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Perfect for 18 - 39’s

Prepare for the best week of your life on our 7-day sailing Flotilla! If island hopping between some of the most secluded bays, crystal clear coves and Croatian hotspots is your idea of a good time, this tour is for you!

Join as an individual or a group onboard our flotilla of yachts where you can grab the wheel, hoist the sails and jump into the crisp blue water at secluded swim stops and hidden coves!

Bring your food and drinks with you and cook in the onboard kitchen, or dine out in a new town every evening - it’s your holiday, your way! Choose the sailing yacht that suits your comfort level and budget and set sail for an incredible week sailing in Croatia!

Yacht tour in Croatia
Young singles in Croatia
Stari Grad wine tasting in Croatia
Amazing holiday!

From the amazing people on board, the skipper Bruno being so fun and knowledgeable, to the amazing swim stops and food. I’ll be coming back to Croatia for years to come! Alex, August 2023

Bucket list adventure!

I had the time of my life with SailCroatia. A great combination of sailing, swimming and partying. Our skipper Andrés was incredible and such a fun spirit and the group had a great dynamic where I as a solo traveler fit right in. Made friends and memories for life. Definitely a bucket list item and may come back in the future.

Mark, August 2023
Loved this trip!

Ante, our skipper was incredible. Very professional, he went that extra mile in every situation to make us feel comfortable and safe, recommending us places to visit, restaurants, points of interest and even showing us how to sail. Would recommend it every time.

Mark, August 2023

Itinerary

Air-Conditioned Yachts Only
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Split Return South
Overview
Summary

This 7 day itinerary sails to some of the most epic spots in Croatia, ticking off the mainland destinations of Split and Makarska, and the impressive islands of Brac, Hvar and Vis.

If you're looking for the perfect blend of relaxing, swimming, socialising and exploring this route is perfect for you!

Itinerary Highlights
  • Discover Diocletian's Palace in Split
  • Experience an authentic way of life in Milna
  • Party through Hvar's famous nightclubs including Carpe Diem & Hula Hula Bar
  • Visit one of the most famous beaches in the world in Bol!
  • Taste local wines at the UNESCO protected Stari Grad Plain
  • Zip-line through the Cetina Canyon
Split, Croatia
Check-in
Split
Summary

The adventure begins! Meet your skipper and fellow travellers at 1pm in ACI Marina, Split, for a welcome drink before your 2pm check-in! After a quick briefing we’ll set sail into the crisp, blue waters of the Adriatic.

Please Note: Our Skippers work hard to provide the best possible experience based on weather and marina conditions. Our aim is to make sure you have an amazing week on your Sail Croatia Flotilla! In light of this, the itinerary and destinations visited may need to change during the week.

Useful Information
Milna, Croatia
Day 1
Milna
Summary

Day 1 will get you comfortable with sailing as we head out into our opening day sail. We’ll head straight for the island of Brac, where you can enjoy a late afternoon swim and ease into the Croatian way of life! This evening enjoy a cocktail as the sun goes down before heading to dinner at a local Croatian restaurant!

Hvar, Croatia
Day 2
Hvar
Summary

Rise and shine! This morning we set sail for the Pakleni Island archipelago, taking in the iconically Dalmatian views as we cruise through the 18 picturesque islands that make up the archipelago before arriving in Palmizana (a short water taxi from Hvar Town).

This afternoon we'll catch a water taxi to Hvar Town to experience the ‘French Riviera’ of Croatia; home of super yachts, DJ’s and epic beach parties! Climb the hill to explore the 7th Century Fortress overlooking the harbour before enjoying sunset cocktails at Hula Hula Bar!

After dinner at one of the many waterfront restaurants, mingle with fellow Sail Croatia crew at Nautica Bar or party into the early morning at the famous Carpe Diem!

Flotilla Inclusions
  • One return water taxi per yacht, that will transfer guests to and from Hvar Island.
Vis, Croatia
Day 3
Vis
Summary

Today we set sail for the majestic island of Vis, one of the most outlying islands on the Dalmatian coast. Vis has been used over the centuries as a strategic military port and saw action by the Allied military through WWII against Italy and Germany.

It has only recently opened to commercial tourism and still retains a lot of its historical charm, as it is not frequently visited due to its location.

Vis is home to the stunning sandy beach of Stoncica Bay, where we’ll stop for a swim before heading into Vis Town.

Optional Excursion
Jelsa, Croatia
Day 4
Stari Grad
Summary

This morning we sail towards Stari Grad stopping for a refreshing swim stop along the way, for our second night on Hvar island. Situated on the northern side of the island, Stari Grad literally means 'Old Town' and it is the oldest town in Croatia. Stari Grad boasts an attractive network of old narrow streets and small squares around the harbour.

