Croatia Sailing Holidays - Escape Yachting

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Sail the beautiful turquoise waters of Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and explore

some of the best destinations the Mediterranean has to offer.

Swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing at pristine beaches, exploring fascinating

archaeological sites, browsing in bazaars and dining in restaurants serving delicious

local cuisine are among the many pleasures of sailing with Escape Yachting in Croatia.

Travel through history during your 7 day sailing holiday.

Sail as an individual, a couple or a group of friends and family on board a luxury yacht.

Your sailing holiday with Escape Yachting gives you plenty of time for relaxing,

whilst also providing the opportunity for fascinating shore excursions, sampling local food and wine

and exploring the stunning historic old towns of Dubrovnik and Hvar Town.

Gourmets relish the memorable meals on deck and in traditional taverns ashore

and discover new wines from the slopes they sailed past that day.

Sailors revel in the reliable winds often building in the afternoon to provide perfect sailing conditions.

Naturalists are awed by the stunning beauty of Lastovo and the eerie blue glow inside the Blue Grotto.

Hedonists find unspoiled coastline and crystal-clear water that beckons you in.

Jump right off the yacht and swim ashore or snorkel marvelling at the underwater kaleidoscope.

Everyone relaxes in spectacular surroundings and slips into ‘island time’

from the moment you arrive until long after you return home.

Sail away with us and we promise you will find your own piece of paradise

where fun times and unforgettable moments with family and friends endure.

Your holiday is led by a skipper and crew who know this destination well and are there to take

care of your every need, in an atmosphere of complete relaxation, comfort and style.

Your holiday includes a fantastic modern, luxury yacht; great meals on board and ashore; the

opportunity to swim and snorkel; shore excursions to explore the local area and immerse yourself in

the lively culture, ancient history and welcoming atmosphere; and many extras.

Sail as an individual, a couple, a family or a group of friends. Reserve a whole boat to yourselves

to enjoy a uniquely rewarding experience together! If a full yacht is more than you need, book your

own cabin on board for a holiday where you meet new people, whilst still enjoying your own privacy.


When We Say All Inclusive - We Mean It

Luxury, modern catamaran with plenty of space to relax

Spacious, private en-suite cabin

Experienced skipper and crew with local knowledge

All meals included and freshly prepared

Every other night we include a meal in a restaurant ashore

We cater for special dietary requirements

All drinks on board and in restaurants

Return transfers between the airport and the marina

All cruising taxes, customs and immigration fees

Yacht fuel, moorings, bedding, towels, water and ice

Fully insured yacht and crew

No credit card fees - even for American Express



Join us in Dubrovnik after your direct flight from the UK.

We meet you at the airport and bring you to the yacht

for a refreshing cocktail, as you kick back and relax.

Your itinerary takes in the most popular

destinations in Croatia, including the

historic city of Dubrovnik, as well as

the islands of Korcula, Vis and Hvar. For

nature lovers, there are the Blue Caves

and Mljet National Park with its saltwater

lakes and woodland. During your sailing

holiday, you have the opportunity to visit

villages and ports to take in the culture

and traditions of the Adriatic islands.

“We never had to lift a finger for

the entire trip and just relaxed

and enjoyed the scenery.” Elly

Your Relaxation Zone

On deck, there are separate areas to relax, from

the trampoline at the bow to the helm on the upper

deck, to the aft cockpit. Stretch out and sunbathe on

deck, take the helm and help sail the yacht, or relax

with a good book in the shade - the choice is yours!

Your Private Oasis

Your comfortable guest cabin, with a double

bed, has plenty of natural light and ventilation.

Your own private en-suite bathroom with toilet

and shower. The saloon enjoys great 360 degree

views through picture windows and opens up

into one big space, perfect for open-air living.


After breakfast, you depart Dubrovnik

and head out onto the shimmering

Adriatic Sea. After a stop for lunch

and a swim, you sail to Korcula, the

birthplace of Marco Polo.


Fly into Dubrovnik and transfer to

the marina, where your crew will

welcome you on board your luxury

yacht. Enjoy refreshing cocktails

before dinner in a local restaurant.

The island of Korcula claims to

boast more legends, tales and

monuments than anywhere else

in Dalmatia. The ancient Greeks

called Korcula ‘The Black Island’

because of the dense, dark

forests that cover the island and

it is still one of the greenest of

the islands in the Adriatic.

You arrive in the centuries-old

beautiful Korcula Town, one of

the best preserved medieval

cities in the Mediterranean, which

resembles nothing so much as

an over-sized sandcastle jutting

out into the sea. It’s a medieval

walled city that was occupied

by the Venetians more or less

continuously for eight hundred

years from the tenth century on.

They left their distinctive mark on

the culture and architecture of

the town, which you can explore

at your leisure.


