A Croatian yacht charter gives you the unique opportunity to explore the Mediterranean paradise of turquoise waters, vibrant and tranquil islands, iconic port towns, delicious fresh seafood, and welcoming locals. Along the country’s famous Dalmatian Coast, untouched coves, magnificent waterfalls, ancient forts, and lush greenery await. Stop along the way to immerse yourself in the history, culture, and gourmet cuisine.
Begin your trip at the picturesque ‘Marina Kastela’ and set the sails to let your adventure begin! Make your way to Uvala Necujam, Solta taking around 1.5 hours and arrive in time for a swim and maybe a paddle board around the beautiful bay located here. Enjoy a freshly prepared meal cooked by your chef onboard and spend the night at anchor.
Solta is a must-see destination that you’ll no doubt fall in love with, where you can Spend some time at Maslinica’s lovely marina or sail around the island and take in the beauty of its southern bays! For some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of Split, head to one of the beaches or small coves. One of the best bays is said to be near the town of Necujam on the northern side of the island, home to a number of tourist facilities.
After breakfast, head 9nm away to the stunning island of Brac and anchor in Lucice bay for a relaxing lunch on the water. Perhaps some water-sports after lunch in the crystal clear waters, or spend the afternoon soaking up the sun on deck with a cocktail in hand. Then you could sail across Hvar (6nm, 1 hour) to Pribinja, a pretty bay surrounded by pine forests that you can explore, followed by dinner onboard.
Despite being the largest island in Dalmatia and the third largest in the Adriatic Sea, Brac is still small enough to visit in a day or two! Pucisca, the village of Skrip and the Brac Native and Olive Oil Museums are all popular tourist destinations. You’ll also have time for a photo at the high summit of Vidova Gora Mount, standing at 778 metres. Zlatni Rat beach, on the west side of Bol, is the island’s most famous beach; the golden sand beach spreads for 1 km into the sea in the shape of a cone.
Make sure to sample the local delicacies in Brac; its well known for lamb meat, sheep cheese, olive oil, and mandarins. The dishes on the island are flavourful, varied and never disappointing. Visit the Kopacina restaurant, in Donji Humac, to eat like a true native; baked lamb dishes, stews, seafood and risottos are always on the menu.
Spend the morning making your way to the nearby gorgeous swim spot of Mala Garska, just an hour away. Then you could take a short sail across to the town of Hvar for lunch ashore in one of the many stylish restaurants. Hvar Town is commonly known as the Saint-Tropez of Croatia, where you can spend the afternoon wandering round the cobbled streets and take in the Croatian atmosphere & architecture. If you fancy a lively night out, you could spend the evening bar hopping in the bars and restaurants dotted around the town.
In the high season, Hvar Town, the island’s hub and busiest destination along the Dalmatian coast, is expected to draw around 20,000 visitors each day! This sunny isle is home to some of the most picturesque stone towns, as well as mouthwatering cuisine and excellent swimming spots.The fresh scent of lavender and golden sunsets aren’t the only reason to visit Hvar Island. Hvar is the sunniest of Croatia’s islands, and with over 2800 hours of sunshine every year, it’s the perfect place to get some Vitamin D. Whether you’re searching for a lavish beach getaway or a taste of Dalmatian life, this is the island to visit.
You know it’s going to be good when the only way to get there is by boat.
A relaxed Breakfast on the dock with a view, then you could have a last minute wander through the souvenir shops before heading 12nm (2 hours) to the Otok Scedro. Stop for lunch on the north side of the island; the complete opposite in comparison to the bustling town of Hvar. Once you feel the charm, sweet aromas of nature and glimmering sun on the turquoise water, you will want to stay forever; there are many hidden coves on the island.
Šćedro is a tiny island between Hvar and Korčula, which is mostly a protected nature reserve. On the north side, a fairly deep cove serves as an excellent mooring spot, and there are a number of restaurants for boaters. Due to the fact that there are no roads on the island, the only way to explore is by boat. Make sure to visit Porat Grill Restaurant for a delicious lunch with a fantastic view of the cove and crystal clear water. Try the Croatian cured ham and cheese platter, local bread and olive oil, steak, vegetarian couscous, and the octopus salad!
Perhaps a morning dip around the coves before breakfast, then sail to the Paklinski islands (14nm, 2.5hrs) stopping at Uvala Vinogrdisce for lunch ashore. In the evening, move down the islands to the bay of Uvala Tarse to stay overnight.
The Paklinski Islands offer small, secluded beaches, deserted coves and sun-drenched hills. These uninhabited and car-free islands are a strong must on your Croatian charter. They’re easy to reach by boat and fascinating to explore; traveling there transports you to an extraordinary place with a distinct and tranquil ambiance away from the hustle. There are 16 islands in this island group all varying in size. The main islands that you are likely to visit are Sveti Klement (the largest), Marinkovac or Jerolim.
Sveti Klement is the largest of the islands; Palmizana Marina is located here and is where you’ll find a pretty beach and a few restaurants, including the chic Restaurant Marina and the highly recommended Bacchus. If you head south from Palmizana marina, you’ll come across a small beach and Zori restaurant (very popular!) with a view of a gorgeous bay. Many yachts visit and anchor here for a day full of relaxing, sunbathing enjoying the local cuisine.
Sail round the south of the Palinski islands admiring their beauty and then head 15nm across to Solta Island, stopping for lunch in Stracinska – a picturesque bay with turquoise waters perfect for a peaceful lunch stop. Spend the afternoon swimming and using some of the yachts water toys, then head down the coast to Tatinja for the night (4nm, 40 minutes) where there are several small beaches and rocks that are ideal to jump off of! The calm, clear waters protected from the northern and south-eastern winds (shown in the image below) are sensational.
A relaxing getaway from busy Split can be found in one of the little villages or beaches in Solta. The island is becoming more developed as a tourist destination, but it is still not as popular as Croatia’s main islands. The main activities still focus on the age-old production of olive oil and honey, making it ideal for anyone looking for a taste of traditional island life.
Aim to watch the sunset in west-facing Maslinica bay, perhaps from the ‘Martinis Marchi’ terrace – or any of the bay’s cafés, bars, and restaurants. If you have a sweet tooth, you’re in luck since Croatia can satisfy all of your honey cravings. The best spot on the island to find honey is at Medovita Pčelarstvo, which is also perfect to avoid busy crowds. Medovita’s beekeepers produce a variety of different honey, including acacia, flower-derived and chestnut honey.
After breakfast in Tatinja, sail across to Drvenik Veliki and the bay of Solinska (15km, 2.5 hours), home to a pebble/sandy beach. Have lunch at anchor and you could spend your afternoon soaking up the sun and in the water. Beautiful Solinska bay is located on the island’s south side, while the delightful Krknjai, also known as Blue Lagoon, is located on the island’s east side. There you’ll find a lovely spot to eat with fresh seafood delacacies, etc.
There are several apartments, a few restaurants, a bakery, and a small shop in the old village. There are a number of beaches nearby, and the residents are nice and welcoming. Untouched nature, stunning beaches, and a tranquil setting is what you’ll find here.
Set sail to Uvala Tolce (8nm, 1.5hrs) then by dinghy venture ashore to visit the Unesco Town of Trogir, that is set within medieval walls on a tiny island, linked by bridges to both the mainland and to the far larger Čiovo Island. Time for some shopping before getting back onboard for lunch, then spend the afternoon topping up your tan and perfecting your water-sports before setting off to head back to Marina Kastela.