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Yacht charter Itineraries Croatia

Examples of routes, for sailing holidays in Croatia.......

With so many islands, coves & villages in Croatia, there are no set Itineraries for a yacht charter holiday, the options are limitless!. Below we have added a few "typical sailing routes" to give you a taster of what awaits you on your next sailing holiday in Croatia, be it bareboat, with a skipper, of fully crewed..


7 days: Split - Dubrovnik - Split ( crewed charter )

Saturday afternoon – Split, Kastela or Trogir

Board your yacht for your journey to the north Adriatic coast in Split, Kastela or Trogir.

Sunday - Bisevo (Blue Grotto) and Vis

Set off from Trogir to the remote island of Bisevo. Renowned for its Blue Grotto, accessable only by sea. After spending the afternoon in a remote bay head towards the island of Vis for the evening where island life can be seen at its best around the old town and the harbour, bristling with fishing boats and pleasure craft alike.

Monday - Pakleni Islands and Hvar

After breakfast sail the short distance to the Pakleni Islands offering some of the most beautiful bays in the Adriatic. Anchor here to allow you to take full advantage of the crystal clear waters and to relax before the evening in Hvar. Noted as one of the prettiest towns on the Croatian coast, Hvar nestles between cliffs, its ancient buildings defended by the nearby castle. By night, this sophisticated exterior hosts some of the finest bars and clubs you will find anywhere on the coast.

Tuesday - Scedro and Korcula

Continue to sail south to the nearby island of Scedro where you can relax, sunbathe and take a light lunch. We then set sail for the ancient fortified town of Korcula, the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. There is time to explore Korcula's narrow medieval streets and visit the house in which Marco Polo was born.

Wednesday - Mljet and Dubrovnik

Leaving Korcula, visit the mystical island of Mljet, now a national park. - the many secluded coves and bays offer an exclusive spot in this natural haven. Later set sail for Dubrovnik.

Thursday - Elafiti and Ston

Explore the historic city of Dubrovnik during the morning. So much has been written about this pearl of the Adriatic that there is very little we can add. We then leave for a short swim in the Elafiti Islands before spending the evening in Ston.

Friday - Split,

After breakfast on board the yacht then head to the ancient town of Split, famous for the palace of Roman Emperor Deocletian and its cathedral with the Peristil, where many live opera performances were staged. Once you have enjoyed all the sights the town has to offer, your host will arrange for your transfer to the airport for your flight home.


7 days from Split/Trogir/Kastela

Saturday: Split, Kastela or Trogir

Board you yacht in the afternoon,

Sunday: Milna

Set sail from Split toward the solitary Drvenik islands, heading south of Drvenik Veli, anchor in a secluded cove for your first swim and alfresco lunch. After lunch sail to to small port of Milna, on the island of Brac, berth at the marina & have an enjoyable evening ashore

Monday: Vis

After a good breakfast and a swim, in the enchanting bays just outside of Milna, head south toward the island of Vis, the most remote of the central Dalmatia island. Sail along the south part of the island for a short win stop at the impressive Stiniva cove, before continuing on to the village of Komiza, resting at the foot of the Hum hill with an unsophisticated and slightly bohemian vibe. The village’s narrow roads, specked with houses from the XVII and XVIII centuries, snake their way up from the port..

Tuesday: Bisevo & Korcula

Head toward Bisevo Island, close by Komiza, to visit the Blue Cave, called Modra Spilja. On clear mornings and before 11am, sunlight penetrates an underwater hole in this coastal grotto, bathing it with a captivating silvery blue light. Swimming inside this grotto is a beautiful experience. After the visit, sail toward Vela Luka, on the Western tip of Korcula and find a peaceful spot to spend the night or tie up alongside in the town

Wednesday: Lastovo

After cruising along the south coast of Korcula where you will find several bays ideal for a lunchtime swim stop, head for Lastovo Island, a solitary island that’s not found on typical tourist routes through Croatia. It’s a remote island with nature still in tact and is thus a natural park. Head toward the hidden bay that is Zaklopatica, you will not see the entrance until you are right upon iti, but once inside you will find a perfect shelter , a handful of delightful restaurants, as well as a tiny fish market, with produce direct from the local fisherman.

Thursday: Scredo or Hvar

Head Northwards back around the western tip of Korcula, taking your pick of any number of bays for a swim & lunch stop, then head for the thiny island of Scredo and drop anchor in one of its idyllic remote bays for the evening. Here you can either dine ashore under stars, or take advantage of the excellent, though very rustic restaurant that can be found on the island. Alternatively, once you clear the tip of Korcula, head for Hvar town. If you are very lucky you may find a space on the town quay or one of the buoys in the harbour, if not just head across to the ACI marina in Palmizana cove, on the beautiful island of St Klement. Here you will find full facilities and few excellent restaurants & beaches. There is a regular water taxi to & from the marina to Hvar town.

Friday: Split, Kastela or Trogir

Head back towards Split, stopping for the last swim & alfresco lunch, on any one of the many bays on Brac or Solta. Arrive back at the base in time for an enjoyable evening meal ashore reflecting on you fabulous yacht charter holiday in Croatia.


7 days from Split/Trogir/Kastela Northwards

Saturday afternoon – Split, Kastela or Trogir

Board your yacht for your journey to the north Adriatic coast in Split, Kastela or Trogir.

