We are full time sailors that put together awesome sailing flotillas for amazing people. On the side … we make suggestions for booking your air, hotel, etc.; ’cause we’ve probably been there. And if we come across a deal … we’ll make sure you know about it.
The fly in airport is Split, Croatia; airport code SPU. It is about 5 kilometers to the island of Trogir (which has a little bridge to it). We finish the cruise in amazing Dubrovnik, airport code DBV. The airport there is about 30k from the village. A quick check of google.com/flights shows round trip from LAX at $1500-1800+ depending on your flexibility.
Our yacht, Gulet Perla, is meeting us at Marina Baotic just west of the isle of Trogir, on the mainland, at 1700 (5pm) on Saturday, June 6. There is a quai that runs the entire south side of the island but it is very busy on Saturday. It’s a small island. Unrelated … lots of cool little euro patio tavernas along the water there, can’t wait.
We head south through the islands from there! We finish up our Adventure in Zaton Bay, just northwest of the town of Dubrovnik, 0900 on Saturday June 13. I suggest you spend that night in their amazing castle village.
Do consider flying in early for adjusting to the time change, or staying after our Adventure.
We stayed in a wonderful place in the middle of Trogir on our first Voyage there. Like the whole village, it was built of local stone. Tragos has it’s own taverna and is vertically oriented (lotso stairs). To book Hotel Tragos, Click Here.
I’m finding a bunch of beautiful rooms on Airbnb.com and for a little less $ (use my code and get $25 off – whenderson24). I am flying in a couple days early and will be onisland to get acclimated, (enjoy) and be available for people with travel questions or issues.
In Dubrovnik, we stayed in one of the little B&Bs last time, inside the village/castle walls. I booked Airbnb on this end too. Your travel agent or favorite hotel site will have access to more traditional hotel rooms. I suggest booking within the village walls to get the full experience. Alexander the Great walked those same paths. See maps below.
The Croatian currency is the Kuna (HRK). As I write, it is 1 US$ for 7 Kuna. And the Euro is taken everywhere, 1 Euro costs 1.09 US$ (lowest I’ve seen it, buy now! ;). In some places, like on our yacht, the Euro seems to be preferred. Your bank can get you foreign currency if you order in advance. I will bring mostly Euro. ATMs there will give Kuna or we can get Euros or Kunas at banks and exchange places in tourist areas.
English is widely spoken.
I found some one-stop shopping for airport transfers and getting around Croatia …
Click big buttons for your desired mode of transportation. Taxi from Split to Trogir with the guy standing in baggage claim with your name sign is 25euro for up to 4 people. I may try the bus for entertainment.
From Wikitravel.org: Trogir is in the immediate vicinity of the Split airport. It is relatively cheap to catch a taxi from the airport to Trogir. The regular Split-Trogir 37 bus runs every 30 minutes, 7 days, costs 20 Kuna.
Ferries run all over Croatia and her islands – www.croatiaferries.com
On Trogir, rent bikes, scooters from 50-250cc, boats from 4.6m to 6.5m, and cars. Trogir-rent.com
Still to come … Crew Info, What-to-Bring and Final Info emails. As with all of our Adventures, all information and updates for Sail Croatia are posted on our site here …
Need tourist ratings for hotels, restaurants, etc.? Tripadvisor.com
Speak a few words of Croatian! …