The tour starts with a departure from Split harbor at 13:00, but if you’re running late, don’t worry, you can still join the group in Makarska. The route goes southward along the scenic Dalmatian coast, and you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch while cruising. In the afternoon, the boat will stop at one of the secluded bays for a refreshing swim.
For those who crave adventure, an optional zipline ride is available over the stunning Cetina river canyon. Later in the evening, you can explore Makarska, a charming coastal town with a beautiful waterfront promenade. The town’s main square is home to an impressive church and other historical monuments and sights worth visiting. The tour ends with an overnight stay in Makarska’s port.
We’ll start our day early with a departure towards Mljet, stopping for a refreshing swim at Pelješac Peninsula. Once we arrive at the island, we’ll visit the Mljet National Park, home to several seawater lakes, including a tiny St. Mary’s Island in the middle of a large lake, a beautiful church, and a monastery.
To explore these stunning lakes, you can take a leisurely walk or rent a bike. Please note that there’s an entrance fee of 25 EUR for the national park that needs to be paid on the spot. After a day filled with adventure and exploration, we’ll spend the night in the charming port of Polača or Pomena, where you can relax and unwind.
National park entrance fee
We’ll kick off the day with a delicious breakfast before setting off toward Dubrovnik, one of Croatia’s most famous and iconic towns. Many people consider it the highlight of our cruise, and the famous Irish writer George Bernard Shaw even called it “heaven on earth.”
Once we arrive, you’ll have the option to explore Dubrovnik on your own or join a guided city tour (included in the Premium and Premium Superior packages). After, you can take an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the Old Town. Make sure not to miss Stradun, a street and a square in the Old Town, and walk at least part of the 1.940m long city walls that have protected Dubrovnik during earthquakes and attacks over the centuries.
After a leisurely morning, we’ll set off towards the idyllic island of Šipan or the charming small town of Trstenik on the Pelješac Peninsula. Both locations are perfect for an afternoon swim and some free time to explore the surroundings. If you’re feeling it, you might even want to visit a local winery and sample some of the area’s finest wines.
In the evening, a special captain’s dinner is scheduled on board (included in the Premium Superior and Premium packages). You can look forward to delicious cuisine and a convivial atmosphere as you relax and enjoy the company of your fellow travelers. After dinner, we’ll spend the night in port, allowing you to soak up the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Breakfast, Lunch, Captain’s dinner
We’ll start the day with a delicious breakfast, followed by a journey to the beautiful island of Korčula, the birthplace of the renowned explorer Marco Polo. Along the way, we’ll stop for a delightful lunch on board in a scenic bay near the charming town of Korčula.
Once we arrive, you’ll be able to explore the town’s ancient walls and bastions, which date back to the 13th century. There are also several intriguing museums and stunning churches to discover. If you choose the Premium Superior package, you can join an optional sightseeing tour of Korčula town.
Alternatively, you might prefer to indulge in an optional wine and appetizer tasting at a local winery before enjoying a meal at one of the many restaurants or traditional “konobas” lining the seafront. As the day nears its end, we’ll spend the night in the picturesque port of Korčula.
We’ll start the day with an early departure to the Paklinski Islands near Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic, where we’ll have lunch and a chance to swim. Later, there’s an optional afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, included on Premium Superior. Its Renaissance cathedral has an original tower, and the city boasts the oldest community theater in Europe, founded in 1612.
For those in good shape, Hvar offers an additional challenge — climb up to the fortress Španjola on the hill above the town. Those who love entertainment will find their empire here — Hvar has many restaurants and bars open late into the night. Don’t forget to buy some island lavender from the local stalls.
We’ll make our way to the island of Brač after breakfast. We’ll visit the famous Golden Horn beach near Bol. This scenic shingle beach changes shape depending on the wind. Bol is a charming fishing village that has managed to maintain its traditional atmosphere despite becoming a popular tourist destination.
