The Adriatic coastline with its clear seas, gentle summer climate, quaint villages and historic towns, is a magnificent cruising area, which reveals Croatia as the No 1 area for water sports.
The 5000 km long coastline is sheltered by chains of the 700 islands, amongst which there are many anchorages and harbours Croatia feats to every seafarer life style. You can find lonely and romancing mooring places as well as modern microcosms at the modern and well equipped ports and marinas of the country. Generous nature has garnished this rich and heterogeneous country with hidden bays, beaches, cliffs, karst, emerald groves, sea straits and vast high seas.
It consists a wonderful experience for everyone to cascade the coastline of Adriatic Sea, therefore we propose you to start your vacation trip either from Pula, which is located on the Istrian coast or from Biograd or from Trogir, cities which are located in the middle of Dalmatian coast. Our bases in Pula, Zadar, Biograd and Trogir are in position to offer you every facility in order to experience the magnificent waters of Croatia. Our yachts in Pula, tie up at the marina Veruda right in the heart of Pula, overlooked by the well preserved Roman amphitheater.
A visit to Pula has to be one of the highlights of a cruise along the Istrian coast. Pula is open throughout the year as a port of entry. The marina has water and electricity supplied to all pontoons, toilets, showers, restaurant and parking.
Zadar is a busy town and harbour with a number of interesting museums and old buildings. There are excellent facilities for yachts at the marina, which is located in the new port.
Starting from Zadar, you can visit the Kornati islands. They are a group of islands, islets, rocks, reefs and shoals, which lie within 11 miles of the mainland coast but run parallel to the main land. The Kornati islands and islets are over hundred but the exact number is debatable. They are mostly rocky consisting of shell limestone having no surface streams but only a thin covering of grass. Nowadays, there are no permanent settlements on the islands only few houses, which are occupied seasonally by fishermen and farmers. The Kornati islands are now designated as a National Park, and several marinas are being built.
|Croatia: 7 days itinerary|
|Total distance:||151 nautical miles approximately|
|1st day:||Embarkation||5th day:||Rab - Osor (22 nm)|
|2nd day:||Pula - Mali Losinj (34 nm)||6th day:||Osor - Krnica (21 nm)|
|3rd day:||Mali Losinj - Ist (26 nm)||7th day:||Krnica - Pula (18 nm)|
|4th day:||Ist - Rab (30 nm)||8th day:||Disembarkation|
|Total distance:||150 nautical miles approximately|
|1st day:||Embarkation||5th day:||Skradin - Betina (28 nm)|
|2nd day:||Zadar - Telascica bay (32 nm)||6th day:||Betina - Iz Veli (25 nm)|
|3rd day:||Telascica bay (Dugi Otok)- Zirje (28 nm)||7th day:||Iz Veli - Zadar (18 nm)|
|4th day:||Zirje - Skradin (19 nm)||8th day:||Disembarkation|
Starting from Biograd or from Zadar you can visit the Kornati islands. They are a group of islands, islets, rocks, reefs and shoals, which lie within 11 miles of the mainland coast but run parallel to the main land. The Kornati islands and islets are over hundred but the exact number is debatable. They are mostly rocky consisting of shell limestone having no surface streams but only a thin covering of grass. Nowadays, there are no permanent settlements on the islands only few houses, which are occupied seasonally by fishermen and farmers. The Kornati islands are now designated as a National Park, and several marinas are being built.
Biograd is the centre of the riviera consisting of Petar na Moru (Peter on the Sea), Turanj, Sv. Filip i Jakov (Sts. Philip and James), Biograd, Pakostane and Drage, as well as of several places on the island of Pasman: Tkon, Kraj, Pasman, Barotul, Mrljane, Nevidjane, Dobropoljana, Banj and Zdrelac, and Vrgada on the island of the same name. Thanks to its position in the most indented part of the Croatian Adriatic coast, the area provides excellent opportunities for nautical tourism and boating as one of few parts of the Mediterranean. In the close vicinity are three national parks: Paklenica, Kornati Archipelago and Krka, as well as Telascica Nature Park and lake Vransko Nature Park.
Apart from cultural and historical heritage, Biograd is also characterized by nice beaches, picturesque bays and various accommodation facilities. The town has a number of restaurants offering specialities of local and international cuisine. The picturesque Pasman Channel with a series of small islands protects Biograd and its riviera from strong winds from the sea, which is an advantage for swimmers and boaters.
Because of its central position on the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea, the district of Split and Dalmatia has always an extraordinary, cultural and historical role. This entire rounded area consists of a wide hinterland and a coastal belt whit an archipelago with many islands.
The city of Split is not only built within and around the fortified Roman palace-much of the palace still stands today-, but also it has many fine buildings, churches and museums which are worth to visit.
Our base in the South Dalmatia is situated in Trogir, 15 km from Trogir airport.
|Croatia: 7 days itinerary|
|Total distance:||108 nautical miles approximately|
|1st day:||Embarkation||5th day:||Komiza – Hvar (island Hvar) (23 nm)|
|2nd day:||Trogir - Milna (island Brac) (17 nm)||6th day:||Hvar – Split (22 nm)|
|3rd day:||Milna - Vis (island Vis) (20 nm)||7th day:||Split – Trogir (8 nm)|
|4th day:||Vis – Bisevo – Komiza (island Vis) (18 nm)||8th day:||Disembarkation|
|Weather & Wind|
The main seasons in the Adriatic are Summer and Winter. Spring and Autumn are transitional periods rather than true seasons as experienced in temperature regions. In this area the Spring transitional period occurs in April/May, and the transition to Winter in October. During Summer months winds are usually light over the whole Adriatic, averaging force 2 or 3 and rarely reaching high forces.