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Party Cruises for under 35s

Navigator Cruises

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Navigator Cruises:

  • Sail Croatia Event Pass - Exclusive access to Croatia's biggest parties- boat parties, beach parties & the hottest clubs in Croatia.
  • Explore unspoilt bays & pristine swimming spots
  • Meet up with our other Navigator ships onshore
  • Relax & party on-board your ship
  • Discover authentic Croatian cuisine
  • Experience a blend of cosmpolitan seaside towns & exclusive party destinations
  • Participate in exclusive excursions and optional activites

Our Navigator Cruises are perfect for the under 35s! You'll be island hopping all week with like-minded travellers as we cover the biggest highlights on the Croatian coast aboard some of the liveliest motor cruisers on the Adriatic. Swim in secluded bays and explore historic towns and villages. Watch golden sunsets with your friends whilst sipping cool drinks from the decks of your boat and let the mood take you out in the evenings to waterside cafes or vibrant bars and clubs.

Sail Croatia Tuna Jumping Explore Dubrovnik Hula Hula Bar, Hvar Teodora Korcula Buggying Omis, Croatia Makarska Sail Croatia Pirate Party Relax on the top decks in Croatia

Our Navigator cruises allow you to discover the Croatian coastline like never before as each route takes you to the best places in Dalmatia. Dive off your ship into the turquoise blue Adriatic in your daily swim stops, explore the UNESCO city of Split and meander the spectacular Dubrovnik wall! Party as the sun goes down and as the sun rises in Hvar at the most exclusive bars and clubs and then do it all again in Korcula at an epic street party! Mljet will captivate you as you relax and recharge for what Makarska will bring.

Spend the days cruising, swimming and eating with your awesome on board crew preparing breakfast and lunch for you each day as you enjoy life Croatian style with a cool drink in hand! Choose the best ship for you depending on your budget as we cater for those looking for luxury with ships offering private ensuites and air conditioning and those saving every penny on our lively Standard ships - all whilst travelling with other Under 35s!

All Navigator cruises include our exclusive Sail Croatia Event Pass to make your week in Croatia the ultimate party experience!

  • Bring the coast alive with our Inclusive Parties en-route for all of our Sail Croatia Navigator Ships.
  • Featuring Boat Parties, After Club Parties, Cave Parties and Street Parties!
  • Included are discounts all along the coast at participating venues just for you!
  • Sail Croatia Event Pass Exclusive to Sail Croatia only.

Travelling with a group (and a group of ships) on our Routes means Sail Croatia features some for the biggest parties along the coast during the summer. Relax and travel with your boat during the day - light up the evening when we all come together in port. One of the best reasons to join us this summer and why our Events Passes are included for free!

How to Book

1Under 'Our Navigator Routes' select the Navigator Route you wish to sail. Once you have selected your desired route click on the pricing slider found at the bottom of each itinerary.

2Using the price table select your departure date, boat type and deck level. Once this is selected click on the price. You will then be directed to the overview.

3Once in the overview you will be able to see your booking details. Select the number of passengers in your booking and you will be directed onto the next step.

4In this section we require you to enter your contact details, and some information about yourself. These details are important as they allow us to ensure we can reach you in a timely manner, and are put onto a boat with likeminded travellers.

5Once you have completed filling out all of your details press submit.

6Our team will now review your booking request and check availability to ensure there is space onboard the departure you are interested in.

7Our team will hold space for you onboard and email you a quote in which you'll be able to make payment online through our customer portal to secure your space. If your first choice isn't available we will be in touch to discuss available options and work out the best alternatives for you.

You are only required to make a deposit payment of £50 per person to secure your space onboard. Full payment is due 8 weeks before departure.

Ship Types & Cabins

  • Standard Boats – Private Cabins with Share Facilities (approx ratio 1:5)
  • Ensuite Boats – Private Cabins with Ensuite (Shower & Toilet)
  • Premier Boats - Private Air-conditioned* Cabins with Ensuite (Shower & Toilet). See Premier upgrades below.
  • Premier Plus Boats - More Space Onboard plus Private Air-conditioned* Cabins with Ensuite (Shower & Toilet). See Premier Plus upgrades below.

