Islands galore, Croatia is one of the most popular blue cruise destinations in Eastern Europe. Numerous bays, private coves, charming town and village ports, picturesque coastline creates a stunning atmosphere for your blue cruise Croatia holiday. Each year, more and more gulets are added to the charter marketplace. Most of the gulets are bought and delivered from Turkey where gulets originated, and some boats are Croatian-built gulets.
Blue Cruise Croatia
Itineraries start and end in Split, Dubrovnik, Trogir, and Sibenik. Sometimes other ports can be available depending on the gulet and its booking schedule at the time. There are various routes available to the North and South of Split. If you would like to include Dubrovnik in your itinerary, the possible routes can be Split to Dubrovnik one-way or vice versa – and quite popular.
Blue Cruise Croatia
There is something for everyone of all ages in Croatia. From festivals, nightlife (check out the annual Ultra Europe Music Festival), peaceful islands, local vineyards, historical sites, and National Parks and lakes, turquoise waters with private coves, and so much more. It is always exciting to explore Croatia from both land and sea.
Important to Know About Gulet Cruising in Croatia
Early booking starts as early as April for the following year. Sometimes clients book their next years’ trip while they are still on their current blue cruise holiday. With about 50 gulets, and perhaps only 40 popular gulets in Croatia, the weeks fill up quickly.
Unlike Turkey, the season for blue cruise Croatia is best from late May until mid-September. Therefore not only is the selection very limited, but also the number of weeks. The sooner you decide on your gulet the better. The first weeks to go fast are in June, July, and September. August is the last month to fill up.
For large groups from 14 and up, again the gulet or boat selection is very, very limited.
What Can You Do other than a Blue Cruise in Croatia?
During your travels with your gulet, other activities outside of the water toys on board could be to go on a wine tour. Croatia is quite particular and proud of their vineyards.
Should your gulet itinerary take you to the North from Split, certainly a visit to Zadar to see the Sea Organ is a must! It plays music by way of the waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps – amazing!
Also the Krka National Park – a natural super wonderland with 17 waterfalls as high as 45 meters.
There is also the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It links 16 terraced lakes and joined by waterfalls, which extends into a limestone canyon. Walkways and hiking trails wind around and across the water, and an electric boat links the 12 upper and 4 lower lakes.
Besides Split other popular towns include Dubrovnik, Makarska, Porec, Rovinj, Opatija, Zadar and Sibenik.
There is a great deal of information on Croatia on the internet – so do the research or ask your Captain and crew about things to do and places to explore, restaurants to dine at during your gulet cruise in Croatia!