• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Kaštel Gomilica
  • Location: Split, Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, June - October
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Highlights

  • All expenses included except dinner and drinks! No hidden charges, no local payments!
  • Cabin Charter gives you a possibility to hire just a cabin (double cabin) and still get the same fabulous holiday for a fraction of the price of a private charter!
  • For one week you are together with a group of people from all around the world; sail to beautiful hidden islands, beaches and bays
  • Crewed with a skipper and a hostess, you can relax and be pampered, or join in and learn to sail
  • Beautifully maintained mono-hull sailing yachts
  • Breakfast and lunch included
Book now From $1,659

8 days from Split, Milna (Brač), Pakleni Island/Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Polace (Mljet) Okuklje (Mljet), Dubrovnik

A unique opportunity to discover a small group sailing experience along Croatian coast. Sail from Split to Dubrovnik with a small group of like-minded travellers. Average age 35-60yrs from all over the world.

PRICE INCLUDES BREAKFAST AND LUNCH, ALL PORT TAXES, OVERNIGHT IN MARINAS, VISITOR'S TAX, SKIPPER & HOSTESS, WIFI, AND SNORKELLING GEAR.

Ship: Cabin charter on an Oceanis 48 mono-hull Sailing Yacht, with 8 passengers maximum (and 2 crew)

Also available in the opposite direction; and we also have dedicated Pride and Yoga sailings, please see our other listings or ask us

Itinerary

8 days from Split, Milna (Brač), Pakleni Island/Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Polace (Mljet) Okuklje (Mljet), Dubrovnik

INCLUDES BREAKFAST AND LUNCH, ALL PORT TAXES, OVERNIGHT IN MARINAS, VISITOR'S TAX, SKIPPER & HOSTESS, WIFI, AND SNORKELLING GEAR. ALL YOU NEED TO PAY FOR IS DINNER AND DRINKS. ALL OTHER EXPENSES ALREADY INCLUDED, unlike most cabin charters. Only 4 passenger cabins on each ship. Just like a private charter for a fraction of the cost.

Spend 7 days sailing Croatia, island-hopping across the stunning Adriatic! Our routes from Split and Dubrovnik (and vice-versa) include the vibrant islands of Hvar and Korčula, the peaceful national park Mljet and magical islands in between. We stop in secluded bays for swim breaks and exploring the hidden gems that are only accessible by boat.

The itinerary is the Croatian 'tasting plate' of the Dalmatian, showcasing all sides of Croatians coastal and island's beauty, culture and hospitality. Explore the old fortified towns of Dubrovnik and Korčula, swim in the crystal clear waters in the Mljet National Park, cycle around the lake, go on a wine or military tour on the island of Vis and enjoy sunset cocktails on the cosmopolitan island of Hvar.

Switch off and relax as we spend leisurely days at sea navigating some of the Adriatic's more remote islands as we sail Croatia. Learn how to sail, or just spend afternoons lazing on your yacht before wandering secluded villages as we take our time to show you another side of Croatia.

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ITINERARY:

Day 1 (Sat) Split – Milna (Brač)
You will join the boat at 13:00 and get ready for a 14:00 departure. We sail directly to Milna on Brač, where you will experience the beautiful town and be welcomed by the local hospitality and settle in for your first night. Dine at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here. Overnight in Milna.
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Afternoon sail to Brač
Learn to sail (if you wish)
Arrive in port (spare time)
Dinner at our selected restaurant
Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access


Day 2 (Sun) Milna - Hvar / Pakleni Islands
After your hostess has prepared your breakfast, you'll set sail for your first day stop and swim. We'll drop anchor and you can swim in the crystal clear water and let the sun kiss your body as you relax into the island-hopping experience.
We will sail to Pakleni Island, where we'll stay for the evening. You can swim in the bay around the boat, explore the island and the trendy cocktail bar before taking a water taxi to Hvar for sunset drinks, an amazing selection of restaurants and a wonderful Old Town to explore. Dine at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here. Overnight in Vinogradse Bay.
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Breakfast on board
Sail to swim stop
Swim stop & lunch on board
Sail to Pakleni Island
Berthed on mooring ball for the evening
Swim & leisure time
Water taxi to Hvar for sunset drinks, dinner and dancing
Restaurant selection your choice or go as a group
Boat is moored in bay, so you will be taking a water taxi to and from Hvar
Last water back to boat is 4am


