About AE

Inspiring Experiences | Sustainable Tourism | The Well-Being of Local Communities

Since 2005 Adriatic Experience has been creating inspiring experiences for our guests through sharing the local culture, complex history and natural beauty of Croatia, Greece, Italy the Balkans & neighboring countries.  Our guiding principles are to create memorable experiences for each and every guest, to support the local environment, to create sustainable tourism and to nourish the well being of our communities.

Our promise: You will return home with a new perspective, lingering impression of the region’s eclectic culture & natural beauty and with fond memories of new friends met along the way.

Inspiring Experiences

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We create a once-in-a-lifetime experience, every time:

    • Flexible and Custom – We match your style, pace and interests with a unique and flexible itinerary, allowing you to explore on your own, stop at will and enjoy chance encounters along the way.
    • Authentic and Local – Every itinerary is created specifically for you by your local AE host who knows the people, the behind-the-scenes narrative, the hotels, the villas, the yachts, the restaurants, the unique experiences, the itineraries and the special touches that make your trip unforgettable, truly authentic, enjoyable & carefree.
    • Private & Individual – We create the trip-of-a-lifetime, every time with personal exclusivity, the essence of private luxury.  We constantly seek out new experiences to share with our guests, sometimes this means making recommendations along the way to enhance your itinerary as we get to know you and you get to know Croatia.
    • Personal Touch Support Options – Because our trips are completely custom and private, we match your support level with your travel style.  We offer a range of choices from Self-Guided to fully supported travel hosted by your local AE host , who is with you 24 x 7 (and everything in between).

We support the local people, small businesses & the environment. All of our trips are private and custom with local drivers, skippers, guides & experts, who are knowledgeable & friendly. They love to share their world, their lives and their insights with you – the age old stories, the anecdotes, the history, the places, the traditions, their homes – together we create a uniquely memorable experience for you.

Our world class skippers, cooks and crews work all over the world with us to deliver a premier, safe and unique sailing experience.  They know the islands, people and destinations intimately and love to share their deep, intrinsic heritage with you.

Local Connection


Sustainable Tourism and the Well Being of Local Communities

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Local islanders have a strong commitment to environmental integrity, social justice and economic development.  We support these principles and invest in sustainable tourism and the environment through:

  • Connecting our guests with the people, culture, history, policitics and economic dynamics of the communities visited
  • Anticipating and respecting local cultures, expectations and assumptions
  • Sustaining the integrity of local cultures by partnering with businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values
  • Supporting local economies by purchasing local goods and participating with small, local businesses
  • Conserving resources by seeking out businesses that are environmentally conscious, and by using the least possible amount of non-renewable resources
  • Investing in local small businesses who contribute to the well being of their communities, the development of sustainable tourism and the local economy