Croatia - Central Dalmatian Islands, Mediterranean hosted by Whitecaps Sailing September 16th - 23rd 2023 starting from $2,095

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Capt. Jean and “Admiral” Mila

Join our most popular itinerary in Croatia with visits to islands like Hvar, Brac, and Vis. This itinerary, which we started in 2009, has constantly remained the most popular choice for first-time sailors in Croatia.

Sail and explore one of the hotspots in the Mediterranean, Croatia. Located east across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, it is a sailor’s and cruiser’s paradise with crystal clear waters, picturesque fishing villages, scenic coves for anchoring, history-rich cities, delicious foods, and wonderful 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.


Airport: Split SPU

Currency: Euro (as of Jan 1, 2023)

Fleet: Catamarans (Lagoon +40), monohull (Bavaria, Sun Odyssey)

Prices are based on double occupancy starting at $2095 per person, including flotilla fee, charter fee, tourist tax, and outboard.
Airfare, airport transfers, hotels before and after the cruise, and dinners on shore are not included. Provisioning, docking and mooring fees, and final refueling are shared by means of a common kitty on each boat. The cost per person is about $250.00 and final accounting is done for each boat at the end of the week.

ASA 103, 104 & 114 instruction and certification available. One dedicated yacht with an ASA instructor will follow, and students will enjoy the flotilla experience while training. Minimum 2 students, maximum 6. Contact us for pricing.


  • 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 levels 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. Thank you Jean and Mila!

    Prestley N. – Apalachicola, FL

  • We went with Jean and Mila to Croatia on our first “Flotilla” several years ago. It was a superbly orchestrated event. The sailing was outstanding and the ports were spectacular. The trip gave some independence but was “group” enough for the novice Cruiser too! Jean was great “tour guide’ for the trip. We returned with Jean and Mila to Mallorca with the whole family, this trip too was outstanding! The culture, the food, The sailing!

    Kevin S. – Oklahoma City, OK

  • 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!

    Dave & Dody L. – Hood River, OR