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Trip Summary

Price from
1599 USD to 2899 USD
Nights
7 and 14
Available
Jul
Passengers
8
Yacht
45-50ft
Arrival airport
Split
Boarding day
Saturday



Croatia sailing cruise: 7&14 nights Croatia cabin charter

Life aboard

Life aboard a cabin charter yacht can be considered an adventurous rather than a luxurious 5* experience. Having said that the yachts used for our sailing cruises are large spacious monohull sloops making accommodations more comfortable. Our Croatian sailing tour is generally aboard 45-50ft monohull yachts that accommodate groups of 6-10 by the cabin guests with a mix of single and double cabins, private and shared washrooms.

The yachts have the following features:

  • double-bed cabins based on double occupancy
  • one set of linens per week
  • two towels per person per week (beach towels excluded)
  • bunk bed cabins for singles
  • reading lights in each cabin
  • private and shared washroom facilities
  • equipped galley with refrigerator, ice box and double sink
  • large open salon with dining table, couch and CD or ipod/mp3 sound system
  • spacious cockpit with external dining table
  • bimini (shade awning) and spray hood
  • GPS
  • dinghy with outboard
  • emergency life rafts, life jackets, harnesses, first–aid kits and the standard safety equipment for sailboats as part of all yacht inventories 

Who takes our trips?

The trip is for novice, experienced and non-sailors, you can join in all aspects of life aboard ship and we welcome you to take the helm or you can simply read a book and soak up the sun. You can join us if you are a single, couple or a group of friends as you pay by the cabin. Majority of our guests are couples either younger or older!

What happens each day?

Each day you'll be given the chance to savour the culture of your destination. Your warm and experienced crew will keep you up to date on the bays, classical temples, sites and gourmet restaurants in the region and most days, there is an excursion you can choose to take.  The day will typically start by sailing to the next destination with a lunch stop underway. Upon arrival at the next harbour, the gangplank will go down and you will be free to come and go and explore. Later in the day you can get together for happy hour with your fellow crew mates followed by dinner. Every day there will be another highlighted restaurant, but if you don't wish to join the rest of the crew, then you can choose to find your own little taverna or konoba!  

Swimming and snorkelling

Each day there is a chance to swim and snorkel. The Med is not a tropical destination and therefore is not a diving destination as there is very little to see underwater. However snorkelling is a great way to explore the bays and the few brightly coloured fish. There are a limited masks and snorkels onboard so if you are an avid snorkellor it is best to bring your own. 

You are the crew

A sailing cruise or cabin charter is an adventure sailing vacation where you can participate in all aspects of life aboard ship, this can include:

  • raising and trimming sails and taking a watch
  • assisting with Med mooring/docking the yacht upon arrival at port
  • helping to prepare, serve and clean up meals aboard each day

Meals

Two light meals are provided aboard the yacht each day. The hostess/crew onboard will have fresh coffee and tea ready at around 8am each day followed by a breakfast spread which is self-service and generally light continental rather than an American style hot breakfast. As an extra treat and where possible we will offer fresh pastries, pancakes or french toast at certain swim stops! Breakfast generally includes a mixture of:

  • fresh fruit
  • cereals
  • yoghurt
  • fresh bread
  • toast
  • boiled eggs
  • tea, coffee and juice

Lunch is usually served in the shaded cockpit anchored in secluded bays and consists of:

  • fresh bread, crackers, spreads and dips
  • Greek dips: tzatziki, taramou salata, melanzani salata
  • various salads: Greek, tuna, egg, coleslaw, potato, rice or pasta
  • an assortment of cheeses and/or cold cuts as well as olives, capers and bell peppers
  • hot meals may be served on legs when it is possible to prepare: Italian, Asian, or Mexican
  • a sweet or fruit may be served

Beverages such as soft drinks, iced tea and water are included and stowed on board. In the afternoon, we offer coffee or tea and sweets such as chocolate and/or cookies. You are advised to bring aboard your own specialty and snack foods, alcohol, mixer drinks and ice for happy hour which is not included.


