We designed this holiday for those who love being active outdoors, who admire art and history and appreciate ancient architecture and local tradition. Daily activities are rather short and not too demanding, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the sun. Dubrovnik, the Elaphiti shorelines and Mljet Island National Park are rich in history and natural variety – cliffs, caves, coves, rocks, beaches and pine forests. We will explore them while sailing on a yacht, sea kayaking, cycling, swimming, snorkeling and on foot.
Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan belong to the the Elaphiti Islands archipelago. These are some of Croatia’s most beautiful green islands – covered by forests with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches and free of traffic. Their location is ideal – we reach them in under an hour’s sailing time from Dubrovnik.
Our experienced local guides and skippers will avoid overcrowded destinations ensuring you get the most authentic experience. You will have the opportunity to dine with local families in their homes and enjoy good food and excellent wine. Friendly dolphins or tuna that are often seen in the area often escort our yachts. The sea is blue, clear, warm and friendly.
This trip departs every Saturday and Sunday and includes three nights on the boat.
After ten years of experience with active sailing holidays we guarantee excellent value for money with this trip. Families with children aged 8 and up are welcome on family departures.
ARRIVAL AT DESTINATION – KOLOCEP ISLAND SUP, SWIMMING, SAILING TO LOPUD AND SIPAN ISLANDS
Arrival at the Huck Finn base in Komolac and boarding at 10 am. The guests are welcomed on board by their crew and we sail out after short safety instructions. Our yacht is a modern catamaran for up to 10 passengers with a lot of deck space, comfort and very good sailing performance. Our first stop today is Kolocep island – the smallest of the inhabited islands in the Elaphiti Archipelago. Kolocep is ideal for water activities and we will try out paddleboards and make a swimming break before stopping for lunch in one of the best fish restaurants in the area. After lunch and a short hike to Kolocep’s spectacular cliffs, we continue sailing towards Lopud and Sipan islands. We will anchor in one of the most beautiful bays of the area for a dinner and a swim.
SAILING TO MLJET ISLAND AND PELJESAC PENINSULA
We leave Sipan behind early today and sail out towards Mljet Island National Park. Two salt water lakes surrounded by a lush, green forest, the larger one with a small island in the middle, make Mljet a spectacular location for kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, cycling and swimming. You can choose to cycle from the catamaran to the lakes, where you can take a boat to the small island with a 12th century Benedictine monastery. Entrance fee to the national park is not included, but can be paid on spot. In the late afternoon we will sail towards the Peljesac Peninsula and anchor in a quiet bay near Zuljana Village.
Accommodation: catamaran. Meals: B.
PELJESAC PENINSULA PADDLEBOARDING, SWIMMING, SNORKELING AND CYCLING
Today we spend the day exploring the Peljesac Peninsula, one of the most successful and famous wine making regions in Croatia. It is a true oasis of peace with its vast vineyards, salt and oyster farms, quiet towns, narrow streets and hidden beaches. We will spend the morning paddling, snorkeling and swimming in Zuljana Bay. Afterwards we sail east towards Broce and Ston. Cycle to Ston, a lovely old town unspoiled by tourism, with pleasant cafes and restaurants. Take the time to explore the Ston city walls, salt farms, or taste its famous oysters or mussles before returning to Broce for the evening.
Accommodation: catamaran. Meals: B.
ELAPHITI ISLANDS SAILING, DEPARTURE
This morning we sail out of Broce and continue sailing east between the Elaphiti Islands until we reach Komolac again. Disembark around noon. Relax in Komolac, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant or continue to your next destination. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit – especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.
This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Huck Finn guides and trip leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Huck Finn reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.
Arrival and departure airport: Dubrovnik
Maximum number of participants: 10 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.
Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s). Younger children upon request.
Single use rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 25% surcharge.
Twin rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 10% surcharge per person. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible in case there are other guests interested in sharing.
Additional nights on Sipan Island may be booked.
- What Is Included3 nights on the catamaran (en suite bathroom)
activities and use of equipment (kayaks, bikes, paddleboards, snorkeling gear)
local taxes, permits and marina fees
transfers from meeting point
- What Is Not Includedinternational airfare to/from Croatia
Ston city walls entrance fee
Mljet Island National Park entrance fee
items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)
lunches and dinners