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8 Day Croatia Sailing Adventure: Dubrovnik to Split

Sail from island to stunning island and discover both country and culture as you fall in love with Croatia on this 8 Day adventure
Komolac, Croatia
Duration
Duration
8 Days 7 Nights
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
8
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Available
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
16+
Meals
Meals
Not Included
Vaccination Required
Vaccination Required
What's Included

  • Get up to $240 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Accommodation: 4 twin/double bed cabins, 3 bathrooms, 2 showers (7 Nights)

  • 8 Days on a 16m sailing yacht

  • Sail along the beautiful Dalmatian Coast

  • Fully licensed skipper looking after the tour

  • Snorkelling equipment provided to make the most of you adventure at-sea

What to Expect

Whether you're looking for relaxed afternoons lazing on the deck of a yacht or time to indulge in the nightlife, this Croatian 8 Day cruising adventure aims to please.

Embark from the lovely Dubrovnik and discover charming villages as you sail from island to stunning island on a small yacht.

With an emphasis on connecting with both country and culture, you'll fall in love with this region's beauty on hikes to castles and waterfalls. Toss in beach barbecues and snorkelling and you have an incredible and affordable island getaway that will create lifelong memories with new, lifelong friend.


About the yacht

 

This 54 foot yacht is equipped with four standard double/twin cabins, as well as four bathrooms, five showers and has air conditioning while in port. There is an onboard kitchenette with interior and exterior common areas for dining and relaxing, and outside deck space for sleeping under the stars. Exterior features also include a bathing platform and additional shower for rinsing off after swimming.

Inside, every space on the yacht has been designed for functional potential. The upper deck offers a lounge where you can enjoy the view or learn sailing 101. Below deck, the cozy galley is where you can share a bite with the group. It leaves room for you to get an authentic sailing experience aboard one of the eight-passenger vessels, or just relax and watch the pros handle things.

 

Where we visit

 

Day 1: Dubrovnik/Adriatic Sea

Today is the much anticipated arrival day. Join the group at 4pm for a welcome meeting and safety briefing before beginning the sailing journey to Split. Enjoy a nightcap with crew mates on the boat and get to know fellow passengers.

Departure info: Arrive at the meeting point before 4pm for an important group meeting where you will meet the G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO), skipper, and the other group members of your tour group. The boat will be departing soon after the arrival meeting.

Please note: On your Croatia sailing trip the G Adventures Skipper/CEO will help you make a food kitty, where 500 HRK (Croatian Kuna) per person, per week will be added to the kitty for small food items on board to cover breakfasts, lunches and the odd dinner. Breakfasts and lunches are prepared by yourself, and most dinners are taken ashore at local restaurants

 

Day 2 to Day 6: Adriatic Sea

While traveling the Dalmatian coast by sailboat, explore ancient Roman ruins and discover secluded beaches. Opt to hike through the national park in Mljet; well known for being a perfect place for hiking, biking, swimming and staying active.

Soak in the island's stunning scenery and peaceful atmosphere, with this lushly forested island known for being so seductive, it's said that Odysseus came and stayed for seven years. While here, take a guided tour of the Mljet National Park, or bask in the green waters by the rocks.

Alterntivly, head to Brač Island to explore its coastline and beaches and play in crystal clear waters. Have a barbecue lunch on a deserted beach, visit local vineyards, or go for a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean Sea.

Be sure to visit the island's well-known Zlanti Rat beach, where the tides, currents, and wind are constantly shifting the shape of the beach.

When the tour Anchors in the quiet bay of Milna, Hvar, you can opt to experience the vibrant night life on land. A definite must-see and UNESCO World Heritage site, here you can enjoy some amazing beaches, nightlife, pop and classical music concerts and festivals in the city that have inspired many Croatian writers and artists. This island truly has it all!

Otherwise, there's also the chance to ride across the water to Marco Polo’s place of birth, Korčula - a typical medieval walled Dalmatian city and one of the Adriatic’s most lush green islands. Indulge yourself on this historic island and forget about the world around you. Discover the caves and secluded beaches that make this an attractive destination for exploration
 

 

Day 7: Adriatic Sea/Trogir

Weigh anchor early morning for the last passage to Trogir. Before crossing the Brač Channel, find a picturesque inlet to enjoy lunch before entering the marina in Trogir. Enjoy the last night aboard, or join the rest of the group for an optional group dinner in Split while reminiscing about the epic journey through the Adriatic Sea.

 

Day 8: Trogir/Split

After breakfast, disembark the ship where there will be an included group transfer from the marina in Trogir to the Hotel Corner in Split. 

If you would like extra time in Split after the sailing journey is finished, you can always book some extra time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Allow $560 - $730 USD for meals. Eating is a big part of traveling. On this tour, you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip.