On each boat there are Above and Lower Deck cabins which also differ in price:
  • Above Deck Cabins - On the main deck of the boat and may be arranged across 2 levels.
  • Lower Deck Cabins - Are within the hull of the boat below the main deck.

Navigator Inclusions

  • Daily Breakfast
  • Daily 3-course lunch
  • Unlimited access to the onboard water cooler (during salon opening times)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Roaming Sail Croatia Representative
  • Wi-Fi (Subject to download limits)
  • Return Transfers to & from Zrce Beach (Split Return - North)

Local Tax, Supplements & Discounts

Local Tax:

Local Visitors Tax - A local tourist tax of EUR20 per person is payable onboard.

Single Travellers:

Single Supplement - We will match you up with another independent traveller at no additional cost. If you want the cabin to yourself, you need to pay an additional 50% of the full 1 person price.


Triple Cabin Discount - Each person gets a 10% discount in a triple cabin. Triple cabins are normally a double bed and single bunk above.

Optional Supplements:
  • National Parks - An optional entrance to Nature/National Parks (approx 100 Kunas) are not included and are to be paid locally.
  • Breakfast Supplement - An optional breakfast supplement of 40 EURO (300 Kunas) can be paid locally for a cooked breakfast each morning.

*Air-conditioning subject to power supply at local ports which is sometimes restricted. If by chance restrictions apply in the ports, the air-conditioning will be run by onboard generators until midnight when they must be turned off to allow for guests to sleep. **Wi-Fi is restricted to mobile network coverage. Download limits apply.

All Prices are subject to change without notice. In general, prices increase as the departure date gets nearer, so for the cheapest price, it’s best to book as early as possible. Once you've paid your deposit, the price is fixed and will not change unless we reduce the price of a departure which we will pass on to you as part of our Price Promise.The prices reflect the level of demand - so cheaper prices are available in the quieter parts of the season (i.e. May/June and September/October).

Navigator Itineraries

Split Return (South)- Most Popular- 2 Nights in Dubrovnik

Navigator Cruise Return Itinerary Map, Sail Croatia

The Navigator Return Route has been designed specifically so that all Navigator boats can moor up together in the evenings, giving you the chance to meet even more like-minded travellers, sail around the Croatian Islands and return to Split.

Departure Day: Saturdays (Apr - Oct) & Wednesdays (Jun - Sep)
Departure Time: 1PM
Finish Time: 9AM the following Saturday
Note it is possible to finish on Friday evening as the boats will dock in Split around 5pm


Departure from Split harbour is at 13:00. Lunch is followed by a swim at one of the hidden bays heading towards Hvar. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic and is famous in Croatia for its super-yachts and celebrity status. Climb the hill to explore the 7th century fort ruins overlooking the harbour, before checking out the famous Hvar nightlife, with clubs such as Carpe Diem and Nautica Bar.

Please note: the docking time in Hvar can be early evening in peak season due to port authority restrictions. However, if guests would like to arrive earlier, water taxi transfers can be arranged for 3 Euros per person (payable locally).

Optional Activities


From Hvar, we sail south to one of the bays near Loviste on the Peljesac peninsula, for a refreshing swim, before we continue to Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, where we overnight. After dinner you can work your way towards Dos Locos bar and then follow the locals onto clubs inside the old town walls. Just don't miss the boat the next morning!

Optional Activities


After breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik. Enjoy the beautiful sights as we cruise towards "heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. We arrive in Dubrovnik early afternoon. Explore the 13th century old town, with its 1,940m long city walls and discover hidden gems such as cafes perched along the walls, where you can sit back and watch the sunsets. Later in the evening there are plenty of late night hangouts to keep you awake into the early hours.

Optional Activities


Enjoy a full day of exploring, relaxing (or recovering) in Dubrovnik. Walk through the old town, around the city walls, have a drink at a Buza Bar or go up the cable car to overlook the beautiful city that is Dubrovnik.

