IN THE HEART OF THE ADRIATIC
Country, Culture & Cuisine
Croatia, a small typically Mediterranean country whose history has been shaped by many ancient cultures. This “ancient heart of the Adriatic” can still be felt today in the distinctive hospitality and traditional mentality of the Dalmatians, and is visible in the many idyllic island towns and cities through which one strolls as if through an open-air museum of antiquity. The people are open-minded, helpful, warm and friendly – typically Mediterranean!
There is no better and more comfortable way to travel in this country than renting a yacht. Take your friends and family with you on an unforgettable boutique cruise full of discoveries and exciting adventures! Mediterranean ease, absolute privacy, the experience of pure freedom and the escape from the crowds on land are just some of the advantages that only this way of travelling can offer you. Our tailor-made travel and sailing routes along the Dalmatian coastline with its countless offshore islands, provide the ultimate pleasure and at the same time deep relaxation far away from everyday life. Join us sailing into this paradise and experience the magic of the Croatian islands! Individually, personally and with our all-round service from A to Z on site.
A place of good wine, honey, fragrant lavender, rosemary and the finest olive oil. The cuisine in the region is very special, especially because of the way it is prepared. Dalmatia’s people mainly eat fish and vegetables and the richness of Mediterranean herbs such as sage, laurel, rosemary and basil as well as the fine olive oil give the food a very special taste, which has made the food of this region famous. All kinds of fish, mussels and seafood can be found on the menus, as well as meat from lamb, beef, veal and poultry, and more rarely pork. Mostly the grill is used, and here especially the “Gradele” (a grate that is placed in the embers), also meat or fish is cooked together with potatoes or vegetables in the “Peka”, thus under a cast-iron bell that is placed in the hot ashes of the grill. Here the connoisseur of the good, traditional taste gets his money’s worth!
Our cruising aera Dalmatia – in the heart of the Adriatic
Dalmatia – The diversity of the landscape is home to countless natural places of beauty, which can be seen in the high mountain ranges, the island world and the strongly indented coast. The Mediterranean charm of the picturesque towns with their countless historic buildings will take you back in time. Wonderful, wildly romantic bays lined with white pebbles invite you to relax in the sun and round off the area. No matter in which part of Dalmatia you spend your holiday – “the heart of the Adriatic” is reflected in a way that will fascinate you.
Crystal clear waters, breathtakingly beautiful islands with countless picturesque bays, species-rich national parks, impressive historic architecture to explore: Dalmatia, in the heart of the Adriatic, is multi-faceted, scoring with a hot climate and great holiday destinations. Whether families with children, single travellers, couples, night owls or active holidaymakers: in Croatia every yacht charter dream is fulfilled!
Bluetrips Yacht Charter Base in Trogir
A pearl of Dalmatia with special charm and flair. This is due to the Romans, who separated the city centre from the mainland by a canal. The well-preserved old town is known for its mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque buildings. An exciting journey through the 2000 year old historic city through the narrow romantic lanes leads to the historic squares and buildings. The 13th century Trogir Cathedral offers a magnificent view from the bell tower. (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997)
Our base, Marina Trogir SCT, is located in a central location not far from the Old Town, only five minutes by car from Split Airport and is the perfect starting point for our boutique yacht trips in Croatia. From here we go to paradise on the most beautiful islands from the Kornati (National Park) to Dobrovnik.
Various & tailor-made itineraries
Arrive – cast off – enjoy
Welcome on board, we hoist the sails and dive into the breathtakingly beautiful coasts and islands of Croatia. We lie in secluded, untouched anchorages, surrounded by crystal clear water which invites you to swim, paddle, snorkel and sunbathe. In the evenings we stop in ancient cities and islands such as Split, Hvar, Korcula, Vis and many more, and follow the traces of ancient cultures. You can stroll through the narrow streets of the many ancient island towns, be inspired by the country and its people and enjoy the family and Mediterranean flair with its many culinary highlights.
On the most diverse travel routes there is a rich choice and variety of nature parks, popular national parks, historic towns, secluded bays and idyllic fishing villages. We are happy to create tailor-made itineraries for our guests and complement the program with activities such as visits to the many national parks, hiking, biking, wine tasting, city tours and much more. There is something for every taste!
Three popular itineraries:
Focus on the four most popular Inslands:
The island of Vis
Beautiful unspoilt nature, organic farming and preserved traditional architecture are the unique assets of this special island. In the town of Vis itself you can see the remains of the old city wall, a thermal bath, cultural and sacred buildings and an archaeological museum. Vis has always been an island of fishermen and vine-growers. The place Komiža is considered to be a fishing spring on the Adriatic Sea and in the fishing museum one speaks today about these famous stories. Until 1989 the island was a military base and not accessible to tourists. Today you can visit the army tunnel systems. The Hollywood movie Mamma Mia II was produced / shot here.
The Island Brač
The largest island in Dalmatia, famous for its white limestone. The stone was used, for example, in the construction of the Diocletian’s Palace in Split, in sacred buildings in Sibenik and Trogir, and even in the construction of the White House in Washington. There are many small towns and beaches to explore. A promenade leads to the long beach Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn, picture) in Bol. It is probably the most famous beach in the Adriatic with its white pebbles and popular with windsurfers. There are a large number of early Christian Croatian churches. To the west of Bol there is a dragon cave with 15th century wall reliefs. Nearby is also the hermitage of Blaca, built in a steep rock. To the east there is a 15th century Dominican monastery with Croatian paintings from the Baroque period. Inland, Vidova Gora offers a panoramic view of the coast.
The Island Korčula
“Black Corfu” is the name given to the island because of the dark pine forests, which provides a breathtaking natural landscape. The city of the same name Korčula is probably the most famous on the island. The special features of the old town are its narrow streets and the variety of art, culture and culinary delights. It is protected by a city wall and its four towers. The city of Korcula is the avoidable birthplace of the world-famous navigator Marco Polo, but there is no official evidence of it. The naval battle at Curzola between the fleets of Venice and Genoa was fought near the island in 1298.
The island of Hvar
Already in ancient times the island of Hvar was an important strategic and nautical place. The name of the island originates from the Greek language of the word Pharos, which means lighthouse. The island of Hvar, with its more than 2000 years of history, offers numerous sights, natural monuments and cultural events to the guests interested in culture. The mountain range, which stretches along the entire length of the island, forms a natural barrier between the settlements on the north coast and the south coast. The island is also famous for its vineyards, olive groves and lavender, which is widely grown on the island and is why many call it the “lavender island”. The city is situated in a small bay, surrounded by karstic hills that rise steeply from the Adriatic Sea. The ancient picture-book city has many monuments, such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, an arsenal with theatre and Fortica Fortress. The Spanish fortress towers over Hvar and is a 15-minute walk from the centre, but you are rewarded with a gigantic panoramic view over the Paklinski archipelago.
Hvar – Paklinski Otoci
The Paklinski otoci are one of the most attractive and most visited places near Hvar. The archipelago consists of about 20 small islands and rocky reefs, separated by the Paklinski Canal directly in front of the town of Hvar. Among other things, the archipelago also bears the nickname “Hell Islands”, but ultimately these islands have nothing to do with hell – it is rather a small piece of heaven on earth. Once you have been there, you will probably come back again and again.