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!
• Explore historic monuments & dance the night away in Zagreb
• Daily dips in the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea
• Lounge on the upper deck of our Private Yacht
• Enjoy Roman architecture in Split
• Savour Croatian wines in Korcula
• Stroll the medieval walls surrounding old Dubrovnik
• Channel your inner celebrity in Hvar
Croatia Gay Cruise Tour 2020 Itinerary
Day 1 - Friday, July 03, 2020
Bok! Welcome to Croatia. Check-in to our centrally located 4-star Zagreb hotel, then meet your fellow adventurers at 2PM before we take a guided tour of Zagreb.
This evening we'll have an optional dinner within walking distance from the hotel.
The four-star Hotel Dubrovnik is perfectly located on the main square in central Zagreb. It's just a few steps away from the main city attractions, significant cultural sites, and the main shopping area.
If you are checking in to the hotel under your OUT Adventures reservation, a complimentary arrival transfer will be included.
Day 2 - Saturday, July 04, 2020
Zagreb / Split
Our day begins with a private transfer to Split. En route we'll enjoy a short break at Stella Croatica, a local delicatessen serving uniquely Croatian fare.
From there we’ll make our way to Split to board our luxurious yacht – the Black Swan – then enjoy dinner onboard followed by a night-tour of the old city including Diocletian's Palace. We'll conclude with optional drinks at a nearby gay-welcoming bar.
Day 3 - Sunday, July 05, 2020
Split / Bol / Hvar
After breakfast, we depart Split 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 stop at Brac for a swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn beach).
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 06, 2020
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 07, 2020
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 08, 2020
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 09, 2020
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 10, 2020
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 11, 2020
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.
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.