The complete Croatian experience

A relaxed, two-week flotilla vacation on Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian Coast, our Vis flotilla takes you to some of central Dalmatia’s best-known islands, towns and natural marvels.

Enjoy a mix of coastal island hopping and blue water sailing in the calm conditions of the Adriatic, develop your sailing skills and experience the best of Croatian culture. You’ll visit sleepy villages, quiet, secluded beaches and ancient fortified towns, making new friends and sharing new experiences along the way.

Vis itinerary

14
Days

Highlights

  • Delicious local wines
  • Traditional Komiža Town
  • Succulent Croatian peka
  • Numerous UNESCO-protected heritage
  • Beautiful Krka National Park
  • Discover coastal and island Dalmatia
Day 1

Marina Agana

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Marina Agana, Croatia

Our base is situated at Marina Agana in Marina village, just a short taxi ride from the ancient coastal cities of Trogir and Split. Marina is a peaceful Croatian fishing village made up of cosy, terracotta roofed houses built from bright white stone. It’s an impossibly picturesque start to your Croatian flotilla holiday, and ideally situated to reach the coastal and island highlights of Dalmatia. Spend your first day exploring Split (a 40-minute taxi ride away) or kick back with a pivo (beer) in one of Marina’s waterside bars.

Discover Marina Agana

Enjoy a secluded swim

Check out the beaches to the east of the town for a quiet, pre-departure swim.

Day 2

Marina Agana to Rogoznica

The day's sailing

17
Nautical miles
3.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Stomorska (Šolta), Croatia

Sail west out of Marina Agana and follow the contours of the alluring Dalmatian Coast. Before long, the narrow bay and spacious marina of Rogoznica will open up before you. Moor in the sheltered harbour and stroll along the town’s long promenade, or kick back with a refreshing drink in a waterside bar. A longer walk will take you to Dragon's Eye - a salt lake where you'll meet a lot of youngsters jumping off of cliffs; or to lavender garden on the top of the little hill.

Discover Rogoznica

Maslinica Drone pic Krka

Seek out the Dragon's Eye

If you’re feeling adventurous then take a walk inland to the Dragon’s Eye Lake, a steep-sided saltwater lake and a popular cliff jumping spot.

Suggested lunch spots

Check out one of the rare Croatian sandy beaches on the way to Rogoznica: Vela Rina on Drvenik Mali island.

Day 3

Rogoznica to Skradin

The day's sailing

24
Nautical miles
5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Krka National Park Waterfalls

One of the highlights of the Vis flotilla holiday, day three sees you sail up the Krka River towards Skradin and the Krka Waterfalls National Park. Soak up the scenery as you guide your yacht from Rogoznica along the coast and into the mouth of the Krka River, passing the picturesque town of Šibenik along the way. Skradin is the gateway to the Krka National Park, so purchase a national park ticket and catch a boat further upriver to view the park’s famous waterfalls. Make sure you go for a swim near Skradinski Buk—arguably the most beautiful cascade in Krka.

Discover Skradin

peka food

Traditional Croatian Peka

Skradin is a great place to try the traditional Croatian delicacy Peka. Peka involves cooking vegetables, meat and fish under an iron bell heaped with embers for several hours leaving the tenderest meat to taste. Choose between veal, lamb and octopus peka and try wine from a local winery for a full experience.

Suggested lunch spots

Šibenik is a great place to stop for a bite to eat. This pretty riverside town has a number of fine restaurants, including one awarded with a Michelin star, situated right next to UNESCO heritage- the St. Jacob Cathedral. or you can explore one of four forts that Šibenik is known for. One is now an open stage, hosting some of the most famous world music stars; one is a virtual museum; and one was posing as "Game of thrones" dungeon.