After lunch, we’ll head to Split, where you can choose to go on an optional rafting excursion along the Cetina River. Once we arrive in Split, you can take a guided tour of the monumental city protected by UNESCO and explore the famous Roman Diocletian’s Palace. Split is also full of bistros, restaurants, and cool bars where you can try local specialties.
Wake up to an early breakfast on the last day of your trip. Say goodbye to the friends you’ve made and the crew who took care of you, and check out.
Not enough? Why not spend a few more days here! Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing, and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.
Get ready to explore the magnificent coastline of the Adriatic Sea on an unforgettable small-ship cruise in Croatia. The Southern Dalmatia tour is the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration, allowing you to discover the hidden gems of the Dalmatian coast. We’ll take you to explore the fascinating history of ancient towns, charming islands, and breathtaking beaches.
You will visit some of the most famous landmarks in Croatia, such as the magnificent walled town of Dubrovnik, the picturesque island of Korčula, and the historic city of Split, with its impressive Roman ruins. You will also have the opportunity to discover lesser-known but equally beautiful places, like the unspoiled Paklinski Islands and the lovely town of Trstenik on the Pelješac Peninsula.
Along the way, you will enjoy stunning views of the Adriatic Sea, crystal-clear waters, and hidden coves tailor-made for swimming and sunbathing. And, of course, the cruise wouldn’t be fitting without a visit to the picturesque Golden Horn beach on Brač Island.
Our modern ship offers all-inclusive service with comfortable and spacious cabins. It also features a sun deck, a dining room, and a lounge area where you can relax and enjoy the views. The friendly and professional crew will ensure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay on board.
Our experienced guides will be on hand to provide information and assistance throughout the cruise, and we offer a range of optional excursions, such as wine tastings, sightseeing tours, and river rafting. The all-inclusive service includes daily meals of delicious local cuisine and fresh seafood.
Now is your opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful seaside regions in the world with the comfort and convenience of a small-ship cruise!
These steel-hulled boats blend traditional and modern aesthetics and provide comfortable accommodation in spacious, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, a hairdryer, and a safety deposit box. The premium vessels are between 29 to 35 m long, with cabins ranging from 8 to 14 m2. Your stay on board includes a range of services, such as buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, a guided tour of Dubrovnik, an English-speaking tour manager, daily cabin service, luggage handling, afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water, and free WI-FI.
These sleek and contemporary boats are newly constructed mini deluxe vessels that range in length from 35-41m. The extensive sun deck, air-conditioned salon, and comfortable lounge area provide ample space for guests to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. The cabins are cozy and range in size from 8 to 14 m2, contain double or twin beds, and come equipped with safety deposit boxes and hairdryers. A range of services is included with your stay, including buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, a guided tour of Dubrovnik, an English-speaking tour manager on board, daily cabin service, luggage handling, afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water, and free WI-FI.
These wooden boats offer comfortable accommodation in air-conditioned cabins with private shower and toilet facilities, mostly equipped with bunk beds. The air-conditioned salon provides a comfortable space for guests to relax in. Your stay includes a range of services such as continental breakfasts, three-course lunches, complimentary water, and free WI-FI.
If privacy, luxury, and comfort are essential to you, you may want to consider selecting a vessel from the Premium Superior or Premium categories. Alternatively, the Traditional Ensuite vessels would be more suitable for younger passengers, including friends or special interest groups like alpinists or bikers, who are comfortable sharing small spaces and bathrooms for an extended period. However, it’s important to note that Traditional Ensuite vessels typically do not have air-conditioned cabins, and most have bunk beds.
The number of passengers per vessel can range from 20 to 40 individuals, depending on the size of the boat.
The electrical outlets found in the cabins of our vessels in Croatia are standard Type F sockets, which have two pins and are grounded. These outlets are compatible with plug types C, E, and F and can deliver a power output of 16 A and 220 V. Some newer vessels may also feature USB sockets.
