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 city was originally built around the Diocletian palace (Roman fort) in Dalmatia, Croatia. Because of its ideal climate, with 2,800 hours of sunlight each year, local people have a few nicknames for Split: “The most beautiful city in the world” and “Mediterranean flower”. Wandering the historic centre of Split you can still clearly see the Roman walls, squares, and temples rich in history and culture.
Many famous Croatian sports people are born in Split, so locals often nicknamed their city as “The sportiest city in the world”. The most popular sport institution is the football club Hajduk. The whole city is painted with the club’s colors and logo. This is done by Torcida, the oldest supporters group in Europe, established in 1950.
Beside the bell tower of St. Duje, the symbols of the city are the Dalmatian dog and a donkey. Locals have a high place for the donkey because of its past indispensable place in field work and transport across Dalmatian mountains.
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.
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.
Island of Brač – Bol
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.
ISLAND OF SOLTA
ISLAND OF VIS
ISLAND OF HVAR
ISLAND OF BRAC – SPLIT
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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