Sailing Holidays

Yacht Charter from Split

A sailing holiday from Split gives you the choice of itineraries along the coast of Croatia.

This is the most popular area for sailing holidays in Croatia as you have such a choice of islands and harbours to visit. To the south of Split the Dalmatian islands of Hvar, Brac and Korcula are more cosmopolitan, while to the north of Split the Kornati National Park is an unspoilt nature reserve with over 100 islands.

On a yacht charter holiday you can find on all the islands and along the coast a wonderful variety of harbours, anchorages and small bays to drop anchor for a lunchtime swim. With reliable winds you can keep the sailing distances as short or as long as you like. The marinas in Croatia offer some of the best facilities in the Mediterranean but there are mooring charges for charter yachts.

Due to the popularity of this area for sailing holidays, yachts are available for charter from several marinas easily accessed from Split airport, including Trogir, Primosten and Kastela.

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 south through the pine-clad Dalmatian islands of Solta, Brac, Hvar, and Korcula. Or sail north to the Kornati Islands National Park. Take a detour up the Krka River to Sibenik and take a boat trip to the impressive Krka Falls. See our suggested sailing itinerary below.

For a 2-week yacht charter holiday combine the two itineraries in a figure of 8 or sail down to the medieval city of Dubrovnik and back.

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.

Charter yachts

For bareboat yacht charter from Trogir and Primosten, near Split airport, we are delighted to offer yachts from Dalmatia Charter with whom we have worked for many years. Dalmatia Charter comes highly recommended from our clients due to their highly maintained yachts and excellent customer service. Every yacht in this fleet is equipped with free WiFi (yachts in Trogir also have laptop/notebook), converter to 220V, double capacity batteries and solar panels.

We also offer charter yachts from an excellent fleet in Kastela marina, the closest marina to Split airport. Optional extras include internet pack and fast track embarkation.

Charters in Croatia start and finish on Saturdays.

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

Travel arrangements

easyJet have flights from Gatwick, Bristol and Stansted to Split on Saturdays. Jet2 have flights from Manchester. Norwegian Air, the third largest low-cost airline in Europe, also have direct flights from Gatwick to Split at great on-line prices. Transfer time to Kastela 10 minutes, Trogir 20 minutes, Primosten 30 minutes.

DAY 1 : Embark at Trogir. A UNESCO World Heritage site with a historic walled town.
DAY 2 : Bobovisce (21nm) on Brac Island is a small village harbour, good for  provisions.
DAY 3 : Starigrad (22nm) on Hvar Island is a lively resort, not quite as busy as Hvar Town. In addition to the harbours at Hvar town, Stari Grad, Vrboska and Jelsa, there are many other small harbours and anchorages. Palmazina is a popular anchorage with a lively restaurant and a water taxi across the strait to Hvar Town for sightseeing.
DAY 4 : Vela Luka (30nm) lies on the western coast of Korcula Island and has a natural port in a  deep inlet, which protects it from the open sea and offers a safe anchorage to boats. The coast is splendid and uncontaminated and there are places of great archaeological interest 
DAY 5 : Viz (24nm) has remained unspoilt by tourism. Overnight at Komiza and visit the Blue Caves in the morning.
DAY 6 : Solta  offers a choice of unspoilt town quays, small marinas and little fishing harbours. Maslinica (25nm) has restaurants and provisions in the village.
DAY 7 : Return to Trogir (14nm). For your last evening take a stroll across the bridge to the historic walled city.

DAY 1 : Embark at Trogir. A UNESCO World Heritage site with a historic walled town.
DAY 2 : Sail north to Rogoznica (16nm), a small island reached by a causeway. The marina is in the shelter of the lagoon. Take your dinghy across to the excellent seafood restaurants on the town quay.
DAY 3 : Dramatic cruise up the Krka River to overnight at the small marina in the charming little village of Skradin. (24nm).  
DAY 4 : Take the riverboat excursion further upstream to the stunning Krka waterfalls - well worth a visit. Heading down river, stop at Sibenik for lunch. Afternoon sail to Vodice (20nm), a picturesque walled town, or to one of the offshore islands - Prvic Luka is one of our favourites.
DAY 5 : Heading south again, Primosten (12nm) is a popular stop, a medieval town with lively waterfront restaurants. 
DAY 6 : Solta, one of the beautiful islands to the south of Split, offers a choice of unspoilt town quays, small marinas and little fishing harbours. Maslinica (20nm) has restaurants and provisions in the village.
DAY 7 : Return to Trogir (12nm). For your last evening take a stroll across the bridge to the historic walled city.

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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:
 easyJet have flights from Gatwick, Bristol and Stansted to Split on Saturdays. Jet2 have flights from Manchester. Norwegian Air, the third largest low-cost airline in Europe, also have direct flights from Gatwick to Split at great on-line prices.

Transfer time to Trogir 15 minutes, Primosten 30 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 Krka Falls are well worth a detour inland. Sail up the Krka river to the small marina at Skradin and take a bot trip further upstream. There are seven waterfalls in all  with a total drop of 242 metres. You can swim in the ice cold pool the falls have worn into the river bed, or if you don't fancy getting wet, just climb the path to the side of the falls and admire the view. 

"Very efficient and personal service from Nautilus. Yacht excellent and the base manager remained behind after 8pm to welcome us personally. "
Trogir 2013 - J.H.

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