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“Beautiful boat, lovely people, scenery spectacular, fab crew, idyllic swim stops. Friendly, helpful crew. Really did not want to leave. It was all just perfect.”

- Sally, United Kingdom.

“Guides in particular always went the extra mile. Walking was interesting and well balanced, food was way beyond expectations not realizing three course lunches were part of the deal. Highly recommended.”

- Coralie, Australia.

Hike Itinerary

Split Southern Route Itinerary One
DAY 1 | Start

Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses.

Check-in is from 10.30am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.

DAY 1 | Overnight Stay

We'll depart from Split Harbor at 13:00. After lunch onboard, we'll sail to our first destination, the island of Šolta. This island is one of those special places in Dalmatia where the traditional Croatian way of life has been maintained to the present day. This afternoon we set out on our first hike up Gornje Selo from village of Stomorska. This upper village provides you with a perfect view out across the Sea for your first afternoon in Croatia.

Todays Hike: Stomorska - Gornje Selo - Stomorska

  • Distance: 7km
  • Time: 2.5hrs
  • Height: 291m
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DAY 2 | Overnight Stay

This morning we set sail towards the island of Vis. This is the most remote inhabited island and it is blessed with a more temperate climate than the mainland (warmer in winter, cooler in summer). It has a deserved reputation for producing extremely good food and wine, and the restaurants offer the freshest fish in the Adriatic. Vis has been used over the centuries as a strategic military port and saw action by the Allied military through WWII against Italy andthe Germans. Today it is an idyllic island, famous for the outlying Blue Cave*, an island cavesystem accessible only by boat. The blue turquoise water and refracted light into the cave make for exciting and amazing photo opportunities.

Todays Hike: Vis - Sv Andrija

  • Distance: 8km
  • Time: 3 hours (approximately)
  • Height: 263m
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*Please see FAQ:Will I get to visit the Blue Cave as a part of my cruise?

DAY 3 | Overnight Stay

Depending on our schedule and preferences of the group (time and weather permitting), you’ll have a chance to visit the spectacular Blue Cave this morning. After the Blue Cave we cruise along the coast down to the stunning island of Korcula and along to the coastal village of Vela Luka. Once we arrive, we will hike to Vela Spilja.

Todays Hike: Vela Luka - Vela Spilja - Vela Luka

  • Distance: 4.3km
  • Time: 2hrs
  • Height: 150m
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DAY 4 | Overnight Stay

Enjoy breakfast onboard as we cruise towards the beautiful island of Hvar. This afternoon we will stop in Hvar Town for lunch, before heading to the quaint town of Stari Grad. We will start our hike from Stari Grad (town or old port) - Purkin Kuk following a small trail toward the coast, taking in stone walls and ending at a fortified settlement with megalithic walls; Purkin kuk. We catch our breath and enjoy the view before heading back to Stari Grad. Tonight you can enjoy this picturesque town, dining at one of many restaurants hidden in the cobblestone alleys. Meander the back streets for local hidden gems, shops and restaurants before strolling along the waterfront with an ice-cream in hand.

Todays Hike: Stari Grad – Purkin Kuk

  • Distance: Start for ferry port – 10km; start from Stari Grad port – 8km
  • Time: From ferry port – 3:40min; start from Stari Grad port 3h
  • Height: 296m
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DAY 5 | Overnight Stay

This morning we continue cruising the Adriatic and make our way towards the island of Brac, where after lunch, we will arrive in the town of Bol. Home to Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn beach), this beach is famous for its ever changing shape due to the tide. The option today is to hike the wonderful Vidova Gora, designed for energetic hikers, where you can choose to go up to the archipelago's highest peak at 780 metres above sea level. The breathtaking panoramic views of the neighbouring island of Hvar on the descent to the beach at Bol are well worth the ascent!

Todays Hike: Bol – Vidova Gora - Bol

  • Distance: 14km
  • Time: 4-5hrs
  • Height: 778m
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DAY 6 | Overnight Stay

This morning we make our way back to the mainland and to the breathtaking town of Makarska, home of the Biokovo Mountain ranges that hug the Croatian coastline. Biokovo Nature park is the second highest mountain range in Croatia with 16 peaks above 1,400 metres. The 25 km long and over 7 km wide mountain range is part of the Dinaric Alps that stretches from Slovenia through Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania. The Biokovo Mountains geographical position is midway between a Mediterranean and a continental climate, resulting in unique flora, where plant species from both climate zones meet and grow side by side. This is one of the reasons why Biokovo received the prestigious status of Croatian Nature Park in 1981.

