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.
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
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4 hr
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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
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4 hr
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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

Stari Grad, Hvar

The day's sailing

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3 hr
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The flotilla is staying on remarkable Hvar island for another day, sailing around the northwestern tip and into the bay of Stari Grad. It is said that the Greek hero Jason and his Argonauts came here and founded the then-called Faros while looking for the golden fleece.

Discover Stari Grad

UNESCO sites and museums

Petar Hektorović’s castle -Tvrdalj, with its fishpond and a dove-cot over it, is the most famous building in Stari Grad, with a statue of him put in front of it. This renaissance poet built it throughout his entire life and it had the same importance for him as his literary work. Another point of interest would be a UNESCO-protected area - the field of Stari Grad, unchanged for two millenia, it has fed generations and generations of settlers.

Suggested lunch stops

The many coves and beaches at the entrance of Stari Grad bay are perfect for a quiet lunch. Pick up a mooring buoy or anchor in your very own bay and enjoy a swim in the shade of pine trees.

Day 5

Free Sailing

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Free sailing day

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 Stari Grad and head to wide-known Hvar town, overnighting in a busy marina, or pick up a buoy in the southern Vinogradišće bay, soaking in the numerous beach clubs. If you want to sail further afield, you and your crew can also choose to head to the island of Vis. It is a great place to explore and a chance to rack up a few blue water miles along the way.

Discover Bobovišća

Day 6

Nečujam, Šolta

The day's sailing

15
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3 hr
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Nečujam bay is a large cove on the northern side of Šolta island, with enough space for every yacht in this flotilla to anchor safely tucked away from any winds. It is also an ideal place to set up a dinghy race, so be prepared for some exciting competition!

Discover Šolta island

Suggested lunch spots

Hidden amongst steep cliffs of southern Šolta, the entrance to Tatinja bay is marked by a lone rock in the middle of the bay. To the right hand side inlet are a couple of mooring buoys, belonging to a well hidden restaurant, serving only self-grown and self-caught food from open fire, in a relaxed and family atmosphere. A great choice if you don't want to cook yourself.

Day 7

Nečujam, Šolta to Marina Agana

The day's sailing

11
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1.5 hr
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Sail into the Adriatic once more, putting the island of Šolta behind you as you return to marina Agana. Remember all the fun moments at 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.