• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Dalmatian Coast and Islands
  • Duration: 8 days (Sat-Sat)
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, May - October


  • Experience Croatian sailing with the locals
  • Your own private yacht with full crew including skipper, deckhand and host
  • Breakfast and lunch prepared for you and served by your host
  • Prepare your own itinerary with your skipper upon arrival, visit all the beautiful local places that the larger cruise ships don't get to see
  • Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Brac, Vis and many other small islands can be included
  • One-way hire possible (subject to availability due to possible bookings already made either side of your cruise week)
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A unique opportunity to discover a completely new cruising experience along Croatian coast that gives you the freedom to sail in a smaller group

Private Charter of a traditional Croatian Gulet 7 nights; Split-Split, Dubrovnik-Split or Split-Dubrovnik
8 days from Split or Dubrovnik, to wherever you and the Captain choose based on your preferences!
Your own private charter means you can go wherever you desire and experience all the secret spots the locals enjoy.
Gulet Hera can accommodate up to 8 passengers in 4 passenger cabins. (4 x DBL Cabins).
Hera is only licensed for 8 passengers (and 3 crew who have their own cabins)


For those who would like to charter the whole gulet for their vacation in order to spend it in company of their family or group of friends, and who would like to experience the cruise along the magnificent Croatian coast, we are here to help you organise a perfect route that is based on your preferences.

According to our desire to present you the most interesting parts of Adriatic coast with numerous natural beauties, hidden bays, important historical and cultural heritage and traditional elements of living, we have accurately put together a few routes for you. Whether you would like to visit the islands of Central Dalmatia, enjoy the serenity of national parks, visit both pearls of Dalmatian coast – Split and Dubrovnik, you can choose your favourite one among our suggested routes.

Each day you will sail to some other place. You will experience a particular sense of relaxation just by hearing the sound of the sea and wind while the view spreads on the open crystal clear sea. At any moment during your cruise you can turn to your captain for any necessary information.

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ONE-WAY ROUTES (suggested, optional, one-way fee is an extra cost):
-ROUTE 1 – SPLIT – Solta – Vis – Hvar – Korcula – Mljet – Sipan – Lopud – DUBROVNIK
-ROUTE 2 - DUBROVNIK - Sipan - Mljet - Korcula - Lastovo - Vis - Hvar - Solta - SPLIT

RETURN ROUTES (suggested, optional):
-ROUTE 3 – SPLIT – Brac – Hvar – Peljesac – Korcula – Lastovo – Vis – Solta – SPLIT
-ROUTE 4 – SPLIT – Rogoznica – NP Krka – NP Kornati – Zadar – Biograd – Murter – Primosten - SPLIT
-ROUTE 5 – DUBROVNIK – Ston – Korcula – Hvar – Vis – Lastovo – NP Mljet – Zaton – DUBROVNIK

For any additional questions you might have during the trip you can, at all times, ask the captain or any other crew member who are always at your disposal.

We wish you an unforgettable cruising experience!

Check in on Saturday at 17:00h, check out on Saturday by 09:00h

Gulet Hera can accommodate up to 8 passengers in 4 passenger cabins. (4 x DBL Cabins). Hera is only licensed for 8 passengers (and 3 crew who have their own cabins)

Family Crew: 3 (Owner and his 2 sons)
Captain - Cook/Sailor - Waiter/Sailor
Crew speaks: English- Italian and Spanish
Up to 4 hrs cruising per day (With favourable wind we use the sails)
Complete linen and towels.
(Sheets exchange once per week - Set towels changes twice per week)
Crew provides for toilet control – (Set towels -toilet paper and empty the trash)
Passenger insurance.
V.A.T. 13%

Includes use of all equipment onboard:
Zodiac mt. 3.80 with outboard 20 Hp (for tender).
2 Kayak in fiberglass for 4 person 2 children.
2 Paddle boards
Snorkel equipment – Fishing rod.
Stereo/cd-mp3 -TV- dvd/blue ray- Wi-fi internet.

Generator - electricity 220 V.
inverter 24 v./220 v. (Recharging small electronic devices non-stop)
Air conditioned in all cabins/saloon. Additional- in all cabins electronic super silent cooling fan - Use non-stop.
Max. working of air-conditioning is 6 hours a day- With use of the generator until 10 p.m. During the night, the air conditioning is off. Only if mooring in the village with sufficient electricity is it possible to use all night.

All cabins are with air conditioning and have their own bathrooms with shower and toilet.

Payable only in cash on board
1) PORT FEES – Approx 700-1,000 EUR/week - Port / mooring fees are to be paid on spot in each port. The total cost per week depends on the selected itinerary/ports. It is not obligatory for the gulet to be in the port each night, the gulet can also be anchored, which lowers the mooring fees.
2) Drinks and extra meals at the bar on board (as per bar price list)
3) Residence / tourist tax (1 Eur/day/pax)
4) Price for entry in National Parks
5) Transfers

FOOD OPTIONS: Half-board is obligatory minimum
HALF-BOARD - 7 breakfast - 6 lunch - 1 Dinner - Eur/week/pax (compulsory)
FULL-BOARD - 7 breakfast - 6 lunch - 7 Dinner - Eur/week/pax (Optional)
Abundant Mediterranean Gastronomic cuisine based on fish and meat - first quality.
Possible on board: food and beverages of the guests preferences (request list to be provided with final payment)

FOOD DISCOUNT FOR CHILDREN: Children up to 4 years free. Children from 4 to 10 years 50% discount.

Drinks are purchased individually on board, at reasonable prices. It is forbidden to bring food and drinks on board, unless it is arranged in advance with the Captain.

Embarkation from 17.00hrs. Passengers who arrive earlier can usually leave their bags onboard until their ship is ready. Overnight in port is possible, so late arrivals are possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Croatia Cruise FAQ - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Croatia Island Hopping Tour FAQ - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)


Click here to see how the booking process works: https://discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.


What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!


What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]



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