Adventure Cruises in Mljet

Your Mljet Cruise opens the door to Croatia's greenest island and its resplendent Mediterranean vegetation. Guests flock to this Croatia Island Hopping hot spot for the beautiful beaches as well as the plentiful underwater life. Many consider Mljet to be the most beautiful island in Croatia. Additionally, Mljet is known for wine production, goat cheese, and olives as one might expect from any Mediterranean destination. Guests on cruises to Mljet, Croatia are free to visit two salt lakes, an ancient Benedictine monastery, and swimming spots. A bike is a great way to explore the landscape and there are many for rent on Mljet.

Mljet has long had a supporting role in history. It was discovered by Greco-Roman explorers who are the first known to make records citing Mljet. Ancient Greeks named the island "Melita"which means honey. Over the years, small linguistic changes lead to the island's Slavic name, Mljet.

Top things to do and see in Mljet

Adriatic cruises aren't complete without a trip to Mljet National Park to visit the famous salt lakes and see the lush island vegetation. The park itself borders Lake Veliko and Lake Malo Jezero (Large and Small Lake). The Lakes cover approximately 4 kilometers and surround a small island in the center, called islet Melita (Sveta Marija or Saint Mary Island).

Rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own to make the most of this destination on your small luxury yacht cruise.

Mljet is one of the top places on the Dalmatian Coast to visit historical monasteries and churches. The monastery and church on St. Mary isle inside the Mljet park is a 12th century former Benedictine monastery, which was converted into a café/restaurant. You can easily reach the small island by boat to dine in ancient splendor.

Other restaurants, bars and cafes dot the island to provide a spot to take a meal, meet some other tourists, and enjoy the beautiful weather among friends. Croatia sailing cruises are an ideal way to take in the island of Mljet during an island hopping adventure.

Snorkeling in Mljet is some of the best in all of Croatia. The Mljet National Park is a popular snorkeling hotspot with Veliko Jezero (Big Lake), Rikavica and Odysseus Caves, all being beautiful places to interact with sponges, octopus, scorpionfish, crabs, and anemones. Additionally, you can see stony coral reefs. The water of the pebble-bottomed beaches and coves is extremely clear and clean. It's almost like peering through a window into a whole different world. Occasionally, dolphins are spotted around Mljet and our small luxury yachts, so keep your eyes peeled.

Top Tips for visiting Mljet Island on a cruise

Mljet is an easy place to visit and doesn’t require much special packing. There are a few tips to enjoying your visit to the fullest, however.

  • Sunglasses for the Mediterranean sun.
  • Comfortable walking shoes that you can hop on a bike with.
  • A dry bag to carry your electronics from the yacht to shore.
  • Clothing to layer for temperature and sun.
  • Make sure to take your camera to the national park to capture St. Mary Island and the cathedral.

Best time to cruise Mljet

This guide will help you plan ahead for the best time to visit Mljet during your croatia small ship cruise. Mljet in May and June or September and October you're is known as “shoulder-season”. Every adventure and leisure activity is open and available but there are fewer people on vacation. Lovely weather, perfect swimming, hiking, mountain-biking, rafting, and sea kayaking are all in season.

By July and August, tourist activity picks up in Mljet. As the population soars, the heat does as well. Although this is a popular time to visit, you’ll work up a sweat a lot faster on your bike or hike. Conversely, the pebble beaches are extremely popular.

November to April is the off season, so it’s harder to find lodging in Mljet and many attractions shut down. The weather isn’t suited to outdoor activities since it is cold and unpredictable. If you want to get a true feel for the island’s culture and can find a space to say, nab the affordable airfare and visit in the winter.

Where do Mljet Island cruises depart from?

Croatia is an easy destination to get to. Depending where your Croatia small ship cruise departs, you can take an international flight to several area airports including Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Opatija and Zadar.

Guests who depart from Split will arrive there to meet their guides who will escort them and their luggage to the harbor for departure. Other cruise itineraries will indicate a departure point which will help you choose the airport that is most convenient to arrive at. Additionally, several cruises in Croatia include a stop to Mljet, but may begin at Dubrovnik or another port.

Please contact our reservations team with any questions.

Mljet Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 13 Verified Reviews
  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Paul R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cycling the lakes and swimming in under the bridges was a once in a lifetime experience

Diving Mljet in July on the New Star

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Peter M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The national park was beautiful and the monastery was peaceful. We unfortunately had a run in with the port authority re accessibility.

Diving Mljet in July on the New Star

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tim M
  • Canada Canada

Beautiful natural surroundings...walked around the lake which took about 2 hours, and nice swim in a salt lake.

Diving Mljet in July on the My Way

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Nicky B
  • South Africa South Africa

Loved the time here. Hired bikes and cycled around the lakes, small boat to monastery, swam where 2 lakes join and enjoyed been taken by the current

Diving Mljet in June on the Diamond

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ciro B
  • Australia Australia

Did the bike ride around the national park. Great town.

Diving Mljet in June on the Markan

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Linda L
  • United States United States

Bike around lake and visited church

Diving Mljet in May on the Dream

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rodrigo B
  • Peru Peru

nice park you can swim on lake

Diving Mljet in June on the Aquamarin

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Diane V
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Delightful, peaceful and most enjoyable

Diving Mljet in May on the Admiral

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Etienne V
  • South Africa South Africa

Good information given by guide on board. Made the best of the day and enjoyed what the park had to offer.

Diving Mljet in May on the Dream

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Elize A
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Good. All the islands are beautiful.

Diving Mljet in May on the New Star

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Timothy L
  • United States United States

Love the National Park, peaceful

Diving Mljet in May on the Avangard