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7-day plan for sailing in Croatia

Sail away on a week-long adventure in Croatia, where crystal-clear waters, picturesque islands, and charming coastal towns await you. Imagine waking up to the sound of the sea, taking in the breathtaking views as you set sail for a new destination each day.
With a variety of options for mooring, from secluded coves to bustling marinas, you can customize your sailing experience to suit your needs. Don’t miss an opportunity to make unforgettable memories on a seven-day sailing vacation in Croatia!

Crewed or Bareboat
All-inclusive or Self-catered
Amazing destinations

A seven-day sailing plan for Croatia should include a mix of planned activities in various destinations and flexibility to allow for unexpected opportunities or changes in weather (wind, tides). It is important to research the various ports and anchorages available along your route, as well as any potential hazards or restrictions.
Also, think about the experience level of your crew and the capabilities of your charter boat. This also means making sure you have all the necessary safety equipment and that it is in good working order. And when sailing in Croatia, don’t forget to bring enough food, water, and other supplies for the duration of your trip.

Sailboats for a 7-day Route in Croatia

When it comes to monohulls, there are two main options for a seven-day trip in Croatia: bareboat charter and skippered charter.

Bareboat charter allows you to rent a sailboat and sail it on your own, with no crew. You will need to have a proper sailing license and the necessary experience to handle the boat safely. This option is great for experienced sailors who want more independence and flexibility during their trip.

Skippered charter includes a professional skipper who will be on board to guide you and handle the boat. This is a good option for those who want to learn more about sailing or for those who may not have the necessary experience to handle a sailboat on their own.

In terms of specific sailboats, popular options for a yacht charter in Croatia include Beneteau Oceanis, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, Dufour, Bavaria Cruiser, and Hanse. These boats range in length from 30-50 feet and offer a good balance of speed, space, and comfort. Choose your yacht using our search engine or send us an inquiry using our tailored vacation form. Our agents will recommend the best sailboats that suit your needs.

Recommended Tours

Tour 1
Explore the North in 7-day Sailing

Sailing in the north of Croatia for a week is an unforgettable experience. The Adriatic Sea is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and picturesque islands, making it a perfect destination for sailing enthusiasts. The most popular places to visit while sailing in the north of Croatia are the Kvarner Gulf and the islands of Krk, Cres, and Lošinj. These islands are known for their stunning beaches, charming towns and villages, and rich cultural heritage.

One of the highlights of sailing in the north of Croatia is visiting the island of Krk. This island is home to charming towns such as Krk Town, Malinska, and Punat. These towns offer a wide range of activities such as swimming, sunbathing, and exploring historic sites. Visitors can also enjoy delicious local cuisine and wines, as well as nightlife.

Another popular destination is the island of Cres. This island is known for its unspoiled nature and traditional way of life. Visitors can explore the island’s historic towns, such as Cres Town.

Lošinj Island is known for its lush vegetation, including olive groves, pine forests, and Mediterranean herbs. The island has several museums and cultural events taking place throughout the year. Lošinj is also famous for its healthy climate, with mild winters and warm summers, making it a popular destination for health tourism.

Additionally, sailing in the north of Croatia also provides the opportunity to see a wide variety of marine life, such as dolphins and various species of fish.

Tour 2
Paradise Islands around Zadar

The Zadar archipelago is home to several beautiful and diverse islands. The islands around Zadar offer something for everyone, from historical and cultural sites to picturesque beaches and crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

One of the most popular islands in the archipelago is Ugljan. Known for its lush greenery and charming villages, Ugljan is a great destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors can hike through the island’s pine forests, visit the traditional fishing village of Kukljica, or relax on one of the many pebble beaches.

Pašman is a popular destination for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Visitors can explore the island’s ancient history by visiting the remains of a Roman settlement and St. Roch’s Church. The island is also home to several traditional fishing villages, such as Tkon, which offer a glimpse into the island’s past and present way of life.

One of the more unique islands around Zadar is Iž. Iž is a car-free island and the only way to get around is by bike or on foot. This island is perfect for nature lovers and those looking for a peaceful getaway.

If you want to visit Croatia, the Zadar archipelago is sure to offer a memorable and unique experience.

Tour 3
Sailing around the Beautiful Islands of Šibenik

Šibenik is a coastal city that is surrounded by beautiful islands that are just waiting to be explored. One of the must-see islands near Šibenik is the island of Kaprije, home to a few charming fishing villages that offer a glimpse into the traditional way of life of the islanders.

