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Dubrovnik Sailing Route – Croatia Sailing Itinerary

About this program

This is a 7-day sailing trip starting from Dubrovnik and is meant for people who love to go island-hopping while on vacation. The sailing route starts and ends on Saturday. When you find your yacht, you may want to choose a bareboat or skippered yacht charter, or even luxury yachts charters, to follow the route.

Please note that all restaurants and activities listed are only suggestions and are not included in the charter price. The trip can be changed according to your wishes and current weather, meaning stops can be added or removed.

We can arrange a transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to the marina for you. The Dubrovnik International airport is 15-20 km away from all marinas in the area. The transfer is usually not included in the charter prices in Croatia.

About the route

Sailing in Dubrovnik – Your Dream Vacation 

Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most popular tourist destination and one of the best couple destinations in the world. Dubrovnik is a medieval town whose historic core seems to have been stopped in time. The churches and public buildings mixed with the green-shuttered stone houses form a picturesque image that has remained untouched by the twenty-first century.

The best time to visit this magnificent sailing destination is during summer, but due to its massive medieval architecture, Dubrovnik offers a special mood during colder months too.

Itinerary

Day 1
Dubrovnik

Day 1: Dubrovnik 

The plan for the first day is to arrive on a Saturday in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and get to the marina where your desired yacht is waiting for you. Your check-in procedure for hopping aboard the boat will be at 5 PM. Then, depending on the weather conditions and sunset hours, you may choose to spend the night in Dubrovnik or head to the Pelješac Peninsula.

Activities
Game of Thrones Guided Tour
Walls of Dubrovnik Walking Tour
Walk through Stradun (the main street) and see the city gates
Fort Lovrijenac and Minčeta Tower
Dubrovnik Cable Car will take you to Srđ, where you will have an amazing view of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea
Gastronomy
Restaurant Zuzori – a fusion that excites your tastebuds
Restaurant Dubrovnik – live music and fresh seafood
Bistro Tavulin – wine, cheese, and prosciutto
Bota Šare Oyster & Sushi Bar – great place to try fresh fish in the city centre
Day 2
Pelješac

Day 2: Dubrovnik – Pelješac 

The Pelješac Peninsula was connected to the mainland of Croatia by the Pelješac Bridge in 2022. Pelješac is best known for oysters, mussels, and beautiful beaches Divna and Duba Pelješka, where you can spend the day swimming and sunbathing.

 

Activities
Visit Grgić Winery with a global reputation
Hike to the mountain peak Sveti Ilija to get a panoramic view of the Croatian coast
Windsurf in Viganj
Gastronomy
Konoba Bakus in Ston – try an oyster soup or a platter of oysters
Restaurant Vila Koruna in Mali Ston – a spacious venue with an exceptional selection of seafood
Day 3
Mljet, Saplunara Beach

Day 3: Pelješac – Mljet

Explore the untouched beaches of Saplunara on Mljet and find your little slice of heaven here. Mljet Island is voted to be “the most seductive island in the Adriatic” by Lonely Planet. It is covered by a dense Mediterranean forest and crisscrossed with a maze of paths ideal for tranquil walking.

Activities
go hiking to the Odysseus Cave
rent a scooter or bike and visit St Mary’s Island & the Internal Lakes of Mljet National Park
visit Big and Small Lake
Gastronomy
Stermasi – romantic views and tasty seafood
Beach Bar Hippokampos – you can’t go wrong with some cocktails
Restaurant Maestral Okuklje – family restaurant with great food choices
Konoba Ogigija – a fresh selection of food for everybody’s taste
Mali Raj – a great restaurant by the lake
Day 4
Mljet National Park

Day 4: Mljet National Park 

Spend the day in an island national park with beautiful beaches, a thriving wildlife,  ancient ruins, and hiking paths. Mljet National Park is a protected area with many endemic and endangered species, so be mindful of your footprint. Find more information about the park and ticket prices here.

Day 5
Korčula

Day 5: Mljet – Korčula 

Sail to Korčula, an island that celebrates Half New Year with an open-air carnival where locals and tourists participate in the masked parade before dancing, eating, and drinking the night away. Korčula Island has magnificent sunsets that you can watch in secluded bays, such as Orlanduša, Vela Pržina, or Vaja. The island is widely known as the birthplace of Marco Polo and has exquisite cuisine, so make sure to visit one of the recommended restaurants.

Activities
Sword Dance Festival (Moreška)
Korkyra Baroque Festival in Medieval Korčula Town
Discover Korčula Island on a Walking Tour
Pupnatska Luka
Gastronomy
Konoba Mate (Michelin Green Star, oriented toward sustainability)
LD Restaurant (Michelin Guide Restaurant)
Filippi (Michelin Guide Restaurant)
Day 6
Šipan, Elaphite islands

Day 6: Korčula – Šipan 

Šipan is the largest island of the Elaphite archipelago (in Greek: the Deer Islands), with quiet bays, beaches, green cypress groves, and summer residences of the noblemen and common citizens spread all over the grove-covered hills.

Activities
St Peter’s Church, dating back to the 11th century
check out the fragrant olive groves, as well as fresh figs, almonds, citrus fruits, and vegetables
explore the ancient Roman ruins in Šipanska Luka
spend the day on the beach or go hiking
Gastronomy
Konoba Kod Marka – a small place overlooking the bay with great food
Konoba Tri Sestre – cozy atmosphere and fresh food
Konoba Stara Mlinica – enjoy the sunsets with a great food selection
Day 7
Back to Dubrovnik

Day 7: Šipan – Dubrovnik 

On the last day, we will stop at Šunj Beach on our way to Dubrovnik. Šunj is the most famous sandy beach in the Dubrovnik region.

Your Dubrovnik sailing route ends with a morning of swimming and eating Mediterranean breakfast. Wait for the check-out procedure that is scheduled for 9 AM with a cup of coffee. Make sure you take your belongings and new memories home with you. You may want to spend the day in Dubrovnik to cover everything listed on day one.

Make sure to come back and visit Dubrovnik once again! Or, if you would like to explore another part of Croatia, you can tailor your perfect vacation with us.

Read more about Croatia here.

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Picking a boat type

Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, the group size, and preferred method of sailing. Moreover, different sailboats available can be chartered independently or with a fully-staffed crew.

Find your yacht
sailing boat with full sails up and people on the side
Sailboat
2-12 people
Choose a Sailboat if you are an active traveler or you’re looking for a romantic getaway. Sailboat offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30 up to 64 feet
Starting from 160 EUR per day
luxury catamaran on the water aerial view
Catamaran
2-12 people
Catamaran is a top choice if you’re looking for a smoother sailing experience compared to sailboats. Since the size ranges from 38 to 70 feet, this is a right vessel for bigger groups or families
Starting from 500 EUR per day
Motor yacht on the water | Sebastus Sailing
Motor yacht
2 – 12 people
Depending on what you’re looking for, you may find motor yachts from one up to five cabins and their size tend to range from 30 to 100 ft. These beautiful vessels are perfect for a luxurious touch on sailing vacation
Starting from 500 EUR per day
Gulet
8-20 people
Most of Gulets have six cabins and come with three or four crew members, which makes it amazing for larger groups. The sip sizes tend to range between 60 to 100 feet, so you can be sure that everyone has more than enough space.
Starting from 600 EUR per day
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Have a question?
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You ask yourself what kind of boat to choose? Which places to visit? We have answers to those questions and many more. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today!