Set sail from the Ombla River and plot a course for the striking islands of the Dubrovnik-Neretva county, gliding through deep, clean blue water. Join our new Korčula flotilla route, follow in the footsteps of famous explorers and discover a sociable adventure in stunning southern Dalmatia.

Experience the magnificent beauty and unique tidal lakes of Mljet National Park, or catch the sun on Lumbarda beach. Enjoy a perfect combination of line-of-sight sailing and short island hops. Join the Korčula flotilla and discover the Dalmatian coast together.

7
Days

Highlights

  • Explore Dubrovnik
  • Cultural Korčula Town
  • Sensational Mljet National Park and salt lakes
  • Plavac Mali wine
  • Famous Ston town wall
  • Historic architecture
  • Snorkelling the Adriatic
Day 1

Dubrovnik

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ACI Dubrovnik Marina Base

Arrive early and relax as you admire the Pearl of the Adriatic, the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik Old Town, just a 10-minute bus or taxi ride from our base near the mouth of the Ombla River. Walk between palaces, citadels and churches and feel the history of this ancient town, from its time as a vital trading port, through the War of Independence, to its modern renaissance as a bustling hub of marble streets full of restaurants, cafés and shops. The ACI Marina has a swimming pool and café if you’d like a nice gentle start to your holiday.

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. You’ll have a unique perspective on one of Croatia’s most famous landmarks.

Day 2

Dubrovnik to Slano, Mainland

The day's sailing

15
Nautical miles
3 hr
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Today you’ll set sail from Dubrovnik for Slano, 15nm up the coast. After the welcome briefing, you can get a feel for your new yacht as you enjoy the warm waters and temperate winds between the Elaphiti Islands. Drop anchor in the beautiful waters of Uvala Šunj or Uvala Lopud before sailing on to Slano and mooring up in the newest ACI marina. After sailing, we’ll host the traditional first night punch party, where you can get to know your fellow crews. You’re then free to either eat aboard, or visit the local restaurants of Perast, Konoba Mirakul or Pizzeria Maestral.

Suggested lunch spots

Nip into Uvala Šunj, swim to the beach and enjoy traditionally prepared seafood such as baked octopus. Or head to Uvala Lopud and dine at one of their beachside restaurants.

Day 3

Slano to Pomena, Mljet

The day's sailing

25
Nautical miles
5 hr
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Mljet, Croatia

Sail from Slano, Mainland to the tiny fishing village of Pomena on the seductive island of Mljet. As you reach the northern shores of Mljet, stop for swimming and snorkelling in the warm waters that caress the coastline. You’ll finish your night on a classic flotilla raft in the sheltered cove of beautiful Lokva bay in Pomena. Backed by a dense Aleppo pine forest, this lovely village offers a handful of restaurants and shops to explore. In the evening, we’ll settle down to a traditional Dalmatian peka. This famous dish involves lamb, veal, potatoes and vegetables cooked ‘under the bell’.

Discover Pomena

Spectacular salt lakes

From Pomena you’re just a 15-minute walk from the two spectacular saltwater lakes of Mljet National Park. Swim in the lakes then stroll along the pleasant, shaded paths that encircle them. Catch the boat at Malo Jezero to the 12th century monastery on Sveta Marija Island.

Suggested lunch spots

The quiet fishing village of Prožurska Luka is a perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. Anchor in the peaceful waters and enjoy a picnic on the beach shaded by dense pine trees.

Day 4

Pomena to Lumbarda, Korčula Island

The day's sailing

12
Nautical miles
2.5 hr
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A short hop from Pomena, this 12nm leg ends up in the quiet fishing village of Lumbarda, on the craggy east coast of Korčula island, reputed birthplace of Marco Polo. The well-stocked private marina is a great place to freshen up and top up your water tanks and provisions. Stop along the way for swimming and snorkelling on the island of Badija, and to explore a 14th century Franciscan monastery. Once ashore in Lumbarda, you’ll head to Bire’s for a spot of agro tourism and to try the local food and wine.

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 5

Free Sailing

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Today is your day to explore the Dalmatian Coast your own way. Indulge your curiosity and set your own schedule, heading out independently or in small groups with your new friends. Pop around the headland and visit bustling Korčula Town by bus or yacht, explore the medieval Old Town and watch a traditional sword dance. Climb the bell tower for views that stretch for miles around. Or go further afield and forge out into the Adriatic—if you don’t have any set destinations in mind, your lead crew will be on hand with recommendations and the latest weather updates. Options from Lumbarda include Okuklje (26nm); Polace (15nm); Trstenik (11nm) and Prozura (25nm). The free sailing day is yours to do with as you please, so make the most of it.

Day 6

Ston, Pelješac

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Spend the penultimate day of your holiday cruising to the coastal town of Ston, perched on the Pelješac peninsula, where you’ll meet up with the rest of the fleet. Climb up the 14th-century walls that run across the hillside over to Mali Ston – you’ll get amazing views across Ston and the Peljesac Peninsula, including the traditional salt pans and oyster farms still in use today. The wall is the second-longest defensive wall in the world, bettered only by the really big one in China. The evening activities include the cocktail competition, judged by your lead crew on the criteria of taste, presentation and name. You’ll then head for a final group meal in Bistro Stagnum restaurant.

Discover Ston

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.

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor in the wide, tree-fringed bay of Uvala Jakljan 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 7

Ston to Dubrovnik

The day's sailing

22
Nautical miles
4.5 hr
Sailing time

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ACI Dubrovnik Marina Base

Set out from Ston for the final leg of your flotilla, a 22nm voyage back to ACI Dubrovnik. The journey back will begin with a flotilla regatta, a little friendly competition to test your racing skills. Once you’ve arrived, one of our technicians will join you on board to go through any technical glitches, before the gin and tonic party and prize giving end the week on a high note.

Discover Dubrovnik

Suggested lunch spots

The lovely Elaphiti Islands offer plenty of choices for lunch stops on your way to Dubrovnik. Head for Koločep for sand-and-pebble beaches and ancient pine forests, or visit Trsteno botanical gardens and look around the Game of Thrones filming location.