Voyage to Venice – Northern Dalmatia,
Istria & Venice

£1,495

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10 nights

Stroll Šibenik’s delightful medieval heart and sail the surrounding bay by classic yacht. Explore the barren and beautiful Kornati Islands – an extraordinary archipelago of hundreds of, mainly uninhabited, islands. Sail around the wild and beautiful Premantura peninsula, before stopping in Pula to explore the remarkably preserved Roman ampitheatre just a stones throw from the harbour. Approach Venice from the sea and cruise the Grand Canal by yacht like James Bond. Berth on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and catch a Vaporetto over to St Marks square to explore Venice.

The whole vessel is available for charter for this voyage: £9,950. Please enquire for details. 

Trip Start: September 2018

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

Classic Aluminium Ketch

A deep and secure aft-cockpit make her ideal for safe passages and comfortable cruising and there’s plenty of sunbathing space on the large open deck. The versatile ketch rig means she can be comfortably sailed short-handed but is equally well-suited to being pushed hard by a full race crew and is an exciting boat to sail for old-hands and novices alike. Furling headsails and slab-reef mizzen and main sail mean there is plenty to keep the crew busy.

Vessel Length

65 feet

Skipper

Yes

Berth

Up to 10 guest in four cabins.

  • Two private double cabins and two twins. All en-suite.
  • Temporary bunks can be fitted in the double cabins to provide additional space (great for larger groups or those with young children).
  • The saloon and galley provide a great social area, with seating for 8 at the table and a meticulously appointed galley, perfect for preparing high quality meals.
  • Should you wish to secure a private berth (for one person) a single cabin supplement will apply to the price of the trip – currently standard price + 70%.

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

40% and Staggered 2. Registration form required to confirm booking.

See deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • Accommodation aboard for the duration of the adventure
  • Professional skipper for the duration of the adventure
  • Sheets & bedding
  • Bath towels
  • Drinking water, teas & coffees

Additional

  • Travel to or from the vessel
  • On arrival you are required to pay a Communal Expenses Allowance (CEA), currently 15% of the full charter or adventure price. This is essentially a ‘boat kitty’ that covers variable expenses such as fuel, harbour water, food, non-alcoholic drinks and port fees. The CEA can then be used by your skipper to make payments during the charter without disturbing you, and serves as an available kitty for guests. Any remaining CEA is returned at the end of the charter, or if expenses incurred exceed the CEA collected, an additional expense is requested at the end of the charter.

Practical Info

  • Guests become part of the crew and the responsibility for provisioning is shared, based on the groups’ preferences (some adventures will feature more remote anchorages and cooking aboard, on other trips guests may prefer to eat ashore more often). There is certainly no better way to understand a region than by visiting the local food markets and seeing what fresh produce is being bought and sold.
  • Open to beginner sailors.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Join the boat in Šibenik from 12.00. If you are due to arrive later than 20.00 please let us know in advance.

Split is well served by international airlines from many European cities and good local travel services link the airports with our points of em/disembarkation. There are currently no non-stop flights to Croatia from North America. Sibenik is approximately 1.5 hrs by bus from Split.

Getting back

Disembark in Split

Travel assistance

Need help booking travel and accommodation for your trip? We have teamed up with STA Travel. Their experts will assist you with all your travel requirements. Please enquire when booking.

ITINERARY

Voyage to Venice – Northern Dalmatia, Istria & Venice

Join at Šibenik, Croatia 

Leave from Split, Croatia 

Highlights

Šibenik

Stroll the city’s delightful medieval heart and by explore the bay and surrounding area aboard yacht KS.

The Kornati Islands

Barren and beautiful this extraordinary archipelago of hundreds of, mainly uninhabited, islands provide numerous stunning bays where peace can be found even in the height of summer and where the traveller can enjoy isolated restaurants serving some of Croatia’s finest food.

Istria

Sail around the wild and beautiful Premantura peninsula, before stopping in Pula to explore the remarkably preserved Roman ampitheatre just a stones throw from the harbour.

Becoming Bond

Approaching Venice from the sea and cruising the Grand Canal by yacht is a true James Bond experience and an unforgettable spectacle.

Venice

Berth on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and catch a Vaporetto over to St Marks square to begin you exploration of this extraordinary city.

Trip details

Sail from Šibenik via­ Venice to­ Split . An unforgettable voyage, following in the footsteps of explorers and merchants from the Mediterranean’s great empires. If you like variety in your travel, this is the adventure for you; combining coastal and offshore sailing, stunning natural scenery, fascinating architecture and history. This exciting and varied sailing programme, covering more than 400 nautical miles will explore the stunning regions of Northern Dalmatia and Istria, before crossing the Adriatic sea and making landfall in Venice. Then back across the Adriatic to Croatia and Split.

You’ll be an active member of the yacht’s crew on this stunning voyage, exploring the starkly beautiful Kornati islands, standing watch on night passage, assisting with navigation, provisioning in local markets and sailing into the heart of Venice. No previous experience is required, but, as always, an appetite for adventure and good sense of humour are essential!

Itinerary

What follows is a idea of what may unfold. However, expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.

Sep 4

Join the boat in Šibenik, meet your skipper, crew and shipmates and make yourself comfortable. Explore the medieval town centre and enjoy a crew dinner ashore.

Sep 5 – 7

Explore Šibenik bay and the surrounding islands before sailing north into the dramatically rugged Kornati National Park. Explore the cracks, caves, cliffs and grottoes of this remarkable region before moving onto Istria and a chance to explore the Roman Amphitheatre in Pula as we prepare for our voyage across the Adriatic.

Sep 8

Depart Croatia for Venice. Fingers crossed for fair winds as we set sail to one of the world’s most iconic cities. Sail up the grand canal for an unforgettable approach to this extraordinary World Heritage Site.

Sep 9

Get lost in the architecture, museums, mysterious passageways and canals of this most alluring of cities.

Sep 10 – 11.

Depart Venice, bound once more for the islands of Northern Dalmatia. Experience a night watch as we sail South East, back across the Northern Adriatic, making landfall at another beautiful Kornati anchorage.

Sep 12

After some much needed rest, take a leisurely cruise down towards pretty Primosten: explore ashore or simply chill out, swim, snorkel and relax aboard.

Sep 13

Final sailing day. A fun passage along the coast of central Dalmatia to Split or one of the nearby marinas.

Sep 14

Departure day.

KIT LIST

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit

Hat

Sailing gloves

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require

INSURANCE

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

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LOCATION

“Trip of a lifetime & perfect for the solo traveller….”

Tori

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