Split party cruise is the perfect combination of relaxation and exploration. Some of the best parties in Croatia are boat parties, where you can meet young travelers from every corner of the globe. Think of it as a combination of sailing and music festival.

Busabout Gullet Ship
Boat party on a restored gullet ship. Photo by @joecousins_23

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, while 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 party 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 these cruises for young (from 18 to 35 years old) you can experience different music festivals and party destinations.

Ships

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.

Ultra Europe Party Boats & Cruises

Busabout has three fantastic party cruises. These will help you make the most out of Ultra Europe festival, but also enable you to visit several other exciting destinations.

Ultra Europe “Island Hopper” Dubrovnik to Split

Busabout's Ultra Island Hopper route
Busabout’s Ultra Island Hopper route

This party cruise will take you one-way from Split to Dubrovnik, some of Croatia’s top destinations. This 9-day cruise will also take you to Mljet, Korcula and Hvar islands, and Stari Grad, Makarska and Omis towns.

Enjoying three days at Ultra Europe festival in Split is no doubt the best part of this party cruise. Learn more

Ultra Europe “Island Hopper” Split to Split

Ultra Europe photo by harryallwood
Ultra Europe. Photo by @harryallwood

This is the same cruise as above, except it starts and ends in Split. You can visit all of the aforementioned exciting locations including Ultra Europe festival. Learn more »

Ultra “Island Hopper” Split to Dubrovnik

On this 9-day party cruise you can explore Split, Dubrovnik, Makarska, and Stari Grad towns. You will also get to see Hvar, Korcula, Sipan, and Mljet islands.

As you might expect the cruise also includes a trip to Ultra Europe, including a 3-day General Admission pass. Learn more »

We have a highly useful and detailed Ultra Europe Guide. The guide is a must read before your visit!

More Week-Long Party Cruises

Unable to travel to Croatia during Ultra Europe? No problem, because the parties never stop on Busabout boats. Here are a few of their cruises which are available throughout summer!

One-way party sail Split to Dubrovnik

Busabout's Party Boat
Busabout’s Party Boat (photo by Sarah Reynolds)

The 8-day itinerary in this one-way trip will first take you from Split to Omis and Makarska town. You’ll then continue to Hvar island and visit Stari Grad and Hvar towns.

Hvar is a well-known party destination with plenty of nightlife opportunities, after which you will visit Korcula, Mljet and Sipan islands, before finally arriving in famous Dubrovnik.

This wild cruise has the same itinerary and is available from Split to Dubrovnik, but also Dubrovnik to Split. Learn more on the links!

Croatia Island Hopper Party Cruise

Set sail from Split harbor and visit Stari Grad and Hvar towns on Hvar island first. Once you experience these popular nightlife destinations you can continue to Mljet island for some of the most fantastic sights and selfies you will ever get.

Your pirate cruise will continue to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Makarska, Omis, and end back where you started in Split. Learn more »

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 Sailing Cruise

Party Gulet Cruise ship
Party Gulet Cruise – Details & availability

This gulet ship cruise from Split 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 – Brac – Hvar – Pakleni islands – Vis – Stari Grad – Bol – 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 €467

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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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Split Sunset Cruise with Live Music

Enjoy a calm and relaxing evening with a sunset cruise along Split’s Marjan Hill. Live music and unlimited drinks on this 2-hour long cruise is a fantastic way to spend a chill evening in Split.

Sunse cruise
Sunse cruise

If you’re looking for a great atmosphere and someone to keep you company rather than wild parties, be sure to consider this cruise. Pricing & availability here.

Hvar Nightlife Experience

This is a fabulous way for a group of friends who want to experience Hvar nightlife. You simply hop on a speedboat in Split or Trogir in the evening and enjoy your wild night in the town. Your boat will take you back home early in the morning.

Hvar is full of bars and fantastic venues and is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable party destinations in Croatia. This private group trip is definitely one of the easiest ways to experience it. Learn more here.

Alternatively you can consider this private tour to Hvar island on a luxury yacht. This is exclusive to your group, and includes beers and wine, use of snorkeling equipment, free wifi and some other features. Learn more!

Private Boat Party Cruise

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

Since recently you can rent a large private party boat in Split. “Sveti Damjan” party boat can accommodate up to 104 guests. It’s equipped with a bar and dance floor. 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 other travelers 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!


Split party cruises are plentiful as you can see. If you’re looking for a boat party with friends you can easily book some of the multi-day or one-day cruises I mentioned.

Nightlife in Split can only offer so much, and I’m certain you will not regret some of the other popular party destinations in the Adriatic such as Hvar or Dubrovnik. Many can be visited even on a one-day trip, and they will easily fill your Instagram profile with tons of beautiful sights.

Even if you’re traveling alone, boat parties are an excellent way to meet new friends from all around the world and ensure your trip to Split is full of amazing memories.

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From Split:

Top rated: Southern Explorer

Split Cruises

Starting and ending in Split, this cruise will take you to Makarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Korcula, Hvar and Brac!

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From Dubrovnik:

Top rated: Dubrovnik Discovery

 Dubrovnik Cruises

Depart from Dubrovnik on a week long cruise and explore Mljet, Hvar, Korcula, Trstenik, and Sipan.

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Organized tours are excellent ways to explore my beautiful country, and I highly recommend taking at least one trip during your visit. There are limitless fascinating places to see, and you can easily book a tour or day trip from my trusted partners below.

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Join a top-rated walking tour of Split's famous monuments and landmarks with a professional tour guide and learn more about our history and heritage.
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Visit Komiza village, Blue cave on Bisevo island, Stiniva bay on island Vis, Green cave, Budikovac island, Pakleni islands, and Hvar island and town.
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Paddle around Split and Marjan Hill, discover and snorkel in secluded beaches and enjoy magnificent views.
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Take a break from Split enjoy your coastline drive to Krka National Park and see what it's like to swim in pristine nature, with a visit to old town of Sibenik.
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Swim and snorkel in breathtaking blue lagoon, see small but beautiful Ciovo island, and grab a free lunch in memorable Trogir town.

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Consider cruise holidays!

Cruises are fantastic and inexpensive way to discover multiple destinations in Croatia.

Dalmatian Islands Experience Cruise

8 days, 9 destinations

From Split to Omis or Pucisca (Brac island), Korcula, Lastovo, Green cave (Ravnik), Komiza, Blue cave (Bisevo), Stari Grad (Hvar), Bol (Brac island)

€ 615 - 890

(€ 76 - 111 per day)

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Dubrovnik Discovery Cruise

8 days, 6 destinations

From Dubrovnik to Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Trstenik, and Sipan

€ 423 - 700

(€ 52 - 87 per day)

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Split to Dubrovnik Cruise

8 days, 9 destinations

From Dubrovnik to Sipan or Slano, Mljet, Korcula, Bisevo, Vis, Hvar, Bol (Brac island), Makarska, Pucisca (Brac), Omis, and Split

€ 425 - 890

(€ 53 - 111 per day)

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