From $ 5,795 AUD per person Group Size - 16 pax average
Start: Trogir, Croatia Finish: Trogir, Croatia
There is a reason we continue to return to Croatia, it’s just that good!
In 2023 our Croatia sailing trip will focus on food and wine, offering the chance to taste some of the best produce and wine Dalmatia has to offer, combined with our favourite sailing spots along the South Dalmatian Coast.
Walk through medieval towns one day and swim in a secluded bay the next. Engage with the locals as they passionately recount stories of Croatia's history. Explore Vis's military history and shop for souvenirs along the cobble stone streets of Korcula.
Croatia is captivating, and once you’ve had a taste you will be hooked too!
Included Food & Wine Highlights
• Sample spectacular local produce on a tasting tour in Milna • A 5 course cooking class in Kobas
• Winery tour with tastings on Korcula Island
• Peka lunch at a local family winery on Hvar Island
• 5 dinners ashore at acclaimed restaurants
There are several ways for you to experience this amazing event;
1. Travelling by yourself or with a friend/partner? Book a cabin!
From AU$5,795 per person - double share From AU$7,995 per person - single share Price includes private cabin and a professional skipper onboard
2. Travelling with your friends or family in a group? Book a yacht! From $5,695 based on 6 people sharing 46ft yacht
Please contact us for more pricing options if you have a smaller group or would like a larger yacht
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 16-20 people across 3 or 4 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 40 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.
Day 1 - Saturday Arrive Split Airport and make your way to Trogir. We’ll embark the yachts then enjoy a group dinner and overnight at the marina. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 2 - Sunday This morning we'll have an easy sail to Solta on the way to Milna, Brac where we will overnight in port.
Day 3 - Monday Included today is a tasting tour. Our guide will meet us in Milna with all-terrain vehicles to first take us for a ride to experience the landscape of Milna from a different perspective, after which we will head to a family tavern for a tasting of the finest local products.
After returning to Milna town we will spend the afternoon sailing to Kut, Vis where we will spend the evening and enjoy dinner ashore. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 4 - Tuesday Start the morning 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.
This afternoon we recommend mooring at nearby Rukavac before tomorrow's sail to Lastovo. A few restaurants offer mooring buoys if you call ahead in the morning.
Day 5 - Wednesday Sail to Prznjak near Vela Luka for a swim stop before we head to the island of Lastovo, one of the lesser known islands in Croatia. Moor to the quay of the restaurant and join us for dinner ashore. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 6 - Thursday Spend a leisurely morning in Lastovo. If you are feeling energetic, trek inland to the small town of Lastovo, which dates back to the 15th Century.
We then sail to Mljet Island. Mljet is a wooded island – in fact 72% of it is covered in forests. The northern end of Mljet is a National Park known for the two adjoining salt water lakes Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero. We'll anchor in the bay at Polace with the option to head ashore for dinner. Some restaurants do have quays as well but a quiet spot in the bay is idyllic.
Day 7 - Friday Enjoy a full day on Mljet to explore the National Park. You can hire bikes or explore on foot. The small ferry to St Mary's Island and Benedictine Monastery is also high recommended.
Day 8 - Saturday Today we sail to Kobas on the Pelješac peninsula. Included for lunch is a 5 course cooking class offering a great insight into local recipes and chef’s tricks.
Spend a relaxed evening in Kobas or head into Ston to try to the local oysters.
Day 9 - Sunday Sail to Korcula. Today will be one of our longest sailing days but the view of Korcula Old Town as we arrive makes it well worth it. Tonight we'll dine in town at a Michelin recommended restaurant. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 10 - Monday Korcula is an incredible town and worth a full day of exploring. The UNESCO listed old town is a wonderful maze of restaurants, boutiques and historical monuments.
Late in the afternoon join us for a wine tasting tour. Visit two lovely villages – one inland and one coastal, and enjoy tasting two of the island’s most famous wines, Posip and Grk, which is almost exclusively grown in the village of Lumbarda.
Day 11 - Tuesday Today will we sail to the other end of Korcula Island to the town of Vela Luka, with free time in the afternoon and evening to explore this charming 19th Century town.
Day 12 - Wednesday Set off for Hvar and the Pakleni Islands at leisure today. 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 13 - Thursday Spend the morning relaxing and swimming before heading back to Hvar Town where we will be picked up for lunch and a wine tasting at a local family winery. Lunch today will be Peka, a traditional, slow cooked Croatian dish.
Day 14 - Friday Visit Otok Drvenik (Blue Lagoon) before sailing back to Trogir. Spend the afternoon exploring the old town before joining us for a farewell dinner in town tonight. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 15 - Saturday Disembark and continue onward with your adventures of Croatia or beyond.
• 14 nights’ overnight accommodation on yacht • 5 dinners ashore during the sailing itinerary
• Tasting tour in Milna
• Cooking class with lunch in Kobas
• Winery tour on Korcula
• Winery visit with lunch on Hvar
• 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 two weeks • Standard navigation equipment • End of charter cleaning • Welcome Pack per yacht • 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 the total cost is AU$270 per day + food + cabin • Personal travel insurance • Reduced 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 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$1,500 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 exploring Croatia in 2023