Croatia Yacht cruise

Last month, after leaving Ljubljana, the Capital of Slovenia, we took a 90 minute transfer to Zagreb, Croatia to catch a flight to Split, along the Croatian coast.

In Split we boarded our 38 passenger yacht to cruise around the Croatian islands. Having little idea what to expect, we were thrilled when we saw our beautiful yacht and even happier with our room that included a large bathroom and a balcony!

The company we booked through has 50 yachts it leases from private owners. Individual rooms are rented out or you can charter the entire yacht. The passenger count is anywhere from 12 to 38 passengers. It’s important to get on the right yacht to have the best experience.

The captain and crew members come with the yacht. A cruise director is provided on each yacht to organize activities. Our cruise director Stan was a real historian having lived in Croatia during the war from 1991 to 1995. He was also quite theatrical in his presentations, making our trip even more fun.

Every day we cruised to a different location along the Dalmatian Coast in the Adriatic Sea, separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan Peninsula. The northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic has 1300 islands!

Our cruise included breakfast each day, lunch most days and dinner a couple of nights. Since we spent every evening on land, we were able to dine and enjoy the night life, returning to the yacht at any time.

Our cruise also included the Croatian ports of call; Bol, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, and Ston. With only sixteen hundred residents, Bol is known for its beautiful beaches and windsurfing.

Hvar is the longest and sunniest of the islands with beautiful views from the hillside of Hvar City.

Vis is another small island with only 3000 hotels beds compared to Hvar with over 30,000 beds. The Mama Mia sequel was filmed in Vis!

Ston, located at the gates of the peninsula is surrounded by three seas and is rich in fresh water and salt water. It’s known for it’s wonderful oysters and mussels, which were a delicious treat for us!

The cruise ended in Dubrovnik, the beautiful walled city where scenes from the Games of Thrones were filmed. We spent several nights in Dubrovnik taking day tours to Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina.

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Next Month: The Galapagos!