Day 3 (Mon) Hvar/Pakleni Islands - Vis (Stiniva Bay)
We'll have an early breakfast and set sail for the hidden gem called Stiniva Bay. We wont spend all day there, as we need to get to Vis and guarantee our place on the dock. Once on the dock, you're free to come and go and treat the boat as your base. You can hire an old VW Beetle or scooter and explore the island and drive down to Komiza at the other end of the island. Dinner on Vis is a true pleasure with more choices to shake a stick at. Dine at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here. Overnight in Vis.
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Breakfast on board
Sail to swim stop (Stiniva Bay)
Swim stop & lunch on board
Sail to Vis town to berth on town quay
Spare time, explore the island on scooters/car hire, shopping etc
Restaurant selection your choice or go as a group
Night cap on the boat and watch shooting stars. Night club open for anyone wanting to dance
Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access


Day 4 (Tue) Vis – Korčula
We will depart Vis early, as we have a big day ahead of us to get to Korčula. Weather permitting, we'll go to Šcedro for a swim stop and lunch. After lunch we're back on track for the old fortified town of Korčula, the home of Marco Polo. Once in Korčula, you can wander the streets in the old town, find a sunset bar for the best set in the house and explore the many restaurants the town has to offer. Dine at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here. After dinner there are always performers playing a selection of live music on the street, for a true alfresco experience. Overnight in Korčula.
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Breakfast on board
Sail to swim stop
Swim stop & lunch on board
Sail to Korčula, arrival approx 5pm
Explore the town, sunset drinks and restaurant dinner
Restaurant selection your choice or go as a group
Enjoy the alfresco entertainment on the streets of the town
Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access


Day 5 (Wed) Korčula - Polače (Mljet - National Park)
We set sail for the island of Mljet and the National Park. Once inside the park, we'll drop anchor for lunch and your swim. This is heaven. We'll park the boat outside our favorite restaurant, where you can pre-order your dinner before cycling around the lake. This is bliss. Once back at the boat after your afternoon, the restaurant is literally just a few steps away, so you can sit back and soak up the atmosphere on the island and enjoy the sunset. Dine at the hosting restaurant with the rest of the group and enjoy the evening here. Overnight in Polače.
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Breakfast on board
Sail to swim stop in National Park
Swim stop & lunch on board
Berth boat outside restaurant
Spare time to explore the National Park, swim, cycle the lake or enjoy the boat
Dinner at our selected restaurant
Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access


Day 6 (Thu) Polače (Mljet) – Okukje (Mljet)
We'll start the day with a freshly prepare breakfast, as with all mornings before setting sail down the island and finding another hidden gem for a swim stop and lunch. After enjoying the afternoon, swimming around the boat and soaking up the sun's rays we'll make way for the hidden bay called Okuklje. Once berthed you can wander through the town and hike up to the church for a birds-eye view of the bay. Dine at the hosting restaurant with the rest of the group and enjoy the evening here. Overnight in Okukje.
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Breakfast on board
Sail to swim stop
Swim stop & lunch on board
Evening stop, spare time
Dinner at our selected restaurant
When the lights go out in the town, watch the shooting stars on the clear night!
Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access


Day 7 (Fri) Okukje (Mljet) – Dubrovnik (Marina Frapa)
On our final sailing day, we make way for Dubrovnik, stopping for our usual swim and lunch in a protected bay. We'll arrive in Dubrovnik with enough time to refresh yourself and head into the Old Town to wander the streets, take in a walking town, sunset drinks in the bars outside the fortified wall or even take a kayak tour around the town. Dinner time in Dubrovnik is always a difficult choice, as there are so many amazing restaurants to choose from. Dine in a restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
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Breakfast on board
Sail to swim stop
Swim stop & lunch on board
Sail to Dubrovnik, spare time to explore the fortified old town, go Game of Thrones walking tour, walk the old town's walls, kayak outside the walls or enjoy a sunset cocktail as the sun goes down on your sailing holiday for the last night
Restaurant selection your choice or go as a group
Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access


Day 8 (Sat) Dubrovnik (Disembark 8am)
It's time to say goodbye. Check out time is at 8am
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Light breakfast and 8am disembarkation




Our Cabin Charter yachts have 4 double cabins and can accommodate up to 8 passengers.

