The sailing season is long in Croatia and spans spring to autumn, where you’ll find warm temperatures right up to early October. Find out more in our blog, Late Season Sailing in Split, Croatia, This Autumn. Knowledge about the weather and wind patterns, such as the Bora, will be useful and we’ve prepared a guide, Everything you Need to Know About Croatia’s Weather Systems for Sailing.
If you’re planning a yacht charter in Croatia, marina prices vary according to seasons and yacht size. Read our blog for advice, LateSail’s Cost Saving Guide to Bareboat Charter in Croatia. To provision in Croatia, you can use local supplier, Jam Yacht Supply, and buy fresh ingredients locally.
In the heart of Dalmatia, Split is home to the UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace and the Kornati National Park with its 89 protected and uninhabited islands. Read one a review of sailing from Split, The Perfect 2 Week Yacht Charter Itinerary From Rogoznica, Croatia. Sail into Skradin and make your way to Krka National Park and its waterfalls, including Skradinski buk and Roški Slap. Take a look at our blog, Family Sailing in Croatia’s Krka National Park. We’ve a useful guide to mooring fees and marinas in Split, Your Complete Guide to Marinas in Split.
Dubrovnik is now super famous after being the location for the hit TV series, Game of Thrones. This walled medieval city enthrals with its battlement walks and mountain views over the ultramarine Adriatic. To the north are the Elafiti Islands of Sipan, Kolocep and Lopud, or you can head to quiet Miljet and historic Korčula with its walled town, “Little Dubrovnik, and links to Marco Polo.
On the Istrian peninsula is Pula, a bustling city where you can explore Roman ruins, such as the arena, an impressive amphitheatre that is now an event venue for festivals and concerts. Charter from here to sail the Brijuni Islands, Brijuni National Park and Kvarner Gulf, including Croatia’s largest islands of Krk and Cres. This is an upcoming charter destination for those wanting to avoid the crowds at Dubrovnik.
Zadar is also a perfect destination to sail the Kornati National Park. For snorkelling in Croatia, head to Vrgada or dine on seafood at Murter – try Peeka, a slow-cooked traditional dish of soft octopus. Nearby is Šibenik, home to Pelegrini, voted one of the best restaurants of Dalmatia and Croatia and seriously good value. For itinerary ideas, read our blog, Why Choose Zadar for Your Next Croatia Yacht Charter. If you want to head to quieter islands, we’ve written about Biševo, Lastovo, Drvenik Mali and Mali Lavasa on our blog Four Must-visit Hidden Gem Croatian islands.