Yacht Charter from Dubrovnik
Start your sailing holiday from Dubrovnik, the most southerly city in Croatia.
Dubrovnik is a beautiful medieval city with an amazing Old Town, which became a UNESCO World heritage site in 1979. Take time to 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. Dubrovnik has a Renaissance history and lively Summer Arts Festival. If you're keen on culture and historic architecture then you'll be impressed by the city of Dubrovnik. George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said "those who seek paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik", as well as describing it as "the pearl of the Adriatic".
The ACI marina Dubrovnik is located near Komolac about 6km from the Old Town. From here you can sail north to visit the Dalmatia islands. If you want to extend your holiday with time ashore, most of the 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.
Sailing from Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is the most southerly port on the Dalmatian coast so all sailing itineraries head north. Plan your sailing holiday to visit the islands within easy reach to the north of Dubrovnik, including Sipan, Mljet and Korcula or book a one-way yacht charter to finish in Split. This is a popular and scenic tourist area and here in the south you'll find most of the sandy beaches in Croatia.
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.
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.
Ideal conditions for sailors looking for reliable winds. During the summer months there are steady afternoon breezes, southerly or westerly averaging Force 2-5 dying down at night. Experience level 2.
Yacht charter from Dubrovnik
The high-specification Beneteau yachts from ULTRA are based at ACI Komolac in Dubrovnik. Charters start and finish on Saturdays. One way charters are also available to finish at Kastela or Trogir at extra cost subject to availability. We can also offer yachts from Euromarine also based at ACI Komolac in Dubrovnik.
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 .