Sailing Kornati Islands Croatia

Get inspired into alternative sailing routes of Croatia and explore iconic Kornati national park and countless islands of Zadar region. The itinerary on private charters is completely flexible so freely adjust your route together with your skipper. He will recommend safe anchorages, hidden bays, interesting sailing locations, colourful island villages and do his best to prepare a unforgettable holiday experience. Best time to sail Kornati is between June and September, when the weather conditions are perfect for a relaxing sailing trip.

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Experience intact nature and tranquil environment of Kornati national park.

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Small distances between hundreds of  tiny islands is ideal for a family cruise.


Sailing upriver to magnificent Krka waterfalls is one of itinerary highlights.


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You can exepct the very best of a sailing experience in Croatia if you hire private skippered sailboat for a week and discover countless beautiful islands of Zadar region including the magnificent Kornati national park and Krka Waterfalls.


Sailing in Croatia can be a pure delight for a beginner or experienced sailor for many reasons: Sunny and dry climate, low winds in summer months, impressive maritime ambiance, unique sailing grounds with hundreds of scattered islands assuring safe crossings and easy island hopping. However, if you lack of sailing experiences it is recommended to rather charter a yacht in Croatia with skipper to navigate your yacht safely around myriad of islands.


Renting a small sailing yacht with 3 cabins will cost you between 2.500 and 3.300 euros in high charter season and about 2.000€ in September or June.


Every month between April and November is good for sailing around the idyllic Croatian islands. However, it very much depends on your expectations, level of your sailing skills and your travelling style. Expect the very best of a sailing vacation in Croatia when you book you charter week within the summer months June, July, August and eary September. With long sunny days, low winds and warm sea temperatures this time of the year is ideal for a laid-back sailing odyssey between the beautiful Croatian islands.


The whole Kornati island chain consists of 90 uninhibited tiny islands stretching from north to south on a 15 mile-distance. 


Best way to discover Kornati national park is to follow this exclusive 7-day sailing itinerary:

Day 1: Biograd to island Pašman

Day 2: Pašman to Kaprije island

Day 3: Kaprije to Krka Waterfalls, Skradin (opt for Primošten or Rogoznica village)

Day 4: Krka park to Žirje island

Day 5: Žirje to Kornati national park

Day 6: Kornati to Sali village on Dugi otok

Day 7: Sali to Biograd

Day 8: Disembarking in Biograd


Besides Kornati national park, make sure to explore these wonderful islands during your 7-day sailing trip from Zadar

  • Dugi Otok with highest lighthouse on Adriatic and Saharun beaches
  • Kaprije - the Island of sailors and with best seaside restaurants
  • Island Molat and its idyllic emerald bays
  • Silba  - the island of hidden romantic corners
  • Murter island where you can explore some of the best beach bars in the area


The yacht charter cost for most Croatia charters includes: boat rental, end cleaning, diver, boat handover, dingy, bedding and outboard engine.


Skipper's fee on Croatia private yacht charters ranges between 150€ and 220€ per day. The fee mostly depends on the yacht's size, type and the charter season in Croatia.


A 40-foot Bareboat sailing yacht in Croatia will cost between 2.500€ and 3.500€ per week in high charter season. You can expect the prices to be 30-50% lower in June or September.

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