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2018 Family with Teenagers Flotilla - Ages Booked

Start Date
End Date
Start / Finish Marina
Ages of Teenagers Booked
27 May 2018 2 June 2018 Dubrovnik 9, 11, 13
30 June 2018 7 July 2018 Dubrovnik 12, 13, 15
7 July 2018 14 July 2018 Dubrovnik 12, 13, 15
14 July 2018 21 July 2018 Dubrovnik 9, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24
21 July 2018 28 July 2018 Dubrovnik 13,15
28 July 2018 4 August 2018 Dubrovnik 14,15
4 August 2018 11 August 2018 Dubrovnik 13,15
11 August 2018 18 August 2018 Dubrovnik 1st Family EUR 500 discount available

 

Notes :

1. All bookings are on whole yachts with parents and are skippered by the Getaway Sailing crew

2. Breakfast and lunches are onboard the yacht, dinners are onshore at local restaurants

 

Introduction

This 'safari on water' is relaxing and hands-off as a Mum or Dad. The main reason is that this is very accessible, safe, and well organised, with each day designed for families with teenagers so there is a mix of experiences across the holiday. At no stage will you be wondering where to take the kids.

 

There is traditional holiday time to sit, read, sleep and do nothing, deck space to lay in the sun, a bimini (canopy) to shade from the sun, marvellous coves to drop anchor and swim in, moments for spotting dolphins and turtles, and the town of Korcula with narrow lanes and 'old buildings' to explore and soft cultural experiences surrounding food & wine.

 

As your Guest Manager, Susan or Tony is overseeing every aspect of the trip every day, and every yacht has its own dedicated Skipper who is your personal guide and sherpa to make your life easy.

 

Highlights

 

  • Learn to Sail as a Family
  • Your own Yacht with a Skipper
  • Make new friends from the other boats
  • 7 nights / 7 different harbours
  • Sandy Beaches
  • Rock jumping, Cave Swim, Jet skiing
  • Quality Family time

 

Day by Day Itinerary

 

We have handpicked a unique sailing route leaving from Dubrovnik for you to enjoy. We will visit a new island every day, all to explore within a one week period. Every single day is completely different and you can experience a new holiday in this way because you will be arriving at a different port with new breathtaking scenery and surroundings.

With our activity packed holidays, there is something for the whole family to be entertained. Our highlights include swimming in a cave, viewing the sealife, cycling through Mljet National Park with it's rare wildlife and beautiful panoramic views, white sandy beaches to sunbathe, our unique speedboat trip followed by dinner away from the tourist trail up in the mountains and Regatta Day. This is an away from the tourist trail family tour of Croatia.

SATURDAY - ACI MARINA DUBROVNIK TO SUDURAD (Elafiti Islands)

Set Sail Saturday afternoon and take a dip as we drop anchor before getting ready for our onshore Welcome Dinner. We will host an evening dinner for all the crew and passengers to get to know each other onshore at a specially chosen restaurant. Sit back and relax, enjoying your first night in the Islands and the ambience.

 

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SUNDAY - SUDURAD TO POMENA (Mljet)

Learn to Sail part 1 as we are en route to a natural cave referred to as Ulysses Cave. You can swim inside this one and for the more adventurous climb the stairs and jump from the rocks into the crystal clear waters with your Go Pro or have Mum and Dad take a video from the boat. After lunch onboard we continue to Pomena which is our harbour for the evening, but not before learning about anchoring and enjoying another swim at a place we call the Blue Lagoon - you'll see why! Once the yachts are moored at the waterfront, take the time to explore the village and wander because tomorrow you will have time to visit the National Park, once the tourist boats and motor cruises have all left the area, and you have a more peaceful experience.

 

Rocks

 

MONDAY -  POMENA TO KORCULA OLD TOWN

Morning: Visit Mljet National Park from Pomena before setting sail. There are pleasant cycle and walking paths to spectacular panoramic views, and let the current in the channel push you between the two lakes. Once back at the yachts, prepare to depart for the Island of Korcula, a walled medieval city where you can get lost in the tiny alleys and streets. Learn to Sail Part 2 will get you more involved in the sails, tacking and having the time to understand the physics behind them.