Additional trip expenses

Description

Euros (€) 

Airport shuttle to/from Split and taxi to yacht (return)

15

Or taxi from/to airport to yacht (return)

60

Croatia cruising tax, 1€ per person per day. To be paid on arrival

14

Diocletian's Palace site entrance fee

3

Restaurants for evening meal

€20-25 per person per day

Krka National Park entrance fee

11

Kornati National Park entrance fee

11

Bisevo Blue Cave entrance fee

5

Lastovo Park fee

4

Mljet National Park ride and entrance

12.50

Dubrovnik bus r/t and audio tour

13

Spanjola Fortress Hvar, entrance fee

4

Korcula Museums

6

Stari Grad museum

3

Trogir Museum and Tower

5

Large bottle of beer

3.50

Regular coffee

3.50

Bottle of water

2.50

Gratuity:

 

Cabin charter per couple: A suggested gratuity amount per crew member for 7-nights aboard. 

100-150

Cabin charter per couple: A suggested gratuity amount per crew member for 14-nights aboard. 

200-250

Flotilla yacht: A suggested gratuity for guidance given by flotilla leader for 7-night flotilla.

150

Flotilla yacht: A suggested gratuity for guidance given by flotilla leader for 14-night flotilla.

200

Marina and mooring fees

Yachts do not moor in marinas every night. We include Dubrovnik ACI marina but most nights opt to drop anchor using the dinghy to access shore or tie up at coastal restaurants. For ease of access to sites, restaurants and showering facilities guests as a group may decide to split the cost and pay the mooring fees at the following marinas. 

Yacht mooring fees - given as guidance

Mooring fees

Euros (€)

Vis anchoring fee

25

Hvar moored on a mooring ball with lines ashore

40

Hvar marina (for a 45ft yacht, less for smaller yachts)

75

Dubrovnik ACI Marina (for a 45ft yacht, less for smaller yachts)

75

Korcula anchor fee or ACI Marina (for a 45ft yacht)

40

Korcula ACI Marina

75

Stari Grad on mooring ball or lazy line moored to shore

50

Trogir anchoring fee 

25

Trogir ACI Marina (for a 45ft yacht)

75


Boarding location

Your yacht will be available to board on Saturday at 17:00.

Split: Split ACI Marina

Split International airport, is only 23 km away from Split town. The Split airport is actually closer to Trogir town than Split town. Saturday is best spent visiting Split town or Trogir sites before taking a short taxi ride to the marina for boarding. If you arrive early at the marina on boarding day, bags can be left with the owner/operator but you will not officially be able to board until 17:00. Upon arrival at allocated marina, report to yacht operator office. 

By taxi
Airport to Split town:Taxis can be found lined up at the airport and take about 30 minutes to get to Split town It costs approximately 40 Euros one-way per taxi. 

By bus 
Airport to Split town: 
Upon arrival at Split airport exit the building where shuttle buses are available for Split town. Split ACI Marina is a short taxi ride from Split town. 

Mljet: Polace Mljet 

By ferry
Dubrovnik to Mljet: There is a daily ferry leaving from Dubrovnik at 09:15hrs arriving Polace Mljet at 11.05 hrs.

To view the timetable click this link. You can click this link to find where to purchase and board the ferry in Dubrovnik.

The yacht will arrive in Mljet at approximately 16:00-17:00 hrs so you will be able to board as soon as it arrives. Arriving in Lastovo early, purchase a ticket and take the minibus to the breath-taking Holm Oak and Aleppo Pine forests of the Mljet National Park. The minibus drops off hikers at an inland salt water lake and a small vessel transfers visitors to a sacred island, where Benedictine Monks built a monastery in 12th century AD.

The yacht when it arrives at Mljet will try and dock as close as possible to a restaurant called Konoba Antika in the fishing village of Polace. If you can’t see the yacht then you can walk around the harbor and look for the Poseidon Charters flags on the yacht.


Cabin charter FAQ's

Is a cabin charter for me?

