Dubrovnik_Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Sailing Vacations

2
Sailing experience level
ICC RYA
Day Skipper

Breach Dubrovnik's mighty walls

One of Croatia’s ancient coastal cities, ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’ is numbered among the best-preserved medieval walled cities on Earth. Croatia presents conditions ideal for those new to coastal sailing, with gentle winds and fine weather promising many pleasant hours on deck. For those with a taste for adventure, occasional mistral winds up the ante and present more challenging conditions. 

Dubrovnik’s historic fortifications surround picturesque white stone buildings, their terracotta roofs standing out in contrast to the rich azure blue of the Adriatic beyond. The Old Town is a taste of Mediterranean life from another era. The harbor is overlooked by Dubrovnik’s ancient citadels and scattered with a number of spectacular Renaissance palaces leading on to a warren of pedestrian-only streets. Crystal-clear blue waters give way to white sand beaches and secluded coves, while the thousands of Croatian islands offer endless opportunities for adventure.

Just outside Dubrovnik harbour you’ll find the first of Croatia’s many isles: densely-wooded Lokrum, home to the ruins of a Benedictine monastery. Sail north and discover Mljet National Park - home to natural harbours, stunning beaches and tidal island lakes - and the island getaways of Korčula and Lastovo. Beyond are the countless islands of the Dalmatian coast and a wealth of golden beaches, delicious seafood restaurants and exciting nightlife.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Choose Dubrovnik as your base for a Croatian bareboat charter vacation. Strike out on your own and sail the calm, coastal waters of the Adriatic, mooring where you choose and exploring as you please. This is the perfect option for more experienced sailors looking for a unique Dalmatian Coast adventure.

Dubrovnik one-week bareboat

  • Exploring Dubrovnik
  • Cultural Korčula Town
  • Plavac Mali wine
  • The Croatian riviera
  • Historic architecture
  • Snorkeling the Adriatic
Itinerary details

Flotilla itineraries

The most sociable way to tour the Adriatic by yacht, a Croatian flotilla vacation allows you to join a group of other boats led by an experienced lead crew for a communal trip along the Dalmatian Coast. Enjoy the best Croatian leisure activities with your new friends, improve your sailing skills in a safe, fun environment and take in some of Dalmatia’s most beautiful scenery as you set sail from Dubrovnik and tour the scattered islands of the Adriatic.

Korčula, Croatia

Dubrovnik two-week flotilla

  • Famous Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Excellent Croatian wine
  • Mljet National Park
  • Vela Špilja cave
  • Stunning Korčula Town
  • Delicious Croatian seafood
Itinerary details

Dubrovnik food and wine flotilla

  • Fresh seafood
  • Family vineyard tours
  • Award-winning local wines
  • Traditional Dalmatian Peka
  • Home-made liquors
  • Visit Mljet National park
  • See Marco Polo’s birthplace
Itinerary details

Korčula one-week flotilla

  • Explore Dubrovnik
  • Cultural Korčula Town
  • Sensational Mljet National Park and salt lakes
  • Plavac Mali wine
  • Famous Ston town wall
  • Historic architecture
  • Snorkelling the Adriatic
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
2
At least 10 days or 200 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 2 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Qualifications required

ICC
International Certificate of Competence
RYA
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
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Min temp
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Avg precipitation
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Avg wind speed
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Dominant wind direction
Gorica (Dubrovnik)
January453213910NNE
February483412510NNE
March543710410SE
April61451049SE
May7052758SE
June7757487SSE
July8261267SSE
August8261387SSE
September75551018SSE
October66481628NNE
November554119810NNW
December463417810NNE

Address

ACI Marina Dubrovnik,
Na skali bb, Komolac,
20236 Dubrovnik,
Croatia

Base opening hours

Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-7pm

Nearest airport
Dubrovnik Airport

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Types of yachts

40 yrs
Creating holidays

4 hr
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