This morning you set sail for Scedro, an island with few inhabitants and a well protected bay where you anchor

in Uvala Manastir, a very attractive sheltered anchorage for lunch and a swim. After lunch, you sail on to the

island of Hvar. As you approach, you will notice the warm, fresh scent of lavender and pine. The chic harbour

town is one of the Adriatic’s best preserved historic towns and has long been known as the St Tropez of

Croatia! You moor for the night at Palmizana, surrounded by thick pine forests.

“We have never had a holiday where we haven’t had to think of a thing and it was such a wonderful

treat to spend a week with Escape Yachting in Croatia. From the moment we stepped off the plane,

Matthew, David and Hamish took care of everything.

The boat itself was amazing, a large catermaran with plenty of space for everyone to relax. Our cabin

was really comfortable and en-suite too.

Hamish prepared delicious lunches on board whilst anchored in some beautiful bay or other. Somehow,

David’s sixth sense always knew when to ask if you’d like a drink and he could produce an incredible

selection of drinks and cocktails from the tardis of a cocktail bar on board. Dinners, which were included

in the price, were ashore on whatever island we had come to and we ate in all sorts of wonderful

restaurants carefully selected and booked ahead by the team.

Croatia itself is an amazing country and we certainly saw the best of it. We sailed out of Trogir which is

near Split and we visited the islands of Solta, Hvar, Paklinski, Korcula and Brac. An amazing way to get a

taste and feel for the country.

We have never enjoyed a holiday so much, huge huge thanks.” Lou


Today you head for the island of Vis, which looks like paradise,

but was only opened to foreigners in 1994 as it was the

military headquarters for Marshal Tito. As a result, Vis is basically

untouched since the 1970s and has retained almost all of its

varied historic architecture. The island offers interesting sites

including submarine docks, gun towers like “Navarone” and

tunnels kilometers long through the hills.

You arrive at the Blue Grotto,

one of the best known natural

beauty spots in Croatia, because

of the glowing blue light that

appears at certain times of day.

After exploring the cave and

enjoying lunch, you sail for

the town of Vis with its long

promenade with a number of

good restaurants offering fresh

fish and lobster. We recommend

restaurant Kaliopa where all

the tables are spread out in a

romantic and beautiful garden

filled with palm trees and flowers.

The evening festivities kick off at

Fort George, an old fort built in

1813 by the British Royal Navy.

Here you enjoy the fresh ocean

breeze while ordering a drink

at the bar and overlooking the

boats at anchor in the bay.


You sail towards the tiny, densely forested

and stunningly beautiful island of Lastovo,

one of the islands where time seems to

have stopped. We head for the hidden

bay of Zaclopaticsa (a bay with an

unforgettable sunset) where we anchor

for the night and to enjoy dinner in a

traditional Dalmatian tavern.


Today’s destination is Mljet, the greenest island on the

Adriatic. It’s believed Odysseus’ cave is situated under the

village of Babino Polje. One-third of the island is a National

Park, characterized by two deep bays which are called

lakes due to their narrow passages to the open sea (Veliki

and Malo jezero; the Great Lake and the Small Lake). The

salinity of the water in the lakes is bit lower than in the sea,

due to intake of fresh waters. There is a tiny island in one

of the lakes called Melita with a 12th century Benedictine



After breakfast, you depart for

Dubrovnik. Enjoy the beautiful

views along the way towards ‘the

heaven on earth’ – as described by

the writer George Bernard Shaw

You arrive in the late afternoon,

ready to take in the vast cultural and

historic heritage of Dubrovnik. Take

a walk through the famous Stradun

– both a street and a square, a

promenade inside the city walls. You

can also walk around the walls.


After breakfast, it is time to say

goodbye to your crew and disembark

the yacht to transfer to the airport

or to your local hotel to enjoy the

weekend in Dubrovnik before flying

home on Sunday.

“We had tremendous fun sailing, stopping

somewhere beautiful for lunch, touring the stunning

islands, soaking up the sun on deck and all being

together for drinks and nibbles before dinner each

night. I think we all truly relaxed over the week, a

real break away from everything.” Jo

As you arrange your own flights, you could tag on a stay in a hotel in Dubrovnik

before or after your sail! The choice of airline and hotel is yours!


The climate of the Croatian coast is ideal. With blue skies and consistent warm

weather it is one of the sunniest coastlines in Europe. Water temperatures

average 22ºC. Winds are generally reliable, from a north-westerly direction, and

range between 5 and 20 knots, occasionally reaching 25 knots in the afternoon.


