Sailing Trip Croatia – Out And About Route

Explore Croatia on a Shared Sailboat

Sailing Trip in Croatia Out & About Route

Featuring Bryan Benner, The Nautical Troubadour

Out & About Sailing Trip is yet another of our Croatian sailing classics. We visit this region year after year and it keeps providing plenty of surprises each time in the form of uninhabited bays, restaurants, little villages or vineyards where we can taste the local wine.

This sailing region features much larger and higher islands than on Sundown Sailors route and therefore the bays and inlets are longer and deeper. It sometimes feels like sailing pass Fjords. This is a route where we have a chance to visit very well preserved old towns. We visit Hvar and admire the night views over the port. We sail further and taste some wines at Sveta Nedjela, drop anchor at the shores of delightful island of Scedro, and call at Korčula port to have a drink at the medieval tower bar. We visit Lastovo Island, the former pirate base, and see what sort of treasures are to be found there. Every day we drop an anchor for lunch in a remote bay, swim, snorkel and enjoy the weather.

Bryan Benner joins this trip as our musician in residence or, as he refers to himself, “The Nautical Troubadour“. A professional opera singer, classical guitarist and songwriter, Bryan will accompany our voayage in the spirit of ancient minstrels, providing the soundtrack to our journey. We can count on some cozy “tiny desk” concerts in the cockpit of our rafted yachts or at remotely located restaurants. Every musician, hobby or professional, is invited to bring an instrument along as Bryan will be hosting open music sessions for anyone to join. We are excited for this trip to be full of music and singing!

As always no sailing experience is needed to join as our professional skippers will introduce you to everything you need to know. The course if absolutely free of charge, hands on and fun. More experienced sailors will be given roles with some responsibility and can count on some coaching too!

Explore the Croatian Coast on a Shared Sailboat

Join us to visit the Central Dalmatian region. We sail in between large islands where local vineyards produce award winning wines. The horizon line is an eye-candy with peaks close by and further in the distance. We sail from port to port, from bay to bay visiting the gems of the region that we know and discovering new places if the crew feels like.

Sailing in Croatia is very comfortable, the swell is usually small and winds low to moderate. These conditions are just perfect for the beginners. The choice of bays, ports and towns is impressive and there is always something new to discover even when coming back year after year. Each lunch break is spent on anchor, swimming, relaxing or sun bathing.

Our Croatian sailing trips offer a perfect mix of sailing and exploration. There is enough time to learn the ropes, explore the land, and socialize with the crew. We made plenty of experience sailing in Croatia which results in a sailing trip polished to perfection. This is why now we are adding a musical element to it which we found makes every trip so much more fun!

Feel invited to join us sailing in Croatia with the sounds of guitar in the back!

760€ 640* PP
*Early Bird Price until 30.11.2018
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📆 7 nights, departures:
31st August 2019 – Sundown Sailors
07th September 2019 – Out & About
✈️ Split (SPU), Zadar (ZAD)
🌊 Adriatic Sea
🔵 Easy Route


Yachts Confirmed:
1) Bavaria 46, built 2016, 4 cabins, 3 heads, 8 crew + skipper
1) Dufour 460 GL, built 2017, 4 cabins, 3 heads, 8 crew + skipper

Live Music On Board

For this trip we have invited a very special guest. Bryan Benner is coming along with his guitar and his magical voice. Remote and empty Croatian bays will be filled with music and song. Bryan is a professional musician involved in many projects, living and creating in Vienna, Austria. His songs invigorate, empower, inspire and provide food for thought, all the while delighting the ears.
In addition to performing, Bryan invites all music lovers to bring their own instruments to join in the open music sessions which he will host on our sailboats.

Explore Croatian Towns

On this route we take time to visit beautiful Croatian towns of Korčula and Hvar. Hvar’s waterline is lined up with bars and from a few of these we can watch the sunset. Korčula is more out of the beaten track and harder to reach for tourists so a much more genuine feeling is present. Together with Trogir, these tree cities will give you a perfect impression why Game of Thrones was filmed here.

Foodie Bays

A Foodie Bay is a term we invented. It describes a place where usually a single restaurant caters to the desires of hungry yachties. We are exempt from paying the mooring fee if we eat at the restaurant. And these restaurants are just fantastic: fresh seafood, local ingredients and most unique flare of a seaside restaurant on a remote island. Let us take time to enjoy this dinner!
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Croatia Sailing Trip Highlights

What you can expect to do on this route.