We sail into Korcula Old Town Marina in the afternoon where you get to explore and wander this fortressed medieval city. This location is perfect for families where you decide everything for the night. Of course our Tour Manager and Crew will be on tap if you need any help or suggestions. Relax with refreshments, listen to live music by the waterfront and enjoy your dinner.

 

Bike boy

 

TUESDAY - KORCULA OLD TOWN TO LUMBARDA

This morning it's sailing fun in the Korcula channel for Learn to Sail Part 3 before arriving at Lumbarda. There is the evening option to join our Speedboat and dinner on the Peljesac Peninsula (Croatia's premier wine region).

Get dropped off by speedboat at the waterfront winery for a winery experience learning about the different grapes, soils and geography that results in the grape vines in this area fighting against nature and the odds to burrow their roots deep into the stony hillside to extract every bit of moisture from the soil. That combined with the eternal sun and reflections and salt off the sea creates the perfect environment for these award winning wines. The winery is followed by dinner high up in the mountains with spectacular views across the Islands we've sailed. Return by speedboat to the marina after dinner.

 

Vedrans crew

 

WEDNESDAY -  LUMBARDA TO POLACE

Wake to a morning swim at the beach a short walk from the yachts. There is an Aquapark and Beach Club here in Lumbarda and there is time for other activities like stand-up paddleboarding, wind surfing or kayaking in the nearby bay. If adrenalin is what you're after, take one of the jet skis into the open water. There are so many activities, you will be spoiled for choice. Learn to Sail Part 4 is onboard your yacht en route to Polace - a very large protected bay with picturesque shallows for swimming, surrounded by pine trees.

On arrival, walk through the breathtaking scenery this part of the National Park has to offer or snorkel searching for ancient amforas on the sea floor. You can also hire kayaks here or take a short ferry ride to the Island with a stunning 12th Century Monastery situated in the middle of the lake. This is now a restaurant and cafe that is a real piece of history.

Dinner is a wood-fired dining experience consisting of family friendly dishes to tempt your appetite after a day of fun activities.

 

Dingy

 

THURSDAY - POLACE TO ŠIPANSKA LUKA

Today we race the yachts in our Regatta from Polace to Sipanska Luka. This bay is famous for its sunsets and offers lots of relaxing refreshment locations by the sea.

 

 Boats

 

 

FRIDAY - ŠIPANSKA LUKA - ACI MARINA DUBROVNIK

This is a late start day, with a relaxing sail to another picturesque bay for swimming before a slow sail back to the Marina in the afternoon.

SATURDAY - 8/9 AM - CHECK OUT

 

How many guests are you?

 Cabins - Skipper - Guests in Cabins

Click the image for yachts list

 Guests using Lounge

(Optional)

Cabin Layout 
 2

 

 1

 Sailing Yacht 2 x Cabs Floorplan
 3

 

 1-2

 Sailing Yacht 3 x Cabs Floorplan
 4

 

 1-2

 Sailing Yacht 4 x Cabs Floorplan
5

 

1-2

Sailing Yacht 5 x Cabs Floorplan
Catamaran

 

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Catamaran Floorplan

 

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Notes:

1. Cabin sizes are for illustration purposes only and not to scale. All cabins increase in size as the yacht size increases.

2. Catamarans are available in 4 x Cabins, 5 x Cabins and 6 x Cabins configurations.

 

Prices

Early Booking Incentives:

1. 1st Family to Book discount

2. Early Booking Discount

3. Book cheaper flights

 

Catamarans 

2018 Lagoon 42

 

5 x Double Cabins 

5 Cabin 2017 Bavaria Cruiser 51

 

4 x Double Cabins 

 4 cabin Sun Odyssey 479 Black Kiss

 

3 x Double Cabins

 3 Cabin Sun Odyssey 479

 

2 x Double Cabins

 2014 Sun Odysey 33i

 

Family Sailing Reviews

Great week of relaxing, sailing, swimming and eating. Our skipper Ivan was a great teacher and we return to the UK slightly more competent sailors! Certainly a 'Getaway' to remember. "

Richard and Kate - Ilkley, U.K.

