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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.



Dubrovnik Yacht Charter

  • Overview
    Croatia Catamaran

    Dubrovnik Old Town


    Pomena, Mijet Island


    Sipan Island


    Traditional black risotto with seafood

    Sailing holidays from Dubrovnik

    • Numerous direct flights to Dubrovnik on Saturdays
    • Wander through the charming streets of Dubrovnik Old Town
    • Average distances of 18nm/day
    • Level 2 sailing
    • Average summer temperatures of 26-30 degrees
    • Average winds force 3-5
    • Possibility of sailing to Montenegro
    • Mooring fees payable in the marinas in Croatia (around €2/foot/night)
    • A mixture of anchorages and harbour moorings in this area
    • Saturday-Saturday charters
    • Flotilla option
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Dubrovnik

    DAY 1 : 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)

    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 : Polace, Mljet (10nm)

    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.

    DAY 4 : Korcula (17nm)

    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.

    DAY 5 : Pomena (14nm)

    The tourist centre of the island of Mljet. Hotel Odisej is located in a nice forested cove, surrounded by islets.

    DAY 6 : Sipansk Luka (24nm)

    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.

    DAY 7 : Dubrovnik (15nm)

    Take time to explore this beautiful historic town and catch up on any last minute shopping.

    Dubrovnik 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in Dubrovnik

    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.

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Dubrovnik

    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 online prices.


    The transfer time from Dubrovnik airport to ACI marina (Komolac) is around 40 minutes. 

  • Sailing Journal

    Sailing conditions in Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik - Lagoon 52 

    Supplied by Helen Inder, Nautilus Yachting

    Day 1

    Day 1 - Sipanska Luka, Sipan

    Arriving from Dubrovnik airport, once we are dropped off by our Uber at the marina entrance it is a short pleasant walk to our yacht that we are boarding in ACI Dubrovnik. The marina is built on the site of a ruined Venetian palace and medieval pine and cypress tree park. As we walk under the shade of the trees and the ruins, we get our first glimpse of Rijeka Rubrovacka river and our route out to the islands of the Southern Adriatic. After picking our catamaran, a Lagoon 52, we receive a very informative technical briefing from the technician before heading to the nearby supermarket for our provisioning. The wind predicted for the week is coming from the south/south-west so we are hopeful for some good sailing with the catamaran. Stocked up, we head out of the marina and navigate down the river until we see the huge bridge over the mouth. Despite the size of the catamaran, it is 45m high, there are still no concerns about clearance. Under motor, we keep an eye out for cruise ships heading in and out of the UNESCO world heritage site of Dubrovnik old town and then bear northwest. The wind is coming over our port stern so we get the sails out and set for a broad reach, the catamaran’s favourite point of sail.

    Our first stop of the trip is Sipanska Luka on the island of Sipan, part of the Elafiti archipelago. We have a reservation for dinner and mooring at a local konoba (the meaning of this word is usually translated as a tavern or cellar, meaning an authentic Croatian a taverna-style restaurant. Sipanska Luka is a fantastically sheltered, small fishing harbour with a little quay, a few restaurant mooring buoys and a depth of 3-5m for anchoring. We enjoy a slow approach navigating between the islands of Jakljan and Sipan, you can see the passage down to Sipan and the beautiful calm turquoise waters below the hills where we hook up our mooring buoy on the northern side of the of the bay. It is a very short dingy ride to the shore and to our table on the waters edge at the konoba. They have a pig turning on the spit but also their fisherman’s catch cooking on the charcoals. As its our first night we all tuck into a beautiful dinner of local octopus and bream before heading back to the catamaran for a very calm and peaceful night’s sleep.

    Day 2

    Day 2 - Mljet National Park

    We are up early to explore Sipanska Luka before the heat of the day. Sipan used to be the island for the Dubrovnik nobility to holiday in the 15th & 16th century, so there are several ancient palaces and churches on the island. We take a walk around the small fishing village and up the hill to the historic church for a great view over the bay. Strolling back through the tiny streets in between the ancient architecture, carob, and pine trees we pick up some fresh bread and spinach bureks from the local bakery and head back to get underway.  Today we are going to Mljet National park at the northern end of Otok Mljet. As we enter the channel the wind is on our port stern again and blowing 10-15 knots with some gusts off the huge hills on either side of us so we set our sails on a broad reach and take a very leisurely sail up to the national par  Dropping our sails in the channel between Kobrava and Miljet when entering the park.

