Route 5 – Šibenik2020-02-19T21:57:23+00:00

Sailing route Šibenik – Sail South from Šibenik

Head south from Šibenik to the central islands of Hvar and Vis

One week sailing itinerary to Hvar & Vis

Šibenik is a stunning place to start your week-long round trip to visit the islands of Hvar and Vis. The old town winds up the hill to the medieval fortress of Saint Michael, where you can enjoy unrivaled views over the Šibenik archipelago.

Sailing out through the channel of St Anthony, you will pass St. Nicolas fortress and head into the Šibenik archipelago to unwind from the stresses and strains of the mainland. This route winds it’s way south, and you can dip in and out of more lively places as your whim desires. There are some good sailing stretches to sate the seafarers, beautiful towns and tranquil bays.

Why not tag on a few days to enjoy everything Šibenik has to offer. You must visit the wonderful waterfalls in the nearby Krka National park!

Suggested itinerary:

  • Saturday: Kaprije island

  • Swim stop – Blue Lagoon (Drvenik veli island)

  • Sunday: Maslinica (Šolta island)

  • Monday: Stari Grad (Hvar)

  • Tuesday: Vinogradišče bay (Pakleni islands)

  • Wednesday: Vis town (Vis)

  • Thursday: Primošten

  • Swim stop – Zlarin

  • Friday: Šibenik

Base marina:

Activities on route:

  • Sky Diving – €250

  • Wine tasting – €25

  • Jet Ski – €425

  • Parasailing – €25

  • SCUBA diving – €55

  • Vis Island military tour – €40

  • Scooter – €20

DAY 1:

Šibenik to Kaprije

Approx 2hr sailing*

Meet your skipper at Marina Mandalina after 2pm to check-in and drop your bags at the yacht. Sail out to the car-free island of Kaprije in the Šibenik archipelago to escape the bustle of the mainland. Kaprije gets it’s name from the capers that flourish here, alongside olive groves and grape vines.

Dine at Liberty with spectacular panoramic views of the sun setting over the Adriatic sea. The perfect way to end the first day of you sailing holiday!

DAY 2:

Kaprije to Drvenik Veli/Šolta

Approx. 3hrs sailing*

Head off early in the morning for a day of sailing down the coast to the famous Blue Lagoon of Drvenik Veli island. It is important to get there early if you want a spot over the dazzling turquoise waters of the lagoon.

If this is likely to be too crowded, your skipper may suggest mooring at Marina Maslinica on Šolta island instead. This new marina won the best Small Marina in Croatia award in 2018 and is built near the luxurious Martinis Marchi Heritage Hotel & Restaurant.

DAY 3:

Drvenik Veli/Šolta to Stari Grad

Approx. 4hrs sailing*

After breakfast, head to Stari Grad on Hvar, stopping for lunch and a dip in one of the nearby bays. Stari Grad is a peaceful sheltered little harbor with winding streets and a delightful dockside. It offers a very contrasting side to Hvar than it’s reputed ‘party island’ status. Eat dinner at Eremitaz, while you oversee the comings and goings of boats in the inlet.

DAY 4:

Stari Grad to the Pakleni islands

Approx. 2hrs sailing*

There is no rush in the morning as the next stop is only a short hop to the Pakleni islands. Moor on the buoy in Vinogradišče bay and refresh yourself in the azure waters.

The island has a lovely shaded walk through cactus gardens and tropical flowers over towards Marina Palmižana. You can decide whether to wander over the island and take a speedboat taxi to Hvar Town for dinner and some night life, or stay and eat in one of the four tasty restaurants in the bay.

DAY 5:

Pakleni islands to Vis

Approx. 1hr sailing*

Vis is your destination on day 5, the emerald isle that is furthest from the mainland. You can either moor in Vis Town, in front of the old town hall, or choose to stay a little further round in Kut which is quieter. The walk round from Kut to the main town is a lovely meander through delightful streets. Make sure you stop for a drink at Bistro Frutarija, midway between the two, the Hendricks Spritz definitely hits the spot as you laze on the terrace overlooking the bay!

On arrival on Vis you could rent a VW beetle, scooter or bike and explore the beauty of Vis island. Alternatively, take a guided military tour to investigate the tunnels and military outposts left over from WWII and Tito’s reign. In the evening, take your pick from a handful of excellent restaurants, Pojoda, Lola and Rokis are all fantastic.

DAY 6:

Vis to Primošten

Approx. 5hrs sailing*

Get an early start and enjoy a day of sailing back up the coast to the old town of Primošten.

This pretty little port used to be an island, but was joined to the mainland in the 16th century. Have dinner at one of the best restaurants in town, Konoba Toni. With amazing food and fantastic views, what more can you ask for?

DAY 7:

Primošten to Šibenik

Approx. 2hrs sailing*

On your last day of this sailing route from Šibenik, stop for lunch on Zlarin in the Šibenik Archipelago. Take your time and enjoy a last dip before making your way back to the base marina in Šibenik by 6pm.

Šibenik is a lovely town, with plenty to explore in the surrounding area. Take time to walk up to the fortress for a commanding view over the nearby islands while the sun sets.

*  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 Šibenik. 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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