A cabin charter sailing vacation is a great way to experience the culture of a country and see many coves, beaches and small harbors that larger vessels are unable to enter. A cabin charter is also a great way to make new friends - but it isn't for everyone. Factors to consider are your physical abilities and any medical conditions you may have and how well you enjoy the company of others, you are aboard a yacht which has smaller spaces than a large cruise ship.

How do I know which yacht I am on?

When you book a cabin charter, you are booking a cabin, not a specific yacht or crew. The price paid, includes a cabin on a yacht, meals and services of the crew. Information provided upon booking will detail the type of yacht, ie a monohull or a catamaran yacht and the approximate size of the yacht, ie 47-60ft catamaran. Some of the trips are aboard very large catamarans, if prior to departure, all the cabins do not get booked, then a smaller catamaran could be used in that size range. This will not affect the cabin type, meals, services or itinerary. 

How physically fit do I have to be? 

Sailing holidays do not require you to have a high level of physical fitness and are suitable for any age. However, a moving boat requires you to be steady on your feet and relatively agile. Some cabin charters require that you are able to climb off and on the yacht by ladder into the sea for swimming and to access the shore by dinghy. This requires some strength and dexterity.

What are the yachts like?

All yachts used for cabin charters offer private cabins, washrooms, indoor and outdoor common areas and access to shore via means of gangplank or tender/dinghy. The yacht is your accommodation and mode of transport while on your trip. The yacht can be either a monohull or a catamaran. Some yachts are more luxurious than others dependent on the destination. Singles may have to share a washroom or pay a 50-75% single supplement. Please refer to individual cabin charter details for details of yacht. 

Am I considered crew?

You will find two or three crew on every sailing cruise yacht. The crew consists of a skipper and a hostess or cook. The crew sleeps aboard the yacht in crew quarters. Skippers are experienced sailors and qualified to ensure your safety while aboard. They are happy to share their knowledge of the destinations and willing to help you hone your skills if you want to take a more active sailing role while aboard. Hostess' are responsible for provisioning and preparing wonderful meals aboard. Your hostess provides details of what there is to see and do on each island and in some cases will guide hikes ashore. In some instances they also manage the social aspect of your trip with sunset and happy hour activities and great restaurant reservations.

I want luxury is a cabin charter a luxury vacation on a yacht?

Yachts used for cabin charters tend to have basic facilities with some creature comforts. They have private washrooms for each cabin but this can't be considered an en-suite bathroom that you would get in a hotel. The galley is basic and if the yacht is moving any meals produced will generally be cold light meals such as sandwiches or basic salads. To avoid any dissapointment when booking a cabin charter, it is best to think of any type of cabin charter sailing vacation as an adventurous vactation rather than a high-end crewed yachting experience. 

Do I have to get my own group together for a cabin charter?

No. You charter by the cabin, if you have a large enough group then you will have the yacht to yourself, but if there are just two of you then you will be with other cabin charter guests.

Is a cabin charter aboard a sailing yacht like a cruise ship holiday?

No. A cabin charter holiday on a sailing yacht differs from a cruise ship experience, as the number of passengers is between 8-12, while cruise ships may have thousands. Yacht cabins are generally smaller and more streamlined and storage space is more limited. Cabin charters are guided by a captain and a crew/program director, so they are much more intimate cultural experiences than cruise ships. 

I have never been aboard a yacht and can't sail will this be a problem?

No. Cabin charter holidays are relaxing adventure vacations where you can participate as much or as little as you want with the actual sailing. There are crew members aboard the yacht who are responsible for sailing the yacht, your safety and preparing meals as outlined in your particular trip.

Will I get seasick?

The larger yachts used for cabin charters are very stable and sail in conditions that do not upset the vast majority of guests. If you are more prone to car motion sickness, we recommend that you bring your normal medication with you. Skippers and crew aboard all charters offer numerous methods to help alleviate the feeling of motion sickness including starting with short sails, so guests get their sea legs the first few days, which makes all the difference.

I want to learn how to sail, will I be able to get involved?

