Omis, Makarska, Hvar, Korcula, Sipan & Dubrovnik
For more time exploring 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 fthis trip 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)
Explore the islands at your own pace, or join in with one of our optional extras. Full details from your Busabout Guide.
Traditional BBQ dinner
Hire a small boat and sail across the Mljet salt lakes to discover its secluded abbey
Bike hire in the National Parks
Sunbaking and swimming in secluded bays
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 – 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.
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
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.
Busabout’s ‘chill-out’ area
If you’re flight, bus or ferry gets you into Split early Saturday morning, or you’ve just checked off the ship and would like a safe, relaxing place to chill out for a while, we have the solution. Our partners Inbox, have set up a breakfast buffet from 7am each Saturday morning, a chill out area to sit, relax and sleep even or be entertained by the screens showing footage of our sailing trips. It’s a Busabout safe haven right at the port. View the chill-out area on Google Maps.
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.
Day 1: Dubrovnik to Sipan
Anchors away, as we set sail on the first day of the best week ever! Departing Dubrovnik harbour we soak up the beauty of Eliphiti Island as we sail on to Sipan. The sail time is short, with a nice refreshing swim stop to set the tone for the week Tonight we'll dock at the port of Sipan, our base for the night, and watch the stunning sunset and get to know our trip mates over a BBQ dinner as we celebrate our first night on tour.
Day 2: Sipan to Korcula
Spend the morning exploring in beautiful Mljet National Park before we sail onwards to Korčula, the island of Marco Polo. Visit the famous explorer's birthplace in the Old Town, seek out the stunning Moreška - a unique local sword dance complete with stunning costumes and traditional music - and hear the stories and tales of the island as you explore the incredible stonework of the city with your Guide on an orientation walk. Tonight, satisfy your explorer's hunger with a pizza before a cocktail or two at Dos Locos Bar, then it's on to the breath-taking rooftop cocktail bar Massimo - perched on the top of a medieval fort turret for jaw dropping views and an incredible vibe – Živjeli!
Day 3: Korcula to Hvar
Departing Korčula we glide onwards towards Hvar with plenty of time for a swim stop in the crystal clear Adriatic. Explore the island on our walking tour; check out the stunning yachts and gorgeous medieval harbour, wander the beautiful Venetian cobbled streets and maybe take a trip to the Spanjola Fortress for panoramic views over the bay. Tonight it's happy hour on-board watching the beautiful people pass by, 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.
Day 4: Hvar
This is our Island day, so shake off the sea legs and get yourself all over the Island of Hvar and the town of Stari Grad, on the Northern side of the island. In the summer the smell of Lavender will fill your nostrils, whilst the wine on the island is some of the best in Croatia. There are loads of tiny hidden bays to swim and gorgeous local restaurants to explore and we'll spend the day making the most of this island paradise before an evening visiting a local vineyard taking in the eco-friendly atmosphere, dinner and a bottle of locally made wine.
Day 5: Hvar to Bol to Makarska
Today we hit the seaside resort of Makarska, playground of locals and tourists alike and famous for its long pebble beach, wicked water sports, classy 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 island 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 cool 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 – Mega!
Day 6: Makarska to Pucsica
After a great night there's a chilled out morning, as we sail on to Pucisca and shake off any fuzzy heads with a 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!
Day 7: Pucisca to Omis to Split
Wake up in the pirate town of Omis ready to explore the island. Get physical with some rafting or just relax on the beach before sailing on to Split for our final night in Dalmatia's Capital. Explore the stunning Roman Palace of Diocletian, 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 at the very hip Inbox, then get ready to celebrate our final night in style and party 'til dawn at Bacvice beach...
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 Eastern experience....Please note: The Captain reserves the right to change the route in the case of bad weather or similar.
Day 1: Split to Omis
We set sail out of Split harbor and sail due south along the Croatia 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. Tonight is the Captains BBQ and a pirate party on board so you get to know your inner villain.
Day 2: Omis to Pucisca 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. On arrival your Guide will point out all the important things in the town, before dinner and happy hour and then the party highlight – a rave in a cave.
Day 3: Makarska to Stari Grad
This morning will be slow after the events of the previous night. Breakfast is served a little later, before a refreshing swim stop off 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. As the sun sets and the wine makes its presence felt, we’ll offer you a lovely sun set dinner at the vineyard. Tonight is spent in the famous old town of Stari Grad.
Day 4: Stari Grad to Hvar
Today is yours to explore the magical island of Hvar. Travel to Jelsa for a local Peke (it’s great - trust us) then go swimming in a host of secluded bays before arriving into Hvar town, the Dalmatian hot spot, full of celebs, all trying to outdo each other. This is where your Guide will come into their own, giving you tips on what to do on this island, essential in order for you to make the most of your island day. Tonight is huge - dinner where you want, happy hour, then Tequila Booms in Kiva. It’s the ultimate party night.
Day 5: Hvar to Korcula
Another late start 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, probably the best sunset of the week and great pizza. Our Guide will once again make it easy for you, allowing you to explore the town at your own pace. Tonight there is a few little night spots to check out or chill on board the cruiser enjoying a bottle of local wine and some cheese.
Day 6: Korcular to Mijet to Sipan
After a short sailing day and a long swim stop we reach the fantastic national park oasis of Mijet. You have the choice of visiting the national park or just chilling back around the bay swimming, recovering, playing polo… before sailing over to Sipan for the Captains dinner this evening.
Day 7: Mijet to Dubrovnik
We set sail early in order to get you in to Dubrovnik which is undoubtedly the highlight of your weeks sail. This town was once an independent state and can boast some fantastic history right up to the modern day. Your Guide will once again come into their own here with a walk along the walls of Dubrovnik and a retelling of its past. Tonight you’ll party within the ancient walls just like the rebellious people of Dubrovnik have been doing for years.
Day 8: Dubrovnik
Say goodbye to your fellow pirates and trip mates this morning with check out at 9am. Please note: The Captain reserves the right to change the route in the case of bad weather or similar.
Our prices generally increase with the level of demand so cheaper prices are available at less busy periods - at the start and end of the summer.
Student's can save a few quid by having a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card. (Remember you'll need this with you for check-in).
Please note the prices below do INCLUDE an additional €20 Port Tax which you must pay locally. Port Tax is applicable to both Student and Adult prices.