Croatia Island Hopper
Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook!) spoil you while you contemplate whether to swim, sunbathe or do a bit of sightseeing. Think crystal clear seas, tiny walled cities, eclectic islands and long nights sampling local food and wine in a traditional konoba.
Day 1: To Hvar
Anchors away, as we set sail on the first day of the best week ever! Settle in with a delicious freshly cooked lunch on board as we take to the high seas and get to know your trip mates over a few beers before our first swim stop in the crystal clear, sparkling blue waters. Today we head to one of Croatia’s most trendy islands, Hvar - a popular celeb hangout. Check out the stunning yachts and gorgeous medieval harbour, wander the markets or head to the ancient fort for some serious photos before we head in to the night for Tequila Boom Booms, tops DJs and even a nightclub in a monastery – wicked!
Day 2: To Mljet
Awaken to some of the most incredible views on the Dalmatian coast, soak up the beauty over a late breakfast as we sail on to Mljet - island paradise and home to one of Croatia’s most stunning National Parks. Check out the salt water lakes, catch a boat out to the secluded abbey (nestled on the island of St Mary in the middle of the largest lake), and take a dip in the warm lake waters, pure bliss! Tonight we’ll dock at the port of Pomena/Polača, our base for the night, ready for a delicious evening barbeque as the sun sets on another gorgeous day.
Day 3: To Dubrovnik
Today we head to Dubrovnik, ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and home to some of the best waterfront bars and swim stops on the Croatian Coast. We’ll have an early breakfast before arrival to make the most of our time on this awesome island. Spend the day checking out the sites of the old city, chilling on East West beach or exploring many of the hidden beaches around the outer walls of the city itself. This evening it’s time to discover the sounds, smells and tastes of Dubrovnik, its cuisine and nightlife - the local seafood and meat is amazing and there are loads of budget conscious options on offer. After dinner it’s on to Fresh cocktail bar for 3 litre towers of Sex on the Beach to toast another perfect day of Croatian bliss, before Club Revelin opens its doors and we work off some of that rich food (and booze) to top tunes on the dance floor.
Day 4: To Korcula
The island of Marco Polo, awaits today. Visit the famous explorer’s birthplace in the Old Town, seek out the stunning Moreška - a unique local sword dance complete with stunning costumes and traditional music - and hear the stories and tales of the island as you explore the incredible stonework of the city with your guide on an orientation walk. Tonight, grab a pizza to satisfy your explorer’s hunger, then it’s time for a cocktail or two at Dos Locos Bar before a drink at the stunning rooftop cocktail bar Massimo; perched on the top of a medieval fort turret for jaw dropping views and an incredible vibe – Živjeli!
Day 5: To Makarska
Today we hit the seaside resort of Makarska, playground of locals and tourists alike and famous for its long pebble beach, wicked water sports, classy shopping, stunning sunsets and the palm fringed promenade framed by the lofty heights of the Biokovo Mountains. On arrival your Guide will tell you more about this gorgeous island before heading in to the town square for an orientation walk and then a few drinks as we watch the sun sink in to the sea. Dinner tonight is at one of the local taverna’s, once again feasting on awesome local cuisine, before a few drinks in town to get the party started. The island is littered with great little clubs and bars. During peak season make sure to head down to Club Deep, an ex. WW2 weapons depot built in to a cave that has now become one of the islands hottest clubs – from war base to party central – Mega!
Day 6: Makarska, Pucisca to Omis
This morning we’ll cruise across to Pucisca, marble capital of the world. Laze in the turquoise waters of one of the island’s most stunning bays and spend the afternoon relaxing with your trip mates before donning your best costume for the Captain’s dinner and the infamous Busabout Pirate Party.
Day 7: To Split
Wake up in the pirate town of Omis ready to explore the stunning fortress that once protected the island and its pirate people, get physical with some rafting or just relax on the beach before sailing on to Split for our final night in Dalmatia’s Capital. Explore the stunning Roman Palace of Diocletian, chill out on the Riva waterfront with a Bijela Kava (coffee) and check out the entertainment and concerts that line the seafront and continue all summer long. This evening it’s cocktails at the very hip Inbox, then get ready to celebrate our final night in style and party ‘til dawn at Bacvice beach…
Day 8: Split
Say goodbye to your fellow pirates and trip mates this morning with check out at 9am. Grab a transfer to the airport from the harbour or link up with the Bohemian or Ottoman Trek to continue your Eastern experience….
Please note: The Captain reserves the right to change the route in the case of bad weather or similar.
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