Yachting & sailing trip
Embark on a luxurious sailing adventure along Croatia's breathtaking Dalmatian Coast. Discover the hidden vineyards, indulge in age-old winemaking traditions, and savor the exquisite flavors of the Adriatic. Experience the allure of the sea intertwined with the charm of Croatian wines.
Set sail on a journey that blends the Adriatic Sea's serene beauty with Croatia's rich winemaking heritage. This trip is crafted for those who appreciate the finer things in life - exceptional wines, stunning landscapes, open sea, and cultural richness. As you navigate from the historic streets of Split to the serene islands of Dalmatia, you will be treated to a tapestry of vineyards, culinary delights, and cultural gems. This journey is more than a tour; it's an immersive experience into the soul of Croatian viticulture, where every destination uncovers a new layer of enchantment. Every yachting and sailing adventure we craft is uniquely tailored to your preferences and desires, ensuring an exclusive and personalized experience. However, it's important to note that while we strive to adhere to your custom itinerary, we maintain a flexible approach due to the unpredictable nature of the weather. Rest assured, any modifications made are always in the interest of providing you with the safest and most enjoyable journey possible.
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Seasoned DM & Yachting Specialist with a Master's in Maritime Studies and over 16 years in the travel industry
Activities are taking place in Split - Jelsa - Vrboska - Trpanj- Milna (Hvar) - Bol - Šešula bay
Experience the joy of discovery on this nautical adventure, where every sip of wine and every scenic vista offers a taste of Croatian bliss. This itinerary is more than just a sailing route; it's an exploration of culture, history, wine and natural splendor, promising an unforgettable experience in the heart of Dalmatia.
Split, the largest city on the Dalmatian Coast, is a unique blend of ancient and modern. It's renowned for Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which embodies the city's rich history dating back over 1,700 years. The city's name derives from a shrub with beautiful yellow flowers, known as the Spanish or weaver's broom. Split boasts the world's oldest Catholic Cathedral, St. Domnius, originally built as Diocletian’s mausoleum. The city is also celebrated for its culinary heritage, vibrant shopping scene, and as a filming location for the TV series "Game of Thrones". With over 2800 hours of sunshine a year, Split's climate makes it an ideal vacation destination.
Jelsa is known for its sporting traditions, including a successful rowing club and an annual handball training camp led by Croatian legend Ivano Balic. The 'Za Krizen' procession, inscribed as UNESCO intangible heritage, has been a tradition for over 500 years on Maundy Thursday. Historically, Jelsa transformed from a fishing and agricultural village to a maritime and shipbuilding center, playing a significant role in its development.
Vrboska, often called "Little Venice," is admired for its beautiful stone bridges and Venetian-style architecture. The Church Fortress of St. Mary, rebuilt around 1575, stands as an architectural marvel and a unique fortress-church in the region. Vrboska's history traces back to the 15th century when it was the harbor for the nearby settlement of Vrbanja.
Trpanj in Pelješac is celebrated for its beautiful beaches, healing mud lagoon, and vineyards in Gornja and Donja Vrućica. The town is dotted with ancient churches and chapels, some mentioned in the oldest Christian documents. Trpanj offers outdoor activities like hiking and biking, with trails such as the Olive Oil Route and the Herbs Route.
Milna, located just 4 km from the city of Hvar, offers a serene environment with protected coves and beaches. The town provides an abundance of private accommodation options, making it a more affordable choice in the Hvar region. The 14th-century parish church of Sts Fabian and Sebastian in Milna features a significant 17th-century Baroque altar.
Bol is known for the picturesque Zlatni rat Beach, which changes shape with the winds. The town's rich cultural history includes influences from Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman civilizations. Bol offers a range of outdoor activities and has a vibrant arts and music scene.
Šolta (Šešula Bay)
Šešula Bay in Šolta is favored by sailors due to its natural relief, offering protection from northern and southern winds. The bay is renowned for its tranquility and natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for relaxation. Šešula offers opportunities for water sports, hiking, and exploring the picturesque landscape.
Your journey begins with a departure from the historic ports of Split, Kaštela, or Trogir. As the sails catch the wind, the Adriatic Sea ushers you towards Jelsa, a picturesque town on Hvar island known for its cobblestone charm and vibrant wine culture. Here, the acclaimed Duboković Winery awaits, offering a tasting of local varietals, followed by a delightful dinner at Napoleon Konoba, where traditional Croatian dishes meet the elegance of Hvar's culinary scene.
Distance: 28 Nautical Miles
Split served as a filming location for several iconic scenes in the TV series "Game of Thrones"
The day unfolds in Vrboska, often referred to as Hvar's hidden treasure. This quaint town, nestled in a beautiful bay, is famed for its stunning blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Stroll through its winding streets before indulging in a sophisticated wine tasting at the renowned Carić Winery. The evening culminates with a sumptuous meal at the charming Bonaca restaurant, where the flavors of the island come to life.
As the boat glides towards the Pelješac peninsula, you'll discover Trpanj, a village where history and viticulture intertwine. This day is dedicated to exploring some of Pelješac's most famous wineries, such as Korta Katarina and Skaramuča, where each tasting reveals a story of the land. The day ends with a memorable dinner at Tuna Bar, offering fresh, locally-sourced seafood paired perfectly with regional wines.
Distance: 22 Nautical Miles
Journey to Milna, a serene village on the southern coast of Hvar. Known for its secluded coves and radiant beaches, Milna is a haven for those seeking tranquility. Here, the acclaimed Zlatan Otok winery provides an exceptional tasting experience. As the sun sets, enjoy a leisurely dinner at Konoba Kotin, nestled in a picturesque setting, offering a fusion of traditional and contemporary Hvar cuisine.
Distance: 35 Nautical Miles
This trip is crafted for those who appreciate the finer things in life - exceptional wines, stunning landscapes, open sea, and cultural richness
Sail towards Bol, a charming town on the island of Brač, famous not only for its winemaking heritage but also for the iconic Zlatni rat Beach. Take time to explore the town's rich history before visiting Stina Winery, a highlight for wine enthusiasts. The day concludes with an exquisite dining experience at Taverna Riva, where the ambiance is as captivating as the cuisine.
Distance: 19 Nautical Miles
Navigate to the enchanting Šešula Bay on Šolta Island, a gem among sailors for its natural beauty and tranquility. The day is an ode to relaxation and culinary exploration, with a visit to the Šišmiš Wine Bar, a local favorite known for its selection of fine wines and gourmet offerings. Dinner at their renowned food and wine bar is an experience that perfectly encapsulates the essence of Šolta's gastronomic landscape.
Distance: 21 Nautical Miles
The most famous autochthonous red wine variety on Šolta is the Dobričić. According to DNA analysis, this variety is one of the original varieties of the American Zinfandel
As your journey nears its end, sail back towards your chosen port of Split, Trogir, or Kaštela. Reflect on the week's adventures and discoveries with a farewell dinner at a select local restaurant, where the flavors of Croatia provide a fitting finale to this unforgettable wine odyssey.
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