Croatia Sailing Trip Itinerary

We are true to the discoverers` spirit and plan our adventures accordingly to the winds, the weather and your wishes. This means the order as well as some of stopovers may be different than presented below. Leave planning at home! The plan showed below is only an indicative itinerary and your trip may differ. Only the mad men sail against the wind!

 

Trogir

Trogir is a perfect starting point for this sailing trip. The airport is 10 minutes public bus drive away. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and we have local vegetable market to stock up our yachts with. Meet us in the marina, meet your crew and settle in. After all the chaos of the first day is over, we will have a welcome dinner in the city to get to know each other and kick off the adventure.

 

Hvar

We leave our yachts in Palmizana Marina in Pakleni Otoci national park which is argued to be the most beautiful marina in the whole Croatia. After taking a water taxi to Hvar magnificent views from the Spanjola Castle are accessible after just a very short hike. Beach bars, restaurants and great vibes are in abundance! This city is very popular with sailors doing sailing trips in Croatia so we can meet many interesting people. We stroll through the city and after dining on fabulous food we head to the Hula Hula sunset beach to sip a drink on a sunbed and watch the sun go down.

 

Scedro

Scedro stands for delightful in Croatian language. Fine pine forests cover the whole island, bays are beautiful and quiet and the only civilization around is a few restaurants at which buoys we can moor. Or, if we feel more like being on our own, we drop an anchor in an uninhabited bay and raft the yachts together. We create our own little village, cook on board, enjoy some music and  a solitude of being cast away!

 

Korčula

Korcula: there are no cars to be found in the old town. Not only because the streets are too narrow, but also because the only entrance to the city includes steps and a bridge wide enough for a maximum of three people to walk arm in arm. If this is not the best argument to enjoy this maze of stone paved streets at a leisurely strolling pace, maybe the prospect of a drink in Massimo Coctail bar (on a medieval tower) and some live music will convince you to join us in experiencing this incredible city?

Not without a reason Korcula got a nickname of Little Dubrovnik. It has all the advantages of Dubrovnik: built as a stronghold on a shield plan, defense towers, artsy culture, etc… but it does NOT welcome 1.5mln tourists yearly!

 

Lastovo

It is a mystery island and the most remote island of the entire Croatian coast. It was a military exclusion zone until 1989 and beforehand it was a pirate`s base! What treasure will we discover there? ….

 

Foody Bay

At Naleia we call these types of bays `Foody Bay` and I think these are a characteristic feature of sailing holidays in Croatia. Foody Bays are well sheltered and there is a single restaurant where we delight our taste buds with barbecued meats or seafood that cannot be fresher! We again raft our yachts and embark on a gourmet travel. We suggest ordering Peka which is a traditional Croatian meal cooked under an iron bell. Octopus, fish or lamb is slow cooked for 3 hours together with various sorts of vegetables. Juices of fish or meat mix with the vegetables giving them taste that is beyond imagination…

 

Regatta

On Friday, the last day of our sailing trip, we have a regatta. Skippers should have thought you enough by now to let you sail the boat yourself. They are there to observe and help in emergencies but it is you and your crew who competes against the other crews.
Once the rush and excitement is over, we call to an island nearby Trogir and spend there the last night. We have the captains dinner with all the crews and enjoy recalling stories from the last week, toasting for the regatta winners and savoring the last moments in Croatia.

 

 

 

 

Keep the connection

Day 8 is the day to say goodbye. All the miles sailed, saunas visited, skills gained and time shared with others will make us bond and build relationships. Cherish these, keep in touch and remember that your sailing tribe is there. See you another time!

