The complete Croatian experience

The Vis flotilla is a beloved route among Sunsailors wanting to experience 2 weeks of sailing in Croatia with the support only a lead flotilla crew can give. We have upgraded the Vis flotilla route for 2022 to provide more freedom while sailing and flexibility of booking dates.

Starting 2022 the two-week Vis flotilla can be booked every week! The first week the route takes our guests to the north, together with Sunsail one week Krka flotilla patrons. The route winds between charming coastal towns and pine-covered covens of Šibenik archipelago, passing by impressive medieval forts, and into a spectacular waterfall national park. During a free sailing day you could even get into the renowned Kornati national park archipelago.

14
Days

Highlights

  • Delicious local wines
  • Traditional Komiža Town
  • Succulent Croatian peka
  • Numerous UNESCO-protected heritage
  • Beautiful Krka National Park
  • Discover coastal and island Dalmatia
Day 1

Marina Agana

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Marina Agana, Croatia

Our base is situated at Marina Agana in Marina village, just a short taxi ride from the ancient coastal cities of Trogir and Split. Marina is a peaceful Croatian fishing village made up of cosy, terracotta roofed houses built from bright white stone. It’s an impossibly picturesque start to your Croatian flotilla holiday, and ideally situated to reach the coastal and island highlights of Dalmatia. Spend your first day exploring Split (a 40-minute taxi ride away) or kick back with a pivo (beer) in one of Marina’s waterside bars.

Discover Marina Agana

Enjoy a secluded swim

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

Day 2

Marina Agana to Maslinica, Šolta Island

The day's sailing

11
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Maslinica (Šolta) Croatia

Sunday starts with a flotilla breakfast and the first morning briefing. There, details about the route are explained to each skipper and first mate, as well as ideas for the day stops for lunch. There are a few popular locations that are usually chosen including Krknjasi blue lagoon, or Fumija bay. The destination for the evening is Maslinica town, found on the western side of Šolta island. The once family-owned castle that resides here is now a heritage hotel adjacent to Martinis Marchi marina where the flotilla is moored up for the night. The town itself is surrounded with quiet beaches, and is filled with traditional stone houses typical for Dalmatia villages. Try the gin and tonic prepared for you by the lead crew before heading to one of the classy restaurants for a taste of local produce.

Discover Maslinica

Maslinica Drone pic Krka

A meal with a view

Make a reservation at a hillside restaurant for fantastic views while you dine.

Suggested lunch spots

Call at the unique island of Primošten for a traditional Dalmatian meal in a waterside konoba.

Day 3

Maslinica to Zlarin island

The day's sailing

27
Nautical miles
5.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Agana base

Push off from the dock and head north to Šibenik archipelago, on the way passing by inviting sandy bays like Stari Trogir or Vela Rina on Drvenik Mali island. Feel free to stop for a swim before reaching Zlarin town quay. This is the first Croatian island to eradicate plastic waste, and there are also no cars on the island. It is a typical example of a small Dalmatian fishing community, and time isn’t really of the essence here. Tune into the island beat, grab a coffee or “bevanda” and prepare your palette for home made specialties on your group meal in the evening. If there is time visit the local coral museum to learn more about the island’s history.

Discover Zlarin

The Red Coral Ceremony

Visit during summer and witness the coral ceremony, where locals don traditional dress and sing a capella in order to escort their "coral hunters" to sea where they will spend multiple months and catch red corals.

Day 4

Zlarin island to Skradin

The day's sailing

12
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Krka National Park Waterfalls

The journey to Skradin town leads through a natural canal that used to be a riverbed, guarded by St. Nicholas fortress, one of many UNESCO protected forts in Croatia. Those who love medieval history simply must make a stop on Šibenik town quay and walk through centuries-old cobbled streets and pay a visit to another UNESCO heritage site – the Šibenik cathedral. After passing another section of the meandering canal, two bridges and a lake – you will find yourself in Skradin, or as the Romans called it “Scardona”. It is the best point of entry to Krka waterfalls national park, and a great place to try the original “peka” dishes or local wines.

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peka food

Traditional Croatian Peka

Skradin is a great place to try the traditional Croatian delicacy Peka. Peka involves cooking vegetables, meat and fish under an iron bell heaped with embers for several hours leaving the tenderest meat to taste. Choose between veal, lamb and octopus peka and try wine from a local winery for a full experience.

Suggested lunch spots

Šibenik is a great place to stop for a bite to eat. This pretty riverside town has a number of fine restaurants including one awarded with a Michelin star, situated right next to UNESCO heritage site- the St. Jacob Cathedral. Or you can explore one of four forts that Šibenik is known for. One is now an open stage, hosting some of the most famous world music stars; one is a virtual museum; and one has posed as a "Game of thrones" dungeon.

