Answers to your questions:
What is the concept of Yacht 2 Festival?
The main advantage of the Ultra Europe festival, besides the line-up, is it’s location – so make sure to combine the best summer festival attendance with exploring the most beautiful summer destination.
We offer you the ultimate experience – PARTYING and SAILING among the famous Croatian islands. There is no better way to combine active holidays and the best party programme. Get ready for a week of pure holiday feeling and choose between two options – renting an entire sailing yacht with a skipper or just select a cabin and share the sailing yacht with other Ultranauts.
You don't have to be a skipper to book the trip of your life!
When we mention words like HOLIDAY & PARTY – we mean it! You don’t have to have any additional sailing courses or permits, we provide a skipper who is responsible for a safe trip and takes care of the boat. Be prepared to learn the basics of sailing though as well as the rules of on-board behaviour. In case you wish to learn more, the skipper will be glad to teach you to sail.
Where do I eat, sleep, shower?
Our sailing yachts have 3, 4 or 5 cabins (depending on boat) for 2 people each. This means 2 people will share one cabin, unless you book a cabin just for yourself. The skipper sleeps in the salon (that’s the living room on a sailing boat).
The sailing yacht provides a kitchen (food has to be provided by the guests), as well as the toilet and shower. Each time you moor alongside there is the opportunity of using the facilities ashore, in the marina.
Do I have to rent the entire sailing yacht?
In case you are travelling as a group, the best possible thing is to rent an entire sailing yacht and have the time of your lives. In case you are travelling solo or if there is only 2 or 3 of you coming to Ultra, you may join other sailing Ultranauts and book just a cabin or two.
What are my responsibilities?
Each passenger is responsible for himself/herself and has to follow the skippers instructions, who will take care to avoid any dangerous situations. The skipper is not responsible for the guests while they are on land. Each passenger has to know how to swim. Besides this, your only responsibility is to party hard and enjoy the festival.
What is the route and party programme?
The route is determined in advance, and it will not change (except in case of force majeure). This applies to cabin bookings. If you booked the entire sailing yacht, you may make arrangements with skipper and change the route. We don’t recommend this though, since the established route covers all the best spots and allows all festival experiences.
YACHT 2 FESTIVAL (Ultra Europe, Croatia) ROUTES
Yacht2Ultra WEEK 1 (02.07.2022. – 09.07.2022.)
Combine the attendance to the best summer festival – ULTRA EUROPE, with exploring the most beautiful summer destination – Croatia. Start your visit with a sail among the islands, stop in hidden bays for a refreshing swim in crystal-clear Adriatic sea and discover the historic & natural sights. Meet new like-minded people from all over the world and have fun onboard. At the end of the trip: take part as one of the 150.000 visitors of Ultra Europe festival in Split. In any case – this is a trip to remember!
DAY 1 (Saturday, 02.07.2022.): Embarking – let the adventure begin
Arrive to Split under your own arrangements and embark on the sailing yacht. Meet with skipper in the marinas ACI Split, Marina Kastela and Marina Spinut. You will be able to do all necessary shopping and prepare for the sail. We will use the time for the first easy get-together.
DAY 2 (Sunday, 03.07.2022.): Sailing to Bol, Brac Island
During the laid-back sail among the islands of the Adriatic sea we will stop for a refreshing swim and meet other sailing participants from all over the world. The Brac Island is the desired destination for many visitors for it’s incredible and most famous beach in Croatia – Zlatni Rat. Enjoy the careless vibe of the popular summer destination, visit the beach & lounge bar (585 Club), order a cocktail and let the sun set into the sea in front of you. We plan a visit to Bol town in the evening to experience hot summer nights at Brac.
DAY 3 (Monday, 04.07.2022.): Party sailing to Hvar & Paklinski Islands
It is getting serious now! Well, not quite. Still the program is filled with socializing, swimming, sunbathing and mostly – having fun while we sail among the small idyllic islands, scattered in the sea like diamonds. Let us find the perfect bay to take a swim! Our destination of the day is Hvar Island, one of the most beautiful and famous islands in Croatia. You’ll see why! We will visit the renowned party locations – famous clubs Hula-Hula & Carpe Diem.
