Kvarner Sailing Itinerary

Enjoy The Hidden Paradise of The Northern Adriatic

Kvarner Sailing Itinerary

The Kvarner Gulf is the perfect place to go if you love sailing and adventure. Starting from the coast of Krk, you can choose from several unique islands within Croatia’s Adriatic Sea.

This Kvarner sailing itinerary will help guide you through some of the most beautiful and exciting spots on this sailing adventure!

This itinerary is for you if you’re ready to get away from the crowds and explore its hidden gems. Each day brings new adventures, so don’t forget to bring a camera!

Our Guide to the Kvarner Sailing Itinerary

The Kvarner Gulf is a beautiful region within the northern Adriatic Sea, which offers visitors various activities and experiences to enjoy. It is known for its beautiful towns, beaches, clear waters and rich cultural heritage.

The region is a great destination for a family sailing holiday, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor and water activities and relaxation.

  • Getting There

    The best way to reach Kvarner is to fly into Rijeka International Airport near Omisalj on Krk Island. Travelling through Zagreb is an easy alternative if you cannot fly into Krk directly. From Zagreb, it is about a 40-minute flight to Rijeka. Another great option would be to fly into Zagreb, Split, Pula, or Sibenik and take a bus to Krk. You can check out the timetables to and from Krk online.

  • Mooring

    Our Kvarner Sailing Itinerary has plenty of mooring, with a good mix of the marina and free-swing anchorage options. For Goli Otok, mooring at the harbour is free. For Losinj, Pag, Silba and Olib you will be able to find buoys and jetty for an overnight stay.

    In Rab, there is a well-equipped ACI marina that has excellent infrastructure and amenities. Daily mooring prices vary by berth and time of the week. You can book ahead and see price lists here.

    In Krk, there’s an 800-berth marina.

  • Weather

    The best sailing weather for the Kvarner Sailing Itinerary is during the peak season of May to September, with the average high in May being 19°C and an average high in September of 26°C. July and August are the best for swimming as water temperatures will reach 25°C.

Kick Back and Relax With Our Kvarner Sailing Itinerary

Day 1

Krk → Sveti Grgur - Goli Otok - 4NM

Goli Otok is a barren, uninhabited island in the northern Adriatic Sea. In 1949, the island was repurposed as a high-security prison and labour camp by the authorities of the People’s Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, together with the nearby Sveti Grgur island, which held a similar camp for female prisoners.

The prison operated until 1989, earning a reputation as the “Croatian Alcatraz” due to its strict security measures. Discover the abandoned and forgotten sites and the precious historical artefacts of the islands.

Day 2

Goli Otok → Rab - 38NM

Escape to the idyllic paradise of Rab Island and immerse yourself in a world of stunning beaches. From bustling sandy shores to serene coves, this destination offers a beach for everyone.

The crown jewel of Rab Island is the magnificent Rajska Plaza, also known as Paradise Beach. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Beaches in the World by CNN and awarded the coveted Blue Flag in 2003, Rajska Plaza is a must-visit destination.

Recommended Restaurants:

Restaurant Velum, Palit 71, Rab Town 51280 Croatia

Day 3

Rab → Pag - 33NM

Step back to ancient Roman times and experience the rich history of salt production in Pag!

Once a part of the Roman province of Dalmatia, Pag has a long-standing tradition of harvesting salt from the sea.

Today, locals continue this age-old tradition, using the same salt pans to produce the unique and flavourful sea salt. And the best part? This special environment is protected by UNESCO as part of a Biosphere Reserve, so you can savour the taste of history with every pinch.

Recommended Restaurants and Activities:

Zrce Party Beach, Zrce Beach, Novalja

Konoba Bodulo, Vangrada ulica, Pag, Island of Pag Croatia

Day 4

Pag → Olib 18NM

Embark on a sailing adventure to the stunning island Olib and Silba – the car-free island, and immerse yourself in a world of breathtaking landscapes and endless adventures. These two idyllic islands, located off the coast of Croatia, are a true paradise for nature lovers, beach enthusiasts, and anyone seeking a peaceful escape.

Olib, a peaceful area in northern Dalmatia, will immediately captivate you with its stunning bays along the Adriatic.

The picturesque Slatinica Bay, with its sandy floor and turquoise waters, provides a stunning view of the island of Pag and the Velebit mountain range. The only town on the island, Olib, boasts a classic Mediterranean vibe and breathtaking sunsets over the western horizon.

Day 5

Olib → Silba 18NM

Silba boasts numerous serene beaches and coves where visitors can swim and soak up the sun in the crystal clear, unpolluted waters of the Adriatic.

The Toreta, a well-known tower with a winding staircase, is a popular attraction that provides stunning views of Silba and its surroundings. Located in the heart of the village, it is a must-visit destination.

Silba offers a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere as a car-free island, with convenient amenities such as cafes, restaurants, shops, and a medical centre. The only vehicles allowed on the island are for essential services.

Recommended Restaurants:

Restaurant Vila Velebita,  Next to the Local Church, Silba 23295 Croatia

Day 6

Silba → Mali Losinj 34NM

Uncover the magic of the “Dolphin Island of Croatia” – Losinj. This stunning destination is re-nowned for its abundance of breathtaking beaches and its thriving colony of dolphins. Tourists from all over Europe flock to Losinj to experience its mesmerizing beauty, rich culture, and end-less adventures.

Discover a world of nature and culture as you explore Losinj’s picturesque scenery, and immerse yourself in the island’s rich history. Take a sail down its turquoise waters or kayak along its rug-ged coastline and encounter dolphins in their natural habitat. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing escape or an action-packed adventure, Losinj offers something for everyone.

Recommended Restaurants:

Restaurant Bocca Vera, Riva Losinjskih Kapetana 10, Mali Losinj 51550 Croatia

Day 7

Mali Losinj → Krk 34NM

It is time to head back to Krk for check-out on the final day. After turning in your charter at the marina, you can explore the city.

This breathtaking destination, once known for its warm Mediterranean climate and rich history, continues to captivate tourists from all over. Immerse yourself in the island’s rich culture and history as you explore its many natural and historical landmarks.

One of Krk’s must-see sights is the Church of St. Lucy, located in the charming village of Jurandvor. This historic church is home to the Baska tablet, an 11th-century treasure that holds a special place in Croatian history.

The tablet, written in the Glagolitic alphabet, is the oldest Croatian monument that includes the first recorded mention of “Croatia” and “Croatian” in the Croatian language.

Recommended Restaurants and Activities:

Zipline experience Krk, Zipline Edison, D102, 51523, Krk, Croatia

Restaurant Zrinski, Trg Svetog Kvirina 1, Krk 51500 Croatia

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