You will find an abundance of small coves, ideal for lunchtime anchorages a lovely afternoon of snorkelling. The Kornati islands and islets are mostly rocky, so there are no permanent settlements on the islands. Zadar is 3,000 years old; it is particularly known for its Romanesque churches, and claims the smallest cathedral in the world. Zadar is a thriving city steeped in history and well worth exploring. The Kornati islands were made a National Park in order to protect their natural beauty. Sailing south from Zadar, Sibenik and Primosten are within easy reach, both charming ancient towns. From Sibenik you can easily visit Skradin and the stunning Krka waterfalls, a must see for all visitors to the area.

Sailing conditions

For yacht charter in Croatia the skipper must have RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate or RYA ICC qualification, or an ASA or USSA equivalent. Do please contact us for a full list of accepted certificates

Kornati offers ideal conditions for sailors looking for reliable winds. During the summer months there are steady afternoon breezes from the North-west averaging Force 2–5 dying down at night. The temperature averages 18-24°C between May and October.

Mooring charges do apply and can range from between €30 and €90 per night depending on location and the size of yacht. Alternatively there are numerous protected anchorages.

Getting there

Charter flights operate from the UK to Zadar, and Low Cost airlines fly from London Stanstead direct to Zadar. There are also flights from London, Stansted, Manchester, and Liverpool to Zadar.

Zadar airport is less than a 30 minute drive to the marina. Your other option is flying into Split, then making the one hour journey to Zadar.

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Itinerary

7 Day

DAY 1 : Embark at Zadar. Enjoy the luxury of a modern marina in town rich with history.

DAY 2 : The Kornati Islands are now designated as a National Park and there are over 100 islands and islets offering idyllic anchorages with clear water for swimming. Ravni Zakan (13nm) Go for a swim or catch dinner in the gorgeous blue water.

DAY 3 : Going north to Kornati Island, there are several overnight anchorages. At the small bay of Lopatica (18nm) there is a restaurant ashore.

DAY 4 : Sail along the west coast of Dugi Otok to the cliffs and then turn back to the good shelter on the eastern side. Anchor in the small village of Sali (Dugi Otok) (14nm)

DAY 5 : Brbinj (Dugi Otok) . Anchor in the small harbour or in one of the near bays. You can pick up more provisions or have dinner in the village.

DAY 6 : Zut (Liman Zut) 18nm. Relax in this peaceful bay and enjoy the scenery.

DAY 7 : Before returning to Zadar (18nm) make a swim stop in one of the nice bays nearby.

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