At a glance

9 days
Arrival Airport
Split (SPU)
river grade
Air Temp
27°C (81F)
Water Temp
25°C (77F)


Croatia is fast becoming the must-visit destination in Europe. It’s a country rich in natural beauty and nowhere is that more evident than the spectacular islands on the Dalmatian Coast. This beautiful coastline offers picturesque anchorages, fascinating history and gorgeous sailing conditions. You will sample an array of local cuisine in the many quality restaurants en route or delicious meals freshly prepared by your skipper and crew on board our 50-foot sailboat. End your trip visiting the ancient UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik. Add on an optional extension to visit beautiful neighbouring country Montenegro where we will raft the Tara River and explore Kotor old town.

Let us share this exciting destination with you.


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What you will be up to


Arrive into Split where your skipper will meet you and accompany you to your hotel in the picturesque old town of Trogir. We meet for a meal in one of the many excellent restaurants where your skipper will give you a run down on the next few days of your trip.

Included: Dinner


After breakfast, we head to the marina where you’ll board your yacht and the skipper will give you a full safety briefing. After a short sail, we reach the fantastic bay of Krknjaši on Drvenik Veli island.  Have a swim and enjoy lunch in the azure waters. The afternoon sees us sail the short distance to Solta where we anchor in a picture perfect bay before enjoying local delicacies at a nearby restaurant.

All meals included


Take a dive off the yacht for a wake up swim while the skipper prepares breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. Our planned destination for tonight is Starigrad, on the island of Hvar. Situated in a sheltered harbour, we  moor up and give you time to explore this historic town, one of Croatia’s oldest dating back to 385 BC. At night we enjoy one of the many seaside restaurants on offer.

All meals included


After a relaxed start to the day, we sail towards Otok Scedro, a remote island. Here if we are lucky, the local wine and olive oil producer will pop over for an on board tasting. Alternatively, have a swim or take the dinghy into shore for a short hike while your meal is prepared.

All meals included


Our hosts deliver freshly baked croissants and pastries direct to the yacht! Today our destination is the fascinating island of Vis, which until 1989 was entirely closed to tourism as it served as a Yugoslav military base. This ancient city delights history lovers, while fans of Mamma Mia may recognise it as one of the movie locations. You can watch the film in an outdoor theatre most evenings. Tuck into delicious local seafood or lamb but leave room for delicious ice cream from a hugely popular gelato shop.

All meals included


After breakfast at a seafont cafe, we sail from Vis to Solta for a relaxed day. It can be a wonderful place to take a swim in the middle of the calm clear seas, an experience many of our guests list as one of their highlights. Enjoy your last full day sailing. Dinner tonight on board the yacht.

All meals included


We depart our mooring off the island of Solta and have breakfast en route back to Trogir. Here once we say farewell to our yacht, we transfer by road to Dubrovnik and a look around this wonderful city. A spectacular meal out in one of the best restaurants in the city. Overnight in our old town hotel.

All meals included


This morning we take a morning paddle in Dubrovnik across to Loksum Island and back in time for breakfast.

The afternoon is yours to explore this magical city from the spectacular views from the gondola, to a walk around the ancient city walls. Overnight Dubrovnik.

No Meals Included


Depart Dubrovnik for your flight home, airport transfer included. (If you wish to extend your trip, we offer extensions to Montenegro and Balkans. Contact us for details)

No Meals Included

9 with Montenegro extension

If you choose to continue your Balkan adventure, today we have an early start as we drive to neighbouring Montenegro and the beautiful Tara River with almost unbelievable blue water. Enjoy breakfast before we head out on the river for several hours of easy rafting, including a riverside bar stop for refreshments. A hearty late lunch awaits us on our return. Relax in the rustic river side camp and enjoy reliving the rapids over a light dinner.

All meals included

10 with Montenegro extension

After breakfast, we drive to Kotor Old Town, situated at the head of the spectacular Kotor Bay. Explore one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean including its fortified walls and fortress. Get lost in the cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site, before we take you to a secret location for sunset drinks and canapes to take in a jaw-dropping view of the bay. Return to Kotor for dinner and your old town hotel.

Breakfast, sunset drinks and dinner included

11 with Montenegro extension

After breakfast at your hotel, we take in a high speed boat cruise exploring Boka Bay taking in the Lady of the Rocks church and museum, see Perast and Mamula island from the water, swim in the dazzling blue cave before getting dropped at Rose Beach, a hidden gem with beautifully clear waters. The day is yours to relax, swim, top up your tan or have a long lazy lunch. You’ll be picked up late afternoon and returned to Kotor, where we will enjoy a final meal together.

