All Croatia has to offer

The Dubrovnik flotilla holiday is a two-week excursion along the stunning Dalmatian Coast, promising secluded island beaches and traditional fishing villages, calm, sparkling waters and adventures with new friends. Join a group of yachts led by an experienced crew and strike out together into the azure waters of the Adriatic. Improve your sailing skills and increase your confidence on the water, meet new people and enjoy communal leisure activities while experiencing the stunning scenery of the Croatian coastline.

Dubrovnik itinerary

14
Days

Highlights

  • Famous Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Excellent Croatian wine
  • Mljet National Park
  • Vela Špilja cave
  • Stunning Korčula Town
  • Delicious Croatian seafood
Day 1

Dubrovnik

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
ACI Dubrovnik Marina Base

Our base at Komolac isn’t far from Dubrovnik’s historic Old Town, and a 10-minute taxi ride takes you into the heart of this ancient city. Explore the medieval fortifications, Renaissance palaces and overlapping streets of Dubrovnik before departing on your flotilla adventure, or stay in Komolac and climb the hills bordering the pretty Ombla River.

Discover Dubrovnik

An aerial view of Old Town

Ride a cable car to the summit of Srd Hill for spectacular aerial views of Dubrovnik’s magnificent Old Town. Dubrovnik’s cable car offers a unique perspective of one of Croatia’s most famous landmarks.

Day 2

Lopud Island - Lopud Town

The day's sailing

8
Nautical miles
1.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Lopud, Croatia

Leaving from our base at Dubrovnik, you'll head to the unspoilt Lopud Island. Stop for lunch on the sandy beaches of Šunj or Misty. There are no cars on Lopud, so the only way to reach these perfect picnic spots is by boat.

Discover Lopud Island

Plaža Šunj, Lopud, Croatia

Lopud's Sandy Beaches

This small, secluded beach offers low-key dining spots, beach chair rentals, and mooring buoys for your overnight stay.

Enjoy a sandwich platter at Maslinica Solta, Croatia

Suggested lunch spots

Grab a mooring bouy near one of Šunj Beach's restaurants and enjoy lunch in an untouched paradise.

Day 3

Mljet Island - Polače

The day's sailing

25
Nautical miles
5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Coastline view of Polače, Mljet Island

Cruise the length of forested Mljet Island, hugging the craggy shoreline en route to Polače. Protected from the elements by a group of small islets, Polače is built around an angle of coastline providing access to the lovely Mljet National Park. Obtain a national park ticket and head for the two pretty saltwater lakes for which the area is known.

Discover Okuklje

Mljet Lakes

Picturesque lakes

Hike around Mljet’s spectacular saltwater lakes and cool off with a dip when you get too hot.

Sunsail yacht on Croatian lake

Suggested lunch spots

Call for lunch along the north coast of Mljet, dining in the restaurants of Sobra or Kozarica, or simply find a quiet anchorage to enjoy a break in peace and tranquillity.

Day 4

Pelješac - Trstenik

The day's sailing

8
Nautical miles
1.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Lovište, Pelješac

The Dubrovnik flotilla reunites at Trstenik on the Pelješac Peninsula. Known as one of the most beautiful villages of the Croatian Coast, Trstenik is situated at the foot of the Pelješac hills. Many of the gorgeous town's small bays and beaches can only be accessed by boat. On land, sip on Trstenik's famous red wine at the Grgic Vina Winery and grab a bite to eat in town.

Discover Pelješac

Orebić, Pelješac, Dalmatia

Pelješac

Visit a winery founded by a Napa Valley winemaker and taste its famous Plavac Mali red wine.

Crowd enjoying lunch on Marinkovac Island, Croatia

Suggested lunch spots

Moor at Vitaceae and dine on the freshest seafood Croatia has to offer.

Day 5

Korčula Island - Lumbarda

The day's sailing

11
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Korčula, Croatia

Enjoy a spot of sailing to the island of Korčula, where you’ll call at the traditional fishing village of Lumbarda. With a wide bay offering ample mooring, Lumbarda features a number of excellent beaches where you can lounge in the sun for a relaxing afternoon. Lumbarda is also known for its Grk Bijeli wine, so treat yourself to a glass or three while you’re here.

Discover Lumbarda

Grk Bijeli

Arrange a wine tasting and sample the dry, aromatic white wine for which Lumbarda is rightly admired.

Suggested lunch spots

The eastern end of Korčula is an area of rocky shores, sheltered bays and quiet beaches, any of which are perfect for a lazy lunch break. The large beach at Sandstrand is an ideal rest stop.

Day 6

Lastovo Island - Zaklopatica

The day's sailing

18
Nautical miles
3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht, Croatia

Sail in open blue waters from Korcula to Lastovo island. On the northern side of the island sits Zaklopatica, where you'll find plenty of sheltered anchorages and moorings. A sailor's paradise, Zaklopatica Bay is a popular safe haven that offers a variety of accomodations, several restaurants, and cafes.

