17 to 24 August 2024

8 Days / 7 Nights

From $ 3,150 AUD per person
Group Size - 6 to 12 pax average

Start: Split, Croatia
Finish: Split, Croatia

Discover the beauty of a Croatia sailing holiday from Split with Mariner’s new one-week small group sailing experience! Explore the stunning South Dalmatian coast, visiting some of our favourite islands like Vis and Hvar. Swim in the crystal-clear waters Croatia's of picturesque bays, visit historical towns and taste some of the best produce and wine the Dalmatian coast has to offer.

Enjoy a walk along the cobble stone streets of medieval towns and engage with the locals as they passionately share stories of Croatia's rich history and culture. Indulge in Croatian culinary delights – from succulent seafood to tasty meats and vegetables, paired with outstanding local wine.

An unforgettable Mariner sailing experience in Croatia is a week you’ll never forget!


Learn more about our new Croatia Sailing Week tour below!


Pricing options

There are several ways for you to experience our amazing Croatia Sailing trip:

Travelling by yourself or with a friend/partner? Book a cabin!

Double Cabin - From AU$3,150 per person / £1,650 per person
Single Cabin - From AU$5,750 per person / £3,015 per person

Price includes private cabin with own bathroom and a professional skipper onboard.

2. Travelling with your friends or family in a group? Book a yacht!
From AU$2,495pp / £1,310pp based on 6 people sharing Bavaria 46ft yacht

Please contact us for to book or for more pricing options if you have a group.
All prices in British Pounds are a guide only.

Why Mariner Boating Holidays?

Small group comfort
You’ll sail in comfort as part of a small group of yachts, sometimes called a Flotilla or Yacht Rally. The maximum group size is 24 people but usually you'll be sailing with 8 - 12 people across 2 or 3 yachts.

More time to explore
Our tours give you more time to immerse yourself and really get a feel for the destination. Our trips also include more leisure days where you can choose how to spend your day!

Flexible joining options
Our trips are designed so that everyone can sail with us - single travellers, couples or larger groups/families! For 1 or 2 people we offer the option of booking a cabin (max 6 guests plus a professional skipper on the yacht), whilst groups and families can book the whole yacht for themselves.

30+ years of experience
We've been doing this awhile and tend to know a secret spot or two. We know you want to visit the main sights (and why wouldn't you!), but we also love to share our favourite spots you might not find otherwise.

Your hosts
A Mariner Boating guide and a local technician will travel with you to assist with the yachts, berthing, provide navigational support and have intimate local knowledge of things to see and do along the way.

Your travelling companions
Every group is different, but typically you’ll find your co-travellers will be aged between 30 and 65, enjoy keeping active, love the ocean, have a sense of adventure, love fine foods, an occasional glass of wine, and a good chat.

Is this trip right for me?

Do I need to know how to sail?
Absolutely not - the only "qualification" for joining our sailing tours is a desire to see yourself on the deck of a sailboat in one of the great travelling destinations of the world

That being said, if you wish to book a whole yacht you will need to either have International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or organise a professional skipper.

Will I have my own bathroom?

While vessel layouts will vary depending on which yacht you choose, most yachts generally have cabins with a private bathroom attached or just outside.

If you book a cabin we will always guarantee a private bathroom, but if travelling as a group on your own yacht you may need to share.

What's life on board like?
Our yachts are modern and comfortable with areas to relax both below and on deck. Most yachts have 4 double cabins and are usually less than 5 years old. Below deck you will find the kitchen (galley) where you can prepare meals with the option to dine at the adjacent table or on deck in the open air.

So throw down a cushion, curl up and read a book, or make use of the easy access to the water for a swim.

Will I get seasick?
Sea legs come naturally to some but unfortunately not so much for others. Your Mariner Boating guide will be able to suggest some options to help you with the effects of sea sickness if needed. The majority of this trip is on a yacht though so you will need to feel comfortable moving about the vessel, including using the stairs to get to cabins etc. below deck.

Croatia Sailing Week Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday
Welcome to your Croatia Sailing Trip!
Arrive Split Airport and make your way to Kastela Marina. We’ll embark the yachts then enjoy welcome drinks and overnight at the marina.

Day 2 - Sunday
This morning we'll have an easy sail to Milna on the island of Brac, where we will overnight. Spend the afternoon swimming before wandering into town for dinner.

Day 3 - Monday
Spend the morning in Milna town before sailing to Vis Island where we will spend the evening. Kut Town offers the option to dine at one of many amazing, highly acclaimed local restaurants for dinner.

Day 4 - Tuesday
Start your day with an optional tour of Vis Island, the military tours in particular are a fascinating insight into Croatia's Yugoslav history. Alternatively sail the southern coastline of Vis to explore the Green Cave and the stunning Stiniva Bay.

After lunch we will set off for Hvar and the Pakleni Islands. This afternoon we will berth at Palmižana, where Hvar town is just a short water taxi trip away. Climb the steps to the hilltop fortress, browse the fresh food markets or simply relax on the waterfront.

Day 5 - Wednesday
Spend the morning relaxing and swimming before sailing to Stari Grad. We recommend a visit to Stari Grad's secret garden or afternoon cocktail in the shade.

Day 6 - Thursday
After breakfast and a swim, our sail today will take us to Split. Split's Diocletian's Palace is sure to be a highlight of the trip, especially for Roman Empire history fans! Spend the afternoon exploring the old town before joining us for a farewell dinner tonight. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 7 - Friday
Enjoy the morning exploring Split, a hike to the top of Marjan Hill is highly recommended for the best views of the city and sea. Go early though, as why it's an easy hike, it gets hot quickly. Split's beaches are a short walk from the marina

This afternoon will be our last sail back to Kastela., where we will spend the night on board the yacht at the marina and enjoy a final sunset drink.

Day 8 - Saturday
Unfortunately our Croatia Sailing tour has come to an end today. After final farewells, it's time to disembark and continue onward with your adventures of Croatia or beyond.

What's included?

• 7 nights’ accommodation on yacht

• Welcome drinks

• 1 Group Dinner ashore

• Professional skipper onboard if booking a cabin
• 24/7 support from experienced hosts
• 24/7 professional technical assistance for the yacht

Also included:
• Berthing/marina fees throughout itinerary

• Bed linen and bath towels for 1 week
• Standard navigation equipment
• End of charter cleaning
•  Daily weather updates, regular newsletters with activity suggestions and local information

Additional costs
• All flights

• Pre & Post Accommodation or land arrangements e.g. transfers
• Local tourist taxes & National Park fees
• If you require a skipper for yacht option the cost is approx. AU$300 per day + food + cabin
• Personal travel insurance
• Refundable yacht security deposit payable at the base
• On board provisioning or meals ashore for meals not included
• Fuel for the yacht and outboard motor (Estimate AU$300 total)
• Drinks during dinners or tours ashore are not included unless specified

• For cabin bookings, please allow approx. 100 EUR per person for a local "kitty" to contribute to fuel plus skipper's meals and gratuities.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is strongly recommended by Mariner Boating Holidays. Travellers should ensure they have a valid policy at time of booking. Your travel insurance policy must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. MBH also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Please Note
• A deposit of AU$1000 per person is required to confirm a booking
• The designated skipper on board your yacht must possess suitable experience and qualifications
• Prices are subject to currency fluctuation until paid in full
• Credit card transactions are subject to merchant fees
• Single supplement may apply for private cabins
• The prices are correct at the time of issue but subject to change without notice

Enquire now to book your spot or to learn more about joining our
Croatia Sailing Tour in 2024