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.
The island of Biševo is an island located in the centre of the Dalmatian archipelago, five kilometers southwest of the island of Vis. The coastal sea belt is a rich fishing area. A Benedictine monastery was founded on Biševo in 1050 by Ivan Grlić from Split, but it was deserted two centuries later because of the danger of pirates. The church of Saint Sylvester is preserved near the ruins of the monastery.
Most of the coastline is represented by high cliffs and high overhanging walls, while some of the most beautiful beaches are located in several bays. Stony shore of the island hides many bays and coves, as well as a large number of caves (26 according to some authors).
Of the numerous coastal caves, the most famous are Blue Cave or Biševska cave and Medvedina. Cave Medvidina is located on the southern coast of the island, below the highest peak of the island, the Straženice. Medvidina is 160 meters deep long cave that narrows down to the end, where a small pebble beach is located. The cave used to be inhabited by the Mediterranean monk seal, and it was named after it. The entrance to the cave is 14 meters wide and 20 meters high. The blue cave of Biševo (Blue Grotto) is located on the eastern coast of the island Bisevo in the bay Balun. It consists of two halls, with a total length of 36 m. It was followed by waves and it is partly submerged. Through a natural opening below the sea level sunlight at mid-day penetrates to the white rocks on the bottom, where they are reflected to illuminate the walls of the cave in blue and objects under the water in silvery color.
The cave has always been known to the local population, but it was popularised by the Austrian diplomat and naturalist Eugene Ransonnet-Villez since 1884. The Bisevo cave is protected since 1951. as a geomorphological monument of nature. The proof that the sea around Biševo still hides many secrets is a recent discovery of another wreckage of the aircraft from Second World War, most likely heavy bomber B24 Liberator, at a depth of 85-90 meters and on the western side of the island. There are several nice beaches on the island of Biševo, most popular being sand beaches in Porat and Salbunora and pebble beach in Mezuporat.
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.
The idyllic island of Hvar is a very popular stop off during a Croatia luxury yacht vacation, known for its great parties, fragrant fields of lavender, beautiful hills, historical sites and top wines, some of the most famous sorts of Croatian wines and wineries in Croatia.
You will absolutely love the city of Hvar! Voted as one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world, the island of Hvar is an unforgettable attraction with its historical Venetian palaces, fine local restaurants, hippest bars and night clubs.
With an average of 7.7 sunshine hours per day, Hvar is the sunniest island on the Croatian coast and that’s how it earned its nickname „the island of the sun“.
Hvar Town may be the most stunning town on the island but Stari Grad, the oldest village on the island, and Jelsa, as well as a smattering of small villages, dotting the coast or nestled in the lush interior, are well worth a visit.
The beach “Zlatni Rat”, Croatia’s most spectacular beach, is also located on the island of Brač.
If you are into sporting activities, there’s a lot to choose from in this vibrant little town.
Its recognizable cultural identity delights thousands of visitors every year.
Bol is a tourist settlement on the island of Brač with a long tradition of nightlife.
Excursion boats and yachtsmen from all over the world flock to attend various parties in the amazing cocktail bars.
Bol is famous as an ideal spot for the windsurfing and kitesurfing. Sport centers in Bol provide courses with experienced instructors as well as the rent of the equipment.
Drvenik Mail Island
Island of Šolta
Island of Vis & City of Komiža
The Blue cave
City of Vis
Sailing towards Paklinski islands
Pakleni otoci & ACI Marina Palmižana
Island of Hvar
Island of Brač
Drvenik Veli island
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.
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Restrictions – This activity can be canceled in the unlikely event of bad weather and rough seas.
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