Adventure Sailing (8 days starting Sat & Sun)

Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan belong to the the Elaphiti Islands archipelago – some of Croatia's most beautiful green islands covered by forests with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches, free of traffic, and under an hour’s sailing time...

OVERVIEW

Adventure Sailing holiday isn’t just a sailing trip or adventure package. We designed this holiday for those who love being active outdoors, who admire art and history and appreciate ancient architecture and local tradition. Daily activities are rather short and not too demanding, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the sun. Dubrovnik, the Elaphiti shorelines and Mljet Island National Park are rich in history and natural variety – cliffs, caves, coves, rocks, beaches and pine forests. We will explore them while sailing on a yacht, sea kayaking, cycling, swimming, snorkeling and on foot. Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan belong to the the Elaphiti Islands archipelago. These are some of Croatia’s most beautiful green islands – covered by forests with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches and free of traffic. Their location is ideal – we reach them in under an hour’s sailing time from Dubrovnik. Our experienced local guides and skippers will avoid overcrowded destinations ensuring you get the most authentic experience. You will have the opportunity to dine with local families in their homes and enjoy good food and excellent wine. Friendly dolphins or tuna that are often seen in the area often escort our yachts. The sea is blue, clear, warm and friendly. Huck Finn’s eight day Adventure Sailing holiday includes three nights on Sipan island and four nights on the boat. After ten years of experience with active sailing holidays we guarantee excellent value for money with this trip. Families with children aged 8 and up are welcome on family departures


Activities Locations Lodging Meals
Day 1 Arival Šipan Island Guesthouse -
Day 2 Cycling Šipan Island Šipan Island Guesthouse B
Day 3 Sea kayaking Elaphiti Islands Elaphiti Islands Guesthouse B
Day 4 Elaphiti & Pelješac sailing Elaphiti & Pelješac Catamaran B
Day 5 Sailing,SUP,cycling,swimming Mljet Island National Park Catamaran B
Day 6 Sailing & kayaking Pelješac Peninsula CatamaranB
Day 7 Sailing & sightseeing Koločep & Dubrovnik Catamaran B
Day 8 Departure Dubrovnik - -

Accommodation: The first three nights are spent in private accommodation in Šipanska Luka. All houses are very close to the sea, each with no more than 6 rooms or studio apartments. Our boats are Nautitech 44 catamarans, each with four cabins with en suite bathrooms. Each boat has three double cabins and one that can be used as a twin/triple. The final night of the trip can be spent on the catamaran, Šipan Island or Dubrovnik Old Town (depending on preference and availability at time of booking).
Meals: Breakfast will be served in a rich buffet form with several types of cereal, butter, honey, jam, ham, cheese, eggs, yogurt, fruit, juice, coffee, tea and milk. We can also provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc. meals with prior notice. Some lunches will be picnic-style, allowing for flexibility along our route. You will be able to buy lunch packages from the local shop.
Gourmet Experience: Occasionally, excellent local and private restaurants will be available during lunch time and dinner. They have received excellent feedback from previous guests for their value for money and we strongly recommend trying their specialties to all those interested in discovering authentic Croatian food. The skipper will be happy to make reservations and give suggestions.

PRICES IN EUROS FOR 2017

 SpringPreseasonSeasonPostseasonAutumn
Starts Apr. 15 May 27 June 17 Sept. 9 Sept. 30
Ends May 26 June 16 Sept.8 Sept. 29 Oct. 27
 
Double/Twin Room 820

940

990 940 820
Child 902 1034 1089 1034 902
Single Use 1025 1175 1237,5 1175 1025

All prices are per person.

  • Maximum number of participants: 8 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.
  • Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
  • Single use rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 25% surcharge. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible.
  • Twin rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 10% surcharge per person.

Included:

  • 3 nights on the catamaran (double rooms, en suite bathroom), 4 nights in guesthouse on land (Šipan Island or Dubrovnik Old Town)
  • 6 breakfasts
  • activities and use of equipment (kayaks, bikes, snorkeling gear, SUP)
  • local taxes, permits and marina fees
  • Mljet Island National Park entrance fee
  • transfers from Dubrovnik airport or harbor
  • local transfers
  • yacht skipper
  • assistance
  • insurance

* Option: Additional nights in Dubrovnik Old Town or on Šipan Island may be booked. The final night of the trip can be spent on the boat with no surcharge.