Meals include breakfast and dinner

12 with Montenegro extension

Depart Kotor for your return flight home. A transfer to Tivat airport, just ten minutes away, is included. Alternatives are Podjorica or Dubrovnik airports. Please talk to us to arrange a transfer if you choose one of these departure points.

No meals included

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Dates & Prices

Saturday 20 July 2024- Sunday 28 July 20249 days£4750€5600$5995
Saturday 7 June 2025 - Sunday 15 June 20259 days£4950€5950$6500
Saturday 21 June 2025 - Sunday 29 June 20259 days£4950€5950$6500
Saturday 5 July 2025- Sunday 13 July 20259 days£4950€5950$6500


In order to give you increased flexibility for your vacation please call our UK or US office’s for advice on who to book your flights with. Alternatively, why not use your frequent flyer miles for your adventure? There are many options for your flight to Athens with Swiss, LufthansaBA Aegean or the Low Cost airline, Easyjet. Alternatively we have teamed up with GYT who can provide you with a competitive flight quote by filling out this form on the Water By Nature website. Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.

PLEASE NOTE: Your arrival airport for this trip is Split (Airport Code SPU) and your departure Airport is Dubrovnik (DBV)

We have price and departure information about the following trips in Croatia (land prices only – flights not included). The minimum number of guests on this trip is four and the maximum number is eight. Private charters are available by request.

In order to secure your place, please pay your deposit  of $750 per person. The final balance is due 100 days before departure.

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What you should bring

We find most of our clients have in their possession already what is needed for a sailing trip. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the yacht, on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.

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Croatia – Sailing The Adriatic reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)
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My Fifth Trip.... and counting

13th July 2023

Another WBN trip in the books and spending time on a sailboat in Croatia along the Adriatic coast followed by white water rafting in Montenegro did not disappoint.

By my count this is my 5th trip and am currently booked for an adventure in PNG next year.

Why do I continue to travel with WBN? It’s because they truly deliver a unique experience each and every time.

Different from rafting the Zambezi, Tamur or Cherry Creek, sailing with a small group provides adrenaline rushes in other ways.

Maybe it’s taking the wheel and catching the wind or out on a paddle board or jumping into crystal clear azure waters… there’s always something special to look forward to.

A few highlights from my recent trip were the fabulous restaurants in tiny coves away from the crowds, having fresh pastries delivered to our boat early in the morning, deciding to stop along the way for an afternoon swim, discovering the old city of Dubrovnik and finally rafting the Tara River in Montenegro.

To sum it all up…Water By Nature delivers a holiday in which one’s memories last a lifetime.


So Much More Than I Expected!!

22nd August 2022

Water By Nature once again provided my partner and I a trip of a lifetime. The Croatia/Montenegro sailing and rafting trip was the prefect blend of adventure and relaxation, open water and charming port cities, world class meals and cozy cafes. Our crew was fun and safety minded, making a sailing/rafting trip enjoyable. We were immersed in the culture with a very impressive itinerary that also accommodated for kicking back and soaking it all in. I’d love to go back.. if only WBN did not have so many other tempting trips.

Megan Berry Barlow

Sea, Sun And Incredible Food

18th August 2022

We have been traveling with WBN for a few years now and keep coming back for more. The trips are always beautifully orchestrated and no detail is left to chance. Croatia didn’t disappoint, neither in scenery, sailing or it’s people. The sailing was amazing and being able to swim in the middle of the Adriatic was exhilarating. Each port was unique unto itself, as was sleeping on deck underneath beautiful starry skies. One unexpected aspect of the trip was how absolutely wonderful the food was. Whether we had seafood, regional dishes or something else, the food was masterfully prepared and delicious. We had multiple Michelin Star prepared meals in addition to grilling off the back of the sailboat or taking the dingy inshore for a local treat, which is not to be missed!! The second most unexpected aspect of the trip was the diversion to Montenegro. We knew what we were expecting from the landscape in Croatia but didn’t really have any idea about Montenegro‘s wild natural beauty. Lake Piva and the Tara River were absolutely stunning as was the extra day that we added to hike the mountains. We recommend this beautiful diversion if you’re remotely interested. It was amazing and our guide was the first Montenegran to summit Mount Everest!! Talk about a way to see things!!! We can’t say enough about WBN and their attention to detail. We have already booked our next adventure for New Zealand 2024. Our continued loyalty to WBN says it all!!! Thanks Hamish for always making it a memorable trip!!

Allison & Don

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