Kornati flotilla – 1 week

About The Kornati Flotilla

The Kornati flotilla explores Croatia’s famous National Park. Unusually, it avoids marinas with the high charges, using restaurant quays. The flotilla sails from Zaton, near Sibenik. The nearest airport is Split.

Quick Choices - Zaton Flotillas
Difficulty:IntermediateBase: ZatonAirport: Split
Flights from:Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Belfast
Qualifications:to sail yourself: minimum RYA Day Skipper Practical or ICC plus one person with VHF certificate.
Other options:Skippers available or combine your flotilla with an RYA sailing course.

The Kornati flotilla takes in a variety of stops, from uninhabited islands to small towns. There’s even a chance to visit a second National Park: The fabulous Krka waterfalls at Skradin are well worth a visit.

The fleet is generally relatively new but there are a few older boats for the budget conscious. Yachts from 2 to 5 cabins are available, including catamarans.

The flotilla has an associated RYA Sailing School. This enables you to take crewing or skippers qualification whilst enjoying the flotilla.

2020 Dates and Route Map
FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
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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.

Kornati Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
Average19Note: you will do more miles than this!
1: Sat0Check in.
  • Zaton Zaton is a small fishing and farming town. It lies at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. The village nestles at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills. There is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural ... Read more
2: Sun10
  • 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: Mon16
  • Zminjak Zminjak is a small island about a mile north of Murter. It’s uninhabited apart from the staff of the single restaurant. There’s no ferry service to the island so you need your own boat to get there! It’s a pretty spot but you may be disturbed by the regular passage of other boats, though things quieten ... 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: Wed20
  • Smokvica The island of Smokvica is a popular stopping off point for those heading north in to the Kornati National Park. There’s no ferry service so it’s lucky you have a yacht! The large hill is worth a climb for the views from the top across the park. There’s just one bay, Lojena, on the south side. It’s ... Read more
6: Thu13Free sailing. Lots of options in the Kornati including
  • 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
or 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
Shorter options are available
7: Fri33
  • Zaton Zaton is a small fishing and farming town. It lies at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. The village nestles at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills. There is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural ... 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. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

More about the Kornati Flotilla

The Kornati flotilla is an intermediate flotilla, ideal for those with a little previous experience. Beginners will cope but there are easier options (though not in Croatia).

The nearest airport is Split. The airport is well served by flights from the UK. Most are provided by low cost carriers. The flotilla is the usual Saturday start.

The operator offers optional airport transfers. It’s about a 50-60 minute trip from Split Airport.

Those wanting sail training can take an instructor on board their yacht, or take a berth on a Tuition Yacht. Those not wanting training are also welcome to join the Tuition Yacht. This opens the flotilla to those not wanting to take their own yacht, including singles.

 

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