Embarkation: Saturday at 13:00.
Disembarkation: Saturday by 08:00.

INCLUDED:
7 days cruising / sailing
2 crew members (skipper and hostess)
Half board (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches), natural water, tea and coffee
marina and port charges, tourist taxes, fuel, equipment on the boat
bed sheets and towels
WiFi Internet (unlimited, 4G)
snorkeling gear

NOT INCLUDED:
Transfers
Entrance to the National Parks
Tips, restaurant dinners, alcohol and mixers and any other personal extras
Travel insurance


RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (which will be explained in your briefing). In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.

DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, entrance to the boat will be via a gangway. We will be berthed in a marina, town quay or restaurant private berthing. There will be one night where the boat is moored on a mooring ball and access to the boat will be via a tender or water taxi. If ports are full, we may be required to anchor and we will tender guests to shore. This trip is not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

BEDS: Beds are double beds. The aft cabin is larger with restricted head room, while the forward cabins are smaller with more head room. Cabins will be assigned on the day, unless there is a prior request and also availability.

Accommodations

Great accommodations are provided.

Essential Information

Ship Description:

https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/yachts/oceanis-48/

The Oceanis 48 Sailing Yacht is the largest in her size. She has the largest cockpit area, providing you with the most room possible to relax outdoors. There is ample deck space for laying out and enjoying the sun, with an unfolding transom, which provides a large swimming platform for getting into and out of the water.

CABIN SIZES:
Booking your cabin is on a 'first come, first served' basis. There are 2 cabin types available:
Aft cabin: is at the back of the boat with the most room, however you will share a bathroom with the 2nd aft cabin.
Forward cabin: is at the front of the boat, and smaller due to the shape of the boat's hull. You have a private bathroom and shower in each of these.
When in port, you will have access to the marina facilities and we ask that you don't use the boat's facilities while in dock.

Ship Description

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • 7 days cruising / sailing
  • 2 crew members (skipper and hostess)
  • Half board (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches), natural water, tea and coffee
  • marina and port charges, tourist taxes, fuel, equipment on the boat
  • bed sheets and towels
  • WiFi Internet (unlimited, 4G)
  • snorkeling gear
  • Our Cabin Charter yachts have 4 double cabins and can accommodate up to 8 passengers.
  • Embarkation: Saturday at 13:00.
  • Disembarkation: Saturday by 08:00.

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • Transfers
  • Entrance to the National Parks
  • Tips, restaurant dinners, alcohol and mixers and any other personal extras
  • Travel insurance

Extras & Upgrades

There are SUP (Stand Up Paddleboards) available for private charters at €150 each. (must pre-book) SUP's may be complementary available for cabin charters based on availability only.

Restrictions

There are no pets allowed or children under the age of 15 unless you're booking the entire yacht as a private charter.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have loads more specific FAQ answered on our other pages, check them out here:

Before You Go (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise (small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Private Charter (private gulets and yacht charter)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.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

Cruise Ship Photos

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Photos

Group fun on your private yacht
Group fun on your private yacht

Sit back and relax!
Sit back and relax!

Aft cabin
Aft cabin

Catch a sunrise
Catch a sunrise

Watch the sun go down
Watch the sun go down

Saloon area
Saloon area

Swim in the crystal clear water
Swim in the crystal clear water

Jump in, the water's fine!
Jump in, the water's fine!

Relax on a hidden beach
Relax on a hidden beach

Treat yourself
Treat yourself

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Sat) Split – Milna (Brač)
  • Day 2 (Sun) Milna - Hvar / Pakleni Islands
  • Day 3 (Mon) Hvar/Pakleni Islands - Vis (Stiniva Bay)
  • Day 4 (Tue) Vis – Korčula
  • Day 5 (Wed) Korčula - Polače (Mljet - National Park)
  • Day 6 (Thu) Polače (Mljet) – Okukje (Mljet)
  • Day 7 (Fri) Okukje (Mljet) – Dubrovnik (Marina Frapa)
  • Day 8 (Sat) Dubrovnik (Disembark 8am)