31 479 km2 of 56 594 km2 occupy waters of the total area of Croatia. In the crystal-clear and warm waters of the Adriatic you can sail, dive, swim and meet the dolphins. Visiting the island, sometimes available only for sailors you can discover the true beauty of Croatia, this is not focused on tourism.
1,244 islands, islets and ridge sea over the blue waters of the Adriatic, spaced about 10 nautical miles along the coast (approximately 6 278 km) from Istria to Dubrovnik. Croatian islands are a real challenge for sailing enthusiasts.
Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea with about 1500 bays, coves and ports is an ideal place for sailing under full sail, swimming motorboats and yachts.
Since ancient times the Adriatic Sea was one of the most important sea routes of ancient cultures. Due to its location Adriatic Sea is one of the most secure and calm seas. There is no strong currents or big waves. The greatest depth of 1330 m reaches the Adriatic Sea in the south. It is very clear up to 50 meters, with an average water temperature of 16 to 24 degrees C.
Croatian marinas are located in well protected places. They are a safe haven for sailors visiting them. There are also an ideal place where in addition to service and maintenance of yachts offer professional services related to sailing and tourism.
Among the most interesting regions of sailing, you can replace the entire Kvarner Bay and Dalmatia.
Kvarner Bay captivates the beauty and uniqueness of places cumulative beauty of the sea and mountains. You can find well-equipped marinas with many restaurants and konobami. The area is about 30 ports and 16 marinas with about 5,000 parking spaces. In this area often do stunts frolicking dolphins. The island of Cres, Losinj, Krk and Rab have excellent facilities for sailing enthusiasts.
Marinas in Kvarner Bay: Marina ACI Cres, Marina ACI Opatija, Marina ACI Rab, Marina ACI Supetarska Draga, Marina Punat, Marina Lošinj, Yacht Club Mali Lošinj.
Exceptionally warm and crystalline sea in Dalmatia, picturesque scenery and beautiful islands mean that it has become one of the favorite destinations for sailors.
Kornati – comprising more than 100 islands (inhabited by some residents) – and the beautiful reef is a paradise for sailors and fans of diving.
The island of Hvar is called the queen of the Dalmatian islands of tempting smell of lavender, considered one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
Korcula island with a rich tradition of sailing, each guest will find something on it for everyone.
Popular Marinas ACI in Dalmatia: Marina Dalmacja Sukosan, Marina ACI Trogir, Marina ACI Split, Marina ACI Milna, Marina ACI Palmižana, Marina ACI Vrboska, Marina ACI Korčula, Marina ACI Slano, Marina ACI Dubrovnik.
Sailors without own vessel need’t worry. You can easily charter a yacht, leaving the means of transport in the parking lot of the marina or harbor. In Croatia, there are about 140 companies chartering yachts, affiliated Grupacija iznajmitelja plovila Hrvatske.
In order to sailing in Croatia it is necessary to check in at the harbor master’s office along with payment of the registration fee dependent on the size of the yacht. Is obligatory insurance is paid well, and use of port facilities.
All along the coast functioning several dozen border crossings for yachts. And the transition category are: Umag, Pula, Rijeka, Senj, Mali Losinj, Maslenica, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Ploce, Korcula, Dubrovnik. In the season opening additional border crossing in Novigrad, Sali, Bozava, Primosten, Ravni Żakanj, Ubli (Lastovo), Komiža, Hvar, Vis, Vela Luka, Kanegra Umag and the marina.
Lovers of sailing should adhere to the following principles:
-restraining a distance of less than 50 meters from the organized beach;
-restraining a distance of less than 150 meters from the natural spa.
Weather conditions can be checked on channels 69 (North Adriatic), 67 (Central Adriatic) and 73 (South Adriatic). You can also check weather conditions listening to Radio Rijeka, Radio Split and Radio Dubrovnik. Messages are broadcast three times a day.
When planning a holiday under canvas take a look at the advice of experienced sailors. Please visit przewodnikzeglarski.pl where you will find a huge amount of information about sailing, cruises on the Adriatic Sea and many other basins, cooking on a yacht and a lot of useful information for beginners as well as “wolves of the sea”. Recommended!