Croatia Dalmatia flotillas

The Mid Dalmatia flotillas sail Croatia’s most popular cruising area. So popular that new routes have been added for 2017. As you sail between islands there are three national parks to visit. The area also includes the historic towns of Split, Trogir and Primosten.

The Dalmatia flotilla sailing itineraries provide great variety. Heading north, you have the Kornati, Krka and Telascica National Parks. To the south, islands including Hvar, Vis, Solta and Brac offer stops from sleepy fishing villages to buzzing holiday towns.

The two week Dalmatia flotillas visit both parts. If you can only spare a week, you’ll need to pick between the northern and southern parts. But be warned – you’ll want to come back and do the other half next year. Then you’ll want a further two weeks because the two north routes and two south routes visit different places! Little wonder this is one of the top selling flotilla areas.

Take your pick from

View the Hvar flotilla - 1 week
  • Hvar flotilla – 1 week

    Hvar Flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Saturdays from Zaton, Sibenik

    Nearest airports: Split, (Zadar also feasible)

    Direct flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to October

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Hvar13th 27th10th 24th8th 22nd5th 19th2nd 16th 30th
    View the Hvar flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average21Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in.
    • Zaton Zaton is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Nestling at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills, Zaton is a small fishing and farming town at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural harbour with pleasant walks ... Read more
    2: Sun17
    • Rogoznica Rogoznica is a charming and well protected harbour, marina and anchorage on what can be a very windy stretch of coastline. With its delightful old “island” village there is more to this town than first meets the eye. Pick up a buoy; drop the hook, back onto the quay or choose a marina berth, Rogoznica ... Read more
    3: Mon26
    • Split The historical city of Split is Croatia’s second largest city, though with less than 200,000 inhabitants it’s pocket sized. The port is a hub for ferry services to outlying islands and Italy and the city is the cultural centre for the region, so there’s plenty to see and do. The Diocletians Palace at the centre of ... Read more
    4: Tue23
    • Stari Grad (Hvar) Stari Grad on the island of Hvar is a harbour with a mission. Stari Grad literally means “Old Town” and Stari Grad is one of the oldest in Europe. Actually, calling it a town is perhaps stretching it – take away the tourists and the population is only a couple of thousand. In 2016 the ... Read more
    5: Wed16Free sailing. Lots of options to chose from but why not try:
    • Maslinica (Solta) This little fishing village is a lovely spot and you can still get fish fresh off the boat. The inlet at Maslinica looks out over the little archipelago at it’s mouth and the hills are dotted with pines and olive groves. Other than fellow yacht charter crews, there are few tourists as Maslinica has no ferry service. ... Read more
    6: Thu29
    • Primosten A small holiday town centred on an island now connected to the mainland by a causeway. The walls that once surrounded the old town have long gone, bar the gate through which one enters the main square. The square provides an excellent place for various events through the summer but is a bit over restored for ... Read more
    7: Fri16
    • Zaton Zaton is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Nestling at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills, Zaton is a small fishing and farming town at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural harbour with pleasant walks ... Read more
    8: Sat0Check out and depart
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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View the Kornati flotilla - 1 week
  • Kornati flotilla – 1 week

    Route

    Difficulty: Moderate        Departs: Saturdays from Zaton, Sibenik

    Nearest airports: Split, (Zadar also feasible)

    Direct flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Kornati6th 20th3rd 17th1st 15th 29th12th 26th9th 23rd
    View the Kornati flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average16Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in.
    • Zaton Zaton is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Nestling at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills, Zaton is a small fishing and farming town at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural harbour with pleasant walks ... Read more
    2: Sun10It's the punch party at:
    • Prvic Luka (Prvic) Once a retreat for the rich of Sibenik, Prvic island is an agricultural and fishing centre, little touched by international tourism. Many of today’s visitors are day trippers from the mainland so by the evening, it’s quiet place. Prvic Luka, at the south end of the island is one of only two villages (the other, Sepurine ... Read more
    Or
    • Zlarin Known as the Coral Island, Zlarin is a lush island near the mouth of the Krk river. The island is clad with pine and cypress forests, figs and olives. You can walk peacefully along the 20km of roads as cars are prohibited. The red coral for which the  island is famed is largely exhausted. However, there’s still ... Read more
    3: Mon17
    • Murter / Hramina (Murter) For a town of 2000 people, Murter packs a lot in. It’s the capital of the island, and by reputation, of the Kornati National Park: The inhabitants supposedly own most of the islands! Murter has a host of shops and restaurants, as well as daily farmers and fish markets. With a number of churches, some Roman ruins, ... Read more
    4: Tue20
    • Sali (Dugi Otic) Home of the world famous (?) annual donkey races, Sali was named for its salt production in medieval times. Today, fishing, olives and holiday makers are the main earners though as the largest village (population under 2000) on the island of Dugi Otok, it also serves as its administrative centre. If you fancy a swim, there’s a ... Read more
    5: Wed10
    • Piskera / Panitula Vela Piskera is a small uninhabited island in the Kornati archipelago, inside the National Park. The Kornati Park is the high spot of many Croatia yacht charters. Bizarrely, Piskela Marina isn’t actually on Piskera but on the adjacent island of Panitula Vela. No matter, the latter is also a small uninhabited island so you won’t miss anything! The ... Read more
    6: Thu34Free sailing. Several options but I highly recommend a trip up the river to:
    • Skradin / Krka River / Krk National Park It’s worth a visit to Skradin just to sail up the river, but once there, a trip in to the Krk National Park is a must. After mooring your yacht, a short ferry boat ride takes you to the park entrance from where you can walk up to the first of 7 waterfalls which total ... Read more
    Or how about
    • Uvala Opat The southernmost bay on the island that gives its name to the Kornati National Park. There’s a single restaurant and half a dozen houses and that’s your lot. A great place to get away from it all. Read more
    7: Fri6
    • Zaton Zaton is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Nestling at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills, Zaton is a small fishing and farming town at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural harbour with pleasant walks ... Read more
    8: Sat0Check out and depart

