Discover Croatia’s coasts through sailing

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One of Europe’s most popular sailing destinations for holidays is Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline which is a sailor’s dream. Plentiful of Islands and unlimited Sea: What more could a sailing lover want? Croatia has international airports in both Split and Dubrovnik, also you can use public transportation (normally buses), taxi or car rental from one of the major or smaller airports. If you rent a yacht to navigate the glittering, blue waters of the Adriatic Croatia, finding numerous nice, safe harbors from North to South could not be simpler! Almost 350km of Dalmatic coastline contains a scattering of more than 1200 charming islands, which could not be better explored than by boat. Sail into historic harbors and go for a drink in Hvar’s trendy waterfront bars, lay back on Brac’s world famous Zlatni Rat beach, or wander through the lush green pines of Mljet National Park. A yacht charter in Croatia isn’t just a sailing experience, but an opportunity to discover the magic of one of Europe’s jewels!
Croatia is an EU member state, meaning all European citizens can visit visa-free. For citizens outside of the EU, it is worth checking before you travel. The local currency is the kuna, yet you may also find that some establishments accept euro. However, the euro is an unofficial currency so it is best to get some kunas for your trip.
In addition to exploring breathtaking landscapes and cities, sailors visiting Croatia will also find many opportunities to take part in watersports.
A must do activity is diving in Alain's Cliff, which is famous for its underwater canyon and enchanting caves. You may also be interested in wreck diving around Korcula where you’ll have a chance to see many interesting underwater landscapes and diverse marine life.

 

There are over 1000 possibilities for ports and marinas all over Croatia. The areas with the most marinas are on the west coast of Istria between Novigrad and Rovinj, as well as in Pula and Opatija, west of Rijeka. On the Islands of Krk, Cres and Rab in the Kvarner Bay, there are marinas in Punat, Cres and in Supertaska Draga, as well as in VeliLošinj on the island of Lošinj.
In northern Dalmatia, a popular and very well liked marina is at Šimuni, but the many options in Zadar, the Kronati Archipelago, Ugljan, Rava, and Dugi-Otok a bit further upstream also pull interest towards those islands. Further south, the isles of Lavsa, Murter, Sukošan and Biogradalso have plenty of marinas available. Enjoy the services of a marina with a favorable reputation around the world by docking at Tribunj, Vodice, Šibenik or Skradin, which lie along the picturesque river Krka.
The ports at Primošten and Rogoznica in central Dalmatia offer marinas and anchoring possibilities scattered around the area’s bays. On the coasts east and west of the island Split are the marinas in Trogir and Kaštela, as well as Brela and BaškaVoda and on the islands Bra, Hvar, and Vis. There are also places to anchor off of smaller, sometimes completely uninhabited and otherwise inaccessible islands, like Šolta, DrvenikVeli, Biševo, Svetac, Brusnik, Palagruža and Jabuka. However, sometimes these islands are protected zones or natural landmarks, and therefore you must ask specifically about the possibility of anchoring near them before doing so.
Finally, in particular on the southern Dalmatian islands Korčula, Mljet, and Lastovo, there are beloved and worthwhile day and nighttime accommodations for maritime travelers. You can find accommodation especially in fishing villages and little port towns on the neighboring peninsula Pelješac, where there are also many mooring and marina spots. These villages and islands offer not only accommodation in a range of comfort and price levels, but also a variety of dining options, shops, tourist stores, and many areas also speak English.