Sailing Holidays

Yacht Charter from Dubrovnik

Start your sailing holiday from Dubrovnik, the most southerly city in Croatia.

Dubrovnik is the most southerly port of Croatia so sailing itineraries head north.Plan your sailing holiday to visit the islands within easy reach north of Dubrovnik, including Sipan, Mljet and Korcula or book a one-way yacht charter to finish in Split. This is a popular tourist area and here in the south you'll find most of the sandy beaches in Croatia.

Alternatively sail south into Montenegro and explore the charming mediaeval coastal towns - Kotor, Budva and Sveti Stefan, now a picturesque coastal resort.

Dubrovnik is a beautiful medieval city with an amazing Old Town, now a UNESCO World heritage site. Explore the cobbled streets and walk along the old city walls. At night Gundulic Square comes alive with cafes but in the morning is used as a farmer's market. The yacht charter marina is located at Komolac about 6km from the Old Town. If you want to extend your holiday with time ashore in this fascinating city, most hotels are in Lapad area with sandy beaches.

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

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

Sailing conditions

Croatia has ideal conditions for a sailing holiday with reliable afternoon winds. During the summer months there are steady afternoon breezes from the north-west averaging Force 2–5 dying down at night. Summer temperatures average 26-30ºC.

Sailing area

On a 1 week sailing holiday head north from Dubrovnik visiting harbours and anchorages on the islands of Mljet and Sipan on your way to Korcula, a medieval town well worth exploring. See our suggested sailing itinerary below.

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.

You can sail to Montenegro although 45 days prior notice should be given so the official paperwork can be completed and 2 crew members need to have valid skippers licence. You must check out of Croatia and check into Montenegro and vice versa on the return trip. There is a charge for a permit to sail in Montenegro.

Charter yachts

For bareboat yacht charter from Dubrovnik, we offer yachts from 2 fleets with whom we have worked for many years, ULTRA Sailing andEuroamrine. Both have yachts based in the ACI Marina at Dubrovnik.

Yacht charters in Croatia start and finish on Saturdays.

One way charters are also available to finish at Split, Kastela or Trogir at extra cost subject to availability. 

We can also offer bareboat charter yachts from several other charter fleets we work closely with in Dubrovnik so we are sure to have the perfect charter yacht for your next sailing holiday in Croatia.

Travel arrangements

BA and easyJet have daily flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik. Jet2 have flights from Newcastle on Saturdays. Monarch have Saturday flights to Dubrovnik from Gatwick, Manchester & 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.

DAY 1 : Embark at Dubrovnik. The ACI marina has a supermarket and restaurants but take a bus into the Old Town for dinner. The walled city of Dubrovnik is an impressive medieval city.
DAY 2 : Okuklje (20nm) is a peaceful little village and attractive landlocked anchorage on the island of Mljet. Okuklje can be quite busy with visiting yachts, but there is usually space for one more. There is one restaurant in the harbour.
DAY 3 : The western extremity of Mljet island is a National Park. Polace, Mljet (10nm) is a sheltered anchorage within the National Park with a few restaurants and a mini market. 
DAY 4 : The historic town of Korcula (17nm) with its narrow streets, old buildings, walls and towers is a fascinating place and deserves plenty of time spent wandering around its streets soaking up the atmosphere. If the marina is full, anchor in the bay and walk across the headland. 
DAY 5 : Pomena (14nm) is the tourist centre of the island of Mljet. Hotel Odisej is located in a nice, forested cove, surrounded by islets.
DAY 6 : Sipan island offers undisturbed anchorages with a friendly village atmosphere at the main town of Sipan Luka (24nm). An amazing botanical garden has developed along the mainland coast between Slano and Ston where ancient seafarers brought plants from all over the world. The town is a pleasingly scruffy confusion of fishing boats, nets and rusty anchors, a crumbling palazzo and a few open air restaurants.
DAY 7 : Return to Dubrovnik (15nm). Take time to explore this beautiful historic town and catch up on any last minute shopping.

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

Yacht charter 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 Newcastle on Saturdays. Monarch have Saturday flights to Dubrovnik from Gatwick, Manchester & 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.  

The Blue Cave at Viz is worth a trip. It's actually on Bisevo Island, 5km south-west of Viz. Anchor in the bay and take the short boat ride round to the cave. Around noon when the sun shines through the opening into the cave, the reflections inside the cave make everything a beautiful blue.   

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.

"Just returned from a fantastic two weeks in Croatia. The service and organisation both here and in Croatia was superb, and the sailing was perfect, apart from the two days of Bora, which we spent quite happily storm bound in lovely Korcula. Our boat Dora III was a joy to live aboard and to sail, and Croatia itself was spectacular. We loved everywhere we stayed, and in every place we were able to go stern to with lazy lines. Croatia comes highly recommended."
Trogir 2014 - S.L.

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