    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week.

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View the Krka flotilla - 1 week ** NEW FOR 2017 **
  • Krka flotilla – 1 week

    The Krka Route

    Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Saturdays from Seget Donji marina, Trogir

    Nearest airports: Split

    Direct flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Krka20th3rd 17th1st 15th 29th12th 26th9th 23rd
    View the Krka flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average17Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in at Trogir's Seget Donji marina.
    • Trogir Trogir is not to be missed. A beautiful medieval town crammed with renaissance and Romanesque architecture, Trogir, oozes with an understated sophistication that will charm even the most jaded cynic. Moor your boat among the many other yachts than stop here and enjoy a night of revelry in surroundings of relaxed elegance. A World Heritage Site ... Read more
    2: Sun9
    • Sesula (Solta) Sesula is a small narrow inlet at the west end of the island of Solta, just south of Maslinica. It’s a pretty spot and provides good shelter. It lacks a beach but you can swim off the boat. There’s a dive centre here where you can hire scuba gear. Sesula is made more popular by its proximity to Split and ... Read more
    3: Mon26
    • Zlarin Known as the Coral Island, Zlarin is a lush island near the mouth of the Krk river. The island is clad with pine and cypress forests, figs and olives. You can walk peacefully along the 20km of roads as cars are prohibited. The red coral for which the  island is famed is largely exhausted. However, there’s still ... Read more
    4: Tue11
    • Skradin / Krka River / Krk National Park It’s worth a visit to Skradin just to sail up the river, but once there, a trip in to the Krk National Park is a must. After mooring your yacht, a short ferry boat ride takes you to the park entrance from where you can walk up to the first of 7 waterfalls which total ... Read more
    5: Wed17
    • Kaprije The small green island or Kaprije is named after the capers that once formed the mainstay of the economy. The island is car free so it’s wonderfully peaceful. The population numbers only about 150. Most live in the only the only village, also called Kaprije. In addition to the capers, the island has relied on fishing, grape cultivation and olive ... Read more
    6: Thu29
    • Drvenik Veliki / Luka Drvenik (Drvenik Veli) Drvenik Veliki is a great place to relax, at one with nature on this rugged island. It’s the only town on the island but the population is less than 200. The island’s economy depends on fishing, olives and, you guessed it, tourism. But this is no swinging holiday resort. Take a stroll though the olive groves ... Read more
    7: Fri8
    • Trogir Trogir is not to be missed. A beautiful medieval town crammed with renaissance and Romanesque architecture, Trogir, oozes with an understated sophistication that will charm even the most jaded cynic. Moor your boat among the many other yachts than stop here and enjoy a night of revelry in surroundings of relaxed elegance. A World Heritage Site ... Read more
    8: Sat0Check out and depart
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Route names may differ from those used by the operator.

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View the Vis flotilla - 1 week ** NEW FOR 2017 **
  • Vis flotilla – 1 week

    The Vis Route

    Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Saturdays from Seget Donji, Trogir
    Nearest airports: Split

