Join up to 36 gay men on our 8th-annual all-gay cruise caressing the turquoise blue waters of The Dalmatian Coast. From the comfort of our private yacht – the MV Black Swan – we’ll see splendid coastlines, explore national parks, wander through medieval towns, and plunge into the balmy waters of the Adriatic. Your OUT Adventures Concierge team will also give you ample opportunities to socialize, explore, and dine at Croatia’s best restaurants. Note: this year we're upping the ante by including almost all meals and gratuities (including guides and crew) in the listed pricing!
• Enjoy Roman architecture in Split
• Take daily dips in the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea
• Lounge on the upper deck of our Private gay Croatia cruise ship
• Savour Croatian wines at an exclusive and private vineyard dinner
• Stroll the medieval walls surrounding old Dubrovnik
• Channel your inner celebrity in Hvar
Croatia Gay Cruise Tour 2021 Itinerary
Day 1 - Friday, July 09, 2021
Bok! Welcome to Croatia and our signature gay Croatia cruise!
Check-in to our centrally located 4-star hotel, then meet your fellow adventurers at 5PM for a group meeting before we break bread at an included welcome dinner within walking distance from the hotel.
The four-star Cornaro Hotel is perfectly located in the center of Split, just a minute walk from the UNESCO-protected Diocletian's Palace. It's just a few steps away from the main city attractions, significant cultural sites, and the main shopping area.
And for those interested we’ll head for optional drinks at a nearby gay-welcoming bar after dinner.
If you are checking in to the hotel under your OUT Adventures reservation, a complimentary arrival transfer will be included.
Day 2 - Saturday, July 10, 2021
Split / Bol / Milna
Check out of the hotel this morning, then join us on a late morning walking tour of the old town including Diocletian’s Palace.
We’ll then point out our luxurious yacht – the Black Swan – before giving you free time for lunch.
We’ll board our yacht and set sail early this afternoon for the island of Brac where we’ll swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn beach).
We’ll then continue to our first overnight stop, the small village of Milna where we’ll enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner onboard.
Day 3 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
Milna / Hvar
After breakfast, we depart Milna for Hvar. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty.
En route we’ll enjoy morning and afternoon swim stops and an included lunch.
On arrival at Hvar we’ll head out for a guided tour followed by a free evening to explore. An optional dinner will be available.
Day 4 - Monday, July 12, 2021
Hvar / Biševo / Vis
An early departure brings us to the quaint island of Biševo, where the Blue cave awaits providing the weather is in our favour.
We then continue to the island of Vis, an isolated former Yugoslav naval base that captures the Mediterranean “as it once was”.
Here, you can either pay to visit the remains of the Roman thermal baths, hit up the city museum or simply take in the free views of the beautiful Rustic Vill on the waterfront.
We overnight in the port, with an included BBQ dinner on board our ship.
Day 5 - Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Vis / Korcula
This morning we depart for Korcula – the birthplace of Marco Polo – and a favourite stop amongst Out Adventurers. We’ll have a swim stop and lunch along the way, and upon arrival we’ll enjoy a late afternoon walking tour.
Since it’s only a short walk to the yacht from anywhere in the old town, we encourage you to explore the area and its charming shops, bars and restaurants.
Day 6 - Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Korcula / Trstenik
Another morning, another beautiful swim stop. Then we enjoy lunch and another swim stop before arriving in Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula.
Here, we’ll head to a modern local winery that includes a tour of the grounds and cellar, followed by a luscious 3-course dinner paired with five pristine Croatian wines.
Tonight we overnight in this quaint and charming town.
Day 7 - Thursday, July 15, 2021
Trstenik / Mljet
Today we depart early, cruising to the island of Mljet after we have a morning swim stop.
Once in Mljet, we’ll join our local guide for a stroll through the famous salt lakes of Mljet National Park. This visit includes a boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient monastery, an old abbey, and a church that dates back to the 12th century. If you’d like to get the blood flowing, you can also rent a kayak, bike or scooter to roam the park on your own.
We’ll enjoy our Captain’s Dinner aboard the boat in either Polaca or Pomena.
Day 8 - Friday, July 16, 2021
Mljet / Dubrovnik
This morning we depart early for the world-famous Dubrovnik, cruising past the old city walls while enjoying lunch onboard.
We’ll dock in the new port given the large size of our vessel, then transfer into town for a guided walking tour. This will be followed by a cable car ride up Srd Mountain where we’ll soak up the scenic views of the Old City Walls and Elaphiti Islands.
You’ll have some free time in town to wander, then we’ll meet at a central location for our gourmet Farewell Dinner at a fabulous rooftop restaurant.
Day 9 - Saturday, July 17, 2021
Dubrovnik / Departure
This morning we bid farewell to our faithful yacht crew, and each other, as our adventure comes to an end.
There are no activities planned, and we must disembark by 9 AM. There will be a luggage storage option available for those with afternoon or evening flights, and we have a host hotel for those wishing to spend more time in this ancient city. As the Croatians say – Dovidenja, or goodbye!
Your Ship - M/V Black Swan
Black Swan is a new built (2018) Deluxe Superior vessel 158ft long and 28ft wide with 38 beds in 18 modernly equipped cabins. You can choose between five cabins on upper deck (some with panoramic windows), five cabins on main deck with large windows and eight spacious cabins in lower deck with port holes.
All cabins are equipped smartly and modernly with TV, air conditioning, ventilation, safety deposit box, SOS alarm, smoke detectors, emergency lights and audio system for announcements and light music. Free WiFI is available throughout the ship. Electrical outlets are European 2 pin point power outlet and 1 USB outlet.
Each cabin has a leather upholstered bed with space for luggage storage and safety jackets, a comfortable armchair, onyx desk, ottoman, two nightstands, spacious wardrobe closet and panoramic windows, large windows or portholes and a special light fixture above the bed for intimate lighting. Materials used for interior fittings are solid wood, veneer, onyx, marble, leather, stainless steel and glass. Bathrooms have a spacious shower, hair dryer, black marble sink stand and a mirror across the wall.
Extra services available include massage, laundry (washing and ironing), breakfast in bed/room service.