Another popular island is the island of Zlarin which offers rich history and culture to get to know in museums and cultural sites. Go sunbathing on beautiful beaches, like Malpaga, Oštrica, Banj, or Trutin Mul.

If you’re looking for an island that offers a more rugged and natural experience, the island of Prvić is the perfect destination. The island is full of hiking trails that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and the mainland.

Tour 4
7-day Itinerary in Split

Sailing in Split is an experience like no other. Imagine spending seven days on a lovely sailboat, exploring the Split archipelago, and immersing yourself in the rich culture and history of the region.

The city of Split is a true gem. The ancient Roman Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see attraction. The palace is home to a maze of narrow streets, charming squares, and historic buildings, all of which are waiting to be explored. The local markets are a great place to sample local delicacies, such as fresh seafood and traditional Croatian dishes. The nightlife in Split is also lively and diverse, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from.

There are some islands perfect for exploring by boat. From the popular islands of Brač, Hvar, and Korčula, known for their beaches and nightlife, to the more secluded islands of Šolta and Vis, which offer a glimpse into traditional Croatian life, there is something for everyone.


Tour 5
Visit Islands Close to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is well-known for its stunning Old Town and medieval fortifications, but the true beauty of this region lies in the islands that surround it. A sailboat ride away from Dubrovnik’s shore lies a string of picturesque islands that offer a glimpse into a different side of Croatia.

The Elaphiti Islands are a group of thirteen islands that offer a peaceful escape from the bustling city. These islands are home to charming villages, hidden coves, and secluded beaches.

The island of Lopud is a particular gem, with its magnificent beaches and Mediterranean-style architecture. Take a stroll through the charming streets, lined with traditional stone houses and lush greenery, or relax on a sun lounger on the beautiful Šunj beach.

The island of Šipan offers a more traditional Croatian village experience. Visitors can explore the island’s olive groves, vineyards, and orchards, or visit the church of St. Peter, a beautiful example of medieval architecture.

For the more adventurous sailors, the island of Mljet is a must-see. It is home to the Mljet National Park, which features two saltwater lakes and an island within an island. The park is a true natural wonder!


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Boat types for a perfect sailing vacation in Croatia

Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, and preferred method of sailing.

Not sure which one is suitable for you? Talk to our team and get professional suggestions and ideas for your romantic sailing trip.

Sailing boat | Sebastus Sailing

Sailing boat

Suitable for active and adventurous couples. If you and your loved one wish to experience real sailing then this is the right boat for you! Offered in all-inclusive and self-catered options.

luxury catamaran on the water aerial view


Catamarans provide comfort and a smoother sailing experience than the sailing boat. Perfect for couples that enjoy sightseeing, swimming, sunbathing and relaxing. Offered in all-inclusive or self-catered option.

Motor yacht on the water | Sebastus Sailing

Motor yacht

Luxury type of holidays with fully crewed service. A wide range of water toys is available for added fun.

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Travelers experience

Check out what our guests said about their experience sailing with us. Our guests satisfaction is our main priority.

“The sailing trip was just fantastic! Thank you for organizing! It was really great! A large share of course goes to the skipper Marco.

Frank F. (Germany)

“I had a chance to spend a wonderful week of sailing in Croatia. Everything went smoothly and was well organized. I highly recommend it  and I would gladly do it again.”

Karin (Switzerland)

“We spent a great week sailing in Croatia as a family. Thanks to our skipper Korado we got to know beautiful beaches, snorkeling paradises, beautiful landscapes and friendly villages. It was a super relaxed family vacation! 🤩”

Claudia (Switzerland)

“We loved our week aboard a sailing boat. The company is very organized and it was super easy to book the trip the way we wanted. It’s a very personalised service. Our skipper, Filip, was very nice and helpful”


Fernanda Dal Piaz (Brazil)
“It was a truly fabulous trip and Zrinka was an exceptional skipper.
She Really fitted into our family unit and cared so much every day to take us to all the best places.
Best wishes and many thanks again for organizing such an incredible trip for us”
Tris (UK)

“It was a wonderful trip with beautiful bays and beaches. It was a pleasure to spend this week on a sailboat. All staff and skipper are very friendly and organized. Everything was perfect.”

Nick (Switzerland)

“Vesna and the Team have been helpful from day1 in accommodating our requests and always made sure throughout the process to satisfy our needs. Would definitely recommend the company!!”

Filippo C. (Italy)