Sunday – Krknjasi Islands and Primosten

The next morning set sail for the clear turquoise lagoon that surrounds the Krknjasi Islands, for a morning swim and breakfast, or lunch alfresco. After lunch sail north to Primosten a picturesque medieval town where we moor overnight either in the ancient harbour or pick up a mooring buoy just outside.

Monday – Gulf of Sibenik, Zirje and the Kornati Archipelago

Continue to sail north, leaving Primosten in the morning. Anchor in a nearby cove for breakfast before setting sail across the Gulf of Sibenik towards the Kornati Islands National Park, renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. Anchoring in a bay for a light lunch of one of the many islands along the way and the opportunity to cool off in the crystalline waters of the Adriatic. After lunch we depart for one of the most isolated marinas of the magnificent Kornati archipelago, marina Piskera, overnight.

Tuesday – Kornati Archipelago and Dugi Island

Explore the 147 islands of the Kornati archipelago, meandering through the many channels. For lunch, anchor in the lush green bay of Telascica on the southern most point of Dugi Island where you can take the short walk to the enchanting salt water lake of Mir. Either spend the night here, or sail to the marina on the island of Zut. After dinner, the short walk to the top of the hill allows breathtaking views of the Adriatic sunset.

Wednesday – Velik Borovnjak, Mali Borovnjak and Kakan

Take a southernly course to a bather’s paradise and anchor between the three islands Velik Borovnjak, Mali Borovnjak and Kakan for lunch & swimming. Later sail for the spectacular cliff faced channel past Sibenik, following the inland waterway for about 12 nautical miles, to the fresh water marina of Skradin to moor overnight.

Thursday – Skradin, the Krka National Park and Sibenik

Leave the yacht to spend the day exploring the amazing Krka National Park. This area of outstanding natural beauty boasts countless interconnected lakes and waterfalls with the opportunity of short boat tours or walks around the many bridges and footpaths. The Franciscan monastery of Visovac located in the middle of one of the lakes makes a picturesque visit. From the ranquillity of the Krka National Park, sail back towards the sea, to the lively and teeming town of Sibenik to moor overnight in front of the old walled town with its ramparts and cannons still intact. Sibenik offers many fine restaurants, lively bars and cafes to while away the hours.

Friday – Zlarin, Primosten

In the morning head south towards home, stopping for Lunch and the final swim at the islands of Veli Drevnik,or Mali Drevnik, then the final sail home back to base.



Board your yacht in ACI Marina & sound the evening exploring the Old City


Sail to northwest then after half hour sailing you have opportunity to stop by in Sobra bay, village and main harbour on island. If you want a swim break drop the anchor in the NW part of bay, it is deep for anchoring but possible for an hour or two. Fuel pump is on eastern part of bay. Another anchorage for swimming is islet of Moracnik situated at the entrance of Polace bay. Pomena is the main tourist resort on the island, therefore is difficult to find a berth along the town quay. If full crowded, anchor in south part of the bay or on other side off the islet of Pomestak. The reason behind the crowded quay is the magical appeal of Mljet's nearby lakes, well with a trip ashore. Ten minutes of walking in the deep shade separates you from the lakes, most beautiful part of the island as a whole, this area has been designated as a national park. There are two lakes, Malo and Veliko Jezero, and you will find the water in the smaller lake is always 3-4 degrees warmer then sea. In the middle of the larger lake is an islet with Benedictine monastery, which can be visited by boat, which runs 4 times a day.


Heading west to eastern point of Korcula. For a lunch & swim stop, take a break in Przina cove, situated three quarters of a mile westward from Raznic promontory. There is a sandy beach surrounded by vineyards. Alternatively proceed to islet of Badija. One of anchorages is southward of Badija. After lunch sail on to Korcula town, known as the little Dubrovnik and recognisable by its round defence towers and cluster of red roofs. It is one of the best preserved towns from the Middle Ages in the Mediterranean area and it is also the alleged birthplace of Marco Polo. Moor at ACI marina.

Wednesday: LENGA & POLACE ( 14 NM )
Sail back towards Mljet Island continue directly to Polace bay on Mljet Island. Enter to bay of Polace in between Hr Kula (rock with light on it) and islet of Kobrava. Southward of Lenga Promontory (northwestward of Tajnik islet) is nice anchorage for swimming break. In the afternoon find mooring at the quay on the south side of the bay, or if you prefer quietness anchor in north-west part of bay. Port authorities will charge you for mooring (approximately half price of marina) but if you take private mooring in front of small restaurants it is included in price of dinner.Facilities - bars, shops and restaurants. No water.

Thursday: OLIPA & SIPAN ( 21 NM )
Spend the day sailing along Peljesac peninsula. Enter to Prapratno cove for a lunchtime stop, excellent for swimming. In the afternoon proceed to Sipan Luka, quiet village, main harbour of the island. Number of places on the pier is limited. If you moor near ferry pay attention on swirl produced by ferry whilst manoeuvring. Very sheltered anchorage.
Facilities - minimarket, bar, restaurants. No water.


Sail back to Dubrovnik. Sunj is nice sandy beach and anchorage on eastern side of Lopud island, it is well sheltered from winds blowing from W and NW. Avoid it when blowing from E and SE, if is so you can proceed to eastern bay of Kolocep islet. from here there is only 5 - 6 miles sail back to to ACI marina Dubrovnik.

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