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 of Dubrovnik, including Sipan, Mljet and Korcula. This is a popular tourist area and here in the south you'll find most of the sandy beaches in Croatia.
Alternatively it is also possible to sail south into Montenegro and explore the charming medieval 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.
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.
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.
The western extremity of Mljet island is a National Park. Polace is a sheltered anchorage within the National Park with a few restaurants and a mini market.
The historic town of Korcula 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.
The tourist centre of the island of Mljet. Hotel Odisej is located in a nice forested cove, surrounded by islets.
Sipan island offers undisturbed anchorages with a friendly village atmosphere at the main town of Sipansk Luka. 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.
Take time to explore this beautiful historic town and catch up on any last minute shopping.
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 3–5 dying down at night. Summer temperatures average 26-30ºC.
We have rated this destination a 'Level 1-2' (levels info) and you will need RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualification as well as VHF licence for bareboat charters in Croatia.
You can see all of the bases we offer in Croatia along with the level ratings here so that you can find the most suitable destination for you. If you are at all unsure about a destination then please get in touch and our sales team will be more than happy to make their recommendations for you.
BA and EasyJet have daily flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik. Jet2 have flights from Newcastle on Saturdays. Norwegian Air also have direct flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik at great on-line prices.
Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. If you would prefer a flight-inclusive holiday then 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.
The transfer time from Dubrovnik airport to ACI marina (Komolac) is around 40 minutes. We can often arrange transfers in advance with the base and costs vary depending on time of day and number of guests. Please speak to one of our helpful sales team who can advise you on current transfer information.
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Charter pack; includes end cleaning, starter pack, bed linen, towels, transit log.
Monohulls, up to 38' €220, 39' to 45' €250, 46' to 49' €270, 50' and above €290.
Catamarans; 40' to 44' €290, 45' to 49' €310, 50' and above €500 (WIFI included).
Fuel used (fill up on return)
Extras payable with balance:
SKIPPER: Up to 49' £1050/week, 50' - 59' £1190, + food and drink + own cabin
Cats £1,190-1400 + food and drink + own cabin
To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.