Croatia Luxe Voyage
Dates: June – Sept | Departure: Trogir/Split, Croatia | Group Size: Flexible | Price: Starting at $2950 per person
Join MountainSea for a one week luxury sailing adventure along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. We will embark from the historic city of Trogir to the islands of Vis, Hvar and Šolta. The package will include 7 nights in a single or double occupancy cabin with a queen bed and private ensuite lavatory with shower, exquisite meals prepared by a professional chef, and numerous activities including sailing, swimming, kayaking, hiking, relaxing, numerous town visits and more. Explore ancient ruins of Roman Emporer Diocletian’s Palace, discover an abandoned Yugoslavian submarine bunker, enter the famous Blue Cave, and enjoy fresh Croatian cuisine and local Rakija…All from the comfort of 2019 Fontaine Pajot Saba 50 Sailing Catamaran.
Create Your Own Adventure…Do as much or as little as you would like throughout the week. If you are interested in learning how to sail, your captain is a certified sailing instructor and can give you a certification through the American Sailing Association. If you want to relax and enjoy the sights only, thats okay too! You may decide to help sail the yacht one day, but not the next. It is all completely up to you.
This voyage is led by MountainSea head crew Captain Colin and Chef Sarah. They bring years of experience leading yacht charters all over the world, and can’t wait to share their love of Croatia with you!
Croatia Sailing Voyage Highlights
- Visit ancient walled cities and historical sites
- Eat delicious croatian cuisine and local Rakjia liquor
- Sail to secluded bays and swim in crystal blue waters
- Moor up at the “riva” of Hvar
- Enter the famous Blue Cave
- Explore an abandoned submarine bunker and tunnel system on Vis
Day 1 – Trogir
We’ll meet at the Marina Baotić in Trogir at 5:00pm. Trogir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a highlight of Croatia. Its preserved old town, known for its mix of Renaissance, baroque and Romanesque buildings, lies on a small island connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges. The 13th-century Cathedral of St. Lawrence houses the Renaissance Chapel of St. John and offers sweeping views from its bell tower. After a welcome champagne toast, we’ll show you your cabin and let you get settled in.the narrow streets. Tonight we will go out to eat at one of the many classical Croatian restaurants.
Day 2 – Komiža
Today is a full day of sailing heading SW from Trogir to Komiža, a city on the west side of the island, Vis. Pull the lines, take the helm, learn to sail, or simply relax and enjoy the ride. On our way to Komiža we’ll stop at the Blue Lagoon to swim and be in awe of the crystal-clear water of the Adriatic. Once in Komiža, take a stroll along the waterfront and explore this cute mediterranean village. Tonight, after a gourmet chef prepared dinner on board, grab a legendary gelato on the riva or go out for a night on the town.
Day 3 – Blue Cave and Vis
Start the day special with a visit to the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. Take a small boat into the cave to take pictures of this amazing natural phenomenon. The afternoon will be spent sailing to Vis, which was for many years the military and naval headquarters of Tito’s army and was closed to the public until 1989. We’ll stop at a submarine bunker used by the Yugoslavian army, and explore the tunnel system cut through the island. Later, we’ll moor up at the wall in Vis to access the excellent restaurants, fortress, monastery and wineries. Tonight, we eat at Darko’s, a legendary restaurant where there are only a handful tables and the food is cooked and prepared all day for the guests. A true taste of the Croatian culinary culture!
Day 4 – Sčedro
From Vis, we will sail to the island of Šcedro, a protected nature park with many hidden coves and excellent anchorages. We will stop for a swim or two along the way to enjoy the natural beauty Croatia offers. Feel free to take the helm and continue practicing you sailing skills. Once we moor in the bay, grab the SUP for a paddle, take a snorkel or lay out on the deck. For dinner, we’ll have a gourmet dinner on board.
Day 5 – Hvar
Sail from Šcedro to Hvar. On the way, we’ll visit the island of Paklinski Otoci. Get your snorkel gear on to look for various colorful fish. After lunch and a hike if you fancy it, we’ll head to Hvar. Our aim is an early afternoon arrival at Hvar in order to walk up to the castle, visit the town and see the sunset from the Hula Hula Beach Bar.
Day 6 – Šolta
We’ll have a lazy morning, perhaps with fresh chocolate croissants and smoothies before heading to the “third bay from the right”, a beautiful bay on the south end of Šolta for a swim. This afternoon we’ll sail to the west end of the island to a large natural bay. Here we’ll med-moor, a traditional mooring technique used in this region of the world. With water depths around 60ft right up until the rocks, when you’re there it’ll seem you can reach out and touch the shore. Here we’ll kayak and snorkel before dinner, then enjoy a night under the stars devoid of all light pollution.
Day 7 – Trogir
The morning of our last full day we will swim and kayak and take it all in. After lunch, a final sail back to the marina will give you another chance to get involved in the sailing, or take pictures, read, and relax. Once arriving at the marina you will have the afternoon to explore what you missed of Trogir on the first evening. Climb the bell tower for a breathtaking view of the surrounding city and sea. Have a cocktail on the riva, or simply wind through the narrow streets. Tonight we will go out to a different local restaurant in Trogir to share stories and memories that we will never forget.
Day 8 – Farewell!
Unfortunately, today we must leave our beloved yacht and head off to new adventures. It was a pleasure having you all onboard and we look forward to sailing with you again in the near future!
- All breakfasts, lunches, and snacks
- 4 Dinners onboard
- Water and all non-alcoholic beverages onboard
- 7 Nights in double stateroom with ensuite lavatory
- Air conditioning
- Snorkeling equipment
- Water toys
- Yacht fees, fuel costs, marina fees
- MountainSea hat
- American Sailing Association Certifications
- ASA 101 – Basic Keelboat Sailing
- ASA 103 – Coastal Cruising
- ASA 104 – Bareboat Chartering
- ASA 114 – Cruising Catamarans
- Scuba Diving
- Airport transfers
- 3 Meals onshore
- Attraction entrance fees
- Alcoholic beverages (Many places to buy throughout the voyage)
- Travel insurance
- Crew gratuity
“Taking our family, including two children, on a yacht for the week was daunting, as we all had very limited experience on large boats. But every detail and every comfort was taken care of by Captain Ted. We were able to learn a tremendous amount, and the way in which Ted worked with our kids was as gentle as it was effective. His demeanor imparted a sense of confidence that allowed our kids to comfortably take on tasks they might not otherwise have tried, from taking the helm to learning to flambé shrimp for dinner. We all came away appreciative that our week had been as relaxing as educational. The unbelievable beauty of the Caribbean was perhaps the least impressive part of our trip, and that is saying a ton about Ted and the trip. Can’t wait to head South again.”
Keith, Krista, Walker and Grey Davis