Jewels of the Adriatic Gulet Cruise
Circular: Kotor to Kotor
Join us on board our new boat for 2017, the "Segmen", an 8 cabins, generous proportioned traditional Turkish sailing gulet.
Dubrovnik and Kotor are the stars of this circular gulet cruise that takes in the best of Montenegro and Southern Croatia.
Be stunned by the beauty of the Adriatic coast and see that it truely 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.
Aboard our 28m, 16-berth traditional mahogany and teak wood gulet cruiser named the "Segmen", you will enjoy a holiday to remember. As well as visiting beautiful towns and villages there is plenty to do on board, with swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing all available. When the weather conditions permit the gulet will raise it sails, so you can enjoy the peaceful tranquility of cruising the Adriatic.
Specifications of the Segmen:
- 8 cabin gulet; 6 double cabins, 2 master cabins all with en-suite shower room (Sliding door enclosures)
- 3 Crew members including the captain and chef
- Constructed in 1996, refitted 2015, 28 meter length, 7.3 meter width.
- 450HP Scaniaengine.
- 3 sails, 1 Main Sail + 2 Roller Genova
- 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 coastline 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
- Visit the historical walled towns of Dubrovnik, Kotor, Herceg Novi and the beauty of southern Dalmatia
Sunday – Kotor -At Dock for Embarkation and first night:
Embark for the start of your fabulous trip. Kotor 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.
When you arrive on board we will have a welcome meeting, where we will give a safety briefing and explain how everything works, so you can relax.
Overnight onboard in the Bay of Kotor. Dinner on board included. Embarkation from 4pm, though bags can be left earlier.
Monday – Cavtat – At Anchor with tender for second night:
(5 hour cruise approx)
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 – Sipan – At dock for third night.
(2 hour, 40 minute cruise approx)
Today we sail from Cavtat to the beautiful Elaphite islands. We will have stunning views of the walls and roofs of Dubrovnik old town as we sail up 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!). The evening is spend on the Sipan, the largest of the 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.
Wednesday – Dubrovnik – At anchor with tender for fourth night.
(2 hour cruise approx)
We have a short sail back from Sipanto 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.
Thursday – Herceg Novi – At dock or anchor dependent on availability of mooring for fifth night.
(3 hour, 50 minute cruise approx)
Located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen, this bustling little town has a host of architectural delights to show for the many occupations the town has endured over the last 700 years. The highlight is the magical, Italianate “stari grad”, or old town, though after a day here you will soon realise why it is known as the ‘town of steps’! Herceg Novi boasts a lively nightlife, so whether you want to sit by the sea in one of the many restaurants or dance the night away, Herceg Novi has something for everyone.
Overnight onboard in Herceg Novi, Breakfast and Lunch on board included.
Friday – Bigova - At dock or anchor dependent on availability of mooring for sixth night.
(2 hour cruise approx)
Today we set sail for Bigova, making stops for the fortress island of Mamula and the famous Blue Caves, where you will have the opportunity to swim (weather depending!). Bigova is a traditional Montenegrin fishing village at the head of a sheltered cover of crystal clear water. As you relax in the evening your only concern will be which of the waterside tavernas to choose for dinner.
Overnight onboard in Bigova, Breakfast and Lunch on board included.
Saturday – Perast – At dock for seventh night.
(3 hour cruise approx)
As we sail from Bigova back into the Bay of Kotor we will stop at the glamorous Porto Montenegro marina which is home to some of the biggest (and most expensive!) yachts in the world. There will be time for a coffee stop here before heading onto picturesque 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 – Kotor:
(1 hour cruise approx)
Enjoy a final early morning sail along the Bay of Kotor before disembarking in Kotor - and don't worry we'll get you back in time for your flight!!
Breakfast on board is included.
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, our experience shows us many guests have become firm friends and visited together again. 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, we will ensure that this is communicated effectively to everyone. Breakfast and lunch (or dinner on change-over day) 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 (there is additional storage beneth the beds), we advise you to bring luggage packed in soft or collapsable bags. Shorts, t-shirts and swim wear (no shoes) are the order of the day, while in the evenings a light fleece may be useful, particularly in the cooler months.
Our unique small-group sailing trips are the only ones available that combine gulet cruises between Croatia and Montenegro.
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, please see full boat charters for further information.
Book today, call us on 0800 177 7460