Located in the heart of Dalmatia, Split was a popular retirement destination in the 4th century for Roman emperors, such as Diocletian. Today, it is still popular and renowned for its archaeological, historical and cultural monuments. It’s perfectly placed for sailing north to the uninhabited islands within the Kornati National Park or visiting the stunning waterfalls at Krka National Park.
- Šolta – Stop at this pretty island and visit the Maslinica to explore rocky coves, eat figs and swim in beautiful bays. From here you can see the archipelago of seven islets, including Polebrnjak, Saskinja, Stipanska, Kamik, Balkun, Rudula and Grmej
- Korčula – Discover “Little Dubrovnik”, climb the tower in the old town and read about the links to Marco Polo
- Brač – Get a great view of the Adriatic Sea from the highest peak or relax on the famous Zlatni Rat beach in Bol
- Hvar – Known for its amazing night life and party atmosphere. Popular with the jet set, you might spot famous faces in the bars and clubs
- Bisevo – Head to the Blue Cave nr Vis for intense, vivid blue reflections
With favourable winds, stunning scenery, modern marinas and safe anchorages, Croatia charters offer the ideal island hopping adventure.
The temperatures average 18-24°C (64-75ºF) between May and October. The rainy season runs between October and January. Throughout the cruising season, water temperatures average a balmy 22ºC (71ºF).
Winds are generally light and variable in the mornings, with a perfect afternoon sailing wind often peaking up to 20 knots before dropping off again in the evening. Early and late in the season, southerly and south-easterly winds are more variable and you do need to watch out for the north-easterly Bora wind. The tidal range is small, only 30 to 60cm.
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 which are free or cheaper. Read our guide on marinas in Split and our cost saving guide to Croatia.
There are flights from most major US airports with operators like Condor and Lufthansa (often routing via Germany).
Transfer time to base varies between 10 and 40 minutes depending on the base location.
Please be aware that skippers require a valid ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Day Skipper Certificate or higher.
Day 1: Join your yacht in Split
Day 2: Split – Starigrad (22 nm)
Located on Hvar Island, Starigrad is the oldest town in Croatia, dating back to 384 BC, the same year Aristotel was born. The town has much to offer visitors – a beautiful location, glorious weather, fascinating history and a great base to explore from, by land and sea!
Day 3: Stari Grad – Komiza (29 nm)
Komiza is a typical Mediterranean village on the island of Vis, sitting at the base of 600m high mountain, Hum. Try one of the local culinary specialties such as komiska pogaca or brodetto. In the waters surrounding Vis you will find sunken planes, submarines and warships.
Day 4: Komiza – Lastovo (37 nm)
Delight in Lastovo’s architecture dating back the 15th and 16th centuries. If you happen to visit between The Feast of the Three Kings and Ash Wednesday, you will be in for a treat. The energy of Poklad, or carnival, consumes the island and involves costumes, music and the sword dance.
Day 5: Lastovo – Hvar (30 nm)
For the real Hvar experience, stop at a small inn (“konoba”) to drink real home-made wine and eat freshly picked olives. Today Hvar is considered to be one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
Day 6: Hvar-Trogir (27 nm)
Nicknamed “The Stone Beauty”, Trogir has an abundance of palaces, churches and towers. Take an evening stroll across the bridge to this historic, walled city. Consider having dinner at the charming Restaurant Capo in the heart of old Trogir.
Day 7: Trogir – Split (14 nm)
Day 8: Disembarkation
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