With dozens of islands scattered off the Dalmatian Coast, Croatia was simply made for sailing.

It’s no mystery why Croatia has become the darling of Europe, what with its perfect blend of Old-World charm and youthful exuberance. After all, this is the place where tumbledown villages still make wine by hand, ancient royal palaces become breezy open-air piazzas , and a pulsing underground night scene means you can shout ‘zivjeli’ till sunrise. It just so happens that your best ticket to see all of this is also at the prow of a boat, hopping from island to island and closing out the day with drinks by the Adriatic. 

Our Croatia sailing trips

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A lively restaurant scene, drop-dead gorgeous beaches, lush forests, intricate old...

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Highlights of Croatia sailing

The Diocletian Palace in Split.

Get lost in Split’s Diocletian Palace

Once the ancient palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century AD, this tangle of cobbled streets and narrow lanes is ripe for exploration. Get lost searching for the perfect gelato, rub shoulders with the locals in trendy closet-sized bars and climb the steps of the Cattedrale di San Domino for spectacular views over town. In the warmer months, the sound of live opera and classical music rings through the city’s whitewashed squares.  

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Dubrovnik's historic fortress.

Walk the walls of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s biggest claim to fame might be its starring role in the cult TVs series Game of Thrones, but when you’re done walking the ramparts you’ll find the city’s real charm rests in the details. There’s laneway restaurants still serving family recipes, cliffside bars to while away the day, literal underground nightclubs thumping till the wee hours and centuries of history to be unearthed at every corner.

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Hvar town as seen from the hilltop fortress.

Live the high life in Hvar

Come summer expect to see this luxurious port brimming with fancy yachts and fun-loving partygoers. At 20,000 visitors a day, Hvar is undoubtedly one of the most popular islands in Croatia. But what more can you expect from an island that also holds the official title as the sunniest place in the country? Find out for yourself at the marina’s swanky restaurants and trendy restaurants, or escape the fuss and soak up the views from Hvar Town’s iconic hilltop fortress.

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Eat and drink in Korcula.

Wine and dine in Korcula

If Hvar is the domain of glamour and decadence, then Korcula is the quiet retreat for those seeking a different pace. This is where you’ll find time honoured traditions and folk music, secluded coves are dotted along the southern coast and a thriving viticulture that’s a treat for budding sommeliers. Spend the day eating your way through the island’s laneway cafes and, come evening, try and catch a performance of the island’s unique Moreska sword dance (usually seen between June and September).

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Our boats

The Harmony 52

Harmony 52

Set sail aboard Harmony 52, a classic sailboat perfectly suited for wide open waters and novice sailors interested in learning more about sailing (just ask your leader and they’ll be happy to show you). With a total capacity of 8, plus a skipper, Harmony 52 comes equipped with two twin/double cabins, two bunk cabins and three bathrooms.

FAQs

The best time to travel in Croatia is June, July and August when the summer months bring out pleasant sunny days. During European summer, temperatures in Croatia can range from 24-30C (77-85F), with water temperatures usually around 23-27C (77-80F). While summer might be the best time to visit Croatia, travellers also can enjoy mild Mediterranean weather during shoulder season from May to June and August to October.

The extent and severity of seasickness varies from person to person. Some may be lucky enough to experience no symptoms at all while others may suffer headaches, dizziness and vomiting. Usually all symptoms of seasickness resolve after some time to adjust to life onboard.

The Dalmatian Coast is protected from rough seas thanks to the belt of islands just off mainland Croatia. As a result, many passengers will not experience prolonged symptoms of seasickness. If you are prone to experience motion sickness, we recommend consulting with your doctor before arriving to see what medical solutions might work for you.

You can also read our guide to beating seasickness for alternative methods of combating seasickness.

Absolutely. The best bit about our small group sailing adventures is we cap our group sizes at 8 travellers. That means our skippers have more time to get to know you and, if you’re interested, teach you all about sailing. Our skippers have years of experience sailing and relish the opportunity to share their passion with their groups.

The Croatian Kuna (HRK) is the official currency of Croatia.

Croatian is the local language, however booming tourism in recent years means English has become more widely spoken. It’s generally a good idea to learn a few basic phrases of the local language when travelling, such as ‘zdravo’ (hello), ‘molim’ (please), ‘hvala ti’ (thank you) and ‘dovidenja’ (goodbye).

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