Croatia is an idyllic mediterranean destination in central and southeast Europe, with thousands of islands and unbelievably blue waters. With its rich biodiversity, the country’s geography ranges from its Alpine regions to its breathtaking coast. The majority of European airlines have direct flights to major cities, such as Dubrovnik and Split.
If you are looking for secluded coves and fishing villages steeped in history, the Dalmatian Islands are your destination in Croatia. The Adriatic Sea hides a myriad of hidden islands and idyllic landscapes easy to spot from the deck of any boat. There are 1,777 km of coastline, with crystal clear turquoise waters and varied landscapes. Only 66 of its 1,185 islands are inhabited. Croatia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world. Perfect if you’re dreaming of a boat rental holiday.
Sinuous and undulating coastline, with bays caressed by local currents and winds that invite the sails in a safe and easy navigation. The possibilities with a boat or yacht rental are endless.
What’s the weather and wind like?
The weather is very mild. The temperature in the summer months is around 23º and even 25º in the water. Croatia has a Mediterranean climate. Its islands boast of thousands of hours of sunshine per year and winds like the sirocco and the bora.
ITINERARY 7 DAYS (161 nm)
Day 1: Split – Brac (23 nm)
You’ll board your charter in Split, which, along with Dubrovnik, is the starting point of the Adriatic. The historic city center was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Well worth a visit before embarking. Sailing to Brac, your boat with anchor in Milna, a beautiful quiet town with lots of history. Known for its famous stone mines.
Day 2: Brac – Stari Grad (11.50 nm)
Before reaching Stari Grad, situated in a deep bay on the island of Hvar, your rental boat or yacht will anchor in the bay of Tiha, a heavenly quiet corner to swim, dive and feed the hungry on the boat itself. The ‘old town’, known as Stari Grad, is a delight dotted with olive trees and vineyards.
Day 3: Stari Grad – Hvar (14,50 mn)
We sail to the western end of the island of Havar, ideal trip to unwind, enjoying your breakfast with the soothing sound of the waves while sunbathing or reading a book on the deck of the boat. On the island of Scedro we will stop to sample the delights of Croatian cuisine, influenced by Greece, Italy and Spain. We can enjoy its nightlife in the well-known beach dance club, Carpe Diem.
Día 4: Hvar – Korcula (34 nm)
On the boat through the Dalmatian coast, you have to savour the moment before entering the port of Korcula: anchor off the small island of Badija. Lunch and take a dip in front of the ancient Roman stone mines. Legend says that the explorer, Marco Polo, was born in Korcula. Try the fish restaurants, and wash it down with the local white wines around the old Venetian fortress.
Day 5: Korcula – Island of Vis (44 nm)
The island of Vis is a pending gem to exploit. Once the boat is docked, enjoy its natural gravel beaches, its clear waters and numerous caves. The most famous, Modra Spilja (Blue Cave named after the optical phenomenon that causes the sun on water grotto) is in the neighbouring island of Bisevo. If you have more time, we recommend renting a scooter to explore the Wine Route, the and the Roman Forum.
Day 6: Island of Vis – Solta Island (21 nm)
From island to island in your charter, we reach Solta, the pinnacle of relaxation and rest on board. Rogac, the main port of the island is the gateway to a town bustling by day and quiet at night. People looking for fun approaches to Necujam and Stomorska.
Day 7: Island of Solta – Split (13 nm)
We will spend our last hours in your charter on the Adriatic Sea. After mooring we will still have a few hours to get lost in the animated crowd of Split, mainly in the port, and say goodbye to this wonderful experience in the islands of Croatia.
MARINAS AND PORTS
Split, at Stern Habour there is ‘stern-to’ berthing for boats.
Stari Grad Harbour allows mooring lines for berthing. In addition, you can get gas bottles there, and water. At the direction of the Harbour Master, up to 3 boats may be put on the same line.
Hvar Harbour is equipped with a cash machine, fuel station, laundry, electricity and water. There are few berths, which are accessible with mooring line.
Korcula has a W Habour and an E Habour, but you may only dock at the W Harbour, since E is exclusively for passenger ships and ferries. The W Harbour is equipped for yachts up to 4 metres in length. Supervision is mandatory for mooring in the south, as it partly passes through underwater walls and stones.
On the island of Vis, we come to the harbour called ‘Bay Vis’ or ‘Luke Vis’. At this large, natural harbour, you will find a fuelling station, electricity, and water, with many different mooring options.
The main harbour on Solta Island is Rogac. Here you can use your mooring line to berth your boat and you will find a fuelling station, electricity, waste disposal and water.