The original reasons for choosing Croatia are still call us back 10 years after our first event: its rustic charm, oodles of history, spectacular scenery and of course, undoubtedly smooth sailing are the very essence of this Adriatic jewel. It’s so good, we do it twice, with two routes (Black and Red) visiting the same spots but in a different order. Both of these routes host up to 50 yachts.
We thought of creating an Uber of the water taxi world, but then soon realised phones don't like water, so for summer 2016 you can hail any water taxi on our route by waving your wristband and ride for free. How cool is that.
It’s well worth a wander along the vibrant waterfront of the second-largest city in Croatia. You can’t visit Split without discovering the Diocletian’s Palace in Split Old Town. Inside this impressive Roman monument are an array of vibrant local restaurants and colourful shops. Remember to check which marina you will leave from - all are a short drive from Split Airport.
Welcome to the St. Tropez of Croatia! Anyone who is anyone has been seen along this marble waterfront which is filled with boutiques, bars and restaurants. Two of the most popular TYW events are hosted in Hvar; one at Hula-Hula beach bar and the other at Carpe Diem, both to be enjoyed in considerable style, of course. All yachts are moored in Palmizana marina right outside Hvar.
The Yacht Week’s signature circle or tunnel rafts are a chance to spend the afternoon swimming in the sea and mingling with other crews. These evenings are very spontaneous and become quite festive with a variety of parties happening on each yacht to take your pick from.
Croatia’s most distant and untouched island was only opened to foreigners in 1994 as it was the military headquarters for Tito. As a result, historical architecture is rife in Vis. Including Fort George, a restaurant and venue set within the crumbling walls of an old British outpost built in 1813. The panoramic view from the bohemian styled garden is just as memorable as the food and this is where we will host arguably the best party of the week.
A charismatic small fishing village located on the western bay of Vis island. Its ochre coloured houses and beautiful front are filled with quirky restaurants and ice-cream pop ups. Most of the yachts will anchor here and take a taxi boat to the pier in the evening. Around the corner from the village is the beach club where we will host the open air party right on the water’s edge.
On Fridays we arrange a regatta for all the yachts. By now you should have your sea legs firmly fastened and be able to help out your skipper like a top race crew. The regatta winners are chosen based on sailing time and atmosphere on board. Winners will be announced at the Regatta Party hosted at Vanilla Bar in Split.
The exact routes are set a few weeks before the event starts. As soon as the routes are set, you will be able to view it on your booking.
We work with various marinas in Croatia and they are all located relatively close to Split airport. The marina you will depart from and return back to depends on the yacht you choose. The marina is specified on boat cards and in your booking.
We recommend to get to the marina between 1-2pm. Then you will have time to register with us, do the check-in with the yachting company and the food shopping before you get your yacht. The yachts normally set sail between 4-6pm. You will get back to the marina on Friday afternoon and have to check out and leave the yacht before 9am on Saturday morning.