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Dalmatian Island Explorer

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Book your 8-day/7-night cruise to the heart of Croatia's stunning Dalmatian Islands, aboard a spacious catamaran where you’ll have an air-conditioned double cabin with a private bathroom.
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Dream 60
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Double cabins (air-con and en suite)
Insurance Required
Yes

Explore the heart of Croatia's stunning Dalmatian Islands with us.

Duration: 7 nights – Various dates available from April - September 2024

Price Per Person*:

April 2024: From 1,198.50 GBP
May 2024: From 1,275 GBP
June 2024: From 1,559.75 GBP
July 2024: From 2,095.25 GBP
Aug 2024: From 2,031.50 GBP
Sep 2024: From 1,351.50 GBP

*Based on two people sharing one cabin. Prices will vary depending on the time of year and the number of people per cabin.

Book your 8-day/7-night cruise to the heart of Croatia's stunning Dalmatian Islands, aboard a spacious catamaran where you’ll have an air-conditioned double cabin with a private bathroom.

The base will be in Trogir, just a short distance from the beautiful town of Split. Before you sail, enjoy strolling the old town of Trogir - a UNESCO World Heritage site. From here, enjoy sailing to quaint old towns and remote protected natural parks, while experiencing some of the best cruising on the Adriatic. Enjoy meals and watersports with new friends, while leaving the sailing and menu preparation to your experienced, professional crew.

Day 1 Saturday: Trogir / Maslinica (1.40hr)

Check in at DYW base in Marina Baotic at 18:00 pm. We will navigate to Maslinica, a small fishing village on the island of Solta. This place offers stunning view, picturesque stone houses and protected natural harbour. Maslinica Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Solta, with crystal clear water and white sand. It is a perfect place to disconnect and enjoy nature. It is also possible to enjoy a aperitif at the Martinis-Marchi Fortress: this 18th century fortress has been restored and converted into a luxurious boutique hotel. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the harbor from the terrace. Dinner on board while anchored at night.

Day 2 Sunday: Maslinica / Palmizana (2.30hr)

We will sail towards Palmizana after a swim in the sea. Enjoy water sports or simply swim in its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters at Palmizana, an island that is part of Pakleni Islands archipelago. In the afternoon, we will visit the exotic Botanical Garden, home to hundreds of rare species of plants, olive trees, laurels, rosemary, mimosas and cacti. You can also visit Hvar by water taxi, a city near Palmizana, famous for its mix of historical, Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles and for the importance that the Venetian aristocracy has given to this place. Stroll through its streets full of colored marble stone and numerous monuments such as the 16th century St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Franciscan Convent, the Ancient Theater and the Spanish Fortress. Dinner on board while anchored.

Day 3 Monday: Palmizana – Scedro (2.30h) / Korcula town (3hrs)

After breakfast, we navigate towards the island of Korcula, making a stop at Scedro, a small island with two bays that played an important role in the history of navigation by generously offering protection to early navigator so that the entire island was named after the Old Slavic adjective štedrí (“generous”). Lunch will be served in this place. After lunch, we will sail towards Korcula Town, on the island of Korcula, famous because it is believed that Marco Polo was born there. You can visit a small stone house with a tower that offers incredible views where Marco Polo was born. Stroll through narrow streets to notice that it continues to preserve its essence as a merchant town. Dinner on board and night in the marina. You can take advantage of the nightlife of Korcula, if you want.

Day 4 Tuesday: Badija – Proizd (3.35hrs) / Vis (3hrs)

We start the day sailing to Proizd, located on the west coast of the island of Korcula. Voted as the most beautiful beach in Croatia in 2007 by the Croatian National Tourist Board due to the deep turquoise waters contrast with the clean white rocks that will take your breath away. It is the perfect place to take a swim, relax or practice water sports before returning on board for lunch. Then we will sail to Vis, a rocky island that is the furthest of the islands on the Dalmatian coast with one of the highest altitudes at 580 meters, giving you a stunning view of the entire region. Enjoy a walk through the old town of Vis which is full of beautiful galleries and delicious restaurants. You can also visit Roman ruins dating back to the 4th century BC. Vis was once under the control of Venetian Empire therefore, you will find traces of Italian cuisine throughout the island’s cuisine. Night at Vis Marina.

