Stay & Sail

With over 3,500 miles of rugged coastline and over 1100 islands, islets and reefs, it is little surprise that sailing is one of the most popular pastimes in Croatia. Add a week’s sailing to a week on land, and you have an altogether perfect holiday combination.

Exploring Croatia by sea allows you the freedom of tying up at the private jetty of a waterside restaurant or alongside the quay in a pretty harbour town by day and dropping anchor in a quiet island bay by night.

Our Stay & Sail holidays are totally flexible. You can start or finish your holiday on land or sea and embark on your yacht charter from several departure points either on a skippered or bareboat charter.

We are passionate about sailing and have first hand experience of sailing in the Adriatic, with in-depth knowledge of those hideaway island spots and waterfront konobas at our fingertips.

Sailing party Dubrovnik beach

On Land

Whilst you can combine any villa with a week’s yacht charter, the following destinations work particularly well:

The Dubrovnik region, extending as far as the Peljesac peninsula to the north and Cavtat to the south, provides a great combination of city style and beach leisure. Spend your week on land exploring the region’s vineyards, the Renaissance palaces in Dubrovnik and getting to know the atmospheric towns and villages along the coast.

Central Dalmatia is home to Split, Croatia’s second largest city, which is dominated by the huge palace built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, but also popular for the buzz and energy created by the galleries, boutiques, shops and markets. The medieval UNESCO World Heritage town of Trogir is an idyllic spot on this stretch of coastline, with a lively harbour and marina, while Makarska is renowned for its 1500m long beach, set against a backdrop of the imposing Biokovo mountain.

Mali Ston harbour

At Sea

Sailing remains one of the great joys of travel, an opportunity to set your own timetable and switch off from everyday routines and interruptions. Add to that the gentle sailing winds, crystal clear water and pretty harbours of the Croatian coastline and taking to the seas in Croatia becomes a first-rate holiday experience.

Favourite spots include the enchanting fishing village of Komiza on the island of Vis and the scenic approach to Polace on the island of Mljet although tying up in Palmizana bay in the Pakleni Islands and strolling over to the Meneghello restaurant for lunch also features in our top ten sailing moments.

Sample holiday: A week at Villa Irys in Cavtat near Dubrovnik starts at £1346 (GBP) in May. Hiring a 3-cabin boat (6 + 2 persons) starts at around £950 (GBP) per week, exclusive of a skipper and small extras. A skipper will cost from £500 (GBP) per week.

Next step

Please call us to discuss your requirements so that we can assist you in selecting a yacht and choosing a suitable itinerary.

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