Sipan, Korcula, Hvar, Makarska, Omis & Split
Explore a select few of the Dalmatian coast's 1,185 dazzling islands, including the secluded bays away from the main tourist spots, try our One-Way Sail. Choose from 'Split to Dubrovnik' or 'Dubrovnik to Split' for maximum exposure to Croatian life and its people. One-Way Sailing was pioneered by Busabout along with the assistance of our local Croatian Captains, who continue to make this one of the best sailing trips in the Adriatic.
- English speaking Busabout Guide
- 7 nights accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches
- Island orientation walks
- Orientation tours of Split and Dubrovnik
- Boat captain and crew
- Bedding on the boats (bring a towel and your swimming cossie)
- 1 litre of drinking water per person per day
Explore the islands at your own pace, or join in with one of our optional extras. Full details from your Busabout Guide.
- Captain’s Dinner
- Traditional BBQ dinner
- Traditional peka dinner and wine tasting in Starigrad
- Bike hire in the National Parks
- Sunbaking and swimming in secluded bays
H: Included Highlights
F: Free Time Option
Day 1: Dubrovnik to Slano
Anchors away, as we set sail on the first day of the best week ever! Departing Dubrovnik harbour we soak up the beauty of Eliphite Islands cruising up the coastline. The sail time is short, with a nice refreshing swim stop to set the tone for the week. Tonight we’ll dock at the mainland port of Slano, our base for the night. This is a great opportunity to watch a stunning sunset and get to know your trip mates over a BBQ dinner as we celebrate our first night on tour. (L)
F: Captain’s Dinner
F: Bike hire in the National Parks
Day 2: Slano to Korcula
Spend the morning exploring in beautiful Mljet National Park - a real island paradise, taking a dip in it's pine-fringed lakes, surrounded by nature. Lunch on board as we sail onwards to Korčula, the island of Marco Polo. Visit the famous explorer’s birthplace in the Old Town and hear the stories and tales of the island as you explore the incredible stonework of the city with your Guide. Tonight, grab a pizza to satisfy your explorer’s hunger, then it’s time for a cocktail or two at one of the great many sunset bars tucked around the old town for jaw dropping views and an awesome vibe, before we indulge in the local nightlife! (B, L)
F: Sip cocktails at the top of a fourteenth-century tower in Korĉula
Day 3: Korcula to Hvar
Departing Korčula we glide onwards towards Hvar Town with plenty of time for a swim stop in the crystal clear Adriatic. Explore the island on our orientation; check out the stunning yachts of visiting celebs and a gorgeous medieval harbour full of hip bars and beautiful people, wander the Venetian cobbled streets and maybe take a trip to the Spanjola Fortress for the picture perfect Instagram shot. Tonight it’s happy hour on-board, Dinner at one of the best seasfood restaurants, then it’s time to meet our great friends here in Hvar so grab a few beers and let your Guide do the rest! Tequila Boom Booms at Kiva bar and top beats and cool cocktails at Carpe Diem await, so get your dancing shoes on and get ready for top partying, island style. (B, L)
F: Live the celebrity life in Hvar up close
Day 4: Hvar to Stari Grad
This morning will be slow after the events of the previous night - after a lazy morning on board we'll stop for a refreshing swim at a secluded bay enroute to Stari Grad on the Island of Hvar. This is an amazingly interesting town full of ancient Roman history and vineyards. Our Guide will connect you to the best wine maker on the island of Hvar where you’ll sit in their ancient vineyard and get treated to a wine tasting of the finest quality plus a traditional Peka BBQ grill - all local produce grown at the vineyard. As the sun sets over the Stari Grad plain, the wine will be sure to flow as we enjoy a special evening in this unique local setting. (B, L)
F: Wine tasting on the Stari Grad plain
F: Traditional peka dinner and wine tasting in Stari Grad
Day 5: Stari Grad to Makarska