Day 4

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht with view of Croatian coastline

Your first free sailing day couldn’t come at a more perfect time. Choose to spend two or even three nights in the spectacular Krka Waterfalls National Park, discovering the enchanting Krka River, hiking the forest trails or taking boat trips to the park’s islands and monasteries. Bike riding around Krka river can also prove to be an adrenaline-filled day-trip. While in Skradin, you can also visit the local winery a short ride away to taste several sorts of wine they produce.

Day 5

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht with view of Croatian coastline

The Krka Waterfalls National Park may be one of the most beautiful spots in Croatia, but there’s even more to explore in the region. Sail south from the Krka River to discover the charming Islands belonging to Šibenik archipelago. The sleepy bays are filled with mooring buoys and local sea-side restaurants, but there are also small towns like Prvić, with its interesting museum, or Kaprije-showing you the full meaning of Croatian word "laganini" (taking it slow). If you prefer to catch a few more miles of sailing, head to stunning Kornati Islands National Park, with its spectacular cliffs, deserted beaches and rare wildlife. Don't forget to buy a ticket for your yacht and to respect this protected area.

Day 6

Zlarin

The day's sailing

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Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Agana base

The flotilla comes together once more in tiny town Zlarin at Zlarin Island, located at the mouth of the Krka River. Zlarin is famous for its red coral jewellery and is entirely pedestrianised for a true olde-worlde feel. Enjoy the sensation of travelling back in time on unspoilt Zlarin. Try also to remember that this island is plastic-free, so go green with the locals.

Discover Zlarin

The Red Coral Ceremony

Visit during summer and witness the coral ceremony, where locals don traditional dress and sing a capella in order to escort their "coral hunters" to sea where they will spend multiple months and catch red corals.

Day 7

Zlarin to Maslinica, Šolta

The day's sailing

28
Nautical miles
5.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Maslinica (Šolta) Croatia

Point your bow to the east and sail back along the coast, past Rogoznica and the Drvenik Islands. Keep the Drvenik Islands to your port side as you approach green and lovely Šolta. On Šolta’s western shore you’ll find the small town of Maslinica with its atoll-specked bay. Swim from the town’s beaches and bathing platforms or enjoy a meal in a local konoba with your new flotilla companions.

Discover Maslinica

A meal with a view

Make a reservation at a hillside restaurant for fantastic views while you dine.

Primošten, Croatia

Suggested lunch spots

Call at the unique island of Primošten for a traditional Dalmatian meal in a waterside konoba.

Day 8

Maslinica to Komiža, Vis

The day's sailing

24
Nautical miles
5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Komiža (Vis), Croatia

Depart early from Maslinica for an exciting spot of blue water sailing as you strike out for distant Vis. Vis is the most Westerly of the Dalmatian Islands, so hope for a strong wind as you point your bow towards this Adriatic gem. Head for Vis’ western coast, where the traditional town of Komiža waits in a broad and sheltered bay. This beautiful, hill-fringed town is home to a unique waterside castle, and is a great spot to try Vis’ famous wine and seafood.

Discover Vis

Explore the blue cave

Komiža town is perfect starting point to visit the Blue Cave, 6 miles away on tiny Biševo island. The cave is under protection, meaning one cannot enter it with their own dinghy, but has to be taken in for a 20-minute tour. That can either be arranged directly from Komiža with a speedboat, or after mooring in front of the cave entrance, when the tour guide picks you up on their boat. The light bends in perfect angles to make the cave illuminate blue, and is best suited for a visit when sun is at its highest point.

Day 9

Komiža to Vis Town, Vis

The day's sailing

11
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Vis, Croatia

Your next port of call is Vis’ capital, Vis Town. Sail around the northern coast of the island for a shorter journey or head south past excellent beaches and the Green Cave. Moor in the peaceful, sheltered harbour of Vis Town for a welcome rest stop after your long journey. Treat yourself to a fine Dalmatian meal and some local wines or arrange a wine tasting tour into the island’s interior when you arrive.

