Croatia Sail

Get your kicks from swimming in sparkling blue seas? Love a good novelty cocktail straw? Fancy spending your days switching from on board sunbathing to on shore exploring? Then this trip is for you. Hit the high seas on this return sail from Dubrovnik and relish the fact your only concern is nabbing the best inflatable pool toy to bob around the Adriatic on.Cro

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Accommodation

We use a fleet of ‘A Category’, ‘A* Category’ and ‘A + Category’ boats during the summer, which all have en-suite cabins. The cabins can be ‘below deck’ or ‘on deck’ and are generally small as there is limited space on the boat – so please pack light.

If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a twin room with someone of the same sex.

There will be electricity when the boat is sailing. At night, a generator may be used to ensure electricity is available overnight. To be safe, remember to charge your electronic devices when the boat is sailing.

All Croatia boat trips include daily buffet breakfasts and three-course lunches, as well as 1 litre of bottled water daily. On some trips, the crew may leave your water allowance in your cabin at the start of the trip.

A Category

Cabins are either ‘below deck’ or ‘on deck’. If you are in an ‘on deck’ cabin you may be on the main deck or on the top deck.

The cabins do not have air conditioning but most boats have air conditioning units in the communal areas, which may be put on for some time during the night.

If the weather gets extremely hot, the crew may provide fans for the boat.

A* Category

A* boats have the same features as A Category boats, with ‘below deck’ and ‘on deck’ cabins. Both communal areas and cabins have air conditioning.

A+ Category

On A+ boats you will experience a few more creature comforts with air-conditioned cabins, a full hot buffet breakfast and daily fresh fruit. There is plenty of deck space on the boat for lounging.

Boat Crew

Your sailboat will come with three or four Crew members, who will ensure your cruise is the highlight of your experience in Croatia. There will be a Captain, Deckhands and a Chef. The Captain is solely responsible for the boat while at sea, and it is important you heed their advice at all times for your own safety. All our Captains come from the area and have been sailing this coastline for many years, so rest assured that you’re in capable hands.

Optional Activities

On all trips we have arranged extra activities that we think will enhance your travel experience, but you have a choice as to whether or not you will participate. These are not included in the cost of your trip. They are usually organised on a group participation basis and should be taken into consideration when budgeting your spending money.

None of the Optional Activities on your trip are operated by Topdeck, nor do they form part of your contract with Topdeck for your trip. Topdeck arranges the activity as an agent of the local supplier. Should you participate in any Optional Activities your contract will be with the local supplier and their conditions will apply.

Please note: while we make every effort to keep these prices as accurate and up-to-date as possible, they are subject to change and in rare circumstances the actual price may vary slightly to what is published here.

Croatia – Mljet BBQ dinner on board 110 kuna

Mljet National Park €10-€20 or 75-150 kuna (depending on season)

Croatia – Split Ziplining €60 or 400 kuna

River rafting €34 or 250 kuna

Croatia – Šipan Captain’s dinner on board 150 kuna

Croatia – Dubrovnik Sea kayaking around the Dubrovnik city walls €30

Game of Thrones walking tour €56

Meals

All breakfasts and lunches are included on the boat (except breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day). However, no evening meals are included you are free to go and explore each port town you dock in. There will be some optional meals offered on the boat.

Please note: You cannot bring your own drinks on board. All drinks, including water, are sold on the boat at reasonable prices. If you bring any alcohol on board, the Captain and Crew have the right to confiscate it. All passengers get 1 litre of bottled water a day included in the trip price.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Customer Service Consultant when you book. Please be aware that it may not be possible to cater for every single dietary requirement, but we will always try our best to arrange it. However, we cannot cater for tastes or dislikes.

Passenger Safety

One of the best parts of travelling is experiencing the nightlife and entertainment each city has to offer. However, amidst the fun and excitement, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and personal safety as well. Before you hit the road with us, it’s important to be aware of the following:

When you’re on a night out, remember to avoid walking alone, particularly through deserted areas like beaches and back streets. Always stick together, take a taxi where possible, and keep a note of your accommodation details so you can find your way back to your fellow Topdeckers if you become separated.

In some countries, alcoholic measures can be considerably larger than what you may be used to. Try to keep track of what you’re drinking, and if you see one of your trip mates looking a little worse for wear, take them back to your accommodation. Be cautious when accepting drinks from strangers and never leave your drink unattended.

It’s also important to be aware that what you might consider harmless flirting may be interpreted differently in some countries. Be yourself and have fun, but don’t be naïve, and be mindful of the signals you are sending out so that you don’t find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Dubrovnik, Croatia to Mljet
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Everyone’s a first mate today as we trim our sails and set course for the island of Mljet. Your responsibilities include swimming, improving the tan and counting shades of blue.

Meals:
-Lunch

Day 2 - Mljet to Makarska
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Welcome to the glitz, sunshine and high rolling antics of the Croatian Riviera. Laze around on pebbled beaches and channel your inner high-roller. Tonight we party pirate style, so don your stripes and practise your finest “arrrr”. Also: a National Park with a natural waterslide when the tide is right.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Visit Mljet National Park

Day 3 - Makarska to Split
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Next stop is Split, where Roman and Venetian architecture contrasts communist blocks from Tito’s reign. But first: ziplining across the Cetina Gorge (optional). Make like a local with a drink in the main square tonight or wrap your tastebuds around a seafood dish at a restaurant on the esplanade.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Ziplining
-River rafting

Day 4 - Split to Hvar
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From one slice of island paradise to another. Head to Hvar Fortress for Instagrammable views, and then make your way to Hula Hula beach bar for a groovy afternoon. But first, a swim stop outside the port.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 5 - Hvar to Korcula
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Our next stop is Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo and home to Massimos – a cocktail bar built in the turret of a 15th century tower, where a steep ladder climb rewards you with epic views and delicious bevs.

Included today:
-Visit old town of Korčula

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6 - Korcula to Sipan
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Hit the sleepy town of Šipan, where we’ll have the afternoon to swim and relax. Tonight, pull up a picnic blanket, grab a glass of the town’s famous Dingac wine, and watch the stars ignite the sky. Yep, this is the good life.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 7 - Sipan to Dubrovnik
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Hit the beach, trace the top of the 1,940 metres of city walls and then grab a front row seat for the sunset. Tonight we go all out in the ‘Jewel of the Adriatic’.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional Activities:
-Sea kayaking around Dubrovnik city walls

Day 8 - Dubrovnik
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Exchange contact details with your shipmates and plan your next adventure. We’re outta here after breakfast.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Packing List

Recommended Packing List

– Sunscreen
– Sunglasses
– Hat
– Beach towel
– Swimwear
– Shorts
– Pair of jeans
– Skirts/dresses
– T-shirt/tops
– Light jumper
– Warm jacket
– Rainproof jacket
– Underwear and socks
– Flip flops
– Pair of comfortable shoes
– Pair of smart casual shoes
– Insect repellent
– Conversion plug and cable to charge electonics
– Torch
– Toiletries
– Basic medical kit (including plasters, painkillers etc.)
– Any nautical clothes/accessories (optional!)

Please note: entry into some religious sites, such as cathedrals and mosques, require clothing that covers the knees, chest and shoulders

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