    Direct flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Vis27th10th 24th8th 22nd5th 19th2nd 16th
    View the Vis flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average17Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in at Trogir's Seget Donji marina
    • Trogir Trogir is not to be missed. A beautiful medieval town crammed with renaissance and Romanesque architecture, Trogir, oozes with an understated sophistication that will charm even the most jaded cynic. Moor your boat among the many other yachts than stop here and enjoy a night of revelry in surroundings of relaxed elegance. A World Heritage Site ... Read more
    2: Sun9
    • Sesula (Solta) Sesula is a small narrow inlet at the west end of the island of Solta, just south of Maslinica. It’s a pretty spot and provides good shelter. It lacks a beach but you can swim off the boat. There’s a dive centre here where you can hire scuba gear. Sesula is made more popular by its proximity to Split and ... Read more
    3: Mon25
    • Komiza (Vis) Komiza has a reputation of being slightly rough around the edges and the locals like to keep it that way! Once the lair of pirates, the picturesque 17th and 18th century village of Komiza is a lively place to spend the night and a lot of Croats talk fondly of Komiza’s bohemian ways. Raise your ... Read more
    4: Tue19
    • Vis Town / Viska Luka (Vis) Vis is an island of contrasts. The more prosperous town of Vis languishes on the north eastern coast facing the its upmarket rival Hvar, while the hardworking fishing town of Komiza occupies the western end of the island. Vis has seen more than its fair share of conflict. Since 3000BC Vis has played host to every ... Read more
    5: Wed10
    • Palmizana and the Pakleni Islands Many yachts use Palmizana and the many nearby anchorages around the Pakleni Islands as a means to visit Hvar without doing battle in it’s busy harbour. Despite its alternative name, Hell’s Islands, it’s a beautiful spot. A water taxi service from Palmizana makes this a much more relaxing way to see Hvar. The water taxis return ... Read more
    6: Thu18
    • Stari Grad (Hvar) Stari Grad on the island of Hvar is a harbour with a mission. Stari Grad literally means “Old Town” and Stari Grad is one of the oldest in Europe. Actually, calling it a town is perhaps stretching it – take away the tourists and the population is only a couple of thousand. In 2016 the ... Read more
    7: Fri18
    • Trogir Trogir is not to be missed. A beautiful medieval town crammed with renaissance and Romanesque architecture, Trogir, oozes with an understated sophistication that will charm even the most jaded cynic. Moor your boat among the many other yachts than stop here and enjoy a night of revelry in surroundings of relaxed elegance. A World Heritage Site ... Read more
    8: Sat0Check out and depart
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Route names may differ from those used by the operator.

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View the Sibenik flotilla - 2 weeks
  • Sibenik flotilla – 2 weeks

    Sibenik flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Moderate           Departs: Saturdays from Zaton, Sibenik

    Nearest airports: Split, (Zadar also feasible)

