departing in the next 4 weeks
Located in the heart of Dalmatia, Split became a popular retirement destination in the 4th century for Roman emperors such as Diocletian. Today, it is renowned for its variety of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments among them the UNESCO listed Diocletian Palace. Chartering from Split allows you to experience the finest views and areas that this fascinating country has to offer. Croatia’s location has long made it a country of strategic importance, and the various civilizations and cultures that have had influence here over the centuries have all left their legacy, and contributed to a rich and diverse culture. You can sail north to the Kornati Islands National Park, visiting the stunning waterfall at Krka en route. Your other option is sailing south to the islands of Brac, Hvar, and the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Highlights of this area include visiting the Blue cave nr Vis, people watching in the chic cosmopolitan main town of Hvar, and visiting the famous Zlatni Rat beach on Brac.
Discover the secrets of Croatia
in April and May 2018
in August and September 2018
With favorable winds, stunning scenery, modern marinas and safe anchorages, this is the ideal island hopping adventure.
The temperature averages 18-24°C between May and October. Rainy season runs October to January. Throughout the cruising season, water temperatures average a balmy 22 C. Winds are generally light and variable in the mornings, with 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. The tidal range is small, only 30 to 60 centimeters.
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.
Please be aware that skippers require a valid ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Day Skipper Certificate or higher
There are flights from most major US Airports with operators like Condor and Lufthansa (often routing via Germany).
Transfer time to bases varies from 10 to 40 minutes depending on the base.
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 600 meter 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