Dalmation Coast of Croatia
Luring families and partiers alike (or a family of partiers—why be binary?) the Dalmatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea is a favorite charter ground for sailors around the world. From the storybook Medieval walled town of Dubrovnik to the Roman ruins peering down from hillsides as you sail past, to untouched beaches on remote islands, there’s just too much to absorb for one trip, which is why almost everyone we’ve met who has sailed around Croatia gets off the plane already planning their next trip back.
If you’re traveling for history, nature, and not to party, you may want to check the dates for Yacht Week. Then cross them out in black on your calendar. Twice. Yacht Week is a yearly booze cruise flotilla that sails en masse throughout the region. While no one on the AY staff has gone, we hear it’s a pretty wild time. If that’s the goal of your vacation, go for it! If it’s not, and it arrives unexpectedly into your secluded anchorage, it can feel like SantaCon just descended upon your favorite local pub. You know what we’re talking about, New Yorkers
Knowing Dave, he’d probably hit up the party scene in Hvar Town for a night, then the catch the morning SE Maestral wind to reach over to Vis, a more isolated island farther offshore and off-limits to tourists until the 90’s. He needs some excuse to fire up the grill for dinner (Note: Dave never needs an excuse to fire up the grill.). Plus, none of the dance clubs play his kind of music.