    Our final destination is Luka Polace but first we can enjoy the stunning channel and do some superyacht spotting. Each corner we turn reveals another vast yacht at anchor enjoying the beauty of the national park. We anchor ourselves near Tajnik for some lunch and a swim in the crystal-clear water, later motoring towards Luka Polace at the very end of the channel in the national park anchorage area. We drop the anchor in about 8m depth, not too far from the beach and have time for another swim. Then we must journey to shore to pay our fees at the national parks office and acquire some local maps. A few of the crew opt for bikes and others choose to explore this forested national park by foot, with its abundance of wildlife and nature. We enjoy an easy dinner of freshly made pizzas at one of the local konobas, sat out on wooden decking over the water watching the sun sink behind the yacht masts and hills.

    Day 3

    Day 3 - Korcula Old town

    Today we are all looking forward to visiting the home of Marco Polo; the UNESCO World heritage site Korcula Town. We have already reserved a mooring in ACI marina Korcula which means we will have water, power, and shower facilities plus be able walking distance to the ancient walled town. As the yacht heads north from the shadow of Mljet island, the wind picks up on our beam and we finally have the catamaran’s favourite point of sail; a great beam reach to take us across to Korcula at 6-6.5 knots. To make it even better, while we are underway a crew member sat on the forward netting spots a pod of bottlenose dolphins on our port bow.

    Everyone’s eyes are on deck as we have our first glimpse of the southern end of Korcula and the Skoji Archipelago. There are a few hazards (all well marked) in this area and it is very busy so care is needed for the pilotage, but it is so beautiful it is worth the slower passage. We anchor for a swim stop in front of the impressive 14th century Franciscan monastery before continuing to Korcula town. The staff at ACI are there to assist us mooring astern with lazy lines inside the marina.

    Now there is time to explore Korcula old town and the tiny, cobbled streets, although first a glass of crisp cold Posip (the local white wine that Korcula is famed for). We walk up the ancient stone steps to the old town’s land gate through Revelin tower, entering the walls of the city. For the next few hours, we enjoy slowly meandering through the tiny streets, taking in the jewellery and souvenir shops, and trying some of the local wines. Before dinner we have time for a cocktail at Massimo, a bar perched atop one of the 15th century turrets. Once we have made the climb we are treated to gorgeous evening views of the Peljesac channel and the rooftops of the old town.

    Luckily we managed to obtain a reservation at Konoba Marco Polo for dinner. After our cocktails we sit down at our table on the narrow street and enjoy an amazing traditional dinner of Scampi Buzzara. It is a bit messy but delicious! As we dine, we all agree Korcula town has exceeded our expectations.

    Day 4

    Day 4 - Uvala Luka Banja, Korcula

    Today we are relishing an easy day. We take advantage of all the facilities at ACI and ensure our tanks are full. In the morning we enjoy a walk around the edge of the town to peruse some of the impressive sailing yachts on the quay. We also stock up at one of the local supermarkets and the fruit and veg stalls. Once we have manoeuvred out of the marina and got underway, we head north navigating around the eastern side of the walls and into the Peljesac channel. Taking in the walled city from the water gives us a wholly different perspective of how unique and beautiful it is. There isn’t much wind today and the sun is shining so it is an easy passage under motor. We are not travelling far, just to a bay on the northern side of Korcula called Uvala Luka Banja. There are mooring buoys owned by a restaurant and hotel as well as an easy anchorage to free swing; we choose to anchor. Time for some paddleboarding and swimming! There is a small beach on shore that we take the dingy in to and enjoy a Karlovacko (Croatian beer) on the beach in the late afternoon sun before heading back to the boat for a few sundowners on board. This evening we head to Mimi’s Bistro and Beach lounge for a relaxed evening with some great cocktails and food made from some tasty local ingredients.