    Direct flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Sibenik - 2 weeks13th 27th10th 24th8th 22nd5th 19th2nd 16th
    View the Sibenik flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average20Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in at Zaton Marina, Sibenik.
    • Zaton Zaton is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Nestling at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills, Zaton is a small fishing and farming town at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural harbour with pleasant walks ... Read more
    2: Sun17
    • Rogoznica Rogoznica is a charming and well protected harbour, marina and anchorage on what can be a very windy stretch of coastline. With its delightful old “island” village there is more to this town than first meets the eye. Pick up a buoy; drop the hook, back onto the quay or choose a marina berth, Rogoznica ... Read more
    3: Mon26
    • Split The historical city of Split is Croatia’s second largest city, though with less than 200,000 inhabitants it’s pocket sized. The port is a hub for ferry services to outlying islands and Italy and the city is the cultural centre for the region, so there’s plenty to see and do. The Diocletians Palace at the centre of ... Read more
    4: Tue23
    • Stari Grad (Hvar) Stari Grad on the island of Hvar is a harbour with a mission. Stari Grad literally means “Old Town” and Stari Grad is one of the oldest in Europe. Actually, calling it a town is perhaps stretching it – take away the tourists and the population is only a couple of thousand. In 2016 the ... Read more
    5: Wed16Free sailing. Lots of options to chose from but why not try:
    • Milna (Brac) The Russians based their fleet here during the Napoleonic wars, in the days before half the harbour in the centre of town was turned in to a marina. Which was probably the most excitement the place has seen. Described in one review as a great place to relax on account of there being nothing to do, ... Read more
    6: Thu29
    • Primosten A small holiday town centred on an island now connected to the mainland by a causeway. The walls that once surrounded the old town have long gone, bar the gate through which one enters the main square. The square provides an excellent place for various events through the summer but is a bit over restored for ... Read more
    7: Fri30Free sailing. I suggest:
    • Luka (Otok Vrgada) If you want to see what a Croatian fishing village looked like before the tourists came, Vrgada is probably pretty close. Uvala Luka is the small harbour of this fishing community on this small one village island. The island is covered with pine trees and has several pebbled beaches. Originally a fortress island (the ruins of the ... Read more
    Or:
    • Tisno / Tijesno (Murter) A village that manages to be both on an island and on the mainland, Tisno, previously Tijesno, lies astride the bridge that links Murter island to the rest of Croatia. The bridge opens twice a day to allow yachts to pass (for half an hour at 09.00 and 17.00), with the quays and anchorage being, like ... Read more
    8: Sat11Free sailing. How about:
    • Uvala Opat The southernmost bay on the island that gives its name to the Kornati National Park. There’s a single restaurant and half a dozen houses and that’s your lot. A great place to get away from it all. Read more
    Or:
    • Statival (Otok Kornat) Fancy a night swinging in the hook? Uvala Statival, at the north east end of Otok Kornat, is a great anchorage with the rather barren hillsides highlighted by splashes of green nearer the waters edge. There’s nothing here – well almost nothing; there are a couple of holiday villas but that’s the lot. No shops, no ... Read more
    Or:
    • Luka (Zut) Zut is the second largest island in the Kornati archipelago, and the largest uninhabited island in Croatia. Most visitors arrive on yacht charters – the island has no ferry service. There are several anchorages around the island and a marina at Pod Ražanj, but most charter yachts head for the ACI Marina at Luka Zut, a ... Read more
    9: Sun20
    • Prvic Luka (Prvic) Once a retreat for the rich of Sibenik, Prvic island is an agricultural and fishing centre, little touched by international tourism. Many of today’s visitors are day trippers from the mainland so by the evening, it’s quiet place. Prvic Luka, at the south end of the island is one of only two villages (the other, Sepurine ... Read more
    Or
    • Zlarin Known as the Coral Island, Zlarin is a lush island near the mouth of the Krk river. The island is clad with pine and cypress forests, figs and olives. You can walk peacefully along the 20km of roads as cars are prohibited. The red coral for which the  island is famed is largely exhausted. However, there’s still ... Read more
    10: Mon17
    • Murter / Hramina (Murter) For a town of 2000 people, Murter packs a lot in. It’s the capital of the island, and by reputation, of the Kornati National Park: The inhabitants supposedly own most of the islands! Murter has a host of shops and restaurants, as well as daily farmers and fish markets. With a number of churches, some Roman ruins, ... Read more
    11: Tue20
    • Sali (Dugi Otic) Home of the world famous (?) annual donkey races, Sali was named for its salt production in medieval times. Today, fishing, olives and holiday makers are the main earners though as the largest village (population under 2000) on the island of Dugi Otok, it also serves as its administrative centre. If you fancy a swim, there’s a ... Read more
    12: Wed10
    • Piskera / Panitula Vela Piskera is a small uninhabited island in the Kornati archipelago, inside the National Park. The Kornati Park is the high spot of many Croatia yacht charters. Bizarrely, Piskela Marina isn’t actually on Piskera but on the adjacent island of Panitula Vela. No matter, the latter is also a small uninhabited island so you won’t miss anything! The ... Read more
    13: Thu34Free sailing. Several options but I highly recommend a trip up the river to:
    • Skradin / Krka River / Krk National Park It’s worth a visit to Skradin just to sail up the river, but once there, a trip in to the Krk National Park is a must. After mooring your yacht, a short ferry boat ride takes you to the park entrance from where you can walk up to the first of 7 waterfalls which total ... Read more
    14: Fri6
    • Zaton Zaton is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Nestling at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills, Zaton is a small fishing and farming town at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural harbour with pleasant walks ... Read more
    15: Sat0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Route names may differ from those used by the operator.

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View the Split flotilla - 2 weeks ** NEW FOR 2017 **
  • Split flotilla – 2 weeks

    The Split Flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Saturdays from Seget Donji, Trogir

    Nearest airports: Split

    Direct flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Split - 2 weeks20th3rd 17th1st 15th 29th12th 26th9th
    View the Split flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Split Flotilla Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average17Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in at Trogir's Seget Donji marina.
    • Trogir Trogir is not to be missed. A beautiful medieval town crammed with renaissance and Romanesque architecture, Trogir, oozes with an understated sophistication that will charm even the most jaded cynic. Moor your boat among the many other yachts than stop here and enjoy a night of revelry in surroundings of relaxed elegance. A World Heritage Site ... Read more
    2: Sun9
    • Sesula (Solta) Sesula is a small narrow inlet at the west end of the island of Solta, just south of Maslinica. It’s a pretty spot and provides good shelter. It lacks a beach but you can swim off the boat. There’s a dive centre here where you can hire scuba gear. Sesula is made more popular by its proximity to Split and ... Read more
    3: Mon26
    • Zlarin Known as the Coral Island, Zlarin is a lush island near the mouth of the Krk river. The island is clad with pine and cypress forests, figs and olives. You can walk peacefully along the 20km of roads as cars are prohibited. The red coral for which the  island is famed is largely exhausted. However, there’s still ... Read more
    4: Tue11
    • Skradin / Krka River / Krk National Park It’s worth a visit to Skradin just to sail up the river, but once there, a trip in to the Krk National Park is a must. After mooring your yacht, a short ferry boat ride takes you to the park entrance from where you can walk up to the first of 7 waterfalls which total ... Read more
    5: Wed17
    • Kaprije The small green island or Kaprije is named after the capers that once formed the mainstay of the economy. The island is car free so it’s wonderfully peaceful. The population numbers only about 150. Most live in the only the only village, also called Kaprije. In addition to the capers, the island has relied on fishing, grape cultivation and olive ... Read more
    6: Thu29
    • Drvenik Veliki / Luka Drvenik (Drvenik Veli) Drvenik Veliki is a great place to relax, at one with nature on this rugged island. It’s the only town on the island but the population is less than 200. The island’s economy depends on fishing, olives and, you guessed it, tourism. But this is no swinging holiday resort. Take a stroll though the olive groves ... Read more
    7: Fri15Free sail suggestions: Why not take in the historic sites of
    • Split The historical city of Split is Croatia’s second largest city, though with less than 200,000 inhabitants it’s pocket sized. The port is a hub for ferry services to outlying islands and Italy and the city is the cultural centre for the region, so there’s plenty to see and do. The Diocletians Palace at the centre of ... Read more
    or the laid back holiday town of
    • Milna (Brac) The Russians based their fleet here during the Napoleonic wars, in the days before half the harbour in the centre of town was turned in to a marina. Which was probably the most excitement the place has seen. Described in one review as a great place to relax on account of there being nothing to do, ... Read more
    8: Sat9Free sail suggestions:
    • Supetar (Brac) The main habitation of Brac and gateway to the rest of island, Supetar is a bustling traditional town. With plenty of alleys to explore, galleries to view, wine cellars to visit and restaurants to sample it’s a fairly typical Croatian coastal town. There are no great architectural sites – nobody seems to have been that bothered ... Read more
    or for a longer sail
    • Vrboska (Hvar) This fishing village is known as “Little Venice” due to the canal with it’s low bridges that winds through the centre. For added authenticity, the Venetians actually invaded and left behind some appropriate buildings! Vrboska is at the head of an inlet surrounded by slopes clad in pines, olive groves and vineyards. The village boomed in the ... Read more
    9: Sun20
    • Sesula (Solta) Sesula is a small narrow inlet at the west end of the island of Solta, just south of Maslinica. It’s a pretty spot and provides good shelter. It lacks a beach but you can swim off the boat. There’s a dive centre here where you can hire scuba gear. Sesula is made more popular by its proximity to Split and ... Read more
    10: Mon25
    • Komiza (Vis) Komiza has a reputation of being slightly rough around the edges and the locals like to keep it that way! Once the lair of pirates, the picturesque 17th and 18th century village of Komiza is a lively place to spend the night and a lot of Croats talk fondly of Komiza’s bohemian ways. Raise your ... Read more
    11: Tue19
    • Vis Town / Viska Luka (Vis) Vis is an island of contrasts. The more prosperous town of Vis languishes on the north eastern coast facing the its upmarket rival Hvar, while the hardworking fishing town of Komiza occupies the western end of the island. Vis has seen more than its fair share of conflict. Since 3000BC Vis has played host to every ... Read more
    12: Wed10
    • Palmizana and the Pakleni Islands Many yachts use Palmizana and the many nearby anchorages around the Pakleni Islands as a means to visit Hvar without doing battle in it’s busy harbour. Despite its alternative name, Hell’s Islands, it’s a beautiful spot. A water taxi service from Palmizana makes this a much more relaxing way to see Hvar. The water taxis return ... Read more
    13: Thu18
    • Stari Grad (Hvar) Stari Grad on the island of Hvar is a harbour with a mission. Stari Grad literally means “Old Town” and Stari Grad is one of the oldest in Europe. Actually, calling it a town is perhaps stretching it – take away the tourists and the population is only a couple of thousand. In 2016 the ... Read more
    14: Fri18
    • Trogir Trogir is not to be missed. A beautiful medieval town crammed with renaissance and Romanesque architecture, Trogir, oozes with an understated sophistication that will charm even the most jaded cynic. Moor your boat among the many other yachts than stop here and enjoy a night of revelry in surroundings of relaxed elegance. A World Heritage Site ... Read more
    15: Sat0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Route names may differ from those used by the operator.

