Croatia is one of the best sailing destinations in the world for a number of reasons.
The ideally laid out islands, that are separated by no more than 10 nautical miles and about 1500 bays and ports, makes the Croatian Adriatic equally as ideal for sailing under full sail as it is for cruising on motor boats. 56 modern marinas with around 16,000 wet berths and 5,500 dry berths are available all year round. Sprinkled like pearl drops across the crystal clear blue of the sea, 66 islands, 652 islets, 389 rocks, and 78 reefs are more than a thousand reasons to fulfill anyone’s nautical dreams that comprise the Croatian Adriatic.
Almost ideally distributed, with distances between them not exceeding 10 nm, along with a coastline extending 5,835 km, from Istria to Dubrovnik, Croatia’s islands offer a real challenge to everyone.
With over 1500 coves, bays and ports on islands and the mainland where one can find a berth, drop anchor or stay overnight, the Croatian Adriatic is the very place for sailing under full sail, for a motorboat cruise, or for simply enjoying the sea by boat for recreational fishing.
Croatian marinas are situated in exceptionally well-protected locations, from larger towns to small coves on islands. In addition to service and regular maintenance, marinas offer other services, including restaurants and cellars where one can enjoy excellent drinks and local and international cuisine and where all other required services are provided. For those who prefer the charm of little ports in the very heart of the small coastal towns, they have at their disposal quaysides all along the Adriatic – from Cavtat, and Gruž in Dubrovnik, Vela Luka on Korčula, Hvar, and Vis, and all the way to Lošinj and Istria. Even in olden times, the Adriatic Sea was one of the most crucial sailing routes for ancient cultures.
With its attractive coastal area covering 138,595 km2, the extraordinary clarity of its waters with visibility to the fascinating depth of 50 meters, and an average water temperature of 16 to 21oC, the Croatian Adriatic is indeed an ideal place for your dream sailing adventure.
Explore Luxury Sailing tours and Croatian yachting vacation visiting places like Split, Zlatni Rat – Island of Brac, Hvar, Zadar, Šibenik, Brioni and Istria from seclusion and relaxation on the breathtaking Dalmatian Islands.
Croatia holds endless possibilities for your authentic experiences in Croatia from beautiful beaches, untouched anchorages, excellent marinas and restaurants, scuba diving to exploring the National Parks and culture rich lands of Korčula and Dubrovnik.
The island of Šolta is very close to the coast and to Split, but nevertheless gives the feel of a faraway island. Most of the settlements are located in the inland of the island on the north side, while the south side, with a high, steep rocky coast is quite unreachable. Sailing enthusiasts are attracted to the bays in Šolta, while cyclist to its cycling paths. The symbol of the island is the hooting-owl, whose figurines decorate many of the houses. Šolta is famous for top quality olive oil that is even mentioned in the Split statute from the 14th century.
The next stop we’re sailing to is Vis, a beautiful remote island surrounded by the central Dalmatian archipelago and its numerous small islands. During the day, this island is a quiet oasis of peace and you can explore its world-wide famous caves, as well as enjoy fine wine and mouthwatering local Croatian cuisine.
As a free activity, you can attend a Military tour which takes you deep underground into the military complex tunnels that were built during WWII. These tunnels were a well-kept secret, until 1992, when it got opened for sight-seeing.
Yugoslavia’s most famous leader Tito was ordered to hide here by Churchill. Nowadays, there is a relaxed and beautiful island that is a great getaway from the larger cities that connect Vis with the mainland.
Rich in vineyards, olive groves, and small villages, and harboring a glorious old town, the island of Korčula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island, stretching nearly 47km in length. The dense woods led the original Greek settlers to call the island Korkyra Melaina (Black Korčula). Quiet coves and small sandy beaches dot the steep southern coast while the northern shore is flatter and more pebbly.
Tradition is alive and kicking on Korčula, with age-old religious ceremonies, folk music and dances still being performed to an ever-growing influx of tourists. Oenophiles will adore sampling its wine. Arguably the best of all Croatian whites are produced from pošip grapes, which are only grown here and to a lesser extent on the Pelješac Peninsula. The grk grape, cultivated around Lumbarda, also produces quality dry white wine.
Lastovo, an island in the southern Dalmatian archipelago, 13 km south of the island of Korcula, separated from it by the Lastovo channel. It stretches in the direction east-west. Between numerous hills on the island (the highest peak is Hum, 417 m) are karst valleys and fields. On the southern coast is a large and deep bay, which provides safe shelter during the bora and westerly winds. On the eastern side of the bay is the place called Skrivena Luka (Hidden Harbour), with a low, sand coast. The western coast of Lastovo and the eastern coast of the islet of Prezba enclose a number of picturesque coves, well protected from the bora: Velo Jezero in the south and Malo Jezero in the north.
West of the island of Lastovo is an unpopulated islet of Kopiste, largely covered with forests. The north-western coast, with a large bay which branches into several coves, is a pier for small fishing ships. Sheltered coves have nice sandy beaches. In front of the north-eastern coast of the island of Lastovo is a group of unpopulated islets and reefs – Donji Skoljic. Major islets are Cesvinica, Krucica (with the highest peak of the entire group, 83 m), Saplun and Stomorina. Saplun has beautiful sandy beaches. East of Donji Skolji is another group of unpopulated islets and reefs – Vrhovnjaci, comprising the islets Sestrice (Little Sisters), Vlasnik and Glavat (lighthouse).
West of Lastovo is the islet of Mrcara (area about 2 sq km). The Mali Brod (Small Boat) strait divides it from the neighboring island of Prezba. The sea around Mrcara abounds with spiny lobsters.
Whatever you’re in for, what happens on Pakleni otoci (Hell’s Islands in English), stays on Hell’s Islands. During the day you can do what everyone does when they’re on holidays in Croatia – swim, relax, eat great Croatian cuisine and enjoy the sun. After getting yourself sun-kissed, you can take your hot body to the famous cocktail bar, and mingle.
The bar is scenic; situated in a large shallow bay on a sandy beach, surrounded by pine trees, fragrant lavender and rosemary bushes, you’re bound to have a great time. For the insatiable ones, there’s always an after beach party where you can watch a mind-blowing sunrise with a favorite cocktail in your hand.
Drvenik Mali Island
Island of Šolta
Island of Vis & City of Vis
Island of Korčula
Island of Lastovo
Island of Saplun
Island of Korčula & City of Korčula
We guarantee you will have a week of your life you’ll never forget!
All-inclusive Nautical services:
Insurance: All types
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Food expenses for skipper
Lunch and dinner expenses
Transport before check-in and after check-out
Arrival airport transfer from/to airport
Private guided city tour / Professional English – speaking tour guides
Private guided Yacht Cruise
Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
Price: at the request
NOTE: Book minimum one month earlier before visiting. The program can be organized in other terms as well if your group is larger than 4 persons.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Restrictions – This activity can be canceled in the unlikely event of bad weather and rough seas.
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