    Day 5

    Day 5 - Prozura Mljet, Konoba Marijina

    Today brings a longer sail to get closer to our base for returning the catamaran tomorrow. We have a reservation for mooring and dinner at Konoba Marijina in the bay of Prozura on the south-east end of Mljet. We enjoy a varying sail in the Peljesac channel and around the Skoje archipelago, as the wind is gusting off the vast hill range on the mainland. Then as we sail in between Mljet and the Peljesac peninsula the wind dissipates, and a ghostly heat haze permeates the atmosphere. Time to turn on the trusty motor and head south to Prozura. There are two very small islands just outside the bay that we need to look out for and then as we bear south into the bay there is the small green circular island of Planjak that shelters the moorings. We navigate around to the western side and then come into the aqua marine waters of this lagoon like bay. It is stunning with the bright blue waters and the luscious green hills surrounding it and just a couple of konobas on shore. We pick up our mooring buoy in the eastern section of the bay and spend the afternoon swimming, snorkelling, paddleboarding and just enjoying this beautiful water. The restaurant tonight is the treat for the week. They have a wall of charcoal fired kiln like ovens where they slowly cook their unique version of the Dalmatian dish ‘Peka’ in huge metal trays at the base of the ovens. It is a bit of a wait for the food as expected, but once we receive our mixed meat and octopus dishes, they are worth the wait and incredibly tasty.

    Day 6

    Day 6 - Uvala Lopud then ACI Dubrovnik

    Returning to the marina today, we have to fill up with fuel before returning the boat and know there is only a small fuel dock in the river so we do not want to arrive too late in the day. However, we still have time for a swim stop and early lunch at the anchorage of Uvala Lopud on the small island of Lopud. This spot is quite a busy little port for day-trippers with a small ferry dock and beach due to its proximity to Dubrovnik. It is an easy anchor, once we work out the path of the pleasure boats and ferries, and we drop the hook in about 6m. It is a pretty anchorage with an impressive 15th century church on the hill and cypress trees dotted around the bay. We cool off with a swim before getting underway to head up the river and back to the marina. It is just as impressive going under the bridge for the second time and we enjoy slowly motoring up the river. We then pass the entrance to the marina and after a short queue go alongside at the fuel berth. The ACI staff are there to show us to our berth in the marina and then the technician is ready to do our technical debrief. There is still time to enjoy the pool and yacht club in the marina before getting an Uber to Dubrovnik old town for the evening before our flight home.

"A great holiday! The boat was excellent, well maintained and spotless. The transfers to and from the airport were excellent also. Good sailing area with plenty of options for mooring and quays. Thoroughly enjoyed and will no doubt be booking with Nautilus again next year."

Montenegro 2016 - K.L.

Dubrovnik Yacht Charter prices

Fleet 1 from Dubrovnik Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices, extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

Yacht details 01 Jan-22 Apr22 Apr-13 May13-27 May27 May-03 Jun03 Jun-01 Jul01-22 Jul22 Jul-19 Aug19 Aug-09 Sep09-16 Sep16-23 Sep23 Sep-31 Dec
Model / layout Year Cabins WC
Hanse 3552011317148299431343164820862333208616481343943
Oceanis 38.120183214571590179022862800328634763286280022861790

Fleet 2 from Dubrovnik 2023 Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 GB£ per yachtSun Odyssey 440 - 3 cab.(2019)
Dates3 cabins/2WC
01 Jan-14 Apr905
15-21 Apr1686
22 Apr-12 May1914
13-16 May2410
27 May - 02 Jun3124
03-16 Jun3362
17-30 Jun3848
01- 14 Jul4324
15-28 Jul4571
29 Jul-18 Aug4819
19-25 Aug4333
26 Aug-01 Sep3848
02-08 Sep3362
09-22 Sep3124
23-29 Sep2410
30 Sep-13 Oct1914
14-20 Oct1686
21 Oct-31 Dec905

Fleet 1 from Dubrovnik Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices, extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

Yacht details 01 Jan-22 Apr22 Apr-13 May13-27 May27 May-03 Jun03 Jun-01 Jul01-22 Jul22 Jul-19 Aug19 Aug-09 Sep09-16 Sep16-23 Sep23 Sep-31 Dec
Model / layout Year Cabins WC
Bavaria Cruiser 4620154316862086265731433648433345244333364831432657
Bavaria Cruiser 5120165320292410309536194381514355245143438136193095

