Croatian Islands yacht cruise
You will have the choice of lower deck, main deck or VIP cabins, and luxury or luxury superior vessels.
All cabins have en-suite and air-con.
Includes transfers, excursions, breakfast and lunch.
Description of Croatian Islands yacht cruise
This Croatian islands yacht cruise really is a best of both worlds cruising holiday, as you take in both islands and mainland sites with time in the medieval cities of Split and Dubrovnik as well as some of the country’s most revered islands.
Starting in Split, where the Diocletian's Palace is a must see, which creates the most magnificent centrepiece to this coastal city. From here we set sail for the island of Korcula, famous for being the birthplace of Marco Polo but also boasting an ancient fortified centre in Korcula town, with a Gothic-Renaissance cathedral at its heart.
Your next stop is all about natural rather than cultural heritage, and is the only island national park in Croatia: Mljet Island, with two stunning salt lakes on its interior making it a wonderful island for hiking or biking around. From here to Dubrovnik, an historic, heavenly and sometimes heaving city, we recommend taking the cable car from the Old Town to Srd Mountain for a great way to escape the crowds while getting breathtaking views of the city walls and Elaphiti Islands.
Heading back up north again we visit more island idylls, the first being Hvar, famous for its wealthy clientele but also for its beaches and walking paths way off the main tourist drag, where lavender fields and small fishing villages await. And last but not least, we visit the island of Brac, the largest island in the Dalmatian archipelago with the highest peak in the Adriatic, Mount St. Vid (780m). Visit the town of Bol and go swimming at one of Croatia’s most famous beaches, Zlatni Rat, a white limestone pebbled peninsula of pure prettiness.
5 Reviews of Croatian Islands yacht cruise
Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019 by Katherine AistropeWe were so well looked after by the manager and crew. There was plenty of own time and the organized parts were really interesting. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019 by Jan HenstridgeHard to pinpoint one thing, the whole holiday was great. The ship was beautiful, the staff/crew couldn't do enough and Croatia was spectacular. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 May 2018 by Sylvia AzemIt was all memorable, the ship crew and Captain, the passengers and the overall proposal of the cruise. Wonderful! Congratulations to the crew, Captain and Cruise Manager for their effort in making this a memorable vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jul 2016 by Marilyn KettleIt was a fantastic experience. The boat was beautiful, the service and food first class. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Dec 2015 by Eileen SilcockIt was a wonderful, relaxing break.... I guess top of the list would be swimming in the sea, off the back of the boat. I loved both Split and Dubrovnik, but also the lovely islands between them, especially Mljet national park. Read full review
PlanetWe can book this trip for you via train so you do not need to take a single flight. Please see above for details.
The food and wine served on board is almost 100% locally produced, supporting many small producers, keeping food miles to a minimum and helping to maintain the traditional small scale farming and fishing that the coast and islands depend on
The management of these vessels is a member of the Green Sail initiative. Members are dedicated to sustainable tourism in Croatia and are passionate about raising awareness of environmental, economic and sustainable tourism policies in Croatia. They believe the promotion of environmental awareness in the region will have a prolonged and positive impact on the livelihoods of the local people and maintain Croatia as a sustainable tourism destination for future generations.
Green Sail aims to educate and build awareness amongst all stakeholders about sustainability and ‘Green Tourism’ in Croatia through activities and continued partnerships with local businesses. Green Sail is active on a local level in Croatia and is committed to discussion, raising awareness and implementing changes that will improve sustainability in Croatia.
It is vital sustainable tourism is embraced in Croatia to preserve its natural beauty as well as protect local stakeholders. Green Sail works with local businesses and captains to ensure business is not outsourced and remains a unique Croatian experience for their guests. Green Sail is the first step to initiating a ‘Green’ change in Croatia and educating current suppliers is proving promising.
We share our responsibility to protect the environment, customs and traditions of the region with our guests and find this is appreciated as they gain knowledge and receive a culturally diverse experience whilst travelling. Green Sail aims to improve the condition of some of the beaches along the Dalmatian coast, as well as promote sustainability throughout Croatia through partnerships with local businesses learning and educating the wider community of our policies on sustainable tourism.
Through such initiatives, we aim to:
+ Raise awareness of the importance of Green Tourism in the Adriatic.
+ Promote environmentally-friendly policies with our local business partners.
+ Actively participate in local community projects to clean up beaches/ports.
+ Educate stakeholders on sustainability practices and how to manage tourism sustainably in Croatia.
PeopleVast floating blocks of flats, otherwise known as cruise ships, arrive direct from Venice and spill their loads onto the Dubrovnik dock where they are met by a huge fleet of buses that whisk them for a couple of hours in the beautiful city. These monoliths cruise past one of Europe's most beautiful coastlines with barely a second glance, and without a thought to the places they are missing.
Our vessel, on the other hand, stops at many small ports and towns where we can fully enjoy some of the very best that Croatia has to offer. The money that we will spend in many of these smaller communities will help to preserve the fantastic heritage of these antique coastline. Our visits to Mljet National Park & The Benedictine monastery on St Mary Isle will help preserve them by putting a little funding directly into their coffers.
Our vessels are captained and crewed by Croatians.