Croatia's coast is made for sailing with thousands of islands in its beautiful archipelago. A week on board one of our boats will leave you with holiday memories for a lifetime. It's not difficult to enjoy yourself when you're being pampered by the skipper and hostess for the entire trip.Watch the video
Do you want to experience a journey beyond the ordinary on a large yacht, but without having to worry about to driving it, steering it or tying a bowline knot? Then one of our sailing trips in Croatia's beautiful archipelago might just be your answer. During a week on board one of our boats manned with a crew you will experience sailing in Croatia at its best, with everything taken care of. With a skipper and hostess you won't have to think about sailing, cooking or planning. Just hop aboard and enjoy, though of course you may take part in sailing the boat if the urge arises.
Every day the boat sails to a new destination and you get to experience new places. The days are interspersed with sailing, bathing, good food and relaxation. On our sailing trips in Croatia you can travel by yourself and meet new people in the best possible way. Or why not take a week's holiday with friends or family on a boat with a skipper and hostess at your service. Our sailing excursions are customised to fit your needs, whether you are an experienced sailor or never have been on board a boat. Below you can see the different themes of our excursions.
During a sailing week with More Sailing you will experience the many sides of Croatia, wonderful waterfalls, villages that are a thousand years old, quiet coves, a pulsating summer paradise, all with a good dose of sun, swimming and sailing. A typical day in Croatia often begins with the chance to take a glorious morning swim. Meanwhile, the hostess prepares the breakfast buffet. After everyone has eaten their fill and are content, it's off out to sea to sail towards the next destination. On the way there is enough time to sunbathe, swim, read a book or just enjoy the surroundings.
As lunchtime approaches, enticing smells filter up from the kitchen below. The sail is then taken down and the boat is guided into a turquoise bay to drop anchor. After dinner and a few dips it's time to sail on to the harbour where you will spend the evening and night. After a relaxed day with great sailing you'll arrive in a small picturesque village where you can enjoy a nice restaurant. A walk around the cosy streets is a perfect way to end the day before it's time to be lulled to sleep by the waves lapping against the boat.
Croatia is often called "the land of a thousand islands ', a fitting name since there is a total of 1,185 islands, 67 of which are inhabited, along its coastline. During the summer months Croatia has a very pleasant climate, especially for sailing. The winds tend to be just the right strength for sailing. The most common wind speed is 6-8 m/s. Lulls in the wind and windstorms are both rare.
Croatia is a republic bordering Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the east and Slovenia and Hungary in the north. The capital is Zagreb, which has approximately 78,000 inhabitants. The entire country consists of approximately 4,494,750 inhabitants. Croatia became a member of the EU on the 1st July 2013. The official language in Croatia is Croatian, a Slavic language which uses the Latin alphabet. Serbian, Italian, Hungarian, Slovenian and Czech are also spoken in the country, although not by more than five percent of the population. In Istria, Italian is also an official language. Croatia has a total area of 56,542 km2, and within this area there are seven World Heritage Sites and eight national parks. One Croatian World Heritage site of note is Diocletian's Palace, a Roman palace that encloses the old parts of the city Split. Stari Grad, a city on the island of Hvar in Dalmatia, and the city of Dubrovnik are two other notable Croatian World Heritage sites. Croatia celebrates its National Day on the 25th of June.
Croatia has a coastline which is 4,800 kilometres long, and over 1,000 islands to sail between. The country's coastline is divided into two parts by Bosnia's smaller coastline near Dubrovnik. The Croatian coast is divided into three regions: Dalmatia in the south, the Istrian peninsula in the north, and the Kvarner region in between the two. Kvarner, an archipelago, includes the islands of Cres, Krk, Pag, Rab and Losinj. Istria is renowned for its ancient and beautiful port cities. The city of Rovinj is said to be the most beautiful. Both Rovinj and the city of Pula were originally built by the Romans. Pula has the most well-preserved amphitheatre in the world, which is well worth a visit. Istria also contains the smallest town in the world, Hum, with only 23 inhabitants. Our starting marina Kremik is located in Dalmatia. If you are sailing in Croatia for a week, you will be spending most of the time in this region. Dalmatia is the most visited region in the whole of Croatia. It stretches from the city of Zadar in the north to the city of Dubrovnik in the south. Dalmatia was once owned by the Romans and has belonged to the city of Venice. This has left its mark both on the many beautiful cities on the mainland and on the small villages out on the islands. The Dalmatian coast is full of islands, which are popular tourist destinations, especially for sailors. From north to south, we can find Dugi Otok, the largest island in the Kornati National Park, and then Solta, Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Lastovo and Miljet. Pleasant and frequently visited towns and villages situated along the coast include Zadar, Sibenik, Primosten, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik. There are eight national parks in Croatia, with four of them located right on the coast. From south to north you will find Mljet, Krka, Kornati and Brijuni.
