Seven days of island hopping on your own sailing boat. Picture it for a moment: you, together with friends, the sun is shining. You sail from island to island and moor in the most beautiful bays in Dalmatia. There you will discover special beaches, snorkel in the clearest waters in Europe, visit authentic villages and enjoy a wonderful sunset every day. The Sail Trip is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure you don’t want to miss!
The creators of The Vespa Trip and the Scotland Rally have come up with something really cool for the new year: The Sail Trip! Sail in Croatia on a modern sailing boat, across the beautiful waters of the Adriatic Sea. Wake up in the morning with a swim in a bay, then dive under the bimini and head for the next island. In the afternoon you explore the new place and in the evening all relax in a traditional ‘konoba’; that’s vacation!
Can’t sail yet? No problem, because then a Dutch-speaking captain will accompany you on board who will teach you the basics and take you to the most beautiful places. Are you an experienced sailor with the right sailing license? Then you can go without a captain and you can literally drive the sailboat yourself for a week along the varied coast in southwestern Croatia.
The Sail Trip: 7 days island hopping with your own sailing boat in Croatia
During the Sail Trip you will sail straight through one of the most beautiful parts of the Dalmatian coast for seven days. Here you will find hundreds of beautiful islands, surrounded by crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches. A cool route has been put together that takes you from island to island. The sailing trip alternates the silence of impressive mountains and rocks with the countless idyllic fishing villages and the vibrant life of the coastal towns. In addition to beautiful, almost deserted or busy beaches, you will also visit attractive villages and historic cities full of history. Most days there is enough time to drop anchor in a bay for lunch or a dip in the lovely water.
Sailing in Croatia – the route
The route of The Sail Trip starts from the port of the old coastal city of Trogir. On Saturday you will be picked up at Zadar or Split airport and taken to the port by shuttle service. Then the journey can really begin! The first stop is the fishing island of Vis, where you can visit the most beautiful beaches in Europe and take a dip in the special green cave on Vis or the blue caves of Biševo. The following days you will visit the Pakleni islands, Hvar and Brač. The Pakleni islands have countless beautiful bays, many beaches and nice beach bars. Hvar Town is known as the Saint-Tropez of Croatia. It is always pleasant here, you can go out well and there are dozens of good restaurants. For a little more peace and quiet, you can sail to Stari Grad, the oldest town in Croatia. It is recommended to rent a vespa or a scooter and explore Hvar that way. Or go in search of the hidden bay of Mekićevica by boat. Bol and Milna are located on the island of Brač, the last island you visit before sailing back to the port of Trogir.
Or choose your own route …
The nice thing about this concept is that you can deviate slightly from the route. The route is a suggestion for the flotilla, the fleet. Since you are in charge of your own boat, you can also sail to other places, as long as you end your trip in Trogir. This is also the case if you have a skipper with you. The skipper will follow your wishes (taking into account the current and the weather of course) so that you can experience your holiday the way you want. Keep in mind that the skipper also sleeps on board, just like you. Whichever route you choose, you can expect a lot of unique islands, authentic villages and paradise beaches. And good wines, good food and friendly people …
The different boats for groups and solo travelers
At The Sail Trip you can choose from a sailboat for six, eight or ten people. So you can decide for yourself how many friends you want to join on this trip. All boats have the same level of comfort and the same cabin layout, the difference is in the size, with three, four or five private cabins. If you are with a group, you can reserve an entire boat just for your group. So your own sailing yacht, with or without skipper. If you are with a smaller group than six people, you will also share the boat with other travelers cabin charter called. If you want to go on this adventure alone, there is also a boat especially for solo travelers.
Sailing in Croatia this year?
The Sail Trip is organized this summer and several boats depart every week for 11 weeks between the end of June and the end of August. The sailors who join The Sail Trip are generally friends between the ages of 21 and 35. This is also a very nice adventure for families. The price for a one-week stay (eight days, seven nights) is € 590 per person including an experienced skipper. When you go sailing yourself, the price is € 490 per person. The rent of the sailboat is included in this price and also the dinghy (dinghy) with outside motor to go from the sailboat to the beach is included. You can also use a snorkel set and sheets and towels are available on board.
Not included is a return ticket to Split or Zadar. Booking a flight costs € 250, you will then be picked up at the airport and taken away after your holiday. The costs of mooring in marinas, fuel and water are also exclusive. Charge about € 100 per person extra for costs associated with the boat. This can be a little more or less, depending on whether you are staying in a harbor or anchored in a bay. In addition, there are additional costs for food and drinks. At every place where you moor you will find a cozy restaurant with delicious Croatian dishes. You can also do your shopping in the harbor and cook yourself on the boat.
This trip is organized by the great travel company Travelbase, which also organizes other great trips, such as The Canoe Trip, The Vespa Trip and The Tuk Tuk Trip! Check the website for more information or to register immediately. There you can also read about how it is arranged with corona and the cancellation insurance that comes with it.