The Islandhopping Fleet

The Islandhopping Fleet

Our ships have been chosen carefully for you. For our destinations we have restricted ourselves to only  the very best ships. We have perennial contracts with our captains in order to provide maximum quality. Each of our ships has its own charm.

It is not only the accoutrement and quality of the ship that appeals to one but also the harmony and cooperation between captain, crew and tour guides that will help to achieve a delightful atmosphere on board. We attach great importance to the friendliness of the crew and especially to a really good kitchen on board since we will always return hungry from a day full of cycling.

Generally there are defined routes for our ships – to be found in the headings. However, sometimes we will make an exception in case of a full charter.

Ship Categories

Tall Ships
Tall ships are sailing ships with several masts usually rigged with square sails. In contrast to our other ships, tall ships are ocean-going vessels built to travel in rough weather, using sails on most routes. Here, you have the regular opportunity to lend a hand in setting and taking in the sails. The tall ships have been converted according to the newest safety standards, and the cabins are appropriately designed for Islandhopping. The cabins have sufficient room for storing luggage (travel bag instead of suitcases), sleeping (usually in bunk beds) as well as an all-in-one shower/WC. The cabins measure between 5 - 7 sqm. One or the other piece of dinnerware could well be of plastic, and the possibility for lying down on deck is relatively limited, since it is not possible to sunbathe under full sails and on a tilting deck. Nevertheless, these tall ships, too, are first of all your floating lodgings that take you from island to island. The bicycle tours remain the main component of your tour. Comparatively less comfort is compensated by more sailing excitement and an intensive group feeling generated by sharing an adventure.
This category includes the Flying Dutchman, the Atlantis and the Sir Robert Baden Powell.

Comfort Ships ***
Comfort ships are also vessels that have been converted for Islandhopping and offer a higher standard of comfort in regard to cabins and facilities. The cabins measure 7 - 8 sqm and are furnished with beds at ground level - either two single beds or a double bed - frequently with a cupboard or extra storage space for luggage as well as all-in-one shower/WC. Some of these cabins have an additional bunk for a third person. On the large sundeck, comfortable mats for relaxation and sunbathing are available.
This category includes the Kapetan Jure, Linda, Tarin, Leonardo and the Panagiota.

Premium Ships ****
As the name implies, premium ships offer upper level amenities. Since all these yachts have been built for cruises after 2000 - 2009, they have very spacious guest cabins (9 - 12 sqm) as well as a private bathroom with a shower cabin and WC. All cabins are furnished with ground level beds, frequently with an extra bunk for a third person. Some cabins can be supplied with an extra bed to accommodate a fourth person. Comfortable mats and lounge chairs on two decks make relaxing easy. The dining salons are generously furbished creating a perfect space to enjoy the great food.
This category includes the Romantica, San Snova as well as our Turkish boats Osman Kurt, Halis Temel, BB2 and the Vietnamese Junks.

Deluxe Ships *****
Deluxe class - the name says it all; a very generously designed saloon with high-class furnishings sets the perfect ambience for the upmarket cuisine served here. Spacious sundecks, a bathing platform at the stern, a whirlpool and even exercise equipment may be included in this category. The guest cabins are elegantly and generously designed (10 - 15 sqm) and, of course, equipped with a spacious bathroom with a shower cabin and WC. These ships even have an enclosed storage space for the bicycles, so that a large number of bikes and E-bikes (Pedelecs) can be taken along.
This category includes the Harmonia, the Andela Lora and the Princeza Diana.

First Class Ships ******
The latest category at Islandhopping includes ships of the first class. Very elegant ships of class and style with exquisite décor offer a regenerative atmosphere. A very generously designed salon with high-class furnishings invites to relax as well as the upper deck with its comfortable lounge. Recline on the top deck and soak up the warmth of the sun. Enjoy a 360° ocean view from the bubbling comfort of the Whirlpool. The 14 guest cabins are generously designed (14 - 15 sqm) and, of course, equipped with a spacious bathroom with a shower cabin and WC. These ships even have an enclosed storage space for the bicycles, so that bikes and E-bikes (Pedelecs) can be taken along.
This category includes the Melody.

The price differences are based not alone on the category of the ship but also on the economic price level of the specific destination country, such as, to name but a few, harbour fees, taxes, ship building regulations, salaries for the crew and costs of food supplies.

FLYING DUTCHMAN (Tallship) - Inner Hebrides (Scotland)

Flying Dutchman

We are happy to introduce the Flying Dutchman of captain Klaas as an open sea two-masted topsail schooner which belongs to the Islandhopping fleet. Due to the considerable security- and navigation technique, the Flying Dutchman owns the worldwide sailing permit.