Discover Zaklopatica

Plated Croatian food

Zaklopatica

Dock at Konoba Aragosta, a restaurant designed for charter guests and large groups. Enjoy free Wi-Fi and access to showers, water, and elecricity.

Day 7

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht with view of Croatian coastline

By now you’ll be confident enough to explore the Dalmatian Coast on your own. Your two free sailing days give you the chance to indulge your curiosity and set your own schedule, heading out to new destinations independently or in small groups with your new friends. Go further afield and forge out into the Adriatic—if you don’t have any set destinations in mind then your lead crew will be on hand with recommendations and the latest weather updates to ensure you make the most of your time.

Discover Vela Luka

Day 8

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht with view of Croatian coastline

With the Dalmatian Coast at your feet, your two free sailing days could take you to Vis in the west or the large islands of Hvar, Brač and Šolta further along the coast. You could even venture as far as Split and visit the ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, wander around the city’s excellent markets or relax in a cocktail bar with your new friends and watch the world go by. The free sailing days are yours to do with as you please, so make the most of them.

Day 9

Pelješac - Lovište

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Lovište, Pelješac

The Dubrovnik flotilla reunites at Lovište on the Pelješac Peninsula. Lovište is known for its water sports, with diving and windsurfing both popular in the region. If you’d rather kick back on land, Lovište’s relaxed and quiet atmosphere is a perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy a meal and a drink with your flotilla companions at one of Lovište’s many fine restaurants.

Day 10

Pelješac - Orebić 

The day's sailing

7
Nautical miles
1.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht sailing into Okuklje Bay

The largest town on Pelješac, Orebić is rich in history dating back to the 14th century. Take in the plush greenery that surrounds this farming and fishing town as you find hidden treasures like the Maritime Museum and Franciscan monastery. Soak in the sun at Trstenica beach, one of the most interesting beaches in Orebić.

Day 11

Mljet Island - Okuklje

The day's sailing

1.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Okuklje (Mljet), Croatia

From Slano’s sheltered harbour, sail over the glassy, millpond surface of the Adriatic to the island of Mljet. You’ll pass through a small gulf between the tree-topped islets of Otok Olipa and Otok Jakljan before entering the sheltered bay of Okuklje. Swim and snorkel in the shallow waters of the bay before spending an evening in a quiet konoba (restaurant) with your new flotilla friends.

Discover Okuklje

Sunsail yacht approaching Croatia coastline

Suggested lunch spots

Uninhabited Jakljan Island is the perfect place to anchor and enjoy a picnic lunch on deck or on shore. The island features a deep bay with a broad swath of beach, perfect for a midday dip.

Okuklje, Mljet Island

Lofty St. Nikola

Visit the hillside church of St. Nikola for stunning views over Okuklje. Be sure to take in the town’s excellent chocolate lava and rožata cakes, too.

Day 12

Pelješac Island - Ston

The day's sailing

11
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Ston, Croatia

Return to Pelješac Island and navigate the channels to the town of Ston where you have the day to explore. Another city boasting an ancient past, this southern Croatian city is protected by tall stone walls that were constructed in 1333. Explore the Ston City Walls that once protected three fortresses and return to the marina for a wonderful meal at any number of cosy restaurants and bistro.

Discover Ston

Ston, Croatia

Seashells and salt flats

Famous for cultivating seashells and oysters, Ston is the perfect place to sample these delectable treats. Head for Mali Ston, a smaller town on the northern side of Pelješac peninsula, and choose from an array of local restaurants to dine in.

Lopud Island, Croatia

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor in the wide, tree-fringed bay of Uvala Lopud and enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the true-blue waters, then head to the sandy beach to enjoy lunch at one of the traditional restaurants.

Day 13

Šipan Island - Suđurađ

The day's sailing

12
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Suđurađ, Šipan Island

Notch yet another beautiful Dalmatian island onto your tally with a beautiful cruise to Šipan Island. The town of Suđurađ is nestled in a small natural inlet on the east coast of the island, providing perfect sheltered mooring for an overnight stop. Šipan is an Eden-like island where olives, figs, grapes, almonds and citrus fruits spring up from the productive soil. Be sure to try some of the island’s excellent local produce before you leave.

Discover Suđurađ

Olive tree in Croatia

Picturesque views

Leave the town for picturesque views across the productive olive and fruit groves of beautiful Šipan.

Mljet, Croatia

Suggested lunch spots

Pause along the north coast of Mljet to take your lunch at one of the many secluded bays of this lush, green island.

Day 14

Suđurađ to Dubrovnik

The day's sailing

1.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
ACI Dubrovnik Marina Base

From Suđurađ, the journey is a short one back to our base at Komolac. A shorter journey means you have plenty of time to further explore the Dalmatian Coast before you head home. Stop off for lunch at one of the beautiful Elaphiti Islands, or take the time to visit Dubrovnik and lose yourself in the irresistible old town. Whatever you decide to do, ensure you make the most of the last day of your Dubrovnik flotilla adventure.