June 14 - 20 (full)

Leg 1: Split to Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Dalmatian Coast is regarded as one of the best sailing venues in the entire Med. After a night of partying in the lively student town of Split, we’ll island hop down this protected coast with the winds at our backs to islands such as Brac, Hvar, and Korcula. Classic old Venetian towns dot these islands, and the endless natural harbors feature the clearest water imaginable. We’ll conclude this leg in the amazing walled city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Dubrovnik is beyond fascinating, and extra time will be allotted to explore it.

Transit options: Split (SPU), Dubrovnik (DBV) airporta

June 21 - July 4 (room for 1)

Leg 2: Dubrovnik, Croatia to Rimini, Italy

We shift into overdrive for this two-week leg as Geja makes its return to the wonderful culture and foods of Italy. Leaving the spectacular town of Dubrovnik, a 24-hour nonstop crossing of the Adriatic Sea will bring us to the Puglia region of Italy’s east coast, where the Gargano Peninsula is the natural highlight with its limestone cliffs, white-washed houses, and spectacular beaches. After a visit to the treasured offshore Tremiti Islands, we’ll spend a night or two at sea charging up the east coast towards Rimini, one of Italy’s great summer party destinations. Crew for this leg will need some sailing experience.

Transit: Rimini (RMI) airport

July 5 - 11 (room for 1)

Leg 3: Rimini to Venice, Italy

This leg covers three very different Italian destinations. From the all-out party town of Rimini we continue north to Ravenna, a small but historic town rich in artistic heritage with some eight buildings on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Further north lays the lagoon and town of Venice, one of the world’s great nautical destinations, where we will explore its famous canals using Geja’s dinghy.

Transit options: Venice (VCE), Venice (TSF) airports

July 12 - 18 (room for 1)

Leg 4: Venice, Italy to Piran, Slovenia

After further exploration of magnificent Venice, and other destinations within its lagoons like Burano, Geja will head back to The East. Between Italy and Croatia is the miniscule coastline of Slovenia. The high tourist season will be starting, giving us lively introductions to the towns of Izola and Piran, the latter resembling an open-air medieval museum. Stick around for the next leg into Croatia (and better flight options).

Transit options: Trieste (TRS), Pula (PUY), Rijeka (RJK) airports

July 19 - 25 (room for 1)

Leg 5: Piran, Slovenia to Pula, Croatia

From Slovenia we will cross the border back into Croatia and commence the journey south. We’ll stop in Porec, a “lovely town with a plethora of leisure options, historical sites”; Rovinj, “one of the most photographed cities in Croatia”; and finally Pula with its famous first century coliseum and convenient airport. This is the beginning of high season for Croatians, and the famous nightclubs of this region will be kickin’.

Transit options: Pula (PUY), Rijeka (RJK) airports

July 26 - August 1 (full)

Leg 6: Pula to the Gulf of Kvarner, Croatia

This leg marks the return of Geja to the fabulous islands and natural harbors of Croatia’s amazing coast. Just east of Pula lays the Gulf of Kvarner where we will island-hop between Lošinj with its swinging bridges, Cres, and Krk with its well-preserved medieval harbor town.

Transit options: Pula (PUY), Zadar (ZAD), Rijeka (RJK) airports

August 2 - 8 (full)

Leg 7: Gulf of Kvarner to Rab, Croatia

Exploration of the Gulf of Kvarner, with its myriad of attractive destinations, continues. Possible stops include Opatija, the 19th century Austrian resort town; the many fine crystal clear bays of the islands of Krk and Rab, and finally the town of Rab itself, the region’s most attractive and happening town.

Transit options: Zadar (ZAD), Rijeka (RJK) airports

August 9 - 15 (full)

Leg 8: Rab to Zadar, Croatia

The high-season partying continues with this leg. Just south of Rab is the island of Pag with its famous 24-hour party beach, Zrce. After a night or three of craziness, we’ll rest up in some of the peaceful anchorages of the islands near Zadar.

Transit options: Zadar (ZAD) airport

August 16 - 22 (full)

Leg 9: Zadar to Vodice, Croatia

From Zadar, or more likely the islands near it, Geja continues southward through the starkly beautiful Kornati National Park, the densest archipelago in the Med. When the captain gets restless, Geja will head back to the mainland for some partying at the Hacienda nightclub in Vodice.

Transit options: Zadar (ZAD), Split (SPU) airports

August 23 - 29 (room for 1)

Leg 10: Vodice to Split, Croatia

This leg covers the beautiful waterfalls of the Krka National Park on the way back to the Split region of the Dalmatian Coast. 11 nautical miles up the fjord-like freshwater Krka River from the Adriatic sea is the small town of Skradin, the gateway to the famous waterfalls. We’ll spend a day exploring before returning via Sibenik and its elegant Cathedral of St. James. Before reaching the Split region there will be a stop in postcard-perfect Primosten, home of Aurora, Dalmatia’s largest nightclub.

Transit options: Split (SPU) airport

August 30 - September 5 (full)

Leg 11: Split, Croatia Round-trip

As the tourist season winds down, there is still much to explore, though the nightlife will be less prevelant. The islands near Split form the heart of the Dalmatian Coast, including Hvar which by now is famous on the traveler circuit. The sea and air temperatures will still be summer-like as we navigate between picturesque harbor towns and secluded anchorages.

Transit options: Split (SPU) airport

Here is the proposed route, broken up into individual legs with transit options at each end. Weather, mechanical issues, and hangovers may affect the schedule. Legs can be modified to accommodate flight schedules. Consider joining for consecutive one-week legs if possible.

Typically we are a total of three people aboard. If a couple shares the front cabin, we can be four people.

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The route is Version 2.0. Last updated June 9, 2009.