Day 5

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht with view of Croatian coastline

The free sailing day is a great opportunity for all the guests to choose their own course, based on their preferences. Here are some options the lead skipper may suggest. Prvić island is home to a small town that was developed as a vacation place for the upper class living in Šibenik. Kaprije island is a nice quiet spot with great hiking possibilities and rewarding views. Kakan island has numerous bays and coves for everyone wishing to unwind and stay onboard. Kornati national park consists of over 1200 islands and reefs and offers excellent diving. You must purchase a park ticket in order to visit. Ask your lead skipper for more information and suggestions for your free sailing day. After passing another section of the meandering canal, two bridges and a lake – you will find yourself in Skradin, or as the Romans called it “Scardona”. It is the best point of entry to Krka waterfalls national park, and a great place to try the original “peka” dishes or local wines.

Day 6

Rogoznica Town

The day's sailing

19
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Rogoznica Marina

Meet up with your flotilla friends on Thursday in Rogoznica town, on the Croatian mainland. This well-protected town has a compelling legend about a dragon in a lake, a lavender, labyrinth on the top of the hill, and numerous walking, hiking, and cycling paths to traverse, in addition to numerous restaurants and bars. The lead crew will have a group meal organized for this night and will be held close to the yachts in the center of this old town.

Discover Rogoznica

Rogoznica, Croatia

Seek out the Dragon's Eye

If you’re feeling adventurous then take a walk inland to the Dragon’s Eye Lake, a steep-sided saltwater lake and a popular cliff jumping spot.

Suggested lunch spots

Check out one of the rare Croatian sandy beaches on the way to Rogoznica: Vela Rina on Drvenik Mali island.

Day 7

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht with view of Croatian coastline

On this day all of the one-week flotilla guests will head back to the base, but for our Vis Flotilla sailors the best part of the holiday is just starting. The weekend is the best time to visit this mesmerizing island and we suggest spending both of your free sailing days around its shores. The lead crew are more than happy to point out the best spots depending on the preferences of each crew, and take care of all the necessary bookings and reservations in time.

Day 8

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht with view of Croatian coastline

There are plenty of things to do and see, simply sailing 30 miles to the island across open water is a delight. Once there, choose between wreck diving, wine tasting, sampling legendary meals like traditional peka, or lobster specialties, or scootering across the island with amazing views, visiting the blue or green cave, sunbathing on sandy beaches, or doing the island military tour. Ask yor lead ship for suggestions.

Day 9

Milna, Brač island

The day's sailing

26
Nautical miles
5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Milna (Brač), Croatia

After two full days of free sailing time to catch up with your flotilla crew and a new group of co-sailors from Hvar Flotilla in Milna Town on the western side of Brač Island. Brač is known for its marvellous white stone taken from the local quarry, which was even used as a building material for the Washington White House, and it gives all the local houses their glow. The long winding promenade is ideal romantic walks, and the gin and tonic party prepared for you by your lead crew is held on a spot just above the marine Vlaška, overlooking the perfect sunset.

Discover Milna

A waterside drink

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

Day 10

Jelsa, Hvar Island

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Jelsa (Hvar), Croatia

It is time to say goodbye to Milna and head to Hvar island. On the way to the little town of Jelsa on the northern side of Hvar island the flotilla is passing by some great stops for snorkeling, swimming and exploring. In Smrka bay is a hidden old submarine tunnel and a hiking path to a 13th century monastery, or you can anchor off Golden horn beach next to Bol town on the south side of Brač. Once tied safely on Jelsa town quay, use your time to explore this quaint part of the island.

Discover Jelsa

Seaplane trips

Catch the seaplane between Jelsa and Split for unforgettable views of Dalmatia’s ancient capital city.

Day 11

Stari Grad town, Hvar island

The day's sailing

15
Nautical miles
3.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

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

Grab a bite

Stari Grad is lively and full of very good quality restaurants.

Day 12

Free Sailing Day

The day's sailing

0 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Free sailing day

This is the last free sailing day for this two week flotilla, and the location could not be better. Pribinja or Luka Tiha is just outside of Hvar island and is infamous for parties, filled with nightclubs, and a perfect destination if you would rather just relax and swim. Hvar town on the southwestern end of Hvar island is the infamous place for parties, filled with nightclubs, beach bars and high end restaurants. Vinogradišće bay is one of the most popular bays in Croatia, and it owes its good name to well known restaurants and Laganini beach bar and its cocktails. Ask your lead yacht for more options on this day.

Day 13

Nečujam bay, Šolta Island

The day's sailing

19
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

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! On down time, pick up the snorkeling gear from your lockers and check out the sunken wooden boat in the south end of the bay. The shallows of the bay are also filled with pen shells that are protected, so don’t try to take them out of the sea. To sum up a great day a group meal is arranged at a nearby restaurant.

Discover Nečujam bay

Snorkelling in Croatia

Take a swim

Snorkel around these blue waters and explore the sunken wreck in the bay.

Day 14

Nečujam bay to Marina Agana

The day's sailing

13
Nautical miles
3.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Marina Agana, Croatia

After two weeks of sailing, sampling, tasting, swimming, sunbathing and exploring, this Friday it is time to head back to the base. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to make a couple of day stops on the way back or participate in the flotilla regatta en route. The lead crew will prepare some prizes for all flotilla participants of your shared sailing experience. You can then decide if you would like a quiet evening in Marina town, or head to Trogir town, another Croatian UNESCO pearl, for a night out.

Discover Trogir

Have a night out

Trogir town is a great spot to stop in for a night on the town.