Sail & party on the biggest music festival in Croatia
Experience the best electronic music festival to have ever hit Croatia, welcoming over 140,000 people to the shores of Split. Ultra Europe has become one of the biggest music festival on the continent. Bringing it all together on the lush Adriatic coast of the Croatian town of Split, the festival lays on a programme of epic stadium shows, beach kickbacks and full-throttle boat parties across the town and its surrounding islands.
Recent editions have featured the likes of David Guetta, deadmau5 and The Chemical Brothers, who each touched down alongside a pilgrimage of dance music fans from around the world, eager to party like they’ve never done before.
With the main festival taking place inside Split’s historical Stadion Poljud, festival-goers will also take to the waves onboard a selection of no-holds-barred boat parties, as well as docking on some of the country’s most beautiful islands for a set of heavenly beach parties.
Instead of staying in crowded Split you can join the Active Cruises Catamaran and experience Croatia at it’s best. Forget about boring apartments on the mainland.
- Luxury Catamaran Lagoon 42 2017
- 8 people + professional licensed skipper
- Private cabin with sheets and towels, bathroom and toilet
- AC, generator, Wi-Fi, hot shower
- Free mooring buoy in Bol with private small pier
- Free course of Sailing, SUP and Kite intro course, bike rent
- Best kitesurfing, hiking & party spots
- Snorkelling equipment & Subglider
- Optional Gopro & drone footage
- Fast small boat perfect for activities (Highfield with 20HP)
- All taxes, insurance, boat equipment, GPS with nautical charts
- Food & drinks – We usually eat at best local restaurants where you will try Croatian specialties such as lobster, lamb, octopus, truffles… (around 20€ pp.)
- Flights and transfers to Split (We will arrange everything)
- Fuel and port fees (Around 100€ pp, usually even lower if the group likes sailing and not staying in the marina every day)
Route will be adapted to Ultra (TBA)
Day 1, Boarding in Split
Get ready for an amazing trip
Once you land at the airport, transfer will be waiting to bring you to the Marina. When everyone is onboard you will set off for a short navigation in the direction of Bol on the island of Brač. Make the most of this time to meet the crew and get familiar with the catamaran. You will moor for the evening and overnight.
Day 2 & 3, Brač Bol & Murvica
Experience the most stunning beach in Croatia, Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape)
Afternoon relax party at the famous Auro Beach/Lounge Bar. Chill on the lazy bag, have a few drinks and swim in the crystal clear water. Explore the old town and visit the wine museum. Dance the night away at Varadero Cocktail Bar in the old town.
- Free kitesurfing introduction course suitable for anyone
- Short SUP to Zlatni Rat, Dive, Swim
- Hike or bike the highest island top of all others in the Adriatic sea with its height of 778 meters.
- Relax in beach club Auro, sip morning coffee in Bolero or party in Varadero
Day 4, Hvar & Palmižana
Unique fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage.
The summer party capital. Climb up to the fortress for a stunning view of the old town and the surrounding islands. Check out top party spots like Hula Hula Beach Bar, Kiva Bar and then party till the sun comes up at the world famous island club.
Hvar, a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, is best known as a summer resort. Highlights of the port town Hvar include its 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress and a main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral. The island also features beaches like Dubovica and inland lavender fields.
- Hike to Hvar Fortress
- Discover the Island of Wine
- Discover the Culture of the World’s Only Island with 4 UNESCO Heritages
- Amazing nightlife & great restaurants
- Relax in Laganini beach bar
Day 5, Pakleni & Vis
Visit the crystal-clear waters, hidden beaches and deserted lagoons of the Pakleni Islands (Pakleni Otoci).
Hell Islands are the prettiest part of Hvar’s, if not the of whole Croatian riviera. A playful chain of woody isles, dipped in a clear, azure sea, a few resorts and swimming areas, and a number of little, hidden away beaches, stone terraces facing sun, and beautiful deserted lagoons make, as someone said, “An Arcadia in grasp of the palm.
