Join M/S Captain Bota on its 8-day cruise from Dubrovnik to Split and vice versa. This itinerary takes you to the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik, such as the City Walls and the historical center. Enjoy walking around Mljet National Park and seeing the Great and Small Lakes and the Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery. Take your picture of Biševo Blue Cave's bottom floor, then sail to the sunniest Croatian Island afterward. Explore the picture-perfect Island of Vis and see the unspoiled beaches and traditional architecture that were spared from the excessive tourist development. Enjoy the simple pleasures of walking around the town of Bol or in the city of Split and enjoying the scenery that these places offer for free.
See the magical deep aquamarine silver light reflected from the Biševo Blue Cave floor
Explore the picture perfect Island of Vis and see the unspoiled beaches and traditional architectures
Walk around Mljet National Park and pass by the Great and Small Lake
Visit the historical center of Dubrovnik and see the famous City Walls
Wander around the narrow and cobbled streets of Korčula
The ship is docked in Dubrovnik Gruž harbor and embarkation is possible throughout the whole day. Passengers arriving in the morning are not able to enter their cabins before 14:00 but can leave their luggage on board. In case your ship is not in the port until evening, your luggage is going to be taken care of and an excursion is going to be organized for you. At 19:00 you’ll have a welcome meeting where the Cruise manager introduce you to the crew and your fellow passengers. Welcome dinner is served at 19:30. Captain would wait for all the passengers arriving late at night but with advance notification. All the late arriving guests are provided with a dinner.
After breakfast, the English-speaking guide and coach come to the pier. You’ll visit the historical center of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the guide show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour, you’ll be left on your own to explore and enjoy this city, known around the world as The Pearl of Adriatic. At 12:00 a.m. you’ll have a transfer back to the ship. Lunch is served on board en route to Slano, located on the mainland with a swim stop on the way. Slano is one of the most picturesque places on the Dubrovnik Riviera, with beautiful beaches, dense pine forests, olive groves, a long cultural tradition, and numerous historical monuments. For all who are interested, an organized optional excursion to Ston, a fortified town famous for 5-kilometer-long walls, old saltwork, and an oysters/mussels farm. Reservations and payment on the spot.
This morning you`ll cruise to Mljet where you’ll be free to explore National Park (entrance fees are not included), walk around the Great and Small Lakes, visit The Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery dating from the 12th century and, of course, take a swim in the heart of this pristine National Park. Lunch is served on board as you continue your cruise toward the Island of Korčula, where you shall arrive in the afternoon, docking in the Town of Korčula. This historic town is known as the birthplace of Marko Polo, one of the most famous world explorers of all time. The English-speaking guide does a Korčula City tour and walks you through the town’s charming narrow and cobbled streets. You’ll have the rest of the evening free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
In the morning you’ll cruise to the Island of Vis, with lunch on board and a swim stop en route. Arrival to Vis is scheduled for the afternoon. Compared to other Adriatic islands, Vis is rather unique. Being an important strategic military stronghold for centuries, Vis was spared the excessive tourist development and thus retained its unspoiled beaches, ecological agriculture, and traditional architecture. Enjoy the afternoon, exploring the town of Vis, its picturesque stone streets, pristine beaches, and fine taverns. For all who are interested, an organize optional Vis Island excursion, ending in Komiža, a stunning fishermen's village to have dinner in one of the cozy restaurants. Reservations and payment on the spot.
You'll start your day with a morning cruise towards the Island of Biševo and its Blue Cave. Originally, the entrance to Blue Cave was located below sea level, which required visitors to dive deeply to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. However, at times high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something you shall not know before the morning designated for your visit. For this reason, entrance fees are paid on the spot. After a swim stop and lunch on board, you'll continue cruising along many idyllic coves and bays towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the most popular and attractive Croatian tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your afternoon arrival at Hvar, a local English-speaking guide walk you through the town, introducing you to the island’s way of life, its rich history, and culture. Afterward, you'll be free to enjoy your evening in Hvar, explore on your own, and dine in one of its numerous family-owned restaurants or taverns.
You'll start your day with a morning departure towards Bol. Bol is famous for having one of the finest European beaches, called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). As you stop in Bol, you can relax in this charming Dalmatian town. Have a walk, a cup of coffee, or a swim, until lunch is served on board. After lunch, you’ll continue cruising towards Pučišća, with refreshing swim stops en route and lunch served on board. Pučišća is the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća. Its spectacular irregularity of steep-sided natural harbor, authentic Mediterranean architecture, and rustic ambiance are simply unforgettable. Pučišća is also home to the only Croatian Stonemasonry school. Its students carve sculptures from Brač limestone, applying traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. You shall spend a night in this very quiet town. Enjoy the nightfall, as it unifies the distinct features of Pučišća that have intrigued you so much in daylight. This evening you have Captain’s dinner on board.
After breakfast, you'll cruise across the Brač channel to Omiš, an ancient town with city walls, fortresses, and stone churches. Omiš is located at the delta of the Cetina River, with its wonderful beaches. For centuries, Omiš was a stronghold of famous pirates, a symbol of retaliation, courage, and strength in the long historical fight against The Republic of Venice. After a relaxed walk in Omiš, you’ll have lunch on board. During the afternoon hours, you'll sail on towards Split, the last stop. The English-speaking guide does the afternoon Split City tour and walks you through the historical Diocletian Palace. The second largest urban center in Croatia and the seat of Split-Dalmatia County, Split boasts 1700 years of history. Since 1979 the historic center of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The city’s historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. After the city tour, you'd left on your own to explore Split and have an intimate farewell dinner on your own.
Day 8: Split | Disembark
After breakfast, the time has come to say farewell to all your new friends.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.