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Family with Teenagers Croatian Adventure Flotilla - Ages Booked

 

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HALF TERM HOLIDAYS

25 May 2019 1 Jun 2019 Dubrovnik 1011 - 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats
1 Jun 2019 8 Jun 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

22 Jun 2019 29 Jun 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats
29 Jun 2019   6 Jul 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats
  6 Jul 2019 13 Jul 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats
13 Jul 2019 20 Jul 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats
20 Jul 2019 27 Jul 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats
27 Jul 2019  3 Aug 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats
 3 Aug 2019 10 Aug 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats
10 Aug 2019 17 Aug 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats
17 Aug 2019 24 Aug 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats
24 Aug 2019 31 Aug 2019 Dubrovnik 1st, 2nd, 3rd Family Discount available 40 Guests or 6 Boats

 

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

 

Flotilla 2

 

Introduction

This 'safari on water' is relaxing and hands-off for parents. 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 onboard and onshore experiences across the holiday. At no stage will you be wondering where to take the kids.

 

There is lots of 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 where we drop anchor and swim, 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. There are short sailing distances in this area and the earliest departure time is 9.30am. The majority of departure times are 12pm so we can use the prevailing afternoon wind for learning to sail if you're interested. 

 

With a Concierge on the trip, you have the time to truly relax and soak in this holiday. Every yacht has its own dedicated Skipper who is your family's personal guide and sherpa to make your life easy.

 

Highlights

7 nights / 7 different harbours

Learn to Sail as a Family

Make new friends from other boats

Sandy Beaches

Rock jumping, Cave Swim, Jet skiing

Quality Family time

Explore in the morning and sail in the afternoons

 

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

 

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)

 

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Set Sail Saturday afternoon and take a dip before dinner. We will host an evening dinner for all guests and crew at a specially chosen restaurant - quaint and atmospheric at the heart of the Elafiti Islands where tonnes of olives descended from the hills to be pressed into high quality olive oil.

Take a look inside at the 300 year-old olive press that was powered by donkeys. Sit back and relax, enjoying your first night in the Islands and the ambience.

 

 

 

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, go for a swim, relax on your yacht or explore the village.

 

Rocks

 

MONDAY -  POMENA TO KORCULA OLD TOWN

There are pleasant cycle and walking paths inside Mljet National Park, spectacular panoramic views, and a current to be pushed between the two lakes. Learn to Sail Part 2 will get you more involved in the sails, tacking and having the time to understand the physics behind them.

Prepare to depart for the Island of Korcula, a typical walled medieval city complete with tiny alleys and streets. We sail into Korcula Old Town Marina in the afternoon where you get to explore and wander this fortressed medieval city. Relax with refreshments and listen to live music by the waterfront.

 

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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 in the afternoon. 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.

 

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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.

 

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FRIDAY - ŠIPANSKA LUKA - ACI MARINA DUBROVNIK

A relaxing sail to another picturesque bay for swimming and topping up the tans before returning to the Marina in the afternoon.

 

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SATURDAY - 8/9 AM - CHECK OUT

 

Prices

Early Booking Incentives:

1. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Yacht Discounts in each week

2. Early Booking Discount

3. Book cheaper flights

 

 

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

 

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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, the Dubrovnik area is best for the following reasons:

- Away from the party tourist trail of Split

- Sandy beaches

- Mljet National Park

- Onshore family activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, cycling, stand up paddle boarding and

- Korcula - a family friendly vibrant location

***Split - Fyi*** The main aspects to be aware of if sailing in the Split area, especially in July and August, are:

- the marinas are noisy with loud music

- 20s and 30s drinking/having fun in the marinas and streets of the towns

- less time for proper sailing because you need to 'park the yacht' before the afternoon wind comes up and large numbers of party yachts competing for moorings

 

Charter Period

The yachts are chartered from 5pm on Saturday to 8.30am the following Saturday. We can now accommodate limited Sunday check-ins at our check-in centre in Dubrovnik marina.

 

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 can book a larger 3 x double cabin yacht to help 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. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Family Discount: EUR 300.00 off the total for the first Family with Teens Booking for each start date. EUR 200.00 discount for the second family, and EUR 100.00 for the third family. This discount is from the total after the early booking discount (below). 

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 yacht availability and when you are ready to book.

 

Inclusions

- 7 nights onboard accommodation
Bed Divider  - easy for teens to share a cabin
- Bed linen
- BYO Alcohol onboard (We have nothing to sell onboard)
- Country Flag on the boat - representing your nationality or residence country
Concierge
- Croatian Tourist Tax
- Debit and Credit Card (Visa and Mastercard) Payment - Fee free
Early Bag Drop at our office in the marina
- End cleaning of the yacht so there is no cleaning before checkout
- Fully equipped onboard kitchen
- Learn to sail
- Navigational Chart for you to take home after calculating the sailing route for each day
- Onboard Hot Water Showers and WCs
- Shower towels
- Skipper/Instructor
- Swimming Pool in the marina
- Transit Log (Registration of the Crewlist and your passport details with the Port Authority)
 
 

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 700 per person per week.
 
Optional Extras
1. Speedboat/Winery/Dinner up in the mountains trip - return speedboat, dinner up in the mountains away from the tourist trail, winery tour and tasting and all transport. Croatian Kuna 350 per person. There is an optional Croatian Kuna 100 for parents and older teens for wine tasting.
 

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: 3.30pm Saturday OR Sunday morning if this increases your flight options
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.

Check-in Times

We now offer two check-in times: for those guests that can arrive on Saturday (preferable so you don't miss the first evening), the check-in time is Saturday 3.30pm in the marina (25 mins from the airport and 15 mins from the Old Town).

For guests unable to arrive on Saturday we offer a second check-in possibility on Sunday that will increase your arrival flight options, and you set sail and meet the flotilla on the 2nd day.

 

How many Guests are you?

 

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Note: Yachts and catamarans also have a lounge area that converts to a bed suitable for 1 or 2 people.

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