Dubrovnik - Kobaš (Pelješac)
Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the ideal starting point for your sailing vacation in Croatia owing to its distinctive combination of culture, history, pristine natural beauty, breathtaking vistas, and sceneries.
A catamaran or a sailboat charter is the best way to experience this well-known Adriatic pearl and south Dalmatian islands. Set sail from Dubrovnik to follow Croatia's best sailing routes. Enjoy the islands Korula, Mljet, and Lastovo from the comfort of a private boat.
The little Croatian settlement of Koba or Uvala Kobaš is situated in the Channel of Ston, about 2.5 miles from the Vratnik Passage. The cove of Koba's sandy beach and secluded marina has been a growing attraction among sailing enthusiasts. There are no contemporary marinas or large, elaborated waterfronts here. Sailing boats are anchored at the rear on the possibly handmade wooden docks of traditional Konoba-style restaurants.
The cove is well secured from most winds except the North Wind (Bura). There are many small piers dot the cove, which can berth up to 18m in depth. It takes 4 hours to sail from Dubrovnik to Kobas, a distance of 17 NM.
It is an awesome place to dock for lunch. The tucked-away underdeveloped town is famous for its fresh seafood. You can find modest taverns and waterfront restaurants that serve freshly picked oysters and grilled mussels at prices that seem like a bargain, even in a country like Croatia.
Kobaš - Pomena (Mljet)
Pomena is a small port village in the heart of the National Park of Mljet. In this village of 50 permanent residents, farming, tourism, and fishing are the primary sources of income. Being very close to Dubrovnik and connected to it by a regular boat line, Pomena is a unique tourist destination. It is 25 NM from Kobas. This quiet town can get busy during summer.
As part of the preserved natural and historical environment while retaining the advantages of the proximity to a large city center such as Dubrovnik.
Various accommodation and recreation possibilities are offered in Pomena, and the island of Mljet, a national park. This spot must not be overlooked when you sail through the Adriatic.
It is 15 minutes walk to Malo Jezero (Small Lake) of the extraordinarily lush Mljet National Park through the village. Around two-thirds of the island is covered by forest. You can take a boat to the monastery on Sv Marija Island or seek out the biking trails among the lakes in the national park. Explore the hiking trails if you wish to have a change in view.
As a bay, it's particularly safe because it's protected by Pomestak, a tiny island that also serves as a local naturist beach. The perfect place to drop your anchor and spend the night under the stars.
Pomena - Zaklopatica (Lastovo)
Zaklopatica is a cove on the north side of Lastovo, only 2 km from the town of Lastovo. It is safe and sheltered. This turquoise bay is Lastove best-kept secret. Almost closed up by the isle in front of it that shares its name, the entrances to the cove are 1–7 m deep. Smaller boats can berth at its modest riva or in the middle of the cove up to 15 meters deep. The distance from Pomena to this cove is approximately 23 NM. Zaklopatica is a perfect starting point for exploring Lastovo's beautiful natural environment via land, sailing, or diving.
The bay has a reasonable number of eateries, konoba, and cafes and is a safe haven for sailors. Some restaurants allow free docking for their customers. A row of private accommodations and villas encircles the bay, providing various cosy lodging options. Taste heavenly food at the Konoba Triton restaurant while absorbing a breathtaking view of the bay. The restaurant is known for its daily catch menus prepared with old family recipes.
Zaklopatica's dark skies and low light pollution make it the perfect place for stargazing. The island is acknowledged as owning the prettiest night sky in Europe. A leisurely mooring at Zaklopatica can indeed be the perfect after-sailing respite.
Zaklopatica - Vela Luka (Korčula)
Vela Luka is a place of great charm with a rich history located on Korcula island. The boat ride between Lastovo (Island) and Vela Luka covers an approximate distance of 23 NM. Vela Luka is a small lovely old town with a beautiful harbour with a wide range of activities.
The area of Vela Luka on the island of Korčula bears archaeological evidence of habitation as early as the Old Stone Age - 20,000 B.C. To the present day, the Illyrians, Romans and Slavic peoples have all left their marks on this soil, with the Vela Luka of today blossoming from the 18th century to the present day. Catch a glimpse of the past by visiting Vela Luka's interesting sight, the Vela Spila or Great Cave. An extraordinary prehistoric cave dwelling in Europe.
