Destination Venice
Sat 17th - Sat 24th August 2024


We will actually be starting our adventure in Pula, Croatia as the flights and yacht charters are much cheaper here.

There will be some longer passages on this trip with up to 60 miles some days.

As Venice is our prime destination we will spend two nights there to give ourselves a full day to explore this beautiful city.

We will visit 3 countries in the week, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia.  

Northern Adriatic Sea

Poreč – Croatia

Poreč is a popular summer resort on the coast of the Istrian Peninsula in western Croatia. The town is almost 2,000 years old, and is set around a harbour protected from the sea by the small island of Sveti Nikola,

In the historic old town, the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica complex is famous for its gem-studded Byzantine mosaics and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

The coastline north and south of town draws visitors with camping areas, marinas and beaches with water sports.

Some 6 km inland, the Baredine Cave is notable for its stalactite formations.

Venice – Italy

Venice, known also as the “City of Canals,” “The Floating City,” and “Serenissima,” is arguably one of Italy’s most picturesque cities. With its winding canals, striking architecture, and beautiful bridges, Venice is a popular destination.

Venice is known for its bridges. There are 417 bridges in Venice, and 72 of these are private. The most famous bridges being the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. Although the Bridge of Sighs sounds very romantic it was actually the view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment.

The gondolas plying the busy Grand Canal and the smaller waterways of Venice are one of the most iconic images in the world. They are the symbol of history, tradition, and romance in the city on the lagoon, and a gondola ride in Venice ranks among one of the most dreamed-about experiences for travellers

The Rialto Bridge, Venice
Venetian Mask

Masks have always been an important feature of the Venetian carnival. Traditionally people were allowed to wear them between the festival of Santo Stefano (St. Stephen’s Day, December 26) and the end of the carnival season at midnight on Shrove Tuesday. Today there are many places you can buy the masks in Venice. 

There is so much to see in Venice, Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Basilica and square, The Grand Canal, the Campanile belltower and the stunning Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

The alleyways and walkways twist and turn through Venice and there is a surprise around many a corner,


Izola, Slovenia

Today an early start as we head to Izola in Slovenia. Izola has a certain Venetian charm all of its own. Izola has a large marina, old narrow winding streets to wander through and excellent bars and restaurants to enjoy.

The local cuisine focuses on fish, excellent wine and olive oil. 

The gothic bell tower of St. Maurus Church has a fantastic view of the port once you have braved the 99 steps to the top.

Izola, Slovenia

Rovinj, Croatia

Our final stop before we head back to Pula is the beautiful port of Rovinj, probably the most photographed port in Croatia. Brightly painted houses and fishing boats line the seafront. The old town is a historic walking area with cobbled streets which are very Italianate in style and very photogenic with small boutiques, hidden alleyways and stylish cafes to sit enjoy the coffee and watch the world go by. 

Again for the best views head for the Church of St. Euphemia and climb the 192 creaky steps to the top of the bell tower.

The Route

Day 1 Saturday – Pula, Croatia

Day 2 Sunday – Poreč, Croatia

Day 3 Monday – Venice, Italy

Day 4 Tuesday – Venice, Italy

Day 5 Wednesday – Izola, Slovenia

Day 6 Thursday – Rovinj, Croatia

Day 7 Friday – Pula, Croatia

August Weather
Average Temperatures
High Temperature
Low Temperature
77mm in month
Rainfall Days
5 Days

Important Trip Information

Embarkation: 0900 onwards on Sat 17 August 2024

Set sail: 1000 on Sun 18 August 2024

Arrival Back in Pula: 1600 on Fri 23 August 2024

Disembark: 0900 on Sat 24 August 2024

The Sundowners member price of the trip for the yacht chartert is £650 which includes the following:

Basic Yacht Charter & International Cruising Permit.

Not included in the sailing event price are:  flights, transfers, outboards, personal insurance, victualling, meals ashore, diesel, bed linen, end cleaning, water, mooring fees and any personal expenditure.

Yacht Deposit Indemnity Insurance should we take it. 

The Club’s standard terms and conditions apply.  In summary:

  • Paying your deposit commits you to the trip and to paying all payments as and when required.
  • If you withdraw from an event you are still liable for the full cost unless a replacement participant is found.
  • If a replacement is found there will be an admin charge made for the change of participant.
  • You agree to bear the shared cost of any security deposit loss levied by the charter company for loss or damages.

The full cost of the deposit is £2500 per boat.


There are several airlines flying direct to Pula from the UK including British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet and TUI. There are also cheaper indirect flights available from the UK.

Do not book flights until advised to do so by the event organisers.

Payment Schedule

Payment Due Date Amount
Mid Payment
14 January 2024
Final Payment
1 June 2024
Total Cost