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Best Sailing Destination in the World

Croatia’s extraordinary coast has long lured sailors to its shores. With Sail Croatia experienced team, discover detailed cruising guides and places to explore. Why Croatia? 2000 km of beautiful Adriatic Coast, more than 1000 islands and islets, peaceful island villages or hedonistic party towns, turquoise water and delicious local food are just one of the reasons why.

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Get that adrenaline going!

To reach a port, we must set sail
Sail, not tie at anchor
Sail, not drift
-Franklin D.Roosevelt

Can you call yourself a true sailor if you've never participated in regatta? You should definitely try.
There are plenty regattas in Croatia; some of them are for racing, some of them are more for gatherings and having fun, but all of them guarantee a great time.

Our favorite one is Vis Regatta. It's a great way to close the summer and sailing season.

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One day is enough to enjoy

Offer yourself an unforgettable sailing experience!

Time is something we all miss and sometimes we can not afford it to spend more than one day sailing.
Dive in into the crystal clear waters, which makes Adriatic Sea a wonderful heaven for divers, or, enjoy sunbathing on the deck with a cocktail and summer breeze.
What ever you choose, a one day sailing will definitely make you memories you will not easy forget.

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NORTHERN DALMATIA

Rich cultural heritage combined with beautiful beaches, spectacular national parks and deserted islands, makes this part of Dalmatia an amazing sailing destination. Along the coast are beautifully preserved medieval towns poised above some of the clearest waters in Europe, while offshore are myriad islands adorned with ancient stone villages and enticing coves. The region increasingly serves both as a focus for the party crowd and as a get-away-from-it-all destination, with a burgeoning roster of festivals dovetailing neatly with stirring scenery and soothing beaches.

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Southern Dalmatia

Sailing and exploring south Dalmatian coast will bring you memories you will not forget.
The pleasant climate and steady winds makes the Dubrovnik Riviera ideal for scenic coastal cruising.

Whether you are searching for scattered islands, fresh local food combined with tasteful wines, or perhaps seductive sandy shores, this region will not fail you.

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Experience Croatia

When is the best time for you to visit Croatia? Where to go? Why is that best choice for you?

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In search of good food & wine

Diversity of flavors combined with untouched nature, brings you all the delicacies on your plate. So is there better way to fall in love with Dalmatia if not by tasting its delicacies? In each part of Dalmatia you can find something unique and different but above all tasty.
Many say that it’s food for gods.

Dalmatian cuisine includes the best of the Mediterranean way of cooking, but it also incorporates elements from the Dalmatian hinterland and Croatia in general. It’s all about indulging in excellent food moderately, according to the carpe diem (‘seize the day’) way of life.

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Central Dalmatia

A captivating pearl on Adriatic Coast - Central Dalmatia has a rich maritime history and tradition.
However, for many people, what makes Central Dalmatia so special are the islands. Islands make a huge part of Croatian geographical and national identity.

The nearest, Brač, most often recognized for its famous Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach is an island of exceptional beauty that will leave you with a lasting impression. West of Brač lays the island of Šolta. Although there is little of cultural interest here, those lucky enough to be sailing along the south side of the island will find several idyllic bays that are accessible only by sea. South of Brač rises the island of Hvar, home to Central Dalmatia's most exclusive party destination, Hvar Town.. Farther out to sea still lies wild, windswept Vis, Croatia's most distant inhabited island. There are only two real settlements here: Vis Town and Komiža, the latter making the best starting point for a day trip to Modra Spilja (Blue Cave) on the island of Biševo.

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Are you a company director, do you run a team?
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Plan ahead!

kastela

Day 1- Saturday: MARINA KASTELA – MILNA – 14 NM

 

Depending on your arrival time, we  would suggest expediting the check-in, performing a quick shop in the local supermarket (200m from the marina). When you’re ready you have the opportunity to sail off straight away to the island of Brac to either, the small town of Milna or the Bay of Lucice and relax for the evening. You only need stock up with provisions for the first day and a half, after which you will be likely to eat out most nights or be able to buy cheap produce on the islands.