All vessels are equipped with life-saving boats and life jackets found in designated wardrobes on the deck, in the salon, or under beds in the cabins. If you cannot swim, you need to inform the crew and captain. Additionally, passengers must be mindful of the following safety guidelines while on board:
The primary currency accepted on the ship and throughout Croatia is the Euro, but it is advisable to exchange money at a bank or withdraw cash from an ATM where possible. The local currency is required for drinks onboard and all additional services such as transfers, excursions, and accommodation. Premium and Premium Superior vessels offer credit card payment options.
While ATMs linked to international networks are available in major towns and islands like Opatija, Dubrovnik, and Split, smaller ones may not have ATM facilities. Most tourist areas accept major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard, but it is recommended to have some cash on hand if you plan to travel off the beaten path.
Tips are not included in the tour price, and they are discretionary. They are usually given to show appreciation for good service and satisfaction with the crew, guide, and overall tour. If you choose to tip, it is recommended to use your own currency or Euro, and the crew gratuities are equally distributed among all members.
Cabins on Premium Superior and Premium ships come with either twin or double beds, and some can accommodate up to three people with an additional bed above or beside the double bed. However, it’s important to note that bed availability is limited, and we cannot guarantee a specific type. We do, however, aim to assign cabins based on guest preferences and requests, so please let us know your bed preference when booking, and we will try our best to accommodate it.
Cabins on Premium and Premium Superior ships come with either twin or double beds, with twin beds measuring approximately 90/100 cm x 190/200 cm and double beds measuring around 150/160 cm x 190/200 cm. Traditional Ensuite cabins often have bunk beds, but twin or double beds may also be available on some vessels. Double beds in these cabins are typically 130/140 cm x 190/200 cm, while bunk beds are about 80/90 cm x 190/200 cm in size.
The ship’s cabins are distributed on two levels, the deck and the lower deck. The on-deck ones can be found either on the main or upper deck, while below-deck cabins are in the ship’s hull. Rooms on the deck provide the advantage of direct access to the sea and better ventilation, while cabins below the deck may be quieter since only passengers who booked lower deck cabins pass by. These cabins are also comfortable due to their location at sea level, which keeps them naturally cool, and the below-deck hallways are typically air-conditioned, affecting the temperature. Lower-deck cabins usually come with small portholes.
Lower deck cabins are located in the boat’s hull and usually have a small porthole, but Croatian law and vessel regulations require them to be closed while sailing to prevent water from entering the cabin. The portholes can be opened when the boat is docked. However, on newer ships like those in the Premium Superior and Premium categories, which have air-conditioned cabins and steel hulls, the portholes are fixed and cannot be opened.
Air conditioning is available in Premium Superior and Premium cabins, except for times with limited access to electricity. Traditional Ensuite cabins do not have air conditioning, but lower deck hallways and salons typically do. Air conditioning is only operational when the motor or generator is running, or the vessel is connected to shore power while docked at the harbor. In certain smaller fishing harbors without electricity, air conditioning may be turned off to maintain a tranquil environment.
If you plan to sleep on the deck and enjoy the stars, it is suggested to bring a sleeping bag, as removing mattresses, pillows, and sheets from cabins is prohibited.
The boats have limited capacities for electricity and water. While there is a generator on board for generating electricity, it is not operational during the night or while the boat is in a quiet bay to prevent noise pollution. The water tanks on board have sufficient capacity to match the number of cabins and beds, and they are always filled with enough water, provided that everyone uses water conservatively. Moreover, the vessels are fitted with central heating systems that offer hot water.
It is not allowed to bring and consume your own drinks on the ship. However, you can buy various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from the vessel’s salon, which functions as a restaurant, living room, and bar. In case the drink of your preference is not available at the moment, kindly notify the crew, and they will try their best to procure it for you at the next stop.
The onboard bar accepts payments for drinks made in Euros. At the end of the trip, guests will receive a report showing the total amount spent on drinks, which can be settled during the checkout process. For guests on deluxe and premium vessels, credit card payments are also accepted.