Tranquility, natural atmosphere, magnificent marine natural parks and iconic fortified towns is what you can expect during Dubrovnik yacht charter week. That is why this sailing route is recommended for sailors and maritime guests who prefer lower marine traffic, less crowded areas and a genuine Dalmatian pulse of secluded Adriatic islands.
Once you've completed stocking the boat's lockers and accommodated on your yacht, it's time your sailing adventure begins. Perhaps you wish to spend your first day strolling the crisscrossed streets of medieval walled city of Dubrovnik. If you prefer more seclusion, Elafiti islands with Lopud bay ensure you a great afternoon getaway from hustle and bustle of busy coastal ports.
Best protected bays for anchoring you will find in the colorful village of Šipan lying at a doorstep of Dubrovnik. You can safely dock your sailboat in the town port and take a nice walk along the palm tree promenade later in the evening.
The two family-run restaurants Marko and Dubravka are best in the area, offering amazing traditional culinary works of art based on fish and fresh seafood.
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Today set sail, towards Mljet National Park and make a stop for midday lunch in charming Okuklje bay, which is a prefect place for a quick swim before sailing up north towards our final destination Pomena bay.
Mljet is considered to be among the most beautiful islands in Croatia. For its exceptional untouched beauty, accented landscape values, dense forests, fertile fields, underwater caves, turquoise waters and numerous rare species, 1/3 of the island is state protected area.
Well-protected Pomena bay assures you countless possibilities on how to spend your day within the park. Only 15-minute walk from where your boat is docked, you can reach the heart of this magnificent park surrounded by dream-like saltwater lakes. These emerald green waters ensure warm temperatures ideal for swimming even in the off season.
There you can also rent a quad or a bike to visit the famous cave of Ulisses, try some of the best locally produced wines, best virgin olive oil or taste the famous goat cheese in one of the family-run restaurants.
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When you Charter a skippered yacht in Dubrovnik is definitively your best opportunity to visit the world-known Korčula. Idyllic small-town embedded among dense forests and fig trees should be on almost every sailing itinerary. This picturesque village is a fusion of well-preserved Venetian buildings, medieval fortresses, impressive defense walls, crisscrossed atmospheric streets and stylish beach bars.
The diversity of the this little gem is simply breathtaking. "Dubrovnik in small" as sometimes Korčula is called, fuses monumental architecture, abundance of museums, impressive cultural heritage and pure nature at its best. Don't forget to visit the house of famed explorer (and sailor) Marco Polo. The island's sunny position is in fact the main reason that the local community tries to promote their green oriented agriculture and sustainable local production.
A TIP: If you don't like too much hustle abd bustle, find your berth in Marina Lumbarda and visit agrotourismus Zure and taste some of the best wines of Korčula.
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One of the highlights on your yacht charter holiday is navigating towards Lastovo or as the locals call it the "island of happiness".
Lastovo national park is considered as one of largest marine protected areas in Croatia containing 44 islands, islets and reefs. Crystal clear waters swarming with fish, remarkable biodiversity, dense pine forests, secluded bays and iconic fisherman's taverns make this hidden gem a unque getaway and a must-see during your sailing trip in Croatia.
Before we reach the island, we anchor for lunch and swim in turquoise waters on exotic Lastovnjaci. Lastovo has a long-lasting tradition of welcoming sailors, so it is easy to find protected anchorages in a natural ambience of Jurjeva Luka or well-sheltered marina Pasadur. Best restaurants lie in a romantic Zaklopatica bay, where we overnight.
Grilled John dory, Scorpio fish, bream, lobster or pasta with fresh scampi in a locally-run tavern called "Konoba" is a must try. Lastovo is claimed as the one of the last 10 Mediterranean heavenly oasis, which preserved and untouched beauty.
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In the morning take a one-mile walk up to town and check the medieval stone houses with unique chimney tops of Lastovo village.
After navigating around Lastovo island we set our bearings to the east, for our next alluring destination, Trstenik bay on Pelješac peninsula. Pristine coves and bays around Pelješac are probably best kept secrets of any sailing itinerary in Croatia. And not many bareboat charters in Croatia find their way here.
A gentle sailing crusie across the glittering Adriatic might reward us with a flock of playful dolphins. Along the way you’ll pass scenic mountains, olive groves, amazing vineyards and seascapes with beautiful beaches that will tempt you to drop anchor and go for a swim.
Trstenik bay is a small fishing village under the steep mountain slopes reflecting pure natural scenes and peaceful surroundings. Best Croatian wines are produced within these hills, so go ahead, and indulge in sampling the local produce in a local winery.
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Passing by the densely wooded Peljšac coastline, you can admire the true beauties of this area. Pine-forested hilly landscapes are simply breathtaking inviting you to stop for a quick lunch and snorkel in one of the secluded sandy beaches. Enjoy and relax your afternoon on anchor in a stunning ambience. Later let's catch some breeze to help us sail the yacht towards our final stop Kobaš bay near Ston.
Best way of spending the last night at sea is visiting picturesque Ston bay and the same-named village the next morning.
Famous for cultivating seashells and oysters, Ston is the perfect place to try some of the best dishes based on clams, oysters and mussels. It is recommended to spend the night in Kobaš bay south from Ston dine and find a free mooring in one of the seaside restaurants. Luka's tavern is what we recommend.
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If you next feel like stretching your legs, take a nice 2-mile panoramic morning walk along the shore and explore historic Ston town. Impressive city walls are known to be the second longest defensive walls in the world.
Anchoring in alluring Smokvina beach on our way south to is the perfect for our last lunch on board before returning to Dubrovnik yacht charter base. We should aim to be back in the marina before 5pm so that the boats can be inspected ready for the changeover day tomorrow.
What can be better than to spend your last night walking through the marble streets of Dubrovnik old town and taste the Mediterranean from another era. Your journey is sadly near to an end and time has come to say goodbye. After breakfast, one last picture and hope to meet again on one of our adventures and sailing trips in Split Zadar or Pula.
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Please follow this unique Dubrovnik yacht charter itinerary and experience the best of the south Croatian coast.
7-day sailing trip from Dubrovnik to Split is your best opportunity to experience south Adriatic islands Korčula, Mljet and Lastovo from a comfort of a private yacht charter. When hiring a skippered Croatia sailing charter in Dubrovnik for a week, you can expect the best of a sailing holiday in Croatia.
The overall price will mostly depend on your travelling style, the type of the yacht you are chartering and the sailing season in Croatia. Please find the calculation of the estimated cost for a 7-day Dubrovnik yacht charter week in high season on a newer 4-cabin sailboat for 6 & skipper.
Calculated in case of 6 persons, plus Skipper on board the weekly cost will be 5.500€. - Food not included!
The cost for a 7-day sailing holiday in Croatia depends on these factors: Boat size, type, your traveling style and the charter season. The price for a comfortable 50-foot sailing yacht in high season is average 5.000 euros per week. Newer 42-foot catamaran around 7.000€ per week.
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Best time to sail Croatia are the summer months of June, July and August with dry and hot weather, warm seas temperatures and evrything is in full swing.
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