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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



    Sali, Dugi Otok


    Shoreside dining


    Murter Marina


    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 (26nm)

    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 (10nm)

    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.

    Flights to Zadar

    Ryanair have flights from Stansted to Zadar on Saturdays.

    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 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. 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.

"We had an amazing holiday. Dalmatia Charter were great to deal with, very helpful and we would definitely use them again. The boat was amazing, very clean and well kept. We had lots of great sailing, found some great bays to swim in and great marinas to stay in. "

Trogir 2015 - D.C.

Kornati Yacht Charter prices

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

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

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Yachts from Zadar 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 01Jan-13Jun
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Yachts from Zadar 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 01Jan-13Jun
13Jun-27Jun 29Aug-26Sep 27Jun-01Aug
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Yachts from Kornati

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


  • Refundable deposit €2000 below 41', €3000 from 41' & catamarans
  • Non refundable insurance on request
  • 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). 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?

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.