This memorable Northern Dalmatia sailing experience will bring you on a week-long sailing vacation, traveling the renowned Dalmatian coast while visiting beautiful islands. Look forward to the feel of the salty sea breeze and the Mediterranean sun while visiting one of Croatia’s most popular national parks, relaxing on picturesque beaches and dining at fabulous seaside eateries, capping it all off with cocktails at sunset.
At a Glance
- 7 days of sailing the clear blue waters of the Adriatic
- Explore atolls, islets, and uninhabited islands
- Enjoy mouthwatering Croatian cuisine, including fresh-caught fish
- Visit charming fishing villages
- Swim off the shores of beautiful beaches
- Discover secluded coves and bays
- Marvel at the magnificent waterfalls in Krka National Park
- Enjoy authentic experiences with the locals
Day by Day Itinerary
Begin this enchanting one-week sailing trip in the picturesque fishing village of Marina, about halfway between the cities of Sibenik and Split, within easy reach of historic Trogir. Here, traditional white stone houses are set around the marina which offers all the necessary facilities and then some. It’s the ideal spot to get your provisions and prepare for the exciting journey that awaits. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim from one of the nearby beaches with trees for shade just east of town and perhaps take advantage of restaurants serving fresh-caught fish and outstanding local wines before it’s time to set sail.
Maslinica, Solta Island
Departing west out of the bay, the first day of sailing will bring you to Maslinica on Solta Island, passing Drvenik Veli and Drvenik Mali islands along the way. You might want to stop on Drvenik Veli, anchoring in the crystal-clear turquoise waters of Krknjasi, the blue lagoon. This island paradise boasts secluded coves with idyllic beaches for picnicking and swimming. Upon arrival to the postcard-perfect village of Maslinica, you’ll discover an especially charming atmosphere with lots of enticing shops selling local items like honey, wine and schnapps, along with alluring spots to lay out a beach towel and enjoy sunbathing.
Venture out into the Adriatic, with Drvenik Mali, Drvenik Veli and the little atolls around Arkandel Island to the starboard side sailing toward Kaprije in the Sibenik Archipelago. Renowned for its fresh, clean air and car-free environment, it provides a unique oasis for privacy, peace and quiet. Cruise around the many tiny inlets and atolls, stopping at Primosten to enjoy the interesting architecture and a traditional Croatian meal in one of the waterside konobas. You’ll sail into Kaprije just in time to relax with a refreshing beverage in one of the bars along the waterfront. This evening you might want to join the locals to drink wine while enjoying the fresh catch, song and to play the traditional bowling game of balote.
Cruising east to the mouth of the Krka River and then up the river itself, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery as you make your way to the gateway of Krka Falls National Park, Skradin. Along the way, stop for a bite to eat in Sibenik. The 1,000-year-old UNESCO-listed city offers may excellent eateries for enjoying beautiful views and a traditional Dalmatian meal. After anchoring in Skradin, hop on one of the national park boats to reach the park with its magnificent waterfalls, rivers and lakes along with rich flora and fauna.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Enjoy this “free” day of sailing or exploring on land, the Sibenik region offers a wealth of delights. You might want to spend more time in Krka National Park as a day isn’t nearly long enough to experience all of its magnificent beauty, or sail to islands nearby like Tijat and Zlarin. The latter is a car-free island offering lots of tranquility, with beautiful beaches and pine trees, while tiny and uninhabited Tijat offers picturesque bays for anchoring and a popular beach bar for sipping cocktails or indulging in ice cream. Your day can be as active or as relaxed as you’d like.
Journey over to Rogoznica, set within a deep bay sheltered from the wind to join your flotilla friends in the harbor. The small town has a long history as a fishing village, with lots of local fishermen still selling their catch, offering the opportunity to pick up some of the freshest fish available. There are plenty of eateries serving tasty Dalmatian specialties like Rogoznica stew, and waterfront bars for enjoying drinks with your fellow flotilla travelers. Those who want to enjoy something more adventurous might want to talk a walk inland to Dragon’s Eye Lake, a unique saltwater lake surrounded by sheer cliffs that tower up to 79 feet high. If you’re up for a thrill, it’s a popular spot for cliff jumping.
With your sailing experience coming to an end today, it’s time to sail back to Trogir. Cruising north with the tiny atolls around Arkandel Island at your port side, you’ll skirt the headland of Drvenik Mali. This peaceful island with only around 60 residents is an ideal spot for coffee while enjoying its unspoiled nature. After arriving into the marina, enjoy the evening with your family or friends, reliving your memories while sipping cocktails as the sun goes down and then dining in one of the many waterfront eateries.
Disembark in Trogir
Bid a fond farewell to the skipper and host as you disembark your sail boat with an onward transfer to your hotel.
- 7-Night private sailing trip. Price based on max 6 guests
- Light breakfast served daily
- Complimentary water, tea and coffee on board
- Including professional and licensed English-speaking skipper
- Daily cabin cleaning service
- Including fuel and local city taxes
- Private return airport/hotel transfers
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the trip (subject to daily download limits)
What's Not Included
- Marina fees of €30-€50 per night on a bouy or €60 - €120 per night in a marina
- Return flights to Croatia. (Please speak to us about including flights in your package)
2020 Departures from Trogir
- July 4, 11, 18, 25
- August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- September 5, 12, 19, 26
- October 3, 10
2021 Departures from Trogir
- May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- June 5, 12, 19, 26
- July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
- August 7, 14, 21, 28
- September 4, 11, 18, 25
- October 2, 9