Croatia Sailing Adventure: Dubrovnik to Split

8 Days | Cruise the glorious Adriatic Sea from Dubrovnik to Split

4.7 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
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Experience the old-world charm of Croatia on a sailing odyssey from Dubrovnik to Split. Spend days cruising around impressive coastlines, exploring lush national parks, wandering through medieval towns or rolling off the boat into warm, turquoise waters to swim. Contrast this emergence into Croatia's natural beauty with regular doses of the unique culture and tastes of the lively restaurant and bar scene, indulging in fresh seafood and regional wines while looking onto stunning coastal vistas.

Trip overview

Map of Croatia Sailing Adventure: Dubrovnik To Split including Croatia
Start
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Finish
Split, Croatia
Theme
Sailing
Destinations
Croatia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 8
Trip code
ZSRT
This trip generates 20 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • What better way to see the historic towns, protected forests and stunning islands of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast than aboard a private yacht? All aboard for a week in paradise.
  • Set sail out of beautiful Dubrovnik. The World Heritage-listed walled city plays host to film crews every year.
  • Wander the length of car-free Lopud in the idyllic Elafiti Islands.
  • Discover the lush forests of Mljet, which are yet to be spoilt by mainstream tourism.
  • Visit Odysseus Cave where, according to legend, the king of Ithaca once found refuge after surviving a shipwreck.
  • take an optional winery tour on the Island of Vis and indulge in a few glasses of the local vino.

Is this trip right for you?
  • A small zodiac (dinghy) is used to transport passengers from the yacht to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) and on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and a can-do attitude is all you need.
  • This is an adventure on board a real yacht, which means living spaces, cabins, bathrooms and showers need to be shared with other passengers. Sleeping quarters can be relatively compact, but you will spend most of your time above board in the open air.
  • Please note that smooth sailing depends on the weather, so itinerary changes may occur at the last minute if the weather becomes unfavourable. You can trust your knowledgeable skipper to choose an alternative route or activity if any changes are made.

Boats

Omega Kiss 56 Boat
Omega Kiss
PASSENGERS: 8
The Omega Kiss is a classic sailboat, combining timeless design, exceptional seaworthiness and unmatched comfort. Fashioned with a traditional wood interior, the Omega Kiss has an impressive saloon and offers spacious [for a sailing boat] cabins. Equipped with 4 twin/double cabins the Omega Kiss is the perfect yacht for novices to learn the ‘ropes’. On our Croatia and Montenegro trips we use the Omega Kiss or a similar yacht of the same standard.
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Itinerary

Map of Croatia Sailing Adventure: Dubrovnik To Split including Croatia

Inclusions

Transport

Boat

Accommodation

Overnight boat (7 nights)

Add on activities
  • Mljet - Bike rental (per hour) - EUR20
  • Mljet - Mljet National Park Entrance fee - EUR15
  • Vis - Island tour - EUR50
  • Vis - Wine tour - EUR20

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Important notes

This trip is onboard a mono hull sailing yacht. We use 2 types of sailing yachts for these departures, an Omega Kiss and an Aqua Kiss. Both yachts are of a similar standard

START TIME:
This trip starts on Day 1 in Dubrovnik at 3 pm.

ACCOMMODATION ONBOARD THIS SAILING YACHT
This trip is accommodated entirely on board a yacht of between 48ft to 52ft. A typical yacht for 8 travellers is equipped with 4 double share cabins, 2/3 shared bathrooms and 2 showers. Our boats are real yachts and this is a real sailing trip. Yachts are designed to keep sleeping areas to the absolute minimum of space, while maximising common areas as much as possible.

Rooms are allocated on arrival by our skipper according to group composition, which means it is not possible to reserve or guarantee any specific berth or cabin. Single passengers will be paired up with another passenger of the same gender, this will mean sharing a double cabin with a double mattress. Everyone including the skipper shares the bathrooms on board.

While not everyone may feel entirely comfortable living in such close quarters, those who are looking to revel in the adventure and exhilaration of an authentic sailing trip usually find any discomfort from cramped living conditions is more than made up for by the whole experience.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION:
Please note that the majority of our sailing trips start and/or finish at a marina or port. If you have pre-booked any additional accommodation through us, you will need to make your own way to the joining point on Day 1 and from the finish point on the final day. We do not provide transfers between hotels and the port/marina. Please check the 'Joining point instructions' and 'Finishing point' sections of the Essential Trip Information for details.

HOT WEATHER:
Summer temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius, which can be uncomfortable for those not used to the heat. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

MINIMUM AGE:
The minimum age on this trip is 15. Please note that triple cabins are not available. If travelling with a child, the child will need to share with one of the adults, and the other adult will share with another adult passenger or purchase a single supplement.

PASSPORT DETAILS:
Please provide full passport details at time of booking including exact name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, issue and expiry dates as these are essential for booking services on this trip.

TRIP KITTY:
On this trip it's compulsory to contribute to a kitty of EUR100 per person. The kitty is an on-ground payment put into a central fund managed by travellers. It helps fund for breakfast and lunch on the boat and other small items such as ice, water, snacks and drinks. Travellers are responsible for the preparation of these meals onboard and to shop at port where supermarkets are often very close to the mooring. Kitty amounts are subject to change to reflect local price increases. On day 1, the skipper will talk through the kitty and how it will be managed (by yourself or fellow travellers) The kitty will be collected when you arrive at the welcome meeting or in stages throughout your trip.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Sonia · Traveled May 2024
These are my favourite holidays. Such a privilege to live on a boat & island hop. Beautiful part of the world with great food & wine. Really enjoyed the daily swim stops. Can not recommend highly enough.
Review submitted 31 May 2024

Anna · Traveled September 2023
I found this trip a little underwhelming. There were some great moments and experiences, however the pre-trip information and the information provided by our skipper during the trip made it hard to know where we were going and to make the most of each destination. While there is time to explore, the trip is more about motoring / sailing.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

Emily · Traveled September 2023
This trip has some of the most amazing marinas and swim spots, with an amazing knowledgeable Skipper named Ante. The suggestions and connections he has really made this trip a once in a lifetime experience! The boat is tight space but most of the time you are on top the boat or exploring the ports so it isn’t a big part of the trip inside the cabin.
Review submitted 15 Sep 2023

Brandon · Traveled July 2023
Overall unimpressed with Intrepid on this one. Essential info and itinerary inaccurate in terms of what to expect. Does not include anything. Luckily it’s such an interesting and beautiful place.
Review submitted 02 Aug 2023

JAMES · Traveled July 2023
Excellent trip, very hot in July though, make sure you are OK sleeping outside because the boat can get toasty.
Review submitted 21 Jul 2023
Croatia Sailing Adventure: Dubrovnik to Split
From
NZD $2,587