Crewed Sailing Vacation
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. 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.
Option 1: Lagoon 50 Catamaran (2018 model) | $23,000 total
Option 2: Lagoon 52 Catamaran (2017 model) | $25,000 total
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life)
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and unparalleled memories...
50 percent due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
Sail the Adriatic with this eight-day Montenegro tour, conveniently starting and ending in Dubrovnik. Witness the dramatic scenery and impressive Balkan landscapes as you move south along the Dalmatian coast, checking out an ancient fishing village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and some of the area’s nicest beaches for swimming, snorkelling, or simply relaxing. If you want to get some dancing in, make sure to save some energy for Budva - known as the regional capital of nightlife – because you’ll need it!
Dubrovnik ACI MARINA
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Meeting time at the marina is between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.; please notify your captain in advance if you are delayed and will not arrive by then. 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 6 p.m. on Day 7 and spend the last evening there on the boat. Disembarkation is at 9 a.m. the following morning. Your crew can help arrange taxis to your next destination.
The closest airport to the marinas in Trogir is the Split International Airport, 15 - 30 minute taxi from all marinas. Many other flights direct to Zagreb from all around Europe and the US.
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 you are traveling with, a solo travel 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.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
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 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.
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.
Start from then Dubrovnik ACI marina, Navigare Yachting base and sail to Cavtat. Spend the night in Croatian waters (prior to entering the Montenegro). Cavtat is the one of the loveliest small towns on the eastern Adriatic coast characterized by pleasant climate, rich pine vegetation, picturesque beaches, recreational and sports facilities, and Mediterranean cuisine. There are tourist facilities and restaurants in the town port and along the coast of the Tiha Bay. The promenades through the pine forest are 7 km long. The history of Cavtat goes to the days of Greece & Roman empire. Cavtat has been a part of the Dubrovnik Republic. There are several churches & cultural sights to be visited in Cavtat. In Cavtat, it is possible to anchor off at the SW end of the harbor in 8.0 – 10 meters, although space can bear tight in view of the numerous moorings and other anchored yachts. The holding is good in mud and shelter as for the town quay. In Tiha bay, there is little space for visiting yachts in the tiny harbor and it is usually necessary to anchor off in the centre of the bay in 5.0 - 6.0 meters. In case of strong winds (NE), it is better to anchor at Srebreno three miles NNW that offers better shelter.
Spend a full day sailing south to Herceg Novi, Montenegro. The best beaches in this scenic area are only accessible by boat. Herceg Novi is located 4 Nautical Miles North from the entrance of the Gulf of Kotor. The citadel, at the top of the city has been well restored and offers a great walk. There are three medieval fortresses - the Turkish Kanli Kula, Spanish Spaniola, the Venetian Citadel. Herceg Novi offers beautiful small picturesque places, offering nice trips, tours and entertainment for tourists. The old city is full of small squares related to each other by narrow streets and stairs. The area is very dense in vegetation that create great sceneries and smells. Herceg Novi is like a medieval botanical garden on the Mediterranean coast known for having the clearest waters in this part of the Adriatic. The Habour offers around 30 berths for yachts up to 25 m and is quite welcoming. Anchorage is permitted west and east from port, in Meljine beach or near port of Zelenika. Port Zelenika is on the northeast shore of Herceg Novi bay. This port is border crossing passage where you can do all the necessary entrance-exit procedures.
Sail to the Budva Riviera. The Budva coast is 21 km long with 17 beaches. It is among the most beautiful coasts in the world. Budva is located 25 Nautical Miles SE of the exit of the Gulf of Kotor, it’s a very pleasant sailing route. The landscapes in this part of the Montenegrin coast are quite different from those in the gulf of Kotor. Mountains leave room for long fine sand beaches and the water is clearer. Budva is the center of Montenegrin tourism thanks to the great number of beaches and hotels, bay islands and rich history. Well-known as the regional capital of nightlife, there no shortage of clubs along the seaside promenade. Close to Budva, a must for touristic visitors is attractive Sveti Stefan - a fortified island village connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway, its photogenic jumble of 15th-century stone villas overlooks an impeccable pink-sand beach and tempting turquoise waters. Several places to anchor are on this route: Žanjice beach (5 NM from Herceg Novi); Mirišta (6 NM from Herceg Novi). While in Budva we recommend Jaz beach for anchorage (42 16 43.41 N 18 48 24.21 E), and for bigger yachts, in case of south winds on west-northwest from cape Zavala, and in the case of north winds on the northeast shore of St. Nicolas island.
Bigova (or Bigovo, as it is also known) is a small fishing village, part of the Kotor Municipality. The village of Bigova is situated in a small, sheltered bay with rocky beaches and clear blue water. A calm seaside resort, it still retains an authentic identity of an ancient fishing village. Bigovo is intended, first of all, for a relaxing holiday you can relax alone, a small company or even the whole family as it offers plenty of sea fun activities: diving, snorkeling, learn fishing, try kayaking and boating or just sunbathe and swim on the local beach in clear sea water. Bigova enjoys ideal conditions for a seaside holiday, as the area sees plenty of sunshine during the summer – around 240 sunny days each year – and the days are hot and dry. Suggested anchorages: Dobra luka (42 22 02.58 N 18 38 18.32 E) or Oblatna (42 22 51.95 N 18 39 21.78 E).
Tivat is located in the central part of the Boka Kotorska bay. Although it is the youngest town in the Boka region, Tivat has a lot of interesting and attractive destinations. Tivat has a lot of interesting and attractive destinations, sacred monuments, sandy beaches and different summer touristic events. In the city itself there is the natural marina Kaliman, but the place to be is new modern marina for luxury yachts, with amazing settlement behind, Porto Montenegro. Luxury packaged in a beautiful Mediterranean style, Porto Montenegro is today one of the most prestigious marina on the Adriatic Sea. Affordable prices will surprise you in this luxurious complex. You will enjoy the affordable prices of food and drinks, with a view to the most luxurious yachts. As one of the cheapest supplying point in the Europe Porto Montenegro gives opportunity to supply one with the cheapest diesel bunkering in the Adriatic & Mediterranean Sea region thanks to tax and duty free fuel. It is a good idea to refill your yacht here.
The Lagoon 500 is fast, luxurious and built for comfort. The flybridge offers comfortable seating and a panoramic 360-degree view, great for enjoying life underway. A spacious saloon offers lots of space for entertaining guests and spills out into a large cockpit area, perfect for drinking wine with friends and enjoying meals al fresco. The 500 is truly impressive. From the unique flybridge steering station to the nifty rumble seat cockpit forward to the stunning interior finished in mukali wood, the Lagoon 500 leaves an indelible impression. Designers Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost were given a challenging assignment by the Lagoon management team: Design a catamaran for world cruising that includes just about everything you'd want or need at home. That's right, home; the design premise of the Lagoon 500 was to make the boat as much like a house as possible-albeit a house that can sail at double-digit speeds.
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!