Optional Activities


We leave Dubrovnik in the morning and continue north through the Elaphite islands where we will stop for a swim before heading onto Mljet National Park. We arrive late afternoon and you can then explore the salt lakes in the National Park and relax on this peaceful island. We will overnight in the port of Polace or Pomena.

Optional Activities

  • Mljet National Park Entrance
  • Bikes and Kayaks Hire
  • BBQ


The next morning we will sail back up the Dalmatian coast to the Makarska Riviera. We spend the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful bays before arriving into Makarska later in the afternoon. Makarska nestles under the massive peaks of the Biokovo mountain range with Mt Jure the highest seaside peak on the Mediterranean. For nightlife options, there is the cocktail bar Marineta and for late night takers there is the infamous club "Deep" a natural cave next to the sea which rocks into the wee hours!

Optional Activities


From Makarska, the boats will make their way back to Split stopping for a swim break and lunch at one of the pretty coastal beaches. There is an optional river rafting activity after lunch for anyone who wishes to get some action in for the day. You will be dropped back in Split later in the afternoon where you will rejoin the boats. We arrive back in Split late afternoon. The city has UNESCO protection as a World Heritage site and has an abundance of Roman architecture - of special interest is the Diocletian palace.

Optional Activities


Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends or join one of our Med Experience trips and explore more of Croatia, Albania & Greece! Note: It is possible for you to leave as early as needed on Saturday morning to catch flights as the boats will be in port by Friday night.

All of the activities offered on this itinerary are informative only and are for your planning benefit. These are booked and paid for locally if you wish to participate. There is no obligation to participate as they are purely optional.

Navigator Reviews

Sail Croatia Navigator Cruise
Rated 4.5/5 based on 193 customer reviews in 2016
5/ 5stars.
Honestly one of the best weeks of my life!!! Everyhting about it was great. I was really really lucky and met a great bunch of people who really made the week and that was just luck. Apart from the great people the staff were exceptionl and go above and beyond, the food was sensation (especaily because i had very low expecations but it was truly fenominal), the islands you visit are beautiful. just everyhting was spot on. would definatly say though if your not into partying prabably not the best cruise for you, it can get pretty wild. the only negative is the rooms are pretty small but you dont really psend any time in them so it really deosnt matter. easy 10/10 worul 100% recomend! - 06-Jun, 2016
Best week of my life!
5/ 5stars.
The cruise was absolutely amazing! The staff were all so nice, and made everyone feel so welcome, The islands we went too were so beautiful and all of the staff were so helpful and were able to suggest things that we can go and see/do. The crew arranged excursions fro us which was great as well. - 06-Jun, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Navigator Cruises?

Navigator Cruises are our most popular trips for independent, like-minded travellers aged 18-35. You'll visit the best locations in the Adriatic and take in the best nightlife.

When do the cruises depart?

All boats depart on either Wednesdays or Saturdays at 1pm except the Navigator Dubrovnik to Split route, where the check-in is from 11am onwards on Saturday, with the boat leaving early on Sunday morning.

What time do the cruises finish?

The boats return to port on the Friday night and you disembark by 9am after breakfast on the Saturday morning. For Wednesday Return cruises, the boats return to port on Tuesday night and you finish early on Wednesday morning, disembarking by 9am.

What are the cabins like?

The cabins are based on twin share and consist of twin, bunk or double beds. 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.

What are the cabin arrangements?

The cabins are based on 2 sharing, and consist of twin beds, bunk beds or one double bed. . If you’d prefer a certain cabin type, it is important 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 always consist of a different number of twin and double cabins available on-board). We will do our best to accommodate requests on a first in, first served basis.
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's the difference between Above Deck and Lower Deck cabins?

Basically, above deck is on the main deck of the ship or just above it. Lower deck is in the hull of the ship. There are pros and cons to both - lower deck cabins are often cooler and quieter at night as you do not have other travellers walking past your cabin as much as the above deck cabins. Above deck cabins offer more natural light and ventilation and most open out onto the ocean. Each boat is unique and therefore the layout does vary from boat to boat.

Please note: On some of the boats the above deck cabins are located on 2 levels, i.e. on the main deck and on an upper deck.

What ship type should I go for?

