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Croatia Sailing Adventure

Escape the crowds on our private Croatia sailing adventure

Our Croatia sailing adventure is the experience of a lifetime! Enjoy hiking, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, swimming and snorkeling, all with the idyllic backdrop of the northern Adriatic’s most stunning islands. Many of the islands we’ll visit have pristine nature and little development, allowing you to see the true Mediterranean as it once was. 

From tasting fresh seafood and local island cuisine to experiencing the islands’ unique cultures, get ready to be immersed in the Mediterranean way of life while exploring some of the most beautiful natural settings Croatia has to offer. The catamaran will take us to undiscovered bays with crystal clear turquoise water, sandy beaches, dense coastal forests and diverse wildlife. 

This trip is a perfect way to isolate yourself from crowds and is ideal for families or groups of friends. You’ll spend most nights aboard the catamaran, our own private floating island for the week, and will visit numerous remote areas with few tourists. 

Whether it’s floating in unbelievably blue waters along remote shorelines or exploring ancient Roman ruins, this Croatia sailing adventure is full of unforgettable experiences that will stay with you long after you’ve returned to shore. 

 

DayActivitiesLocationLodgingMeals Included
1ArrivalRovinjRovinjDinner
2Sailing - day at sea, swimming, snorkelingRovinj-SusakSusak - CatamaranBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3Walking, swimmingSusak IslandLosinj Island - CatamaranBreakfast, Dinner
4Kayaking, swimming, snorkelingLosinj IslandPunta Kriza, Cres - CatamaranBreakfast, Dinner
5Rest day - relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, SUP or kayakPunta Kriza, Cres IslandPunta Kriza, Cres - CatamaranBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6Hiking Losinj or Cycling CresLosinj-CresMartinscica, Cres - CatamaranBreakfast, Dinner
7Sailing - day at sea, swimming, snorkelingCres-PulaPulaBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8DeparturePulaBreakfast
DAY 1
Arrival in Rovinj

The journey begins in Rovinj, one of Croatia’s most iconic seaside towns. Groups typically meet in the afternoon or evening, so please keep this in mind when booking your flights and other transportation. We recommend arriving in the morning or the day before our welcome meeting to ensure you have enough time to explore this lovely coastal town. 

After settling into the hotel, we will meet for a welcome drink, dinner and a brief orientation to discuss the upcoming holiday and get to know the guides and fellow travelers.

Accommodation: Rovinj; Meals: Dinner.

DAY 2
Day at Sea - Sailing, Swimming & Snorkeling

After breakfast, we’ll board the catamaran, our private floating island for the week, and get acquainted with the boat and sailing procedures. Once we get settled, we’ll set sail towards Susak. As we head south along the Istrian coast, we’ll stop at several islands for swimming and snorkeling breaks and enjoy lunch on the boat. 

We expect to arrive in Susak in the afternoon, depending on the weather conditions. There will be time to explore the area around the port before meeting for dinner together at a restaurant on shore. 

Accommodation: Susak – Catamaran; Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3
Walking Susak’s Coastal Trails

Today we’ll explore Susak, a small, remote island with a year-round population of only around 150 people. Visiting this charming, car-free place will make you feel like you’re stepping back in time. We’ll circle the island on a 4-hour walk along scenic coastal trails, with plenty of time to enjoy Susak’s sandy beaches, which are a rarity in the Adriatic. 

You’ll have some free time to explore the port and have lunch on your own before setting sail for Mali Losinj. We’ll arrive in the evening and have dinner together, and then there will be free time to explore the picturesque old town center on your own. 

Accommodation: Mali Losinj – Catamaran; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4
Sea Kayaking Losinj Island

Nicknamed the Island of Vitality, Losinj is known for its abundant sunshine, clean air, clear water, and warm sea breezes. We’ll spend today paddling along the shoreline to hidden coves and soaking up the beauty of this lush island. 

The area is home to many different plant and animal species, including bottlenose dolphins and sea turtles. In fact, Losinj’s waters are one of the places you’re most likely to witness these sea creatures in Croatia. We’ll spend around 5 hours total kayaking, including breaks for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing in the peaceful turquoise and emerald bays.

After kayaking, you’ll have time to get lunch or a snack on your own in one of Losinj’s coastal towns before we hop on the catamaran and sail to Cres Island. We’ll have dinner together at a small restaurant in Punta Kriza known among sailors for its fresh fish and seafood. 

Accommodation: Punta Kriza, Cres – Catamaran; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5
Rest Day - Relaxing, Swimming, SUP & Snorkeling

Today is all about swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun in the Mediterranean paradise of Punta Kriza. The area’s sparkling blue waters and sandy bottom will make you feel like you’re in the Caribbean. 

You can relax on the boat or take stand up paddleboards and kayaks to explore the seemingly endless coves on this wild peninsula. Keep an eye out for deer and other fauna on shore. 

We’ll enjoy dinner and sunset from the boat and stay the night in one of the coves. If it’s clear, you can expect incredible stargazing, as there is very little light pollution in this remote natural area. 

Accommodation: Punta Kriza, Cres – Catamaran; Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6
Nerezine to Osorscica Hiking

After breakfast, we’ll sail to Nerezine on Losinj and hike to the top of Osorscica, the island’s highest peak. From the summit, you’ll have a stunning, panoramic view of the Kvarner Bay and islands. On a clear day, you can see the Velebit mountain range on the mainland, the Istrian peninsula, the Dalmatian coastline and the Zadar archipelago islands. 

