Where to sail in Croatia

Working in nautical tourism for almost 2 decades I have met many sailors from different parts of the world. The best ones, even the professional sailors from Australia, northern France, Canada are surprised with the warm Adriatic Sea and its salinity. What we appreciate the most are the comments from the guests coming from Germany and Switzerland who say that they like sailing in Croatia because everything is still clean; to be honest, we all want it to stay like that :-)

Those coming from the Atlantic are accustomed to a different sea colour and temperature. Croatia, particularly Dalmatia, has a typical Mediterranean climate, the blue sea with an average summer temperature of 22 degrees Celsius.

Croatian islands are the second most indented area in Europe, with a total of 1242 islands, islets, rocks and reefs. Only 47 islands are inhabited and the distance between them is not big so it is possible to plan shorter or even longer daily sailing tours.

Where to sail in Croatia?

There are plenty of possibilities. Most charter companies offer their sailing boats and catamarans in marinas at the coast. Marinas were built 3 decades ago and less at attractive locations like Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir. Arrival into the marinas should be pleasant and the further routes can be chosen according to your crew’s wishes.  The most attractive and visited islands are Hvar, Vis, Korcula and Brac. These islands are the most inhabited and have a rich cultural heritage. Those who prefer the nature will probably like more the island of Mljet (National Park), Kornati islands (National Park) or Lastovo (Nature Park). One of the most common questions asked by sailors coming to Croatia for the first time is if they can in 7 days sail from Dubrovnik to Split or Trogir. Yes, this can be done; the distance is 100 NM and it depends on you and the weather conditions.

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