Escape Yachting sails some of the newest and most innovative sail and power

monohull and catamaran yachts in the charter market, all of which are

professionally maintained and offer you great comfort and plenty of space. Your

private, double cabin stateroom comes with en-suite toilet and shower. During

your holiday, you can get involved with sailing the yacht, under the guidance of

your professional crew, or just sit back and relax. The choice is yours!

Ask us about sailing

holidays to other stunning

worldwide destinations:

The Caribbean, including

the Grenadines

Europe: Channel Islands,

France, Italy and Greece

South East Asia: Thailand,

Singapore, Malaysia,

Borneo, the Philippines and

Hong Kong

Canadian Pacific: sailing

from Vancouver up coast

of British Columbia to

Desolation Sound

Wherever you go, you

will enjoy a holiday of a


Please email us at reservations@escapeyachting.com for dates of our shared charter trips.

For private, exclusive groups please contact us with your preferred dates.

The price of your sailing holiday is from only £349 per person per day, and includes:

• Accommodation sharing a double en suite cabin. Individual guests are invited to contact us to discuss single supplements and other


• All meals and drinks, as described in the brochure and on your confirmation. All-inclusive is breakfast, lunch and dinner with local

beer, spirits or house wine, snacks and pre-dinner cocktails.

• Return transfers from the airport or your local hotel to the yacht.

• Cruising taxes, customs and immigration fees whilst on the yacht.

• Yacht fuel, mooring fees, bedding, towels, water and ice.

The price of your sailing holiday does not include:


• Travel insurance

• Personal expenses – drinks and meals ashore, laundry, visa and passport charges, vaccinations, activities or excursions (where not

included on your confirmation).

• Gratuities for your skipper and crew.


After you have reserved your date, you will be sent your booking form and payment information. After we have received your booking

form and deposit (or full payment if less than 8 weeks before departure) you will be sent your holiday confirmation.


The wind and sailing conditions described in this brochure give you a guide of the conditions to expect. Please bear in mind, however,

that conditions can vary.


Whilst we are able to provide basic advice to our guests regarding passports and visa requirements, you should check with the

appropriate embassy or the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (www.fco.gov.uk) for the exact requirements and advice for

your chosen holiday and date of travel. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct passport and visas to gain access to

any country included in your holiday. If you fail to do so, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer, nor will

we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your holiday. In some cases, countries will refuse entry to people who have criminal

records. Should you be concerned about this, please check with the embassy of the countries to which you will be travelling. The lead

name on the booking is entirely responsible for ensuring that all members of the group have the correct and valid documentation for

travel. We cannot accept responsibility for any failure to comply resulting in costs or fines being incurred and we advise to check if you

have any queries.


We are able to advise on mandatory health requirements; however, we are not medical experts. It is your responsibility to ensure that

you obtain proper and detailed medical advice at least two months prior to travel for the latest health requirements, recommendations

for your destination and any costs. Where you do not do so and either are not allowed to enter any country, or suffer personal injury

or death as a result, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer nor will we refund you the cost of any

unused portion of your travel arrangements. Guests with existing medical problems, pregnant women and anyone who has recently

visited other countries should check requirements with their GP.

When assessing whether your sailing holiday will go ahead we use information and advice from the British Foreign and Commonwealth

Office and other relevant government bodies. It is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with the travel advice provided by these

government bodies.

At the time of publishing this brochure no compulsory vaccinations were required for British Citizens visiting any of the countries

featured in our sailing holiday programme, however some precautions may be recommended for travel to some of our destinations.

We strongly recommend that you refer to the NHS travel health website www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home or consult your GP.

All expectant mothers should carry a medical certificate confirming the stage of pregnancy and fitness to travel. Please check your

travel insurance policy for any restrictions.


We are not a specialist disabled holiday company, but we will do our utmost to cater for any special requirements you may have. Due to

the nature of a sailing holiday and the facilities on a yacht, guests who require support or advice prior to booking, should please contact

us by email on reservations@escapeyachting.com or telephone 01202 313607.


There is no minimum age for children on our sailing holidays, but please contact us by email on reservations@escapeyachting.com or

telephone 01202 313607 prior to booking as some of our sailing holidays are only for adult guests.


Aside from your airline luggage allowance, you are limited to what you can store in your cabin and we recommend you use a collapsible

bag for ease of stowage on board.


International credit and debit cards are widely accepted throughout Croatia. The local currency is the Kuna but Euros are also widely

accepted locally. There are banks and ATMs on most islands, but not all.


Any special request, including special dietary requirements, must be advised in writing well in advance of departure. We will make every

reasonable effort to make arrangements for you.


On board the yacht and, generally, throughout Croatia, casual attire is acceptable during the daytime and smart casual is usual in the

evenings, especially at restaurants ashore.

For advice or further information please contact us by email on reservations@escapeyachting.com or telephone 01202 313607.



01202 313607



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