There is an option to go cycling on Cres instead of hiking. Please let us know what your group prefers when booking. After returning to the catamaran, we’ll sail to Martinscica on Cres and have dinner together in the port. 

Accommodation: Martinscica, Cres – Catamaran; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7
Day at Sea - Sailing, Swimming & Snorkeling

Today we’ll make our way back to Istria. Depending on the weather conditions, we should be able to make various stops on small islands between Martinscica and Pula, so you’ll have time to swim, snorkel and explore more beautiful coves. 

We will disembark the catamaran upon our arrival in Pula, so you’ll need to make sure to pack your bags ahead of time. 

Pula is known for its Roman ruins, including a well-preserved amphitheater dating to the 1st century BC. You’ll have time to explore the city on your own before our farewell dinner together as a group. 

Accommodation: Pula hotel; Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8
Departure

Today marks the end of our sailing adventure. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport at any time, although we suggest avoiding booking departures early in the morning. We provide free transfers to all areas in Istria, including the Pula airport. Transfers to areas outside of Istria may be available for an additional fee. If you wish to stay longer in Croatia, your guide will happily provide you with recommendations for the remainder of your trip.

Meals: Breakfast

Croatia Sailing Adventure Tour
high seasonintermediate seasonlow season
Private double cabin2290,00 €2220,00 €2100,00 €
Private single cabin2890,00 €2820,00 €2700,00 €

 

All prices are per person. 

High Season: June 19 – September 10
Intermediate Season: May 22 – June 18, September 11 – September 26
Low Season: April 10 – May 21, September 27 – October 23

Departure dates in 2021:

The 8-day trip runs from Saturday to Saturday. A shorter sailing adventure break is possible to arrange on request. Departures are available on the following dates:

August: 21, 29
September: 4, 11, 18, 25
October: 16, 23

Trip price includes:

  • 7-nights accommodation
  • 2-3 meals per day (see the itinerary for details)
  • skilled English-speaking guide on catamaran
  • skilled English-speaking skipper on the catamaran
  • 3 days of organized activities and 3 days of optional activities
  • use of equipment required for activities
  • local taxes and sea permits
  • transportation during the tour
  • transfers within Istria at the end of the trip
  • insurance

Not included:

  • international airfare to/from Croatia
  • personal items and souvenirs
  • optional gratuities for your guide(s)
  • alcoholic beverages
  • meals not stated in the itinerary

Payment:

A deposit equal to 50% of the price of the trip is due at the time of booking in order to reserve your dates. The remaining balance is to be paid at least 14 days before the departure date. We accept payment via bank transfer – details will be provided to you upon booking.

Cancellation policy:

If you decide to cancel your trip for any reason, you will be subject to the following cancellation policy:

  • Cancellation 60 days or more before the departure date: the deposit is fully refundable.
  • Cancellation 30-59 days before the departure date: the deposit is partially refundable – you will receive half of your deposit back, minus the cost of any bank fees.
  • Cancellation 15-29 days before the departure date: the deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancellation within 14 days of departure date: full cost of the trip is non-refundable.
  • COVID 19 regulations: Due to the world wide pandemic and unforeseen events that might develop before your arrival we allow any non-refundable payments to be transferred to the 2022. season.

We recommend purchasing travel insurance in order to protect your investment from unforeseen circumstances.

How to book: please email us at info@terramagicacroatia.com or call +385 91 764 1300

Maximum number of participants: Maximum number of participants: 8 guests per group. Larger groups on request.

Single rooms are available upon request with a surcharge. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible.

Activities: sea kayaking, walking, hiking, cycling (optional), swimming, SUP, snorkeling

Activity level: moderate

Accommodation:1 night in a 3*** accommodation in Rovinj, 5 nights in a cabin on the catamaran, 1 night in a 3*** accommodation in Pula

Meals and dietary requirements: All arrangements regarding dietary requirements can be made upon request. We can provide vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals. Lunches are sometimes picnic-style allowing for flexibility along our route. You will be able to buy lunch and snacks from local shops.

Highlights: island hopping the northern Adriatic’s most beautiful islands, charming towns of Rovinj, Mali Losinj and Pula, breathtaking scenery, range of activities in diverse settings

Arrival and  departure  transfers:  several  group  transfers  between  the  airport  and  destination may be available depending on arrival/departure time.  Arrivals after 6 pm may be subject to surcharge of 50 euros per transfer.

You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. Transfers are included to all areas within Istria. Transfers to other locations in Croatia can be arranged upon request but are not included in the price of the trip. If you are staying longer in Croatia, our guides will provide any information you need to continue your adventure, including places to visit, restaurants, lodging, etc. We love our country and know it well, and will be happy to share our knowledge with you.

Disclaimer: This itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather, wind, and sea conditions, group abilities and preferences, and other unforeseen circumstances. While this is true on all of our tours, it is especially important when sailing. Terra Magica Adventures guides seek to provide the best possible experience for clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk, which could be caused by extremely hot or cold temperatures, stormy weather, heavy traffic or other factors beyond our control. Terra Magica Adventures reserves the right to alter a program without prior notice.