Croatia Sailing Itineraries
It is just not possible to see all the islands in a week, so come for two, or come back again! Charters are typically Sunday to Sunday. Take a look at some of our recommended Croatia Sailing Itineraries below.
7 Nights/8 Days: Trogir to Dubrovnik
Once you land in Zadar (consider flying in a day early and overnighting in Zadar), you should take the time to explore on foot and by car. It is a lovely town with beautiful white stone squares and pavements, and home to the extraordinary “sea organ” which plays on the rise and fall of the sea under the steps.
Visit the historic quarter of Zelini Trg. The 8th century Church of St. Donat is built on the Roman Forum. It is a 130 km drive from Zadar to Trogir, which will take about 90 minutes, but we recommend taking your time to stop at the waterfalls at Krka and driving to the town of Skradin, built on a sea inlet. Explore the marina with its mix of traditional Mediterranean fishing boats and mega yachts. Enjoy some fresh catch of the day quayside. Sibenik is another town rich in architecture if you have the time. Drive on to Trogir and board your yacht.
Croatia Sailing Itineraries Day 1 – Trogir to Omis via Otok Drvenik Veli
If you are longing to swim in crystal clear waters, then after a short sail or motor, you can be in the beautiful anchorage on Otok Drevik Veli. Enjoy lunch at anchor before sailing to Omis. Omis is on the mainland coast, but of the charter track and a good way to change your itinerary from the norm and subsequently have quieter anchorages for the rest of the week.
Dinghy ashore late afternoon ( or get up early) to avoid the heat, and hike up the hill to the Trnava Starigrad- the fortress above the town. Surround yourself with stunning views across the coast and the mountainous interior. The perfect start to your Croatia Sailing Itineraries.
Day 2 – Omis to Brac
Sail from Omis to the east coast municipality of Selca on Brac This Dalmatian cluster of villages enchants and charms its visitors by the art of stone masonry with a centuries-old tradition, as every building is made of Brač white stone. The culture and tradition of stone masonry is evident in every corner. Relax in the crystal clear sea in the nearby coves of Radonja, Splice, and Žirje.
Day 3 – Brac to Vis
Of all the inhabited Croatian Islands, Vis is the furthest from the coast and the most enigmatic. Explore Vis by moped … Vis is full of history, from ancient times through World War II to Croatia’s independence in 1991; it is full of authenticity, nature, gourmet delights and spectacular views.
Vis has its own distinct grape, Vugava, a white varietal that’s been cultivated here since ancient times. A little trivia – the movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, was filmed on the Island.
Day 4 – Vis to Korcula Island – Vela Luka
Vela Luka’s most interesting sight is Vela Spila or Great Cave. This vast rocky hideout was clearly inhabited in the Neolithic Period. Despite its antiquity, Vela Luka remained lightly inhabited until the 18th century when its position as a gateway port to Korcula Island brought some prosperity. Known for its fishing village and its famous Korcula olive oil.
Day 5 – Korcula Town
Spend the day admiring the fascinating architecture, narrow streets, and the Venetian-styled, white stone buildings. Korcula town (pronounced kor-chula) is a walled town on the easternmost point of Korcula Island near some delightful beaches.
Korcula Town offers one of Croatia’s most romantic views and the striking Venetian architecture makes it a top sight. Tucked behind massive walls on a small peninsula, the winding streets are linked by stone steps (lots of them!) and offer stunning vantage points across the Peljeski Channel to the Peljesac peninsula.
Day 6 – Korcula to Mljet
One of 8 National Parks, this one is known for its beauty of untouched nature. There are plenty of things to see and to do at the park, including a visit to the Benedictine monastery in the middle of a small islet.
You can hike, walk, stroll, and even bike around its many trails. The island also features lots of caves that have been naturally formed along with ground erosions. Its most popular cave is the Odyssey’s Cave which you can reach by taking a short boat ride inside the park.
Day 7 – Mljet to Sipan
Sipan Island (pronounced shee-pan) is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Sipanska Luka is a beautiful fishing village surrounded by a valley composed of olive and fig trees, vineyards and citrus groves. It is famous for its wine and for its delightfully laid-back ambiance.
Day 8 – Kolocep and Dubrovnik
Sail to Kolocep for a final dip before returning your yacht. Allow time to visit Dubrovnik. Consider booking a hotel for one more night, or check if your yacht is available for a sleep aboard.
Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is an ancient, walled, medieval city filled with world-class restaurants and narrow cobblestoned alleyways to explore…what’s not to love?
Spend the day in the extraordinary world heritage site, wander through the Old Town, watch the cliff jumping, and if you are a Game of Thrones fan, you can join a Game of Thrones tour! However you choose to spend your time in the city, you will never forget it.
We’re sure you will love this itinerary, if you would like more Croatia Sailing Itineraries, or to book a charter, please contact us today!