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Aerial Cruise Croatia

Come, fly with us above the sea, and join this unique Aerial Retreat on board a sailing yacht.

Hosted by Aerialsea & Aerial Silk Vienna

Is there a better way to discover the beauty of the Adriatic Sea and the hidden bays of Croatia’s many islands while pursuing your passion for aerial arts? A journey like no other awaits you – don’t miss out on that once-in-a-lifetime trip and raise your aerial life to a next level!

Retreat Highlights

A whole week of Aerial boatlife!
  • 20+ hours of Aerial training over the sea

  • 7 days on board a sailing yacht

  • Wake up at a different spot every day

  • 3 instructors & 2 skippers for a maximum of 14 guests

  • Homecooked delicious veggie meals

A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • Enjoy dreamy sceneries & photo opportunities 

  • Picturesque bays, crystal-clear water  & cute Croatian villages 

  • Hang out with like-minded international aerialists

  • Watch out for dolphins, explore the bay with the SUP, steer the sailing yacht, mermaid around and enjoy the underwater life, take hikes in the villages and nature, ...

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Retreat Dates & Facts

WHERE?

Croatia, Sukosan Area

Distance to Airports:
Split ~123km (1h 20min drive);
Zadar ~10m (12min drive);
Zagreb ~285km (2h 40min drive)

WHEN?

17.-24.08.2024

24.-31.08.2024
Meeting point is at 7pm on arrival day. We will return to the starting point on Friday evening, and everyone goes off board at 07:00 on departure day.

WHO?

Aerialists of all levels are welcome!
Prerequisites: Being comfortable with
 climbs and able to spend a few minutes up in the air.

INCLUDED​

  • 7 days on board the sailing yacht (cabins with double beds)

  • All food on board: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner* (*We eat out in a restaurant 4 times which is not included), Filled self-service fridge 24h with snacks and fruits

  • All drinks on board: water, orange juice, soft drinks, coffee, tea

  • 25 hours of open Training above the sea - every day (except arrival- and departure day)

  • Aerial workshops daily, 2 workshops included; additional workshops for 25.- per class

  • All side activities: SUP, mermaiding, snorkeling daily, sailing, dolphin watching, hiking depending on weather

  • All aerial and rigging equipment (silks, hammock, net), plus mermaid tails.

  • All fees (harbor dues, docking fees, permits, tourist tax, etc.)

  • Two skippers and two aerial instructors will be on board to keep you safe and comfortable at all times

  • Aerial Cruise Croatia welcome pack

NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel costs to/from the marina

  • Travel insurance (obligatory)

  • All expenses ashore

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DATES 2024

17.-24. August 2024 (0 spots left, waiting list)

24.-31. August 2024 (0 spots, waiting list)

PRICE
1850€ Regular Price

1650€ Early Bird until 16.12.2023

- 150€ Bring A Friend Discount

Aerial on a Boat?!

What's the aerial life on the retreat like?

Do you dream about flying over the water? We did, too, and we made it a reality!
You can find the schedules and workshop descriptions for THE LAST YEAR below. We adapt the workshop variety to the aerial level of our guests a little, which is why the exact workshop schedule is available a couple of weeks before the retreat only.

Please also check the Aerial section of our FAQs here and the instructors of this year here.

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Workshops

We choose the content for our workshops carefully and according to the level of the group, so that everyone can get the best out of the unique teaching situations. In small groups of 4 people, workshops will be taught off the boat over the sea. Your instructor will rely on verbal and visual cues, as hands-on spotting is not possible. Wind and water can make the training environment challenging, however, it also forces you to find new ways of moving and dancing with the elements. This unique learning and training experience will inspire you for new movements and open up various possibilities for your aerial practice. 

 

All workshops will be adapted for the student's skill levels. Different groups may be taught different content based on skill level. We are not (!) taking total beginners on board with us. A basic knowledge of Aerial Silks and/or Aerial Sling/Hammock and basic aerial strength is necessary to have fun in this unique setting.


You can choose two workshops upon signing up for the Aerial Cruise (included in the price). You can book additional workshops during the cruise, depending on free spots for € 25.- per class. Workshops are limited to 4 students per class. There will also be rigging points available for self-practice daily. That way, you can decide whether you prefer to train independently or work with experienced instructors. Here’s a short description of our classes.

Wavy Flows

We’ll work on some quirky yet graceful sequences on aerial silks, learning new and innovative ways to roll, twirl, spiral up and drop down on wet fabric and dance with the elements. Explore unique entrances, surprising exits, and pathways. If you’re ever in doubt - just let go of the silks – the sea will be there to catch you!