Milna is a regular stop for yachties on their first or last day, before returning to Split, and also a great place to have coffee in the morning, do any shopping you need to and set sail towards your next destination. If there is no danger from southern winds then you might consider having dinner on the yacht and mooring in Bobovisce Bay, which is fairly secluded and a nice place to wake up to in the morning.


 

Day 2 – Sunday: from MILNA TO VIS – 20 NM

 

For your second day we would suggest a mid-morning start from Brac setting of to Vis island, with a possible swim stop around lunchtime in Stoncica bay with sandy beach. On the cape of Pelegrin (you must come earlier because of the mooring) on the West tip of Hvar island. This should get you to Vis town on Vis island in the late afternoon. A quick evening stroll around the old town and ancient ruins could be followed by dinner in the Villa Kaliopa, restaurant built within a Roman villa courtyard, which has a laid back relaxing atmosphere and one of the best views of the old harbour.

An alternative would be to visit the “Vatrica” (good restaurant) restaurant which the local often prefer in terms of the chef’s culinary skills, but lacks the views of the Villa Kaliopa. (Although both of these restaurants are great, they have become increasingly popular, and our favourite among the less frequented is “Pojoda”  (good restaurant) restaurant run by Zoran Brajcic, who is one of the most innovative seafood chefs in the area.


 

Day 3 – Monday: from VIS TO KOMIZA – 14 nm

 

The following day our suggestion would be to go for a leisurely cruise around the southern side of Vis island, visiting the bays of Stoncica, Srebrena, and Stiniva (protected by UNESCO, amazing bay), and pick one of them to stop for a lunchtime snack and a possible swim. I would also suggest visiting the Green Cave (you must come between  11 – 14h)  on your way, where your skipper can take you in with your dinghy. As the evening draws closer, you should end up mooring in Komiza bay, in the town of Komiza, where we would suggest visiting Bako’s restaurant just outside Komiza, with a seafront view, which is particularly well known for its shellfish.

Depending on the budget be sure to try the, ‘Musule’ and definitely the octopus salad for starters.

Another option for this day, is to get taken to the Roki family (recommended lamb Under the bell) vineyard, and have a late lunch, early dinner there. Their tavern is near the top of the island, and they do these great traditional meals in a clay dish, buried on hot coals, on top of which you will hear a load of island stories and amusing banter with the Roki’s (you take a taxi) . The meal is not expensive but arrange a day in advance so that they can time your dish, for your arrival.


 

Day 4 – Tuesday: KOMIŽA – HVAR – 26 NM

 

From Komiza, we would suggest a mid morning start, timed to get you to the island of Bisevo outside Komiza, for 11am. Between 11-12 o’clock is the best time to visit the Blue Cave (ticket costs 25 kn – 3 eur / per person) , as the light is perfect at that time, and the cave is fully illuminated.

From Bisevo, it should be a 3-4 hour sail, to the island of Hvar, to Hvar town, which is one of the larger island towns in the region and well worth a visit.

A mid afternoon arrival should give you plenty of time to explore the town, have a

relaxing beer or coffee etc. We would suggest walking up to the Palace ruins above the town which should take around 25 mins, and aim to get there in the late afternoon, just before sundown, as it provides great views of the bay and the neighbouring Hell’s Islands. Dinner in Hvar could be on the yacht or in one of the many restaurants for something cheap and cheerful.

 

Day 5 – Wednesday:    Hvar – STARI GRAD – 15NM

 

In town of Hvar there is a problem with moorings…so it is better to go to marina Palmizana on Hell Island and then by taxi boat to Hvar.

Good restaurant in Hvar - Paladini.

 

The morning in Hvar gives you a chance to stock up on any provisions, go to the

cashpoint, have a morning coffee etc. From there we would suggest a brunch stop on the Hell’s islands in Palmizana and visit Dagmar’s “Meneghello” restaurant, which has a relaxing terrace overlooking the bay, or the other option would be to moor in Vlaka bay, which has a beautiful beach and the nearby vineyard restaurant of “Dionis” where you can stop for a glass of wine or a lunchtime snack and drink.

Your end stop for that day would be the town of Stari Grad on the North side of Hvar island. Which is one of the less visited towns on the island, but very picturesque and a sheltered place to moor for the evening. The sail should take around 3 hours tops, depending on the conditions.


 

Day 6 – Thursday: STARI GRAD – GOLDEN CAPE BEACH – JELSA   - 11 NM

 

Town Bol is not so good for mooring,  so it is better to stay there for swimming and after that go to town Jelsa (island Hvar , which is opposite the Bol) or Marina Vrboska (island Hvar too) for mooring.

 

A leisurely morning start from Stari Grad, could take you to back to Brac island, to the town of Bol, which is the watersports centre of this region. If you get there mid morning (it’s an hour away from Stari Grad), you have the option of relaxing on the Golden Cape beach, hiring a windsurf or getting an introductory scuba dive lesson.

If there is enough time, it might be possible to organise a short 2 hour cycling trip along the coast of Brac which is fairly easy, and offers some great views of the island.

If you are trying to organise any of these activities, please discuss it with your skipper, the day before, in order to assess the weather forecast and the time available as well as to ensure that our activities provider in Bol is briefed of your arrival.

 

Numerous restaurants in the town offer specialities of local and  international cuisine and exquisite wines of Brac (the famous "Bolski  Plavac"). One restaurant we would recommend would be the Taverna Riva. A restaurant with a long tradition, situated in the very centre of the town. In a pleasant ambiance enjoy a rich choice of specialities of local and international cuisine. Relax while drinking a glass of quality wine and listening to local music.


 

Day 7 – Friday: JELSA – TROGIR – 28 NM

 

We would suggest that you head to Trogir which is a lovely museum-town. Lovers of cultural and historical monuments, art, original architecture and nice alleys are given the opportunity in Trogir to learn about the manifold and complex heritage - from the Romanesque yard to the modern interiors..

 

You can spend your evening in Trogir in one of many street coffee bars and in restaurants. Different types of musical and folklore happenings take place on Trogir's streets and squares.


 

You may enjoy domestic food & wines, freshly caught and prepared fish in traditional recipes, a variety of meat menus and our homemade sweets for desert.

At the end of your meal, you will be pleasantly surprised how low the cost will be for all delicacies you've enjoyed.

 

You should aim to leave Trogir around late evening, around 7pm and sail back to Kastela marina for sundown, in order to avoid the risk of an early morning rush.


 

Day 8 – Saturday

Disembarkation: 9 h




 

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  1. Marina Kaštela - Krknjaši

Embarkation in marina Kaštela at 09:00h

Anchorage in nice bay Krknjaši, between Drvenik Veli and small island Krknjaš Mali, from 11:30h till 17:00h. Lunch can be arranged in typical Dalmatian konoba / restaurant “Krknjaši”

Disembarkation in marina Kaštela 19:30h

 

  1. Marina Kaštela - Lučice Bay

Embarkation in marina Kaštela at 09:00h

Anchorage in bay Lučice on the west side of island Brač, from 11:30h till 17:00h. Lunch can be arranged by Lemešić family konoba

Disembarkation in marina Kaštela 19:30h

 

  1. Marina Kaštela - Bobovišće

Embarkation in marina Kaštela at 09:00h

Moor in Bobovišće, small village on the west side of island Brač, from 11:00h till 17:30. Lunch can be arranged in konoba “Vala” or in “Grill Rasa”

Disembarkation in marina Kaštela 19:30h

 

  1. Marina Kaštela - Maslinica

Embarkation in marina Kaštela at 09:00h

Moor in Maslinica, on the west side of island Šolta, from 11:00h till 17:30h. Lunch can be arrange in konoba “Moni”  or in “Saskinja”

Disembarkation in marina Kaštela 19:30h

Saturday

Kastela-Primosten

Overview:

On arrival in Kastela we would suggest checking-in and boarding your yacht while leaving time for refreshments or lunch before your departure time of 17.00.

The first day of sailing will be manageable 3 hours to Primosten.

Primosten ranks among the most picturesque small towns on the Adriatic, with a number of typical Mediterranean narrow streets in the old town core. The old center of Primosten is alive with cafes, cellar bars and restaurants.