Rich in incredible history, the old town of Vis is filled with top quality restaurants, boutique shops and cafes. Formerly a military island, Vis is loaded with places to explore including an old army wine bunker. For the night, we are taking you to Fort George, built in 1813. Once an old British outpost, now it is the home to one of our best parties of the week.
- Sunset downwind Kitesurfing
- Sightseeing & Snorkelling
- Lunch at Pakleni
- Visit the Stiniva Cove
- Visit the Green Cave
Day 6, Komiza
Explore the untouched fisherman’s village.
Komiža – an old fishing town with a long tourist tradition is situated in a bay on the northwest side of the island Vis. It is included in a list of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as one of the 10 most recent heavenly oases in the Mediterranean. A small town with big-hearted people who will gladly sit next to you on a dock and share stories of their rich cultural heritage.
If you’re tired of civilization and hectic lifestyle, Komiža will provide you with the vacation of your dreams. While walking the stone streets of old town, the smells of grilled fish and herbs will delight you.
- Visit the fisherman’s Village
- Explore Komiza
- Dive or snorkel in the beautiful sea
- Relax in the beach bar as your cruise is coming to an end
Day 7, back to Split
Enjoy a leisurely sail on the way back to the marina, with a stop at a breathtaking clear water lagoon.
With its seafront cafés and ancient alleyways, shouting stallholders and travellers on the move, bustling, exuberant SPLIT is one of the Mediterranean’s most compelling cities. It has a unique historical heritage too, having grown out of the palace built here by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in 295AD. The palace remains the city’s central ingredient, having been gradually transformed into a warren of houses, tenements, churches and chapels by the various peoples who came to live here after Diocletian’s successors had departed. Lying beyond the Roman/medieval tangle of central Split lie suburban streets full of palms and exotic plants, followed by stately rows of socialist-era housing blocks that look like something out of a modernist architectural stylebook.
Nearly everything worth seeing in Split is concentrated in the compact Old Town behind the waterfront Riva, made up in part of the various remains and conversions of Diocletian’s Palace itself, and the medieval additions to the west of it. You can walk across this area in about ten minutes, although it would take a lifetime to explore all its nooks and crannies.
- Visit the Diocletian’s Palace
- Wine tasting at Putaly Winery
- Explore the Old Split
- Walk down the famous Split’s riva
- It is you last night – So eat at some fancy place or party till sunrise
HAPPY CLIENTS AND PARTNERS
Just a quick note to let you know we had a fantastic cruise with IGOR. Everything went according to plan and we felt in good hands. Igor is very amiable and a super captain.
I would especially like to compliment the beginner course with Alex. He is an instructor that adapts the course to physical condition, acquired knowledge and desires of a student. He has great pedagogical approach, patient and clear explanations with great motivational techniques. Student can really enjoy and progress very fast. All compliments to Alex and thanks for a great course!
Igor was a FANTASTIC skipper to have on board and we had so much fun getting to know him! He showed us some amazing spots, let us learn as much as we wanted sailing, and made everyone feel safe and comfortable. We can’t imagine a better fit for our family, the trip wouldn’t have been the same with anyone else! Thank you Miha for the quick responses to all of our questions leading up and making the booking process so simple. Would 100% recommend!
Trip of a lifetime! From start to finish a fabulous experience. Clear, quick communication during booking and check in. We stayed on the Lagoon 42 catamaran and loved everything about it. Originally we looked to book the Lagoon 39 but it was already booked so the Lagoon 42 was offered to us. So glad we went up in size after seeing the two side by side in the marina. Brand new boat this season and it was in excellent condition. Our Skipper Nick made our trip! Although he was on the younger side, he was very knowledgeable and also kept on top of weather leaving us feeling completely safe in his hands. Also, his route, restaurant and activity recommendations were spot on. He was fun yet respectful. A great person to spend a week of our vacation with. The islands theirselves were amazing. A perfect balance of activity and downtime from spending nights anchored out in a quiet bay, or an evening in a harbor exploring one of the many towns, snorkeling, SUP, island activities and just downtime for a glass of wine out on the front of the boat at sunset. We had a mix in our group of boaters and non boater and everyone came away loving their trip. We will definitely be back! Cheers!