2

Salty Sling

Sleeping in a hammock on board like a pirate is not your vibe? No worries, in this workshop we will set it up a bit differently! Enjoy the flowy characteristics of the aerial sling, use the sea to get some spin and find your very own interpretation of salty seaquences on sling. Splashes and fun movements are guaranteed in this salty workshop! 

3

Mermaizing Net

This workshop is perfect for all mermaids at heart! Swapping your feet for a mermaid tail and dancing above the sea in fancy scales is the best way to explore the aerial net. Move like the sea and explore fun movements that don't require you to straddle your legs. Thanks to the low rigging, aquatic and aerial dance will merge, leaving you with a completely new movement quality. 

4

Mermaid Swimming

Explore the sea! In this aquatic workshop, you switch the aerial apparatus for mermaid tails and explore the underwater world! With the right fin- and breathing-techniques, you can move gracefully through the water like a mermaid, not even needing your arms to move forward. Join our merfolk-friends in the depth of the ocean and race with the fish in this mermaiding workshop.

What to expect / FAQ

How's the aerial boatlife like?

The Aerial Cruise is perfect for people who – like ourselves – miss their aerial apparatus when they’re on vacation and for those who dream of rigging above the sea. There will be open training sessions and workshops every day, and you’ll have plenty of time to relax as well. We want it to be a perfect mix of action and relaxation.

Dive into the Aerial Boatlife for a week and enjoy training above the sea. Wake up at a different spot every day. The first thing you’ll see when you step on deck in the morning is the fabrics floating above the turquoise water. What adventure are you going to have today? Use a mermaid tail to dance underwater or even in the air on the aerial net. Explore new spinning techniques using the water below you or try out a recent drop and let the silks catch you just above the surface. Relax while we sail to a new bay. Enjoy the breeze and let the wind play with your hair while you soak in the sun. Get a front-row seat for beautiful sunsets and a sky full of stars.

 

Let us show you the hidden treasures of the Croatian islands

and make some unforgettable memories. This cruise is anything but ordinary!

