Route 5 – Šibenik2019-01-03T09:29:34+00:00

Sailing route Šibenik

Hvar, Vis & back

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 medieval fortress of Saint Michael, where you can enjoy unrivalled 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!


  • Kaprije

  • Blue Lagoon (Drvenik veli island) or marina Maslinica (Šolta island)

  • Stari Grad (Hvar)

  • Pakleni islands (Vinogradišče bay)

  • Vis town (Vis)

  • Primošten

  • Zlarin

  • Return to Šibenik

Base marina:

  • Marina Mandalina, Šibenik

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:

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. It 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.

DAY 2:

Head off early in the morning for a full day of sailing down the coast to the famous Blue Lagoon of Drvenik Veli island. If this is likely to be too crowded, your skipper may suggest mooring at marina Maslinica on Šolta island instead.

DAY 3:

After breakfast, head to Stari Grad on Hvar, stopping for lunch and a dip in one of the bays nearby. Stari Grad is a peaceful sheltered little harbor with winding streets and a delightful dockside. Eat dinner at Eremitaz, while you oversee the comings and goings of boats in the inlet.

DAY 4:

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. Decide whether to walk over the island and take a speedboat taxi to Hvar Town for dinner, or stay and eat in one of the restaurants in the bay.

DAY 5:

Vis is your destination on day 5, the emerald isle that is furthest from the mainland. On arrival rent a VW beetle or scooter and explore the beauty of Vis island, or take a guided military tour. In the evening, take your pick from a handful of excellent restaurants, Pojoda, Lola and Rokis are all fantastic.

DAY 6:

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:

On your last day, stop for lunch on Zlarin and enjoy a last dip before making your way back to the base marina in Šibenik by 6pm. It is a lovely town, with plenty to explore in the surrounding area.