What people say about Naleia
I usually fly solo when traveling, and it never occurred to me to sign up for a package tour. But I took a gamble here and Naleia exceeded my expectations. They have somehow figured out how to get adults to buy into a sincere spirit of group adventure and camaraderie without it ever feeling forced. And obviously, the locations are beautiful, the other people are engaging, the sailing is fun (you'll grow in confidence throughout the week), and it's clear that the Dominick and his team really care about the experience they are creating. You can easily do this trip alone, with friends, or with your significant other. I'm sure I'll sail with them again.read more
Holly Masek
Holly Masek
14:15 03 Oct 18
Stop thinking about sailing with Naleia... and just book it. You’ll love it! Your fellow crew members are a wonderful bunch – and we had the most laid-back skipper ever to roam the Med. The scenery is amazing and varied: you’ll moor-up in a port one night amongst super-yachts then drop anchor the following night in a nearly-deserted bay. You’ll learn so much if you’ve never sailed before, but it’s all really relaxed. I’m so glad I took the plunge – you will be too. Maybe see you out there one day soon...read more
Suzanne Lantos
Suzanne Lantos
14:00 21 Jul 18
Dominik has an amazingly ability to make everyone feel included and have a great time while also teaching new skills. But the best part is that people grow and learn new skills for life and learn things about themselves without even knowing. I’m already booked on another trip and have made new connections with people that I know will be friends for life. Thank you all.
Gary Jenkinson
Gary Jenkinson
22:41 17 Jun 18
Well organised trip, with Dominik competently answering all questions before the trip. Skipper Nico with endless patience to teach the basics of sailing to complete Newbies - I'll be back!
Doris
Doris
17:38 17 Jun 18
Loved the sailing trip to Azores.Dominik and the crew were amazing!We had a beautiful experience whalewatching and learning the basics of sailing.I'll definitely sail with Naleia again!! 🙂
Giuseppe Enriquez
Giuseppe Enriquez
12:43 14 Jun 18
Having done the 'Same Same' tour in Thailand. It was one of the most amazing experiences we had. The snorkeling was beautifull and we saw so many fishes and coral. The group of people we were with was great and spending time with experienced skippers we learned a lot about sailing. I highly reccomend it. One tip, do bring your seasick pills if you are sensitive to that. You don't want to recover from your seasickness while the rest of us is swiming in bioluminescent glow in the dark plankton and having an amazing time.Cheers, Joao and Margaread more
joao caldeira
joao caldeira
08:54 08 May 18
I had such a great trip with Naleia! Me and my friends sailed in Thailand with them. It was wonderful. Our skippers Marc and Nico are the friendliest, most fun and professional people. Being on a boat for 10 days is a intense experience, exciting and deeply relaxing at the same time!Sailing is such a gentle way of traveling, you have to be in tune with nature. Our skippers managed to avoid most mass tourism by arriving at our destinations for the night just when everyone else was leaving. This meant that we had the most beautiful islands to ourselves. Thailand is such beautiful country and the islands we discovered were absolutely stunning. I especially loved snorkeling in Ko Ha.On top of all the wonderful experiences we learned about sailing. Hoisting the main sail, standing at the helm, doing tacks, ankering etc are all very empowering experiences!I absolutely loved the trip and am planning to go on other trips with Naleia!read more
Teresa Liska
Teresa Liska
01:50 03 Apr 18
Great sailing experience.. well not too much wind in the Seychelles in February but still an awesome trip! And Nico's a 5 star skipper 🙂
Cba Xyz
Cba Xyz
16:34 02 Mar 18
I had the best time in Croatia. If you ever had the thought to try sailing, I can thoroughly recommend Naleia! The organisation is superb, the people are warm and open and you will learn much more than just the sailing itself. Personal highlights include spotting dolphins, feeling us come together as a team, swimming in deep blue waters and enjoying local restaurants in remote locations accessible by the sea.
Steven Lynch
Steven Lynch
13:26 16 Sep 17
I just went to Croatia with Naleia and I can honestly say it was the best vacation I've ever had. It was the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation. Dominik and Marc were fantastic skippers, and yacht life is the best life! Equally as important is the community that Naleia cultivates, we traveled with a great group of diverse people who were interesting, easygoing, and fun to spend time with. I will definitely be sailing with the Naleia crew again soon.
Elizabeth Moody
Elizabeth Moody
15:28 22 Aug 17
I joined the Croatia Sunset Route with Naleia having never sailed in my life before and finished as a competent crew member of a fun and international team of new friends. I’d thought about joining a party cruise and seeing some beautiful scenery along the way but the connection with nature and the flexibility of being on two small yachts was so much better as we were able to visit tiny local villages and go swimming and snorkelling in bays that would have been inaccessible otherwise.Learning to sail – great! Making new international friends – great! Flexible personalised routes - great! Professional organisation – great!Beautiful Croatian scenery – great!read more
Bryn French
Bryn French
16:43 19 Aug 17
I went on a trip to Croatia having never sailed before and couldn't have had a more positive experience. The skippers were friendly and happy to teach, the boat quickly became a team and a lot of thought was put into the program of the day! Highly recommended for anyone looking for an adventure on the high seas with a great bunch of people.
Christopher Mills
Christopher Mills
18:16 17 Aug 17
I went on a week trip in Greece, and would definitely recommend sailing with Naleia! Great organization, very kind, fun and interesting people, and amazing places. Personally, it was quite a different travel experience, which I welcomed since that was what I was looking for. Also, you don't need previous sailing experience. Learning is really fun! It was great, I'm looking forward to doing it again!
Maria Bertogli
Maria Bertogli
11:33 07 Jul 17