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  • Trogir flotilla – 2 weeks

    The Trogir Flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Saturdays from Seget Donji, Trogir

    Nearest airports: Split

    Direct flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Trogir - 2 weeks27th10th 24th8th 22nd5th 19th2nd 16th
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    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Split Flotilla Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average18Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in at Trogir's Seget Donji marina.
    • Trogir Trogir is not to be missed. A beautiful medieval town crammed with renaissance and Romanesque architecture, Trogir, oozes with an understated sophistication that will charm even the most jaded cynic. Moor your boat among the many other yachts than stop here and enjoy a night of revelry in surroundings of relaxed elegance. A World Heritage Site ... Read more
    2: Sun9
    • Sesula (Solta) Sesula is a small narrow inlet at the west end of the island of Solta, just south of Maslinica. It’s a pretty spot and provides good shelter. It lacks a beach but you can swim off the boat. There’s a dive centre here where you can hire scuba gear. Sesula is made more popular by its proximity to Split and ... Read more
    3: Mon25
    • Komiza (Vis) Komiza has a reputation of being slightly rough around the edges and the locals like to keep it that way! Once the lair of pirates, the picturesque 17th and 18th century village of Komiza is a lively place to spend the night and a lot of Croats talk fondly of Komiza’s bohemian ways. Raise your ... Read more
    4: Tue19
    • Vis Town / Viska Luka (Vis) Vis is an island of contrasts. The more prosperous town of Vis languishes on the north eastern coast facing the its upmarket rival Hvar, while the hardworking fishing town of Komiza occupies the western end of the island. Vis has seen more than its fair share of conflict. Since 3000BC Vis has played host to every ... Read more
    5: Wed10
    • Palmizana and the Pakleni Islands Many yachts use Palmizana and the many nearby anchorages around the Pakleni Islands as a means to visit Hvar without doing battle in it’s busy harbour. Despite its alternative name, Hell’s Islands, it’s a beautiful spot. A water taxi service from Palmizana makes this a much more relaxing way to see Hvar. The water taxis return ... Read more
    6: Thu18
    • Stari Grad (Hvar) Stari Grad on the island of Hvar is a harbour with a mission. Stari Grad literally means “Old Town” and Stari Grad is one of the oldest in Europe. Actually, calling it a town is perhaps stretching it – take away the tourists and the population is only a couple of thousand. In 2016 the ... Read more
    7: Fri15Free sail suggestions: Plenty to choose from including
    • Vrboska (Hvar) This fishing village is known as “Little Venice” due to the canal with it’s low bridges that winds through the centre. For added authenticity, the Venetians actually invaded and left behind some appropriate buildings! Vrboska is at the head of an inlet surrounded by slopes clad in pines, olive groves and vineyards. The village boomed in the ... Read more
    or
    • Bol (Brac) The oldest town on Brac, Bol sits at the foot of the highest mountain in the Adriatic islands, Mt. Vidova Gora. The area is rich in history but the main draw is Zlatni Rat beach. This V-shaped pebble and sand beach sticks out to sea – the name means Golden Horn. It’s about a kilometre west of the ... Read more
    8: Sat25Free sail suggestions: How about
    • Supetar (Brac) The main habitation of Brac and gateway to the rest of island, Supetar is a bustling traditional town. With plenty of alleys to explore, galleries to view, wine cellars to visit and restaurants to sample it’s a fairly typical Croatian coastal town. There are no great architectural sites – nobody seems to have been that bothered ... Read more
    or
    • Milna (Brac) The Russians based their fleet here during the Napoleonic wars, in the days before half the harbour in the centre of town was turned in to a marina. Which was probably the most excitement the place has seen. Described in one review as a great place to relax on account of there being nothing to do, ... Read more
    9: Sun20
    • Sesula (Solta) Sesula is a small narrow inlet at the west end of the island of Solta, just south of Maslinica. It’s a pretty spot and provides good shelter. It lacks a beach but you can swim off the boat. There’s a dive centre here where you can hire scuba gear. Sesula is made more popular by its proximity to Split and ... Read more
    10: Mon26
    • Zlarin Known as the Coral Island, Zlarin is a lush island near the mouth of the Krk river. The island is clad with pine and cypress forests, figs and olives. You can walk peacefully along the 20km of roads as cars are prohibited. The red coral for which the  island is famed is largely exhausted. However, there’s still ... Read more
    11: Tue11
    • Skradin / Krka River / Krk National Park It’s worth a visit to Skradin just to sail up the river, but once there, a trip in to the Krk National Park is a must. After mooring your yacht, a short ferry boat ride takes you to the park entrance from where you can walk up to the first of 7 waterfalls which total ... Read more
    12: Wed17
    • Kaprije The small green island or Kaprije is named after the capers that once formed the mainstay of the economy. The island is car free so it’s wonderfully peaceful. The population numbers only about 150. Most live in the only the only village, also called Kaprije. In addition to the capers, the island has relied on fishing, grape cultivation and olive ... Read more
    13: Thu29
    • Drvenik Veliki / Luka Drvenik (Drvenik Veli) Drvenik Veliki is a great place to relax, at one with nature on this rugged island. It’s the only town on the island but the population is less than 200. The island’s economy depends on fishing, olives and, you guessed it, tourism. But this is no swinging holiday resort. Take a stroll though the olive groves ... Read more
    14: Fri8
    • Trogir Trogir is not to be missed. A beautiful medieval town crammed with renaissance and Romanesque architecture, Trogir, oozes with an understated sophistication that will charm even the most jaded cynic. Moor your boat among the many other yachts than stop here and enjoy a night of revelry in surroundings of relaxed elegance. A World Heritage Site ... Read more
    15: Sat0Disembark
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Route names may differ from those used by the operator.

