Sailing Holidays

Dubrovnik Flotilla in Croatia

NEW ROUTE ADDED FOR 2017! The Dubrovnik flotilla offers a charming mix of Croatian islands and mainland harbours and now also includes a brand new Montenegro route capturing the breathtaking fjord of Kotor. 

The Dubrovnik flotilla was brand new in 2016 and after a very successful season it has now expanded to incorporate a second week itinerary which sails south to Montenegro! Start and finish your flotilla sailing holiday at the world famous city of Dubrovnik. Our base in the marina is situated at the end of the Rijeka (“river”) Dubrovačka inlet, very well protected and a great place from which to start your flotilla holiday in Croatia. If you arrive early, why not take a trip into the UNESCO World Heritage old town, which dates back to the 7th century.

One week the flotilla sails north to the islands of Mljet, Lastovo and Korcula, all offering some fantastic harbours and anchorages. The next week the flotilla will sail south into the stunning fjord of Kotor in Montenegro. Choose which route you prefer or why not have the best of both and book a fabulous two week flotilla!

Croatia and Montenegro have ideal conditions for a flotilla sailing holiday with reliable afternoon winds. You can expect reliable sunshine and predictable moderate to fresh winds Force 3-5, mainly in the afternoons. Summer temperatures average 26-30ºC. 

For yacht charter or flotilla in Croatia and Montenegro the skipper must have RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate or RYA ICC qualification.

To book your next flotilla sailing holiday in Croatia, give us a call or fill out the Quick Quote Form.

The Dubrovnik flotilla starts and finishes on Saturdays. We have two different flotilla sailing itineraries on subsequent weeks so you can combine the itineraries for a 2-week flotilla and explore both the Croatian and Montenegro coastlines. The flotilla returns to Dubrovnik at the end of each week, while the 2-weekers enjoy a couple of days free sailing before meeting up for the welcome drinks party.

One week the flotilla follows the Korcula Route visiting the islands of Mljet, Lastovo and Korcula which all offer some fantastic harbours and anchorages.

The following week the flotilla sails south on the Montenegro Route towards the beautiful Bay of Kotor.

In Croatia most nights will be in marinas or town quays where there is a charge payable locally. The marinas in Croatia offer some of the best facilities in the Mediterranean and there are laid moorings on most quays and mooring buoys in many locations. There are however harbour and mooring charges - budget for an average £2/foot/night.

2017 dates : 3, 17 Jun  |  1, 15, 29 Jul  |  12, 26 Aug  |  9, 23 Sep

SAT : Embark at ACI Marina Dubrovnik. The marina has a restaurants, showers/WC and an excellent supermarket.

SUN : Slano (14nm) Welcome punch party on the beach in this well protected bay.

MON : Polace, Mljet Island (22nm) The Mljet national park offers much to do - explore the Roman ruins, or hire a bike and visit the salt lakes and the monastery.

TUE : Korcula Town, Korcula Island (15 nm) Korcula town is famous as the birthplace of Marco Polo and is often referred to as "little Dubrovnik". The walled castle on the shore is testament to the Venetians, who occupied this medieval walled city for 8 centuries.

WED : Skrivena Luka, Lastovo Island (22 nm) Lastovo remains largely unspoilt by tourism, and the beautiful bay of Srivena Luka offers good protection and a picturesque setting. If you would like to burn off some calories, a walk from here to the main town of Lastovo is well worth the effort.

THU : Free Sailing.  Mainland, island, marina, anchorage - all are possible on your free sailing day, just inform the crew of your preference and they will suggest a great stop for you.

FRI : Return to Dubrovnik for a farewell evening meal.

SAT : Disembark at ACI Marina Dubrovnik.

Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 dates : 27 May  | 10, 24 Jun  |  8, 22 Jul  |  5, 19 Aug  |  2, 16, 30 Sep |

SAT : Embark at ACI Marina Dubrovnik. The marina has a restaurants, showers/WC and an excellent supermarket.

SUN : Cavtat (14nm) Welcome punch party on the beach in this beautiful protected bay. Check out procedures from Croatia will also be completed here.

MON : Tivat (26nm) Sailing into Montenegro and heading for the luxurious Porto Montenegro Marina in Tivat. You may find yourself wondering if you are in Monaco rather than Montenegro!

TUE : Kotor (10 nm) Well protected and hidden in the depths of a fjord-like river estuary, the historic UNESCO World Heritage old town is crowned by the castle of San Giovani offering stunning views of the Fjord.

