The Dalmatian Islands, From Split to Dubrovnik! 
  September 2-11 (cabins still available) and 13-23 (full), 2023    $1,575

By now you know the popularity of Croatia.  But it's more than the UNESCO World Heritage sites popularized by Game of Thrones.  It's also the best and most popular sailing area in the world due to the clean water, beautiful islands and easy sails between them!  We'll sail the Dalmatian Islands, from Split to Dubrovnik.  Spectacular stone villages; beautiful clean water; and easy sails!  After six previous sails here, I've learned a couple of tricks to make this trip even more special.

 10 days, for example, makes all the difference.  All charter sails start on Saturdays, meaning most yachts make the same loop from either Split or Dubrovnik as it is not possible to efficiently sail between the two in a week, making for extremely crowded marinas often filled with the 'spring-break-on-water' crowd.  By splitting a three-week charter between two sails, we get 10 days instead of six, are able to visit more islands and see them 'off-schedule' when they are not overrun, and won't to backtrack to the start marina.  And the per day cost is lower than a week charter!

We'll visit Brač; Hvar, with its celebrity status and nightlife; and Vis with its Blue Cave and wineries.  Continuing on to Korcula, "little Dubrovnik"; Mljet, the "nature island"; Ston and its famous oysters and mussels; and of course, 'can't miss' Dubrovnik.
Villages, hikes, swims, beaches, and great food and wine.  September is an ideal time: a little less crowded and a little less hot.

A few recent headlines:

"Croatia again tops in Europe for swimming water quality"

"Croatia the safest country in Europe at night"

"Croatian wines win record 25 gold medals at Decanter World Wine Awards in London"


I Hope to see you aboard!

The country's location in the Adriatic Sea, above; A likely itinerary, below.

Clockwise, from top: Korcula; Dubrovnik; Pučišća; your captain, caught running around the Hvar fortress!

Reserving your spot
I decided to reserve a more luxurious yacht for this sail, a new 49' yacht but with just four cabins, each with its own head.  As such, I can only take the first eight.  Space is reserved in the order of deposits received.


$3,150 for a double cabin.  Singles can pay $1,575 to share a cabin with separate berths, or $2,600 for their own cabin.
 Repeat crew members, or those reserving before February 15th, save $75.   Payment in full is due 60 days before the trip.

Payment may be made via Paypal or Venmo:

 Questions?:, or 407 687-8194


  • nine nights/10 days accommodation aboard a large modern sailboat
  • sailing through the Dalmatians providing opportunities for hiking, swimming, snorkeling,
    great food and wine, and nightlife!
  • licensed captain with over 20 years of experience
  • all onboard expenses including fuel, water, linens, towels, etc.
  • marina and docking fees
  • most meals, beverages and snacks (although you'll want to enjoy most dinners ashore!)

Not included:

  • transportation to the yacht
  • excursions or rental gear
  • personal trip/medical insurance (recommended)

Getting There:

The best airfares from the U.S. are typically found by finding a good fare to somewhere in Europe, preferably a city where you may want to layover, then connecting to Split (SPU) or Dubrovnik (DBV).  You can fly into one and out of the other at no greater cost, or transfer between the cities.  The best choice, in my opinion if needing to transfer, is to take a ferry, but there are also buses or private cars available.  There are no trains or flights between the two cities.  You may also wish to consider either Zadar or Zagreb (the capital) for flights, both well worth visiting, too!


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