Active & Cappuccino Cruise Northern Dalmatia 2023

Zadar - Ugljan Island - Pašman Island - Murter - Vodice - Šibenik - Skradin - Krka NP - Zlarin - Kornati NP - Telašćica Nature Park - Vir - Nin - Zadar

Featuring a well-done blend of swimming, sunbathing, short bike tours, sightseeing tours, guided walks and easy hikes, our Active & Cappuccino cruises could be best described as active light with a pinch of culture. The programme, which is accompanied and led at all times by a tour guide, is aimed at all those who don’t just want to spend their cruise on the Sun Deck and in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic, but don’t want either to be forced to go on daily bike tours of 40-50km or spend hours on hikes. And, of course, there’s enough time left over to sit around or enjoy a relaxed cappuccino. Our Active & Cappuccino cruise is also suitable for families with children, as it’s also possible to hire children’s bikes. According to the motto “anything goes but nothing’s compulsory”, you decide for yourself which activities you want to participate in or if you would just like to spend one or more days on the boat relaxing and enjoying your free time.

Check in ZADAR on SATURDAYS from 1130-1300HRS - departs soon after
Check out ZADAR on SATURDAYS by 0900HRS

Premium Small Ships
Comfortable and modern designed motorised sailing boats and motor yachts, mostly with steel hull. Premium vessels offer upscale service, comfortable cabins with separate beds or queen-size bed and private bathroom facilities (shower and toilet) as well as individually controllable A/C. Most vessels feature a rear swimming platform.

Comfort+ Small Ships
Motorised sailing boats either with a wooden or a steel hull. Cabins feature bunk beds, separate beds or queen-size bed and private bathroom facilities (shower and toilet). Furthermore, each cabin is equipped with individually controllable A/C.

MS Carpe Diem            MS Dalmatino

Code: I1

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Zadar - Ugljan - Pašman

Embarkation in the port of Zadar from 1130HRS to 1300HRS. Bicycles will be waiting for you in front of the ship. After having chosen the right bike for you, the staff will proceed with loading the bicycles onboard. There follows a Meet & Greet including a welcome drink with the representative, and you will have a chance to get to know the crew and your fellow passengers. While enjoying a snack, we weigh anchor and set out for our first port of call on the Island of Ugljan. We drop anchor in Preko to start our first bicycle tour, which will take us to Kukljica (approx 8km). We then continue by ship to Pašman, a lovely place located on the homonymous island. Dinner onboard and overnight stay in Pašman. (D)

Cycle route approx 8km

Day 2
Pašman - Murter - Vodice

After breakfast we continue our journey to the Island of Murter and moor in the Bay of Podvrške. Our bicycle tour will take us first to Betina, where we will visit the museum of traditional shipbuilding. On our way back to the ship (approx 8km in total), we will stop in Murter, where you can take the opportunity to enjoy olive oil tasting accompanied by some delicious cheese, ham and a glass of wine (approx EUR15 per person, payable on site). Lunch will be served onboard, before heading to the Bay of Tijašćica located on the Island of Tijat. After an extended break for swimming and sunbathing, we will continue our cruise to the bustling holiday resort Vodice. There is an opportunity to dine out at one of the local restaurants, or taverns. Overnight stay in Vodice. (B, L)

Cycle route approx 8km

Day 3
Vodice - Šibenik - Skradin

We set sail for Šibenik and, after approx half an hour, turn into the estuary of the Krka River. The best known building in the old town, reminiscent of a fortress, is the Cathedral of St James, the most important monument of the Renaissance in Croatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the guided tour through the old town we climb up to the fortresses of Barone and St Michael, situated above the town, and offering magnificent views over the Krka estuary and the sea to the islands just off the coast. Then we invite you to a cappuccino at the fortress of Barone before we call into one of the bays of the Lake Prokljansko, where the Krka River widens out to form a lake, to have lunch onboard and enjoy a refreshing dip. The cruise continues to Skradin. There follows an opportunity to dine out. Overnight stay in Skradin. (B, L)

Day 4
Skradin - Krka NP - Zlarin

After breakfast we cycle along the Krka River to ‘Skradinski Buk’ (approx 5km each way), which is the most famous part of the Krka Waterfalls National Park where over a distance of 800m, Krka plunges 46m over 17 waterfalls with cascades of up to 100m wide. After returning to the ship and having lunch onboard, we weigh anchor and head once again out to sea. Our next stop is the bay of Minerska with its marvellous pebble beach, from where we walk to the fortified islet of St Nicholas. After a break for swimming and sunbathing, we set sail for the Island of Zlarin, where we will moor in the homonymous place. An opportunity to dine at one of the restaurants. Overnight stay in the port of Zlarin. (B, L)