This afternoon you’ll have the option to visit the UNESCO protected world heritage site of Stari Grad, where you can explore a local farm and experience Croatian wine at its best!

Optional Excursion
Bol, Croatia
Day 5
Jelsa
Summary

This morning we’ll make our way towards Bol which is home to one of the most famous beaches in the world, the Golden Horn Beach.

Once docked you can visit this picture perfect beach and see why the area is so popular with lovers of water sports!

Late afternoon we will set sail, stopping in a secluded bay to enjoy the included Skippers Lunch before anchoring in the quaint village of Jelsa where we will overnight.

Flotilla Inclusions
  • Skippers Lunch
Makarska, Croatia
Day 6
Makarska
Summary

This morning we’ll leave Hvar behind and make our way down the coast to the breathtaking town of Makarska. We’ll anchor in a secluded bay along the way, where we'll while away the hours at the onboard Punch Party, swimming, sunbathing on the deck and taking it all in with an ice-cold drink in hand.

Later in the afternoon we'll enjoy a short sail into Makarska, a seaside town that nestles under the massive peaks of the Biokovo mountain range, with Mt Jure being the highest seaside peak in the Mediterranean. Once docked you’ll have the option to visit Marineta; a bar serving up delicious cocktails, or head out for freshly caught seafood at one of the many restaurants in this seaside town!

Tonight it’s time for the Blue & White Boat Party! Grab your finest linen outfit, boat shoes and chic vibes for a party on the top deck with your fellow ship mates! After the sun sets we’ll head to one of the bars or nightclubs located in Markaska Town. Whether it's cocktails at Bety Bar, or partying in a natural cave next to the sea at Club Deep, the nightlife in Makarska will keep you partying well into the night.

Flotilla Inclusions
  • Onboard Punch Party
Optional Excursion
Split, Croatia
Day 7
Split
Summary

Shake off your Makarska induced hangover with a strong cup of coffee as we set sail towards our final destination, Split.

This stunning waterfront city features an abundance of Roman architecture and the spectacular Diocletian's Palace that has to be seen to be believed!

If you didn't get the opportunity to experience Split prior to your departure, this is the time to discover the many hidden cafes, bars and restaurants strewn throughout the palace walls before enjoying your final night with new friends!

Split, Croatia
Check-out
Split
Summary

Rise and shine – at 8:30am you’ll say goodbye to your crew and make your way on to your next adventure.

Optional Excursion

Inclusions

Yacht punch party
Onboard Punch Party

Onboard Punch Party Experience the onboard Punch Party!

Coffee Daily
Air-Conditioning - phew!

Air-Conditioning - phew! Enjoy nice cool air-conditioning in the salon area - included on all our Premier Yachts!

Breakfast onboard a yacht
Daily Breakfast & Coffee

Daily Breakfast & Coffee Prepare your own daily breakfast and coffee with onboard provisions.

Sail Croatia Skipper
Professional Skipper

Professional Skipper You'll be well looked after by your Skipper who will navigate your yacht throughout the week!

Hand with rope
Wi-fi

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

Yacht sailing in the Adriatic sea
Sailing Lessons

Sailing Lessons There is the option to participate in sailing lessons for those interested

Surfing under water
Water Toys

Water Toys Make use of the SUP & snorkelling equipment on every yacht!

Pasta lunch
Onboard Skippers Lunch

Onboard Skippers Lunch Get to know your fellow yacht mates as your skipper serves up a delicious onboard lunch.

Our Yachts

Air-Conditioned Yachts Only
Premier Yacht Side View
Premier Yacht Side View
Premier Yacht from above
Premier Yacht from above
Relaxing on the bow
Relaxing on the bow
Premier Yacht cabin
Premier Yacht cabin
Premier Yacht Interior
Premier Yacht Interior
Briefing in Salon
Briefing in Salon
Premier Yacht Bathroom
Premier Yacht Bathroom
Post swim rinse off
Post swim rinse off
Premier Yacht Sailing
Premier Yacht Sailing
Premier Yacht Cabin Plan
Premier Yacht Cabin Plan
Premier Yacht Cabin Plan
Premier Alternative Yacht Cabin Plan
Guests in the Cockpit
Guests in the Cockpit
Our Premier Yachts

Premier Yachts have the added benefit of air-conditioning in the salon, providing welcome respite from those hot summer days! These yachts sleep 8 guests in 4 cabins, with 2 shared bathrooms onboard.

Premier Yachts feature a comfortable indoor lounge area and a self-contained kitchen, allowing guests to cook their own meals. From the exterior, these yachts feature a slimline body and sleek design.

