Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Islands photography trip: Aug 19-26

Combine your passion with your vacation! Join us in August (19 to 26) for a 1 week photography trip on a sailing yacht, to discover the incredible Dubrovnik and Dalmatian islands while you improve your skills with a professional instructor. We will visit the well preserved ancient towns of Dubrovnik & Korcula and impeccable natural landscapes in the background.

Our tutor will focus on encouraging you to explore your creative side, ensuring you return home with a really striking portfolio of images. Using landscapes, portraits and colour as inspiration, the focus will be on looking and getting the most out of your camera (and eyes), rather than covering ‘the basics’. However, for those who want it, a refresher workshop on exposure will be available.

The participants will be selected from the applications to ensure a diverse and homogenous group. Everyday is organized in big strokes, but we will have the flexibility to spend more time in specific places as we go. You won’t need to worry about a thing, allowing you to focus on having fun, relaxing and being creative.

Want to get to grips with the basics before the holiday?

Limited Offer: Book this trip and save 20% on an Intensive Beginners course at a date of your choice!

We have built this itinerary to see the most interesting locations in the area within one week, without spending too much time on the boat. We expect to have perfect weather during the trip – however in case of unusual conditions, we might make changes with the group’s agreement.

Day 1 Saturday – Dubrovnik

Arrival in Dubrovnik Airport in the afternoon and transfer to the Marina for check in to the yacht. Free time after check-in to discover the magnificent medieval walled city at sunset. Welcome dinner at a restaurant in the old city followed by a good night’s sleep our yacht.

Day 2 Sunday – Dubrovnik to Sipan

Head over to Dubrovnik in the morning for a three hour Game-of-Thrones walking tour through the city. Come back to the boat in the afternoon and set sail towards Sipanska Luka, the largest village on the heavily forested and unspoilt Sipan island. Sipan is famous for its wine and for its delightfully laid-back ambiance. Lie here at anchor for the night and taste the local delicacies.

Day 3 Monday – Sipan to Polace (Miljet Island)

After a morning dip, set sail towards Miljet Island in the morning and arrive early in the afternoon. Leave our yacht at anchor and head out to explore the two saltwater lakes of the National Park on land. It’s about a forty five minute walk over to the lakes with fantastic photo shooting opportunities.

Day 4 Tuesday – Polace to Lastovo Island

Depart Polace in the morning for Lastovo, a nature park washed by the cleanest seas in the Med offering snorkeling opportunities. The island is covered in thick forests and the coastline is very picturesque. Lie here at anchor for the night.

Day 5 Wednesday – Lastovo Island to Korcula Town

Leave Lastovo island in the morning and set sail towards Korčula Town, which is a gorgeous walled town with narrow streets, old buildings, monuments, walls, towers, cafes, restaurants and bars. Its marble streets and impressive architecture is a feast for the eyes & your camera.

Day 6 Thursday – Korcula to Sobra (Miljet Island)

Departure from Korcula Town in the morning and heading to Sobra on Miljet Island. Sobra is a small bay on the island that is used as fishing harbour. Moor in the bay and enjoy the delicacies offered by local restaurants.

Day 7 Friday – Sobra to Dubrovnik

Reach Dubrovnik marina in the afternoon and head over to the Lokrum Island nearby. This fascinating island, which lies close to the mainland, is believed to have hosted Richard the Lionheart after his ship was wrecked when he was returning from the Crusades. Goodbye dinner in Old Town.

Day 8 Saturday – Dubrovnik

Check out from the boat on 9am. Free time in the city. Head to the airport for the flight back home.

We will stay on the yacht during the full trip. Our modern sailing yacht will have 3 or 4 cabins depending on the size of the crew and you will share a cabin with another participant. You are also welcome to book the trip together with a friend/partner.

Our skipper is a Yachtmaster and has been sailing the mediterranean for many years.

Requirements to join & duties on board: Former sailing experience is very welcome but not necessary. Enthusiasm for photography, interest for sailing, a positive mood and willingness to help with a few things on board would be enough. We will jointly take care of tasks on board such as cooking, washing dishes etc. on a rotational / voluntary basis.

What you’ll learn on our photography holidays

Geneva Photo Club adopts a positive teaching approach, meaning our encouraging and supportive tutors focus on what you are doing right, not wrong. Our tutors will focus more on the