Sailing in Croatia
Explore Croatia's Elaphiti islands the low-impact way aboard a wind-powered catamaran with on-board storage for bikes and kayaks. Organised by our partner - a Croatian kayaking champion who knows the best places to explore in and out of the water.
Dubrovnik Sipan Island Kolocep Island Mljet Island National Park Ston Peljesac Peninsula Cycling Hiking Sea kayaking
€580 excluding flights
8-day trip also available. Price per person includes: 3 nights in double room on a catamaran, 3 breakfasts, activities, yacht skipper, tour leader, local taxes, permits and marina fees, insurance. Mandatory 80 € pp sustainability fee paid on spot.
Description of Sailing in Croatia
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Our top tip:
This is a top trip for active teens who’ll love the sailing, but also the other zillion activities. The boat sleeps ten, so book it out with your best mates and their kids.
Small group vacation, max. 10.
Easy. This is about fun in the sun.
3 nights on catamaran in double cabins. One twin cabin available per departure with a surcharge.
Solo travelers welcome. Single cabins available with surcharge.
Accommodation, breakfasts, activities, skipper, tour leader, insurance.
Only breakfasts included, but plenty of restaurants on land.
83 Reviews of Sailing in Croatia
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 30 Aug 2022 by Emma YoungAbsolutely superb - we all loved it! We were so lucky with our group, who were truly lovely. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2022 by John CunninghamExcellent. Will definitely do the trip again. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022 by Sally McLeodExperience was brilliant in hind sight wished we booked a long trip. Use of SUP and swimming was our highlights - both Maja and Stefano v knowledgeable, helpful and keen to ensure we all had fun. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022 by Alison MilneReally a lovely couple of days we will remember always. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2022 by Jo MaleFantastic trip with great skipper and guide. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jul 2022 by Andrew McDiarmidFantastic. A vacation of a lifetime. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Jul 2022 by Lesley NelEverything was amazing, the stops for swimming, the islands we visited, Mljet with the bikes, our guide Maya our skipper Stefanos. Very well planned tour. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jul 2022 by Dave WoolbankBrilliant. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 May 2022 by Sandra SmythFinally, how would you rate your vacation overall? 100% Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Aug 2022 by Anne-Marie BoormanIt was fantastic jumping into the gorgeous Croatian sea from our catamaran. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Aug 2022 by David LaceyOur vacation far exceeded our expectations. Our Skipper Marco and assistant, Nikolina were amazing and really contributed to our trip being so enjoyable. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Aug 2021 by Benjamin ThielemierExcellent. Great communication. Worked with me on specific needs. Wonderful captain and guide on the tour. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Aug 2021 by Anthony JohnsonFantastic...Being on the boat and having the beautiful views in every direction. The unbelievably crystal clear blue water. Stopping in idyllic coves for a swim and visiting the islands. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021 by Teresa IshA thousand stars! I'm really looking forward to going back to Croatia and doing more trips with this operator. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Aug 2020 by Helen PottsFabulous! On the back of lockdown this was the break we desperately needed. We came back feeling rested, relaxed and revived! Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019 by Helen RogersI really enjoyed the swimming in crystal clear waters and cycling through the countryside. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2019 by Jennylynn FraserThe most exciting part of the trip was touring the islands and waters without other tourists around Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2019 by Joel LevyThe most exciting part of the trip was the sailing. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019 by Jennifer HanlonWildeThe most exciting part of the vacation was the sailing, swimming, snorkelling Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Sep 2019 by Diane LefevreBeautiful scenery, wide range of activities, novelty, crew Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Aug 2019 by Paul WintersFantastic. Loved everything about it. The crew of Simpa and Daria were excellent and made it extra special. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2019 by Andrew RossiThe most memorable parts of the vacation were sailing to different islands, water sports, beautiful scenery. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Aug 2019 by Caroline GoodwinThe best part of the trip was the sailing element, jumping off the boat, paddle boarding and cycling. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019 by Howard BernsteinThe most memorable part of the vacation was being under sail between islands. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019 by Rose PonsonbyOur three night stay on the catamaran was just brilliant! Waking up on the water and visiting beautiful locations each day, hard to beat. Also, our final sunset swim on our last evening in a beautiful bay outside Sipan was amazing:) Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2019 by Joseph Leslie GrechClearly our guide and skipper knew the area well. The coastline was stunningly beautiful and the coves and places we anchored to swim etc...were picture postcard beautiful. Additionally the restaurants chosen for meals were typical of the region and great food. The activities just right. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Aug 2019 by Ciara McmahonThere are too many memorable parts to mention - arriving in little quiet bays to jump off the boat into crystal clear water with the backdrop of the mountains surrounding us and exploring the island of Mljet on electric bikes also stands out. Eating delicious food in beautiful waterside restaurants and making new friends were also highlights for us. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Aug 2019 by Alex BlackThe most memorable part of the vacation were visiting small ports and swimming in the sea. