Yacht Charter from Kornati
Explore the Kornati archipelago off the central Croatian coastline, protected as a National Park with over 100 islands and islets.
Just over an hour from Split airport, this area is a firm favourite for sailing holidays. Starting from Biograd or from Zadar you can visit the Kornati archipelago. There are over 100 islands and islets but Dugi, Pasman, Kornat and Zut Otoks are four of the largest islands and offer safe sheltered harbours.
On all the islands the many small coves are ideal for lunchtime anchorages and offer outstanding snorkelling and swimming. The Kornati islands and islets are mostly rocky and there are no permanent settlements on the islands only few houses, which are inhabited only during the summer months by fishermen and farmers. The Kornati islands are now designated as a National Park because of the natural beauty of their numerous coves and crystal clear blue waters.
Be sure to sail upriver to Skradin andvisit the Krka waterfalls.
For yacht charter in Croatia the skipper must have RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate or RYA ICC qualification.
Sailing in the Kornati area
Start your sailing holiday from Zadar or Biograd, two marinas on the mainland right opposite the beautiful Kornati archipelago. The Kornati Islands are now designated as a National Park and the many islands and islets offer idyllic anchorages with clear water for swimming.
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 Zadar. Modern marina in this ancient city dating from Roman times.
DAY 2 : The Kornati Islands are now designated as a National Park and there are over 100 islands and islets offering idyllic anchorage swith clear water for swimming. Ravni Zakan (13nm) is one of our favourites. Moor in the small harbour or anchor in the bay. Visit Restaurant Konoba Larus, recommended for delicious food and very warm welcome.
DAY 3 : Going north to Kornati Island, there are several overnight anchorages. At the small bay of Lopatica (18nm) there is a restaurant ashore.
DAY 4 : Sail along the west coast of Dugi Otok to the cliffs and then turn back to the good shelter on the eastern side. Anchor in the small village of Sali (Dugi Otok) (14nm) with a small shop for provisioning.
DAY 5 : Brbinj (Dugi Otok) . Anchor in the small harbour or in one of the near bays. Provisions and restaurant in the village.
DAY 6 : Zut (Liman Zut) 18nm. Nice bay with only one restaurant.
DAY 7 : Before returning to Zadar (18nm) make a swim stop in one of the nice bays nearby.
Ideal conditions for sailors looking for reliable winds. During the summer months there are steady afternoon breezes from the North-west averaging Force 2–5 dying down at night. Experience level 2.
Yacht charter in Croatia - Biograd, Zadar, Pula & Trogir
From one of the largest fleets of bareboat charter yachts in the Mediterranean, these yachts are based at bases round Croatia. Charters start and finish on Saturdays. Not all yacht models are available in every base in Croatia. We can also offer yachts from other fleets so please ask.
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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 SPLIT:
Nautilus Yachting can offer special rates on Croatia Airline's direct flight Heathrow to Split on Saturdays. easyJet have flights from Gatwick, Bristol and Stansted to Split on Saturdays. Jet2 have flights from Manchester. Transfer time to Zadar 75 minutes, Biograd 60 minutes.
FLIGHTS TO ZADAR:
Ryanair have flights from Stansted to Zadar on Saturdays. Transfer time to Zadar 15 minutes, Biograd 40 minutes.