We have 4 ship types on the Navigator cruises: Standard, Ensuite, Premier and Premier Plus. Standard ships are the cheapest option and have shared bathroom facilities. Ensuite ship cabins have their own toilet and shower. The Premier and Premier Plus ships are more modern in style and offer ensuite facilities, as well as air-conditioning. More details can be found on the Ship Types page.

How many bathrooms and toilets are there on the Standard ships?

On average there are 4 or 5 toilets/showers on the Standard boats. Ratio is around 1 toilet/shower to 5-6 travellers.

What do you do with solo and odd numbered travellers?

For those that are in odd numbered groups, or travelling solo, we try our very best to match you up with someone of the same sex, but it is not always possible due to the nature of our bookings. If you prefer to have a cabin to yourself there is a single supplement that can be added to your booking.

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

There are no single supplements on the Navigator 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.

Are toiletries provided?

Although some ships may provide toiletries it is recommended that your supply your own to be safe.

What food is included?

Breakfast and lunch is included every day. Dinner is not included as we encourage you to explore the local port towns in the evening to enjoy the local food and wine. We can offer some suggestions on the best places to go. Breakfast is simple continental-style (bread and spreads). You can pay onboard for a cooked English breakfast at a supplement of 40 euros for the week. Lunches are usually 3 courses, with a soup/salad starter, meat or fish-based main course and fruit/cake for dessert.

Can I bring food and drink onboard?

You cannot bring food and drink onboard the boat, except for items that fill specific dietary requirements. Each boat 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 re-usable water bottle with you onboard, and filling this up before the salon closes for the evening.

How do I buy drinks onboard?

All drinks, and optional onboard dinners will be added to your bar tab. Bar tabs are recorded throughout the week and are payable in cash (Croatian Kuna) at the end of your cruise.

I am a vegetarian or have a special meal request - do you cater for me?

We don't cook specifically for vegetarians or travellers with special meal requests. Lunch usually includes soup or pasta as a starter, some meat or fish, vegetables as side dish, salad and dessert. The vegetarians will enjoy larger amounts of vegetables and salad. To have it on your plate from the first day of the cruise, please advise us at the time of your booking that you are vegetarian. If you are allergic to some sorts of food, please specify in advance what it includes. We will put a note beside your name on the list of guests so the crew can be prepared. At the time of your check-in, please introduce yourself to your cook or waiter so they are aware of who you are and you can discuss anything in particular with them.

How much spending money do you think I will need to take with me?

It is difficult to specify the money that you can spend per day, however as a general rule Euro 25 to Euro 30 or GB £25 to £30 per day can provide you with additional meals and optional entrances.

What about insurance?

We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance before you go. Our partners, World Nomads Travel Insurance, offer great deals. Click here for an insurance quote.

Are there powerpoints on the boats?

Yes. There are European 2-pin points which can be used for charging phones, cameras and use of hairdryers, etc. These are different for each boat but are generally located in the main salon area on all boats and in the cabins for Ensuite/Premier/Premier Plus boats only.

Do you sail from island to island?

Essentially the boats are motor cruisers which enable the boats to take in more islands and get from point to point as per the schedule. For ships that have sails, these do go up if the the conditions are right but the wind isn't reliable enough to allow the boats to keep to the itineraries so we cruise using the engine most of the time.

How do I get to Split?

Easyjet, Wizzair and Croatia Airlines fly into Split on a regular basis from the UK. Many travellers also fly into Ancona in Italy and catch the overnight ferry to Split on Friday night around 9pm and arrive Saturday morning at about 7am. If you do this, advance booking on the ferry is essential. There are quite a few options - Click on the Getting There section for more information.

Are there ferries to Split all the time?

Overnight ferries from Italy go most nights but not all. Please check the departure dates before booking your flights. You can visit to view local ferry timetables and connections.

How do I find the boats in Split?

The boats are located in Split harbour directly opposite the main bus station. If you are flying into Split there are airport shuttle buses which take you to the main bus terminal (45 minutes). If you are coming to Split another way you will see the bus station at the southern end of the harbour. Look out for the name of your boat and our representative will be there to meet you.

