Crewed Yacht Charter
As a boutique travel outfit, the Sailing Collective team assembles bespoke sailing itineraries for our Collective travelers providing customized itineraries and personalized experiences and paired up with the perfect Sailing Collective captain and chef to lead your sailing journey through the Croatian waters.
The Croatian charter season begins in late May with pleasant weather tough October. We personalize the Sailing Collective 7-day vacation package to match your group's interest. We have a variety of vacation package offerings including:
• Family travel with first-mates and chefs with childcare background • Private friends charters on monohull and catamarans with up to 5 double cabins • Honeymooners with private captain and chef • Corporate retreats and team building regattas
Journey Coordinators are on stand by to answer any questions about the charter logistics and will create a customized boat option and can match your budget whether your group is interested in a rustic 'do it yourself' itinerary lead by a Sailing Collective captain to high-end luxury aboard a 60'+ moderne sailboat with your private Sailing Collective captain, chef, first-mate team.
tel. +1 (347) 927 5487
Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
Taylor Collins grew up sailing the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. He spent his childhood racing Lasers and crewing on Defiance, a C&C 35, and Scorpio, A Creekmore 36. After earning a Masters in City Planning from the University of Arizona, Taylor relocated to New York City and quickly immersed himself in the sailing scene. As as sailing instructor, Taylor has introduced many New Yorkers to the sport of sailing and regularly leads charters in the Caribbean. Taylor is one of the original Sailing Collective captains and has sailed with The Sailing Collective in many locations worldwide. He is a certified diver and a fantastic vacationer. When not sailing, Taylor tends bar at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Walter Foods and works on his trucks and motorcycles.
After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world . With multipul certications in wilderness emergency medicine he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without comprimising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for The Wooden Boat School, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, and the Manhattan Sailing School before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective.
Marshall, is a sailor and a professional marine engineer based in York, Maine and captains throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and his home waters of New England. His lust for the seas keeps him on the water in the warm Tropics, the Mediterranean, as well as in the New England winter for marine construction and tug boat operations. He has swam in the Arctic and Antarctic ocean, but the New Hampshire and Maine coasts are his home. Always exited to travel to new places and to meet new people.
April Valencia is a freelance stylist, photographer and artist based in Brooklyn. Born and raised in the southwest deserts of Arizona, she developed an early appreciation for transparency - a reoccurring influence within her work - capturing subjects free of inhibition. Valencia's company, Native Kind, provides a platform for her to incorporate design with her love for textiles and fabric installations. The Sailing Collective has given her the opportunity to combine her passion for travel, design and photography into one. IG: @april_valencia Web: aprilvalencia.com
Born and raised in sunny southern California, Christina has a natural connection with the sea. As a child, when she wasn’t at the beach swimming, surfing, boogie boarding or basking in the sun, she was in the kitchen with her parents helping prepare meals for her large family. Food has been a passion from an early age and stayed with her into her young adulthood. What started off as a hobby developed into a profession after she started catering for friends, word of mouth spread and soon she was cooking for events all over Orange County and San Francisco. During her travels through Central America, Christina discovered a new passion when invited to join a month long voyage sailing from Bocas Del Toro, Panama to Cartegena, Colombia. After cooking on a tiny sailboat for a month on the sea, Christina knew that she had to do it again. After a year of travels through Colombia she pursued her dream of cooking professionally on boats and started working on a classic Hereschoff based out of Connecticut. Since then she has cooked on boats in New England, the Caribbean and Alaska cruising, racing and delivering yachts and feeding crew and guests. Christina has a diverse scope of cuisine, and thrives on using fresh local ingredients wherever she may be. She is currently based in Melbourne, Australia where she has catered for film productions, manned the kitchen in popular Fitzroy cafes and consulted on menu development.
Raised in Paris ’til the age of 14, Sidney now considers Brooklyn, home. After completing her an undergraduate degree in religious studies and comparative literature from, she attended the Portfolio Center in Atlanta where she developed her skills as a visual artist in photography. Ten years later, she is grateful to live her dream as a photographer, traveling the world and working with the best people in the industry.
Sandy Ho grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney Australia and spent most of her time in the kitchen with her mum perfecting her Vietnamese culinary skills. Widely travelling at a young age, she found a great love for food from all over the world and has a ‘try anything once’ attitude. After finishing a BA in Fine Arts, Sandy relocated to Melbourne where she realised her hobby in the kitchen became a real life dream career and left the artist life to learn about food. She headed the kitchen team at Non for Profit bar Shebeen where her flair for menu and recipe planning also led her to move into private catering for many large and small scale events in the Melbourne area. Her interest lies in the use and care of local and sustainable produce which has given her the opportunity to travel, meet and collaborate with the makers of our food. Sandy joins The Sailing Collective with an agenda to spark positive sharing of flavour and food all around the world.
Enjoy a week of brilliant sailing and relaxation through Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands! Stay aboard a modern sailboat skippered by a certified Sailing Collective captain who will take care of your every need throughout the week from daily itinerary planning to shuttling passengers to shore for seaside cocktails and dinner. Don’t worry if you have never sailed before, The Sailing Collective captains are all certified and professional sailing instructors and will teach you everything you need to know; and if you are a sailor, this sailing vacations will be a sailors dream come true! Sit back and relax as we sail each day to new and exciting locations where we will catch anchor or tie up along some of the Mediterranean's most historical city walls! We will explore the local coastal region of the rugged and wild uninhabited Dalmatian Coast along Split, Croatia.
