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5-day sailing itinerary around Sibenik

Welcome to the enchanting coastal city of Šibenik, Croatia, where history meets the sea. As a tourist, you can meander through the winding alleyways of the Old Town, gaze up at the stunning St. James Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere at one of the city’s numerous cafes and restaurants.

But, without question, one of the best ways to experience the beauty of Šibenik is by taking it to the sea. Sailing enthusiasts will revel in the stunning coastline and the numerous islands, each offering their own unique treasures waiting to be explored. With crystal clear waters and favorable wind conditions, the city is the perfect destination for a memorable and truly exceptional sailing experience.

So, set sail to visit Croatia, explore its charming coves, and discover the breathtaking islands, all while experiencing the timeless beauty of Šibenik.

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5-day Sailing Itinerary around Šibenik

Creating a 5-day sailing itinerary for exploring Šibenik can seem daunting at first, but with a little bit of preparation, it can be a truly amazing experience, especially during the best time to sail in Croatia, which is from May to October.

Before setting sail, it’s important to check the weather conditions and prepare the necessary safety equipment. When planning the route, consider visiting the nearby islands, such as Zlarin, Kaprije, and Prvić. These idyllic islands boast pristine beaches, charming villages, and are rich in history and culture.

For a more adventurous sailing experience, consider sailing towards the Kornati National Park, a natural wonderland with more than 140 uninhabited islands to explore. There, you can discover hidden coves and bays, visit a local restaurant, and even hike to the top of the islands for a breathtaking view.

Whatever your 5-day sailing route, a visit to Šibenik’s famous St. Nicholas’ Fortress, located on an island just outside the city, is a must-see attraction. Ready for sailing near Šibenik?


Rent the Best Sailboat in Šibenik

Renting a boat in Šibenik is a breeze with Sebastus Sailing, with plenty of options available to suit every need and budget.

Depending on your sailing experience, you can choose your yacht, with options ranging from smaller sailboats for solo travelers or couples, to larger catamarans and motor yachts that can accommodate families and groups of friends. When renting a boat, make sure to consider the length of your trip, the number of people on board, and the amenities you’ll need, such as a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable sleeping arrangements, and a spacious deck for enjoying the sun and sea.

Before setting sail, make sure to familiarize yourself with the boat’s equipment and safety features, and be sure to obtain all necessary sailing permits and licenses. With a charter boat rental in Šibenik, you’ll have the freedom to explore the stunning coastline and islands at your own pace, all while enjoying the comfort and convenience of your own private vessel.

5 days itinerary

Day 1
Visit Zlarin and Prvić

Located in the heart of the Šibenik archipelago, Zlarin Island boasts natural beauty, cultural heritage, and an abundance of sunshine. The island’s lush greenery and crystal-clear waters provide the perfect backdrop for a range of outdoor activities, from swimming and snorkeling to hiking and cycling.

As you stroll through the charming village, be sure to stop by the Church of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, a stunning example of 18th-century baroque architecture. For a taste of Zlarin’s rich history, visit the Coral Museum and learn about the island’s renowned coral diving industry.

Prvić Island is a picturesque destination steeped in history and natural beauty. Take a stroll along the waterfront promenade with traditional stone houses and marvel at the stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. Visit the Faust Vrančić Memorial Center to learn about the life and work of the island’s most famous resident. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste some of the local delicacies caught fresh from the nearby waters.

Day 2
Go to Kaprije Island

Sailing on Kaprije Island is a breathtaking experience that every traveler should have on their bucket list. This charming island in the heart of the Adriatic Sea is a gem that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

As you sail towards the island, you will be greeted by crystal-clear waters and picturesque views of the coastline, which may leave some of you awestruck. Once you reach the island, you will be immersed in a world of wonder, with its lush vegetation, charming stone houses, and quaint fishing villages.

The island has several beautiful beaches, such as Framina, Kružić, and Polokva, all perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Kaprije Island also has a vibrant culinary scene, with many delicious seafood dishes that are unique to the Dalmatian region.

Day 3
Enjoy Kornati National Park

The Kornati National Park is a stunning archipelago consisting of 140 islands, islets and reefs, each with its own unique charm and natural beauty. The Kornati Islands are renowned for their crystal-clear turquoise waters, hidden bays and coves, and impressive cliffs that rise from the sea.

The National Park covers a large area with a diverse array of flora and fauna, with hundreds of plant species and an abundance of marine life. While sailing in the Kornati Islands, you can enjoy a range of activities, including swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and exploring the many walking trails that wind through the islands.

The stunning natural scenery of the Kornati Islands National Park is truly magnificent, making it a must-visit destination for any sailing enthusiast.

Day 4
From Žirje to Primošten

This quiet island in the Šibenik archipelago is known for Robinson tourism. This type of tourism involves staying in secluded and untouched natural locations, often with limited amenities and facilities. With no crowds or noise pollution, Žirje Island is a perfect place to disconnect from the modern world and connect with nature. Explore its unspoiled beaches, rugged landscape, and peaceful atmosphere.

Then sail to Primošten, a charming mainland historic town filled with narrow streets, traditional stone houses, and quaint restaurants serving local cuisine. One landmark not to be missed while visiting Primošten is the Church of St. George, a 15th-century church that sits atop the town’s hill, offering breathtaking views of the Šibenik area.

Day 5
Get Back to Šibenik

You are finishing a 5-day sailing itinerary in Šibenik. After exploring the town’s narrow streets and soaking up the local atmosphere, you are invited to unwind on the last day of sailing by indulging in some delicious Croatian cuisine, sampling local wines, or simply relaxing on one of the many beaches that dot the coastline.

Sailing in Croatia is truly a unique and unforgettable experience and choosing a 5-day sailing route in Šibenik allows you to experience the country’s rich history and natural beauty, while also taking the time to relax and soak up the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Get in touch with us and book your sailing vacation in Šibenik today!


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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.

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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.


The best time to visit Croatia depends on your preferences and what you want to do while you are there. If you want to spend time on the beach and enjoy warm weather, the best time to visit is from June to September, when temperatures are typically in the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30 degrees Celsius), and the weather is generally stable, with little chance of storms.
If you prefer cooler weather and fewer crowds, the shoulder seasons of April, May, and October may be a good time for sailing in Croatia, but the winds can be strong in the spring and fall, making sailing more challenging.

It is possible to have an enjoyable sailing trip in Croatia in five days, but it will depend on your plans and what you want to see and do. Croatia has a long coastline and numerous islands, so there are many options for sailing trips.
If you only have five days, you should focus on a specific region or area rather than trying to cover too much ground. Overall, a 5-day sailing trip in Croatia can be a great way to explore some of the country’s most beautiful coastal regions and experience the charm of the Croatian islands.

Have a question about this route?
We have answers to your questions. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today!

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)