An experience that’s sure to indulge all the senses, from the magnificent Dalmatian scenery to the mouthwatering Croatian food and wine, this one-week gourmet sailing trip will bring you to some of the most enchanting coastal towns and alluring islands. An experienced skipper will lead you on a foodie’s tour through the region, complete with vineyard tours and tastings. You’ll have lots of opportunities for sampling authentic meals in local eateries, as well as enjoying the area’s other favorite activities like swimming in warm, crystal-clear blue waters.
At a Glance
- 7 Night Private Sailing Trip
- Vineyard tours and tastings
- Sample unique wines made from rare indigenous grapes
- Private Jeep Safari tour of Vis Island
- Entrance to the spectacular Blue Cave
- Private winery tour at Tomic in Hvar
- Traditional Croatian dinner in a beautiful mountain setting
- Delicious cuisine enjoyed in local traditional konobas
- Tranquil swims in secluded bays
- Visit spectacular beaches framed by clear turquoise waters
- Authentic local experiences
Day by Day Itinerary
Your gourmet sailing week at the marina in Trogir. If you arrive early, you’ll have time to visit two of the most captivating destinations in the region, the 1,700-year-old city of Split and Diocletian’s Palace that covers nearly half the historic center, and Trogir, an ancient walled town home to some of Central Europe’s most well-preserved Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Afterward, you might want to enjoy a refreshing swim in some of the beaches just east of Marina and then meet up with your fellow flotilla travelers in a local konoba for dinner. We highly recommend the peka, a traditional baked dish with octopus, lamb or veal, best enjoyed with tasty local wine.
Solta Island (Olive Oil & Cheese Tasting)
Get to know your yacht as you sail out of the marina toward Stomorska on Solta Island. You’ll pass Drvenik Veli and Ciovo Islands along the way. After anchoring, disembark to explore the fishing village of Stomorska and its waterfront, where you’ll see fishermen selling their fresh catch. We’ve included a tour of nearby Kastelanac, a family-run vineyard and farm producing high quality olive oil, homemade cheeses, marinated fish, traditional Dalmatian liquors and fine red and rosé wines produced from the Dobricic grape. This heritage grape is indigenous to Solta, and while it was lost during the Second World War, it’s begun to thrive once again.
Vis Town, Vis (Jeep Safari)
Sail to Vis, the westernmost of the main Croatian islands enjoying the scenery as you cruise across the cobalt water. Largely undeveloped of tourism, the island has become a popular destination for those seeking a more tranquil getaway for peaceful swims, outstanding wine, fresh fish and seafood. Upon arrival to Vis town, we’ve organized a private Jeep safari tour to give you an afternoon tour of this beautiful island. Witness simply epic views and see why Vis was chosen as the filming location for Mama Mia 2. Finish your tour with a visit to Fort George and enjoy drinks as you watch the sunset over the island.
Bisevo (Blue Cave & Pakleni Islands)
Today we set off early in search of the Blue Cave. Enjoy boat trip into the spectacular Blue Cave which will leave you feeling mesmerized. From the Blue Cave we set sail for the tranquil Pakleni Islands, which are home to beautiful turquoise blue bays and perfect for snorkeling. Spend your evening dining alfresco in one of the most spectacular restaurant settings in Croatia as you sip cocktails, dine on mouthwatering seafood and watch the sunset in style.
Jelsa, Hvar Island (Wine & Traditional Dinner)
Sail to the picturesque traditional town of Jelsa. Nestled in a narrow islet along the north coast of Hvar, its many cafes, restaurants and bars serve some of the Adriatic’s finest food and wine, and it can easily be explored on foot. Here our local guide will meet you and take you on a tour to one of Croatia’s premier wine producing families. Tomic Winery uses modern technology and traditional techniques, based on 150 years of the family’s winemaking tradition. Sample wines made with indigenous and foreign grape varieties alongside local bites like cheeses, anchovies and ham in the gorgeous wine cellars that were modeled on ancient Roman dining rooms. This evening we have a special traditional Dalmatian dinner planned for you in a unique and unforgettable mountain location.
Bobovisce, Brac Island (Wine Tasting)
Sailing north from Jelsa and the west along Brac Island’s hilly coastline, you’ll be passing famous Zlatni Rat beach, with its unique and frequently changing “horn” shape jutting a third of a mile out into the sea. Following the coast as it curves north, you’ll reach the town of Bobovisce just south of Solta on the west coast. Nestled in an inlet, this traditional village is ideal for sampling the local food and wine. Further inland is Senjkovic Vineyard which cultivates Plavic Mali grapes. Due to the limited production, it’s the only spot where you can sample most Senjkovic wines. While sipping, you’ll get to enjoy a homemade canape for an authentic taste of the island.
Make the most of the last day on your private sailing vacation by taking your time as you sail away from Bobovisce back into the Split Channel. You might want to stop at Necujam in Supetar Bay to enjoy a drink and a traditional meal in one of the seaside konobas. Or return early and do some exploring in Trogir or Split.
Your charter concludes with disembarkation this morning. Bid a fond farewell to your skipper and enjoy a private transfer to your onward hotel or Split Airport.
- 7-Night private sailing trip. Price based on max 6 guests
- Light breakfast served daily
- Complimentary water, tea and coffee on board
- Including professional and licensed English-speaking skipper
- Olive oil and cheese tasting experience in Solta
- Private Jeep Safari tour of Vis Island
- Entrance fees to the Blue Cave in Bisevo
- Wine tour at Tomic Winery
- Traditional Croatian dinner in Hvar
- Wine tasting tour in Brac
- Daily cabin cleaning service
- Including fuel and local city taxes
- Private return airport/hotel transfers
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the trip (subject to daily download limits)
What's Not Included
- Return flights to Croatia. (Please speak to us about including flights in your package)
2020 Departures from Trogir
- July 4, 11, 18, 25
- August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- September 5, 12, 19, 26
- October 3, 10
2021 Departures from Trogir
- May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- June 5, 12, 19, 26
- July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
- August 7, 14, 21, 28
- September 4, 11, 18, 25
- October 2, 9