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ATLANTIS (Tallship) - Balearic Islands (Spain)

ship atlantis- islandhopping - south funen - baltic sea

From 1905 until the end of the 70s the Atlantis was the Light Vessel Elbe 2 and cruised through the Baltic Sea. Due to the sailing ship like hulk it was prevented from the salvaging. In the beginning of the 80s the lighthouse was replaced with three masts with sailcloth of 750m² and the interior was equipped with comfortable cabins and an elegant saloon. The unique charm of the Atlantis is due to the caring maintenance of the owner and his crew who already sailed around the world with the boat. It is always an adventure when the crew sets sail with the help of their guests and when the proud barque is starting to move through the water. In this specific way the journey differs from our other Islandhopping programs with motor boats.

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Sir Robert Baden Powell (Tallship) - Balearic Islands (Spain)

Islandhopping - Our boat Sir Robert Baden Powell

At 42 x 6.5 m the topsail schooner „Sir Robert“ represents not only sailing elegance but is also appreciated for her excellent manoeuvring capabilities. Built in 1953 Sir Robert at first served as a tugboat, but was rebuilt for passenger cruises in 1991. Nowadays the ship occupies 6 comfortable guest cabins each with own air conditioning, shower and WC. Get-togethers take place in the cosy salon. For some relaxation time try the cushioned benches on the control station, at the bow or the available mats.

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KAPETAN JURE (Comfort) - Dalmatia (Croatia)

Island hopping ship Kapetan Jure

At 27 x 7 m the Kapetan Jure built in 2000, counts as one of the smallest ships of our Croatian fleet. With an impressive 100 navigated tours she entered the Islandhopping history book. The fine detail etched into the wooden ship mirrors the seafaring affection of its captain. The spacious salon is decorated with shells, amphorae and showcases full of sailor’s knots. At the bow a mermaid keeps watch for the safe navigation of the ship. The Kapetan Jure provides 15 cosy guest cabins each with air conditioning, shower and WC. A spacious living room suite on the quarterdeck and a sundeck with cushioned sleeping mats play a part in contributing to the welcoming atmosphere.

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Leonardo (Comfort) - Dalmatia (Croatia)

Islandhopping Dalmatia ship Leonardo

At 30.5 x 5.7 m the Leonardo is a ship with heart and soul. It was constructed in 1953 for a private client in Monaco and has hosted Mediterranean passenger cruises ever since. In 2007 she received a complete restoration, bringing her colours and elegance back to life without compromise to her character and nostalgic charm. 12 comfortable air conditioned cabins with shower and WC, a cosy salon and a spacious sundeck are available for the guests on board. The captain and his crew look forward to sharing their love for the sea with you and being friendly and considerate hosts.

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LINDA (Comfort) - Kvarner Bay (Croatia)

Ship Linda Island hopping

At 31 x 6 m the Linda is a sleek wooden motor sailor built in 1955 and fully refurbished in 2006. She hosts 14 friendly guest cabins each with own shower and WC. The spacious and tastefully furnished salon with its wooden tables and cushioned benches provides a welcoming atmosphere. The large rooftop sun deck is laid out with padded sunning mats off ering you a great space to switch off and relax. The captain and his united crew are eager to welcome you on board for a recuperative vacation.

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TARIN (Comfort) - Istria (Croatia)

Ship Tarin Island hopping

At 22 x 6.20m the Tarin is a traditional wooden ship built in 2004 and scores with its painted green and white striped hull. The 10 cosy guest cabins are lined with light wood and come with large windows as well as shower and WC. The comfortable sleeping mats on the sundeck and also the living room suite on the shadowed part of the upper deck guarantee a relaxing break on board. The crew on the Tarin ensures for a friendly atmosphere and makes you feel at home right from the start.

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PANAGIOTA (Comfort) - Cyclade Islands & Ionian Islands (Greece)

Ship Panagiota Island hopping

At 23 x 6 m the Panagiota is an aff ectionately restored wooden motor yacht, which represents the classic boat type of the Kaïkis. With a warm „Welcome on board“, the captain and his crew invite their
guests on board. A noble teakwood deck, a comfortably decorated salon surrounded by colourful glass paintings, convenient sitting areas on the entire ship and the cushioned mats on the sundeck facilitate a homely comfort. The 10 guest cabins are stylishly furnished and named after Greek islands; all air-conditioned and fitted with shower and WC.

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ROMANTICA (Premium) - Dalmatia (Croatia)

Ship Romantica

At 32 x 7.6 m the Romantica was launched in 2007 and is a shapely two mast motor sailor which combines seafarer romance with the spirit of the age, style and comfort. One of the most important things for the captain is the smart appearance of his ship. Both salon and exterior have upscale facilities with a lot of fi ne details: the salon tables are decorated with noble intarsia, the corresponding benches are covered with precious, sun yellow leather. The large sundeck on the Romantica off ers plenty of space to settle back and enjoy the sun. The 16 guest cabins are spacious and air-conditioned including shower and WC. The bathing platform at the stern enables easy admittance for a swim in the Adriatic Sea.