How do I find the boats in Dubrovnik?

The boats will be moored in Gruz harbour in Dubrovnik, which is about 5-10 minutes on the bus from the old town. The main bus station is in Gruz harbour and the boats are about 5 minutes walk from here. From the airport, there is a regular shuttle bus service which stops at the old town first before going on to the bus station in Gruz harbour. The shuttle bus takes an hour. Look out for the name of your boat and our representative will be there to meet you.

I am South African. How do I get a visa?

Once your booking has been confirmed we will email you your pre-departure documents and you will be able to apply at the Croatian Embassy. It is a simple formality for the Croatian Embassy to process which rarely encounters problems. If you plan on visiting Bosnia you will also need a visa for entry here. Please note that if you plan on catching a bus between Split and Dubrovnik, the route goes through Bosnia.

What's the best route for me?

Each route has its own appeal. The Navigator Return Itinerary starts and finishes in Split and is great for those who just have a week to spare and want to fly in and out of the same airport. The Navigator One Way routes are popular with travellers who have more time and are looking to spend more time in Split or Dubrovnik before or after their cruise.

I was thinking of just catching buses and ferries around Croatia?

Our cruises include visiting all the hidden spots. We stop for a swim and have time to discover small bays and islands. Try doing this on a ferry with 100's of other passengers. We also stop at local ports so you discover the towns and nightlife in the evenings. Plus you don't need to carry your bags around searching for accommodation.

What nationality are the crew?

Our crews are Croatian. They are local people showing you the best of their own culture.

Do the crew speak English?

Most do but not all, however there will be at least one crew member that will speak English on the boat and they will be responsible for looking after you. You can expect to encounter traditional people with traditional values. They are excellent hosts and go out of their way to ensure you have a fantastic trip.

How many people are on the boats?

This depends on the size of the boats. They accommodate from 18 to 44 people. The average Standard boat accommodates around 25 people. Ensuite ships accommodate on average 30 people, with the Premier and Premier Plus ships taking an average of 38 people.

What age are the passengers?

The Navigator cruises are designed for travellers aged 18-35.

What nationality are the passengers?

Our Navigator boats are mainly English-speaking travellers (usually US, Australian, New Zealand, British & South African travellers).

How do I make sure I am on the same boat as my friends?

Each booking has a lead passenger. This person is responsible for coordinating with each of you to ensure you all know what boat you are on. Please advise us if you have friends who have already booked and we can add you on to their booking.

What happens if I miss the boat's departure time?

It is usually possible to catch up with the boat by ferry and/or bus/taxi. The options depend on the route you are booked on:

Navigator Return: Boat will be in Hvar Town on Saturday night. In the afternoon, you can catch a ferry/hydrofoil from Split to Hvar Town. In the evenings, there is a ferry to Stari Grad on Hvar island (2 hours) and you can get a taxi from here to Hvar Town (25 mins).

Navigator One Way Split to Dubrovnik: Boat will be in Omis on Saturday night. You can catch a bus from Split to Omis (approx. 1 hour)

Navigator One Way Dubrovnik to Split: The boat will be in Dubrovnik on Saturday night. If you arrive on Sunday, you could overnight in Dubrovnik and catch a ferry to Korcula on Monday to meet up with the boats on Monday evening.

What are the typical temperatures in Croatia during the season?

Average temperatures in Croatia in degrees celsius are:
Apr 17
May 21
June 25
July 29
Aug 28
Sep 25
Oct 21

Is Wi-fi available onboard?

Wi-fi is available onboard, however it is subject to download limits and may not be available when sailing.

Navigator Ship Types

Sail Croatia Navigator Standard Ship
  • Excellent Value
  • Shared Bathrooms
  • Most popular with young travellers
Sail Croatia Navigator Ensuite Ship
  • Extra privacy
  • Ensuite Facilities
  • Typically bigger than Standard Ships
Sail Croatia Navigator Premier Ship
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Ensuite Facilities
  • More space & comfort
Sail Croatia Navigator Premier Plus Ship
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Large Ensuite Facilities
  • Luxurious Furnishings, large space & comfort

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