Once we arrive in Makarska, you will be driven to the highest peak on the mountain, the top of St. Jure (1762 m). The view from the top is one of the best in the Mediterranean. Here you can see the cities of Vrgorac and Imotski, the central part of Bosnia Herzegovina highlands, all of the Dalmatian islands, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to Monte Gargano in Italy, located more than 250 miles away. We then begin today's hike, where you get up close to the mountains beautiful rock formations and secret caves down to the 1,421 metres high peak Vosac where the minibus will be waiting to take you back down to Makarska town.

Todays Hike: St.Jure - Vosac

  • Distance: 5.8km
  • Time: 3hrs
  • Height: Descending from 1722m to 1421m
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DAY 7 | Overnight Stay

This morning we head back along the coast to Split and enjoy the morning admiring the Biokovo Mountain Range that you hiked yesterday. Once in Split we commence the final hike to Marjan Hill, for incredible views over the city of Split and the stunning Adriatic. Enjoy your final evening exploring Split, appreciating the beautiful Diocletian's Palace or going for a stroll along the Riva. There is a plethora of bars and restaurants to choose from in this portside city, ensuring your final evening has plenty on the agenda!

Todays Hike: Old city - Marjan hill - Old city

  • Distance: 6.5km
  • Time: 2.5hrs
  • Height: 155m
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DAY 8 | Finish

Disembark this morning at 9:00am after an early onboard breakfast. Whether you're continuing your exploration of the region, or returning home, we wish you bon voyage!

*Please note: hiking routes are subject to change due to factors such as weather and group fitness levels/ability.


*Prices fluctuate regularly in line with demand for our cruises. Our Price Promise ensures clients who book early will never pay more than those who book later.
Ensuite Premier
Departures Lower Deck Above Deck Lower Deck Above Deck
2nd May - - £639 £699
9th May - - £619 £679
16th May - - £619 £679
23rd May £519 £579 £689 £749
30th May £569 £629 £689 £749
6th June £659 £719 £779 £839
13th June £659 £719 £779 £839
5th September £659 £719 £819 £879
12th September £659 £719 £819 £879
19th September £659 £719 £819 £879
26th September £569 £629 £709 £769
3rd October £569 £629 £689 £749
10th October £569 £629 £689 £749

*The above is for pricing purposes only, please submit an enquiry for availability.


Experienced Guide
Explore Croatia with your experienced local guide sharing their knowledge

Explore Croatia with your experienced local guide sharing their knowledge

Dive into crystal clear water, straight off your ship!

Dive into crystal clear water, straight off your ship!

Enjoy a buffet breakfast and 3-course lunch daily

Enjoy a buffet breakfast and 3-course lunch daily

Your Choice of Ship
Choose your comfort level with Premier & Ensuite ships available

Choose your comfort level with Premier & Ensuite ships available

Tour Manager
Your dedicated Tour Manager can assist with any questions onboard

Your dedicated Tour Manager can assist with any questions onboard

Nature Park Entrance
Entrance to the Biokovo Nature Park is included on all Hike Croatia Cruises

Entrance to the Biokovo Nature Park is included on all Hike Croatia Cruises

Wi-fi is available throughout your cruise (subject to download limits)

Wi-fi is available throughout your cruise (subject to download limits)

Like-minded Travellers
Experience intimate cruising with like-minded travellers

Experience intimate cruising with like-minded travellers



What time does the cruise start/finish?

Ships depart the harbour at 13:00 on Saturdays and will return on Friday night. You will disembark after an early breakfast on the Saturday morning between 8am and 9am.

How challenging is the route?

We recommend you have a reasonable level of fitness to participate in our Hike Croatia Cruises. Each day’s itinerary brings a different challenge, and your guide will cater to your group’s interests and abilities. If you don’t feel up to hiking, or feel a particular day may be too strenuous, you’re welcome to spend the day swimming or relaxing on the ship.