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jul 2019 by Srdjan NesicThe whole trip was great. The cat was phenomenal and so was the crew. The places we visited particularly Mljet and the little coves, were beautiful. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jul 2019 by Michelle StevensIt was fabulous vacation. We loved the mix of activity and relaxation. We had fantastic food and wine (a real surprise - Croatia does both really well). Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Jun 2019 by Wendy PotgieterThe entire experience was incredible. It's hard to give just one memorable moment, the entire time we were on the boat & with the crew was absolutely amazing. Croatia is beautiful & the local people so friendly. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Jun 2019 by Summer SeahSailing, doing water sports/activities/hikes, meeting other people on the trip and enjoying the entire experiences with the group was memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Jun 2019 by Sue JohnsonWe enjoyed seeing the different style of life on each island. Meeting local people and eating delicious, fresh grilled fish at local restaurants was also a highlight. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jun 2019 by Lynne BespfluvIt was so much fun visiting small ports, eating in local restaurants and even one night in someone’s backyard; home-cooked under the bell. Also the paddle boarding, swimming, kayaking and biking were very cool. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Catherine MclarenWe loved spending time on the catamaran with such a fabulous crew which took us to lovely quiet coves & local restaurants. We cycled, walked, kayaked & sailed. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Sep 2019 by Sarah KuijlaarsThe most exciting part of the trip was visiting different coves for swimming, paddle-boarding. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Aug 2019 by Lloyd MichaelsMountain biking on the island was the most memorable part of the vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Aug 2019 by Duane AnthonyFantastic...it's a must do in my opinion. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019 by Claire BraybrookThe most memorable part of the vacation was sitting with the family at the bow of the catamaran with the sails up, watching the beautiful scenery and feeling the sea spray. Also, learning to paddle board in a gorgeous, quiet and calm cove. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Jun 2019 by Amy PatersonThe most memorable and exciting part of the vacation was the activities and getting to know fellow guests. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Sep 2019 by Eimear SchwartzGreat boats.. bikes and guides. Love Croatia...and the islands Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2018 by josie lambertLoved it Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2018 by Kim VargasExcellent and time well spent on the catamaran. Only 8 people can be accommodated so personal attention is given to unique stops. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Oct 2018 by Bill PetersohnGreat vacation highly recommend visiting Dubrovnik and the islands Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Oct 2018 by Diane MacDonaldWonderful. Exceeded all our expectations and would definitely recommend for those who want a little bit of adventure with some relaxing down time also. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Oct 2018 by Rachelle McManusMy favourite part was sailing through the Adriatic Sea with the wind in my face surrounded by breath taking views. It was nice to have daily activities like snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, bike riding, swimming, and sea kayaking included in the package. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Sep 2018 by Stephanie HelliwellThe most memorable was the sailing and freedom to see various beautiful islands. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2018 by Stephanie HelliwellThe most memorable part of the vacation was the sailing and freedom to see various beautiful islands Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2018 by James McNamaraLoved every minute of it tbh. We had a great Captain (Frank) and Guide (Darija) who really made the trip an experience to be remembered. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2018 by Mike GoldwaterQuite simply, best vacation ever - by a million nautical miles!...Breathtaking islands and the bluest, clearest, most beautiful seas you'll ever see Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Aug 2018 by Jenny FehrThe most memorable part of the vacation was finding out that it was everything we hoped for and more! Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2018 by Brendan OIt was a fantastic experience, the catamaran was more modern, spacious and comfortable than we expected. The skipper and guide were always gracious, helpful and full on interesting stories and anecdotes about the history - ancient and recent - of Croatia. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jul 2018 by Christine KubotaOne of the best family trips we've done, and we travel a fair amount. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jul 2018 by Anthea SwiftThe beautiful scenery and incredible water were the most memorable part of the vacation...wonderful experience Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jul 2018 by Debra CloseIt was all amazing. It was the combination of offshore, onshore and dining selections that made the whole thing wonderful. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jul 2018 by Joanne HeesonThis was a fabulous trip - a great combination of sailing, exploring the islands, biking and sightseeing! Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jul 2018 by Steven FeldmanThe vacation was fantastic Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jun 2018 by Kirsten SchmidtI really enjoyed the time we spent learning about different cultures and trying new food with our hosts. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 May 2018 by Alexander WhiteBeautifully scenic, relaxing and luxurious bumbling around the islands. Fantastic, already highly recommended to friends. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Apr 2018 by Judith CahoonJust sailing the Adriatic in a catamaran with the best guide and skipper...also the funniest group and scrumptious breakfasts Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Oct 2018 by Judith LacyVery Good. Extremely relaxing and surprisingly comfortable vacation. The local knowledge was excellent leading to great swimming spots and meals. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Sep 2018 by Eunice PallotThere were lots of good times, and we happened to have a really fun group on board. More generally, the freedom from sailing is exhilarating, and the Croatian seascape is stunning. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2018 by Alex SteelSailing around the beautiful islands of Croatia on a state of the art Catamaran was an amazing experience. The feel of Skimming over the sea just using wind power is something I will never forget. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2018 by Leah NiniowskyThe most memorable part of the vacation was...sailing around the islands Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Jul 2018 by Lindy KneeboneThe chance to visit quiet bays, swim in clean areas and warm waters and dine in local restaurants with delicious meals away from tourist spots. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jun 2018 by Greg KiddSwimming off the boat. Island hopping Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jul 2017 by Cobus van der ElstMemorable parts: I know it sounds cliché, but there are too many to mention! ...Great. Would recommend it to anyone! Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Jun 2017 by Lisa SexauerFrom the incredibly beautiful swimming spots to the quaint villages we visited, it was incredible. The food was local and outstanding. The skipper knew all the best spots and just where to take us. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jun 2017 by Lina EcheverriThe whole trip was a highlight Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Oct 2017 by Pirkko LampinenWalking in the stunning scenery of these magnificent islands. The late summer weather was just perfect for hiking, the sea was warm for swimming, the fellow hikers and our wonderful guide made the week! Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jul 2016 by Nicola FalconerIt was one of my best trips and adventures I've had . I loved the fact that every day was full of activities and new adventures. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Aug 2016 by Melissa ConleyThe scenery in Croatia is amazing. Our guide and skipper were incredible and the whole trip was fantastic. I especially loved all of the activities. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2015 by Ingrid SloanThe highlight of our month in Europe. Worth every cent, or should I say Kuna. 10+/10 Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jun 2015 by Monique LinderExcellent. Would definitely recommend it. Loved the small villages, cycling and trying the SUP. The catamaran and crew were fantastic. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Aug 2014 by Sonia ReynoldsThe most memorable part of the vacation - Sitting on the boat in the sun, under sail, with no noise other than the waves! Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2013 by David DunhillHaving drinks on the boat one evening with the boat under full sail with the sun setting was the most memorable part of the vacation Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Jun 2013 by Debbie MaitlandThe vacation was so much better than I expected...It was all so wonderful, stunning views, fantastic food and great activities but I think the real highlight was seeing the pods of dolphins play near our boat. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jun 2013 by Richard Burgess-GamblePerfect. It was exciting and active whilst also being relaxing. The scenery is beautiful. The boat is very comfy. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jul 2013 by Perny SheaThe most memorable parts were the adventures, cycling, paddle boarding and kayaking off the Catamaran. Great dinners. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Sep 2012 by Joanne AlbrightThis vacation was outstanding! The entire trip was memorable and exciting from the activities to the local restaurants. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jun 2012 by Rhianna WeilertThe most memorable part of the trip was hanging out on the boat with the other travelers and the captain's sense of humour throughout the trip...This trip was just absolutely amazing and we would highly recommend it. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Nov 2012 by Laura DavisExcellent! One of the best vacations I've ever had. I felt safe at all times and our guide was absolutely superb. I came back feeling refreshed and like I'd had a proper break from my life in the city. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2012 by Trudi CooperSailing and kayaking were fab! Also great local food and wine...Brill. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOn this cruise we strive to use the power of wind as much as possible, and minimize the use of motor power. Mornings and late afternoons are spent walking, kayaking and bicycling, usually with local guides.
On our trips we bike on paved roads only, walk and hike on existing paths and tell our guests not to feed, fish, hunt and disturb animals.
In our office we minimize printing actions and recycle paper. We support the orphan bear shelter in Kutarevo.
PeopleBy booking this trip you bring much needed income to the people who are still recovering from the war-torn years as this was the area severely affected by war. This trip ensures that the local people benefit as much as possible in the form of jobs (we employ local guides and drivers) and provision of accommodation (we use family owned hotel or home stay with local family) most of all that negative environmental impacts are kept to the minimum. As a company we use local transfer services, buy food from the small farms and work on developing responsible waste management by stimulating waste recycle. By buying local products you are supporting this countries’ economy and helping Croatia to stand on her feet again!
We consider as our responsibility to lead efforts to maintain and preserve the integrity of this fledgling sector by petitioning the introduction of tighter controls over the use of the country's natural resources. As a company, we support the local community by building camps in partnership with local families, building bridges and accesses to the rivers. In order to preserve traventine barriers on Zrmanja River we have built a wooden detour bridges.