This Multi-Adventure Cruise in South Dalmatia is particularly well-suited for those wanting to experience a multitude of activities, not just cycling each day. Spend a week on a charming motor vessel that takes you from island to island, sparing you the nuisance of packing suitcases and searching for accommodations. Along with overnights in ports, we also spend some nights in quiet bays.
Decide each day anew whether you would like to go on a bike trip or on a hiking tour, go rafting or rather stroll leisurely through the unique small harbor towns of the Adriatic – or simply spend the day relaxing on board. This is indeed a pleasant way of exploring southern Dalmatia, possibly Croatia’s most attractive landscape. A well-informed tour guide who can always point out various possibilities of creating an active or a relaxed holiday. Through little stories and legends and through the country’s cultural treasures – most of which are protected by UNESCO’s World Heritage program – we get in touch with Croatia’s eventful history. This interesting tour is rounded off by the wonderful opportunity of jumping directly off the ship into the sea for a swim. Depending on wind and weather we reserve the right to run this tour in reverse.
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5 km/3 mi. away from the harbour of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht (from 2:30 pm) the first short cruise starts around 3 pm from Trogir to the Island of Šolta. On the way we have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim from the boat. The first night is spent on the Island of Šolta.
We go on a morning crossing to Hvar Island with its island capital Hvar town. After arrival we take a city tour across the large Renaissance Square which is surrounded by the cathedral and many late gothic palaces. There we hike to the Spanish fortress that towers above the town. From here we have a fabulous view onto the city and the surrounding islands. At about noon our boat takes us to Vis town, on the island of Vis, which was already colonised by the Greeks and is the most remote inhabited island across from the Dalmatian mainland. Grab the opportunity to take a refreshing swim from the boat. Ashore at Vis our tour guide will take us on a nice guided group walk in the afternoon to the fortress of St. George which played an important role in the maritime history of the island. Overnight stay at Vis.
Early in the morning crossing to Račišće on the island of Korčula. An afternoon cycle tour takes us eventually to the same island capital. We take a little tour through the town to see the highlights: St Mark’s Cathedral where we can admire the famous altarpiece by Jacopo Tintoretto. The alleged birthplace of explorer Marco Polo is worth a visit as well. There is also a magnificent view from the tower of the house onto the sea. After an out-of-town dinner the evening is spent in the bustling port town Korčula.
We go on a morning crossing to Stari Grad situated on the north side of Hvar island. After a crossing including a swim break and lunch on board we cycle nicely from Stari Grad to Jelsa. Around 5:30 pm we enter the boat and leave for our overnight stay close to Brač. Let the evening fade away anchoring with a lovely Captains dinner.
After breakfast the morning offers us enough time to indulge in water activities and group activities on the beach, suitable for everyone to participate in, before we leave for Lovrecina. From here a hike (aprx. 1.5 h) leads us along the shoreline to Postira. Here you are able to enjoy an evening meal in a typical Konoba and relax in a sea-side café as the sun sets after an eventful day. Overnight stay at Postira.
After a short crossing to Omiš with its pirate castles we have either the opportunity to participate in a rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) or explore the old town of Omiš and its pirate castle on foot. In the afternoon we are able to swim from the boat before cruising to Rogač on the island of Šolta where we will spend the night.
In the first half of the day we can either cycle or take a bus transfer to Goran, a local beekeeper to participate in an interactive workshop on bees, their purpose, products and the life of a beekeeper. Goran is an expert in capturing the fascination of young and old with the enthusiasm he has for the bees which he keeps. Whoever wishes to cycle more, can cycle on to Maslinica before returning to Rogač where the boat will wait. Lunch will be enjoyed on board during the last crossing by boat for the week as the captain charters his course back to Trogir. Along the way the anchor is dropped for an enjoyable dip in the Adria directly from the boat. In the afternoon we enjoy Trogir by taking a walk through the UNESCO protected old town. Traditionally the last evening before disembarkation is spent cheerfully with guests, crew and guides.
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.
RATING – Easy
The daily tours and activities do not require any special physical fitness. The walks and short hikes run along good routes, some of which are even paved, and are not very demanding. If some specific activities should require more physical fitness, the tour guide will point this out beforehand.
It is obligatory to wear a helmet on the biking tours. Bring your own, well-fitting helmet with you. A limited number of rental helmets are available on the ship (reservations necessary).
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
International flights go in/out of Split.
From the airport you can take a taxi to the boat (Trogir harbour is approx. 6 km /25 euro by taxi).We can also arrange transfers from either Dubrovnik and Zadar.
YOUR MOTOR YACHT
Deluxe ship “Princeza Diana”
The three-masted motor yacht is a very elegant steel ship of the deluxe category. With a length of 131 ft./ 40 m and width of 28 ft./ 8,50m it is the biggest boat of our Croatian fleet. 16 comfortable and spacious guest cabins with a size of 40-46 sq ft. (12-14 qm) including tiled bathroom with shower cabin are at the guest disposal.
Due to its variable cabin division with 2, 3 or 4 beds the Princeza Diana is designed for family friendly cruises.
A bathing platform is available at the stern – offering an easy access to the sea. For a special experience the saloon and numerous sun mats and beds are available on the sundeck. The friendly crew will always help you to enjoy an easygoing journey in Croatia.
Premium ship “San Snova”
The MS San Snova is a wooden motor-sailer that was launched in spring 2009 and made exclusively for our islandhopping cruises. The ship, constructed entirely of oak, was built in three years by the Scherka family in their own carpentry workshop as family project. The ship, 100 ft./31 m long and 26 ft./8 m wide, meets the highest expectations in regard to comfort, elegance and style, combining romantic seafaring with modernity and functionalism. Young captain Tonci prides himself in the meticulous appearance of the ship and the cordiality on board.
The San Snova has five double cabins (with double beds 200 cm x 160 cm) and five triple cabins above deck (with double beds 200 cm x 160 cm and single bunk beds 200 cm x 80 cm) as well as four spacious triple cabins below deck. Two of these triple cabins can also be used as quadruple cabins by adding a camp bed. The fittings of the cabins as well as the saloon and the outside area are of superior quality with many carefully created details. The roomy sun deck offers comfortable mats for relaxing and lounge chairs are found on the afterdeck. So let yourself be pampered and enjoy the “Dream of Dreams” (San Snova), as the Scherka family named their ship!
SCHEDULE & PRICE
Departure Dates 2019:
San Snova : July 7, 14, 21 August 4, 11, 18
Princeza Diana: July 28 August 4, 11
|Price per person, double occupancy- Princeza Diana||CAD||$2330|
|Price per person, double occupancy- San Snova||$1990|
|Single supplement in a “below deck” cabin||$800|
|Upgrade to above deck cabin||$320|
This tour includes:
8-day journey on a motor yacht with crew
7 nights in a below-deck double cabin with air conditioning, shower/WC
7 days full-board (3 meals a day)
Daily guided walks and cycling tours as described in itinerary
7 speed unisex hybrid style bicycle
Bed linen and towels
City tour in Split
Entrance to the National Park of Mljet
Multi lingual English/German speaking tour guide
Visitor’s tax and local charges of 40 euro (to be paid aboard to the captain)
Drinks on board (Tally sheet, to be paid to the captain.)
Entrance fees to museums, churches etc.
Taxi charge from airport to ship (one way Taxi approx. 20 euro)
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
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Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment