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7 days Sailing Itinerary Šibenik – where to go?

About this program

This is a 7-day sailing trip starting from Šibenik, Croatia, for sailors looking to experience a thousand-year-old city, enjoy a rich Mediterranean gastro offer, or have an active sailing holiday.

The sailing route starts and ends on Saturday. When you book your yacht, you may want to choose a bareboat or skippered yacht charter, or even luxury yachts, 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.

The city of Šibenik doesn’t have an airport, so we can arrange a transfer from Zadar Airport or Split Airport to the marina in Šibenik for you. The transfer is usually not included in the charter prices in Croatia.


About the route

Sailing in Šibenik – Where to Go? 

The best time to visit Šibenik is in the summer when the days are long and sunny. The city found its place in the middle of the Adriatic coast nearly one thousand years ago.

Today, it’s an important regional administrative, economic, and cultural center with two UNESCO-protected sites, Game of Thrones filming locations, and proximity to the marvelous Kornati Islands and Krka National Park.

The summers are warm and offer an opportunity for an active vacation. The Šibenik archipelago is perfect for an island-hopping adventure, which is exactly what you get in this sailing route.


Day 1

Day 1: Šibenik – Zlarin 

Your Šibenik sailing adventure starts when you arrive at the marina and complete the check-in procedure at 5 PM on Saturday.  Then, depending on the weather conditions and sunset hours, you may spend the rest of the day in Šibenik or head to Zlarin Island.

Visit the Cathedral of St. James (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Have a panoramic view of the area from st. John’s Fortress
Sail around St. Nicholas Fortress
Konoba Pelegrini – cuisine based on seasonal ingredients from local farmers
Galbiani Restaurant & Wine Bar – a romantic place with delicious seafood
Konoba Nostalgija – fine dining with a great value for money
Day 2

Day 2: Zlarin – Kaprije 

Enjoy the sunny hours on the island of Zlarin, which derives its name from the Latin word for gold. Zlarin is famous for its magnificent seabed full of corals. It’s a car-free and plastic-free island that offers complete sustainable relaxation.

Join one of many Zlarin’s regattas
Zlarin’s cultural summer has many events worth seeing
Go hiking, biking, or kayaking
Restaurant Prslika – meat and fish choices in a beautiful setting
Restaurant Adriatic – plenty of food choices with excellent service
Day 3

Day 3: Kaprije – Žirje 

Kaprije is a smaller Croatian island that offers a way to escape the crowds. There are no cars on the island, and it’s mostly uninhabited (population: around 200). Stone-built houses will surely take your breath away. There are about 20 bays where you can spend your day.

Mala Nozdra Bay could be people’s favorite place for swimming
Take a walk between olive trees and vineyards
Konoba Adriana – fresh, authentic dishes in a family-owned restaurant
Grilled Fish TO GO – fresh grilled fish prepared traditionally on the boat
Konoba Kod Kate – a great seafood restaurant with friendly staff
Day 4

Day 4: Žirje – Kornati 

If you want to spend some time on a remote island, Žirje is the one to visit. The island is getting noticed for its Robinson tourism and incredibly peaceful way of life and vacationing. The bays and restaurants on Žirje are popular with sailors.

Swim in one of the coves with crystal-clear waters: Muna, Koromašna, Mikavica, Tratinska, or Pečenja
Take part in Žirje’s Cultural Summer with events every week
Visit the Church of St. Mary
Konoba Koromašna – a beachfront restaurant with mooring and seafood choices
Restaurant Julie – the only restaurant a bit inland with a homey feeling
Konoba Tratinska – the most popular tavern on the islands among sailors
Konoba Stupica – great grilled food
Day 5
Kornati National Park

Day 5: Kornati – Murter 

The Kornati archipelago is a nautical paradise of more than a hundred large and small islands, the biggest being the island of Kornat. Kornati National Park is a protected area that ensures undisturbed progress of natural processes and sustainable use of resources. Watch the rich plant and animal life, go hiking, and have a meal in this special geological area. Check the ticket prices here.

Sail to one of these five beautiful bays: Saharun, Opat, Telašćica, Levrnaka, or Strunac
Go hiking in nature
Join the Kornati Cup, a sailboat regatta, in April
Konoba Opat – a restaurant incorporated into the natural environment
Konoba Piccolo – try a special house steak
Konoba Žakan – a must-visit restaurant for all sailors
Day 6
Murter and Prvić

Day 6: Murter – Prvić and Tijat 

Murter was once a Roman Empire resort and a defensive spot in the Republic of Venice. Nowadays, the island is a peaceful sailing destination with several settlements that each have a distinct dialect. On your way back to Šibenik, feel free to stop at Prvić Island or Tijat Island, both great swimming spots.

Visit the Fortress Tureta
Take a hike to the Raduč viewpoint and enjoy the views over the Šibenik archipelago
See “gajete”, a special kind of sailboat
Relax on Slanica Beach
Konoba Skalinada – a family-owned restaurant with fish and meat specialties
Fine Food Murter – a popular place for delicious food and unique interior
Konoba Treva – the best calamari
Day 7
Back to Šibenik

Day 7: Back to Šibenik

Your week-long sailing in the Šibenik archipelago 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 Šibenik to cover everything listed on day one.

If you want to explore another part of Croatia, you can tailor your perfect vacation with us.

Read more about how to plan your sailing route 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
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
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
luxury wooden gulet cruising on a sunny day
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
Waves icon | Sebastus Sailing

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