This 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.
This 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 while sailing between Croatian renowned islands. Dubrovnik, the Elaphiti shorelines, Mljet, Korcula and Hvar Islands 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, stand up paddling, swimming, snorkeling and on foot.
Our experienced local guides and skippers will avoid overcrowded destinations ensuring you get the most authentic experience. We will be mooring in quiet places and have the opportunity to dine with local families in their homes and enjoy good food and excellent wine. Our tour will end in Stari Grad on Island of Hvar where from you have good connections with Split. Friendly dolphins or tuna that are often seen in the area often escort our yachts. The sea is blue, clear, warm and friendly.
|Sailing, Kayaking or Hiking
|Mljet island & National Park
|Sailing, Cycling & Sightseeing
|Stand up paddling & Sightseeing
|Sailing & departure
|Stari Grad, Hvar Island
Accommodation: Over the course of this program, we will travel and stay on the sleek and elegant OLIVIA ADRIATICA Sun Odyssey 54DS (16.75 m) sailboat, which offers an impressive sailing experience with a great dose of comfort. The OLIVIA ADRIATICA is a boat that offers safety and a comfortable stay at sea with great design, solid performance, a high quality of construction, and superior equipment. The boat has 3 double cabins, each with its own toilet and shower, along with a separate cabin for the crew. There are two standard double, and one master double cabin with even more space and comfort. The central salon is large and offers a comfortable space for shared living. The boat is equipped with air conditioning and heating, a TV, WIFI, an electrical generator, and everything you might need while resting and relaxing. The small onboard library offers books to suit everyone's interests.
Eco Challenge: The Blue Bag is an initiative with the aim of giving the sea what it gives us; purity, beauty, love... If each sailor were to fill just one bag of drifting refuse per year, the sea would say: "THANK YOU". The Blue Bag isn't an obligation, instead, it is a challenge. As part of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic Sea is considered to be one of the cleanest seas in Europe. Croatia is amongst the top three countries, along with Cyprus and Malta, in the cleanliness of the sea. Still, our sea has been affected with the appearance of refuse that is the result of irresponsible behavior by sailors, but also by the significant effects of sea currents that travel from the southeast to the northwest, bringing in garbage from the middle of the Mediterranean. That is why we have launched the Blue Bag environmental initiative. When our crews spot PVC garbage on some inaccessible shores, they hop in a kayak or on a SUP board and collect it in characteristic blue bags. Guests on our boats have more than gladly accepted this initiative as part of the adventure and the high degree of environmental culture we promote.
Meals: Breakfast will be served with a plentiful buffet consisting of several types of cereal, butter, honey, jam, prosciutto, cheese, eggs, yogurt, fruit, juices, coffee, tea, and milk. Some of the lunches will be picnics, which enables us to be flexible with our route. You will be able to buy lunch packs or groceries from local stores, and the boat kitchen is there for you to use. If you are booking the entire boat for your group, we can organize a boat chef to cook for you during the trip with a surcharge.
Gourmet Experience: Along with our adventurous activities, the sun and the sea awaken the most primeval feelings that are hard to resist, so we invite you to let go and enjoy dinner in a hedonistic way with an abundance of traditional regional offers of food in island restaurants. Meals are organized as a combination of onboard meals and selected restaurants for dinner. In the evening, after we have anchored the night, there are fantastic local restaurants and taverns. They have received excellent feedback from guests in the past for their value for money, and we recommend you try specialties with authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
PRICES IN EUROS FOR 2020
|Double Cabin (2 people)
|Double Cabin (Single use)
|Master Cabin (2 people)
All prices are per person.
- Maximum number of participants: 6 guests per group.
- Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
- Single use rooms are available upon request with a 25% surcharge.
- 4 nights on the boat (en-suite bathroom)
- 4 breakfasts
- activities and use of equipment (kayaks, bikes, canoes, paddleboards, snorkeling gear)
- local taxes, permits and marina fees/lighthouse docking fees
- byboat & outboard engine
- 2 crew members: yacht skipper & guide
- international airfare to/from Croatia
- beverages and meals not stated in the itinerary
- optional trip
- Mljet National Park entrance fee
It is possible to pay online by credit card or by bank transfer. Please let us know your preferred payment method and we will send you the details.
Day 1: Sailing Dubrovnik to Sipan Island
We head out from Dubrovnik towards the Elaphiti archipelago, before reaching Sipan Island, Luka Sipanska village where we anchor for the night. The island, which is only 16 square kilometers in size, is home to old summer estates and 34 churches that bear witness to a rich history that peaked during the era of the Dubrovnik Republic. Interestingly, Sipan was inscribed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the island with the greatest number of olive trees in comparison to its size. Here we spend the night and prepare for a long day of sailing.
Day 2: Mljet National park
Today we head to Mljet Island and optionally its national park. Mljet is the most forested island in the Adriatic, and the National Park contains two salt lakes, with a Benedictine monastery on the Isle of St. Mary. You can visit the park with a bike, take a boat to visit the monastery of St. Mary and swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters of the lakes before returning to the village for dinner. We will provide a two-person seat on top kayaks for those who choose not to visit.
Day 3: Korcula Island
After departing from Mljet we head towards Korcula Island. Its been known since the 6th century BC when it was an ancient Greek colony under the name of Korkyra Melaina (in translation “Black Korcula”, for its dark green pine forests). Korcula is also known as the hometown of the Polo-Depolo family, and according to some theories, the 13th-century explorer and traveler Marco Polo, the first European to present facts about China and other Asian countries. Cycle from Lumbarda to Korcula before the sightseeing after which we continue towards Peljesac Peninsula for the overnight.
Day 4: Hvar Island
In the morning we sail out to Hvar Island, a well known Adriatic gem. Discover its amazing shorelines and Pakleni Islands archipelago. Once a Greek colony, today Hvar is famous Mediterranean tourist spot that attracts for its culture, food and wine, adventure and nightlife. We will stop in the town of Hvar for exploration and paddleboarding in the area. We end our day with a dinner in a calm seaside restaurant for some local cuisine and wine.
Day 5: Hvar to Stari Grad sailing
This morning we head toward Stari Grad, a secluded harbor town on the northern side of Hvar Island. This is where you disembark and continue your travel towards Split. Leave some time to explore its narrow streets and time permitting visit Stari Grad plain, UNESCO protected the cultured landscape, cultivated from Greek and Roman times until today.
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.
This trip is also available in reverse itinerary (route from Hvar to Dubrovnik). Ask your sales representative for further information.