Not Included:

  • entrance fee to Ston city walls
  • international airfare to/from Croatia
  • items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)
  • beverages and meals not stated in the itinerary

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival at destination – Luka Šipanska

After the arrival at Dubrovnik Airport or harbour you will be transferred to Luka Šipanska. This village at the far end of Šipan Island with beautiful sunsets is a charming and romantic fishing village in a bay surrounded with palm trees. Its beauty makes it a favorite mooring place of sailing yachts. Šipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and its landscape, castles, chapels and monasteries are ideally explored by bikes or on foot. Luka Šipanska will be our base for the first three nights of the holiday. Enjoy the afternoon exploring, swimming and sunbathing.
Accommodation: 3*** guesthouse in Luka Šipanska.

Day 2 - Cycling Šipan Island

Šipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. It was lucky enough to reach its peak of development at the time when the Republic of Dubrovnik was the richest. The result is the largest number of summer villas found among all three inhabited islands, as well as numerous churches, chapels and monasteries. Two villages, Luka Šipanska and Suđurađ, are connected by a road with very little traffic, which is ideal for cycling. Visit a local hilltop farm with picturesque olive groves and the most beautiful view of the island.
Accommodation: 3*** guesthouse in Luka Šipanska. Meals: B.

Day 3 - Elaphiti Islands Kayaking

The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking. Each island is small and easy to kayak around, but has an interesting and indented coastline, offering numerous coves and beaches. We paddle out of Luka Šipanska this morning and head west towards Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa islands. All three are uninhabited and their beaches can only be accessed from a small boat or kayak, resulting in a number of secluded beaches and a rich, undisturbed underwater world. There will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Šipanska for yet another spectacular sunset.
Accommodation: 3*** guesthouse in Luka Šipanska. Meals: B.

Day 4 - Boarding and Elaphiti Islands Sailing

Spend a relaxing morning on Šipan enjoying walks, swimming, sea kayaking or paddleboarding in the peaceful Luka Šipanska bay. Board the boat in the afternoon and set sail to Ston on the Pelješac peninsula. Our boat is a modern Nautitech 44 catamaran with four en suite rooms, plenty of deck space and excellent sailing performance.
Accommodation: catamaran. Meals: B

Day 5 - Mljet Island National Park sailing, paddleboarding, cycling and swimming

Today is reserved for Mljet Island National Park. Two salt water lakes surrounded by a lush, green forest, the larger one with a small island in the middle, make Mljet a spectacular location for paddleboarding, hiking, cycling and swimming. We will cycle from the catamaran to the lakes, where you can take a boat to the small with a 12th century Benedictine monastery. We anchor in a quiet bay for the night.
Accommodation: catamaran. Meals: B

Day 6 - Pelješac Peninsula sailing and kayaking

Today we explore the Pelješac Peninsula, one of the most successful and famous wine making regions in Croatia. It is a true oasis of peace with its vast vineyards, salt and oyster farms, quiet towns, narrow streets and hidden beaches. We will sail from Mljet in the morning and spend the day sea kayaking or paddleboarding to the White Beach, a very special bay which can be reached only by boat or kayak. Its caves and reefs make it an ideal place for swimming and snorkeling.
Accommodation: catamaran. Meals: B

Day 7 - Elaphiti Islands sailing, visit Dubrovnik

We will have an early start today and sail between the Elaphiti Islands with occasional swimming or snorkeling stops until we reach Koločep, a small island with lovely Mediterranean villages and excellent hiking trails. Koločep's bays, caves and coves make it a perfect place for sea kayaking or paddleboarding. Enjoy lunch in one of the best fish restaurants in the area before transferring to the mainland in the afternoon to visit Dubrovnik, one of the world’s most beautiful walled towns. Return to Komolac for a farewell dinner in the serene ambiance of the Ombla River.
Accommodation: catamaran. Meals: B.

Day 8 - Departure

Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel, bus station, harbor or airport. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit - especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.

Notes

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Huck Finn guides and trip leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Huck Finn reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Matea Kobešćak

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