Primosten is so densely built up as it used to be an island some 500 years ago, when the locals built a bridge to the mainland in order to be able to work on their land during the day without having to take a boat trip.

On arrival in Primosten in the evening, you have the option of dining on the seafront, in case you chose to leave Kastela without a meal.

 

Note: If the weather is not suitable, or you find yourself leaving late in the evening I would recommend sailing to the nearby island of Solta and to the town of Maslinica where you will find safe mooring and a pleasant spot for the evening.


 

Sunday

Primosten-Skradin

Overview:

Skradin and the Krka River

From Primosten you can sail up the Krka River past the city of Sibenik and Prokljan Lake towards the town of Skradin. This small city at the start of the freshwater part of the Krka River is a charming small community with a well run marina for yachts of all sizes.

Skradin originated from the Roman settlement of Scardone in 100-200AD and the town today still reveals its colourful history. After a mid afternoon arrival there is plenty of time for a stroll around town and its main square. We would suggest visiting the “BEDRICA” wine shop, which is so unusual that it looks more like a pharmacy, but the wine is very good.

A recommendation for dinner would be the large stone wall tavern in the main square where the Bedrica wine flows from barrels and whose speciality is an unusual eel dish, which is worth a try.

 

Highlights

Sail up the Sibenik canal to the freshwater part of the Krka River

Dine in the Bedrica restaurant with their home made wine and eel dishes.


 

Monday

Skradin-Zlarin

 

Overview:

An early start in the morning offers the opportunity to visit the Krka waterfalls at the border of the national park which are best visited early in the morning or late afternoon, especially in August to avoid the crowds. The waterfalls are a lovely place to go for a swim and a contrast to the landscape of Kornati. If a hike sounds too strenuous, then a morning boat trip is on hand to take visitors from Skradin to the falls themselves.

After lunch we would recommend sailing back to the open sea to the island of Zlarin (Golden Island). Zlarin village was formed by refugees from the Sibenik area, fleeing the Turkish invasion during the 16th century as well as the plague epidemic of that time. The small village boasts the longest stone pier of the Adriatic, with a pretty bell tower and the church of St.Raselj setting the tone of the village’s appearance. Unusually the population of the village is a fraction of what it once was at the turn of the 20th century as economic immigration took its toll on the island. Interestingly Zlarin born Anthony Maglica now owns the Maglite Corporation in the US.


 

Tuesday

Zlarin-Telascica

Overview:

From Zlarin on North West you can sail to the entrance of the Kornati Archipelago. Around lunchtime after approximately 3 hours sailing there is an opportunity for a swim stop and lunch in Hiljaca Bay on Zut Island where the “Sabuni” restaurant comes highly recommended. There is Vela Proversa passage which joins Kornati Island and Dugi Otok “Long Island”, through to Telascica bay, which is a protected area and southern most point of the 40 mile long Dugi Otok. Mooring in Uvala Mir, we would recommend an early evening walk to the Lake of Peace “Jezero Mir” which sits on the edge of the island and offers spectacular views from the cliffs on the South western edge of Dugi Otok.

 

Highlights:

A swim stop on the island of Zut on the edge of the Kornati archipelago.

An early evening walk to the saline Lake of Peace in Telascica bay with exceptional views from the cliffs of Dugi Otok just before sundown.

 

Recommended restaurants

“Mare” Katina – the Vela Proversa Passage.

This is the oldest restaurant in this area and has been a tavern for fishermen throughout the ages. Simply prepared food, in the way that its been done for centuries. A real treat.

“Sabuni”  Hiljaca Bay on Zut Island

Mooring on anchor in a quiet and sheltered bay. Run by a large family and well known for its crustacean dishes.


 

Wednesday

Telascica-Lavsa/Smokvica

Overview:

Entering the Kornati Archipelago after breakfast on board. Until the late 19th century these we’re literally unchartered waters. Although well known to the local fishermen, most of the islands just weren’t named until the Austro Hungarian army started mapping this part of the Adriatic.