DAY 4 (Tuesday, 05.07.2022.): Open sea sailing to Vis
Get to know the international sailboat members – soon to be your friends for life. We will sail the route from Hvar Island to Vis Island. On the way we will stop for a swim in stunning Stoncica bay. Vis is one of the most untouched islands in Croatia, offering unspoiled nature, old towns with typical architecture and nice restaurants serving delicious food. The highlight of the evening is the visit to the nightclub in the old Fort George, the most scenic venue in Croatia.
DAY 5 (Wednesday, 06.07.2022.): Sailing around Vis Island; Komiza, Blue & Green Cave
The recipe for the time of your life: beautiful weather, summer sun, warm and crystal clear sea waters, young & like-minded people, good music and breath-taking scenery. The latter is provided by the Vis Island and the romantic fishing village of Komiza. Try the delicious seafood and take a swim in one of the famous caves – the Green and the Blue Cave – enlisted as natural phenomena of the region. Dinner in Komiza & party at beach club Aquarius.
DAY 6 (Thursday, 07.07.2022.): Sailing to Solta Island
Fancy a bit of sunbathing on the deck? A sailing lesson perhaps? Or simply doing nothing and resting all day long… All those “activities” will be accompanied by the gorgeous sights of crystal clear waters, hidden bays and beautiful islands on our way to Solta Island. Food and drinks are of high importance in Croatia – as you will have found out by then, so for the end of a day you can enjoy an excellent dinner with other sailing participants.
DAY 7 (Friday, 08.07.2022.): Split, ULTRA EUROPE festival
High time to head back to Split! After all, you don’t want to miss the ULTRA EUROPE festival, right? Make sure to rest in the morning, during our sail to Split, in order to feel perfect in the evening, for the first day of Ultra Europe festival. Perhaps you will grab a chance for a little bit of sightseeing in this historic city. Or simply keep your eyes, ears and hearts open to take in the fantastic atmosphere that rules the city. All guests will claim their tickets at the ticket booth at the festival venue.
DAY 8 (Saturday, 09.07.2022.): Split, checkout and good-bye
Before the checkout, we will join forces and clean up the sailing yacht in order to return it to the charterer. Then you have to say a proper goodbye to the skipper and your sailing crew, your new friends for life.
NOTE: In case you wish to attend the ULTRA EUROPE festival for all 3 days, we can assist you in finding the accommodation for the rest of your planned stay. Contact [email protected] with your requirements and we’ll find the best offer for you.
Yacht2Ultra WEEK 2 (09.07.2022. – 16.07.2022.)
Get wild during ULTRA EUROPE festival in Split and make sure the party goes on and on and on… Following the festival days, a perfect sailing trip awaits you: travelling to the most beautiful spots in Croatia, visit to the picturesque villages, swimming in the Adriatic sea and partying with other international Ultranauts. This is a perfect opportunity for relaxing, sunbathing, exploring the sights and socializing. No hotel accommodation can top this experience!
DAY 1 (Saturday, 09.07.2022.): Embarking and ULTRA EUROPE festival
Meet with skipper in the marinas ACI Split, Marina Kastela and Marina Spinut and embark on the sailing yacht. You will be able to do all necessary shopping and prepare for the second ULTRA EUROPE festival night.
NOTE: You may attend the first day of Ultra Europe festival on Friday – all guests will pick up their wristbands from the ticket booth at the festival venue. Friday-night accommodation is not included in your sailing trip, but we can find the best offer for you: [email protected]
DAY 2 (Sunday, 10.07.2022.): First sail in the open sea
Enjoy your first power breakfast on-board and have fun during the short sail in the open sea near city of Split and learn the ABCs of sailing. According to your wishes, it is possible to make stops for swimming or sunbathing in one of the bays. After a day filled with sun, sea and fun, you will return to the marina and get ready for the last night of ULTRA EUROPE festival in Split.
DAY 3 (Monday, 11.07.2022.): Ultra Europe Regatta – Bol, Brac Island
Sail to one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia – the Brac Island, with its famous beach Zlatni rat. Ultra Europe will prepare a special Ultra Regatta Party in 585 Club.
