Croatia Gay Sailing Trip 2020: Join us!

After the success of our first gay sailing trip, we are extremely excited to announce that for 2020, we will be hosting another gay sailing trip to the very beautiful Croatia! (one cabin remaining as of 18 February 2020)

We first experienced Croatia in September 2019 and it blew us away. We have travelled all over the world and yet never seen such perfect crystal clear waters – the ideal place to set sail!

Our Croatian gay sailing trip will set sail on Saturday 1st August 2020. We will spend 7 days island-hopping along the picturesque Dalmatian coast!

Our route includes the vibrant islands of Hvar and Korčula, the peaceful national park Mljet and magical islands in between. We will stop in secluded bays for swim breaks and explore the hidden gems that are only accessible by boat.

The plan is to switch off and relax as we spend leisurely days at sea navigating some of the Adriatic’s more remote islands. You can learn how to sail, or just spend afternoons lazing on your yacht and topping up your tan, before wandering secluded villages as our crew take their time to show you another side of Croatia.

After our week in Croatia, we can not wait to go back and see more! Read on for further details of how to join (just leave your contact details at the bottom of this page).

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Croatia Gay Sailing Trip: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat) Dubrovnik – Okukje (Mljet)

You will join the boat at 13:00 and get ready for a 14:00 departure.

We sail directly to Okukje (Mljet), where you will experience the hidden fishing village and be welcomed by the local hospitality and settle in for your first night.

Dine with the rest of the group at the hosting restaurant and enjoy the evening here.

Overnight in Okukje.

Day 1 Summary:

  • Afternoon sail to Okukje
  • Learn to sail (if you wish)
  • Arrive in port (spare time)
  • Dinner at our selected restaurant
  • Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access

Day 2 (Sun) Okukje (Mljet) – Pomena (Mljet)

We set sail for the island of Mljet and the National Park.

Once inside the park, we’ll drop anchor for lunch and your swim. This water is the most inviting we have ever seen!

We’ll park the boat outside our favourite restaurant, where you can pre-order your dinner before cycling around the lake.

Once back at the boat after your afternoon, the restaurant is literally just a few steps away, so you can sit back and soak up the atmosphere on the island and enjoy the sunset.

Dine with the rest of the group at the hosting restaurant and enjoy the evening here.

Overnight in Pomena.

Day 2 Summary:

  • Breakfast on board
  • Sail to swim stop in National Park
  • Swim stop & lunch on board
  • Berth boat outside restaurant
  • Spare time to explore the National Park, swim, cycle the lake or enjoy the boat
  • Dinner at our selected restaurant
  • Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access

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Day 3 (Mon) Pomena (Mljet) – Korčula

We have a leisurely day ahead of us to get to Korčula.

We’ll stop along the way for a swim stop and lunch.

After lunch we’re back on track for the old fortified town of Korčula, the home of Marco Polo.

Once in Korčula, you can wander the streets in the old town, find a sunset bar for the best set in the house and explore the many restaurants the town has to offer.

Dine at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here.

After dinner there are always performers playing a selection of live music on the street, for a true alfresco experience.

Overnight in Korčula.

Day 3 Summary:

  • Breakfast on board
  • Sail to swim stop
  • Swim stop & lunch on board
  • Sail to Korčula, arrival approx 3pm
  • Explore the town, sunset drinks and restaurant dinner
  • Restaurant selection your choice or go as a group
  • Enjoy the alfresco entertainment on the streets of the town
  • Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access

Day 4 (Tue) Korčula – Vinogradisce Bay (Optional water taxi to Hvar)

We’ll have an early breakfast and set sail for the amazing islands of Pakleni. Weather permitting, we’ll go to Šcedro for a swim stop and lunch.

We will sail to Pakleni Island, where we’ll stay for the evening. You can swim in the bay around the boat, explore the island and the trendy cocktail bar before taking an (optional) water taxi to Hvar for sunset drinks, an amazing selection of restaurants and a wonderful Old Town to explore.

Dine at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here.

Overnight in Vinogradse Bay.

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A shot Sion took on our first trip to the Pakleni Islands!

Day 4 Summary:

  • Breakfast on board
  • Sail to swim stop (Šcedro – weather permitting)
  • Swim stop & lunch on board
  • Sail to Pakleni Island
  • Berthed on mooring ball
  • Swim and leisure time
  • Water taxi to Hvar for sunset drinks, dinner and dancing
  • Restaurant selection your choice or go as a group
  • Night cap on the boat and watch shooting stars. Night club open for anyone wanting to dance
  • Boat is moored in bay, so you will be taking a (optional) water taxi to and from Hvar
  • Last water back to boat is 4am
  • *Water taxi from Vinogradisce Bay to Hvar is 100 Kuna (approx €13 for a return trip) 

Day 5 (Wed) Pakleni Islands – Vis

We have an early arrival in Vis to guarantee a prime spot.

Once on the dock in Vis, you’re free to come and go and treat the boat as your base.

