Coffee in Stari Grad
Clare and Ben exploring Hvar Town
A swim stop in the Maslinica Archipalego
 

Two Week Croatia Pop-Up Flotilla 2018

Two Week Croatia Pop-Up Flotilla Route Map
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Dalmatian Island Hopping

Due to popular demand and hugely successful pop-up flotillas in 2015 & 2016 & 2017, we are thrilled to announce a fourth for 2018. With the unbeatable combination of gin clear water, great wind and beautiful beaches proving timeless, next year we are offering a two week flotilla sailing around the stunning Dalmatian Islands. 

When is it happening?

9th - 23rd June 2018 - BOATS AVAILABLE!

23rd June - 7th July 2018 - BOATS AVAILABLE!

What boats are available?

In 2018 we have two brilliantly racy models of boat to choose from. Both are really comfortable and are fantastic to sail. Simply click on a model below to find out more...

Beneteau First 35 Yacht Layout Beneteau First 45 Yacht Layout 2

Sailing around the Dalmatian Islands

This incredible coastline offers clear seas, a gentle summer climate as well as lively breezes to take you from bay to bay! Croatia is now the Mediterranean's leading yacht charter holiday destination and we can see why. Having sailed here ourselves we can't speak highly enough of Croatia and it's unique culture.

Consider the contrasts... Quiet bays or exciting nightlife, traditional markets and modern supermarkets, gentle morning breezes followed by exhilarating afternoon sea breezes, modern marinas next to century old town quays, metropolitan meccas versus marine national parks. Sailing in Croatia (as the cliché goes) has something for everyone.

What's the sailing like?

The Croatian climate is typically Mediterranean, meaning warm dry summers and mild winters. With 2,600 hours of sunlight yearly it is one of the sunniest coastlines in Europe. You can expect temperatures of around 25°C in June.

The prevailing wind in Croatia is from the north west, with an average wind speed of 7/8 knots. This grows to a comfortable force 4-5 (10-20 knots) some afternoons making for some exhilarating sailing! Look out for the ‘Bora’ - a north easterly that can surprise you if you don’t check your forecasts regularly.

Typical Itinerary & Highlights

Days 1 - 2, Starting from the modern marina at Split Kastela

Upon arriving at Split airport you will be met my one of our friendly lead crew. After a short transfer to the modern marina at Split Kastela, just 15 minutes away, you will be shown to your boat. Once you have been introduced to your skippers and hostess for the week you'll be free to sit, back, relax and enjoy the first evening of holiday. The next morning it is time to find out where you'll be heading on that all important first day. Then it is time to set off - with nothing but blue sea and blue sky ahead!

  • Split Old Town at Night Split Town
  • View from the Cafe in Kastela Marina Kastela Marina

Days 3 - 4, Pine forest backed beaches & punch party time!

A likely first day will be a short sail across to Milna on the island of Brac where the old village curves up and around the harbour with a maze of narrow lanes leading up to an 18th century church. Have your camera at the ready! Another first day option may be the brilliantly quiet bay at Bobovišća - the perfect spot for a punch party and getting to know everyone! From here it is an excellent sail down to Bol on the southern side of Brac Island. A swim stop in the gin clear water near Zlatni Rat beach (also known as the Golden Cape) is a must. Once moored up in Bol it is time to sit back, relax and soak up the views, from the pine forest backed beaches.

  • Milna Harbour Brac Island Milna, Brac Island
  • Golden Cape Brac Island Croatia Golden Cape, Brac Island
  • The pine forest backed beach in Bol Bol

Days 5 - 6, The quiet side to Hvar

The next couple of nights will be enjoyed exploring the quieter side to Hvar. From the gorgeous harbours of Jelsa and Vrboska to the ancient town of Stari Grad. Stari Grad is thought to be the oldest town in Europe which we can believe having wandered through it's wonderful backstreets. The ancient town quay has been recently redone and is now equipped with water and electricity as well as lazy lines. A cocktail or two, watching the sunset from the harbour entrance, is a beautiful way to end the day...