Day 5 Wednesday: Vis / Komizia (2.30hrs)

Right after breakfast, we will navigate towards Komizia, going around the island, passing first through the small island of Ravnik southeast of Vis, where we can visit the natural phenomenon: The Green Cave (Zelena spilja), a rock formation where the water is emerald green when sunlight enters. Then we will head to Stiniva Bay to spend time on its beautiful beach and enjoy the landscape for lunchtime. After a relaxing afternoon, we will begin sailing towards Komizia, located north of the island of Vis, under the tall Mount Hum. Komizia has been proud of its fishing history. Its fishermen not only rules with their ships over the Adriatic Sea but also traded with neighboring coasts, creating fishing centers there. Visit its narrow streets lined with 17th and 18th century stone houses that lead uphill from the port.

Day 6 Thursday: Komizia / Stari Grad (4hrs)

We will start the day early to head towards Stari Grad. If weather conditions allow, we will stop and visit the Blue cave located on Bisevo Island just a few NM from Komiza. We will visit after breakfast. Then heading toward Tiha Bay near Stari Grad on Hvar Island with almost 4 hours of navigation. The island of Havr is famoue for having an unsually large fertile coastal plain and freshwater springs. It is covered with pine forests, vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. Hence the name ” Lavender Island”. The ancient Greek founded modern-day Stari Grad, making it one of the oldest cities in Europe, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stari Grad means ‘old city’. Its notable baroque and Renaissance architecture, and the fact that it is one of the oldest cities in Europe dating back 2,400 years ago make it a destination worth visiting. After lunch, we will visit this interesting heritage with its white stone streets and marble paths, while enjoying the aroma of lavender that floats in the atmosphere. After spending the afternoon visiting this incredible place, return aboard for dinner and spend the night at anchor.

Day 7 Friday: Stari Grad / Trogir (4hrs)

We will sail back to Trogir passing through the bay of Necujam to have lunch and enjoy some water activities, swimming, kayaking or paddling. Upon arrival in Trogir, in the afternoon you can visit the city called “the Croatian Venice”. Trogir is a small pearl of UNESCO World Heritage that will hardly leave anyone indifferent. The tiny old town of this small town is located on an island of just 1km connected by two bridges to the mainland on the north side and by a bridge to Ciovo Island, on the south side. Explore its alleys and small patios and the main monuments.

Day 8 Saturday: Trogir

Check out at 9am after breakfast.

  • Accommodation in air-conditioned standard double cabin with private bathroom
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, diner)
  • 1 local cocktail every evening per guest (made from rhum, prosecco, etc…depending on destination // not personalized), fruit juices, sodas
  • Service of the crew: 2 persons (captain, steward/cook)
  • 2 sets of linen, towels and beach towels per person/week
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
  • Water sports on board: snorkeling equipment, 2 paddles & 1 kayak tandem (in case of availability issue the kayak tandem may be replaced by a single kayak)
  • Crew is in charge of cleaning common parts only.
  • In case of dietary requirement (allergies, intolerances, special diet), we serve adapted menus but not specific menus. Such requirement must be communicated at least 2 weeks prior to charter. Passengers are not allowed to bring their own beverages on board.
  • Airfares
  • Transfers
  • Destination fee (mandatory): payable in advance
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks apart from those mentioned within the ‘Included’ section
  • Destination fee*(Mandatory): £246.50 per person
    Includes: Custom taxes, National park fees (for the boat), Tourist taxes and landing fees on the islands, Mooring fees, Possible re-fills of water, fuel, gas, fresh products, Miscellaneous: repurchase of broken crockery, lost fishing lines or lures
  • Special Diet*: £102.00 per booking
    *Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Diabetic, Pescatarian, and Vegan Diet. Please communicate dietary requirements at least 2 weeks before the charter to adapt menus accordingly.
  • TransferOW – Split Airport / Base 1 – 4 pax: £34.85 one-way
    OW – Split Airport / Base 5-8 pax: £40.80 one-way
    RT – Split Airport / Base 1 – 4 pax: £69.70 round trip
    RT – Split Airport / Base 5-8 pax: £81.60 round trip
  • Open to novice sailors

Trogir – Croatia

Trogir – Croatia

Day 1 Saturday: Trogir / Maslinica (1.40hr)

Check in at DYW base in Marina Baotic at 18:00 pm. We will navigate to Maslinica, a small fishing village on the island of Solta. This place offers stunning view, picturesque stone houses and protected natural harbour. Maslinica Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Solta, with crystal clear water and white sand. It is a perfect place to disconnect and enjoy nature. It is also possible to enjoy a aperitif at the Martinis-Marchi Fortress: this 18th century fortress has been restored and converted into a luxurious boutique hotel. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the harbor from the terrace. Dinner on board while anchored at night.

