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Dubrovnik sailing route – Tour the Southern Dalmatian Islands

Sail out of Dubrovnik and get away from it all on this nature-lovers tour of the south.

One week sailing itinerary around the South Dalmatian Islands

This week-long sailing route begins and ends in the wonderful city of Dubrovnik, providing you the opportunity to visit one of the must-see cities of the world. Take a few days to explore this beautiful UNESCO world heritage protected town either side of your voyage. Read more in our Top 10 things to do in Dubrovnik blog post.

There is a good mix of sailing and adventure to be enjoyed, with a couple of longer journeys to satisfy the seafarers as well as short hops for the explorers. Nature-lovers will relish the opportunity to visit the National parks of Mjlet and Lastovo; culture buffs will fall in love with the towns of Dubrovnik, Korčula and Ston; and active types will appreciate an unending ability to exert themselves both in the sea and on land! Everyone will love the amazing local food and hospitality served by the konobe on this route!

Suggested itinerary:

  • Saturday: Šipanska luka (Šipan)

  • Sunday: Ston (SE Pelješac peninsula)

  • Monday: Polače bay (Mljet)

  • TuesdayKorčula town (Korčula)

  • Wednesday: Zaklopatica bay (Lastovo)

  • Thursday: Šaplunara bay (Mljet)

  • Swim stop – Lupod island

  • Friday: Dubrovnik

Base marina:

Activities on route:

  • Wine tasting – €25

  • Jet Ski – €425

  • Parasailing – €25

  • SCUBA diving – €55

  • Kayaking

  • Cycling

DAY 1:

Dubrovnik to Šipan

Approx 2hrs sailing*

Meet your skipper at ACI Dubrovnik base marina after 2pm to check-in and drop your bags at the yacht.

Sail to Šipanska luka on Šipan island for the night, where you can enjoying a delicious dinner at Konoba Kod Marka and take advantage of their free mooring bays for customers!

DAY 2:

Šipan to Ston

Approx 2hrs sailing*

Sail to Ston on the Pelješac peninsula which is famous for it’s defensive walls – one of the largest surviving fortification systems in Europe. The hike along the renovated walls between Ston and Mali Ston is well worth the effort for the magnificent views you will encounter. Ston is also home to some of the oldest salt pans in the Mediterranean.

In the evening, dine on fresh seafood at Konoba Bakus in Ston old town, perhaps enjoying some of the world famous delicacies from the Mali Ston oyster beds.

DAY 3:

Ston to Mljet

Approx 3hrs sailing*

Leave Ston early in the morning and sail to Polače bay on Mljet island where legend says Odysseus was shipwrecked. Experience the natural beauty of Mljet National Park where you can cycle, walk and kayak around the two famous saltwater lakes. Check out the tiny island of Sveta Marija located on Veliko Jezero and it’s 12th-century monastery. Then visit the Adriatic’s largest coral reef to enjoy some of the best snorkeling on the Dalmatian coast.

Make a dinner reservation at Konoba Antika for some top-notch food and to take advantage of their free-of-charge client moorings.

DAY 4:

Mljet to Korčula

Approx 1hr sailing*

In the morning, there is no need to rush, with an easy sail ahead. Moor in Korčula and explore one of the most architecturally interesting towns in Croatia, the home of Marco Polo. Walk through the fortress enclosed in stone walls with romantic cobbled streets and other hidden treasures.

In the evening, for a special treat, book a table at LD restaurant in the old town for a modern twist on Dalmatian food. Why not finish up with cocktails at a rooftop bar?

DAY 5:

Korčula to Lastovo

Approx 2hrs sailing*

Set off for another of Croatia’s Nature parks – the Lastovo archipelago – a paradise for Scuba divers with a wealth of marine life, ancient wrecks and natural wonders. The island of Lastovo used to be a military base and was only recently opened to the public, so it has an unspoiled charm. On the northwest coastline, investigate an old submarine tunnel built during Tito’s reign. Visit the hilltop town of Lastovo and see their unique chimney stacks and climb the nearby hill for far-reaching views across the archipelago.

Moor your yacht in the beautiful sheltered bay of Zaklopatica where Restaurant Augusta Insula allows their customers to dock for free, they serve exquisitely fresh, local seafood and come highly recommended.

DAY 6:

Lastovo to Mljet

Approx 2hrs sailing*

Up anchor early the next morning and experience some great sailing in on the way to Šaplunara bay on the eastern end of Mljet. This sheltered bay is famed for it’s three sandy beaches Velika/Mala Šaplunara and Blaca which are enshrouded by pine forests. The sea around Mjlet is rich in marine life with plenty of exploring opportunities.

In the evening, dine on wonderful fresh food at Konoba Kod Ante and use their free customer mooring facilities.

DAY 7:

Mljet to Dubrovnik

Approx 2hrs sailing*

Make the most of your last day on the boat and stop for lunch at Lopud island to take a swim by the unique sandy beach of Šunj. Head back to the base marina by 6pm and then have an unforgettable final night experiencing the beauty of Dubrovnik. There is plenty to see and do in this fabulous city, why not book yourself into a hotel and tag on a few extra days to your holiday?

*  sailing times are approximate to the nearest hour and are just to give you a guide to the total amount of sailing each day during this sailing route from Dubrovnik. Obviously there will also be opportunities for swim stops along the way. Each vessel is capable of traveling at different speeds depending on factors such as the wind and how fully loaded they are. Therefore we have estimated timings assuming a yacht traveling at around 5 knots.

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