Croatia Yoga Cruise
Explore and adventure the exotic turquoise coast and Dalmatian islands on this 8-day luxury Croatia yoga cruise!
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Explore and adventure the exotic turquoise coast and Dalmatian islands on this 8-day luxury Croatia yoga cruise! Discover hidden beaches, secret coves and charming coastal villages — in style aboard a luxurious 8 guest-cabin wooden gulet, equipped with paddle boards, mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine and sumptuous island-grown wines. We offer two fabulous one-way routes, from Split to Dubrovnik, and Dubrovnik to Split.
NOT YOUR TYPICAL TOURISTIC CRUISE
This will not be your typical touristic cruise. First, our groups are small and international, between 8-16 people from around the world! Our local Croatian guide has designed an insider’s itinerary that brings us into remote and exquisite natural landscapes, with options to hike, mountain-bike, visit historic sites, go wine-tasting, explore charming island villages, and of course, lots of down time to swim and paddle-board in the crystal blue coves and beaches. As a private charter, we are free to change course and be spontaneous!
OUR EXOTIC YOGA CRUISE
We have designed the days so that you can balance activity, play and exploration—with down time and lounging on deck. Days begin with yoga (which is always optional). After breakfast and a swim or paddle-board, our captain will sail or motor 1–3 hours to our next destination while we enjoy the breeze and views of the Adriatic from our sun deck or shaded lounge.
FLOW OF A DAY
MORNINGS arise with the sun and a Hatha-Vinyasa yoga practice on the spacious yoga deck. Imagine Tree Pose gazing into the azure blue of the Adriatic sea! After yoga and a morning swim, we will have breakfast and prepare to set sail or motor (1-3 hours) to our next destination.
AFTERNOONS offer a host of activities on a beautiful island — swimming, snorkeling, paddle-boarding, biking, exploring the exquisite nature and charming seaside villages — or choose to simply lounge and relax on deck with a book. We have a few group excursions planned, but give you plenty of time to choose exactly what kind of activity you’re in the mood for. Some lunches will be on-board, others are on your own in the island villages.
EVENINGS are pure magic as we close our day with sunset yoga and meditation. Some evenings we will dine under the stars on-board; other nights you are on your own or with new friends at a local island restaurant. All cuisine is locally sourced and prepared with traditional recipes of grilled fish, seafood and fresh vegetables. Rock gently to sleep in your cabin or directly on deck under the stars!
Our Exotic Croatia Yoga Cruise is aboard a luxurious 31-meter wooden gulet — one of the finest sailing vessels on the Adriatic coast! This boat was custom-built in the traditional Croatian style, with a capacity to sail or motor, according to the weather and our daily route. The boat is fully (and delightfully!) staffed with daily house-keeping, a fabulous chef, an always smiling bartender, our lovely local guide/host, and of course, our captain, Filip! There are 8 air-conditioned, en-suite guest cabins with either twin or queen beds. There is an indoor and outdoor dining room, a bar, and a spacious 160-meter upper deck with an optional shade screen perfect for lounging and practicing yoga. Our captain’s knowledge and experience in sailing and navigation will make the voyage not only comfortable, but also highly secure and relaxing.
SAMPLE YOGA CRUISE ITINERARY
SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK — REVERSE ITINERARY FOR DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT
NOTE: On Exotic Yoga Retreats, we value spontaneity and flexibility—the sample itinerary below is just that, a sample. On a boat (and in life) itineraries change, due to weather, new opportunities, etc… we strive to be open to the moment!
Day of Arrival ~ Meet at the Port of Split at 4:00 pm to embark on your Exotic Croatia Yoga Cruise! Set sail to a secluded bay on the isle of Solta, where we will have our opening yoga circle, followed by a delicious dinner on board our boat!
Day 2 ~ Salute the sun and meditate on the sea, followed by breakfast and our first jump into the turquoise waters of the Adriatic, with a few hours to play and paddle board in a lovely bay. Lunch is on board while we sail (2 hrs) to arrive in Bol, on the isle of Brac. The evening is free to wander the charming little village which offers a variety of local restaurants for you to dine, and a fabulous winery offering evening wine tasting!
Day 3 ~ After yoga and a swim in the sea, we will breakfast and sail (2 hrs) to the mysterious isle of Vis, known for it’s authentic culture, traditional vineyards and clean waters rich in seafood and fish. Enjoy lunch on your own at an outdoor cafe, then perhaps book a wine tour at a local vineyard, or rent a mountain bike or scooter and explore the island. A lovely sunset dinner is offered on board. (There will not be an afternoon yoga session this day).
Day 4 ~ A very special day – we visit the famous island of Hvar! After yoga and breakfast we sail (2 hrs) past the beautiful Paclavi Islands to arrive in the port of Hvar. Lunch is on-board, with the remaining afternoon free to wander and sight-see in this historic city. Hike to the hilltop castle for awe-inspiring views or traverse the winding alleys with shops and cafes. Hvar is a city whose beauty comes alive at night. Enjoy dinner on your own, and possibly a little island night-life! (There will not be an afternoon yoga session this day).
Day 5 ~ Sunrise yoga sailing to Korcula, an island known for it’s natural beauty, small coves, beaches, and over 200 caves—most famous as the birthplace of Marco Polo! Wander and explore within the ancient walls of this typical medieval Dalmatian town, with it’s towers and red-roofed houses. Enjoy lunch on your own. After sunset yoga back on the boat, we will visit an organic farm and experience a traditional Dalmatian dinner on this family farm.
Day 6 ~ After morning yoga and breakfast, we will travel (1.5) hours to arrive in Pomena on the isle of Mljet. We’ll swim, relax and lunch on the boat, then hop on bikes for a tour around the amazing salt water lakes in Mljet National Park. If you prefer to hike or canoe, the dense Aleppo pine forest is a majestic setting to experience nature at it’s purest. Dinner is on your own in the small traditional village of Pomena.
Day 7 ~ Enjoy our final full day together on the island of Šipan — swimming, playing, practicing yoga and savoring our last moments together on this Croatia Yoga Cruise! Šipan, an island with a true Adriatic summer feel, populated with 150 residents, was appreciated by residents and nobility of Dubrovnik for its beauty, peace and picturesque countryside. We will end the day with a closing yoga circle and dinner on board celebrating a fabulous week together!
Day 8 ~ Farewell breakfast. Arrive port of Dubrovnik.