Kotor To Split

Our cruising guide to Croatia and its islands

Lush Islands And Sparkling Blue Green Waters

Natural Wonders In Abundance

Charter the idyllic coastline of Croatia and the surrounding islands. red roofed towns. green pine forests. mountains and canyons. national parks. secluded coves and deep blue lakes.



Embark your yacht in Kotor and once everyone is settled on board the yacht will depart for Croatia. You will probably be keen to anchor into the magnificent bay of Kotor, that resembles the fjords of Norway, for a swim and then a delicious lunch and some watersports.
You will stop in Cavtat to clear customs. Once ready the yacht will depart for Dubrovnik to anchor in front of the beautiful walled town.



As George Bernard Shaw wrote: ‘Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik’. Lord Byron called this enchanting city 'the pearl of the Adriatic'. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Dalmatian port is one of the world’s most visually arresting cities. Its Old Town is ringed by stone walls, turrets and towers; a Disney-esque redoubt.

Within Dubrovnik’s Old Town, Stradun Street bisects a warren of marble lanes. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sipped Champagne alfresco here in the 1970. Today the town draws likes of Francis Ford Coppola and Beyoncé. Opposite Dubrovnik lies the uninhabited island of Lokrum. It tempts with a botanical garden, an 11th-century Benedictine monastery and the odd Caribbean-like cove.



In the morning return ashore for a guided tour of Dubrovnik if desired. the town has fascinating history.

After lunch continue to Mljet, one of the larger islands by Croatian standards but practically uninhabited and totally unspoilt. Explore the coastline and find a bay to anchor in clear calm water. a great place for swimming and watersports (please note that jetskis are not allowed here).

enjoy a walk ashore or you rent bicycles to explore the island.

Overnight at anchor.



In the morning cruise to Polace on the northern point of Mljet and visit the beautiful saltwater lake with a monastery located on an island.

Later in the day cruise to Korcula famous for being the birthplace of Marco Polo. Korcula is another delightful medieval town to stroll around, there are several berths for superyachts directly in front of the town and it is a nice place to spend an evening on the dock if you wish.

There are some nice restaurants such as Kanavelic hidden in the city walls for seafood and Filippi for excellent Greek cuisine.



Hvar is the ideal yachting destination, the island itself is beautiful and largely agricultural, its hillsides are covered in pine forests, olive groves, orchards and vineyards, its long and jagged coastline provides endless beautiful bays and beaches to enjoy and then Hvar town, with its picture perfect marina and wonderful venetian architecture is chic little town to explore with lovely cafes in St Stephen’s square, nice restaurants such as Macondo and Gariful and world-famous nightclub Carpe Diem.

To get a place in the old port of Hvar your yacht would have to be in port by 2pm. There is another port one nautical mile away where you could arrive in the late afternoon or early evening if preferred.



Only one ferry per day arrives in Vis. Most visitors arrive with their own boats, making it more ‘off the beaten track’, go directly to Bisevo, an island off Vis that is home to the famous Blue Grotto which these days must be visited via a local rental boat.

Then you may wish to explore the rugged southern coast by tender. In the evening go ashore to the charming Lola Konoba and bar for a drink in the lovely garden or dinner.

Spend the evening on the dock or at anchor as preferred.



Šibenik has the luckiest location in all Dalmatia. In times past, the town grew wealthy from the watermills in the nearby Krka National Park. Its honey-hued streets are richly lined with marble stones, smiling cherubs and a UNESCO-protected Cathedral. A saunter up to the ruined St Anne Fortress is a perfect stretch for sea legs. The view spans over the 220 forested islands in Šibenik’s bay. A loop of island idylls stretches from Šibenik to Zadar. The clear blue bays of Žut make for a Robinson Crusoe escape. Car-free Kaprije offers local wines and olives, plus slow-cooked lamb raised in the maquis-covered hills. Krapanj is famed for fiery rakia, while Zlarin is renowned for squid and shellfish baked in vine leaves.

Spend the evening on the dock or at anchor as preferred.



The Krka National Park is a pristine wilderness of waterfalls, lakes and forest. Wolves, vultures and eagles hunt along its 72km length criss-crossed by raging rivers, stone bridges, wooden walkways and trekking trails. Skradinkski Buk is the first of seven amazing waterfalls and it is possible to swim in the pool below. You can cruise up to Skradin but from there it's possible to rent the Park’s private Hinckley Tender to continue on a guided tour of the park, through the rapids to Visovac Lake and its lonely island monastery.

Drvenik Mali


Drvenik Mali, an island not far from Trogir is a car-free haven and totally undeveloped. The island has a jagged coastline harbouring lots of great bays who’s shallow water make them perfect for fishing and diving. North side of the island is bare and remote, while the south side is framed by lush vegetation, pine trees and undergrowth. Vela Rina is a lovely village on the southern side of the island with a great sandy beach in a bay of the same name.

Overnight in port or at anchor.



Arrive in Split ready to disembark your yacht for Split airport later in the day. As you prefer you can spend the morning at anchor enjoying swimming and water sports or enter the port and walk around the town. When it is time to depart there will be fond farewells from the crew!