Skippers on our cabin charters in Greece and Croatia are happy to share their knowledge and willing to help you hone your skills if you want to take a more active sailing role while aboard. Aboard the larger catamarans and Turkish gulets there is less opportunity to be actively involved due to the size of the vessels. It is important to note, that cabin charter holidays are not sailing courses. If you would like to have a more formal sailing experience then sailing courses are a great option.

Are cabin charters just for couples?

No. Cabin charters are a mix of singles, couples, groups and families. At the time of booking you can ask about the group dynamic.

Will I pay a single supplement?

On some of our cabin charters single accommodation is available with no single supplement if you share a washroom. Where there are only double cabins aboard, you will pay a single supplement. Full details of single supplements are outlined with the dates and pricing for each cabin charter.

Are there children on a cabin charter holiday?

Children are allowed aboard some of our cabin charters but not all. Please check with our office at the time of booking your trip.

Is there an age restriction for a cabin charter sailing holiday?

No. As long as you are physically active we do not put an upper age limit on our trips. If you are under 18, you will need to be escorted by a parent or guardian.

Will I be with people I don't know?

Yes, unless you are booking the entire yacht for your private group. Crew members aboard all cabin charters are experienced at creating a good group dynamic and creating a relaxed and fun environment for everyone to feel comfortable aboard. Cabin charters are a much more intimate experience than cruise ship holidays and you will leave having made new friends. Where possible, passengers with similar interests and of similar age will be grouped together.

Who are my traveling companions?

For privacy reasons we cannot provide you with the names of your traveling companions. However, in some cases we can let you know the ages, interests, background and expectations of other cabin charter guests who fill in their resumé. These tours appeal to a wide range of travelers, most of whom share an adventurous spirit and a desire to experience new destinations.

What if another guest behaves inappropriately?

It is vitally important to us that all guests enjoy their time aboard. When booking a cabin charter, you are reserving a cabin aboard a yacht, not the whole yacht so there are a few guidelines that all guests are advised to follow.  It is very rare but if a guest demonstrates inappropriate behavior that goes against the guidelines provided and their behaviour is considered to disrespectful to any other guest, skipper or crew, the skipper reserves the right to terminate their trip and ask them to disembark immediately or at the next port without any applicable refund or recourse.

Can I bring alcohol aboard?

Each of the cabin charters vary with what alcohol they supply, some offer wine with dinner and others for welcome drinks only. Your invoice and boarding information will detail your chosen cabin charter. In general you purchase your own alcohol either from the stocked bar onboard or you can bring your own provisions onboard that you purchase.  

What type of luggage is best to bring?

Quite often bags need to be stored underneath the mattress in cabins so duffle bags with wheels that fold flat are ideal. 

What shall I do if I have specific dietary requirements?

For any specific dietary requirements you need to advise us in writing at the time of booking giving full details. We will try our best to accommodate your dietary requirements. If we are unable to properly accommodate your particular needs, we will let you know in advance. In general, in both the tropics and Greece and Croatia, gluten or lactose free products are quite limited. 

Can I do my own thing for dinner in the evening?

Many of our cabin charters include all inclusive meals so dinner tends to be included aboard. Cabin charters in the Mediterranean tend to arrange for dinner ashore at carefully selected local restaurants in order to try fantastic Mediterranean gastronomy. If you do not wish to eat with the group at these restaurants, you can choose to explore and find your own restaurant.

Can my medical situation or disability be accommodated aboard a yacht?

If you have a medical problem or disability which may affect your trip, you must advise us in writing at the time of booking giving full details. If we feel your health and safety or that of other guests could be in danger or we can't accommodate your particular needs aboard, we will let you know in prior to booking. In both the tropics and Greece and Croatia is is important to understand that their may not be medical facilities on each island and a transfer may be required shoudl a serious medical condition arise. 

Will I be able to use my CPAP machine onboard?

Yes. You will need to bring your own power supply for your cabin or alternatively ensure that you have a 12v (cigarette lighter) adaptor with a 10-12ft extension cord to access the 12v power from the navigation station of the vessels.

