Enjoy private experience tailored cruises that suit individual needs!

You are not limited to the typical seven-day trips with Saturday departure but are able to opt for anything from one-day island jaunts to prolonged cruises.

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Confucius says, "choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life." This best sums up Ivona’s philosophy on life, sharing her passion for sailing on the Adriatic with adventurous travellers aboard ‘Melody.’ 

Meet Ivona

Ivona is a licensed skipper, professor of kinesiology and an active member of FRAPA Women's Sailing Team from its very inception.
Along with her welcoming smile, Ivona brings 14 years of nautical experience and vast knowledge of all things sailing to ensure her skills provide the safest cruise for her guests.  

Ivona began her sailing career with her father, discovering Dalmatia's jagged islands, untouched beaches and secret bays. The sounds of sailing - the splashing of the crystal clear Adriatic waters on the hull and the fluttering of the sails against the warm mistral winds - this soundtrack has serenaded Ivona for years and has thus given the boat's name 'Melody.'

Ivona skipper and owner of Melody ship

Meet the boat

‘Melody’ is a Salona 45R sailing yacht, which can host up to eight guests amongst four cabins however, four to six guests in three cabins and crew in a separate cabin would provide ultimate comfort. This sailing boat has been designed to offer a perfect combination of comfort and performance, with well-thought-out details such as the large cockpit with barbecue, the forward sundeck cushions and the interior air-conditioned.


Air condition (shore power 220V), heating system, refrigerator 12V, saloon and cockpit speakers, inverter (600W), teak cockpit with cushions and BBQ, sundeck cushions, cold and worm cockpit shower, Wi-Fi, TV, bedlinens, towels, beach towels, tender with outboard engine, fishing gear, snorkelling equipment

Home Port: Split – Croatia
Cruising Area: Adriatic Sea
Built: 2009
Length: 13.55 m
Double bed cabins: 3
Bunk bed cabin: 1
Toilets: 2
Embarking time: from 11:00h
Disembarking time: till 17:00h
Melody ship for charter
Experience of Melody yacht charter
Experience of Melody yacht charter

Meet the experience

Ivona’s personal relationship with the coastline means that she can share with you her fondest discoveries such as summer night star gazing, plunges in secluded bays, meandering through charming old villages, or simply unwinding on the sun-kissed deck as the grill sizzles with the catch of the day while sipping on a sumptuous Croatian wine.

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Experience of Melody yacht charter Experience of Melody yacht charter

What others have
to say

Review 1

Professional, Personal, Attentive, a well thought out itinerary, and an very enjoyable sailing compainion, Ivona of Adriatic Melody is definitely someone i strongly recommend that you sail with if you ever want to sail on the Adriatic Seas...

Daniel & Milan
Review 2

Meet our captain, Ivona of the ship Melody in Split, Croatia! She was what made this sailing adventure amazing. She taught us a bit about sailing, had her boat fully equipped for snorkeling and other activities, and knew exactly where to take...

Review 3

We’ve sailed twice with Ivona now, both times for a week at a time. She’s absolutely the best. Her local knowledge and help planning an itinerary that everyone will enjoy is outstanding. Wholeheartedly recommend her and her boat Adriatic Melody...

Review 4

The Adriatic, fabulous! The boat, fantastic! Ivona, what can I say? A wonderful host & beautiful to meet, she couldn’t have done anything more to make our trip comfortable as well as an unforgettable holiday experience.

Review 5

Thank you so much for the most peaceful regatta ever!

Review 6

I love Ivona!

Review 7

We were so lucky to have booked with Ivona and her boat Melody!! This was the first time my family of 4 ever did a sailing vacay & it is was hands down the absolute best experience of our lives! The Melody was perfectly suited for 4 guests and Ivona was priceless - her connections with the local marinas, restaurants and her vast knowledge of her boat, sailing and just about everything else made for the best 5 days ever. I was fearful of the small space and that my 20 year old sons would be bored and neither was ever an issue. Sailing with Ivona was the most calming, tranquil, exciting and adventurous vacation of a lifetime. Can’t wait to book again.

Beth, Breon, Amsley
Review 8

What can I say, it was the highlight of my holiday, so very special.  Ivona is one of a kind, a beautiful person inside and out, an excellent sailor.  I trusted her completely, and felt safe at all times, even as we motored through 5 1/2 hours of rain.  She understood me and took me to locations that met my needs:  quiet bays and less touristy islands.  Her dinner recommendations were spot on, she made sure I enjoyed my week.  Ivona--unique and a treasure.  My dreams came true on the Melody.

Review 9

Last night in lovely Croatia such a beautiful country with fabulous food and friendly people.
The highlights sailing to the islands of Hvar, Vis and Kortula with Ivona Drazic on Adriatic Melody Seeing dolphins, night time swimming with bio phosphorescence and alfresco dining at Smrna beach. Can’t wait to come back

Jean-Pierre Jeannon
Review 10

Amazing friends, amazing scenery, amazing skipper, amazing weather. We can’t thank our skipper Ivona Drazic enough - she’s a star 🌟

Mani Baidwan
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