Length: up to 46ft
Capacity: 8 + Skipper
Cabins: 4
WC: 2
Features:
Air-conditioning in the salon, rear swimming platform, indoor & outdoor living areas, deck space, bluetooth connection

PRICING

Flotilla Extras
Host / Hostess
Host/Hostess from £1,000 €1,120 $1,200

A host/hostess will take care of cleaning and preparing small meals for breakfast and lunch, giving you more time to enjoy your yacht tour!

Provisions Package
Provisions Package £180 €210 $250

Take the hassle out of your arrival and pre-book a Provisions Package! This package includes a selection of food and beverages to get you started for a week sailing through the Dalmatian Islands and will save you approximately one hour on check-in day, allowing you to relax and get started on your holiday!

Airport Transfers
Airport Transfers Enquire for prices

Airport transfers can easily be organised with our Sales Team, allowing you to travel seamlessly between the Airport and your check-in point. Prices vary depending on your group size, so enquire for more information.

Airport Transfers
Optional Excursions

A variety of excursions are available onboard your tour, including wine tasting, zip-lining and canyoning! All excursions are payable locally and can be organised onboard your yacht at the start of the week!

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Flotilla Deals

Flotilla Week Special
10% off! Sail and save on Flotilla Week!

Explore Croatia's islands on the ultimate sailing experience - our Flotilla Week!

Enjoy sailing around on an air-conditioned Premier Yacht as you stop off to party along the way.

Take 10% off selected June & July departures in 2024.

Yacht Party
Flotilla Week Offer 15% off Whole Yacht Bookings

Gather 7 of your nearest and dearest and take over a Premier Yacht to receive 15% off your booking! Offer available on selected dates in 2024.

Past Client Discount
5% Off Past Client Discount

We offer a 5% discount on our cruises and Flotilla tours to all Sail Croatia clients that have travelled with us in the past, or have booked multiple Sail Croatia Cruises in the same year.

Hideout Festival Croatia Cruise
Discounted Tours for 18 - 39s Up to 20% Off Greek Island Hopping Tours

Sail Croatia’s sister company, Med Experience, are offering up to 20% discount on selected 2024 Greek Island Hopping departures!

Med Experience offer epic Greek Island experiences, taking in the very best of the Mediterranean nightlife, beaches and culture on their 9 and 11 day island hopping tours!

Flotilla FAQ's

What is the Sail Croatia Flotilla?

The Flotilla is a 7 day sailing experience that island hops along the Dalmatian Coast with like-minded travellers. Yacht Tours differ from Navigator Cruises as they operate on sailing yachts that accommodate no more than 8 guests onboard, and set sail with other yachts in a flotilla.

What are the sleeping arrangements?

Each yacht has a unique design and most cabins have a double bed to accommodate 2 guests. Some yachts feature a bunk bed cabin which we reserve for solo travellers who will be matched up with another independent traveller, while groups of friends sleep in double cabins. Whilst we endeavour to bunk travellers of the same sex together, you may share your cabin with a member of the opposite sex.

What are the yachts like?

The best way to imagine a yacht is like a floating hostel; with bunk bed or double bedded cabins, a self-contained kitchen, shared toilet and shower facilities and communal lounge areas above and below deck with the added benefit of air-conditioning in the salon area.

What currency should I bring?

As of January 2023, the official currency of Croatia is the Euro. The best way to get Euros is to withdraw directly from an ATM (available in most large towns, Split Airport and Split Marina).

What is the food and drink situation?

Daily breakfast groceries are provided for guests to make their own breakfast, and a Skippers Lunch is also included in the Flotilla. Additional food and drinks are not included, however you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks with you onboard. Each yacht is equipped with a self-contained kitchen, including a gas stove, fridge, oven and kettle. This allows you to cook throughout the week and pre-plan the food you’d like to eat for lunch at sea! We recommend provisioning prior to check-in and topping up your groceries throughout the week. In the evenings you'll have a wide variety of restaurants available at each town, and your Skipper will be happy to provide recommendations for dinner!

If you’d prefer to sit back and relax whilst onboard, a Host / Hostess is the perfect addition to whole yacht bookings. A Host / Hostess will take care of cleaning and preparing small meals for breakfast and lunch, giving you more time to enjoy your time at sea!

Will I get to sail?

Yes! This is one of our favourite things about the Flotilla! Whilst your skipper will be sailing most of the time, from time to time, the skipper may ask you to help out – sailing fourteen metres of yacht by yourself isn’t easy – but for the most part you’ll enjoy the sound of the wind in the sails as you lay on the ship’s deck during the day. Of course, we don’t have control over the wind, so on days when the weather conditions aren't ripe for sailing, we’ll use our motor to make our way down the coast.

Do the yachts have air-conditioning?

Due to the compact design of sailing yachts, air-conditioning is only available in the salon area of the yacht (not in the cabins). Please note air-conditioning is only available when docked in port, due to the required electricity.

