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Zadar sailing route – 7 days of kid friendly dalmatian coast

About this program

This is a 7 (Saturday – Saturday) day sailing trip starting from Zadar and is for those who want to rest, swim and enjoy the sun i.e. there is not that much sightseeing.

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

About the route

Starting point: Zadar

Arrival: Check-in at 5 PM at Zadar. You can access Zadar by plane, by ferry and by car (you can park at the marina).

About: Take your kids on a sailing experience of their life. Together you can take this amazing journey, explore places and come closer as a family. You will work as a team and your kids can learn valuable life lessons. This route is made for sailing with children. Islands are perfect places to visit – there are fewer cars, nature is wild and a great place to explore and learn, you can even meet some animals you don’t see on the mainland. The suggested bays have beaches that are easy to enter, but just in case, bring some jelly sandals – they are back in fashion.


Day 1

Day 1. Zadar

Zadar is an old city. The city center is on a peninsula and was surrounded by walls. Today, you can take a walk on the walls and spend some time enjoying the views of the bay. In Zadar you should visit the Sea Organ and the Monument to the Sun where you can watch breathtaking sunsets.

Sail to city Ugljan on the island Ugljan – there is a safe anchorage for larger ships is south east from the port. You can visit monuments from early antics, villa Rustica, late antics mausoleum, remains of the late Christian basilica and monumental oil plant in the cove of Muline.
Sail to Božava on Dugi otok – the bay surrounded by pine trees, there is a berth in the port where ships can take supply of water and electricity. In the summer, visitors are provided transportation to the famous beach Sakarun by a tourist train
Bezburger – place with the best burgers in Zadar
Konoba Ugljan – great place to try some fresh fish and seafood
Veli Kamik – place in Božava where you can also enjoy breakfast
Day 2
Telaščica bay – Nature Park

day 2. Zadar – Telašćica

After a tasty breakfast in Božava, sail to Telaščica. On the way, you will pass some of the villages on Dugi Otok: Brbinj, Savar, Luka, Žman, Zaglav, and Sali. Also the island Iž and Rava. Telaščica is a Nature Park located in the southeastern part of Dugi took. The Telašćica bay is one of the safest, the most beautiful, and largest natural ports in the Adriatic. There are 6 islets and cliffs inside the bay, and 25 small coves on the 69 km indented coastline. It is an attractive anchorage for many boaters.

Visit the cliffs of Dugi Otok – they rise up to a height of 161 and offer a beautiful view to the open sea (sometimes you can even see Italy) and the viewpoint has a fence
Visit the Grpašćak viewpoint or take a walk to lake Mir (Peace)
Konoba Tilago – great place for relax and try some typical food
Konoba Krsovica – dine in the tree shade and enjoy some grilled fish
Day 3
NP Kornati

Day 3. Telašćica – Kornati NP, islands Levrnaka and Piškera

Kornati National Park is often mentioned as a “nautical paradise” in tourist publications. You will sail through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and reefs in the Kornati National Park.

Swimming, diving and snorkeling
Wild bird and animal watching
Konoba Krsovica – great ambient under the tree shade and tasty seafood
Day 4

Day 4. Kornati – Zlarin

Zlarin is a small island near the mainland city of Šibenik. Zlarin’s highest point is Klepac. During the bright and sunny days from this point, you can see Mount Velebit and volcanic Jabuka island in the Adriatic Sea. Zlarin is a non-vehicle area.

Try out snorkeling – Zlarin is famous for its red corals
If you visit Zlarin in August you can witness the “Latinskin idrun na kureja” – regatta reserved for wooden boats built on old, exclusively hand-made traditional ways and propelled by Latin sail
On the west coast of Zlarin there are a lot of beaches with pebbles that are easy to enter
Konoba Aldura – the house specialty is tuna steak
Restaurant Koralj – great choice for a relaxing dinner
Konoba Prslika – meat, fish, fresh vegetables, whatever you want, they have
Day 5

Day 5. Zlarin – Skradin

Skradin is a small romantic Mediterranean town with narrow cobbled streets, passages, arches and stairs located near the Krka river and at the entrance to the Krka National Park. The entire town of Skradin is a protected cultural heritage monument.

Visit the Krka National Park and the beautiful waterfalls
Visit the Skradin Tower Clock – because of its weight, it was built on the nearest cliff instead of beside the church, which was the usual custom
The Medieval Fortress of Turina – the fortress was constructed in the 13th century and offers great views of the bay because of its location
Konoba Dalmatino – great place to try beef pašticada
Restaurant Skala – great place for meat lovers and vegetarians
Evala – the place to try traditional Skradin cake
Day 6

Day 6. Skradin – Murter

The island is in the northwest part of the Šibenik archipelago, separated from the mainland by a sea canal at Tisno which is spanned by a short draw-bridge. The southwestern coastline is predominantly steep slopes divided by many sandy coves. The island has lots of rocky beaches, as well as several sandy ones.

Try homemade olive oil
Visit the beach Slanica that is often called croatian Caribbean
Visit the Podvrške beach with clear water, sand and perfect for kids
Fine Food Murter – family owned restaurant with meals made of seasonal ingredients
Konoba Skalinada – their speciality are octopus salad and tuna steak
Konoba Skalinada – their speciality are octopus salad and tuna steak
Day 7
Back to Zadar

For your last day, you can return to Zadar and enjoy all the things you didn’t have the chance on your first day. Check-out is on Saturday morning at 9 AM.

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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
Sailboat on the water | Sebastus Sailing
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
Waves icon | Sebastus Sailing

Have a question for us?

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!