Croatia Gulet cruise Dubrovnik to Split

“This handsome gulet feels like a floating boutique hotel, and takes you to lovely little ports along the Dalmatian Coast between two historic cities.”


Dubrovnik, Zaton Veliki Marina | Sipan | Mljet | Korcula | Hvar | Vis | Brac | Split | Gulet cruise | Daily swimming | Trip can be done in reverse

Description of Croatia Gulet cruise Dubrovnik to Split

The journey from Dubrovnik to Split is a really popular cruising route, combining two excellent historic cities with the peace, quiet and beauty of Croatia’s Adriatic islands. In eight days you can really get to know some of the lovely islands of the Dalmatian Coast, and even reach Vis, the quietest island furthest from the shore.

Cruising on a traditional gulet (a small wooden Turkish sailing vessel) is a relaxed way to travel, sails up or sails down, book in hand, sunbathing, or just gazing out to sea. After breakfast on board – and perhaps a morning swim – you’ll be under way for around four hours a day to reach your next stop, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the sights once you arrive, exploring ancient towns.

Your vessel is small enough to fit into intimate port settings where other cruise ships are too large to fit. In the evenings you can wander ashore in the boat’s dinghy, and enjoy balmy weather as you dine al fresco on local seafood.

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Travelling by train:
We offer the possibility of travelling by train from the UK (or other parts of Europe) to Croatia and can book this for you. Leaving from London you need to allow 2 days to travel in either direction, though you can of course spend longer and enjoy some of the cities and scenery en route. The train is usually via Munich and Zagreb and through Slovenia, though it is also possible to travel via Italy (via Milan) and get a ferry to/from Split or Dubrovnik.

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 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

Sail power has very obvious benefits and we hope to sail under sail power up to 50% of the time, though this obviously depends on the prevailing weather conditions.

By using a small vessel that can access the smallest ports, in addition to using sail power whenever practical, we restrict our travel to just a few miles per day, unlike larger vessels that have to travel a great deal further between ports.

The small size of these cruise vessels and the small passenger numbers ensures that any detrimental social and environmental impacts are minimised whilst allowing the passengers to visit smaller communities that don’t usually benefit from this form of tourism. This also enables small communities to host tourists without the need for building hotels and other infrastructure that may be required.

All our waste is returned to port and disposed of responsibly as we know that the beauty of the environment we work and live in provides us with our income. If we spoil our environment our livelihood would be in jeopardy.


The Impacts of this Trip

The vessel is owned and crewed by Croatians.

This is the antithesis of ‘cruising’. Vast ships disgorging thousands of passengers into the few ports that they can actually fit into for a few hours, while we skip between the tiny harbours and ports that dot the Croatian coastline and islands, where the larger vessels simply cannot go.

Our vessel 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.

By leaving our guests free to choose their own dining venues in the evenings, this ensures that a range of small restaurants and cafes will benefit from our guests spending. This in turn supports small local farms, fishermen, olive groves and vineyards to maintain their small scale traditional production techniques.


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