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SAN SNOVA (Premium) - Dalmatia (Croatia)

ship San Snova Island hopping

At 31 x 8 m the MS San Snova is our most modern wooden motor sailor launched in 2009 and was made exclusively for Islandhopping cruises. This ship, constructed entirely of oak, was built by the Scherka family over three years in their own carpentry as a family project. The wooden boarded salon spreads a cosy atmosphere accentuated by the various outdoor lounging areas and the meadow of sunning mats on the top deck. The 14 spacious guest cabins are air conditioned and fi tted with shower and WC. The crew and the captain care for an immaculate appearance and a fun loving atmosphere on board the ship.

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HALIS TEMEL (Premium) - Turkey & Greece

Ship Halis Temel

At 42 x 10.5 m the Halis Temel was launched at its homeport in Bodrum, Turkey. On board 11 spacious and air conditioned guest cabins with shower cabins and WC are at the disposal of our guests. The large salon is separated in restaurant and lounge areas with the highlight being the glass framed kitchen where you can cast a glance at the culinary skills of the chef. There is plenty of space on board the ships
main deck where you can relax on the reclining furniture or comfortable seats. The upper deck is partly

Osman Kurt (Premium) - Turkey & Greece

Ship Osman Kurt

The Osman Kurt is a beautifully designed, 32-metre wooden Gulet that has been crossing the sea since 2000 and was completely rebuilt in 2013. Beside the comfortable salon, 7 guest cabins are furnished with a sense for comfort with air conditioning and private shower and WC. The cosy sundeck off ers plenty of space to relax in and reminisce on the wonderful tour experiences. The friendly crew gives all to ensure a carefree journey. At mealtimes the talented cook will pamper you with deliciously prepared Turkish cuisine.

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JUNKS (Premium) - Vietnam

Elegant far eastern style on board a modern passenger cruiser is what you can expect on our Vietnamese Junks. Coloured in majestic white and traditionally decorated with a dragon head on the bow, the Junks channel their ways through the rugged paradise of the Ha Long Bay in the north of Vietnam. In the Mekong Delta you embark on board of the Cochinchine, whose shape is based on the traditional rice barges found on the famous river deltas of southern Vietnam. All of our Vietnamese ships offer a lovingly decorated salon, cushy lounge areas on deck as well as comfortably equipped guest cabins with
shower and WC.

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Andela Lora (Deluxe) - Kvarner Bay (Croatia)

At 40 x 8.5 m the motor yacht Anđela Lora was launched in June 2012 and is an elegant addition to our deluxe category. She is one of the biggest boats of our Croatian fl eet with 17 spacious guest cabins – plenty of them available as three or four bed cabins – with air conditioning, shower cabins and WC. A bathing platform is available at the stern off ering easy access into the sea. For a special experience a salt water pool and numerous sun mats are available on the sundeck. The friendly crew will always make sure that you enjoy a recuperative stay on board.

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HARMONIA (Deluxe) - Dalmatia (Croatia)

Islandhopping Ship Harmonia

At 38 x 8.3 m the MY Harmonia is an elegant, pearly-white motor yacht. This two masted beauty meets the highest expectations with her 16 luxurious guest cabins including tiled bathrooms with shower cabins/WC. The salon and numerous sun mats and beds on deck are at the guest’s disposal. With the bathing platform at the stern, taking a dip in the sea is uncomplicated – unrestricted bathing fun is guaranteed. The Harmonia is the second boat of the Scherka family that enriches our Islandhopping Deluxe fleet. The experienced crew and the captain off er a warm-hearted and considerate service, leaving no wish unattended.

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PRINCEZA DIANA (Deluxe) - Dalmatia (Croatia)

Islandhopping - Ship Princeza Diana

At 40 x 8.5 m the Princeza Diana is a 3-mast deluxe class motor yacht that was launched in 2011. This ship is the princess of our fl eet, an epitome of pure elegance. 16 spacious guest cabins with air conditioning, shower cabins and WC are at the guest’s disposal. The spacious salon as well as the canopied quarterdeck, with upholstered seating, are situated on the top deck. You’re invited to play music on the piano in the salon and to relax. You will find sunning mats and deckchairs on the sun deck. The jacuzzi on the top deck is a highlight with its 360° panoramic view.

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Melody (First Class) - Dalmatia (Croatia)

Islandhopping Ship Melody

At 42 x 8,3 m MY Melody is a floating deluxe, built in 2014/2015, crafted for the regeneration of body
and mind, which accompanies your journey to Croatia‘s most beautiful harbour towns. Her exquisite décor and elegant form conjure a regenerative atmosphere for the comfort of small groups of up to 28 people. The 14 capacious guest cabins are characterized by a high-class interior with air conditioning, shower cabins, WC and safe. Relaxation is limitless on the spacious sundeck, in the wellness room or in the jacuzzi on the top deck. Eight highly experienced crew members are engaged to cater for the wellbeing of the passengers on board.

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