Croatia sailing holiday, tailor made

“Let Skipper Ivona welcome you aboard the eight berth sailing yacht Melody as you discover the delights of Dalmatia on a tailor made week in the sun.”


Šolta | Vis | Blue Cave | Biševo | Komiža | Hvar | Pakleni Islands | Brac | Bol | Zlatni Rat | Activities include: barbecues, snorkelling, swimming, wine tasting, and a night out on Hvar |

Description of Croatia sailing holiday, tailor made

This tailor made week of sailing in Croatia takes travellers on a nautical odyssey onboard the small ship Melody as licensed skipper, Ivona, plots a course between untouched beaches, secret coves and sun-dappled snorkelling spots.

Ivona has been sailing for over a decade and not only is she one of the founding members of FRAPA Women's Sailing Team but she’s also a professor of kinesiology, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.

Ivona’s nautical knowledge and professional, yet friendly, approach are unsurpassed. She really does understand the islands of the Dalmatian coastline like the back of her hands. The sights and sounds of the Adriatic are what influenced the choice of name for Ivona's favourite sailing yacht and no sooner than you’ve boarded ‘Melody’, and set sail on the cool blue waves, you’ll begin to understand why.

As a Salona 45R (13.55 metres) sailing yacht, Melody can comfortably accommodate eight passengers within four cabins. There is also the option to host four to six passengers in three cabins with the crew comfortably bunking down in the fourth cabin. Comfort, style and performance sum up Melody’s cruising profile with a spacious sundeck, barbecue cockpit and air-conditioned interior adding to the extra special enjoyment of a Croatia sailing holiday.

As each sailing itinerary is designed to suit personal preferences you’ll be invited to choose your own adventure with everything from single island visits to extended cruises more than accessible under the watchful eye of Captain Ivona. This is your week to enjoy as you wish however, if you’re already in the mood for secluded coves, fish suppers and a cool glass of Croatian wine whilst sunbathing up on deck then right here is where you set sail on your very own relaxing voyage of discovery.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

We support wildlife in our community by donating 1% of each booking to Blue World - researching dolphin organization. We have more than 400 dolphins in the area around the island of Vis, and the Blue World organization track them every day. It's almost impossible to spend a day at sea without seeing dolphins, especially in spring time when the sea traffic is quieter than in summer. It's quite an experience to see wild dolphins swim around you, and we are aware how much they mean for a marine life.

We also plant our own vegetables in a completely "eco" way. Our vegetables don't contain a single drop of pesticide, just water and sun. In our vineyards it is the same situation, and the eco brand on every bottle is the evidence of hard work. Our guests are welcome to join in with watering and harvesting the grapes and vegetables every year, allowing them to see how we prepare this crop.

We organise cleaning of the beaches and underwater areas in our community. Since we are located on open sea, we have strong winter winds which brings us all sort of garbage. Every spring, volunteers are more than welcome to help us keep our beaches and underwater clean. Every year, with support of the town of Vis, we collect more than a 500 kilos of garbage in 5 different beaches in the Rukavac area. In this way, we help our island to stay clean on the land and underwater. Island Vis is one of the cleanest islands in middle Mediterranean area.

The Impacts of this Trip

Local taverns is a best way to get familiar with our way of preparing meals. With recommendation for our guests, we organize a wine and local meal tasting tours where you can see and try some of the traditional meals in Croatia.

Traveling around the world for us is the meaning of life and promoting our community, Island Vis and Croatia is very important to us. Ensuring rhe right promotion and learning how other tourist businesses work on different continents make us review our own business.

Beside keeping the island clean, we support the "SVIMA" organization. In this community, kids from all over Croatia can learn about island history, old trades, how to preserve an ecology on the island, they organize all sorts of workshops around the island and we provide them a free transportation on land or sea.

For us, working with kids is always special, especially when our mission is to return young people back on the island, and to provide them any sort of decent living in this part of paradise!


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