Discover Vis Town

A military tour of Vis

Vis has the richest history of all Croatian islands, due to its position and the fact that it was the first Greek settlement in these parts. Even the British knew its value when they defended the whole Adriatic from Napoleon with just a handful of ships. That is why today on the island we can find the oldest cricket club in Europe, and a fort named after King George III. Not to be forgotten are numerous military tunnels and the fact that the whole island was closed off to strangers until 1990. These fact and much more are to be discovered on a military tour, and that, if combined with some good local wine tasting, is something we wholeheartedly reccommend.

Suggested lunch spots

Choose to rest in the interesting Rogačić bay, drop anchor and enjoy the view of an old submarine tunnel, or even dare to explore it with your dinghy.

Day 10

Vis Town to Milna, Hvar

The day's sailing

15
Nautical miles
3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring

Sail northeast across the endless blue of the Adriatic towards distant Hvar Island. You’ll pass the Pakleni Islands where you can stop for a scenic lunch break before continuing east to Milna. Here you can snorkel some of the clearest waters in Croatia, and enjoy hearty Dalmatian cuisine in friendly local restaurants.

Discover Hvar

Visit jet-set Hvar town

Leave your yacht securely moored and take a water taxi to the nearby town of Hvar, known as THE jet-set place in Croatia, or head into Pakleni islands just across to check out the well-known beach-clubs.

Suggested lunch spots

Before leaving Vis island, make a sharp right to Stončica bay and pick up a mooring buoy to enjoy one of the rare Croatian sandy beaches.

Day 11

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht with view of Croatian coastline

Use your final free sailing day to enjoy the freedom of the Adriatic. Explore Hvar island- maybe take a jeep safari tour, or simply lounge in one of many beach clubs, or head to Sv. Nedelja for an underwater wine tasting experience, visiting some of the Croatian highlights that haven’t made it into the Vis flotilla itinerary. The nearby island of Sčedro and UNESCO-protected Stari Grad are in easy reach of Milna, but if you can’t decide where to go then your lead crew can provide expert recommendations and the latest weather reports.

Day 12

Jelsa, Hvar

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Jelsa (Hvar), Croatia

The Vis flotilla reconvenes in the little town of Jelsa, tucked away in a narrow inlet on Hvar’s northern coast. Fall in love with the traditional atmosphere of picturesque Jelsa and tuck into some of the local seafood, said to be among the finest in Dalmatia. Wash it down with some delicious local wine for a truly indulgent evening on shore.

Hit the beach

Discover Zlatni Rat beach

On the way to Jelsa you will pass the biggest and best beach in Croatia: The Golden horn, next to small town Bol on Brač island. Drop anchor or moor on the town quay, check out the beach bars, try wind surfin, play beach volleyball, snorkel, get a tan- everything is there. The beach is made of tiniest pebbles and formed into ever-changing shapes daily by the waves and wind.

Day 13

Jelsa to Milna, Brač

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Milna (Brač), Croatia

Another of the large islands dotting the Dalmatian coast, Brač is a popular destination for visitors to Split and the city’s permanent residents alike. A short cruise from Jelsa around Brač’s western coast takes you to the town of Milna. Explore Milna’s many excellent shops and restaurants or anchor in one of the numerous small bays to the west of the town for snorkelling or swimming.

Discover Milna

A waterside drink

Soak up the atmosphere with a refreshing cocktail on Milna’s scenic waterfront.

Day 14

Milna to Marina Agana

The day's sailing

19
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Marina Agana, Croatia

Make the short journey northwest across the Split Channel to our base at Marina. Soak up the culture and atmosphere of the Dalmatian Coast, dining in a waterside konoba in Marina or taking a short taxi ride to Split. If you didn’t get a chance to visit Split on day one, then don’t miss a trip to the Dalmatian capital.

Discover Marina Agana

Suggested lunch spots

Tucked into a sinuous bay on Šolta’s north coast, the large bay of Necujam will give you the chance for a last swim, jumping from your yacht into the amazingly blue waters. Snorkel around the sunken wreck or kayak around the bay before sailing back to base.