Destinations on this sailing trip:
ACI marina Split
Departure by sailing boat from ACI Marina Split. ACI marina Split is located on the western shore, just a few minutes’ walk from the old town of Split. The Split yacht harbour of ACI Marina Split is the departing port of your sailing itinerary in Croatia: Sailing the Dalmatian islands Hvar, Brač and Vis.
Milna (Brač island)
When sailing near Brač island you will be impressed by the rocky shore covered with pine tree forests. On the north-western part of the island there are two large bays, the bay of Bobovisce and the Milna bay. The many coves here are ideal for swimming and snorkelling, while the chirping sounds of the crickets and scent of the pine forests create a special relaxing atmosphere. Deep in the Milna bay lies Milna, a typical island village, well sheltered from winds and currents. Milna has a nice seafront from which you can enjoy sunset along with a glass of excellent local wine.
Stari Grad (Hvar island)
The part of the island around Stari Grad is a great Croatian sailing area. The coastline is very indented and although there are many sailboats visiting this area, it seems like there are so many coves, that there is always a private cove for everyone. There is a nautical restaurant in Hobonj bay in Tiha bay (Quiet Bay). At the end of the long inlet (Starigradski zaljev) is Stari Grad. It is a nice town with a typical Dalmatian waterfront with many bars and restaurants, however without the glamour and crowdedness of Hvar town. One of the main attractions of Stari Grad is the Trvrdalj castle, a nice 16th century summer residence with a fish pond surrounded by a cloister. A perfect retreat from the heath.
Definitely, the most fancy sailing destination on the Adriatic is Hvar. Hvar is proclaimed one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world. The town of Hvar is famous for its nightlife and the celebrities visiting Hvar on their mega-yachts like Byoncé, Bill Gates, Demi Moore, Prince Harry, Tom Cruise, Giorgio Armani and many more. Hvar has a splendid promenade, beautiful old square with cathedral, a 16th century fortress overlooking the town and islets in front of Hvar, and many other nice spots. Hvar is the place to be, so be sure to make a reservation in one of the restaurants or bars in advance.
Island Vis is the favorite sailing destination of many yachtsmen.The shallow water and the turqoise colour of the sea often remind of sailing in the Carribean. In Vis there are many excellent restaurants with fresh fish and great wines. For more traditional food, you can visit a restaurant in the inland of the island, where they serve meat dishes under a lid and local wine. Island Vis is perfect for relaxing, but there are also exciting places like Fort George, an old fortress with restaurant and bar with first class wines, that at night turnes into the biggest party on the island.
An incredible natural phenomenon and biggest attraction on island Biševo is the Blue Cave. We sail to the entrance of the cave on the east side of the island Bisevo. The Blue Cave can only be reached by boat and you can enter the cave by rowing boat. Between 11 and noon, it seems like the water in the cave is shining a blue light allthough there is no light in the cave. The blue shining effect is actually caused by a light refraction of the sunlight entering through a crack in the underwater rock. After this natural light show you can relax on the sailing boat and enjoy swimming in the crystal clear sea around Biševo.
Komiža (Vis island)
Entering Komiža by sailboat offers you a breathtaking view over the the fishermens’ village with its old stone houses and fortified towers. The small Fishermens’ museum located in the old Venetian tower is worth a visit. Here you will learn about the history of fishing on the island Vis and see a lot of fishing tools. On the south coast of the island Vis lies the bay of Stiniva with one of the most beautiful coves for sailing in Croatia. We will anchor the sailboat right in front of the cove in the Stiniva bay. The cove of Stiniva is a spectacular place, surrounded by high cliffs and containing a small pebble beach. It is the perfect place for swimming, snorkling or just chilling.
Off the coast of Hvar lies a beautiful group of islands and islets called Pakleni Islands or Hell’s Islands. The islands are only 3 nm sailing from Hvar. They are actually an extension of the attractions and facilities of Hvar and during the day the party moves from Hvar to the Hell’s islands. The sea here has a stunning azure blue color and the many coves are a great place for swimming and snorkeling. The yacht can be moored in ACI Marina Palmižana and you can visit some of the trendiest beach bars on the Adriatic. Carpe Diem and Laganini are the most famous places to chill out during the day or night. Enjoy paradise on the islands of Hell!
Maslinica (Šolta island)
Located on the western part of the island Šolta lies Maslinica, a nice fisherman’s village. Maslinica has one of the best sunsets on the Adriatic overlooking seven little islets in front of the bay. One of the main nautical destinations on Šolta is Sesula bay. Partly because of the beauty of the bay with its clear sea water, and partly because of the restaurants in the bay. Restaurant bar Šišmiš in the evening turns into a cocktail bar and is the favourite place of many yachtsmen.
When sailing to Split and entering the harbour you will understand why this 1700 years old town is often referred to as the pearl of the Mediterranean. Split has an amazing waterfront built along the walls of the palace of roman emperor Diocletian. During the centuries a whole town has developed within the roman palace, many houses were built leaning on the walls of the palace. You can still visit the basement of the roman palace, the Jupiter temple and palace’s Peristyle. Or you can wander through the labyrinth of old, narrow streets for hours. The whole old town of Split and it’s waterfront is full of good places to shop, eat or have a drink.
On this sailing holiday in Croatia by private yacht our skipper will navigate you on this route and provide you with many insiders’ tips. The sailing itinerary may however be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Rent a sailboat with skipper on this route.
If you are an experienced and licensed captain, you might want to sail this itinerary yourself and be more interested in our sailboat charter in Croatia without skipper.