ADVENTURE SAILING

8 days / 7 nights

OVERVIEW
DETAILED ITINERARY
PRICES & DATES
IMPORTANT DETAILS
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OVERVIEW – Adventure Sailing

Adventure Sailing holiday isn’t just a sailing trip or adventure package. It was designed for those who love being active outdoors, who admire art and history and appreciate ancient architecture and local tradition. Daily activities are rather short and not too demanding, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the sun. Dubrovnik, the Elaphiti shorelines and Mljet Island National Park are rich in history and natural variety – cliffs, caves, coves, rocks, beaches and pine forests. We will explore them while sailing on a yacht, sea kayaking, cycling, swimming, snorkeling and on foot.

Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan belong to the the Elaphiti Islands archipelago. These are some of Croatia’s most beautiful green islands – covered by forests with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches and free of traffic. Their location is ideal – we reach them in under an hour’s sailing time from Dubrovnik.

Experienced local guides and skippers will avoid overcrowded destinations ensuring you get the most authentic experience. You will have the opportunity to dine with local families in their homes and enjoy good food and excellent wine. Friendly dolphins or tuna that are often seen in the area often escort our yachts. The sea is blue, clear, warm and friendly.

This eight day Adventure Sailing holiday includes three nights on the boat and four nights on Sipan Island. We guarantee excellent value for money. Families with children aged 8 and up are welcome on family departures.

ITINERARY

Sailing, SUP, sea kayaking, hiking, swimming, snorkeling:

  • Day 1: Arrival. Kolocep & Sipan Islands
  • Day 2: Mljet Island National Park
  • Day 3: Peljesac Peninsula
  • Day 4: Elaphiti & Sipan
  • Day 5: Sipan Island
  • Day 6: Lopud Island
  • Day 7: Elaphiti Islands
  • Day 8: Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY – Adventure Sailing

Day 1: Arrival. Kolocep Island SUP, swimming, sailing to Lopud & Sipan Islands

Arrival at the sailing base in Komolac and boarding at 10 am. The guests are welcomed on board by their crew and we sail out after short safety instructions. Our yacht is a modern catamaran for up to 10 passengers with a lot of deck space, comfort and very good sailing performance. Our first stop today is Kolocep island – the smallest of the inhabited islands in the Elaphiti Archipelago. Kolocep is ideal for water activities and we will try out paddleboards and make a swimming break before stopping for lunch in one of the best fish restaurants in the area. After lunch and a short hike to Kolocep’s spectacular cliffs, we continue sailing towards Lopud and Sipan islands. We will anchor in one of the most beautiful bays of the area for a dinner and a swim.

Night: catamaran
Day 2: Sailing to Mljet Island and Peljesac Peninsula

We leave Sipan behind early today and sail out towards Mljet Island National Park. Two salt water lakes surrounded by a lush, green forest, the larger one with a small island in the middle, make Mljet a spectacular location for kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, cycling and swimming. You can choose to cycle from the catamaran to the lakes, where you can take a boat to the small island with a 12th century Benedictine monastery. Entrance fee to the national park is not included, but can be paid on spot. In the late afternoon we will sail towards the Peljesac Peninsula and anchor in a quiet bay near Zuljana Village.

Accommodation: catamaran
Meals: breakfast
Day 3: Peljesac Peninsula paddleboarding, swimming, snorkeling and cycling

Today we spend the day exploring the Peljesac Peninsula, one of the most successful and famous wine making regions in Croatia. It is a true oasis of peace with its vast vineyards, salt and oyster farms, quiet towns, narrow streets and hidden beaches. We will spend the morning paddling, snorkeling and swimming in Zuljana Bay. Afterwards we sail east towards Broce and Ston. Cycle to Ston, a lovely old town unspoiled by tourism, with pleasant cafes and restaurants. Take the time to explore the Ston city walls, salt farms, or taste its famous oysters or mussles before returning to Broce for the evening.