How is an Flotilla different than a Navigator Cruise?

You will be sailing onboard an 8-berth yacht rather than on a large motor cruiser. As you will be travelling with a smaller group, you will get a more intimate experience sailing. A huge benefit of our yacht tours is that you can bring your own food and drink onboard, which is often a more affordable option for travellers on a budget.

How much luggage can I bring onboard?

Due to limited storage space on the yacht, we kindly request that you avoid bringing excessive luggage. Excessive luggage refers to large suitcases, multiple bags, or oversized items that may hinder the available space and cause inconvenience for everyone on board.

Large suitcases will need to be stored before arriving at the marina. Weekly baggage storage is available near the main bus station arrivals area on the other side of the port.

Soft luggage (duffle bags or similar) is recommended as these bags are easiest to store onboard and don’t damage our yachts. A large suitcase is anything that would not fit in an overhead locker on a flight.

Are bed linen and towels included?

Yes, towels are provided for showering. Please note these are for indoor use only and you will need to bring your own beach towel with you.

Can I book the whole yacht?

Absolutely. If you book a trip with eight people, you'll automatically be put on the same yacht. If you have fewer than eight people, you'll still be together along with other like-minded travellers. If your group is larger than eight we can divide you amongst a few of our yachts in whatever allocation you chose. Our yachts sail side-by-side during the trip, so even if your large group is spread across multiple boats, you will be able to see your friends regularly during swim stops, regattas, excursions and nights out. Whole yacht bookings of 8 attract a 5% discount per person! For terms & conditions, please view our 5% Group Special here.

When does the trip start and finish?

Check in is from 2pm in ACI Split Marina, with our team ready to welcome you with a drink at 1pm! The tour ends in ACI Split Marina. We ask all our passengers to disembark by 8:30am to allow us time to clean the yacht before the next departure. Detailed directions to the marina will be emailed to you when you book your tour. If you’re unable to make it to check-in on time, you can easily catch up with your ship at your first destination. Please see FAQ: What if I can’t make the check-in time?

What if I can’t make the check-in time?

If you’re unable to arrive at your departure point for check-in, it’s easy to catch up with your ship at your first destination. Your first night will be spent in Milna, which is easily accessible via ferry from Split (30-60 minutes). You can find the ferry timetable online here. If you need assistance planning your arrival, a member of our Sales Team will be happy to help you connect the dots! We are able to provide land based transfers if required, or our Operations Team are also able to assist you on the ground with logistics.

Are there any local payments that I need to be aware of?

A local payment of 30 Euros per person is payable onboard the Flotilla. This payment incorporates port fees, fuel and tourist taxes throughout the week and is subject to change.

Will the Flotilla itinerary change?

Our number one priority is to ensure that we have safe and happy guests onboard our tours. With this in mind, we may need to change the itinerary for a variety of reasons including weather, port availability and guest experience. In this instance, the number of swim stops may be restricted.

Why should I book a host/hostess?

Hiring a host/hostess allows you to sit back and relax on your sailing vacation! A host/hostess will take care of preparing small meals for breakfast and lunch, keeping the yacht clean and tidy, topping up groceries throughout the week, assisting with organising excursions and much more. Please note: this option is only available for guests booking a whole yacht, and the host / hostess will require their own cabin.

How does Sail Croatia contribute to sustainable tourism?

Sail Croatia is committed to sustainable tourism and eco-friendly practices. In 2016 Sail Croatia founded Green Sail, a non-profit organisation that promotes and supports sustainable tourism in the Croatian nautical industry. For every guest that sails with us, we donate €4 to Green Sail to help protect Croatia's seas.

Does Sail Croatia operate anywhere else?

Whilst Sail Croatia experiences are only available in Croatia, our sister company, Med Experience, offers Greek Island Hopping tours for 18 - 39 year old travellers! If you’re looking for a cruise experience, view our Croatia small ship cruises.

Do I need to purchase travel insurance?

Yes, we highly recommend that you take out Travel Insurance that would cover cancellation, personal injury, medical expenses, personal liability & loss of personal property before you travel with us. It’s also important to check that your insurance covers all of the optional excursions you may be doing whilst onboard the cruise with us. Find out more about Travel Insurance here.

Please note: Once a booking is confirmed, there are fees applicable if you need to make a change to your booking or if you need to cancel. All fees can be found on our Booking Terms. Whilst we are unable to offer refunds, we can provide a letter confirming your cancellation with us which may aid your Travel Insurance claim, if required.

I have reduced mobility, is this trip right for me?

To make an informed decision about sailing with Sail Croatia, we recommend reading our Mobility Whilst Sailing page. This will provide you with valuable information regarding any mobility and accessibility concerns you may have.