• Activity Level:  3
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Komolac
  • Location: Dubrovnik area; Mljet island, Lastovo, Korcula
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, May 18, Jun 1 & 8
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Highlights

  • Adventure Sailing holiday isn’t just a sailing trip or adventure package. We designed this holiday for those who love being active outdoors, who admire art and history and appreciate ancient architecture and local tradition.
  • Daily activities are rather short and not too demanding, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the sun.
  • Dubrovnik, the Elaphiti shorelines and Mljet Island National Park are rich in history and natural variety – cliffs, caves, coves, rocks, beaches and pine forests.
  • We will explore them while sailing on a yacht, sea kayaking, cycling, swimming, snorkeling and on foot.
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6 days from Dubrovnik, Sipan, Mljet National Park, Lastovo, Korcula, Peljesac Peninsula and back to Dubrovnik

Open Sea Adventure Sailing is a journey for fans of the deep blue sea and hidden coves who do not care for the crowded summer destinations but instead prefer authentic and rarely seen nature and the absolute silence that only lighthouses at sea offer.

SATURDAYS, May 18, Jun 1 & 8

Itinerary

6 days from Dubrovnik, Sipan, Mljet National Park, Lastovo, Korcula, Peljesac Peninsula and back to Dubrovnik

Please note that spaces are very limited as there are only 3 cabins so they get booked out fast.

SATURDAYS, May 18, Jun 1 & 8


Also available as 3 night sailing and 4 nights in a guesthouse on an island: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/262/adventure-sailing-dubrovnik-land-and-sea-7nts/

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Open Sea Adventure Sailing is a journey for fans of the deep blue sea and hidden coves who do not care for the crowded summer destinations but instead prefer authentic and rarely seen nature and the absolute silence that only lighthouses at sea offer.

On this journey, we tour big and small islands, we enter their interior, explore famous and less-known sea caves, and swim in their turquoise blue sea. Our final destination is in the open sea: the island of Lastovo, the most distant inhabited island in the Adriatic Sea, which together with 44 islets in a protected archipelago forms a surreal oasis of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and peace.

The main highlight of the tour is Lastovo Island, immersed in the sea, far from the mainland, all crowds, and even light pollution. It offers a view of the crystal clear night sky scattered with stars like almost nowhere else in Europe. Millions of stars leave observers breathless. Stars aren’t our only guiding light on our journey. As we sail, we will also explore and get to know more about the lighthouse phenomenon on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. All the monumental lighthouses built in inaccessible areas bear witness to the construction feats achieved in the 19th century. The lighthouses built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire still show the way to sailors today. We will tour four lighthouses, each of which offers a unique view with its position and architecture.

ITINERARY:

Day 1 Sailing Dubrovnik to Sipan island
We head out from Dubrovnik and head towards the Elaphiti archipelago to visit islands and the lighthouse of St. Andrew before reaching Sipan island. The island, which is only 16 square kilometers in size, is home to old summer estates and 34 churches that bear witness to a rich history that peaked during the era of the Dubrovnik Republic. Interestingly, Sipan was inscribed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the island with the greatest number of olive trees in comparison to its size. The olive tree is a symbol of the Mediterranean. It has left its mark on civilization, and has been respected since ancient and biblical times. Here we spend the night and prepare for a longer day of sailing.
Accommodation: yacht.

Day 2 Mljet Island National Park
Today we head to Mljet Island and its national park. Mljet is the most forested island in the Adriatic, and the National Park contains two salt lakes, with a Benedictine monastery on the isle of St. Mary. We will go to the national park, hike, walk, cycle or canoe, take a boat tour or visit the monastery of St. Mary and swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters of the lakes before returning to the village for dinner.
Accommodation: yacht. Meals: B.

Day 3 Lastovo Island cycling
After departing from Mljet we head towards Lastovo, an offshore island with a long history and clear sky. On the way we will visit one of the lighthouses and then continue to the island and go for a cycling tour to explore the best of the island’s culture, history and untouched nature. We will reach the town of Lastovo on the other side of the island and enjoy the calm atmosphere.
Accommodation: yacht. Meals: B.

Day 4 Nature park Lastovo
For kayakers and divers, Lastovo is a hidden gem of the Adriatic. Discover its blue caves, impressive cliffs and reefs and secluded islands or the archipelago which is also a protected natural park. You will discover the inner parts of the island and cycle through many cultural and historical landmarks Lastovo has to offer. We will reach the town of Lastovo on the other side of the island and enjoy the calm atmosphere there. The city was built inland thus protecting the residents from pirates and conquerors. Military history buffs will find many remains of old and new fortifications. We end our day with dinner in a calm seaside restaurant for some local cuisine and wine. At night, well after the sunset, for your enjoyment, we will visit one of Lastovo’s peeks where lies one of the best European stargazing locations.
Accommodation: yacht. Meals: B.