Accommodation: catamaran
Meals: breakfast
Day 4: Elaphiti Islands sailing and Sipan Island cycling

This morning we sail out of Broce and continue sailing east between the Elaphiti Islands until we reach Sipan. Disembark late in the morning and check into your accommodation in Sipanska Luka, which will be our base for the last four nights of the holiday. This village at the far end of Sipan Island with beautiful sunsets is a charming and romantic fishing village in a bay surrounded with palm trees. Its beauty makes it a favorite mooring place of sailing yachts. Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and its landscape, castles, chapels and monasteries are ideally explored by bikes or on foot. It was lucky enough to reach its peak of development at the time when the Republic of Dubrovnik was the richest. The result is the largest number of summer villas found among all three inhabited islands, as well as numerous churches, chapels and monasteries. A road with very little traffic connects two villages Luka Sipanska and Sudjuradj and makes this route ideal for cycling. Visit a local hilltop farm with picturesque olive groves and the most beautiful view of the island.

Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse
Meals: breakfast
Day 5: Beach Day or visit Dubrovnik

Continue exploring Sipan Island and its beaches or take a trip to Dubrovnik and visit its Old Town, city walls and main street Stradun. Take an optional boat ride to Lokrum, the “cursed island” near Dubrovnik with its Benedictine monastery, botanical garden, small lake popularly known as the “Dead Sea” and Fort Royal Castle.

Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse
Meals: breakfast
Day 6: Lopud Island hiking

Today we will explore the nearby Lopud Island. Lopud has many beautiful walking routes that take one from sea to the top of the island and back. This island’s true treasures are its tiny churches and a fort strategically located at one of its highest points. In the past it served as an observation point and was used to protect the island’s safety. Prepare yourself for stunning views of the Elaphiti Archipelago and Mljet Island.

Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse
Meals: breakfast
Day 7: Elaphiti Islands kayaking

The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking. Each island is small and easy to kayak around, but has an interesting and indented coastline, offering numerous coves and beaches. We paddle out of Luka Sipanska this morning and head west towards Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa islands. All three are uninhabited and their beaches can only be accessed from a small boat or kayak, resulting in a number of secluded beaches and a rich, undisturbed underwater world. There will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Sipanska for yet another spectacular sunset. For those looking to spend more time in Dubrovnik, it is also possible to spend the morning kayaking and head to the Old Town for the afternoon.

Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse
Meals: breakfast
NOTE

The itinerary of Adventure Sailing is subject to change without prior notice. Our primary concern is the safety and comfort of our guests. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate the program as planned, but alterations may still occur due to weather conditions, water levels, group preferences and abilities and other exceptional situations.

Day 8: Departure

You can book your flight from 10 am onwards. Earlier departures can be accommodated, but are subject to surcharge. There might be several group transfers between the destination and airport depending on flight departure time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit – especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.

Meals: breakfast
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PRICES & DATES – Adventure Sailing

High season: 990 € Double, 1089 € Twin, 1238 € Single

Intermediate season: 940 € Double, 1034 € Twin, 1175 € Single

Low season: 820 € Double, 902 € Twin, 1025 € Single

All prices are per person

High Season: June 16 – September 7
Intermediate Season: May 26 – June 15, September 8 – September 28
Low Season: April 14 – May 25, September 29 – October 13

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • international airfare to/from Croatia
  • Ston city walls entrance fee
  • Mljet Island National Park entrance fee
  • items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)
  • lunches and dinners
PRICE INCLUDES:
  • 3 nights on the catamaran (en suite bathroom), 4 nights in guesthouse on Sipan Island
  • 7 breakfasts
  • activities and use of equipment (kayaks, bikes, paddleboards, snorkeling gear)
  • local taxes, permits and marina fees
  • yacht skipper
  • transfers from and to meeting point
  • assistance
  • insurance
CURRENCY CONVERTER

DEPARTURE DATES 2018

APRIL: 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

MAY: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

JUNE: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

JULY: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

AUGUST: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31

SEPTEMBER: 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

OCTOBER: 5, 6, 12, 13

Other dates on request

IMPORTANT DETAILS – Adventure Sailing

  • Arrival and departure airport: Dubrovnik
  • Departure notes: you can book your flight from 10 am onwards. Earlier departures can be accommodated, but are subject to surcharge.
  • Maximum number of participants: 10 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.
  • Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s). Younger children upon request. Single use rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 25% surcharge. Twin rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 10% surcharge per person. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible in case there are other guests interested in sharing. Additional nights on Sipan Island may be booked.

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