DAY 4 (Tuesday, 12.07.2022.): Ultra Beach Hvar & RESISTANCE Hvar
Sail from Brac Island to Hvar Island and sorounding Paklinski Islands to participate some of most attractive and desirable parties of the Ultra Europe festival – Ultra Beach Hvar & RESISTANCE Hvar, which will be held in famous Carpe Diem Beach club. Great music and the beautiful ambiance & scenery of one of the most beautiful posh locations of the Mediterranean will make sure you will postpone the very needed sleep for yet another day.
DAY 5 (Wednesday, 13.07.2022.): RESISTANCE Vis (Ultra Europe Closing Party)
Sail to Vis Island, as your next “island hopping” stop. The Vis Island is one of the most remote islands in Croatia and known for it’s untouched beauty as well as the crystal clear waters found throughout the Adriatic. Vis is known as a peaceful island and the members of the sailing cruises will gather here to give it a new, party reputation. The Ultra Europe closing event is going to take place in Fort George, the most scenic venue in Croatia. Enjoy the day in tranquil sailing and gain some power for the night to come – you will need it!
DAY 6 (Thursday, 14.07.2022.): Blue Cave & Komiza
Sailing day. Visit the most famous sight, the Blue Cave. Be prepared to be astonished and be ready to jump into the inviting sea. The evening will be spent in quiet rest on the boat. The other option is to also paint the island of Vis red and visit the well-known Aquarius bar.
DAY 7 (Friday, 15.07.2022.): Sailing to Solta island
This is the day to prove your sailing skills and sail to Solta Island. We will stop for swimming, there will be plenty of time for sunbathing and enjoying the last day on the sailing boat. The evening will be dedicated to socializing at dinner, followed by a goodbye party. Spend the last evening with your new-found friends in pleasant conversation & in remembrance of the Ultra Europe festival.
DAY 8 (Saturday, 16.07.2022.): Split, checkout and good-bye
Hey! Not so fast! You can’t just leave. First you have to help clean up the sailing yacht, ready to return to the charterer. Then you have to say a proper goodbye to the skipper and your sailing crew, your new friends for life. Don’t forget to promise and make plans to come back next year!
FUEL EXPENSES & PORT FEES (approx. 350-500 EUR per sailing boat per week)
Additional costs for all sailing yacht are the fuel expenses and the port fees. The latter may vary and the skipper will also suggest other options for mooring the yacht in order to keep the cost down. You can choose between staying in a port or marina, moored to a buoy or at anchor. Connected to the option of spending the night you might have to use the taxi boat to get from the yacht to the shore.
TRANSIT LOG (approx. 250 EUR per sailing boat per week)
TRANSIT LOG (include: final cleaning, bed-linen, towels…) is an obligatory surcharge with all sailing boats and needs to be paid in the base prior embarking on boat. Some general price is 250 EUR per sailing boat per week, but may vary depending on boat.
FOOD & DRINKS (depends on personal consumption)
In addition to the costs listed above, you’ll have to provide your own food and drinks on-board. It is usual to prepare the food and eat on the sailing boat, which is quite affordable since you can buy groceries in local supermarkets. Of course you can also eat dinner in the restaurants – the food in Croatia is delicious!
Please have in mind that your crew is responsible for the skipper’s food costs as well – either when you eat on board or when you eat at restaurants. In case you decide to have a private dinner off the sailing yacht (without skipper) you need to pay surcharge of 150 HRK (20 EUR) in cash to skipper. When on board, include skipper in your meals.
NOTE: Sailing boat refrigerators are small and can work only when the engine is running or when you are in the marina or harbors with the current connection on. Keep in mind that in this conditions food can get spoiled. We advise you before departure, in agreement with your crew, to make the purchase of food and drinks at the supermarket.
SECURITY DEPOSIT (returned on check-out if no damage has been made)
The security deposit for each sailing boat needs to be left in marina (in charter company which will be your meeting point) on the first day of registration. The security deposit amount depends on the boat – for standard sailing boats usually is 2.000-3.000 EUR per boat. Charter company will inspect the boat before your check out, and after they make sure everything is OK, deposit will be returned. No need to say – you need to behave responsibly about your sailing boat, so that you don’t lose part of equipment, damage part of the boat and similar, as you will get full amount of your deposit back.