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Explore the Kornati archipelago off the central Croatian coastline, protected as a National Park with over 100 islands and islets.

In the centre of the Croatia coastline lies the stunning Kornati archipelago, now designated as a National Park because of the natural beauty of the numerous islands and crystal clear blue waters. Start your yacht charter from Biograd or Zadar and explore over 100 islands and islets in the Kornati National Park.

On all the islands the many small coves are ideal for lunchtime anchorages and offer outstanding snorkelling and swimming. The Kornati islands are mostly rocky and there are no permanent settlements on the islands just a few houses, which are inhabited only during the summer months by fishermen and farmers. Dugi, Pasman, Kornat and Zut Otoks are four of the largest islands and all offer safe sheltered harbours for your sailing holiday.

This sailing holiday is ideal for getting away from it all. The crystal clear water makes swimming off your yacht a delight and the protected coves offer a tranquil night on anchor.



Kornati Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    Zadar

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    Sali, Dugi Otok

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    Shoreside dining

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    Murter Marina

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    Swimming at Krka Waterfalls

    Sailing holidays in the Kornati

    • Easily accessible-daily flights to Split & Saturday flights to Zadar
    • Stunning scenery and idyllic anchorages
    • Average distances of 16nm/day
    • Level 1 sailing
    • Average summer temperatures of 26-30 degrees
    • Average winds force 2-5
    • Great for those looking for peace and tranquility
    • Mooring fees payable in the marinas in Croatia (around €2/foot/night)
    • Mostly anchorages in this area
    • Saturday-Saturday charters
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Zadar

    DAY 1 : Zadar

    Modern marina in this ancient city dating from Roman times.

    DAY 2 : Ravni Zakan (13nm)

    The Kornati Islands are now designated as a National Park and there are over 100 islands and islets offering idyllic anchorages with clear water for swimming. Ravni Zakan 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 : Lopatica (18nm)

    Going north to Kornati Island, there are several overnight anchorages. At the small bay of Lopatica there is a restaurant ashore.

    DAY 4 : Sali (14nm)

    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 with a small shop for provisioning.

    DAY 5 : Brbinj, Dugi Otok (??)

    Anchor in the small harbour or in one of the bays nearby. Provisions and restaurant in the village.

    DAY 6 : Zut (18nm)

    A nice bay with only one restaurant.

    DAY 7 : Zadar (18nm)

    Before returning to Zadar make a swim stop in one of the nice bays nearby.

    Biograd & Zadar 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in the Kornati

    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.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 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 Split

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016Croatia Airlines have a direct flight from 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.

    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. Airport transfers can also be pre-arranged.

    Transfers

    Booking your transfers from the airport to the base and vice versa could not be easier! Hoppa Transfers offer shuttles, express shuttles, minibus, private taxi and luxury private transfers depending on your needs. They serve over 7500 cities and resorts, via more than 700 airports, ports and train stations. For peace of mind, pre-book your airport transfer today. The transfer time from Split airport to Zadar is around 75 minutes and to Biograd 60 minutes. From Zadar airport the transfer to the marina is 15 minutes and to Biograd 40 minutes.

    Book your Hoppa airport transfers online here >>

"a big thank you for your help in organising our recent sailing holiday to Trogir in Croatia. It was a great holiday, not least because yourselves and Dalmatia Charter were both so helpful throughout. I'll be recommending you to family and friends and I hope to book with you again in the near future."

Trogir 2014 - H.D.

Kornati Yacht Charter prices

Kiriacoulis Yachts Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

Yacht details Before 26 May
After 22 Sep
26 May-16 Jun 16 Jun-14 Jul
11 Aug-1 Sep
14 Jul-11 Aug 01-22 Sep
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2018-HR-BB-Kir/3

Kiriacoulis Yachts Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

Yacht details Before 26 May
After 22 Sep
26 May-16 Jun 16 Jun-14 Jul
11 Aug-1 Sep
14 Jul-11 Aug 01-22 Sep
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2018-HR-BB-Kir/4

Kiriacoulis Yachts Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

Yacht details Before 26 May
After 22 Sep
26 May-16 Jun 16 Jun-14 Jul
11 Aug-1 Sep
14 Jul-11 Aug 01-22 Sep
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2018-HR-BB-Kir/6

Yachts from Kornati

FREE outboard on yachts 50'+
Extras payable on embarkation:

YACHT SECURITY:

  • Refundable deposit €2000 below 41', €3000 from 41' & catamarans
  • OR Non refundable insurance €35/day below 41' or €45/day 41'+ and cats
EXTRAS:
  • Service pack €110 for 2 & 3 cabin yachts, €145 4-6 cabin yachts, €170 for catamarans
    (includes end cleaning, bedding & towels).
  • Transit Log €35
  • Fuel used (fill up on return)
Optional extras (i.e Outboard, SUP's etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: €1050/week + food and drink + own cabin

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). 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?

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.