You can hire an old VW Beetle or scooter and explore the island and drive down to Komiza at the other end of the island.

Dinner on Vis is a true pleasure with more choices to shake a stick at. Dine at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here.

Overnight in Vis.

Day 5 Summary:

  • Breakfast on board
  • Sail to swim stop
  • Sail to Vis town to berth on town quay
  • Swim stop & lunch on board
  • Swim & leisure time
  • Daily excursions available, such as Wine Tours, Blue Cave Tours, Scooter hire, Diving & Freediving 
  • Restaurant selection your choice or go as a group
  • Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access
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Ben in crystal clear waters on Hvar

 

Day 6 (Thu) Vis – Milna (Brač)

We have a leisurely day ahead of us to get to Brač.

We’ll stop along the way for a swim stop and lunch. After lunch we’re back on track for the old fishing village of Milna. The village is a relaxing town which offers a selection of local bars and restaurants, including an amazing sunset vista over a cluster of islands – it’s a wonderful way to bring your trip to a close.

Dine at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here.

Overnight in Milna.

Day 6 Summary:

  • Breakfast on board
  • Sail to swim stop
  • Swim stop & lunch on board
  • Sail to Brač Island
  • Berthed in a marina for the evening
  • Leisure time
  • Restaurant selection your choice or go as a group
  • Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access
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You will be fed very well!

Day 7 (Fri) Milna (Brač) – Split (Marina Kaštela)

On our final sailing day, we make way for Split, stopping for our usual swim and lunch in a nice bay.

We’ll arrive in Split with enough time to refresh yourself and head into the Old Town to wander the streets, take in a walking town, sunset drinks along the promenade or enjoy live music in the town square.

Dinner time in Split is always a difficult choice, as there are so many amazing restaurants to choose from. Dine at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here.

Overnight in Split.

Day 7 Summary:

  • Breakfast on board
  • Sail to swim stop
  • Swim stop & lunch on board
  • Sail to Split, spare time to explore the fortified old town, walk the old town’s walls or enjoy a sunset cocktail as the sun goes down on your sailing holiday for the last night
  • Restaurant selection your choice or go as a group
  • Boat stays berthed in the marina, so you have full walk-on, walk-off access

Day 8 (Sat) Split (Disembark 8am)

It’s time to say goodbye. Check out time is at 8am

Light breakfast and 8am disembarkation.

Want to watch a video of all the action from last year? Click here.

Note: we are out at sea and the itinerary is subject to change based on weather and keeping you safe.

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Who is coming on our Croatian gay sailing trip?

There are 14 spots in total (2 left as of 18 February 2020), plus us and we will be spread across two yachts.

We are inviting all our favourite followers and friends from around the world! Come with your partner, friend or come solo and make a whole group of new friends!

Last year we had a great mix of guys from all over the world including the US and Europe. It was a really fun group!

We will also be joined by an all gay crew!

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Us with a few from our group last year 🙂

What is the Yacht like?

The yachts we are using are modern, comfortable and luxurious. Picture yourself lying on deck topping up your tan with beer or cocktail in hand before diving into the crystal-clear waters to cool down!

The yachts we are using will be the Oceanis 48 – you can see the Oceanis 48 yacht here.

What is included on your gay sailing trip?

Pretty much everything you need is included to have an amazing, stress free vacation:

  • Champagne arrival
  • 7 days/nights cruising on our own private yacht
  • All gay crew including a certified skipper and of course us, your hosts!
  • Half board (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches), natural water, tea and coffee (BYO alcohol and mixers)
  • You can learn how to sail with your qualified skipper, or just sit back and enjoy
  • WiFi Internet (unlimited, 4G)
  • Snorkeling gear is available for underwater fun
  • Always a small group on board (max 8 guests)
  • No hidden charges or ‘departure taxes’
  • All on board costs are covered: fuel, water & port/marina charges, taxes, linen and cleaning
  • You will be taken to all the best gay hotspots, nude beaches etc

The only things that are not included are:

  • Flights and transfers (you will need to fly in to Dubrovnik where we start and out of Split where we end)
  • Tips, restaurant dinners, excursions and any other personal extras
  • Water taxi
  • Travel insurance

How much does it cost?

For all of the inclusions above, the cost is:

  • € 1,345 ‘early bird price’ per person

The pricing is based on 2 people sharing a double cabin (double beds). 

If you are travelling solo you can be paired up with another solo traveller! We had a few solo travellers last year and everything went very smoothly being paired up.

The deposit to hold your spot on the yacht is just €500 per person.

I want to join! What is the next step?

If you are interested in joining us fill out the form below  and one of the organisers from Pride Sailing Holidays will be in touch (please check your junk or spam folder in case the response does not come through)! (Or if you have any trouble/no response email us direct at [email protected])

 

Note:  We are working in partnership with Pride Sailing Holidays. Please note, all opinions are still our own, we only partner with companies we trust and we look forward to seeing you on board!

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