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Generally, we divide the eastern side of Adriatic in 4 main sailing areas. From the north towards the south these areas are:

  • Istria and Kvarner; main starting port: Pula
  • North Dalmatia; main starting ports: Zadar and Šibenik
  • Central Dalmatia; main starting port: Split
  • South Dalmatia; main starting port: Dubrovnik

Istria and Kvarner Sailing Region

Istria and Kvarner

Marinas in Istria and Kvarner sailing region:

  • Umag ACI Marina
  • Novigrad Marina Laguna
  • Červar Porat Marina
  • Poreč Marina Parentium
  • Poreč Marina
  • Vrsar Marina
  • Rovinj Marina Valalta
  • Rovinj ACI Marina
  • Pula ACI Marina
  • Pula Marina Veruda
  • Pomer ACI Marina
  • Opatija Marina Admiral
  • Opatija ACI Marina Ičići
  • Krk Punat Marina
  • Cres ACI Marina Cres
  • Rab ACI Marina Supetarska Draga
  • Rab ACI Marina Rab
  • Lošinj Y/C Mali Lošinj

Istria and Kvarner is the northern part of the Croatian coast. Istria, as the largest Croatian peninsula, is known for it's historical towns, attractive coastline and gastronomy. Kvarner, known for it's nature beauty, historical heritage and widely known healing characteristics of climate and vegetation is the region with the longest tradition in tourism in Croatia.

As a sailing region it offers a wide range of destinations for sailing, from Umag, on the northwest of Istria to the island of Lošinj. However, this sailing region is a little less popular due to it's more variable weather conditions.

Most popular sailing destinations are: Poreč, Brijuni national park, islands Susak and Unije, Mali Lošinj town on the island of Lošinj, Rab on the island of Rab, island Ilovik and all the way south to the islands of Silba and Olib.

Istrian vacation planner [PDF]

North Dalmatia sailing region

North Dalmatia

Marinas in Zadar and Sibenik sailing region:

  • Pag ACI Marina Šimuni
  • Ist Marina Ist
  • Zadar Marina Borik
  • Zadar Marina Vitrenjak
  • Zadar Marina Tankerkomerc
  • Ugljan Marina Olive island
  • Sukošan Marina Dalmacija
  • Biograd Marina Kornati
  • Biograd Marina Šangulin
  • Murter Marina Betina
  • Murter Marina Hramina
  • Murter ACI Marina Jezera
  • Tribunj Marina
  • Vodice ACI Marina
  • Skradin ACI Marina
  • Šibenik Marina Mandalina
  • Šibenik Marina Solaris
  • Kornati ACI Marina Piškera
  • Žut ACI Marina Žut

This sailing region is ideal for those who seek peace and quiet, good sailing and, of course, a good cuisine. One of the pearls of the Croatia's nautical offer is situated here - National park of Kornati. Kornati is the most indented group of islands in the Mediterranean. With it's numerous islands, bays and small isolated restaurants it can offer a peace and pleasure for everybody. Close to it you can find a Nature preserve Telešćica on the very south of Dugi Otok. This region also has another National park – Krka Waterfalls, more south close to Šibenik.

The cities Zadar and Šibenik should also be seen on this tour. Especially Zadar which is, with Dubrovnik, most beautiful city in Croatia.

Diving in Zadar [PDF]

Dalmatian cultural heritage [PDF]

Central Dalmatia sailing region

Central Dalmatia

Marinas in Split sailing region:

  • Primošten Marina Kremik
  • Rogoznica Marina Frapa
  • Marina Marina Agana
  • Trogir ACI Marina
  • Kaštela Marina
  • Split ACI Marina
  • Split Marina Spinut
  • Split Marina Zenta
  • Tučepi Marina
  • Makarska Marina Krvavica
  • Brač ACI Marina Milna
  • Palmižana ACI Marina
  • Hvar Vrboska ACI Marina

The most popular sailing region in Croatia, due to it's great nautical and tourist offer, good traffic connections (Split airport), and a big number of marinas all situated in Split or quite close to it. The town of Trogir is known as 'town-museum' and it's entire old core is protected by UNESCO, as the Diocletian Palace in the center of Split.

As to sailing destinations this area has a lot to offer. Islands in this area are bigger compared to ones in the North Dalmatia, but they have interesting towns and villages. It's also important to mention that, one-way sailing trips from Split to Dubrovnik are quite an interesting route and they are easier to organize from this area than from the North Dalmatia.

Some of the destinations that we recommend are: Maslinica (island Šolta), Milna (island Brač), Starigrad, Vrboska and Hvar on the island of Hvar, Vis and Komiža on Vis, Palmižana on Pakleni islands, bay of Zaklopatica on Lastovo etc.

Dalmatian sailing routes [PDF]

Dalmatia tourist guide [PDF]

Outdoor activities in Dalmatia [PDF]

South Dalmatia sailing region

South Dalmatia

Marinas in Dubrovnik sailing region:

  • Dubrovnik ACI Marina
  • Korčula ACI Marina Korčula
  • Korčula Marina Lumbarda
  • Orebić Marina

South Dalmatia is also a beautiful sailing region, especially if you start your trip from Dubrovnik, and if you are not coming from Split on the one-way charter, than you have no other starting port but Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is the pearl of Mediterranean, an exclusive destination, known for it's beauty, historical heritage, cultural and entertainment offer. We definitely recommend: once in your lifetime you have to go and see it.

As for sailing, destinations include beautiful islands of Elafiti, island of Mljet (it's west side is the National Park), town of Korčula, peninsula of Pelješac, and Natural reserve island of Lastovo and it's archipelago.

Dubrovnik city map [PDF]

Dubrovnik tourist guide [PDF]

Dubronik tourist info 2010 [PDF]

Dubrovnik Riviera [PDF]

Island Koločep [PDF]

Island Šipan [PDF]

Island Lopud [PDF]

All Marinas and Ports in Croatia [PDF]