Your Guide to Sailing Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

The best way to explore Croatia is on a yacht.

Cruise turquoise waters, discover different islands and stay clear of the tourist crowds on land. Some of the best places in Croatia are only accessible with your own boat.

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The Best Times to Sail Croatia

Light to moderate westerly winds offer ideal sailing conditions in late spring and early summer. Your crew put up the sails and you travel serenely on the wind.

July and August can be very calm on the water so you’ll need to use the motor. September and October bring strong winds and more challenging sailing conditions. Winter sailing is not really possible.

Explore These Destinations by Yacht Charter

Most yachts for charter are moored in Split or Dubrovnik. These cities have international airports so are the natural place to start. You can do a one-way route between them. Or consider continuing into Montenegro.


Split, a beautiful place to start or end.

A glamorous coastal town, of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and modern jet-set vibes. Such an atmospheric sun-scorched place to start.

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Cruise northwest from Split to see this town of terracotta rooftops asknd the World Heritage Cathedral of St James. Dine at Pelegrini, it’s Croatia’s best restaurant.


A calm harbour for the night. Another place to explore. Ready?

Disembark here and explore the beautiful waterfalls, then the tiny island of Visovac.


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Outdoor markets, cobblestone streets and Mount St Vid – there are adventures on land here. Croatia’s third largest island also has many quiet tree-lined inlets, perfect for snorkelling and diving.


Hvar is one of Europe’s most exclusive places to harbour.

Hidden bays, stylish cafes, vibrant nightlife, vineyards and lavender fields. Hvar is known as the St Tropez of the Adriatic. It’s way cooler than St Tropez, when you know how to escape the mass tourism crowds.


Vis is one of the big highlights of chartering a yacht in Croatia. Imagine yourself here.

One of the Dalmatian Coast’s best-kept secrets, full of secluded coves and bays. Barely explored and very untouched, and hard to reach without your own yacht.


How surreal is this cave at midday? Go see for yourself.

An amazing diving destination. Stop at Blue Cave at midday, when a surreal glowing blue light appears.


The Old Town Of Korcula On Korcula Island. Another dreamy day sailing. Ready?

Secluded beaches, uninhabited islets, breathtaking views. Explore Korcula and you’re in good company – Marco Polo was born here!


Mljet is our number one sailing recommendation in Croatia. Don’t miss it.

Half the island is protected as a national park, with saltwater lakes, peaceful forests and views galore. It’s our number one recommendation.


Avoid crowded Dubrovnik and stop in nearby towns like Kavtat instead.

A magical walled city, completely overrun by tourists. There are actually many beautiful places to discover far from the reach of coach tours, like white beaches, wine bars and waters offering you privacy.


Lustica Bay awaits. Europe’s trendiest new superyacht harbour awaits. Will you go?

Why not continue down the coast to Montenegro at explore Europe’s next jet-set harbour in Boka Bay?

Ready to Sail Croatia?

We can tell you all about different yachts for charter. But every yacht is different and exact availability is difficult to guarantee. Instead, we can talk you through different types of yacht, their prices, extended route options, and combining sailing with outstanding hotels like Villa Nai 3.3 and Maslina Hvar. Here’s a sailing guide to the Cyclades for further inspiration.

Think warm, sunny summer days. Clear waters. Hundreds of islands to explore. This can be your playground. Just note we’re not going to share our secret places to stop on the Dalmatian Coast.

For the uninhibited islands and quiet hangouts you need to get in touch. For your Dalmatian Coast yacht charter you need to get in touch with us.

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