Dalmatian Coast Explorer Cruise
Circular: Tivat to Tivat
The tranquil Croatian and Montenegrin coastlines are the stars of this circular gulet cruise that takes in the best of Montenegro and Southern Croatia. On board the 'Adatepe' you will be provided with an opportunity to explore both countries and the hidden beauty on offer.
The Dalmatian coast is a sailors dream: idyllic conditions, wonderful weather, stunning heritage-listed walled towns and vibrant cultural villages, beautiful islands and secluded bays, all punctuated by rocky outcrops and romantic hidden coves.
Just over the border from Croatia, the Bay of Kotor unfolds like a magical world all of its own, where the towns and villages retain the architecture and spirit of the wealthy Venetian trading empire centuries ago.
The beautiful Croatian coastline offers an array of hidden bays, medieval Old Towns and warm swimming opportunities. This Combined with a the relaxed culture makes it the perfect destination for a Gulet Cruise.
Aboard our 25m, 12-berth traditional mahogany and teak wood gulet cruiser named 'Adatepe IV' you will enjoy a holiday to remember. This beautiful vessel is fully equipped to sail on the open Adriatic at every available opportunity. As well as visiting beautiful towns and villages there is plenty to do on board, with swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing all available.
Specification of Adaptepe IV:
- 6 cabin sailing gulet: All cabins fitted with double bed and en-suite shower room (Sliding door enclosures)
- 3 Crew members including the captain and chef
- Constructed in 2006, length 25 meters, width 6.4 meters
- Engine 400HP Volvo Penta
- Sailing gulet
- Turkish flag
The on-board chef serves a delicious breakfast and lunch each day, with evenings spent exploring your port of call or enjoying a drink from the boat’s bar.
- Explore the amazing Adriatic coastline stretching from Southern Croatia to the Bay of Kotor with its hidden bays, medieval towns and towering mountains
- Designed to combine plenty of cruising and sightseeing in places of interest at a relaxed pace and with the ability to sail the open seas!
- Visit the historical walled towns of Dubrovnik, Kotor, Perast and the beauty of southern Dalmatia
Sunday – Tivat -At Dock for Embarkation and first night:
Today we board in the Bay of Kotor where we will have the opportunity to make our way at a leisurely pace over to the glamorous Porto Montenegro marina, home to some of the biggest (and most expensive!) yachts in the world.
We will moor for the night at the town of Tivat and you will be free to go and explore this town in the heart of the Boka Bay or take the short stroll to Porto Montenegro where you can visit one of the many fine dining restaurants or designer shops.
Overnight onboard in Tivat, Dinner on board included.
Monday – Cavtat – At Anchor with tender for the second night:
Setting sail from Kotor early in the morning, we clear Montenegrin immigration at Zelenika and enter Croatian immigration at Cavtat. Formalities out of the way, it’s on to Cavtat’s beautiful bay, lined with waterfront restaurants, cobbled streets and narrow stairways covered in colourful blossoms. Forever in the shadow of famous neighbour Dubrovnik, postcard-perfect Cavtat offers a calmer, more human scale. Art lovers will appreciate the work of Cavtat’s most famous son, Vlaho Bukovac, whose former home is now a gallery.
Overnight onboard in Cavtat, Breakfast and Lunch on board included.
Tuesday – Mljet Natonal Park (Polace) – At dock for the Third night:
Today we leave Cavtat and sail to one of the most seductive of the Adriatic Islands, Mljet a beautiful island covered by forests and dotted by fields, vineyards and small villages. The northern part of the island contains the Mljet National Park rich in natural vegetation, pine forests, lakes and eye catching scenery. The monastery of St Mary rests in the middle of the bay and is another great place to visit in this peaceful hidden gem of the Adriatic.
Overnight in Mljet, Breakfast and Lunch on board is included.
Wednesday – Sipan (With half day visit to Jakljan Island) – At dock/anchor with tender for the fourth night:
Today we sail from Miljet to the beautiful Elaphiti islands. We will have stunning views of the many Croatian islands as we sail down the coast. The day will be spent exploring the often deserted small bays of these lush, verdant islands with ample time for a swim (weather permitting!). Along the way you will experience a half day visit to the uninhabited islet of Jakljan for a peaceful afternoon with the evening then spent on the island of Sipan, the largest of the Elaphite islands. The name Elaphiti comes from the Ancient Greek word for deer, which used to inhabit the islands in large numbers. Roman author Pliny the Elder was the first to mention the islands by the name Elaphiti Islands in his work Naturalis Historia, published in the 1st century.
Overnight onboard in Sipan, Breakfast and Lunch on board included.
Thursday – Dubrovnik (With half day visit to Lopud Island) – At anchor in front of the Old Town with tender for the fifth night.
We have a short sail back from Sipan to Dubrovnik where along the way you will spend a half day at 'Lopud' the second largest of the Elaphiti islands. After arriving at Dubrovnik a city tour will uncover one of the world’s most beautiful towns, a walled wonder that has been welcoming traders and visitors for hundreds of years. Enjoy a stroll around the charming car-free old town, packed with aristocratic palaces, baroque churches and medieval fortifications.
Overnight onboard in Dubrovnik, Breakfast and dinner on board included.
Friday – Kotor – At dock for the sixth night.
From one medieval town to another, today we sail from Dubrovnik to the historic Kotor. This Town has one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walk up the steep city walls that snake their way over the mountainside for magnificent views of the bay, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the winding lanes and charming squares that make up the old town.
The Bay of Kotor is dubbed Europe’s southernmost fjord and the setting could not be more magical: a beautiful bay fringed with mountains, yachts bobbing in port, swimmers in the clear blue waters, fine Venetian-era buildings to admire and all around wonderful warm sunshine.
Overnight onboard in the Bay of Kotor. Breakfast and dinner included
Saturday – Perast – At dock in Kotor for seventh night.
After a short sail across Kotor bay we will stop at the picturesque waterfront town of Perast. This medieval waterfront village of pretty winding lanes, backed by forested mountains is another UNESCO World Heritage site. You can take one of the regular water taxis to visit the man-made Our Lady of the Rock island church with its collection of paintings by Montenegrin master Tripo Kokolja. Perast is a favourite with all visitors to Montenegro and it is fitting place for the last night of your cruise.
Overnight onboard in Perast, Breakfast and Lunch on board included.
Sunday – Tivat: Enjoy a final early morning breakfast in the Bay of Kotor before disembarking. Breakfast on board is included.
The Experience: Relaxation is really the name of the game. With a crew dedicated to your comfort, enjoyment and safety, you are left free to enjoy both the sailing and the shore visits. The nature of our small group cruises means there will be ample opportunity to get to know your fellow guests. The planned itinerary provides a combination of visits to historic towns and villages as well as more remote parts of the coastline, with plenty of time for the superb swimming in the crystal waters of the Adriatic. Occasionally weather conditions will require a change to the planned route and these decisions are always in the hands of the captain. Breakfast and lunch (or dinner on change-over days) are prepared and served on board whilst for other meals you are free to choose a local restaurant. Please advise us in advance of any dietary requirements and our cook we will do our best to accommodate you. The crew operates a well-stocked and reasonably priced bar and guests are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on board. Storage space on board is limited so we advise you to bring as little luggage as possible packed in soft bags. Shorts, t-shirts and swim wear (no shoes) are the order of the day, while in the evenings a fleece may be useful, particularly in the cooler months. Our unique small-group sailing trips are the only ones available that combine tours between Croatia and Montenegro with the option of three-, four- or seven-night cruises. During most of the season the gulet is available for individual cabin charter, but we are also able to offer whole boat charters subject to availability.
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