place to relax
Loviste - stroll around this picturesque seaside town with stunning coastal views
Dubrovnik – discover a stunning city and the spectacular setting for 'Game of Thrones'
Mljet Island – explore the unforgettable natural beauty that lies within the national parks
Hvar – wander around the quaint harbour town and perhaps sample some fresh fish and fine wine
Brac - soak up the rays on Zlatni Rat, one of the most famous beaches on the Adriatic coast

Included

7 breakfasts and 7 three-course lunches
7 days sailing off the Dalmatian coast in the Adriatic Sea
Opportunities to swim, snorkel, soak up the sun, hike, and bike ride
Linen, bedding, towels, and onboard water dispenser
7 nights' accommodation aboard a traditional en-suite sailing ship (or upgrade to Premium and Premium Plus Ship)
Most port and visitor fees
Services of captain and onboard crew

Not Included

International flights, visas and transfers to and from the port
Supplementary port tax of 40 EURO to be paid upon cruise check in
Entrance to national parks. This will depend on the season and parks visited, but will be approx. 15 EURO per person
Tips for the crew - this is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Sailing Split

Saturday. Split – Makarska. Welcome to Croatia! Take some time to explore the Roman city of Split. Walking the streets where the Diocletian emperor once ruled, you can soak up the important historical sights of the city.

Our cruise departs from SPLIT HARBOUR ON SATURDAY AT 13:00 - don't miss it! If you need accommodation before setting sail, get in touch with our travel experts for recommendations.

Once we're all aboard, we'll sail south to Makarska.
Overnight: Makarska - onboard  |  Lunch

Day 2

Seafood and spectacular scenery

Makarska – Loviste – Mljet. On our holiday, you'll have plenty of time to soak up the Mediterranean rays and take a dip in the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Explore the coves with a snorkel or simply unwind on the shores.

Arriving in Loviste, you can explore the sights of the delightful fishing village. Watch the fleets of fishing boats as they unload their daily catch and sample locally grown almonds and olives. After lunch onboard, we'll continue to Mljet.

Mljet is half-covered by a national park, with thick forests of pine and stunning salt lakes. You're free to explore the spectacular scenery by bike, motorized scooter, or car - all of which you can hire from the harbour.

For dinner, you can take your pick from the local restaurants; the perfect chance to sample traditional Croatian cuisine. Seafood is plentiful and delicious, along with olives, breads, and cheese.
Overnight: Mljet - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Explore Dubrovnik

Mljet – Dubrovnik. Today, we'll roam the streets of Dubrovnik. Explore the labyrinth of cobbled streets within the intact city walls, and soak up the sights of the ancient city.

For spectacular views of the city and coast, head up to the famous five towers built within the city walls. And with a thousand and one taverns, you'll have plenty of choice when it comes to unwinding with a cold pint of beer.
Overnight: Dubrovnik - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Sipan Island

Dubrovnik – Sipan Island/Trstenik. Moving on to Sipan Island or Trstenik, we'll enjoy a day of exploring and relaxing. With unspoilt coves and beaches, Trstenik is a beautiful harbour town to roam at your leisure. Dip into one of the many restaurants and bars along the harbour strip or simply admire the views of the fishing boats.

Sipan Island boasts peaceful beaches and a fascinating history. Head to a waterfront restaurant for sumptuous seafood with a spectacular view.
Overnight: Sipan/Trstenik - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Korcula

Sipan Island/Trstenik – Korcula. Today, we'll delve into the old town of Korcula. A distinctive maze of cobbled streets and limestone buildings, you'll discover a fascinating piece of history on each corner. Explore Renaissance palaces, cathedrals and the tower of Marco Polo in the heart of this bustling island.
Overnight: Korcula - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Pakleni Islands and Hvar

Korcula – Pakleni Islands – Hvar. En route to Hvar, we'll cruise the scenic Pakleni Islands. With crystal clear waters and secluded beaches, you'll have the chance to unwind in a true slice of paradise.

After some lunch onboard, we'll head to Hvar. Wander the charming harbour town independently and immerse yourself in local life, sampling native wines and spirits.
Overnight: Hvar - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Swimming in paradise

Hvar – Brac – Split. We'll cruise to the island of Brac, where we'll stop at the famous Zlatni Rat. Known as one of the most beautiful beaches on the Croatian coastline, you can swim in the brilliant blue waters and stroll along the endless stretch of sand.

Explore the nearby town of Bol on your own terms before lunch on board. We'll then return to Split for an afternoon of relaxation.
Overnight: Split - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Split

Saturday. After breakfast onboard, our sailing adventure comes to an end in Split.
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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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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Premium Boat

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

Price /
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Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
£85
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Premium Plus Boat

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

Read More
Available
Contact us to book
Sold out
2020
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
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Price /
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Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
£95
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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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