Sailing Collective x Discover Outdoors partnership is a 7-night voyage sailing along the Central Dalmatian Islands in Croatia during summer 2019. SC will be responsible for securing a certified boat for the experience based on the specifications agreed upon in the discussion between SC & DO. The inventory (number of paid passengers aboard) is determined by the boat size and typically a boat will accommodate up to 4-double occupancy cabins. Pricing offered will be the base line cost for SC to operate a trip and net revenue will be determined based on the assessment of the cost and anticipated takeaway amounts. The cancellation policy will be discussed in detail.
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. A running guide will be leading the land activities with daily running along Croatia's Dalmatian Islands. This week-long journey will take place aboard a modern sailboat with 4 private double cabins. During the evening we will be at anchor or a marina exploring the seaside towns on the islands and during the day, there will be an average of 2 to 4 hours of sailing daily with daily running options on across the Croatian islands. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
A typical morning will look like the following: Wake up aboard anchored in a seaside village on a small Croatian islands. After a gourmet breakfast prepared by chefs of the Sailing Collective, a rout will be planned to run across the islands with distances ranging from 2 to 10 miles daily. You captain will sail the boat to the other side of the islands and meet the runners at the designated cove where we'll enjoy swimming and relaxing before sailing onward to the next island location.
Round 1 of options:
June 8th - 15th | Lagoon 52 Catamaran with 5 private double cabins // Wholesale cost per cabin: $2,125 per person double occupancy
September 21st - 28th | Hanse 585 monohull with 4 private double cabins // Wholesale cost per cabin: $1,835 per person double occupancy
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 nights of unabashed adventure and amazing memories...
Dalmatian Islands in Croatia are among the most famous in the Mediterranean region. Wild, rugged, and mostly uninhabited, many are protected as national parkland and offer a varied and diverse cruising ground for a sailing vacation. The sailing is splendid, encompassing long and short passages to charming anchorages amid rocky islets, ancient villages steeped in history, and translucent waters. Your journey will center around the more than 30 islands off the central Dalmatian Coast near the city of Split, including lovely Solta, Hvar, Vis, and Brac. The Kornati National Park lies to the north, with a mostly barren landscape. So many small and large islands are in the park it has been likened to a maze of unparalleled natural beauty. Pristine beaches, lively nightlife, fine cuisine, secluded coves, fascinating historic sites, and an unspoiled natural setting will make this an unforgettable sailing adventure. Blissful sailing, amazing scenery, fantastic local foods, what else could you ask for?
For the Croatia itinerary fly into Split (airport code SPU)
Meeting time at the marina is between 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Please notify your captain in advance if you are delayed and will not arrive by 6pm. Upon arrival, the front desk at the marina will direct you to the Sailing Collective boats. Each Sailing Collective sailboat dons our banner with logo where your captain and crew will be waiting for your arrival. After everyone arrives and settles in aboard, we will dine ashore for our first outing of the journey.The evening of Day 1 and the morning of Day 2, passengers should purchase alcohol or other and beverages for the week as well as any last minute personal provisioning.
We will arrive back at the marina by 6pm on the final day and spend the last evening there on the boat. Disembarkation is 9am the following morning. Your crew can help arrange taxis to your next destination.
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Dating back to the 3rd century, Trogir was founded by Greeks. Wandering the bustling narrow passageways paved in stone it's easy to see that some things have not changed much in Trogir in the last 2000 years. The Kamerlengo castle provides an impressive backdrop to the start of our journey as we sail past it's ramparts into a week of exploration.
Visit Maslinica, a port town of just two hundred people that grows olives in groves reaching up the hillsides. Maslinica is an old fishing village with a handful of cafes and shops and a modern marina. Spend time wandering the hillside amongst grazing livestock in ancient olive groves or relax on the seawall with a drink. The pace of life here is slow and steady. With a luxury marina with excellent facilities and a spa at the marina hotel, this location is the perfect location.
Komiza made a name for itself as a fishing village but the island of Vis where it sits has a long tradition of making wine. As you can imagine from this combination komiza is an excellent place to sit down for an unforgettable dinner. The traditional way of cooking seafood is over an open grill in the middle of the restaurant and you won't be disappointed with the results.
One of the wonderful things about the Dalmatian coast is that many of the islands are rustic and raw in their natural beauty. The marina at Palmizana puts you on one of the lesser inhabited islands and gives you a chance to explore the natural beauty of the region.
Hvar has long been a center for culture and trade in the Adriatic. As you wander Hvar town you'll notice an infrastructure of hospitality that stems from the many centuries of travelers and tradespeople that have frequented this port town; the food is good, the people are friendly, the markets are bustling. For some extra adventure you can hike uphill to the spanish fortress or rent a convertible and drive the winding mountains roads of the island to see where the most fragrant lavender in the world is grown and visit the picturesque village of Stari Grad.
With pebble beaches and pirate coves Brac is a large island covered in rolling hills with pine and fig trees. Clear water laps at the shores of brac and you'll appreciate the serenity of it all.
Designed by Judel/Vrolijk & Co, the 575 breaks new design ground for Hanse in several interesting ways. The boat’s topsides are as high off the water as any boat in the size range with square, tinted hull ports that both admit a lot of light to the interior and break up the expansiveness of the hull. The bow and stern are nearly plumb and the cabin top lies very low to the side decks; there is plenty of headroom inside due to the high topside.
Four double cabins 8 pax and three double cabins with owners suite both available.
Everything about the boat seems spacious, but the flow from the wide aft cockpit to the roomy main saloon, and from there down into the accommodations and staterooms, is natural and intuitive. In other words, it may be a very large vessel, but it still feels accessible and inviting. This is a fast sailing boat that you will remain comfortable in the whole time!
Explore photos from our past journeys