Party cruises for young along the Croatian coast include a perfect combination of relaxation and exploration, with a lot of fun and the best parties, meeting young travelers from every corner of the globe. It’s sort of a combination of sailing and music festival.

Each day you’ll have a relaxing schedule. You’ll sail early in the morning, and stop for a swim on the way to new destination. Sometimes you’ll just jump off the boat into the middle of the Adriatic, sometimes your captain will take you for a swim at one of many stunning beaches.

All you need is a couple of shirts and shorts, light sweater, same towels and few swimsuits, and an adventurous spirit. The best part of these cruises is just sitting on the deck, catching rays, reading, and just enjoying life. And in the evenings you’ll join partying crowds with plenty of drinks and great music.

On this cruises for young (from 18 to 35 years old) you’ll experience some of seven music festivals, plus the Krka waterfalls and the Kornati Islands, the buzzing coastal town of Vodice and Europe’s premier beach party destination – Zrce.


Don’t expect to be on Caribbean luxurious cruising liners, but on simple, small and clean wooden gullets. The capacity of these small ships is for 12 to 28 people. The cabins are basic and small and not sound-proof, reachable by narrow steep stairs. Some ships have private bathrooms for each cabin, while others are shared.

The shared bathroom boats are cheaper and are preferred by a younger (mostly early to mid twenties), more inclined to partying. The ensuite boats, have “older” passengers (mostly mid-twenties to mid-thirties) and less inclined to vivacious party nights.

Adriatic Music And Festival Party Cruises

The coast between Zadar and Split is the location for many beautiful festivals on the Croatian Coast. Below you can take a look as several festivals which are worth visiting every year!

Soundwave in Tisno

Sail between Zadar and Split, for an amazing mix of natural wonders to experience the Soundwave festival, plus the Krka waterfalls and the Kornati islands, and the buzzing coastal town of Vodice, as well as Europe’s premier beach party destination – Zrce. This one-way sail offers complete relaxation through the maze of natural islands, while giving you the opportunity to party in unique settings such as Zrce Beach and Tisno (Soundwave). Some of Croatia’s historic highlights like Zadar and Split towns will round off a truly magnificent week’s sail.

Departure is in early August, and you can book here.


  • Soundwave at Croatia’s premier seaside Festival hotpot – Tisno.
  • Anchor and jump off the boat into the Adriatic.
  • English Speaking Guide.
  • The Krka waterfalls.
  • The Kornati National Park.
  • The lively local scene in Vodice.
  • Party till dawn at Zrce Beach
  • Papaya, Noa and Hacienda – Croatia’s best clubs.

What’s included:

  • English speaking Guide.
  • 7 nights accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches.
  • Island orientation walks.
  • City tours of Split and Zadar.
  • Boat captain and crew.
  • Bedding on the boats (bring a towel and your swimming swimsuit).
  • Soundwave 3 day Festival Tickets.

Croatia Rocks Cruise

Start and finish your festival sailing week in Zadar. Dance to Fat Boy Slim, Rudimental and Jungle at Croatia Rocks in the beach part hotspot of Zrce, while taking time out to swim through the waterfalls of Krka and 140 deserted islands of the Kornati National Park.

One of the most popular cruises for young, Croatia Rocks, starts in July from Zadar harbor. Places are limited. Book now!


  • English speaking Guide.
  • Anchor up and jump off the boat into the Adriatic.
  • Zrce beach DJ’s and Acts – Fat Boy Slim, Zane Lowe, Rudimental, Jungle and more.
  • The Krka Waterfalls.
  • The Kornati National Park.
  • Zadar, Primosten, Novalija and Vodice coastal hubs.
  • Croatia’s Rocks Festival at Dalmatia’s best beach party hotspot

Suncebeat Festival

Start and finish your festival sailing week in Zadar and party your way through the beachfront Suncebeat Festive to top acts and DJs, then cruise your way to secluded bays, while taking the time to swim through waterfalls and deserted islands of the Kornati national park. Visit the coastal hubs of Vodice and Primosten and to top it all off, spend 2 days at Zrce beach among world’s top DJs.

Departure date is in late July so book early here!

Legendary jazz musicians, and world music DJs. This one is for the people who really know the music.

Electrobeach Festival Cruise

Visit Tisno, Krka waterfalls, Kornati islands, Vodice, Primosten, Mandre, and Zadar. Enjoy your nights on Croatia’s legendary party beach Zrce! Departure is in early August, and you can book in advance here.