Day 2 Sunday: Maslinica / Palmizana (2.30hr)

We will sail towards Palmizana after a swim in the sea. Enjoy water sports or simply swim in its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters at Palmizana, an island that is part of Pakleni Islands archipelago. In the afternoon, we will visit the exotic Botanical Garden, home to hundreds of rare species of plants, olive trees, laurels, rosemary, mimosas and cacti. You can also visit Hvar by water taxi, a city near Palmizana, famous for its mix of historical, Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles and for the importance that the Venetian aristocracy has given to this place. Stroll through its streets full of colored marble stone and numerous monuments such as the 16th century St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Franciscan Convent, the Ancient Theater and the Spanish Fortress. Dinner on board while anchored.

Day 3 Monday: Palmizana – Scedro (2.30h) / Korcula town (3hrs)

After breakfast, we navigate towards the island of Korcula, making a stop at Scedro, a small island with two bays that played an important role in the history of navigation by generously offering protection to early navigator so that the entire island was named after the Old Slavic adjective štedrí (“generous”). Lunch will be served in this place. After lunch, we will sail towards Korcula Town, on the island of Korcula, famous because it is believed that Marco Polo was born there. You can visit a small stone house with a tower that offers incredible views where Marco Polo was born. Stroll through narrow streets to notice that it continues to preserve its essence as a merchant town. Dinner on board and night in the marina. You can take advantage of the nightlife of Korcula, if you want.

Day 4 Tuesday: Badija – Proizd (3.35hrs) / Vis (3hrs)

We start the day sailing to Proizd, located on the west coast of the island of Korcula. Voted as the most beautiful beach in Croatia in 2007 by the Croatian National Tourist Board due to the deep turquoise waters contrast with the clean white rocks that will take your breath away. It is the perfect place to take a swim, relax or practice water sports before returning on board for lunch. Then we will sail to Vis, a rocky island that is the furthest of the islands on the Dalmatian coast with one of the highest altitudes at 580 meters, giving you a stunning view of the entire region. Enjoy a walk through the old town of Vis which is full of beautiful galleries and delicious restaurants. You can also visit Roman ruins dating back to the 4th century BC. Vis was once under the control of Venetian Empire therefore, you will find traces of Italian cuisine throughout the island’s cuisine. Night at Vis Marina.

Day 5 Wednesday: Vis / Komizia (2.30hrs)

Right after breakfast, we will navigate towards Komizia, going around the island, passing first through the small island of Ravnik southeast of Vis, where we can visit the natural phenomenon: The Green Cave (Zelena spilja), a rock formation where the water is emerald green when sunlight enters. Then we will head to Stiniva Bay to spend time on its beautiful beach and enjoy the landscape for lunchtime. After a relaxing afternoon, we will begin sailing towards Komizia, located north of the island of Vis, under the tall Mount Hum. Komizia has been proud of its fishing history. Its fishermen not only rules with their ships over the Adriatic Sea but also traded with neighboring coasts, creating fishing centers there. Visit its narrow streets lined with 17th and 18th century stone houses that lead uphill from the port.

Day 6 Thursday: Komizia / Stari Grad (4hrs)

We will start the day early to head towards Stari Grad. If weather conditions allow, we will stop and visit the Blue cave located on Bisevo Island just a few NM from Komiza. We will visit after breakfast. Then heading toward Tiha Bay near Stari Grad on Hvar Island with almost 4 hours of navigation. The island of Havr is famoue for having an unsually large fertile coastal plain and freshwater springs. It is covered with pine forests, vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. Hence the name ” Lavender Island”. The ancient Greek founded modern-day Stari Grad, making it one of the oldest cities in Europe, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stari Grad means ‘old city’. Its notable baroque and Renaissance architecture, and the fact that it is one of the oldest cities in Europe dating back 2,400 years ago make it a destination worth visiting. After lunch, we will visit this interesting heritage with its white stone streets and marble paths, while enjoying the aroma of lavender that floats in the atmosphere. After spending the afternoon visiting this incredible place, return aboard for dinner and spend the night at anchor.

Day 7 Friday: Stari Grad / Trogir (4hrs)

We will sail back to Trogir passing through the bay of Necujam to have lunch and enjoy some water activities, swimming, kayaking or paddling. Upon arrival in Trogir, in the afternoon you can visit the city called “the Croatian Venice”. Trogir is a small pearl of UNESCO World Heritage that will hardly leave anyone indifferent. The tiny old town of this small town is located on an island of just 1km connected by two bridges to the mainland on the north side and by a bridge to Ciovo Island, on the south side. Explore its alleys and small patios and the main monuments.

Day 8 Saturday: Trogir

Check out at 9am after breakfast.

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 onshore

A small backpack for trips onshore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Sunglasses (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