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  • Zaton flotilla – 2 weeks

    Zaton Flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Moderate         Departs: Saturdays from Zaton, Sibenik

    Nearest airports: Split, (Zadar also feasible)

    Direct flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle

    Operates: Alternate weeks April to September

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Zaton - 2 weeks6th 20th3rd 17th1st 15th 29th12th 26th9th 23rd
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    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    Average19Note: you will do more miles than this!
    1: Sat0Check in.
    • Zaton Zaton is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Nestling at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills, Zaton is a small fishing and farming town at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural harbour with pleasant walks ... Read more
    2: Sun10
    • Prvic Luka (Prvic) Once a retreat for the rich of Sibenik, Prvic island is an agricultural and fishing centre, little touched by international tourism. Many of today’s visitors are day trippers from the mainland so by the evening, it’s quiet place. Prvic Luka, at the south end of the island is one of only two villages (the other, Sepurine ... Read more
    Or
    • Zlarin Known as the Coral Island, Zlarin is a lush island near the mouth of the Krk river. The island is clad with pine and cypress forests, figs and olives. You can walk peacefully along the 20km of roads as cars are prohibited. The red coral for which the  island is famed is largely exhausted. However, there’s still ... Read more
    3: Mon17
    • Murter / Hramina (Murter) For a town of 2000 people, Murter packs a lot in. It’s the capital of the island, and by reputation, of the Kornati National Park: The inhabitants supposedly own most of the islands! Murter has a host of shops and restaurants, as well as daily farmers and fish markets. With a number of churches, some Roman ruins, ... Read more
    4: Tue20
    • Sali (Dugi Otic) Home of the world famous (?) annual donkey races, Sali was named for its salt production in medieval times. Today, fishing, olives and holiday makers are the main earners though as the largest village (population under 2000) on the island of Dugi Otok, it also serves as its administrative centre. If you fancy a swim, there’s a ... Read more
    5: Wed10
    • Piskera / Panitula Vela Piskera is a small uninhabited island in the Kornati archipelago, inside the National Park. The Kornati Park is the high spot of many Croatia yacht charters. Bizarrely, Piskela Marina isn’t actually on Piskera but on the adjacent island of Panitula Vela. No matter, the latter is also a small uninhabited island so you won’t miss anything! The ... Read more
    6: Thu16Free sailing. Why not try:
    • Telascica (Dugi Otok) Take a therapeutic swim in a salt lake, relax on the many beaches or explore the rich flora and fauna of this National Park. Only the most ardent urbanites will fail to love Telescica Bay. The narrow but 4nm long inlet at the south end of Dugi Otok has around 25 smaller bays around its edges. ... Read more
    Or
    • Luka (Zut) Zut is the second largest island in the Kornati archipelago, and the largest uninhabited island in Croatia. Most visitors arrive on yacht charters – the island has no ferry service. There are several anchorages around the island and a marina at Pod Ražanj, but most charter yachts head for the ACI Marina at Luka Zut, a ... Read more
    Large yachts wanting more mileage might consider
    • Veli Iz / Iz Veli (Iz) Veli Iz is known for its pottery. It used to supply much of the Adriatic coast. Local folklore says the artisans, when returning from their sales trips, would throw unsold items overboard. The village is surrounded by greenery, including fig and olive trees. It’s the largest settlement on the island of Iz, though the population is just a ... Read more
    Or
    • Zadar The only real problem with Zadar is there’s so much to see and do. As you’d expect of a city that can trace it’s history to neolithic times, there’s plenty of history, but also more modern attractions such as the Sea Organ. Many of the sites are within Zadar’s old walled city, on the peninsula opposite ... Read more
    7: Fri27Free sailing. Spend another day around the Kornati - why not try:
    • Statival (Otok Kornat) Fancy a night swinging in the hook? Uvala Statival, at the north east end of Otok Kornat, is a great anchorage with the rather barren hillsides highlighted by splashes of green nearer the waters edge. There’s nothing here – well almost nothing; there are a couple of holiday villas but that’s the lot. No shops, no ... Read more
    Or head south to the Murter area where you could try:
    • Tisno / Tijesno (Murter) A village that manages to be both on an island and on the mainland, Tisno, previously Tijesno, lies astride the bridge that links Murter island to the rest of Croatia. The bridge opens twice a day to allow yachts to pass (for half an hour at 09.00 and 17.00), with the quays and anchorage being, like ... Read more
    Or:
    • Kosirina (Murter) This will be one of the shorter write ups! Kosirina is a pretty anchorage on the west coast of the island of Murter. It’s a popular destination for yacht charters and campers – there’s a camp site behind the beach. There are a couple of beach bars and a small shop at the camp site but ... Read more
    Or:
    • Luka (Otok Vrgada) If you want to see what a Croatian fishing village looked like before the tourists came, Vrgada is probably pretty close. Uvala Luka is the small harbour of this fishing community on this small one village island. The island is covered with pine trees and has several pebbled beaches. Originally a fortress island (the ruins of the ... Read more
    8: Sat17Free sailing: If you're still up around the Kornati, head south to the Murter area (see above). Otherwise you can head further south and try either:
    • Krapanj One of the smallest inhabited islands in Croatia, Krapanj is also one of the lowest lying; it’s almost flat. It’s something of a throwback to an earlier age. Having spurned a bridge to the mainland and rejected cars, Krapanj feels a lot further from the rest of the country than the few hundred metres of sea ... Read more
    Or whichever of Pvic Luka and Zlarin you missed first day (see day 2).
    9: Sun17
    • Rogoznica Rogoznica is a charming and well protected harbour, marina and anchorage on what can be a very windy stretch of coastline. With its delightful old “island” village there is more to this town than first meets the eye. Pick up a buoy; drop the hook, back onto the quay or choose a marina berth, Rogoznica ... Read more
    10: Mon26
    • Split The historical city of Split is Croatia’s second largest city, though with less than 200,000 inhabitants it’s pocket sized. The port is a hub for ferry services to outlying islands and Italy and the city is the cultural centre for the region, so there’s plenty to see and do. The Diocletians Palace at the centre of ... Read more
    11: Tue23
    • Stari Grad (Hvar) Stari Grad on the island of Hvar is a harbour with a mission. Stari Grad literally means “Old Town” and Stari Grad is one of the oldest in Europe. Actually, calling it a town is perhaps stretching it – take away the tourists and the population is only a couple of thousand. In 2016 the ... Read more
    12: Wed25Free sailing. Lots of options to chose from but why not try:
    • Maslinica (Solta) This little fishing village is a lovely spot and you can still get fish fresh off the boat. The inlet at Maslinica looks out over the little archipelago at it’s mouth and the hills are dotted with pines and olive groves. Other than fellow yacht charter crews, there are few tourists as Maslinica has no ferry service. ... Read more
    13: Thu21
    • Primosten A small holiday town centred on an island now connected to the mainland by a causeway. The walls that once surrounded the old town have long gone, bar the gate through which one enters the main square. The square provides an excellent place for various events through the summer but is a bit over restored for ... Read more
    14: Fri23Why not take in the waterfalls at:
    • Skradin / Krka River / Krk National Park It’s worth a visit to Skradin just to sail up the river, but once there, a trip in to the Krk National Park is a must. After mooring your yacht, a short ferry boat ride takes you to the park entrance from where you can walk up to the first of 7 waterfalls which total ... Read more
    before heading back to the base at:
    • Zaton Zaton is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Nestling at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills, Zaton is a small fishing and farming town at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural harbour with pleasant walks ... Read more
    15: Sat0Check out and depart
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Route names may differ from those used by the operators.

