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Croatian Island Hopping Mini-Adventure

Sail, SUP and snorkel your way around the Kornati National Park archipelago in the Adriatic Sea. 2 days off work.


Trip Ref #9591

Adventures / Adventure Tapas

Croatian Island Hopping Mini-Adventure

Sail, SUP and snorkel your way around the Kornati National Park archipelago in the Adriatic Sea. 2 days off work.

Split Airport
Perfect for

Sea-lovers looking to explore tiny islands and discover hidden coves. With no previous sailing experience needed, this is a trip for all adventures.


The Sibenik Archipelago is made up of 249 islands only six of which are permanently inhabited. Surrounded by warm turquoise sea, this rustic corner of Croatia is not to be missed. What better way to explore the area than island-hopping aboard a modern catamaran yacht.

  • 4 days sailing
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on a catamaran
  • SUP, snorkelling and cycling equipment
  • Experienced crew and guide
  • All equipment for planned activities
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Day 1: Sail out to the Islands

You’ll need to arrive at Skradin marina by 14:00 to meet your host and board the catamaran that will be your home for the next four days.

When the group are all on board, you’ll set sail northwest to Prvić Island. Here, you will take a walk around this unique island with no roads, no cars, and little noise.

Tonight, you will anchor in one of the beautiful bays and enjoy dinner and an evening swim. The catamaran is very modern with lots of deck space for comfortable sailing and resting.

Day 2: Kornati Island for SUP and Swimming

You’ll set sail north this morning, heading towards the Kornati Island National Park.

You’ll spend much of the day here exploring the landscape, swimming in the rocky bays and trying your hand at some standup paddleboarding.

This evening, you’ll anchor in one of the many bays and enjoy a hike up to a viewpoint that will show you most of the archipelago of the Kornati Islands.

Day 3: Zlarin Island and Some Extraordinary Swimming

After breakfast this morning, you’ll set sail once again and continue your journey towards Zlarin.

Along the way, you’ll stop at remote locations, accessible only by boat, to enjoy some unique swimming experiences and SUP.

Tonight, you’ll anchor in a quiet bay and head on to land for a serene final evening in the village to enjoy some local seafood and wines.

Day 4: Time to Head Home

This morning, you’ll set sail and make your way back to Skradin, disembarking at around 10:00.

Whether you plan to explore more of Croatia on dry land or head home, you’ll be leaving with an experience you’ll never forget.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

During the trip, you will be staying aboard your local hosts modern Nautitech 44 catamaran yacht. The yacht can accommodate up to ten people in four double and two single rooms. Two of the doubles can be made into twin or triple rooms (with the adjoining single rooms if needed), so there is flexibility for different requirements.

All but one of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, one has a shared bathroom with the local guide.

The yacht has plenty of deck space, perfect for relaxing in the sun, diving into the sea and enjoying the spectacular surroundings.

Prices are based on shared twin or double cabins. Single rooms are available for a supplement - request a quote for confirmation.

Croatia’s islands and coastline are the ideal settings for a sailing adventure. The Kornati archipelago is made up of 140 islands, the majority of which are part of the Kornati National Park. None of the islands are permanently inhabited with only small off-grid dwellings used for part of the year. The islands and islets of Kornati are only accessible by boat and the protected coves and reefs offer wild and natural experience.

The Šibenik archipelago is a group of 249 islands situated off the south-west coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea - only six of the islands in the group are permanently inhabited. Life on the islands follows a different pace of life with traditions unchanged for generations. The tiny villages and ports of the region are a wonderful insight into rustic Croatian island life.

The islands are surrounded by a warm turquoise sea, with water temperatures as high as 27 degrees Celsius in August, perfect for swimming and standup paddleboarding. The limestone islands have a typically Mediterranean vegetation and on inhabited islands grapes, olives, plums and figs are the main forms of agriculture.

Start Point

Skradin Marina - 14:00

Your adventure begins at the Skradin marina at 14:00 on Day 1, when you will meet your host and fellow adventures.

We recommend you get any flight to Split Airport (SPU). From the airport, the easiest way to reach Skardin harbour is either by bus or to hire a car. There are several bus services that operate between Split and Skardin, the journey takes around an hour and fifteen minutes and costs around €10.

Finish Point

Skradin Marina - 10:00

Your adventure ends at Skradin marina where you will disembark the catamaran by 10:00. You are then able to return to Split Airport (SPU) for your onward flight home, or extend your stay in Croatia further.

Not included in your adventure:

  • Flights
  • Transport to and from Skardin
  • Kornati National Park entrance fee
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance

No previous experience is required for this adventure, and you can be as active or relaxed as you want to be!

Some suggested items:

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Daysack
  • Waterproof camera

The trip will run with a minimum number of 4 participants and a maximum of 8.

Equipment hire is included for:

  • Stand up paddleboarding
  • Snorkelling
  • Biking

Yes absolutely. It’s a great way to meet likeminded people.

Summers in Croatia are hot and sunny with July and August reaching up to 33 degrees Celsius.

Rain can occur at any time of year in Croatia so it is worth bringing suitable clothing.

Meals: Meals tend to be fairly heavy on the meats and sausages, bread and pastries, pasta and dumplings. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated however your host recommends to bring along some of your favourite protein snacks.

Typically continental style and includes cereal, fruit, sliced meats, cheese, cream cheese, butter, honey, jam, yoghurt, juice, milk, coffee and tea.

Lunch: Picnic-style lunch is planned, allowing flexibility along our route. You will be able to buy lunch packages from the local shop. Alternatively, you can buy everything in Skradin just before you embark on the boat. Your guide will make sure you have the right amount with you.

You will be given several options from your guide and some recommendations of local restaurants. Please keep in mind that the Kornati Islands are a national park, so the options might be limited at points.

Vegetarians can be catered for, but options can be limited. It is worth bringing extra supplies with you. Please let your hosts know of any dietary requirements you have once you have booked.

While our pre-set social trips are adult only, children from the age of 8 can join this trip on a private departure.

Your local host includes insurance against accidents as part of this trip. However, we do also recommend your own travel insurance.

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Transferrable Deposits

Cancel up to 31 days before departure and we'll transfer your deposit into credit for a future booking.

Free Date Changes

Free date changes up to 31 days before departure.

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