Croatia is a tourist's delight: it offers a unique combination of all the things you will seek: breathtaking natural beauty,great swimming, summertime sun, oodles of history, interesting architecture, incredible wine, delicious seafood,yacht-filled harbors, cocktail bars aplenty... the list goes on.
So hop on aboard and embark on this incredibly fulfilling journey to Croatia with us!
The boat will set sail out of Split Harbor and sail due south along the Croatian mainland. The sheer cliffs of the Croatia Bosnian border seem to tower over the cruiser, offering stunning scenery. Your cook will serve your first lunch before your Guide gives the low down on the week ahead. After lunch there will be a swim stop in a secluded bay before reaching Omis and its rich pirate history. One of the week’s highlights is the walk up to the pirate fortress, which controlled and protected Dalmatia for years against the threat of the Venetians (with great island views from the top!). Tonight is the Captain's BBQ and a few beers on board as you get to know your shipmates!
Set sail after breakfast across the channel to the picture postcard Pucisca. You will enjoy a long swim stop and maybe a game of water polo. Pucisca is the home of some of the best quality marble in the world; in fact the White House in the US used the marble and sculpturing talents of the locals to produce their masterpiece. After a swim stop you will head across to Makarska, Centre of the Riviera and playground to the Dalmatian elite with its lively coastal scene. On arrival your Guide will point out all the important things in the town before free time at the beach. After dinner, enjoy happy hour and then onto one it's many buzzing waterfront bars. Be sure to head onto the famous "Rave in a cave" at Deep Club - once a weapons depot cave during WW2, the only battles there now are those between DJs, as the beats continue 'til dawn at this unique summer clubbing hotspot.
After a lazy morning on board stop for a refreshing swim at the island of Brac. The group will stop near Bol for a visit before pulling into Stari Grad. This is an amazingly interesting town full of ancient Roman history and vineyards. Your Guide will connect you to the best wine maker on the island of Hvar where you’ll sit in their ancient vineyard and get treated to a wine tasting of the finest quality plus a traditional Peka BBQ grill from local organic produce. As the sun sets over the Stari Grad plain, the wine will be sure to flow as you enjoy a special evening in this unique local setting.
This morning you will cruise around the Island of Hvar with plenty of time for a long swim stop at the Pakleni Isles before you sail into Hvar Town this evening. This place is a true Dalmatian hot spot, it's overridden with celebs all trying to outdo each other, fancy yacht's aligning it's stunning medieval habour. Your guide will offer you plenty of tips to get the most of your time here - head up to the Spanjola Fortress for some epic views for those perfect Instagram snaps, or check out it's many hip bars and cafes in town. Tonight is huge – you will party under the stars at the famous Carpe Diem - brace yourself!
Easy morning with a swim stop near Korcula, the home of Marco Polo. Korcula is a lovely island with a beautiful old town, full of historic turrets to eat and drink in, buzzing little sunset bars and great pizza. Our Guide will once again make it easy for you, allowing you to explore the town at your own pace. Tonight you can check out a few little night spots or chill on board enjoying a bottle of local wine and some cheese.
After a short sailing day and a long swim stop you will reach the fantastic national park oasis of Mljet - an island paradise with it's salt water lakes and nature all around. You have the choice of visiting the national park, hire a bike, take a boat ride to the small Island of St Mary, or just chilling back around the bay swimming, recovering and playing water polo. Tonight is the Captains and Pirate Party onboard.
Your boat will set sail early in order to get in to Dubrovnik, which is undoubtedly the highlight of your week's sail. This town was once an independent state and boasts some fantastic history right up to the modern day, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" more recently famous as the set of "Kings Landing" in Game of Thrones. Your. Spend the day checking out the sites, walking atop the famous medieval walls, exploring one of it's hidden beaches or swim spots or get lost in it's maze of marble and limestone. Celebrate your final evening at Revelin Club, partying within the ancient walls just like the rebellious people of Dubrovnik have been doing for years.
Today you bid adieu to your fellow pirates and trip mates with check out at 9am. Head to the airport as per your flight timing to leave for home.
Accommodation in Croatian sailing boats in an ensuite below deck twin berth cabin with bunk beds (2 beds).
One way sail from Split to Dubrovnik is included.