Sailing in Split Croatia for a Week
Croatia is climbing at a fantastic speed in the ranking of Europe’s most popular destinations for a sailing holiday, whether it be on a yacht, catamaran or motorboat. Its pleasant Mediterranean climate, calm waters, exuberant nature, more than a thousand islands, its crystal-clear coves, gastronomy, and many other factors make Croatia one of the most attractive destinations for boat rentals.
The offer of charter boats in the area of Central Dalmatia is extensive, mainly in the cities of Split and Trogir. Boat charter in Split to sail for a week with your family or friends is very easy, fast, and safe with us.
If you still want to experience this adventure sailing in Croatia, read on.
What makes Croatia the world’s top destination for boat charter?
Croatia is a Mediterranean country brimming with history and culture. The old towns of Dubrovnik and Trogir are World Heritage Sites. Their nature is exuberant. Croatia has more than a thousand paradisiacal islands with lush pine forests that end up bathing in coves and beaches with crystal-clear waters. This scenery makes the Dalmatian coast a paradise for sailing, whether on a sailboat, motorboat, yacht or catamaran. The Croatian islands are dotted with picturesque fishing villages where you can enjoy good wine and delicious seafood cuisine.
What do you need to rent a boat in Croatia?
Every charter company has its own unique features, and we advise you to find out about the requirements before you charter a boat. Still, as a rule, a sailing license and a radio driving license are required, as well as proof of some sailing experience.
If you do not have much experience and what you want is to enjoy your vacation sailing without complications jumping from island to island, the best thing you can do is to rent the boat with a skipper. He will take care of everything, and you only have to worry about relaxing and having fun. That’s what your vacation is for, right?
Day 1 – Split to Milna (Brac Island)
Your adventure begins in the city of Split. Split is a seafaring, cheerful, and cosmopolitan city. You can’t miss the World Heritage Old Town. A walk through the center of Split is equivalent to a walk through the interior of Diocletian’s Palace. Its streets are cheerful, bohemian, full of painters, musicians, and street markets.
When the time has finally come, set a course south to Milna Bay on the island of Brac. Milna is a fishing village with a natural harbor well protected from the winds where you can spend the night. There you can moor in the Milna Marina, or if the weather allows it, anchor, in a nearby cove, like Lucice a little further south. You’ll find moorings and buoys to enjoy your first night’s holiday by boat. A quiet dinner by starlight doesn’t seem like a bad idea…
Day 2 – Milna to Komiza (Vis Island)
Komiza is a small fishing village located west of the island of Vis. The island of Vis is the pearl of the Adriatic Sea. It was a military base of the Yugoslav army and was closed for tourists for many years, which has allowed keeping the island in an enviable state of conservation. Untouched nature, pine forests, vineyards, authentic fishing villages, tranquillity and relaxation in the purest Mediterranean style await upon arrival on the island of Vis. Without forgetting the real treasure of the island, its paradisiacal beaches, and coves of crystalline waters.
If you haven’t already done so, it is likely that when you arrive here, you will realize that renting a boat on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia is a unique experience that you will not forget.
Komiza is a town of seafarers and stories of pirates. An authentic place where you can enjoy a good lobster accompanied by a glass of excellent local wine. In Komiza, you will find buoys to which you can moor your boat to spend the night peacefully.
Day 3 – Komiza to Vis (Vis Island)
Sail along the south coast of the island of Vis to the village of the same name. But first, your boat should set sail SO to the island of Bisevo. It is said that this island is one of the most isolated and virgin corners of the whole Mediterranean. Immaculate coves of crystal-clear water and vegetation, like Porat, will give you a chance for a five-star dive. At about noon, the rays of light will enter the famous Blue Cave (Modra Spilja), a small cave that can only be accessed by a dinghy. The beams reflect on the bottom, and the water turns a blue color that you cannot forget.
On the way to Vis, bordering the south coast of the island, there are many coves and, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful is Stiniva. Surrounded by mountains and pine forests, this cove is almost a lagoon enclosed between two cliffs.
Tonight, rest quietly in the bay of Vis, where you can have dinner with traditional food and excellent local wine.
Day 4: Vis to the Pakleni Islands and Hvar
Good morning sailors! Today you’re sailing towards one of the jewels of the Adriatic Sea, the Pakleni Islands. Belonging to their big sister, Hvar, they consist of about twenty islets. The Pakleni Islands are a paradise for the sea, nature, and sailing lovers. On these islands you’ll find a lot of beaches where you can get lost, some of them only accessible by sea. The turquoise waters of Zdrilca on the islet of Marinkovac, the naturist beaches of Jerolim, or the famous Palmizana cove on the island of San Clemente are some of the small paradises where you can anchor.
After a magical sunset on the Pakleni Islands, set course for the port of Hvar, today’s destination.
Day 5 – Hvar to Stari Grad (Hvar)
Hvar is the fashionable island in Croatia, a place of vibrant nightlife where the famous international takes his yachts for a ride. Beach clubs such as the Hula-Hula Hvar or Falko Bar attract celebrities such as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bruce Willis, Eva Longoria, or Ashley Judd. But Hvar is not only that. White sand beaches and coves, crystal clear waters and virgin forests of pine trees and aromatic herbs perfume this Mediterranean island. Greeks, Romans, Venetians, and Turks left their mark on numerous roads, ivory-colored stone streets, convents, churches, and fortresses. Undoubtedly, walking through the streets of the city of Hvar is a gift for the senses.
If you head east, you will meet the spectacular Milna, Lucisce, Dubovica, or Zavala. You can cool off in one of them and then head west along the rugged coast to your next destination, the city of Stari Grad.
Stari Grad is an old fishing village, stone houses, and bohemian poets. In summer, many of its inhabitants open their homes to offer visitors fish and seafood dishes from the local seafood cuisine. A charming place to end your fifth day of vacation sailing on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.
Day 6: Stari Grad to Maslinica (Solta Island)
Sailors on deck! Today is a peaceful day of sailing from Stari Grad on the island of Hvar to Maslinica on the island of Solta. It is the final stretch of your holiday week sailing along the central Dalmatian coast in Croatia.
Solta is a quiet, very Mediterranean island, covered with pine forests, vineyards, and olive groves. The coast is dotted with deep stone coves and crystal clear waters. Idyllic natural harbors where you can anchor your boat. For a safer anchorage, the port of Maslinica or the neighboring Sesula will give you the necessary protection to spend a quiet night.
On the islets in front of Maslinica, the waters are turquoise, ideal for diving or snorkeling. Eat good fish and toast with your friends or family with excellent local wine. In the afternoon, you can rent some bikes to explore the interior of the island. Grohote is a beautiful village with streets, houses, and stone walls, surrounded by fields of crops that will take you back to medieval times, a treasure that you cannot miss.
Day 7: Maslinica to Split
The last day of the holiday sailing in Croatia. The bay of Krknjasi on the island Drvenik Veli is undoubtedly a place worthy of your last swim in the Adriaticis. A corner of untouched nature where olive fields populate the land and turquoise waters bathe its coves and beaches. A perfect place for diving, snorkeling, and taking the last rays of the sun.
Extra: Trogir is a city worth knowing. The old town of Trogir has been declared a World Heritage Site. The city is situated on an island connected to the mainland by a bridge. Trogir will take you back to the Middle Ages, walking among fortresses, walls, and cathedrals. A cultural brushstroke that you can’t miss.
Finally, the boat will set sail to take you to your final destination, Split marina. Remember that it is usual to be at the marina before 18:00 for the checkout, although, of course, you can sleep the last night on the boat. Afterward, you might want to go out and enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants in Split, or maybe you’d instead relax on the boat.