On our Croatia sailing trip the G Adventures Skipper/CEO will help you make a food kitty, where 500 HRK (Croatian Kuna) per person, per week will be added to the kitty for small food items on board to cover breakfasts, lunches and the odd dinner.
Breakfasts and lunches are prepared by yourself, and most dinners are taken ashore at local restaurants.

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Please note that the rooming for these boats is assigned upon arrival and neither particular cabins, nor berths can be guaranteed. You will be sharing a bunk or double bed with your travel partner or one of your fellow passengers of the same sex and sharing the bathrooms onboard.

Please be aware that as this is a real sailboat and not a cruise vessel and the space on board is tight. The sleeping quarters on sailboats are generally kept to a minimum size in order to maximize public space and performance.

It may be possible to smell engine and/or diesel fumes when in the cabins, due to their proximity to the engine room. Most travel is done during the day, so it is unlikely you will be in the cabin when the engine is running.

Some people are not comfortable with the type of close quarter arrangements typically found on sailboats, however if a real sailing experience on a real sailboat is what you are after, then this experience should more than make up for cramped quarters.

Opportunities to sleep in open air on main deck are often available.

Please note that the skipper may also be sharing the ship's quarters and amenities with you.

Power onboard is 220V on European 2 pin sockets. Please note that this is not suitable for sleeping aid machines, as the power source may not always be operating. Bringing a battery pack is recommended.

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Joining Instructions

Meeting Point: Azzurro Restaurant Ul. na Skali 2, 20236, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The meeting point is at Azzurro Restaurant, at Dubrovnik ACI Marina . As you arrive at the ACI Marina, it is the first restaurant you see.

Please wait here until 4pm when your Skipper will arrive. The Skipper will be wearing a G Adventures T-shirt, and/or have G Adventures purple flag at their table.

Toilets/showers are located in the round building 30metres other side of marina reception building. Coffee/drinks/snacks are also available here.

Please note: This yacht marina is in Komolac, 15mins by car/bus from Dubrovnik old city. It is located 3 miles up the river Ombla.

The airport is located 30km from the old City of Dubrovnik. The airport is well connected in Europe with many transfer options internationally.

From the airport, take the bus for the old city of Dubrovnik. Here you will need to change to bus No. B1, which will take you to the ACI marina for 15HRK (2EUR); ask the driver to stop when at the marina. It is about 15min from the old city.

By Taxi: 250HRK (30EUR) and takes 30min.
By Bus: 35HRK (4EUR) and takes 30min. Buses depart hourly to and from the airport.

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What to take


There is limited space on the yachts. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack. A good size daypack is also essential. PLEASE NOTE: No hard suitcases are permitted.

Packing List


Documents:
• Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
• Passport (required) (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

Essentials:
• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Footwear
• Hat
• Locks for bags
• Long pants/jeans
• Moneybelt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

Heath & Safety:
• Disposable Face Masks (required)
• Hand sanitizer (required)
• Pen (required) (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
• Rubber gloves

Marine:
• Drybag (Will help keep cameras and essentials dry)
• External battery pack
• Motion sickness tablets
• Sarong
• Snorkel gear (optional) (Only if own equipment is preferred.)

Warm Weather:
• Sandals/flip-flops
• Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
• Sun hat/bandana
• Swimwear

Laundry
Laundry facilities can be found in some harbors, ask your skipper for the best places.

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Policies
Terms & Conditions:

  • The minimum age for clients traveling on this tour is 16

  • An adult over the age of 18 must accompany each child under the age of 18. It is imperative that one adult accompany each child

  • The supplier reserves the right to restrict the number of travelers under the age of 18 on tours

  • Date of birth must be submitted for this product

  • When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

- Your flight must arrive by or before: 13:00 on Day 1

- Your flight must depart no earlier than: 13:00 on Day 8

  • This itinerary may need to change due to inclement weather conditions. This decision will be made solely at your skipper's discretion, based on the safety of the group and the yacht.
  •  Space is limited on the boat and especially in your cabin. You can only take soft sided luggage on board, such as a mid-sized backpack or soft duffel bag. (Less than is 15kgs).
  • Suitcases are not appropriate for our Sailing adventures as they are not pliable enough to fit into the niches available for luggage.

Cancellation Policy:

  • For a tour departing between January 19, 2022 and April 30, 2023, travellers will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 14 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date.

  • The traveller must rebook their deferred travel at the same time as their cancellation in order for the policy to be applicable.

  • For tours booked to depart between January 19, 2022 and April 30, 2023, the traveller will be responsible to pay the difference if the rebooked tour is priced higher than the original tour and will receive a travel credit for the difference that will be kept on file with The Supplier for two years from the date of rebooking if the rebooked tour is priced lower than the original tour.

  • Our expert CEOs will always put your safety first and in cases of unforeseen, weather-related changes, they may cancel a day's activity at their discretion. An alternative will be offered where possible to do so.


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