Fleet 2 from Dubrovnik 2023 Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 GB£ per yachtHanse 575 - 5 + 1 cab.(2016)Jeanneau 54 - 4 + 1 cab.(2016)Oceanis 46.1 - 4 cab.(2019)Oceanis 48 - 5 cab.(2016)
Dates5 cabins/3WC4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC5 cabins/3WC
01 Jan-14 Apr19051429905952
15-21 Apr3133257120192133
22 Apr-12 May3562293322952429
13-16 May4467365728673038
27 May - 02 Jun5800475237433952
03-16 Jun6238513340384267
17-30 Jun7143585746104886
01- 14 Jul8029660051815476
15-28 Jul8476696254675790
29 Jul-18 Aug8914733357626095
19-25 Aug8029660051815476
26 Aug-01 Sep7143585746104886
02-08 Sep6238513340384267
09-22 Sep5800475237433952
23-29 Sep4467365728673038
30 Sep-13 Oct3562293322952429
14-20 Oct3133257120192133
21 Oct-31 Dec19051429905952

Fleet 1 from Dubrovnik Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices, extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

Yacht details 01 Jan-22 Apr22 Apr-13 May13-27 May27 May-03 Jun03 Jun-01 Jul01-22 Jul22 Jul-19 Aug19 Aug-09 Sep09-16 Sep16-23 Sep23 Sep-31 Dec
Model / layout Year Cabins WC
Lagoon 450 Fly201964 el.38104857542968579143115241200011524914368575429
Lagoon 4020206423333000366747145667661971436619566747143667
Lagoon 400 S2201655 (4+1)24762714319042385286604864766048528642383190

Fleet 2 from Dubrovnik 2023 Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 GB£ per yachtBali Catspace(2022)Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40(2019)Lagoon 40 - 4 + 2 cab(2020)Lagoon 42 - 4 + 2 cab.(2019)Lagoon 450 F - 4 + 2 cab.(2018)Lagoon 52 F - 6 + 2 cab.(2017)
Dates4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC6 cabins/6WC
01 Jan-14 Apr133311431143133319052857
15-21 Apr300027052657301035626800
22 Apr-12 May341930763029342940577752
13-16 May427638483790428650869695
27 May - 02 Jun5562500049335571661012600
03-16 Jun6000538153246000710513562
17-30 Jun7105638162957133843816095
01- 14 Jul7886708669907895934317829
15-28 Jul8143731472198152965718429
29 Jul-18 Aug85717695760085901016219390
19-25 Aug7886708669907895934317829
26 Aug-01 Sep7105638162957133843816095
02-08 Sep6000538153246000710513562
09-22 Sep5562500049335571661012600
23-29 Sep427638483790428650869695
30 Sep-13 Oct341930763029342940577752
14-20 Oct300027052657301035626800
21 Oct-31 Dec133311431143133319052857


Fleet 1 Yachts from Dubrovnik


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)

Optional extras (i.e SUP's etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: up to 45' €1050, 46' to 53' €1120, Catamarans; up to 45' €1190, Lagoon 45/Lagoon 46 €1260, Lagoon 50/Lagoon 52 €1365 + food and drink + own cabin


Fleet 2 Yachts from Dubrovnik

Extras payable with balance:

Charter pack; Includes yacht security, end cleaning, welcome pack, bedding & towels, outboard for tender, snorkelling gear, free Wi-fi Internet: GBP440 for yachts under 49', GBP540 for yachts 50' and above. Catamarans up to 45' GBP545, GBP605 for catamarans 46'+
Optional extras (i.e Early Boarding, Adrenaline Pack, SUP's etc) available on request.

SKIPPER: Up to 49' £1050/week, 50' - 59' £1190, + food and drink + own cabin

Cats £1,190-1400 + food and drink + own cabin



Prices may be subject to change.

Sailing Qualifications

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.

The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.

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 Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

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?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

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.

Level 2

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.

Level 3

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.