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?
Split is the largest city in the Central Dalmatian Coast surrounded by a number of marinas including Kastela, Trogir, and in Split. Passengers will be notified in advance of your starting marina and directions posted in advance. The Central Dalmatian Coast has some of Croatia’s finest islands including Hvar, Brac, Vis, Solta and many more islands we will sail to on a Sailing Collective journey.
Four main marinas the Sailing Collective operates out of, all within 30 minutes from the Split International Airport. You will be notified by your captain and Sailing Collective representative well in advance of your marina starting location. Please contact us if you need further information regarding the marina location.
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 sailboats dons our banner and logo where your captain and crew will be waiting for to arrive. After everyone arrives and settles in aboard, we will dine ashore. Please note: the evening of Day 1 and the morning of Day 2, passengers should purchase alcohol or other beverages for the week as well as any last minute personal provisioning.
Contact: Dayyan Armstrong
+1 (603) 969 3186 [iMessage, SMS, Whatsapp, Viber, Skype]
The closest airport to all marinas is the Split International Airport (SPU). For direct flights to SPU:
Many other flights direct to Zagreb from all around Europe and the US.
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SPU is a 5 - 30 minute taxi from all marinas, depending on time of day. Croatia has a well developed bus system and buses run regularly to all marinas. Taxis are widely available from the Split Airport to downtown Split and to each marina location. Please note that taxis are priced by ride and can be expensive depending on the number of people with whom you are traveling. A solo traveler might want to look into the Airport Bus where a group may be more interested in a van or taxi.
Buses run regularly from the Airport to downtown Split and all the marina locations. Ask the information booth at the Split airport if you have questions on which bus to take.
Airport Bus Schedule
Timetable for All Croatian Busses
Rental cars available from the Split Airport
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.
Croatia’s climate is ideal for a sailing vacation. With blue skies, consistent warm weather and perfect sailing conditions, Croatia has long been a popular sailing destination with accommodating weather.
Water temperatures average 70 F to 80 F depending on the time of the season. Winds are generally light and variable in the mornings, with afternoon breezes and calm nights. Early and late in the season, southerly and south-easterly winds are variable.
Unexpected inclement weather can always occur so please pack accordingly.
Sailing Collective provisions each boat with local foods and produce from the region. Included in the provisioning package includes:
7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, 3 Dinner, Snacks*, Water, Light beverages
Not included in provisioning package:
Soft Drinks, Alcohol, Wine, Beer, etc.
Cooking Aboard: Passengers and crew cook family style aboard with cooking enthusiasts welcomed. Sailing Collective skippers and crew are all talented cooks as well and will prepare meals as well. 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 the Guest Form
Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.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 very nice marina with excellent facilities and a spa at the marina hotel, this location is the perfect location for a cool chill, a nice walk around the town, a quick swim, some fine wine, a great chow, and the list continues..For spa reservations, please contact your Sailing Collective captain ahead of time to make arrangements.
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. Komiza is located in a deep bay on the western side of the island Vis below the 600 meter high mountain Hum. It is a typical Mediterranean village, which attracts the tourists with beautiful beaches and with narrow roads and houses squeezed together around the harbor.
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. Milna is one of those typical Mediterranean fishing villages they don't make anymore. Lying on the west coast of Brac Island and 20km southwest of Supetar, the harbor of Milna is drop-dead gorgeous as it digs into the island like a spoon. To each side of the harbor stretch sand and pebble beaches including the cove of Vlaska.
On board the Oceanis 45, harmony reigns supreme: everything is in its place on this beautiful yacht, a chart table that is also a living room table, a bilge increasing overall comfort, an open bathing platform making access to the sea easier. Comfort is built in.
Innovative, spacious, bright, and sophisticated only begins to describe the exciting Beneteau 50.5. Designed by Berret-Racoupeau and built by Beneateau, she features a sleek coachroof, long side windows, a fully-integrated mainsail arch and all the ergonomic ease of detailed design to make the most of each area. Fitted with 4 main cabins, 1 crew cabin and 4 electric heads, large salon and linear portside galley the 50.5 offers an abundance of interior space and comfort. Located forward is an additional cabin, accessed via a hatch, with berth and head. Plenty of opening ports and hatches provide excellent ventilation throughout the yacht. On deck, her spacious cockpit, foredeck and dual helm makes this yacht comfortable outside as well.
Luxury addition - The Hanse 54 was until recently the standard bearer of the German Hanse Yachts shipyard. It is a very elegant sailing boat with a flat and clear deck that provides a lot of space to lie down and relax in the sun. The cockpit is spacious and has a transom that folds and turns into a magnificent swim platform. The interiors, as in other models of the brand, are excellently finished, spacious, and practical. Comes with 4-double cabins and can accommodate up to 8 guests.
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.
Lagoon 400 - Length: 40 ft - 3 Heads, 3 Showers, 4 Double Cabins The Large master cabin on this boat makes it an excellent choice for people looking for a little more comfort than the typical sailboat cabin.