Dalmatian Coast Adventure
A Croatian sailing holiday is made that little bit extra special when it includes a visit to Croatia's most famous and most beautiful city - Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is to the far south of Croatia, not far from the Montenegro boarder, and is famous for it's old town with impressive city walls situated right on the Adriatic coastline.
This one-way itinerary will take you through some of Croatia's highlights - a one-way route is generally a great way to see more of a country, although one-way itineraries are only available on request - so please make sure you ask us when enquiring!
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Arrival & check-in, ACI Dubrovnik Marina, Dubrovnik
Stock your charter yacht & unpack, then explore this beautiful old town with it’s baroque buildings and ancient city walls. Take the cable car from the back of the town and take in spectacular views from the top, then take a walking tour or simply go up onto the city walls and see the city from every angle. Enjoy dinner with a stunning view over the Adriatic, then explore some the city’s bars & restaurants – many are hidden within it’s walls.
Situated in the middle of stunning National Park, there are a couple of bays, perfectly situated between Korcula and Dubrovnik. Choose between Okuklje with it’s hidden bay and fantastic restaurant, or Polače/Pomena – both set in the heart of the national park. There is the option to hire bikes and cycle through the national park, and visiting a monastery in the middle of a lake on the island is a spectacular excursion (it’s on an island within an island, which is pretty cool in it’s own right!).
Korčula Town, Korčula
Sometimes referred to as a ‘mini Dubrovnik’, Korčula is a medieval town buzzing with restaurants & bars, on an island known for it’s vineyards and wine production. The marina here is one of the best equipped, with good loos & showers within the marina, and there are some really great restaurant options in town for the evening. If you can find the cocktail bar situated on top of an old castle turret then you’re in for a treat! Be warned though, you have to climb up a ladder to get up there – it’s often easier to get up than get back down!
Vis Town, Vis
Vis is one of our favourite places to visit – a little quieter than nearby Hvar or Split, it offers the chance to explore hidden beaches, caves and even an abandoned submarine base. You need to arrive early (by 2pm) as it gets busy in June to mid-September, so if you’re running behind schedule or just fancy a slower-paced day maybe head for the Pakleni islands instead where you will find an abundance of spots to drop anchor in all wind directions.
Anchor for the night, Pakleni Islands
There are so many bays and inlets on these largely uninhabited islands and they make the perfect place to drop anchor and cook dinner onboard under the stars. If you fancy a fully serviced marina instead, book a berth in ACI marina Palmizana, or another great option is to secure a buoy in the bay of Vinogradišće on the south side of the island chain (opposite Palmizana), where there is a great choice of restaurants on shore which you can easily reach by dinghy.
Well known for it’s beautiful architecture as well as it’s vibrant nightlife – this stunning island town rarely disappoints. Climb to the old fortress above the town for spectacular views, then sip cocktails at one of the many waterfront bars before enjoying one of the finest meals in Croatia. If you’re still going after all that – dance the night away at Kiva bar or Carpe Diem Beach Club. If you’re after somewhere a little quieter try Stari Grad on the north coast of Hvar island, but there’s lots to do for everyone of all ages in this busy, vibrant town.
Day 7 (Option 1)
The biggest and most vibrant destination on this route, Split is a busy tourist destination in it’s own right. The old town is steeped in history, with winding narrow streets and traditional restaurants hidden round each corner. Visit the Diocletian’s palace in the heart of the old town, walk around the maze of streets and try not to get lost! Alternatively you can end this itinerary in Trogir (see below).
Day 7 (Option 2)
As an alternative final destination to Split, some one-way charters end in Trogir, just along the coast from Split. If you have a preference between Split or Trogir we will make sure we book you a yacht which ends in your preferred destination. Trogir is a lovely and historic town with UNESCO World Heritage status. The old town is actually a tiny island accessible by bridges, and is full of independent shops, restaurants & lively bars, so it’s a great place to spend a night!
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