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Aerial FAQ
  • How can I imagine training over the water?
    You will get wet during training. The best way to get on the apparatus is by swinging off the boat. After your turn, you get in the water and swim back towards the boat. Bring a warm sweater or surf poncho for the in-between-times! There are two training spots per workshop (about 60min) with a maximum of four participants.
  • Whats the weekly timetable?
    The daily routines depend on the weather and the route. We will have welcome dinner on Saturday and start our adventure on Sunday heading to our first bay to train and stay overnight. The next day we will go to a lovely little town and spend the night there. As the weather allows, we will continue to another bay and another city for the rest of the days. There’s a little more sailing action on Friday as we need to refill the fuel tanks and head back to the marina. We will have our last dinner together on Friday, and everyone is leaving on Saturday morning.
  • Is there the possibility to do silks every day?
    Except for the arrival and departure day (Saturdays) - yes! Besides the ongoing workshops, there will be a minimum of two apparatuses available for free training. The first and last day on the sea (Sunday and Friday) is more sailing. So there will be less time than usual to train. Usually, the apparatuses are hanging 3-7 hours per day. Lousy weather conditions might limit training time.
  • What apparatuses are on board?
    We will provide the following aerial apparatuses: silks, net, hammock. Unfortunately, we can’t bring any “bulky” equipment (e.g., lyra).
  • What is the skill level of the workshops?
    All workshops will be adapted to the student's skill levels. We teach in small groups of 4 people off the boat over the sea. Different groups will be taught different content based on skill level. We are not (!) taking total beginners on board with us. A basic knowledge of Aerial Silks and/or Aerial Sling/Hammock and basic aerial strength is necessary to have fun in this unique setting.
  • What is it like to live on a sailing yacht?
    You can sort of think of it as camping on water. Space is limited indoors, but we will spend most of the times outdoors where the ocean is our vast garden. There's everything we need in the boat: Small double rooms and small bathrooms. There's a kitchen with a gas stove and a self-service fridge, and everything is stored in unique cupboards so that nothing can fall out while we're at sea. Space is tight! But: you won't be spending much time below deck anyways. And who needs a big shower when the sea surrounds you?!
  • How's the room & sleeping situation on board? I don't feel comfortable sharing a cabin.
    If you don't feel comfortable sharing a cabin, we would highly recommend bringing a friend with whom you can share the cabin. If this is not an option, we want to state that we've never had problems with sharing the cabins before. We will meet for dinner on the first evening so you can get to know each other before sharing a cabin. Of course, we also try to meet all your wishes and needs. Therefore no one will have to share the cabin with a person (of the opposite sex) if this is not desired. Normally, at the end of the week nobody sleeps in the cabin anymore, but on deck under the stars anyways. ;-)
  • Is it more a holiday or full-time training?
    It’s a good mix of both! We want it to be a perfect mix of action and relaxation. You can spend time reading on the deck, snorkeling, swimming just like in a regular sailing holiday. We might find some wracks and hiking trails! On the other hand, you can train as much as you want when the apparatuses are up in the air, and you can book additional workshops if spots are available.
  • Do I need to have experience in sailing? How much do we sail?
    The Aerial Cruise will give you as much aerial time as possible while exploring the beautiful islands of Croatia. Most guests come for the aerial part of the retreat, so we are limiting sailing distances to have as much time as possible in the bays for Aerial. We are changing our destination every day, and therefore, we are moving the yacht daily. If there's wind, we are sailing, and you can steer, help the skippers with the ropes and get in some sailing knowledge if you want to. If you are not interested in sailing, that's fine too. You don't have to bring any sailing experience. The Aerial Cruise is the perfect mix of Aerial Training, relaxing and adventurous holiday time, and enjoying boat life in Croatia.
  • What do we eat throughout the day?
    All food will be vegetarian and home cooked with out delicious recipies! 😍 We’ll have breakfast and lunch on board every day and there's a self-service fridge with snacks and fruits 24h available. Breakfast will include bread, cheese, jam, peanut butter, yogurt, granola and fruit; we mix up delicious salads for lunch. When we spend the night in a bay, we’ll also have dinner on board. We’ll provide the ingredients and the recipes, but – as a crew – we’re going to prepare our meals together. We won’t have dinner on board whenever we spend the night at a port since many restaurants are in town. You can choose to join the dinner with the group or go somewhere else. Please let us know ahead of time if you are vegan or have any allergies or intolerances. We’ll take turns in doing the dishes (obviously, there’s no dishwasher on board).
  • What if the weather is not nice?
    Our route and all activities depend on weather conditions. Luckily, there are hardly any bad weather days in Croatia around that time of the year (let alone more than one in a row), but if we face rain or stormy skies, we might have to change the schedule or cancel activities.
  • Can I take a shower on board?
    We have a limited amount of water while we're out and about. That is to say that long hot showers are not always an option. Our tank is refilled every other day when we get to a harbor or city. Often, there are showers on the shore. Don't worry, though. You can have a quick shower on board anytime!
  • Can I charge my electronic devices onboard?
    You won’t be able to charge your electronic devices on board, except when wired to shore power. There are standard European power sockets that you can use whenever we dock at a marina or a port (again, every other day). While we’re at sea, there’s only a 12V socket (like the ones you would find in cars). We recommend bringing a power bank if you don’t want to run out of battery at no time. Your phone (and internet) should work throughout, but you might not always get a connection when we’re island hopping. You’ll be too busy to be spending your time online anyway ; )