  • Hvar Town & The Pakleni Archipalego Hvar Island
  • Sunset drinks in Stari Grad Stari Grad
  • Dinner in Jelsa on Hvar Island Jelsa

Days 7 - 8, Hvar Town & The Pakleni Archipelago

It is best to get an early start when heading to Hvar, as mooring up in the town harbour, is an exclusive opportunity not to be missed. There is also plenty to explore in this historic town. The view of the nearby Pakleni Islands, from the fort at the top of the hill, is amazing! Just a stone’s throw from Hvar Town the island of Sveti Klement (the largest of the Pakleni Islands) offers a brilliant swim stop. The island boasts sandy coves and pine backed beaches as well as crystal clear water.

  • Hvar Town & The Pakleni Archipalego Hvar Island
  • The Pakleni Archipelago, near Hvar Island, Courtesy of the Croatian National Tourist Board Pakleni Islands
  • Moored on the buoys in Hvar Town Hvar Town

Days 9 - 10, Outstanding Orebic & Korcula

Sailing further south takes us to the oustanding coastal town of Orebic. From here you can either take the ferry to Korcula Town or there may also be an opportunity to visit Dubrovnik for the day (depending on how the weather looks over the coming days). If the weather is in our favour, it may be possible to head as far south as Mjlet Island, where there is a gorgeous National Park. Other possible stops include Lastovo Island and Vela Luka, as well as the stunning island of Vis, on the way back up north.

  • The National Park on Mljet Mljet
  • Orebić Harbour Orebic
  • Korcula Town from above Korcula

Days 11 - 13, Sesoula & the Maslinica Archipelago

En route back up north a stop on the island of Vis may be in order, before a quiet night rafted in Sesoula Bay, or anchored outside Maslinica Harbour. A swim stop in the archipelago, within cork popping distance of the harbour, is well worth it after a days sailing. In Sesoula Bay (our favourite place to moor in this area) there are two tavernas to choose from, or a walk into Maslinica Town, will be sure to work up your appetite.

The next couple of days will likely be spent exploring the mainland Dalmatian coast, north of Split, visiting the towns of Primosten or Rogoznica. These historic towns are some of most picturesque in the region, offering fantastic evening entertainment, along their buzzing promenades.

  • Rogoznica Harbour Croatia Rogoznica Dalmatian Coast
  • Primosten Town with boats anchored in the bay Primosten, Dalmatian Coast
  • Rafted up in Sesoula Bay on Solta Island Sesoula Bay

Days 14 - 15, Terrific Trogir & Returning to Split

The last couple of days will be spent making your way back to Split Kastela. There may be an opportunity for a lunch or evening stop in the terrifically historic town of Trogir, weather and itinerary dependent. One of the oldest and most exciting towns on the Adriatic coastline, the port is situated on a small island just off the Dalmatian coast and has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997. 

Once back in Split Kastela Marina, a final night dinner with your fellow flotilla sailors, will conclude your Dalmatian Island adventure!

 

  • Split Old Town at Night Split Town
  • Trogir - Dalmatian Islands Trogir
  • View from the Cafe in Kastela Marina Kastela Marina

Images from this Flotilla

Locations

  • Split Town

  • Kastela Marina

  • Milna, Brac Island

  • Golden Cape, Brac Island

  • Bol

  • Hvar Island

  • Stari Grad

  • Jelsa

  • Hvar Island

  • Pakleni Islands

  • Hvar Town

  • Mljet

  • Orebic

  • Korcula

  • Rogoznica Dalmatian Coast

  • Primosten, Dalmatian Coast

  • Sesoula Bay

  • Split Town

  • Trogir

  • Kastela Marina

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Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: 10am-4pm

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What is included in our pop-up flotilla?

- Return flights
- Transfers
- Diesel
- Linen & Towels
- Dinghy
- Mooring fees
- Harbour Guide
- Full Financial Protection
- Guidance of the lead crew

What's not included in our pop-up flotilla?

- Yacht Security Waiver
- Outboard Engine (+£120)
- Food & Drink
- Personal Holiday Insurance