Today we hit the seaside resort of Makarska, playground of locals and tourists alike, famous for its long pebble beach, wicked water sports, awesome shopping, stunning sunsets and the palm fringed promenade framed by the lofty heights of the Biokovo Mountains. On arrival your Guide will tell you more about this gorgeous riviera town before heading to the town square for an orientation walk and then a few drinks as we watch the sun sink in to the sea. Dinner tonight is a treat of local fare at one of the, traditional taverns before a few drinks in town to get the party started. The island is littered with awesome little clubs and bars. During peak season make sure to head down to Club Deep, an ex. WW2 weapons depot built in to a cave that has now become one of the island’s hottest clubs – from war base to party central – awesome! (B, L)
F: Party till dawn in a Croatian cave bar
Day 6: Makarska to Omis
After an awesome night there’s a chilled out morning, as we sail on to Pucisca for a refreshing swim before heading on to the Pirate town of Omis. On arrival, discover the stunning fortress that once protected the island and its pirate people, wander the sun dappled streets or just relax on the beach before donning your best costume for the Captain’s dinner and the infamous Busabout Pirate Party! (B,L)
H: Hike to a pirate fortress for panoramic views of Dalmatia
F: Captain’s BBQ
Day 7: Omis to Split
An easy morning to relax on the beach or get physical with a hike up the mountain to the pirate fortress for some epic views. Lunch on board as we set sail for Split. Explore the stunning Roman Palace of Diocletian with it's maze of shops and bars, chill out on the Riva waterfront with a Bijela Kava (coffee) and check out the entertainment and concerts that line the seafront and continue all summer long. This evening, it’s cocktails and summer beats at Inbox bar as we celebrate our final night in style and party ‘til dawn. (B, L)
Day 8: Split
Say goodbye to your fellow pirates and trip mates this morning with check out at 9am. Grab a transfer to the airport from the harbour or link up with the Bohemian or Ottoman Trek to continue your awesome Eastern experience. (B)(B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner) Please note: The Captain reserves the right to change the route in the case of bad weather or similar.
Here are a few more details to help you before you start your trip - where it starts, how to get there and a few other handy hints. If you would like to hear the views of past passengers or meet fellow travellers then log-on to Chatabout, our online forum, and get all the info you need to plan your adventure.
Coming and Going
Departure time - Dubrovnik
Check-in starts at 11am and the trip departs at 1pm from Dubrovnik small boat harbour. The harbour can be found about 500m from the main bus station in Dubrovnik. Make your way to the harbour and look for the Katarina Lines boats where you will find staff waiting for you. You'll need your Busabout e-ticket as well as your passport to confirm your identity.
Return time – Split
The boat arrives into Split Harbour on Friday at approximately 12 noon. Overnight on the boat and disembark by 9am on Saturday.
We've got a range of different cabins available on our Croatian sailing boats, depending on how much you want to spend. All cabins (rooms) are twin berths (2 beds per room), usually with bunk beds. You can choose whether to go for an Ensuite cabin, which will have your own bathroom, or Standard, which means you'll be sharing facilities with two or more other cabins. You can also choose between above deck cabins (bigger windows, more fresh air, less engine noise) and below deck cabins (small portholes, less noise from other passengers). Ensuite above deck berths are the most expensive and standard below deck are the cheapest so decide what suits you best and book yourself on!Please note that not all classes of cabins are on the same boat. Busabout cannot guarantee you will sail with your friends unless you book the same category cabins. If you are travelling in a group and have separate bookings or are booked on to different cabin classes please let us know who you wish to travel with so we can allocate cabins accordingly and confirm whether you will be able to be in the same boat. Pre/Post tour accommodation - Book through MyTrip.
Important Information for our Croatia sailing trips
The Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. All guests have to follow the ship rules which are displayed on all ships. Towels for personal use should be brought by all passengers. Our local agent reserves the right to sell spare cabins to non-Busabout clients. This tour is operated by Katarina Line.
So much fun. Great crew and Amy was awesome. Beautiful scenery! In love with Croatia"