Boatlife FAQ
  • How can I imagine training over the water?
    You will get wet during training. The best way to get on the apparatus is by swinging off the boat. After your turn, you get in the water and swim back towards the boat. Bring a warm sweater or surf poncho for the in-between-times! There are two training spots per workshop (about 60min) with a maximum of four participants.
  • Whats the weekly timetable?
    The daily routines depend on the weather and the route. We will have welcome dinner on Saturday and start our adventure on Sunday heading to our first bay to train and stay overnight. The next day we will go to a lovely little town and spend the night there. As the weather allows, we will continue to another bay and another city for the rest of the days. There’s a little more sailing action on Friday as we need to refill the fuel tanks and head back to the marina. We will have our last dinner together on Friday, and everyone is leaving on Saturday morning.
  • Is there the possibility to do silks every day?
    Except for the arrival and departure day (Saturdays) - yes! Besides the ongoing workshops, there will be a minimum of two apparatuses available for free training. The first and last day on the sea (Sunday and Friday) is more sailing. So there will be less time than usual to train. Usually, the apparatuses are hanging 3-7 hours per day. Lousy weather conditions might limit training time.
  • What apparatuses are on board?
    We will provide the following aerial apparatuses: silks, net, hammock. Unfortunately, we can’t bring any “bulky” equipment (e.g., lyra).
  • What is the skill level of the workshops?
    All workshops will be adapted to the student's skill levels. We teach in small groups of 4 people off the boat over the sea. Different groups will be taught different content based on skill level. We are not (!) taking total beginners on board with us. A basic knowledge of Aerial Silks and/or Aerial Sling/Hammock and basic aerial strength is necessary to have fun in this unique setting.
  • What is it like to live on a sailing yacht?
    You can sort of think of it as camping on water. Space is limited indoors, but we will spend most of the times outdoors where the ocean is our vast garden. There's everything we need in the boat: Small double rooms and small bathrooms. There's a kitchen with a gas stove and a self-service fridge, and everything is stored in unique cupboards so that nothing can fall out while we're at sea. Space is tight! But: you won't be spending much time below deck anyways. And who needs a big shower when the sea surrounds you?!
  • How's the room & sleeping situation on board? I don't feel comfortable sharing a cabin.
    If you don't feel comfortable sharing a cabin, we would highly recommend bringing a friend with whom you can share the cabin. If this is not an option, we want to state that we've never had problems with sharing the cabins before. We will meet for dinner on the first evening so you can get to know each other before sharing a cabin. Of course, we also try to meet all your wishes and needs. Therefore no one will have to share the cabin with a person (of the opposite sex) if this is not desired. Normally, at the end of the week nobody sleeps in the cabin anymore, but on deck under the stars anyways. ;-)
  • Is it more a holiday or full-time training?
    It’s a good mix of both! We want it to be a perfect mix of action and relaxation. You can spend time reading on the deck, snorkeling, swimming just like in a regular sailing holiday. We might find some wracks and hiking trails! On the other hand, you can train as much as you want when the apparatuses are up in the air, and you can book additional workshops if spots are available.
  • Do I need to have experience in sailing? How much do we sail?
    The Aerial Cruise will give you as much aerial time as possible while exploring the beautiful islands of Croatia. Most guests come for the aerial part of the retreat, so we are limiting sailing distances to have as much time as possible in the bays for Aerial. We are changing our destination every day, and therefore, we are moving the yacht daily. If there's wind, we are sailing, and you can steer, help the skippers with the ropes and get in some sailing knowledge if you want to. If you are not interested in sailing, that's fine too. You don't have to bring any sailing experience. The Aerial Cruise is the perfect mix of Aerial Training, relaxing and adventurous holiday time, and enjoying boat life in Croatia.
  • What do we eat throughout the day?
    All food will be vegetarian and home cooked with out delicious recipies! 😍 We’ll have breakfast and lunch on board every day and there's a self-service fridge with snacks and fruits 24h available. Breakfast will include bread, cheese, jam, peanut butter, yogurt, granola and fruit; we mix up delicious salads for lunch. When we spend the night in a bay, we’ll also have dinner on board. We’ll provide the ingredients and the recipes, but – as a crew – we’re going to prepare our meals together. We won’t have dinner on board whenever we spend the night at a port since many restaurants are in town. You can choose to join the dinner with the group or go somewhere else. Please let us know ahead of time if you are vegan or have any allergies or intolerances. We’ll take turns in doing the dishes (obviously, there’s no dishwasher on board).
  • What if the weather is not nice?
    Our route and all activities depend on weather conditions. Luckily, there are hardly any bad weather days in Croatia around that time of the year (let alone more than one in a row), but if we face rain or stormy skies, we might have to change the schedule or cancel activities.
  • Can I take a shower on board?
    We have a limited amount of water while we're out and about. That is to say that long hot showers are not always an option. Our tank is refilled every other day when we get to a harbor or city. Often, there are showers on the shore. Don't worry, though. You can have a quick shower on board anytime!
  • Can I charge my electronic devices onboard?
    You won’t be able to charge your electronic devices on board, except when wired to shore power. There are standard European power sockets that you can use whenever we dock at a marina or a port (again, every other day). While we’re at sea, there’s only a 12V socket (like the ones you would find in cars). We recommend bringing a power bank if you don’t want to run out of battery at no time. Your phone (and internet) should work throughout, but you might not always get a connection when we’re island hopping. You’ll be too busy to be spending your time online anyway ; )
