The Best Croatia Sailing Itineraries
Sail the Croatian Coastline
Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive and arid, sporting ancient towns and villages. Island hopping is very common and certainly the finest way to explore the Croatian coast on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
The Jewel in Europe’s Crown
The Gem of the Adriatic. Despite being one of Europe’s most famous places to visit and the world’s premier sailing destination, Croatia doesn’t feel like a place that has been thoroughly worked over by the tourist industry. Blessed with a wealth of natural riches, Croatia boasts almost 2000km of a rocky, indented shore, and more than a thousand islands, many blanketed in luxuriant vegetation.
Something for Everyone. Even during the heavily visited months of July and August, there are still enough off-the-beaten-track islands, quiet coves, and stone-built fishing villages to make you feel as if you’re visiting Europe at its most unspoiled. There’s plenty in the way of urbane glamour too, with swanky hotels, yacht-filled harbours and cocktail bars aplenty – especially in Split, Dubrovnik, and Hvar.
Dubrovnik Sailing Itinerary - Best Croatia Sailing Itineraries
In 1979, Dubrovnik was appointed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A city rich with history, Dubrovnik has always had ties to the sea. Built on maritime trade, it grew to be one of Europe’s most important seaports, even rivalling Venice at one point. The sea’s important legacy shines through in the many aspects of Dubrovnik’s culture. With stunning architecture, an enchanting pedestrian old town, and majestic ocean views, Dubrovnik definitely has a unique feel and is one of the best Croatia sailing itineraries.
In addition to its own beautiful beaches, Dubrovnik serves as a great starting point for one of our Croatia sailing itineraries. Set on the southern side of the Adriatic Coast, Dubrovnik offers access to many other small islands and beautiful coastal points. You’ll see forested national park grounds, quaint Mediterranean fishing villages and fishing grounds, and Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque period buildings. Dubrovnik is an ideal place to start one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
Day 1) Dubrovnik -> Kobas 12 NM
Day 2) Kobas -> Sobra 20 NM
Day 3) Sobra -> Korcula 24 NM
Day 4) Korcula -> Zaklopatica 23 NM
Day 5) Zaklopatica -> Polace 23 NM
Day 6) Polace -> Sipan 12 NM
Day 7) Sipan -> Dubrovnik 18 NM
Zadar Sailing Itinerary - Best Croatia Sailing Itineraries
With the Zadar Sailing Itinerary, travellers can enjoy the elegant ambience and intriguing history of Croatia’s best-kept secret. A little farther north than Dubrovnik and Split, Zadar’s culture remains preserved and undiscovered by the masses, which makes it one of the best Croatia sailing itineraries.
With plenty of character, Zadar is sure to charm you. Here you can enjoy a blend of Roman ruins, Venetian architecture, alongside modern innovation. You can also see some of Croatia’s best beaches, music festivals, and National Parks.
Built in the 9th century, Zadar’s historic town centre has been at the centre of many civilizations. Part of the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, and Austrian empires, Zadar has a unique identity as a result of this blend of cultures.
Today you can enjoy the plentiful history, in addition to the modern revival that Zadar has recently undergone. With restored museums and churches, new restaurants, cafes, and bars – Zadar has plenty of attractions to fill your days. In addition to the spectacular architecture, cuisine, and atmosphere, Zadar sits along the beautiful Dalmatian coast. Wander along Zadar’s waterfront promenade for some jaw-dropping ocean views, and if you’re lucky you can catch one spectacular sunset, on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
Day 1) Zadar -> Vrgada
Day 2) Vrgada -> Sali
Day 3) Sali -> Kornati
Day 4) Kornati
Day 5) Kornati -> Skradin
Day 6) Skradin -> Zlarin
Day 7) Zlarin -> Zadar
Split Sailing Itinerary North Dalmatian Coast- Best Croatia Sailing Itineraries
There are over a thousand islands in Croatia, the exact number is varying by definitions. Dalmatia is a narrow belt of the east shore of the Adriatic Sea. The number of the main Dalmatian islands is 79 and there are about 500 islets. Northern Croatian islands are the most numerous and most developed islands of the Dalmatian coast. The mainland of those islands is full of olive trees, fig trees, vineyards and vast areas of green. Lots of waterfalls, hidden caves, lakes, stone buildings, castles and huge walls with extremely beauty are parts of those islands.
