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From Split, sail around the charming and untrammeled Palenki Islands by comfortable yacht. After a ferry ride from Split to Hvar, board a yacht and then set sail around the Adriatic, stopping at times to swim or snorkel near one of the relatively untouched beaches in a secluded coves and uninhabited inlets. Act as one of the crew on this 4-hour trip, helping out on the ship if desired. Or just sit back and enjoy the azure blue scenery, soaking up coastal Croatia's unique beauty.

Highlights

  • 4-hour sailing tour around the Palenki Islands
  • Travel from Split to Hvar by ferry, and then by yacht around the Palenki Islands
  • Experience sailing a yacht, overseen by a professional sailing crew
  • Enjoy stops for swimming and snorkeling in the shimmering Adriatic Sea
  • Make the most of a stop on the gorgeous island of Palmižana and walk around its botanical gardens
  • Hear tips about sailing and learn about the Palenki Islands' wildlife and scenery

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It’s a great way to discover incredible scenery without going far from Split. The seafood lunch on the full-day tour is a winner, too!

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What You Can Expect

Split Sailing Adventure

Sail around Split and swim in Croatia's gorgeous blue sea!

After meeting your guide in the center of Split, head to the port to board a ferry. Enjoy the ride to the beautiful island of Hvar. Dock in the port of Stari Grad and then transfer to the comfortable yacht for 4-hours of Adriatic fun. All the equipment you'll need that day, whether it is for sailing or snorkeling, is provided as part of the tour. You just need a bathing suit and you're good to go. 
As the yacht points itself southwest toward the Palenki Islands, keep an eye out for dolphins and other sea life that frequent the area. Sail around the Palenki archipelago, the Adriatic shimmering around you, and note the plethora of uninhabited beaches and unspoiled nature. 
After a while of sailing around the islands, moor up and jump off the boat to take a soul-revitalizing swim in the Adriatic. Enjoy the soothing clean waters and, if inclined, don't forget to take some snorkeling equipment from the boat so you can get a great view of the lushness that exists under the surface of the water. 
Make a stop at Palmižana, a remote island that boasts verdant botanical gardens. You can also indulge in a snack or drink here (at own expense). 
In between islands and swimming/snorkeling stops, feel free to help the crew with the handling of the yacht and learn tips on proper sailing procedure from the expert crew members. After about 4 hours of being on the sea, head back to Hvar and then transfer to the ferry to the center of Split.

Customer Reviews

Leonard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great day sailing. Josef our captain was great and couldn't have been more helpful. An overall spectacular day in the water.

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

excellent, highly recommended

Heiko K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

great expierence, everything worked as described, only meeting the agent in the morning was a bit complicated, as the agency is hard to find and there is no sign on the building.

Emily A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

After booking the Split half day tour - we were contacted to take a half day sailing from Hvar instead as there was no longer the Split sail available. This turned out to be fine although there were a number of last minute changes. Since we were staying in Split, it meant however that we couldn't get back to the mainland until quite late - which we weren't informed about until we got to Hvar. So a little disorganised.
But the actual sailing trip was magnificent! Beautiful day for sailing, got the learn the ropes with the lovely and friendly crew members; who provided wine, crackers and Croatian music :)
Great way to get a taste of what sailing is like! We stopped in a gorgeous bay for a (chilly!) swim and relax. The day turned out to be the highlight of the trip. My only advice is wear a LOT of sunscreen!

Abigail E C

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Amazing experience, despite not being exactly as advertised. Our sailing guide, Glorian, was incredible and really made the trip! The opportunity to swim in small, private bays and relax on the boat with wine and water! was wonderful. Thoroughly recommend.

Mike

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

This was a fun outing. Our captain was very enjoyable, funny, and personable. He did a good job, especially considering the windy conditions on the day we sailed. The stop at Palmižana was nice. One disappointment was we were looking forward to the swimming and snorkeling aspect of the trip, but with the cloudy day and winds, this was skipped entirely. I wish that we had been notified ahead of time that there was a chance of not swimming/snorkeling because we would have brought different stuff with us in our daypacks.

One other minor complaint is that the description of this tour shows the duration at approximately 8 hours. Our trip was closer to 12 hours. We met a company representative at 8AM in Split and returned to Split at about 7:45PM. The long time was mainly because we had to take slow car ferry to Stari Grad instead of one of the faster catamarans. Perhaps the catamarans run later in the season and make it a faster trip where the 8 hour estimate is more accurate.

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