WOW! What an amazing week we have had. We have absolutely loved every minute. We have visited some magical places and just when we thought it couldn't get any better, it did!!! We have swam, drank, laughed, sung and eaten all week! We have created some memorable family moments we will never forget! Our skipper took fantastic care of us. Thanks for all your help in the lead up to our trip Tony. You and Georgia answered everything and were so helpful..hopefully one day we can come back. Thanks for having us."

The Wilson and Lazzaro families - Melbourne, Australia

 

First time staying on a sailing boat but definitely not the last time. Smooth sailing and we have been looked after 5 Star. Thanks Tony and team. Great way to experience the beauty and scenery of Croatia in a really chilled and relaxed way. Hosting and sailing just perfect."

Dean and Catharina - Geneva, Switzerland

It is rare to say that something has exceeded expectation, but this week aboard our yacht has :) An amazing time spent with my family with teenager, a wonderful skipper and on top of all this we met some fantastic new people who are now friends. Tony matched the three boats perfectly and our daily /evening activities were superb. Our skipper was an important part of the team - great fun and big brother to our daughter. I look forward to sailing again with Getaway Sailing. "

Sheena, Peter and Isabel - Dublin, Ireland

Our first family sailing holiday - and loved it! Croatia's coastline and seaside villages more beautiful than I imagined. Loved the mix of sailing, swimming, island villages and seafood : ) All enhanced by great organisation and our ever capable skipper that involved our teenage son in the yacht to no end! Amazing Skipper, fantastic sailing, beautiful blue water and blue lagoons (secluded bays), fantastic food, great organisation by Tony and team, wonderful weather, and relaxation/sailing. "

Bart and Cynthia - Vancouver, Canada

Hi All, we just wanted to say thank you for a lovely holiday, we really enjoyed it and appreciated all your organisation to make it run smoothly. Thank you once again for a memorable holiday. "

Sally, Terry, Wendy and the boys - Church Stowe, U.K

 

Frequently asked Questions for this trip

 

What to expect from sailing in Croatia?

Why do we recommend the Dubrovnik area for families?

When do charters start and finish?

What features and equipment is Onboard the Yachts?

What Yacht Size and Model do I need?

What is the price of the trip?

What discounts are available?

What is included in the Price?

What is Excluded from the Price?

What Additional Costs are there?

What are the Payment Terms?

What currencies do you accept?

Who is the Operator of this trip?

Want to know more about our logo?

Travel Information?

 

Answers

 

What to expect Island hopping in Croatia

Croatia is an island paradise perfect for Island hopping with short sailing distances between the harbours and Islands. The waters are as you see in pictures - crystal clear and great for a summer holiday of swimming, snorkelling and exploring.

 

Sailing Area

Of the two main sailing areas in Croatia (Dubrovnik and Split) for families we recommend sailing in the Dubrovnik area because of its:

- sandy beaches

- Mljet National Park

- onshore family activities such as kayaking, cycling, stand up paddle boarding and

- the Island of Korcula which is a very family friendly location

 

The main things to be aware of if sailing in the Split area especially in July and August is that the marinas are noisy with loud music, lots of drinking and less time for sailing, swimming and enjoying the yacht during the day, because of the urgency to 'arrive early' to ‘park the boat’ before the party yachts arrive.

 

Charter Period

All yachts are chartered from 5pm on Saturday to 8am the following Saturday.

 

The Yachts Onboard Features and Equipment

All boats come fully equipped with a kitchen complete with refrigerator, stove, tea/coffee facilities, hot water showers, deck shower, all safety and navigation equipment, radio/CD, swimming ladder, fully equipped chart table and cabins and a Bimini which is the removable canopy for shade over the cockpit area at the back of the yacht where the steering wheel and outdoor table and seating is.

 

Yacht Size and Model

The yacht model we recommend will depend on how many guests you are and how much internal space you'd like. For example, for a family of 4 with skipper we recommend a 3 x double cabin yacht. For a family of 5 we would recommend a 4 x double cabin yacht unless you are happy for one teenager to use the saloon (lounge area that converts to a bed each evening) in which case you could still sail onboard a 3 x double cabin yacht to keep the cost down.