This was one of the greatest trips we have ever had! It was our first time on a sailing trip and everything was perfect. Miha was very quick and clear to communicate when making the booking and provided detailed booking information. In terms of value it was well worth the money. And finally our Skipper Igor was excellent! He was extremely professional and provided a very safe sailing experience whilst also taking us to some amazing places that we would never have heard of otherwise. We have enjoyed some of the best food and wine in our lives and Croatia is such a beautiful place. Thank you to Miha, Igor and everyone else involved.
You can not do special things with ordinary people 🙂 The most beautiful moments never happened in our dreams. For me, Active Cruise means escape from everyday routine to sea, sun and wind – freedom and pure pleasure.
Live, laugh, love, 🙂
We are back in Israel… even the 120 stairs we had to climb in Dubrovnik’s old city to arrive to our rooms, packed with 4 pieces of luggage and 5 super excited girls couldn’t take the smile out of our faces. We just had an amazing time on the boat. It was much above our expectations and you two just played a huge role in our successful holidays. Your patience and kindness with the kids meant a lot to us. All our needs were anticipated so we could just relax and enjoy. We are seriously thinking of renewing the experience next year.
Trips with the Active Cruises are always full of fun! Meeting new interesting people, relaxed atmosphere and never ending activities with experienced skipper is an unforgettable experience every time! Keep up the good work! :=)
So young, So helpful, They made the trip so much better! Blaz is a young person with a very old spirit. Takes things that matter so seriously. He was fantastic! We felt so safe every second. I’d love to have him again for our next trip. Alex was great. We travelled the Amalfi last year on the boat with a ‘chef’. The coastline was beautiful, the food was good to great. Alex was much better than the Italian chef! No comparison. The time and effort he put into the food, presentation, and service was awesome! Alex made the trip so great, our guest had ‘the best time ever’ – and they are old! So that says something. Great trip, Exceptional skipper, 1st rate cuisine!
We had a great week with Blaz he really looked after us. Blaz was very professional, calm and respectful of the space we needed as a family onboard the catamaran. We felt the catamaran was ours. The route was well planned and thought out with in-out from all of us. Places we stopped for swimming were quiet and we often arrived before other boats to secure the best spot. Restaurants were in prime position and always had the best tables secured for our group. Prices were reasonable and in line with our budget. Blaz went that extra mile by getting up early and sailing whilst we slept to ensure we kept to a good timetable and saw as much as possible. The catamaran itself was spacious and had everything we needed. We felt safe an secure and confident that Blaz was looking out for us and safety was number 1 priority when securing the catamaran in bays and ports. Highly recommend Blaz to any group looking for a professional and very competent skipper who want a well-managed sailing experience whilst feeling very private and family focussed.
Just a note to thank you for a lovely week on Mala Kate with Igor. All the arrangements worked well and we were pleased how soon Igor was able to pick us up from Zaton last Sunday – we know he put in a massive effort to sail through most of the night and we really appreciate it! The boat was great and very luxurious – it was everything we had hoped for and just as you described it. The wifi was very strong which the girls appreciated and the luxury extras were very welcome.
As for Igor, he was a fantastic skipper, host and guide. It was a pleasure chatting with him about his sailing adventures and having him join us for dinner at some of his favorite restaurants. We always felt safe and comfortable under his professional eyes, and he looked after the boat very well. We would happily recommend Active Cruises, Mala Kate and Igor to anybody thinking of a chartered cruise, and hope to return again in the future.
Croatia is one of the most beautiful country I have ever visited, not to mention Active Cruise went above and beyond with making our experience the best it possibly could have been! Skipper Igor gave us the best Croatian experience I could have ever imagined for. We had the most fun week.