Croatia is becoming more and more famous for its delicious food and fine wines. Along the coast that spans Istria, Dalmatia and Primorje, the food is inspired by Italian cuisine but cooked "Croatian style". Fish, seafood, pasta and pizza are often found on the menu. Common dishes include pljeskavica, buzara and cevapcici. Pljeskavica are large burgers which can be ordered with or without cheese. Buzara means that the main ingredient is cooked in a sauce made out of wine, tomato and spices. It suits many kinds of seafood. The most well-known dish is cevapcici, a type of ground beef rolls served with potatoes, french fries or lepinja, a bread somewhat reminiscent of pita. Along with the lepinja bread and cevapcici there are usually vegetables and ajvar relish, a tomato and red pepper mixture. Fried/grilled beef, lamb and pork are also common meals across the country. In Croatia you can often order pancakes in restaurants as well as on the streets and in marketplaces. Croatian ice cream is great competition to Italian ice cream in terms
CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT SAILING?
Of course you can! Our skilled skippers and hostesses are happy to share their knowledge and anyone who wants to may try out standing at the helm, hoisting the sails and reading charts.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
In addition to what you usually pack for a journey, think about bringing insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear, something to read, a cap or hat and motion sickness tablets if you are prone to seasickness. Since we only provide one towel per traveller, you may want to pack an extra towel, e.g. if you want one for fresh water and one for salt water. If you would like to snorkel in the turquoise waters, please bring a snorkel and a mask.
Last but not least, please pack in a soft bag that can be folded and put away, since hard bags will take up space in your cabins.
SHOULD I BRING A LIFE JACKET?
There are life jackets on board the ship, which may be used whenever you like and should be used when a skipper or hostess deems it necessary. If you would like a lighter sailing jacket, feel free to bring one.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH IS INCLUDED BUT WHERE DO YOU HAVE DINNER?
Every evening we will be mooring at a harbour or in a bay. When we moor in a bay, you can ride the dinghy to shore where there will be restaurants. The staff on board are happy to help with tips on good restaurants and booking tables.
WHICH PERSONAL DETAILS DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?
Before your sailing excursion we will need your social security number, passport number, first and last names, and information on any allergies.
CAN I CHARGE MY MOBILE / CAMERA ON BOARD?
The electricity on board is limited when we are not close to a harbour or cannot connect to the shore's electricity line. When out at sea, you may to charge your devices using 12v chargers. When we are in the harbours, you may charge using the normal 220v outlets.
DO I HAVE TO BRING BEDDING AND TOWELS?
Bedding and ONE bath towel per traveller will be provided on the boat. We recommend that you bring an extra towel, so you can have one for swimming and one for showering.
IS WI-FI AVAILABLE ON THE BOAT?
There is Wi-Fi of varying quality on the boat, with the quality depending on where we are sailing. You will have access to a better Wi-Fi connection in most ports.
DO I NEED TO BRING RAIN CLOTHES?
It rarely rains along the Croatian coast, and when does it does it usually happens in light showers. Even when it rains the air is still hot. The most you will need is a light waterproof jacket, which can be good to have if we have the misfortune of having a bit of rain.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN CROATIA?
Croatia has been calculated as Europe's sunniest country. In August, the average temperature along the coast is 22-27 degrees Celsius. This can be compared to southern Sweden, which is 12-16 degrees Celsius during the same month. The average water temperature is 25 degrees.
Restaurant visits in Croatia are cheaper than in Sweden. A two-course meal including beer or wine costs about 200 Kuna, which is about 240 SEK, though of course this depends on the restaurant. |
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CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT SAILING?
Of course you can! Our skilled skippers and hostesses are happy to share their knowledge and anyone who wants to may try out standing at the helm, hoisting the sails and reading charts. Just tell us if you are interested.
WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
In addition to what you usually pack for a journey, think about bringing insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear, something to read, a cap or hat and motion sickness tablets if
Upon your arrival in Croatia, a driver is waiting at the airport to take you to Marina Kremik. If you land in the morning there will be a while to wait until the boat is ready. We recommend that you spend the day in neighbouring Primosten where you can have lunch, swim and sunbathe. If you land later in the evening, the boat will be ready when you arrive and you can climb aboard straight away.
You must have a passport which is valid for at least six months after the return date.
If you have any allergies or special requests regarding food, it is important to let us know in good time before the so that we can adapt to your needs.
In the interest of safety, please make copies of your passports, bank cards, flight tickets and other important documents. (It's always a good idea to have one copy at home and another one in your travel bag.)
Please ensure that you have a good travel insurance policy or that you are covered by your home insurance. It is also possible to take out travel insurance and cancellation insurance with More Sailing.
CURRENCY & CARD PAYMENTS
Croatia's currency is the Kuna, HRK. In most restaurants it is possible to pay with a credit card but in other situations it is more advantageous to use cash. There are ATMs at our base in Marina Kremik, and at most other stops during the trip.
LIFE ON BOARD A BOAT
Living on a boat is not so different to living at
home; the biggest difference is that on board you have limited access to water
and electricity. When moored to a buoy or anchor, you must be economical with
water and take shorter showers. While you're sailing can charge mobile phones
etc. via the 12V socket and the 220V socket can be used when lying in the
marina, as you can connect to the power on the land there. When in port, there
are also showers and toilets on the land.
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Day 1 & Arrival
Arrival times to Croatia vary between different departure points and airlines. Some will arrive in the morning, others in the afternoon or evening. If you arrive you in the morning, there may be a small delay in boarding due to the boat being prepared. In such cases we can strongly recommend that you pay a visit to the neighbouring village of Primosten during the day. If you arrive in the evening you will be taken directly to the place where the boat has sailed to and not to Marina Kremik.
On Sunday morning you will wake up in the cosy village of Skradin, which is lies along the river Krka. After breakfast you will have the opportunity to take a riverboat further up along the river and visit the Krka waterfall. When you return from your excursion, you will have lunch and then cast off and sail out of the river and into the open sea. On Sunday afternoon you sail out to a lovely anchoring bay, which we at More Sailing call "Fish 'n' Pork'. Docking in this bay is the perfect time to relax. There is only one restaurant there, where we take the dinghy in the evening.
When you wake up on Monday morning you can start your day with a morning swim in the crystal clear waters of this anchoring bay. After breakfast we begin the long voyage to the island of Vis and the fishing village of Komiza. We eat lunch on board on the way and you arrive in Komiza in the afternoon. In Komiza we moor at the buoy, taking the dinghy in to eat at one of the nice restaurants and take a stroll in the cosy alleyways.
On Tuesday morning we sail you to the small island of Bisevo, which is just off Vis. Bisevo is well known for a blue cave that you can row into with the dinghy. After some cave exploration, our destination is on the other side of Vis, where the main village has the same name as the island. In Vis we dock at the quay and it's only a short walk from the boat to cafes, restaurants and bars.
On Wednesday there will be a short sailing trip, as you will visit one of the most popular tourist sites in Croatia, so we must ensure that we are there in time to get a docking bay. Hvar is known as the Saint Tropez of the Balkans and all along the harbour there are luxury yachts lined up at the quay. We dock in Marina Palmizana, located on an island off the island of Hvar, taking a taxi boat to the town of Hvar.
On Thursday we sail onward to the largest island in the region of Dalmatia, Brac. On Brac we dock at the village of Milna, a calm and cosy little spot with a nice harbour walk. From Milna you can visit a vineyard located up in the hills of Brac. The vineyard belongs to our friends Magdalena and Sacha who are happy to meet guests and talk about their wines.
On Friday there will be a long sailing trip back to Marina Kremik where we will spend the night, but we will have time to stop for lunch and a swim. In the evening you can visit the neighbouring village of Primosten. Primosten consists of a peninsula surrounded by a will, a lovely place with many good restaurants.
Day 8 - Departure
Departure times can also vary between different destinations and airlines. If your plane departs in the morning, you'll take your transfer to the airport right after breakfast. If you depart in the evening you can spend the day in Primosten before the shuttle departs from Marina Kremik.