Why to choose Adventure SailWeek in Croatia

Croatia is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been to, and the best way to explore it is by yacht!

SailWeek will take you secluded bays, hidden gems and to the best scenic hot spots all around Croatia while meeting and sailing with other travellers who will soon become your SailWeek family.

You get to explore the best parts of Croatia

Larger wooden boats vs. sailboats

Travelling on yachts really allows you to experience Croatia in a whole new way! How many times can you say you’ve travelled around a country for a week on a yacht? Many other companies use larger boats to get around Croatia which stops them from docking in some of the unique, secluded parts of Croatia.

You’ll travel with up to 5 yachts to so many places that other travellers don’t get to see, and trust me, you want to see these places!

On Adventure SailWeek, you’ll visit Split, Solta, Vis, Palmizana Island, Hvar, Korcula, Miljet, Sipan and Dubrovnik all in 7 days! All of these islands are known for different things and you’ll be experiencing the best of the Croatian culture, nightlife, scenery and adventure!

Everything is included

No hidden costs

By everything, I mean everything. There’s nothing worse than going on a trip and being blindsided by all the extras you need to pay for. I’m talking fuel, port fees, bottled water, groceries for breakfast and lunch, snorkeling gear. This year they added something extra on premium yachts – free water taxi, cabin fans and bike rentals on Mljet. All of this is included in the overall price for SailWeek which means as soon as you get on the yacht you can just sit back, relax and not have to worry about a thing. Plus, they have Wi-Fi in Croatia on each yacht!

You know, for your mid-ocean Instagram upload just to make sure everyone back home knows you’re having the time of your life.

There are so many ways you can explore the Islands!

SailWeek gives you options

Sure, travelling on a yacht to every island is pretty awesome, but it’s what you get to do on the islands that will really take your breath away! You can explore the islands by foot, buggy, jeep, cycle, kayak, snorkel or scooter and it’s the best way to live life like a local!

Kayaking through Mljet National Park will be one of your highlights! No amount of photos could ever do this green oasis justice!

Every island is around 2 and a half hours away from each other by a yacht which is a lot closer than other countries like Greece and Turkey. This means you’ll have more time to explore the islands and discover the breathtaking places the islands have to offer! You’ll explore the fortress island of Korcula, hike to the lookout in Hvar to watch the golden sunset as well swim in the hidden coves and secluded bays along the coast.

There’s no Alcohol Tax!

Yes, that’s right! BYOB

This was one of the biggest reasons why I chose SailWeek! On other yachts and boats that do similar routes, you either need to pay a tax for the alcohol that you bring on the yacht or you can only buy drinks from the onboard bar. This can leave you with a pretty hefty bill to pay at the end of the sail.

You become so close with the other people on the yacht that you share your food and drinks! This is what we did: each group would buy something different and bring it back to the yacht. So, one group bought spirits, another group bought beer and another bought wine and when we put it all together, we had a huge variety to choose from (and it lasted us a few days). When you buy your alcohol from the supermarket or alcohol shop, it’s so much cheaper — which also means you can drink on the yacht before going out to the club that night and save some cash!

Immerse yourself in the local culture and food + wine

Food is amazing – from cheap to expensive

Croatia is known for its food! If you are for a treat you have plenty to choose from. If you want something delicious, fast and cheap grab a burek from the local bakery for breakfast, cevapi for lunch, fresh fish for dinner and of course, some palacinke along the way! Get ready to experience one of the best wine tastings of your life with an array of handpicked, locally made wine while watching the sunset! I could go on forever about the delicacies and the amazing Dalmatian wine but it would be the best if you tried them yourself.

You’ll meet amazing like minded people

SailWeek friends become family

If you’re going in a smaller group, you’ll be travelling on a yacht with other people you haven’t met before and it’s one of the best experiences. You and your new travel buddies become a family. You all help to clean up when there’s a mess after cooking and the person with the spray-on coconut sunscreen becomes everyone’s best friend!

Not only will you travel with 8 other people on your yacht, but you’ll also be travelling with other SailWeek yachts full of people who share the same passion for exploration and adventure as you do!

Your Skipper travels with you!

Skipper and a tour guide in one

Your skipper is a local and they go above and beyond to make sure you’re getting the most out of their hometown!

The skippers on other sail companies just sail the yacht or boat and leave you to do everything else on your own and you don’t really get to talk to them. The skippers on SailWeek become part of your SailWeek family. They’ll take you to the best bars for drinks, take you to their favourite restaurants and they even come with you to explore the island. They also double as tour guides so as your traveling from island to island, they’ll teach you how to sail the boat while giving you a little cultural history lesson! I bet you didn’t know they made the White House in Washington DC with white stone from the Croatian Island of Brac?

Travelling the Adriatic sea by yacht is an experience in and of itself, then adding all of the activities that are prepared for you on the islands takes this to a whole new level! You’ll be fully immersed in their culture while exploring Croatia with your new SailWeek family!

You can follow Monique’s travel adventures on Instagram at @moniquelombardo


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