Sailing south through the archipelago, there is plenty of time for a few swim stops, and the Islet of Levrnaka comes highly recommended as a mid morning stop. From there we would suggest sailing out to the western outskirts of the archipelago to view the impressive cliffs of Mana Island, and past the islands of Mali and Veli Rasip.

There are a few options for a late lunch in one of the “konoba” taverns in Kornati after which we would recommend evening mooring in either Lavsa Island or Smokvica “Fig Island” depending on where you choose to have lunch.

If you are still feeling full of energy we would recommend a stroll to the top of the Fig lined Smokvica Island, for a great 360 Degree panorama of the whole of the Kornati archipelago.

 

Highlights

Sail through the Kornati archipelago with swim stops on Levrnaka Island.

Dine in one of the recommended family taverns on Ornate.

Hike to the top of Soskice Island, for a special view of the whole archipelago

 

Recommended restaurants

“Piccolo” Soskice Vela (Fig Island)

Built by the Trinova brothers, the restaurant only serves what is caught by them. The boss (their mother) has previously run one of the best known restaurants on the Adriatic (the Tic-Tac restaurant on Murter Island). Mooring also available

 

“Opat” Opat bay, on Kornat Island

This Island is only accessible by boat and very popular yachtsmen in the area. (best arrive before 2pm). Great grilled seafood and delicacies from their stone oven.

 

“Ante” Vrulje village on Kornati Island.

Run by Ante Jerat, this place is full of the authentic atmosphere of the area. Ante is the best known octopus fisherman on Kornati and prepares a great octopus stew (“Brudet”) and salad, with only the freshest catch and produce.


 

Thursday

Smokvica/Lavsa - Kaprije

Overview

If you were busy relaxing the previous day, it might be an opportunity to go for an early start and walk up to the top of Smokvica Island.  Before leaving the Kornati Archipelago for the Island of Kaprije (named after “Kapara” plant buds, i.e. capers)

The island itself has a number of fairly safe mooring spots and bays, although the town of Kaprije may be your safest bet during bad weather.

“Vanjska” and “Gacice” bay may be of interest if you’re trying to hide away from the rest of the charterers.

The town itself has a number of nameless taverns which are worth a try as the island is well known for its fishing tradition.

 

Tip: Make sure you have plenty of water on board before you enter Kornati, as the archipelago itself has limited supplies, (Piskera marina has water available for a few hours a day), and Kaprije itself has no streams on the island and relies on rainwater.

 

Friday

Kaprije - Kastela


Overview

From Kaprije it’s time to return to Kastela  in the evening, and I would suggest a swim stop on Krknjasi islands near the island of Veli Drvenik, before sailing the last hour to Kastela. Upon your evening return you have the options of eating the tavern next to the marina or go for a stroll down the Kastela seafront where there are a number of restaurants to choose from. Our base staff can also organise transfers to Trogir if you wish to go for dinner and a visit to the old town.

Trogir is a picturesque town with a pleasant seafront, and more than a few quality restaurants suitable for a late lunch.

 

Saturday

Breakfast , 9 am check-out time in Marina Kaštela

Combine business with pleasure

Are you a company director, do you run a team?
Ask for a free quote for your annual retreat or client event.

No sailing experience needed. Professional crew (skipper and hostess is also available) is taking care of you and your team.

Our event coordinators will organize every detail on your behalf, from travel, accommodation and catering to entertainment and branding.

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NORTHERN DALMATIA

Rich cultural heritage combined with beautiful beaches, spectacular national parks and deserted islands, makes this part of Dalmatia an amazing sailing destination. Along the coast are beautifully preserved medieval towns poised above some of the clearest waters in Europe, while offshore are myriad islands adorned with ancient stone villages and enticing coves. The region increasingly serves both as a focus for the party crowd and as a get-away-from-it-all destination, with a burgeoning roster of festivals dovetailing neatly with stirring scenery and soothing beaches.

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Experience Croatia

When is the best time for you to visit Croatia? Where to go? Why is that best choice for you?

"Sailing with a skipper is definitely the easiest way to cruise from place to place while still taking advantage of the freedom you have."

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