A TYPICAL DAY ON THE SAIL RETREAT
To explain the sailing holiday experience, often we find it's easier to detail a typical day on charter. Itineraries are completely flexible though and up to the client discussing their preferences with the crew. Want to stay in the same place for a couple of nights? Sure! Want to visit that special place you've read about? Sure! It's all up to you and the upcoming weather conditions of course...
You'll wake up on your private yacht, located in that special bay, village, quay or marina that you decided on the night before. You'll immediately jump in for your first swim of the day, and/or go ashore to explore the village further and visit the local bakery and deli for fresh bread and food for lunch later that day.
On the way back to the boat you'll pick up a fresh cup of coffee from a cafe and prepare to leave. Once deciding where your next port of call will be, you'll hoist the sails and for a couple of hours sail to a lovely bay somewhere, where you can anchor the boat and jump in for the first (or second) swim of the day.
After a wonderful swim and snorkel in the clear waters of the bay you're anchored, you'll have a fresh water shower on the back of the boat and drip dry in the Mediterranean sun. Depending on the time, you will read a book, relax in the sun, or if you've already worked up an appetite, break out the fresh bread bought that morning and prepare a fresh salad for lunch.
After lunch you might go back to your book, sunbathe, take the dinghy to explore the shore and once your food has digested, you'll be back in the water.
Having followed the guidance of your crew (who are always fantastic guides), you'll know which wonderful restaurant to you'll visit tonight. But first, why not have a drink at that bar that serves amazing cocktails overlooking the water.
Once your appetite is suitably piqued, it's off to that local restaurant for a wonderful Croatian meal of fresh fish and seafood. You'll inevitably be eating al fresco, in a warm European evening, watching people go by and enjoying the local ambience.
After dinner, you can choose to visit that gelato shop again, have another drink in a local bar or head back to the yacht to have a night out under the sky full of stars. Finally, after digesting the day you'll head off to bed and look forward to repeating it all again the next day.
KMI24 is incredibly proud of the quality of our crew. Unlike many companies, we have an experienced skipper, chef and doctor in a crew. We spent many days together on board of yachts and we prefer it that way as we can create much more vibrant and full filling environment for the rest of the crew. We know each other well and we know what are our strenghts and weaknesses. We know what our crews want from their holidays. We are excited for every next adventure and we are not in it for the profit. To split the costs of luxury holidays and meet new people is what it boils down to. Follow us on our socials and check out who we are. We are sure you will have time of your life with us!
WHAT TO EXPECT SAILING THE DALMATIAN ISLANDS
The Dalmatian Islands are renowned for their variety and balance; you'll visit terracotta roofed villages, find hidden restaurants, wander flagstone pathed alleys, enjoy cosmopolitan and lively towns, relax in quiet picturesque bays and experience wonderfully balanced sailing conditions. Don't forget Italian influenced food, crystal clear waters and a wonderful Mediterranean climate.
Between Trogir and Split in the north to Dubrovnik in the south, there are seven large islands and numerous medium to small islands that offer a heady contrast of lively, exciting harbours, imposing fortress towns, restaurants, bars and conversely; small bays, hidden coves, quiet moorings and traditional Croatian restaurants. For one-week charters, Korcula is generally the furthest point for itineraries departing from both Split and Dubrovnik.
LUXURY SAILING YACHT
We like our comfort and go for the higher end. We chose our boat to be around 50+ feet long with the comfort of a luxury apartment with air-condition. The boat must be a platform for the crew to build on their holiday experience as well as provide every crew member with enough space to enjoy, relax and have fun. The crew are able to accommodate double berths rooms with ensuite bathroom. Ideal scenario is to come in as a couple or a pair of friends to share the room together but no problem to hook you up with a cool buddy. The yacht on our presentation is for reference only and our boat won't be far away from it or even better.
There are mooring fees in Croatia. Check each individual description of our package. Some will be fees included some won't. Simply, this is a charge incurred for mooring your yacht in marinas, on buoys, or on town quays. The prices are based on numerous factors including the type of mooring, the time of year and the size of the yacht. We recommend that you budget €500 (ca. €50-€60 per person) for an average sized yacht doing a 'normal' mixed itinerary of anchorages, marinas, town quays and mooring buoys. You are ultimately in control and can reduce or increase this cost depending on where you moor. Marinas are the most expesnive while anchoring is typically free.
HOW TO GET THERE
To the sail the Dalmatians you will fly to Split. There are a range of flights to Split airport on offer from around the UK, including London, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds. Check for others, as more flights are added every day.
None of our bases are more than 40 minutes from the airport, with many such as Split and Trogir, being just 20 minutes away.
WEATHER IN THE DALMATIA
Croatia is one of the most northerly sailing areas in the Mediterranean and therefore tends to have a slightly shorter season than other more southerly countries. June and September enjoy settled weather, with temperatures in the late twenties. During the peak months of July and August, temperatures are consistently in the early 30s. May is increasingly becoming a great month to sail in Croatia as the weather is generally very good, but the prices are fantastic.
The sailing winds in Croatia are generally excellent, with winds very rarely stronger than Force 4 (moderate breeze) in summer. A wind called the 'Bora' does bring stronger wind, but this is a winter wind that only very rarely features even early and late season. During the peak season the risk is not of enough wind, rather than too much.