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More about the Mid Dalmatia flotillas

The Mid Dalmatia flotillas require only moderate experience. They are not ideal for novice skippers and crews, particularly in high season when winds are a little stronger. But they are well within the capabilities of those with previous flotilla experience. Winds are typically force 2-4, sometimes 5 in the afternoons when there can be Katabatic gusts off the hillsides.

Dalmatia flotillas: scenery, history, sunshinse and sailing

Dalmatia flotillas: scenery, history, sunshinse and sailing

You must hold a recognised skippers certificate (RYA Day Skipper, ICC or similar) to sail yourself. Otherwise either hire a skipper or take a course (see Learn to sail below). Someone on board will also need a VHF certificate. These rules apply to all yacht charters and flotillas in Croatia.

The Dalmatia flotillas start from Trogir and from Zaton (near Sibenik). Both bases are best reached via Split airport, although Zaton is not too much further from Zadar airport.

Transfers times for Trogir are about 10-15 minutes. For Zaton it’s about 50-60 minutes. Split is served by direct flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.

All these Dalmatia flotillas are available as a package with flights or flotilla only. Booking flotilla only and buying your own flights works out cheaper. The operators offer optional airport transfers for those buying their own flights.

Learn to sail on Mid Dalmatia FlotillaS

On the Dalmatia flotillas from Zaton (the Hvar, Kornati, Sibenik and Zaton routes), there’s the option of taking sailing courses. The operator’s RYA accredited sailing school offer Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses. Personalised tuition is also available. You can either join the school’s Tuition Yacht, booked by the berth/cabin, or you can have a yacht and instructor to yourselves.