A trip around town reveals many historic areas and buildings - combined with a picturesque sea view. The city is located at the end of a 9.2km long bay offering excellent shelter from the elements. Trips are organized daily from here to the many surrounding islands, including the well-known Proizd and Ošjak. Spend your day swimming in its Instagram-worthy quiet beaches located around the island. Get active by renting a standup paddleboard and wade through the crystal-clear rocky shores.
Vela Luka (Korčula) - Korčula (Korčula)
Your sail to the east of the island will be at ease as the famous winds rush through Peljeac and Korčula channels. Korcula Town is approximately 40 NM away, making this cruise from Vela Luka the longest sailing.
The island of Korčula is the jewel of the Adriatic archipelago. The island is indented with isles and inlets, and its lush vegetation bestows a special mark on it. The city of Korčula is a historical and tourist center of its island. It is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Moreška, danced within Korčula, is one of three chivalric dances you can only witness on this beautiful island.
Its most captivating feature is the historic Old Town, an oval-shaped walled settlement that faces the Peljesac Channel. The walled town has unique towers, palaces, churches, monuments, cafés, restaurants, hotels, galleries, open-air cinema, etc.
The town of Korčula is also considered the birthplace of the world's greatest traveller, Marco Polo. Experience history by visiting the house where the great traveller was born in the old town. Walk around the narrow city streets to catch a glimpse of the city. Swim on the many beaches that surround the island and dive to explore flora and fauna of its rich underwater world. Restaurants and fine dining options are numerous in this picturesque fairy-tale town.
ACI Marina Korčula ( http://www.aci-club.hr/aci.htm ) is situated in a small inlet east of town. Its northern side is protected with a breakwater.
Korčula - Prožura (Mljet)
Prožura is a small settlement on the central part of the island of Mljet. Its cove is located on the northern coast and is well protected from all the winds by the two islands adjacent to it: Borovac and Planjak. The boat journey from Korčula to Prožura takes 30 NM. There are several places you can berth up to 4m deep. There are two quays with mooring lines and two buoy fields operated by two restaurants. From time to time, a north-easterly tide is expected.
Prožura bay is an absolute beauty. Anchor at the Marijina Konoba restaurant, order their Gratinated Oysters and Grilled Fish. For a warm family-like atmosphere and an incredible view, indulge at Kanoba BARBA.
Prožura - Dubrovnik
The 7-day yachting in Croatia from Dubrovnik will disembark at Dubrovnik on the last day. The sailing route from Mljet Island to Dubrovnik will take 23 nautical miles. You'll typically arrive back at base before sunset. Hence, take advantage of your last night at the Medieval town to catch up on some leisurely activities.
The city of Dubrovnik was once the center of the Dubrovnik Republic. It was ruled by the Byzantine empire, sold to Venice, led by Austria, and later by Yugoslavia. Dubrovnik has a rich history, culture, and tradition. Until a period, Dubrovnik competed on equal grounds with Venice in the north, which is today one of the most famous tourist and historical centers on the Adriatic and the Mediterranean.
The city was further made famous by the ever-popular TV series The Game of Thrones. It was the movie's prominent filming location. There are 19 GTO filming locations in Dubrovnik. To feel grounded again, explore Dubrovnik by taking the Game of Thrones tour or the city walls tour. The best way to experience Dubrovnik's vast cultural and historical heritage is to traverse its streets on foot and stroll over the famous Stradun and the 25m high, 2km long City walls. The path will take you past numerous palaces, churches, and places of lesser significance, adding to Dubrovnik's vast glory. Walk the ancient streets to shop for Croatian Lace, Croatian wine, cheese, Lavender oil, authentic Croatian olive oil, Konavle earrings, Rakija liqueurs, etc.
Its name is a synonym for Croatia in the world's far corners. The more you learn about Dubrovnik, the less surprised you will be to know that its population increases tenfold during the peak of the tourist season. The only limit to your cruise in Croatia is your imagination, as it truly is a country of a thousand beautiful islands. The 7-day itinerary is one of the many itineraries available for exploring. Sailing in Croatia is the best way to enjoy the view of the Adriatic Coastline in the summer. Make your holiday memorable, visit medieval cities and swim in the crystal-clear sea, dive at some of the best dive sites in the world and spend some time alone on the dreamy Croatian islands. Most importantly, treat your taste buds with authentic seafood culinary at eateries that are only reachable by boat.
You can opt for a laid-back, tranquil cruise with desolate coves and no other passengers to relax and unwind, or you can party nonstop and go from island to island for wild nights.