Omis, Makarska, Hvar, Korcula, Sipan & Dubrovnik
Our One-Way Sail explores a select few of the Dalmatian coast's 1,185 dazzling islands. It includes secluded bays, banging parties and brilliant vistas. Choose from 'Split to Dubrovnik' or 'Dubrovnik to Split', both ways give you 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 or 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: Split to Omis
We set sail out of Split Harbor and sail due south along the Croatian mainland. The sheer cliffs of the Croatia Bosnian border seem to tower over the cruiser, offering stunning scenery. Your cook will serve your first lunch before our Guide gives the low down on the week ahead. After lunch there will be a swim stop in a secluded bay before reaching Omis and its rich pirate history. One of the week’s highlights is the walk up to the pirate fortress, which controlled and protected Dalmatia for years against the threat of the Venetians (with great island views from the top!). Tonight is the Captain's BBQ anda few beers on board as you get to know your shipmates! (L)
H: Hike to a pirate fortress for panoramic views of Dalmatia
F: Captain’s BBQ
Day 2: Omis to Makarska
We set sail after breakfast across the channel to the picture postcard Pucisca. Today being a Sunday, we’ll enjoy a long swim stop and maybe a game of water polo. Pucisca is the home of some of the best quality marble in the world; in fact the White House in the US used the marble and sculpturing talents of the locals to produce their masterpiece. After a swim stop we’ll head across to Makarska, Centre of the Riviera and playground to the Dalmatian elite with it's lively coastal scene. On arrival your Guide will point out all the important things in the town before free time at the beach. After this it will be dinner, happy hour and then onto one it's many buzzing waterfront bars. In peak summer be sure to head onto the famous "Rave in a cave" at Deep Club - once a weapons depot cave during WW2, the only battles there now are those between DJs, as the beats continue 'til dawn at this unique summer clubbing hotspot. (B, L)
F: Party till dawn in a Croatian cave bar
Day 3: Makarska to Stari Grad (Hvar)
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 the island of Brac. We’ll stop near Bol for a visit before pulling into Stari Grad. 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 from local organic produce. 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 4: Stari Grad to Hvar
This morning we cruise around the Island of Hvar with plenty of time for a long swim stop at the Pakleni Isles before we sail into Hvar Town this evening. This place is a true Dalmatian hot spot, it's overridden with celebs all trying to outdo each other, fancy yacht's aligning it's stunning medieval habour. Your guide will offer you plenty of tips to get the most of your time here - head up to the Spanjola Fortress for some epic views for those perfect Instagram snaps, or check out it's many hip bars and cafes in town. Tonight is huge - dinner where you want, happy hour, then Tequila Booms in Kiva before we party under the stars at the famous Carpe Diem - brace yourself! (B, L)
F: Live the celebrity life in Hvar up close
Day 5: Hvar to Korcula
Another easy morning with a swim stop near Korcula, the home of Marco Polo. Korcula is a lovely island with a beautiful old town, full of historic turrets to eat and drink in, buzzing little sunset bars and great pizza. Our Guide will once again make it easy for you, allowing you to explore the town at your own pace. Tonight you can check out a few little night spots or chill on board enjoying a bottle of local wine and some cheese. (B, L)
F: Sip cocktails at the top of a fourteenth-century tower in Korĉula
Day 6: Korcula to Mljet
After a short sailing day and a long swim stop we reach the fantastic national park oasis of Mljet - an island paradise with it's salt watrer lakes and nature all around. You have the choice of visiting the national park, hire a bike, take a boat ride to the small Island of St Mary, or just chilling back around the bay swimming, recovering and playing water polo. Tonight is the Captains and Pirate Party onboard. (B, L)
F: Captain’s Dinner
F: Bike hire in the National Parks
Day 7: Mljet to Dubrovnik
We set sail early in order to get you in to Dubrovnik, which is undoubtedly the highlight of your week's sail. This town was once an independent state and boasts some fantastic history right up to the modern day, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" more recently famous as the set of "Kings Landing" in Game of Thrones. Your. Spend the day checking out the sites, walking atop the famous medeaval walls, exploring one of it's hidden beaches or swim spots or get lost in it's maze of marble and limestone. Tonight we'll enjoy some famous cocktail buckets at Gallerie bar, before we celebrate our final evening at Revelin Club, partying within the ancient walls just like the rebellious people of Dubrovnik have been doing for years. (B, L)
F: Scale the city walls of Dubrovnik – ‘Game of Thrones’
Day 8: Dubrovnik
Say goodbye to your fellow pirates and trip mates this morning with check out at 9am. (B)Please note: The Captain reserves the right to change the route in the case of bad weather or similar. (B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner)
Coming and Going
Departure time – Split
Check in starts at 11am and the trip departs at 1pm from Split Harbour. Make your way to the harbour and look for the Katarina Lines boats - they will have staff waiting at the port for you. The boats are usually moored along the harbour side between the ferry terminal building and the town centre. You'll need your Busabout eticket as well as your passport to confirm your identity.
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/Dubrovnik
The boat arrives into Split/Dubrovnik Harbour on Friday at approximately 12 noon. Overnight on the boat and disembark by 9am on Saturday.
Best BedsWe'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
Getting there & away
Ferries to Split
Jadrolinija Ferries operate a regular service between Ancona and Split with departures on most days. Timetables and booking information can be found on their website http://www.jadrolinija.hr/
Flights to Split
Budget airline Wizz Air operates flights from London (Luton) to Split and have some great deals. Another option is Croatia Airlines who fly from Heathrow (via Zagreb) to Split. They're a bit more expensive, but the dates may be more suitable. Flight information changes very quickly so you're best to check out www.skyscanner.net and find out what carriers are flying your route.
Important Information for our Croatia sailing tripsThe 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.
I had an amazing experience! It was the perfect balance between sight-seeing, learning about the country and having a good time. Everything I expected and more