 

Prices

All prices are in Euros and include everything you need to consider for a fun family island hopping holiday including all Croatian tourist taxes, bed linen, shower towels, end cleaning of the yacht, transit log (registering your passport details with the Port Authority) and dinghy and outboard (small second boat with engine for driving into beaches at lunch times).

 

Discounts

We offer two types of discounts:

1. First Family Discount: EUR 500.00 from the total for the first Family with Teens Booking for each start date. The family receives a EUR 500.00 discount from the total after the early booking discount (below). You usually need to be booking for the following year's trip. 

2. Early Booking Discount: EUR 100.00 - 700.00 from the total up until the 31st of January of the same Flotilla Year. The final amount depends on availability and your booking date.

 

Inclusions

- 7 nights onboard accommodation
- ACI Marina Dubrovnik Swimming Pool use
**New** Bed Divider (easy for teens to share a cabin)
- Bed linen
- BYO Alcohol onboard (We have nothing to sell onboard)
- Croatian Tourist Tax
- Debit and Credit Card (Visa and Mastercard) Payment - Fee free
**New** Early Bag Drop
- End cleaning of the yacht so there is no cleaning before checkout
- Fully equipped onboard kitchen
- Learn to sail
- Onboard Hot Water Showers and WCs
- Shower towels
- Skipper/Instructor
- Transit Log (Registration of the Crewlist and your passport details with the Port Authority)
 
Optional Extras
- Airport and Hotel Transfers - from EUR 15.00 per person
- Beach Towels - EUR 10.00 per towel
- Stand Up Paddle Board - EUR 150.00 per week
- Wifi Onboard - EUR 30.00
 

Exclusions

Flights, transfers, food/beverages

Additional Costs

1. You should allow Croatian Kuna 800 per person per week (families of 3-4) to cover the yacht and skipper running costs for the trip (such as mooring and marina fees, diesel top-up at the end of the week similar to renting a car). For family groups of 5-8 people the running costs will be around Croatian Kuna 600 per person per week.
2. Afternoon and evening not to be missed: return speedboat, coach and dinner up in the mountains away from the tourist trail. Croatian Kuna 350 per person for the trip. There is an optional Croatian Kuna 100 for parents and older teens participating in the wine tasting at the waterfront winery.
 

Payment Terms

- 30% deposit upon booking
- 20% instalment by 31st January
- Balance is due one calendar month before the start date
 
Currencies
We offer payment in different currencies (EUR, GBP, AUD, DKK, NOK, SEK) to help you avoid or minimise international payment charges from your bank if paying to one of our local accounts.
 
We are the Operator
Getaway Sailing is the sailing holiday operator with our own offices and team in Croatia and not just an international booking or placement agent.
 
Interested to know more about our logo? The silhouette of Poseidon/Zeus represents the importance of nature (wind for the sails) good food, and the ‘local-ness’ in our itineraries. You’ll see the extent of our support for the local Island economies.
 

TRAVEL INFORMATION - YOU BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS 

Information to help search for flights:
Start/End Location: Dubrovnik
Closest Airport: Dubrovnik International (there is only one and it is 25-30 mins by taxi to the marina)
Closest Ferry Port: Dubrovnik, Gruz for ferries within Croatia and from/to Italy (Bari)
Check-in: 3pm Saturday
Check-out: 8am Saturday (Early departure is possible since the yachts return to Dubrovnik Marina on Friday afternoon by 4pm. You have free overnight stay onboard that evening).
 

Visiting Dubrovnik Old Town: If it helps avoid the cost of onshore accommodation, the last night of our trip (Friday night) can be used to visit Dubrovnik Old Town because we return to the marina which is only 15 mins by bus or taxi to the Old Town. Many guests visit Dubrovnik Old Town this evening and return to the yacht to sleep before checkout the next morning.

Note: Airlines are using cookies to recognise when you return to their website, which can artificially inflate the price of flights each time you return. If possible, try to research from one computer/phone but make the booking from a different device. Many guests have successfully booked the same flights cheaper by doing this.

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