What are the cabins like?

The cabins are based on 2 sharing, and consist of twin beds, bunk beds or one double bed. If you prefer a certain cabin type, it’s important that you let us know this upon booking, so we are aware and will note your request. Our ship allocation is finalised a week before departure, so we are unable to 100% guarantee a twin bed or double bed cabin, due to the fact each of our ships have completely unique cabin configurations, and therefore an always different number of twin and double cabins available on-board. On some ships, we also have triple cabins available. Triple cabins consist of a double bed and a single bunk. We can check the availability of these when you book. If you would like to book a triple cabin please let us know, we don’t automatically allocate these to odd numbered groups as they are about the same size as our 2 person cabins.

What is the difference between Above Deck and Below Deck cabins?

Above Deck cabins are located on the main deck of the ship, with most opening out onto the deck itself, as this runs along the outside. Depending on the ship, our Above Deck cabins may also open out onto an internal corridor or area instead. The Below Deck cabins are below the Above Deck cabins, and are accessed by a set of stairs and corridor from the main deck. They are located in the hull of the ship and are subsequently cooler and often quieter than the Above Deck cabins, as you don’t have people walking past your cabin on the deck late at night and early in the morning. Please note: On some of the ships the Above Deck cabins are located on 2 levels, i.e. on the main deck and on a top deck. Each ship is unique and therefore the layout does vary from ship to ship.

I am travelling by myself. Is there a single supplement?

There are no single supplements on the Hike Croatia cruises, provided that you are willing to share your cabin with another single traveller. If you prefer to have your own cabin, you can pay a supplement which is 50% of the one person price.

Is food included?

Breakfast and lunch or dinner is included every day. We don't include all meals, as we encourage you to try the local cuisine whilst you are out hiking during the day/in port for the evening. Our guide can offer some suggestions on the best places to eat. On some days, lunch may be provided instead of dinner if this fits in better with the day’s itinerary – the guide will advise you of this during the week. The breakfasts are simple continental style, with breads and spreads. You can pay onboard for a cooked breakfast each morning at a supplement of 40 Euros for the week. Lunch/dinner usually consists of 3 courses, with a soup/salad starter, meat or fish-based main course and fruit/cake for dessert, prepared by your onboard cook.

Can I bring food and drink onboard?

You cannot bring food and drink onboard, except for items that fill specific dietary requirements. Each ship has its own bar and drinks consumed onboard (including bottled water) must be purchased from here. You have unlimited access to the onboard water cooler during the salon opening times. We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle with you onboard, and filling this up before the salon closes for the evening.

Is there time for swimming?

You’ll wake up every day and have breakfast on a boat, so there’s always an opportunity to enjoy the refreshing waters of the Adriatic.

Do you have to hike every day?

There is no obligation to hike every day – you can choose to have a day relaxing on the ship if you wish. Please be aware that the ship’s schedule is based around the day’s hiking itinerary and as such may not stay in some ports for long periods of time. You need a reasonable level of fitness to join the cruise due to the distances covered each day. Each cruise usually has a range of hiking abilities onboard and the guide will take this into account when tailoring the itinerary.

Are there any extra costs?

A local payment of 30 Euros per person is payable onboard your Sail Croatia Cruise. This payment incorporates port fees and tourist taxes throughout the week and is subject to change. Meals/water purchased on your hikes (unlimited access to the onboard water cooler is available during Salon opening hours. We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle).

What type of luggage should I bring?

If you’re joining us from within Europe, we highly recommend limiting your luggage to one suitcase; however, we understand that this might not be possible for international travellers who are flying in just for the cruise, or on extended trips. In most cabins, you will be able to store bags under the bed; however, in the case of excess luggage, please ask check-in staff to give you additional information about possible storage.

Will I get to visit the Blue Cave as a part of my cruise?

A visit to the Blue Cave in Vis is dependant on weather conditions and your itinerary. If conditions allow, an optional visit to the Blue Cave will be offered. This activity is not a part of your booking with us and therefore Sail Croatia shall not be deemed responsible for any damage, loss or dissatisfaction related to the Blue Cave visit.