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Our Recommended Sailing Routes in Croatia

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Croatia

Dubrovnik is the ideal base for exploring the southern end of Dalmatia, including MljetKorčula, Lastovo and the Elaphite islands.

Split

many sailing routes for your holiday start from Split

Split is centrally located within the Dalmatian coast and sailing routes reach the islands of Šolta, Brač, HvarVis, Šćedro and Korčula.

Šibenik

Sailing past Sibenik on a yacht holiday

Šibenik is perfectly placed to offer sailing routes both north to the Kornati National Park, Krka, and south towards Hvar and Vis.

Zadar

Kornati - Croatia

Sail from the northern Dalmatian city of Zadar to explore the Kornati islands and south towards Krka and the Šibenik archipelago.

Croatian sailing routes

Local knowledge of the Dalmatian coastline is everything when thinking about a sailing route. Our experts have compiled a selection of recommended week-long sailing routes that you can enjoy during your sailing holiday. It is important to remember that when you are sailing, you are at the mercy of the weather. Therefore being able to adapt and be flexible is one of the great skills of our skippers and a perfect reason to take one onboard with you. You may choose to take a bareboat charter, but make sure that you are aware of the weather and winds at all times.

Week-long route itineraries

The routes, which are designed to take a week, provide a detailed itinerary of what you can expect each day. This includes a rough guide to how long you will be sailing each day to help you plan and select the best route to suit your particular holiday and crew. If you have one of The Yacht Break skippers with you on your sailing holiday, you can sail a one-way route at no extra cost. However, if you are bareboat, we will have to pay for a skipper to return the boat on your behalf so there will be an additional charge.

Every route can be personalized to your interests, or you can even create your own! Use the approximate timings between the legs of the recommended routes to give yourself an idea of what is possible. Get in touch and let us know what you are interested in and we can help to develop a bespoke route just for you.

Don’t miss the best of Croatia

Take a look at our destination guides for more in-depth information about some of the must-see places along the Dalmatian coast. Of course, we may be biased, but we think all of Croatia is must-see, so you may just have to come back year after year!

Sailing Route: Split – Šolta – Hvar – Vis

Stops:

  • Šolta

  • Jelsa (Island of Hvar)

  • Hvar town (Island of Hvar)

  • Vis town (Island of Vis)

  • Komiža town (Island of Vis)

  • Natural bay (Devil’s Islands)

  • Return

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Sailing Route: Split – Hvar – Korčula – Vis

Stops:

  • Šolta (secluded bay)

  • Hvar town (Island of Hvar)

  • Natural Bay (Island of Ščedro)

  • Korčula town (Island of Korčula)

  • Vis town (Island of Vis)

  • Komiža town (Island of Vis)

  • Return

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Sailing Route: Split – Hvar – Korčula – Mljet – Dubrovnik

Stops:

  • Šolta (secluded bay)

  • Hvar town (Island of Hvar)

  • Natural Bay (Island of Ščedro)

  • Korčula town (Island of Korčula)

  • Polače Bay (Island of Mljet)

  • Lopud Island (Elaphite Islands)

  • Dubrovnik

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Sailing Route: Dubrovnik – Mljet – Korčula – Lastovo & back

Stops:

  • Šipanska luka (Island of Šipan)

  • Ston (SE Pelješac peninsula)

  • Polače bay (Island of Mljet)

  • Korčula town (Island of Korčula)

  • Zaklopatica bay (Island of Lastovo)

  • Šaplunara bay (Island of Mljet)

  • Dubrovnik

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Sailing Route: Šibenik – Hvar – Vis & back

Stops:

  • Kaprije (Island of Kaprije)

  • Blue Lagoon or marina Maslinica (Island of Šolta)

  • Stari Grad (Island of Hvar)

  • Vinogradišče bay (Pakleni islands)

  • Vis town (Island of Vis)

  • Primošten

  • Šibenik

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Sailing Route: Šibenik – Kornati islands & back

Stops:

  • Kaprije town (Island of Kaprije)

  • Ravni Žakan island

  • Levrnaka island

  • Žut island

  • Murter town (Island of Murter)

  • Tijašnica bay (Island of Tijat)

  • Šibenik

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Sailing Route: Sukošan – Skradin – Kornati islands & back

Stops:

  • Murter town (Murter island)

  • Tijašnica bay (Tijat island)

  • Skradin

  • Kaprije island (Kaprije town)

  • Ravni Žakan (Kornati islands)

  • Žut island

  • Sukošan

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Our Top Destinations

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Split

No visit to the region would be complete without coming to Split to walk along it's glorious seafront promenade with bars, restaurants, street performers and a magnificent view, especially at night. Enjoy the typically [...]

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Trogir

This tiny, old Croatian town is squeezed onto a little island that is 500m long and 250m wide; located between the mainland and Čiovo island. Trogir is full of history and the whole island is [...]

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Dubrovnik

This pearl of the Adriatic coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and should be on your 'bucket list'. One of the last remaining walled towns, its many sights are one of the top [...]

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Šibenik

This beautiful ancient city is situated on the mouth of the river Krka, sheltered from the sea by the passage of Saint Anthony. It was founded by the Croats and was the seat of King [...]

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Zadar

The city of Zadar is the oldest in Croatia, settled 3000 years ago. It is known for the Venetian and Roman ruins and buildings that fill the historic old town peninsula. This dynamic and [...]

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Hvar

Hvar town is one of the most fun-loving destinations in all Croatia, some even call it a 'second Ibiza'. The intricately carved Venetian architecture and wide stone seaside promenade make Hvar town one of [...]

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Vis

Known as the emerald isle, Vis is a green and lush enclave which is the furthest inhabited island from mainland Croatia. It's strategically important position has been recognized throughout history as the key to [...]

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Korčula

Marco Polo’s hometown of Korčula, justly known as 'little-Dubrovnik', will take your breath away with it's amazing medieval architecture. Walk through the fortress enclosed in stone walls with romantic cobbled streets and other hidden [...]

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Mljet

Legend says Odysseus was shipwrecked on this island and he remained there, a captive of the nymph called Calypso, for 7 years. Experience the natural beauty of Mljet National Park where you can cycle, [...]

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