The best way to explore the area and visit all these beautiful places is of course by sailing on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries. We have prepared a great Split Sailing Itinerary to the North Dalmatian Coast, which is mainly focused on exploring these amazing islands on board your private yacht, and visit the most remarkable of them on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
Day 1) Split (Marina Kastela) → Vodice → Šibenik (36 NM)
Day 2) Šibenik →Kornati → Telašćica (33 NM)
Day 3) Telašćica → Iz→ Ugljan → Zadar (17 NM)
Day 4) Zadar → Pašman→ Murter (24 NM)
Day 5) Murter → Žirje → Rogoznica (25.5 NM)
Day 6) Rogoznica → Drvenik Veli → Trogir (16NM)
Day 7) Trogir → Šolta → Split (Marina Kastela) (20 NM)
Split Sailing Itinerary South Dalmatian Coast- Best Croatia Sailing Itineraries
Α combination of mountain and sea that will satisfy all tastes. Our Split Sailing Itinerary is an ideal pick for the lovers of watersports, such as windsurfing and diving, as well as those who love delicate wine. The promising landscapes and flavours of traditional products that the land of this region produces will definitely surprise you, on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
We have carefully prepared for you our Split Sailing Itinerary – South Dalmatian Coast – to give you both an active and pleasured experience, ideal for everyone on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
The complex of the South Dalmatian islands consists of the main 8 large islands and some smaller around them.
The main picture of these islands consists of extremely natural beauty with gorgeous coastlines, turquoise waters and delicious local wine, and exceptional cuisine, on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
Our Split Sailing Itinerary begins from the largest town in Dalmatia, Split, a typical Mediterranean city with ideal weather for excursions from May to October. In Split, you will be impressed by the remarkable historic old town that drives you back to the Roman times, on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
Leaving Split behind us, we will visit the peaceful Šolta island and Brac. Our next destinations will be the Hvar island and the little Vis, with the imaginary Blue Cave. Next, we will stop to Korčula island, the second most popular Adriatic island. Just after that, our travel continues towards Pelješac peninsula, Mljet and finally Lastovo. Solta will be our last stop off on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
Day 1) Split → Brac 17NM
Day 2) Brac → Hvar 10NM
Day 3) Hvar → Pelješac peninsula 34NM
Day 4) Pelješac Peninsula → Mljet 21NM
Day 5) Mljet → Lastovo → Korčula 42NM
Day 6) Korčula → Bisevo → Vis 46NM
Day 7) Vis → Šolta → Split 32NM
Top Places To Visit On One Of Our Croatia Sailing Itineraries
Maslinica - Solta Island
A small village with the most breathtaking sunset. The restoring of the castle into a hotel and the construction of a nautical marina have turned it into the tourist centre of the island that you shouldn’t miss, on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
Recommended restaurants: Šakajet, martinis Marchi
Berthing possibilities: Marina Martinis Marchi
Skardin - Krka Waterfalls
Simply magical in its each and every detail. Visit the peaceful Visovac monastery and admire the Skradinski Buk waterfall. Small, picturesque and filled with flavour, Skradin is located at the point where the river passionately embraces the sea and a great place to stop on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
Recommended restaurant: Konoba Dalmatino
Berthing possibilities: Marina Skradin
Kornati National Park
A nautical paradise that offers great sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and reefs in the Kornati National Park, on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
Restaurants: a) on the island Zakan – Ravni Zakan b) on the island Kornat – Ante’s in Vrulje, Opat in opat cove, Mare’s at Katina
Berthing possibilities: ACI marina on island Zut , ACI marina on island Piskera www.aci-marinas.com/aci_marina/acipiskera/?lang=en
Sali - Dugi Otok
Sali is a place of a thousand-years-old fishing tradition and ancient olive groves that surround the village. The cultural heritage of Sali is represented by sacred buildings such as the parish church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a gorgeous wooden altar from the 17th century and inscriptions written in Glagolitic, as well as the churches of St. Roch and St. Nicholas. There are also remains of layouts of other Christian churches in the fields of Sali. One of the most interesting events to visit on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries is the Sali Festival called Saljske užance, a three-day festival with the famous Tovareća mužika (donkey music) performing at the festival.
Komiza - Vis Island
Komiža lies on the sunny side of Vis island and is well sheltered from the cold northerly winds. It is located at the bottom of the largest bay on the island and compacted within narrow alleys and slender houses. It is a famous place for its fishermen on the Adriatic and perhaps even in the Pacific and a great place to see while on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
There are several beautiful pebble beaches of which Kamenice is the most famous, the beach with springs of ice cold water coming from the stone, a shaded area provided by the tamarix trees, and which every night turns into a party area, on one of our Croatia sailing itineraries.
Recommended Restaurants: Bako, Jastozera