Cycle route approx 10km

Day 5
Zlarin - Kornati NP - Levrnaka - Telašćica

According to the Irish author George Bernard Shaw, "On the last day of creation, God crowned his work, and thus created, out of tears, stars and breath, the Kornati Islands". The beautiful scenery, countless small and large islands, and the turquoise sea - all this makes the Kornati Islands a unique nautical paradise. It is the largest and most dense archipelago in the Adriatic Sea - comprising of 147 islands, islets and reefs, which cover an area of 35km in length. After some time for swimming and sunbathing, and after having enjoyed lunch onboard, we will cruise the entire length of the National Park. We moor on the Island of Levrnaka to take a walk across the island. We then leave the National Park at the north-western side and enter the Telašćica Nature Park. In this wonderful environment the Captain's Dinner, which is served this evening will taste even better. (B, L, D)

Levrnaka Island Walk

Day 6
Telašćica - Vir

Telašćica is a bay which forms a roughly 8km deep indentation in the south-east of the Island of Dugi Otok. We take a walk to the saltwater Lake Mir and up the breathtaking cliffs which tower up here to 161m above sea level, offering breathtaking views of the surroundings. We then continue our voyage, heading to one of the countless secluded bays of the archipelago. After a swimming break and lunch onboard we set a course for the Island of Vir. The opportunity to visit a restaurant for dinner. Overnight stay in Vir. (B, L)

Telašćica Nature Park Walk

Day 7
Vir - Nin - Zadar

We leave Vir, heading to Zaton, from where we will do a bicycle tour to Nin (approx 8km). Nin, located on a small island and connected by two bridges to the mainland, was once the seat of Croatian Bishops and at times even the royal town. Particularly noteworthy is the Church of the Holy Cross dating back to the 11th century, also known as "the smallest cathedral in the world". After a visit to the saltworks, we will return back to our ship to enjoy lunch onboard and a break for swimming and sunbathing, before running into the port of Zadar, where the tour guide will be waiting to take you on a guided tour of the old town surrounded by mighty walls. Opportunity to dine in one of the numerous restaurants and overnight stay in Zadar. (B, L)

Cycle route approx 8km

Day 8

After breakfast, disembarkation by 0900HRS. (B)


  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
  • Welcome Snack
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 1 Dinner (B, L, D)
  • 1 Captain’s Dinner (D)
  • Cappuccino at Barone Fortress in Šibenik
  • Embarkation Assistance - English, German
  • Cycling Guide - English, German
  • Rental bike
  • Helmet (must request at time of booking)
  • Guided cycling & walks according to itinerary
  • Visit Museum of Traditional Shipbuilding in Betina
  • Visit fortresses Barone & St Michael in Šibenik
  • Visit saltworks in Nin


  • Šibenik
  • Zadar


  • Krka Waterfalls - National Park
  • Kornati Islands - National Park
  • Telašćica - Nature Park


Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €35 per person approx
  • Olive Oil, Cheese, Ham & Wine in Murter €15 per person approx

Optional Extras

  • E-Bike Upgrade $345 per person

Pricing and Accommodation

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Traditional Ensuite MS Dalmatino

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Important Notes

Although the itinerary is following the motto “anything goes but nothing is compulsory”, and you can decide which activities you wish to participate in, there will be no refund for unused services. Please note that itinerary and activities are subject to slight changes due to weather and local conditions. Therefore it might occur that lunch is served onboard instead of dinner and vice versa.

​Upper Deck Cabins are above the Main Deck
​Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck
Cabins are allocated according to availability

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Cruise Operator reserves the right to cancel or change the ship name if necessary. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form onboard). Guests are not permitted to bring beverages onboard the vessel that have been purchased onshore. All drinks must be purchased onboard. In the event of inappropriate behaviour the Cruise Operator and Captain reserves the right to disembark guests. Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival.


Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian Ports, ships are moored side by side. This makes it necessary to cross from one ship to the other where there are gaps in between each ship. Special care must be taken at all times when crossing between the vessels and guests do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruises are not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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