Day 5 Lastovo - Korcula sailing
After 2 days on Lastovo, we turn back to sailing as we cross the wide channel to Korčula island and enjoy some casual paddleboarding along the way. The island Korčula with a rich culture and past where every stone has history imprinted on it has been famous since the 6th century B.C. when it was known as an ancient Greek colony under the name of Korkyra Melaina (in translation ‘Black Korčula’, for its dark green pine forests). Korčula is also known as the hometown of the Polo-Depolo family, including the 13th-century explorer and traveler Marco Polo, author of the book ‘Il milione’ with which he was the first European to present facts about China and other Asian countries. Discover the town and Marco Polo museum, ancient walls and architecture and a coffee in a classic destination of nautic visitors from all over the world.
Accommodation: yacht. Meals: B.

Day 6 Korcula - Peljesac peninsula sailing - Dubrovnik
We’re starting the day with sailing to Pelješac peninsula, a place where untouched nature coincides with cultivated slopes covered with vineyards resulting in one of the best wine regions in the world. This is where your sailing ends and you will continue the tour with our comfortable and air-conditioned shuttle. This way we can guide you through several wineries for wine tasting. After the wine tasting, we will be visiting Ston, a medieval little town whose history reaches back as far as the 14th century. It is a small town with the longest stone wall in Europe (5,5km), with narrow quiet streets, noble ancient houses and with traces of ancient cultures. Its former value as a „salt city“ gets confirmed even today in the plants of the oldest active salt-works in the world. These saltworks have remained faithful to the tradition and to the natural way of salt production which has not changed since remote ages. The gourmets among you will find out why the Pelješac is paradise for wine and clamp enthusiasts. Late afternoon you will be traveling back to Dubrovnik with our shuttle.
Meals: B.

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Guides and trip leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.



INCLUDED:
• 5 nights on the yacht (en suite bathroom)
• 6 breakfasts
• activities and use of equipment (kayaks, bikes, paddleboards, snorkeling gear)
• local taxes, permits and marina fees/lighthouse docking fees
• fuel, water, cooking stove gas
• dinghy and outboard engine
• yacht skipper and guide
• assistance



NOT INCLUDED:
• arrival and departure transfers
• Mljet Island National Park entrance fee
• items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)
• lunches and dinners
• Some lunches will be picnic-style, allowing for flexibility along our route. You will be able to buy lunch packages from the local shop.
• Gourmet Experience - occasionally excellent local and private restaurants will be available during lunch time and dinner. They have received excellent feedback from previous guests for their value for money and we strongly recommend trying their specialties to all those interested in discovering authentic Croatian food. The skipper will be happy to make reservations and give suggestions.
• beverages and meals not stated in the itinerary, therefore here are some examples of local costs for guidance:
Coffee/tea……………………….. 1,5-2,5 €
Juice…………………………........ 2-3 €
Snack lunch……………………....7 €
Beer………………………………. 3 €
Bottle of wine…………………..…10-20 €
Pizza ………………………………7-10 €
Dinner …………………………… 20-25 €




Note on the itinerary:
This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Guides and trip leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • 5 nights on the yacht (en suite bathroom)
  • • 6 breakfasts
  • • activities and use of equipment (kayaks, bikes, paddleboards, snorkeling gear)
  • • local taxes, permits and marina fees/lighthouse docking fees
  • • fuel, water, cooking stove gas
  • • dinghy and outboard engine
  • • yacht skipper and guide
  • • assistance

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • arrival and departure transfers
  • • Mljet Island National Park entrance fee
  • • items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)
  • • lunches and dinners
  • • Some lunches will be picnic-style, allowing for flexibility along our route. You will be able to buy lunch packages from the local shop.
  • • Gourmet Experience - occasionally excellent local and private restaurants will be available during lunch time and dinner. They have received excellent feedback from previous guests for their value for money and we strongly recommend trying their specialties to all those interested in discovering authentic Croatian food. The skipper will be happy to make reservations and give suggestions.
  • • beverages and meals not stated in the itinerary, therefore here are some examples of local costs for guidance:
  • Coffee/tea……………………….. 1,5-2,5 €
  • Juice…………………………........ 2-3 €
  • Snack lunch……………………....7 €
  • Beer………………………………. 3 €
  • Bottle of wine…………………..…10-20 €
  • Pizza ………………………………7-10 €
  • Dinner …………………………… 20-25 €

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

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

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

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - 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://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.

 

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: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Sailing Dubrovnik to Sipan island
  • Day 2 Mljet Island National Park
  • Day 3 Lastovo Island cycling
  • Day 4 Nature park Lastovo
  • Day 5 Lastovo - Korcula sailing
  • Day 6 Korcula - Peljesac peninsula sailing - Dubrovnik