Will refrigeration be available for medicines?

Yes. There is refrigeration aboard all of our cabin charter yachts. Please request the use of this when boarding.

Will I have internet access?

Most yachts do not have their own internet access. In most cases coffee shops and restaurants on shore have internet access and will provide you with an access code if you buy a coffee or meal.  

What shall I pack?

All yachts have limited storage space so it is wise to travel light. Our comprehensive packing list will help with the essentials for traveling. See packing list.

Will there be a hot shower aboard?

Yes. All yachts used on our cabin charter sailing vacations will either have shore power, run the engine or generators to heat water. All washrooms have shower facilities. Fresh water showers are also available at the back of yachts for rinsing after swimming.

Do I need to bring linen and towels or a sleeping bag?

No. Yachts used for our cabin charters all have linen and towels provided.

What food is included?

Each of our cabin charters varies slightly on what is included. You will find full details of what is included on the dates and pricing section of each trip.

Will there be ice on board?

Some of our cabin charter yachts have icemakers onboard, on others ice can be purchased and stored in ice boxes. Ask your crew when you board if there are large quantities of ice always available.

How do the toilets flush on a sailing yacht?

Yachts will have either a standard marine head (manual pump handle attached to the pipes) or have a vacuum flush system (electric pump pressed by a button). Skippers will provide a briefing upon boarding to ensure that you know how to use the toilets correctly. Marine toilets only accept natural waste and anything else placed in the toilet will break the toilet.

Will there be air-conditioning on the yacht?

Some of the yachts do have air-conditioning; review the details of individual trips for more information. In European harbours in particular, generators are not allowed after 9pm so it is unlikely that air-conditioning will be ran after that time.  In the Caribbean, air-conditioning tends to run on the yachts from 8am-10pm but is turned off after that time. 

Is there electricity on board, how will I charge my devices?

All yachts have marine batteries to operate electrical equipment and most have cigarette lighter adapter for charging camera batteries and small accessories. Some yachts also have inverters, shore power cables and generators to provide electricity onboard. Most yachts will have electrical sockets in the cabin for use when the generator is on or connected to shore power.

Can I bring a hairdryer?

Skippers will accommodate the use generators for electrical sockets to be used where possible but this may not always be possible.

How much shall we tip the crew?

Your captain and crew will work very hard throughout the trip to provide excellent meals, snacks and drinks and offer great guidance - so it is customary to tip the amounts detailed on any individual charter. Tips are generally given as cash to crew. You can choose the proportions if you would like split your tip between crew members.

What are the terms and conditions of booking?

A booking is confirmed when a deposit payment is received and at that time no further discounts will be offered. Once a booking is confirmed, pricing will not change. Website pricing is subject to change without prior notice. Departure dates are subject to availability and any discounts may change based upon the number of bookings received. Deposit payments are to be received by special offer end date as confirmation of booking at special pricing. All cancellations are to be received in writing and are subject to Poseidon Charters cancellation policy.   Full terms and conditions of booking. 


Reviews

Destination: Croatia

Title: Croatia September 2014

Had a great time sailing with Poseidon charters. 14 day trip in Croatia, good food ,good weather, excellent crew and skipper made this trip unforgettable. Hope to book again in 2015 and try the Poseidon charter to Greek Islands.
 
 

From: Deborah Cliffe

Location: Vancouver, Canada


Destination: Greece and Croatia

Title: Sailing in Greece and Croatia July 2014

Back in Split enjoying afternoon tea and cookies (how special to have a Brit in charge of this!!). We've been gone 3 weeks. The first week aboard Margarita with Angelos and Thomas sailing the Greek islands. The highlight of that week aside from the outstanding water was our time on Skinoussa. We had an amazing dinner with at least 6 different Greek dishes, to top it off we were able to attend the local fava festival. We then spent 6 days in Santorini - what a beautiful place. We then flew to Split and met Sharron and Steve onboard King. We had a lot of quality time with them as we were the only two guests! Thanks so much both of you for fulfilling a lifelong dream to sail the Greek Islands and the Dalmatian coast. You are both so knowledgeable and skilled at what you do. I can't imagine anyone doing it better. Steve, the places you showed us, the bays for swimming, the history of all the spots we stopped at and the great restaurants WOW. And Sharron, your attentiveness to everything is amazing - what a treat not to have to think about making meals! We also enjoyed our sailing partners on flotilla with us in Croatia. As for which we liked best..Wayne is saying Croatia…I haven't decided!!