WED : Zanjice Bay (14 nm) Explore the island fort of Lastovicca, swim off the attractive beach or take a water taxi to the authentic fishing village of Ribarsko Selo.

THU : Tivat/Cavat (26 nm).  We check out of Montenegro and back into Croatia to continue with a day’s free sailing.

FRI : Return to Dubrovnik for a farewell evening meal.

SAT : Disembark at ACI Marina Dubrovnik.

Routes may vary due to weather conditions & other factors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The yachts on the Dubrovnik flotilla are based at ACI Marina, Dubrovnik. The marina has a restaurant/bar, showers/WC and an excellent supermarket. The bus into the Old Town of Dubrovnik stops just at the marina entrance.  

The Dubrovnik flotilla offers yachts from 33'-40' giving you a choice of 2 or 3 cabin layouts. All flotilla yachts are well-specified with CD player, hot water, deck showers, cockpit cushions and bimini suntops - thoughtful extras for your cruising comfort.

Flotilla prices are shown PER YACHT. Just divide by the number of people onboard for a per person price.

This flotilla has been priced WITHOUT flights or transfers. Ask us for a quote for an ATOL-bonded flight-inclusive holiday from a choice of UK airports or arrange your own flights. Transfers from Dubrovnik airport can be pre-booked at £25/person.


 

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NEW Montenegro route added!

NEW Montenegro route added!

NEW FOR 2017  A brand new route has been added sailing south into Montenegro visiting the stylish Porto Montenegro and the breathtaking Bay of Kotor. Call us today for a quote!

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Prices given below. Click on the yacht names to view yacht layout & specification

Flotilla rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights.

If you want a flight-inclusive holiday Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016. Airport transfers can also be pre-arranged.

FLIGHTS TO DUBROVNIK:
BA and easyJet have daily flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik. Jet2 have flights from Manchester on Saturdays. Monarch have Saturday flights to Dubrovnik from Gatwick & Birmingham. Norwegian Air, the third largest low-cost airline in Europe, have introduced direct flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik at great on-line prices.

Transfer time to marina 40 minutes .

To charter a yacht bareboat or on flotilla you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew.

At present you need an RYA Day Skipper qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC) for charters in Croatia.

The RYA ICC will be ever more required by overseas port authorities but if you have skipper experience it is easily obtained in a day from RYA sailing schools in the UK such as Hamilton Sailing or Brixham Sea School

 

Whether you are an experienced sailor or setting foot on a yacht for the first time, we can offer you a holiday afloat to suit you. We have given all the sailing areas a level with 'Experience Level 1' suitable for less experienced crews and 'Experience Level 3' for the experts.    

This takes into account the wind strength, tidal range and currents, distances between stops and ease of mooring. Of course even experts may choose to sail in Level 1 areas as they still offer stunning scenery and great sailing.

Experience Level 1: Split & Kornati

Generally light winds Force 2-4, line of sight navigation, shorter sailing distances under 20nm. You will be Day Skipper standard having sailed at least 1 week or 100nm as skipper.

Experience Level 2: Pula & Dubrovnik 

Stronger winds up to Force 3-5 with some longer passages up to 30nm. You will be Day Skipper standard having sailed at least 2 weeks or 200nm as skipper.

Experience Level 3:  

Stronger winds up to Force 4-7 which can lead to bigger seas on long passages between the islands. You will be Coastal Skipper standard with experience to a higher level having sailed at least 4 weeks or 400nm as skipper.

 

Korcula town is a spectacular mini-fortress. Nicknamed ‘Little Dubrovnik’, it’s a jumble of red-tiled roofs and medieval cobbled streets. Visit the house where Marco Polo was born and the ornate cathedral of St Mark. The waterfront has flashy bars and restaurants, but down the side streets of the Old Town you'll find a timeless quality well worth exploring.  

Mljet is one of the most attractive islands in the Adriatic with dense forest and sandy beaches. The northern end is preserved as a national park. Odysseus stayed 7 years in the cave of the nymph Calypso and St.Paul spent 3 months preaching Gospel. Pomena is  a favourite harbour.

"Thank you all for making our week's sailing so perfect. The service, the boat and your staff were all first class. We had a fantastic time and will recommend you to anyone thinking of sailing Croatia. "
Trogir 2013 - D.E.

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