Embark on a captivating journey through the pristine waters of the Adriatic Sea, where a sailing adventure awaits aboard the majestic Lagoon 46 catamaran. In this exhilarating blog post, our experienced skipper shares the extraordinary experiences and breathtaking moments encountered during a remarkable seven-day voyage.
The journey will unveil an array of charming coastal towns and ancient harbors, where history seamlessly blends with modernity. Wander through narrow cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses, and indulge in the rich Mediterranean flavors of local cuisine. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and witness the warm hospitality of the Croatian people, whose tales and traditions add depth to the adventure.
Saturday - Setting Sail from Trogir: A Journey Begins
As the sun bathed the port of Trogir in a warm glow, I found myself at the helm of the Lagoon 46, ready to embark on a week-long sailing adventure. It was a role I cherished, having spent my formative years sailing with my own family. This time, however, I was not only the captain but also the host, accompanied by my beloved wife, Jin, who brought her infectious laughter and playful spirit to our sailing odyssey.
Our guests, a lively group of eight from Colombia and Canada, boarded the yacht, their anticipation palpable. We set sail from Trogir, leaving behind the bustling harbor as we headed toward our first destination. After a few hours of navigating the shimmering waters, we found ourselves in the village of Maslinica on the island of Šolta. As the sun began to set, we docked the boat, and our guests were served a delectable dinner on board, savoring the delicate flavors of fish cheeks while relishing the tranquility of the sea.
Sunday - Vis: Sandy Beaches and Echoes of the Past
The following morning, our journey continued towards Vis, an island brimming with natural beauty and intriguing history. Our first stop was Stoncica Bay, boasting one of the few sandy beaches in the area. Moving on, we ventured to Rogacic, where a submarine bunker stood as a haunting relic of the past. Its eerie ambiance and resonating echoes provided the perfect backdrop for impromptu singing sessions, adding a touch of whimsy to our exploration.
Stončica Bay on the island of Vis
In the afternoon, we docked in the vibrant town of Vis. Eager to discover its hidden gems, our guests rented electric bikes and set off on an adventure across the island. They pedaled their way to Komiža, a picturesque village on the opposite side of the island, immersing themselves in the local culture. As the day drew to a close, we gathered for dinner at Konoba & Bar Lola, savoring the region's flavors.
Monday - Cliff diving, Stiniva Beach, Green Cave, Hvar
With the morning sun casting its warm glow, we set sail, encircling the island of Vis. Our first stop was the renowned Stiniva Bay, known for its natural amphitheater and exhilarating cliff diving spots. The brave among the guests took the plunge, diving into the crystal-clear waters below, while others marveled at the breathtaking scenery.
Stiniva Bay on the island of Vis
Continuing our exploration, we navigated toward the Green Cave. As we entered the cave's mystical depths, a sense of awe washed over the guests. The interplay of light and darkness created an ethereal atmosphere as if we had stepped into the realm of mythical creatures. The sun's rays pierced through a ceiling hole, casting a heavenly beam that seemed to beckon us further into its embrace.
In the afternoon, we sailed to the charming town of Hvar, a place where history and modernity intertwine. The vibrant town pulsated with energy as our guests indulged in a feast for the senses made by restaurant Stajun that were both a symphony of flavors and an artistic masterpiece. From our vantage point aboard Lagoon 46, we became captivated observers, witnessing the spectacle of life unfolding on the promenade.
The town of Hvar city port
Tuesday - Red Rocks, Scenic Sćedro, and Cultural Delights in Korčula
With the dawn of a new day, we set our course toward the iconic Red Rocks of Hvar. The guests donned their snorkeling gear as we approached, eager to explore the mesmerizing underwater world surrounding these extraordinary formations. Leaving Hvar behind, we set sail for the secluded island of Scedro, a hidden gem in the Adriatic. Nestled amidst turquoise waters, the picturesque bay of Tufera unfolded before us, showcasing a slice of paradise reminiscent of the Caribbean. Here, our guests relished in the unparalleled beauty, immersing themselves in the tranquil serenity of the bay.
The mesmerizing waters on the island of Šćedro
As the sun began its descent, we made our way to the medieval town of Korčula, known as the birthplace of the legendary explorer Marco Polo. A leisurely stroll through the cobbled streets and fortified walls unveiled a rich tapestry of history and culture. Eager to savor the local cuisine, we hopped into a van and journeyed to the renowned Konoba Maha, an inland tavern known for its traditional dish, peka. Amidst laughter and heartfelt conversations, we indulged in the flavors of Croatia, forging bonds that transcended cultural boundaries.
Wednesday / Thursday - Rainy Adventures in Jelsa and Ancient Wonders in Stari Grad
Awakening to the raindrops on the deck, we embraced the unpredictable weather as part of our seafaring experience. Our destination for the day was Jelsa, a charming town on the island of Hvar. Despite the rain, a warm familial atmosphere enveloped us, as we sought refuge in board games. Laughter echoed through the cabin, transforming the dreary day into a memory of togetherness.
Thursday greeted us with a break in the clouds as we sailed toward the ancient city of Stari Grad. Stepping ashore, our guests embarked on an afternoon stroll through the narrow streets, awestruck by the architectural marvels and stories woven into the very fabric of the city. Over slices of pizza, they listened intently as I shared tales of Stari Grad's fascinating history.
Friday - The Golden Horn and Farewell to a Cherished Journey
As our voyage neared its end, we directed our bow towards the renowned town of Bol, known for its stunning Golden Horn beach. Leaving the boat behind, our guests embarked on a beautiful walk along the picturesque promenade. The allure of the Golden Horn's distinctive shape drew them closer, and the soft pebble stones beneath their feet evoked a sense of blissful tranquility.
Our final stop before returning to Trogir was the bay of Nečujam on the island of Solta. Over a leisurely lunch, we shared stories and laughter, relishing the last moments of our voyage together. Snorkeling around the sunken ship added a touch of adventure to our farewell.
With heavy hearts and a knot in our throats, we navigated back to Trogir. The bond forged between us over the course of a week was undeniable, leaving us with a sense of longing as we bid farewell. As the Lagoon 46 docked, the memories we had created etched themselves into our hearts, reminding us of the beauty of the Adriatic and the power of shared experiences.
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