  • How can I imagine training over the water?
    You will get wet during training. The best way to get on the apparatus is by swinging off the boat. After your turn, you get in the water and swim back towards the boat. Bring a warm sweater or surf poncho for the in-between-times! There are two training spots per workshop (about 60min) with a maximum of four participants.
  • Whats the weekly timetable?
    The daily routines depend on the weather and the route. We will have welcome dinner on Saturday and start our adventure on Sunday heading to our first bay to train and stay overnight. The next day we will go to a lovely little town and spend the night there. As the weather allows, we will continue to another bay and another city for the rest of the days. There’s a little more sailing action on Friday as we need to refill the fuel tanks and head back to the marina. We will have our last dinner together on Friday, and everyone is leaving on Saturday morning.
  • Is there the possibility to do silks every day?
    Except for the arrival and departure day (Saturdays) - yes! Besides the ongoing workshops, there will be a minimum of two apparatuses available for free training. The first and last day on the sea (Sunday and Friday) is more sailing. So there will be less time than usual to train. Usually, the apparatuses are hanging 3-7 hours per day. Lousy weather conditions might limit training time.
  • What apparatuses are on board?
    We will provide the following aerial apparatuses: silks, net, hammock. Unfortunately, we can’t bring any “bulky” equipment (e.g., lyra).
  • What is the skill level of the workshops?
    All workshops will be adapted to the student's skill levels. We teach in small groups of 4 people off the boat over the sea. Different groups will be taught different content based on skill level. We are not (!) taking total beginners on board with us. A basic knowledge of Aerial Silks and/or Aerial Sling/Hammock and basic aerial strength is necessary to have fun in this unique setting.
  • What is it like to live on a sailing yacht?
    You can sort of think of it as camping on water. Space is limited indoors, but we will spend most of the times outdoors where the ocean is our vast garden. There's everything we need in the boat: Small double rooms and small bathrooms. There's a kitchen with a gas stove and a self-service fridge, and everything is stored in unique cupboards so that nothing can fall out while we're at sea. Space is tight! But: you won't be spending much time below deck anyways. And who needs a big shower when the sea surrounds you?!
  • How's the room & sleeping situation on board? I don't feel comfortable sharing a cabin.
    If you don't feel comfortable sharing a cabin, we would highly recommend bringing a friend with whom you can share the cabin. If this is not an option, we want to state that we've never had problems with sharing the cabins before. We will meet for dinner on the first evening so you can get to know each other before sharing a cabin. Of course, we also try to meet all your wishes and needs. Therefore no one will have to share the cabin with a person (of the opposite sex) if this is not desired. Normally, at the end of the week nobody sleeps in the cabin anymore, but on deck under the stars anyways. ;-)
  • Is it more a holiday or full-time training?
    It’s a good mix of both! We want it to be a perfect mix of action and relaxation. You can spend time reading on the deck, snorkeling, swimming just like in a regular sailing holiday. We might find some wracks and hiking trails! On the other hand, you can train as much as you want when the apparatuses are up in the air, and you can book additional workshops if spots are available.
  • Do I need to have experience in sailing? How much do we sail?
    The Aerial Cruise will give you as much aerial time as possible while exploring the beautiful islands of Croatia. Most guests come for the aerial part of the retreat, so we are limiting sailing distances to have as much time as possible in the bays for Aerial. We are changing our destination every day, and therefore, we are moving the yacht daily. If there's wind, we are sailing, and you can steer, help the skippers with the ropes and get in some sailing knowledge if you want to. If you are not interested in sailing, that's fine too. You don't have to bring any sailing experience. The Aerial Cruise is the perfect mix of Aerial Training, relaxing and adventurous holiday time, and enjoying boat life in Croatia.
  • What do we eat throughout the day?
    All food will be vegetarian and home cooked with out delicious recipies! 😍 We’ll have breakfast and lunch on board every day and there's a self-service fridge with snacks and fruits 24h available. Breakfast will include bread, cheese, jam, peanut butter, yogurt, granola and fruit; we mix up delicious salads for lunch. When we spend the night in a bay, we’ll also have dinner on board. We’ll provide the ingredients and the recipes, but – as a crew – we’re going to prepare our meals together. We won’t have dinner on board whenever we spend the night at a port since many restaurants are in town. You can choose to join the dinner with the group or go somewhere else. Please let us know ahead of time if you are vegan or have any allergies or intolerances. We’ll take turns in doing the dishes (obviously, there’s no dishwasher on board).
  • What if the weather is not nice?
    Our route and all activities depend on weather conditions. Luckily, there are hardly any bad weather days in Croatia around that time of the year (let alone more than one in a row), but if we face rain or stormy skies, we might have to change the schedule or cancel activities.
  • Can I take a shower on board?
    We have a limited amount of water while we're out and about. That is to say that long hot showers are not always an option. Our tank is refilled every other day when we get to a harbor or city. Often, there are showers on the shore. Don't worry, though. You can have a quick shower on board anytime!
  • Can I charge my electronic devices onboard?
    You won’t be able to charge your electronic devices on board, except when wired to shore power. There are standard European power sockets that you can use whenever we dock at a marina or a port (again, every other day). While we’re at sea, there’s only a 12V socket (like the ones you would find in cars). We recommend bringing a power bank if you don’t want to run out of battery at no time. Your phone (and internet) should work throughout, but you might not always get a connection when we’re island hopping. You’ll be too busy to be spending your time online anyway ; )
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