Sailing Routes in Croatia2020-03-19T09:55:50+00:00

Our Recommended Sailing Routes in Croatia

The joy of taking a sailing holiday on a private yacht is that the sailing route and itinerary are flexible and can be modified to suit your needs. With a fine selection of yachts moored in marinas along the Dalmatian coast, there is something for everyone.


Dubrovnik Croatia

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


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.


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.


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 sailing routes. For this reason, 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. However, you may choose to take a bareboat charter if you are already a skilled sailor, 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. You can also sail a one-way route with some yachts, but you will need to leave the boat by noon on the Friday to ensure that there is enough time to return it to the base marina. There is an additional charge that covers the fuel, labour and admin costs involved (€450-700 depending on the vessel).

Every route can be personalized to your interests, or you can even create your own! Don’t forget to 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 From Split – Tour the Central Dalmatian Islands

Starting in Split, visit some of the Dalmatian coast’s most iconic attractions on the way to Hvar and Vis


  • Šolta

  • Jelsa (Hvar island)

  • Hvar town (Hvar island)

  • Vis town (Vis island)

  • Komiža town (Vis island)

  • Natural bay (Devil’s Islands)

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Sailing Route From Split – Central Dalmatian Islands Plus

See more and sail further with this extended route. The voyage adds in a visit to the wonderful Korčula.


  • 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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Sail from Split to Dubrovnik or from Dubrovnik to Split

Take a one-way journey between the wonderful cities of Split and Dubrovnik. See more and go further!


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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.


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Sailing route Šibenik – Sail South to the Central Dalmatian Islands

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


  • Kaprije (Island of Kaprije)

  • Blue Lagoon or marina Maslinica (Island of Šolta)

  • Stari Grad (Hvar)

  • Vinogradišče bay (Pakleni islands)

  • Vis town (Vis)

  • Primošten

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Šibenik Sailing Route – Tour the Kornati Islands

Plunge deep into the Kornati National Park and explore the Šibenik archipelago


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Sailing route from Zadar – Kornati and Krka National Parks

Enjoy north Dalmatia’s beautiful National Parks. Sail upriver to Krka & wind back via the Kornati islands.


  • Murter town (Murter island)

  • Tijašnica bay (Tijat island)

  • Kaprije (Kaprije island)

  • Kornati islands (Ravni Žakan)

  • Žut island

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