From: Barb and Wayne Powers

Location: USA


Destination: Croatia

Title: Cabin charter in Croatia July 2014

Wonderful week on King. Beautiful water, sights and service. Sharron - your food was delicious and prepared with care. Thanks Steve for your attention to detail and for teaching us so much about sailing. Thanks for everything.

From: John and Barb Senger

Location: USA


Destination: Greece and Croatia

Title: Sailing in Greece and Croatia: June 2013

I had the pleasure of being a part of a wonderful adventure sailing cruise in both Greece and Croatia with Poseidon Charters. I appreciated Steven's seamanship, local knowledge and his genuine dedication to giving his clients the best vacation experience possible.  I really enjoyed sailing the boat myself under his supervision and learning more about the ins and outs of mooring/docking and sailing in general.  The conditions in Greece pushed me to a new limit of what I would normally do due to the rougher seas on a couple of days.  Croatia was a breeze.  I realize the conditions change due to Mother Nature and it was a great time in both areas.  I enjoyed the fact that we went to the smallest of villages where we were the only ones in the harbor and also experienced the more tourist driven hot spots.  It was a good balance.  Dinner recommendations were wonderful we were told what was best on each menu and what we should try.  I believe the best way to see Greece and Croatia is sailing through it and I would certainly recommend Poseidon Charters.

From: Dawn Hatch

Location: USA


Destination: Croatia

Title: Croatia July 2012: Twice in ten years - more to come

Once again, we had a spectacular time on a Poseidon Charters adventure – this time sailing aboard Rhapsody along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.  It was ten years ago that we sailed/explored among the many Greek Islands aboard Margarita.  Both, two-week trips provided interesting insights to the history and culinary treats of the regions.  Each provided a different set of sailing issues: the Aegean with winds, gusts and periodic calms to test one sailing skills, while the Adriatic provided opportunities to predict when and from where the elusive winds might come.  They did in time for fun races between the boats of our flotilla.   Steven's knowledge of these seas, his excellent rapport with local restaurants and marinas at the many island villages plus background information for the historical sites of interest are all invaluable aids.  It is this familiarity that is priceless for enjoying a new sailing region of the world. We look forward seeing the Poseidon Charters crew at St. Petersburg Boat Show in December!

From: John and Helen Caffrey

Location: Florida, USA


Destination: Croatia

Title: Croatian Adventure July 2012

We had heard so much about Croatia - its history, beauty, and the friendliness of the people.   We just returned from a Croatian cabin charter with Poseidon and it was an unbelievable trip! It's impossible to describe the beauty of the country; spectacular scenery, wonderful historic villages, and hundreds of islands scattered like jewels in the deep blue of the Adriatic.   It definitely needs to be experienced by boat. We spent 14 lovely days sailing (and motoring in light winds) from island to island, enjoying a varied mix of city life (Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik), as well as some spectacular anchorages in tiny bays on some of Croatia's fabulous outer islands.  Steve and Sharron pulled together a wonderful itinerary - we particularly enjoyed our trip up river past Sibenik up to the waterfalls of the Krka.  Buying fresh mussels from a shoreside fisherman and anchoring in a quiet bay to enjoy steamed mussels, cold white wine and good company with our new found Canadian, Aussie and American friends was a highlight! And we love the fact that Steve and Sharron know every great local restaurant in the out islands.  Pulling up at the dock, tying up and walking straight to a fabulous shoreside meal certainly made for lasting memories!  We will definitely be going back!

From: Ela Sawistowska

Location: Toronto, Canada



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