The Dalmatia region of Croatia is often called a nautical paradise, and you'll see why on this 5-day sailing trip. Choose a boat that best suits your group's needs, from simple to luxurious. Whichever type you decide upon, you'll enjoy the natural luxury of this stunning region, from secluded beaches to ancient towns.

Highlights

  • Swim at secluded beaches on islands in the Adriatic Sea
  • Get unique views of Croatian towns and cities from sea
  • Explore magical natural caves at the island of Bisevo

Overview

A sailing tour can be the perfect way to explore the mesmerizing Dalmatian coast and the picturesque islands scattered across the Adriatic Sea. Southern Dalmatia is often referred to as a true nautical paradise, with ancient cities, secluded beaches, and hidden coves.

While in the past it was very common to charter the boat for a week or more, now it's possible to design shorter sailing trips. Boats come with a skipper, meaning you do not need to have any previous sailing experience and can enjoy your holidays knowing you are in good hands.

Standard sailing boats are usually from 35-45 feet long and can accommodate 2-8 guests. Premium sailing boats are usually larger and provide more comfort, but do not necessarily have more cabins. For guests who would like an even more luxurious experience, a cruise around the coastline on a gullet or a motor yacht can be organized instead.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Split - Vis Vis Harbor
Day 2 Vis - Blue cave - Korcula Island Korcula Harbor
Day 3 Korcula town Korcula Town
Day 4 Hvar Island and Pakleni Islands Hvar
Day 5 Hvar - Split  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Sail from Split to Vis

Vis at sunset

You may arrive in Split immediately prior to embarking on this tour, or you may add this sailing itinerary onto a longer stay in the pretty UNESCO World Heritage city of Split. Either way, this itinerary departs immediately from Split.

Enjoy the sea breeze as you sail towards the island of Vis, on a leisurely full day of sailing. Sailing out from Split gives you a unique sea view of the city. On arrival there will be some time for swimming and snorkeling before docking in Vis Harbor for the night.

Day 2: Explore caves around Vis and Korcula Island

The Blue Cave of Bisevo

Leaving Vis in the morning, sail towards the small island of Bisevo to visit its magical “Blue Cave." If the weather is good, pay a visit to the so-called "Green Cave" as well. Later, proceed toward Korcula Island where you'll spend the night.

Day 3: Korcula town

Korcula

Today, sail around the island to Korcula town. Stop to swim in beautiful small bays en route. Korcula town is the main town on the island, famous for its medieval walls and narrow streets that are patterned like a fish skeleton. The streets are designed like fish bones, branching off from a central street - a design made to reduce the effects of wind and sun. Stay the night in Korcula.

Day 4: Hvar Island and Pakleni Islands

Pakleni Islands

This morning, sail from Korcula towards Hvar Island. Sail through the Pakleni Islands archipelago, a collection of several smaller islands. Then, continue towards the island of Hvar, which is famed for its sunny days, crystal blue waters and idyllic beaches, enchanting stone streets and old Venetian palaces in the charming Old Town of Hvar.

Day 5: From Hvar back to Split

View of Split from the water

Sail from Hvar town back towards Split. On the way, stop for one last swim on Brac Island. Sailing to Split gives you unique views of the city from the sea. Arrive at the marina and end your sailing tour in the evening.