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8-Day Sailing Trip In The Elaphiti Islands Starting From Dubrovnik

This 8-day and 7-night trip will take you from Dubrovnik to sail along the Elaphiti archipelago, visiting the islands of Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan, some of Croatia's most beautiful green islands covered by forests with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches, free of traffic. Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
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This isn’t just a sailing trip or adventure package. 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.

DETAILED ITINERARY
1. 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.
Accommodation: catamaran.

2 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: Breakfast.

3. 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: Breakfast

4. Elaphiti Islands sailing and Sipan Island cycling
This morning we sail out of Broce and continue sailing east between the Elaphiti Islands until we reach Sipan. Disembark late in the morning and check into your accommodation in Sipanska Luka, which will be our base for the last four nights of the holiday. This village at the far end of Sipan Island with beautiful sunsets is a charming and romantic fishing village in a bay surrounded with palm trees. Its beauty makes it a favorite mooring place of sailing yachts. Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and its landscape, castles, chapels and monasteries are ideally explored by bikes or on foot. It was lucky enough to reach its peak of development at the time when the Republic of Dubrovnik was the richest. The result is the largest number of summer villas found among all three inhabited islands, as well as numerous churches, chapels and monasteries. A road with very little traffic connects two villages Luka Sipanska and Sudjuradj and makes this route ideal for cycling. Visit a local hilltop farm with picturesque olive groves and the most beautiful view of the island.
Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast.

5. Continue exploring Sipan Island and its beaches or take a trip to Dubrovnik and visit its Old Town, city walls and main street Stradun. Take an optional boat ride to Lokrum, the “cursed island” near Dubrovnik with its Benedictine monastery, botanical garden, small lake popularly known as the “Dead Sea” and Fort Royal Castle.
Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast.

6. Lopud Island hiking
Today we will explore the nearby Lopud Island. Lopud has many beautiful walking routes that take one from sea to the top of the island and back. This island’s true treasures are its tiny churches and a fort strategically located at one of its highest points. In the past it served as an observation point and was used to protect the island’s safety. Prepare yourself for stunning views of the Elaphiti Archipelago and Mljet Island.
Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast.

7. Elaphiti Islands kayaking
The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking. Each island is small and easy to kayak around, but has an interesting and indented coastline, offering numerous coves and beaches. We paddle out of Luka Sipanska this morning and head west towards Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa islands. All three are uninhabited and their beaches can only be accessed from a small boat or kayak, resulting in a number of secluded beaches and a rich, undisturbed underwater world. There will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Sipanska for yet another spectacular sunset. For those looking to spend more time in Dubrovnik, it is also possible to spend the morning kayaking and head to the Old Town for the afternoon.
Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast.

8.Departure
You can book your flight from 10 am onwards. Earlier departures can be accommodated, but are subject to surcharge. There might be several group transfers between the destination and airport depending on flight departure time. 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.
Meals: Breakfast.

- What Will You Do

Day 1 - Arrival and departure from Dubrovnik, SUP & sailing in the Kolocep and Sipan Islands
Day 2 - Sailing, SUP, swimming and snorkeling in the Mljet Island
Day 3 - Sailing, SUP, cycling and swimming in the Peljesac Peninsula
Day 4 - Sailing and cycling in Elaphiti and Sipan
Day 5 - Beach day in the Sipan Island
Day 6 - Hiking in Lopud Island
Day 7 - Sea kayaking in the Elaphiti Islands
Day 8 - Departure to Dubrovnik

- What To Expect

- Accommodation: Our boats are Nautitech 44 catamarans, each with four cabins with en-suite bathrooms. Each boat has three double cabins and one that can be used as a twin/triple. The following four nights are spent in private accommodation in Šipanska Luka. All houses are very close to the sea, each with no more than 6 rooms or studio apartments.

- Meals: Breakfast will be served in a rich buffet form with several types of cereal, butter, honey, jam, ham, cheese, eggs, yogurt, fruit, juice, coffee, tea and milk. We can also provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc. meals with prior notice. Some lunches will be picnic-style, allowing for flexibility along our route. You will be able to buy lunch packages from the local shop.

- Gourmet Experience: Occasionally, excellent local and private restaurants will be available during lunchtime and dinner. They have received excellent feedback from previous guests for their value for money and we strongly recommend trying their specialties to all those interested in discovering authentic Croatian food. The skipper will be happy to make reservations and give suggestions.

- What Is Included

- 3 nights on the catamaran (en suite bathroom), 4 nights in guesthouse on Sipan Island
- 7 breakfasts
- Activities and use of equipment (kayaks, bicycles, paddleboards, snorkeling gear)
- Local taxes, permits and marina fees
- Yacht skipper
- Assistance
- Insurance

- What Is Not Included

- International airfare to/from Croatia
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Entrance fee to the walls of Ston city
- Entrance fee to the Mljet Island National Park
- Items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)
- Lunches and dinners

- FAQ

What is the maximum capacity of guests per trip?
Maximum number of participants: 10 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.
Is there a minimum age required for the participants?
Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s). Younger children upon request.
Can the itinerary change because of the weather conditions or our interest?
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.
What about single rooms/cabins?
Single use rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 25% surcharge.
What about twin rooms/cabins?
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.

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