Dalmatian Coast cruising

Sail Croatia’s celebrated Dalmatian Coast and experience some of the most spectacular scenery in the Mediterranean.

From deserted beaches to beautiful bays and bustling towns steeped in culture, Croatia’s coastal cruising grounds reveal exquisite islands steeped in sunshine and fragranced with the scent of lavender. With clear blue skies, consistent warm weather and perfect sailing conditions, a one-week Hvar flotilla is your perfect Dalmatian sailing getaway.

Adult Flotilla 2021 departure dates: June 19, 2021

7
Days

Highlights

  • Explore Hvar Island
  • Short island hopping
  • Amazing beach Golden horn on Brač island
  • Croatian food and wine
  • UNESCO site of Stari Grad
  • Snorkel Nečujam ship wreck
Day 1

Marina Agana

The day's sailing

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Marina Agana, Croatia

Get to know your boat and your new flotilla companions at our base at marina Agana, a charming coastal Marina village of ramshackle Mediterranean houses and quaint waterside restaurants. The port’s convenient location gives you the chance to visit the historic and UNESCO protected harbour town of Trogir (just 15 minutes by taxi) and the ruins of Emperor Diocletian’s Palace at Split (40 minutes) before you depart or simply relax in the Sunsail lounge or on the nearby beach.

Discover Marina Agana

Peaceful beachside bathing

Check out the beaches to the east of the town for a quiet, pre-departure swim.

Day 2

Marina Agana to Milna, Brač

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

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Milna (Brač), Croatia

Let the wind fill your sails and guide you past the headland into the Adriatic. You and your flotilla companions are heading for Brač, where you’ll find small town of Milna. Milna’s network of ancient streets hides a number of excellent shops and restaurants, sure to keep your attention until it’s time to move on. Swimming in the bay near the quiet Marina Vlaska is a refreshing way to spend a hot Croatian afternoon.

Discover Milna

Waterside drinks

Soak up the atmosphere with a refreshing cocktail on Milna’s scenic waterfront.

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor in lively Krknjaši bay - drop anchor and swing in the rythm of waves. Enjoy your first swim in the turquoise water from your yacht and visit the restaurant and bar in the blue lagoon.

Day 3

Milna, Brač to Jelsa, Hvar

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

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Jelsa (Hvar), Croatia

Leave Milna and sail south, manoeuvring between the islands of Šolta and Brač and heading southeast until you reach the island of Hvar. Cruise along Hvar’s beautiful coastline studded with rolling hills and lush forests until you reach Jelsa, nestled between mountains and tucked in a lovely bay. Fall in love with Jelsa’s old world charm and explore the picturesque waterfront. Jelsa is known for its food, so find a konoba (restaurant) and sample the delicious fresh seafood and local Hvar wines.

On the way to Jelsa

The "Zlatni Rat" beach

On the way to Hvar island, you will pass by one of the nicest beaches on the Dalmatian coast. Translated "Golden Horn", the beach is not sandy, but made of tiniest pebbles. It also moves - the currents and winds make this place unique each day. Anchoring is possible, but may need two tries. There are also mooring buoys and a town quay. Make sure to calculate in the wind that is always present - which is also the reason why there is a great windsurfing centre on the beach. Hikers will also get a fair share of joy - Vidova gora, the highest peak of all Dalmatian islands, rewards a 2-hour hike with a once-in-a-lifetime view.

Suggested lunch spots

The small cove of Smrka features a huge entrance to an abandoned submarine shelter. Use your lunchtime break to anchor for lunch, then explore the tunnel or take a kayak around the cove.

Day 4

Free Sailing

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Sunsail yacht with view of Croatian coastline

By now you’ll have brushed up on your sailing skills and feel confident enough to head out into the Adriatic on your own or in small groups. The free sailing day is your chance to explore and see any sights you were longing to visit that aren’t on the flotilla itinerary. Set sail from Jelsa and to wide-known Hvar town, overnighting in busy Palmižana marina, or pick up a buoy in the southern Vinogradišće bay, soaking in the numerous beach clubs, for a different taste of island life. You and your crew can also choose to take a day trip to the a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stari Grad instead. If you want to sail further afield, then the southerly island of Vis is a great place to overnight and a chance to rack up a few blue water miles along the way.

Day 5

Milna, Brač

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Bobovišće (Brač), Croatia

Reunite with your flotilla companions in the sheltered village of Bobovišća. Here candyfloss-coloured brick buildings are scattered charmingly along a peaceful shore. Pick up a mooring buoy in the shallow harbour bay with the help of your lead crew for an overnight stay and forget all worldly worries. The bay is ideal for practising jumps from the yacht, or a long swim.

Discover Brač island

Ancient ruins

In the hills above the bay, ancient Roman and Byzantine ruins wait for explorers to discover them.

Inside the island

Did you know that all Dalmatian islands have unique stories to share? Brač, for example, is home to ancient stone quarry, where the slaves won their freedom with stonemasonry skills. It is also the highest island, offering amazing views, and very well known in Croatia for its lamb and olive-oil, as well as the all-present wine. A trip inside the island is well-worth to all who would like to know more, especially if the weather turns unexpected.

Day 6

Maslinica, Šolta

The day's sailing

15
Nautical miles
3 hr
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Just west of Brač is the island of Šolta. Head for the very western tip to the green oasis of Šešula. This small and quiet village is ideal for spending a relaxing day swimming or snorkelling in the turquoise waters. Grab a mooring buoy in front of a restaurant in Šešula’s bay and head ashore to dine at a local konoba (restaurant).

Discover Šešula

Suggested lunch spots

Drop anchor in the deep blue waters of Tatinja on the southern side of Šolta and enjoy a peaceful lunch on deck.

Day 7

Maslinica, Šolta to Marina Agana

The day's sailing

11
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

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Marina Agana, Croatia

Sail into the Adriatic once more, putting the island of Šolta behind you as you return to marina Agana. Remember all the fun moments on the prize giving party in the base in the evening. On Saturday, take the time to explore Split further, chilling out on the popular promenade or searching the local markets for a few Croatian keepsakes. Make the most of your final day and soak up as much of the atmosphere as you can.