What’s included:

  • English speaking guide.
  • 7 overnights, 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches.
  • Island orientation walks.
  • Orientation tours of Zadar, Vodice, Novalija.
  • Boat captain and crew.
  • Bedding on the boats (bring a towel and your swimming swimsuits)
  • All festival tickets

Need more destinations, festivals and itineraries? Check BusAbout’s other cruise offers here!

More party cruises

More cruises which won’t stop at any specific festivals, but will take you to the best party destinations!

Young & Fun under 35

Young and fun party cruise
Young and fun party cruise – Details & availability

Spend 7 perfect days in warm Mediterranean weather on a vintage sailing ship. On board chef and full bar is included, allowing you to spend time doing what you do best: drink, party, chill.

Cruise the Adriatic, relax and swim during the day, and experience the best nightlife Croatia has to offer. You’ll be traveling with other like-minded people from around the world so you can be sure you’re in good company.

  • Route: Split – Makarska – Mljet – Dubrovnik – Trstenik – Korčula – Hvar – (Bol) Split
  • Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
  • Pricing: from €370

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Party Gulet Cruise

Party Gulet Cruise ship
Party Gulet Cruise – Details & availability

This gulet ship cruise from Split to Dubrovnik will take you several magnificent destinations along the way.

This cruise includes a professional guide and a tour escort/host who will show you the best party locations in all your destinations.

  • Route: Split – Makarska – Korcula – Dubrovnik – Mljet – Hvar – Brac – Omis – Split
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Pricing: from €700

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Slower pace cruising

If partying all day long is too much, you can still have an active and fun holiday cruise. I selected a few cruise offers below which will provide you with plenty to do while still taking you to popular party destinations where you can do as you please.

Fit & Vital Cruise

Fit and vital cruise
Fit and vital cruise – Details & availability

Healthy eating and different exercises each day, under the supervision of a professional aerobics trainer. When your hedonistic lifestyle becomes too much, consider taking this 5 day cruise to recharge your body and relax your mind.

Plenty of swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, kayaking, and fine dining will keep you occupied and entertained, and sightseeing some of Northern Adriatic’s top destinations will make for a memorable experience.

  • Route: Opatija – Rab Island – Mali Lošinj Island – Cres Island – Opatija
  • Duration: 5 days

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Cycling Cruise in Central Dalmatia

Cycling Cruise
Cycling cruise – Details & availability

Take your time exploring beautiful coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and amazing bays. Visit great beaches, vineyards, pine woods, and do it all while cycling on tranquil islands.

This cruise makes for a fantastic active vacation, providing you with easy access to top destinations in Central Dalmatia.

  • Route: Split – Brac – Hvar – Korcula – Mljet – Peljesac & Makarska – Omis & Split
  • Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
  • Pricing: from €425

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One Day Cruise Trips

Your partying doesn’t have to last for days. If you just want a simple and affordable one-day excursion be sure to check some of the day tours I found.

Bol and Brac Island Party Catamaran

Bol and Brac Party Catamaran
Bol & Brac Island Party Catamaran day trip – Details & availability

Luxury mega catamaran with free food, open bar, and live DJ entertainment will take you from Split to Bol and its famous Golden Horn beach.

Full itinerary on this Split to Brac island trip includes a visit to Bobovisce Bay where you can enjoy swimming and chilling with free snacks and drinks. Next pit stop is Milna (Lucice bay), where after a short dip in the sea you can enjoy your tasty complimentary lunch on board.

Next up is Bol and Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) beach, one of Croatia’s top party destinations and undoubtedly our most famous beach. Lastly you’ll visit the charming Supetar, with a stop on Vidova Gora mountain for a few breathtaking sights.

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Private Boat Party Cruise

Split boat party
Split boat party (image & booking by Happytovisit)

Since recently you can rent a private party boat in Split. “Sveti Damjan” party boat can accommodate up to 104 guests. It’s equipped with a bar and dance floor, and fuel, insurance and skipper are all included.

Price is a bit steep if you’re only bringing a few friends, but very affordable for large groups. Organized party cruises I mentioned above are cheaper but will probably include others on the boat. This private party cruise is more expensive but you can have the boat all for yourself, and organize sightseeing trips as you like.

This Split party cruise is only available on request. You can find more information and request a quote and availability here!

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