Gastro-Sail Croatia, Mediterranean hosted by Whitecaps Sailing August 26th - September 2nd 2023 starting from $3,375

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Jean & Mila De Keyser

This flotilla is for foodies and wine afficionados. Explore the antient city of Dubrovnik, Discover Ston and its well-preserved city walls and salt works. Sail the Peljesac Peninsula, revered for its unspoiled beached, endless coves and scenic valleys. Explore Mljet, Croatia’s most lush, forested island in the Adriatic Sea. All these while sampling wines and local foods visiting wineries that have been in the same family for centuries. Capt. Jean and “Admiral” Mila have been organizing flotillas in Croatia for the past 14 years. They love to introduce their crew members to the Mediterranean cuisine and intriguing world of Croatian wines.

Flotilla Leader

Jean “John” and Mila De Keyser have been organizing sailing flotillas for over a decade and have introduced many sailors and non-sailors to fascinating destinations. They know the sailing waters and show participants places that many tourists do not know. They put a heavy emphasis on safety while ensuring that participants go home with fun and unforgettable memories.

Jean a native of Belgium, is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain and Master 100T as well as a sailing instructor certified by the American Sailing Association. He teaches 101, 103, 104, 105 114 & 118 in Florida and in the Mediterranean.

Mila, born and raised in Peru, is for all intents and purposes the Admiral of the flotilla, master organizer, first mate and the proverbial strong woman behind her husband.

Together, they run Whitecaps Sailing, an ASA certified sailing school in Florida and offer charter brokerage services.


One week sailing from one gastronomic experience to another uncovering the rich culture, nature and history of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Be wowed by old cities dating back to the Greeks and the Romans while sampling wines and local foods from wineries that that have been in the same family for centuries, with daily opportunities to swim in the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea.

Airport: Dubrovnik DBV
Fleet: 40ft-45ft sailing catamaran
We will limit this trip to 3 catamarans with 4 cabins and private heads each.
Total cost per person $3375 double occupancy


  • One night at Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik
  • Guided visit of the Old City of Dubrovnik
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Traditional Peka diner
  • Docking, mooring fees and refueling
  • Wine tasting with paired foods


  • Airfare and airport transfers
  • Restaurant expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)


  • I have had the pleasure of sailing with Med Sailing Adventures twice in Croatia and in Greece! Both times have been an incredible experience. Both Mila and Jean have the unique skill of bringing people of all ages and experience level together to create an amazing experience no matter where you are in the world. They encouraged me to learn to sail and even get certified to make this a life long sport. There’s nothing quite like it and I feel very safe and secure with Med Sailing Adventures trips knowing I will have the time of my life.

    Prestley N. – Apalachicola FL

  • We sailed with Jean and Mila during summer 2022! They were absolutely wonderful and took us to some amazing places in Croatia and Montenegro! I highly recommend sailing with them. We had some great laughs and created some incredible lifelong memories. Bravo Jean and Mila…

    Tom and Robin, Jackson TN

  • After listening to Jean’s presentation about sailing in Croatia at Strictly Sail Chicago, I was sold! My instincts did not fail me. The trip to Croatia was so fantastic that we signed up for the flotilla in Spain a few years later. With their vast experience and knowledge of Mediterranean sailing, Jean and Mila lead groups of both novice and skilled sailors to explore beautiful islands and enjoy the culture and gastronomy that each destination offers. We are looking forward to many more trips with Med Sailing Adventures!

    Dody and Dave, Hood River, OR